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Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 4:41 AM
BOERNE, Texas — A Texas family is paying tribute to the late singer Selena with a light show set to one of her songs, WFAA reported.
Beto Hinojosa of Boerne has been doing light shows in front of his home for four years. This year, he decided to add the Selena song, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”
Hinojosa, a principal in the Boerne school district, said he played the Selena song for his 3-year-old this year and he loved it, so he decided to make it part of his light show this Christmas, WFAA reported.
STAR WARS LIGHT SHOW: A San Antonio family created this out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars light show at their home. It's complete with Darth Vadar, Star Wars music and 17,000 lights! bit.ly/2jQAaPG (Video: Living Light Shows)Posted by FOX 4 News on Monday, December 11, 2017
“Anything for Selena” he said, invoking the hilarious scene from the famous biopic starring Jennifer Lopez.
Hinojosa Family Lights has a few other songs as part of this year’s light show including “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” and a tribute to U.S. military troops.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
— Response to President Donald Trump’s comment at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin that he doubted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was swift and pointed Monday.
Reaction ranged from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper calling the president’s performance “disgraceful” to retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (California) defending the president’s comments.
Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian election meddling as they met for several hours Monday, the U.S. president said.
Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian meddling in the election, instead complaining about a Democratic National Committee computer server and Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.
“They said they think it’s Russia; I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said.
“I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that was responsible for the election hacking. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”
Here are some of the comments made just after the summit ended.
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
Anderson Cooper calls the Trump-Putin press conference "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader certainly that I've ever seen" https://t.co/M0guPGHxMt pic.twitter.com/8s7I3iP4pp— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 16, 2018
Russia interfered in our elections and they will do it again unless we stand up to Putin. It’s insane that the President of the United States is attacking the FBI and believes Putin over his own intelligence officials and evidence presented by both the House and the Senate. Wow.— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) July 16, 2018
I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 16, 2018
For the entire eight years Obama was in the White House, the sycophant media heralded his imaginary diplomatic prowess. Now that a real president is engaging in true diplomacy with a nuclear superpower, they all condemn the effort. Unsurprising hypocrisy. https://t.co/BTXkUgYyDo— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 16, 2018
Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 16, 2018
This answer by President Trump will be seen by Russia as a sign of weakness and create far more problems than it solves. (1/3)
This entire trip has just been one giant middle finger from President Trump to his own country. Just jaw dropping. https://t.co/pH2GzgpALJ— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 16, 2018
from @realDonaldTrump and I couldn’t agree more: “...open new pathways to peace and stability in our world. I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, then to risk peace in pursuit of politics.”— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 16, 2018
I want President Trump’s diplomatic efforts to be successful, but I’ll take the word of a Hoosier over Vladimir Putin any day. We must take seriously the warnings of Director Coats and the American intelligence community. Russia is not our friend.— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 16, 2018
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:28 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:29 AM
— A new ethnic grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall.
Food Bazaar at 5755 Old Troy Pike will offer Turkish, Russian and general groceries. Owner Murat Aliyev, 34, said he expects to spend between $35,000 and $45,000 on the total renovation including an HVAC. The location used to be a Capitol Dry Cleaners.
He said he chose Food Bazaar for the name to reference the fresh markets called bazaars that are common in Eastern culture. Pending application approval for the project, Aliyev’s 2,400 square-foot grocery store will open this fall.
Originally purchasing the building to use as a warehouse for his transportation company, Aliyev said he decided to open a grocery store instead.
Malls are adapting to changing shopping habits in a rapidly changing retail industry. Dayton-area malls like @ShopDaytonMall, @AustinLanding and the Mall at Fairfield Commons aren't as empty as others across the nation.https://t.co/C6pl2edXPP— Holly Shively (@hrshively) July 11, 2018
“Early this year my business started going slow, and I changed my mind and switched to the idea of opening a grocery store instead,” Aliyev said. “Because there’s not too many grocery stores around that area, I thought it would be a great idea to have a grocery store around there.”
Huber Heights city manager Scott Falkowski said the store is a good fit for the southern end of Huber Heights because most of the larger grocery stores aren’t in that area.
“It’s a neighborhood store that I think will do well in the area,” Falkowski said.
Aliyev is originally from Turkey, but he lived in Baltimore for several years where he managed a grocery store and started his trucking business. He moved to Tipp City in March 2017, bringing his business Prime Express with him.
“My main goal is to make this grocery store strong enough to get away from that business,” Aliyev said.
He’s hired a manager to run Prime Express while he gets the grocery store up and running, but he hopes to solely operate the grocery store some day.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:08 PM
HELSINKI — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are having their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki.
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Here are the latest updates:
Update 1:58 p.m. EDT July 16: House Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement after today’s summit and resulting press conference between Trump and Putin.
In the statement, Ryan said, “There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” USA Today reported.
Update 1:02 p.m. EDT July 16: Trump is en route to the airport to board the flight back to Washington, D.C. He spoke with Fox News before departing Helsinki. Fox News also spoke with Putin and will air the interview Monday.
