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Sexual abuse of children in care homes, foster care rampant in English county, report says

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A new report exposed rampant sexual child abuse in care homes in an English county that lasted for decades, with officials unable to tackle the problem.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published on Wednesday disclosed that abuse including sexual assault, rape, and voyeurism was widespread during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s in Nottingham City Council and Nottingham County Council’s care homes and in foster care.

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“For more than five decades, the councils failed in their statutory duty to protect children in their care from sexual abuse,” the report read, according to Sky News. “These were children who were being looked after away from their family homes because of adverse childhood experiences and their own pre-existing vulnerabilities.”

“They needed to be nurtured, cared for and protected by adults they could trust. Instead, the councils exposed them to the risk, and reality, of sexual abuse perpetrated primarily by predatory residential staff and foster carers,” it added.

Around 350 people brought up allegations of abuse dating back to the 1960s, though the true scale of abuse is thought to be much higher, according to the broadcaster.

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The report found that 16 residential staff were convicted of sexual abuse of children in residential care between the 1970s and 2019, while 10 foster carers were also convicted of sexual abuse of the children they had in their care. Twelve convictions also are related to abuse of children by other children in the care homes.

The panel wrote in the report that flaws in the care system remain to this day and told the councils to “assess the potential risks posed by current and former residential care staff and foster carers.”

The local police, meanwhile, was also criticized for not providing enough resources for investigations into allegations of historical abuse of children in care and not treating the allegations with “sufficient seriousness.”

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One survivor of the abuse told the panel that the experience “ruined my life” and caused long-lasting issues.

“I count myself lucky in some ways, as many survivors are still battling alcohol or drug addictions, have seen the inside of a prison cell, or, devastatingly taken their own lives because of what these animals did to us,” the person said. “I just hope that this won’t be a flash in the pan and that this remains in the public eye until the whole system is cleaned up.”

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Sexual abuse of children in care homes, foster care rampant in English county, report says

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A new report exposed rampant sexual child abuse in care homes in an English county that lasted for decades, with officials unable to tackle the problem.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published on Wednesday disclosed that abuse including sexual assault, rape, and voyeurism was widespread during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s in Nottingham City Council and Nottingham County Council’s care homes and in foster care.

‘HOUSE OF HORRORS’ CHILD ABUSE CASES REVEAL HOW OFFENDERS NATIONWIDE USE HOMESCHOOLING TO HIDE THEIR CRIMES

“For more than five decades, the councils failed in their statutory duty to protect children in their care from sexual abuse,” the report read, according to Sky News. “These were children who were being looked after away from their family homes because of adverse childhood experiences and their own pre-existing vulnerabilities.”

“They needed to be nurtured, cared for and protected by adults they could trust. Instead, the councils exposed them to the risk, and reality, of sexual abuse perpetrated primarily by predatory residential staff and foster carers,” it added.

Around 350 people brought up allegations of abuse dating back to the 1960s, though the true scale of abuse is thought to be much higher, according to the broadcaster.

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The report found that 16 residential staff were convicted of sexual abuse of children in residential care between the 1970s and 2019, while 10 foster carers were also convicted of sexual abuse of the children they had in their care. Twelve convictions also are related to abuse of children by other children in the care homes.

The panel wrote in the report that flaws in the care system remain to this day and told the councils to “assess the potential risks posed by current and former residential care staff and foster carers.”

The local police, meanwhile, was also criticized for not providing enough resources for investigations into allegations of historical abuse of children in care and not treating the allegations with “sufficient seriousness.”

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One survivor of the abuse told the panel that the experience “ruined my life” and caused long-lasting issues.

“I count myself lucky in some ways, as many survivors are still battling alcohol or drug addictions, have seen the inside of a prison cell, or, devastatingly taken their own lives because of what these animals did to us,” the person said. “I just hope that this won’t be a flash in the pan and that this remains in the public eye until the whole system is cleaned up.”

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Joey Chestnut ate 413 wings during Hooters challenge on National Chicken Wing Day

“All you can eat” means something very different to Joey Chestnut.

The reigning champion of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest took a break from frankfurters to scarf down 413 buffalo wings in honor of National Chicken Wing Day.

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“He is officially the Wing King of National Chicken Wing Day,” Hooters later announced. (Hooters)

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Chestnut took the 12-hour challenge at a Hooters restaurant in the Mall of Georgia — just outside of Altanta — during the chain’s “all you can eat wings” promotion on Monday.

