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  1. The couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children grew tired of their strict religious lifestyle -- so they started engaging in seedier sex-fueled hijinks, the mother’s sister revealed on Monday. David and Louise Turpin began “experimenting in different religions” and forcing their older children to “take care of the younger children so that her and David could kinda sow those wild oats that they didn’t sow when she was younger,” Louise’s sister Teresa Robinette said on “Megyn Kelly Today.” For example, the sister said Louise, 49, had sex in a hotel with a stranger she met online — with the blessing of her husband, 57 — before re-enacting the affair in the same room exactly a year later, The New York Post reported. Louise told her sister in a phone call around 2009 that the couple “had met a man online from Huntsville, Alabama, and that they were on their way there to meet him and that she was going to sleep with him and that David was okay with that,” Robinette claimed. David and Louise Turpin were charged with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children. “All I know is that it did happen,” Robinette continued, according to The Post. “She met this man at a motel, slept with him, and what makes it even worse and even weirder is that exactly one year to the day of the anniversary that she did that, she called me and thought it was funny that David was taking her back to the exact same hotel room — the exact same bed that she slept with this man in — so that David could sleep with her in the same bed.” The Turpins have pleaded not guilty in California to multiple counts of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, after 13 children, ages 2 to 29, were found living in deplorable conditions in the Riverside County home. David and Louise Turpin were charged Thursday and face up to life in prison. Each was ordered held in lieu of $12 million bail. The 12 oldest children, as Fox News has reported, showed signs of severe malnutrition, including stunted growth. The children were being homeschooled but lacked even basic knowledge such as what a policeman was, investigators said. Prosecutors said they didn’t know what motivated the Turpins to torture the children in such squalid conditions. The parents were quoted as saying that “God called on them” to have such a large family. Prosecutors have said that over the years the children were mistreated, beaten and taunted with food and toys they could look at but not have.
  2. Just days before his 77th birthday, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond has announced that he’s retiring from touring on his doctor’s orders after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Diamond has worked for five decades as one of the most popular touring musicians, with his song “Sweet Caroline” a concert tradition. Going forward, he'll focus on songwriting and recording. Diamond released a statement on his official website announcing the diagnosis. Sadly for fans, this means that the third leg of his 50th anniversary tour has been canceled. Neil Diamond says he'll focus on songwriting and recording. (AP, File) “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows,” the singer wrote. “I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.” The third leg his tour would have taken him to Australia and New Zealand after selling out venues in the United States and Europe. While he’s ending his touring, Diamond can be seen again at the upcoming Grammy Awards as Billboard notes he’s been named by the Recording Academy as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Tina Turner and Queen.
  3. A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly attempting to shoot and kill CNN employees at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. The suspect, who was not named, reportedly called the network 22 times about a week ago and accused it of purveying “fake news.” “Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down,” he told a CNN operator in one of the threatening phone calls, according to court documents observed by WGCL-TV. “I'm smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours,” the man said in another call. "I am coming to Georgia right now to go to the CNN headquarters to f------ gun every single last one of you,” he reported said. The FBI managed to trace the alleged caller and arrested before any threats materialized, WGCL-TV reported. CNN released a statement on Monday stating the network is in touch with law enforcement. "We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception. We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout, and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people,” the statement read.
