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    Oxford, Michigan (CNN)Two teachers separately reported concerning behavior from sophomore Ethan Crumbley starting the day before the fatal Michigan high school shooting he's accused of -- prompting two meetings with him, including one with his parents just hours before the killings, a sheriff said Thursday.Crumbley, 15, was charged as an adult Wednesday with terrorism, murder and other counts in connection with Tuesday's shooting that killed four students and wounded seven other people at Oxford High School north of Detroit.The first behavioral report came Monday, when "a teacher in the classroom where he was a student saw and heard something that she felt was disturbing," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told Brianna Keilar on CNN's "New Day.""And they had a counseling session about it with school officials, and a phone call was left with the parents," he said.Heres why the suspected Michigan school shooter has been charged with terrorismThen on Tuesday -- hours before the shooting -- "a different teacher in a different classroom saw some behavior that they felt was concerning, and they brought the child down to an office,...
    (CNN)The Milwaukee district attorney whose office allowed for the release of a man accused of running over holiday parade attendees last month said Thursday that his low cash bail amount was the result of "human error" by an early-career prosecutor. District Attorney John Chisholm faced questions from officials during a Milwaukee County Board Judiciary and Public Safety Committee meeting to explain why Darrell E. Brooks, 39, was allowed to be released on $1,000 cash bail just over two weeks before he allegedly killed six people and wounded more than 60 others by plowing an SUV through the Waukesha Christmas parade on November 21. Brooks has been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the incident. An assistant prosecutor who was assigned to a domestic violence case against Brooks was handing a jury trial and almost two dozen felony cases when she reviewed Brooks' most recently posted bail, which was $500, related to a reckless endangerment charge, Chisholm said. The unidentified assistant district attorney, who was overloaded with cases, decided to double the bail amount to $1,000, he...
    Megan Thee Stallion has canceled an upcoming show in Houston after Travis Scott's Astroworld festival tragedy at the city's NRG Park earlier this month, when 10 people who died as result of injures suffered in a crowd surge. The Houston native, 26, told the Houston Chronicle Tuesday in a statement that she was bowing out of a show in the area slated for Friday. 'Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3,' said the musical artist, whose full name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete. The latest: Megan Thee Stallion, 26, has canceled an upcoming show in Houston after the Astroworld festival tragedy earlier this month, when 10 people who died as result of injures suffered in a crowd surge. Megan was seen in NYC earlier this month She added that 'Houston is still healing and it's important that our community be given the appropriate time to grieve.' Said the Grammy-winning artist: 'My heart goes out to all the families that are suffering during...
    Jim Vondruska/Getty Images CNN posted an odd tweet on Sunday that read: “Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.” Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.https://t.co/QMNccpBI0y — CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2021 A car did not drive itself through the parade, of course. A person, Darrell Edward Brooks, rammed a car into a crowd, killing six people and injuring more than 40 others on Nov. 21 in the Wisconsin town. People, not cars or guns, kill and are charged and put on trial. The car or gun is only the mechanism that the perpetrator uses to carry out their violent acts. That tweet is not the only example of media reporting so poorly on the incident. The press on both sides of the ideological spectrum has failed to properly cover the tragedy – a tragedy in it...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a key speech in a series of policy-focused speeches on Tuesday morning focused on the fight against abortion as the U.S. Supreme Court begins considering a landmark case that has far-reaching implications for the future of life in the country. “The Court’s misguided decision in Roe v. Wade has inflicted a tragedy not only on our nation, but on humanity, that is hard to fathom,” Pence will say in his speech, according to an excerpt his team provided to Breitbart News. “Its scale is unprecedented in the history of mankind. In the 48 years since the Court’s ruling, unborn children have been segregated into a caste of Second Class citizens devoid of the most basic human rights. Precious babies have lived outside the protection of our laws, at the mercy of a culture that devalues them, and an abortion industry that profits from their suffering.” Pence’s team provided Breitbart News exclusively with some excerpts of the former vice president’s planned remarks ahead of their public release and delivery at the National Press Club...
    The family of the youngest of 10 people who died at the Astroworld festival earlier this month, nine-year-old Ezra Blount, has rejected an offer Travis Scott made to pay for the boy's funeral. 'Your client’s offer is declined,' the family's attorney Bob Hilliard told Scott's lawyer Daniel Petrocelli in a letter obtained by Rolling Stone. 'I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. 'He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.' The latest: The family of nine-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest of 10 people who died at the Astroworld festival earlier this month, has rejected an offer Travis Scott, 30, made to pay for the boy's funeral  Ezra Blount, who was from Dallas, was among the 10 people who died as result of injures suffered amid a crowd surge at the November 5 festival at NRG Park in Houston.  He died of irreversible organ failure at Texas Children’s Hospital November 14 after being placed in a medically induced coma. Blount's funeral took place in Texas on...
