NiMB 48:Monday 1-22-2018
TODAY:Two men argue, shots are fired, and a 3-year-old boy is fatally wounded in Compton. Two shot at house party near U. of I. campus. Man shot in the face during robbery. More than 30 shot, 6 fatally, in most violent weekend of 2018. After 4 days deliberating, jury finds Dallas teen’s killer guilty of lesser charge. Japan refutes U.S. denial about controversial flight by helicopters. 7 bodies found in capsized wooden boat likely from N. Korea on Japanese coast. Mylee Billingham murder: Eight year-old stabbed to death in Brownhills. Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border. Zombie Nation? ‘Executed’ North Koreans return to life. South Korea in a swoon as megastar from the North visits. NBC Lester Holt reports from inside North Korea! California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state. Rene Boucher charged with felony assault against Bowling Green neighbor Sen. Rand Paul. NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve. 15-year-old hospitalized after school shooting in Ellis County town of Italy, suspect in custody.
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DallasMorningNews:15-year-old hospitalized after school shooting in Ellis County town of Italy, suspect in custody
A suspect was in custody Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy, officials said.
A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy, according to our partners at KXAS-TV (NBC5).
KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported that a 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody, per the Ellis County sheriff’s office.
ATM, this is still breaking.
I did promise a follow up shadowstats.com employment number for December and that is 21.7 pct.
Now, while y’all were being told by the TV about the government shutdown show, this is what has really been going on.
POLITICO:NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve
Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.
However, the NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in a filing on Thursday night and another little-noticed submission last year that the agency did not preserve the content of internet communications intercepted between 2001 and 2007 under the program Bush ordered. To make matters worse, backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016, the NSA said.
Courier Journal:Rene Boucher charged with felony assault against Bowling Green neighbor Sen. Rand Paul
The charges – a federal felony – were announced Friday by Josh J. Minkler, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
Boucher has signed a plea agreement, according to Minkler’s statement. No date has been set for the taking of his guilty plea.
Court documents claim Paul was mowing his yard on Nov. 3 and wearing headphones when Boucher, his neighbor, “had enough” after witnessing Paul stacking brush on a pile near Boucher’s property. Boucher ran on to Paul’s property and attacked him, the statement reads, resulting in multiple fractured ribs and more medical attention after Paul later contracted pneumonia.
Boucher has admitted to the assault, Minkler said, but has denied it was politically motivated.
SFGate:California Democrats want businesses to give half their tax-cut savings to state
A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.
NBC:Lester Holt reports from inside North Korea
NBC News’ Lester Holt is in North Korea filing exclusive reports for NBC News and MSNBC through Monday. On Tuesday, January 23, he will anchor “NBC Nightly News” live from Seoul, South Korea.
Now…hold on…The Obama administration told us that NK are our enemies. The intelligence agencies told us we were in a cyber war with NK. NK May have been somehow involved with false nuke warnings in Hawaii and Guam.
What’s going down, I mean, has Trump scored reunification? That would explain the next story
Yahoo:South Korea in a swoon as megastar from the North visits
Hyon Song-Wol is, however, no dourly-dressed, suit-wearing bureaucrat from the nuclear-armed nation, but the leader of Pyongyang’s most popular girl band.
She is thought to be a former love interest of Kim Jong-Un.
North Korea watchers dismiss speculation over her ties with Kim, saying in the deeply patriarchal North, romantic partners of leaders past and present are forced to keep a low profile.
Hyon heads the 10-member Moranbong Band — the public face of North Korean soft power.
On the topic of NK…
RT:Zombie Nation? ‘Executed’ North Koreans return to life
Check the list linked in our show notes. Where are we getting the misinformation? From NK or our own media? Is it even that simple?
DailyStar:Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border
Who’s who? Turkey has been seen to be supported by Russia while YPG and Kurds are supported by the USA. This proxy war is suspected of being about oil pipelines.
Forces entered the country’s Afrin province today just 24 hours after pounding the region with airstrikes.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly said they are targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters.
But the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has denied there is a full-scale invasion underway, claiming forces clashed in Afrin but Turkish soldiers were beaten back.
