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Kansas man, 18, arrested in shooting that wounded New York Giants draft pick, killed college teammate

A Kansas man was charged in the April shooting that left New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine wounded and one of the player’s college teammates dead, police said Friday.

Francisco Alejanero Mendez, 18, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 18 shooting, the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

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Ballentine and Dwane Simmons, who were both football players at Washburn University, were outside an off-campus house party hours after the Giants selected Ballentine when a gunman opened fire from a vehicle, killing Simmons and wounding Ballentine. The Giants’ draft pick has since recovered.

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Francisco Alejanero Mendez, 18, was charged in the shooting that left Corey Ballentine wounded and his teammate dead. (Shawnee County Jail)

Washburn coach Craig Schurig told the Topeka Capital-Journal he called Ballentine to inform him a man was arrested in the shooting.

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“You could tell there was a relief in his voice,” Schurig said. “It just helps — it helps to know that the people responsible are starting to get caught. And this is a big step. It was nice to be able to communicate with him some really good news.”

Schurig also said he texted Simmons’ father, Navarro, earlier Friday.

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“You can’t imagine what the Simmons family is going through, but today is a very good day,” he said.

Mendez was being held on $1 million bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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De Blasio pressed on being in Iowa during NYC blackout: ‘Doesn’t matter where you are’ when you’re a chief executive

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed criticism for being away from the city during a five-hour blackout Saturday night.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was in Iowa as the event unfolded, but he stressed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday that no one was injured and authorities responded as they should have.

“When you are a chief executive it doesn’t matter where you are. You are in charge of your team and making sure people are executing the plan,” he responded after Joe Scarborough mentioned the torrent of criticism.

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“Obviously the fire department, the police department, emergency services prepare for things like this. The important thing was to get the right people in the right place. That’s why it was handled, not a single injury. … Honestly, if you’re a chief executive you understand the world differently than if you’re a legislator.”

He added that it had been 13 years since there was a serious blackout in New York City, promising to hold power company Con Edison’s “feet to the fire.”

De Blasio faced withering criticism from the local newspapers, with the New York Post calling for him to be removed from office and The New York Times also highlighting his absence.

NEW YORK DEMS CUOMO, DE BLASIO STILL SEEM AT ODDS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who briefed reporters late on Saturday night on the situation, also hit de Blasio for his campaign travel.

“I can count the number of times I leave the state basically on my fingers,” Cuomo told CNN Sunday, responding to a question about the importance of the mayor being present during an emergency.

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“Mayors are important. And situations like this come up, you know. And you have to be on-site,” he said.

“I think it’s important to be in a place where you can always respond. But look, everybody makes their own political judgment and I’m not going to second-guess anyone either. I do my job the way I think I should do my job and I leave it to others to do the same.”

More than 70,000 customers — plus countless tourists and other visitors — dealt with the loss of electricity, which was later attributed to a transformer fire.

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Some whales ‘whisper’ to their calves to evade predators

Along with dolphins, whales are widely considered the smartest mammals in the sea, having developed brains and behavior that suggest intelligence and sophistication rarely seen in nature.

But a new study theorizes that some species of whales have taken that intellect to a new level — by “whispering.”

The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, suggests that female southern right whales “whisper” to their calves to avoid being overheard by killer whales.

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A female North Atlantic right whale with her calf. (Credit: Public Domain)

HUMPBACK WHALE FREED FROM SHARK NET OFF AUSTRALIA COAST IN DIFFICULT RESCUE, VIDEO SHOWS

Researchers used multisensor tags on nine lactating whales for approximately 63 hours in a Western Australian breeding ground, using SoundTrap to estimate the acoustic background noise and were astonished by what they heard  — or barely heard.

“It was difficult to assign the calls to either the calf or the mom, because they are so close to each other,” the study’s lead author, Mia Nielsen, said in a statement. Even though southern right whales calves are between 16 and 26 feet long (5 and 8 meters), they are vulnerable to attack, placing an importance on keeping a low profile when predators are near.

Whale calls are usually audible for miles, but the moos and grunts of the female southern right whales were barely audible over the pounding waves, often at very low decibel levels and less frequent then usual.

Nielsen, who said that one of the initial challenges was understanding the whales in the area, noted that these mammals are “very physical with each other,” including actions such as the calf rubbing up against the mother. This made it difficult for the tags to stay attached to the calves for longer than 40 minutes.

