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Who is Anthony Weiner and how is he connected to Hillary Clinton?

FBI sources said Friday that new emails, which “appear be pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, were discovered during an investigation into allegations of sexting with a minor made against former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

The FBI is investigating Weiner, who is the estranged husband of Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin, on charges he sent illicit texts to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

It’s not the first time Weiner has been the center of a “sexting” scandal.

FBI director James B. Comey informed members of Congress on Friday via a letter that emails had surfaced in a case that “appear to be pertinent to the investigation” of Clinton's use of a private email server.

According to the New York Times, the e-mails were contained on four electronic devices seized from Weiner and Abedin, and it was those emails that led the FBI to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton.

So who is Anthony Weiner and what are his connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton? Here’s what we know about him.

Weiner was born and raised in New York City. He served the New York's 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011, when he resigned after a sexting scandal was made public.

Weiner is married, but separated from, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Abedin. The couple were married in July 2010 by former President Bill Clinton. Their reception was held at the Clinton’s home.

The couple has a 4-year-old son.

Weiner resigned as a New York congressman in 2011 after he sent photos of himself, clad only in underwear, to 40,000 Twitter followers, when he was trying to send the photo to a woman. That was the first of his sexting scandals.

Here’s a look at all of his known sexting incidents:

May 31, 2011

Weiner accidentally posted a photo of himself clad only in his underwear to 40,000 Twitter followers instead of the 21-year-old woman he intended the photo to go to. The woman, Gennette Cordova, said she had never met Weiner. Weiner said his Twitter account was hacked and that he did not send the photo.

June 6, 2011

Days later, Weiner recanted his hacking story and admitted he sent the photo. He said he had sexted with six women over a three-year period. “I have done things I deeply regret. I apologize to my wife and our families. I’m deeply ashamed,” Weiner said.

June 11, 2011

Five days later, amid calls for him to resign, Weiner took a leave of absence from Congress to “seek professional treatment.”

June 16, 2011

Weiner announced his resignation from Congress.

July 23, 2013

Weiner again admits that he has been sexting was a woman as he is in the middle of a campaign for mayor of New York.

July 26, 2013

Some reports say Weiner’s wife, Abedin, is considering leaving him. Weiner loses the election.

May 20, 2016

The documentary “Weiner” is released. It shows the couple in some of their worst moments during the mayoral campaign, including when one of the women he sexted shows up at a campaign event.

Aug. 28, 2016

A photo of Weiner on a bed with his sleeping son by his side is published on the front of the New York Post. Weiner again is clad only in underwear. The story says he was sexting with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl at the time. According to the story, Weiner had referred to his son as a “chick magnet.”

Abedin announces the next day that she and Weiner are separating.

In the week after the latest revelation, a child-welfare agency announced its investigating Weiner after it was revealed that he sexted explicit photos of himself that also showed his 4-year-old asleep next to him.

Trump says he may sue over 'illegal' 2005 'Access Hollywood' video

Donald Trump said Thursday that he may sue NBC for an "Access Hollywood" video released earlier this month, 11 years after it was first recorded without the Republican presidential nominee's knowledge.

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"The microphone was not supposed to be on, not that I make that as an excuse for myself," Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. "That was a private dressing room. Yeah, that was certainly illegal, no question about it."

Asked if he planned to sue NBC, Trump told O'Reilly, "You'll see, you'll see after the election."

California's wiretapping law forbids anyone from recording a private conversation or call without all involved parties' knowledge and consent. Recording a person in a public or semi-public place may or may not fall under the law, depending on whether a person had "an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening in or overhearing the conversation."

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Trump had a microphone on in 2005 while taping a segment for "Access Hollywood" before filming a cameo appearance for the soap opera "Days of Our Lives."

The video led to widespread backlash and calls for the GOP nominee to step down. He has denied that vulgar statements in the clip describe sexual assault and chalked up the conversation to "locker-room banter."

>> Related: Does Trump's 'locker room banter' describe sexual assault?

"You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women – I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet," Trump says in the video. "(I) just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … grab them by the (expletive). You can do anything."

More than 10 women have since come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Trump. The GOP presidential nominee has denied the claims.

Passenger plane catches fire at O'Hare, runway closed

An American Airlines flight bound for Miami from Chicago experienced a malfunction during takeoff Friday and caught fire on the runway.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said American Airlines Flight 383 had departed Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine. Molinaro said the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone was evacuated. The FAA said there were no injuries.

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American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said in a brief statement that the plane had "an engine-related mechanical issue." She said buses were en route to take 161 passengers and nine crew members from the runway to the terminal.

The FAA also said that the runway is closed because of the disabled aircraft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Video: Adorable twins get upset after realizing one sister is older, bigger than the other

Children are sometimes the cutest without even realizing it.

