Michael Dunn (left), a Lakeland city commissioner, is seen wrestling with 50-year-old Christobal Lopez (top right) at the entrance to his Vets Army Navy Surplus store in Lakeland, Florida on October 3. Lopez is seen trying to escape while Dunn, 47, has a hold of Lopez’s arm in one hand and a pistol in the other hand. As Lopez is about to slip away and flee the store, Dunn tries to grab his shoulder. The entire time, Dunn is pointing his gun at Lopez. As Lopez struggles to break free of Dunn’s grip, Dunn pulls the trigger and shoots him. Nobody tries to offer Lopez assistance or first aid as he lies on the pavement for a period of at least three minutes. Dunn accused Lopez of trying to steal a hatchet. Dunn’s lawyer, Rusty Franklin, has claimed that his client was justified in shooting Lopez because he was holding a hatchet during the struggle, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Lakeland Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office continue to investigate the shooting. A state attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit told the Times that the investigation is expected to wrap up sometime this week.
Trump slams Elizabeth Warren's 'bogus' DNA test as a 'scam and a lie' and calls her 'Pochahontas (the bad version)' after results showed she might be 1/1,024th Cherokee
A day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrestled with presidential mockery and other public-relations fallout from revealing the results of a DNA test, Donald Trump piled more fuel on the fire Tuesday. 'Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,' the president tweeted, reacting to the Massachusetts Democrat's announcement of a small fragment of American Indian DNA. 'She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American,' Trump wrote. 'Now Cherokee Nation denies her, "DNA test is useless." Even they don’t want her. Phony!' Trump also blasted her for making family lore about American Indian ancestry a part of her academic credentials. Warren's DNA test, analyzed by a Stanford geneticist, concluded she was between 0.097 per cent and 0.156 per cent American Indian. 'What's the percentage? One one-thousandth?' the president asked reporters hours later in Georgia. Moments later the Cherokee Nation heaped more cold water on what began as a front-page Boston Globe story calculated to help Warren rise above her greatest political vulnerability.
'We built it to survive the big one': Owners of the only Florida home still standing on a stretch of beach after Hurricane Michael say they went above and beyond the building codes
The owners of the only home still standing on a stretch of a Florida beach after Hurricane Michael tore through say they built it to survive the 'big one'. Dr Lebron Lackey and his uncle Russell King built the vacation home known as Sand Palace last year at Mexico Beach where the Category 4 hurricane made landfall with 155mph winds last week. Remarkable aerial photos that emerged after the hurricane show the home still standing, while neighboring properties were reduced to rubble or completely swept away by storm surge. The home, which was built to withstand winds of up to 250 mph, also had 40-foot pilings buried into the ground and extra elevation to allow for storm surge. They also added 1-foot thick concrete walls and steel cables to keep the roof attached.
'To some, she was just a junkie': Family of young mother, 30, write brutally honest and heartbreaking obituary after her opioid overdose death
Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir, 30, died on October 7 in Burlington, Vermont, after a lengthy battle with addiction which began when she was in high school. She leaves behind a toddler son, Ayden, and grief-stricken parents, siblings and aunts and uncles. In her obituary, the family made no effort to conceal what claimed her life. 'While her death was unexpected, Madelyn suffered from drug addiction, and for years we feared her addiction would claim her life. We are grateful that when she died she was safe and she was with her family.
Missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found murdered in their Wisconsin home 'is spotted with two men at a Miami gas station'
Jayme Closs was reported missing after her parents were found dead on Monday. Someone reported seeing a girl that looked like Jayme around 2pm on Monday with two bearded men in their thirties driving a car with Wisconsin plates. Denise, 46, and James Closs, 56, was found dead with gunshot wounds at their home in Barron around 1am on Monday morning.
Blood on his hands? Secretary of State Pompeo shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh amid global anger over dissident journalist who was 'murdered and dismembered' in consulate
Mike Pompeo (left and inset right) landed in Riyadh this morning and was immediately driven to meet King Salman (inset right) over the crisis surrounding the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate. Reports last night suggested the kingdom may acknowledge the Washington Post writer was killed in the building in a botched 'interrogation gone wrong' but would not concede the order came from the king or the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (main). Turkish officials say they fear Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the consulate.
