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California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

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Mud streams leaves a van stuck in the mud along La Tuna Canyon road in the Sun Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Houses were swept from their structures as heavy rain sent mud and boulders sliding down hills removed of greenery by Southern California’s current wildfires. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018|5:14 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed automobiles from all lanes of U.S. 101, however California authorities said Monday the essential coastal highway would stay closed for another week after being swamped throughout mudslides that eliminated 20 individuals.

Much of the water on the highway near the devastated town of Montecito had actually receded, allowing workers to utilize bulldozers and other heavy equipment to push away solid debris that was still a number of feet deep.

“It is not up until you can see the damage with your very own eyes that you can come to comprehend the magnitude of the incident, the reaction that is essential, but most significantly the effect to the people and families of Santa Barbara County,” stated Jim Shivers, a spokesperson for the California Department of Transportation.

The variety of people missing in the mudslides was cut to 3 Monday after a 53-year-old guy was found safe. John “Jack” Keating was found in Ventura with his pet Tiny, Santa Barbara County constable’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover stated.

Keating, a short-term, was not in the flood zone during the storm, as was feared, she said.

Those still missing out on are Faviola Benitez Calderon, 28; John “Jack” Cantin, 17; and 2-year-old Lydia Sutthithepa.

Authorities were aiming to resume U.S. 101 on Jan. 22, nearly two weeks after it was closed down when lanes ended up being a river of filth, Shivers said.

The mudslides were activated Jan. 9 by a powerful storm that swept in from the Pacific and discarded a deluge on mountain slopes that had been burned bare by a huge wildfire in December.

Search and rescue operations ended over the weekend, and authorities transitioned to healing. The move enables authorities to release resources that were not needed and slow the search to a more secure speed, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Expense Brown said.

At least 65 houses were destroyed and more than 460 others were damaged. The name of each victim read aloud throughout a vigil Sunday night attended by countless people.

“All of us understand someone who has actually been affected by this,” said Bethany Harris, who brought her 2 young children to grieve. “We will heal together.”

Crews have made it a top priority to clear particles basins and creek canals before another rainstorm strikes the area.

Long-range forecasts gave the crews less than a week prior to the next chance of rain– and prospective new mudslides– although the precipitation was anticipated to be light. Another storm system could relocate a few days later.

With U.S. 101 shut down, Amtrak included extra automobiles to its path between Santa Barbara and points east as travelers progressively depended on rail service to obtain around the closure.

With lots of surface area streets likewise blockaded, the just other ground route into the Los Angeles area– located 90 miles (145 kilometers) down the coast– was a series of smaller mountain highways that add more than three hours to the journey.

Starwood Residential Or Commercial Property Trust Snaps Up Another Florida Affordable Housing Portfolio for $600M.

Multifamily Properties in Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami Markets Comprise Overall of Nearly 6,200 Systems

Starwood Residential Or Commercial Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: STWD) has agreed to purchase 28 residential or commercial properties with a combined 6,185 cost effective housing systems in Orlando, Tampa and other major Florida markets for $600 million.

Starwood, the country’s biggest business mortgage REIT, revealed the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the institutional-quality portfolio in an off-market transaction. The 99% leased portfolio is predominately situated in Orlando, with other homes in the West Palm Beach, Tampa and Miami markets.

Due to the timing of required regulatory approvals and the assumption of funding, the transaction is anticipated to close in phases. The first eight-property 1,740-unit phase closed Dec. 28 and Starwood expects to finish the remaining 20 homes in 2 stages by the end of the 2nd quarter, inning accordance with a STWD filing.

Starwood is getting the portfolio with a combination of systems in a freshly formed subsidiary called SPT Dolphin Intermediate LLC, which are exchangeable into STWD typical shares, money and debt funding. Other regards to the deal, including the seller, were not revealed.

“The properties lie in Florida markets with strong principles,” noted Starwood Property Trust Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht. “Provided the consistent supply/demand imbalance for top quality rent-restricted housing, combined with its appealing financing, we believe this financial investment will supply stable and appealing double digit cash-on-cash returns over the long term.”

