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Video captures violent armed robbery outside Oakland home, report says

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A front-door video camera captured a horrifying robbery outside an Oakland home Monday night that reportedly showed the assailant chase a woman at gunpoint until she fell and then robbed her.

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The video was graphic and the woman could be heard screaming during most of the encounter. KTVU reported that the robbery occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Residents in the area told the station that they noticed an uptick in crime. Some local officials said they are working with police to make sure there is a “strong response.”

The woman in the video eventually gets up and walks to the door and says, “I just got robbed.”

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Oakland police said there have been no arrests.

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California homes evacuated after ‘hundreds’ of military explosives found in residence where 70-year-old man died

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Surrounding homes in a Northern California neighborhood were evacuated Thursday after emergency responders found hundreds of military explosives inside the residence of a 70-year-old man who died of apparently natural causes.

Investigators in Stockton didn’t immediately know how the man came to possess the explosives, FOX 40 of Sacramento reported.

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Following the discovery by Stockton police and paramedics around 9:10 a.m., a police bomb squad and personnel from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield responded to the scene, the station reported.

“They just left about an hour ago just because of how many types of devices are still in the home, they had to go back and get additional personnel,” Stockton police Officer Joe Silva told FOX 40 Thursday evening.

An estimated 20 surrounding homes were evacuated, with residents gaining access to a Red Cross shelter set up at a local community center, The Record of Stockton reported.

Street closures in the area also were in effect, according to a Stockton police Facebook post.

The evacuations were a precaution because of the high number of devices found at the scene, Silva said.

“You have to look at each device, determine if it’s live or not and then figure out exactly how you’re going to move it out of the residence,” he told The Record.

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Authorities didn’t immediately know if the deceased man had served in the military or if anyone else lived in the home, according to the newspaper.

One neighbor, Dale Boyd, described the man who died as a pleasant man who “never caused a problem.” But Boyd said he didn’t know the man well, The Record reported.

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Utah becomes 19th state to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy on children under 18

Utah became the 19th and most conservative state to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy on children under 18 after a new rule went into effect Wednesday that now punishes medical experts for practicing the widely discredited method of attempting to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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“Every reputable science-based organization in the country recognizes that conversion therapy is a dangerous fraud. It exacerbates depression, anxiety and suicide ideation,” Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, told Fox 13 Salt Lake City. “We are grateful to Governor Herbert and the Board of Psychologists for acting swiftly on behalf of LGBTQ youth.”

Despite pushback from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which argued on Capitol Hill that the proposed ban violated religious freedom or parental rights, Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, ordered state regulators to move forward with an administrative rule against the practice.

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Nathan Dalley, left, shakes hands with Republican Utah Rep. Craig Hall following a news conference about the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, now banned in Utah Jan. 22 at the Utah State Capitol. Dalley underwent so-called conversion therapy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The rule bypasses the state Legislature. Herbert also apologized to LGBTQ activists after the language of an initial bill, sponsored by state GOP Rep. Craig Hall, to ban conversion therapy in Utah was derailed.

“I have learned much through this process. The stories of youth who have endured these so-called therapies are heart-rending, and I’m grateful that we have found a way forward that will ban conversion therapy forever in our state,” the governor said in a November press conference.

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Sept. 12, 2018: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Herbert took the unusual step of calling on regulators after a proposed law was derailed by changes made by conservative lawmakers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientation or gender identity. Many people who have been through it said it deepened feelings of depression and increased thoughts of suicide. The new rule bans licensed Utah therapists from subjecting LGBTQ minors to the practice.

The American Psychological Association has said it is not based on science and is harmful to mental health. The Utah Psychological Association also spoke in favor of the ban.

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Doctors or therapists who continue the practice could face sanctions or lose their licenses. It contains an exemption for clergy or religious counselors, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

“Ultimately, this bill means to me that youth will be accepted and protected within our communities,” Nathan Dalley, a University of Utah student and survivor of conversion therapy, said at a Wednesday news conference, according to the Tribune.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Fotis Dulos ordered to strict home confinement after taking items from estranged wife’s memorial

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A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered Fotis Dulos, charged with killing his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, to strict home confinement after allegations surfaced that Dulos took items from a memorial for the missing mother of five.

Judge Gary White told Dulos that if he violated conditions of his release again, he will double Dulos’ bond to $12 million.

“What he did was stupid,” White said. “Don’t do it again.”

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White also reversed conditions in Dulos’ release that allowed him to leave his house for work. Even though Dulos is now under strict home confinement, he still will have around-the-clock GPS monitoring, the Hartford Courant first reported. 

Richard Colangelo, Stamford/Norwalk state’s attorney, filed the motion asking the judge to review Dulos’ bond because he was seen on Jan. 17 stopping at the end of his private road to “get out of his vehicle and remove items from a memorial that was set up.”

