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    A Florida business’s surveillance camera captured video footage of a small plane exploding into a fireball after it crashed into a building housing a therapy center for children with autism in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend.

    Two people on board the plane were killed in Saturday’s crash.

    The Cessna 335 had taken off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Saturday afternoon when, moments later, the plane crashed into a building in the 1000 block of Northwest 62nd Street.

    Video footage from nearby H & J Electronics International Inc. shows the plane skidding across the parking lot, trailed by heavy smoke, and then erupting into flames upon impact.

    Several people, including children, could be seen running out of the building. There were eight adults and five children inside the center at the time of the crash but none were injured.

    Officials haven't released the identities of the two who were on the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.



    Photo Credit: H & J Electronics International Inc.
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    Surveillance footage shows the terrifying moments a small plane crashed into a building in Fort Lauderdale.Surveillance footage shows the terrifying moments a small plane crashed into a building in Fort Lauderdale.

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    You've probably become hooked on the Los Angeles Times' wildly popular true-crime mixed with a tale of catfishing podcast "Dirty John." And if you weren't watching already, Bravo turned the unbelievable story of deception, dating, family dysfunction and murder into a TV show starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton.

    Photo Credit: Michigan Department of Corrections/ Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

    A split image of the real-life John Meehan from his stint in prison in the Michigan Department of Corrections along with a Getty image of Eric Bana, who portrayed Meehan in the Bravo series based on the podcast A split image of the real-life John Meehan from his stint in prison in the Michigan Department of Corrections along with a Getty image of Eric Bana, who portrayed Meehan in the Bravo series based on the podcast "Dirty John" November 2018.

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    Vegan Taco Tuesday: You know that Boomtown Brewery in DTLA is going to boast a line-up of lovely and well-made brews, but there are festive, foodie events, too, like the one adding plant-based magic to Tuesday, Dec. 4. Pay twenty bucks and enjoy all of the tacos you'd like to chow down upon for two hours, plus a beer. Taco types? Think wild mushroom with leeks, Soyrizo & potato, Sriracha cauliflower, and more. There's a wristband, and everything gets taco-tastic, beginning at 4. 

    SoulPancake Live: So many of us, come the close of the year, look for ways to ponder the big questions, and the not-so-big-ish questions, in a deeper and yet lighter way. Here's one route: Take a seat for this LAFD Foundation fundraiser, at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, and hear a host of thinkers, artists, and entertainers delivering a delightful "... evening of comedy, music, and spoken word. Terry Crews and Rainn Wilson are both on the line-up; check out the whole Dec. 4 roster now.

    Bounce Back Thousand Oaks: Eager to support an event that helps out "... the Ventura County Community Foundation for victims of the shooting and fires"? Visit DojoBoom on Friday, Dec. 7 for a Celebrity Dodgeball Tournament. Entry is free, but donations will be collected. Slated to play? Look for AJ Mclean of The Backstreet Boys, comedian Christopher Titus, athletes, local officials, and several more players representing a number of fields. Ready to raise some money for the region? Start here. 

    Free Holiday Films: So you were tickled by the Halloween-themed nights at CGV Cinemas in Buena Park? Then you know this is a movie theater that likes to do it up when holidays roll around. And do it up, the theater shall, via its new "Free Screenings of Holiday Classics" event, part of its CGV Presents Series. Sign up for the CGV membership and enjoy several pay-nothing films during December. The first one? It's up on Wednesday, Dec. 5: "Love, Actually." "Home Alone" follows on Dec. 12, "Die Hard" on Dec. 19, and "Sleepless in Seattle" on Jan. 9.

    Dream Hollywood Film Time: More seasonal cinematic treats will roll in the lobby of this elegant inn, with "The Holiday" leading it all off on Wednesday, Dec. 5. "Elf" is up on Dec. 7, and a number of peppermint-scented movies will follow. The lobby itself? It will be wearing yuletide chic, with wreaths and a sparkly tree adding to the visual. And adding to the yum factor of the evenings? Hot cocoa and cookies. The final night is Dec. 21, and you'll want to reserve your headphones by emailing guestserviceshw@dreamhotels.com.



