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 Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Died Of Accidental Overdose

(USA Today) Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died of an accidental overdose, Massachusetts law enforcement authorities confirmed Friday.

The toxicology results for Hill, sent via the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, revealed methadone and ethanol toxicity as well as other prescription medications were found in Hill's system at the time of her Aug. 1 death.

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said the conclusions came from the state's chief medical examiner, who also ruled the death accidental. USA Today has reached out to the family for comment.

The 22-year-old died at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, sending shock waves and adding to a history of tragedies for the famed family.

The Kennedy family, at the time of her death, said in a statement, "Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse."
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 Catherine Herridge, Fox News Veteran,
Moves To CBS News

(Variety) Catherine Herridge, a Fox News Channel veteran who has been with that network since it was founded in 1996, is moving to rival CBS News.

She will work as a senior investigative correspondent out of Washington, CBS News said, and will start in November.

Herridge is the second long-serving Fox News journalist to leave the Fox Corporation-owned cable-news outlet in recent weeks. Shepard Smith, another long-serving Fox News journalist who was seen as the network's main breaking-news anchor, surprised viewers earlier this month by announcing his departure on a Friday-afternoon broadcast. Smith had tangled on air with opinion host Tucker Carlson.

Herridge's move is said to have been in the works for several weeks, and is not tied to Smith's exit. Her contract with Fox News lapsed this summer, and the network had been negotiating to get her to stay, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Molson Coors Moving Out Of Colorado,
Cutting 500 Jobs Cites Sales Slump

(Tribune Services) Beer giant Molson Coors announced Wednesday that it will cut up to 500 jobs and move its North American headquarters from Denver to Chicago as part of a plan to rescue the business from falling sales.

Molson Coors, whose U.S. business MillerCoors is already based in Chicago, said the consolidation will save $150 million annually and free up resources to invest in its brands and new products. It plans to expand beyond beer this year it launched a hard coffee and canned wine and bring innovations to market in as little as four months.

"Our business is at an inflection point," said Gavin Hattersley, Molson Coors' president and CEO since September, in a news release. "We can continue down the path we've been on for several years now, or we can make the significant and difficult changes necessary to get back on the right track."

Some jobs in offices around the country will be centralized in Milwaukee, the company said. Molson Coors, which has 17,500 employees globally, said the 400 to 500 job cuts will take place across its U.S., Canadian and international business units.
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 Llhan Omar Votes 'Present'
On Bill Condemning Armenian Genocide

(Fox News) Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Tuesday refused to support a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, saying it was important first to condemn the preceding "mass slaughter" of "hundreds of millions of indigenous people," as well as the "transatlantic slave trade."

Omar, in a statement explaining her vote of "present" on the resolution, also seemingly suggested that the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks may not have occurred at all. She asserted that "accountability and recognition of genocide should not be used as a cudgel in a political fight" but should instead "be done based on academic consensus outside the push and pull of geopolitics."

The comments prompted accusations that Omar, again, was seeking to communicate a bigoted message while maintaining a veneer of wink-and-nod deniability even as she has previously called for a boycott over alleged Israeli human-rights abuses, described the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as an instance in which "some people did something", and asserted that "Israel has hypnotized the world."
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Florida Man Dressed As President Trump For Halloween Punched In The Face By 14-Yr-Old Girl

(Naples Daily News) A 14-year-old girl walked up to a man dressed as President Donald Trump as he stood in line at the Collier County fairgrounds and allegedly punched him while her friends recorded it.

According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the girl faces a misdemeanor charge of battery for the 8:40 p.m. Saturday incident.

An incident report indicates that the man and his family were in line to go into a haunted house exhibit when the girl walked over to him and punched him in the jaw.

The man said the girl laughed and ran back to her place in line with about four other juveniles.
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Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Spitting
On A Man And Slapping His MAGA Hat


(Newsweek) A Florida man has been arrested after he spat on a man and slapped his "Make American Great Again" (MAGA) hat, according to police.

Matthias Ajple, 43, approached MAGA hat-wearing Robert Youngblood, 67, at a restaurant in the city of Vero Beach on Friday evening, according to an arrest affidavit.

