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Jordan warns Israel against status quo change to Jerusalem holy site

Jordan summoned Israel’s ambassador on Sunday in protest over what it called “violations” at a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Muslim and Jewish people.

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the country delivered a “decisive letter” to Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Amir Weissbrod, a letter that included a call “to immediately cease all Israeli violations and all Israeli attempts to change the historical, legal status” at the site.

Last week, a day of riots at the Jerusalem holy site, which Muslims have referred to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews have referred to as the Temple Mount, left at least four Israeli police officers and several Muslim and Jewish people injured, in the worst bout of fighting there in months.

RIOTS OUTSIDE JERUSALEM HOLY SITE INJURE SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING POLICE, REPORTS SAY

Muslim worshippers clashed with Israeli police as hundreds of Israelis visited the site — on a day in which Muslim and Jewish holidays coincided.

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Palestinians running for cover from sound grenades fired by Israeli security forces outside the Jerusalem holy site last week. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The diplomatic protest came days after Israel’s Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan told a radio station that the country should work toward Jews being allowed to pray at the holy site. Erdan added the change should come through “political agreements and not by force,” Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Jordan’s foreign ministry reportedly expressed “the kingdom’s strong condemnation” over Erdan’s statements.

ISRAELI FORCES ARREST PALESTINIAN SUSPECTS IN JERUSALEM BOMB PLOT

Jordan said the site was a “place of worship for Muslims only.” The hilltop shrine has been managed by an Islamic trust under Jordanian stewardship.

Jewish people have been allowed to visit the site but are banned from praying there.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi tweeted on Sunday, “Met #EU (European Union) ambassadors to stress urgency of effective Int’l (international) steps against Israel’s violations of Holy Sites in occupied #Jerusalem. These violations & others seeking to change status quo in Holy Sites violate Int’l law, deepen tensions.”

The site, which has long been a flashpoint at the epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has been seen as the holiest for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

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The site is located in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Israeli military kills 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence after firing toward ‘armed suspects,’ officials say

Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians near Gaza Strip’s heavily guarded perimeter fence after armed “terrorists” were spotted trying to “infiltrate into” the country, officials announced on Sunday.

Israeli troops also severely wounded a fourth person near the perimeter fence, the Gaza Health Ministry said Sunday.

In a tweet on Sunday, which included a 30-second video, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) wrote, “Last night, our soldiers monitoring Israel’s security fence with #Gaza identified this terrorist squad armed with rifles attempting to infiltrate into #Israel.”

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The tweet continued, “In the time it takes to watch this video, our troops had already arrived at the scene in order to stop the terrorists.”

The IDF said the video showed three “terrorists” near the security fence with at least one carrying a rifle.

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In a tweet on Sunday, Israel Defense Forces said Israeli soldiers monitoring Israel’s security fence with Gaza identified a “terrorist squad armed with rifles attempting to infiltrate into Israel” on Saturday night.  (Israel Defense Forces)

A helicopter and a tank fired at the “armed suspects” overnight, according to the Israeli military.

Following weeks of calm, Palestinian militants have attempted a number of raids over the weekend.

On Saturday, the IDF tweeted, “3 rockets were fired from #Gaza at #Israel, 2 of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System. This is the 2nd consecutive night rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians.”

ISRAELI FORCES ARREST PALESTINIAN SUSPECTS IN JERUSALEM BOMB PLOT

The day before, the IDF tweeted, “A rocket was launched from Gaza at Israeli civilians earlier tonight. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome before it could reach its target: Israeli civilians.”

The tweet continued, “We just responded with strikes on Hamas’ underground infrastructure in Gaza. Israel’s target: Terror.”

No injuries were reported from the rockets Palestinian militants had fired. In response, Israel struck Hamas targets; nobody was reported hurt.

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Relatives mourning the death of Palestinian Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Namous during his Gaza funeral Sunday.  (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israel has held Hamas responsible for attacks coming from Gaza, which the Islamic militant group has ruled for the past 12 years.

Hamas has said recent attacks were carried out by people frustrated by the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed on the territory in 2007.

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Mourners carrying the body of Palestinian Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Namous out of the family home during his funeral Sunday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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“The killing of young people on the borders of the Gaza Strip is a continuation of the (Israeli) occupation’s crimes everywhere, in the West Bank and Jerusalem,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem said.

