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for the week ending 13 May 2018

 Fox Has Officially Decided To Bring Back
'Last Man Standing'

(Smokeroom) — Fox has made its final decision. Tim Allen's hit sitcom, "Last Man Standing" will make a rousing comeback, this time on a different network.

The previous six-season primetime show was abruptly cancelled for no apparent reason by ABC executives last year, which left the cast blindsided by the decision.

"Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years," Tim Allen tweeted right after it was cancelled.

But it looks like Fox was willing to take a gamble on the popular show. Tim Allen and the network announced its official decision to revive the series on Friday.

"Excited? Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game. It leaves you sitting in the dugout, holding a bat and puzzled. Now we get the news from Fox that it's time to get back out on that diamond – hell yes, I'm excited!" Tim Allen said in a statement that broke the news on Friday.
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'Nazi Grandma,' Sentenced For
Denying Holocaust, Goes To Prison

(Deutsche Welle) — Authorities in western Germany arrested serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck on Monday after the 89-year-old failed to show up at prison last week to start her sentence.

"After the convict failed to report to the relevant penal institution within the deadline, prosecutors in Verden on May 4, 2018 issued an order to execute the sentence and have charged police with its implementation," prosecutors said.

 Police found Haverbeck at her home on Monday and transferred her to prison to begin her two-year term.

Haverbeck was sentenced for incitement by denying the mass murder of millions of Jews during the Nazi era in Germany.

Haverbeck, who  German media often refers to as the "Nazi Grandma," has never spent time in prison despite several previous convictions for denying the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis between 1941 and 1945.
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 Army's New Weapon: 'Enemy Can't See
We're Targeting Him Until We Pull The Trigger'

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (USA Today) — The Army has figured out how to lift the fog of war, or at least see through it.

Soldiers are on the verge of receiving futuristic devices that replace night vision goggles and allow soldiers to shoot around corners, see through dense vegetation and smoke, plus distinguish friend from foe.

"It is no longer just a night vision device," said Army Col. Christopher Schneider, the project manager for the system that can be worn night and day. "The enemy can't see we're targeting him until we pull the trigger."

The groundbreaking goggles are part of a sweeping modernization program to keep the Army ahead of potential rivals, such as China and Russia, which are rushing to revamp their own forces and close the military lead held by the United States for decades.
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Faith-Based Films At Cannes:
Is The Fest Having Its "Come To Jesus" Moment?


(Hollywood Reporter) — Have the French found God? Given the crop of projects being shopped at the Cannes film market that features Christian-themed narratives – notably An Interview With God, Samson and God Bless the Broken Road – and with Wim Wenders' doc Pope Francis: A Man of His Word playing as an official selection at the festival, there are signs that fare once ignored by international buyers and Cannes programmers is receiving a warm welcome.

In addition, the U.S. breakout I Can Only Imagine is heating up the market, with Lionsgate scooping up rights for China, a once unthinkable territory for a faith-based film. The project's producer Cindy Bond is selling overseas territories through her Mission Pictures International and has landed deals here on the ground for the U.K. (The Lighthouse Alliance) and Poland (Kino Swiat) after selling the film pre-Cannes in Latin America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, Korea, Russia and the Middle East. She is now negotiating for Scandinavia and Benelux.
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 App On Top ISIS Commander's Phone Used
To Capture High-Ranking Terrorists

(NY Post) — Iraqi agents captured a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his phone to lure four commanders from the terror group into a trap, a security advisor to the Iraqi government said Thursday.

Ismail al-Eithawi, who also uses the alias Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, was nabbed in February in Turkey by Turkish authorities and handed over to Iraqi agents, Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi told Reuters.

Hashimi described Eithawi as a direct aide to the cutthroat Baghdadi, responsible for money transfers to the group's bank accounts in different countries.

Iraqi agents used the Telegram messaging app on Eithawi's mobile phone to trick other ISIS commanders to cross the border from Syria into Iraq, where they were captured, Hashimi said.

Those held include Saddam Jamal, a Syrian who served as the group's governor of Syria's eastern Euphrates region.
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 MS-13 Gang Abduction, Killing In Woodbridge
Was Completely Random


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA (WUSA9) — A horrific gang killing in Woodbridge involving a victim who was found inside his burning car took a shocking turn Wednesday.

