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Colorado man says ‘I really suck at this’ after he fails, gets caught trying to steal 3 cars, police say

A Colorado man who tried to steal multiple vehicles in recent weeks but was caught in the act each time confessed he… just isn’t good at stealing cars.

Todd Sheldon, 36, was caught trying to break into a car in Jefferson County earlier this month, “but was caught by the homeowner,” officials said. Just before deputies arrived on the scene, Sheldon escaped.

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Moments later, however, authorities found Sheldon “just down the street…trying to break into another vehicle,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. As deputies approached the man, who they say was “actively trying to break into the truck,” he made a shocking admission to them.

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Todd Sheldon, 36, allegedly told deputies “I really suck at this” after he tried and failed to steal vehicles on three separate occasions. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

“I can’t,” Sheldon apparently told the officers. “I’m trying to steal this truck.”

Sheldon was taken into custody, booked into jail and later bonded out. But, as noted by Jefferson County officials, “the story doesn’t end there.”

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Last week, deputies responded to a report of a man breaking into a car, and said when they arrived at the scene, they again saw Sheldon — trying to break into a vehicle.

It was at that point he allegedly told a deputy: “I really suck at this.”

The sheriff’s office said they wanted to share Sheldon’s story “in part because of its uniqueness, but also to remind folks to lock their cars and call us to report suspicious activity.”

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“They say perseverance is a good thing, but that’s not always true,” officials quipped online. As of Friday, Sheldon was in jail.

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Florida woman, 70, tased 3 times as deputies try to arrest her grandson

A 70-year-old Florida woman was tased three times on her birthday, after police claimed she was uncooperative when they were trying to arrest her grandson.

Barbara Pinkey, of Bradenton, was at home on Dec. 26 when deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office tried executing an arrest warrant for her grandson, Tevin Turner, for carrying a concealed firearm, which was a violation of his probation.

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“We heard a knock at the door,” Pinkey told WFLA. “Actually, there wasn’t a knock. I think they kicked the door. Bam! Bam! At the door.”

Pinkey answered deputies at the door – after someone else inside the home did and became uncooperative themselves – and told them they couldn’t enter without a search warrant, which they said was irrelevant because they had an arrest warrant, according to WTSP. Pinkey said that when Turner was released on probation, he listed her address as his own, but claimed he didn’t live at the residence.

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Barbara Pinkey, 70, was tased three times by a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy after they claimed she became uncooperative as they tried to arrest her grandson in Bradenton, Fla., last week. (Manatee County Sheriff’s Office)

At that point, investigators told her she could be arrested for obstructing justice, and she allegedly became uncooperative — and shut the door on them.

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“I was just hollering. I was scared. I didn’t know what else to do. I was just hollering,” Pinkney said.

Deputies tried to arrest Pinkey, but she pulled away and allegedly pushed an officer in the chest. That deputy used his Taser on the woman, but claimed it had no impact on her, so he triggered the Taser a second time.

The second tase resulted with Pinkey on the ground, but she allegedly kept resisting authorities, according to the sheriff’s office, which said the deputy tased Pinkey a third time. Eventually, a second Manatee County deputy had to help restrain Pinkey.

The encounter was filmed by Pinkey’s granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth Francisco, who told WFLA: “It’s not something that you see every day or something you expect to happen. Even if she wasn’t my grandmother. Dang, this is a 70-year-old woman.”

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Pinkey, who said she’s never had trouble with law enforcement and now has trouble sleeping at night, was arrested and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer and obstructing justice, and was released on a $1,000 bond.

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US conducts airstrikes against Iraq, Syria after contractor killed, American troops injured in rocket attack

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The U.S. military carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday — days after a U.S. defense contractor was killed at a military compound in a rocket attack.

Military jet fighters conducted “precision defensive strikes” against five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesperson for the Pentagon told Fox News. Two defense officials added that Air Force F-15 jet fighters carried out the strikes.

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U.S. officials have blamed the militia for a rocket barrage Friday that killed a U.S. defense contractor, wounded four U.S. troops and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq.

Military forces said the attackers fired more than 30 rockets in Friday’s assault — the 11th rocket attack on U.S. and Iraqi forces since late October, according to a U.S. defense official.

Five locations — including three Kataeb Hezbollah areas in Iraq and two in Syria — were targeted, Hoffman said in a statement.

He said the U.S. strikes will weaken the group’s ability to carry out future attacks on Americans and their Iraqi government allies.

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for two separate rocket attacks on the Baghdad International Airport, on Dec. 9 and 11, where U.S. and Iraqi forces are located on the other side of the commercial airport.

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Pompeo said if any Americans were harmed in the future, it would “be answered with a decisive U.S. response.”

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.

