Woman allegedly left 2 babies locked in car during scorching heat wave
(MORE: 1-year-old girl dies in hot truck after dad accidentally leaves her there all day; no charges filed: Police) The children were safely taken out of the car, medically evaluated and released to Child Protective Services, police said. Crystal Gonzales, 34, who said she was the mother of both children, was charged with child endangerment, police said. She was released on bail on Monday, according to records, and does not yet have a court date set. Ontario Police Department Crystal Gonzales, 34, was arrested for child endangerment in Ontario, Calif., July 8, 2018. “Police would like to remind residents that leaving an infant or toddler unattended in a vehicle at any time is a violation of the law,” the Ontario police department said in a Tuesday news release. “Doing so during these extreme temperatures can cause serious injury or death.” This weekend’s heat wave brought record-high temperatures to some parts of Southern California. Burbank reached an all-time high temperature of 114 degrees. Children’s bodies heat up much faster than adults and children’s internal organs begin to shut down after their core body temperature reaches 104 degrees, according to a report from the nonprofit National Safety Council. On an 86-degree day, for example, it would take only about 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach a dangerous 105 degrees, the report said. ABC News’ Max Golembo contributed to this report. 0 Shares
Woman arrested in beating of 91-year-old Mexican man in California
Woman arrested in beating of 91-year-old Mexican man in California CNN 2 hrs ago By Jason Hanna, Stella Chan and Paul Vercammen, CNN Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Trump administration misses deadline to reunite immigrant families with young children Many families still wait in limbo after the first deadline passed to reunify 102 immigrant children under the age of 5 with their parents. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal joins CBSN to talk about the deadline, what’s ahead for the families, and some new reports about how the Trump administration will now handle detained families. CBS News Sun Prairie gas explosion: ‘Buildings sheared right off their foundations’ The Barr House in Sun Prairie was the epicenter of Tuesday’s deadly explosion, but nearby structures also suffered significant damage. WISN Milwaukee Border Patrol claims de Blasio illegally crossed border Border protection claims the New York City mayor and Austin’s Mayor Adler illegally crossed the border between Mexico and the U.S. William La Jeunesse has the story. FOX News 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Man beaten with brick on daily walk CNN See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Trump administration misses deadline to reunite immigrant families with young children CBS News 9:59 Sun Prairie gas explosion: ‘Buildings sheared right off their foundations’ WISN Milwaukee 1:07 Border Patrol claims de Blasio illegally crossed border FOX News 2:07 What Does High Court Nominee Kavanaugh Mean for Roe v. Wade? The Wall Street Journal. 2:11 Commander explains how final group was pulled from Thai cave just in time CBS News 4:37 All 11 passengers on board plane survive crash in Alaska mountains TODAY 1:59 Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast Reuters 1:03 Trump: ‘I think the Secretary General likes Trump’ NBC News 1:26 Exclusive: U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy Reuters America 1:38 Trump: Germany held captive by Russia CNN 1:30 U.S. threatens tariffs on $200 bln of China goods Reuters America 1:56 Thai Cave Rescue Involved Complex Team Effort The Wall Street Journal. 2:48 ‘Thank God, today we were reunited’: An immigrant father’s journey back to his son The Washington post 2:05 What to expect from Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle The Washington post 3:48 Former Clerk Describes Kavanaugh As Open Minded Associated Press 2:00 Facebook Faces Massive UK Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal Newsy 0:56 UP NEXT A week after a 91-year-old Mexican man says he was beaten with a concrete block in Southern California, a woman has been arrested in connection with the assault, authorities said.
Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested Tuesday night in Los Angeles on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez last week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
She was being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, with bail set at $200,000.
‘I just passed her …. and she hit me’ Rodriguez, who is recovering at his relatives’ Willowbrook home south of Los Angeles, said he was walking to a park on July 4 when he passed a woman and a girl.
Without warning, the woman hit him with a concrete block, he said, and enlisted a group of men to kick him.
“I didn’t even bump into her kid,” Rodriguez said. “I just passed her, and she pushed me and she hit me until she was done.”
© Paul Vercammen/CNN Rodolfo Rodriguez of Mexico told CNN he was visiting family in The Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles when he was attacked by a woman. A witness says she saw a woman beating Rodriguez with a small concrete block she held in her hand. His nephew says he suffered a broken jaw, broken cheek, two broken ribs and countless bruises. A witness, Misbel Borjas, said she saw a woman hitting Rodriguez in the head with the block.
“I heard her saying, ‘Go back to your country; go back to Mexico,'” she told CNN by phone.
Authorities said Jones is black and a Los Angeles resident.
Rodriguez, who said he travels about twice a year from his home in Mexico to visit relatives in Willowbrook, suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face, back and abdomen, his family said.
He spent five or six hours in a hospital, his family said.
