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Handcuffed suspect stole police cruiser, authorities say

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Police in Pennsylvania had their hands full Saturday with a suspect who had to be arrested twice, according to reports.

Officers initially arrested Monica Nicole Christian, 31, after responding to reports of squatters in a neighborhood in Rochester Township, near Pittsburgh.

Police say Christian became violent with them during the arrest, WTAE-TV reported.

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But once inside a police cruiser, the handcuffed Christian managed to climb through the cage separating the front and back seats – and then drive off in the police cruiser while the officer was gathering some items outside the vehicle, the Times of Rochester reported.

At some point the suspect slipped off the handcuffs, parked the vehicle and fled on foot, the report said.

But tips from neighbors helped police locate the suspect, according to WPXI-TV.

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“Without their assistance, we would have had a hard time trying to track her down,” Sgt. Dawn Shane of the Rochester Police department told WTAE.

Christian was later seen on local television, sticking her tongue out at a news crew as she was escorted by law enforcement officers.

Authorities say the suspect was wanted in Texas for robbery.

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Justice Dept. probing whether J&J lied to public about talcum powder’s cancer risk: report

A federal grand jury in Washington is looking into what Johnson & Johnson officials knew about the cancer risks in the company’s Baby Powder-brand talcum powder and other products, according to a report.

The New Jersey-based company is the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigation as well as a regulatory probe amid allegations from thousands of cancer patients that J&J products played a role in their illnesses, Bloomberg reported last week.

The company is facing more than 14,000 lawsuits alleging that J&J talc products caused people’s ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, a condition linked to asbestos, the report said.

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Meanwhile, a J&J spokeswoman told Bloomberg that the company was “fully cooperating” with the Justice investigation. She also denied that the company’s Baby Powder contains asbestos or causes cancer, and said the company’s position is “supported by decades of independent clinical evidence.”

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Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York. (Reuters)

But in recent years nearly a dozen juries have concluded that J&J knew some of its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products contained asbestos and did not make the information available to consumers, the report said. Such cases have cost J&J more than $5 billion in payouts to plaintiffs, the report said.

J&J has since sold the Shower-to-Shower brand to another company that has an agreement with J&J protecting it from any asbestos lawsuits linked to the brand, according to Bloomberg.

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In March, a jury in California awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed J&J products caused her terminal cancer.

Last December, J&J shares suffered their worst loss in 16 years after Reuters reported the company knew for decades about asbestos content in its products. The company forcefully denied the veracity of the Reuters report.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Donkey’s July 4 death may prompt new laws on loud noises

The noise was probably too much for Sammy the Donkey, a Georgia farmer says.

John Bogino of Seven Gables Farm north of Atlanta says Sammy (short for Sambuca) probably couldn’t take the explosions from nearby Fourth of July fireworks.

“The sounds were really loud, and I suspect he got scared out there and probably died of fright or heart attack,” Bogino told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Bogino says he wishes people would think about animals before they organize such holiday celebrations – especially in farming areas.

Just two years ago, the mayor of Milton, Ga., asked the city’s equestrian committee to work with state lawmakers on potential solutions to protect livestock and other animals, the newspaper reported.

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Donkeys and other animals may face harmful effects from loud noises, a Georgia farmer says. (Associated Press)

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Prior to the holiday, the city emailed the following message: “While the sights and sounds are exciting for most of us, fireworks can be less enjoyable for both large and small animals.”

While Sammy couldn’t be saved, Bogino is hoping other animals will be spared next time there’s a loud celebration in town.

Click here for more from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Pair facing manslaughter charges in death of Grammy-winning jazz drummer

Two people are facing manslaughter charges in connection with last month’s slaying of a Grammy-winning jazz drummer, according to a report.

Indicted in connection with the June 2 death of Lawrence Leathers, 37, were his girlfriend Lisa Harris, 41, and her friend, Sterling Aguilar, 29, the New York Daily News reported.

According to authorities, Aguilar grabbed Leathers in a chokehold after the musician and Harris argued inside their Bronx apartment in New York City.