    Photo Credit: Boomtown Brewery

    Join Vegan Taco Tuesday at Boomtown Brewery on Dec. 4, and pay twenty bucks to eat all the tacos you like for two hours, plus sip a Boomtown beer, starting at 4 in the afternoon.Join Vegan Taco Tuesday at Boomtown Brewery on Dec. 4, and pay twenty bucks to eat all the tacos you like for two hours, plus sip a Boomtown beer, starting at 4 in the afternoon.

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    A body has been found on the property in Costa Rica where a missing woman from Miami Beach had been staying, authorities said Monday.

    The body was found in the back of the Airbnb property where Carla Stefaniak had been staying, officials with Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Department said.

    Officials haven't confirmed that the body is Stefaniak but said it is a woman. They said the body had been half buried with plastic bags over it and was discovered by canines in a wooded area.

    Stefaniak has been missing for nearly a week after not returning from a vacation in Costa Rica. She was scheduled to return home last Wednesday, but has not been heard from since speaking with her family late Tuesday night.

    The 36-year-old who lives in Miami Beach was on a trip with her sister-in-law for Stefaniak’s birthday. Her sister-in-law returned to the United States on Tuesday.

    Stefaniak’s brother, Mario Caicedo, drove from Orlando to Miami to speak with FBI agents on the case while other family members have flown to Costa Rica to help in the search.

    Mario Caicedo told NBC 6 sister station Telemundo 51 that investigators in Costa Rica believe Stefaniak was kidnapped because she checked in for her flight but never boarded. FBI officials have not confirmed that information.

    Stefaniak's father, Carlos Caicedo, was traveling to Costa Rica on Monday. He also believed she had been kidnapped.

    "She is kidnapped over there, not disappeared. She was kidnapped," he told Telemundo 51.

    Stefaniak, who last posted on her social media page Monday, was staying in San Jose at the time, at the Airbnb Villa Buena Vista.


    This still from video provided by her sister-in-law shows Carla Stefaniak while on vacation in Costa Rica. Stefaniak failed to return to the U.S. as scheduled and was considered missing after nearly a week had passed without any word from her. Family members from Florida traveled to Costa Rica to help officials in their search.This still from video provided by her sister-in-law shows Carla Stefaniak while on vacation in Costa Rica. Stefaniak failed to return to the U.S. as scheduled and was considered missing after nearly a week had passed without any word from her. Family members from Florida traveled to Costa Rica to help officials in their search.

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    If you've been asking yourself, what is the cast of "Vanderpump Rules" doing for Christmas and who are their favorite music artists right now then we have the answers.

    We caught up with part of the cast at the KIIS/iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello and some of the hottest music acts in pop took the stage at The Forum in Inglewood. The Jingle Ball concert takes place in 12 cities on 12 different dates with a varying line up at each venue.

    Popular concerts in LA usually bring out the hottest stars and right now, no one is hotter than the cast of "Vanderpump Rules." The new season drops December 3rd and most of the cast we talked to say they are nervous for the season to play out, but for different reasons.

    "I'm super excited and a little bit nervous." said cast member Raquel Leviss.

    "I'm bracing myself for reliving everything, but then also bracing myself for the opinions of the Internet." Ariana Madix tells me.

    This season of "Vanderpump Rules" kicks off with the anticipated opening of TomTom. Lisa Vanderpump channels her energy into making sure her newest venture is the epitome of perfection, but when last-minute problems arise, she must assign more responsibility to her junior partners Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval - whether they're ready or not. After a rollercoaster of a year, Jax finally proposes to his loving girlfriend, Brittany.

    Although they appear to be getting along better than ever, Brittany breaks down when the group questions Jax's motives. After a painful breakup, Stassi bounces back with an exciting new business deal, an eccentric new boyfriend, and a surprising friendship with Ariana. Meanwhile, Tom Sandoval is on the brink of the greatest success of his professional life, but his personal life remains complicated when he shares an intimate secret about Ariana.

    After being the target of body-shaming comments, Katie takes a stand for the women of SUR and delivers an ultimatum to Lisa that sends reverberations throughout the entire restaurant. Normally fun and light-hearted, Lala struggles with the sudden death of her father leaving everyone wondering if she'll ever be the same.

    Fresh on the heels of her breakup with Rob, Scheana declares this to be her "single summer" but when she starts a new obsession over a hot SUR barback, people whisper that Scheana hasn't changed as much as she claims. Still the resident DJ, James stirs up trouble when an ill-conceived rap lands him in hot water with the group. Kristen retaliates by unleashing an explosive rumor about James setting off an irrevocable chain of events that will affect the entire SUR family.

