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Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 8:03 PM
— The U.S. Army has identified soldier Matthew Cobos as the man who appeared to be protecting a woman on the ground in the now famous Getty photo.
The image of Cobos protecting the woman on the ground was taken at 10:12 p.m., minutes after shots were fired at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Jason Aldean was on stage when the shots, which continued for minutes, were fired from an upper floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
According to the New York Post, Cobos also covered the eyes of the unidentified woman before taking her behind a vehicle for safety.
The Getty photographer, David Becker described the chaos Monday.
“The second time I heard the popping sounds, somebody said to me, ‘It was just speakers or sound equipment,’ and again, I went back into the media tent,” Becker told the Washington Post. “Then the noises went again, and that was when the crowd started to flee.”
Read more about Becker’s experience here.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:15 AM
As President Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats on Monday, demanding again that Congress act to tighten federal immigration laws, more Republicans in the Congress began to distance themselves from a recent Trump Administration policy change, which has resulted in the separation of some 2,200 illegal immigrant families detained by border authorities.
“As the son of a social worker, I know the human trauma that comes with children being separated from their parents,” said Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), as he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “take immediate action to end the practice of separating children from families at the border.”
“We as compassionate Americans absolutely detest watching families being pulled apart,” said Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), who in a speech on the Senate floor said on one hand the President is correct to call for action in Congress on immigration – but that the Trump Administration has been wrong to separate so many families in the last six weeks, labeling the situation “a mess.”
At the White House, the President didn’t shy away from the controversy, again blaming Congress for not acting, and making it clear he wants to stop a recent surge in illegal immigration across the southern border.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” the President said. “Not on my watch.”
The President will take that sharp message on Tuesday evening to a meeting of House Republicans at the Capitol, trying to rally them to get behind a piece of immigration legislation, which could solve a series of issues.
GOP leaders though have been trying for months to figure out a deal, but have found the party too splintered over what to do on DACA, younger illegal immigrant “Dreamers,” and ways to tighten what Mr. Trump says are odious loopholes in immigration law.
“A county without borders is not a country at all,’ the President declared, as he said that illegal immigrants are bringing “death and destruction” to America.
“They are thieves and murderers and so much else,” Mr. Trump added.
But Mr. Trump’s criticism of Democrats and Congress has drawn more opposition in recent days from within his own party, who feel the White House is wrongly trying to use the plight of immigrant children to force through immigration law changes.
“President Trump has chosen to implement this policy and he can put an end to it,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), “but he chooses not to do so and instead blames others.”
“The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now,” said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) via Twitter.
While Mr. Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats for the separation of families, it was the Trump Administration that decided to take this step in early May, by prosecuting adults for illegally entering the country.
That move to enforce the law triggers a situation in which children are removed from their parents, leading to the uproar of recent days.
“This is the Trump administration’s policy,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). “President Trump could put an end to this immoral policy right now.”
Republicans have floated various ideas in recent days – it wasn’t clear if any could make it through the House, as immigration has vexed GOP lawmakers for years, as this latest battle has turned up the heat even more.
“It’s not good policy to separate children at our border from their parents & release them into the US,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY). “It’s also not good policy to just immediately release an entire family together into the US when that family enters our country illegally.”
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:51 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville, Florida, family saved a kitten from the side of a freeway Sunday.
Rebecca Marshall rescued the kitten, while her daughter, Allison Bullard, caught the entire event on video.
The rescue happened where I-95 North nears the Zoo Parkway.
Marshall said she was looking out the window when she spotted the kitten.
“We hurried and got off the exit and turned around,” Marshall said. “I was scared to death it’d be hit by a car or something by then.”
Bullard started to record, and nearly two agonizing minutes went by before they were able to get to the kitten.
You can see from these pictures that Magnum is nursing a hurt eye. The family says he also has an injured back leg, but they know it could’ve been so much worse.— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) June 19, 2018
WATCH @ActionNewsJax at 10 & 11! pic.twitter.com/Sdg9UrKdJz
“We were so scared he was going to run into traffic,” Bullard said. “He just ran straight ahead, it was scary.”
The kitten darted, but Marshall was able to catch up to it as it was trying to get into a storm drain.
“I just threw the towel over him and that was it, I caught him,” Marshall said.
The family wasn’t sure how the kitten ended up there.
Thankfully, the kitten from the incident should be fine.
“My dad, he noticed that we found him on Mile Marker 357, so we decided to name him Magnum, like the gun.”— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) June 19, 2018
Tonight, the tabby kitten is nursing a hurt eye & bad leg, but from the story you’ll see on @ActionNewsJax at 10, it’s clear he cashed in on one of his nine lives. 🐱 🐈 pic.twitter.com/jnNeFN6z2Q
“My dad, he noticed that we found him on Mile Marker 357, so we decided to name him Magnum, like the gun,” Bullard said.
They're bringing Magnum to the Jacksonville Humane Society on Tuesday.
“I knew that I was in danger the whole time, scared to death,” Marshall said. “But, I can’t just leave an innocent life.”
“So, it was worth it?” Action News Jax Reporter Russell Colburn asked
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
AUBURN, Wash. — In Auburn, Washington, a son who followed his father into law enforcement recreated a 20-year-old photo with his dad, and the photo has generated hundreds of positive comments on Facebook.
Officer Andy Gould and his son were pictured in 1998 inside Gould’s Auburn police patrol car.
“When I get bigger, I’m going to be my Dad’s partner and catch bad guys and burglars,” the caption with the photo read.
The photo taken two decades later on Father’s Day shows Gould’s son in the same spot – though it was a little tighter fitting his son’s 6-foot-7 frame. Though they’re not technically partners, Gould’s son followed him into law enforcement as a King County Sheriff’s deputy.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:52 PM
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Who hasn’t played the cloud game? It’s a rite of childhood, but usually the fluffy white clouds tend to look like familiar shapes and objects.
For a South Carolina man, it was quite different.
AJ Brackins snapped a photo of a giant dark cloud that resembled a profile of President Donald Trump and posted it to Facebook last Thursday.