“This is linked to the state of anger and pressure that Palestinian people are suffering from.”

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Florida man accused of mass shooting threats after texts emerge

A man in Florida was arrested on Friday after investigators were alerted to text messages in which he allegedly detailed plans “to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd,” according to a local sheriff’s office.

Tristan Scott Wix, 25, of Daytona Beach, was charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported.

In one text, he allegedly indicated he wanted his shooting to break a world record.

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It was unclear who Wix was texting when he allegedly made the threats.

Investigators found Wix on Friday in a supermarket parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores where they took him into custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

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During an interview, Wix told detectives he did not own any firearms but was fascinated with mass shootings, the office added.

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Tristan Scott Wix was arrested Friday. (Volusia County Sheriff’s Office )

Sheriff’s detectives were in the process of obtaining a search warrant for Wix’s home on Friday, officials wrote in the Facebook post. It was not immediately known what was found.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood credited Wix’s ex-girlfriend for alerting deputies, Fox 13 reported.

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“She did what we beg people in the community to do – see something, say something, and let us take it from there,” Chitwood added.

Wix was being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond.

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Missouri man says Walmart weapons incident was ‘not a hate-inspired act’: report

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The self-described Second Amendment advocate who authorities say walked into a Walmart store in Missouri last week, wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons, reportedly admits his timing was bad given the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

But Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, of Springfield, said he doesn’t regret the alleged actions.

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did,”  Andreychenko told Springfield’s KYTV-TV. “This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did. This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

— Dmitriy Andreychenko, facing charges in Walmart incident

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said Andreychenko has been charged with making a terrorist threat in the second degree.

ARMED OFF-DUTY FIREFIGHTER HALTS ARMED SUSPECT AT WALMART STORE IN MISSOURI, POLICE SAY 

Andreychenko was accused of bringing weapons into the Walmart store Aug. 8, prompting a store manager to pull a fire alarm and send customers running. But an armed off-duty firefighter was able to detain Andreychenko until police officers arrived, Springfield police said.

Andreychenko was carrying loaded tactical weapons, according to reports. He was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

The incident came five days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in 22 deaths. The next day, another shooter killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, in an unrelated episode that has heightened discussions about gun control legislation and firearms safety.

“The gun was holstered. I never touched it after putting it on,” Andreychenko said.

Andreychenko told KYTV he called the Walmart store before he showed up with a gun to make sure it was allowed and said he was told he could.

The probable-cause statement quoted Andreychenko as saying he “wanted to know if Walmart honored the Second Amendment.”

Since January 2017, Missouri has not required a permit to carry a firearm, whether openly or concealed, for those age 19 or older, as long as the firearm is not displayed in a threatening manner.

On Aug. 8, Andreychenko had started recording himself with his cellphone while still in the parking lot of the Springfield Walmart. He got the body armor from the trunk of his car before grabbing a shopping cart and walked into the store, the probable cause statement said. No shots were fired.

MISSOURI WALMART THREAT SUSPECT ID’D BY POLICE, MUG SHOT RELEASED

“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens,” Patterson said in a statement.

“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens.”

— Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson

Patterson said he was thankful nobody was injured at the store, but said a Battlefield police Officer and citizen were injured in a vehicle collision as the officer responded to the Walmart.

Walmart issued a statement Aug. 9 that praised law enforcement for stopping the incident from escalating. It said Andreychenko was no longer welcome in its stores.

The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said, “A person commits the crime of making a terrorist threat in the second degree when he recklessly disregards the risk of causing the evacuation of any portion of a building and knowingly communicates an express or implied threat to cause an incident or condition involving danger to life or knowingly causes a false belief or fear that an incident has occurred or that a condition exists involving danger to life.”

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Andreychenko would face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted of the felony charge of making a terrorist threat in the second degree, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., family hospitalized after small plane crash in Tennessee, sister says

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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter were hospitalized after a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday, his sister said.

“I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding,” Kelley Earnhardt wrote in a tweet. Amy is Dale’s wife, and Isla is their 1-year-old daughter.

Fox News has also learned the plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race team, JR Motorsports, and crashed near Elizabethton Municipal Airport, which is in Carter County, Tennessee. Elizabethton is about 20 minutes from Johnson City, Tenn.