    Madix and boyfriend Tom Sandoval say they're planning a holiday party in St. Louis and invited yours truly. I need to check my calendar to see if I can make it but in the meantime I'll be joining the rest of the world while we watch season 7 of "Vanderpump Rules" premiering December 3rd on Bravo.


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    The Recording Academy said Monday its nominations for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be announced on Friday, Dec. 7 instead of Wednesday, Dec. 5, as had been scheduled, in order not to conflict with memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush.

    Select categories will be announced live on "CBS This Morning" and on Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. ET.

    Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via news release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy's social media platforms.



    Photo Credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

    Grammy trophies sit in the press room during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.Grammy trophies sit in the press room during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.

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    A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck Monday near Aguanga at 2:44 p.m. Pacific Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

    The USGS says the magnitude 3.2 quake was centered about 8 km north of Aguanga, which is located about 20 miles east of Temecula.

    There were no immediate reports of any damage caused by the quake.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Earthquake rattles the peninsulaEarthquake rattles the peninsula

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    Movies often depict harried holiday shoppers rushing headlong into some December weekday, a stack of wrapped boxes precariously balanced in their hands. 

    We have questions, like: Why are the boxes already wrapped? It's a great visual we suppose. And why precariously attempt to balance the boxes? Seems unwise. 

    If this isn't you at all, and you're done with shopping, or you simply like to keep December days as chill and low-stress as possible, be glad and full of glee: Grand Performances is back, over some weekday lunchtimes, at outdoor locations in DTLA, which means several things at once.

    For one? You won't pay a thing for a super show, as Grand Performances are historically free.

    For two? You'll soak in that soft pre-winter sunshine over the noon hour, sitting in the roofless plaza.

    And you won't deal with rush hour traffic to get there, but rather midday traffic, which is still traffic, but, hey, kind of better, generally.

    First up?

    Mostly Kosher, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Spiral Court at California Plaza. Next up, after that klezmer-amazing show? The "Latin-inspired soul rock" of The Altons, in front of 1 Cal on Grand Avenue, on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

    After that? Urban Voices Project sings in California Plaza on Dec. 13. And then David Garza rounds it out, on Dec. 18, at The Cabaret Stage.

    All shows begin at 11:45 a.m., which is a time of day that needs more live music. Why should 10 p.m. get all of the rock-out fun when so many of us seek a late-morning pick-me-up of that get-out-and-groove kind?

    Again, all free, all downtown, all delightful. And if you don't feel like following what you're supposed to do this holiday season, on the rush-rush-stress front, take an hour, take some sunshine, and take in some sounds, courtesy of Grand Performances.



    Photo Credit: Mostly Kosher

    Concert #1 for the Grand Performances' December daytime line-up? Mostly Kosher, which will bring the klezmer-tastic tunes to California Plaza in DTLA on Tuesday, Dec. 4.Concert #1 for the Grand Performances' December daytime line-up? Mostly Kosher, which will bring the klezmer-tastic tunes to California Plaza in DTLA on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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    What's the weather in Pasadena on New Year's Day? Could be chilly, and possibly rainy, but sunshine is frequently seen. Best dress in layers.

    Are there hotels close to the parade route? Several, and they offer a host of amenities.

    What do the people in the white suits do? They're the famous volunteers, so if you need anything at the parade, find a White Suiter.

    There are oodles of questions surrounding one of the biggest annual spectaculars in Southern California, and there is one place ready to field Pasadena-oriented queries from both in-town and across the globe: The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    The Tournament of Roses is the spectacular we're referring to, of course, and, given that it is now just a month away, Pasadena CVB has launched its free Visitor Hotline, a phone service that is all about addressing the many questions that pop up in relation to the large, historic, and incredibly well-attended event.

    What are we talking about when we say "well-attended"?

    Check it out: "Each year, the Rose Parade attracts over 700,000 visitors who line the streets of Old Pasadena to take part in the parade's celebration of music, artistry, and community."

    With 700,000 people, there will most definitely be logistical questions of a local nature, as sure as a rose is fragrant.

    That phone number? 1-877-793-9911. 