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Aguilar squeezed Leathers’ neck for about 30 minutes while Harris sat on Leathers’ chest and repeatedly punched him, the Daily News reported.

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Lawrence Leathers performing in Paris, Sept. 5, 2015. (Getty Images)

Later, Harris dumped Leathers’ body in the stairwell of their apartment building and never called authorities, the report said.

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After an investigation, both Harris and Aguilar were arrested a day after the attack, according to the Associated Press.

Leathers, a native of Lansing, Mich., worked on two Grammy-winning albums by Cecile McLorin Salvant.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Pair facing manslaughter charges in death of Grammy-winning jazz drummer

Two people are facing manslaughter charges in connection with last month’s slaying of a Grammy-winning jazz drummer, according to a report.

Indicted in connection with the June 2 death of Lawrence Leathers, 37, were his girlfriend Lisa Harris, 41, and her friend, Sterling Aguilar, 29, the New York Daily News reported.

According to authorities, Aguilar grabbed Leathers in a chokehold after the musician and Harris argued inside their Bronx apartment in New York City.

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Aguilar squeezed Leathers’ neck for about 30 minutes while Harris sat on Leathers’ chest and repeatedly punched him, the Daily News reported.

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Lawrence Leathers performing in Paris, Sept. 5, 2015. (Getty Images)

Later, Harris dumped Leathers’ body in the stairwell of their apartment building and never called authorities, the report said.

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After an investigation, both Harris and Aguilar were arrested a day after the attack, according to the Associated Press.

Leathers, a native of Lansing, Mich., worked on two Grammy-winning albums by Cecile McLorin Salvant.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Dunkin’ manager created fake employee, collected extra paycheck, cops say

At some workplaces, some employees seem to do the work of two people.

But at a Dunkin’ doughnut shop in Florida, a manager was collecting the paychecks of two people – herself and a fake employee, authorities say.

The manager, identified as 29-year-old Markia Nelson, was arrested Monday and charged with grand theft after authorities alleged she had created the fake employee and deposited that fake employee’s real earnings into her own bank account.

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“The employee never actually showed up to do any work, and when they researched the employee’s clock-in and clock-out times they saw that it was her inputting it each time,” Pinellas Park police Sgt. Lonnie Lancto told FOX 13 of Tampa.

“The employee never actually showed up to do any work, and when they researched the employee’s clock-in and clock-out times they saw that it was her inputting it each time.”

— Pinellas Park police Sgt. Lonnie Lancto

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Markia Nelson, 29, was charged with grand theft, authorities say. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

The paperwork was done May 15 and Nelson started punching in and out at the Largo store as the fictitious new hire on May 16, logging a total of 235 hours until she was arrested, WFLA-TV of St. Petersburg reported.

The fake employee was paid $8.65 per hour for a total of more than $1,600, the report said.

The store’s owners caught on to the scheme and alerted police, according to FOX 13.

“They met the officer around the corner, showed him all the video that they had, paperwork that they had, timesheets and things like that, and basically presented their case to the officer first,” Lancto told the station.

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Nelson told police she used the extra cash for “life expenses,” according to WFLA.

Nelson was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and was later released, pending further legal action, according to the report.

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Christian views may have kept star player off US women’s soccer team, some say

As the U.S. Women’s World Cup champions continue to celebrate their recent triumph, some observers are wondering whether a top-tier American player was left off the team because of her religious views.

Jaelene Hinkle, 26, a native of Colorado who played college soccer at Texas Tech, is a defender for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League.

In 2018, Hinkle helped her team win the NWSL championship and previously helped it win a title in 2016 when it was known as the Western New York Flash.

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But in 2015, Hinkle had objected publicly to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

“I believe with every fiber in my body that what was written 2,000 years ago in the Bible is undoubtedly true,” Hinkle wrote on Instagram at the time. “This world may change, but Christ and His Word NEVER will.”