Sternlicht stated the deal is an extension of Starwood’s previous financial investment in the Florida budget friendly multifamily real estate sector. Starwood Residential or commercial property Trust obtained a 31-property portfolio of Low Earnings Real estate Tax Credit-backed possessions totaling 8,498 systems in mid 2016 from The Wilson Co. for $563.5 million.

When the present offer entirely closes, the REIT’s portfolio will total over 15,100 real estate units located mainly in Florida.

Starwood Capital Group, which handles the REIT, likewise has investments in nearly 20,000 market-rate units in Florida markets. Starwood Residential or commercial property Trust, one of the largest real estate financing business in the nation with overall capital released considering that creation of over $37 billion, also operates as the biggest industrial home mortgage special servicer in the U.S. through its subsidiary LNR Property, LLC.

Sears Closing Another 103 Shops

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Judge leaves Nevada execution on hold, sets another hearing

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017|1:49 p.m.

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A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate’s execution on hold over issues about using a never-before-tried three-drug mix for Nevada’s very first execution in more than 11 years.

With the Nevada Supreme Court anticipated to evaluate the case and choose in coming months if Scott Dozier’s execution ought to continue, Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti stated Tuesday she desires composed filings on other issues.

The judge set a Jan. 17 hearing date on key questions including whether federal public defenders should continue representing Dozier.

Dozier wants his execution performed, and has actually dropped all previous appeals.

But he permitted federal public protectors to challenge the untried three-drug protocol.

Dozier has been on death row at Ely State Prison since 2007 for convictions in murders in Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Captured on video: Sex culprit attacked in court by another detainee

<aChristopher Elwell, 29, had just learned how much time he'd be serving in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, when another prisoner attacked him in court. (WMUR via CNN)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/12/15535390_G.png" alt=" Christopher Elwell, 29, had simply learned how much time he 'd be serving in prison for sexually attacking a 4-year-old girl, when another detainee attacked him in court. (WMUR through CNN)"

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Christopher Elwell, 29, had just discovered how much time he ‘d be serving in jail for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, when another prisoner attacked him in court. (WMUR through CNN). (Meredith)– Minutes after a male was sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, another detainee assaulted him in a New Hampshire courtroom. Christopher Elwell, 29, discovered he would be providing to 15 years behind bars on Thursday. As he sat down after his sentencing, Josiah Davies headbutted him numerous times, WMUR-TV reported. Authorities said Davies was shackled and was awaiting a hearing on a probation violation.

The Strafford County Attorney’s Workplace said the 2 didn’t know each other which it should have been something about Elwell’s case that set Davies off.

Elwell sexually attacked a 4-year-old lady in June, when the victim went to a pajama party with 2 other kids at the offender’s home in Dover, inning accordance with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Following his arrest, Elwell reportedly confessed to remaining in a bed room with the children and seeing pornography on his cellular phone. He then informed the 4-year-old he wanted to imitate what was seen in the video.

Elwell pleaded guilty to attacking the woman and received a 7 1/2- to 15-year prison sentence.

He also pleaded guilty for cannot register as a sex transgressor after being convicted of sexually attacking a 14-year-old woman in 2008.

Meanwhile, the Stratford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the courtroom event. County Lawyer Emily Conant told WMUR-TV that Davies could deal with 3 1/2 to 7 years in jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Workplace Lease Up (November 13) Brookfield Lands Another Significant Occupant at One Manhattan West as Ernst & & Young Register For 600K SF

Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Workplace Leases Includes Deals by QRM, Envision Doctor Solutions, WeWork and more

Ernst & & Young (EY) has concurred to lease 600,000 square feet of office in Brookfield Home Partners’new One Manhattan West located at 400 West 33rd St., ending up being the current significant office renter to decamp for the emerging location of the city, the worldwide tax advisory firm confirmed Thursday.

The 67-story, 2.1 million-square-foot One Manhattan West is the very first of two workplace towers Brookfield is constructing as part of its Manhattan West advancement, situated at the corner of 9th Ave. and West 33rd St. across from the under-construction Moynihan Station and obstructs from The Related Business’s massive Hudson Yards development.

