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Woman Set for Deportation Attempts Suicide at JFK

A woman distraught over being forced back to her native country attempted to kill herself inside Kennedy Airport but was saved by two Port Authority cops, officials said Saturday.

The woman was being held at Customs in terminal eight waiting for a flight to Chile when she took 30 sleeping pills and some muscle relaxants about 2 p.m. Thursday, law enforcement sources said.

“She really didn’t want to go back to Chile,” a law enforcement source said. “She was intent on killing herself.”

The woman made her suicide bid the day before Trump’s Friday order to suspend immigration from Muslim countries with terrorism concerns, block refugees for 120 days and suspend Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely.

The woman fell unconscious and was having difficulty breathing when Port Authority Police Officers John Devins and Dominick Renda were called to the scene and administered Narcan, a nasal spray version of Naloxone used by law enforcement agencies across the country to help overdose patients.


Port Authority cops Dominick Renda and John Devins saved a distraught woman who overdosed on sleeping pills while she was awaiting deportation to Chile at JFK Airport.

The drug revived the woman, who was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, officials said.

Daily News – New York

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Two Burger King employees are out of a job after they tried to turn the fast food restaurant into a trap house!

According to Complex, Garret Norris, 20, and Meagan Dearborn, 19, were allegedly selling marijuana to customers who asked for their fries to be “extra crispy.” They would hand the weed to their customers through the drive thru window. Their little side job was ruined after someone tipped off the police.

An undercover officer visited the restaurant and pulled up to the drive-thru, and ordered some “extra crispy fries. When he pulled to the front he was handed a cup filled with weed!

Garret and Meagan were arrested and were released on $2,500 bail. Garret faces charges of possession of an unlawful substance and intent to distribute, and Meagan has been charged with conspiracy to distribute and unlawful possession of alcohol.

Garret and Meagan were arrested and were released on $2,500 bail. Garret faces charges of possession of an unlawful substance and intent to distribute, and Meagan has been charged with conspiracy to distribute and unlawful possession of alcohol.

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Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

It began in the morning, with a small crowd chanting and holding cardboard signs outside Kennedy International Airport, upset by the news that two Iraqi refugees had been detained inside because of President Trump’s executive order.

By the end of the day, the scattershot group had swelled to an enormous crowd.

They filled the sidewalks outside the terminal and packed three stories of a parking garage across the street, a mass of people driven by emotion to this far-flung corner of the city, singing, chanting and unfurling banners.

This was the most public expression of the intense reaction generated across the country by Mr. Trump’s polarizing decision. While those in some areas of the country were cheered by the executive order, the reaction was markedly different for many in New York. References to the Statue of Liberty and its famous inscription became a rallying cry.

Similar protests erupted at airports around the country.

Word of the protest at Kennedy first filtered out on social media from the immigrant-advocacy groups Make the Road New York and the New York Immigration Coalition. It seemed like it might stay small.

But the drama seemed to rise throughout the day.

There was the release of Hameed Khalid Darweesh, one of the two Iraqi refugees who had been detained, who said the United States was the greatest country in the world.

Hameed Khalid Darweesh, center, after being released from detention at Kennedy Airport on Saturday. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

“This is the humanity, this is the soul of America,” he said, surrounded by reporters and a handful of protesters holding supportive signs. “This is what pushed me to move, leave my country and come here.”

Just past 3 p.m., a man with a social media megaphone gave it a blow. “Everybody in NYC area — head to JFK Terminal 4 NOW!” Michael Moore said on Twitter. “Big anti-Trump protest forming out of nowhere!”

People were pouring in. Photos traveled far and wide on social media and on cable networks like CNN, which reported live from the protest.

By sundown, the crowd had grown into the hundreds or more, spreading along the parking apron and onto the three floors of the parking deck overlooking the terminal. They shouted downward in unison with the crowd.

Passengers with baggage-laden carts squeezed in and around knots of people as they headed to and from the terminal. One group of four people, apparently with a flight to catch, simply abandoned their cart in the parking lot and rolled their bags to the unoccupied end of the terminal.

Cabdrivers joined in, with their union, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, calling for an hour-long work stoppage for drivers serving the airport during the height of the protest.

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ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order.

“I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing,” ACLU national political director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News shortly after the decision was announced.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the court ruling.

Trump’s executive order, which he signed on Friday afternoon, barred people from Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Somalia from entering the United States for 90 days. It also stopped all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and indefinitely suspended the entry of refugees from Syria. As a result of the order, some people with current visas have already been detained or turned around at airports.

