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Minnesota man killed woman who honked at him to hurry up

Prosecutors in northern Minnesota accused a man of fatally shooting a woman who yelled at him to hurry up and honked her horn while waiting for him outside his home.

Angelo Borreson, 56, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and second-degree assault in the death of 51-year-old Angela Wynne.

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Borreson told authorities Wynne drove to his home near Badger on Wednesday morning to help him get gas for his vehicle. According to the complaint, Wynne arrived before Borreson was ready to leave and started yelling at him to hurry while honking her horn.

Borreson told authorities that he accidentally shot Wynne multiple times.

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He said he did not mean for his shotgun to fire, the complaint said. He then called 911.

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Borreson remained jailed Sunday with bail set at $750,000 ahead of a March 16 court appearance, the Star Tribune reported. A message could not be left Sunday for his public defender.

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This Day in History: Jan. 6

On this day, Jan. 6 …

1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Detroit’s Cobo Arena; four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, would go to prison for their roles in the attack. (Harding would plead guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution, but deny any advance knowledge about the assault.)

Also on this day:

  • 1759: George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis are married in New Kent County, Va.
  • 1838: Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail give the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph in Morristown, N.J.
  • 1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlines a goal of “Four Freedoms”: Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear.
  • 1945: George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, N.Y.
  • 1968: A surgical team at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, led by Dr. Norman Shumway performs the first U.S. adult heart transplant, placing the heart of a 43-year-old man in a 54-year-old patient. (The recipient would die 15 days later).
  • 1974: A year-round daylight saving time begins in the United States on a trial basis as a fuel-saving measure in response to the OPEC oil embargo.
  • 1993: Authorities rescue Jennifer Stolpa and her infant son, Clayton, after Jennifer’s husband, James, succeeds in reaching help, ending the family’s eight-day ordeal after becoming lost in the snow-covered Nevada desert. 
  • 1998: In a new bid to expand health insurance, President Clinton unveils a proposal to offer Medicare coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Americans between the ages of 55 to 64.
  • 2001: With Vice President Al Gore presiding in his capacity as president of the Senate, Congress formally certifies George W. Bush the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 presidential election.
  • 2003: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accuses U.N. inspectors of engaging in “intelligence work” instead of searching for suspected nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in his country.
  • 2014: The U.S. Supreme Court stays a decision by a federal judge striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage so that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver could decide the issue. (In June 2014, the Court of Appeals would overturn the ban; in October, the U.S Supreme Court would turn away appeals from five states seeking to preserve their bans, including Utah.) 
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FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, (AP Photo/John Locher, file) (The Associated Press)

  • 2014: By a vote of 56-26, the U.S. Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. 
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Trump warns Iran of ‘major retaliation’ if US is attacked, threatens Iraq with sanctions

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

Trump, Iran trade threats of retaliation; president warns Iraq of sanctions if US troops are expelled
President Trump warned Sunday that Iran could suffer a “major retaliation” if the rogue nation targets the U.S., as tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East after the U.S.-led airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Meanwhile, Esmail Ghaani, the Iranian general taking over for Soleimani, told state television Monday that “actions will be taken” to avenge the death of his predecessor. Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab, directly threatened an attack on the U.S. military in the Mideast while speaking to a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Tehran.

The trade of threats between the two nations was the latest since Soleimani’s killing early Friday in Baghdad. Iranian officials also announced they would be abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal, signaling threats of further nuclear proliferation. Trump over the weekend warned Iran that the United States has targeted “52 Iranian sites” and will “hit very fast and very hard” if needed

In addition, Trump threatened Iraq with sanctions and a bill for billions of dollars if the U.S. is forced to withdraw its troops from the nation after the Iraqi parliament, responding to a U.S. airstrike on Soleimani, voted to expel American forces. Click here for more on our top story.

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Congress returns from recess in Trump impeachment trial limbo
Congress is set to return from its holiday break on Monday, and it will begin as it ended when it went on recess: at an impasse on Trump’s impeachment trial. The Democratic-led House voted last month to impeach the president but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to present the articles of impeachment to the Senate unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell provides details on how the trial would proceed.

In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., insisted Sunday that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not deliver articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate by the end of the week, the Senate should “take matters in our own hands.” Click here for more.

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This image released by NBC shows host Ricky Gervais speaking at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais tears into ‘woke’ Hollywood elite, Disney, Amazon, Apple
Sam Mendes’ World War I tale “1917” and Quentin Tarantino’s  “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” were among the big winners at the 77th Golden Globe Awards Sunday as they won for won best picture, drama, and best film, comedy or musical, respectively. (Click here for complete 2020 Golden Globes winners list.)

