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Pennsylvania man charged with arson, murder in wife’s death 9 years ago

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Pennsylvania authorities conducted a nine-year investigation before arresting a man in the murder of his wife, they announced Thursday.

The investigation began after Olga Sanchez, 30, burned to death in a house fire in Lancaster in 2010, police said. The fire was ruled arson after investigators determined it was started with gasoline.

On Thursday, Carlos Montalvo-Rivera, 52, was charged with arson and murder in the death of his wife, police said. He was also charged with trying to kill their young children, ages 13, 9 and 8, each of whom survived the fire.

Montalvo-Rivera was being held without bail.

“Every time we reviewed this case, every time we looked at the evidence, the finger of guilt pointed back at one person,” Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said, according to Fox 43 York.

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Montalvo-River told police he and his wife were happily married and denied having any marital problems, the station reported.

But Sanchez’s sister Dolores Ojedo told detectives the marriage was on the rocks.

“I will kill you like a dog,” she quoted Montalvo-River as telling her sister a year before she was killed, according to the station.

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Police said Montalvo-Rivera’s account of what happened was riddled with inconsistencies, beginning with his claim that intruders set the fire after breaking into the house and knocking him unconscious for 45 minutes.

A neurologist told investigators last month that based on medical records, Montalvo-Rivera’s version of what happened was “highly unlikely.”

“The medical science is not backing up what the defendant is claiming that he had been knocked out for 45 minutes, which is an excessively long time for a significant head injury,” Stedman said, according to the station.

A neighbor also refuted Montalvo-Rivera’s account that he escaped the fire with his hands tied behind his back.

The neighbor said that after he reported the fire, he saw Montalvo-Rivera with his hands untied trying to climb into a second-floor window and then tried unsuccessfully to help him.

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FAA demands answers over Boeing test pilot’s reveal of lying, 737 Max problems

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The Federal Aviation Administration is demanding answers from Boeing after receiving a 2016 electronic message exchange in which a test pilot talks of unknowingly having lied to regulators and discloses “egregious” problems with the flight control system that figured in two 737 Max crashes.

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson sent a terse letter Friday to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg requesting to know why the messages had only been delivered the day before, not months ago when Boeing had uncovered them. “I expect your explanation immediately,” he writes.

The 737 Max, the latest version of the jetliner that has evolved since first being flown in the 1960s, has been grounded worldwide since an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed in March, killing 157 aboard. It followed another accident involving a 737 Max flown by Lion Air by five months, claiming 189 passengers and crew.

In both crashes, blame has focused on the performance of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, which was software added to the jets to make them fly like previous versions of the 737. It was deemed needed because the Max had larger engines than previous 737s that were repositioned on the wing, making the jet perform differently in some circumstances.

Pilots in both the Ethiopian and Lion Air jetliners wrestled with MCAS, which automatically switches on in certain situations, as it overrode their actions. MCAS kept pushing the nose of the planes down as they struggled to keep them aloft.

In the November 2016, message exchange, a test pilot named Mark Forkner — Boeing describes him as a “former employee” — writes that MCAS is “running rampant in the sim on me,” a reference to a flight simulator in which it was being tested at the time. “I am levelling off at like 4000 feet, 230 knots and the plane is trimming itself like crazy. I’m like, WHAT?” he said.

He quipped, “granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious.”

Forkner said he “basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)” based on the simulator experience though the co-worker is quick to counter, “it wasn’t a lie, no one told us that was the case.”

The discovery could become a huge complication for Muilenburg, who is set to testify Oct. 30 before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the first time about troubles with the 737 Max.

The FAA, the House committee and other authorities are investigating how MCAS was developed and approved for the 737 Max.

Boeing 737 Max fallout: Blasting Boeing, FAA, safety panel recommends changes in certification process

In reaction to the disclosures, Boeing said it released the document to the House committee as part of its continued cooperation with its investigation as it strives to get the 737 Max back in service. 

Pilots union officials at two of the largest U.S. airline operators of the 737 Max, American and Southwest Airlines, reacted with dismay.

“This more evidence that Boeing misled pilots, government regulators and other aviation experts about the safety of the 737 Max,” said Jon Weaks, president of Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, in a statement. “It is clear that the company’s negligence and fraud put the flying public at risk.”

And Dennis Tajer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association for American, said “it’s very serious if Boeing had someone within who is describing something egregious.” He added, “We want to know under what conditions (MCAS was malfunctioning) so we can determine if something is new within the MCAS system.”

He also said the union is solidly behind the FAA’s Dickson on the matter. “We count on the FAA as a safety-culture partner.”

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg says company makes ‘too many important decisions’ about free speech

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company makes “too many important decisions about speech.”

