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Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan.

Puerto Ricans have been calling for Rosselló’s resignation after leaked online chats showed the Democrat insulting women and political opponents as well as mocking victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the island territory.

PUERTO RICO’S GOVERNOR GOES AWOL AS PROTESTORS GATHER OUTSIDE HIS RESIDENCE, US OFFICIALS CALL TO STEP DOWN

His official residence has been under siege this week as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered outside La Fortaleza, the governor’s official residence.

Amid the outcry, the media-friendly governor has avoided public appearances since July 11, making only four brief appearances, breaking from his usual three or four lengthy news conferences in addition to multiple media appearances.

A wave of protests hit the island on Friday, with union workers marching towards La Fortaleza from the nearby waterfront. Horseback riders and hundreds of other people also joined the march.

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 21: Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello is interviewed by a TV channel after a House vote at the Capitol December 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House has passed a $81 billion emergency aid bill to help Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California to rebuild after natural disasters this year.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smaller protests also broke out across the island over the weekend, though most people were expected to hit the streets on Monday.

The calls to oust the governor have caught the attention in the mainland U.S. and several officials, including presidential candidate Julián Castro, have come out in support of the protesters.

Castro, a Democrat, openly called on Rosselló to step down, saying “it’s clear that Gov. Rosselló can no longer be effective.”

CASTRO BECOMES FIRST 2020 DEM TO URGE EMBATTLED PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Reps. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also called for his ouster.

Some well-known athletes with ties to the island also urged the governor to resign last week, including the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and the Saint Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina.

Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism earlier this month published nearly 900 pages of private messages between Rosselló and several other government officials.

In one message Rosselló called one New York female politician of Puerto Rican descent a “w—e” and described another as a “daughter of a b—h.” One chat also made vulgar references to Latin pop star Ricky Martin’s homosexuality.

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During a July 11 news conference, Rosselló asked Puerto Ricans to forgive him for the comments he made in private. In further media appearances, he continued to ask for forgiveness over the comments many deemed offensive and misogynistic.

Fox News’ Mike Arroyo, Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan.

Puerto Ricans have been calling for Rosselló’s resignation after leaked online chats showed the Democrat insulting women and political opponents as well as mocking victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the island territory.

PUERTO RICO’S GOVERNOR GOES AWOL AS PROTESTORS GATHER OUTSIDE HIS RESIDENCE, US OFFICIALS CALL TO STEP DOWN

His official residence has been under siege this week as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered outside La Fortaleza, the governor’s official residence.

Amid the outcry, the media-friendly governor has avoided public appearances since July 11, making only four brief appearances, breaking from his usual three or four lengthy news conferences in addition to multiple media appearances.

A wave of protests hit the island on Friday, with union workers marching towards La Fortaleza from the nearby waterfront. Horseback riders and hundreds of other people also joined the march.

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 21: Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello is interviewed by a TV channel after a House vote at the Capitol December 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House has passed a $81 billion emergency aid bill to help Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California to rebuild after natural disasters this year.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smaller protests also broke out across the island over the weekend, though most people were expected to hit the streets on Monday.

The calls to oust the governor have caught the attention in the mainland U.S. and several officials, including presidential candidate Julián Castro, have come out in support of the protesters.

Castro, a Democrat, openly called on Rosselló to step down, saying “it’s clear that Gov. Rosselló can no longer be effective.”

CASTRO BECOMES FIRST 2020 DEM TO URGE EMBATTLED PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Reps. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also called for his ouster.

Some well-known athletes with ties to the island also urged the governor to resign last week, including the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and the Saint Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina.

Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism earlier this month published nearly 900 pages of private messages between Rosselló and several other government officials.

In one message Rosselló called one New York female politician of Puerto Rican descent a “w—e” and described another as a “daughter of a b—h.” One chat also made vulgar references to Latin pop star Ricky Martin’s homosexuality.

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During a July 11 news conference, Rosselló asked Puerto Ricans to forgive him for the comments he made in private. In further media appearances, he continued to ask for forgiveness over the comments many deemed offensive and misogynistic.

Fox News’ Mike Arroyo, Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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8 injured after lightning strike at Florida beach, 1 struck directly, officials say

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One person is in critical condition and seven others suffered injuries on Sunday after lighting struck at a Florida beach, officials said.

One man in his 40s, who was at Clearwater Beach, about 50 minutes from Tampa., was “directly hit by lightning” on Sunday afternoon and went into cardiac arrest, according to Joelle Castelli, public communications director for the city of Clearwater.

Castelli said the man was in critical condition.

FLORIDA CHURCH IS ‘COMPLETE LOSS’ AFTER FIRE INVESTIGATORS HAVE TIED TO LIGHTNING

She said three other people were rushed to a hospital in Clearwater with non-life-threatening injuries and another person was taken to a Tampa hospital with burns. She added that three other patients with minor injuries refused to be transported to the hospital.