  4. President Trump’s former spotlight-seeking staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman seems to be cashing in on her contentious time at the White House. Manigault-Newman officially has signed with the American Program Bureau, joining its elite roster of speakers that includes Jay Leno, Diddy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, according to TMZ. Manigault-Newman, who abruptly left the White House last year, will ask for up to $50,000 a speech, depending on the venue, the report added. The firm’s goal is to book at least 10 appearances over the next three months. Robert P. Walker, APB’s founder and CEO, thinks that’s doable, according to TMZ. “Since it’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I’m sure Omarosa will be in high demand, as she has always been,” Walker said. During her stint at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Manigault-Newman worked as an assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to various constituency groups. In that role, she enjoyed a close relationship with Trump, and even held her April wedding at Trump’s D.C. hotel. Fox News previously reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave Manigault-Newman the news of her dismissal in the White House Situation Room, a subterranean space under the West Wing where electronic and recording devices must be surrendered at the door. The details of her termination emerged in December, hours after the reality star denied she was fired in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She also denied reports that she made a scene while being escorted from the White House grounds and tried to enter the executive residence to see Trump. “Where are the pictures or videos?” Manigault-Newman said at the time. “If I had confronted John Kelly, who is a very formidable person, it would garner someone to take a photo or a video.” However, the nature of the Situation Room’s restrictions meant that neither Manigault-Newman nor anyone else would have been able to record her conversation with Kelly even if they had wished to. The Secret Service said it was not involved in her “termination process” beyond deactivating the pass giving her access to the White House complex.
  5. A former assistant police chief for a Kentucky police department allegedly instructed a police recruit to shoot black minors if he were to catch them smoking marijuana, according to court documents. In an Aug. 31 letter to Prospect, Kentucky Mayor John Evans, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell wrote that he has "serious concerns" about the then-assistant police chief Todd Shaw, who at the time was acting chief for the city of Prospect, a suburban city in the Louisville metropolitan area. When senior Jefferson County prosecutors met with members of the Louisville Metro Police Department, they reviewed "highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook private messages" Shaw exchanged with a former LMPD police recruit, the letter states. The prosecutors were there to conduct an investigation to determine whether to file criminal against Shaw, O'Connell said. The prosecutors found the messages while investigating a case in which Shaw allegedly tried to assist another officer by improperly accessing the National Crime Information Center database, his attorney in the criminal case, Nick Mudd, told ABC News. Prosecutors have dropped efforts file criminal charges against Shaw in that case, Mudd said, adding that he "did nothing wrong." Google Prospect City Hall is seen here in Prospect, Kentucky. The Facebook messages of concern, which accompanied the letter O'Connell sent to Evans, occurred from September to October 2016, O'Connell said. In the Facebook messages, Shaw and the recruit discussed a scenario for the recruit's training in which he had to write a paper on the "right thing to do" if he were to come across three juveniles who were smoking marijuana, O'Connell wrote. The recruit appears to have come to Shaw for advice, telling him, "I'm so confused about this paper," in the message, dated Oct. 5, 2016. "F--- the right thing," Shaw allegedly wrote. "If black shoot them." Shaw allegedly made other "racially threatening statements," which included instructions on "how to handle the juveniles' parents," according to the letter. "...if mom is hot then f--- her," Shaw allegedly wrote. "...if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him s--- my d---." Shaw allegedly continued, "Unless daddy is black...Then shoot him..." Google The Louisville Metro Police Department headquarters is seen here. In another alleged message, dated Sept. 24, 2016, the recruit told Shaw that he didn't think he will be the class leader in his recruit class because a former corrections officer was in the class. Shaw then allegedly told that recruit that he was required to sign a form saying he "wasn't racist or associated with racists or associated with racist or hate groups per some KY law." "What has POLICING come to when all you can shoot are white people and injured deer," Shaw allegedly wrote. "Lol." "As Jefferson County Attorney, I feel compelled to notify and warn you of Shaw's deeply offensive and racist statements," O'Connell wrote to the mayor. "There is no place in police departments for men or women who hold such strongly held prejudices, including recommending shooting people simply because of their race." O'Connell stressed how "disturbing" it was that a senior law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of experience was expressing racist views to a "young recruit." The letter to the mayor included attachments of the relevant Facebook messages and copied in other relevant