    It's the 35th year for the Visitor Hotline, and, to celebrate its Dec. 3, 2018 launch, the 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court stopped by to wish it well, along with Gerald Freeny, President of the Tournament of Roses, and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek.

    So, when can you find a knowledgeable person on the other end of the horn, ready to address your Pasadena-based queries, whether they involve accommodations, transportation, attractions, or something else?

    The phone line will be live Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 31 (and that includes Dec. 31, yes, which is a Monday).

    Rose Parade people and Rose Bowl buffs, 'tis the season for a happening that has roots stretching back to the 1800s.

    And a gem of a Visitor Hotline that has been assisting, via phone, both nearby-ers and far-away-ers in their Pasadena planning for over a third of a century.



    Photo Credit: Pasadena CVB

    Louise Deser Siskel (2019 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen) answering visitor questions at the 35th Annual Pasadena CVB Visitors Hotline Ceremony on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Pasadena, CA.Louise Deser Siskel (2019 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen) answering visitor questions at the 35th Annual Pasadena CVB Visitors Hotline Ceremony on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Pasadena, CA.

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    Several popular brands of dry dog food have up to 70 times the safe levels of vitamin D and could kill dogs who eat them, the Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.

    “Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.”

    The makers of at least 11 different dog food brands are recalling their products. The full list is available on the FDA website. Recalled brands include Nutrisca, Natural Life, Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, Abound (sold at Kroger), and Nature’s Promise (sold at Giant and Stop & Shop), as well as others.

    All the brands buy their products from the same manufacturer. “Pet owners should discontinue feeding these recalled products,” the FDA said. “At this time, the only pet products that have been impacted are food made for dogs.”



    Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    This Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, shows a bowl of dry dog food.This Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, shows a bowl of dry dog food.

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    A teacher was arrested Monday at South Torrance High School in connection with an alleged sexual assault incident that happened in 2012, when the former student was a minor. 

    Torrance detectives arrested Kevin McElwee, 49, of San Pedro, at the school at 1:30 p.m. after investigating a tip from the public. 

    The suspect was arrested after detectives conducted a preliminary investigation, and now they are working on identifying more possible victims.

    "The Torrance Police Department is grateful for the partnership we share with our community members to report all criminal activity and to ensure others are not victimized," Torrance police said in a news release. 



    Photo Credit: Torrance Police Department

    Kevin McElwee, 49, of San Pedro, is a South Torrance High School teacher who was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving a former student in 2012.Kevin McElwee, 49, of San Pedro, is a South Torrance High School teacher who was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving a former student in 2012.

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    After a deadly hit-and-run crash killed a father while he was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital near Menifee, the family is offering a $5,000 reward to help bring closure for Christmas and find the people responsible for taking the life of Ricky Sandoval.

    The crash occurred on Highway 74 and left Ricky Sandoval's pregnant wife, Alyssa Sandoval, hanging by her seat belt in a car until authorities arrived and rushed her to the hospital, where she delivered the couple's third daughter, a baby that will never see her father's face.

    Alyssa remembers the final words her husband said to her as the couple drove to the hospital on the morning of Nov. 12: "I'm so excited."

    Moments later, a truck struck the couple's vehicle and left both Ricky and Alyssa trapped in their vehicle.

    "I didn't know he was going to stop breathing," Alyssa says. "I thought we were going to be able to make it out of that."

    Alyssa, understandably, says she thought she had lost her daughter.

    Alyssa says, "I didn't think she was alive until I got to the hospital and they listened to her heartbeat, but the entire time, I didn't think she made it."

    Daisy Sandoval was given the middle name of "Ricky" in honor of her father.

    Riverside County Sheriff's investigators say there are surveillance photos of the driver and a male passenger who both ran away from the crash and left behind the truck.

    "I'm just sad because immediately after the accident, I was yelling for help, so these guys didn't even care," Alyssa says. "They heard me. They just didn't care."

    Investigators say two teenagers were also injured and left behind in the truck, but Ricky's father, Gabriel Sandoval, says the girls are refusing to help deputies identify the driver and passenger.

    Frustrated, Ricky's family is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the two people that fled the scene of a fatal crash that took the life of father.

    "Unfortunately, like they say, 'money talks,'" Gabriel Sandoval says. "I hope money can make somebody talk about these guys."

    Alyssa wishes she could tell the two people that ran away how they devastated the Sandoval family.

