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Remains of Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie found at Florida park, FBI says

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Investigators have identified the remains of Brian Laundrie, whose fiancee Gabby Petito was found dead after he returned home alone from the couple’s cross-country trip.

Laundrie’s remains, found in a Florida wilderness area along with his belongings, were confirmed by the FBI Thursday following a comparison of dental records, the agency’s Denver office said. The announcement marks the end of a manhunt spanning weeks for Laundrie since the 23-year-old was reported missing by his family on Sept. 17. Authorities did not share what the cause of death was.

Steve Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family, told The Washington Post that the family had been told the remains were his shortly after investigators were seen visiting Laundrie’s home in Sarasota.

“Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the remains found yesterday in the reserve are indeed Brian’s,” Bertolino wrote in a text message. “We have no further comment at this time and we ask that you respect the Laundrie’s privacy at this time.”

Laundrie, considered “a person of interest” in Petito’s disappearance, has been the subject of a massive manhunt by local, state and federal agencies, searching Carlton Reserve, a roughly 25,000-acre wetlands area in Sarasota County. When his family reported him missing, they told police he left his home for the park.

On Wednesday, authorities said they had found his backpack, notebook and other belongings near the entrance to the park, in an area that had previously been flooded.

Petito’s disappearance after the couple’s cross-country trip attracted national interest for more than a month and highlighted inequities in missing person cases. Internet sleuths tried to piece together clues from the “#vanlife” enthusiast’s social media posts. Petito and Laundrie were on a months-long cross-country road trip, and they were last known to be together in Grand Teton, Wyo., on Aug. 25, heading toward Yellowstone National Park.

The 22-year-old woman’s body was found Sept. 19 in a remote area of Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming, and her death was ruled a homicide by strangulation.

No one has been been charged in her death. A federal grand jury in Wyoming indicted him last month after determining that he used “one or more unauthorized devices” including a debit card and PIN numbers for two bank accounts, to fraudulently obtain more than $1,000.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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43 College Students Vanished 7 Years Ago In Mexico. We Finally Know What Happened.

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Ashe Schow

At the end of September 2014, a group of 43 male students from the Rural Teachers College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, commandeered several buses in order to travel to Mexico City for a protest to mark the 46th anniversary of the Tlatelolco student massacre.

The students never made it to the protest, and outside of a few bones, their bodies were never found.

For years, Mexico’s government theorized that the “students’ bodies had been burned in a trash dump on the outskirts of Iguala,” The Daily Beast reported.

New evidence, however, suggests the police conspired with a drug cartel to kill the students. The new evidence includes text messages between a deputy police chief and a crime boss coordinating the kidnapping and murder at least 38 of the 43 student teachers. Apparently, the busses the students took over “were part of a drug-running operation that would carry a huge cargo of heroin across the U.S. border—and the students had accidentally stolen the load,” the Beast reported. From the Beast:

Gildardo López Astudillo was the local leader of the Guerreros Unidos cartel at that time. He was in charge of the area around the town of Iguala, in southwestern Mexico, where the students were last seen. Francisco Salgado Valladares was the deputy chief of the municipal police force in the town.

On Sept. 26, 2014, Salgado texted López to report that his officers had arrested two groups of students for having taken the busses. Salgado then wrote that 21 of the students were being held on a bus. López responded by arranging a transfer point on a rural road near the town, saying he “had beds to terrorize” the students in, likely referencing his plans to torture and bury them in clandestine grave sites.

Police chief Salgado next wrote that he had 17 more students being held “in the cave,” to which López replied that he “wants them all.” The two then made plans for their underlings to meet at a place called Wolf’s Gap, and Salgado reminded López to be sure to send enough men to handle the job.

Salgado texted López later that night to say “all the packaged have been delivered,” an apparent reference to the heroin inside the bus that had been stolen by the students.

Mike Vigil, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s former chief of international operations, told the Beast that the new evidence “provides irrefutable proof” that the police and an organized crime syndicate worked together to murder the students.

“The story of the massacre of the students in Ayotzinapa is like a Hollywood movie, but the events are real. They involve collusion between the police, army, organized crime, and a massive coverup by the Mexican government,” Vigil told the outlet.

The youngest student killed in the massacre was Jose Angel Navarrete, who was 18 years old.

Salgado, the deputy police chief, was already arrested for the massacre, the Beast reported. López, the former crime boss, was arrested but released for alleged due process failures, and is currently free.

The text messages do not specifically mention the military, but many still believe the Mexican army was involved in executing some of the students. It was the military who intercepted the text messages but took seven years to release them. La Reforma, a Mexican newspaper, published leaked testimony that suggested local army officers assisted the drug cartel in collecting the students and others on the night the students vanished.

