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    Is Mannywood coming back to Los Angeles?

    Rumors have been swirling for weeks about where Baltimore Orioles shortstopand MVP candidate Manny Machado could be traded to this season, but for the first time it appears a deal is close to happening with the Dodgers.

    The frontrunner to land Machado has seemingly changed on a daily basis, from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees, to the Philadelphia Phillies and even the Milwaukee Brewers.

    However, early Tuesday morning, nearly every Major League baseball insider reported the same thing: a tentative deal was in place between the Dodgers and Orioles.

    According to our own sources at NBC LA, the terms of a deal are in place, and the announcement could come as soon as Wednesday morning.

    Early reports indicate that the Orioles are interested in a bevy of young Dodger prospects including No. 1 prospect Alex Verdugo, No. 8 prospect Yadier Alvarez, No. 10 prospect Dustin May, and No. 12 prospect Gavin Lux.

    However, what could have put the Dodgers over the top in the Machado sweepstakes was a two-homer performance by No. 4 prospect Yusniel Diaz in the Futures Game on Sunday.

    According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Orioles are interested in both Alvarez and Diaz in a deal for Machado.

    We reported last week that the Dodgers were looking to send veteran infielder Logan Forysthe back in any deal for Machado in order to stay under the luxury tax, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting that as of right now, Forysthe is not included in the deal for Machado. 

    One advantage of trading for Machado two weeks before the July 31 trade deadline, is that it would allow Los Angeles ample time to trade Forysthe or perhaps another veteran player with a large contract, in order to remain under the luxury tax threshold.

    Machado has been linked to the Dodgers since last offseason, and that speculation ramped up in late April when it was announced that two-time All-Star shortstop Corey Seager would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

    The Machado deal would likely keep him away from the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks who have also been in talks with Machado all season. The Dodgers currently sit just a half-game ahead of Arizona for first place in the National League West.

    Machado is considered a "rental" for whichever team trades for him, as he is a free-agent at the end of the season, and all indications are he prefers to remain at shortstop for the forseeable future.

    That complicates matters for Los Angeles who have told Seager he will resume his role as the team's starting shortstop once he's ready to return. Reports say that the Yankees could be interested in Machado this offseason.

    The next 24 to 48 hours are sure to be interesting, as Machado appears to be the first domino to fall in what could be an action packed trade season over the next couple weeks.



    Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

    Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles and the American League and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League pose for a selfie in the second inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles and the American League and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League pose for a selfie in the second inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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    A woman allegedly tricked a family in New Jersey into thinking she was dying of brain cancer, and in such convincing fashion that the generous family took care of her for more than a month.

    Kiley White, who detectives in Egg Harbor Township allege to have pulled a similar fraud in Pittsburgh and South Jersey, was charged with theft by deception and harassment for allegedly taking advantage of Linda and Steve Evans.

    "All night long, she would be moaning and groaning and I would be massaging her legs," Linda Evans said in an interview. "Every day was just like she has one more day to live."

    Police believe it was all a hoax.

    White, 26, met the Evans through a mutual friend in early June. The couple said they took her in because White said she had no safe place to spend her final days due to a traumatic family history. 

    "It was all lies — all lies. And I just want this girl exposed," Linda Evans said.

    White stayed with the Evans family for about five straight weeks.

    Nearly every day White would leave the house to supposedly visit a hospital in Philadelphia. But the Evans now believe she was babysitting and working at a local restaurant instead.

    White pulled off a complicated lie, police allege.


    "During the investigation, Egg Harbor Township police discovered that Ms. White pretended to be other individuals as well, including her own hospice nurse," Detective Sgt. Cherie Burgan said in a statement.

    The Evans showed purported text messages from White's "nurse" that provided medical instructions.

    "It's just amazing that someone could come up with that elaborate of a story and have verifications along the way," Steve Evans said.

    The family went to police after their relatives got suspicious and discovered a similar scheme in the Pittsburgh area.

    Burgan confirmed that the alleged Egg Harbor incident isn't believed to be White's first foray into such deception.

    "It has been documented that White has used similar tactics on other occasions in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but she has never been charged with a crime," Burgan said. "On each occasion, she has preyed on the sympathy and compassion of others, receiving services and goods from those victims whom she scammed."

    After being charged July 12 with theft by deception and harassment, White was issued a summons for a future court date.

    NBC10 tried to get comment from White at a Galloway Township home where she's now staying.

    "I don't have any comments," White said through a window.

    The Evans said they spent close to $1,000 on White but the alleged fraud also had an emotional cost. 

    "I was shaken, totally shaken to my core," Linda Evans said, her voice breaking. "Because here I loved on a girl that never existed and gave everything."

    Evans added: "She needs help — she needs serious help."


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    Kiley White, 26.Kiley White, 26.

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    A police pursuit that started in San Diego County travelled through Orange County and to the northern end of LA County before concluding on the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita Tuesday night.

    Gil Leyvas and Newschopper4 Bravo caught up with the vehicle at approximately 8:50 p.m. in Mission Viejo after the pursuit had already travelled north for at least 30 minutes.

    With police chasing at a safe distance, the driver of the red four-door car was driving at speeds that were close to the posted speed limit, though she often jumped up to over 70 mph.

    Per the California Highway Patrol in Orange County, the driver was originally flagged for high speed, and a failure to yield led to the high speed chase, which was originally started by San Diego area CHP.

    At approximately 9:25 p.m., the driver continued north on the 5 Freeway past the 91 Freeway interchange into the Buena Park area, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. About 10 minutes later, the driver was only about 10 miles away from downtown Los Angeles.

    The driver, surprisingly, caught little to no traffic and breezed past Dodger Stadium at approximately 9:50 p.m.