However, notoriously controversial host Ricky Gervais may have stolen the show by laying into the Hollywood elite with his opening monologue. Click here for more.

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Harvey Weinstein vows he’ll be ‘fully exonerated’ at New York trial.
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Fugitive Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan remains a mystery.
Arizona man arrested in connection with probe involving mountain lions devouring human remains.

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Stocks continue decline, oil, gold rise on Middle East tensions.
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Picasso painting being raffled off for $111 for charity. 
 
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SOME PARTING WORDS

Steve Hilton says critics who have complained about President Trump’s ordered airstrike on Soleimani don’t seem to know what “America first” really means.

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’60 Minutes’ obtains graphic photos of Jeffrey Epstein shortly after his death

Newly revealed photos show Jeffrey Epstein’s face frozen in death and the torn strip of orange prison bedsheet he allegedly used as a noose to hang himself.

The photos — which include the convicted pedophile’s corpse both naked and in a hospital gown laying on a gurney — were released by CBS TV’s “60 Minutes’’ Sunday as part of a segment that included an interview with former New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden.

Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother, Mark, to observe an autopsy on the disgraced financier, was asked if he thought he killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell in August — as the current ME says — or was the victim of something more sinister.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ALLEGED MADAM GHISLAINE MAXWELL UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION

“The forensic evidence released so far, including autopsy, point much more to murder and strangulation than the suicide and suicidal hanging,” Baden replied.

The former ME noted that Epstein was taken to an emergency room when he was found in his cell, calling that “not normal protocol’’ and noting it disrupted the scene.

An autopsy photo of Epstein’s hyoid bone, at the base of his neck, also showed it broken in three places, which Baden said is unheard of in a suicidal hanging.

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This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

“Going over — over a thousand jail hangings, suicides in the New York City state prisons over the past 40, 50 years — no one had three fractures,’’ Baden said.

The city ME’s office refuted the claim and said it stands “firmly’’ behind its ruling that Epstein killed himself.

Law-enforcement sources have told The Post that authorities believe Epstein tied one end of a prison sheet around his neck and the other around a bed railing in his cell, then kneeled forward, hanging, until he died.

FORMER NYC CORRECTIONS OFFICIAL ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE: ‘THIS WHOLE THING DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE’

One of the photos shows a strip of prison sheet fashioned into a noose.

Another snapshot reveals a piece of orange sheet tied to his bed railing about 4 feet off the ground. A third photo shows a small piece of fabric tied through a grate on his window.

The photos also included a mess of orange sheets in the cell and medicine bottles lined up on a metal shelf on the top bunk.

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“60 Minutes” says a note left in Epstein’s cell shows he “wrote that one guard kept me in a locked shower stall for one hour.”

“Noel (the guard), sent me burnt food. Giants bugs crawling over my hands. No fun,’’ it quotes the note as saying.

Epstein was being held in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan, awaiting sex-trafficking charges, when he was found dead the morning of Aug. 10.

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Chicago mom who jumped from window charged with killing her kids, cops say

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A Chicago mother accused of killing her two young children and stabbing her grandfather before jumping out of a window on a high-rise building last week was charged with murder.

Aleah Newell, 20, was charged on Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder in the deaths of her 7-month-old Ameer and 2-year-old son Johntavis, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Newell was charged while in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Newell’s 70-year-old grandfather, Cordell Walker, was stabbed 10 times and is expected to survive, according to WGN9.

ILLINOIS UBER DRIVER IMPRISONED FOR ABUSING PASSENGER TO FACE TRIAL AFTER ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO ‘SILENCE’ VICTIM

The children were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

“I don’t know why it happened,” Zera Newell, the children’s grandmother, told ABC 7 Chicago. “Why she killed my grandkids.”

Police were called to Water’s Edge Apartments in Chicago’s South Shore just before 2 a.m. on Thursday where they found Newell and Johntavis on the ground outside the building. Inside they found Walker “moaning in a pool of blood.” Ameer found dead in the bathtub. He sustained 19 stab wounds in the head and had blisters from the scalding water, police said.

Prosecutors say Newell was using the bath at Walker’s apartment when the 70-year-old came in to use the toilet. She hit him in the head with a towel bar before grabbing a knife and stabbing him repeatedly, they said.

According to court documents, she went into the living room and picked up her 2-year-old before throwing him out of the 11th story window. Newell jumped roughly 20 seconds later, crashing through a window washer scaffold on the third floor and fell onto the concrete. She suffered a broken wrist and ankle.

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The crash was heard by a building security worker who called 911.