“The army hides information because it’s in their best interest to do so,” a high-ranking Mexican police commander told the Beast under the condition of anonymity. “The whole world knows that the army controls the drug trade [in that part of Mexico.]”

“Mexico continues to wonder why violence persists unabated. They don’t understand that no consequence for criminal actions translates to more impunity,” the commander added.

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Ireland Joins Biden’s ‘Global Minimum Tax’ Plan

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Ireland — formerly one of the few holdouts for a pending international “global minimum tax” plan — has joined the agreement.

During a June meeting of the G7, President Biden and other world leaders proposed a “strong global minimum tax” of “at least” 15%. The White House lauded the policy as a “critical step towards ending the decades-long race to the bottom that pushes nations to compete over who can offer the lowest tax rate to large corporations at the expense of protecting workers, investing in infrastructure, and growing the middle class.”

Smaller nations — which have historically relied upon lower corporate taxes to compete on the world stage with more developed economies — were initially hesitant to sign the deal. In July, a handful of countries — Barbados, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, Peru, and the Grenadines — refused to join the 130 other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member states that endorsed the plan.

Among the most important holdouts, however, was Ireland — which has historically relied upon its 12.5% corporate tax rate to differentiate itself from its Western European neighbors.

As Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe said: “Ireland expressed our broad support for the agreement on Pillar Two but noting our reservation about the proposal for a global minimum effective tax rate of ‘at least 15%.’ As a result of this reservation, Ireland is not in a position to join the consensus.”

However, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced in early October that the OECD has amended the text of the arrangement in a way that “does respond to a lot, if not all of the concerns” raised by Ireland. Indeed, the new version of the bill removed the phrase “at least” — implying that the minimum tax rate will not be hiked in the future.

“In joining this agreement, we must remember that there are 140 countries involved in this process and many have had to make compromises,” said Donohoe. “But I also believe that the agreement [sic] government has agreed to sign up to today is balanced and represents a fair compromise reflecting the interests and input of the many countries involved in the negotiations.”

However, CNBC reports that an opinion poll for The Irish Times shows that the majority of voters in Ireland believe the government should not modify its tax policy.

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California Parole Board Recommends The Release Of RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan

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Jeffrey Cawood

A California parole board on Friday granted the release of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, on his 16th attempt.

According to The Los Angeles Times, “The move sparks a 90-day review period by parole staff.” The outlet reported, “After that, Gov. Gavin Newsom – or whoever might replace him in next month’s recall election – could still decide to block Sirhan’s release.”

Sirhan reportedly smiled and gave two thumbs up after the decision was announced.

Sirhan, 77, has been incarcerated for 53 years. Kennedy was vying for the Democratic presidential nomination when he was shot by Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. Kennedy died the next day. The following year, Sirhan admitted to committing the murder. Five others were wounded during the incident.

Kennedy was a 42-year-old U.S. senator from New York, and brother to former President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated in 1963.

Sirhan was a 24-year-old Palestinian immigrant at the time of the killing. He said he was displeased with Kennedy’s support of Israel, but did not remember committing the crime. After being convicted of first-degree murder in 1969, Sirhan was sentenced to death. However, the punishment was later commuted to life in prison with the possibility for parole in 1972.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s office did not oppose Sirhan’s release, standing by a new policy prohibiting prosecutors from attending parole hearings.

“The role of a prosecutor and their access to information ends at sentencing,” a spokesman for Gascón said in a statement. “The parole board’s sole purpose is to objectively determine whether someone is suitable for release. If someone is the same person that committed an atrocious crime, that person will correctly not be found suitable for release.”

Still, two of Kennedy’s sons said they supported parole for Sirhan.

According to the Associated Press, Douglas Kennedy, who was a toddler when his father was killed, “told a two-person board panel that he was moved to tears by Sirhan’s remorse and that the 77-year-old should be released if he’s not a threat to others.”

“I’m overwhelmed just be being able to view Mr. Sirhan face to face,” he reportedly said. “I’ve lived my life both in fear of him and his name in one way or another. And I’m grateful today to see him as a human being worthy of compassion and love.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was 14 when his father died, submitted a letter to the parole board advocating for Sirhan’s release.

“While nobody can speak definitively on behalf of my father, I firmly believe that based on his own consuming commitment to fairness and justice, that he would strongly encourage this board to release Mr. Sirhan because of Sirhan’s impressive record of rehabilitation,” the letter said.

In 2018, Kennedy Jr. said he visited Sirhan in prison and believed a second gunman could have killed his father.

More details from the AP:

The Los Angeles Police Department, relatives of some of the victims and members of the public submitted letters opposing Sirhan’s release, Parole Board Commissioner Robert Barton said at the start of Friday’s proceeding, held virtually with Sirhan appearing on camera from a San Diego County prison.