The class action lawsuit sought an immediate injunction barring the Trump administration from blocking immigrants based on the executive order. It argued that the order violates a 1965 law that banned discrimination in immigration based on national origin. According to a copy of the court decision from Judge Ann Donnelly, it will stop officials  from removing individuals with approved refugee applications, holders of valid visas and people from the affected countries who have been authorized to enter pending completion of a hearing on the matter in court. Donnelly also wrote that the lawsuit would have a “strong likelihood of success.”

 “There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017 executive order,” Donnelly said.

Shakir said the stay will affect those who are “currently detained in airports” and that the ACLU’s lawyers “will continue litigating the rest of the people impacted” by the order.

Trump’s order has led to large protests at airports around the country. Critics charge that it amounts to a “Muslim ban,” while Trump and his team have maintained that the order is not designed to target any specific religion and is merely aimed at terror-prone nations.

Yahoo News asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the order during his briefing on Wednesday. He framed it as a “necessary step” for dealing with people from countries that have “a propensity to do us harm.” During his presidential bid, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the U.S. That proposal subsequently evolved into a vague promise of “extreme vetting.”

Trump touted the executive order while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Saturday. He said the scenes in the airports were evidence of its success.

“It’s not a Muslim ban, but we were totally prepared. It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over,” Trump said, according to a White House press pool report.

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Trump’s Ban – Iranian Director Can’t Attend This Year’s Oscar?

Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Might Mean Oscar-nominated Iranian Director Can’t Attend This Year’s Awards

President Donald Trump‘s “Muslim Ban” enacted on Friday could prevent Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending this year’s Oscars — where his film, The Salesman, is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

On Friday, the president signed an executive order that temporarily bans any refugees from entering the U.S., indefinitely bans refugees who hail from Syria and temporarily banning citizens from several Muslim countries from entering the U.S., according to the New York Times. The president also said in the order that Christians and other minority religions from Muslim countries should be given preferential treatment when entering the U.S. over Muslims.

Titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” the order closes the nation’s borders for four-months. For 90 days, visas will also not be issued to nationals from several Muslim countries — Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Farhadi’s native Iran. This ban would apply to anyone from those countries visiting the U.S., not just people seeking asylum or looking to immigrate.

“We don’t want them here,” Trump said while signing the order at the Pentagon. “We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country, and love deeply our people.”

On Saturday, reports began surfacing that because of the ban, Oscar-winning Iranian director Farhadi, 44, wouldn’t be able to attend this year’s Academy Awards. Actor Jamie Bell was one of the first celebrities to comment on the reports.

(Trita Parsi later told the New York Times that he only heard second-hand about Farhadi’s ban and didn’t know for sure if it would affect him attending the Oscars.)

It is unclear if Farhadi was planning on attending the Academy Awards this year or if he was planning on re-entering the United States ahead of the ceremony. He has been doing award season press for The Salesman in the United States. In January he attended a panel discussion in Hollywood about best foreign language film nominees for the Golden Globes. He’s no stranger to the award season circuit — he attended the 2012 Oscars where he took home the statue for his critically acclaimed film, A Separation.

A White House source tells PEOPLE that Farhadi would qualify for a waiver to allow him to enter the U.S. and attend the award ceremony, but provided no further details on what that waiver may be. Farhadi’s reps and studio reps for The Salesman did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

PEOPLE reached out to the State Department for clarification on the new ban and how it would affect the filmmaker, but they said they could not comment on individual cases.

“The Academy celebrates achievement in the art of filmmaking, which seeks to transcend borders and speak to audiences around the world, regardless of national, ethnic, or religious differences,” an Academy spokesperson said in a statement. “As supporters of filmmakers—and the human rights of all people—around the globe, we find it extremely troubling that Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Oscar-winning film from Iran A Separation, along with the cast and crew of this year’s Oscar-nominated film The Salesman, could be barred from entering the country because of their religion or country of origin.”

The Salesman follows a high school teacher (Shahab Hosseini) who seeks revenge against a perpetrator who broke into his apartment and attacked his wife (Taraneh Alidoosti).

It’s nominated this year alongside It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), Land of Mine (Denmark), Tanna (Australia), and Toni Erdmann (Germany).

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the “main instigator” of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the deceased as 17-year-old Qusai Hassan Al-Aamour.