“He’s conquered nearly every eating challenge imaginable, but Joey Chestnut is teaming up with Hooters for his biggest feat yet,” a spokesperson for Hooters said in a press release ahead of the event.

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Before the challenge, fans were asked to guess how many wings Chestnut would consume. Those who guessed correctly would be entered for a chance to win free wings for an entire year.

As he documented on Twitter, Chestnut’s feast began at 11 a.m., and continued for 12 straight hours to 11 p.m. Fans and staff were also on hand to cheer him along the way.

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The official tally, by 11 p.m., was a whopping 413 wings.

“He is officially the Wing King of National Chicken Wing Day,” Hooters tweeted. The restaurant, however, has yet to announce the winners of its free-chicken-wings-for-a-year contest. The official rules indicate there are a maximum of 10 prizes, each worth $499, available.

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It’s worth noting that, while Chestnut may have set a new Hooters record, he does not currently hold a record for eating the most chicken wings, in general. In 2018, competitive eater Molly Schuyler took first place in the “Wingettes” challenge at the Philadelphia Wing Bowl after eating a record 501 wings in only 30 minutes.

Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Roads, bridge washed out as heavy rain and hail pummeled parts of UK

A “raging torrent” of rain and hail battered parts of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, washing out roads and damaging structures.

More than an inch of rain inundated North Yorkshire in just a span of hours, the UK’s Met Office wrote on Twitter. Roads were washed out across the region, and a road bridge collapsed near Grinton.

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“The roads were a raging torrent and there were sheds and household oil tanks floating down them,” Steve Clough of Swaledale Mountain Rescue told Sky News.

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A man looks from the edge of a collapsed road bridge near Grinton, North Yorkshire, after parts of the region were inundated by overnight rain. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

A couple climbed 100 feet up a coastal cliff to escape the sudden tide surge at a beach in Filey Brigg Tuesday afternoon, the BBC reported. The man and the woman were found “clinging on by their fingertips” when rescuers arrived. The pair didn’t suffer any injuries, officials told the outlet.

Meanwhile, floodwaters swept through the streets of Bellerby as citizens defended their homes with sandbags. Rescue workers were seen helping a child over the rushing water.

“It started about half-past two, three o’clock, and the rain really started tanking down with hailstones and it got blacker and blacker,” said Dave Ward, a member of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team. “And within about half an hour I started to defend our cottage because it was just coming off the hills at the back. And within about half an hour the road started flooding up and it’s never stopped.”

Gareth Walls, of Ripon, described the hail that pummeled the region as “like pickled onion,” and posted a picture of a large hailstone in the palm of his hand.

The Met Office said Wednesday that rain and “thundery downpours” could continue in some places.

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Britain has been getting wetter, according to the Met Office’s U.K. Climate report, with 13% more summer rain falling in the 21st century than the 20th.

The Met Office also said that since records began in 1884, the 10 warmest years in the U.K. have all occurred since 2002. The 10 coldest years were all before 1964.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen successfully gains new fan in sweet moment with youngster

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is preparing for his second season with the team and is trying to turn everyone into a fan along the way. He succeeded Tuesday during training camp.

One young fan showed up to Bills camp wearing a Miami Dolphins jersey and the kid asked Allen if he could sign the jersey. Allen insisted on doing something better instead.

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The fan took his Dolphins jersey off and gave it to the quarterback. However, a Bills coach came by and gave Allen a Bills jersey instead. The quarterback then tossed the Dolphins jersey away, signed the Bills jersey and gave it back to the youngster.

Thad Brown of WROC-TV caught up with the kid after the trade was made. The fan, who was identified as Mason Schram, told Brown he traded his Dolphins jersey for a signed Allen jersey and a signed Bills hat.

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When asked what he thought about the trade, Mason gave two thumbs up.

Allen told NewYorkUpstate.com that some of the memorable moments of his life were meeting players when he attended San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants games and he wanted to return the favor.

“Whenever a player even looked around and waved — whether he came over and signed things or gave high-fives, I just remember being super happy that I got to touch a Major League Baseball player’s hand,” he said. “I’m fortunate enough to have this platform that I have to affect somebody’s life, but it doesn’t take a lot to be a good person. That’s kind of the way I look at it. I’m not going out of my way to try and do anything or trying to go viral, I was just that kid once so I just really get it.”

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Allen was successful on his first conversion of the season and has made one more fan in the process.

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Ohio doctor hits dog with hammer and shoots it, prosecutor says

An Ohio doctor said he was acting in self-defense Saturday when he beat his 5-year-old English Mastiff with a hammer and then shot the dog, according to prosecutors.