Colangelo asked the judge to make it clear to Dulos what he can and cannot do on house arrest.

“Mr. Dulos is on the edge of what he has the right to do,” Colangelo told White. “I would ask that you remove his permission to leave for work and do it in black and white so that he knows what he can do. It shouldn’t be that hard, but apparently it is.”

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Dulos’ lawyer Norm Pattis said while it wasn’t smart for his client to remove items from the memorial, he argued that the items taken were there to taunt his client.

Dulos was arrested for the third time earlier this month in connection to Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance. He was charged with felony murder, murder and kidnapping. His girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, and Kent Mawhinney, a local lawyer who represented Dulos in a civil case, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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California man rammed teens’ car in crash that killed 3 after doorbell prank, victim’s mom says

A California man is facing charges in a crash that killed three teens Sunday night after the group apparently played the “ding-dong ditch” prank on him, a victim’s mother said.

Debbie Ruiz, the mother of Drake Ruiz, a 16-year-old passenger who was among the boys killed when their Toyota Prius was struck, went off the road and slammed into a tree in Temescal Valley, told reporters Monday.

Her son and his five friends rang the bell of a house in a prank while on their way to a birthday party, she said.

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“The boys were playing ding-dong ditch at a house they thought was somebody their age — but it turned out to be that angry man,” Ruiz said, referring to 42-year-old Anurag Chandra, according to FOX11 Los Angeles.

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Anurag Chandra remained jailed without bail on Wednesday. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

Sergio Campusano, the 18-year-old driver, told KNBC-TV that a man who answered the door got into his white Honda Infiniti and chased after them when they drove away.

“My friends started screaming,” he told the station. “They’re like: ‘Make it to the freeway! Make it to the freeway, like, try to lose him there.’ I just saw him ram his car into my back, and I whipped into my window and I blacked out.”

A witness chased the Infiniti and alerted California Highway Patrol officers who found it parked, with substantial front-end damage, at a nearby home. Officers then arrested Chandra on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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The boys’ Toyota Prius was struck, went off the road and slammed into a tree in Temescal Valley, about 60 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. (KTTV FOX Los Angeles)

While police have not released a motive, they said Chandra “intentionally” caused the crash.

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“It was an intentional act,” CHP Lt. David Yokley told reporters Monday. “Our investigation led us to believe Mr. Chandra intentionally rammed the Prius, causing the driver to lose control.”

The crash killed Ruiz and his two friends, Daniel Hawkins and Jacob Ivascu, all 16, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.

Campusano survived along with 13-year-olds Joshua Hawkins and Joshua Ivascu, the younger brothers of Daniel and Jacob.

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Chandra remained jailed without bail on Wednesday. It wasn’t clear whether he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pennsylvania mom accused of ‘failing to feed’ 26-pound teenage boy

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A Pennsylvania mom is facing charges after police said she failed to feed a 16-year-old boy in her care who weighed 26 pounds when he was checked into a hospital last October,  according to reports.

Elisabet Estrada, 41, was charged earlier this month with one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of endangering welfare of children — all felonies, according to the criminal docket.

Police received an investigation request on Oct. 24 from Franklin County Children and Youth Services after a 16-year-old boy was admitted to a hospital due to severe malnourishment, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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The teenager was described at the Hershey Medical Center as “very frail, gaunt, ribs extremely evident and ravenously hungry,” court records said. He laid in bed in the fetal position, while appearing as though he didn’t have the ability to stretch out, according to Fox 43.

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The teenager reportedly stayed in the hospital until December 23. He gained 2.2 pounds during his first two days and weighed 45 pounds at the time of discharge, the outlet reported. Police said the child was developmentally delayed and doesn’t speak.

A doctor at Hershey Medical Center told police it was her medical opinion that the mother “failed to seek appropriate medical care from an early age until he was 16 years of age and failed to appropriately feed him,” according to the Chambersburg Public Opinion.

Police said the child “ruminated his food,” meaning when he had food, he regurgitated and re-ate it, the outlet reported.

During the same timeframe, police were also called to assist Franklin County Children and Youth Services at a home to check on the child’s siblings, who “appeared to be in good health,” the Chambersburg Public Opinion said.

“I hope they keep her in jail honestly,” neighbor Dean Kakaziotis told Fox 43. “That’s crazy that you can neglect your own child but then the other children are OK, how does that work?”

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Estrada is being held at Franklin County Jail on $25,000 bail, according to the criminal docket.

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Hawaii eyes even stricter gun laws in wake of shooting that killed 2 police officers

Hawaii already has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment.

The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gives Hawaii an A- rating on its annual Gun Law Scorecard, and last year the islands joined more than a dozen other states in enacting a law allowing police and family members to obtain a court order to take firearms from someone who poses a danger to him or herself or to another person.