    "My daughters will never see him again, and they don't even understand that," Alyssa says. "...And the new baby, she will never know who his is. She will never know him."

    Alyssa adds, "And that breaks my heart."

    Investigators say that if anyone has any information about the incident or the two people police are searching for, please contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

    The family has set up a GoFundMe. If you would like to donate to a GoFundMe, you may do so here. Note that GoFundMe deducts a percentage of all funds raised in the form of platform and payment processing charges.


    Police are looking for information about these two men, who as suspected of driving the truck that killed Ricky Sandoval and then ran away from the scene.Police are looking for information about these two men, who as suspected of driving the truck that killed Ricky Sandoval and then ran away from the scene.

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    There's a safety feature in Chrysler cars that's designed to protect you. But some say it's causing injuries instead, and it could be potentially putting millions of drivers and passengers at risk.

    "I wanted to buy a vehicle that would be safe and reliable," Laura Baca said.

    But Baca says that's not what she got. She doesn't feel safe in her 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Last summer she was sitting parked in a driveway when she got smacked in the head.

    "I just suddenly got hit very hard in the back of the head. And it pushed me completely forward. I dropped my phone, my hands went down by my feet. It hurt really bad. And I was very confused about what had just hit me," she said.

    What hit her was her headrest. She says the impact caused a concussion.

    "I never thought that my headrest would just hit me in the head explosively," she said.

    So what happened?

    The headrest is designed to detach and spring forward, like you see in a video presented by the insurance institute for highway safety. It is said to prevent whiplash in a rear end collision. But drivers say the headrests are randomly bursting open.

    Shawn Alger said he's taken the issue into his own hands. He wrapped the new headrest of his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - also a Chrysler brand - with a bungee cord because he doesn't trust it. He says the original headrest burst open while he was driving, giving him a concussion too.

    "All of a sudden I felt a hit in the back of the head," he said.

    And this is not a new problem. For a few years now, roughly 150 Chrysler drivers have complained about this issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration. A Jeep driver said he suffered a dislocated neck. A Town and Country minivan driver said his headrest didn't activate during a rear end collision, but randomly did 10 days later, striking him in the head.

    "I want Chrysler to start a recall," Baca said.

    But it hasn't. In a statement to the I-Team, Fiat Chrysler said its vehicles "meet or exceed all federal safety requirements" and that "in the rare event of inadvertent deployment, there is no unreasonable risk of injury."

    Attorney Stuart Talley disagrees.

    "We believe this is a serious safety issue," Talley said.

    Talley believes he's discovered the problem: A plastic bracket inside the headrest holds a spring in place.

    Talley says the plastic breaks, releasing the spring, and causing the headrests to randomly burst forward. He says millions of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars made after 2010 may contain the headrest. He's suing Fiat Chrysler for failing to fix the problem.

    "The goal of this class action lawsuit is to force Chrysler to initiate a recall to fix this problem," he said.

    "I will never trust Chrysler again," Baca said.

    Fiat Chrysler didn't comment on the lawsuit to NBC4. But in a response to the court, it denied all allegations.

    The company wouldn't confirm how many cars contain this specific headrest.

    The national highway traffic administration has not opened an investigation.


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      Only hours after being released from jail Sunday, a man allegedly attempted to break into a home and attacked a woman that confronted him inside.

      When officers arrived, the man identified as Armando Ramirez Jr., 29, was still attacking the woman using what the police chief descibed as a "blunt object." Police used a taser to stop the attack.

      "When officers arrived, the attack was still going on," Upland Police Department Chief Darren Goodman said. "A taser was deployed to stop the attack."

      The police chief also said the victim in the attack was "critical" in the local hospital.

      A neighbor told NBC4 that she saw the man attempt to break into the home and then attack the woman.

      The neighbor said, "I yelled out ... 'Somebody please call 911! Call 911! Hurry! He's choking her! He won't let her go!'"

      The Fontana Police Department confirmed that the same man was arrested on Dec. 1 and was released only hours prior to the attack.


      A photo of Armando Ramirez Jr., who is accused of violently beating a woman hours after he was released from jail.A photo of Armando Ramirez Jr., who is accused of violently beating a woman hours after he was released from jail.

