He was a rookie cop in a small Pennsylvania town. Now there’s a massive manhunt for his killer.

Investigators in Pennsylvania are looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night.

Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old patrolman, was shot just after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, Pa., about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities said the suspect, 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt, got out of his car and ran away after Shaw pulled him over. He shot the officer during the chase, New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said at a news conference.

Shaw died at a hospital. He had been with the police department for less than a year.

A visibly upset Klein addressed reporters for just less than a minute, taking a deep breath before he started speaking. He did not take questions.

“I’m asking anybody, anybody with any information, as minute as they think it might be, please, please give us a call. We need to find the person that did this. Thank you very much,” Klein said before he walked away with a few uniformed officers.

Authorities have remained tight-lipped about the investigation. Police have not said why Holt was pulled over, or why he ran away. It also remains unclear how many shots were fired, or whether one of them came from the officer’s gun.

Nicole Drum told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that she was sitting in her living room Friday night when she heard gunshots just outside her New Kensington home. She looked outside and saw Shaw

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/19/he-was-a-rookie-cop-in-a-small-pennsylvania-town-now-theres-a-massive-manhunt-for-his-killer/

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Donald Trump responds to LaVar Ball by tweeting he should have left UCLA players in jail

President Donald Trump responded to LaVar Ball on Sunday via Twitter, after Ball downplayed Trump’s involvement in getting LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA Bruins basketball players back to the United States last week.

“Who?” LaVar Ball had told ESPN’s Arash Markazi on Friday when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, landed in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and addressed the media on Wednesday before being indefinitely suspended by the team.

LaVar on Trump’s role in UCLA incident: ‘Who?’

LaVar Ball downplayed President Donald Trump’s role in getting son LiAngelo and two other UCLA freshmen out of legal trouble following the players’ arrests in China, telling ESPN, “Everybody wants to

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Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” AC/DC wrote in a statement.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.”

Angus Young added, “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.”

The Young brothers lost their older brother

Article source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/malcolm-young-acdc-guitarist-and-co-founder-dead-at-64-w512164

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Authorities continue search for suspect who killed cop

An intense search continued Saturday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. Officer Brian Shaw, 25, was shot in the chest after a traffic stop involving an SUV led to him chasing someone on foot, authorities said.

Police later recovered an older model of an unoccupied brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, wanted in connection with the shooting. State police said Saturday that investigators know why the suspected shooter was pulled over but would not provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington police force full time in June. He was taken to a hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to authorities.

Police officers from neighboring towns continued to scour the area for the suspect early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted.

Authorities were offering a $40,000 reward for information on the shooting. The FBI has contributed $25,000 to the reward, while the U.S. Marshals Service offered $5,000 and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will contribute up to $10,000.

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Dolphins waive Rey Maualuga following LB’s arrest

The Miami Dolphins are parting ways with Rey Maualuga.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the decision to waive Maualuga comes after the linebacker was arrested late Friday night on battery charges in Miami, Florida. Per records obtained by NFL Media, Maualuga remains in custody.

The Dolphins later confirmed the transaction.

Miami signed Maualuga to a one-year deal in August after 2017 second-round pick Raekwon McMillan tore his ACL in the Dolphins’ preseason opener.

Maualuga had 23 tackles for the Dolphins this season in six games, four of which he started. Miami hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Argentina intensifies search for missing submarine carrying 44 crew members

BUENOS AIRES — An Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board was missing in the South Atlantic two days after its last communication, prompting the navy to step up its search efforts late on Friday in difficult, stormy conditions.

The ARA San Juan was in the southern Argentine sea 268 miles from the Patagonian coast when it sent its last signal on Wednesday, naval spokesman Enrique Balbi said.

The emergency operation was formally upgraded to a search-and-rescue procedure Friday night after no visual or radar contact was made with the submarine, Balbi said.

“Detection has been difficult despite the quantity of boats and aircraft” involved in the search, Balbi said, noting that heavy winds and high waves were complicating efforts.

Image: This 2013 photo provided by the Argentina Navy shows an ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Article source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/argentina-intensifies-search-missing-submarine-44-crew-members-n822076

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Thousands march in Zimbabwe to demand Mugabe step down, but when and if remain in question

In the biggest anti-government demonstration in decades, thousands of Zimbabweans marched through the capital on Saturday demanding the resignation of the president, after a dramatic military takeover earlier this week.

