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  1. A white woman reportedly called the cops on a black man she saw babysitting two white children at a Georgia Walmart. Corey Lewis, who runs a youth-mentoring program in Atlanta, used Facebook Live to film his interaction with a Cobb County police officer responding to the woman’s call about the girl and boy he was babysitting Sunday. Lewis explained to the officer that he is the kids’ babysitter — that he’d taken them to eat dinner at the Subway in Walmart and then stopped to get some gas — which is when the woman, who’d been following them, approached. The woman asked Lewis if she could speak to the girl, to see if she knew who he was — and he refused, Lewis recounted to the cop. That’s when she called the cops and then followed Lewis all the way home, he said. “All because I got two kids in the back seat who do not look like me, this lady took it upon herself to say that she’s going to take my plate down and call the police,” Lewis said in another Facebook video. “It’s crazy … It’s 2018 and this is what I’ve got to deal with.” The kids, a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, confirmed to the officer that Lewis was their after-school teacher and babysitter. Their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango, were shocked when they were called by the police to confirm the story, telling local outlet CBS46 that they believe Lewis was stalked and harassed for “babysitting while black.” “I said, ‘Are you saying that because there’s an African American male driving my two white kids, that he was stopped and pulled over and questioned?’ and he said, ‘I’m sorry, ma’am, that’s exactly what I’m saying,’” the mother told the station. https://nypost.com/2018/10/10/white-woman-calls-cops-on-black-man-babysitting-white-kids/
  2. Hurricane Michael Moving Through Southwestern Georgia; Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Catastrophic Winds Continue Following Florida Panhandle Landfall Major Hurricane Michael Moving Into Georgia Hurricane Michael made landfall as a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 storm on the Florida Panhandle with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds possible not just near the coast, but also inland that could leave some areas without power for over a week. At a Glance Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, early Wednesday afternoon. It was the first Category 4 or stronger hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle. Catastrophic storm surge and destructive winds will continue as Michael moves inland. Over a million power outages will occur not just near the coast, but also inland. Rainfall flooding is also a significant threat inland into the Carolinas. Hurricane Michael made landfall as a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 hurricane on the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon. Life-threatening storm surge and 100-plus-mph winds are expected not just near the coast, but also inland, which could leave some areas without power for over a week. Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, around 12:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph and a minimum central pressure of 919 millibars. Hurricane Michael is currently centered about 30 miles north-northwest of Bainbridge, Georgia, or about 35 miles west-southwest of Albany, Georgia, and is moving north-northeastward. It remains a Category 2 hurricane as of Wednesday evening. Michael arrived in southwestern Georgia early Wednesday evening as a Category 3 major hurricane, the first hurricane of that strength to track into Georgia since the Georgia Hurricane of 1898, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, tropical scientist at Colorado State University. more in article + video https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-10-hurricane-michael-cat4-historic-landfall-gulf-coast-florida
  3. Gaga  = the queen of pop

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  4. Wilson's agent provided the following statement to IGN: "With regret, I can confirm that my friend and client Scott Wilson passed away at his home in LA earlier today, due to complications from Leukemia. Scott was one of the most genuine, inspirational, and truly beloved people. His amazing legacy will live on through his timeless performances. He will be missed deeply by his wife, family, and friends." The official Walking Dead Twitter account Tweeted a tribute to Wilson on Saturday night: "We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!" Wilson's Bosch co-star Titus Welliver tweeted, "Scott Wilson has departed. I am heartbroken. We are fewer. Go easy into the light brother." The Walking Dead's Khary Payton tweeted a touching tribute that read: "The first time I met Scott Wilson, he gave me a big hug and said that this thing I had become apart of... was a family. He said I had a responsibility to take care of it. I have tried very hard to do that, sir. & I will continue. I promise. See you on the other side, my friend." Michael Cudlitz wrote a simple message via Twitter: "Rest easy my friend...... rest easy," while Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary wrote, "I am very sad to learn of Scott Wilson’s passing. I had the pleasure of writing music for him on @WalkingDead_AMCand @DamienAETV. He was always magnetic onscreen, a presence that will be forever appreciated and missed. #RIP" Supernatural star Jim Beaver also posted a tribute to Wilson: "Just learned that the wonderful actor Scott Wilson, has died. I'm terribly saddened. I just got to know Scott in the past 2-3 years, but I loved knowing him. He was a superb actor & a beloved member of our community. I'm really sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, actor." Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson wrote, "One of the greatest character actors in cinema history. RIP Scott Wilson." Just minutes before news of Wilson's passing broke, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang confirmed that Wilson would be reprising his fan-favorite role of Hershel in Season 9 alongside Jon Bernthal and Sonequa Martin-Green. Reports indicate that Wilson had completed filming his scenes for Season 9 before his death. In addition to his role on The Walking Dead, Wilson enjoyed a long and varied career, which began auspiciously in 1967 with the Oscar-winning Sidney Poitier film In the Heat of the Night. He followed that with a starring role as murderer Dick Hickock in Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood - he was 24 at the time. Wilson's other notable roles included turns in Dead Man Walking, Charlize Theron's Monster, and The Right Stuff. After leaving The Walking Dead, he was seen in Amazon's Bosch, Netflix's The OA, and the shortlived TV remake of The Omen franchise, Damien, produced by The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara. A native of Georgia, where Walking Dead films, Wilson was born in Atlanta on March 29, 1942. http://m.ca.ign.com/articles/2018/10/06/the-walking-deads-scott-wilson-dead-at-76
  5. Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that its popular Mega Man IP is scheduled to be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film for the first time. Since Mega Man debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the series secured its position as one of Capcom’s major brands, boasting cumulative sales of 32 million units worldwide (as of June 30, 2018). Mega Man gained a following due to the challenging gameplay that contrasted with the memorable design of its characters; in the 30 years following its launch, the series has spawned numerous spin-offs, which altogether still enjoy the support of a deeply passionate fan base, consisting of everyone from younger players to hardcore gamers alike. Further, the Mega Man brand has been utilized in a wide variety of mediums around the globe, such as in character merchandise, comic books, animated television shows and movies. Mega Man 11, the newest title in the series, was released on October 2, 2018 in North America and Europe and October 4 in Japan. The feature film, tentatively titled MEGA MAN, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and is scheduled to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be producing it with Masi Oka, of Heroes fame. Based on the influential and globally beloved Mega Man franchise, Capcom aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for. Capcom proactively leverages its rich library of original content in film and screen adaptations in conjunction with its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy. In addition to the release of Hollywood film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2017 (released December 2016 in Japan), Mega Man: Fully Charged, an animated television show, began airing in North America in August 2018. https://nintendoeverything.com/capcom-announces-live-action-hollywood-mega-man-film/
  6. Netflix will develop new TV series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, the streaming platform announced Wednesday. Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company signed a multi-year deal, marking the first time one company has held the rights to all seven books. All the projects developed through this deal will be produced by Netflix productions and Mark Gordon of Entertainment One, alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for the series, as well as producers for the films. The “Narnia” books, a series of seven fantasy novels published between 1950 and 1956, have sold over 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages. Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, the stories have been adapted into TV, stage and film projects several times, including Disney’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and Fox’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” “C.S. Lewis’ beloved ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.” “It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world,” said Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis. “Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them towards this goal.” https://www.thewrap.com/netflix-develop-series-films-based-cs-lewis-chronicles-narnia/
  7. An 18-year-old Burlington County man who drove a stolen car involved in a crash last year that killed his 15-year-old passenger pleaded guilty Monday in the boy's death. Isaiah Buchanan, of Cinnaminson, faces 14 years in state prison on a first-degree aggravated-manslaughter count as part of a plea agreement, said Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7. Kassidy Bush, a sophomore at Palmyra High School, was killed in the Nov. 15 crash near the intersection of Route 130 south and Riverton Road in Cinnaminson. Buchanan was driving a stolen BMW sedan when it struck the back of a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was not hurt. Prior to the accident, Cinnaminson police attempted to pull over the BMW, but Buchanan sped away, Coffina said. Toxicology tests found cocaine, Xanax, and marijuana in Buchanan's system http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/crime/burlco-man-18-admits-causing-death-of-teen-in-crash-of-stolen-car-20181002.html
  8. A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same island in Indonesia where an earthquake and tsunami last week killed at least 1,400 people. The eruption of Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island in central Indonesia prompted authorities to warn of possible lava flows and ash clouds that could impact air travel. Evacuations were ordered for those living within a few miles of the volcano. The eruption spewed ash 19,700 feet into the sky. Scientists have not yet determined whether the eruption was directly triggered by the earthquake in central Sulawesi on Friday. However, Indonesian news portal Tempo cited a government volcanologist who suspected it was. Indonesia has many active volcanoes. It is also located in the so-called Ring of Fire, one of the most active areas for earthquakes in the world. President Donald Trump called Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday to offer assistance with both the emergency phase and reconstruction from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi. more + video https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/10/03/volcano-eruption-rocks-indonesia-after-devastating-earthquake-tsunami/1507607002/