Judge Susana Ortiz called Newell’s alleged crimes “reflective of wanton cruelty,” and ordered her jailed without bail, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Newell, who stayed at a Chicago homeless shelter from Monday to Wednesday morning, told an acquaintance that she “couldn’t take care of the kids,” according to ABC 7 Chicago. She was diagnosed with a mood disorder after an attempted suicide attempt during the summer, prosecutors said.

Newell also told her mother that she wanted to “get her life together,” the outlet reported.

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If her condition improves, Newell is set to appear in court on Monday, according to prosecutors.

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Deadly shooting on Florida’s I-95, 22-year-old killed

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A recent college graduate and aspiring lawyer was killed by a stray bullet while driving down a Florida highway with her boyfriend, authorities said.

Melissa Gonzalez, 22, was traveling on Interstate 95 in Miami at around 8:30 p.m. on Friday when she was suddenly struck in the head by a bullet, according to CBS4 News.

FLORIDA COPS INVESTIGATE AFTER NEIGHBOR MISTAKES PARROT FOR WOMAN SCREAMING FOR HELP

Her boyfriend, 26-year-old Julian Veliz, told cops he heard gunshots coming from a dark colored-car and noticed Gonzalez had been hit.

In a panic, he jumped out of his Chevy Sedan, ran to the shoulder and called for help.

Gonzalez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she died.

NAKED FLORIDA MAN, HIGH ON METH, BITES K-9 DOG, ASSAULTS OFFICER: REPORT

She would have turned 23 years old later this month, according to NBC6.

“Someone unjustly took away her life and shot her,” her distraught mom, Sheila Nunez, told CBS4. “At this moment, I don’t know why.”

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The recent graduate of Florida International University was working toward her dream of becoming an attorney, her mom said.

“I brought her from Cuba when she was 4 years old and everything that I did, I did it for her,” Nunez said.

Gonzalez’s family is working on getting her father a humanitarian visa so he can come to the US from Cuba and attend her funeral.

Investigators were on the hunt for the shooter Sunday night.

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Oklahoma teen killed by armed gunmen in Mexico, family attacked

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A 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family was killed Saturday night in an ambush just south of Texas, according to the attorney general’s office in the state of Tamaulipas.

Three others were injured.

The family — who were permanent residents of the U.S. — were returning to the states in a Chevrolet SUV with Oklahoma plates after a holiday visit to see relatives in the state of San Luis Potosi.

The gunmen reportedly collided with the family to force them to stop. When they failed to do so, the attackers fired at the victims and fled in another vehicle, according to El Universal.

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The attorney’s office added that the teen was a U.S. citizen. They did not release the victims’ names.

The highway runs through an area that’s disputed by criminal groups and is considered dangerous.

MEXICO PRISON BRAWL OVER SOCCER GAME LEAVES 16 INMATES DEAD, 5 WOUNDED

The road connects the city of Mier with Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, on the banks of the Rio Grande across the US–Mexico border from Falcon Heights, Texas.

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Back in November, 13-year-old Devin Langford survived a deadly ambush in Mexico that saw his mother, two brothers, as well as nine women and children killed following an ambush in the Mexican state of Sonora.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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Illinois Uber driver imprisoned for abusing passenger to face trial after allegedly trying to ‘silence’ victim

A former Uber driver in Illinois who was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for sexually abusing a passenger will stand trial this week on charges that he also tried to hire someone to “hurt or silence” the victim, according to a report.

Ahmed Tawfeeq, 29, of the Chicago suburb of Elgin, was convicted in November of criminal sexual abuse, attempted sexual assault, promoting prostitution, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

The conviction stemmed from a June 2017 incident in which Tawfeeq picked up a woman in his car. On the way home, he asked her “if she had any interest in being a prostitute,” prosecutors said. He then turned off the Uber app and attacked her in a parking lot, according to investigators.

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Ahmed Tawfeeq faced new charges that he tried to pay off someone to silence a woman he sexually abused. (McHenry County state’s attorney)

On Monday, Tawfeeq is to face a new trial on allegations that he offered to post bond for a fellow McHenry County Jail inmate and an additional $6,000 to “kidnap” the woman, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A court filing cited by the Tribune showed that Taqfeeq told an inmate he “raped a … girl in his Uber cab and that he needed someone to threaten the girl, kidnap her, or beat her so she wouldn’t testify.”

MARYLAND COP CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE COUNTS OF RAPE, SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY

Before he was sentenced Friday, McHenry Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Ann Scholl said Tawfeeq used his position to prey on the woman, and that a sex offender evaluation suggested he was an “above average risk” to re-offend.

