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'We're coming!': Baton Rouge men rescue woman & dog drowning in submerged car (VIDEO)

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A driver and her pet were rescued just in the nick of time as their submerged car rapidly sank in Louisiana floodwaters.

The floods, which have killed at least three people, are the result of torrential downpours that continue to batter parts of the southern US state.

The dramatic and highly dangerous rescue was captured in a video that shows the moment three men pull up in a boat to save the woman from drowning in the Baton Rouge floods.


Innocent family sues after police broke into home, shot dad, killed the dog, then shot each other

Police in DeKalb, Georgia, have yet to explain why they broke into the wrong home last August, killed a dog, shot the homeowner, and managed to shoot one of their own officers — so the terrorized couple have now planned to file a lawsuit.

Chris and Leah McKinley and their one-year-old child had settled in to watch a movie in their den when they heard a strange noise. They slowly cracked open the door and saw three men standing in their kitchen.

"As I'm opening it, pow pow pow pow pow," Chris told WSB-TV in an interview, emphasizing officers started shooting before he'd even fully opened the door. One of the bullets hit him in the leg.

Immediately, the McKinleys assumed the armed men dressed entirely in black to be robbers — and Leah panicked.

"It was five shots and I thought they just murdered him, they're going to come for me and they're going to get my baby," Leah explained. "And that's all I could think about."


Georgia officer shot dead while responding to a suspicious person call

A police officer was shot dead while responding to a call of a suspicious person in south Georgia, authorities said.

The shooting occurred Saturday night after the officer, Tim Smith, got the call in a residential area in Eastman, special agent Scott Whitley of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said. While on patrol, Smith encountered the subject and exited his car. That's when he was fatally shot, Whitley said.

There is no suspect in custody. Eastman is in Dodge County, about 130 miles from Atlanta.


Unrest in Milwaukee after officer-involved shooting leaves one dead

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A police car with broken windows is seen in a photograph released by the Milwaukee Police Department after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 13, 2016.
Crowds of protesters gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after an officer fatally shot an allegedly armed man. The rally soon turned violent as protesters set cars and properties ablaze and clashed with police. Officials have confirmed that at least three people have been arrested.

The suspect was 23 years old and had a lengthy arrest record, said the authorities, which also claimed that he was carrying a stolen handgun loaded with 23 rounds of ammunition.

Violence is ongoing in the city, according to reports on Twitter. Urban Suburban Fire Incident Reporting, USFiR2015, reported a garage fire in the Bobolink Avenue district and a blaze on Burleigh street.

"We are asking every resident of this community to do everything they can to help us restore order," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. "If you love your son, if you love your daughter, text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get them home."

Brick Wall

Not hypocritical much: Hillary Clinton's protective wall around Chappaqua estate

Hillary Clinton doesn't miss an opportunity to ridicule Donald Trump's illegal immigration solution of a wall on the southern border — but that's exactly what she's deployed to keep undesirables away from her.

"First of all, as I understand him, he's talking about a very tall wall, a beautiful tall wall, the most beautiful tall wall, better than the Great Wall of China, that would run the entire border," Clinton riffed in March.

"He would somehow magically get the Mexican government to pay for it. It's just fantasy."

A series of photos reveal a massive barrier running the entire border of Bill and Hillary Clinton's estate in Chappaqua, New York — undoubtedly intended to keep the unwashed masses away from the political elites.

This aerial photo shows the high white fence surrounding the Clintons' property:

Comment: The author of the article is incorrect. The big walls were built so they could hide the dead bodies inside of them.


With Daesh kicked out thousands flood back to Syria's Manbij

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Children flash victory signs as they play in Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, August 9, 2016.
The citizens of Manbij are flooding back to the northern Syrian town one day after it was wrestled from the grip of Daesh by the Kurdish-Arab alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),

"Thousands are coming back and shops are opening. Today is the first day life is returning to normal," said spokesman for the SDF-allied Manbij Military Council Sharfan Darwish on Saturday.

According to the alliance, the cars and vehicles of hundreds of displaced citizens could be seen during the day entering the city from make shift camps and villages surrounding it.


Queens, NY imam and his assistant shot to death by lone gunman

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Police scan the scene at 79th Street and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens, where an imam and a second man were shot near their mosque.

A lone gunman killed a Queens imam and his assistant as the pair walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers, shooting each in the head from close range, cops and witnesses said.

Both victims were dressed in Muslim garb when targeted by the shooter, who fled the scene on foot and remained at large. Members of the mosque quickly denounced the double homicide as a hate crime.

"That's not what America is about," said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. "We blame Donald Trump for this ... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia."


'Legalization is in the air': Thousands rally in Berlin calling for cannabis legalization

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Some 4,000 supporters of marijuana legalization in Germany rolled through central Berlin. Demonstrators called on the government to allow marijuana for a broader medical use and stop prosecution for its possession.

According to police figures, some 4,000 people took part in Saturday's rally with no incidents or arrests reported. The crowds initially gathered at the central railway station before moving to the federal Health Ministry and then to the iconic Alexanderplatz.

"The marijuana parade is the largest demonstration for the legalization of Cannabis as commodity, medicine, and natural stimulant in Germany," the organizers wrote on their website. The latest march was staged under the slogan "Legalization is in the air" and was the 20th in a row after the movement was established in Berlin in 1997.

People carried banners saying, "My brain belongs to me," and "Cannabis is my medicine."

Treasure Chest

Thieves dig tunnel and rob Italian bank despite residents warning police of strange sounds

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Police in Milan were left red faced after thieves managed to rob a bank, even though they had received warnings from local residents that something fishy was going on in the vicinity.

The heist was pulled off on Friday as four robbers who had dug a tunnel under the bank waited for the employees to arrive at around 9:30 am and then forced them to open the vault at gunpoint.

The thieves, who all had their faces covered, quickly emptied the safety deposit boxes and made their way back through the tunnel with their loot. Police arrived at the scene too late, as the bank robbers had already made their getaway, the La Stampa newspaper reported.


Gunman opens fire in North Carolina mall, at least one shot

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A shooter opened fire on a North Carolina mall on Saturday afternoon with eyewitness reports indicating that at least one shopper as been hit.

A shopping mall in North Carolina was placed on lockdown Saturday afternoon following multiple social media reports that a shooting was ongoing.

Officials at Crabtree Valley Mall provided no reason for the lockdown of the facility, but Raleigh police have confirmed an active shooter situation and are working to secure the facility according to local WRAL news.