“We don’t have a DA here, but I have to consider all sides,” Barton said, noting it would consider arguments made in the past by prosecutors opposing his release, depending on their relevance.

Sirhan’s lawyer, Angela Berry, said the board should base its decision on who Sirhan is today and not what he did more than 50 years ago. She said he is not a threat to the public.

“I would never put myself in jeopardy again,” Sirhan told the panel on Friday. “You have my pledge. I will always look to safety and peace and non-violence.”

Related: For First Time, Prosecutors Won’t Oppose Release Of Sirhan Sirhan, Killer Of RFK 

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South Korea Imposes ‘Ridiculous’ Rules Banning High Speed On Treadmills, Fast Music At Gyms During COVID Spike

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Charlotte Pence Bond

South Korea took measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country on Tuesday with the country’s capital of Seoul and nearby areas instructing gyms on what kind of music they are allowed to play. 

According to the BBC, “Gyms in South Korea’s capital Seoul and its surrounding region have been told not to play music with a tempo higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm), in order to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

Treadmills will also only be allowed to reach a maximum speed of 6km/h (or 3.7 mph). People are also not permitted to use the showers at the gyms and must limit their time at indoor sports complexes to two hours. Health authorities have said that the limitations will prohibit people from breathing too quickly or getting sweat on one another. 

BBC reported: 

The move has been questioned by gym owners.

Kang Hyun-ku, who owns a gym in Seoul, asked whether there was any proof a choice between classical music and BTS had an impact on spreading the virus.

He also told Reuters many people used their own earphones, asking: “How do you control their playlists?” 

But officials say the measures help prevent gyms from closing completely.

South Korea recently had a spike in COVID-19 cases with 1,193 new cases reported on Monday, per Worldometer. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Friday that the nation had gotten to “maximum crisis level.” The last time that the country had a similar number of cases was in December when the numbers were recorded at 1,047 cases.

According to The Korea Herald, the public is criticizing the move, saying that the rules are “nonsensical” and “ridiculous.”

“Starting Monday, Korea started enforcing the most restrictive social distancing measures in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province for the next two weeks,” the outlet noted, adding that “[p]rivate gatherings of three or more are banned from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. in these areas, and private gatherings of five or more are banned throughout the rest of the day. Violators face fines of up to 100,000 won ($87).” 

“I don’t know what’s more to worry about these droplets when everyone wears masks without exception,” said Jang, a 32-year-old office employee based in Seoul who frequents the gym nearly every day.  

“They require us to wear face masks while working out, check temperature before entry and provide our phone numbers, and I have closely followed these rules every day, and now they want us to stop running and listen to ballads?” 

“Hardcore cardio has marked the start and end of my daily exercise routines, and now they want me to run slower, but they ask us to leave in two hours,” Jang added. “What do they want from us? Does the government want me to get fat and give up our lifestyle for the sake of these dumb rules?”

Health officials appear to be standing by their decision, however, as Son Young-rae, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said in a radio interview Monday. 

“When you run faster, you spit out more respiratory droplets, so that’s why we are trying to restrict heavy cardio exercises,” Son Young-rae said, adding, “We also agreed on this (120 bpm) standard (with related groups) to transition strenuous aerobic exercises at fitness clubs to less-intense ones.”

Additional elements of the rules also seem to include that three individuals cannot be in the same taxi after 6p.m. when the private gathering limitation goes into effect. Officials have said, however, that it depends on each circumstance. “If the three were going to the same private gathering together, it could be a violation, but if each were heading to different destinations, it could be allowed, they explained,” per The Herald. 

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WATCH: Minneapolis Police Chief Blasts Anti-Police Sentiment After 3-Year-Old Shot

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The Minneapolis police chief asserted over the weekend that the police are not the biggest threat to the safety of the city after a three-year-old was reportedly shot Friday.

“The biggest threat to public safety in our city, and particularly to our African-American community, is not the police,” Chief Medaria Arradondo said. “We have an epidemic right now of unequivocal gun violence particularly in our African-American communities. And that must stop.”

WATCH:

As Alpha News MN reported:

The chief’s remarks came during a press conference on Saturday afternoon regarding the shooting, which took place on Friday night on the 3300 block of Emerson Avenue North in Minneapolis.

Police were called to the address about 9:47 p.m. on a report of a child being shot. Initial police dispatches indicated the child was 10, but information was later updated stating the child was three years old.

The chief said when officers arrived at the location of the shooting, they observed that the child had suffered a critical gunshot wound. Officers made the decision to transport the child to the hospital in a squad car instead of waiting for the ambulance, which was reported to be three or four minutes away.