    The driver continued to use the vehicle's turn signals when changing lanes and kept speeds hovering slightly above 70 mph.

    At approximately 10:07 p.m., the vehicle arrived in the Sylmar area, and law enforcement agencies handed off the pursuit, which occurred multiple times from the origination of the pursuit in San Diego County.

    At approximately 10:15 p.m., the driver of the vehicle abruptly stopped on the 5 Freeway just past McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita after the CHP possibly deployed a spike strip.

    Soon after, a group of three officers approached the vehicle with less than lethal force, shooting what appeared to be a beanbag shot at the passenger-side rear window.

    Then, police officers approached the vehicle at the driver's side and wrestled the driver out of the car. The pursuit ended, and the driver was arrested at approximately 10:20 p.m.

    Police officers quickly cleared the scene and drove the vehicle off the 5 Freeway at the next exit, Valencia Boulevard, to allow the backed up traffic to pass through.

    It was not immediately clear why the driver did not yield and where she was heading.


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    Montenegro, a U.S. ally that is smaller than Connecticut and about as populous as Baltimore, found itself in President Donald Trump's cross hairs late Tuesday as he once again criticized NATO, NBC News reported.

    The president suggested during an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson that he would be unhappy defending "tiny" Montenegro if it were attacked, calling into question NATO's central principle of mutual defense.

    Trump also questioned whether the country's "very aggressive people" could draw NATO into a war with Russia.

    Carlson had asked why his son would have to defend Montenegro should it be attacked. Trump replied that was a good question and said that Montenegro "may get aggressive, and congratulations you're in World War III."

    Trump's comments come as 14 people are standing trial in Montenegro, accused of plotting to kill the prime minister and stage a coup to bring a pro-Russian party to power.



    Photo Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

    U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, as he speaks during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018.U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, as he speaks during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018.

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    Dog owners and animal advocates say Delta Airlines’ new ban on pit bulls as service and support animals is unfair, and they are calling for the ban to be lifted.

    Thousands of people around the world signed a petition against Delta's ban, which went into effect on July 10. The airline prohibited all pit bull-type dogs from flying on their planes as service or support animals. Now, the company is facing backlash worldwide.

    At Mineta San Jose International Airport, a professional service dog trainer said he understands the airline’s pit bull concerns but blames owners for skipping the right kind of training. It's not the breed, he said.

    "Pit bulls are not more dangerous than other dogs," said Franck Kangah, a professional dog trainer. "I've seen little dogs that were more dangerous than other pit bulls."

    A petition on Care2.com has gathered more than 100,000 signatures to fight Delta’s ban.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation told NBC Bay Area "a limitation based exclusively on breed of the service animal is not allowed under the department’s Air Carrier Access Act."

    Gisselle Nuñez, the owner of a full-breed, blue nose pit bull named Murphy, says the Delta ban gives the breed a unwarranted bad wrap.

    "The question is, Delta Airlines: What is your criteria for banning this particular breed?" Nunez said. "Show us the research, show us the facts, but don’t perpetuate negative perceptions."

    The airline has reported that some of its employees were bitten by pit bulls on flights.

    Kangah, who trained Murphy for 10 months, said he understands Delta’s concern but argues it’s the owners’ fault for failing to put the dogs through the right training.

    "Without the proper training, like true, proper training of a service animal, you’ll have accidents like that of a dog biting another dog or even a dog pottying inside a plane," Kangah said. "If you see the obedience, you automatically know, that is a service dog. You can see the difference between a really trained service dog and not a true service dog."

    Delta Airlines did not reply to questions about what type of facts or research it used to make the ban decision.

    Southwest Airlines does not restrict pit bulls on its flights, the company said in an email to NBC. JetBlue doesn’t address specific breeds within its pet or service animal policies.

    Pit bulls cannot be brought onto American Airlines planes as checked luggage but are allowed to be on the company’s planes as service animals or paid pets, a company spokesman said.

    The Department of Transportation says it is looking into possibly changing the rules for service animals on flights.

    —Scott Gelman contributed to this story



    Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area/Nunez family

    Delta Airlines placed a ban on all pit bull-type dogs as service or support dogs on its flights. (July 17, 2018)Delta Airlines placed a ban on all pit bull-type dogs as service or support dogs on its flights. (July 17, 2018)

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    Online marketplace eBay is planning to lay off nearly 300 jobs, about 200 of them in San Jose, according to a report by the San Jose Mercury News.

    In notices filed with the state’s Employment Development Department, the Silicon Valley company said it was planning to make the cuts by July 20. Those affected by the layoffs were notified by the final week of June.

    “eBay will conduct a mass layoff,” eBay employment counsel Amir Vonsover wrote in a notice to the EDD.

    The layoffs are planned for 2525 N. First St. and 2145 Hamilton Ave., both in San Jose; 199 Fremont St. in San Francisco; and 8000 Marina Blvd. in Brisbane, the Mercury News reported.

    The company laid off an un specified number of employees in Portland, Oregon, last month as part ofglobal workforce reduction strategy.

    "We are sharpening our focus on priority initiatives, aligning our workforce with these initiatives and reducing our global workforce by a low single digit percentage," eBay's director of corporate communications told Oregon Live.

    The company employed 14,100 around the world at the end of 2017.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    FILE- eBay logoFILE- eBay logo

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    Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is among high-profile GOP members calling out President Donald Trump for not standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin while discussing election meddling after the Helsinki Summit Monday.

    In a video posted on social media with the caption:"President @realDonaldTrump, remember, America first," Schwarzenegger said Trump “stood there like a little wet noodle,” and accused Trump of "selling out his country.”

    "What's the matter with you?" He asked the president.

    "President Trump, I just saw your press conference with President Putin and it was embarrassing," Schwarzenegger said. "I mean, you stood there like a little wet noodle, like a little fanboy. I was asking myself, 'When are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that.'"

