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FBI official in Charlotte has gun, Rolex stolen by 'exotic dancer'

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

The Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.(WSOCTV.com)

A top FBI terrorism official woke up and noticed he had cash, jewelry and firearms stolen after a night of drinking while attending a conference at the Westin Hotel in uptown Charlotte in July, according to a story in the The New York Times.

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Investigators said Robert Manson met a woman in the hotel bar and took her back to his room.

Manson found that $60 in cash, his $6,000 Rolex watch and a Glock 27 handgun were stolen, according to the Times.

The Times said several women at the Westin bar told FBI agents they were exotic dancers.

Manson oversees all terrorism investigations in the Carolinas and in the Midwest.

The police report said the theft happened between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

"Those are supposed to be some of our top law enforcement officials, ya know? For that to happen, that's pretty careless, honestly,” said Preston Bridges at the Westin Hotel.

FBI officials said the incident is the subject of an internal investigation.

Officials said no arrests have been made.

 

Militants kill at least 184 in Egyptian mosque

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Egyptian mosque.
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Egyptian mosque.(AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 184 people were killed and 125 were injured Friday when Islamist militants exploded a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at an Egyptian mosque in the northern section of Sinai, Reuters reported.

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The attack targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, the Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

No group has claimed responsibility for the assault, so far.

State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish.

“They were shooting at people as they left the mosque,” a local resident, whose relatives were at the scene, told Reuters. “They were shooting at the ambulances, too.”

Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

Washington State Patrol.
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Washington State Patrol.(David Ryder/Getty Images)

A naked couple, having sex in their car while their baby was in the back seat, crashed while driving, the Washington State Patrol said.

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The man was driving on Highway 7 near La Grande in Pierce County, naked and having sex with a woman who also was naked, when he missed a curve, went off the road and struck a tree, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said.

The crash occurred Wednesday at 6 p.m. troopers said.

Witnesses told troopers both the man and woman were naked when they got out of the car, The Everett Herald reported. Troopers said they were also both impaired.

The woman wasn't wearing a seat belt. She was taken to the hospital with several broken bones. The 3-month-old child in the back seat was not injured.

The man was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, vehicular assault and child endangerment, the Herald reported.

Troopers said the man has three prior DUI convictions.

Uma Thurman blasts Harvey Weinstein in Instagram post

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

Uma Thurman has appeared in several films directed by Harvey Weinstein, right.
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Uma Thurman has appeared in several films directed by Harvey Weinstein, right.(Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage file)

Actress Uma Thurman wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving on Instagram on Thursday, but made one notable exception.

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Thurman ripped into producer Harvey Weinstein and hinted that she might have been a victim of sexual harassment, The New York Post reported.

“Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators — I’m glad it’s going slowly — You don’t deserve a bullet). Stay tuned,” she wrote.

Thurman has appeared in several films that were produced by Weinstein, including “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill.”

Thurman added the hashtag #metoo to her post, adopted by victims of sexual abuse.

“I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others,” Thurman wrote on Instagram. “I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face.

“I feel it's important to take your time, be fair, be exact. Stay tuned.”

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Thurman praised women who were speaking out about harassment and assault.

“I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that... when I've spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself,” she said.

“So I've been waiting to feel less angry. And when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say.”

Vikings' Everson Griffen seeks help in naming newborn son

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 7:54 AM

Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings, left, chases Detroit's Eric Ebron during Sunday's game at Ford Field.
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Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings, left, chases Detroit's Eric Ebron during Sunday's game at Ford Field.(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is seeking name suggestions for his newborn son.

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Griffen’s wife, Tiffany, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Thursday, and Griffen watched the boy’s birth on FaceTime from Ford Field. After the first of his two sacks in the Vikings’ 30-23 victory against Detroit Lions, Griffen pulled up his jersey to reveal a message to the fans and a national television audience.

“I just had a baby boy. What should we name him?”

“Seven pounds, 2 ounces, born right before the game, so I was doing my warm-up watching the birth on FaceTime,” Griffen told the Star Tribune after his 12th sack later in the game tied his career high for a season. “So (my) wife is healthy, baby is healthy, we don't know his name yet, but it's not about that. I'm happy to have a new addition -- three boys. I don't know what my wife is going to do. It’ll drive her crazy. But we're 9-2, and it feels good winning.”

The infant joins brothers Greyson and Ellis in the Griffen family, ESPN reported.

Name suggestions began immediately. Tight end Kyle Rudolph thought the name “Rudy Griffen” sounded like a future star. Running back Latavius Murray wondered if there would be another Latavius close to the Vikings, the Star Tribune reported. 

“Definitely not Mike,” coach Mike Zimmer joked. “Congratulations to him. It wasn’t expected to have the baby this morning. For him to have to be here, and do the things he did, he’s a team guy all the way.”

Griffen could face a penalty for the T-shirt message. The NFL fine for altering a uniform with a personal message is $6,076 for a first-time offense, ESPN reported.