Appearing in an exclusive interview with “The Daily Briefing” host Dana Perino, Zuckerberg said he believes the Internet would benefit from the government setting some “clear rules” around what content is “permitted” or “permissible” in elections and ads, and about general privacy and “data portability.”

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“[We] as a company have the greatest responsibility here to make sure that we proactively make sure that there isn’t harm or danger happening on our platform,” he told Perino.

“But, at the end of the day, I don’t think that people want any given private company to be making so many important decisions about speech or elections or the democratic process,” Zuckerberg said. “I certainly think that even we make too many important decisions about speech.”

“So, the question is, what’s the answer?” he asked.

There are many issues and questions around protecting elections and what type of political discourse should be allowed on the platform, in addition to privacy concerns, Zuckerberg said.

“But right now, what I think is happening is […] people aren’t seeing enough progress on some of that regulation,” he said.

“I think, in some of these cases, having some more democratic processes, some clearer rules for the Internet or some new institutions — which we’re trying to create with this independent oversight board that we’re standing up ourselves. So people in our community can appeal content decisions that we make,” Zuckerberg said.

“I think that there are real issues there,” he added.

Zuckerberg told Perino that Facebook “made a lot of progress” in terms of protecting the integrity of elections and the “challenges that were there a few years ago.”

“I think you can look at the results of elections around the world and see that our systems are now a lot better, and we can be a lot more continuity,” he added.

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John Kasich now says President Trump should be impeached

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The White House is confirming Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate his country’s role in meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said withholding funding was “absolutely appropriate.” (Oct. 17) AP, AP

WASHINGTON – Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday he now supports impeaching President Donald Trump.

Kasich it was White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitting there was a quid pro quo between the United States and Ukraine that “pushed me really across the Rubicon.”

During a rare White House press briefing, Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday, “Did (Trump) also mention to me in passing the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely… That’s it. That’s why we held up the money,” acknowledging the White House had frozen military aid as leverage over Ukraine.

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“Withholding military aid, vital military aid to a nation like Ukraine, which has Russian troops inside its territory, that’s threatened all the time, withholding it so that a political operation can take place – ‘investigate this thing around the server, and we’re going to withhold the aid until you do that’ – to me, it’s totally inappropriate. It’s an abuse of power.” Kasich said during an interview on CNN.

“My view is that, look, I’ve fought with people on the air over, ‘Is there a quid quo pro’ and ‘Does this rise to the level of impeachment?’ I now believe that it does and I say it with, I say it with great sadness. This is not something I really wanted to do,” he continued. 

Kasich also noted he voted to impeach President Bill Clinton when he member of the House of Representatives. 

Kasich said he would want to see and consider the House’s articles of impeachment, and expressed disagreement with how House Democrats have conducted their investigation thus far. 

“But if you’re asking if I was sitting in the House of Representatives today and you were to ask me, how do I feel, do I think impeachment should move forward and go for a full examination and trial of the United States Senate? My vote would be yes. I don’t say it lightly,” Kasich said.

More: House Republicans complain about limited access to closed-door House impeachment investigation sessions

The impeachment inquiry began last month after a whistleblower accused Trump of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Kasich has been a critic of Trump since facing him in 2016 and previously said he was “very seriously” considering running against him as a primary challenger in 2020. 

“This is extremely difficult for me, but it’s what I feel I have to do,” Kasich said during his CNN interview. “It’s what my conscience tells me.”

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A mother’s stress level during pregnancy may affect the baby’s sex, study suggests

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A study published Monday suggests prenatal stress in pregnant women may affect the sex of the baby and be associated with some forms of birth complications.

Researchers at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital found that stressed mothers are less likely to give birth to a male child.

The findings, which were published in the National Academy of Sciences’ official peer-reviewed journal PNAS, were based on data gathered from 187 pregnant women divided into three groups: healthy women (66.8% of the study), psychologically stressed women who were found to have depression and anxiety (17.1%) and physically stressed women found to have higher blood pressure and higher caloric intake (16%).

Physically stressed mothers also were more likely to have premature births and decreased fetal heart rate and movement, which researchers suggest may affect central nervous system development. All of the women had healthy pregnancies.

“The womb is an influential first home, as important as the one a child is raised in, if not more so,” said lead author Catherine E. Monk, professor of medical psychology at Columbia University, in a statement.

Monk told USA TODAY that her team wanted to understand the degree to which maternal stress affects the child and the mother, as well as the different types of stress that come into play.

Pregnancy experts commonly accept that prenatal stress has an affect on a mother’s pregnancy, but the “exact mechanism” of how stress affects pregnant women’s birth outcomes is unclear — a limitation pointed out by the study.