Chief Arradondo praised the officers for their quick action and said they “made the right choice.” He said had the officers not made the decision to transport, he could very well be reporting the death of another child in Minneapolis.

A group of police chiefs from the Minneapolis suburbs warned Monday that gun violence has recently surged to unprecedented levels. “I’ve never seen the gun violence like it is,” Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen told local Fox 9.

“Enevoldsen and police chiefs from Crystal, Maple Grove, Plymouth, and New Hope, spoke to FOX 9 about the gun violence they are seeing in their communities,” Fox 9 reported.

“Violent crime in Hennepin County increased 24 percent in 2020 compared to 2019 and was up 36 percent in the last three months of 2020,” the outlet continued. “When you exclude Minneapolis from the calculations, violent crime in the rest of Hennepin County increased by 19 percent over the previous year.”

Minneapolis has been hemorrhaging police since the unrest that has roiled the city since the death of George Floyd in May 2020. As The Daily Wire reported:

Police officers are leaving the Minneapolis Police Department in droves because they feel “helpless” amid the city’s skyrocketing crime, according to one who left the force last year.

“This goes back before George Floyd,” former Minneapolis police officer Steve Dykstra told Fox News on Tuesday. “Since around 2015, I know the city of Minneapolis has been backpedaling, taking tools away from police to enforce the law and keep the streets safe.”

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Shock Photos Show Damage In Miami Building Just 36 Hours Before Collapse

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A pool contractor who evaluated the Champlain South Tower pool deck just 36 hours before the building suddenly collapsed, took shocking pictures showing extensive damage to the building’s basement parking garage, according to an exclusive report from the Miami Herald, which also obtained the photos.

The photos, posted to social media by a Miami Herald reporter, show cracks and standing water in hallways of the building’s lower levels.

“There was standing water all over the parking garage,” the contractor reportedly told the Miami newspaper. “He noted cracking concrete and severely corroded rebar under the pool.”

“The contractor visited the condo building last week to put together a bid for a cosmetic restoration of the pool as well as to price out new pool equipment — a small piece of the multimillion-dollar restoration project that just was getting underway at the 40-year-old building,” the outlet noted.

“While he had worked in the industry for decades and had ‘gone in some scary places,” the Herald continued, “he said he was struck by the lack of maintenance in the lower level. The amount of water at Champlain Towers seemed so unusual that the contractor mentioned it to a building staff member, Jose, who was showing him around.”

Jose, the contractor said, thought the damage was from a waterproofing issue. The contractor, though, was concerned about what appeared to be more systemic issues, including pools of standing water and “exposed and corroding rebar,” as well as cracks in the concrete.

An expert noted to the Herald that the damage, shown in the contractor’s photos, was likely not enough to cause the collapse, but that it may represent just a fraction of the deterioration in the building: “If the condition of the beam in the pool guy’s photo is something that was also happening under the building, that is a really major concern.”

A 2018 report, now at the center of the investigation into how the Champlain South Towers collapsed so suddenly last Thursday, leaving at least 11 dead and 150 people missing, documented extensive damage, earlier reports noted, and in a letter to Champlain South Tower residents, the condominium board president specifically referenced corroding rebar and cracking concrete in her plea for a $15 million assessment to cover major repairs.

The board president, Fox News reported Tuesday, “noted that in fall 2018, engineering firm Morabito Consultants was hired to inspect the building, reports said. The engineering report pointed out flaws of the building ahead of work that would be needed for the building to meet 40-year recertification in 2021, documents showed.”

“The report found that the pool deck’s waterproofing had failed and was not sloped to drain water. It also pointed to ‘abundant cracking’ in concrete columns and beams,” Fox continued.

Experts who spoke to the New York Times on Monday said they suspected the building suffered from a catastrophic structural failure somewhere near “the bottom” of the building.

“It does appear to start either at or very near the bottom of the structure,” a consulting engineer who is not affiliated with the search and rescue operation told the New York Times. “It’s not like there’s a failure high and it pancaked down.”

A female resident of the building, who is now missing, reportedly called her husband just ahead of the collapse and reported that the pool had disappeared into a “sinkhole.”

Officials say they are still hopeful that they will find survivors in rubble and that the “search and rescue” operation has not yet turned into a “search and recovery” effort. They are also collecting and preserving items that could serve as evidence in ongoing investigations at both the state and federal levels.

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Elephant trashes wedding and flips six cars after someone lets off firecracker

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Terrifying footage shows the moment an elephant went on a rampage after it was frightened by a firecracker at a wedding.

Groom Anand Tripathi, who rode the animal to the ceremony, fled the scene in fear after it became agitated.

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It destroyed the venue, overturned six cars and damaged a few bikes as it went on a warpath. 

A team of forest officials later arrived to bring the elephant under control.

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