    Trump on Tuesday claimed during a press conference that he misspoke while discussing election meddling with Putin: "In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn't.' ... The sentence should've been: 'I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.'"



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    Several downtown residents were puzzled and unsettled after hearing about a bizarre stabbing in their neighborhood Tuesday morning.

    Police say it all started when a man reportedly dropped his Chihuahua near the corner of 9th Avenue and Broadway at around 9:40 a.m.

    The Chihuahua reportedly jumped from the man’s arms and yelped, angering the woman, identified as 35-year-old Amanda Brady, who was watching from a nearby balcony.

    An argument ensued over what happened to the Chihuahua and whether or not it was injured. According to police, that’s when Brady began stabbing the man repeatedly in the upper leg and thigh.

    After the stabbing, Brady tried to hide from police in her apartment but surrendered to officers soon after.

    Brady is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and faces up to four years in prison if she is convicted. A court document search did not return any criminal history or mental illness cases related to Brady.


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    The man accused of hitting and killing a teen jogger in Chula Vista and then fleeing the scene was arraigned in a South Bay courtroom Tuesday.

    The defendant, 47-year-old George Espinosa, is charged with one felony count of hit and run, and one misdemeanor count of involuntary vehicular manslaughter. At his arraignment, Espinosa was visibly upset and sobbed during the majority of the hearing.

    Espinosa is the head boy’s tennis coach at Mater Dei High School, a private Catholic school only a few miles away from where the victim, Leilani Magno, graduated a few weeks before the crash.

    Investigators say on Sunday, July 8, Magno was jogging along Lane Avenue near Scobee Park at around 8:15 p.m. when she was struck and killed by a truck George Espinosa was driving.

    The southbound vehicle apparently lost control, jumped the sidewalk and hit 17-year-old Magno from behind then fled the scene, according to police.

    Magno was taken to Mercy Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Her family said she was weeks away from turning 18 and would have attended the University of California, Irvine in September.

    Chula Vista Police Department Captain Phil Collum said Espinoza turned himself in one day after the hit and run and gave investigators the location of his truck.

    Hours after Espinosa's arraignment, a celebration of life ceremony was held for the teen in Bonita. Her cross country coach, David Koopman, was in attendance.

    "Always positive, always smiling, always upbeat," Koopman said. "His day in court will come. We pray for his family, too, because it appears as if he'll be behind bars a long time."

    A crowd of people touched by Magno’s character huddled with candles as loved ones spoke about her during a vigil on July 11.

    Magno's parents said among the things they'll miss most are the times they spent laughing, singing and dancing together, and said they'll always remember her for her genuine nature.


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    Comic-Con 2018 is already bringing people into downtown San Diego from all over the world. We're giving you a tour of what the Gaslamp District looks like prior to the main festivities, which start Thursday. 

    No ticket to the convention center this year? No problem! There are so many things to do around the Gaslamp District. 

    As you walk around downtown San Diego, you'll notice huge displays on hotels and restaurants. 

    This year, Deadpool 2 is still in theaters, and the decorations downtown reflect the popularity of the film. 

    Huge posters on buildings also flaunt pictures of Marvel, DC Comics, Sons of Anarchy, and even a giant poster of comedian Conan O'Brien's face for his show, "Conan at Comic-Con." 

    "It's like a huge stage for a movie or series," said Armando Bernard, a tourist. "It's like they're turning downtown into a big production set." 

    In front of the convention center, you'll see a series of simulation machines themed for popular shows like "The Walking Dead." 

    Over in front of the Tin Fish restaurant, NBC has a walk-through booth featuring the hit comedy, "The Good Place."

    The interactive experience is light-hearted and fun, a stark contrast to the scary Midnight Texas simulation maze that NBC had last year in the same location. 

    Also worth noting is the closure of Harbor Drive this year, the street right in front of the convention center. Traffic will not be allowed on this street for the first time. The City of San Diego shut it down in an effort to keep pedestrians safe. 

    "You'll need your pass to get across the sidewalk," said Jose Ysea, spokesperson for the city of San Diego. "So just prepare for that." 

    The first day of Comic-Con kicks off Thursday, July 19. 


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    As thousands converge on San Diego for this year's Comic-Con, we wanted to take a moment to look back on some of our favorite moments of years past. 

    Starting with the one, the only - ok, who could forget Super Conan? 

    Then there was that time when Mayor Kevin Faulconer rode a zip line like Batman and then-City Councilmember Todd Gloria followed him looking a little like Robin.

    We enjoyed the spontaneous and spectacular dancing superheroes captured in July 2009. 

    What about when comedian Will Ferrell had the crowd rolling when he responded to one fan's question while promoting "The Other Guys" in 2010. Were you there? 

    We also remembered running into Tobias Locke of Orange County in 2011 - the man who many know simply as "Badge Guy."

    SoundDiego was there when Metallica pulled off a secret show inside Spreckles Theatre. 

    Thousands witnessed the very special moment for one couple in front of the honorary king of Comic-Con, Kevin Smith, inside Hall H in July 2010.

    Also, there was the time NBC 7 decided to check out the various tattoos of convention-goers in 2011.

    We liked what we saw so we went back and looked for more three years later.

    And this guy - the Vista Fire Department captain who turned heads with his huge Chewbacca costume and impersonations. NBC 7's Steven Luke caught up with him. 

    Whether it's in a panel inside the convention center or among fans on the streets of the Gaslamp, San Diego Comic-Con 2018 will likely leave many attendees with a favorite memory or two.


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    Now, hold up.

    Let's clarify what we mean by "super-close" when we say that Mars will get super-close to our own planet on the final Monday of July 2018.

    Can you reach out and touch it? Ha.