Alexis and Ava McClure are 3-year-old twins living in West Orange, New Jersey, with parents Justin and Ami McClure.

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A video uploaded to the twin sisters' YouTube channel shows the girls discovering that they are twins.

"Let’s put them in front of the camera and tell them that they're twins as they go and see what happens," Justin McClure, who films the girls' videos, said.

One part of the video in particular is gaining traction on social media.

In a clip, Alexis gets upset when she's told by her mother off camera that Ava is a minute older than she is.

"But I want to be older," Alexis says.

"You want to be older? Don't cry," Ami McClure, says. "But Lexi, I can't make you older. She was born first by one minute. You're one minute younger. You don't have to cry."

Ava tries to help out by comforting her sister, but Alexis wasn't interested.

"I'm just one minute older, that's it," Ava said.

Ava tries to cup her sister's face and give her a hug, but Alexis scoots away.

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The video gives a brief look at the twins' relationship, but Justin McClure said the point of the channel is to function as an online memory book of sorts.

"We made a video channel so that they can look back in their life and look back and explain to who they are as sisters," he said.

Justin McClure said his daughters are "both very, very sweet, very affectionate."

"They don’t know that they’re super cute. People tell them and they're really bashful," he said.

"I think they understand the concept of twins because they see them on TV and such. They do know they look like each other, but it’s not a big deal to them at all.

"Alexis is very bashful in public but a bully to me. Every time I say something to Ava, she’ll jump in front of her and say, 'No, Dada! That’s my sister!' Very emotional very sweet … more of the athlete."

"Ava is very inquisitive, very curious. She always questions everything I do ... Every night I turn out the lights and she’ll walk to the light, turn the light on, then turn it off."

Adorable and funny videos aside, Justin McClure said time together as a family is a top priority.

"Our biggest focus is being present with each other and spend time together," he said. "They are very free to be themselves -- 100 percent."

Watch the full video below:

Read the letter by FBI informing Congress Hillary Clinton email investigation back open

FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress informing them he is re-opening the case into Hillary Clinton’s private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

It's investigating whether new emails that have emerged may contain classified information.

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The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign has not commented on the FBI's announcement.

Her rival Donald Trump praised the FBI's decision to investigate during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.

"Perhaps finally justice will be served," Trump told the crowd.

Read FBI Director James Comey letter below:

"In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton's personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

Sincerely Yours

James B. Comey

Scientists search unusual star for signs of extraterrestrial life

Scientists have pointed one of the world's largest telescopes at a star located nearly 1,500 light-years from Earth in an investigation into purported signs of an advanced civilization in the area.

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The search is part of the Breakthrough Listen Project, a program created in 2015 with $100 million in funding and an aim to search the solar system for evidence of intelligent life.

Scientists at UC Berkeley in California are turning the Green Bank radio telescope toward KIC 8462852 – more commonly known as Tabby's Star – to investigate an unusual dimming pattern visible from Earth. Scientists have speculated that the strange pattern could be evidence of a highly advanced civilization living in the area that is capable of building "orbiting megastructures" to capture the star's energy, researchers said.

"Everyone, every SETI program telescope, I mean every astronomer that has any kind of telescope in any wavelength that can see Tabby's Star has looked at it," said Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center and co-director of Breakthrough Listen. "It's been looked at with Hubble, it's been looked at with Keck, it's been looked at in the infrared and radio and high energy and every possible thing you can imagine, including a whole range of SETI experiments. Nothing has been found."

The telescope will watch the star, located in the Cygnus constellation, for eight hours three separate times over the next two months, according to Berkeley researchers.

Tabby's Star has generated much speculation since citizen scientists flagged it for its strange dimming pattern. Unlike other stars, which briefly dim one or two percent, Tabby's Star dims by as much as 22 percent for days at a time and at irregular times, according to researchers.

The star is named for Tabetha Boyajian, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University who studied the star's dimming patter last year during her postdoctoral training at Yale University.

Researchers don't, however, expect to find inarguable proof of extraterrestrial life while viewing Tabby's Star.

"I think that ET, if it's ever discovered ... It'll be some bizarre thing that somebody finds by accident," said Dan Wethimer, chief scientist at Berkeley SETI. "And then we look more carefully and we say, 'Hey, that's a civilization.'"

The results of the observations won't be known for more than a month after the experiment concludes because of the data analysis needed to pick out patterns in the radio emissions and finish the investigation.

Trainer attacked by tiger during performance for students on field trip

A trainer was attacked by a tiger Tuesday during a private performance for a school field trip.

Vicenta Pages was performing during the Pensacola Interstate Fair when the tiger got hold of her and started dragging her across the pen.

Video shows Pages calling for another trainer, who helps drag the tiger off Pages.