Melania Trump's spokeswoman calls for boycott of 'disgusting' T.I. music video that shows her doppelganger stripping off for the rapper in the Oval Office
Melania Trump's spokeswoman has hit back over a 'disgusting' new music video featuring her look-alike stripping in the White House. The video opens with T.I. sitting in a chair in the oval office followed by a woman who struts in and performs a racy striptease. Footage, uploaded to the rapper's Twitter, shows the Melania look-alike wearing black stilettos and her notorious khaki jacket emblazoned with 'I really don't care, do u?' that she wore when visiting migrant children in Texas in June. T.I.'s video was uploaded as a teaser for his new album 'Dime Trap.'
No fine lines yet! First daughter Tiffany Trump posts airbrushed photos from her 25th birthday celebration at her dad's D.C. hotel
Tiffany Trump has finally gotten around to posting pictures from her birthday celebration over the weekend. On October 13, the first daughter turned 25, and celebrated at her dad's Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. On Monday evening, she posted three images from the festive night, showing off a flirty black dress as she posed with birthday balloons. Tiffany, who has been known to favor pictured-editing filters, appears to have applied them heavily for the snaps. In both of the color images, her face and body are blurred and unnaturally softened.
Raindrops are falling on her head: Trump is vilified on Twitter for hogging the umbrella while Melania gets soaked as the couple set off for Florida
There was an awkward moment shared between the first couple as they embarked on their trip which showed the President holding an umbrella over himself rather than his wife. The footage overshadowed the administration's humanitarian efforts as the couple prepared to visit storm-ravaged Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Transgender teen Jazz Jennings opens up about gender affirmation surgery and reveals she needed SECOND procedure after unexpected complications from genital overhaul
Eleven years after first sharing her story with Barbara Walters at the age of just six, Jazz Jennings has completed her transition after undergoing gender affirmation surgery. In an interview with Nightline , Jennings revealed that she suffered a bit of a hiccup during the final step in her transition, which will be explored in depth on the final season of her TLC show I Am Jazz. 'There was just an unfortunate event and setback where things did come apart, and there was a complication,' Jazz said. 'I had to come back in for another procedure, but it was just all part of the journey. The good thing though is that it was only cosmetic and external so it wasn’t too dramatic.'
EXCLUSIVE: 'You owe me a lifetime of p***y.' Prominent saxophonist Steve Coleman, 62, sues aspiring musician, 26, for defamation after she accused him of manipulating her into becoming his lover in exchange for his mentorship
NEW Saxophonist Steve Coleman is suing Maria Grand, 26, (together inset in 2015) who sent a letter to his colleagues detailing their relationship and how she felt she had been manipulated into sex by the older musician, according to court papers obtained by DailYMail.com. Grand, who is originally from Switzerland, claims Coleman told her that she owed him a 'lifetime of p***y' for everything he had taught her, starting from when she was 17 years old. The two were involved sexually from 2011 up until 2016, with Grand going forward with her claims against Coleman in the wake of the MeToo movement. Now, Coleman, of Leigh County, Pennsylvania, is suing Grand for at least $500,000 in damages for making libelous statements, which he claims has greatly damaged his reputation and his ability to book gigs. Grand's seven-paged letter where she detailed Coleman's alleged sexual misconduct was included as an exhibit in Coleman's complaint against her.
'We're ready and excited to join the club!' Pregnant Meghan says she and Harry can't wait to become parents as fans are given first glimpse of her tiny baby bump on opening day of Australia tour
The royal couple have already taken Australia by storm as they started their historic first international tour together also taking in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga over the next 16 days. Today culminated in a Sydney reception at the grand Admiralty House overlooking the city's opera house where the giddy Duchess of Sussex said she and her husband are 'excited' about becoming parents. Meghan spoke to mathematician and Australian TV personality Eddie Woo, 33, at a reception at and conversation turned towards parenthood. When he said that his own children - aged five, seven and 10 - require 'a lot of energy', she replied: 'We're ready! We're excited to join the club'. And Meghan also spoke to Australian Singer Missy Higgins, and lavished compliments on her nine week old baby Lunar, who slept soundly during an afternoon reception where Harry told guests: 'Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life. And we also genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl.' It came at the and of an extraordinary day where thousands turned out to see the couple across Sydney and congratulate them with Meghan telling crowds: 'What an exciting time. I've been so happy'. First at Admiralty House they were given Ugg boots and a stuffed kangaroo with a joey in the pouch for Baby Sussex from Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Meghan declared: 'Our first baby gift'. They then met Findlay Blue , four, and Dasha Gallagher, six, after they officially opened the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo.