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Zac Efron contracts serious illness while filming series ‘Killing Zac Efron,’ report says

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Actor Zac Efron contracted a serious medical illness while filming a show titled “Killing Zac Efron” in Papua New Guinea just before Christmas, according to a report.

Efron, 32, was filming the new series when he apparently became sick from an infection, per The Sunday Telegraph, which reports he was flown to a private hospital in Brisbane, Australia, and underwent treatment for several days.

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The “Baywatch” star reportedly flew back home to the U.S. on Christmas Eve. The newspaper reported Medical Rescue Group, a medical evacuation company based in Australia, recently flew an American in his 30s from Papua New Guinea to Brisbane.

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Efron’s latest project, “Killing Zac Efron,” was picked up by mobile video platform Quibi, The Hollywood Reporter reported last month. The show is said to follow Efron — who became a household name after Disney’s “High School Musical” movie series  became a hit in 2006 — “as he heads deep into the jungle of a remote, dangerous island, falling off the grid for 21 days.”

“I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level,” Efron said in a statement at the time. “I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits.”

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A tour guide identified on Facebook as Cyril Tara has been posted photos of Efron, apparently in Papua New Guinea, in recent weeks.

While filming, Efron was reportedly only using basic fear and equipment, a guide partner and camera crew to film the show, which he has been executive producing for his company, Ninjas Runnin’ Wild.

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Fausta, ‘world’s oldest rhino,’ dead at 57, conservation says

An eastern black rhino — believed to be the oldest in the world — died Friday in Tanzania, authorities said.

Fausta, a 57-year-old rhino, passed away from natural causes in the Ngorongoro Crater, part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. She lived a free-ranging life for more than 54 years in Ngorongoro until three years ago, when she was taken into a sanctuary because of health problems.

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Fausta, a 57-year-old black rhino, pictured here in Ngorongoro, Tanzania, died from natural causes on Friday, conservation authorities said. (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority via REUTERS)

A scientist first spotted the rhino in 1965, when Fausta was 3 or 4 years old, a Facebook post from the conservation’s commissioner, Dr. Freddy Manongi, read. In 2016, the rhino’s health had started to deteriorate and authorities “were forced to put the animal in captivity, after several attacks from hyena and severe wounds thereafter.”

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“Fausta also lost sight or vision, which further compromise its survival ability in the wild,” officials said, adding she “survived 57 years without bearing calves.”

Manongi said rhinos usually live between 37 and 43 years old in the wild, and older than 50 years in captivity. He noted

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He noted a female southern white rhino named Sana, who died in captivity in November at a French zoo at 55 years olds, was considered the world’s oldest white rhino in captivity. Another rhino named Elly, the oldest-living black rhino in the U.S., died at the San Francisco Zoo in May 2017 at the age of 46.

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Fausta lived a free-range life until 2016, when she was taken to a sanctuary due to health problems, officials said. (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority via REUTERS)

Black rhinos, according to the World Wildlife Fund, are considered a critically endangered species, with a population of over more than 5,000. Nearly half of these are located in Namibia, which is allowed under international convention to permit five male rhinos a year to be legally killed by hunters.

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The species’ numbers declined 98 percent — to less than 2,500 — from 1960 to 1995, but because of “persistent conservation efforts across Africa, black rhino numbers have doubled from their historic low 20 years ago to between 5,042 and 5,455 today.”

But despite its regrowth in population size, black rhinos are “still considered critically endangered,” as poachers illegally traffick rhino horns, threaten its recovery.

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Pennsylvania dog at shelter for over 900 days has one Christmas wish: to get adopted

A loving dog who has spent more than 900 days at the Pennsylvania SPCA delivered a letter to Santa Claus last week asking for her Christmas wish: to be adopted.

Lucy, a Dogue de Bordeaux mix with a “big personality, big smile, big fun and a big heart,” is the shelter’s longest resident. She was dropped off at the SPCA in May 2017, with her sister, by animal cruelty officers with the animal rescue’s Humane Law Enforcement unit.

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After spending more than 2.5 years at the shelter, Lucy is in search of a fur-ever home. Last week, Santa decided to pay her a visit because the dog has been a good girl this year.

The special encounter was posted to Facebook Dec. 16. In the video, Lucy excitedly runs up to Santa — who grabs her wish list as she tries to kiss him — and gives her a Milkbone dog treat, which was on the pooch’s list.

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“Queen Lucy,” as described by the shelter, is looking for a home with adults only. She may get along with a smaller dog and she’s “not a fan of kitties or other small furry subjects.” The shelter says Lucy is scared of strangers, so she needs a patient owner “to help me work through my fears.”

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Lucy delivered her Christmas wish list to Santa Claus when they met last week. (Nicole Modrell/Pennsylvania SPCA)

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Lucy would live best in an environment that has a backyard, loves car rides, swimming in the creek and “enjoys learning new things.”

