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Monday News Headlines: Bronx Crash, Tijuana Protest

Good morning. Here are your Monday news headlines for this week.

President Trump Refuses to Listen to Khashoggi Tape

US President Donald Trump said he does not want to hear a recording that captured the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

He also called it a “suffering tape” and described it as “terrible.”

Khashoggi was slain at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in early October.

“We have the tape, I don’t want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape,” Trump told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.

CIA revealed on Friday that based on their assessment, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi.

The prince has since denied the CIA’s claim.

Angry Protesters Flock to Mexican Border City Tijuana

Residents have taken to the streets of Tijuana to protest the arrival of migrants trying to get to the US.

Hundreds of people came out to urge the migrants to leave the Mexican border town.

The Central American migrants have been traveling through Mexico to the US.

Both the US and Mexico have since installed heavier security at the border in response to the migrants’ arrival.

According to Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum, approximately 10,000 migrants are expected to arrive in the city in the coming weeks.

He also warned that the city was not prepared to deal with the “avalanche” of migrants.

Fatal Bronx Highway Crash Leaves Teenage Girl in Coma

A deadly car crash in the Bronx has left one 14-year-old girl in a comatose state.

The incident also killed her grandmother and her stepmom, who was five months pregnant.

The teen victim, Sky Mendoza, has already undergone surgery for a broken spine and bleeding in the brain.

On Saturday morning, the Major Deegan Expressway wreck also left Mendoza’s 12-year-old brother Orlando Mendoza and 28-year-old uncle Michael injured.

Mendoza’s family told reporters that she may never walk again after the accident.

J Crew CEO Resigns from Retail Company

The CEO of J Crew is stepping down just less than two years into the job.

In a statement on Saturday, the company confirmed that Jim Brett was leaving his post.

The move was reportedly caused by Brett’s disagreement with the board of directors over the direction J Crew should take to “evolve.”

Four senior executives are slated to share the CEO responsibilities.

Brett assumed his CEO post last July from chief executive Mickey Drexler, who has been in the company for 14 years after leaving Gap.

“The departure of Jim Brett is worrying for J Crew,” Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail managing director said.

He added, “It leaves the brand leaderless at a time when it needs to focus its efforts on rebuilding sales and reconnecting with customers.”

Teen Racing Driver Survives Shocking Airborne Crash at Macau Grand Prix

Sophia Floersch, a 17-year-old racing driver, has survived a freak accident at the recent Macau Grand Prix.

A video footage that is now circulating on social media shows Floersch losing control of her car.

Her Van Amersfoort Racing vehicle then flew over her competitors – slamming right into the fence.

The German driver, who is now conscious, updated her fans on Twitter and said she is set to undergo surgery today.

According to a medical report, Floersch is “not fit to race” after sustaining serious injuries.

Featured image: President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

Featured image: President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

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Friday’s Headlines: Beyoncé, Kim Porter, Camp Fire

Good morning. Here are Friday’s headlines for this week.

Kim Jong-Un Tests ‘High-Tech Weapon’ in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen the successful test of a new tactical weapon.

Further details about the “high-tech” weapon were not revealed, other than it had been created over a long period.

The news serves as North Korea’s first official weapons test report in a year.

Back in June, Kim and President Trump agreed on the denuclearization of Pyongyang.

A detailed plan after the meeting was never set out.

The report comes shortly after satellite images showed the complex network of missile bases in the peninsula.

Number of Missing People in California Camp Fire Jumps to 631

The number of missing people in California due to the deadly Camp Fire has now soared to 631.

Local authorities confirmed the missing person’s list has doubled since Thursday.

Considered as the most destructive blaze in the state, the Camp Fire has killed at least 63 people.

Almost 12,000 buildings have already been destroyed.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to California on Saturday to survey the damage and meet with the affected residents.

As of this writing, 9,400 firefighters are still battling wildfires scattered across the state.

Snowstorm in New York City Leaves Many Commuters Stranded

New York City was hit by the first snowfall of the season, leaving many people stranded.

In midtown Manhattan, the Port Authority Bus Terminal became so crowded on Thursday.

Rush-hour commuters flocked to the facility, waiting for delayed buses due to the snowstorm.

Managers were forced to block travelers from entering in the late afternoon.

According to Port Authority managers, snow and ice conditions made it harder for buses to reach the upper levels of the terminal.

In New Jersey, users of the NJ Transit had to wait for more than two hours to board the train.

Beyoncé Cuts Business Ties with Philip Green 

Beyoncé has decided to end her business venture with Topshop boss Sir Philip Green.

The pop star bought Green out of Ivy Park, the sportswear label they both co-founded.

Green and Beyoncé launched the brand two years ago, with the outspoken feminist and US singer as the main endorser.

News of the buyout comes weeks after Green was revealed to have taken legal action to stop publication of his alleged sexual misconduct on a staff.

When asked about the incident, Green said he “categorically and wholly” denies the allegations.

Beyoncé had dealt with mounting pressure from campaigners to drop Green from the label.

“After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100% of the Ivy Park brand. Topshop – Arcadia will fulfill the existing orders,” Ivy Park said in a statement.

Actress and Model Kim Porter Dead at 47

Kim Porter, who was the ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs, died on Thursday.

The model/actress was 47.

“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a press release.

Porter was reportedly found dead in her Toluca Lake home.

No details about her death were revealed.

Combs and Porter were together for over a decade until their split in 2007.

They had one son and twin daughters together. Porter also had another son from a past relationship.

Featured image: Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea meets Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 27 May 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Blue House

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