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4 dead, 6 injured after unknown shooter opened fire at a backyard gathering in Fresno, California
Twitter/Larry Valenzuela Ten people were shot on Sunday after an unknown gunman opened fire in a backyard of a home in Fresno, California, just before 6 p.m. local time, police say.  At least four people are dead and six others are injured.  Police say "unknown suspects" remain at large.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At least four people were killed and six others were injured after an unknown gunman opened fire in a backyard in Fresno, California on Sunday evening, police confirmed.  Fresno police say at least 10 people were shot just before 6 p.m. in the backyard of a home in southeast Fresno, according to The Fresno Bee.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Here are the two victims of the high school shooting in Santa ClaritaCalifornia school shooting suspect described as 'quiet' Boy Scout who opened fire on classmates on his 16th birthdayStudents at the Santa Clarita school where 2 people were killed and 3 were injured in a shooting say their sense of safety 'will forever be ruined'
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A local’s guide to Treviso, Italy: 10 top tips
Criss-crossed with picturesque canals, this historic town also offers great art and eating – to a soundtrack of popping prosecco corksTreviso is a cycling city. We all get around the historic centre on two wheels: it’s a good way to avoid traffic jams, and tourists have to get used to bikes weaving between them in what look like pedestrianised streets. The surrounding region is perfect for both serious 70 to 80km routes – around picturesque hilltop Asolo and the climb up 1,775-metre Monte Grappa – or a lazy ride and picnic on the banks of the Sile. There is a municipal bike-sharing scheme, TVBike (€2 an hour), but serious cyclists should head to world-famous Pinarello: the Treviso manufacturer’s bikes have been ridden by winners of the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France (including current champion, Egan Bernal) but its local shop at at Borgo Mazzini 9 also hires town bikes from €15 a day. Continue reading...
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Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins Asks 'What Do I Have to Do to Help You?' to OL
The 1-9 Washington Redskins fell 34-17 to the New York Jets on Sunday after trailing 34-3 at one point in the fourth quarter...
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Monday briefing: Protesters under siege in Hong Kong standoff
Students and activists trapped on campus after clashes with police … Boris Johnson targets business lobby as Arcuri questions continue ... Labour to unveil immigration policyGood morning and welcome to the briefing. We’re going to start with developments in Hong Kong overnight and then take a look at what we expect to see on the campaign trail today. The parties have rolled out some eye-catching election pledges. Our live coverage of the day’s political news is up and running. Hundreds of protesters are believed to be trapped inside a university in Hong Kong this morning after the campus building they have been occupying since last week was besieged by police. In a dramatic escalation of the unrest that has gripped the city for the past five months, activists threw petrol bombs and bricks at police and set fire to a pedestrian bridge in violent overnight clashes. Protesters also fired arrows at police and officers used live rounds. When morning dawned, a group of protesters tried to escape the campus but were forced back by a volley of tear gas fired by police at various exits. Three people were treated for eye injuries and 40 suffered hypothermia after being doused with water cannon. In the courts, a ban on face masks implemented by the government was this morning ruled unconstitutional. Continue reading...
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TV tonight: a Viennese whirl of murder, ghosts and Sigmund Freud
Matthew Beard sleuths a killer in turn-of-the-20th-century Austria. Plus: Storyville on China’s brutal one-child policy. Here’s what to watch this eveningCafes, opera and philosophy: it’s Vienna at the in turn-of-the-20th-century and young British doctor Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is studying under Sigmund Freud when he is enlisted by detective Oskar Rheinhardt (a gruff Jürgen Maurer) to help solve murder cases in the city. Based on Frank Tallis’s Liebermann novels, this adaptation runs at an overstuffed 90 minutes for this first part, but it’s a bearable watch if you can keep up with the story’s wordy theorising and seance-themed turn of events. Ammar Kalia Continue reading...
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Las Vegas Marathon Results 2019: Men's and Women's Top Finishers
Las Vegas is known for its casinos, lights and various forms of entertainment, but for one night only, the Strip was partially transformed into a marathon course as runners from around the globe converged on the city to race...
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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets to pin back campus protesters
Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university where hundreds are holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown.
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Gunman opens fire at California backyard party, shoots nine, several injured
Police in the California city of Fresno were investigating a mass shooting at a football game party on Sunday in which at least nine people were shot, killing several, with others left in critical condition, a police spokesman said.