Anyone interested in adopting Lucy can contact her human pal Nicole Modrell via email.

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Alabama woman, 19, shot as authorities open fire, raid home in search of man who was already in jail

An Alabama woman was shot last week by authorities who entered her home in search of a man — who had already been booked at the local jail the day prior — and officials are chalking the situation up to a “miscommunication.”

Ann Rylee, 19, was at home in Wilmer on Thursday morning when Mobile County sheriff’s deputies and federal officers from Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Office descended upon her property, looking for Nicholas McLeod, a 41-year-old man who is the uncle of Rylee’s fiancé.

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Ann Rylee, 19, was shot multiple times at her home in Wilmer, Ala., on Thursday after a “miscommunication,” Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said.  (Handout)

Investigators approached the house and detained two men outside, who told them there was a woman — Rylee — in the house, according to Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran, who told WALA-TV “this lady had armed herself with a shotgun and the entry team was giving her orders to drop the gun, put the gun down, drop the gun several times over a period of a few seconds.”

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“She didn’t and she pointed the gun at one of them — then two or three agents fired upon her, striking her three or four times,” Cochran said.

Rylee was hospitalized, underwent surgery and is expected to survive, her fiancé, Christopher McLeod said. He said authorities were at the home looking for his uncle, “who used to live at that house years ago.”

Nicholas McLeod, the man authorities were looking for, was arrested on Wednesday — a day before the shooting — and booked at the Mobile Jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and evidence tampering.

It wasn’t immediately clear how authorities didn’t realize Nicholas McLeod was already locked up, but the sheriff called the situation a “miscommunication.”

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“We’ve narrowed it down to one of two things: The investigators did not make one final check this morning to send teams out to make the arrests or warrants section did not communicate to the computer system — that the warrants were no longer active. We’re running that down,” Cochran told the news outlet.

The sheriff added: “However, if she would not have pointed a gun at the agents — they would have determined all of that on the scene and would have bid her a good day and thank you very much.”

But Rylee’s fiancé said the 19-year-old woman was asleep on a recliner in their living room when investigators showed up at their house on Thursday. He said he was outside emptying the trash with a friend before going to work when multiple officers, armed with rifles and wearing body armor, pulled up in vehicles and demanded they put their hands up.

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He said they keep a shotgun in their living room for protection. Christopher McLeod said two federal marshals who had approached the home started yelling “gun” and fired multiple times before Rylee was shot.

“I just hope she’s OK. That’s my No. 1,” Christopher McLeod said. “It’s just so unfortunate because none of this needed to happen, it had nothing to do with us. We’re just victims of an unfortunate situation.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas suspended 2 games, fans banned from 76ers’ arena for stands confrontation

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Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas was suspended for two games for entering the stands Saturday night to confront fans who were heckling him, the NBA announced.

Additionally, the league said Sunday the two fans who were involved in the confrontation were banned by the Philadelphia 76ers for one year from the Wells Fargo Center – their home floor – and the ticket-holders’ seats have been revoked.

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Thomas said one of the unnamed fans repeatedly cursed and gave the middle finger because their team’s loss wouldn’t get them a free milkshake.

Late in the fourth quarter of the game, Thomas walked to the stands and verbally approached a 76ers fan who had “both of his middle fingers up, and said, ‘F— you, b—-‘ three times.”

Speaking calmly to reporters after the game, Thomas said he missed a first free throw and made a second and that’s when he spotted the man.

“So then the timeout goes, and I go in the stands to confront him,” he said.

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“I say, ‘Don’t be disrespectful. I’m a man before anything and be a fan,’” the guard continued. “And his response was, ‘I’m sorry. I just wanted a Frosty’ because if you miss two free throws, I guess the fans get a Frosty.”

The 76ers have been promoting “Wendy’s Frosty Freeze-Out,” which offers fans free desserts if “an opposing player misses two consecutive free-throw attempts in the second half of a 76ers home game.”

But Thomas said the spectator “crossed the line” and told security about him “so they can get kicked out the game cause that’s no way, shape or form that should be allowed at all.”

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It’s against NBA rules to purposely enter arena stands. But Thomas said he thinks the league won’t suspend him for such actions and will understand where he was coming from.

“The league knows: I did nothing wrong,” Thomas said. “There just should be a respect factor [with fans]. Like, I’m not going to go to anybody else’s job and call you out of your name, no matter how mad I make you. I don’t even know how I can make you that mad when we were down 15. We lost the game. That’s all I’m saying. I’m a man before anything, and that just wasn’t OK to do — and I just had to say something.”

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The Wizards lost to the Sixers 125-108.