Castelli told Fox News all the people affected by the lighting were in the beach area behind a seafood restaurant called “Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill” around 12:45 p.m.

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She said about fifteen minutes beforehand, Clearwater beach lifeguards all left their towers “due to bad weather.”

Castelli reminded beachgoers to take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present, adding that Clearwater Fire and Rescue used the phrase, “when you hear the roar, go indoor.”

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California woman, boyfriend accused of strangling her day-old baby in hospital

A young mother has been accused of giving birth to a healthy baby boy in a California hospital and then strangling him a day later in the maternity ward with her boyfriend.

Doctors at St. John’s Medical Center in Oxnard made every effort to revive Baby Diego on Friday over a 10-hour period before declaring him dead, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide said the mother, Andrea Torralba, 20, and her boyfriend, David Villa, 21, told investigators Friday morning they had suffocated Baby Diego until he was unconscious, the paper reported.

Records showed both Torralba and Villa were born in Mexico; their citizenship status was unclear.

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Mugshots for David Villa, 21, left, and Andrea Torralba, 20, accused in the death by strangulation of her newborn baby boy at a Southern California hospital Friday.  (Oxnard Police Department via AP)

“By the looks of the nurses, they did everything they could to try and revive that kid,” Ordelheide told the paper. “I can tell you this is probably one of the worst things these detectives can go through, is something like this, but we’re still trying to figure out what happened.”

FAMILY OF CHICAGO INFANT CUT FROM MOTHER’S WOMB BILLED $300G FOR HIS – AND SUSPECTED KILLER’S – CARE BY HOSPITAL: REPORT

The sergeant said Torralba told investigators she didn’t want the baby and Villa was not the father, the paper reported.

Villa’s occupation was listed in online jail records as “field worker.”

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He and Torralba were arrested on a charge of assault on a child resulting in death. Their bail was set at $5 million each.

St. John’s issued a statement, according to KCBS-TV, which read: “While we deal with tragedies every day, the staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center are devastated by the alleged incident. In the midst of this investigation, it is timely to remind our community of California’s Safe Surrender Law wherein: Newborn infants can be dropped off at any safe surrender site such as hospitals, fire stations and police stations, within 72 hours of birth, with no questions asked.”

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Delaware nursing home locked down after shooting deaths of 79-year-old woman, 82-year-old man

A Delaware nursing home was locked down for nearly an hour Saturday as police investigated the shooting deaths of an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman.

The gunfire at ManorCare of Wilmington interrupted a quiet afternoon for two dozen residents on the facility’s dementia wing, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

The woman who was killed lived on that wing, according to the station. The man apparently was a visitor. Their relationship and identities were not disclosed.

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Delaware State Police troopers were dispatched to ManorCare of Wilmington for the report of a shooting. An 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were killed. (Delaware State Police)

“A handgun has been recovered at the scene,” Delaware State Police said in a news release.

NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN, AUSTRALIAN BOYFRIEND MURDERED ALONG REMOTE CANADIAN HIGHWAY

The families of ManorCare residents waited anxiously to hear that their loved ones were safe, the station reported.

“My mom is there. She’s 85 years old. We haven’t talked to her. We don’t know anything other than they’re telling us that everybody is secure and they will be able to get with us later,” Arlene Beard told the station.

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“We’re very saddened about this and our hearts really go out to the resident’s family,” ManorCare spokeswoman Julie Beckert told the Wilmington News Journal. “We’re really going to focus on our staff and our patients right now, make sure that everybody is OK and working through it.”

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North Carolina father of 6 has neck broken by ‘intense’ wave, killing him in ‘freak accident,’ wife says

A North Carolina father of six died on Friday after he was struck by an “intense wave” that knocked him to the ground and broke his neck, according to his wife.

Lee Dingle, 37, of Raleigh was playing on the beach at Oak Island with some of his children when he was hit by the powerful wave in a “freak accident,” his wife, Shannon Dingle, wrote on Twitter.

“Lee was playing on the beach with three of our kids yesterday, and an intense wave hit him just right to slam his head into the sand and break his neck,” she said.

‘SNEAKER WAVE’ KILLS MAN VISITING CALIFORNIA BEACH ON HIS BIRTHDAY

After breaking his neck, the 37-year-old’s throat swelled, depriving his brain of oxygen.

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Lee Dingle, 37, of Raleigh died after sustaining a serious injury when he was struck by a wave in Oak Island, N.C., on Friday. (Atlas Engineering, Inc. )

“Some heroes — including our kids — tried to save him, but it wouldn’t have mattered what they did,” Shannon Dingle said. “His body couldn’t recover from the initial injury.”