    If you threw a soccer ball high in the air, would it bounce off the Red Planet? Oh heck nope.

    Is Mars going to be the nearest it will be to Earth on that date... for another 17 years?

    That's a big yes.

    Which means if you miss it you'll have to wait another decade, then another half decade, then about two years on top of that, to see our neighbor cozy up to us, in the cosmic sense, even as it remains millions of miles away from our own terra firma.

    As in 35.8 million miles, which is, all told, quite close, when you consider the vastness of the universe.

    The people at Griffith Observatory are super-stoked about this super-close-a-tude event, as one might guess, so they're throwing a public viewing event, with telescopes, on Monday, July 30. 

    And, as is the observatory's delightful way, this event shall be free.

    Cool.

    Also cool? Mars doesn't seem to be the kind of planet that gets a case of the Mondays, since this is all happening partially on a Monday.

    And are there even Mondays on Mars? Cue the thinking emoji.

    The Griffith Observatory viewing event also shall be on the late side, at least for a school night: It begins at 10 p.m., and wraps at 2 a.m., and if you can't get up to the astronomical institution, you can watch the Mars action live, online, via a Griffith Observatory feed.

    Now are you ready to get super-super-stoked?

    Check it out: "The moment of closest approach is 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31. By a celestial coincidence, at the moment of closest approach Mars will be at the very best position for viewing from a telescope from Los Angeles."

    Well aren't you the sweetest, Mars. Thanks bunches.

    One note? The observatory stresses that the Red Planet's appearance will remain consistent throughout. This isn't an eclipse, but an opportunity to observe Mars in a deeper way.

    The last time the Red Planet was very, very close to we Mars-admiring earthlings was in August 2003, when Mars and Earth stood at 34.6 million miles apart, which is basically as snug as two planets... in... a galactic rug?

    You get us.

    The next date for super-close-o-sity, if the July 30-31 event has you wanting more?

    Best buy a calendar for 2035, and circle Sept. 11, for that's when Mars and Earth will be only an incredibly short 35.4 million miles away from one another.



    Photo Credit: NASA

    The Mars Close Approach event will happen late on Monday, July 30, into the early hours of Tuesday, July 31, at Griffith Observatory. The public viewing is free.The Mars Close Approach event will happen late on Monday, July 30, into the early hours of Tuesday, July 31, at Griffith Observatory. The public viewing is free.

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    Kimber Bermudez was simply flying to visit her parents in Florida when the Chicago teacher’s trip took an unexpected turn — ending with a gesture from strangers that left her stunned.

    What began as a simple conversation with her seatmate led to three other passengers on the plane handing her cash to enable her to better help her students, who come from predominantly low-income families on the city's Northwest Side.

    As she boarded Southwest flight 1050 to Florida last Tuesday, Bermudez began talking to the man seated next to her.

    "I have been known as a talker since I was a child," she told NBC 5.

    Bermudez said she quickly began discussing her job at Carlos Fuentes Elementary, a charter school in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.

    "He said, 'What do you do?' I said, 'I am a teacher' and he asked where," she said. "He said, 'What is your greatest struggle?' And I started talking about our school and the amazing educators here."

    Bermudez noted that she works in a low-income school where her students often face everyday challenges no child should have to deal with. She said teachers at her school often use their own money to help students whose families couldn't afford to buy supplies. 

    “We talked about the world and how no child should ever do without,” she wrote in her post. “In 2018, kids should never be hungry or in need of anything.”

    The man asked her for her work information as his company often donates items for schools like the one Bermudez works in.

    “I was not intending for him to say that, and then gave him my school email. Then something amazing happened...” she wrote.

    That's when a man sitting behind Bermudez revealed he had overheard her conversation.

    "He was tapping me, 'Hey I'm sorry for listening' and handed me cash and I was trying to understand what was happening," she said. 

    "I heard your story; do something amazing," the man told her.

    Bermudez, who later learned the wad of cash totaled $500, told the man she would use the money to buy her students books and give back to the community.

    But it didn’t end there.

    As the plane landed, Bermudez said another man sitting across the aisle from her handed her $20 and the man in front her of turned around to give her $10 more.

    “I started crying on the plane,” she wrote. “I told all four men that I would do something amazing for the kids. I was not telling my story to solicit money, and never intended to walk out of that flight with anything other than my carry on.”

    She told NBC 5 the money will change her students' lives in the classroom. 

    "With more resources I will get to do more and the kids will get to do more," she said. "I am just baffled and blown away by all of this." 

    Bermudez’s recount of what happened on her flight has been shared more than 800 times since she posted it on Facebook last week.

    “I do however hope that posting this continues the chain reaction of people helping those in need, and especially the children in need,” she wrote. “It doesn’t have to be a school in Chicago, and any bit helps!”

    She asked that her post be shared in an effort to find the generous strangers to thank them “and their amazing hearts.”

    “My heart is in complete shock and awe right now,” she wrote. “When the world seems crazy there are always good people. I would do anything for my students, and want to thank these strangers. I don’t know the name of the man who gave me the $500 or the other generous strangers, but they deserve to be recognized.”

    Signed, she wrote, Kimber Bermudez, Aisle 14 Seat C.



    Photo Credit: Kimber Bermudez/Facebook
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    Kimber Bermudez’s recount of what happened on her flight has been shared more than 800 times since she posted it on Facebook last week.Kimber Bermudez’s recount of what happened on her flight has been shared more than 800 times since she posted it on Facebook last week.

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    Rescue crews say they have found the fourth victim of a deadly collision between two small planes over the Everglades in Southwest Miami-Dade.

    Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said the person found after crews resumed their search Wednesday morning near Southwest 8th Street between Krome Avenue and the line with Collier County was 22-year-old flight student Carlos Zanetti.