Pres Trump departing Presidential Palace summit site in Helsinki. Heading for airport and flight home. pic.twitter.com/UBkuaYrtMK— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 16, 2018
Update 11:50 a.m. EDT July 16: When asked to denounce Russian interference in the election, Trump questioned the investigation and where are the servers, and Hillary Clinton’s thousands of emails, instead of condemning Russia.
Asked if he believes the intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia did meddle in the election or Putin who denies it, Trump brings up the DNC server. He later says of Russia, "I don’t see any reason why it would be. I really do want to see the server."— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 16, 2018
Putin said that when it comes to investigation, the only determination of what happened can come from the courts in the democracy, not law enforcement. He also said that he knows how dossiers are made from when he worked in intelligence. He said he will send a formal response to a formal request and hopes that the U.S. will reciprocate.
Putin: The most recent allegation against 12 Russian officers. "Do send us the request. We will analyse it properly and we will send a formal response."— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
When Putin was questioned about compromising material the Russian goverement collected on not only Trump, but also his family, Putin said, that he had heard that the country had allegedly collected compromising material Trump traveled to Moscow for business.
Putin said that Trump was in Moscow as a private individual and a businessman and claimed that he didn’t know Trump was in the country.
Asked if he has compromising material on Trump, Putin replies: "I did hear these rumours. When President Trump visited Moscow back then, I didn't even know he was in Moscow... Nobody informed me that he was in Moscow... Please disregard these issues."— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
He then questioned reporters, hypothetically, if they thought he compiled compromising material on every businessman who was there for the economic meetings in 1987.
Putin DOES NOT DENY that he has compromising material on Trump. He merely says that Putin didn't know Trump was in Moscow.— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 16, 2018
Trump added that if Russia had any compromising information, it would have been out long ago.
Update 11:35 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump reiterated his stance that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russians, saying that the investigation has strained relationship between the two countries.
Putin also said that the investigation needs to be guided by facts but not rumors. As for the 12 Russians who were indicted last week, Putin said his country will look into the case.
Putin: "We should be guided by facts. Can you name a single fact that would definitively prove collusion? This is nonsense."— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
Putin: "We have to be guided by facts, not by rumours." I don't know the full extent of the situation of the 12 indicted Russian military officers. President Trump mentioned it and I will look into it.— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
He did cite an extradition treaty that is in full effect since 1999. He said the treaty has specific procedures and that they will have a commission use it as a foundation to question the individuals and send the results to the United States. They can permit official representatives of the United States and allow them to be present at the questioning. They would hope that the U.S. would allow Russian officials question members of U.S. law enforcement and others in other cases.
Putin: We can offer that Robert Mueller can use a treaty to send request for us to question individuals accused of crimes and send the appropriate materials to the United States. Mueller's team can be present for the questioning. We expect the Americans would reciprocate.— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
Putin admitted, “I wanted Trump to win because he spoke about normalizing Russian relations,” the Guardian reported.
Update 11:22 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump spoke following Putin’s statement. He says that the relationship between Russia and the U.S. has never been worse up until today’s summit
“Even during the tensions of the Cold War, when the world looked much different than it does today, Russia and the US were able to maintain a strong dialogue.”
He said he would rather take a political risk instead of jeopardizing peace.
Trump said asked Putin about Russian involvement in hacking the U.S. elections. Trump said that Putin had an “interesting idea” as to what had happened, but did not go into detail.
Trump said that he and Putin will be meeting again in the future and said it will be often.
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are holding a joint press conference following their lengthy one-on-one meeting in Helsinki, Finland.— CNN International (@cnni) July 16, 2018
Watch on CNN: https://t.co/VCXwf7JkQK
Follow live updates: https://t.co/uouLGahtdU pic.twitter.com/kzzAQ4LMR1
Update 11:12 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin started the news conference with a statement of where the two sides stand in the ever-changing world political structure.
Putin said the bilateral relationship is going though a complicated stage. He said that the Cold War is the thing of the past.
“Today both Russia and the United States face a whole new set of challenges,” the Guardian reported.
Today’s meeting and the negotiations they worked on are the “first steps for improving this relationship and to restore an acceptable level of trust,” Putin said.
Putin lauded Trump and his administration’s work on easing tensions with North Korea.
Update 11:07 a.m. EDT July 16: A man who claimed he was a journalist representing the publication, “The Nation,” was removed from the room that is the location of an upcoming news conference between Trump and Putin, CNN reported. It appears that the man was displaying a sign and he was forcibly removed from the room.
Update 9:34 a.m. EDT July 16: The one-on-one meeting between Trump and Putin is apparently over. As CNN releases video of the two sitting down to a meal accompanied by their aides, the Guardian reported. CNN characterized on-air that it as a working lunch between the two leaders and their aides.