Rodriguez said he doesn’t know why he was attacked. He said that at one point, the woman ran up to some men and told them Rodriguez was trying to take her daughter away from her — so the men joined her and started kicking him as he lay bleeding on a sidewalk.
“But that’s not true,” he told CNN about the woman’s allegation, through tears. “In the years I have been alive I have never offended anyone.”
‘I’m in so much pain’ The sheriff’s department said it is trying to determine a motive for the attack, and it hasn’t specified what led to Jones’ arrest.
Earlier, the department said it was looking for a woman seen in a photo that Borjas had taken . In the photo, a woman is holding what appears to be a piece of concrete or a brick.
Borjas also posted to Facebook a video of a bloodied Rodriguez sitting on grass between a sidewalk and a street shortly after the attack.
“When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone,” Borjas said of the attacker, “she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my car.”
The sheriff’s department said it was trying to determine if others were involved in the attack.
Rodriguez’s family started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his medical costs.
Rodriguez said he’d never been hurt like this before in a life working fields with cattle and corn. He recalled the attack while lying back in a reclining chair at his relatives’ Willowbrook home.
“I can’t walk,” Rodriguez said. “I’m in so much pain.”
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the social media platform to which Misbel Borjas posted a video. She posted it to Facebook.
CNN’s Andrea Diaz contributed to this report.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins primary in district she was not running in
WATCH Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the future of the Democratic Party 0 Shares Email Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who scored a major political upset last month when she unseated powerful Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for a New York City congressional seat, has also won the Reform Party primary as a write-in candidate in a different Bronx-based district over the incumbent Democratic, Rep. Jose Serrano. Interested in Midterm Elections? Add Midterm Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Midterm Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Midterm Elections Add Interest The candidate confirmed on Twitter Tuesday evening that she was told the news, which was first reported by the New York Daily News. “Shockingly — and I’m told this is not a joke — we have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District via write-in campaign on the Reform line!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter before going on to say she will reject the nomination and remain the Democratic nomination in the 14th district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. Shockingly – and I’m told this is not a joke – we have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District via write-in campaign on the Reform line! While I am honored that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign, I will remain the Dem nominee for NY-14. https://t.co/edidvU5sOr — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 11, 2018 New York state law prevents candidates from running for two different offices simultaneously. There were no candidates running on the Reform Party ticket in the 15th Congressional District, which was holding primaries and encouraging unaffiliated voters to submit their preferred candidates as a way to bring attention to what they say are broken election laws governing primaries in New York State, according to local news outlet City & State New York . Ocasio-Cortez, now considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, gained national attention for unseating Crowley, once thought to be a potential Speaker of the House candidate to succeed Nancy Pelosi, by nearly 15 points in New York’s June 26th primary election for federal offices. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Joe Crowley departs the House of Representatives for the weekend following final votes at the Capitol in Washington, June 15, 2018. Serrano has represented New York’s 14th Congressional District since 1990, and was a New York State Assemblyman for 15 years prior to his service in the U.S. House. The New York City Board of Elections did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for more information on Ocasio-Cortez’s reported victory. Ocasio-Cortez is expected to easily win election to the U.S. House in November, when she will face Republican Anthony Pappas, a professor at St. John’s University. Hillary Clinton won New York’s 14th Congressional District by 57 points in the 2016 presidential election. 0 Shares
Michael Cohen is sending a clear message to Donald Trump by speaking ‘real truth,’ sources say
Michael Cohen is sending a clear message to Donald Trump by speaking ‘real truth,’ sources say CNN 4 hrs ago By Gloria Borger and Dana Bash, CNN Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Rescue Continues After Several Boys Saved From Flooded Thailand Cave Ben Tracy reports. CBS Philly Only 54 children to be reunited by deadline Roughly half of the children under 5 years old who were separated from their parents at the border will be back with their parents by the court-imposed deadline, but the Trump administration is still not sure when the rest will be reunited. CNN’s Miguel Marquez reports. CNN Wildfire Updates: Klamathon Fire Continues To Grow, Several Communities Still In Harm’s Way The fire in Siskiyou County is just one of several wildfires crews are battling across the state at the moment. CBS Sacramento 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Sources: Cohen has hit the reset button CNN See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Rescue Continues After Several Boys Saved From Flooded Thailand Cave CBS Philly 2:03 Only 54 children to be reunited by deadline CNN 1:44 Wildfire Updates: Klamathon Fire Continues To Grow, Several Communities Still In Harm’s Way CBS Sacramento 1:54 Resignations leave UK Brexit plan in disarray Reuters 1:59 Pompeo at surprise Afghanistan visit: ‘The president’s strategy is indeed working’ NBC News 1:17 Sources: Cohen has hit the reset button CNN 2:08 Prince Louis, third child of William and Kate, is christened CBS News 1:26 Disney worker killed in accident Orlando Sentinel 0:35 Rep. Jim Jordan faces growing accusations of inaction during Ohio State abuse The Washington post 1:54 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex-charges USA TODAY 2:59 Indiana AG Won’t Resign Amid Groping Allegation Associated Press 1:20 Adorable and critically endangered, baby gorilla “Ali” melts hearts Reuters 1:55 President Trump “very close” to selecting nominee to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court CBS News 7:38 Protesters heckle McConnell outside restaurant CNN 0:38 Death Toll Climbs as Severe Rain Drenches Japan The Wall Street Journal. 1:34 British woman dies after Novichok exposure Reuters 1:38 UP NEXT Michael Cohen, the President’s former fixer and ultimate loyalist, is sending a clear signal to President Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that “the truth is not you(r) or your client’s friend,” according to sources with knowledge of Cohen’s thinking.