Youngblood told an Indian River County Sheriff's Office deputy he was sitting at the bar of Hurricane Grill on 943 15th Place with two friends, when Ajple walked over and said: "You should go back to Russia you f*cking communist."

Ajple then slapped the brill of Youngblood's hat, before leaning over a gate and spitting on him, the victim claimed. The suspect then left the scene.
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 Dead 6-Week-Old Boy Had 59 Fractures,
Pathologist Says During Father's Homicide Trial


(Penn Live) A 6-week-old boy whose father is accused of fatally battering him suffered extensive injuries, including 59 bone fractures, a forensic pathologist told a Cumberland County jury Wednesday.

None of those injuries was accidental, Dr. Wayne Ross said. "This beyond accidental trauma," he said during the homicide trial of John Howard-Bee of Carlisle. "This is clearly severe, repetitive trauma."

He repeated that opinion when pressed by defense attorney Brian Platt. "The injuries here are all due to abusive trauma," Ross said.

Howard-Bee, 26, is on trial nearly four years after the November 2015 death of his son, Connor. Investigators claim Howard-Bee brutally battered the baby at their home in the Spring Garden Estates mobile home park.
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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Husband In Divorce Case, Says Frozen Embryos Are Marital Property And Can Be Destroyed

(Hartford Courant) The state Supreme Court dodged questions about when life begins Wednesday when it ruled in a divorce case that previously frozen embryos a couple had created during their marriage are marital property and can be destroyed over the husband's objection.

The court decided that an agreement the couple made prior to creating the embryos an agreement that provided for destruction of the embryos in the event of divorce was an enforceable contract between Jessica Bilbao and Timothy R. Goodwin.

Goodwin asserted during the couple's divorce in 2016 that he had changed his mind. He wanted to preserve the embryos so he and Bilbao could have children, should they reconcile. In the alternative, he said he wanted the embryos to be donated so another couple could have a child or children.
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Outrage As As Live Pigs Are Used As Crash Test Dummies And Killed In 'Cruel' 30mph Simulations In China

(Daily Mail) Animal rights activists have reacted with fury after it emerged that researchers in China have been using live pigs as crash test dummies.

Fifteen immature pigs were strapped in for high-speed simulations in a test which killed seven of them immediately. 

The animals were denied food and water for hours before the tests and suffered a range of injuries including bleeding, laceration and internal bruising.

Pigs and other animals were previously used in crash tests in the United States but the practice was ended in the 1990s.

Today Zachary Toliver of animal rights group PETA took aim at what he called a 'cruel' and 'unjustifiable' practice.

'Despite the existence of sophisticated animal-free models, experimenters continue to fasten abused, frightened animals into car seats and crash them into walls until their bodies are bloody, bruised, and mangled,' he said.

'Live pigs are pulverised in these tests, leaving them with broken bones and severe internal injuries before they're killed and dissected.
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Iran: Pop Star Charged With Homosexuality
 Faces Execution


(The Free Iranian) Mohsen Lorestani, (born Mohsen Pourmast) an extremely popular Iranian-Kurdish singer, has been charged with "corruption on earth" for allegedly discussing having sex with a man over Instagram. If convicted, he can be sentenced to death.

As first reported by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, Lorestani who began his career as an Islamic eulogizing singer or Maddaah, was originally arrested at his mother's house in Tehran on March 2nd of this year, and has been imprisoned without charges until this month. The announcement of the charges only came after rumors began spreading on social media that Lorestani had died or been killed in prison.

According to Lorestani's defense attorney, Seyyed Kazem Hosseini, the singer was charged with "corruption on earth" in Branch Four of Tehran's Revolutionary Court on October 7th. Neither the singer, nor his attorney, was present at the arraignment hearing, and they were only informed of it afterwards.

Corruption on earth is a broad legal term for offenses, coined by Ruhollah Khomeini based on a quotation from the Koran, that the regime has used to refer to almost anything that it considers "un-Islamic." At least 38 Iranians were executed for "corruption on earth" last year.
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