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South Carolina woman, 68, bit by alligator while walking dog near pond

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A South Carolina woman was walking her dog Monday night when an alligator attacked her near her home, officials said.

The 68-year-old woman was outside her home in Hilton Head Island, roughly 25 yards away from a pond in the Sun City retirement community, around 10 p.m., according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

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Authorities caught the alligator, which was about 9 feet long, and euthanized it.

A spokesperson with the Bluffton Township Fire District, which responded to the scene, told WTOC the incident was not a “trend.”

“We surely look at those to see if there is a preventive message or effort that we can put forth to help folks avoid those scenarios. The unfortunate truth is they are wild animals, and wild indicates the fact that there is no trend, there is no way,” Cpt. Lee Levesque said.

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The alligator bit the woman on her leg and hand/wrist area, according to what she told authorities. She was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

The sheriff’s office warns those in Beaufort County “to be mindful of alligators and to please be careful when walking near ponds and lagoons — especially at night when visibility is limited.”

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Kitna returns to NFL with Cowboys, seeks growth in Prescott

Jon Kitna unfolded a piece of paper detailing that day’s practice plan because he thought it was a good way to illustrate why the former Dallas quarterback was back in the NFL with the Cowboys after coaching high school football for seven years.

Dak Prescott‘s new position coach never stopped communicating with Jason Garrett, who replaced the fired Wade Phillips as head coach while Kitna was starting for an injured Tony Romo halfway through a lost season in 2010. Now Kitna is on the staff of a man he calls a mentor — even though Garrett is only seven years older.

“Like, literally, I could bring one of my coaches here from the last seven years and I could hand them this, and they’d know exactly what this is and how it works and what we’re doing,” Kitna said as he held out the paper. “He gave me all that stuff.”

When Garrett and the Cowboys were dealing with another Romo injury and needed an emergency backup for a 2013 regular-season finale with a playoff berth on the line, Kitna traveled from Washington state, where he was coaching his high school alma mater, to wear the headset for one Sunday.

A year later, Kitna returned to Texas as coach at Waxahachie High School, just south of Dallas. After three years there, he coached at a private school in Arizona before the Cowboys promoted Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator after just one year as QB coach.

Re-enter Kitna, whose playing career overlapped with Garrett’s for almost a decade — although they were never teammates — before Garrett became his offensive coordinator in Dallas.

“At that time, I always said to myself at some point he is going to stop playing,” Garrett said. “At some point we got to get him back on board. He’s got great knowledge of the game. He’s got a great way to connect with people. The way he interacts with players. The way he interacts with coaches.”

Garrett’s been known to say many of the same things about Prescott after two NFC East titles in three seasons, along with NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 when he led Dallas to a franchise-record 11-game winning streak.

Kitna is coming along at an important time, the 46-year-old looking like the perfect complement for someone exactly 20 years younger.

Viewed by the front office as the face of the franchise for the next decade and perhaps beyond, Prescott seeks his first big contract after significantly outplaying his fourth-round rookie deal. The Cowboys believe they have the pieces to end a nearly 25-year Super Bowl drought.

Prescott keeps coming back to footwork when asked how he thinks Kitna is going to make him better.

“He does a great job of staying on top of us every practice, going in the film room and making sure we touch up on it as well,” Prescott said. “I’m seeing the improvement. It feels great.”

When he finally decided to make the jump, Kitna went from coaching teenagers to a two-time Pro Bowler looking for answers on how to get past the divisional playoffs after losing in that round twice.

The difference wasn’t lost on a former player who never made the Pro Bowl, had a losing record (54-70), lost both his playoff starts and threw almost as many interceptions (165) as touchdowns (169). A career that spanned 14 seasons also included stops in Seattle, Cincinnati and Detroit.

“The thing I had to get over was, and it was quick, ‘I have something to offer,'” Kitna said, chuckling at the memory of showing up with Garrett’s staff at the Pro Bowl before the Cowboys had announced his hiring, feeling as if “the staff doesn’t even know who you are.”