Jesus didn’t come to save those who already believed in Him. He came so that the lost, rejected, and abandoned men and women would find Him and believe. I believe with every fiber in my body that what was written 2,000 years ago in the Bible is undoubtedly true. It’s not a fictional book. It’s not a pick and choose what you want to believe. You either believe it, or you don’t. This world may change, but Christ and His Word NEVER will. My heart is that as Christians we don’t begin to throw a tantrum over what has been brought into law today, but we become that much more loving. That through our love, the lost, rejected, and abandoned find Christ. The rainbow was a convent made between God and all his creation that never again would the world be flooded as it was when He destroyed the world during Noah’s time. It’s a constant reminder that no matter how corrupt this world becomes, He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you Lord for your amazing grace, even during times of trial and confusion. Love won over 2,000 years ago when the greatest sacrifice of all time was made for ALL mankind. ❤️💜💛💚💙

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Then in 2017, Hinkle drew criticism when she declined to play in two matches for the U.S. women’s national team, reportedly because she didn’t want to wear special team jerseys recognizing Gay Pride Month.

‘It wasn’t my job’

She later told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club” that she opposed the jerseys for religious reasons.

“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle told the program. “I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.”

“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey. I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.”

— Jaelene Hinkle, pro soccer player

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Shortly after the interview aired, Hinkle was loudly booed in liberal Portland, Ore., when her North Carolina Courage team played against the Portland Thorns, the Irish Times reported.

Contrast with Rapinoe

Later, Hinkle was dropped from the U.S. national team for reasons solely related to soccer, team officials claimed, according to the newspaper. But the report noted that Hinkle’s public persona contrasts sharply with that of Team USA captain Megan Rapinoe, who also plays in the NWSL.

While Hinkle stands by her religious beliefs, the Times noted, Rapinoe has drawn public attention for such gestures as supporting former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests and for posing nude with her girlfriend, WNBA basketball player Sue Bird.

But Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator, and John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Colorado Springs, Colo., doubt that Hinkle was cut solely for soccer reasons, the Washington Times reported. They believe Hinkle was dropped because of her religious views.

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“If we were talking about just any player, it wouldn’t be really clear,” Stonestreet told the newspaper. “But just because of her abilities – Jaelene Hinkle is a heck of a player – it makes it that much more suspect.”

“If we were talking about just any player, it wouldn’t be really clear. But just because of her abilities – Jaelene Hinkle is a heck of a player – it makes it that much more suspect.”

— John Stonestreet, president, Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Colorado Springs, Colo.

SB Nation’s Kim McCauley asserted that Hinkle was likely invited to try out for the national team only to prevent a lawsuit, the Christian Post reported.

But Hinkle herself doesn’t seem too rattled by the decision to be left off the U.S. roster. As she told “The 700 Club”: “If I never get another national team call-up again then that’s just a part of [God’s] plan, and that’s OK.”

Hinkle also has a Biblical passage posted on her Twitter page: “If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.”

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Stevie Wonder says he’ll undergo kidney transplant later this year

Stevie Wonder says he will undergo a kidney transplant later this year.

The 69-year-old music legend disclosed the news to a concert crowd in London on Saturday night, the BBC reported.

The winner of 25 Grammy Awards addressed his health after playing his song “Superstition,” the report said.

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“I’m all good, I’m all good, all good, I have a donor and it’s all good,” he said, according to the BBC. “I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and thank you for your love. I love you and God bless you.”

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Stevie Wonder, 69, has been performing since childhood. (Associated Press)

On Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reported that Wonder was battling “a serious but manageable health issue,” citing information from sources close to the Michigan-born singer.

“He’s got some health challenges, but he doesn’t want a big PR thing out of this,” musician Joan Belgrave, a longtime friend of Wonder, told the Free Press.

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Wonder said he planned to do three more concerts then take a break before he undergoes surgery in September, the New York Post reported.

The singer, who has been blind since just after his birth, in part because he was born prematurely, has been performing since childhood and has sold more than 100 million records over his long career.

