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Colorado man robs bank and throws money to passers-by while shouting 'Merry Christmas', say witnesses

Colorado man robs bank and throws money to passers-by while shouting 'Merry Christmas', say witnessesA man with a white beard attempted to bring some festive cheer when he robbed a bank in Colorado and threw fistfuls of cash into the street while yelling "Merry Christmas", witnesses have said. Police in Colorado Springs said that the "older white male" robbed the Academy Bank at lunchtime on Monday. The suspect, named by police as David Wayne Oliver, 65, allegedly walked into the bank and claimed to have a weapon in his pocket. Police said the suspect had "threatened the use of a weapon” and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said that he left the bank with the cash but, instead of making a getaway, he allegedly decided to share the loot with passers-by once he was outside. “He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'” witness Dion Pascale told 11 News. A witness said that Oliver then walked to a nearby Starbucks, sat down in front of it, and waited to be arrested. "It was almost like he wanted it to happen," Mr Pascale said. On December 23, David Oliver was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center following a bank robbery in the 00 block of Tejon Street. Police Blotter 27498 t.co/CjbvRoi0Lc Mugshot: David Oliver, 65 pic.twitter.com/lNCJAwS9jE— Colorado Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) December 24, 2019 Passers-by are reported to have picked up the money from the street and returned it to the bank. Police said that “thousands of dollars” remained unaccounted for, according to The Denver Post. Officers added that there was no indication Oliver used a weapon in the robbery. Oliver is being held in the El Paso County jail, where he will spend Christmas awaiting a court appearance on Boxing Day.



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Judge throws out New York fraud case against Trump campaign chair

Judge throws out New York fraud case against Trump campaign chairA mortgage fraud case involving a disgraced former chair on Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign hsa been dismissed by a New York judge, who argued local charges stacked against Paul Manafort would amount to double jeopardy.Manafort, who recently began a seven and a half year prison sentence following charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into foreign interference in US elections, was already convicted on similar federal charges.



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Pakistan throws 'treason' charges at 250 lawyers for treason in hospital assault

Pakistan throws 'treason' charges at 250 lawyers for treason in hospital assaultPakistan on Thursday leveled “treason” charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property, police said.



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Joe Biden throws down gauntlet to Michael Bloomberg, saying 'I'm pretty far ahead'

Joe Biden throws down gauntlet to Michael Bloomberg, saying 'I'm pretty far ahead'Joe Biden has thrown down the gauntlet to Michael Bloomberg, urging the billionaire to "get in and run" for the Democrat presidential nomination, and vowing to beat him. Mr Bloomberg, 77, the former New York mayor, sent shock waves through the party this week by indicating his intention to stand, partly because of his concerns over frontrunner Mr Biden's stuttering campaign. Many Democrats warned a Bloomberg candidacy risked a split in the party's moderate wing, between the media mogul and Mr Biden, potentially clearing the path for the liberal standard bearer, Elizabeth Warren, to become the nominee. Mr Biden said: "Look, if he [Mr Bloomberg] wants to run, he should just get in and run. Michael’s a solid guy. I have no problem with him being in the race." But he added: “In terms of he’s running because of me, the last polls I looked at, I’m pretty far ahead. If I’m not mistaken, I’m doing pretty well both relative to Trump, and relative to all the people running in the Democratic primary. "Look at all the polls. I’m leading across the board. And, so I don’t quite get this." Joe Biden campaigning in New Hampshire Credit: AFP Mr Bloomberg filed paperwork to get his name on the ballot in Alabama, the state with the first registration deadline, on Friday. He also rang the former Democrat governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, a key powerbroker in the state, which is the first to vote on Feb 3. Following the call Mr Vilsack said: "He is in." He said Mr Bloomberg told him "it was true he is running." Mr Bloomberg's advisers indicated his main motivation was that he believes Mr Trump, his fellow New York businessman, represented an "existential threat" to the United States. He has previously called Mr Trump a "con" and a "dangerous demagogue." Howard Wolfson, an adviser to Mr Bloomberg, told the Washington Post: "He woke up and said 'Oh my God, Donald Trump is going to be re-elected – I better run for president.'" It is believed a trigger for Mr Bloomberg's late move was recent polling showing Mr Trump highly competitive in key swing states against all the current Democrat candidates, including Mr Biden. Those results came despite Mr Trump being in the midst of an impeachment crisis. The president also has a vastly bigger campaign war chest than all the current Democrat hopefuls. But Mr Bloomberg, America's eighth richest man with a fortune of over $ 50 billion, would be able to outspend him. Anthony Scaramucci, Mr Trump's former White House communications director, said there was "no question he [Mr Bloomberg] would be the number one threat" to Mr Trump. Mr Scaramucci said: "I think the president will be very intimidated. He [Mr Bloomberg] is a New Yorker, he can withstand the onslaught of the president's bullying. He's worth probably five to eight times the president's net worth. He can get ads up all over the country to defend himself. "If Mike Bloomberg got the nomination it's very clear to me he would beat Trump." However, Mr Bloomberg faced the possibility of not getting that far, and could succeed only in damaging Mr Biden while emboldening Mrs Warren. Brad Bannon, a Democratic strategist, said: "It's lousy for Joe Biden, but great for Elizabeth Warren." His advisers indicated Mr Bloomberg would deploy an unusual election strategy, essentially ignoring the first two states to vote, Iowa on Feb 3 and New Hampshire on Feb 11. Other candidates have already been campaigning there for months. Instead, he would focus on "Super Tuesday" on March 3, when more than a dozen states vote on one day, blanketing them with television adverts.



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Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie Sanders

Ocasio-Cortez throws her support to Bernie SandersAt a rally Saturday in Queens, N.Y., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president official.