Authorities responded to the home of Joseph Stubbers, in West Harrison, Ind., after a neighbor grew concerned for the dog, Cooper, and called 911 after noticing the man was cleaning his garage with bleach.

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Joseph Stubbers was arrested after he allegedly struck his dog with a hammer and shot it, prosecutors said. (Dearborn County Jail)

When deputies responded, they discovered “spots of blood, a hose turned on, bleach sitting on top of a trashcan, [and] a live .40 caliber round sitting in the driveway,” the Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office wrote in a press release.

Deputies said two spent .40 caliber rounds and one bullet with hair on it were also found at the home.

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Investigators followed a trail of blood toward the front of the house, where they saw “a large dog on the front porch with the doors open and it licking its front leg.” The dog’s right eye was “mutilated” and had fresh blood coming out of it, according to prosecutors.

Stubbers told deputies the dog attacked him and he felt “he had to put the dog down tonight.” When a deputy told him the dog was still alive, Stubbers allegedly said the dog “latched” onto his arm earlier, prompting Stubbers to whack the dog with a hammer in self-defense.

Deputies stated they didn’t see any marks on Stubbers’ arms that would indicate the dog attacked him.

One neighbor told WKRC that Cooper is a friendly dog.

“Really good dog,” said the resident, who was not identified. “Fed Ex, UPS and the big companies love him when they come to make deliveries. Just a great dog.”

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Stubbers, who reportedly owns Fairfield Primary Care in Ohio was charged with felony animal cruelty.

Officials said the dog was taken in by Dearborn County Animal Control and was being treated by veterinarians.

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Carrie Underwood shocks elementary school student choir with surprise visit at CMA Fest 2019

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Carrie Underwood gave a bunch of elementary school kids the surprise of their lives at CMA Fest 2019.

A group of third and fourth graders from Tennessee were asked to perform at the event when a video cover of Underwood’s song “Champion” caught people’s attention earlier this year.

According to Billboard, Underwood took notice when the Andrew Jackson Elementary School Eagle Honor Choir made a music video of themselves covering the hit, with the help of three-time CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence winner, Franklin Willis. The video earned them the CMA Foundation’s grant to ensure music education for every child and a chance to perform in front of thousands.

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In the video below, the kids are ushered into a theater for what they think will be a rehearsal ahead of their big night. However, they don’t know that Underwood is backstage absolutely beaming with excitement to surprise her little fans.

“You could see how much love and thought and hard work was put into this. I heard they were over here rehearsing today, so I just thought I’d drop by and give my love and encouragement,“ she explains. “I know that they’ve been working so hard, I just can’t wait to hear them and see them.”

With that, she steps out from behind the curtain prompting adorably shocked faces from the students in the choir.

“You guys are going to be so amazing,” Underwood told them. “That crowd is not going to know what hit them.”

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The video concludes with a teaser of how the kids’ showing went at the CMA Fest, which airs on Sunday.

“I was so excited,” one student said after the show. “It makes me feel like I can do anything.”

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Susan Lucci reveals the one thing that gave her confidence to rock a swimsuit

BEVERLY HILLS- Susan Lucci may radiate confidence today, but the “All My Children” star didn’t always feel comfortable in her own skin.

Last year, the star posed for an unretouched photo bathing suit shoot for Harper’s Bazaar and the Internet went crazy over the stunning photos. The actress has also been known to post snaps on her official Instagram page of herself lounging in swimwear while vacationing with her husband of 50 years, Helmut Huber.

But Lucci, 72, told Fox News that she hasn’t always had the confidence to rock a bathing suit proudly. When asked if there was ever a time when she was hesitant to have her photo snapped in on the beach, she immediately replied, “Oh yes! Of course.”

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Susan Lucci posed for unretouched photos in Harper’s Bazaar. (Justice Apple)

Lucci said it wasn’t until she found a workout that she really connected with that she gained the confidence she had been searching for.

“Pilates really changed it for me,” she told us at the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Summer 2019 TCA press tour event. “I did get a trimmer toned body than I had before I started Pilates so it helped me in every way.”

Lucci, who said she was definitely not posting bathing suit pictures before starting her fitness routine, said she does a workout session “almost every day.”

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Beyond that, she credits her youthful appearance to good genes.

“My mom turned 102 in March and she looks beautiful,” Lucci shared, adding that eating a healthy diet is also important for maintaining her fit physique. “I try to make it balanced but clean. And if I’m going to sin, it’s going to be something really worth it, like some spaghetti and meatballs or some great ice cream.”