Earnhardt Jr., who retired from racing full-time in 2017, also has been an analyst for NASCAR on NBC.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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El Al flight attendant dies months after contracting measles: reports

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An El AL flight attendant, who was hospitalized in April after contracting measles, has died, according to Israeli media reports.

Rotem Amitai, A mother of three, reportedly passed away at a hospital in Israel early Tuesday after slipping into a coma and suffering brain damage.

Amitai is thought to have contracted measles on a flight from New York in late March, The Times of Israel reported, adding that she was diagnosed with meningoencephalitis — a complication that is similar to having both meningitis, which is inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, and encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, according to Mayo Clinic.

“Rotem was a wonderful woman and a devoted mother,” her family said in a statement.

Amitai was working on board El AL Flight 002 from Kennedy International Airport to Tel Aviv on March 26, and that’s where the measles exposure is thought to have occurred, according to The Times of Israel, which added that blood tests revealed that the 43-year-old had only been vaccinated with one shot against measles instead of the two recommended for her age group.

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El Al did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment but Ynet reported the airline said in a statement, “El Al bows its head in grief in light of the death of one of our aircrew members.”

“After the incident, the company acted to immediately vaccine all its aircrews,” the airline added.

The statement went on to say, “The company will continue to act on the issue in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines. We send our condolences to the family and will continue to support them.”

Israel has seen an outbreak of measles in the past year, recording more than 4,000 cases between July 2018 and last month, The Times of Israel reported citing the ministry.

The newspaper added that infections have mostly centered on the country’s ultra-Orthodox community, where vaccination rates are typically lower than in the rest of the population.

America is also dealing with a measles outbreak, with the number of cases reported this year the highest in nearly three decades, U.S. health officials announced in late May.

CDC: RECORD MEASLES OUTBREAK FUELED BY ANTI-VACCINATION PROPAGANDA

The latest spate of illnesses is scattered across 26 states, but most are in New York City.

The city’s surge, which began last October, is already the largest local measles outbreak in the U.S. in nearly 30 years.

Overall vaccination rates have remained fairly high, but outbreaks have been happening in communities where parents have refused recommended shots, U.S. health officials said. Often, those parents express fears, disputed by scientists, that the vaccinations themselves raise other health risks, like autism.

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Fox News’ Frank Miles, Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man threatens to kill child, sets girlfriend on fire before wild chase, police say

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A suspect is in custody after he threatened to kill a child, set his girlfriend on fire in Mississippi, then sent police on a chase through Tennessee on Tuesday, police said.

In a news release sent to Fox News, Olive Branch, Miss., police said officers were dispatched to help the fire department with an injured person on Tuesday after a woman “had been doused with a flammable liquid and set afire by her boyfriend, who had fled the scene.”

Police said the suspect, now identified as 42-year-old Jeremy Manning of Olive Branch, took a 3-year-old girl with him when he fled.

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A short time later, police said Memphis officers “made contact” with Manning, who allegedly told an officer that he was going to kill the child.

He then “sped off with Memphis police in pursuit,” Olive Branch police said.

The police chase happened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

Manning drove back to the Olive Branch area, according to police, who added that he then “put the child out of the vehicle, continuing to flee and ignoring the officer’s efforts” to get him to stop.

Police said he then rammed into a Memphis police vehicle, causing the squad car to hit another.

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“Both officers who were in the squad cars were transported in non-critical condition,” according to the Memphis Police Department.

The department said officers captured Manning after a foot chase in Olive Branch.

The child was not harmed and has since been reunited with her mother, Olive Branch police said.

The 3-year-old is the niece of the burn victim, according to Memphis police.

Manning’s girlfriend is in critical condition in an area burn center, according to Olive Branch police.

Memphis police said Manning was transported to a local hospital for evaluation “due to the fact that he reportedly ingested narcotics.”

Manning has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, kidnapping, child endangerment and arson.

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Bond was set at over $1.3 million.

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Members of Israeli parliament to Congress: Resolution opposing Israel boycott is ‘dangerous to Israel’

Nearly two dozen members of Israel’s parliament sent a letter to Congress thanking them for the recent resolution opposing an international effort to boycott Israel but warned that some of the language in the resolution “would be far more dangerous” to the country.

Fox News obtained the letter Monday; it was dated Aug. 8.