    (CNN)The Milwaukee County district attorney whose office sought low bail leading to the release of the man accused of running over holiday paradegoers in a nearby suburb has been a longtime champion of efforts to reduce mass incarceration by using the discretion afforded prosecutors. Darrell E. Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee, now faces murder charges after authorities said he killed six people and wounded more than 60 others by driving through the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday. Brooks was out on bail for two separate allegations of violence, including one where he is accused of using a car to run over a woman less than three weeks earlier. Milwaukee prosecutor John Chisholm's office released a statement Monday morning, saying his office erred in seeking bail of $1,000 in the most recent case involving violent allegations against Brooks. He posted bail about a week after he was charged and was released from custody. More than a dozen remain hospitalized after deadly Waukesha parade crash"The State's bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges...
    THE family of a teen killed at Travis Scott’s doomed Astroworld concert has filed a lawsuit against the rapper. High school freshman John Hilgert, 14, was among those killed at the festival in Houston, Texas on November 5. 4High school freshman John Hilgert, 14, was killed at the Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas on November 5Credit: AP 4His family have filed a lawsuit against rapper Travis Scott and Live Nation WorldwideCredit: Getty John’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Scott, Live Nation Worldwide, and others, PEOPLE reports. His dad Chris Hilgert said: “The pain of our loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable. “He was a beautiful young man who simply wanted to enjoy his first concert event with his friends, whom he treasured spending time with more than anything.” The keen baseball player wanted to get the event early so he could get a good spot, The Houston Chronicle reported. The lawsuit alleges that "gross negligence" and "reckless disregard" for the teen’s safety" resulted in “his injuries and...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the media on Tuesday of “completely” not looking into the motive(s) behind the tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where six people were killed and more than 40 others were injured when a car drove through a holiday parade over the weekend. Waukesha authorities have not yet released any suspected motive. A suspect, Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, has been arrested and charged with five counts of intentional homicide. During Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host lamented that “Brooks has not publicly explained why he committed mass murder. Instead, the media have decided to speak for him.” “And the main thing they want you to know is that these killings had absolutely nothing to do with the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict just two days before. Nothing whatsoever. The time something just one of those amazing coincidences: ‘There is no evidence [that] this [is] a terrorist incident,’ announced Waukesha’s chief of police,” said Carlson. “But indiscriminately murdering children and women at Christmas parade isn’t terrorism, what exactly is it? Well, it’s a vehicular mishap.” Carlson then gave examples of this alleged media negligence. “Here’s how Twitter’s in-house news team described it: ‘Five people dead and more than 40 injured after car drives...
    Conservatives are blaming George Soros, claiming falsely that the Jewish philanthropist has somehow helped release criminals onto the streets. Conservatives have wasted no time in politicizing the recent Waukesha, Wisconsin, tragedy, in which a driver plowed his car into scores of people participating in a local holiday parade. The most recent theory promoted by some Republicans is antisemitic in nature and suggests billionaire philanthropist George Soros is somehow responsible for what happened. "The massacre in Waukesha is horrifying. It was also preventable," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) tweeted Monday. "Soros prosecutors unleash havoc and violence when they take power. It is their goal. When we take back Congress, Republicans will take on the Soros prosecutors and stand up for the victims of crime." Conservative lawmakers have specifically tried to blame the liberal donor for giving funds to local district attorney campaigns, to back bail reform, citing the fact that the Waukesha driver behind Sunday's incident had posted bond just over a week earlier, after being charged with reckless endangerment and skipping bail...
    After an SUV plowed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 21, killing five people and injuring 48, including many children, hard-right pundits treated the subsequent arrest of Darrell Brooks like a gift. Jennifer Van Laar, the editor of popular conservative blog Red State, tweeted, "FIFTY PAGES in Darrell Brooks' criminal record. Drugs, violence, crimes of moral turpitude, sexual offenses. But hey, let's allow him to bond out on $1000 even though he's charged with jumping bail." Alt-right troll Jack Posobiec and COVID-19 disinformation spreader Chuck Callesto echoed this idea. Turning Point USA's Benny Johnson went a step further, blaming Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm for the incident. So did Mike Cernovich, who ripped into Chisholm as a "Soros DA," despite Chisholm never receiving money from George Soros or his affiliated PACs. DA Chisholm, as a writer at Red State put it, is allegedly a "radical leftist who has sought to institute 'criminal justice reform' via 'bail reform.'" It is insinuated that Chisholm quietly ushered Brooks out on a serious and recent domestic violence charge on $1,000 bail,...
    Four of the five victims who were killed after a red SUV plowed into Christmas parade marchers and spectators in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday evening were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies club.  Police released the names of the members on Monday. They were Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. Virginia Sorenson was one of the victims in the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy.  A fifth person, Jane Kulich, 52, died, but she was not a member of the club.  Formed in 1984, the Dancing Grannies performs in about 25 parades each year from Memorial Day to Christmas, according to its website.  While performing, the grannies enjoyed hearing the crowds cheers and applause which certainly brought smiles to their faces and warmed their hearts — Dancing Grannies of MilwaukeeMembers practice once a week almost year-round. The organization says its members’ ages range from early 50s to mid 70s.  WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS HORROR: MILWAUKEE DA ANNOUNCES INTERNAL REVIEW OF DARRELL BROOKS BAIL RECOMMENDATION The only requirement for joining is to be a grandmother. There are...