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      Mexico’s presidential plane arrived in California and is looking for a new owner after being owned for six years by former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

      The $218 million giant plane is at the Victorville airport awaiting a buyer.

      Selling the plane would fulfill a campaign promise of new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

      "We honor the campaign's commitment of today's president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to [dispose of] the plane and thus make better use of the hangar that has housed it," said Jorge Mendoza, a government representative.

      The presidential plane is part of 60 aircraft that will be offered for sale by the new federal administration, in addition to 70 helicopters.

      Before taking off from Mexico, authorities showed the luxurious interior of the plane with flat television sets, fine decorations and marble finishes in a bathroom and a room.

      Despite its astronomical value, it's not clear how much the Mexican government intends to ask for the plane.

      Some experts have indicated that this type of Boeing 787 aircrafts are rented at a price of $70,000 per hour.



      Photo Credit: Telemundo 52

      Mexico's presidential plane has arrived to California and is looking for a new owner.Mexico's presidential plane has arrived to California and is looking for a new owner.

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      As she was honored as the world's best female player on Monday night, Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg was subsequently asked if she would twerk on stage, NBC News reported

      Hegerberg, who received the inaugural Women's Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Paris, was presented the award by DJ Martin Solveig. He asked Hegerberg if she would twerk, to which she replied, "No." He then asked her to dance to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon" and the pair danced together briefly.  

      Solveig received swift backlash for the question, and later apologized. “I’m a little amazed and astonished by what I’m reading on the internet. Of course I didn’t want to offend anyone,” he said in a video, adding that his English language skills could be partially to blame. “This was a joke, probably a bad one. And I want to apologize to the one I may have offended, sorry about that.”

      Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Hegerberg said: “He (Solveig) came to me after and was really sad that it went that way. I didn’t think about it at that moment. I didn’t consider it as sexual harassment or anything."



      Photo Credit: Christophe Ena/AP

      In this photo taken Monday Dec.3, 2018, French DJ and musician Martin Solveig, left, talks to Olympique Lyonnais' Ada Hegerberg, of Norway, during the Golden Ball (Ballon d'Or) award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris. After asking the first woman to win the Ballon d'Or if she twerked, French DJ Martin Solveig then said sorry.In this photo taken Monday Dec.3, 2018, French DJ and musician Martin Solveig, left, talks to Olympique Lyonnais' Ada Hegerberg, of Norway, during the Golden Ball (Ballon d'Or) award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris. After asking the first woman to win the Ballon d'Or if she twerked, French DJ Martin Solveig then said sorry.

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      George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, made a last visit with the former president Tuesday, joining others paying respect to Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

      Sully was already well-known as Bush's service dog — his Instagram account has more than 150,000 followers — before an image of him lying beside Bush's flag-draped casket shared by a Bush family spokesman became one of the most touching images associated with the 41st president's death.

      Bush died at home in Houston on Friday and was flown to Washington, D.C., on Monday. He is lying in state where the public can pay their respects before a funeral on Wednesday and his burial in Texas Thursday.

      Sully was brought into the packed rotunda along with people who benefitted from the Americans With Disabilities Act, which Bush signed into law in 1990. Sully sat down in the hushed room before quietly circling the casket with his handler as well as former Secretary of Homeland Security and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.

      Sully flew to Washington with Bush on a presidential plane, but after his visit to the Capitol, he'll continue on to New York, where he was trained. He'll get a refresher course before being assigned to help soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

      The image of Sully beside Bush's casket, captioned "Mission complete" by Bush's spokesman, is powerful, said John Miller, president and America's CEO of VetDogs, the group that trained Sully and the "puppies with a purpose" at the "Today" show and NBC Los Angeles.

      The photo "shows the bond the president and Sully had with each other," Miller told NBC New York.

      Sully's Instagram account shows the yellow Labrador retriever by Bush's side, meeting service members, playing on the beach at the Bush compound in Maine and more.

      Bush received the 2-year-old dog in June from America's VetDogs, which helps match service dogs with veterans, active-duty service members and first responders with disabilities. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.

      At Walter Reed in Bethesday, Maryland, Sully will join the Facility Dog Program, working with other dogs to help with physical and occupational therapy for wounded soldiers and active duty personnel at the hospital.