officials, including the Prospect Police Chief and the Louisville Metro Police Chief. In another alleged message on April 8, 2017, Shaw allegedly referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as "nothing but a [racist] womanizer." "But because someone shot him, I get a day off with pay each year so I will take it," the message allegedly stated. Shaw also allegedly wrote on March 6, 2017 that he needed "target practice" when referring to the "revitalized Russell neighborhood," named after African-American educator and Kentucky native Harvey Clarence Russell. On Thursday, Shaw filed a motion for a restraining order or temporary injunction in a Jefferson County circuit court, seeking to have the Facebook records deemed exempt from inspection, according to court documents. The motion was denied. Since Shaw was the assistant police chief and acting chief for Prospect as the time of his resignation, "that responsibility lends itself to a higher level of public scrutiny," Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman states in the court document. "While the Court understands how embarrassing the documents may be to Shaw personally, they are not of the private nature intended to be shielded from public disclosure," McDonald-Burkman wrote. "The documents reveal opinions and prejudices that bring into question Shaw's integrity as a law enforcement officer who has been entrusted to serve and protect all members of society." Shaw has not been charged with any crime as a result of the records, the motion states. Michael Burns, an attorney who represents Shaw in the civil case, told the Louisville Courier Journal that Shaw, throughout his police career, "treated all people fairly and respectfully regardless of their race." "His Facebook messages were made privately between colleagues and friends who shared the reality of being police officers in today’s culture where police are demonized and demoralized for doing what is required to keep the community safe," Burns told the paper. "Actions speak louder than words and Mr. Shaw’s actions during his career speak for themselves. He is not a racist in any sense of the word." Shaw resigned after the records were shared with the Prospect Police Department, which launched its own investigation, according to court documents. He started working with the department on June 4, 2012, and was not issued any reprimands or other disciplinary actions during his employment there, according to a statement from the City of Prospect. After receiving the letter from Jefferson County prosecutors, Shaw was "immediately" placed on paid suspension and later resigned on Nov. 20. “While it is important to note that all the communications either sent or received by Shaw were sent privately, the City finds the content of the messages to be abhorrent, disgusting, and, reprehensible,” said Prospect Mayor John Evans, adding that officials do not believe that any city-owned computers, cell phones or devices were used to transmit the messages. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Louisville Metro Police car sits outside KFC Yum Center, home of the Louisville Cardinals basketball team on May 30, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.more + The recruit who Shaw had been conversing with was hired on Oct. 17, 2016 and resigned on Feb. 27, 2017, prior to graduating from the LMPD's basic academy, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. "I am disgusted by the shocking and appalling statements released today – between the former Prospect Assistant Chief of Police Todd Shaw, and a former LMPD recruit," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement. Neither Mike Burns, Shaw's attorney in the civil case in which the messages were revealed, nor the River City Fraternal Order of Police immediately responded to ABC News' request for comment.
  6. Totally agree. Do not waste tax payer's money on putting them in prison for collectively 50 years. Fuck that noise. KILL THEM!!!
  7. The single father of five who wore a “In Need of Kidney” T-shirt to Disney World over the summer underwent a kidney transplant last week in New York. Robert Leibowitz, 60, of New Jersey, never imagined how magical his family’s vacation trip to the Magic Kingdom would be after securing a kidney from a stranger-- thanks to another stranger’s viral Facebook post about his special hand-made T-shirt. Using a personalized auto insurance match engine developed by Boston grads drivers can now look for the right coverage for the right price. Leibowitz suffered from chronic kidney disease and was going to dialysis three days a week. He had been in need of a kidney for three years, Inside Edition reported. "I thought 'You know, if I can get one person who's my blood type to just respond and maybe that's my match...You know it's worth the $35 investment for the shirt,'” Leibowitz told CBS News. “This amazing couple, Rocio and Juan Sandoval, took a picture of it and said do you mind if I post it? Within the first week 90,000 Facebook shares. Three days walking around the park... my phone wouldn't stop ringing." Rocio Yanira Sandoval posted the photo of Leibowitz’s T-shirt on her Facebook page. Richie Sully, 39, a father of two from Fort Wayne, Ind., was one of those who saw the post. “I have an extra kidney, it’s not like I need them both,” he told CBS. He and Leibowitz were reported doing well after the surgery Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. "There are no words, no matter how much I say how much I appreciate," Leibowitz told NBC4 New York days before the surgery. The station reported that Leibowitz plans to take his donor and Sandoval to Disney World to celebrate his fairy-tale ending.