    President Joe Biden on Monday offered his first remarks on the tragedy in Waukesha, offering prayers to 'lift up' the five families who lost loved one sin the horrific incident at a holiday parade over the weekend.  He spoke amid new revelations about the incident, which killed five people and injured dozens, after it was revealed suspect Darrell Brooks had been out on parole when he allegedly plowed through the holiday crowd in Wisconsin.  'This morning five families in Waukehsa are facing fresh grief of the life without a loved one. At least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries – some of them in critical condition – and an entire community is struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence,' Biden said at the White House Monday. He said his administration was 'monitoring the situation very closely.'  He made the remark at the top of an event where he was announcing the renomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.   'Last night, people Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness, and thanksgiving,' Biden...
    (CNN)Darrell E. Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee is the suspect in Sunday's incident in which an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, leaving five people dead and 40 injured, authorities said Monday."We are confident he acted alone," Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a news conference. "There is no evidence this is a terrorist incident."He said Brooks was involved in a domestic disturbance just prior to driving his SUV through the parade Sunday afternoon.Earlier, police said they had "a person of interest in custody," but would not say whether it was the driver of the SUV.
    It seems she just can't get a break these days. Khloe Kardashian, 37, is on the receiving end of backlash once again after tweeting she's 'speechless and disgusted' following the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Twitter users were swift to come after her for speaking on the November 19 ruling after she failed to issue a statement about the Astroworld tragedy earlier this month.  Controversial: Khloe Kardashian, 37, is on the receiving end of backlash once again after tweeting she's 'speechless and disgusted' following the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict The reality TV personality took to Twitter on Thursday night, hours after Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts. The two-week trial stemmed from the then-17-year-old shooting three people at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Khloe Kardashian criticizes social media trolls who question... 'You want them to be proud of you so badly!' Khloé... Khloe Kardashian shows off her cleavage in a skimpy tank top... Khloe Kardashian dons black leggings and matching hoodie as... Share this...
    Jack Kerouac infamously wrote: ‘There was no end to the American sadness and the American madness’. I am a great believer in American exceptionalism and think the great experiment that is the United States of America has created the greatest country in the history of the world. I believe in our ideals, I believe in our freedom, I even believe that despite the past five years of strife, division and - yes - violence, there is still no other place I would rather be and no other time I would rather live in. Having said that, 2020’s notorious summer of madness certainly tested my optimism. During that that summer of Covid lockdowns, the murder of George Floyd, the subsequent burning down of American cities, small businesses and abject violence, wat was up felt down and what was down felt up. Journalists would stand in front of burning buildings and call it ‘mostly peaceful protesting’. Many businesses were seen boarded up in the Wisconsin town this week in fear of possible damage and rioting Protesters argued outside the Kenosha County Courthouse...
    The only body recovered after the nation's greatest maritime disaster has been identified 80 years after HMAS Sydney was sunk in a World War II naval battle. All 645 officers and crew aboard the Sydney were lost when she was attacked during World War II by the German raider Kormoran off the coast of Western Australia. The action on November 19, 1941 in which both vessels were sunk remains the most grievous loss in the history of the Royal Australian Navy.  The wrecks of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran were not found until 2008, solving one great mystery, and now another has been solved by DNA technology. The only body recovered after the nation's greatest maritime disaster has been identified 80 years after HMAS Sydney was sunk in a World War II naval battle. The sailor's remains are buried at Geraldton War Cemetery under a gravestone which says 'Known Unto God' (pictured) All 645 officers and crew aboard HMAS Sydney (pictured) were lost when she was attacked during World War II by the German raider Kormoran off the coast of...
    KOURTNEY Kardashian urged her fans to "spread the love" after she was slammed over her "disgusting" posts amid the Astroworld tragedy. Nine people have lost their lives due to the shocking incident which occurred at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. 4Kourtney Kardashian is urging her fans to 'spread the love' after she was ripped over her 'disgusting' postsCredit: Instagram/kourtneykardash 4The reality star has continued to share sexy photos of herself following the Astroworld tragedy which has left nine people deadCredit: Instagram The Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum, 42, took to her Instagram Stories to share a snap of four Post-it notes that made out the sentence: "Let's spread the love." Kourtney also used the Story to promote her company, Poosh. However, the mother of three has been in hot water lately, as she has been called various harsh names due to her posts following Travis Scott's concert. The controversy kicked off when Kourtney took to social media to share an ad about her company, which showed her in lingerie with black gloves and holding a drink. Over the snap,...
    DRAKE has had his fair share of scandals over the years. From going to a strip club following the fatal Astroworld tragedy to his ongoing feud with Kanye West, the 35-year-old rapper regularly finds himself in hot water. 10Drake has had a number of scandals throughout his careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10From going to a strip club about the Astroworld tragedy to his feud with Kanye West, Drake is regularly involved in dramaCredit: AFP Drake's most recent scandal comes following his involvement with the Astroworld tragedy. Last week, nine people died and hundreds were injured duringTravis Scott's set at the Astroworld Festival in Houston. DRAKE GOES TO STRIP CLUB AFTER ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY While Drake took to Instagram to share a statement saying his "heart is broken," The Sun exclusively revealed that he went to a strip club just one day after the fatal concert. In deleted posts seen by The Sun, dancers were filmed surrounded by cash at Area 29 in Houston, which was set to host the official after party for Travis' event, and the club thanked Drake personally...