    The collision happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the FAA said.

    Three victims – 22-year-old Jorge A. Sanchez, 72-year-old Ralph Knight, 72; and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal – were identified immediately. Zabaleta said federal investigators on the scene confirmed all three were experienced pilots.

    Footage showed the badly damaged planes, a Piper PA-34 and a Cessna 172, in a grassy area of the Everglades. Crews responded to the scene by helicopter and airboat to recover the bodies.

    The wreckage of both planes had the name of local flight school Dean International on their sides. The school, which is based out of Miami Executive Airport, has been involved in a number of incidents involving planes, most recently a crash in the Everglades in May that left two hospitalized.

    NBC 6 last year obtained reports by the National Transportation and Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration of downed planes from the school. Since 2007, a total of 29 accidents or incidents had been documented, including five fatalities, before the two cases this year.

    After two crashes in 2017 – one where a pilot was killed after crashing in the Everglades and another where two people were not injured following a crash landing in Key Biscayne – nearly 80 percent of the company’s 50 planes were taken out of service to deal with issues ranging from routine maintenance to faulty beaks, loose and missing screws and more.

    Both the NTSB and the FAA continue their investigation into the latest crash. NBC 6 reached out to the owner of Dean International Flight School, but has not heard back.


    The collision happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the FAA said.The collision happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the FAA said.

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    Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels to investigate government officials for federal crimes should be overturned, NBC News reports.

    When asked about cases he believes should be overturned, Kavanaugh cited Morrison v. Olson, a Supreme Court ruling upholding a 1978 law that creates a system for independent counsels to investigate and potentially prosecute government officials for federal crimes. 

    Kavanaugh was quoted as saying "It's been effectively overruled, but I would put the final nail in" at an event for conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. 

    After the law expired, new regulations allowed for the appointment of "special counsels," but unlike independent counsels, special counsels answer to the U.S. attorney general. The president's campaign is under investigation by a special counsel, Robert Mueller, as part of the ongoing federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

    CORRECTION (July 28, 2018, 3:43 p.m. ET): A headline on an earlier version of this story mischaracterized Kavanaugh's comments. He was talking about the legal precedent that allows for independent counsels.



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    Judge Brett Kavanaugh (L) smiles prior to a meeting with Sen. Benjamin Sasse (R-NE) in the Russell Senate Office Building on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.Judge Brett Kavanaugh (L) smiles prior to a meeting with Sen. Benjamin Sasse (R-NE) in the Russell Senate Office Building on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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    A Honduran father says his 3-year-old son is not the same as he was before the two were separated for nearly two months while the father was held in detention centers around the country, NBC News reported.

    "It has been difficult to gain his trust like it was before," said José, who asked that his last name not be used out of concern for his family's safety.

    José and his son, José Jr., sought asylum after crossing the border in Hidalgo, Texas, but were soon separated by immigration officials. They fled Honduras after criminals killed other family members and warned that José was next, according to José and advocates supporting his case.

    The father and son are staying with relatives in Virginia as José waits for his case to be heard in immigration court.

    José said he hopes to explain what happened when he's older, but fears his son will be “left with problems.”



    Photo Credit: Southern Poverty Law Center

    Jose and his 3-year-old son, Jose Jr., were separated after entering the country and seeking asylum in mid-May. They were reunited on July 10 in Phoenix.Jose and his 3-year-old son, Jose Jr., were separated after entering the country and seeking asylum in mid-May. They were reunited on July 10 in Phoenix.

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    Take a look at four stories we're covering today.

    1. Highway 1 Reopens Near Big Sur

    A stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is back open. The road reopened Wednesday at about mid-morning, a few weeks ahead of schedule. Click here to read the story and see photos from the famous coastal road.

    2. Smoke-Filled Views in Yosemite National Park

    Tourists visiting Yosemite National Park are capturing smoke-filled views of some of California's best-known natural landmarks. The park is blanketed in haze from the nearby Ferguson fire, which began last week. Click here to see photos. 

    3. Soccer Team Describes Thai Cave Ordeal and Rescue

    Members of a youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave in Thailand described their nearly two-week ordeal after they were released from a hospital. They also talked about why they went into the cave in the first place. Click here to see their stories.  

    4. Blast of Heat and Summer Downpours

    Quick bouts of rain popped up around Southern California, where storms are possible throughout the day in the high desert and mountains. Click here for weather updates.









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    Caltrans resident engineer Rick Silva surveys Highway 1 where a landslide at Mud Creek cut off the road north of Ragged Point in with potential millions of pounds of rock and debris in Big Sur, California, on May 25, 2017.Caltrans resident engineer Rick Silva surveys Highway 1 where a landslide at Mud Creek cut off the road north of Ragged Point in with potential millions of pounds of rock and debris in Big Sur, California, on May 25, 2017.

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    Record temperatures baked Southern California during an early summer heat wave.

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    A view of a lightning flash Tuesday July 17, 2018 in Moreno Valley.A view of a lightning flash Tuesday July 17, 2018 in Moreno Valley.

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    Now, we're not suckers. No we are most certainly not.

    For instance, we know that while a whole bunch of us regularly eat a lot of tacos on Tuesdays, well, tacos may be enjoyed on any day of the week. And thank goodness.

    Likewise, Sundays see a rise in pancake consumption, but, again, flapjacks can be made, then devoured, on weekends and weekdays alike.

    But isn't Friday the day when we long for something from the lollipop category? When we dream of a sweet that's straight-up fun, a non-melty dessert on a stick, a candy that qualifies as the most Friday-ish of all indulgences?

    It so happens that 2018 agrees with us, for National Lollipop Day, which is July 20, will fall on a Friday, hurrah.