“We’re dealing with wild animals here, and although we take every precaution, accidents like this sometimes happen,” David Donnert, Pages’ fiance and co-owner of the show, told WEAR. “We know the hazards of our job, but we love these beautiful animals and Vicenta will be back as soon as she’s able.”

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Students, who were not injured, thought the incident was part of the show.

Pages had a 3-inch cut on her knee and another cut on her ankle, according to WEAR. She was taken to a nearby hospital.

"She has worked tigers for, I believe, 16 years. She has never had a scratch, and myself, I've been with her six years and we've never been attacked,”  Donnert said. “I don't consider this myself as an attack because it could have been way way worse.”

The tiger show has been canceled for the rest of the fair.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.

 “The video of the incident will be included in our complete and thorough investigation. Once our investigation is complete, the findings will be available to the public. We expect all those we license to follow Florida’s very high safety standards,” FWC spokesman Rob Klepper told People.

Police officer's dog found alive but injured after burglary

A Jacksonville police officer's dog was found Friday morning after it disappeared during a burglary at the officer's home early this week. 

A group of people gathered Friday morning to search for the dog, Hemingway. The dog was found alive about an hour after the search, about a mile away from his home.

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Hemingway appears to have been shot near the nose. His owner, Paul Shaw, said it looks to be a through-and-through wound, causing the dog to miss some of his teeth, but the dog is expected to be OK. Affiliated Veterinary Specialist told Action News Jax that it will provide free medical care for Hemingway.

Hemingway was reported missing after the officer's house was broken into on Tuesday. The officer's truck, two guns and keys to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol car were stolen during the break-in.

A police chase ensued and officers say the driver hit a police cruiser then crashed into a power pole, splitting it in half. No injuries were reported. 

The stolen truck was recovered Tuesday night. JSO arrested 14-year-old Patrick Bell in connection with the burglary. Police are still searching for another suspect who fled from the scene on foot.

Read more at WOKV and WJAX.

FBI opens investigation into new Clinton emails

The FBI is investigating newly discovered emails related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a letter sent Friday to multiple congressional committee heads by FBI director James Comey.

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"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote. "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation."

>> Related: A look at Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign controversies

Comey did not say how the additional emails came to light or provide more information on the "unrelated case." However, the New York Times reported that the emails were uncovered after FBI agents seized electronics belonging to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. Federal agents are investigating allegations that Weiner sent illicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.

Comey did not provide a timeline for the new investigation.

In a statement, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta called on Comey to release additional information on the newly found emails. Clinton and the rest of her campaign did not know what the new emails said, according to Podesta.

"It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election," he said. "The director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July."

>> Related: Hillary Clinton emails: 9 takeaways from the FBI news conference

Clinton's use of a private email server has been frequently spotlighted by the Democratic presidential nominee's detractors in the race for the White House. Critics say the controversy highlights Clinton's lack of judgment and shows that she can't be trusted with confidential information.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, praised the announcement in a statement Friday and called for Clinton to be suspended from all classified briefings as the investigation continues.

"Yet again, Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame," he wrote. "She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information. This decision, long overdue, is the result of her reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators."

>> Related: FBI: No charges recommended in Clinton email investigation, Clinton responds 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wrote on Twitter that Comey told him that the investigation into Clinton's emails was "reopened" just before 1 p.m. Friday, although Comey's letter indicates that the emails are part of an unrelated case.

Chaffetz is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was one of the eight committee chairs who received Comey's letter.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to have a special prosecutor investigate Clinton's emails if he wins in November. At a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday, he welcomed news of the investigation.

"This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people understood," he said. "Perhaps, finally, justice will be done."

>> Related: Clinton emails: Former FBI official acknowledges role in 'quid pro quo' controversy

Over the summer, Comey called for no charges against Clinton after a months-long investigation by FBI agents digging into Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. She served in that capacity from 2009 to 2013.

Comey noted that Clinton and her staff "were extremely careless" in their handling of classified information, but he said there was no "clear evidence" that they intended to break the law.

Man stops at In-N-Out Burger during police chase

A man stopped at an In-N-Out Burger drive-thru Wednesday while being chased by police. Police tried to pull over Josh Adkins, who had outstanding warrants, around 10:30 p.m., when he lead them on a low-speed pursuit through south Phoenix, according to KSAZ. >> Read more trending stories Adkins went into the drive-thru and appeared to order food, before driving off without being stopped by police, according to UPI. He then got out of his truck and ran into a backyard, where he surrendered to police, according to KPNX.   Adkins, 35, was arrested and charged with suspicion of unlawful flight from law enforcement, aggravated assault-domestic violence, and unlawful imprisonment.