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      Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, visits Bush's casket in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, visits Bush's casket in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

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      More than 5 million more pounds of raw beef products have been added to a national recall over concerns about possible salmonella contamination, and the number of people sickened has soared to 246 patients in 26 states, federal officials said Tuesday.

      The initial recall announced by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service in early October included 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products. The addition Tuesday brings the total recalled amount to 12,093,271 pounds, and authorities say they're concerned it could be in consumers' freezers.

      The number of those sickened has increased drastically in recent weeks. Initially it was around 60 people in 16 states. Tuesday's recall marks a more than four-fold increase in the number of cases in two months; nearly 60 people have been hospitalized as a result of the current outbreak.

      The affected products were produced and packaged at an Arizona facility owned by JBS Tolleson from July 26 through Sept. 7 and shipped to retailers nationwide under many brand names. Those included in the recall are Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Showcase and Showcase/Walmart. See a list of the specific products being recalled here.

      The recall notice didn't provide a list of states where people were sickened. But, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention case map updated as of Nov. 15, at least 66 cases of people infected with the outbreak have been reported in California, 13 in Texas, 42 in Arizona and several states, including Connecticut, Illinois and Massachusetts, have each reported one case. No known cases have been reported in New York or New Jersey.

      Anyone with questions about the recall can contact JBS' consumer hotline at 1-800-727-2333.

      Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within three days of eating the contaminated product, and the illness can last up to seven days. While most people recover, people with weakened immune systems are more likely to need to be hospitalized.



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      When President Donald Trump praised his former associate, Roger Stone, for having "guts" by standing up to special counsel Robert Mueller and swearing never to testify against Trump, he might have been tampering with a witness, an expert told NBC News Monday.

      Stone is being scrutinized in Mueller's probe for possible contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. He said Sunday on "This Week" that there is "no circumstance in which" he would testify against Trump.

      Trump cited that statement in a tweet Monday, touching off a debate in legal circles. Experts took to Twitter to debate whether it was a clear-cut example of tampering with a witness.

      Criminal defense attorney Ken White wasn't sure, but told NBC News it's "the kind of thing that prosecutors would look at carefully."



      Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images, File

      This May 22, 2017, file photo shows Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser and friend to President Donald Trump, on a visit to the Women's Republican Club of Miami, Federated, in Coral Gables, Florida.This May 22, 2017, file photo shows Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser and friend to President Donald Trump, on a visit to the Women's Republican Club of Miami, Federated, in Coral Gables, Florida.

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      As much as cute coastal towns do love their lighted boat parades, come December, they also show a growing affection for placing costumed revelers on stand-up paddleboards and in kayaks.

      These events, while splashy in every sense of the word, aren't the same as the after-sundown processions that see yachts and skiffs glowing under a tangle of blinking bulbs.

      Rather, they happen in the daytime, and, yes, pretty much anyone who is up for it, and has a paddleboard or can rent one, can participate, making the barrier of entry a bit lower (should you not own a yacht).

      And while colorful characters have been seen around our shores in recent years, like the famous Witch Paddle of Morro Bay, it is all about Kris Kringle, and people in festive Christmas wear, at Ventura Harbor Village at the holidays.

      Which means that Santa Claus will again paddle out, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m., alongside anyone who'd love to join him. You can rent what you need around the harbor shops, with prices coming in under $25, depending upon where you go.

      And, for sure: Dress festively for the Santa Paddle, for you could score a $40 gift card, if your get-up is judged to be the most joyful and/or outlandish.

      Ventura Harbor Village's C Dock is where you'll begin, the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center is where it all ho, ho, wraps, and if you'd like a peddle boat, that's cool: Ventural Boat Rental has options, in case you don't want to do the stand-up-and-paddle thing.

      The whole merry shebang'll be over in an hour, as, yes, Santa Claus needs to return to the North Pole, after an invigorating hour spent soaking up those Ventura-style vibes.

      And beyond any equipment rentals? Joining is free, as is spectating. Seen a bunch of Santas, or Santa-attired Santa fans, paddling with the superstar himself?

      It's as California a sight as the paddleboarding witches of Morro Bay, as a lighted boat parade, and as a palm tree don up in tiny blinking bulbs.



      Photo Credit: Santa Paddle

      Hit the Ventura Harbor waves with the Jolly Old Elf on Saturday, Dec. 8.Hit the Ventura Harbor waves with the Jolly Old Elf on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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