Meghan's touching tribute to Diana: Pregnant duchess honours the late princess by donning her bracelet and butterfly earrings as she joins Harry on their first day of outings in Australia
The Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her jewellery as she joined husband Prince Harry on the first day of their Australian royal tour on Tuesday. Pregnant Meghan, 37, who yesterday revealed she is expecting her first child, donned a pair of butterfly earrings (left and inset) that belonged to the late princess as she carried out a busy day of engagements in Sydney. Diana wore the delicate jewel encrusted studs on her royal tour of Canada in May 1986 (right).
Meghan's entourage arrives! Duchess' mom-of-three best friend and unofficial stylist Jessica Mulroney and husband are spotted at 7/11 in Sydney
Jessica Mulroney has been pictured for the first time since touching down in Sydney where she is accompanying her pregnant best friend Meghan Markle on tour. The high-society Canadian stylist, who met Meghan when the actress was filming Suits in Toronto, was spotted picking up groceries with her TV host husband Ben. The pair, both glowing after an intense gym workout, were seen popping into a 7/11 convenience store in Sydney's CBD and leaving with a plastic bag of supplies around 6pm local time on Tuesday.
He's going to need a Bigger F***ing Rocket: Elon Musk sports a fuller figure on a family outing to a pumpkin patch as business woes appear to be taking a physical toll
Elon Musk's business and legal woes appear to have taken their toll. The billionaire business magnate (pictured left and right, on Sunday) showed off a fuller figure as he took his five sons on a trip to a pumpkin patch on Sunday afternoon. Musk, 47, dressed all in black for the weekend family outing in Los Angeles with 14-year-old twins Griffin and Xavier and 12-year-old triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian. The Tesla CEO (inset, in 2015), who was also accompanied by his pop star girlfriend Grimes, appeared to be attempting to go incognito in a black baseball cap and dark sunglasses. Musk shared custody of his five sons with his ex-wife Justine. They divorced in 2008 after eight years of marriage.
Shocking moment petite woman throws punch at huge Texas guy before he slams her head against a car, pummels her with his fists and then THROWS her in row over a parking space
A surveillance camera captured the moment a heavy-set Texas man beat a woman multiples times and hurled her small body into the road as they appeared to argue over a parking space. The footage shows the tattooed man - who donned a Nike tank top with his sunglasses and black neck chain - confront a gray-haired lady as she got out of her car at the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant parking lot near Loop 410 and Marbach in San Antonio in September. After a brief chat with the older woman where he points at his van and she gestures in the direction she's heading, the female leaves the frame.
Can YOU spot the hidden book? Tricky brain teaser puts perception skills to the test - and the most eagle-eyed can solve it in less than 20 seconds
Social media users are competing to uncover a hidden book within this viral drawing of gadgets. London-based creators Edu Prints Plus claim the puzzle, which has received over 2,000 likes on Facebook, can be solved within 20 seconds. While others are claiming it only took them five seconds to find - but can you spot the book quicker?
Heartwarming moment Pennsylvania woman, 34, reveals she will donate her kidney to a beloved English teacher, 63, from her high school
George Labecki, 63, learned he was suffering kidney failure in January 2017 andw as put on a transplant list. He took his search for a donor to Facebook earlier this year hoping to find a match. Lindsay Arnold Wenrich, 34, was a student at Cedar Cliff High School, where Labecki was a beloved English teacher for 34 years before retiring. She never had him as a teacher, but saw the post and felt compelled to help. Wenrich got tested, learned she was a match and dressed up in the Penn State Nitteny Lions costume to share the life-saving news.The surgery is scheduled for October 26.