It’s not yet clear where the gunman who killed the police officers got his weapon. But lawmakers had already been drafting legislation that would prohibit lending guns to another person. Current state law allows gun owners to lend firearms for up to 15 days within the state and for more than two months to those out of state, in both situations without background checks.

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, John Enriquez, center right, ex-husband of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, holds their daughters Teiya Enriquez Sandoval, from bottom left, Jazzy and Triniti during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Tiffany Enriquez in Honolulu. A handyman’s landlord had recently started an eviction process before he stabbed a woman Sunday and fatally shot two Honolulu officers, including Enriquez. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

State Rep. Chris Lee, chairman of House judiciary committee, wants to examine how someone who was “clearly identified as having mental health issues” was able to accumulate weapons and ammunition.

The deadly incident happened Sunday when police received a 911 call to an upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach reporting that a man had stabbed and beaten a neighbor.

Jaroslav “Jerry” Hanel lived in landlord Lois Cain’s house for free in return for handyman services. Both Hanel and Cain are believed to have perished when a fire erupted inside his home shortly after he fired the fatal shots that killed the two officers. Hanel’s attorney believes he may have erupted in a rage when she confronted him with an eviction notice.

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It’s not known whether Hanel owned guns because he didn’t have a permit.

But a close friend of Cain’s told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that her friend kept her late husband’s guns in a storage locker under her bed. Janice Morrow said she didn’t know whether the guns were still there in recent weeks. Morrow was visiting Cain and said she was trying to support her friend’s efforts to evict Hanel when the violence occurred.

Neighbor Russel Freeman said before 2015 he and his wife were on “reasonably good terms” with Hanel. But a temporary restraining order petition Freeman filed in June 2018 said Hanel was “behaving in an increasingly irrational manner which is causing considerable concern for our safety.”

The petition related multiple instances of Hanel yelling at and harassing the Freemans, their tenants and guests.

“He has consistently made comments (that) people are spying, breaking into his apartment, moving his things around and that eventually, it could result in him having to kill someone,” Freeman said in his filing. “Jerry clearly has a mental illness, is getting worse and needs help.”

Hawaii Rifle Association President Clifford Goo said he understands the intent of the bill that would prohibit gun lending. But he questioned how teenagers age 16 and older would hunt if the measure became law because it’s illegal to own a gun if you’re younger than 21 in Hawaii. Teens may get a hunting license starting at age 16.

“Most responsible gun owners, they know who their friends are and who they can trust. They’re not going to lend their guns to just anybody,” Goo said.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he would support closing loopholes in the state’s gun laws. The Democratic governor said he would also like to see more mental health services outside the criminal justice system, something that state officials have already been working on as they seek to move homeless people into housing.

Senate President Ron Kouchi said lawmakers have been working to restore funding for mental health services that were cut during the Great Recession a decade ago.

House Finance Committee Chairwoman Rep. Sylvia Luke said lawmakers need to make sure beds being added to the state’s only dedicated in-patient psychiatric treatment facility will be available for civil commitments and not just people sent there by the judicial system.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard told Hawaii News Now that she hopes the deaths of Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama will lead to improvements in dealing with people who have mental health issues.

She suggested there should be social workers embedded in the police department and that the police should track mentally ill people and make sure they get the services they need.

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“I know it sounds tough, but I think it’s time for tough love now,” she said.

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California driver in Mercedes-Benz leads police on chase, dies after 100 mph, 330-foot jump over river

A California driver fleeing from police died after launching his Mercedes-Benz sedan over the San Joaquin River at nearly 100 miles per hour, according to multiple reports.

The car traveled roughly 330 feet across the river, stunning local police. As the silver Mercedes descended, it reportedly took the tops off trees, before crashing and rolling into an upright position.

“In my 20 years, I’ve never seen a vehicle travel close to that distance,” California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesman Mike Salas told Fresno’s KFSN-TV. He added that it traveled “approximately 337 feet.”

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David Callahan, 58, was killed on impact, the outlet said. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Before the fatal crash, Callahan was reportedly being pursued by Fresno police around 8:30 a.m., failing to pull over after they noticed his swerving car — which almost struck a patrol car, the outlet said. CHP said an incident at his home may have prompted his agitated mental state.

“They were able to find that some issues were going on at the house that may have contributed to him leaving erratically from his residence,” Salas told the station.

Last July, Fresno police were called to his family’s residence after Callahan’s wife said he was using drugs and pushed her, according to the outlet.

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First-responders were called out to the river at the intersection near Dickenson and Herndon (Google Maps)

A witness near the incident said Callahan made a U-turn before sending his vehicle airborne.