“We conclude that such acoustic crypsis in southern right whales and other baleen whales decreases the risk of alerting potential predators and hence jeopardizing a substantial energetic investment by the mother,” the study’s abstract states.

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Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex wife, still struggling with drug use, source says

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Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is still struggling with sobriety, a source told Fox News Monday.

A report early Monday claimed that Mueller, 41, may have relapsed during a weekend trip to the Hamptons.

A rep for Mueller declined to comment on the report, but an insider close to the actress and real estate investor told Fox News, “Like so many people, sobriety is a daily challenge for Brooke. She genuinely wants to be well and tries every day to live a healthy life. Unfortunately, the demons of addiction are strong and overpower her efforts to stay sober.”

DID BROOKE MUELLER ENTER REHAB TO KEEP HER KIDS?

A spy told Page Six that Mueller appeared distraught at a Southampton Rite Aid early Sunday and that she begged a stranger to help her get home.

“We took her home because we thought she needed help. But once we were in the house, she opened her bags and she had so many drugs it was like ‘Scarface,’” a witness said.

BROOKE MUELLER HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING ‘BIZARRE’ BEHAVIOR

Once at Mueller’s property, the witness alleges, “The guys in the house were just waking up from a long night, and nobody was in the mood to party. But Brooke had other ideas, and kept saying, ‘Why are you all so boring? Let’s party.’ She had so many bags of drugs, it wasn’t clear what they were, but she had white powder around her nose, so I assume it was cocaine.”

CHARLIE SHEEN RECALLS 2011 SPIRAL, REHAB JOURNEY AND DIVORCES

“She disappeared in the bathroom for a while with one young man, then came out and went back in the bathroom with another guy,” the witness added.

Mueller shares 10-year-old twin sons with Sheen, 53, to whom she was married from 2008 to 2011.

In 2009, Mueller accused Sheen of threatening her life during an argument. He later pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in relation to the incident.

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She’s struggled with drug abuse for years and has been in rehab several times.

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Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex wife, still struggling with drug use, source says

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Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is still struggling with sobriety, a source told Fox News Monday.

A report early Monday claimed that Mueller, 41, may have relapsed during a weekend trip to the Hamptons.

A rep for Mueller declined to comment on the report, but an insider close to the actress and real estate investor told Fox News, “Like so many people, sobriety is a daily challenge for Brooke. She genuinely wants to be well and tries every day to live a healthy life. Unfortunately, the demons of addiction are strong and overpower her efforts to stay sober.”

DID BROOKE MUELLER ENTER REHAB TO KEEP HER KIDS?

A spy told Page Six that Mueller appeared distraught at a Southampton Rite Aid early Sunday and that she begged a stranger to help her get home.

“We took her home because we thought she needed help. But once we were in the house, she opened her bags and she had so many drugs it was like ‘Scarface,’” a witness said.

BROOKE MUELLER HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING ‘BIZARRE’ BEHAVIOR

Once at Mueller’s property, the witness alleges, “The guys in the house were just waking up from a long night, and nobody was in the mood to party. But Brooke had other ideas, and kept saying, ‘Why are you all so boring? Let’s party.’ She had so many bags of drugs, it wasn’t clear what they were, but she had white powder around her nose, so I assume it was cocaine.”

CHARLIE SHEEN RECALLS 2011 SPIRAL, REHAB JOURNEY AND DIVORCES

“She disappeared in the bathroom for a while with one young man, then came out and went back in the bathroom with another guy,” the witness added.

Mueller shares 10-year-old twin sons with Sheen, 53, to whom she was married from 2008 to 2011.

In 2009, Mueller accused Sheen of threatening her life during an argument. He later pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in relation to the incident.

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She’s struggled with drug abuse for years and has been in rehab several times.

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Single dad becomes star after asking daughter for fashion advice: ‘I’m being asked out a lot’

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A single father had no idea that asking his 19-year-old daughter for fashion advice was going to change his life.

Carli Saville shared the images that her father, Jeff, sent her of different possible outfits for him to wear on a date — and asking for advice. The adorable exchange quickly caught social media’s attention, making the sharped-dressed man a viral star.

Saville posted the images to her Twitter with the caption, “Life with a single dad, asking for advice on date outfits,” which was followed up by several laughing emojis. The photos also show the text exchange between the two. Jeff tries on two different shirts and tries them out both tucked and untucked.

The original tweet has been retweeted over 5,000 times so far, and has been shared over 168,000 times.

Jeff initially wasn’t aware of his newfound fame, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. According to Carli, her father was stood up on his date.