  8. A year in the presidential spotlight hasn’t been kind to President Donald Trump: His approval rating is the lowest in modern polling for a president at this point, with deep deficits on policy and personal matters alike. Strikingly, the public divides evenly on whether or not he’s mentally stable. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Donald Trump Add Interest That question aside, a lopsided majority, 73 percent of those polled, rejects Trump’s self-assessed genius. Seventy percent say he fails to acquit himself in a way that’s fitting and proper for a president. Two-thirds say he’s harming his presidency with his use of Twitter. And 52 percent see him as biased against blacks -- soaring to 79 percent of blacks themselves. See PDF for full results, charts and tables. Just 36 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while 58 percent disapprove, essentially unchanged since midsummer. Next lowest at one year was Gerald Ford’s 45 percent in 1975; average pre-Trump approval -- since Harry Truman’s presidency -- is 63 percent. Women are especially critical of Trump in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates: A mere 29 percent approve of his work, vs. 44 percent of men. And a remarkable 55 percent of women doubt Trump’s mental stability. Americans more likely to blame Trump, Republicans if government shuts down: Poll Trump’s signature achievement, the new tax law, is unpopular; 60 percent say it favors the wealthy (even most well-off Americans say so), and the public by a 12-point margin, 46 to 34 percent, says it’s a bad thing for the country. At the same time, a majority celebrates his most prominent failure, on Obamacare; 57 percent say the program’s continuation is a good thing. A vast 87 percent support the DACA immigration program that Trump ended and whose fate in Congress is uncertain -- including two-thirds of strong conservatives, three-quarters of evangelical white Protestants and as many Republicans, core Trump groups. And 63 percent overall oppose a U.S.-Mexico border wall, essentially unchanged since before the 2016 election. As reported Friday, Trump -- and his party leaders -- also are at greater risk in the government shutdown, with Americans 20 points more likely to say they’d blame Trump and the Republicans in Congress than the Democrats in Congress. Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington.more + More issues In a controversy that continues to cloud his presidency, half of Americans think members of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia to try to influence the election. About as many, 49 percent, think Trump himself obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. That said, far fewer, 26 percent, think there’s been “solid evidence” of obstruction; the rest call it their suspicion only. And approval of special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the investigation has ebbed, from 58 to 50 percent in 11 weeks. Trump’s ratings might be yet worse were it not for sharply improved economic sentiment. Fifty-eight percent say the economy is in good (or even excellent) shape, the most in 17 years. But just 38 percent say the Trump administration deserves credit; many more, 50 percent, credit the Obama administration. It’s axiomatic that a successful economy doesn’t guarantee presidential popularity, it merely makes it possible -- and Trump’s other challenges tie his shoelaces. There’s criticism for the Democrats, as well, in their response to Trump’s unpopularity, but it’s eased to some extent. In November, 61 percent of Americans said the Democratic Party’s leaders were criticizing Trump without presenting alternatives; that’s down to 53 percent. However, just 31 percent say the Democrats are offering alternatives, essentially unchanged from 28 percent last fall. Instead, more now are simply unsure. It’s true, too, that some Trump initiatives, while not popular, are not broadly opposed. Three divide the country about evenly: the federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants (46 percent say it’s a good thing for the country, 47 percent a bad thing); reduced business regulations (44-42 percent); and a reduction in the federal workforce (44-43 percent). Among other results, 60 percent say Trump’s accomplished not much or nothing in his first year; Bill Clinton did as badly on that score, but still ended 1993 with an approval rating that’s 22 points higher than Trump’s today. Most, in another result, say Trump’s policies haven’t affected their own families, but more say they’ve been hurt (26 percent) than helped (20 percent). Approval Trump’s gone from 11 points underwater in job approval last spring to 22 points today, a