“Especially for me, I’m a severe introvert. I set the scale for it. I just had to get over it. And Dak’s been great. I do have not only something to offer. I think I have a lot to offer. And I think we’re growing together.”

Kitna has another duty in helping the Cowboys settle on Prescott’s backup. Cooper Rush had the job the past two seasons and appears in line for a third, particularly after Mike White struggled in the preseason opener at San Francisco last weekend.

Rush and White were on the roster last season, but the Cowboys might not have the luxury of keeping three quarterbacks this season. This is where Kitna’s voice becomes important again.

“At the end of the day, this is Dak’s team and we need to make sure that he’s ready to go come Week 1,” White said. “I think (Kitna) does a great job of spending time with me and Coop as well, whether it was extra meeting times on the field after practice, before practice. He’s really dialed in with it all.”

During his three years as a high school coach in Texas, Kitna usually took at least a day each season to bring his staff to a Cowboys practice. His last two years of that were Prescott’s first two seasons in the NFL. For Kitna, the familiarity ran deeper than that.

“I don’t know that I ever stopped coaching high school kids like I was in the NFL,” Kitna said. “My high school kids would come here right now and go, ‘Oh, that’s that play. That’s that play. That’s that play.’ We didn’t have quite the volume. But we had heavy volume.

“At the end of the day, you have to be able to teach what you have up here. It’s not OK to just have knowledge. You have to be able to give knowledge. I think that’s the same way as high school or here.”

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Liberty hosts third annual UNITY Day; Mystics sit atop poll

Tina Charles is pleased how the New York Liberty ownership group has continued to support the players’ activism involving social issues.

The team hosted its third annual Comm-UNITY Day game this past weekend and players participated in a series of events around Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Storm that was played at Barclays Center.

New York hosted a panel Thursday night that featured three formerly incarcerated women. The team also held a basketball clinic on Sunday before the game for children of incarcerated families well as a workshop, WOWsdom!, for girls and young women featuring former WNBA President Donna Orender.

“It shows what the organization is about and they want us as individuals and women to know it’s not just about wearing a uniform, but it’s about highlighting a platform and advocating for what you believe in,” Charles said. “The fact that we could highlight women incarcerated and Tanisha (Wright) and I and couple of our teammates were able to be there was great to hear their voices.

“Usually they have it right before the game and we’re not able to be a part of it. (Liberty Chief Operating Officer) Keia Clarke did a great job in putting that together,” Charles said. “In the past, (Liberty President) Isiah Thomas and (Liberty Vice President) Kristin Bernert did a great job as well to use that platform.”

In 2016, the Liberty wore (hashtag)BlackLivesMatter t-shirts to protest the deaths of black men and women in police-involved shootings. Then in 2017, the team focused on racial equality and gun violence and last year the focus was again on unity and equality.

“UNITY Day started a few years back when we got tired of seeing black and brown individuals being killed by police at an alarming rate,” Charles said. “So, we decided to take matters into our own hands, and we created shirts that said “Black Lives Matter.” Even though we received a lot of great attention from media, community and fans, we were fined by the WNBA.”

POWER POLL

A look at this week’s WNBA poll:

1. Washington (17-7): The Mystics took over the top spot in the standings and the power poll. Washington plays two of its next three games at home.

2. Los Angeles (15-8): The Sparks have been the hottest teams since the All-Star Break and have rolled to five consecutive wins.

3. Las Vegas (16-9): The Aces finish off the season with six of their final nine games on the road.

4. Connecticut (16-8): The Sun have cooled off, losing the first two games of their four-game road trip. They fell out of first place in the standings. They hope to right themselves against Phoenix and Seattle to close out the west coast swing.

5. Chicago (14-10): The Sky split games with Las Vegas and Los Angeles and now host those teams this week.

6. Seattle (14-11): Alysha Clark came up big against New York as lately All-Star Natasha Howard has been getting help from a variety of players. The Storm complete their four-game road trip with games at Washington and Seattle.

7. Minnesota (12-12): The Lynx finally have Seimone Augustus back from her early season knee surgery and not coincidentally have played better.