    But the hurrah-ing doesn't end there: See's Candies, that quintessential California-grown maker of gooey, nut-filled, chocolate-enrobed confections, will be hosting a lollipop giveaway in honor of the occasion.

    There's a quartet of lolly flavors, which you know, if you've been going to See's since you were yea-high, so get to thinking which you'd like, for free, when you pop by your local See's on Friday, July 20: vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate, or coffee.

    Mmm, mmm, mmm, and might we add, mmm.

    And if you really know these iconic stick-topping sweets, you know that See's goes the rectangular route, or boxy, if you prefer, which does the See's lollipop one better: You can fathom what you're eating by its very shape, in addition to its taste.

    Start here, See's devotees, and lovers of lollies, and fans of Fridays, to find out more on this goodie giveaway.

    It's a real whimsy-filled week-ender, and while we can have a lollypop on any day of the week — we're not suckers, we know that's true — the final weekday feels like the exact right time to enjoy a lickable, flavor-big freebie.



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    The iconic suckers come in four classic flavors, so best start deciding now which you'll choose on July 20.The iconic suckers come in four classic flavors, so best start deciding now which you'll choose on July 20.

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  • 07/18/18--15:03: List: ESPY's Nominees 2018

  • The 26th annual ESPYS will be held Wednesday night in Los Angeles, hosted by former pro race driver Danica Patrick, at the Microsoft theater. 

    In addition to the best in the sports biz being honored, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coaches Aaron Feis and Scott Beig who were slain in the Feb. 14 shooting will be posthumously awarded the "Best Coach Award." 

    Entertainers like Kate Beckinsale, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Jon Stewart and rapper G-Eazy will be presenting. 

    Here's the full list of nominees:

    Best Male Athlete

    Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

    James Harden, Houston Rockets

    Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

    Tom Brady, New England Patriots

    Best Female Athlete

    Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

    Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski

    Chloe Kim, Snowboard

    Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars/United States Women’s National Soccer Team

    Best Olympic Moment

    Shaun White, Snowboard: White found redemption after the Sochi Winter Olympics by coming at his final run hard. He hit back-to-back 1440s — something he'd never nailed before — and won gold.

    Jessie Diggins & Kikkan Randall, U.S. Cross Country Ski: It took nearly 70 years for the U.S. to win gold.

    U.S. Men’s Curling: USA scored its first-ever curling gold against Sweden.

    USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada, 2018 Winter Olympics: U.S. won gold for the first time in 20 years.

    Best Championship Performance

    George Springer, Houston Astros – MLB World Series

    Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl LII

    Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – NBA Finals

    Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Men’s Basketball – CBB National Championship

    Best Breakthrough Athlete

    Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

    Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

    Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

    Sloane Stephens, Tennis

    Best Game

    Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series Game 5

    Georgia Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma Sooners, Rose Bowl

    USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada, 2018 Winter Olympics

    Best Moment

    Minnesota Vikings defeat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game

    Las Vegas Golden Knights defeat Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals

    #16 University of Maryland-Baltimore County upsets No. 1 Virginia

    Best Team

    Houston Astros, MLB

    Philadelphia Eagles, NFL

    USA Women’s Ice Hockey

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA Women’s Basketball

    Villanova Wildcats, NCAA Men’s Basketball

    Golden State Warriors, NBA

    Washington Capitals, NHL

    Best College Athlete

    Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football

    Jalen Brunson, Villanova Basketball

    Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimming

    A’ja Wilson, South Carolina Basketball

    Best Play (Bracket-style voting)

    ND’s Arike Ogunbowale hits 2nd buzzer beater to win NCAA women’s national title

    Minnesota Miracle: Stefon Diggs makes last-second TD Catch to send Vikings to NFC championship

    Philly Special: Eagles fool Patriots with fourth-down TD toss to Foles

    Alabama wins national title on 41-yard OT TD pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Devonta Smith

    FSU’s Jessie Warren makes diving double play in WCWS

    LeBron James nails buzzer beater 3-pointer to beat the Pacers in Game 5 of Round 1

    Evanston Township High school freshman Blake Peters hits 80-foot buzzer beater

    Gareth Bale scores go-ahead bicycle kick goal in Champions League Final 1022

    Cristiano Ronaldo scores bicycle kick goal against Juventus

    Julian McGarvey makes last-second steal & heave to secure Ardsley High School’s 1st Section 1 title in 60 years

    LeBron floats a glass-kissing buzzer beater to beat Raptors in game 3 of round 2

    Team USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scores the shootout winner to secure gold medal in women’s hockey

    Giannis Antetokounmpo leapfrog dunks on Tim Hardaway Jr

    Acrobatic volleyball play from Autumn Finney out of Decatur High School

    Golden Knights’ William Karlsson goes through legs for ‘goal of the year’ contender

    Jordan Poole hits buzzer-beater to send Michigan to the Sweet 16s

    Best Record-Breaking Performance

    Roger Federer, Tennis

    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

    Tom Brady, New England Patriots

    Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

    Best International Men’s Soccer Player

    Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona/Argentina National Team

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid/Portuguese National Team

    Mohamed Salah, Liverpool/Egyptian National Team

    Neymar Jr., PSG/Brazilian National Team

    Best International Women’s Soccer Player

    Lieke Martens, FC Barcelona/Netherlands National Team

    Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars/Australian National Team