Fury as former Baylor fraternity president, 24, charged with raping a female student at a party in 2015, takes a plea deal to serve NO jail time and avoid registering as a sex offender
Jacob Walter Anderson, who was indicted on four counts of sexual assault in 2016 (mugshot inset), pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint on Monday in Waco, Texas. Under the plea deal, the 24-year-old would serve just three years of probation, pay a $400 fine and seek counseling. A lawyer for the female Baylor student who accused Anderson of raping her during a 2015 Phi Delta Theta party called it a 'sweetheart deal' and urged state District Judge Ralph Strother to reject it. Strother has ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will make a final determination on the sentence in about six weeks.
Animal shelter that rescued 65 malnourished beagles from the home of a hoarder receives outpouring of food and supplies after appealing for help
The Lehigh County Humane Society has received an outpouring of praise for taking in 65 beagles (left) after they were rescued from 'deplorable conditions' inside a Pennsylvania home. More than a week ago, the underweight dogs were taken from their unidentified owner's home by animal welfare workers. Staffers from the humane society subsequently took all of the beagles into the shelter, where many of the sickly dogs (top right) are currently recovering. Mary Shafer, the Humane Society's executive director, said they've received so much support that they've run out of room to store any more food (bottom right). However, the shelter still needs more monetary donations. The shelter said they were very surprised to receive cards sent from all over the country. The humane society said they are working to finish spaying and neutering the animals and that information on adoption will be available in the coming weeks.
How Aaron Hernandez's erratic behavior enraged big brother figure Tom Brady: Troubled athlete attended practice in flip-flops and used to call coach 'Daddy'
The New England Patriots believed they could save Aaron Hernandez from himself when they picked him 2010 drafts after NFL teams has said no to him 112 times. But the late American footballer's childhood friend believes Hernandez joining Tom Brady's team was the worst thing that could've happened for the sports star who took his own life in his jail cell last year. 'Him going to New England was the worst thing the NFL could have done,' said Dennis SanSoucie told the Boston Globe as part of their six-part series of stories on the player's troubled life. 'The one place you don't send him back is where he tried getting away from.'
Woman on trial for allegedly abducting husband's lover 'forced him to get her name tattooed above his crotch to make up for his cheating'
Tammy Moorer (right) is on trial in Conway, South Carolina for conspiring to kidnap Heather Elvis (left), a 20-year-old hostess. Moorer's husband, Sidney (seen inset with Moorer), had an extramarital affair with Elvis for about a month before she went missing in December 2013. The Tilted Kilt hostess' car was found abandoned at a boat landing. She hasn't been seen since and is presumed dead. The second week of testimony began at Tammy Moorer's trial on Monday.
Striking before and after pictures show Beijing's skyline swallowed by severe smog as the city's air quality returns to hazardous levels
A blanket of toxic grey smog has descended on Beijing this week following a short-lived scene of sharp horizons and bright blue skies. Pollution in the capital city returned to hazardous levels on Monday, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 202, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Latest before-and-after pictures show Beijing's iconic skyline and central business district barely visible through the toxic haze as the sprawling city of 21 million battles the dreaded annual 'smog season'.
How an aging stallion found on a Mississippi farm is bringing the first new blood in a century to a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians
A lost stallion on a Mississippi farm is helping bring the first new blood to a century-old line of horses brought to America by the Spanish and bred by Choctaw Indians. The stallion named DeSoto which was accidentally found on a farm in Poplarville, Mississippi 13 years ago. DeSoto was discovered in 2005 when a doctor of veterinary medicine Dr. D. Phillip Sponenberg visited Poplarville to check out small cattle descended from Spanish colonial stock.
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A woman in China has luckily survived after accidentally falling into a shark tank with hungry beasts waiting to be fed. Two sharks were said to be in the tank when the woman struggled in the water for about a minute at a shopping mall in Zhejiang Province. The woman was saved by the two security guards and did not sustain injuries, the mall told Chinese media.
World's sexiest bedrooms revealed: Raunchy coffee table book celebrates the hotels around the world that are sure to set the mood
The collection, curated on the recommendations of an international set of tastemakers and jet-setters, features (clockwise from top left) a secluded safari lodge in South Africa's Kruger National Park; a slick Hong Kong hotel; a boutique Stockholm bolthole; a former military fort on Mallorca; a Maldives resort; and a Tuscan retreat. The rooms are featured in new coffee table book The World's Sexiest Bedrooms from Mr & Mrs Smith.