8. Phoenix (11-12): The Mercury have been ravaged by injuries lately and may be without Brittney Griner for three games because of her role in the fight that occurred against Dallas last Saturday.

0. Indiana (9-16): The Fever have won three of their last four games and one more victory will give them their most in three seasons.

10. New York (8-15): Turnovers continue to plague the Liberty during their five-game skid. They had 19 against Seattle and are second in the league averaging 15.9 a game.

11. Dallas (7-17): It’s been a difficult season for Dallas and they will be short-handed this week as suspensions were handed down for the fight that occurred in the Phoenix game last Saturday.

12. Atlanta (5-19): The Dream’s season continues to be a nightmare as the team has lost nine straight games.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nneka Ogwumike earned player of the week honors after helping Los Angeles win its two games this week. She averaged 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Sparks. Elena Delle Donne of Washington also received votes.

MENTAL HEALTH

Liz Cambage did a story for The Players Tribune about dealing with mental health issues for half her life. Cambage detailed her ongoing struggles with depression. It also revealed a downward spiral after All-Star weekend in Las Vegas last month, and why she missed two games, which were labeled as rest.

“I felt like I had to be honest for the people who look after me,” said Cambage, who added she’s been speaking with a sports psychologist, who was provided by the Aces. “You see us on the court, you see us out there balling, and there’s so much more to the sport than just being a basketball player. This whole season I honestly haven’t been myself. I’m already being back playing to my old way. It’s a bittersweet situation, but it’s what I need to do to be the best basketball player I can be.”

SUSPENSIONS

The WNBA suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight during the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players being ejected. The league punished Griner on Tuesday for throwing punches, escalating the incident and pushing Wings forward Kayla Thornton’s face with an open hand. Dallas’ Kristine Anigwe was suspended two games for instigating the initial altercation with Griner and taking an open-handed swing at her. Thornton also was suspended two games for her role in the scuffle. Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Dallas’ Kaela Davis were suspended a game apiece for leaving the bench area during the altercation.

GAME OF THE WEEK

Seattle at Washington, Wednesday. The WNBA finalists from last season square off for the final time this year. They split their two meetings so far this season with each team winning on the road.

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Trump campaign sells ‘Fredo Unhinged’ T-shirts following viral Cuomo video

The Trump campaign is selling “Fredo Unhinged” T-shirts following a viral video of CNN host Chris Cuomo’s encounter with a man who apparently taunted him by calling him “Fredo.”

The shirt, which is on sale on Trump’s campaign merchandise store for $34, features images of Cuomo’s face from the video.

A description of the product reads, “The truth hurts. He totally lost it. Help us annoy Chris Cuomo and buy your ‘Fredo Unhinged Tee’ now!”

CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO SEEN IN UNVERIFIED VIDEO CURSING AT MAN WHO APPARENTLY CALLED HIM ‘FREDO’

Cuomo could be seen threatening to throw the man down the stairs and derided the term as an Italian slur.

Fredo is a reference to Fredo Corleone, the weaker brother in the movie “The Godfather,” who was played by John Cazale.

TRUMP MOCKS CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO OVER VIRAL VIDEO: ‘I THOUGHT CHRIS WAS FREDO ALSO’ 

The CNN host is the younger brother of Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York. The confrontation took place Sunday at a bar on New York’s Shelter Island.

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President Trump reacted to the video on Tuesday tweeting, “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts.”

“Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control,” he later wrote in another tweet. “He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!”

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Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs; Portland preps for Antifa vs. far-right clash

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Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs: report
Guards at the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein is said to have killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on the alleged sex trafficker and other inmates with greater regularity than was the case, according to a Tuesday report. Surveillance video reviewed after Epstein’s death shows guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center did not make some of the checks they claimed to have made in their logs, a source told the Associated Press. The federal jail workers claimed they were checking on inmates in Epstein’s unit every half-hour, but investigators now believe that was not the case. The Justice Department on Tuesday said two guards assigned to watch Epstein had been placed on administrative leave.