EY validated it chose One Manhattan West to house its North America headquarters in a tweet. Presently, EY inhabits 966,477 square feet at its 5 Times Square base under a lease set to end in Might 2022, according to CoStar information. In an associated move, EY stated the very same year it transfers to One Manhattan West it likewise plans to open a 170,000-square-foot office in Hoboken, N.J., where it will house among its main knowing hubs.

Cushman & & Wakefield is handling the office leasing for the Manhattan West advancement, while Brookfield is in charge of retail leasing there. By Diana Bell

QRM Extends, Broadens Worldwide HQ to 107,000 SF at 181 Madison

Quantitative Threat Management (QRM) signed a renewal and expansion of its home office at 181 W Madison

in Chicago’s Central Loop. The 30-year-old danger management speaking with company has actually been operating from the 952,559-square-foot, 50-story Central Loop tower for over half of its life expectancy. The business’s decision to restore its lease and expand by an additional 17,700 square feet brings the consulting company’s total footprint at the tower to 107,000 square feet throughout the 40th, 41st,48 th and 49th floors.

Mark Buth and Kelsey Scheive of MB Realty Solutions handled settlements on behalf of 181 Madison owner HNA Property Holdings, which obtained the property in January of this year. By Landon Cox

Medical Group Indications 89,000-SF Lease in Plantation

Envision Physician Services LLC, a medical group practice, has leased 89,143 square feet at the 1801 Structure in

Plantation, FL. The two-story, 96,230-square-foot structure was constructed in 1983 and went through a series of remodellings this year after 3 long-lasting renters left. When Envision opens in the summer season of 2018, the building will reach full occupancy.

Colliers’ Alfie Hamilton, Caitlin Inklebarger and Jarred Goodstein represented the landlord. Alex Brown of Cresa South Florida represented the renter. By Paul Owers

WeWork Takes 65,000 SF in Downtown Austin’s Chase Tower

WeWork will open its 4th place in Austin after the New York City-based co-working area supplier signed a 65,076-square-foot lease at the 21-story Chase Tower in Austin’s central business district.

Anchored by J.P. Morgan Chase, RGM Advisors and Procore, the 389,503-square-foot Chase Tower was constructed in 1972 at 221 W. 6th St. minutes from the Austin Convention Center, I-35 and the Amtrak-Austin station. In addition to its anchor tenants, the residential or commercial property is the home of The Headliners Club, a private dining club located on the 21st flooring of the structure.

Jay Lamy and Matt Wilhite of AQUILA Commercial represented WeWork. Trish Williams and Andy Smith of Lincoln Residential or commercial property Co. dealt with negotiations on behalf of the Homeowner, a joint venture consisted of Lincoln Home Co. and Goldman Sachs. By Andrea Lawson

Peapod Picks Riverside Plaza in Downtown Chicago for HQ

Peapod has protected a new place for the company’s corporate workplaces, signing a 15-year lease for 52,827 square feet at the Riverside Plaza in Chicago’s West Loop. The online grocery shipment service revealed its plan back in May to transfer the business’s headquarters to downtown Chicago in an effort to bolster productivity and broaden its company. Established in 1989 and gotten by Dutch global food seller Ahold Delhaize in 2001, Peapod will totally occupy the 6th floor of the +1 million-square-foot, 23-story Riverside Plaza in the very first half of 2018.

Matthew Pistorio and Pleasure Jordan of the Telos Group brokered the offer on behalf of the homeowner, a joint endeavor comprised of Mizrachi Group and David Werner Property. Thomas Berarducci and David Burden Colliers International represented Peapod. By Jack Lepore

National Law Practice Renews 55,000-SF Lease at Two Allen Center

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & & Aughtry, a nationwide law firm, has signed a lease extension for 55,000 square feet at Two Allen

Center in downtown Houston. Chamberlain, Hrdlicka &, White, Williams & Aughtry has preserved offices on the 13th and 14th floorings of the tower for more than Thirty Years, according to CoStar information. The company’s most current extension will keep them in the structure through 2028.

