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Massive NYC blackout’s ‘root cause’ revealed

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Con Edison, New York’s energy company, released a statement Monday about its investigation into the cause of the Manhattan power outage, which affected at least 70,000 people in on the island’s west side for about five hours along a 40-block stretch earlier this month.

“Our engineers have determined the root cause and taken steps to prevent a recurrence,” Con Edison said. “As part of our investigation, we reviewed 15 years of operating data and took equipment out of service at our 65th Street substation to conduct diagnostic testing, which allowed us to simulate the event. We identified a flawed connection between some of the sensors and protective relays at the substation. We have corrected that condition.”

A preliminary review of the blackout showed that the relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem from spreading.

Instead, the electrical fault was isolated at a transmission substation at West 49th Street.

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“Out of an abundance of caution, we have taken preventive measures by isolating similar relay equipment at other substations,” Con Edison added. “We will analyze and test the equipment before we put it back in service. Our electrical delivery system continues to operate with multiple layers of relay protection.”

The energy company concluded: “The New York City grid is one of the most complex and technologically advanced in the world, with multiple layers of redundancy. In electrical systems, a relay detects abnormal conditions on the electrical delivery system and instantly sends signals to circuit breakers to open and isolate the problem.”

The blackout resulting from the system’s failure affected some of Manhattan’s busiest areas like Times Square and Rockefeller Center.

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It also raised criticism of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio because he was in Iowa for his presidential campaign at the time.

In response, the mayor told MSNBC, “When you are a chief executive it doesn’t matter where you are. You are in charge of your team and making sure people are executing the plan.”

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Child porn investigation ensnares Miami-Dade County day care

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Police and the Department of Homeland Security launched an early-morning raid Monday on a family-run day care in the Miami-Dade County area as part of a child pornography investigation.

Little Seeds Academy, located about two miles south of Florida International University, was raided before dawn, WSVN reported. Investigators detained two men in the raid on the in-home day care, then made one arrest later in the day. One of the men detained in the earlier raid was a family member who did not work at the day care but was a suspect.

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“I really hope that none of all this is just like something he did in his free time, and didn’t involve any of our kids,” Zaira Perez, one of the parents whose children attended Little Seeds Academy, told WSVN. “That’s my main concern. I don’t know if you guys are mothers, but it’s really hard for us to be in this situation.”

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Investigators were expected to remove items including computers from the home and day care for hours on Monday, WSVN added.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report. 

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Guantanamo Bay 9/11 confessions obtained by FBI should not be admissible in court, lawyers claim

Lawyers representing suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four alleged accomplices now reportedly are arguing statements the suspects gave to the FBI should be ruled inadmissible during their upcoming trial.

The attorneys, according to the New York Times, argue the FBI and CIA intermingled their work while extracting statements from the suspects at secret prisons and later at Guantanamo Bay.

The newspaper reports none of the statements CIA agents got out of Mohammed from 2002 to 2006, following alleged torture such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation, could be used in court. During that time, the lawyers say, the FBI was feeding questions to the CIA.

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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

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While the prisoners were at Guantanamo Bay for another set of interrogations — this time conducted by FBI agents — the CIA continued to influence or control the detention of the suspects, the lawyers claim, citing documents given to them through a court order.

“There was no separation. It’s all one big team,” Cheryl Bormann, the lawyer for one of the suspects — Walid bin Attash — told the New York Times.

Prosecutors, according to the newspaper, say the FBI agents who questioned the suspects at Guantanamo worked independently of those who did so at the secret prisons.

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The case has been bogged down in pre-trial hearings since 2012, and hearings on this particular challenge could start as early as September, the New York Times reports.

The lawyers, the newspaper says, want the judge to arrange a hearing on the CIA interrogations to help determine whether the FBI sessions can be used in court.

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Florida surfer attacked by shark opts for bar instead of hospital, report says

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A professional surfer was attacked by a shark Saturday and suffered deep wounds to his elbow, but despite calls from his friends to get checked out at a hospital, he decided to go to a bar instead, a report said.

Frank O’Rourke, the surfer was attacked off Jacksonville Beach at about 3:30 p.m., WLWT.com reported. He was treated relatively quickly by lifeguards. He suffered some deep cuts on his arm and some thought it might do him good to go to the hospital, the report said.

