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TODAY: ‘The hardest day’: Family, friends mourn loss of slain Richardson police officer. Secret code from the iPhone was posted to Github in the ‘biggest leak in history.’ Texas DA dismisses 13 cases against bikers in Twin Peaks shootout. Girl, 12, sexually assaulted after leaving convenience store. Suburban woman testifies she was forced into sexual servitude, beaten over the smallest infraction. The rise and fall of the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band. Woman killed posing for selfie on train tracks in Thailand. No reliable evidence of chlorine use by Syrian govt – French defense minister.
I’m el Dub.
I can’t find my hat today.
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DallasMorningNews:’The hardest day’: Family, friends mourn loss of slain Richardson police officer
David Sherrard was the goofy guy with a quick smile and an encouraging word for others. He was the one who didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand. And the one who always had the backs of his brothers in blue.
But the 37-year-old Richardson police officer’s watch came to a sudden and tragic end Wednesday night when he was fatally shot after responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex.
BGR:Secret code from the iPhone was posted to Github in the ‘biggest leak in history’
It’s unclear how it ended up on Github, but the iBoot source code leak is now being called the “biggest leak in history,” according to security researcher Jonathan Levin’s comments to Motherboard.
Levin, who wrote a series of books on iOS and macOS, says it’s a “huge deal” that the iBoot code got out. “iBoot is the one component Apple has been holding on to, still encrypting its 64-bit image,” Levin said. “And now it’s wide open in source code form.”
The code appears to be real according to his own reverse engineering. Even though the leaked iBoot code is from iOS 9, it may still be relevant to security researchers and hackers looking for holes in Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple [has] confirmed the authenticity of the leak.
Any iBoot vulnerabilities discovered could lead to new jailbreaks, and even ways to decrypt the iPhone. The leak could also allow hackers to emulate iOS on non-Apple platforms.
Now, it also forces old iPhone owners to upgrade!
DallasMorningNews:Texas DA dismisses 13 cases against bikers in Twin Peaks shootout
A Texas prosecutor on Thursday dismissed 13 cases stemming from a 2015 shootout in Waco involving bikers and police and recused himself from two others, placing into doubt the criminal prosecution of the more than 130 bikers still awaiting trial.
District Attorney Abel Reyna is currently facing corruption allegations and spurring wild speculation about about the remaining 122 three year old charges.
Chicago Tribune:Police: Girl, 12, sexually assaulted after leaving convenience store
Chicago police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a 12-year-old after grabbing her as she left a West Side convenience store.
The reported assault happened between Sept. 24 and Oct. 7 around 4 p.m., but it was not reported to police until Wednesday.
The man grabbed the girl in the 700 block of North Lawndale Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said in a community alert.
The man sexually assaulted her for about 20 minutes before he ran away toward Ridgeway Avenue, according to the alert.
Chicago Tribune:Suburban woman testifies she was forced into sexual servitude, beaten over the smallest infraction
Victoria was a 19-year-old heroin addict living in an abandoned building on Chicago’s West Side in 2009 when she says she fell into a trap set by Benjamin Biancofiori.
She’d been kicked out of her west suburban home by her mother in a desperate show of tough love, Victoria, now 29, testified Thursday in a federal courtroom. After she was jailed on a drug charge, another inmate told her about Biancofiori — that he would get her off the streets, that he’d give her all the drugs she wanted, that he’d take care of her.
“I would have somewhere to go and be out of the cold, somewhere safe,” Victoria said in a quiet voice at Biancofiori’s trial on sex trafficking charges as she recalled why she took the bait.
When she bonded out of jail, an associate of Biancofiori’s nicknamed “Tiger” was there to meet her. He took her to an apartment in northwest suburban Itasca where Biancofiori lived. It was there that Victoria’s nightmare began.
The piece is a long heartbreaker
Chicago Tribune:The rise and fall of the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band
It looks like it’s the end for the pneumatic band!
LATimes: Assemblywoman at forefront of #MeToo movement accused of sexual misconduct
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus who has been at the forefront of the movement against sexual harassment in the state Capitol, has herself become the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct. The Bell Gardens Democrat said she would “participate fully” in an investigation.
Politico reported Thursday that after Garcia pushed the sexual abuse whistleblower protection act into law, two men said Garcia made improper advances toward them. One, a former legislative staffer, said Garcia groped his back and buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch during a legislative softball game in 2014.
Telegraph:Woman killed posing for selfie on train tracks in Thailand
The victim, named locally as 28-year-old Walailak Sukuma, had been drinking with a group of friends near Samsen train station in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district before the incident at 4am local time on Thursday.
She was hit while attempting to take a photo with an outgoing train in the background, but failed to spot an oncoming train approaching the station, reports say.
Kyodo:Japan deports N. Korean fishing crew involved in theft
Japan on Friday deported eight of the 10 crew members of a North Korean fishing boat after they were involved in a theft on a small northern Japanese island last year.
Immigration authorities in Sapporo said a plane carrying the eight has left New Chitose Airport. Nine of the 10 were arrested or referred to prosecutors on suspicion of stealing a power generator from a hut on the uninhabited Hokkaido island, but all but the captain were not indicted.
The crewmen were believed to have been fishing for squid in the Sea of Japan before their wooden boat was found drifting in waters near the island off the town of Matsumae in late November.
The men told the Japan Coast Guard that they temporarily took shelter on the islet due to bad weather.
RT:No reliable evidence of chlorine use by Syrian govt – French defense minister
France has no reliable evidence that the chemical agent chlorine was used by the Syrian government forces, and thus cannot yet speak of a ‘red line’ having been crossed, the French Defense Minister said.
Currently, Paris is not ready for a harsh response alluded to by French President Emmanuel Macron in May 2017, according to the country’s defense chief. At that time, Macron said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is “a red line” for France and would result in “immediate reprisals.”
I think it was our State Dept that identifies RUSSIA as the purported chemical attack.
Grain of salt.
Yahoo: DOW at 23,570, falling after a brief gain tied to President Trump signing budget deal
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