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TOMORROW September 22nd marks the Fall Equinox!

 It's the first full day of the fall season, so get ready for all things autumn – like changing leaves and cooler weather. The term "equinox" refers to the time or date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, making day and night of equal length.  Once the fall equinox begins, daylight in the Northern Hemisphere continues to gradually diminish until the winter solstice. The opposite occurs in the Southern Hemisphere

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WORKPLACE SHOOTING: Four Dead in Maryland, Including Suspected Shooter

There are more details coming in about that workplace shooting at a Rite Aid warehouse center located near Aberdeen, Maryland.  The suspected shooter, a 26-year-old female who was working as a temp, shot three people to death and injured three others before shooting herself to death.

The suspect, identified as Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County, was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but later died.

According to a Harford County Sheriff, Moseley started shooting outside the building before moving inside, where she eventually shot herself. There were no shots fired by law enforcement.

Investigators are attempting to determine the motive for the shooting. 

Source: USA Today


Alleged Kidnapper Shot Dead Near Miami Airport - 

A kidnapper armed with an AK-47 rifle is dead after exchanging gunshots with police a few blocks from Miami International Airport last night.

An FBI spokesperson told the media that they were investigating a fugitive case when the suspect fled. They say the suspect in a hate crime investigation was seen and apparently shot at police. They returned fire and killed the suspect. No one else was injured.

Police and the FBI have not provided any additional details at this time. They aren’t saying what the kidnapping part was about and who the victim was.

Source: Miami Herald


White House Slaps Sanctions On China - 

The Trump Administration is imposing sanctions on the Chinese military after that country breached American sanctions to purchase military equipment from Russia.

The U.S. imposed the sanctions on Russia to punish it for interfering in the 2016 election, bad behavior in the Ukraine, and more. China bought ten combat airplanes and surface-to-air missile system equipment.

The sanctions block the Chinese agency Li from applying for export licenses and participating in the U.S. financial system. That firm also joins the State Department list that Americans are barred from doing business with.

The State Department stressed the issue was simple, to impose costs on Russia in response to its interference in the United States election process, its unacceptable behavior in eastern Ukraine, and other malign activities."

Source: CNN


Google Warns Lawmakers About Continued Hacking Of Their Accounts - 

It turns out Google is giving U.S. lawmakers a heads up about foreign hacking attempts.

The tech giant confirmed the report but declined further comment. The story came to light in a letter Senator Ron Wyden sent to Senate leaders yesterday. It cited a "major technology company" with informing senators that foreign government hackers were targeting their personal email accounts.

The Oregon Democrat noted the Senate's chief security officer turned down his request for help since the hacking was not directed at official Senate email accounts. However, the Congressional security arm may secure the personal accounts of those on the Hill.

Source: ABC News


Ticketmaster Is Pushing Back Against Canadian Journalists’ Claims-

 Ticketmaster is pushing back on reports that it purposely sells tickets to scalpers.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company reported that Ticketmaster was operating an invite-only platform that allowed scalpers to buy tickets in bulk and resell them at whatever price they like, and that Ticketmaster got a portion of the sales. The company says that's "categorically untrue." Ticketmaster released a statement to USA Today saying it allows professional resellers to distribute tickets to multiple marketplaces, but that resellers are prohibited from purchasing tickets that exceed the posted ticket limit for an event.

Ticketmaster insists that fake accounts created to bypass ticket limits are forbidden, however, in a statement, the ticketing giant says it’s launching an investigation and is “putting additional measures in place to proactively monitor for this type of inappropriate activity.”

Source: Rolling Stone


Lifestyle

Ground Beef Is Recalled After A Death And Several Illnesses -

 If you’re a fan of ground beef, check your freezer.

The Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 130-thousand pounds of ground beef products for possible E. coli contamination. At least twelve beef products from the Colorado-based company Cargill Meat Solutions were potentially affected.

The CDC is investigating whether 17 cases of illness and one death were caused by raw ground beef packaged on June twenty-first of this year. This is the second consecutive month that the Agriculture Department has recalled products from Cargill, a meat producer that ships nationwide.

The list of products is here. If you find some in your freezer, throw it out or take it back to where you bought it. 

Source: Fox News


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