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Fall in UK house prices as election keeps homes off the market
Number of properties for sale dropped 15% in November – the fastest rate since 2009 The number of properties coming on to the UK housing market is falling at its fastest rate in a decade as next month’s general election deters sellers.Rightmove said the average price tag fell by £3,900 in November – the equivalent of a 1% decline – on the previous month. The property website also reported the number of new listings dropped by nearly 15%, in what was the largest year-on-year slump in any month since August 2009. Across Britain, the average asking price is £302,808. Continue reading...
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Director Kevin Smith on heart attacks, happiness, extreme weight loss – and Weinstein
The director and actor talks about his near-death experience, becoming vegan and the star-studded reboot of the film that first made him famous 25 years agoIn February last year, Kevin Smith performed 90 minutes of standup for a TV special, padded back to the green room and started to worry that the joint he had smoked before the show was too strong. He was sweaty and nauseous, which was not entirely out of the ordinary. But after he lay down on the tile floor and vomited, he was rushed to hospital, where a doctor broke the news that Smith was having a massive heart attack.Smith stayed calm. Honestly, he tells me, as we talk at his Hollywood Hills home, he was still stoned. On learning that he might die, he says: “I was like: ‘I’m going to make peace with this right away.’ You did way more than you ever set out to do, you got to do some cool shit, and if it’s done, it’s done.” Continue reading...
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Johnson-Arcuri investigation to review affair with another woman
Exclusive: PM’s relationship with Helen Macintyre will be examined by London Assembly An investigation into the prime minister’s relationship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri will also review an affair that Boris Johnson failed to declare when he was mayor of London, the Guardian can reveal.Johnson escaped censure in 2010 when he failed to declare an interest over an unpaid City Hall adviser, Helen Macintyre, who it later emerged had an extramarital affair with the then London mayor and gave birth to one of his children. Continue reading...
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Revealed: NHS running short of dozens of lifesaving medicines
Internal document seen by the Guardian shows low supplies for heart, cancer and anti-epilepsy drugsThe NHS is running short of dozens of lifesaving medicines including treatments for cancer, heart conditions and epilepsy, the Guardian has learned.An internal 24-page document circulated to some doctors last Friday from the medicine supply team at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), headed “commercial-sensitive”, listed many drugs currently hit by shortages at the NHS. Continue reading...
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A Warning review: Anonymous Trump book fails to make a name for itself
It took the death of John McCain to turn this ‘senior official’ against the president. Like much about this book, that is absurdA Warning fails to live up to the hype. Its author, “a senior official in the Trump administration”, offers few new revelations about the tempest-in-chief. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the public is well aware he is neither stable nor a genius. Related: Trump proposed sending migrants to Guantánamo, claims book by anonymous author Continue reading...
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This election may be the end of Farage, but not of Faragism | Daniel Trilling
The politics of the Brexit party leader, fuelled by the myth of the ‘white working class’, has already colonised the mainstreamIt’s always been easy for liberals to mock Nigel Farage: for his posturing against the “establishment”, despite being a privately educated City trader; for his affected tweeds and boozy bonhomie; for his endless failure to win a seat in parliament. And now, for his latest bumbling retreat. After loudly proclaiming that his Brexit party would stand general election candidates across the country, he was forced to make an awkward U-turn last week, announcing that they would withdraw from Conservative-held seats in a bid to ensure a leave majority in the next House of Commons.It’s easy, but pointless. This looks like a personal humiliation for Farage, and it has clearly angered many of his own party activists. But it may be a sign of his ultimate triumph. What helps make Farage one of the most skilled campaigners of this century is precisely his willingness to let himself look ridiculous, or to make and break alliances without concern for appearances, in the service of his greater project. Continue reading...
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Vote for candidates who care about climate, urge Scottish Greens
With some seats lacking a Green candidate, party says voters should support those who back action on fossil fuels Green voters should only back election candidates who accept that urgent action on climate is needed, the leader of the Scottish Green party has said.Patrick Harvie, the party’s co-convenor, said green voters should prioritise radical action on climate, giving that equal or greater weight than Brexit or Scottish independence, by politely “rattling the cages” of their local candidates. Continue reading...
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Wiping out the daughters: Burkina Faso's controversial mosquito experiment
A radical experiment to genetically modify a strain of mosquito in order to stop them breeding malaria-carrying daughters is one of the latest efforts to tackle the deadly scourge of malaria At 6.30am five-year-old Osman Balama and his mother reach the state hospital of Bobo-Dioulasso, the second-largest city in Burkina Faso. He hasn’t been feeling well for a few days and his mother is worried that he has contracted malaria. The waiting room is already full of mothers and grandmothers with young children on their laps, all with the same tired look as Osman.“The rainy season has started,” says Sami Palm, head of the clinic. “That means more mosquitos. I’m certain that almost everyone here has malaria.” Continue reading...