April Schweitzer, a friend of the Dingles, told WRAL-TV the powerful wave and injury left him in a situation that was “totally unexpected.”

“There was just too much swelling to do anything for him,” she told WRAL.

WOMAN CRUSHED BY LARGE LOG ON OREGON BEACH THAT WAS STRUCK BY ‘SNEAKER WAVE’

Dingle was the president of Atlas Engineering in Raleigh and had worked for the company for 15 years. The engineering firm promoted Dingle to partner just three weeks ago, ABC11 reported.

“With a focus on personal interaction with clients to ensure the highest level of quality, Lee has extensive experience with the analysis of existing structures, repair design, upgrade/reinforcement details, platforms, cranes/hoists, materials handling systems, and concrete repairs,” according to a bio on the company’s website. “Lee’s private sector clients include manufacturing, research, and pharmaceutical companies.”

Sharon Dingle shared on Twitter the couple met when she was 18 and Lee was 19 and have been together ever since.

“I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37,” she said. “I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to.”

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The 37-year-old is survived by his wife and six children by birth and adoption. Schweitzer described him as a model father to ABC 11.

“How he saw each child for who they were uniquely and just supported them in that, encouraged them and was just always there for them,” Schweitzer told the television station. “I feel like anyone who knew him was a better person from their interactions with him.”

A GoFundMe page soliciting money for the family had raised  more than $92,000 as of 10 a.m. on Sunday.

“I’m overwhelmed by all the love as I figure out life without my love after a freak accident,” Shannon Dingle said. “Some friends just created this, and I am so grateful.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service warns of the dangers of shorebreaks, an ocean condition when waves break directly on the shore. Waves that are small and high can be “unpredictable and dangerous,” and typically form where this is a rapid transition from deep to shallow water

“The power of a shorebreak can cause injuries to extremities and the cervical spine. Spinal cord injuries most often occur when diving headfirst into the water or being tumbled in the waves by the force of the waves,” the agency states. “Be sure to ask a lifeguard about the wave conditions before going into the water.”

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Severe storms leave hundreds of thousands without power across Wisconsin, Michigan

A series of powerful thunderstorms over the weekend across the upper Midwest may have given a reprieve from the heat wave gripping the eastern half the country, where hundreds of thousands across Michigan and Wisconsin are without power while residents clean up the damage.

The thunderstorms brought hurricane-force wind gusts in two rounds on Friday night and Saturday from South Dakota into southern Minnesota, with a separate cluster of storms stretching across Wisconsin and into Michigan.

“I was so scared, I really thought I was going to die,” Lisa Gast told FOX11.

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A storm bringing dark clouds, strong winds and a drop in temperature moves in over Flint, Mich., on Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Kathryn Ziesig/The Flint Journal via AP)

Gast, who was driving from work to her home in Mountain when the first round of storms moved through, said in her 20 years living in the community about 65 miles northwest of Green Bay she’s never experienced a storm like the one Friday night.

“I wanted to get home to my family,” she said.

HEAT WAVE ACROSS US COULD SEE FEELS-LIKE TEMPS REACH TRIPLE DIGITS THIS WEEKEND, NWS WARNS

As of Sunday morning, more than 564,000 power outages were reported in Wisconsin and Michigan as a result of the severe weather, according to poweroutage.us.

The vast majority of outages were reported in Michigan, where DTE Energy said 375,000 customers were without power as of 6 a.m. on Sunday due to the two waves of severe weather that moved through southeast Michigan Friday and Saturday.

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The scope of power outages across Southeast Michigan as of Sunday morning. (DTE Energy)

“I know it is very hard and inconvenient to live without power any time, but especially in today’s record heat levels,” spokesperson Heather Rivard told FOX2.

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A storm bringing strong winds and a drop in temperature moves in over Flint, Mich., on Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Kathryn Ziesig/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)

Rivard said that crews working 16-hour shifts around the clock were calling for back up, with several crews arriving Saturday afternoon from northern Indiana. Officials have answered calls for more than 1,500 downed power lines due to the storms.

“There may still be additional wires down out there. We encourage you, if you see a downed line, do not go near it and call DTE right away,” Rivard told FOX2.

Electric service is expected to be restored to all affected customers by the end of the day Tuesday, according to DTE.

The extreme heat helped trigger severe weather throughout Metro Detroit and southeastern Michigan, with areas hit by flooding, 60 mph winds and egg-sized hail.

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Alex Hutchens cuts a downed pine tree into pieces in his front yard after a powerful storm with straight-line winds blowing up to 53 miles per hour came through the Mankato area, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Minn. (Jackson Forderer/The Free Press via AP)

Temperatures have since dropped and are expected to be in the low-80s to start the week.

ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS POLICE DEPARTMENTS TELL CRIMINALS TO STAY INSIDE DURING HEAT WAVE

In Wisconsin, utility companies warned that power could be out for days, especially in the Fox Valley area as some electrical infrastructure needs to be rebuilt.

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A tree uprooted by a morning storm crushes a vehicle parked outside an apartment building, in Mankato, Minn., Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Jackson Forderer/The Free Press via AP)

Matt Cullen, a spokesman for both WPS and We Energies, told FOX11 the priority is addressing downed power lines that are still electrified.

We Energies said on Twitter that they have restored power to more than 33,000 customers as of Saturday afternoon after “extensive damage.”

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The line of severe thunderstorms that impacted South Dakota into Minnesota were known as a derecho, which is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms, according to AccuWeather.

“The derecho and other severe thunderstorms erupting over the Midwest on Saturday were fueled by the sweltering heat and humidity surging over a large part of the nation,” said stated AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

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Florida woman accused of aggravated assault after being refused pizza slice

Police in Florida say a woman was arrested this week and accused of aggravated assault when she attacked another woman who denied her a slice of pizza.

The St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office says De’Erica Cooks, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and is being held on a $1,500 bond.

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According to the St. Augustine Record, Cooks became angry after the unidentified woman said “no” to her request for a slice. An offense report says Cooks told the woman “I’m going to cut you” with a steak knife in her hand, and then tried to attack her.

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De’Erica Cooks (St. John’s County Sheriff)

The report adds that a male bystander was able to take the knife away from Cooks, but she soon found another one.

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Cooks told investigators she did not remember much of the incident. She remained in jail as of Saturday evening.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missing Minnesota toddler found cruising on toy tractor at county fair

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Minnesota family received a big scare on Thursday when they realized their two-and-a-half-year-old son was nowhere to be found, only to find out the young explorer left home on his toy tractor, ending up at a local fair two blocks away.

The fearless youngster, Kenneth Allen, traveled at a blistering one mile per hour on his toy John Deere, attracted by the sounds and lights of the Chisago County Fair in Rush City.

Scared for Kenneth’s life and unsure of his whereabouts, mother Lynn told Fox 9 she called 911 and Chisago County Sergeant Jason Foster was assigned to the case.

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“Me and my partner converged on the area and sure enough there he was on his little John Deere battery-powered tractor,” Foster told the news outlet.

The call happened to be their first of the night, according to a Facebook post by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. They added that the child was easy to spot due to his bright red hair.

The post added that Kenneth “was reunited with Dad who promptly suspended his son’s license by removing the battery from it.”

“I was glad to see him, but the first thing I did was pop the hood, pulled his battery and said you’re grounded,” father Kristopher Allen told Fox 9.

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Despite the discipline, Allen understands kids will be kids and says he’s not mad at his little Magellan. Kenneth’s driving privileges were suspended for just a week.

“I don’t think I have to worry about him speeding on the city streets for a week here,” said Foster.

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When young Kenneth does get his tractor back, his father plans to enforce one very clear rule: “Next time, stay in the yard.”

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Illinois, Massachusetts police departments tell criminals to stay inside during heat wave

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Criminal activity has been officially canceled in one suburban Chicago town due to the extreme heat that’s cooking most of the country.

“It is just too hot to be outside committing crimes,” the Park Forest Police Department said on Facebook Friday. “We’re asking all aspiring criminals, seasoned veterans, and those who find themselves committing crimes out of boredom, to please stay indoors.”

The department proposed that Friday would be a perfect day “to Netflix and chill, literally, with the air conditioner set to 68 degrees.”

At the same time, a Massachusetts police department implemented a similar heat wave-related crime-fighting strategy

The Braintree Police Department took to Facebook Friday night to ask anyone thinking of conducting criminal activity “to hold off until Monday.”

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“It is straight hot as soccer balls out there,” the department said before suggesting that potential criminals stay home and binge-watch season 3 of “Stranger Things” instead, according to Masslive.com.

“We will meet again when its cooler,” the department said.

In a follow-up post late Friday, Park Forest PD said that one of its officers, Justin Malachowski, was appreciative of everyone who canceled their planned crimes and stayed indoors.

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“Because of you, he got to enjoy a cold and delicious afternoon Slurpee from 7-Eleven without interruption,” the department said.

The entire Chicago area was under an excessive heat warning Friday and Saturday as heat index values could rise as high as 115 degrees in some places, NBC 5 Chicago reported.

Windy City temps hit the 99-degree mark Friday.

On Saturday the Park Forest Police was still advising would-be wrongdoers to stay indoors.

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“The crime cancellation is still in effect until tomorrow, so please no ‘criminaling,’” the department said.

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