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Family Feud Throws Police Shooting Victim Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral Into Chaos

Family Feud Throws Police Shooting Victim Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral Into ChaosFacebookAtatiana Jefferson, the black woman shot dead in her home by a white Texas cop who didn’t identify himself, was supposed to be laid to rest this weekend.But the funeral—which was to feature prominent civil rights activists—has been thrown into disarray amid a family legal battle over the arrangements.Local news outlets reported that Marquis Jefferson, who is identified on on her birth certificate as Atatiana’s father, went to court and got a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the burial.He claims that Atatiana’s aunt, Venitta Body, cut him out of the funeral planning and that he will suffer “immediate and irreparable injury” if it goes forward.“I believe that there's enough people who are looking for you people to show up so they can lift their platforms,” Marquis Jefferson’s spokesman Bruce Carter told reporters.“They may roll in an empty coffin, who knows. They’ll sing songs. They’ll dance around. They’ll fall out. They'll go back, and it’ll be over with. So when you ask me about the things people do for you to show up, they’ll continually do it as long as you show up.”Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Black Woman Inside Her Own Home During Welfare CheckLee Merritt, the attorney representing some relatives, said on Twitter Friday night that the Saturday memorial service would still happen, but it was ultimately delayed until later in the week.“Atatiana’s family is mourning. They’re looking forward to getting through this really difficult process of grieving and memorializing their sister,” Merritt told KDFW. “This is a bit of a distraction. It’s unfortunate, but they are trying to stay focused and stay together during this time of bereavement.”Atatiana’s aunt claims that Marquis Jefferson is not Atatiana’s legal or biological father, the Dallas Morning News reported. Both sides are due in court Monday morning for a hearing.Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was gunned down in her Fort Worth home on Oct. 12 after a neighbor called police to check on an open door in the dead of night.Her 8-year-old nephew told authorities she heard someone outside, got a gun out of her purse and pointed it at the window, fearing an intruder, according to court documents.Bodycam footage shows Officer Aaron Dean shouting at her to put her hands up before opening fire within seconds; it’s not clear if he saw the weapon.Texas Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Woman Charged With MurderDean resigned from the police force the next day and has since been charged with murder.“I get it. We are trying to do better… anyone who had looked at that video saw it was wrong,” Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus told reporters earlier in the week.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Israel's Arab party throws its support to Benny Gantz in bid to oust Netanyahu

Israel's Arab party throws its support to Benny Gantz in bid to oust NetanyahuBenjamin Netanyahu’s grip on power slipped further last night after Israel’s Arab minority party threw its support behind his rival Benny Gantz, virtually guaranteeing that Mr Gantz will get the first chance to form a government. The decision by the Joint List, which mainly represents Israel’s 2 million Palestinian citizens, is the first time since 1992 that an Arab party has endorsed a Jewish candidate like Mr Gantz to be prime minister.  Ayman Odeh, the Joint List leader, said he was backing Mr Gantz to bring an end to Mr Netanyahu’s 13 years in power.  “This will be the most significant step toward helping create the majority needed to prevent another term for Mr. Netanyahu. And it should be the end of his political career,” Mr Odeh said in a New York Times op-ed.  Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party put out a furious statement in response. “As we warned, the Arab parties that oppose Israel as a Jewish and democratic State and glorify terrorists recommended Gantz for prime minister,” the party said. The support of the Joint List means that Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, will almost certainly allow Mr Gantz the first chance to form a coalition government. It will be the first time since 2009 that anyone other than Mr Netanyahu has been given the task.  Letters from Jerusalem RHS But that does not mean Mr Gantz, a former army general, will necessarily succeed in cobbling together a majority. He says he hopes to form a national unity government with Likud but only if Mr Netanyahu, who is facing criminal corruption charges, agrees to resign.  Mr Netanyahu is refusing to budge and so far his Likud ministers are remaining loyal to him. If Mr Gantz is unable to form a government within 42 days then Mr Netanyahu will get another chance to take up the task. If neither man is successful, Israel could be plunged into an unprecedented third election in a year.  There were reports last night that both Mr Gantz’s Blue & White and Mr Netanyahu’s Likud were maneuvering to be allowed to go second in forming a government because they believed the first chance was a poison chalice likely to end in failure.  The Israeli president said meanwhile that he hoped the two parties could find a way to bridge their differences and come together in a unity government. “A stable government cannot be a government without both of the two largest parties,” Mr Rivlin said.   The leaders of the Joint List at the president's office Credit: Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP While the Joint List is backing Mr Gantz to be prime minister, the party will not actually join a potential Gantz government nor adds its 13 seats towards his majority.  Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of a secular nationalist party which holds the balance between pro-Netanyahu and anti-Netanyahu parties in parliament, said he was not backing Mr Gantz or Mr Netanyahu at this stage.  Mr Lieberman, who has a history of incendiary rhetoric towards Palestinians, said he could not support Mr Gantz if the Arabs were supporting him. “They're enemies. Wherever they sit we'll be on the other side." That leaves Mr Gantz with a perilously narrow path to forming a majority government without joining forces with Likud.



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Judiciary chairman throws cold water on Kavanaugh impeachment

Judiciary chairman throws cold water on Kavanaugh impeachmentJerry Nadler says the committee is too busy "impeaching the president" to consider investigating the Supreme Court justice.



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Man Throws Brick at Woman's Head in One of Several Random NYC Attacks

Man Throws Brick at Woman's Head in One of Several Random NYC AttacksA man has attacked at least four people in random Manhattan attacks this August, police said.



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VIDEO: Homeless man throws rock into windshield of car in Pomona

VIDEO: Homeless man throws rock into windshield of car in PomonaVideo shows an apparently homeless man heaving a heavy rock directly into the windshield of a car in Pomona.



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