    (CNN)The funeral for one of the youngest victims of the Astroworld Festival is being held Saturday in Houston, as families and friends remember loved ones who died a week ago at the high-energy music event that turned into a nightmare.Brianna Rodriguez is one of the nine people who died at Travis Scott's music festival when people got crushed, trampled and struggled to breathe when a crowd surge was unleashed, turning the sold-out venue into a crime scene within minutes. The victims' ages ranged from 14 to 27.9 people have died in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy. A week on, questions remain over who should be held accountableRodriguez was a 16-year-old junior at Houston Heights High School, according to her family. Her funeral service will be Saturday at La Paz Memorial Funeral Home in Houston. "Dancing was her passion and now she's dancing her way to heaven's pearly gates," according to a verified GoFundMe account created by her family. Read MoreConcertgoers have described the crowd surge to be as terrifying as a "death trap," many thinking they would not make...
    (CNN)In the week since a Houston music festival turned deadly, questions have emerged about who should be held accountable for the nine people who died and the hundreds who were injured.Audience members at Travis Scott's Astroworld Music Festival described an unruly crowd surge on November 5 that felt like a "death trap," leaving many trampled and struggling to breathe -- and even prompting some to administer CPR on those who passed out."I picked some kid up and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, so I checked his pulse. I knew he was dead," concertgoer Billy Nasser said. "I checked the people around me. And I just had to leave him there. There was nothing I could do."A 22-year-old college student died Wednesday, becoming the ninth victim in the tragedy. The ages of those who died range from 14 to 27. In addition, a 9-year-old boy who was seriously injured is in a medically-induced coma.2 high school students, an engineering student and a man who was trying to save his fiancée are among the Astroworld Festival victimsThe question...
    Just weeks before her alleged abduction, Cleo Smith endured a family tragedy involving an adored relative not much younger than her.  It was in late July this year that Cleo lost her young cousin Mason to a rare genetic disease around the time of his third birthday. The two little cousins had enjoyed a close relationship according to social media posts, with one image showing Cleo tenderly touching her cousin's face during a family holiday. In another image, captioned 'cousin love', Cleo, then aged three, embraced two-year-old Mason and both children were in the arms of their grandmother, Sheryl Gliddon. 'Mason is blessed to have the most wonderful big cousin and a new little one on the way,' read the November 2020 photo's caption, which referred to the impending birth of Cleo's little sister, Isla, in March this year. Cleo Smith tenderly touches younger cousin Mason (above) on a family holiday before the little boy's untimely death from a rare disorder 11 weeks before Cleo's alleged abduction Cleo Smith, above in her mum Ellie's arms at Carnarvon police station on...
    (CNN)In the week since a Houston music festival turned deadly, questions have emerged about who should be held accountable for the nine people who died and the hundreds who were injured.Audience members at Travis Scott's Astroworld Music Festival described an unruly crowd surge on November 5 that felt like a "death trap," leaving many trampled and struggling to breathe -- and even prompting some to administer CPR on those who passed out."I picked some kid up and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, so I checked his pulse. I knew he was dead," concertgoer Billy Nasser said. "I checked the people around me. And I just had to leave him there. There was nothing I could do."A 22-year-old college student died Wednesday, becoming the ninth victim in the tragedy. The ages of those who died range from 14 to 27. In addition, a 9-year-old boy who was seriously injured is in a medically-induced coma.2 high school students, an engineering student and a man who was trying to save his fiancée are among the Astroworld Festival victimsThe question...
    DEVASTATED Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner "have been sobbing" since the Astroworld tragedy and the rapper "couldn't see anything from the stage," a source has exclusively told The Sun. The rapper and his pregnant girlfriend, who are believed to still be in Houston after eight people were killed at Travis' festival, are keeping a low profile, but have been left reeling. 4Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner were allegedly unaware of the fatalities until later in the eveningCredit: Getty 4Travis Scott carried on playing for more than 30 mins after it was declared a mass casualty eventCredit: Getty "Travis and Kylie have been sobbing on the phone to their teams and trying to figure out what happened," a source close to the pair told The Sun. "They found out after the show on Friday that people had died, but they were initially told it was someone injecting drugs and that a number of people went into cardiac arrest in the same spot. "They had no idea of what truly happened until much later on, and they are heartbroken over...
    Teyana Taylor temporarily stopped her show at The Novo in Los Angeles Monday to check on a fan who appeared to be in distress during the performance. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter was seen in a TikTok clip posted by user @valeriewango in which she ceased performing to check in on the well-being of the fan. The New York native, who is on her The Last Rose Petal Farewell Tour, walked over toward the fan and said, 'Is she okay? Bring her up here. Is she okay? We ain't doing that. Come on.'