But R.J. Berger, a friend, said he opted for a nearby bar instead because “he was like, ‘Hey, I got bit by a shark and people were like, ‘I’ll buy you drinks.’”

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The report did not indicate what kind of shark was involved in the attack. Berger said a few of his pals have had similar confrontations and said if you surf there long enough an attack is almost inevitable.

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This Day in History: July 29

On this day, July 29 …

1981: Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (The couple would divorce in 1996.)

Also on this day:

  • 1914: Transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. becomes operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. 
  • 1921: Adolf Hitler becomes the leader (“fuehrer”) of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
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The logo of NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (NASA)

  • 1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.
  • 1965: The Beatles’ second feature film, “Help!,” has its world premiere in London.
  • 1967: An accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin results in a fire and explosions that kill 134 servicemen. (Among the survivors is future Arizona senator John McCain, a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander.)
  • 1975: President Gerald R. Ford becomes the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
  • 1997: Members of Congress from both parties embrace compromise legislation designed to balance the budget while cutting taxes.
  • 2004: Sen. John Kerry accepts the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Boston with a military salute and the declaration: “I’m John Kerry and I’m reporting for duty.”
  • 2009: Microsoft and Yahoo announce a 10-year Internet search partnership under which Bing would replace Yahoo Search, as the companies agree to take on the overwhelming dominance of Google in the online advertising market.
  • 2009: Federal authorities arrest more than 30 suspects, including doctors, in a major Medicare fraud bust in New York.
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Bronx mom of twins left to die in hot car says she still loves husband

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The mom of the 1-year-old twins left to die in their dad’s hot car as he went to work called the tragedy “my absolute worst nightmare” — but said that she’s standing by her husband.

“I will never get over this loss and I know he will never forgive himself for this mistake,” said Marissa Rodriguez in a statement to NBC New York of her husband, Juan. “This was a horrific accident, and I need him by my side to go through this together.”

Juan Rodriguez forgot his twin son and daughter, Phoenix and Luna, inside his hot Honda Accord for nearly eight hours as he worked a shift at a Bronx Veterans Affairs hospital on Friday.

“I killed my babies!” Rodriguez, 39, shrieked to cops upon learning of their deaths, for which he’s been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

But Marissa Rodriguez insisted Sunday that she needs her husband — a disabled Iraq war veteran who friends and neighbors described as a doting dad — as they process the shared trauma.

“Though I am hurting more than I ever imagined possible, I still love my husband,” said the Rockland County mom in her statement. “He is a good person and great father and I know he would’ve never done anything to hurt our children intentionally.”

Juan, 39, is facing two counts each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. After posting $100,000 bail Saturday afternoon at Bronx criminal court, video showed him rushing into an embrace with his waiting wife.

To cheers and applause from emotional family and friends, Rodriguez then jumped into the backseat of a black SUV, which sped off past a throng of media.

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Bronx mom of twins left to die in hot car says she still loves husband

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The mom of the 1-year-old twins left to die in their dad’s hot car as he went to work called the tragedy “my absolute worst nightmare” — but said that she’s standing by her husband.

“I will never get over this loss and I know he will never forgive himself for this mistake,” said Marissa Rodriguez in a statement to NBC New York of her husband, Juan. “This was a horrific accident, and I need him by my side to go through this together.”

Juan Rodriguez forgot his twin son and daughter, Phoenix and Luna, inside his hot Honda Accord for nearly eight hours as he worked a shift at a Bronx Veterans Affairs hospital on Friday.

“I killed my babies!” Rodriguez, 39, shrieked to cops upon learning of their deaths, for which he’s been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

But Marissa Rodriguez insisted Sunday that she needs her husband — a disabled Iraq war veteran who friends and neighbors described as a doting dad — as they process the shared trauma.

“Though I am hurting more than I ever imagined possible, I still love my husband,” said the Rockland County mom in her statement. “He is a good person and great father and I know he would’ve never done anything to hurt our children intentionally.”

Juan, 39, is facing two counts each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. After posting $100,000 bail Saturday afternoon at Bronx criminal court, video showed him rushing into an embrace with his waiting wife.

To cheers and applause from emotional family and friends, Rodriguez then jumped into the backseat of a black SUV, which sped off past a throng of media.