The latest revelation reported by CBS News, comes amid growing conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s death as he awaited trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors said he sexually abused dozens of young girls in his New York and Florida residences between 2002 and 2005, allegations that could have landed him behind bars for 45 years. Many lawmakers and conspiracy theorists alike wonder how he could commit suicide inside the Special Housing Unit at the jail facility.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after days of protest chaos
Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. According to the Associated Press, about three dozen protesters remained camped in the airport’s arrivals area, a day after a mass demonstration and frenzied mob violence forced more than 100 flight cancelations. Additional identification checks were in place, but check-in counters were open and flights appeared to be operating normally.

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China has demanded that the United States stay out of the pro-democracy protests. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding tells Fox News the demonstrators resemble those who dumped tea into Boston Harbor more than two centuries ago. The way China has tried to discredit the Hong Kong protesters is similar to the way King George III of England criticized the Colonial protesters in America in December 1773, Spalding claimed Tuesday on “Fox News @ Night.” Click on the video above to watch the interview with Spalding.

Relief and rallies on Wall Street after Trump administration delays China tariffs
Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after U.S. stocks, especially shares of tech companies and bond yields rallied Tuesday following the Trump administration’s decision to delay tariffs on key Chinese imports. Early in Tuesday’s session, equities turned positive on a report that China’s commerce secretary agreed to conduct a phone call in two weeks with U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, according to Reuters. Wall Street then learned that the White House was delaying until Dec. 15 additional tariffs on certain Chinese exports. The announcement was greeted with relief on Wall Street and by retailers who have grown fearful that the new tariffs would wreck holiday sales. Among the products that will benefit from the 3½-month reprieve are such popular consumer goods as cellphones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, shoes and clothing.

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Portland braces for clash of Antifa, right-wing protests
Portland, Ore., is gearing up for a set of dueling rallies this weekend that is expected to bring an informal coalition of right-wing groups — some of which have been decried as white nationalists and white supremacists — and so-called anti-fascists, who have violently opposed these right-wing demonstrators. Portland’s so-called “Antifa” members have issued an online call to followers to turn out to “defend Portland from a far-Right attack.” Portland leaders are planning a major law enforcement presence on the heels of similar rallies in June and last summer that turned violent, and the recent hate-driven shooting in El Paso, Texas. None of the city’s nearly 1,000 police officers will have the day off, and Portland will get help from the Oregon State Police and the FBI.  

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JULY 31: CNN moderator Don Lemon speaks to the crowd attending the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CNN’s Don Lemon accused of assault in sexually charged encounter at New York bar
CNN primetime host Don Lemon is accused of a bizarre, sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York’s Hamptons in a civil suit filed earlier this week. In the lawsuit, Dustin Hice, of Florida, said he was living in the Hamptons and working at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack during the summer of 2018. On July 15, after closing, Hice claimed he left with the owner and co-workers to party at another bar, Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, in Sag Harbor, where they saw Lemon. Recognizing the newsman, Hice offered to buy him a vodka drink called a “lemon drop,” according to the suit. Lemon declined the offer, Hice claimed, but later approached him inside the establishment. That was when the alleged, sexually charged encounter occurred. CNN is standing by Lemon and has denied Hice’s account and he seems to bear animosity toward the cable news network.

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TODAY’S MUST-READS
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged ‘recruiter,’ now under the microscope.
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Trump’s China tariff delay: What it means for your wallet.
CBS, Viacom agree to merge, forming a $28B entertainment firm.
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SOME PARTING WORDS

Jedediah Bila says on “The Five” that the reported surge in President Trump’s small-dollar donations after attempts by some on the left to target big-money Trump supporters is only bad news for 2020 Democrats.

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Today on Fox News, Aug. 14, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and President Trump’s son; U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; John Ratzenberger, former “Cheers” star and member of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.

America’s Newsroom, 9 a.m. ET: Robert Ray, former Whitewater independent counsel and former federal prosecutor

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; John Bolton, U.S. national security adviser; Peter Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy; U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.

Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “Rudy Giuliani on Impeachment, Biden’s Gaffes, and Jeffrey Epstein” – Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s attorney, joins the podcast to give his controversial take on what happened with Jeffrey Epstein, the possibility of President Trump being impeached, and how 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden has been handling his gaffes.

Also on the Rundown: Anxiety and fear are becoming common among students as they head back to school, especially in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Drew Pinsky, a board-certified internist and talk-show host, explains how you should communicate with your child about school shootings. Plus, commentary by Chris Hahn, radio host and former aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

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Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs; Portland preps for Antifa vs. far-right clash

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start the day…

Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs: report
Guards at the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein is said to have killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on the alleged sex trafficker and other inmates with greater regularity than was the case, according to a Tuesday report. Surveillance video reviewed after Epstein’s death shows guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center did not make some of the checks they claimed to have made in their logs, a source told the Associated Press. The federal jail workers claimed they were checking on inmates in Epstein’s unit every half-hour, but investigators now believe that was not the case. The Justice Department on Tuesday said two guards assigned to watch Epstein had been placed on administrative leave.

The latest revelation reported by CBS News, comes amid growing conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s death as he awaited trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors said he sexually abused dozens of young girls in his New York and Florida residences between 2002 and 2005, allegations that could have landed him behind bars for 45 years. Many lawmakers and conspiracy theorists alike wonder how he could commit suicide inside the Special Housing Unit at the jail facility.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after days of protest chaos
Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. According to the Associated Press, about three dozen protesters remained camped in the airport’s arrivals area, a day after a mass demonstration and frenzied mob violence forced more than 100 flight cancelations. Additional identification checks were in place, but check-in counters were open and flights appeared to be operating normally.

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China has demanded that the United States stay out of the pro-democracy protests. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding tells Fox News the demonstrators resemble those who dumped tea into Boston Harbor more than two centuries ago. The way China has tried to discredit the Hong Kong protesters is similar to the way King George III of England criticized the Colonial protesters in America in December 1773, Spalding claimed Tuesday on “Fox News @ Night.” Click on the video above to watch the interview with Spalding.

Relief and rallies on Wall Street after Trump administration delays China tariffs
Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after U.S. stocks, especially shares of tech companies and bond yields rallied Tuesday following the Trump administration’s decision to delay tariffs on key Chinese imports. Early in Tuesday’s session, equities turned positive on a report that China’s commerce secretary agreed to conduct a phone call in two weeks with U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, according to Reuters. Wall Street then learned that the White House was delaying until Dec. 15 additional tariffs on certain Chinese exports. The announcement was greeted with relief on Wall Street and by retailers who have grown fearful that the new tariffs would wreck holiday sales. Among the products that will benefit from the 3½-month reprieve are such popular consumer goods as cellphones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, shoes and clothing.

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Portland braces for clash of Antifa, right-wing protests
Portland, Ore., is gearing up for a set of dueling rallies this weekend that is expected to bring an informal coalition of right-wing groups — some of which have been decried as white nationalists and white supremacists — and so-called anti-fascists, who have violently opposed these right-wing demonstrators. Portland’s so-called “Antifa” members have issued an online call to followers to turn out to “defend Portland from a far-Right attack.” Portland leaders are planning a major law enforcement presence on the heels of similar rallies in June and last summer that turned violent, and the recent hate-driven shooting in El Paso, Texas. None of the city’s nearly 1,000 police officers will have the day off, and Portland will get help from the Oregon State Police and the FBI.  

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CNN’s Don Lemon accused of assault in sexually charged encounter at New York bar
CNN primetime host Don Lemon is accused of a bizarre, sexually charged assault of a bartender in New York’s Hamptons in a civil suit filed earlier this week. In the lawsuit, Dustin Hice, of Florida, said he was living in the Hamptons and working at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack during the summer of 2018. On July 15, after closing, Hice claimed he left with the owner and co-workers to party at another bar, Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, in Sag Harbor, where they saw Lemon. Recognizing the newsman, Hice offered to buy him a vodka drink called a “lemon drop,” according to the suit. Lemon declined the offer, Hice claimed, but later approached him inside the establishment. That was when the alleged, sexually charged encounter occurred. CNN is standing by Lemon and has denied Hice’s account and he seems to bear animosity toward the cable news network.