    Pernille Harder, VfL Wolfsburg/Danish National Team

    Jodie Taylor, Seattle Reign/English National Team

    Best NFL Player

    Tom Brady, New England Patriots

    Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

    Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

    Best MLB Player

    Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

    Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

    Mike Trout, LA Angels

    Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

    Best NHL Player

    Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

    Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

    Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

    Marc-Andre Fleury, Las Vegas Golden Knights

    Best Driver

    Josef Newgarden, IndyCar

    Martin Truex Jr, NASCAR

    Lewis Hamilton, Formula One

    Brittany Force, NHRA

    Best NBA Player

    James Harden, Houston Rockets

    LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

    Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

    Best WNBA Player

    Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx

    Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

    Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

    Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dallas Wings

    Best Fighter

    Terence Crawford, Boxing

    Vasiliy (Vasyl) Lomachenko, Boxing

    Rose Namajunas, UFC

    Georges St-Pierre, UFC

    Best Male Golfer

    Jordan Spieth

    Justin Thomas

    Dustin Johnson

    Patrick Reed

    Best Female Golfer

    Shanshan Feng

    Inbee Park

    Ariya Jutanugarn

    Sung-Hyun Park

    Best Male Olympian

    Shaun White, Snowboarding

    Red Gerard, Snowboarding

    David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing

    John Shuster, Curling

    Best Female Olympian

    Chloe Kim, Snowboarding

    Mikaela Shiffrin, Skiing

    Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding

    Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, US Women’s Hockey

    Best Male Tennis Player

    Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal

    Marin Cilic

    Best Female Tennis Player

    Sloane Stephens

    Caroline Wozniacki

    Simona Halep

    Garbine Muguruza

    Best Male Action Sports Athlete

    Henrik Harlaut (SWE), Ski

    Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Skateboard

    David Wise (USA), Ski

    Marcus Kleveland (NOR), Snowboard

    Best Female Action Sports Athlete

    Chloe Kim (USA), Snowboard

    Jamie Anderson (USA), Snowboard

    Brighton Zeuner (USA), Skateboard

    Stephanie Gilmore (AUS). Surf

    Best Jockey

    Mike Smith

    Jose Ortiz

    Florent Geroux

    Flavien Prat

    Best Male Athlete With A Disability

    Dan Cnossen, Nordic Skiing

    Andrew Kurka, Alpine Skiing

    Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey

    Mike Schultz, Snowboarding

    Best Female Athlete With A Disability

    Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing

    Brenna Huckaby, Snowboarding

    Kendall Gretsch, Nordic Skiing

    Tatyana McFadden, Track and Field

    Best Bowler

    Jason Belmonte

    Rhino Page

    Tom Smallwood

    Jesper Svensson

    Best MLS Player

    Nemanja Nikolić, Chicago Fire

    Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers

    Ike Opara, Sporting Kansas City

    Tim Melia, Sporting Kansas City

    Best NWSL Player

    Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

    Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign

    Sam Mewis

    Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns


    Fans can cast their votes for the 2018 nominees here.

    The full list of 2017 ESPY winners can be found here



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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Mikaela Shiffrin attends Heroes at the ESPYS at City Market Social House on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Mikaela Shiffrin attends Heroes at the ESPYS at City Market Social House on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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    Homicide detectives have closed a second investigation into the death of a man at the West Hollywood home of a well-known Democratic Party donor.

    Gemmel Moore, 26, died on July 27, 2017 inside the Laurel Avenue apartment of Ed Buck, who has denied he had a role in Moore's methamphetamine overdose.

    The findings are now in the hands of prosecutors who will decide if there's enough evidence for criminal charges.

    "A case was presented to our office by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department," said LA County District Attorney's Office spokesman Greg Risling. "It remains under review."

    The death was initially classified as accidental, according to the LA County Coroner's Office, but Moore's family and friends said they suspected foul play after reading entries in Moore's journal and reviewing text messages and emails exchanged between Moore and Buck.

    One email showed Buck had sent Moore an airplane ticket to travel to Southern California the day before Moore's death, and journal entries said Moore had used drugs with Buck.

    "Ed Buck needs to be stopped. He needs some help, and he needs to be stopped. I just want you guys to please, put pressure on whoever needs pressure," Moore's mother LaTisha Nixon, told the West Hollywood City Council last year during an appeal for a renewed homicide investigation.

    The Sheriff's Department has not revealed if any new information was developed during the second investigation.

    "Investigators from Homicide Bureau began a review on this case in an abundance of caution, due to the circumstances of Gemmel Moore's death," said spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.

    "The case is still under there review and a decision of any criminal culpability on the part of Ed Buck has not yet been made," she said.

    The LA County Coroner's Office said Wednesday it had not changed its determination that Moore's death was accidental, and Moore's defense lawyer said that showed no crime had taken place.

    "This was an unfortunate situation, this was a tragedy," said attorney Seymour Amster. "But it does not justify accusing an innocent man of things that did not happen."



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    Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead in prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck's home in 2017 from an overdose.Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead in prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck's home in 2017 from an overdose.

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    The world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, and the top five earning celebrities are all Americans.

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    Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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    A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman was badly injured when she was attacked by a black bear inside her own home early Tuesday and had to drag herself to the phone to call for help, her daughter said.

    Apryl Rogers, of Groton, was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries to her head and face during the encounter.

    New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said that the attack occurred around 1:15 a.m. at the woman's home on Hall Brook Road. They believe the bear injured the woman accidentally while trying to get out of the home.

    Rogers' daughter, Stacey Murray, surveyed the aftermath: A wad of animal fur resting on the kitchen counter, claw marks left on the door, household items strewn across the floor and a blood trail in some places.

    "There's trash everywhere. There's bear feces everywhere. There's blood everywhere," Murray said.

    Murray said her mother was woken up by strange sounds in the house.

    "We think (the bear) pushed the door," Murray said. "Door wasn't latched tight enough."

    She said her mother got out of bed and went into the kitchen to investigate.

    "She apparently cornered the bear and it attacked her face trying to get out of the house," Murray said.

    Rogers' daughter said she was "shocked" about the bear attack, but not surprised that her mother, who uses a wheelchair, was able to drag herself to her phone — which was left covered in blood — to call 911. 

    "We all know she is strong so she'll be OK," Murray said through her tears.