Two sources familiar with Cohen’s thinking say he has “hit the reset button” and is continuing his commitment to speak the “real truth.”
In particular, the same sources say Giuliani is wading into dangerous territory when he asks Cohen to “tell the truth” about the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russian meddling in the election.
For the past year, Cohen has vehemently denied participating in or knowing about any collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign. These new comments from sources close to Cohen suggest he might have information about Trump and others in the President’s orbit to share with investigators, though Cohen hasn’t publicly revealed any details yet.
Cohen believes that Giuliani and the President are trying to send him a message, a source familiar with Cohen’s thinking said. Cohen feels the message is that if he crosses them, they will continue their “attacks” on his character and say that he is lying. Cohen is referring all inquiries to his attorney, Guy Petrillo.
These sources would not comment on whether Petrillo has been meeting with prosecutors in New York and referred inquiries about any potential case to Petrillo.
A source familiar with Cohen’s thinking says that he will not be “a punching bag for anyone’s defense strategy.”
© TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps personal lawyer walks down Park Avenue in New York June 15, 2018 after leaving his hotel. – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has indicated that he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators to alleviate the pressure on himself and his family. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) In television interviews Sunday, Giuliani expressed confidence that Cohen does not have any potentially incriminating information to share with prosecutors, saying he had “zero” worries.
“I do not expect that Michael Cohen is going to lie,” Giuliani said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think he’s going to tell the truth, as best he can, given his recollection. And, if he does that, we’re home-free.”
Giuliani reiterated in a text to CNN Monday morning, “the truth will set you free. The President did nothing wrong with Michael Cohen. Everything has been a dead-end because there is nothing there.”
Lanny Davis, Cohen’s adviser, is declining to comment on any issue involving the investigation. One source adds that Cohen has not been informed which criminal charges he might be facing.
The sources made it clear that, in his interview with George Stephanopoulos to ABC last month, Cohen carefully chose the areas to distinguish himself from the President: First, one source said, “why did (Cohen) say I respect the FBI? … Who has said the FBI is a corrupt institution? The President.”
Next, Cohen spoke about the Trump Tower meeting, which both the President and Giuliani have claimed is a non-event, the source said. The question remains whether Cohen knows more about the meeting that could be of interest to prosecutors.
Cohen, in the interview, also specifically raised the point that he believes the intelligence communities over Trump.
“If you link them all together, you can see that Cohen is not anyone’s punching bag,” says one source. “He is exercising his discretion to send a direct message between the eyes to the President of the United States.”
Cohen is saying, this source adds, that he is “no longer talking a bullet for you (Trump), no longer a flunky.” It is, this source says, “his July 4th moment.”
Cohen has been interviewed by Senate and House intelligence committees for about 15 hours and has turned over roughly 2 million documents to investigators, sources say.
This story is breaking and being updated.
Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at NATO summit
Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at NATO summit The Guardian 4 hrs ago Ewen MacAskill in Brussels Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT What Does High Court Nominee Kavanaugh Mean for Roe v. Wade? If confirmed, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to hew the conservative line more closely than his predecessor, Anthony Kennedy. WSJ’s Naftali Bendavid looks at what this could mean for Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision on abortion. Photo: Getty The Wall Street Journal. Commander explains how final group was pulled from Thai cave just in time Maj. Charles Hodges, the U.S. mission commander for the 353rd Special Operations unit for the Air Force, was a part of the operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. Hodges joins “CBS This Morning” from Chiang Rai, Thailand to describe the tense moments leading up to the final rescue. CBS News All 11 passengers on board plane survive crash in Alaska mountains A small plane loaded with tourists collided into a rocky mountain in a remote section of Alaska. The 11 people on board, including the pilot, survived the harrowing crash. They were eventually rescued by helicopter crew with the U.S. Coast Guard, NBC national correspondent Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY. TODAY 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Trump’s Germany outburst sets tone at NATO visit Reuters See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next What Does High Court Nominee Kavanaugh Mean for Roe v. Wade? The Wall Street Journal. 2:11 Commander explains how final group was pulled from Thai cave just in time CBS News 4:37 All 11 passengers on board plane survive crash in Alaska mountains TODAY 1:59 Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast Reuters 1:03 Trump: ‘I think the Secretary General likes Trump’ NBC News 1:26 Exclusive: U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy Reuters America 1:38 Trump: Germany held captive by Russia CNN 1:30 U.S. threatens tariffs on $200 bln of China goods Reuters America 1:56 Thai Cave Rescue Involved Complex Team Effort The Wall Street Journal. 2:48 ‘Thank God, today we were reunited’: An immigrant father’s journey back to his son The Washington post 2:05 What to expect from Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle The Washington post 3:48 Former Clerk Describes Kavanaugh As Open Minded Associated Press 2:00 Facebook Faces Massive UK Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal Newsy 0:56 GOP, Democratic Senators Skirmish Over Kavanaugh Associated Press 2:19 US ambassador to NATO: We are worried about Turkey and Russia CNBC 3:32 Trump’s SCOTUS pick kicks off charm campaign Reuters America 1:41 UP NEXT Video by Reuters
Angela Merkel pushed back against Donald Trump’s extraordinary tirade against Germany on the first day of the NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday, denying her country was “totally controlled” by Russia and saying it made its own independent decisions and policies.
In less blunt language than the US president’s, the German chancellor made the point that she needed no lessons in dealing with authoritarian regimes, recalling she had been brought up in East Germany when it had been part of the Soviet Union’s sphere of influence.
Arriving at NATO headquarters only hours after Trump singled out Germany for criticism, Merkel said: “I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union. I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions. That is very good, especially for people in eastern Germany.”
She also hit back at Trump’s criticism that Germany contributed too little to European defense. “Germany does a lot for NATO,” she said.
“Germany is the second largest provider of troops, the largest part of our military capacity is offered to NATO and until today we have a strong engagement towards Afghanistan. In that we also defend the interests of the United States.”
Earlier the US president had accused Berlin of being a “a captive of the Russians” because of its dependence on energy supplies.
At his first meeting of the summit, with the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, Trump described the relationship between Germany and Russia as “inappropriate.”
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NATO officials had been nervously the first meeting as an indicator of how Trump – who arrived in Brussels on Tuesday night – would behave over the next two days. Within minutes they had their answer.
This summit is shaping up to be the most divisive in NATO’s 69-year history. Normally, NATO summits are mostly fixed in advance and proceed in an orderly fashion. Trump’s first words signaled this one was not going to be like that.
He complained that German politicians had been working for Russian energy companies after leaving politics and said this too was inappropriate. Germany was totally controlled by Russia, Trump said.
With Stoltenberg looking on uncomfortably throughout, the US president was unrelenting. “I think it is very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia,” Trump said. “We are supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions dollars a year to Russia.
“We are protecting Germany, we are protecting France, we are protecting all of these countries and then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they are paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia. I think that is very inappropriate.”
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He added: “It should never have been allowed to happen. Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they will be getting 60-70% of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline.
“You tell me if that’s appropriate because I think it’s not. On top of that Germany is just paying just a little bit over 1% [of GDP on NATO defense contributions] whereas the United States is paying 4.2% of a much larger GDP. So I think that’s inappropriate also.”
His comments were linked to his push for other European countries – particularly Germany – to pay more for NATO’s defense needs.
“I think it is unfair,” Trump said. Other US presidents had raised European defense spending levels in the past but he was intent on dealing with it. “We can’t put up with it,” he said.
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Germany’s plan to increase its defense expenditure to the NATO target of 2% of GDP by 2030 was not good enough, Trump said. “They could do it tomorrow,” he added.
Stoltenberg seemed surprised by the force of Trump’s remarks. He attempted to respond, saying mildly: “Even during the cold war, NATO allies were trading with Russia.”
Asked about Trump afterwards, he responded diplomatically, restricting himself to saying the US president’s language had been “direct” and “frank”.
Merkel and Trump have a one-to-one meeting scheduled for later on Wednesday. According to reports in the US media, Trump is keen to see Merkel replaced as chancellor. His outburst could be part of a strategy to try to undermine her at a time when she is domestically vulnerable.
Merkel has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump among European leaders. The two clashed at the G7 summit in Canada last month. That summit ended in disarray in a spat between Trump and Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister. NATO officials are clinging to hopes that this summit will not end the same way.
Trump’s criticism of a German deal with Russia on energy appeared to relate to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline direct to Germany.
Just before he and Stoltenberg sat down to breakfast, Trump claimed the US was paying a disproportionate share of European defense and this was unfair to the US taxpayer.
Europe would have to step up, he said. “They will spend more. I have great confidence they’ll be spending more.”