YPG official, Nouri Mahmoudi, said “all the Turkish military’s ground attacks against Afrin have been repelled so far and they have been forced to retreat.”
Turkey has claimed the massive movement of military hardware into the country is simply to create a 30km-deep “safe zone” in the north of the country.
Telegraph:Mylee Billingham murder: Eight year-old stabbed to death in Brownhills
Mylee Billingham was discovered badly wounded in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night.
The schoolgirl later died in hospital. The girl’s father, Bill Billingham, 54, has been arrested after being found at the property with a stab wound to his stomach.
Kyodo:7 bodies found in capsized wooden boat likely from N. Korea
Police said Tuesday that seven bodies have been found in a capsized wooden boat washed ashore in Ishikawa Prefecture, as vessels believed to be from North Korea continue to turn up on the Sea of Japan coastline.
The 16-meter-long boat was found in Kanazawa last Wednesday. The bodies of seven men, lying inside small rooms inside the boat, were largely decayed, the police said.
According to the Japan Coast Guard, suspected cases of North Korean boat arrivals rose to a record high 104 last year since comparable data became available in 2013.
Kyodo: Japan refutes U.S. denial about controversial flight by helicopters
The Japanese government on Friday doubled-down on its accusation that the U.S. Marine Corps flaunted safety concerns by flying helicopters above a school near a U.S. air base in Okinawa, despite U.S. military denials.
“As you can see from the video footage (we have), the helicopters’ underbellies are clearly visible as they flew,” Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said, referring to video shot from a school which had a helicopter window fall into its grounds on Dec. 13, sparking outrage from school authorities, parents and political figures.
DallasMorningNews:After 4 days deliberating, jury finds Dallas teen’s killer guilty of lesser charge
Following up from last week…
A Dallas man, Antonio Cochran, was convicted Saturday of murder in the slaying of an 18-year-old who went missing in October 2015 when she tried to return a movie at a White Rock pharmacy.
DNA evidence on the handle of the murder weapon was matched to Cochran. Cellphone records show he was in the area when Hastings went missing. Records show he hadn’t been in that area for 45 days before the teen was killed.
Cochran now faces up to life in prison but could be eligible for parole.
The Dallas County district attorney’s office reversed its plan to seek the death penalty on the capital murder charge in November after experts found Cochran is intellectually disabled.
Chicago Tribune:More than 30 shot, 6 fatally, in most violent weekend of 2018
At least 31 people were shot, six fatally, between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, making it the most violent yet in 2018, according to data kept by the Tribune.
Chicago Tribune: Man shot in the face during robbery
About 11:45 a.m. a man was in the 5700 block of South Mozart Street in the Gage Park neighborhood, according to a police alert. The man was shot in the face by someone who was trying to rob him, police said.
The victim was listed in good condition, officials said.
No offender was in custody. The case remains under investigation.
Chicago Tribune:Two shot at house party near U. of I. campus
Urbana police are searching for at least five suspects who reportedly shot two people and robbed two others early Sunday morning after they were turned away from a house party near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, authorities said.
More than 200 people were attending a house party in the 800 block of West Springfield Avenue in Urbana just after 2 a.m. when police received multiple calls of a shooting, according to a news release from the Urbana Police Department.
The victims were transported to Carle Emergency Department and stabilized.
LATimes:Two men argue, shots are fired, and a 3-year-old boy is fatally wounded in Compton
The incident, which took place about 7:45 p.m., began when two men argued in a parking lot on the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
During the argument, one man began to enter a vehicle driven by his girlfriend when the other man opened fire, the statement said. The car left, but the occupants discovered the child had been wounded.
We’ll try to dig in on the FBI lost text story tomorrow.
Fishing is varied but decent chance of strikes. Our best fishing day of the remaining month will be the 28-29 sunrise.
Werewomerns strike on the 31st. I was looking at the wrong month on the werewomerns calendar.
Yahoo: DOW at 26,095
The big question is are we breathing easy or charging ahead? With guidance on APPLE today, I would guess a leveling off for at least a few hours.
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