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Foetus 18 Weeks: the greatest photograph of the 20th century?
In the 1950s, photojournalist Lennart Nilsson set out to capture the earliest stages of existence. His foetus images seized the public imagination – and sparked a controversy that has raged ever sinceIn April 1965, Life magazine put a photograph called Foetus 18 Weeks on its cover and caused a sensation. The issue was a spectacular success, the fastest-selling copy in Life’s entire history. In full colour and crystal clear detail, the picture showed a foetus in its amniotic sac, with its umbilical cord winding off to the placenta. The unborn child, floating in a seemingly cosmic backdrop, appears vulnerable yet serene. Its eyes are closed and its tiny, perfectly formed fists are clutched to its chest.Capturing that most universal of subjects, our own creation, Foetus 18 Weeks was one of the 20th century’s great photographs, as emotive as it was technically impressive, even by today’s standards. And its impact was enormous, growing into something its creator struggled to control, as the image was hijacked by the fledgling anti-abortion movement. Continue reading...
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Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows
Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say expertsFive people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed.Researchers at King’s College London examined the combined impact of PM2.5, which is mainly from domestic wood and coal burning and industrial combustion and nitrogen dioxide, which mainly comes from older polluting vehicles. Continue reading...
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'I stand for the truth': the man sentenced to 47 years for crimes he didn't commit
Ruben Martinez was released from prison on Tuesday after 12 years. Now he and his wife can finally start their life togetherRuben and Maria Martinez are having a honeymoon this week – 12 years after their wedding day.Ruben was arrested in 2007, just five months after they tied the knot, accused of a string of armed robberies in Los Angeles he did not commit. He was sentenced to 47 years in prison in 2008, and for more than a decade Ruben and his wife fought to prove his innocence, with appeals that repeatedly failed. Continue reading...
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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford accepts ACLU ‘courage’ award
Christine Blasey Ford spoke Sunday after she accepted the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU of Southern California in Beverly Hills.
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Rams Are in the Playoff Hunt but Jared Goff Is Holding Them Back from Greatness
At 6-4 following a 17-7 Sunday Night Football victory over the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles Rams somehow remain in the NFC playoff picture. But unlike in 2018, the Rams don't look, feel, smell, sound or taste like a true contender...
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At least 9 people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno
At least nine people were shot at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night.
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Several people shot dead during ‘mass casualty event’ in Fresno: report
Several people are dead and others wounded after a shooting at a home in Fresno, California on Sunday, a report said. The shooting took place at a family gathering in the city where people were watching a football game in the backyard, according to local television station Fox26. The network said that an unknown individual...
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Frank Vogel Talks LeBron James' Recent Play, Kobe Bryant Attending Lakers Game
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel got to witness two living legends during his team's 122-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday...
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‘Several’ Dead in Shooting in a Fresno Backyard, Police Say
The authorities said that they believed about nine people had been shot at a family gathering in California.
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Dzanan Musa isn’t backing down from major Nets chance
Dzanan Musa essentially spent his rookie season in the G-League, chafing and champing at the bit to get to Brooklyn. Now backcourt injuries over the past week have finally given him his chance. And the Nets’ youngest player hasn’t been shy about taking it. “These are opportunities for these guys. Players are born out of...
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Fresno shooting: fatalities reported after nine people shot at backyard party
Several people taken to hospital and unknown number killed after shots fired in CaliforniaAt least nine people have been shot at a party in Fresno, California in what appears to be a “mass casualty shooting”, according to police quoted in local media.Fresno police Lt Bill Dooley said the shooting took place at about 6pm on Sunday on the city’s south-east side. Continue reading...
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Jets’ Ryan Griffin becoming improbable Sam Darnold target
LANDOVER, Md. — If he was just a step or two faster, Ryan Griffin might have celebrated a 61-yard touchdown catch. Instead the veteran tight end had to wait through a commercial break until the next play to finish the job. The developing connection between Sam Darnold and Griffin is so good that there almost...
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Hong Kong Protests: Campus Siege Enters a Second Day as Court Overturns Mask Ban
Students, armed with homemade weapons, remained bunkered down on a university campus awaiting a police operation to remove them.
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Analysis: How the Trump era has sorted us into 'pro,' 'anti' and 'never' categories
A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
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How the Trump era has sorted us into 'pro,' 'anti' and 'never' categories
This weekend had me thinking about how our political language has changed in the Trump age.
