Truck driver kills dozens after attacking crowd in Nice
Late Thursday a truck drove into a crowd of people at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, southern France, killing dozens of peoples. Reports say at least 84 people have died. The driver of the truck shot into the crowds before plowing into people for around 1.2 miles until his was fatally shot by authorities. French President Francois Hollande made a statement Friday morning after visiting some of those injured in the attack. “Why Nice? Because it’s a town famous across the world, a beautiful town, one of the most beautiful in the world,” he told reporters. “Why the 14th of July? Because it’s a celebration of Bastille day – of freedom. And it was to affect France.”
Misty Copeland lands role in ‘Nutcracker’ movie
Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is making her debut on the big screen in Disney’s forthcoming movie “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” On her Instagram account, Copeland posted a picture of the script with the caption: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom. #TheNutcracker #MoreToCome.” The live-action film was announced back in March and will be directed by Hallstrom. In the film, Copeland will play the role of the lead ballerina in the “Nutcracker’s” only dance scene.
Ex-DC mayor campaign driver to be sentenced
The former campaign driver for former Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray is set to be sentenced Friday. Mark Long acknowledged he was paid to serve as Gray’s chauffeur with money from an illegal slush fund that aided Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign and pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. Long later tried to back out of his guilty plea, arguing he was receiving harsher punishment than the ringleaders of the conspiracy to illegally fund Gray’s campaign. A judge rejected the motion and his sentencing will continue. Federal guidelines suggest a sentencing anywhere from probation to six months.
Sentencing for Va. caught trying to join ISIS
A Northern Virginia man caught trying to join the Islamic State could be sentenced to somewhere between five to 20 years in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Farrokh’s sentencing is scheduled for Friday in federal court in Alexandria. Farrokh pleaded guilty to trying to travel to the Islamic State to join fighters there. He was arrested at the Richmond airport in January. Court papers reveal in detail how Farrokh quickly became radicalized. Prosecutors are seeking a minimum 16-year prison sentence; the defense is asking for five years.
Man killed after shooting match with Baltimore officers
A man was fatally shot after Baltimore police officers responded to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building. The man was firing at the officers with an AR-15-style rifle. Police spokesman T.J. Smith said no officers or other civilians were wounded in the Thursday night shooting. “Officers were drawn due to gunfire; were they specifically drawn there by him if they might have known they were in the area? We don’t know the answer to that yet, but that’s something that we’re trying to figure out,” Smith said. He said processing the crime scene would take several hours and that police are looking into the “theory” that the man was trying to lure officers to the scene with gunfire.
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