Gunman Shot Deputy 15 Times In Houston Gas Station Execution

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Shackled: Shannon Miles (in yellow) appeared in court on Monday as he was arraigned on charges of capital murder in the shooting death of Harris County sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth

(Daily Mail) –  A Suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson said in court Monday.
Shannon J Miles appeared briefly in state district court in handcuffs and shackles and said very little, other than to answer the judge’s questions. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys.
Anderson read the probable cause statement during the hearing, saying that police received a call of an officer down at 8.20pm Friday.

Taking aim: Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson explains outside state District Court court how sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down on Monday
Taking aim: Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson explains outside state District Court court how sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down on Monday

When police arrived at the gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress, they found deputy Darren Goforth face-down. Anderson said investigators saw surveillance video from the gas station, which showed that Goforth, 47, had just come out of the store after he had pumped gas and that Miles got out of his red truck and approached the deputy.j

‘He runs up behind deputy Goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. Deputy Goforth hits the ground and then he continues to unload his gun, shooting repeatedly into the back of deputy Goforth,’ Anderson said.
Goforth was shot 15 times and a witness saw the shooting, Anderson said. She added that the shell casings match the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun found at Miles’ home. Continue reading Gunman Shot Deputy 15 Times In Houston Gas Station Execution

Fatal Fall The Third At Turner Field Since 2008

(AJC) – A longtime Atlanta Braves season ticket-holder was seen passionately rooting against a Yankees slugger when he toppled over the upper-level railing at Turner Field on Saturday night, falling to his death on the concrete at least 40 feet below.

Photos: Fan falls from stands at Turner Field

Murrey’s death marked the third fatal fall at Turner Field since 2008, though a 2013 incident was ruled a suicide and the circumstances of each incident have differed.

Murrey’s death was also the 24th fatal fall at a baseball park since 1969, according to Robert Gorman, co-author of a book titled “Death at the Ballpark.” Atlanta has had the most.

And while alcohol often contributes to falls at baseball parks, and suicides account for some, there’s one main reason Gorman cited for why people fall watching America’s pastime: the size of the stadiums.

Braves fan’s fatal fall the third at Turner Field since 2008 photo
Gregory Murrey (Courtesy: Atlanta Braves)

More than 49,000 people were at the Braves’ Saturday night game, but many were unaware of the commotion that happened behind home plate. Others saw an image they can’t forget: the 60-year-old Murrey falling head first, somehow avoiding landing on anyone else as he hit the concrete below.

“It was surreal,

It was the top of the seventh inning, and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had been announced as the next batter. Rodriguez, 40, returned to baseball this year after a 2014 suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, and Braves fans weren’t very welcoming.

Murrey was among those booing, and he had stood up from his second-row seat in the 400 level when he lost his balance, witnesses said. He passed through those in the front row as he toppled over the railing, landing in section 202.

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Runways, Models and Chaos: NYFW Week 2015 Approaching Fast

(SL) – Less than two weeks to go until NYFW. The season is upon us and the dates are set. A look at some of the fashion displayed on the runway from previous seasons of Fasion a Week:

September / 10 to 17
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
New York, New York

September / 18 to 22
LONDON FASHION WEEK
London, England

September / 23 to 28
MILAN FASHION WEEK- MODA DONNA
Milan, Italy

September / 24 to 26
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION FESTIVAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia

September 29 / to October 7
PARIS FASHION WEEK-WOMEN’S RTW
Paris, France

October / 8 to 11
CENTRAL EUROPEAN FASHION DAYS
Budapest, Hungary

Kanye West Admits To ‘High Life’ Before Declaring 2020 Presidential Bid

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Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award

SL) MTV’s VMAs program was colorful and apparently very smokey for Kanye West who admitted to ‘smoking a little something’ before he came to the show. Just a small piece, however, of a 10-minute speech or rant (depending on who you ask) that included an apology to Taylor Swift, a continued push for artists’ rights and a call-out on MTV for exploiting (his reunion with Taylor Swift for ratings.

Kanye was Kanye down to letting the applause of the crowd roar on until his fans got tired. Yeezus was in the building, outspoken and polite all at the same time and humble enough to know that when 60,000 people boo you in one setting, maybe just maybe..it’s not them. However, sometimes it’s best to just keep it short.