David Guion and Tim Relyea with Cushman & & Wakefield represented Chamberlain Hrdlicka in the transaction, while JLL’s John Pruitt, Bubba Harkins and Jessica Ochoa represented the property owner, Brookfield Property Partners. By Veryne Lawrence

Bible College Expands into 50,000-SF Structure

South Florida Bible College & & Theological Academy has signed a 50,000-square-foot, full-building lease to move its campus to 2200 SW 10th St. in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Established in 1996, the single-story office building is a previous call center that housed 300 work stations. The college is expected to relocate throughout the spring semester.

John Criddle and Joe Freitas with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the landlord, Boca Raton-based Fields Realty. Casa Bella Real estate’s Joe Souza represented the occupant. By Paul Owers

First Reserve Leased 35,000 SF in Stamford

First Reserve, a private equity investment company, signed a lease for 34,551 square feet in the office building

at 290 Harbor Dr. in Stamford, CT. The five-story building totals 185,369 square feet in the Shippan Landing workplace park. The property delivered in 1981. Other renters consist of Octagon Worldwide, Inc. and Workpoint.

Journey Hoffman and Michael Norris of Cushman & & Wakefield and Dana Pike of George Convenience & & Sons, Inc. represented the proprietor. By Matthew Hamburger

Cona Providers to Open New Midtown Atlanta Workplace

Cona Providers, a Coca-Cola System IT services company totally owned and governed by its Coca-Cola bottling partners in North America, will establish a brand-new center in Midtown Atlanta after accepting a lease for 32,594 square feet at 10 10th St.

The home is a 421,417-square-foot, 13-story office building constructed in 2001 3 blocks from Tech Square and in close distance to the Midtown MARTA station.

Andy Sumlin, Will Porter and Aileen Almassy of Cushman & & Wakefield represented Union Financial investment in the deal, while Greg Baxendale of JLL represented Cona Provider. By Terrence Allen

Corbion Takes 32,355 SF at Genesis R&D/ Workplace School in South San Francisco

Corbion signed a 51-month lease for 32,355 square feet in the South Tower of the Genesis life science R&D/ office campus located straight off Hwy. 101 in South San Francisco.

The food and biochemical components business was looking for a quick move-in and found market-ready space at 1 Tower Location, a 350,461-square-foot, 12-story office building and one of 2 residential or commercial properties that compose the Genesis complex. The North Tower, a nearby 21-story, 400,000-square-foot high-rise, is currently under advancement and slated to deliver next fall.

Jay Leslie, Randy Scott, Mary Hines and Jennifer Vergara of Newmark Cornish & & Carey, in cooperation with internal rep Becka Studer, represented structure owner Stage 3 Property Partners in settlements. Ben Stern, likewise of Newmark Cornish & & Carey, brokered the deal for Corbion. By John Walz

International Aquaculture Alliance Transferring HQ in Portsmouth, NH

The International Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has actually reached an offer to relocate its head workplaces to a new 28,800-square-foot office complex presently under development in the Rockingham area of Portsmouth, NH.

An international nonprofit dedicated to advancing ecologically and socially accountable aquaculture, GAA will move its offices from 2 International Dr. to 15,750 square feet at 85 New Hampshire Ave. The structure is slated to provide nearby to Pease International Tradeport and simply off I-95 by spring 2018.

Renee Plummer of Two International Group brokered the lease on behalf of ownership. By Allison Quinn-Redding

Varagon Capital Transferring HQ to 299 Park Opportunity by Year End

Varagon Capital Partners, a direct loan provider for middle-market business and financial sponsors, will relocate its head office to the UBS Building at 299 Park Ave. in New York City City, having actually accepted inhabit 28,316 square feet there.

The 42-story, 1.18 million-square-foot, 5-Star office tower sits in between 48th and 49th Streets within the Plaza District submarket of Manhattan. Varagon will be transferring its existing head office from 488 Madison Ave., where it occupies 10,360 square feet, marking a significant growth for the tenant.