  9. CHERRY HILL, N.J. (WPVI) -- Police in Cherry Hill, Camden County are searching for a suspect accused of robbing two women at knifepoint in separate incidents. The robberies happened Tuesday less than an hour apart outside of two different banks. Police say the first robbery occurred around 1:38 p.m. as a woman left a Bank of America branch on Route 70. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt at the time. The second robbery happened around 2:20 p.m. outside the TD Bank on the 300 block of North Kings Highway. Surveillance cameras showed he appeared to be wearing a bright green, reflective shirt. Police say the suspect fled both scenes in a white 4-door vehicle, possibly a Kia Optima. Anyone who can identify the suspect or has further information should contact the Cherry Hill Police Department Investigative Unit at 856-488-7833 or Det. Rich Nelms at 856-432-8827. https://6abc.com/police-2-knife-point-robberies-within-an-hour-in-cherry-hill/4400228/
  10. KNOXVILLE, Tennessee -- The body of an Ohio woman who had been missing since Sept. 25 was found Tuesday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to reports. Mitzie "Sue" Clements, 53, of Cleves, Ohio, was found about two miles west of the Clingmans Dome parking area and three-quarters of a mile south of the Appalachian Trail, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The cause of death has not been determined. Clements became separated during a hike in the park with her daughter and went missing, CBS News reports. More than 45 different agencies were involved in the search for Clements. The area is densely wooded and mountainous. Helicopters and K9 units were used in the search. According to Local 12, Clements worked at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Cincinnati video in link https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/10/body_of_missing_ohio_woman_fou.html
  11. More than a year after they flew from California to Virginia to furnish their people-beating skills in service of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, four members of a locally notorious neo-Nazi street gang were arrested and charged Tuesday. The arrests come almost 14 months after the violence the men engaged in, and almost a year after a ProPublica investigation identified at least one of the four and detailed his group’s operations in California and elsewhere. Another man unmasked by the non-profit investigative journalism outfit was court-martialed by the Marine Corps shortly after their work was published. The men indicted Tuesday are members of a group called Rise Above Movement, which drew ProPublica’s scrutiny in part because it promotes itself as a kind of fight club for neo-Nazis. The group “claims more than 50 members and a singular purpose: physically attacking its ideological foes,” the site wrote in October 2017, after identifying RAM leader Ben Daley as the man captured on video attacking anti-fascist and anti-racist counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville. Daley was charged with conspiring to violate the federal riot statute on Tuesday, along with fellow RAM members Thomas Gillen, Michael Miselis, and Cole White. The men range in age from 24 to 34. more https://thinkprogress.org/feds-finally-charge-four-california-white-supremacists-who-flew-to-charlottesville-ram-b1e881bfd133/
  12. On the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards ceremony. This week the nominations were revealed and J Balvin leads the pack with eight nominations for his work with his new studio album "Vibras" and the singles from the album. Pabllo Vittar was nominated for "Best Urban / Fusion Performance" with his song with Diplo, "Sua Cara" which also features Brazilian Pop star Anitta. The list of artists nominated include Maluma, Luis Miguel, Karol G and more. Check it out: https://www.etonline.com/2018-latin-grammy-awards-nominations-see-the-complete-list-110043
  13. French pop icon Charles Aznavour, known for his exceptional singing voice, and extensive career spanning more than five decades, was passed away today, causes currently unknown. Charles was a French diplomat as well and had a successful acting career and sold 100 million records across the world. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/01/charles-aznavour-french-singer-dies-aged-94 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/obituaries/charles-aznavour-dead.html http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-france-charles-aznavour-obit-20181001-story.html https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/01/europe/charles-aznavour-intl/index.html
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  15. The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating a fourth allegation of sexually aggressive behavior toward women by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to NBC News. Kavanaugh is alleged to have a shoved a woman up against a wall “very aggressively and sexually” while he was drunk. The fourth allegation differs from those of Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick in one important way: The alleged actions took place much more recently. The previous three incidents allegedly happened in high school or college. The fourth alleged incident, which was reported to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), occurred in 1998. That year, Kavanaugh turned 33, and he worked from April 27 until December 1 as an associate independent counsel under Kenneth Starr, investigating President Clinton for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Senate aides asked Kavanaugh about the incident in a Tuesday phone call. He denied it, as he has continually denied the other three claims of misconduct and assault. “We’re dealing with an anonymous letter about an anonymous person and an anonymous friend,” Kavanaugh said on