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Suspect surrenders after shooting 2 officers serving eviction notice
Aug16

Suspect surrenders after shooting 2 officers serving eviction notice

vmargineanu/iStock(VAN BUREN, Mo.) — A Missouri man who shot two police officers while they were serving him an eviction notice surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon after a long standoff.
The suspect shot a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and …

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Man flew in plane’s cargo hold from Havana to Miami: CBP
Aug16

Man flew in plane’s cargo hold from Havana to Miami: CBP

Obtained by ABC News(MIAMI) —  A 26-year-old Cuban man who stowed away in the cargo hold of a flight from Havana to Miami was arrested Friday morning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“CBP received reports of a possible stowaway shortly afte…

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Jeffrey Epstein’s death ruled suicide by hanging, medical examiner says
Aug16

Jeffrey Epstein’s death ruled suicide by hanging, medical examiner says

MivPiv/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s medical examiner has ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell suicide by hanging.
The disgraced financier, who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, was found unresponsive in his cell at Me…

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Customs system back online after delays from nationwide outage
Aug16

Customs system back online after delays from nationwide outage

Placebo365/iStock(NEW YORK) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers were back online Friday after a “temporary outage” with its processing systems caused delays at numerous airports earlier in the day.
CBP spokesman Matt Leas said that “s…

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Massive crowds at airports across US after delays from nationwide customs outage
Aug16

Massive crowds at airports across US after delays from nationwide customs outage

Placebo365/iStock(NEW YORK) — Travelers are facing significant lines at airports across the country from what U.S. Customs and Border Protection is calling a “temporary outage” with its processing systems.

According to a CBP statement, the agency said it’s “taking immediate action to address the technology disruption.”

“CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online,” the statement said. “Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.”

A government official says there’s no indication that this was a malicious attack on the network “at this time.” A CBP official said only airports were affected Friday afternoon, not other ports of entry.

“There is no indication of nefarious activity at this time,” a government official told ABC News.

The official added that “security-related” databases are still accessible and travelers are still screened.

Several airports have also tweeted about the disruption, including major hubs like LAX and JFK. Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, LAX, and Dulles Airport in Virginia said systems were back online but CBP didn’t immediately confirm if this was the case nationwide.

Customers posted pictures and videos showing long lines waiting to be processed through customs.

#womenintech just arrived in the #USA for networking events and we’re all blocked at #customs pic.twitter.com/HGMvwUJqX3

— Women in Tech (@WomenInTechOrg) August 16, 2019

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— Ninis Samuel (@TexNin) August 16, 2019

JFK Airport Customs. Great work #TSA #JFK pic.twitter.com/5sp1TAtCst

— Bradley Pierce (@BradPierce7) August 16, 2019

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Family of mom charged after her toddler is killed by a car calls for charges against driver
Aug16

Family of mom charged after her toddler is killed by a car calls for charges against driver

Obtained by KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — The family of a Houston mother who is facing child endangerment charges after a car driven by someone else struck and killed her toddler is calling for the driver to be charged.
Gissel Vazquez, 18, could be seen in surve…

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