A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence erupted in the fall of 2015. In that time, Palestinian attackers have carried out numerous stabbings, shootings and car-ramming assaults that killed 40 Israelis and two visiting Americans.

Israeli forces have killed 232 Palestinians in the same period, most of them identified by Israel as attackers, while the rest were taking part in violent demonstrations or clashes with security forces.

Mideast tensions have been heightened in anticipation of the new U.S. administration. Israel has expressed hope that Donald Trump will be more supportive than his predecessor, while the Palestinians fear he will tolerate Israeli settlement activity and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem.

A close associate of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Trump’s presidency offers the chance to bring the Palestinians back into peace negotiations with more “realistic” expectations.

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzahi Hanegbi said that by pressuring Israel, the Obama administration encouraged the Palestinians to adopt more extreme positions.

The Palestinians have blamed the failure of peace efforts on Israel, saying its expansion of Jewish settlements on occupied territory undermines the prospects for a two-state solution.

The last round of U.S.-mediated peace talks collapsed in 2014.

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Usain Bolt: I am disappointed based on losing a medal, but…

Kingston, Jamaica (AFP) — Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt insisted Thursday that the loss of one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of the doping sanction of relay teammate Nesta Carter won’t tarnish his legacy.

I am disappointed based on losing a medal, but it won’t take away from what I have done throughout my career, because I have won my individual events and that’s the key thing,

Bolt said while attending the opening of a high school gym in Santa Cruz, Jamaica.

Bolt said he had already handed back the 4x100m relay gold from the 2008 Beijing Games, which the International Olympic Committee officially withdrew from Jamaica this week because of Carter’s postive drug test.

“I am not fully happy about the situation but rules are rules,” Bolt said, noting that Carter and Jamaica’s athletics authorities are planning to appeal the sanction.

“We have to sit and see how that works out,” he said.

Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater were on the Jamaican relay squad that was disqualified after Carter tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine in a re-test of Beijing samples.

All of them surrendered their medals on Friday.

READ: Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case

The loss of the relay gold deprives Bolt of one of his “triple triples” — he won gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m at Beijing and repeated the unprecedented feat in London in 2012 and again in Rio last year.

While conceding that the term “triple-triple” had “a nice ring to it” Bolt said he was looking forward.

“What can you do?” he said. “I’ve done all I wanted in the sport, I have really impacted the sport, I’ve really accomplished a lot so for me, I can’t complain,” he added.

He emphasized that his priority was to avoid distractions in order to train properly in the coming months.

“This is my last season and I want to go out on a winning note,” said Bolt, who is heading for engagements in Australia next week said his immediate plans center on “just training” for competition.

Bolt, who is reportedly willing to contribute to funding of Carter’s appeal, said he had not yet spoken to Carter since news of the lost gold medal, but stressed that there was “no bad blood” between them.

“I know it must be very hard, must be rough on him, I know how social media can be and I know how Jamaica is. So hopefully there is some love (being shown towards Carter).

“It’s rough, things happen in life for reasons no one knows,” he said. “I hope he doesn’t take it to heart.”


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Man Allegedly Greets Deputies: After Stabbing His Wife to Death

Bloody Man Allegedly Greets Deputies at the Front Door After Stabbing His Wife to Death

A former executive at the mortgage lending company Quicken Loans has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his wife to death with a kitchen knife on Monday, PEOPLE confirms.

Investigators described a gruesome scene at the home of Noah Ravenscroft in Commerce Township, Michigan: He was arrested there Monday night after his wife, Kristy Ravenscroft, was found stabbed to death, according to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Deputies who first responded to the home were greeted by Noah, who opened the front door while covered in blood and told them that his wife was dead, the sheriff’s office alleged.

He is charged with premeditated murder and was denied bond at an arraignment Wednesday afternoon, the Oakland Press reports. A judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf, according to the Detroit News.

Oakland County deputies were responding Monday to a domestic violence call made by one of the Ravenscrofts’ three children, according to the sheriff’s statement.

The child told the 911 dispatcher his father said he was going to get a knife. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told local radio station WWJ that the couple’s 10-year-old son saw his father on top of his mother, who told her son to “run.”

Afterward, as they made their way inside the home, deputies discovered Kristy’s body on the living room floor, according to the sheriff’s statement.

The couple’s three children were found on the second floor of the home, unharmed.

Police believe Ravenscroft used a knife from the kitchen to allegedly stab his wife. Before being booked, Ravenscroft was taken to a local hospital for self-inflicted wounds, according to the sheriff’s office.

