Baffling Holiday Triple-slaying Still A Mystery Despite Arrest – Abc News

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He was found dead weeks later, his body in a car trunk in a town 100 miles north. Mercado is also suspected of killing Gianni Belvedere. The slayings shook the local community and baffled police. Now Mercado, who worked for Target, is suspected of being involved, police say. Little is known about him, other than his pleading guilty to a felony charge of possessing a silencer in April.
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Red, White & New: Fresh ideas for holiday entertaining | Times Free Press

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Occupy the kids: Clements, mother of two boys ages 9 and 5, says it’s important to keep children entertained. “Having children under your feet while trying to visit with friends is not at all relaxing. If you provide some age-appropriate games, your guests will love you for it. “Sidewalk chalk is great because it washes off. You can use it more places than the driveway or front walk. If you have a wooden fence around the yard, set up a bucket filled with sidewalk chalk and let kids draw.
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Baffling Holiday Triple-slaying Still A Mystery Despite Arrest – Abc News

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Akshay Kumar goes on family holiday after success of his film

Additionally, police arent saying what evidence they have against Mercado, or how they found him. This arrest came after investigators and forensic lab personnel developed substantial probable cause for Mercados arrest, San Diego Police Lt. Mike Hastings said. After Mercados arrest, he sustained unknown injuries in the county jail and was later hospitalized. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. Mercados lawyer, Michael Berg, told ABC News that his client did not know the victims. He adamantly denies any involvement in this, Berg said. Mercados family released a statement expressing their sadness over the deaths. On behalf of Carlo Mercado, we would like the community to know how sorry we are for any pain the Flint and Belvedere families have suffered and are suffering, the statement reads.
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Akshay Kumar goes on family holiday Post the success of his film, the 46-year-old action star said that he would now make all efforts to make his family happy. “Well my real ‘Holiday’ has now truly begun, I’m walking the streets of NYC with my wife and kids in absolute bliss but I’ll never be off duty as it’s all about my family’s happiness now,” Akshay posted on Twitter. The actor would be seen next in ‘It’s Entertainment’, a film which revolves around a dog. The movie is expected to hit theatres on August 8. “So enough of my solo selfies, for the next month it’s all about a ‘Man’s Best Friend’ #ItsEntertainment all the way. Hope you enjoy my puppy pics, can’t tell you how much I miss this Dog!,” Akshay tweeted along with a picture of the dog. (JPN/Agencies)
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Loving Billie Holiday Doesn’t Mean Black Girls Aren’t Suffering | The Nation

Like DuBois, I also sat awestruck at McDonalds performance: one great artist paying homage to another. And, although I am one of the many women who signed the letter pressing the administration to include women and girls in this program, that does not mean I, or any of us, question the presidents respect for black women. DuBois mentions the presidents love for his wife and his two beautiful daughters. As so many of us do, I find that heartwarming. And it was with a sense of gratitude and pride that I watched him honor the two literary lions, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison with the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor. Nor do I doubt that black women will benefit from major Obama administration achievements, such as the Affordable Care Act, and the other projects including the STEM initiatives, which will support women students and researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And like DuBois, my husband and I also left the theater following McDonalds performance in a pensive state. I thought about the way she expressed herself with such beauty and dignity in the face of unspeakable insults to her person: a gifted black woman born in a nation that did more to thwart her promise than it did to nurture it. But here my ruminations on Lady Day depart from DuBois.
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Labor Day — You Remember ‘labor,’ Don’t You? – Yahoo News

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Georgia Lane Closures to be Lifted for Holiday Weekend

You could lump them with the franchisees of fast-food outlets. A corporation makes all the rules, avoids paying all the benefits and passes on the risk and liabilities to the franchisees. Got bad milk? Your problem. Like many “workers” of my generation, I have been there and done that. I am a member of three unions: the Newspaper Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. Although it was run by as dumb a group of folks that ever gathered, I am forever indebted to the Newspaper Guild.
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Russian troops ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict – Yahoo News

– ‘Large-scale’ military aid – Kiev said Russian troops on Wednesday seized control of the key border town of Novoazovsk and a string of surrounding villages along the southeastern strip of the frontier. A volunteer pro-Kiev commander said government troops were surrounded in the key transport hub of Ilovaysk some 50 kilometres southeast of Donetsk and were running out of ammunition. Ukraine’s military also claimed a Russian battalion had set up its headquarters near a village in the same area, while local authorities in Donetsk said 26 people had been killed in heavy shelling since Wednesday. Journalists also on Wednesday found signs of a hurried retreat by Ukrainian forces after they appeared to have abandoned a key road leading southeast from Donetsk to the Russian border. The latest claims of Russian manoeuvres are sparking fears that Moscow is seeking more than Crimea, which it annexed in March in the face of Western outrage.
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The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn’t include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say crews will continue to work near highways, which could require some long-term closures to remain in place.
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