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“I didn’t want him to be sad and mad in the same night, I thought he might be embarrassed and a little upset but he took it lightly,” Carli told Yahoo Lifestyle. “He was excited watching the tweet get more and more attention.”

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Despite being stood up, it looks like this story will have a happy ending for Jeff, who didn’t even have a Twitter account until the photos went viral. “I’m being asked out a lot,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle. “It’s unusual. It’s fun. It’s amazing. I don’t know what to say.”

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Meanwhile, his daughter is happy for him and hopes that all of this attention will have a positive outcome. “I hope it brings him a soulmate and someone that can bring him happiness for a lifetime,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle. “He deserves it more than anyone I know.”

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Jenna Ellis: Dems, opponents of the Census citizenship question have won the battle – and lost the war

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Democrats thought they had scored a historic victory with their cynical ploy to run out the clock so that the Trump administration wouldn’t have time to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census.

They were wrong.

The opponents of the census question perverted the American legal system in order to get what they thought they wanted – and President Trump just turned their efforts into a giant “own goal.”

TRUMP, ‘NOT BACKING DOWN’ IN EFFORT TO COUNT CITIZENS AMID CENSUS FIGHT, ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ORDER

With the executive order that the president announced Thursday from the Rose Garden alongside Attorney General Bill Barr, the American people are going to have more information about citizenship and the illegal alien population than ever before, all collected and reported in one place. The EO instructs every federal agency to hand over to the Commerce Department any information they collect on citizenship, along with any other data that the Secretary of Commerce determines is necessary to paint a more complete picture of the situation.

This all started with a fight over a single item on the Census questionnaire – “are you a U.S. citizen?” It’s been included many times before, going back all the way to 1820, and wouldn’t even be controversial if not for the extreme, deranged resentment that the left harbors toward President Trump and his administration. But the real issue was always about letting the federal government conduct an accurate tally of just how many citizens and illegal aliens reside in our country.

All roads lead to Rome, though. The president’s new directive is going to accomplish what the Democrats and left-wing open-border activists were hoping to prevent with their lawsuit against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

They thought they prevailed in court on a technicality, but as Attorney General Barr explained from the Rose Garden on Thursday, the administration is still clearly in the legal right. The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that the question itself is indisputably constitutional. Five Justices took issue with the manner in which the question’s reintroduction was justified by the government, but only the four liberals thought the reason given was actually insufficient.

This was a fixable setback. Given enough time, the procedural mess could have been cleared up. But time wasn’t on the administration’s side, as the liberals behind the lawsuit were well aware. Long before the matter could possibly work its way back up to the Supreme Court, the government would have to start printing the 2020 Census forms in order to get them out in time to meet the constitutionally-mandated deadline.

The question’s opponents won that particular battle by running out the clock, but they still lost the war. The federal government already collects limited data on America’s growing illegal alien population through the annual American Community Survey, which does include the citizenship question, and that information is now going to be augmented by the full weight of federal data collection.

This is the result that Americans wanted – only an extremist minority actually thinks we don’t have a right to know whether the people who live in this country are U.S. citizens. A poll on the Census question found two-to-one support – including 55 percent support among Hispanic Americans – for including the citizenship question. The courts sided with the small minority of open-borders activists over the will of the American people, but President Trump has set things right with his executive order.

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One way or another, Americans are going to find out whether it’s really true that the illegal alien population has somehow stayed at 11 million for decades despite the hundreds of thousands of new illegal immigrants who cross the border every year, or whether researchers at Yale and MIT were correct when they determined that there are actually between 16.5 million and 29.1 million illegal aliens residing in our country.

The experts at the Commerce Department know what they’re doing, and with the help of the new data President Trump just ordered, they’re going to find the information that the citizenship question’s opponents are so desperate to hide. This time, there’s little they can do to stop it.

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Skydiving plane crash in Sweden leaves 9 dead, officials say

Nine people were killed Sunday when a small plane carrying a group of skydivers crashed shortly after takeoff in Sweden, officials said.

The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Storsandskar island not long after the plane took off from Umea Airport, located in the northern part of the country.

Swedish airport authority Swedavia said the plane involved in the crash was a GippsAero GA8 Airvan, an Australian-made single-engine aircraft popular with parachutists.

MONSOONS, FLASH FLOODING KILLS AT LEAST 47 IN NEPAL, DOZENS MISSING

Some of the parachutists were seen trying to jump off the plane just before it went down, witnesses told Swedish media.