“Like at a hundred miles per hour, he cleared the whole d— river,” Bryan Zollars told Fresno’s KSEE-TV.

Friends of the victim told KFSN they were “confused as to why he did what he did,” adding that Callahan was a generous person.

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“What may have been going through his mind to drive this fast?” CHP Officer Matt Zulim asked, according to the outlet. “And to do what he did in his car today. … He jumped the San Joaquin River. It’s an absolute tragedy. You never want to see someone die — especially in this fashion.”

An investigation by the CHP is ongoing

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Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Day 2: Schiff warns of Russian attack, the need to protect 2020 election

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Schiff warns of Russian attack on US mainland, the need to protect 2020 election in Day 2 of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial
The Russians could attack the U.S. and removing President Trump from office is necessary to preserve the integrity of the 2020 election. Those were the claims Wednesday from Democrat Adam Schiff on Wednesday during Day 2 of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

The lengthy arguments from Schiff and other House Democrats broke little new ground, if any. Trump’s lawyers sat by, waiting their turn, as the president blasted the proceedings from afar, jokingly threatening to face off with the Democrats by coming to “sit right in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces.”

The challenge before the House impeachment managers was clear. Democrats were given 24 hours over three days to prosecute the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against Trump. They must try win over not just fidgety senators sitting silently in the chamber but also an American public that’s deeply divided over the president and his impeachment in an election year.

Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sought to keep the stakes high in his arguments. He suggested at one point that military aid to Ukraine was essential so the U.S. would not have to fight Russians at home.

“As one witness put it during our impeachment inquiry, the United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there, and we don’t have to fight Russia here,” Schiff said, drawing rebukes from commentators across the political spectrum.

Schiff attracted the most criticism, however, for later arguing that Trump must be removed from office by the Senate — rather than by voters in the 2020 election — saying it was impossible to be sure the 2020 election won’t be compromised. Click here for more on our top story

Other developments in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial:
– Biden says he won’t be part of witness deal some Democrats reportedly eyeing
– Got milk: GOP pols drink dairy on Senate floor, following strict impeachment rules
– Trump posts record-breaking number of tweets in one day

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Firefighters battle the Morton Fire as it consumes a home near Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

3 Americans battling Australian wildfires killed in C-130 crash 
Three American firefighters died in a water tanker plane crash Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed.

Rural Fire Service officials said they had located the plane, a C-130 Hercules, that crashed in the snowy Monaro region of New South Wales state. Coulson Aviation in the U.S. state of Oregon said in a statement that one of its C-130 Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission. It said the accident was “extensive” but provided few other details.

The victims were not immediately identified. Click here for more

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Kendra Espinoza of Kalispell, Montana, center, stands with her daughters Naomi and Sarah outside the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Supreme Court justices spar over major school-choice case
The Supreme Court appeared closely split during oral arguments Wednesday in a case with potentially major implications for the school choice movement, as the justices — including Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over President Trump’s impeachment trial the previous night until 2 a.m. — sparred with the lawyers and each other.

The case, Montana Department of Revenue v. Espinoza, centers around a tax-credit scholarship program passed in May 2015 that gave Montanans up to a $150 credit for donating to private scholarship organizations, helping students pay for their choice of private schools. The state’s revenue department made a rule banning those tax-credit scholarships from going to religious schools before the state’s Supreme Court later struck down the entire law. Click here for more. 
 
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This Day in History: Jan. 23

On this day, Jan. 23 …

1962: Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. 

Also on this day:

  • 1368: China’s Ming dynasty, which would last nearly three centuries, begins as Zhu Yuanzhang is formally proclaimed emperor following the collapse of the Yuan dynasty.
  • 1789: Georgetown University is established in present-day Washington, D.C.
  • 1845: Congress decides all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
  • 1932: New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • 1933: The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “Lame Duck Amendment,” is ratified as Missouri approves it.
  • 1950: The Israeli Knesset approves a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • 1962: Tony Bennett records “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in New York for Columbia Records.
  • 1964: The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, is ratified as South Dakota becomes the 38th state to endorse it.
  • 1968: North Korea seizes the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission; one sailor is killed and 82 are taken prisoner. (Cmdr. Bucher and his crew would be released the following December after 11 months of captivity.)
  • 1978: Rock musician Terry Kath, a key member of the group Chicago, accidentally shoots himself to death following a party in Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • 1989: Surrealist artist Salvador Dali dies in his native Figueres, Spain, at age 84.
  • 2005: Legendary “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson dies in Los Angeles at age 79.
  • 2009: President Barack Obama quietly ends the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that performed abortions or provided information on the option.
  • 2009: New York Gov. David Paterson chooses Democratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, after Clinton is appointed U.S. Secretary of State by President Obama.
  • 2018: LeBron James, at 33, becomes the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points, during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 114-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.  
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