Lucci said she also drinks hot water with lemon on a daily basis and works hard to cater to her mental health.

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“I keep positive. I meditate and pray and practice gratitude every morning,” she said. She’s also a big fan of Maria Shriver. “I look for her quotes. I find them very inspirational,” Lucci revealed.

Despite Lucci’s active and healthy lifestyle, in February, she felt pressure in her chest and went to the hospital where she had two stints put into her heart.

“I had a wonderful doctor. I just had my main checkup and the doctor said I was doing excellent,” she explained.

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Las Vegas pizzeria offering grasshopper pie as insects invade city

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One Nevada restaurant is making the most of the hordes of grasshoppers that have descended upon Las Vegas — by using them as inspiration for a pizza topping.

“What started out as a joke amongst our stoner friends has swept the nation,” Evel Pie, located on Fremont Street, announced on Facebook Tuesday. The pizza shop said their new pizza, dubbed “The Canyon Hopper,” is for “only the bravest daredevils.”

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The pie consists of chorizo, goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and, of course, lime- and garlic-roasted grasshoppers.

Described as “damn good,” Evel Pie said the creation’s tastiness surprised even the staff.

The inspiration for the pie likely stems from the insect influx Nevada has seen in recent weeks. Videos showed Las Vegas, in particular, was swarmed with grasshoppers — which pose no danger, as they don’t carry disease and don’t bite, according to scientists.

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Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, told local media last week that wet weather is probably to blame for the migration of adult pallid-winged grasshoppers.

He said the number of grasshoppers moving from north to central Nevada is rare, but noted that, as history shows, “when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona.”

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The grasshopper invasion has been so prominent that the National Weather Service’s Las Vegas office released radar footage last week appearing to show a storm, which actually showed “biological targets” — the grasshoppers that invaded the city.

This year, the Las Vegas area recorded more rain in six months than the annual average of just under 4.2 inches per year.

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Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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Todd Starnes: A kid who stole old glory gets a second chance

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Every now and then you come across someone in life who needs a second chance and that brings me to a story I shared with my radio audience the other day.

On July 25 a 19-year-old boy stole an American flag that was posted outside the Beacon Car & Pet Wash in Pacific, Missouri.

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Fortunately, Bill Hoaglin, the owner of the business, had installed surveillance cameras around the property. And sure enough, he managed to capture the crime in progress.

He posted screenshots of the suspect on Facebook and about 45 minutes later he began receiving messages from people who identified the culprit.

The police reviewed the footage and stopped by the suspect’s house, but the young man was not home. About 15 minutes later, the phone rang at the car wash. It was the suspect.

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“He wanted to make it right,” Mr. Hoaglin told me during an interview on my nationally-syndicated radio show. “So, I told him to bring the flag back.”

Instead of tossing the kid in jail, the business owner and the police officer decided to teach the young thief a life lesson.

Mr. Hoaglin dispatched his daughter to a nearby store to purchase every small American flag she could find. In the meantime, the young man turned up at the car wash where he was given a choice: accept a learning experience or go to jail.

The kid chose wisely.

So, for more than five hours he handed out small American flags to every customer who dropped by the car wash.

“The middle flag, I stole it,” the young man told Fox 2 Now. “I made a mistake. Don’t steal flags, kids.”

There was no doubt the kid ate a little bit of humble pie.

“He was very courteous. He didn’t get snarky, wasn’t smart-alecky with us at all,” Mr. Hoaglin said.

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The point was not to embarrass or belittle the young man but to get him back on the straight and narrow. It’s the sort of community policing that Mr. Hoaglin endorsed during his 18-year career as a police officer.

“I’m a very strong believer in that,” he said. “So, I thought let’s give this a try. And I think it made a good impression on him.”

And it also made a good impression on the rest of the community.

Mr. Hoaglin said some local residents heard about the flag giveaway on Facebook and brought their kids down to the car wash to show them what happens when a person gets caught stealing.

It’s nice to know there are places in America where neighbors still know each other and if a youngster gets in trouble with the law – it doesn’t mean an automatic trip to the jail.

“Community policing used to work a lot back when I was a kid,” he said. “If you were out being a knucklehead, they wouldn’t haul you off to jail, they would call your mom or dad and sometimes that was the worst punishment than getting a ticket.”

That’s the truth – especially if your mother owned a cast-iron skillet.

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I do not believe there are random encounters in life. There was a reason why Mr. Hoaglin and that wayward soul crossed paths the other day.

Providence has a way of using those chance encounters to make an everlasting change in our life.

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