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Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:14 AM
Time, citing a Freedom of Information Act report request from KULR, said that 23-year-old Colin Scott was looking for a place to “hot pot,” or soak in the waters — a move forbidden by park officials — with his sister.
In the FOIA report, Sable Scott told park officials that her brother “was reaching down to check the temperature of a hot spring when he slipped and fell into the pool.”
Rescue parties who looked for Colin Scott found his body in the pool, but recovery efforts were hindered by a lightning storm and officials had to wait, the report said. The next day, officials could not find any remains because of the pool’s acidic water quality, the report said.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:11 AM
WASHINGTON — An attorney is facing charges of lying to the FBI in the agency's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to President Donald Trump's campaign officials.
The charges against lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan are the latest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
BREAKING: Robert Mueller charges another man in DC federal court. Alex Van Der Zwaan charged with making false statements to Special Counsel's Office— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 20, 2018
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:04 AM
The probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections produced another indictment on Monday, as the feds charged a man with making false statements to investigators working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, also accusing the lawyer of deleting emails, and not cooperating with the probe.
The initial document released by a Washington, D.C. federal court showed Alex Van Der Zwaan lied about his interactions with Rick Gates, who has already been indicted by Mueller’s office.
Gates, who once worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign, already faces charges of a money laundering conspiracy, and failure to file as a foreign agent.
Even though there were only two pages of information released on Tuesday morning, the details of the indictment raised a series of interesting items.
+ Van Der Zwaan was accused of secretly recording phone calls before the 2016 elections:
+ The mention of Rick Gates comes as Gates has reportedly been in discussions with the Special Counsel’s office about a plea bargain agreement.
+ This new indictment includes references to a “Person A” and a “Law Firm A.”
The latest indictment came as the President again took to Twitter to talk about the Russia investigation.
Back at the White House after a long weekend in Florida, Mr. Trump on Tuesday once more suggested that the Russia investigation was mainly sour grapes about his defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016:
The New York Times had reported last September that the Skadden law firm in New York had been asked to produce information to the Mueller investigation.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:59 AM
PARKLAND, Fla. — The man allegedly behind the fatal Florida high school shooting apparently has a disturbing past that is coming to light. A school fight that was captured on camera a little more than a year ago is the latest development.
A September 2016 video shared by ABC News shows Cruz wearing a white shirt and khakis while fighting with other students. Cruz was reportedly handed a two-day suspension following the incident.
Another incident that reportedly contributed to Cruz’s expulsion was his alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Cruz was allegedly abusive toward her before they broke up.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:50 AM
The shooting happened at a condominium on Pharr Road in Buckhead on Saturday night.
Police said Ryan Thornton ordered food from Uber Eats, and the driver delivered the food around 11:30 p.m. Authorities said words were exchanged between Thornton and the driver.
The Uber Eats driver then shot the 30-year-old, police said.
Thornton died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Bivines' attorney, Jackie Patterson, calls this a case of self-defense.
"This is a case where my client had no choice but to defend himself," he said.
Patterson said Thornton was irate about the amount of time it took for his food to arrive. He said Thornton was aggressive, and as Bivines walked away, Thornton made a threatening move.
"He turned around, put his hand in his pocket and said, 'I'm going to [expletive] you up,'" Patterson said.
Patterson said Bivines was afraid to wait to see what Thornton had in his pocket, so he said he defended himself.
Jones asked Patterson why his client, who had only been on the job less than a week, didn't just drive away.
"You can't drive away when someone is coming at you with your window down," Patterson said.
Bivines will be taken to the Fulton County Jail.
He will have a first appearance before a judge Tuesday.
Uber sent WSB-TV a statement Monday saying Bivens no longer has access to the app:
“We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to Ryan’s friends and family. We have been working with the Atlanta Police Department, and the driver can no longer access the app”
A spokesperson for Uber told WSB-TV that Bivens passed a background check. Bivens was an Uber Eats delivery partner only and did not drive passengers.
Uber is working with the Atlanta Police Department on this investigation.
Morehouse College sent the following statement:
"The Morehouse College community is mourning the passing of Ryan Thornton who was was shot Saturday in Atlanta after ordering a late dinner from UberEATS, according to police reports.
"Thornton, 30, was a recent graduate of Morehouse College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2017, and had started a new job.
"Morehouse faculty, staff, and administrators on Monday were shocked and saddened by the news of Thornton’s death. Employees in Morehouse College’s admissions office said they worked closely with Thornton and described him as being friendly, hard-working, and determined to become a Morehouse Man.
"President David A. Thomas said that the Morehouse community stands at the ready to support Thornton’s family during this difficult time.