    Efforts are now underway to locate the bear, and officials said it will likely have to be killed once it is found.

    Groton is a town of fewer than 600 people, located just south of the White Mountains and about 50 miles north of Concord.



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    Smoke from a wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest has shrouded some of California's most stunning scenery in smoke.

    Photo Credit: AP

    A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

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    The Seal concert at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday will come with a twist for concert goers navigating traffic.

    The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will be pilot testing a new program which will close access to and from Highland Avenue at Milner Road and Highland Drive.

    The resolution for the program was pitched by a city councilman last month, and it was passed by the council on June 5. Wednesday marks the first time the closures will be implemented.

    Here are the other closure dates, which correspond with Hollywood Bowl concerts:

    • Aug. 5, Bon Iver and TU Dance
    • Aug. 9, "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" in Concert
    • Sept. 10, Dave Matthews Band

    Nearby residents have long complained that the immense traffic on Hollywood Bowl concert nights, saying their vehicles are often trapped from getting in or out of their neighborhoods.

    However, some of them are skeptical about the new program, saying hard closures have been tried before. Residents will not even be able to get around the closures with special placards and will have to enter their neighborhoods from other entry points such as Franklin Avenue, Councilmember David Ryu said.

    Residents and concert attendees can use this Google Form to give feedback on the new closures or email cd4.issues@lacity.org with questions.



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    Hollywood Bowl concert traffic has long been a source of frustration for residents, but a new experimental program closing roads aims to help with that.Hollywood Bowl concert traffic has long been a source of frustration for residents, but a new experimental program closing roads aims to help with that.

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    A Studio City man says he has fallen victim to a scam the FBI says is hitting affluent communities across the country.

    Brandon Melgar told NBC4 he got a letter in his mailbox recently suggesting he was unfaithful to his wife even though he's single and demanding $15,550 in bitcoin cryptocurrency to keep it a secret.

    Melgar became suspicious and alerted police.

    "This is kind of like blackmail," he said.

    Calling the person by name, the letter reads, "I have evidence of what you've been hiding. I won't go into specifics here in case your wife intercepts this but you know what I'm talking about."

    The FBI has been trying to find the people responsible for the nationwide scam.

    Laura Miller, an FBI spokeswoman, said that the agency is seeing this type of variation on what she said was a prevalent scheme targeting random individuals.

    "Whether they claim to have information about a loved one, or to have kidnapped a loved one, or some other extortionate scenario, they are targeting a large swath of individuals and hoping to get lucky," Eimiller said in a statement.

    She said that even if a small percentage of victims who are targeted send money, the culprits make a profit with little effort.

    "They count on the probability that some men likely are cheating on their wives, or that some women are cheating on their husbands, and that the threat of being found out will convince the victim to send money," she said.

    But the reality, she said, is that the perpetrators likely have no information about the victims' personal life.

    If you think you're a victim of such a crime, Eimiller suggested reporting the scam to the FBI's internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov and never send money.

    "Even in the event the perpetrator did have real evidence that the victim were cheating on their wife, and the victim did send money, there is nothing stopping the victim from being extorted continuously," she said.


    Brandon Melgar, of Studio City, says he got a letter blackmailing him as part of a nationwide scam.Brandon Melgar, of Studio City, says he got a letter blackmailing him as part of a nationwide scam.

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    A woman accused of repeatedly stabbing a man after getting into an argument with him over his Chihuahua made her first appearance in court Wednesday.

    The woman, identified as 35-year-old Amanda Brady, pleaded guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

    Police say Brady was on her balcony looking down on 9th Avenue Monday morning when a dog jumped out of the arms of its owner who was walking on the street.

    The dog made a yelp sound which angered the woman and an argument ensued over what happened to the Chihuahua and whether or not it was injured, according to police.

    That’s when Brady began stabbing the man repeatedly in the upper leg and thigh.

    "She slashed the victim on his leg, threatened him," the Deputy District Attorney said. "The victim didn't require any medical attention for his wound. The defendant ran off and hid the knife."

    The Deputy DA argued Brady's $30,000 bail should be raised to $50,000 but a judge kept it at $30,000 and called the incident out of character given Brady's lack of criminal history.


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    Recently, two buildings on Elden Avenue in Koreatown were sold to real estate mogul and former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose company informed tenants that it will no longer accept their government vouchers as rent payment.

    In effect, Sterling's company informed seven veterans that they're being kicked out of their homes.

    "I don't have nowhere to go, don't know what I'm going to do," Navy veteran Aaron Draper, who has lived in one of the two buildings for six years, says.

    Draper pays most of his rent with a government voucher through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, also known as "VASH." The program is meant to keep vulnerable and disabled veterans from homelessness.

    Draper, along with six other veterans who live in the buildings, received 90-day notices that the new landlord, Sterling.

    "I suffer PTSD," Joe Aguila, another veteran facing eviction, says. "It's more difficult to sleep and concentrate on things I have to do."

    Aguia adds, "The way I see it, I did my part and fought for my country honorably. I'm going to school. I'm not a criminal. Why would you want to put us on the street like we're worthless?"

    Sterling's attorney, Dough Walton, told NBC4 that it is the company's policy not to accept any government vouchers. This affects all Section 8 tenants, not just veterans. The LA Housing Authority says that the company's action is legal, as long as the landlord gives 90 days' notice. The V.A. is working to help the veterans, but there are long waiting lists for affordable housing.

    As such, these tenants have until Sept. 1 to get out and find a new home.



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    A group of Koreatown veterans are facing eviction after their buildings were bought by Donald Sterling and the new company no longer accepts goverment vouchers.A group of Koreatown veterans are facing eviction after their buildings were bought by Donald Sterling and the new company no longer accepts goverment vouchers.