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One suspect in custody, second on the loose in Kansas City mass shooting

One suspect in custody, second on the loose in Kansas City mass shootingPolice arrested one suspect in a Kansas City, Kan., area bar mass shooting and were hunting for a second gunman early on Monday, in an attack that killed four people and wounded five, police said. No motive was given for the early Sunday shooting, but one of the two men wanted was kicked out of the Tequilla KC Bar, a private club, late on Saturday, police said. It took four people to throw the man out after he tossed a cup at a bartender who had refused to serve him, media including the Kansas City Star reported.



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Hunt for pet-eating python as 9ft snake goes on the loose in Cambridge

Hunt for pet-eating python as 9ft snake goes on the loose in CambridgeRabbit and chicken owners in Cambridge have been warned to be vigilant following the escape of a nine-foot reticulated python. The non-venomous snake is unlikely to pose a threat to human life but could make small animals like rabbits and chickens its prey. Police in Cambridgeshire received reports that a snake had been spotted near Lovell Road in Cambridge. In the early hours of Sunday morning officers attended the area but failed to spot the animal. The snake's owners have been located and provided police with details on the animal. Steve Allain, chairman of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Amphibian and Reptile Group said the escaped reptile poses a threat to rabbits, chickens and potentially dogs and cats but added that the latter two pets are more like to be able to defend themselves if attacked.  Mr Allain said the threat posed depends on when the animal last ate.  “We don’t when it last fed or how hungry it is or how determined it is to find a meal,” Mr Allain said.  Mr Allain said the “snake could be anywhere” and would be easier to locate during the colder winter months when it would seek warmth.  “With the hot weather this weekend, it will be comfortable in most places. During the winter, the first place you would look would be in and around cars where they seek the warmth of the engine.” An Indonesian woman was swallowed by a 23-foot reticulated python last year but Mr Allain said this smaller creature does not pose a similar threat.  The RSPCA advised anyone that encounters the creature not to approach it. “If anyone finds a snake they believe is non-native the RSPCA’s advice is to keep a safe distance, monitor the snake and call the charity’s helpline on 0300 1234 999,” a spokeswoman said.  Reticulated pythons are the world's longest snake, native to south-east Asia and can grow up to 31.5 feet, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. They are not venomous. In May, Cambridgeshire Constabulary found a large orange and black striped corn snake out and about. "Road policing officers got a bit of a shock this morning when they came across thissss snake in the grass on Arbury Road in Cambridge," police said on Twitter. The snake was taken to a wildlife centre in Stretham. Anyone who sees the latest snake is asked to notify police on 101.



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Mueller prosecutors ‘tying up loose ends’ as Trump-Russia investigation nears endgame

Mueller prosecutors ‘tying up loose ends’ as Trump-Russia investigation nears endgameSpecial prosecutor Robert Mueller is reportedly close to concluding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Suggestions the former FBI director is reaching the endgame of his near two-year investigation into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign come in a week where prosecutors are also set to publish memos on three key defendants. The documents are likely to reveal to what extent Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, long-time lawyer Michael Cohen and campaign chief Paul Manafort cooperated with the probe.



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Florida family desperate ‘to get their life back’ as six-foot long lizard roaming their backyard is on the loose

Florida family desperate ‘to get their life back’ as six-foot long lizard roaming their backyard is on the looseA family in Florida with a six-foot long uninvited lizard as their guest, has said they are scared to enter their own backyard for fear of encountering the massive reptile, after wildlife officials were unsuccessful in efforts to capture it. Maria Lieberman told local news stations she first encountered the 100-pound lizard just as she was about to take her 2-year-old son in the family’s pool, in the backyard of their home in Davie, ten miles west of Fort Lauderdale. Ms Lieberman captured a video of the large lizard and posted it on Facebook on 27 August.



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Elephants loose on Spanish motorway after circus lorry overturns

Elephants loose on Spanish motorway after circus lorry overturns One elephant died and several others ended up loose on a Spanish motorway on Monday after the circus lorry they were in overturned. Police had to close the A30 in Pozo Canada near Albacete south east of Madrid after the extraordinary crash. Motorists filmed the animals strolling towards waste ground and feeding by the side of the road. The dead animal was removed from a ditch by the side of the motorway where its body ended up following the drama around 4pm. Motorists in Spain were treated to the extraordinary sight of elephants grazing by the side of the road after a circus lorry carrying at least five of the animals overturned Credit: ASA Police released pictures of the elephants appearing to feed on grass by crash barriers before being led to a safer area. They revealed, in a tweet: "The A30 has been closed because a lorry has overturned. Elephants are loose on the tarmac. "The motorway has been closed around the Pozo Canada area heading towards Murcia." The accident is believed to have happened after the HGV they were in overtook another vehicle and the driver lost control as he headed back into the slow lane. One of the elephants – pictured lying in a ditch by the roadside after the crash – died, but the other elephants – and the lorry driver – survived unharmed Credit: ASA Spain's Road Safety Authority the DGT confirmed one of the elephants had died in the incident. Four other animals escaped the crash with their lives along with the driver of the vehicle. Two of the four-legged survivors are said to have suffered injuries although it was not immediately clear how serious they were. DGT spokesman Gregorio Serrano said: "The elephants injured in the accident that has happened in Albacete are being assisted and removed. "Of the five animals one has died and two have been injured. Shortly the A30 will be reopened." The crash happened on the A30 near the city of Albacete Credit: ASA One stunned motorist, who filmed the animals wandering around on the tarmac seconds after the accident, said in a running commentary over his home-made video: "Accident on the A30 motorway near Albacete. "A circus lorry has overturned. Four elephants are loose and one looks in a very bad way. I'm not sure if it's dead or not." Silvia Barquero, the president of Spanish animal welfare political party PACMA, said the animals belonged to the Gottani Circus, which has performed several shows in the area over Easter. She tweeted: "The lorry that has overturned was carrying Circo Gottani elephants. Show them more kindness. We treat animals like slaves. Enough of circuses that use animals." There was no immediate response from the circus owners. Civil Guard officers will now send a report on the accident to a local investigating judge who will be tasked with a routine probe into the incident.



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Gunman on loose after Maryland shooting kills three

Gunman on loose after Maryland shooting kills threeA police manhunt was underway Wednesday for a gunman who stormed a suburban Maryland business park, killing three people and injuring two others before escaping. With the shooter at large several area schools were placed on lockdown, officials said, while the nearby set of popular Netflix show “House of Cards” was also reportedly locked down. The suspect, 37-year-old Radee Prince, was associated with the granite business in Edgewood, northeast of Baltimore, where the shootings took place according to Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler.



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It’s Time for America to Cut South Korea Loose

It’s Time for America to Cut South Korea LooseThe first step to solving the North Korean problem is removing U.S. troops from the middle of it.



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That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flightANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.



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