Dr. Cecilia T. Gambala, the director of OB-GYN student education at Tulane University Medical School, told USA TODAY in an email that much of the published data on how stress affects pregnant women “demonstrate” associations between stress and birth outcomes, but do not specify cause. Gambala was not involved in the new study.

The reason for male fetuses not surviving under times of maternal stress are unclear and require further research, Gambala said, but “increased adaptability” has been seen in female babies.

However, the correlation between stress and a decrease in male births is not unprecedented, Monk said.

“Significant stressors such as President Kennedy’s (assassination) and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, are associated with changes in the ratio of males to females born such that fewer males were born,” she told USA TODAY.

A 2006 study of 700,000 births in New York City found that the likelihood of a male birth decreased to its lowest level in the months following 9/11.

Although pregnant women are typically more likely to have male babies than female babies at a ratio of 100 girls to 105 boys, which is known as the sex ratio, the study found that women who are psychologically stressed had two male births for every three female births.

The results were more drastic for pregnant women who showed signs of physical stress: for every four male births, women had nine female births.

It is unclear how stress is transmitted to a fetus, though Monk said that animal studies show that stress hormones are elevated during times of stress.

“Stress can also affect the mother’s immune system, leading to changes that affect neurological and behavioral development in the fetus.” Monk said in a statement. 

A crucial factor into reducing stress in pregnant women, the study suggests, is maintaining a strong social support system.

“Pregnancy is an ideal time for reflecting on what kind of social support one is experiencing and whether some is missing, and identifying steps to make some changes,” Monk told USA TODAY. There are different types of support mothers can receive: emotional support and “actionable” support, such as running errands.

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Trump nominates Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry

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President Trump on Friday announced that he is nominating Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry — who will depart at the end of the year.

“I want to thank Secretary of Energy Rick Perry for the outstanding job he has done. He will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other interests. Rick was a great Governor of Texas and a great Secretary of Energy. He is also my friend!” Trump tweeted.

“At the same time, I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!” he said.

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Samuel Adams Utopias beer is so strong it’s illegal in 15 states. Here’s where to find it.

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Samuel Adams is releasing a beer so strong that it is illegal in 15 states.

The beer, called Utopias, has 28% alcohol by volume (ABV) and began its limited release Tuesday in select beer and specialty stores.

This is the 11th edition of Utopias, and only 77 wooden casks of it were brewed this year. The 2019 Utopias is a blend of earlier batches of Samuel Adams’ extreme beers, a catalog dating back over 25 years. 

“The ruby black, uncarbonated 2019 Utopias is reminiscent of a rich vintage Port or fine Sherry, challenging drinkers’ expectations of beer while getting better with age: drinkers can enjoy a portion of Utopias now and save the rest for other occasions,” according to a press release.

The beer was blended, aged and finished in barrel rooms in Samuel Adams’ three breweries in Boston, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and Cincinnati. 

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Utopias will be available at select specialty beer and liquor stores for a suggested retail price of $210 per bottle.

Sam Adams founder and brewer Jim Koch said in a statement that Utopias has been “nothing short of a labor of love” since it was first brewed.

“As brewers, we take pride in everything we make, but there’s something special about putting such a unique, extreme beer in the hands of not only the craft beer community but our coworkers,” Koch said. “Involving new members of our team from Dogfish Head in the bottling process this year signified collaboration, progress and inspired future innovations that we can’t wait to share.” 

Where can’t you get Utopias?

Because of its high alcohol level, Utopias is not shipped to or sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont or West Virginia.

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Allegations of bed bugs at Trump’s Doral Resort swarm Twitter

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Mulvaney’s Ukraine Confession Upends Impeachment Strategy, Rattles Allies

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WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A top White House aide’s suggestion that President Donald Trump sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid has upended the administration’s impeachment strategy and left his Republican allies flummoxed and frustrated.

White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that Trump’s decision to withhold $391 million in aid to Ukraine was linked to his desire for an investigation by Kiev into a debunked theory that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server was held in Ukraine.

After weeks in which the president argued that he had done nothing wrong, Mulvaney’s comments, which he later sought to walk back, seemed to undermine the core arguments that Trump and his advisers have made against the effort to oust him from office.

“Unless your ultimate goal is to get to the impeachment vote sooner rather than later, I don’t see how that helps,” said one former administration official with ties to the White House.

“I don’t think it’s damning in and of itself, but it’s another piece of the puzzle that the Democrats are building and another incident that they can point to of using American foreign policy for private political gain,” he said.

One of Trump’s fellow Republicans, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, was quoted in media reports as saying: “You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period.”

Democrats in the House of Representatives are holding hearings to investigate whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. The House could vote on impeachment later this year, which would trigger a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate where a conviction and ouster seem unlikely.

The confirmation of a quid pro quo, or favor for a favor, would bolster Democrats’ arguments that Trump misused his office.

