Videos of the Day: 12 Killed in California Bar Shooting

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 8, 2018 Updated: November 8, 2018

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Ian David Long was identified as the suspect who opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. At least 12 people were shot and killed before Long turned the gun on himself.

Long, 28, had a Glock .45-caliber handgun with an illegal extended magazine, Fox News reported. He opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill at 11:20 p.m. during a country music event, said Sheriff Geoff Dean on Nov. 8. He said the people in the bar were line dancing at the time of the incident.

Long was well-known to law enforcement over the past several years, and officers were called to his residence in April 2018, the report said. When they encountered him months ago, he was “irate and acting irrationally” before the crisis intervention team was called.

When mental health professionals evaluated him, they decided not to take him in for more observation, USA Today reported.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Three Ribs After Fall, Is Hospitalized

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after fracturing several ribs after falling in her office.

The Court made the announcement on Nov. 8, saying that the 85-year-old went home after the fall but had “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington Hospital in the morning, the statement said.

After tests, it was revealed that she was “admitted for observation and treatment,” according to the statement.

“Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment. Updates will be provided as they become available,” the statement from the Court reads.

Other details about the incident are not clear.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Suspended From White House

The White House has confirmed that it is suspending the press pass of CNN’s White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, after he refused to release a microphone he was holding during a post-midterms press conference on Nov. 7.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement on Twitter the evening of Nov. 7. Her statement read, “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.”

During the press conference, President Donald Trump spent an hour and a half answering questions from the press. Sanders said in her statement that Trump had answered 68 questions from 35 different reporters, including several from Acosta.

Sanders said that Trump’s record shows that he has given more access to the press than any other President in history.

About Acosta’s suspension, Sanders said: “President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration” but that the White House would not tolerate “disrespectful” conduct from members of the press.

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Missouri Tour Boat Captain Indicted After Sinking Kills 17

Charges have been filed against the captain of a tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, in a southwest Missouri lake over the summer, federal prosecutors said on Nov. 8.

A federal indictment shows 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee is facing 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer resulting in death. The July accident occurred when an amphibious vessel known as a duck boat sank when a sudden and severe storm rolled into the area.

McKee is accused of not properly assessing the weather before or after the boat went into Table Rock Lake near the tourist town of Branson, U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison said during a news conference in Springfield. Ripley Entertainment, the company that operated the boats, suspended operations following the accident.

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Draft Scripts Head for Auction Block

A collection of draft scripts for “The Wizard of Oz” and other material from the archives of the 1939 film are going up for auction in December and could fetch up to $1.2 million.

Los Angeles auctioneers Profiles in History said on Nov. 8 four handwritten draft screenplays by Noel Langley were being sold.

Langley, who died in 1980, was one of about a dozen screenwriters who worked on the big screen adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s children’s book that catapulted Judy Garland to fame and became an enduring movie classic.

Some 16 photos of special effects, including the tornado sequence that transports Garland’s Dorothy from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, will be included in the single lot.

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