Leo Paytas and Conor Denihan with CBRE represented Varagon in lease negotiations. Marc Packman and Clark Briffel with Fisher Brothers, together with Newmark Knight Frank’s David Falk, Peter Shimkin, Andrew Sachs, Eric Cagner and Andrew Peretz represented the landlord in the lease offer. By Diana Bell

Food & & Water Watch Extends HQ Lease in NW D.C.

Food & & Water Watch, a non-governmental public interest company that champions healthy food and tidy water for all, agreed to restore its 18,323-square-foot head office at 1616 P St. NW in Washington, D.C.

. The six-story office building totals 68,500 square feet in the Resources & & Conversation Center. Other renters in the structure include Earth Day Network and Just Vision.

John Danziger and Eric West of West, Lane & & Schlager Real estate Advisors represented the occupant in the renewal. By Phil Graham

Regus to Anchor New Redstone Gateway Advancement in Huntsville

Regus, a workplace suite and co-working space company, signed a lease to anchor a new office complex set to be established within the Redstone Gateway development

in Huntsville, AL. The 36,000-square-foot, single-story structure is arranged to break ground this month at 4100 Market St. Regus will occupy 21,000 square feet on a 14-year offer that is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2018.

Redstone Entrance is a 470-acre, mixed-use office park owned in a joint endeavor by Business Office Residence Trust and Jim Wilson and Associates, LLC. The final advancement will consist of more than million square feet of office, retail, restaurant and hospitality space. By Carter Wells

Lennar Corp. Signs Lease at 500 E. Morehead St. in Charlotte

LMC, the multifamily division of Lennar Corp., signed a lease for 20,400 square feet in the new office complex located at 500 E. Morehead St. in Charlotte, NC. The company will occupy its new space in early December.

The seven-story, 178,259-square-foot building delivered las April in the Midtown submarket. The project took about 15 months to complete, providing with most of the structure pre-leased. Beacon Partners established the property, inning accordance with CoStar details.

Charlie Swanson and Kristy Venning represented the owner, Beacon Partners. Mark Decherd with CBRE represented the tenant. By Shae Yeagar

Axios to Open New 15,000-SF Office in Clarendon

Axios Media, a recently launched American news and info website established by Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei, former Politico Chief White Home reporter Mike Allen and former Politico CRO Roy Schwartz, signed a lease for 15,301 square feet of office space at 3100 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington, VA.

. Renovated in 2015, the 14-story, 272,698-square-foot high-rise is anchored by The Cadmus Group as well as homes offices for the State Dept. Federal Cooperative Credit Union and Enterprise Understanding, among others. Axios’ lease includes the whole 13th floor, which the business plans to inhabit in the spring of 2018.

David Alperstein of FD Stonewater represented Axios in settlements, while Dave Millard, Nick Gregorios, Peter Berk and Caroline Guidera of Avison Young represented the property owner, Atlanta-based Piedmont Workplace Realty Trust. By Olivia Schneider

Ametek Takes 15,906 SF at Diehl Point at Cantera

Ametek, Inc., an international maker of electronic instruments and electromechanical gadgets, signed a 10-year lease to open a new workplace at Diehl Point at Cantera in Warrenville, IL.

Ametek will occupy 15,906 square feet at 27755 Diehl Rd., a 44,730-square-foot, single-story structure finished in 1999 just south of I-88 in the Western East/West Passage. Ametek’s offer brings the residential or commercial property to completely rented.

Patrick Elwood of CBRE represented Ametek in negotiations. Peter Adamo, also of CBRE, represented the property owner, KBS Realty Advisors. By Kahn Thomas Branch

Las Vegas airport records another 4-million-passenger month

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Steve Marcus An American Airlines guest jet removes from McCarran International Airport June 5, 2017.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017|11:57 a.m.

Las Vegas aviation authorities say the city’s airport is on track to break its year-end record as September marked the seventh consecutive month it logged more than 4 million guests.