After their one-on-one meeting, Presidents Trump and Putin and delegation members sat down to lunch in the Hall of Mirrors. Asked how their meeting went, "very good start," said Pres Trump. (Pool photo by @anniekarni) pic.twitter.com/KVhwNhihob— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 16, 2018
The one-on-one was expected to last 90 minutes, but ended up going on for more than two hours. Trump said it was a good start to the summit, The Associated Press reported.
VIDEO: Trump declares 'a very good start' to summit meeting with Putin. https://t.co/TZ0Z6GQhoQ— The Associated Press (@AP) July 16, 2018
The first meeting between the two went longer than scheduled also when they talked for more than two hours. At one point first lady Melania Trump interrupted the meeting to try to get them back on schedule. After that interruption, the meeting went on for another hour, The AP reported.
Update 8:56 a.m. EDT July 16: The Russian embassy in the U.S. says Putin wanted to talk about “ways to normalise bilateral relations, as well as current international issues, primarily the situation in Ukraine, Syria and the Korean Peninsula, and the fight against terrorism.”
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will discuss ways to normalise bilateral relations, as well as current international issues, primarily the situation in Ukraine, Syria and the Korean Peninsula, and the fight against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/msuboPmAdA— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) July 16, 2018
Update 8:39 a.m. EDT July 16: The White House told reporters, including The Guardian, that there will be another bilateral meeting and a joint press conference. It is expected to happen around 4:50 p.m. local time, or around 9:50 a.m. EDT.
Those expected to be in the room during the meeting are: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman; U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, national security adviser, John Bolton, adviser Fiona Hill and interpreter Marina Gross, The Guardian reported.
Update 7:51 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin are now meeting one-on-one, with translators.
No questions taken from reporters. Now, a 90 minute one-on-one meeting between Trump & Putin pic.twitter.com/PkXibkAl0Y— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2018
Notes from President Trump's remarks in photo op with Putin:— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 16, 2018
+ Trump flatters Putin over World Cup
+ "I think we have great opportunities together"
+ "I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship"
+ "Getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing" pic.twitter.com/PqjIogrKvK
Update 7:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin have begun their meeting. Trump opened by congratulating Putin on the World Cup.
U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin meet in Helsinki https://t.co/MldKaKYb3m— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 16, 2018
Update 6:58 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump has arrived at the Presidential Palace.
Update 6:43 a.m. EDT July 16: According to the Guardian, Trump “appears to be trying to make Putin wait.” Trump was supposed to leave his hotel over an hour ago but held off because Putin was running late. Multiple news outlets are speculating that the two leaders are pushing back the schedule as part of a power play.
Update 6 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin’s plane landed in Helsinki just before 6 a.m. EDT, nearly an hour behind schedule.
Update 5:32 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin is running about 45 minutes behind schedule and is due to land in Helsinki about 5:47 a.m. EDT, CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell reports.
Looks like Putin will keep Trump waiting. He’s landing about 45 minutes late at 5:47 EST, just about the time he was supposed to be arriving at the Presidential Palace. #HelsinkiSummit— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) July 16, 2018
Update 4:22 a.m. EDT July 16: During his breakfast meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Trump said NATO “has never been stronger,” the Guardian reports.
“It was a little bit tough at the beginning, but it turned out to be love,” Trump said.
Trump also said of his upcoming meeting with Putin: “We’ll be just fine.”
Asked about his message to Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin during breakfast with Finnish Pres. Sauli Niinisto, Pres. Trump replies, "We'll do just fine, thank you." https://t.co/PEkhzd0M3v pic.twitter.com/2jUuiY47Vg— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2018
After the breakfast meeting ended, Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the Mäntyniemi Residence.
Pres. Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart Finland's Mäntyniemi Residence following the president's breakfast with Finnish Pres. Sauli Niinisto. https://t.co/CAOGzjiHTV pic.twitter.com/jP6l1hPh34— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2018
Update 3:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump is meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö at the Mäntyniemi Residence in Helsinki. The two leaders and their advisers reportedly are participating in a “working breakfast.”
President @realDonaldTrump is meeting the president of Finland ahead of talks with Russia’s President Putin— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 16, 2018
Follow live updates from the #TrumpPutinSummit here: https://t.co/PemGs6NTXO pic.twitter.com/DcFZ9ETUPT
Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 16: Hours ahead of Monday’s summit, Trump took to Twitter to sound off about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it,” Trump tweeted. “When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by [FBI agent Peter] Strzok!”
Trump added: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”
President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
The tweets come days after 12 Russian military officers were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump wasn’t the only person tweeting about the summit. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, lashed out at Trump in a tweet Sunday night.
“Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?” she wrote.
Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 16, 2018
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 1:53 PM
MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road.
A tortoise was taking a stroll down a road when Marion County Deputy Bryan Bowman drove up to it.
Bowman followed the wandering tortoise for about 20 minutes until it crawled off the road and into the woods.
The deputy joked about the pace of the tortoise, saying, "Guy's easily 100. I tried to talk to him, he snapped at me. Come on grandpa. I got places to be."