Kanye Admits To Smoking Weed, Criticizes MTV

I will say he is the only person I know that can disrespect someone in their own house on their own stage as he is receiving the prestigious and coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and stay for the after party. He was sure to say thank you during his exit.  A relatively calm Kanye spoke from what we’ve come to accept as his heart; and the future presidential kanye-660hpeful kept it honest revealing that he did in fact inhale.

He spoke of the aftermath of interrupting Swift many years ago and criticized the very network that was paying tribute to him. “You know how many times MTV ran that footage again, ’cause it got them more ratings?” He said “bro” a lot.

He ended his speech by announcing, “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.” Thus – the 10-minute speech? A a very pregnant Kim Kardashian looked on with pride.

Taylor Swift Shines

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Further proving the friendship between the two, Swift later got up on stage to present West with the much-coveted Video Vanguard Award. Of course, the 2009 incident was mentioned, but it was all in good fun, as Swift said that West has had “one of the greatest careers of all time!”

CNN Reports Taylor Swift gave a nod to the now-infamous VMAs incident from 2009, when Kanye West rushed the stage after Swift beat out Beyonce, proclaiming that “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” On Sunday night, Swift was there to present West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

But, Taylor kept is classy even pledging that West’s “College Dropout” album was the first she purchased on iTunes when she was 12. And she called the rapper her friend.

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VMAs Ready For Star Studded Night

(SL) – MTV is gearing up for what’s being dubbed one of the most star studded VMA’s in history.  Show producers are promising a night of unforgettable music and moments. Should be an evening full of foolishness with Miley Cyrus set to take on hosting duties. The girl is not afraid to let loose. I expect to see a lot of twerking and crotch grabbing and if she really wants to make it complete…bring the foam finger!

@MileyCyrus Gettin readyyyyyy for tomorrrrrrrrowwwwww!!! #VMAS @MTV

Nicki Minaj will open the show and performances are scheduled from Justin Bieber, The Weekend, Twenty One Pilots, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Tori Kelly and A$AP Rocky.

Nominee Taylor Swift will premiere her video for “Wildest Dreams” and Kanye West will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the day after what would have been the pop icon’s 57th birthday.

Let’s see who interrupts him for kicks! Show starts at 9/8c on MTV. Some of the top nominees include Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

Which President Had The Highest IQ?

(SL) – The average IQ score in the general population is 100; about 118 for for a college graduate. All the U.S. presidents have higher IQs than that. But some are geniuses. Anything over 130 is considered high or a genius-level IQ. Inside Gov reports that while a high IQ does not guarantee success, it is true that intelligence is often associated with effective leaders. But does that trend hold true for U.S. presidents? Are the most successful presidents also the most intelligent?

Former President Bill Clinton

With that question in mind, InsideGov ranked the 27 smartest presidents in U.S. history, using data from UC Davis professor, Dean Simonton. In a 2006 study, Simonton used historiometric methods to estimate each president’s IQ, analyzing information from their biographies and writings that would indicate a higher-than-average intellect.

This list is by no means definitive, but it should give a good sense of which presidents were highly intellectual. Interestingly, eight of the presidents on this list either never attended college or dropped out before finishing their degrees. President Obama was not included in the study. Let’s look at the brain power countdown.

Who landed the top spot?

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Scandalous! Asia’s Richest Man Lost $13 Billion In Stock Market Slump

(CNN Money, Hong Kong) – Since Chinese stocks peaked in June, shares of Wang’s publicly traded companies have tumbled in Hong Kong and Shenzhen — eroding his personal wealth. He lost a whopping $3.6 billion in just the past two trading sessions — roughly a third of his total losses this summer.

China's richest man Wang Jianlin has lost about $13 billion in China's stock market crash
China’s richest man Wang Jianlin has lost about $13 billion in China’s stock market crash

Wanda Dalian Commercial Properties plummeted 38% since June 12, slashing nearly $9 billion off the value of Wang’s stake; Wanda Cinema Line fell by 36%, for a loss of $4.2 billion; and Wanda Hotel Development shares plunged by 49%, wiping another $60 million away, according to an analysis of stock exchange data and filings by CNNMoney.
Wang recently overtook Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing as Asia’s richest man, according to a ranking released last week by the Hurun Report. The report estimated Wang was worth $42.6 billion.
Even before the crash, Wanda Cinema was in hot water, experiencing volatile price swings and even a trading suspension for about two months. The cinema and commercial property firms both debuted on the market in the past year, boosting Wang’s wealth.