    SICK trolls have been slammed for wildly claiming that The Simpsons “predicted” Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert. Social media users claim the cartoon show previously predicted many real-life events throughout its history ranging from Donald Trump’s presidency to Richard Branson entering space. 5Twitter users have been slammed for claiming The Simpsons predicted Travis Scott's Astroworld eventCredit: Getty 5Twitter users shared an image where Homer and Lisa appear to be walking into the mouth of a giant headCredit: Social media - Refer to source Twitter users shared an image of Homer and Lisa walking into the mouth of a giant head. They claim the design looks eerily similar to Scott's Astroworld album cover and the stage layout seen at previous festivals. The image is a piece of fan art that was created in 2018 and hasn't appeared on any episodes of The Simpsons. Sick trolls have been slammed for trying to make a comparison. One Twitter user said: “Stop posting stuff that isn’t real without looking into it. FFS.” A TikTok user shared footage from a Simpsons episode in February 1992. Most...
    Kendall Jenner was seen for the first time since attending rap star Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston over the weekend. Just days after the horrific crowd crush that killed eight people and injured hundres, the supermodel, 26, headed to an appointment in Beverly Hills.   For her meeting, the 818 Tequila founder wore a colorful crocheted sweater and matching bucket hat over her straightened glossy brown tresses.    Low-profile: Kendall Jenner was seen for the first time since attending rap star Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston over the weekend Devin Booker's girlfriend styled her effortlessly chic ensemble with a pair of flared white trousers, beige clogs and white socks.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What tragedy? Kim Kardashian pushes ahead to cash in $1... Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner slammed for taking daughter... Share this article Share Jenner stayed safe by keeping her nose and mouth covered under a face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Not long after her arrival, she returned to the solace...
    (CNN)Drake is speaking out for the first time since the Astroworld Festival in Houston which resulted in the deaths of eight concertgoers. He took to Instagram and wrote, "I've spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy. I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself," he wrote.Travis Scott out of Vegas festival as more Astroworld lawsuits are filed and investigators look into the possible role of illegal drugs"My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering. I will continue to pray for all of them, and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all."Drake had performed at the festival on Friday, which over 50,000 fans attended.Travis Scott, the music festival's founder, said on Monday that he will cover all funeral costs for the eight victims who died. Separately, organizers of Astroworld will provide a full refund to all ticketholders -- both those...
     Drake has finally issued a statement three days after his performance alongside Travis Scott at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas which left eight dead and several others severely injured. The 35-year-old Canadian rapper - born Aubrey Drake Graham - took to his Instagram on Monday night to post about the 'devastating tragedy' as he said his 'heart is broken' over the events which took place that night. He wrote to his 95million followers: 'I've spend the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy. 'I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself.'  Drake has finally issued a statement three days after his performance alongside Travis Scott at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas which left eight dead and several others severely injured, he is seen in a since deleted Instagram photo posted from the event Drake concluded his message by acknowledging the friends and family of those who died at the concert or suffered debilitating injuries.  He said: 'My heart is broken...
    FREMONT (KPIX) — Fighting back tears, the mother of the little boy who was killed by a stray bullet during a freeway shootout on I-880 in Oakland this weekend called on the public to help “find the killers.” Jasper Wu would have turned two years old next month. Instead of planning his birthday celebration, his mother Cherry An is now planning his funeral. READ MORE: Bay Area Labs Explore Causes Behind Age-Related Illnesses and How to Stop Them“I don’t know what to say. It just happened all of a sudden. I don’t even know how to react to this tragedy,” An said through an interpreter. Her little boy Jasper killed during a gun battle on Interstate 880 in Oakland Saturday afternoon. Jasper never got to meet his father, who lives and works in China. The two would talk by phone using FaceTime. “Jasper could recognize his father, would call, ‘Daddy! Daddy!’ He was such a good boy. He rarely cried,” said An. ALSO READ: Oakland Residents, Motorists Shocked After Toddler Killed In I-880 Gun Battle Jasper’s mother was driving southbound...
    FASHION brands Fendi and SKIMS have joined forces to debut their modern collection, said to be "a first of its kind." The long-awaited collaboration is set to drop November 9, 2021, at 9am EST. 2SKIMS and Fendi will drop their collection on November 9, 2021 What is the Fendi x SKIMS collection? Kim Kardashian West will launch a limited edition SKIMS x Fendi collection. The collection is a collaboration with fashion designer and Fendi womenswear Artistic Director Kim Jones. “Kim Jones and I have been close friends for years. I love his creative spirit and how he understands luxury in a way that makes total sense for how people want to dress," Kim Kardashian stated on the inspiration behind the collaboration. "He works extremely hard, and as a workaholic myself, I recognize and admire the passion he puts into everything he does." The collection is aimed towards the modern woman. 2SKIMS is Kim Kardashian's solution wear brandCredit: Getty MORE ON KIM KARDASHIAN Breaking'FAMILY IN SHOCK' Kim Kardashian ‘heartbroken’ after Astroworld tragedy where 8 people died'CEASE-AND-DESIST' Kim Kardashian is 'DONE' with...