It was a remarkable display of public opposition in a country where, until this week, such gatherings were typically quelled with force.

Thirty-seven years after he came to power, Robert Mugabe’s rule is now under threat from multiple fronts. First, on Tuesday, there was the late-night military operation that placed him under house arrest. Then, on Friday, his own party voted for him to be recalled. And Saturday, a diverse group of opposition groups marched through the city in a buoyant demonstration against Mugabe that felt like a citywide party celebrating his possible ouster.

Mugabe’s fate remains unclear. He is embroiled in negotiations with the military and South African intermediaries, and so far he has resisted calls for his resignation. But Saturday’s demonstration nevertheless sent a clear signal that opposition to his rule is massive and diverse.

The rally had the air of collective catharsis. For decades, Mugabe had targeted a broad array of his own citizens: white farmers whose land was seized, political activists who were arrested or simply vanished, even Harare’s street vendors, who Mugabe has tried to evict.

Members of those groups, and many others, converged on the country’s State House, waving flags and signs

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/thousands-march-in-zimbabwe-to-demand-mugabe-step-down-after-37-years-in-power/2017/11/18/aa6f85ca-cbc2-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_story.html

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US warship collides with Japanese tug boat, latest mishap for the Navy’s 7th Fleet

A U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat in Japan’s Sagami Bay on Saturday, marking the fifth time this year that a ship in the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific has been involved in a crash.

The Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer sustained minimal damage, and there were no reported injuries on either vessel, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet.

The USS Benfold, which is awaiting a full damage assessment, remains at sea under its own power. The incident will be investigated, the 7th Fleet said.

Here’s a look at previous crashes involving U.S. Navy warships in 2017, including two deadly collisions that left 17 sailors dead:

Jan. 31: The USS Antietam runs aground off coast of Japan

The USS Antietam ran aground off the coast of Japan on Jan. 31, damaging its propellers and spilling oil into the water.

The guided-missile destroyer grounded near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, after anchoring out in high winds, the Navy Times reported.

PHOTO: The U.S. Navys guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) is seen docked at a port in Manila, March 14, 2016. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images
The U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) is seen docked at a port in Manila, March 14, 2016.

The crew noticed the ship was dragging its anchor before getting it back underway, according

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/us-warship-collides-japanese-tug-boat-latest-mishap/story?id=51242298

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Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and the Power of Social Identity


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How a partisan lens leads people to different interpretations of the same facts.

A view of screens in a live feed to the White House briefing room minutes before President Clinton went on the air in August 1998 to acknowledge having had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky.CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times


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It may feel to Americans that an intense state of us-versus-them is something new, but it’s not. People have been using party as a lens to filter information for decades and beyond.

In the 1990s, when President Clinton was facing numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, people’s reactions reflected their partisanship (though, long after the fact, liberals are starting to rue this).

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The Finance 202: ‘Biggest tax cut in American history’ isn’t popular with many Americans


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Addressing a black-tie crowd at the National Building Museum on Thursday night, Vice President Pence hailed congressional progress toward what he said would be the “biggest tax cut in American history.” 

As he spoke, less than a mile away the Senate Finance Committee was racing to wrap up work on a tax bill that will hand large cuts to the wealthiest while raising taxes on those earning between $10,000 and $75,000 over the next decade. That’s according to a new analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation. (And Pence’s claim, which President Trump also has made repeatedly, is false, as my colleague Glenn Kessler has demonstrated)

Republicans are making rapid strides toward approving a tax package, the cornerstone of their agenda. The House passed its version of a bill with some room to spare Thursday just two weeks after it was introduced. Senate prospects are less assured, considering the party’s narrower margin and blowback from a critical number of Republicans there, although the Finance Committee approved its plan along party-lines late Thursday night. 

But if internal disagreement doesn’t stymie it first, the party’s argument for the project is on a collision course with the nonpartisan scorekeepers’ assessment of it. 

From The Washington Post’s Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta’s report on Thursday’s action: 

The House bill delivers more than 80 percent of its overall cuts to corporations, business owners and wealthy

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