DALIAN/CHINA, 12SEPT09 - Wang Jianlin, Chairman and President, Dalian Wanda Group, speaks during the Success versus Survival in a Global Downturn session at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China 10-12 September 2009. Copyright World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org/Natalie Behring)
DALIAN/CHINA, 12SEPT09 – Wang Jianlin, Chairman and President, Dalian Wanda Group, speaks during the Success versus Survival in a Global Downturn session at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China 10-12 September 2009.
Copyright World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org/Natalie Behring)

Wang spent 16 years as a soldier before achieving billionaire status by amassing an empire as founder of the Dalian Wanda Group, a conglomerate that operates in real estate and entertainment.
Related: Chinese billionaire buys 007’s yacht maker
His ambitions run far and wide, and recent investments have focused heavily on the entertainment sector. In 2013, Wang spent $1.6 billion to buy British yacht maker Sunseeker, which has built vessels for James Bond films. Prior to that, Wang acquired U.S. movie chain AMC Cinemas for $2.6 billion in 2012.

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Turning Back The Clock: 50 Is The New 30

(SL) – A number of celebs, including beauty Shania Twain, might be turning 50 in 2015; but they don’t look it! Yes, Hollywood affords certain nips and tucks, but most of these guys seem to be letting nature take its course. Click through to see who else is defying time and sipping from the fountain of youth.

Report: Geno Smith puncher was involved in 2011 Catfish-type incident

(CBSSports) – When IK Enemkpali broke Geno Smith’s jaw on Aug. 11, it marked the third time in four years that Enemkpali had thrown a punch in a somewhat public situation.

One of the earlier punches came in a situation where Enemkpali was apparently catfish’d, according to police reports obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Biffalo Bills defensive end IK Enemkpali (75) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Biffalo Bills defensive end IK Enemkpali (75) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The situation started on Sept. 1, 2011 when Enemkpali started exchanging Facebook messages with a woman named “Missy Lee.” After a series of messages, the woman offered to perform oral sex on Enemkpali, so he headed over to her house.

Enemkpali would later tell police that he felt “uneasy” about the situation because the woman wouldn’t turn on the lights or take off a blanket she was wearing that covered her entire body.

After taking time to think about it, Enemkpali left the house, but ended up returning later after talking with “Missy Lee” on the phone.

Once Enemkpali was back at the house, he entered the same room as “Missy Lee,” but still couldn’t see her because the lights were off. At some point, a cell phone rang, and that lit up the room enough for Enemkpali to see that “Missy Lee” had facial hair.

At about the same time, another person entered the room and that’s when Enemkpali threw a punch, “fearing for his safety, Enemkpali then struck the subject in the blanket. Enemkpali stated that after he struck this person, their voice changed to that of a male. Enemkpali stated that he then left the residence through the window,” according to the police report.

“Missy Lee” would later send Enemkpali several texts asking for money to fix two teeth she had lost after the punch. Enemkpali eventually went to police and reported the incident.

“Missy Lee” turned out to be Ketryn Anderson, a 34-year-old male.

Anderson told police that when he asked Enemkpali for money, “he was not attempting to extort money from Enemkpali, only to get him to pay for the damage he had done to his face.”

Police in Louisiana believed that “Anderson was attempting to use Enemkpali’s prior criminal history and tenuous status with the Louisiana Tech football team as leverage to force him to pay money.”

That prior criminal history involves Enemkpali’s first public punch.

The first punch, which happened in April 2011, came after Enemkpali was involved in a fight at a restaurant in Ruston, Louisiana.

At the time, Enemkpali was arrested and charged with battery on a police officer after he hit an off-duty cop who was working security at a local bar. The defensive lineman would later be indefinitely suspended by Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, who’s now the head coach at Cal.

Enemkpali would later be reinstated, but wouldn’t be able to play in Louisiana Tech’s opener because he injured his hand punching Anderson.

In the end, no one was charged in the catfish incident.

According to ESPN, the incident raised red flags about Enemkpali’s decision-making skills and it directly led to at least one AFC team taking him off their draft board.

The Jets ended up drafting Enemkpali in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and the defensive lineman was with them until being released following the Geno punch.