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Christmas lottery ‘El Gordo’ reveals winning ticket in annual event

The world’s richest lottery electrified Spain on Sunday morning as the raffle — known as El Gordo, or “The Fat One” — dished out its biggest prize for its annual Christmas raffle.

Winning ticket No. 26590, worth 400,000 euros (or $436,000), tumbled out of a huge shuffling bin during a televised event at the Teatro Real opera house in Madrid. Students from the city’s San Ildefonso school picked out the winning lottery numbers.

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The top prize is one of several prizes that the lottery is giving out this year, totaling 2.24 billion euros, or $2.43 billion. The winners of the top ticket won 20,000 euros for each euro spent on a 20-euro ticket.

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Spain’s Christmas lottery, known as El Gordo or “The Fat One,” dished out its biggest prize on Sunday worth $436,000. In total, the lottery dishes out $2.43 billion in prizes. (AP Photo/Paul White)

While other lotteries have bigger top prizes than $436,000, this lottery — held on Dec. 22 each year — is ranked as the world’s richest for the total amount of prize money involved.

El Gordo is the second-oldest lottery in the world, according to Spain’s The Local news outlet, which explains that only certain lottery shops sell certain lottery numbers. It’s because of this that most big winners of the lottery are located in the same area of Spain.

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Because so many people play the Christmas game, “numbers are repeated up to 165 times,” the website states. “That means if you do win El Gordo, you will be sharing your prize with at least 164 others.”

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Pictured here is a Christmas lottery number seller putting tickets on display in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday ahead of the drawing Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Families, friends and co-workers often buy tickets together as part of a winter holiday tradition. Then on Dec. 22, they gather around their television sets, radios or mobile phones, waiting to hear the winning lottery numbers.

This year, the winning tickets were sold in the northeastern provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona, in central Madrid and Salamanca, and in southern Alicante, Murcia and Seville. Dona Manolita, a location that’s sold lottery numbers for more than 100 years, was among the winning vendors.

“I’m very happy. We have worked all year to achieve this. This is our reward, to sell ‘El Gordo’,” an employee told Reuters after the drawing.

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Winners of the top prize will pay 76,000 euros ($84,000) in taxes. Prizes up to 20,000 euros ($22,000) are exempt from taxes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, lands in New Mexico after failed mission

Boeing’s new Starliner spacecraft landed in the New Mexico desert on Sunday morning — days after the NASA mission failed because the capsule’s clock was improperly set, and the capsule ended up in the wrong orbit.

The Starliner launched by the Atlas V rocket Friday morning, but the capsule’s clock was not synced up properly with the timing on the rocket. The Starline “had a Mission Elapsed Time (MET) anomaly causing the spacecraft to believe that it was in an orbital insertion burn, when it was not,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted shortly after the launch.

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“Because #Starliner believed it was in an orbital insertion burn (or that the burn was complete), the dead bands were reduced and the spacecraft burned more fuel than anticipated to maintain precise control,” he added. “This precluded @Space_Station rendezvous.”

An industry source with knowledge of the matter told Fox News on Friday that the Atlas rocket performed as intended, placing the Starliner into orbit.

Sent into space with only a test dummy in order to prepare for a flight with a real crew next year, the Starliner was supposed to spend a week at the International Space Station. Because of the mishap, the capsule was launched into the wrong orbit shortly after it launched. The station docking was scrapped, and Boeing and NASA decided to bring the spacecraft home as soon as possible.

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“We started the clock at the wrong time,” Jim Chilton, a senior vice president for Boeing, said Saturday. “As a result of starting the clock at the wrong time, the spacecraft upon reaching space thought she was later in the mission and, being autonomous, started to behave that way.”

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule on an Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Starliner spacecraft did not reach the proper orbit.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Hoards of people watched the Starliner’s initial flight take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last week. It was visible for at least five minutes, but as news of a setback began to emerge, the mood quickly turned negative. NASA officials deferred to Boeing for updates.

Boeing, which has been working on the Starliner since 2010, was awarded a $4 billion contract by NASA in 2014 to work on the Starliner, as it looks to compete with SpaceX, NASA’s other commercial crew provider.

In March, the Elon Musk-led company successfully completed a similar demonstration. SpaceX has one more hurdle, a launch abort test, before it will carry two NASA astronauts on its Dragon capsule, which could happen as soon as spring 2020.

“Orbit is hard,” SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said in a tweet to Boeing. “Best wishes for landing & swift recovery to next mission.”

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It’s been nearly nine years since NASA astronauts have launched from the U.S. The last time was July 8, 2011, when Atlantis — now on display at Kennedy Space Center — made the final space shuttle flight.

Since then, NASA astronauts have traveled to and from the space station via Kazakhstan, courtesy of the Russian Space Agency, costing the space agency $86 million per ride.

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia and James Rogers and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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