Is this the END of Insta-perfect selfies? How trend for 'pimple positivity' is sweeping Instagram as celebs and bloggers bravely showcase their acne, eczema and psoriasis
Celebrities and influencers not normally seen without a hair out of place have jumped on the bandwagon, and even everyday women are mustering up the courage to share snaps of their skin conditions. Clockwise from top left: Model Anaïs Gallagher, America's Top Model star CariDee English, influencer Carys Gray, Kim Kardashian West, Instagram star Karina Irby, and actress Bella Thorne.
Tourist on a 3,800ft high glass walkway renowned for its fake cracks is shocked to discover that one floor panel is ACTUALLY shattered
A Chinese tourist was shocked to find a real shattered floor panel on a glass-bottomed walkway that is renowned for its special effect of cracked panes. A video shows the man lifting up a red carpet to reveal the severely damaged panel while condemning that the footpath 'should remain open under such condition'. The management of the walkway told Chinese press that the broken pane would not pose any danger to the tourists because only the top layer had shattered.
Moment furious Texas mom catches her 13-year-old son driving her new BMW to his girlfriend's house after disabling the Wi-Fi so she couldn't see her security cameras
Liza Campero's tweeted a hilarious thread of her mom's reaction after her brother Aaron sped off with the BMW to show off to his girlfriend and go 'joyriding with his friends' in El Paso. She tweeted as they searched for Aaron and said her mom made her bring a belt. Campero captured the moment her mom saw Aaron on the road and screamed 'Pull over!' Her mother then took the belt and began whacking her son on the side of the road.
The sunken steel beasts that saved D-Day! Incredible images reveal the seven tanks lost at sea on WWII training mission that 'altered the course of history'
These stunning image show the doomed tanks which altered the course of history by preventing a disastrous blunder on D-Day. The Duplex Drive Valentines (pictured and, inset, one of the models in action during World War II) were sunk during Operation Smash - a huge training exercise held on a Dorset beach in April 1944 just weeks ahead of the Normandy landings. Six lives were lost when the armored vehicles sank, resulting on the decision to launch British and Canadian tanks in shallow water on D-Day, unlike the Americans, who only got two of 29 tanks to Omaha beach after they launched them from the shore.
Floating pipe named Wilson will tackle the 'Great Pacific Garbage patch': 2,000 foot-long net will be used to clear giant pile of rubbish twice the size of Texas drifting in the Ocean
The U-shaped pipe (centre), has been launched by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation and features a 3-metre deep net underneath it, which has been designed to trap floating plastic under the water's surface. The project was launched in San Francisco (bottom right) in order to help tackle the 'Great Pacific Garbage patch' which is a giant floating trash pile located between San Franciso and Hawaii. The companies founder is 24-year old Boyan Slat, the CEO and founder has said that plastic will be in the oceans for years to come.
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Incredible footage shows man fleeing a POLAR BEAR in Russian town that is under siege from the animals that locals worry want to EAT them
Residents living in a remote Russian town are under siege - from an unlikely predator. A huge pack of polar bears (left and right) has made the small town their home, entering houses and walking along the streets. Footage has emerged of the bears chasing humans and residents say that they're terrified for their lives.
Smile! Divers take stunning selfie with SIX FOOT LONG sunfish after the cartoon-like creature surfaces and swims alongside them off Cape Town
Amazing footage shows divers coming into close contact with a huge sunfish as they swim off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa. James Taylor, pictured, is seen posing alongside the majestic creature, the heaviest bony fish in the world. The unusually-shaped ocean dweller can weigh nearly 5,000 pounds and grow as large as 14 feet high.
Horrifying video shows army of giant RATS running rampant over woman's stove in Bronx housing project, as it's revealed one of them BIT an infant boy
Disturbing footage from inside a seemingly unkept Bronx residential building shows a legion of rats running rampant around family living spaces. Residents of the Claremont Consolidated Houses on Teller Avenue shared details this week about their unsettling experiences with the rapid rodents. Mother-of-three Asia Clemente said her young children have been left traumatized from the infestation - and one of the rats even bit her one-year-old son, who was born prematurely, in his sleep. The baby had to take antibiotics.
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