Prince William County Police are now calling the attack completely random, which is sending chills through the community.

In most gang murders, the victim usually has some type of gang affiliation or connection. That wasn't the case here. Police said the victim had no connection to any gang.

Santos Arquimidis Sorto Amaya was just leaving his home to go to work when four MS-13 members abducted him, shot him and then put his body in his own car and set it on fire at Veterans Park, police said.

By all accounts, Sorto Amaya, 25, was a hard worker. His family called him Qui-mee. He immigrated from El Salvador to work in construction for his uncle, Rosaly Alfaro.
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 San Fran's Streets Are Littered With Free Syringes

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco hands out millions of syringes a year to drug users but has little control over how they are discarded and that's contributing to thousands of complaints.

The city distributes an estimated 400,000 syringes each month through various programs aimed at reducing HIV and other health risks for drug users. About 246,000 syringes are discarded through the city's 13 syringe access and disposal sites. But thousands of the others end up on streets, in parks and other public areas, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.

Syringes discarded in public places have become a nationwide problem amid growing heroin use. But in compact San Francisco (about 50 square miles, or 12,950 square hectares), where there is a growing homeless population, the problem is a lot more visible.

Last year, the city’s logged more than 9,500 requests for needle pick-up. This year, there has been more than 3,700 requests already.

Still, the city has no plans to change its policy of handing out unlimited numbers of needles.
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S. Carolina Woman's Claims Of Being Harassed By 'White Cop' Are Questioned As Body-cam Footage Emerges

(Fox News) — A South Carolina woman who said being pulled over for speeding by a "white cop" was a "traumatic experience" is having her story questioned after police body camera footage from the incident showed a less intense series of events unfolding.

Dawn Hilton-Williams, in a Facebook Live video on April 27, accused a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office sergeant of racism after she was ordered to sign a summons asking her to appear in court or pre-pay a traffic ticket.

The officer said he clocked her going 70mph in a stretch of rural Route 58 in Virginia that has a 55mph limit.

"It doesn't matter how polite you are, it's all sick, crazy bullying and the police are ridiculous," Hilton-Williams says in the 11-minute video, at times wiping tears from her face and speaking in a frightened tone.

But in video footage released Monday by the sheriff's office, when confronted with the summons – Hilton-Williams immediately starts questioning the officer where there are signs that say the area has a 55mph limit.
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 Rose McGowan Rips Obama For Silence On Weinstein Scandal; Cites Potential Conflict Of Interest

(The DC) — Former President Obama may have chosen the wrong battle to sit out.

That's according to Rose McGowan, at least, who revealed in an extensive interview that she was "disappointed" by Obama's reluctance to criticize sexual predators in Hollywood.

Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, McGowan claimed she met with Obama just weeks after the Weinstein allegations broke. She'd been publicly leading the chase against the Oscar-winning producer, serving as a de-facto voice for all the women who were too afraid to come out against one of Hollywood's most powerful men.

But the former most powerful man in America refused to comment on the situation when he saw McGowan at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India, in December 2017.

She tells the Hollywood Reporter, in part: “I was disappointed he didn’t acknowledge a global fight, let alone mine,” she said. “It was after everything had come out,” but he didn’t mention her Weinstein battles.
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Typhoid Fever Confirmed In Child At N. Quincy Daycare

NORTH QUINCY, Mass. (CBS) — A child at a daycare and preschool in North Quincy has been diagnosed with typhoid fever.

"I can confirm one case of typhoid fever in a child at Bright Horizons in North Quincy. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working with Bright Horizons and the Quincy Public Health Department to prevent the spread of the disease," said Ann Scales, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health.

Bright Horizons spokesperson Bridget Perry said center officials were told that the child had traveled abroad recently.

WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall said typhoid fever is exceptionally rare in the United States. There are only about 300 cases in the U.S. every year, and they typically comprise travelers.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of typhoid fever include lasting high fevers, weakness, stomach pains, headache, and loss of appetite. Some patients have constipation, and some have a rash.
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