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Iran to enrich uranium ‘based on our needs,’ in defiance of 2015 nuclear accord

In a second breach of the 2015 nuclear agreement it signed with world powers, Iran on Sunday said it will raise its enrichment of uranium.

Iran will go beyond the limit of 3.67 percent enrichment to a new percentage “based on our needs,” government spokesman Ali Rabiei said at a news conference, without specifying a new limit.

The announcement was expected to further heighten tensions between Tehran and the U.S.

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The move comes one year after President Trump announced that the U.S. would leave the accord that the Obama administration and other governments had entered with Iran’s leadership.

On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, by phone that he was trying to find a way to resume dialogue between Iran and Western partners by July 15, the Associated Press reported.

Previously, Iran admitted breaking the deal’s 661-pound limit on its low-enriched uranium stockpile. Experts warn that higher enrichment and a growing stockpile of uranium would make an atomic bomb possible sooner for Iran.

The 2015 deal’s proponents say the accord was designed to prevent Iran from developing a bomb – which Iran has claimed it wasn’t interested in building anyway.

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​​​​​​​Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark “National Nuclear Day,” in Tehran, Iran, April 9, 2018. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Prior to Sunday’s announcement, Iran had warned Europe that it would begin pulling away from the deal in response to sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Iran’s economy and its top officials. Tehran is hoping that accord signees Russia, China and Europe can help provide relief from the U.S. sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Tensions between the U.S. and Iran began rising in May when the U.S. deployed additional troops and military capabilities to the Mideast. That was soon followed by mysterious oil tanker blasts near the Strait of Hormuz, for which some U.S. officials have blamed Tehran, and Iran shooting down a U.S. military drone – which nearly prompted a U.S. military response by President Trump.

At Washington’s urging, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to meet Wednesday to review Iran’s recent actions and possibly issue a formal censure, the Journal reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Antifa tries to disrupt ‘Demand Free Speech’ event in DC, reports say

Members of Antifa clashed with police Saturday after attempting to disrupt a “Demand Free Speech” rally on Saturday in Washington, D.C., according to reports.

Several members of the far-left group were seen trying to grab “Make America Great Again” hats off the heads of supporters of President Trump, the Washington Times reported.

Members of Black Lives Matter D.C. also attended, the Washington Post reported.

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A “massive” group of District of Columbia police officers was assigned to the rally in an effort to prevent violence, according to the Post.

Police had broken up at least one direct clash between the conservative Proud Boys group and members of Antifa, according to the Post. Afterward, police worked to keep the two sides apart, the report said.

Antifa members were seen dragging objects into the street to impede traffic in the rally area, the Times reported.

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People attending a “Demand Free Speech” rally in Washington, Saturday, July 6, 2019, gather around an opposing protester for a photo. The rally was organized to protest against the perceived censorship of conservative views. (Associated Press)

No arrests were made, District police Chief Peter Newsham told the newspaper.

According to the Post, authorities in the nation’s capital wanted to avoid a situation similar to last month’s violence in Portland, Ore., that prompted that city’s police to use tear gas against demonstrators.

Conservative writer Andy Ngo posted photos of his injuries after he was attacked in Portland.

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People attend a “Demand Free Speech” rally in Washington, Saturday, July 6, 2019. The rally was organized to protest against the perceived censorship of conservative views. (Associated Press)

On Wednesday, former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Fox News that he believes Antifa should be declared a domestic terror organization.

“This is an extremely violent group that goes out, threatens, intimidates, attacks with extreme violence for political reasons,” Kerik said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Conservative speakers addressing Saturday’s free-speech gathering in D.C. included Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and writers Laura Loomer and Milo Yiannopolous, according to the Post.

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Several speakers complained that they had been banned from social media because of their conservative views, the Daily Beast reported.

“I may have been the first person in history completely banned from Tinder,” speaker Greg Aselbekian shouted, according to the outlet.

Previous “Demand Free Speech” events were held in New York and San Francisco, the Post reported.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this story.

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