the call, according to a transcript released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It’s ridiculous. Total Twilight Zone. And no, I’ve never done anything like that.” The latest accuser, who is so far still anonymous, alleges that there were at least four witnesses to the incident. Here is the full description of the alleged incident, from NBC’s Kasie Hunt, Leigh Ann Caldwell, and Heidi Przybyla: A Republican aide told NBC that Judiciary Committee staffers asked Kavanaugh about the incident during a Tuesday phone call. Democratic staffers told NBC they were not satisfied with the majority’s questions during the call. Notably, Ford alleges that Kavanaugh was drunk when he tried to force himself on her during a high school party and Ramirez alleges that both she and Kavanaugh were drunk in their freshman dorm at Yale when he pulled out his penis and shoved it her face. Julia Swetnick, the third accuser, alleges that Kavanaugh drank excessively while sexually harassing women in high school. Kavanaugh and Ford are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday beginning at 10 am. https://www.vox.com/2018/9/26/17907748/brett-kavanaugh-fourth-allegation-senate-confirmation
  16. (CNN)At least one person died and 10 were injured, according to Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency, after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Sulawesi on Friday afternoon. Initial reports from the agency say dozens of buildings collapsed in Palu City in the Donggala region of Sulawesi. Evacuations are underway and people have been advised to remain alert and outside their homes. The first in a series of tremors was felt at 3 p.m. (4 a.m. ET) 35 miles north of Palu, according to the United States Geological Survey. The largest shock -- with a magnitude of 7.5 -- was detected 50 miles north of Palu, according to USGS. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/28/asia/indonesia-earthquake-palu-intl/index.html Hopefully the death toll will remain low but this looks pretty bad
  17. Jennifer Lopez is heading into the closing weekend of her sprawling All I Have residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show premiered on January 20, 2016, and when it closes on Sept. 29, it will have played 120 performances. Before she sings her final song at the Zappos Theater, let’s take a detailed look at the last two and a half years of dance, spectacle and hits. 475,000-plus: Billboard estimates the total number of tickets sold to the residency will surpass 475,000. Through the 116th performance on Sept. 22, there were a total of 467,314 tickets sold, as reported to Billboard Boxscore. $100 million-plus: Through the Sept. 22 show, All I Have has grossed $97.5 million. Billboard estimates the full run of shows will pass the $100 million mark. https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8477136/jennifer-lopez-all-i-have-las-vegas-residency-by-the-numbers An ICON
  18. • Bill Cosby was given a three-to-10-year prison sentence on Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand, at his home near here 14 years ago. • Ten women who had accused Mr. Cosby of sexual abuse, including Ms. Constand, were in the courthouse to witness the sentencing. • Prosecutors had asked that he be sentenced to the maximum: 10 years in prison. • Before sentencing, Judge Steven T. O’Neill upheld a state board’s finding that Mr. Cosby is a sexually violent predator. • The court released Ms. Constand’s full victim impact statement, in which she wrote: “Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.” • Mr. Cosby declined an opportunity to address the court before his sentence was handed down. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/arts/television/bill-cosby-sentencing.html
  19. if this is supposed to be in politics then move it President Donald Trump's touting of how his administration has accomplished more than any -- yes, any -- past administration in its first two years is one of his most consistent applause lines in his campaign patter. "I don't believe there has been any administration in the history of this country that has done more in two years -- and we're not even up to two years yet -- than our administration," Trump said last week during a campaign speech in Las Vegas -- while reading a literal paper list of those accomplishments. "Nobody has done what this administration has done in terms of getting things passed and getting things through," he told a group of sheriffs earlier this month. His supporters love the line: Despite all of the losers and haters, Trump is MAGA-ing! Which brings us to Tuesday morning -- and Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said, as he does. "So true," said Trump, clearly caught by surprise by the laughter. "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK," he added to more laughter and some applause. Before we go any further let me be clear: I wasn't in the room. I was watching it live on TV from Washington. But, watching on television, the perception of those few seconds was clear: The gathered world leaders -- or at least some of them -- were laughing at Trump's contention that he had done more in two years than any previous American administration ever. Which makes some sense given that the claim seems, on its face ridiculous. There was Abraham Lincoln's management of the Civil War, Ulysses Grant's stewardship of the country through Reconstruction, Woodrow Wilson's work to repair the world community following World War I, Truman's work to do the same post-World War II, Ronald Reagan's steering of the country though the Cold War ... I mean, the list goes on and on. And it dwarfs Trump's accomplishments which, at least on the world stage, are at best incomplete at the moment. From his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords to his trade fight with China, we simply don't know what Trump's policies will mean in the light of history. That Trump was taken aback by the laughter is telling, too. more + video in article https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/25/politics/donald-trump-un-speech-laugh/index.html