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Bride and groom slammed for wedding cake icing fail: ‘This is a disaster’

A bride and groom have been mocked for their wedding cake that some claim resembles “runny poop”.

A photo of the questionable-looking dessert was shared on the Instagram page That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming, and people were quick to slam it.

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The photo showed a three-tiered cake in a rather unpleasant brown shade, with a “Mr and Mrs” sign plonked on top.

To make matters worse, the dry-looking delicacy was decorated with a dark sloppy icing which appears to have slid down the crumbly layers in the heat.

The caption on image read: “Not sure if Uncle Jerry s— on the cake or it’s rejecting the ganache filling…either way this is a disaster.”

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And it wasn’t long before people were agreeing that the unfortunate brown adornment looked like a disaster.

One wrote: “Cascading chocolate with glitter looks suspiciously similar to runny poop with corn.”

And another joked, “OMG so pretty!!!

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Meanwhile, another likened the cake’s goldeny tinge to being “spray painted”.

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Violent felon who killed California Highway Patrol officer ‘wasn’t a monster,’ his widow insists

The gunman who killed a California Highway Patrol officer Monday — with one bullet piercing the windshield of a nearby vehicle in which the gunman’s wife was traveling — had a lengthy criminal record, including serving a decade in prison for attempted murder.

His wife, however, maintains her husband “wasn’t a monster,” and was a loving father who helped raise eight children before he was killed by police.

The cop killer, identified Tuesday as Aaron Luther, 49, of Beaumont, was driving a white GMC pickup truck Monday when he was stopped by a motorcycle officer on an overpass to Interstate 215 in Riverside. Officer Andre Moye, Jr., 34, was filling out paperwork to impound the vehicle when Luther, who was not restrained, pulled out a rifle and began shooting.

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The officer was fatally wounded but managed to call for backup. Two responding officers were also shot in the leg before authorities shot and killed Luther. Moye was rushed to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Moye had been with the CHP for about three years and was a motorcycle officer for roughly a year before he was killed.

But the gunman’s wife defended her husband.

“He wasn’t a monster,” McKenzie Luther told The Press-Enterprise of Riverside. “He wasn’t out to kill cops. I’m so sorry for the officer. I know his family is going through the same thing I am.”

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Aaron Luther shown in a 2015 booking photo. (Riverside Police Department)

Called wife for a ride

McKenzie Luther said her husband called her after Moye pulled him over for driving alone in the carpool lane. He said he was also being ticketed for having an expired license and no registration, and his truck was being impounded — so he needed a ride.

But bullets were already flying when her vehicle, with two of her children with her, neared the scene. One bullet pierced the windshield of her car.  Aaron Luther had helped her raise eight children, now between ages 2 and 24. He is the biological father of two of them, the newspaper reported.

Luther had been convicted for a lengthy list of crimes, including disturbing the peace, vandalism, battery, stalking, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and corporal injury on a spouse. As a felon, he was not supposed to have a gun and his father, Dennis Luther, said he’s not sure how his son came to possess one.

Dennis Luther said his son had struggled with drugs, was depressed and in pain from knee injuries that left him unable to work his construction job. He also mentioned his son was going through marital problems — something McKenzie Luther pushed back on.

“We’ve been together 14 years — of course we have problems,” she said. “He told me the night before he loved me. He loved our kids.”

Dennis Luther said despite what his son was going through, his actions were not justified.

“No one deserves what happened to them,” Dennis Luther said. “And if (Aaron) went and did that, he got what he deserved. You don’t go doing that kind of stuff and expect to walk home.”

“We’re standing behind law enforcement,” Dennis Luther said in an interview with KTLA-TV of Los Angeles. “I sent a prayer for the police before I did for my son.”

“We’re standing behind law enforcement. I sent a prayer for the police before I did for my son.”