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9 shot, some fatally, as family gathered to watch football game
The shooting happened during a football viewing party.
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Video: Watch Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Embrace at Hawks vs. Lakers Game
Dwight Howard finished Sunday's 122-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks with two points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one buried feud. Kobe Bryant was in attendance at Staples Center for the game and embraced his former teammate courtside...
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"Mass casualty shooting" in Fresno, California leaves several dead
Police say people watching football in a backyard were hit by a suspect or suspects who snuck in and opened fire
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Nintendo is adding paid memberships to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo plans to launch paid subscription memberships for its smartphone game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp later this week, according to an in-game news update. The company says one plan lets you “appoint one lucky animal as your camp caretaker and get some extra help around the campsite,” while with another you’ll “receive fortune cookies and store your furniture and clothing items in warehouses.” Nintendo released its latest mobile game, Mario Kart Tour, last month with a surprising optional subscription: a $4.99-a-month “Gold Pass” that unlocks a faster speed mode and gives users access to more in-game items. The company says it will reveal more information about the Animal Crossing memberships in videos that are due to be released... Continue reading…
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Hong Kong stocks rebound a bit after turbulent week
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.1% Monday, continuing a slight rebound after last week's losses.
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Elephant named after Osama bin Laden dies following fatal stampede
The rogue animal — nicknamed "Laden" — died early Sunday. The cause was unclear, but a senior official said the state government had sent a team of veterinarians to carry out an autopsy.
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Nancy Pelosi invites Trump to testify in the impeachment inquiry and 'speak all the truth that he wants'
Tom Brenner/Reuters Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to "speak all the truth that he wants" and testify in the impeachment inquiry.  "He has every opportunity to present his case," Pelosi said in an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation," on Sunday. She added that she believed Trump's actions were "so much worse" than Richard Nixon's, who resigned before the House could vote on impeachment sparked by the Watergate Scandal.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday reiterated Pelosi's invitation and said Trump "shouldn't tweet" if he's dissatisfied with the proceedings and should testify under oath instead.  Trump has ordered his administration not to cooperate with proceedings despite a House subpoena.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to "speak all the truth that he wants" and testify in the impeachment inquiry.  In an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation," on Sunday, Pelosi offered Trump the opportunity to speak his piece and testify before the House in ongoing impeachment hearings. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Bill Clinton, the last president to get impeached, told Trump that his best bet is to ignore it and get on with his jobRudy Giuliani is reportedly under federal investigation for possible campaign violationsA law professor weighs in on how Trump could beat impeachmentSEE ALSO: A whistleblower, a cover-up, and a quid pro quo: Here's everything we've learned from the impeachment inquiry
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Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university
Tear gas stops protesters escaping despite president of Polytechnic University assuring them of safe passage Hong Kong police have trapped up to 800 people inside a university in the city, firing tear gas at any protesters trying to escape the campus.Polytechnic University, a sprawling campus that has been occupied by protesters since last week, has become the site of the most prolonged and tense confrontation between police and demonstrators in more than five months of political unrest. Continue reading...
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Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional
Hong Kong's High Court ruled on Monday that a British colonial-era emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional.
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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition arrives on February 14
Capcom has announced Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, which will come out on  February 14 for PlayStation 4 and PC.
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Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates
Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong over the coming weeks, according to industry scheduling publication Routes Online, as anti-government protests in the city grow increasingly violent and disrupt daily life.
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Hong Kong Police Storm University Campus Occupied by Protesters
The fiery confrontations at the university and the looming threat of live rounds mark a sharp escalation in the protests
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Bolivia crisis: Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts
The interim government says it has flown supplies into La Paz to avoid protesters' road blocks.
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Besieged Hong Kong protesters prepare for bloody crackdown as U.S. urges restraint
Hong Kong police lay siege on Monday to a university where hundreds of anti-government protesters were bunkered down with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons, amid fears of a bloody crackdown and U.S. calls for restraint.
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Analysis: Fresh transcripts put Trump on defensive before busy testimony slate
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Jennifer Williams, a State Department employee who is set to testify publicly this week, the latest in a series of social media attacks by the President on those cooperating with the House impeachment inquiry.
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Fresh transcripts put Trump on defensive before busy testimony slate. Here's the latest
It's the most predictable pattern in Washington: Trump will attack when cornered. He clearly feels cornered by anyone and everything associated with the impeachment inquiry.
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