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for the week ending 5 August 2018

CBS Exec Kelly Kahl Addresses Les Moonves Scandal
At TCA Panel: 'I Struggle As Well'

LOS ANGELES (Fox News) — President of CBS Entertainment Kelly Kahl immediately addressed the tumultuous week the network faced on the heels of the sexual misconduct allegations against its CEO, Les Moonves.

“[It’s] obviously been a tough week at CBS,” he began. “I know there was some speculation we might cancel this,” he added.

“I struggle as well. Leslie has been an excellent boss and a mentor as well, at the same time we need to respect the voices that come forward.”

Upon opening up the floor to questions, Kahl was immediately hit with multiple questions from reporters regarding not only the Moonves allegations, but the many other incidents that have plagued the network, including sexual misconduct claims surrounding “NCIS” showrunner Brad Kern.
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Denmark Fines Woman $156 For Wearing Face Veil

(Fox News) — A 28-year-old woman became the first person in Denmark to be fined under a new law which prohibits wearing garments that cover the face in public after an incident at a shopping center on Friday.

Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 located north of Copenhagen, to confront a woman wearing a niqab garment covering her face.

After police were called, they found the woman had been illegally wearing a niqab in public and after she removed it issued a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner, or $156, Sky News reported.

Denmark's facial covering law went into effect on Wednesday, and brings the country in line with similar laws in France and Belgium that prohibit full-body burqas, as well the niqab – Muslim dress which only shows the eyes. Both are rare in Denmark.
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Wells Fargo Admits Hundreds Of Customers
Lost Homes Due To Software Glitch

(Newsweek) — Wells Fargo has revealed hundreds of customers had their homes foreclosed because of a computer glitch.

The bank said the technical hiccup incorrectly prevented customers from modifying their mortgages. Wells Fargo, the third-largest bank in the U.S. by total assets, first disclosed the issue in a regulatory filing on Friday, indicating it had set aside $8 million to compensate the customers who were affected.

In 2009, the Treasury Department set up a program to help which allowed Americans who were struggling to make mortgage payments to apply for a loan modification. However, approximately 625 applicants who should have qualified had their application turned down by Wells Fargo due to the computer glitch.

Some 400 customers among the 625 eventually had their homes foreclosed, the bank said. According to the filings, the foreclosures took part between April 2010 and October 2015, when the issue was rectified.
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Wells Fargo To Pay $2.09B Fine For
Pre-Crash Mortgage Abuses

(RTV-6 ABC) — Wells Fargo is paying a hefty fine for allegedly knowingly selling mortgage loans with incorrect income information.

The Justice Department announced that the bank has agreed to a $2.09 billion penalty. But as part of the settlement, Wells Fargo won't admit that it's liable.

The civil fine stems from Wells Fargo issuing tens of thousands of residential mortgage loans, and allegedly misrepresenting the loan quality. According to the DOJ, that caused bond investors to lose billions of dollars and contributed to the financial crisis, affecting millions of Americans.

In a statement, Wells Fargo said it's "pleased to put behind us these legacy issues regarding claims related to residential mortgage-backed securities activities that occurred more than a decade ago." The loans in question date from 2005 to 2007.

This is the latest hit the bank has taken recently. Earlier this year, Wells Fargo paid $1 billion to settle claims related to auto and mortgage lending abuses.
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60 Shot, Nine Dead In Chicago Since Friday

CHICAGO (WLS) — Dozens of people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said.

One paramedic described Saturday evening into Sunday morning as "a war zone."

Since midnight, police said 43 people have been shot, six fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 60 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings in Chicago.

34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half hour-hour period, 25 people were shot in five multi-injury shootings.

"We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas," said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
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Mosque Sermon Calls On Allah
To Slay Non-Muslims 'One By One'

(Toronto Sun) — The Prime Minister finally found time after his vacation to visit Toronto on the Danforth and place a bouquet of flowers at the makeshift memorial for 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, who died in the mass shooting July 22 by Faisal Hussain.

For some reason Justin Trudeau could not condemn the actions of the Pakistani-Canadian who spread terror in our city. Instead the P.M. called for “a time of compassion” among all of us.

Compassion? For whom? For the dead? The dead don’t need compassion; they need justice and the truth.

So was Trudeau calling for “compassion” towards mass murderer Faisal Hussain? Is it possible he was influenced by the spin doctoring of those promoting the theory the killer’s actions were exclusively the result of mental illness?
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 Convicted Child Rapist Escapes From Kansas Prison
Three Days After Arrival

(Wichita Eagle) — A man convicted of raping a child in Sedgwick County has escaped from a Kansas prison three days after he arrived, officials said.

Robert Terrell jumped a fence on the west side of the Winfield Correctional Facility at around 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Cowley County Emergency Communications said in a Facebook post.

Terrell, 36, was described as a 5-foot-5, 154-pound white man with red hair. Officials ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.

He was convicted of raping a child younger than 14 in a 2002 offense, Kansas Department of Corrections records show. Terrell was in Sedgwick County on parole in June when he absconded.
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Ready To Burst:
12-Pack Durex Condoms Recalled Over Fault Concerns

(The Journal [IE]) — Durex has issued a recall of five batches of its condoms over concerns about the "burst pressure" of the products.

The recall was issued after manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser discovered a fault in batches of 12-pack Durex 'Real Feel' and Durex 'Latex-Free' condoms.

The condoms, all manufactured this year, were found not to meet the requirements for burst pressure towards the end of their shelf life.

According to the company, the fault could see "an increase in the number of condoms that burst during application or use" for the affected batches of condoms.
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In the immortal words of Count von Hindenburg,
"Never trust a balloon."
Pregnant Goat Dies After Being Allegedly
Gangraped By 8 Men In Haryana

(Hindustan Times) — Police have booked eight men in a village in Haryana's Mewat district for raping a goat Wednesday night. The seven-year-old goat was pregnant and died a day after the assault, police said.

Police said the accused are locals and alleged history-sheeters. Three of them were beaten up by villagers in Maroda village about 73 kilometres south of Gurugram after the owner of the goat caught them in the act.

Police have registered a case under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with man, woman or animal" and under the Animal Cruelty Act at Nagina police station in Nuh, earlier known as Mewat. The police are yet to make any arrests but say that the accused would be nabbed soon.

"Our team is investigating the case and has recorded the statement of the goat's owner, who allegedly caught the three accused in the act.
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 Pet Pig Helps Save Family's Bacon

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fox 29) — An Indianapolis pet saved a family's bacon during an unusual home break-in on Indy's east side this week.

Police say the crime may have been thwarted by a pet pig. The would be thieves smashed their way into the home through the back door. "They completely damaged my door. The entire door is ruined," said the homeowner.

That homeowner asked not to be identified, but the single mom with four kids says the family wasn't home at the time of the break-in.

"It's scary to think about what if my kids and I would have been home," she said. "It's definitely terrifying you don't want anything like that to happen.

Because the would be thieves didn’t actually steal anything, police suggested the criminals have may been scared away by the family’s pet pig, Dumplin.
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