— Dennis Luther, father of cop killer

CHP Inland Division Chief Bill Dance described Moye as an “outstanding officer” dedicated to public service.

“His mother told me this was his dream job and he loved going to work,” Dance said. “It’s what he always wanted to do.” The officer is survived by his wife, mother, father, stepfather, two brothers, two sisters and a large extended family, Dance said.

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CHP Officers gathered outside the emergency room entrance to the Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley on Monday, where Moye was pronounced dead. CHP motorcycle officers lead a procession from the facility that evening.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered flags at half-staff Tuesday at the state Capitol in Sacramento and called Moye’s death devastating. Newsom, who took office in January, said he’s already been to “too many” funerals of officers killed in the line of duty.

Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said Monday that authorities do not have a motive. Dennis and McKenzie Luther both said their family member might have been seeking “suicide by cop,” in which someone wishing to die tries to provoke police into firing their weapons.

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Luther was paroled from state prison in 2004 after serving about 10 years of a 12-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder with an enhancement for the use of a firearm, first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Court records show Luther also was arrested in 2007 on felony assault charges and took a no-contest plea deal that sentenced him to 90 days in jail. He also was charged with multiple felonies in San Bernardino County and pleaded no contest in 2010 to assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Southern California News Group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dayton gunman spent half-hour inside bar before returning for rampage, police chief says

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The gunman who killed nine people, including his sister, in a 32-second rampage Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio, seems to have planned the attack “well before” arriving at the city’s Oregon District, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.

The attacker, who was killed by police less than a minute after firing his first shot, spent nearly a half-hour inside a bar he apparently targeted before returning wearing an ill-fitting bulletproof vest and carrying a rifle, the chief said, suggesting he had been “casing” the location.

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But police Chief Richard Biehl stressed that the shooter was already well familiar with Ned Peppers and other bars in the area, according to the Dayton Daily News.

“This was not a place he did not know,” the chief said during an hour-long news conference, according to the report.

The chief added that 17 people were injured, not 14, as police previously reported.

Still unknown, however, the chief said, was whether the gunman intended to kill his younger sister, Megan Betts, with whom he had traveled to the Oregon District, along with a friend who survived the attack.

But the chief confirmed that the killer knew his sister and the friend were near Blind Bob’s, because text messages show the siblings were communicating during the time that the gunman was away, returning to their car to get his rifle and other gear.

Biehl said the friend, Chace Beard, sent the shooter a text message seven minutes before the shooting, saying where he and the sister would be – and that’s where they were eventually shot.

“It’s an interesting question,” the chief said about whether the sister was an intended target. “We have radically different views in that regard. … We may get a better insight through historical data looking back, but based on the evidence from that night, I don’t think we can make that call.”

The chief also said that investigators believe the sister had no knowledge that the shooter had a rifle and other gear in the trunk of the vehicle they rode in together.

Meanwhile, Biehl also said investigators had gathered enough evidence to reveal a “clear picture” of the killer’s frame of mind: that he was obsessed with violence, and that he expressed interest in committing a massacre, the Daily News reported.

But what made the shooter choose Aug. 4 and the Oregon District remained unclear, the chief said.

According to the chief, a timeline shows the gunman, sister and friend arrived in the area shortly after 11 p.m. They visited Blind Bob’s for a little more than an hour, then the gunman went across the street, alone to Ned Peppers, where he stayed for about a half-hour.

He then walked back to their car, passing a police vehicle, and spent about eight minutes gathering his weapon and other gear.

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Police believe he assembled the gun behind Blind Bob’s, in an area not covered by a security camera. Then he came down an alley alongside the bar and began opening fire in a patio area around 1:05 a.m. and was fatally shot by police less than a minute later.

Meanwhile. A friend of the gunman was expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon after being accused of buying the body armor and helping assemble the weapon used in the Dayton attack.

Investigators say no evidence suggests that Ethan Kollie, of Kettering, knew what the gunman was planning, but they say Kollie lied on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol that was not used in the attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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