shift that occurred by July and has stabilized since. That’s a vast swing from his 12 predecessors, who averaged 29 points to the positive after a year in the White House. Four previous presidents -- Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Truman – were at 51 to 53 percent approval after one year; Bill Clinton saw 56 percent and the rest ranged from 63 percent (Richard Nixon) to 83 percent (George W. Bush, after 9/11). Ratings at one year don’t predict a career trajectory. That said, a score in the 30s, this early in a presidency, is uncharted territory. Indeed just six of the past 12 presidents ever went as low or lower in approval as Trump is now -- Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Nixon, Carter and both Bushes -- and all but Truman, much later in their presidencies. Trump’s “strong” disapprovers, moreover, outnumber his strong approvers by a 2-1 margin. Obama got there as well, but it took him more than two-and-a-half years in office, and a deeply struggling economy. Compared with the first ABC News/Washington Post poll of his presidency, in April, Trump is less popular generally across the board, but especially among college graduates (-11 points, to 31 percent approval), residents of the Northeast and West regions (-9 and -8 points, respectively) and whites -8 points, vs. no change among nonwhites, who started so low). Partisan gaps There are impressive differences among groups above and beyond the wide gender gap in Trump’s approval. He’s at new lows, 6 and 7 percent approval, respectively, among Democrats and liberals, compared with 80 percent of strong conservatives, 78 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of evangelical white Protestants. (He slips to 59 percent approval among “somewhat” conservatives.) Such gaps have become a fixture of the sharply divided political firmament. Obama, for example, saw a low of 7 percent approval for Republicans, at the same time (March 2015) that he was at 79 percent among Democrats. Partisan predispositions influence more than job approval. Consider: -- Seventy-nine percent of Democrats think Trump obstructed the Russia investigation, and 51 percent of independents agree – diving to just 13 percent of Republicans. -- Seventy-five percent of Democrats think Trump is not mentally stable. Forty-six percent of independents share that view. Just 14 percent of Republicans agree. (Party and ideology aside, Trump is most likely to be seen as stable by white evangelicals, 79 percent, and non-college-educated white men, 69 percent; and most likely to be seen as not stable by nonwhites, including two-thirds of blacks and Hispanics alike.) -- Fifty percent of Republicans say Trump’s a genius. That plummets in other groups -- 17 percent of independents, 6 percent of Democrats. There’s also a notable division within conservative ranks on the question. Among people who are strongly conservative, 52 percent call Trump a genius, while among “somewhat” conservatives, this drops to just 29 percent. Groups/issues There are notable differences among groups on substantive issues as well. Fifty-eight percent of whites call the federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants a good thing for the country; just 26 percent of nonwhites -- including 18 percent of Hispanics -- agree. Or, looking at two key voting groups in 2016, 74 percent of non-college-educated white men say it’s a good thing, compared with 39 percent of college-educated white women. Then there’s the tax bill. Among Americans on the lower half of the income scale, 26 percent call it a good thing for the country, compared with 41 percent of those with middle incomes or more. Even in those middle and higher ranges, though, there’s only a division on whether the bill is a good thing or bad thing -- 41-43 percent in the $50,000 to $100,000 bracket, and about the same, 40-43 percent, in the $100,000-plus range (about two in 10 adults). One last finding cuts to a telling example of general agreement, rather than disagreement, and again not to Trump’s advantage. Among lower-income Americans, 64 percent say the tax bill favors the wealthy. And among the comparatively wealthy themselves, those with $100,000-plus incomes, 56 percent say the same thing. Methodology This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Jan. 15-18, 2018, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,005 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 31-23-40 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents. The survey was produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates of New York, N.Y., with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts. See details on the survey’s methodology here.