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Witnesses recount chaotic scene at Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting

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Witnesses at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday when a shooting broke out on the last day of the event described a chaotic scene filled with panic and uncertainty.

The band Tin Man was just starting an encore when shots rang out.

Jack van Breen, the lead singer of Tin Man, said he saw a man wearing a green shirt and grayish handkerchief around his neck going into the food area with what he said looked like an assault rifle.

Van Breen, who dove under the stage with members of his band, said he heard someone shout, “Why are you doing this?”

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“Because I’m really angry,” he heard someone reply.

Evenny Reyes of Gilroy, 13, said she was just about to leave the festival with friends and relatives just before the shooting took place.

Reyes said she didn’t run from the scene because the gunshots sounded like fireworks. “It was like the movies — everyone was crying, people were screaming,” she told the Mercury News.

The teen described seeing a shooting victim with a bandana wrapped around his leg.

“There was a little kid hurt on the ground,” she added, “People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.”

Natalie Martinez, also a Gilroy resident, said she had gone to get food and separated from her two daughters. “I ran to find the girls … and we basically ran into each other,” she said.

“I thought, we’re open prey. It was awful.”

Authorities said three people were killed and about 15 were injured in the shooting. The gunman was engaged in under a minute by police and was fatally shot. Federal authorities are assisting local law enforcement in the investigation.

Taylor Pellegrini, 25, said she was sitting near the food court with her boyfriend and two friends when she heard what sounded like firecrackers.

“People were yelling ‘active shooter, active shooter,’ and some people tripped and stayed on the ground so bullets didn’t hit them,” she told the LA Times. “People were under tables and dropping their phones and whatever they had in their hands.”

She was able to get out of the venue quickly because she and her friends were close to the exit.

Pellegrini said security seemed weak at the local three-day festival, which was at its final day on Sunday. Her bag was checked at the entrance, she said, but one of her friend’s was not.

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“I feel really scared,” she said. “It makes me not want to go anywhere anymore.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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4 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival, 15 injured

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At least one gunman opened fire Sunday at Northern California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing at least three and injuring 15, before being fatally shot by police who were stationed nearby and responded in less than a minute after the initial shot was fired, a police official said.

The shooting rampage began at 5:41 p.m. on the north side of the festival, Chief of Police Scot Smithee said at a press conference late Sunday. Smithee said the gunman gained access to the festival by cutting through a fence. He said some witnesses reported a second suspect, but police could not immediately confirm those reports.

Personal videos posted to Twitter appeared to show large crowds evacuating the festival. Many witnesses said the shots sounded like fireworks and there was confusion. The first shots were fired near an amphitheater, one witness said.

One witness told KTVU that he heard what he believed was 30 rounds. Some witnesses said the gunman was in army fatigues.

The San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responding to the scene, officials said. Smithee said dozens of officers are at the scene investigating.

The band Tin Man was just starting an encore when shots rang out.

Singer Jack van Breen said he saw a man wearing a green shirt and grayish handkerchief around his neck fire into the food area with what looked like an assault rifle. Van Breen and other members of the band dove under the stage. Van Breen says he heard someone shout: “Why are you doing this? “and the reply: “because I’m really angry. “

His bandmate Vlad Malinovsky from Walnut Creek, California, said he heard a lot of shots and then it stopped. Later, law enforcement came by and told the band members and others hiding with them to come out with their hands up.

Todd Jones, a sound engineer, told the newspaper that he was at the front of the festival’s Vineyard stage when he heard what sounded like a firework. “But then it started to increase, more rapidly, which sounded more like gunfire, and at that point people realized what was happening,” Jones said.

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Natalie Martinez, a Gilroy Resident, told the Mercury News that she had gone to get food and separated from her two daughters. “I ran to find the girls . and we basically ran into each other. I thought, We’re open prey. It was awful.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Shots fired at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, multiple ‘victims,’ police say

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Police confirmed a shooting with multiple “victims” Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, saying there was an “active” scene as crowds ran for safety.

The San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responding to the scene, officials said.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported “multiple people” injured but did not elaborate.

Video posted to Twitter appeared to show large crowds evacuating the festival.

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The festival has been a nationally known three-day event drawing thousands of garlic lovers. Sunday was the final day of the festival.

This is a developing story; check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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