    TRAVIS Scott appears to have spat at a fan and told the crowd to "f*** him up", in shocking newly resurfaced footage. The rapper eggs on concertgoers, telling them to attack the man after accusing him of trying to steal his shoe. 3Newly resurfaced video appears to show Travis Scott spit at a fanCredit: YouTube/SRF Virus 3Scott also eggs on concertgoers, telling them to attack the man after accusing him of trying to steal his shoeCredit: YouTube/SRF Virus In the clip - thought to have been taken in July 2015 at Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland - Scott stops his show and repeatedly says: "F*** him up." He singles out the fan he accuses of trying to steal his shoe, telling the crowd: "Get that motherf***er, get him." Scott adds: "Come here, b***h. You tried to take my shoe. You want to be a thief." The fan is pulled out of the crowd by security as others appear to hit him. Scott then appears to spit on the young man as he encourages the crowd to boo him....
    The Best Black Friday Retro Gaming Deals of 2021 Jaylen Brown injury update: Celtics star out one-to-two weeks with hamstring strain Eight people, including two teenagers, died while many more were injured after a crowd surge during Travis Scott's Friday night performance at Houston's Astroworld music festival. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images A memorial for the victims of the Astroworld concert tragedy Friday night The victims, who ranged in age from 14 to 27, were among the crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance when a rush of people stormed the stage at NRG Stadium. About 25 people were also taken to local hospitals. As of Sunday, 13 remained hospitalized. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images A memorial for the victims of the Astroworld concert tragedy Friday night Here, we remember the victims who have been publicly identified. John Hilgert, 14 The youngest victim, Hilgert, who attended the concert with a 15-year-old friend, was a freshman at Memorial High School in Spring Branch, Tex. "Our hearts go out to the student's family and...
    THE Kardashians have been slammed for their "tone-deaf" posts amid the Astroworld tragedy, but it's not the first time the famous family have been accused of "insensitivity". From Kim's luxury island getaway and Kendall's "unsafe" birthday party during the coronavirus pandemic to Kylie's "blackfishing" accusations, the reality stars have faced their fair share of backlash. 'OUT OF TOUCH' KHLOE, KRIS AND KOURTNEY 16Khloe was slammed for sharing a selfie with Scott from the night of the Astroworld tragedyCredit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian 16Kourtney promoted her lifestyle website Poosh after the devastating eventCredit: Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram 16Kris bragged about the roses she received from Travis Barker for her 66th birthdayCredit: Instagram/krisjenner Khloe, Kourtney and their mom Kris were all slammed over their social media activity in the wake of a crowd surge during Travis Scott's set at Astroworld Festival in Houston. Eight people died and hundreds were injured in a horrifying stampede at NRG Park on Friday evening. Despite the devastating event, several members of the KUWTK clan failed to acknowledge the innocent deaths. Kourtney was slammed for promoting her lifestyle website Poosh on...
    Houston Police Chief Troy Finner personally warned Travis Scott about the crowd at Astroworld before the concert turned deadly, according to the New York Times.  “The Houston police chief, who knows Mr. Scott personally and felt the musician had been trying to do good for his hometown, said that he visited Mr. Scott in his trailer before his show on Friday and conveyed concerns about the energy in the crowd, according to a person with knowledge of the chief’s account,” reported the Times.  Finner was reportedly concerned that the “energy” of Scott’s fans had been building up for months, as they were eager to see the rapper live again following the hiatus caused by the pandemic. At least eight people were killed, and hundreds injured, during a crowd surge incident while Scott was performing on Friday night. “The one person who can really call for and get a tactical pause when something goes wrong is that performer. They have that bully pulpit and they have a responsibility,” said Fire Chief Samuel Peña on Sunday. “If somebody would have said, ‘Hey, shut this thing...
    Facebook/Twitter/GoFundMe These are the victims who died at the Astroworld concert in Houston, Texas, in November 2021. Eight people died in a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday, November 5, 2021. The victims range in age from 14 to 27. At least 25 people were hospitalized during the disaster at the concert festival and others were treated at the scene, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a press conference. About 50,000 people attended the concert at NRG Stadium. The victims have been identified by family members as John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patino, 21; Jake Jurinek, 20; Axel Acosta, 21; Danish Baig, 27; Rudy Peña, 23; and Madison Dubiski, 23. Several other people were hospitalized and more than a dozen remained under treatment on Sunday, November 7, authorities said. Their conditions weren’t immediately known. The causes of death and other aspects of the tragic incident remain under investigation, Houston officials said on November 7. Turner told reporters, “There are a lot of unanswered questions. Over the next several days, several...
    Ireland Baldwin responded to the mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday. In three posts that the 26-year-old model shared to her Instagram Story on Saturday, Baldwin said that the tragedy was 'not Travis Scott's fault' but added, 'he incites the rage.' The Grudge Match star later deleted the posts, explaining, 'people on the internet are so scary and so misinformed.' Speaking out: Ireland Baldwin responded to the mass casualty incident that occurred at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday. Seen in 2019 Eight people, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died after a deadly crowd surge at the festival, which also left many others injured.    RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Hailey Bieber is a modern muse in a structured white gown... 'I have ended up simplifying myself': Holly Willoughby... 'I still fancy him': Holly Willoughby gushes over husband... Justin Bieber sports new Yeezy boots for Saturday brunch... Share this article Share In Baldwin's first post, she wrote: 'Y'all are really...
