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The Latest: Friend says mother of 4 killed children in shock

The Latest: Friend says mother of 4 killed children in shockORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on officer shooting and hostage situation with children in Orlando (all times local):



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The Latest: Friend says mother of 4 killed children in shock

The Latest: Friend says mother of 4 killed children in shockORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on officer shooting and hostage situation with children in Orlando (all times local):



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Indictment: Missing Florida man was killed by wife, friend

Indictment: Missing Florida man was killed by wife, friendTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man reported missing 17 years ago didn't suffer a duck-hunting mishap, and he wasn't eaten by alligators.



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Starbucks agrees compensation with black men arrested while they waited for a friend

Starbucks agrees compensation with black men arrested while they waited for a friendTwo black men who were arrested as they waited for a friend in a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached settlements with the coffee chain and the city. The arrest of Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson on 12 April was captured on video and widely shared online, sparking protests in Pennsylvania over accusations of racial profiling. Mr Robinson and Mr Nelson have now dropped their legal action against the city, agreeing to a symbolic $ 1 each in compensation and the commitment of $ 200,000 (£150,000) from officials to fund an entrepreneurship program for public school students. The men, both 23, also reached a confidential financial settlement with Starbucks, who also offered them the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degrees at Arizona State University with full tuition coverage. “We all recognise the importance of communication about differences and solutions, and that we will be measured by our action not words,” they said in a joint statement. Mr Robinson added: “It's not a right-now thing … but I feel like we will see the true change over time.” Starbucks issued an apology for the incident which saw a store manager call the police when the pair sat down before making an order as they waited for a friend to arrive.   The company responded by closing more than 8,000 of its US stores for an afternoon of racial bias training, with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson also apologising personally to the two men. Demonstrators protest over the arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson Credit: AP “I want to thank Donte and Rashon for their willingness to reconcile,” said Mr Johnson. “I welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experiences. “Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to repair and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be.”   Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson appear on Good Morning America Credit: ABC / Getty  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the incident had “evoked a lot of pain” and put the city under a “national spotlight for unwanted reasons”. “I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner,” he added.



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Lobbyist Friend Helped Scott Pruitt Plan $100,000 Trip To Morocco: Reports

Lobbyist Friend Helped Scott Pruitt Plan $  100,000 Trip To Morocco: ReportsEnvironmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt's costly visit to Morocco



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Friend: Hart sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

Friend: Hart sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crashPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital, according to 911 call records from Washington state.



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Sheriff: Man who allegedly confessed on Facebook to killing mom, friend found dead

Sheriff: Man who allegedly confessed on Facebook to killing mom, friend found deadA multi-state manhunt has come to an end for a 23-year-old man who allegedly killed his mother and friend in Tennessee before fleeing and apparently detailing the alleged crimes in a disturbing Facebook post.



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Manhunt underway for man suspected of killing mother and friend in Tennessee

Manhunt underway for man suspected of killing mother and friend in TennesseeA manhunt is underway for a man suspected of killing his mother and friend, then confessing to the crimes on Facebook.



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Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claims

Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claimsThe former Russian double agent left close to death after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury had written to President Vladimir Putin asking to be pardoned and to be allowed to visit his home country, a friend has claimed. Vladimir Timoshkov, a friend of Sergei Skripal, said he regretted having spied for the British and wanted to return to Russia to visit his family. In 2006 Colonel Skripal was jailed by the Russian for selling secrets to MI6 and came to Britain in 2010 as part of a spy swap, setting up home in Salisbury. He remains in a critical condition with his daughter Yulia, three weeks after they were poisoned with the highly lethal nerve agent Novichok. The attempted assassination sparked a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Britain. On Friday, EU leaders promised an "unprecedented" diplomatic response to the attack after backing Theresa May's assertion that Moscow was responsible. According to Mr Timoshkov, who says he had known him since school, Col Skripal, 66, did not see himself as a traitor as he had sworn an oath to the former Soviet Union. "Many people shunned him. His classmates felt he had betrayed the Motherland," he told the BBC. "In 2012 he called me. We spoke for about half an hour. He called me from London. “He denied he was a traitor… (he told me) he wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be fully pardoned and to be allowed to visit Russia. His mother, brother and other relatives were (in Russia)." Profile | Sergei Skripal In what is being interpreted as a cynical move Russia's ambassador to the UK sent his well wishes to Mrs Skripal and his daughter on Friday, saying he hoped for their recovery. Alexander Yakovenko also wrote to Wiltshire Police detective sergeant Nick Bailey, who was left seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison as he went to the aid of the Skripals. Detectives are still trying to established whether the nerve agent which left the Skripals fighting for their lives was inserted into Col Skripal’s car or unwittingly brought from Russia to Britain by Yulia in her suitcase, possibly secreted in a present or item of clothing. On Friday, police in protective suits and gas masks removed the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent in Salisbury Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP On Friday police officers in chemical protection suits removed the bench onto which Skripals collapsed shortly after leaving Zizzi’s restaurant in Salisbury following the attack. It is understood the bench has been taken to the Ministry of Defence’s Porton Down laboratory for closer examination. The move signals the beginning of the end of the overtly visible part of the investigation into who targeted the Skripals, how they did it and, crucially, on whose orders. About | Novichok agent It came as a relief to the people of Salisbury. “I’m so glad to see it go,” said Jennifer McMenamin, 66, a school cleaner from Salisbury, who joined a small group of shoppers to watch. “To think what happened to those poor people on that bench. It makes you wonder what else goes on in the world. “Perhaps Salisbury can start getting back to normal now. It’s been like a ghost town since it happened.” Scotland Yard said: “The park  bench that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were sitting on when they were found unwell in Salisbury is being removed to preserve it as a potential crime exhibit as part of the investigation into the attempted murder.” On hearing it had been taken away one nearby cafe owner said simply: "It's gone? Thank God for that."



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Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claims

Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claimsThe former Russian double agent left close to death after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury had written to President Vladimir Putin asking to be pardoned and to be allowed to visit his home country, a friend has claimed. Vladimir Timoshkov, a friend of Sergei Skripal, said he regretted having spied for the British and wanted to return to Russia to visit his family. In 2006 Colonel Skripal was jailed by the Russian for selling secrets to MI6 and came to Britain in 2010 as part of a spy swap, setting up home in Salisbury. He remains in a critical condition with his daughter Yulia, three weeks after they were poisoned with the highly lethal nerve agent Novichok. The attempted assassination sparked a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Britain. On Friday, EU leaders promised an "unprecedented" diplomatic response to the attack after backing Theresa May's assertion that Moscow was responsible. According to Mr Timoshkov, who says he had known him since school, Col Skripal, 66, did not see himself as a traitor as he had sworn an oath to the former Soviet Union. "Many people shunned him. His classmates felt he had betrayed the Motherland," he told the BBC. "In 2012 he called me. We spoke for about half an hour. He called me from London. “He denied he was a traitor… (he told me) he wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be fully pardoned and to be allowed to visit Russia. His mother, brother and other relatives were (in Russia)." Profile | Sergei Skripal In what is being interpreted as a cynical move Russia's ambassador to the UK sent his well wishes to Mrs Skripal and his daughter on Friday, saying he hoped for their recovery. Alexander Yakovenko also wrote to Wiltshire Police detective sergeant Nick Bailey, who was left seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison as he went to the aid of the Skripals. Detectives are still trying to established whether the nerve agent which left the Skripals fighting for their lives was inserted into Col Skripal’s car or unwittingly brought from Russia to Britain by Yulia in her suitcase, possibly secreted in a present or item of clothing. On Friday, police in protective suits and gas masks removed the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent in Salisbury Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP On Friday police officers in chemical protection suits removed the bench onto which Skripals collapsed shortly after leaving Zizzi’s restaurant in Salisbury following the attack. It is understood the bench has been taken to the Ministry of Defence’s Porton Down laboratory for closer examination. The move signals the beginning of the end of the overtly visible part of the investigation into who targeted the Skripals, how they did it and, crucially, on whose orders. About | Novichok agent It came as a relief to the people of Salisbury. “I’m so glad to see it go,” said Jennifer McMenamin, 66, a school cleaner from Salisbury, who joined a small group of shoppers to watch. “To think what happened to those poor people on that bench. It makes you wonder what else goes on in the world. “Perhaps Salisbury can start getting back to normal now. It’s been like a ghost town since it happened.” Scotland Yard said: “The park  bench that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were sitting on when they were found unwell in Salisbury is being removed to preserve it as a potential crime exhibit as part of the investigation into the attempted murder.” On hearing it had been taken away one nearby cafe owner said simply: "It's gone? Thank God for that."



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