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Emergency personnel move a part of a wing and other plane wreckage retrieved from the crash site at Ume river outside Umea, Sweden, on Monday July 15, 2019. (Erik Abel / TT via AP)

“I heard a weird sound, which didn’t sound normal. I looked up and saw a plane spinning like a top,” witness Peter Larsson told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper. “At first, I thought it was an acrobatic flight, but we quickly realized that something was wrong.”

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Another witness told Swedish broadcaster SVT she heard a loud noise from above before she saw the plane going straight down and crashing into the island.

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Emergency services attend the accident site at a small harbor at Ume river, outside Umea, Sweden, Sunday July 14, 2019. (Samuel Pettersson/TT via AP)

All those on board on board the plane were Swedish, the BBC reported.

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressed “great sadness” over the accident in a statement to Swedish news agency TT. He sent condolences to the families of the victims and said the government would stay in close touch with officials probing the crash “as it is important to investigate the cause”.

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Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden on Sunday and all nine of the people on board were killed. (Samuel Pettersson/TT via AP)

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Robert Downey Jr. talks life after Iron Man, ‘Avengers’: ‘I am not my work’

Robert Downey Jr. opened up about life after Iron Man now that he’s finished playing the superhero in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe with “Avengers: Endgame.”

The actor stepped into the role of Tony Stark in the 2008 film “Iron Man.” After ten years in one of the most successful franchises of all time, he got candid about how he’s coping with the next stage of his career being so uncertain.

“I have not been forced to explore the new frontier of what is my creative and personal life after this,” Downey during an appearance on “Off Camera With Sam Jones.” “It’s always good to get ahead of where you are about to be. If you put eyes on ‘that’s going to be a big turn down there, spring of ’19,’ I better start psychically getting on top of that.”

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He continued: “There’s always a dependency on something that feels like a sure thing. It’s the closest I will ever come to being a trust fund kid.”

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Robert Downey, Jr., attends the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures “Avengers: Endgame” at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019. (Getty)

Fortunately, the 54-year-old actor won’t be without work for long. The Hollywood Reporter notes that he’s got “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” and “Sherlock Holmes 3” in the pipeline as his next projects that could lead to a wider franchise. However, new roles could be hard for him. Downey explained that he had to take proactive steps to avoid completely disappearing into the Tony Stark persona, saying he leaned on his theater training of creating “aesthetic distance.”

“Initially, by creating and associated and synergizing with Tony Stark and the Marvel Universe… and being a good company man, but also being a little off kilter, being creative and getting into all these other partnerships, it was a time when… what do they say? Pets start looking like their owners?” he said.

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“I am not my work. I am not what I did with that studio. I am not that period of time that I spent playing this character,” he continued. “And it sucks, because the kid in all of us wants to be like, ‘No. It’s always going to be summer camp and we’re all holding hands and singing Kumbaya.’”

Despite trying to create aesthetic distance from the superhero, he concluded by noting the parallel he notices between his future and Stark’s journey from a self-serving egomaniac to the person that makes sacrifices for the greater good.

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“It’d be really a pity if I couldn’t ingest that and make, you know, and make adjustments moving forward so that I don’t regress to old behaviors or, you know say ‘well where’s my next massive franchise?!’” he joked. “It doesn’t feel right.”

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San Francisco 49ers defensive back releases Colin Kaepernick tribute song

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A San Francisco 49ers defensive back released a song Friday dedicated to former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Antone Exum revealed in June he would be releasing the track to address police brutality and perceived injustices in the police force. The song “Officer Kaepernick” was released on the website HipHopDX.

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“I think it was one or two years ago,” Exum explained to the website about the track’s origins. “I would say probably one or one and a half years ago when I wrote this record, but it wasn’t recent at all. It was, actually, going to be a throwaway, but for some reason, I didn’t throw it away because it just meant…it goes.”

Exum said his song isn’t about all police officers.

“Kaepernick did not take a knee for our good serving soldiers like yourself or even the good cops out there that we have,” he said. “Good cops, the government officials, good judges, good… prison workers like all of that stuff. That’s not why he took a knee he simply was taking a knee for the catastrophic instances that went down.”

Exum, who is going into his third season with the Niners, told TMZ Sports in June he wasn’t concerned about any potential backlash from the song.

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Kaepernick hasn’t played a down of football since the 2016 season. He created a firestorm when he took a knee during the national anthem in order to protest perceived racial injustices in the U.S.

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