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan resolution last month opposing the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as Democrats tried to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally.

The resolution put the House on record opposing the BDS movement and its efforts to target U.S. companies doing business with Israel. The movement has grown in recent years, and many supporters of Israel have seen it as an attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state.

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The letter read, “We, members of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), would like to thank you for your continued support of Israel, especially combatting attempts to delegitimize Israel and against the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).”

It went on to address a “concern” regarding the “anti-BDS resolution.”

“We believe it contains a grave error because it expresses, among other things, support for a so-called ‘Two-State Solution,’ meaning the establishment of a ‘Palestinian state’ in the heart of tiny Israel,” the letter said.

The members of Israel’s parliament wrote, “We would like to make our position clear that the establishment of a Palestinian state would be far more dangerous to Israel than BDS.”

The letter then outlined several reasons, including security concerns.

“The establishment of an additional Arab (so-called Palestinian) state in the region would severely damage the national security of both Israel and the United States,” members of Israel’s parliament wrote, adding that “such a state would undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist state, which would distance peace and undermine stability in the Middle East.”

It was signed by 21 members of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), which included former security officials.

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From left to right: Reps. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.; Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.; and Ann Wagner, R-Mo., had introduced the resolution this past March. (Getty, File)

Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.; Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.; and Ann Wagner, R-Mo., had introduced the resolution in March.

None of the four lawmakers immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment.

“A two-state solution remains the best way to justly resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ensure a future for two peoples living side-by-side in peace, security and prosperity,” the resolution said. “By denying the Jewish claim to a homeland, the BDS Movement is fundamentally incompatible with a two-state solution and pushes the cause of peace for both Israel and the Palestinians further out of reach. This resolution makes clear that Congress remains committed to a two-state solution and opposes zero-sum efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel.”

The resolution passed on a vote of 398-17. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., were among the 16 Democrats who voted against the resolution.

Liberal lawmakers, most notably Omar and Tlaib, both newly elected Muslim-Americans, have spoken out in support of the BDS movement, as they’ve criticized Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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The resolution has been pushed by The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the influential Israel lobby in Washington.

“Unfortunately, in the last few years, AIPAC is independently advancing the two-state solution,” Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council in the northern West Bank, said. He was one of the people who wrote the letter to members of Congress.

Dagan added, “The Two-State Concept is not the policy of the current government coalition, nor is it stated as policy in the agreements between the coalition partners.”

An AIPAC spokesman declined to comment when Fox News’ contacted the organization for a response to the letter and Dagan’s comments.

Yishai Fleisher, spokesman for the Jewish community in Hebron, which is in the southern West Bank, told Fox News he respected the House resolution “because it gives a chance for pro-Israel Democrats to express themselves” but at the same time, “bipartisanship can’t be the ultimate arbiter of Israeli security policy.”

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Fleisher continued, “At the end, the two-state solution is a horrible and dangerous idea, which has only suppressed Jews and Arabs.”

Fox News’ Ben Evansky, Frank Miles and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Federal agents search Jeffrey Epstein’s home in Virgin Islands

The FBI says agents are on the grounds of the U.S. Virgin Islands home of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

The bureau confirmed to Fox News that agents were at his Little Saint James Island home in St. Thomas, but did not provide details.

The notorious island took on a string of nicknames over the years, including “Pedophile Island” and “Orgy Island.”

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A view of Little St. James Island, in the U. S. Virgin Islands, a property owned by Jeffrey Epstein. (The Associated Press )

The 66-year-old Epstein was known to frequent the lush property in the U.S. Virgin Islands. What’s more, an employee who reportedly worked there has claimed the wealthy financier kept a mysterious safe inside the main residence.

The employee, speaking to Bloomberg, suggested that a steel safe in his office there may have stored more than just cash.

On Saturday Epstein was found unconscious in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, and he was later pronounced dead, having apparently committed suicide, said the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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The death is said to have occurred after his cellmate was transferred for reasons that were not immediately clear.

He was reportedly found hanging in his jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, the New York Post reported.

Epstein was being held in connection with charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy.

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(New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Epstein was being held on the charges after he was denied bail. Prosecutors said he sexually abused dozens of young girls in his New York and Florida residences between 2002 and 2005, to which Epstein pleaded not guilty.

He faced up to 45 years in prison.