Figures from the Clark County Department of Aviation reveal that the McCarran International Airport saw a more than 2 percent increase in guest volume last month as compared with September 2016.

More than 36 million individuals have flown in or out of the Las Vegas airport this year, putting it on speed to reach past the year-end record of nearly 48 million set in 2007.

In spite of the total boost last month, the airport’s top four scheduled carriers all skilled declines in between 2 percent and 3.5 percent as compared with the very same month last year.

Concerning terms with yet another mass murder

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Mikayla Whitmore A memorial showing 58 crosses by Greg Zanis at the Welcome To Las Vegas Sign on October 5, 2017. Each cross has the name of a victim taken throughout the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival this past Sunday.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017|2 a.m.

. We reside in an age of mass murders. Often we can describe the carnage– the bloody result of a grievance, the casualties of terrorism– and in some cases we can not.

However constantly, we are stricken. Even if we do unknown the victims. Even if we are thousands of miles far from the gunfire.

When once again, we are mourning the victims of a shooter– 58 individuals who set out to listen to country music and wound up dead. And we question: Why is this taking place? And how does it impact a society when consistently, streets and plazas and theater and workplaces become blood-soaked battlefields?

There are no great answers.

“There’s exactly what we might call a natural post-traumatic stress disorder response,” states Alan Lipman, a medical psychologist and director of the Center for the Study of Violence in Washington, D.C.

“Increasingly more, what we see is a sort of psychological numbing– an acceptance that this becomes part of the reality of life,” which nothing can be done to stop it, he says.

Mom Jones magazine and the Washington Post have counted the variety of U.S. mass shootings given that Aug. 1, 1966. They included killings in which 4 individuals or more died, however not gang murders or slayings linked to domestic disagreements or other criminal activities, like robberies. The overall: 948 dead in 131 shootings.

The 1966 date is not random. It was then that Charles Whitman, a 25-year-old architectural engineering significant and ex-Marine, killed his better half, his mother and three others before climbing up the 27 stories of a tower at the University of Texas and drizzling shooting on the plaza listed below. Over 96 minutes, another 11 individuals were killed and 31 injured prior to Whitman was killed by law enforcement officer.

“I do not really understand myself nowadays,” he composed, in a suicide note. “I am expected to be a typical sensible and smart young man. However, recently (I can not recall when it began) I have been a victim of numerous uncommon and irrational thoughts.”

Some authorities would later blame his behavior on a pecan-sized tumor an autopsy discovered in Whitman’s brain, though others disagreed– they said it was just a way of aiming to discuss the mysterious.

There had actually been mass killings prior to the Texas sniper. In September 1949, 28-year-old Howard B. Unruh strolled the streets of Camden, New Jersey, and eliminated 13 people with a gun he brought house as a keepsake from World War II. “I have a great mind,” he insisted, but the justice system disagreed: He was discovered crazy, and lived the rest of his 88 years in confinement.

“We cannot understand it,” New York Times reporter Meyer Berger quoted people in Camden as saying the day of Unruh’s rampage. “Just do not get it.”

In the years given that, Americans would have need to express those same beliefs once again and once again, and the world they now reside in has conspired to enhance already frustrating occasions.

In 1949, media coverage of Unruh’s rampage was simple; Berger was released by train to Camden, a single press reporter, and reported and composed his account on deadline. He won a Pulitzer Prize for it.

When Stephen Paddock unleashed his trouble in Las Vegas, 68 years later on, wide ranges of reporters and electronic camera teams descended on the desert to cover the shootings, and the news plastered the internet and 24-hour cable television news. There is no escape from an endless loop of blurry video of panicking concertgoers.

In truth, though the number of mass shootings has increased, they account for a vanishingly little percentage of all shooting deaths– less than 1 percent. And Steven Pinker, a Harvard teacher of psychology and author of “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Decreased,” says there is far less violence today than in any period. Though it doesn’t constantly feel that way.

Humans are durable, and adaptive. Within view of The Associated Press headquarters in lower Manhattan, women press strollers under rows of trees, near two square holes in the ground. Water runs down their walls like tears for the almost 3,000 individuals who died here 16 years back.