She added that the harm Tawfeeq caused the victim was compounded by his alleged attempt to hire someone to “hurt or silence her.”

Court county records cited by the Tribune showed that Tawfeeq also faced domestic battery charges for allegedly intimidating a female relative while he was out on bond.

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Tawfeeq has denied all charges against him.

His lawyer, Brian Shields, said the victim’s testimony was not credible and Tawfeeq’s actions “did not cause serious physical harm to anyone.”

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Kentucky man allegedly skinned dogs for ‘doggy coat,’ state police say

A Kentucky man who was arrested last month after allegedly skinning four of his neighbors’ dogs to make a “doggy coat” has been charged with animal torture among other crimes.

Jonathan D. Watkins, 38, was arrested in David – near the western border of West Virginia – on Dec. 23 after a neighbor called law enforcement.

The neighbor told police that Watkins had asked him for a cigarette and was covered in blood. After asking where the blood had come from, the neighbor claimed Watkins said he had been skinning dogs, according to an arrest citation.

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Jonathan D. Watkins has had mental health issues in the past, according to one of his neighbors. (Floyd Detention Center)

The neighbor said he didn’t believe him at first because he knew Watkins had had mental issues. But, he later saw what looked like animal skins and dog carcasses on Watkins’ front porch, according to the citation. The neighbor told police he was missing two dogs and thought another neighbor was missing two dogs as well.

A state trooper who responded found Watkins at his home with “a large hunting knife” and what appeared to be blood on his clothing, according to an arrest report cited by WDRB.

When the trooper asked what the blood was, Watkins replied, “I’m making myself a doggy coat,” according to the arrest citation. Watkins allegedly told the trooper that he stabbed the dogs and then skinned them.

The trooper then asked Watkins if he killed his neighbors’ dogs, to which he replied: “Yes. There isn’t anything wrong with me making myself a fur coat,” WDRB reported.

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During a Dec. 27 hearing, Floyd District Court Judge Jimmy R. Marcum appointed a public defender for Watkins and ordered him held without bond.

He also ordered Watkins to undergo a psychiatric examination, court records showed.

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Watkins was facing four counts of torturing a dog or cat resulting in serious physical injury or death and two counts of tampering with physical evidence. He was being held in Kentucky’s Floyd County Detention Center.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida caregiver accused of stealing $1.1 million from woman before she died

A Florida woman was charged Friday with stealing over $1.1 million from an elderly woman for whom she was working as an unlicensed caregiver, officials said.

Anna Bullinger, 55, was charged in Sarasota County on a charge of exploitation of the elderly.

Investigators said the victim was Peggy Nardone, a Nokomis widow who was 94 when she died in June of last year.

Nardone had hired Bullinger in 2014 to drive her to doctor’s appointment and run errands to the bank and supermarket, court papers showed. She worked 40 hours a week and was paid $20 an hour.

Westlake Legal Group Anna-Bullinger Florida caregiver accused of stealing $1.1 million from woman before she died Robert Gearty fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/robbery-theft fox news fnc/us fnc article 4daea03c-110d-5f9f-8c84-6b55d570a8e6

Anna Bullinger, 55, was charged with exploitation of the elderly. (Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office)

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“It is shocking. The only reason they found out is because the last check she wrote was the day after the victim died, which was $90,000,” Carlos Verondi, a detective with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, told Fox 13 Tampa.

The sheriff’s office issued a news release Friday that said starting in January of 2015, Bullinger, of Sarasota, was able to steal over $500,000 from Nardone by cashing 147 checks.

“Bullinger is also suspected of transferring a trust account valued at $650,000 to her daughter in January 2019,” the news release said. “Collectively, the amount stolen from the victim totals $1,102,307.”

Bullinger was arrested on New Year’s Eve and released the same day on bail.

She denied the charges in a brief interview with Fox 13 at her front door on Friday.

“That’s not true. Goodbye,” she said.

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Linda Howell, a neighbor of Nardone’s, told WWSB-TV she used to see Bullinger and other caretakers come and go.

“We had a little episode where the caretaker broke down crying to my husband about how awful it was that she was having to  spend her life taking care of Peggy,” she told the station.

Westlake Legal Group Anna-Bullinger Florida caregiver accused of stealing $1.1 million from woman before she died Robert Gearty fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/robbery-theft fox news fnc/us fnc article 4daea03c-110d-5f9f-8c84-6b55d570a8e6   Westlake Legal Group Anna-Bullinger Florida caregiver accused of stealing $1.1 million from woman before she died Robert Gearty fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/crime/robbery-theft fox news fnc/us fnc article 4daea03c-110d-5f9f-8c84-6b55d570a8e6

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