    (CNN)A mechanical engineering technology student from Illinois and a man who was trying to save his fiancée are among the eight people who died at the Astroworld Festival in Houston Friday night, authorities said.Seven of the victims have been identified, officials said, and the families of six victims have been notified. Authorities are asking for help to identify a man in his early 20s.Here's what we know about some of the victims.Franco Patino, 21Patino, a senior at the University of Dayton, was studying mechanical engineering technology and human movement biomechanics, according to a statement from the university.Read MoreHe was a member of Alpha Psi Lambda, a Hispanic-interest fraternity, the statement said, and was originally from Naperville, Illinois.Danish Baig, 27Baig died trying to save his fiancée, who was getting stomped on and hit in the crowd surge at the concert, his brother Basil Baig told CNN Sunday. His family says he was an amazing individual who loved with all his heart."People would admire him for who he was," Basil Baig told CNN.His funeral will be held Sunday in Colleyville, Texas, his...
    News of the Astroworld tragedy dominated social media on Saturday, including a series of disturbing videos bringing the scene into horrific relief. On Friday night, at least 8 people were killed and dozens were hospitalized in a crowd surge incident during a performance by rapper Travis Scott at the Astroworld Festival in Houston. Mr. Scott released a statement Saturday expressing regret over the incident: I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All. The news dominated Twitter on Saturday, making it the top trending topic. Many of those posts included very disturbing videos from the event, such as a clip showing a woman climbing onstage and repeatedly screaming “There’s...
    The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun loaded with live ammunition that he used to accidentally kill cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has spoken out for the first time.  In a statement Monday addressing the October 21 shooting, David Halls called Hutchins his 'friend' and asked the industry to 'reevaluate' its values.  'I'm shocked and saddened by her death,' Halls said. 'It's my hope that this tragedy prompts the industry to reevaluate its values and practices to ensure no one is harmed through the creative process again.'  'Halyna Hutchins was not just one of the most talented people I've worked with, but also a friend,' he added.  Despite breaking his silence, the assistant director failed to address reports that he was one of the three people to handle the loaded gun before the tragic accident that killed Hutchins, 42, and wounded director Joel Souza.  The other two were armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, and Baldwin, who received the gun from Halls.   Rust assistant director David Halls issued his first statement since the October 21 shooting in the Santa Fe filming set that killed...
                      by Roger Kimball  Reflecting on the unfolding disaster that is our social and political life in the United States during the consulship of Biden, I cannot help but think of Aristotle’s description of the structure of Greek tragedy. Obviously, the parallels are not exact. For one thing, tragedy as Aristotle understood it was a quick affair, its action over within a single day. Our national tragedy, by contrast, seems to lumber on indefinitely. Then there is the question of the character of the protagonist. Aristotle’s chap is “a man who is not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity, but by some error or frailty.” Sound like Joe Biden? Almost, maybe, but not really. Rudy Giuliani was not talking through his hat when he invoked the specter of the “Biden crime family,” as the words “laptop,” “China,” and “10 percent for the big guy” remind us. There are many other differences between tragedy in Aristotle’s sense and the disaster we are suffering...
    The father of eight-year-old Kendrick Lee learned of his youngest son's horrific death on the news, DailyMail.com can reveal.   Courtney Lee is the biological father of Kendrick and two of the three surviving young brothers who were found abandoned in a Houston house of horrors alongside the little boy's decomposing body last week.  'Kendrick is my baby, he's my youngest son,' Lee said in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com. 'I still can't believe it.'   Courtney Lee (pictured with wife Dione) is the biological father of eight-year-old Kendrick Lee and two of the three surviving boys found abandoned in a Houston house of horrors  In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Lee revealed he had been estranged from his kids and only learned of Kendrick's death in the news. The decomposing body of the eight-year-old (pictured left with mom Gloria Williams) was found in a Houston area apartment where he and his siblings had been living alone  Lee shared three boys, Jordan, 15, Trevon, 10, and Kendrick, with Gloria Y. Williams, 35, who has been accused of starving and neglecting her children. ...
    Hilaria Baldwin's podcast Mom Brain is 'no longer active.' Mrs. Baldwin's audio show with Daphne Oz hasn't aired since December 2020 and doesn't appear to be coming back any time soon, as the trademark expired June 2, 2021, according to The Sun. This news comes as Hilaria, 37, and husband Alec, 63, mourn the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from a firearm accident on the set of the film Rust.  Offline: Hilaria Baldwin's podcast with Daphne Oz is 'no longer active' after the production company let the trademark expire It appears the podcast's production company Vaynerstudios, LLC and The Gallery Media Group 'abandoned' the project, as trademark paperwork obtained by The Sun states the office 'did not receive a response to the previous Office action within the six-month response period.'   Further signaling the end of Mom Brains: the fact Hilaria removed the project from her Instagram bio. While an episode hasn't been posted since December 23rd 2020 - around when Baldwin made headlines for allegedly faking a Spanish accent and lying about her heritage - fans took to Apple Podcasts review...