And at the University of Texas, the observation deck of the tower where Charles Whitman set down resumed for great in 2004. In the garden below it, a monolith is engraved with the names of those who passed away more than a half-century ago, under a single Latin word: “Interfecti.”

Eliminated.

UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test

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L.E. Baskow UFC 200 fighter Jon Jones make s a comment about Daniel Cormier during an interview and take on for the last time at the MGM Grand on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Published Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017|5:45 p.m.

Updated 26 minutes ago

Jon Jones might face a prolonged suspension from blended martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champ was alerted Tuesday of his second possible violation of the promotion’s anti-doping policy.

Jones is widely considered the leading pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, however his possible offense comes from a sample collected after his weigh-in July 28 for his title battle versus Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif.

. Jones won the battle and reclaimed his 205-pound belt after remaining the previous year for a stopped working doping test. The success seemed a return to glory for a long-troubled fighter who has repeatedly prevented his stellar profession with wrongdoing outside the octagon.

Jones was removed of his belt in 2015 after being associated with a hit-and-run accident. He was set up to combat Cormier for the title in July 2016, but was pulled from the UFC 200 card for what he declared was an unsuccessful test due to a sexual improvement pill.

Jones hasn’t yet been removed of his title for a second time, UFC President Dana White stated. Cormier held the belt for the majority of Jones’ absence, and he had actually stated he didn’t strategy to retire after his second loss to Jones.

Jones’ camp and his manager, Malki Kawa, released a statement: “We are all at a total loss for words right now. Jon, his fitness instructors, his nutritionists and his entire camp have actually worked relentlessly and thoroughly the past 12 months to avoid this specific scenario. We are having actually the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is squashed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a group, to support him.”

If the infraction is confirmed, Jones promises to face a multiyear suspension from the sport, removing much more of his fighting prime. The UFC also will be damaged by the lengthy absence of its finest fighter and a burgeoning pay-per-view draw.

The UFC likewise could lose its dream matchup between Jones and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The super stars both appeared eager to meet next year in a heavyweight battle that would be among the greatest occasions in the UFC’s history.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency administers the UFC’s doping policy. The California State Athletic Commission has jurisdiction over Jones’ test in addition to USADA.

Tropical storm injures 81 in Taiwan as another storm methods

Saturday, July 29, 2017|8:47 p.m.

TAIPEI, Taiwan– Taiwan’s very first hurricane of the year left 81 individuals injured and seaside towns flooded as the island braced for a 2nd hurricane Sunday.

Wailing winds toppled motor scooters and hit people with flying glass, the Central Emergency situation Operations Center said. In Yilan county on the northeast coast, someone was blown down, another was struck by a wind-driven object and a third was injured when an energy truck turned.

Hurricane Nesat made landfall on the northeast coast of Taiwan Saturday night with maximum sustained winds of 137 kilometers (85 miles) per hour and gusts of approximately 173 kph (107 mph), according to the nationwide weather condition bureau.

All but two of the injuries were light, an operations center personnel individual stated.

The tropical cyclone also left shops and streets in farming Pingtung county knee deep in muddy water after discarding about 600 millimeters (23.6 inches) of rain.

More than 10,000 people, mainly from Taiwan’s south, were evacuated prior to the typhoon and 1,612 were still in shelters Sunday morning.

Nesat caused the cancellation of 145 worldwide flights and cut power to almost half a million homes.

The hurricane gone through Taiwan and reached Fujian province in southeastern China by 7 a.m. Sunday as a less severe tropical storm, authorities said.

Close to 70,000 individuals have been left so far and lots of trains and flights suspended in Fuzhou, the provincial capital, Fujian’s water resources department said.

Taiwan, meanwhile, is on alert again as a 2nd hurricane was because of make landfall Sunday night.

Taiwan, China, Japan and the Philippines routinely see hurricanes from June through November. The most dangerous in Taiwan given that 2000 was Typhoon Morakot, which triggered landslides that left about 680 people dead in 2009.