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Epstein started transforming Little St. James Island after he bought it more than two decades ago — clearing the native vegetation, ringing the property with towering palm trees and planting two massive U.S. flags on either end.

He also built a stone mansion with cream-colored walls and a bright turquoise roof surrounded by several other structures, including the maids’ quarters and a massive, square-shaped white building on one end of the island. Workers there, the Associated Press reports, told each other it was a music room fitted with a grand piano and acoustic walls, whose gold dome flew off during the deadly 2017 hurricane season.

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An aerial view of Little St. James Island and its buildings. (The Associated Press )

The employee who spoke to Bloomberg said when Epstein visited the property, he would walk around shirtless in shorts and flip-flops, and had a rule that he should never catch sight of the staffers who maintained the place.

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Locals recalled seeing Jeffery Epstein’s black helicopter flying back and forth from the international airport in St. Thomas to his helipad on Little St. James Island, where he built a cream colored mansion with a bright turquoise roof surrounded by several other structures including the maids’ quarters and a massive, square-shaped white building on one end of the island that some say is a music room fitted with acoustic walls. (The Associated Press)

Sometimes, the employee added, women would sunbathe topless or in the nude around a pool near the island’s main residence.

Many people who worked for Epstein on the island told AP last month that they had signed long nondisclosure agreements. One former employee who declined to be identified said Epstein once had five boats, including a large ferry in which he transported up to 200 workers from St. Thomas to his island every day for construction work.

The man said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein’s property but he believed they were older than 18.

“When he was there, it was keep to yourself and do your thing,” the man recalled, adding that Epstein paid well and would give away older machinery and surplus including lumber to his employees.

Epstein later bought neighboring Great St. James Island, which once was popular with locals and tourists for its main attraction, Christmas Cove, a place where you could hang out and order pizza and have it delivered via boat.

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Federal authorities considered the smaller of the two islands Epstein’s primary residence in the United States, a place where at least one alleged victim said in a court affidavit that she participated in an orgy, as well as had sex with Epstein and other people.

She said she saw former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the island, but that she never saw him having sex with anyone. A Clinton spokesman has issued a statement saying he never visited there.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Nicole Darrah, Tamara Gitt and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Weekend of violence in Chicago leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

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Dozens of people have been injured and two have been killed in Chicago, Ill., in 33 separate incidents over the weekend where shots were fired, according to police.

At least 40 people have been wounded in the gunfire since early Saturday morning, according to police reports obtained by Fox News.

On Saturday around 3:15 a.m. a 19-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in Humboldt Park, which is on the west side of Chicago, with a group of men when shots were fired, according to police. They said the teen was shot in the armpit and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Also in Humboldt Park, about 15 hours later, police said a 47-year-old man was in a vehicle when “an unknown offender” approached the victim and fired shots.

CHICAGO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS LEAVE 8 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED

The man was hit twice and transported to an area hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Police said no one is in custody in either case.

Authorities said a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s West Side early Sunday wounded six people, including one who is reported in critical condition.

Chicago police said the five women and one man were in a large crowd gathered on a street in the Garfield Park neighborhood when someone in a light-colored sedan opened fire.

A 25-year-old man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back. Three women were hospitalized in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in the case and the shooting remains under investigation by detectives.

Another drive-by shooting was reported later on Sunday where an 8-year-old girl was hit, according to Chicago police.

They said the girl was at a barbecue in Humboldt Park on the West Side around 3:55 p.m. when someone inside a blue Dodge Charger drove by and opened fire hitting her in the leg.

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A witness told Fox 32 that the girl was outside, playing next to her mom when the shooters drove by in the blue car.

“They drove through the block three times, but the first time we thought it was ok because we know them,” she told the television station. “Then they pulled around a second and third time, laughed at us and then I heard six to 10 shots.”

She added that police just missed the shooters, passing their car as they drove off.

Chardonnay Burks, who identified herself as the girl’s 18-year-old sister, told Fox 32 that she was at work when someone called her and said her sister had been shot.

“How are you going to come through shooting when you see kids?” Burks told the station. “They were aiming for somebody else obviously, but my little brother is four and was outside. He could have shot him too.”

The girl is in “good condition,” according to police.

They said no one is in custody in that case.

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Chicago police told Fox News the final number of those shot over the weekend will be released on Monday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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