In a written statement, Mulvaney later accused the media of misconstruing his comments. But his remarks at the White House, made while the president was traveling in Texas, tied action on the DNC server to the decision about the aid.

“Did he also mention to me … the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it. And that’s why we held up the money,” Mulvaney told reporters in the White House briefing room after saying Trump had also been concerned that European nations were not providing lethal aide to Ukraine.

Later in the day, in an effort at damage control, Mulvaney said the withholding of aid was related strictly to Trump’s concerns about corruption and the fact that other nations were not providing financial support to the country.

“Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election. The president never told me to withhold any money until the Ukrainians did anything related to the server,” he said in the written statement released by the White House.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham praised Mulvaney’s performance in an interview on Fox News on Friday, saying “he did a great job.”

Mulvaney also faces a Friday deadline, along with outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to turn over documents for the congressional impeachment probe.

The White House previously said it would not cooperate with the inquiry, and it was not immediately clear what next steps House Democrats would take to enforce their subpoena.

‘RESORTING TO THE TRUTH’

Democrats have zeroed in on Trump’s July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which he asked for “a favor” to look into the server as well as the California-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, which was hired by the DNC in 2016 to investigate hacking of Democratic emails that it later determined was done by Russia.

The DNC server issue is a discredited claim that Ukraine and not Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and that a Democratic Party computer server was being held somewhere in Ukraine.

“It looks like the White House is so desperate they are finally resorting to the truth. The problem is the truth is an admission of the crime,” Democratic Representative Peter Welch said about Mulvaney’s initial comments.

“The fact that he said that openly is either a brazen admission or they just don’t know the law,” said Democratic Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi.

Republicans, for their part, expressed concern about the White House’s strategy of getting its messaging across.

“Whether or not there’s any wrongdoing is one thing, but … the lack of a coordinated messaging effort has made it much more complicated,” said another former administration official, who noted that Mulvaney was unlikely to have conducted the briefing without Trump’s blessing.

The president said he had confidence in his acting chief of staff.

Mulvaney said in the same briefing that the White House had not set up a “war room” to address the impeachment inquiry because Trump had done nothing wrong.

“Just because you’ve done nothing wrong does not mean you do not need a dedicated committed group of support staff dedicated to making sure that the American people understand that this is a witch hunt and why,” said one Republican with ties to Trump.

“The president cannot do everything by himself. He needs … a dedicated team to help him through this.” (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Susan Cornwell and Susan Heavey; Editing by Peter Cooney and Howard Goller)

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Kate Middleton speaks out after royal plane was forced to turn around during fierce electrical storm

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Kate Middleton said she and her husband Prince William are “hugely grateful” to the pilot and crew who looked after the royal couple during a flight in a dangerous electrical storm.

The couple, both 37, attempted to fly to Islamabad during their royal tour of Pakistan on Thursday night but were forced to turn back to the city of Lahore after they encountered a fierce electrical storm.

The pilot attempted to land the RAF Voyager at two different airports, People magazine reported on Thursday. The flight was meant to take about 24 minutes, but the plane was in the air for two hours.

The outlet reported that Middleton and William arrived in Islamabad on Friday morning — about 18 hours after they were meant to land.

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“We were looked after so wonderfully by the RAF who did a great job,” the Duchess of Cambridge told reporters on Friday, as reported by the outlet. “Hugely grateful to everyone.”

“I think it was quite an adventure really, it was really bumpy up there,” Middleton continued. “We were looked after so wonderful by the RAF who did a great job liaising with everyone and got us home safely.”

During the storm, lightning could be seen over the right wing as the plane “bumped and rolled side to side.”

“Those big flashes are the RAF Voyager, carrying William, Kate and traveling media, going through [lightning] – two aborted landings at Islamabad due to the storm and we’re back in Lahore,” tweeted Press Association reporter Emma Louise Bowden.

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After the plane landed, William, an experienced pilot, reassured members of the media at the back of the plane and even joked that he was the one doing the flying. The British royal added that it was either going to be a night out in Lahore, or they would return to the capital for the evening.

The outlet reported William and Middleton started their day at the SOS Children’s Village, a charity in Lahore that provides a home and family structure to over 150 children. During their appearance, the couple celebrated the birthdays of three children with traditional Pakistani cakes.

Afterward, Middleton and William played with more children at the National Cricket Academy. The duo also followed in the footsteps of William’s late mother, Princess Diana of Wales, by seeing a mosque and a cancer hospital she visited during her own trips to Pakistan back in the 1990s.

While at the hospital, Middleton wore matching tiaras with a young patient. The little girl hosted a tea party for the couple on her hospital bed.

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Middleton and William are also proud parents to three children: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.

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