    Eliza Hutton, the fiancee of late actor Brandon Lee, spoke out about the tragic accidental shooting on the set of "Rust" that so closely mirrored the death of the late actor in 1993.  Lee, the son of acclaimed martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, died on the set of the 1994 film "The Crow" toward the end of filming when actor Michael Massee fired a gun that was improperly loaded with dummy rounds directly at the actor’s chest. It didn’t take long before people drew similarities between Lee’s death and the accidental shooting involving Alec Baldwin that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead on the set of the indie-western "Rust."  Speaking for the first time since Lee died at age 28, Hutton explained to People how heartbroken she is to know that yet another group of loved ones is feeling the same heartache she felt all those years ago.  "Twenty eight years ago, I was shattered by the shock and grief of losing the love of my life, Brandon Lee, so senselessly. My heart aches again now for Halyna Hutchins' husband...
    Alec Baldwin believes passionately in gun safety and wants much tighter controls over who can have a gun. The actor thinks fellow Americans should only be allowed to exercise their constitutional right to own firearms if they go through a lengthy stringent procedure to ensure they are fit and proper enough citizens to possess a deadly weapon. I know this because we discussed it during an interview at CNN a few years ago in which he said: 'I'm in favour of people owning guns but I'm in favour of there being the most arduous process for them to qualify to own that gun. We license many things in our society. You can't walk into a store to get all the drugs you need. You could be in agonizing pain, and you still have to go to a hospital and stand in line and you have to go to a doctor and get a prescription, from a pharmacist. We license cars. We license a lot of things and I think that we need to license guns beyond the way we do...
    No green fudge THE overwhelming message from our poll of Sun readers on climate change is clear. You are already doing your bit to save the planet — and now you want world leaders to follow suit. 2A significant majority appear to back Boris Johnson over his plans to transform the environmentCredit: AP The numbers of people taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint, increase recycling and reduce waste has increased dramatically in the last two years. White Van Men up and down the country are getting behind the wheels of electric vehicles and even cutting down on their bacon sandwiches. And a significant majority appear to back Boris Johnson over his plans to transform the environment. Government cannot — and should not — do it alone. As this paper has been saying for years, the keys to the Green Revolution lie in individual effort and, above all, private enterprise. The will for change behind both is growing by the day and providing a unique opportunity. Most read in NewsSEARCH IS OVER Police confirm remains found in nature reserve...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper devoted a portion of his “State of the Union” broadcast Sunday to blast Republicans for mocking actor Alec Baldwin in the wake of the shooting that left cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, dead. Tapper went on to lament how politics is “driving people away from our shared humanity” after calling the incident “heartbreaking for normal people.”  (RELATED: My Heart Is Broken’: Alec Baldwin Speaks Out After Killing Woman With Prop Gun On Set) WATCH:   Tapper specifically called out Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Republican  Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance for their response in the wake of the shooting. “Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado apparently spent some time and did some digging and found a Baldwin tweet from 2014 about the ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ movement,” Tapper stated. “Baldwin is not only a progressive, but very aggressive and outspoken about liberal issues, including gun control,” he added. Tapper’s greatest criticism, however, was reserved for Vance. Calling the Ohio Senate race the “fear factor of American politics,” Tapper accused the candidates in that race...
    A week before a tragic on-set shooting accident involving Alec Baldwin would claim the life of one crew member and injure another, his co-star Jensen Ackles discussed his weapons training for the film, Rust, while at a fan convention. The 43-year-old was at a Denver event for Supernatural, his former long-running CW show, when he told the crowd about a big 'shootout' he had the next morning for his upcoming film. A day prior, Rust star Alec Baldwin accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old married mother-of-two and the Director of Photography on his new movie on a ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and injured the director in a gun mishap.  Tragic irony: A week before a tragic on-set shooting accident involving Alec Baldwin would claim the life of one crew member and injure another, his co-star Jensen Ackles discussed his weapons training for the film, Rust, while at a fan convention Ackles, who frequently used a gun playing Dean Winchester for 15 seasons on Supernatural, regaled a crowd of fans with an anecdote about his brief gun training for Rust...
    The widower of the cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin in a freak movie-set accident has revealed the distraught actor is being 'very supportive.' Halyna Hutchins, 42, died shortly after being shot by Baldwin around 1.50pm Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch, near the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico, where they were filming the movie Rust.   Halyna's husband Matthew, a lawyer with whom she shares an eight-year-old son, told DailyMail.com on Friday: 'I have spoken with Alec Baldwin and he is being very supportive.' Police have disclosed few details about the shooting, saying only that a 'projectile' was fired by a 'prop gun' and they are investigating. A spokesman for Baldwin last night issued a statement saying only blanks were used. DailyMail.com has also obtained a portion of the 911 call that was placed from the set. In the three-second long clip, a woman can be heard saying: 'We have two people accidentally shot.' According to witnesses on-set, Baldwin was stunned after firing the fatal round and asked: 'Why was I handed a hot gun?'  A photo taken...