  9. Adult actress Olivia Lua was found dead at a California rehab facility Thursday morning, making hers the latest in a series of tragic deaths to plague the adult film industry. LA Direct Models, Lua’s agency since April 2017, confirmed the 23-year-old's death in a statement, the New York Daily News reported. Using a personalized auto insurance match engine developed by Boston grads drivers can now look for the right coverage for the right price. “Much comment has been recently made on the number of adult stars having passed in the last year and with great sadness we must inform that the list has grown longer. We learned today that Olivia Lua passed away this morning — may she rest in peace,” the statement read. Lua’s family and friends were “deeply concerned” over the number of prescription drugs she was taking, and it is believed she died from mixing the drugs with alcohol, according to the agency’s statement. The night before her death, Olivia tweeted a photo of herself with the caption “I feel it everywhere, nothing scares me anymore.” View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy LA Direct Models acknowledged in its statement that this is the second porn actress at the agency to have tragically died. “We at Direct Models obviously can barely believe we are issuing a notice such as this, not once but twice, in such a short space of time.” Olivia Nova, who also worked at Direct Models, was found dead on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas at age 20. Adult film actress Olivia Nova, 20, died on January 7 in a home in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Twitter) The Las Vegas Metro Police Department released a report confirming that she died after contracting sepsis from “a severe urinary tract infection that spread to her kidney,” Metro reported. The adult film industry has seen three other actress deaths recently. August Ames, 23, hung herself in December after she was labeled homophobic for refusing to have sex on camera with men who had done gay porn. Porn star August Ames hung herself in December 2017 at age of 23. (Twitter) Porn actresses Turi Luv, 31, and Shyla Stylez, 35, have also died. Porn stars Shyla Styles (left) and Turi Luv (right) also recently died. Luv, whose real name is Yurizan Beltran, died in December of a drug overdose. Recently retired from the adult film industry, Stylez died in her sleep in November.
  10. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were called to assist security guards at the Staples Center after tensions between players on the Clippers and Houston Rockets spilled over into the locker room after the game, reports said. Rockets players James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green forced themselves into the Clippers' locker room after the game looking to confront guard Austin Rivers, ESPNreported. The players were reportedly looking for Clippers star Blake Griffin as well, the report said. Rockets star Chris Paul led his teammates through a secret backdoor that connects team locker rooms, the report said. Another player knocked on the front door in an apparent try at distraction, but had the door shut in his face, ESPN reported. “Let's put it like this, our team was in our locker room. That's all I'll say,” Rivers told reporters after the fireworks, according to Sports Illustrated. “I'll let you do the rest of the investigation. I will say their entire team was not in their locker room. You're going to have to figure it out from there.” Scuffles between the two sides occurred often in the game. Rivers, who did not play in the game, was seen jawing with Rockets player Trevor Ariza toward the end of the game. Griffin stepped in was eventually ejected from the game along with Ariza, according to NBC Los Angeles. In a separate instance, Griffin and Paul – who are former teammates – had some words for each other after Griffin was seen complaining about not getting a call. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni also accused Griffin of hitting him during the game, but did not elaborate on the incident. NBC Los Angeles reported that Griffin called the contact with D’Antoni was unintentional. Griffin put his final stamp on the incident in a cryptic tweet. Twitter Ads info and privacy The Clippers did come away with the victory, 113-102.
  11. The suspected shooter was arrested early Tuesday morning after a gunman opened fire on several South Carolina law enforcement officers, striking four of them, authorities said. The four officers -- three York County Sheriff's deputies and a K-9 officer -- were taken to a hospital, however, their conditions weren't immediately known. Their names were not released at this time. The alleged gunman, identified as Christian Thomas McCall, 47, was arrested. He suffered gunshot wounds while in the crossfire, police said. It’s unclear how badly he was injured. "The sheriff's office can really use your prayers and your thoughts," York County Sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris said about the wounded officers. Three of the four officers wounded in the shooting were York County Sheriff's deputies. (York County Sheriff's Office/Facebook) Authorities were responding to a domestic call just after 10 p.m. Monday in York, about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, but the suspect had already fled the scene on foot when they arrived, Faris said at a Tuesday news conference. McCall’s father-in-law told WSOC-TV McCall was assaulting his wife before the situation escalated. He said it was “uncharacteristic” for McCall to act violently toward police. K-9 units sent to the scene when McCall fired his gun just after 1 a.m., striking one of the K-9 officers, officials said. McCall also allegedly shot at a police helicopter. The bullet struck the aircraft, but did not injure anyone, WSOC reported. Three York County Sheriff’s deputies were shot about 3:30 a.m. while searching the woods.
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