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ICE says double-murder suspect was protected by California sanctuary city

Local officials called for a rethink of sanctuary policies Wednesday after confirming that the man arrested for a stabbing rampage at a California church over the weekend was an illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record and multiple deportation requests from ICE, all of which were refused.

Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia had been deported three times before and had nearly 15 years of run-ins with police. His rap sheet included disturbing the peace, lying to police, resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic violence.

He was released three times over the past two years in defiance of detainer requests, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On Sunday, he was arrested after police found five people stabbed at a Baptist church that also runs a homeless shelter. He faces two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

“Here we have catastrophic proof of the abject

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2 New York City police officers hospitalized after Queens shooting

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Published 2:16 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020 | Updated 4:24 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020

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Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (Photo: John Minchillo, AP)

NEW YORK – Two New York City police officers on Tuesday shot and killed an off-duty college security officer after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started shooting around 12:45 p.m. EST, just minutes after the officers arrived there with a woman who had

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John Belushi: His Rise From Second City to ‘SNL’ to Stardom

John Belushi’s kinetic energy and skill at physical comedy made him a larger than life performer during his short run as a superstar on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies such as 1978’s “Animal House” and 1980’s “The Blues Brothers.”

But Belushi’s work off-camera as a writer and director, from his earliest days in the Second City improv troupe, was considerable. As the life of the comedian — who died of a drug overdose at age 33 in 1982 — is re-examined in the R.J. Cutler documentary “Belushi,” which premieres Nov. 22 on Showtime, here are highlights of Belushi’s story as chronicled by Variety.

The first reference to John Belushi came in the Nov. 17, 1971, edition of weekly Variety. He was singled out for praise in a generally positive review of the “Cum Granis Salis” show staged by Chicago’s legendary Second City. That famed ensemble would later

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Ethiopia military: we will use tanks, artillery to capture city of Mekelle

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Ethiopian military plans to use tanks to encircle Mekelle, the capital of northern Tigray region, and is warning civilians it may also use artillery on the city, state media reported on Sunday.

“The next phases are the decisive part of the operation, which is to encircle Mekelle using tanks, finishing the battle on mountainous areas and advancing to the fields,” Colonel Dejene Tsegaye, a military spokesman, told the state-run Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation.

The conflict erupted on Nov. 4 after what the government described as a surprise attack on federal troops by forces from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the political party that controls Tigray.

Information on the fighting is extremely patchy and claims by all sides are hard to verify because phone and internet communication to the region has been down since the conflict began.

Both sides say federal forces have taken Adigrat, 116

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Werner Herzog: Elon Musk’s Mars city is a ‘mistake’ and an ‘obscenity’

Elon Musk is on a mission to make humans a multi-planetary species by building an independent city on Mars.

The billionaire tech mogul has said that the Starship spacecraft designed by his rocket company, SpaceX, could launch on its first flight to Mars as early as 2024. Eventually, he hopes that the rocket will shuttle people to the red planet en masse. His goal is to build a city of 1 million Martians by 2050.

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog thinks that would be “a mistake.”

“I think Elon Musk stylizes himself as some sort of a technological visionary,” Herzog told Inverse. “Because he has to sell his electric cars. Wonderful that he does that. He has to sell his reusable rockets. Wonderful that he’s doing it.”

But, he added, “I disagree with him when he postulates and preaches about colonizing Mars.”

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An illustration of SpaceX’s planned Starship rocket system lifting

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Zoom spikes as latest New York City school closure means more remote learning


  • Zoom Video Communications reversed earlier losses and surged as much as 5.5% on Wednesday afternoon following the announced closure of New York City public schools, which will start Thursday.
  • NYC public schools will transition to remote learning because a surge in COVID-19 cases pushed the 7-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold.
  • Zoom has been a prime beneficiary of the COVID-19 related lockdowns that swept across the country throughout 2020. 
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Zoom Video Communications reversed its 3% loss on Wednesday and surged as much as 5.5% after the New York City public school system said it will close and transition to remote learning.

The move by ame after a surge in daily COVID-19 cases pushed the seven-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold set by NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio.

DeBlasio tweeted on Wednesday: “New

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The story behind the Sex and the City movie’s New Year’s Eve scene

“The idea of being single on New Year’s Eve has always been treacherous for everybody,” says Michael Patrick King, who wrote, directed, and produced the first film installment of Sex and the City (as well as its sequel and the original TV series).



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“There’s something about that bullseye of midnight that makes almost an imperative that you check in with yourself,” King continues. “You’re supposed to be in love at midnight. You’re supposed to be in a couple. Which is why it’s so great for Sex and the City, because anytime we could underline what society says vs. the reality of where people are was always powerful.”

After six seasons of memorable New York nights, Sex and the City got its first New Year’s Eve moment in the 2008 movie — but all our heroines are staying in. Having been jilted by

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Man arrested after woman pushed onto New York City subway tracks as train approached

A New York City woman was shoved onto subway tracks as a train approached, in a terrifying, random attack caught on security video, authorities said Friday.

Luckily, the woman ended up inside — and not on top of — two rails and kept her head down as the train passed over at the Union Square Station in Manhattan at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, witnesses and law enforcement said.

“It’s very disturbing,” New York Police Department Capt. Kathleen O’Reilly said. “We’ve seen him (the suspect on video) waiting, calculating for the train to approach the station.”

A 24-year-old homeless man, Aditya Vemulapati, was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder and reckless endangerment, police said Friday.

A man was arrested in New York City after he pushed a woman onto the subway tracks before an incoming train came into the station. The woman fell between the train tracks and narrowly
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Houston man charged with murder in Shenandoah City Hall parking lot shooting

A shooting on Monday outside the Shenandoah City Hall parking lot has left one man dead and another in jail accused of murder.

Oscar Valencia, 37, of Houston, is being charged with murder, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Valencia is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records.

Valencia, according to the District Attorney’s Office, fatally shot Eliseo Garza, 36, of Porter, in the parking lot.

The shooting took place around noon Monday and involved two parties in separate cars that entered the parking lot, said city spokeswoman Debbie Piltcher in an interview. No employee from the city of Shenandoah or anyone inside the building was hurt, Piltcher added.


A body could be seen covered in the parking lot as law enforcement investigated the incident, Piltcher also said.

In addition to city council, Shenandoah’s administration building houses its police department and municipal

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Comcast’s Interactive Streaming TV App Debuts With ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Pre-Show (EXCLUSIVE)

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Comcast is getting Twitch-y, starting with tonight’s episode of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”

The cable operator is launching Watchwith, an interactive live-streaming app for Xfinity X1 and Flex customers that lets viewers engage with the programming using their remote controls. It’s akin to social live-streaming platforms like Amazon’s Twitch, but Watchwitch is available only on Comcast TV set-tops.

First up in the Watchwith app is a half-hour pre-show for “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.” At 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Comcast customers can tune in to the exclusive live stream on X1 and Flex to interact with all six cast members of the reality show franchise’s latest expansion, its first since 2016.

Once the pre-show starts, X1 and Flex customers can submit comments and questions via Twitter (using the hashtag #RHOSLC) for the “Housewives” cast

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