Following the arrest, Sheriff Bouchard released a statement comparing the case to another domestic violence incident his agency was handling.

“Two different husbands attacked their wives,” Bouchard wrote, describing the incidents as “tragic.”

“I have been in this business a long time and the sadness only seems to grow,” he continued. “I still hope society will learn how to deal with abusers and create a fully functional mental health system. Prayers and peace to the victims.”

During the altercation, Noah allegedly stepped away from his wife and grabbed a knife from the kitchen, Sheriff Bouchard told WWJ. This, he said, makes the alleged murder premeditated.

“There is a moment when someone steps away from the heat of the moment — and yet goes and obtains what ultimately becomes the fatal instrument. That’s premeditated. That’s an articulated plan,” he said.

According to a Quicken Loans spokesman, the Free Press reports, Noah resigned from his position in December. There had been no previous calls to the Ravenscroft home for domestic violence.

Noah, who has been ordered to have no contact with his children, is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8, according to the Oakland Press.

It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

“Kristy was a very dedicated mom, and her husband seemed to work long hours to take care of his family,” a family acquaintance told the Free Press. “They enjoyed camping, and her kids are beautiful and have been in our Sunday school classes.”


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Serena Williams wins record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title

In 1998, two teenage tennis phenoms from Compton, Calif., met for the first time on the pro tour, in the second round at the Australian Open. Beads in their hair and braces on their teeth, the oft-talked about sisters stood ready to take the tennis world by storm.

But few could have predicted the spectacular journey that lay ahead of Serena and Venus Williams, one that spanned nearly two decades and brought them back to Melbourne, competing in their ninth Grand Slam final, with Serena cementing herself as the most decorated player, male or female, in the Open era by besting her older sister 6-4, 6-4.

The enormity of the moment was not lost on either sister. Saturday’s match opened with four consecutive breaks of serve as the duo worked out their respective nerves, Serena trying to capture her record-breaking title, and Venus attempting to raise a major trophy for the first time since 2008. It took until the fifth game for Serena Williams to find her groove in her serve and rally to win the opener 6-4.

Venus Williams, coming off of a draining, come-from-behind, three-set win over CoCo Vandeweghe, held to open the second set and then fought back triple break point at 1-1 to keep herself within striking distance. In the seventh game, though, Serena Williams got the pivotal break to put herself closer to history. Still, Venus Williams conceded nothing to her little sister, fighting to hold at 3-5 and staying aggressive as Serena Williams tried to serve for the set. Eventually, the little sister pulled through to win her long-coveted 23rd major title.

Serena Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open. (AP)

Serena Williams tops sister Venus at Australian Open to win record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title

Saturday’s title was Serena’s 10th major championship won over the age of 30. By comparison, Steffi Graf won her final Grand Slam at age 29. The win also ensures that Serena Williams will retake her spot at the top of the WTA rankings.

As Serena dropped to the ground in celebration of a lifelong goal, she was a long way from the courts of Compton, but not far from the best friend and support system that has been there through it all.

“There’s no way I would be here at 23 without her,” Serena said of her sister. “There’s no way I would be at one without her. She’s the only reason that I’m standing here today. She’s the only reason that the Williams sisters exist.”


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Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at 80, rep confirms

Actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80.

The longtime television star was reportedly in grave condition at a hospital in Connecticut prior to her death on Wednesday.

Her rep, Mara Buxbaum confirmed the devastating news on Wednesday.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

Details remain short on the cause of death, but her family reportedly had arrived at the hospital to say their goodbyes earlier in the day. Moore has been battling diabetes for many years and in 2011 she underwent brain surgery.

The upbeat and funny actress first broke onto the scene in the 1960s when she played Laura Petrie, the spunky housewife of Dick Van Dyke on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Moore played the role from 1961-1966 and it earned her huge notoriety and a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award two years in a row.

From 1974 to 1977, she played Mary Richards on “Rhoda,” another one of her popular roles. She then went on to have her own show as Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1970-1977. She was a four-time Emmy Award winner for that role. She also earned multiple Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe win for the role.

Other beloved roles included her starring role in “Ordinary People,” which earned her an Oscar nomination. Moore’s last credited role was on “Hot in Cleveland” in 2013.

Outside of acting, Moore also had a production company, MTM Enterprises, which was at the forefront for creating comedy shows. Her company was behind “Hill Street Blues” and “St. Elsewhere.”

Moore will go down in history as one of the most beloved comedic actresses of the time.