What if robots could send messages humans can’t read? Google did that

The computers have a secret, and some people are worried.

According to a story from New Scientist, researchers working on the Google Brain Project announced recently that computer systems they created based on a system of artificial neurons have not only created a basic encryption technique, but have learned how to keep it a secret.

In a paper titled, “Learning to protect communications with adversarial neural cryptography,” researchers with the Google Brain Project, which is a deep learning research venture at Google, reported that two neural network systems they created worked together to come up with a message, encrypt the message and then decode it.

In the paper, researchers said, “'We ask whether neural networks can learn to use secret keys to protect information from other neural networks.” That question was answered when the neural network that created the encryption system did just that.

Researchers with the Google Brain Project use deep learning, a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms, to conduct research.

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In deep learning, computer systems called neural networks use algorithms, or specific rules to be followed in calculations, to try to teach themselves how to do certain tasks.

Here’s how the encryption processed worked:

Researchers Martín Abadi and David Andersen created three “neural networks,” or computing systems using something like an artificial neuron. A neuron in the human body is a nerve cell responsible for transmitting information to other nerve cells, gland cells, or to muscle.

The neural networks created by Abadi and Anderson have names: Alice, Bob and Eve. Each of the networks had a specific job. For Alice, it was to send a secret message to Bob; for Bob, it was to decode the message that Alice sent; for Eve, it was to eavesdrop on Alice’s message and try to decode it.

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According to the paper, something interesting happened. Alice eventually, and on her own, created an encryption system, despite the fact she was not taught how to build out such a system. The paper emphasized that the encryption system Alice came up with is very basic, but the fact that Alice was able to create something no one thought neural networks could achieve was remarkable in itself.

What Alice created was a 16-bit message with each bit representing either a “1” or a “0.” She took the original message and mixed it up (cipher text) before sending it to Bob. Alice and Bob had an agreed upon a set of numbers that was the key used to decipher the message, according to the researchers.

Next, Bob did his part by converting Alice’s cipher text message back into plain text. It took 15,000 attempts, but Bob got it.

Then came Eve. Eve’s job, remember, was to try to figure out what Alice and Bob were saying. Eve managed to get half of the message figured out, but researchers say Eve’s attempt was more akin to someone getting it right by guessing the numbers.

Scientists did see something notable from the research – the networks were not very good, initially, at creating, decoding, or trying to decipher a coded message, but with practice, they not only created a system, but kept that system secret from the developers. As a post in New Scientist pointed out, the way the machine learning works prevents even the researchers from figuring out what kind of encryption method Alice came up with.

The neural networks are considered a form of artificial intelligence, which encompasses the theory that computer systems will be able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.

Famed scientists Stephen Hawking, director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, warned at a conference in London last week that artificial intelligence could develop a will of its own that is in conflict with that of humanity. Or, he said, if care is taken to avoid certain risks, it could be helpful to humanity.

"Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many," Hawking said.

To read the research paper, click here.

Teen celebrates birthday by giving back to those in need

A teenager with a big heart is giving back to his community to celebrate his birthday.

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Ryan Nelson marked his 13th year by donating all his birthday money to a local church in his hometown, Harriman, Tennessee, according to WVLT.

He packed and donated canned soup and warm blankets for the needy in anticipation of the cold months ahead.

"The community, in my opinion, has given me so much, so I think this year on my birthday, it’s time to give back to the community," Nelson told WVLT.

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Oldest working teacher, 102, suffers stroke, asks for help

The country's oldest working teacher is taking a break from the classroom after suffering a stroke. Now, her family is asking for the public's help to get her back on her feet.

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Agnes "Granny" Zhelesnik has been teaching at the Sundance School in New Jersey since she was in her 80's, according to education website The 74. She spent most of her life as a stay-at-home mom, but when her husband passed away, she took a job as a home economics teacher, teaching 5-year-old students basic skills like baking and sewing.

According to Inside Edition, Zhelesnik recently collapsed at school. She suffered a stroke, and doctors told her she needed physical therapy to help her regain control over the left side of her body.

The family told Inside Edition that she was originally placed in a "depressing" rehab facility, where patients were put in isolated rooms with nothing to do but stare at the walls.

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"My mother and I came home crying. We just couldn't leave her there," granddaughter Nikki Ardizzone told the entertainment site. "There was not one other person like her" in the facility, she said. "It was depressing. She said at night she wanted to scream."

The family managed to get Zhelesnik discharged from the rehab center, but insurance will only cover short-term care at home. To raise money for round-the-clock care, the family started a GoFundMe page.

So far, it has raised over $9,000.

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Woman's car accidentally stolen, returned with apology note and gas money

Erin Hatzi learned Tuesday that the key to her Subaru might not be the only one that can get the car started.

Surveillance video shows a woman opening the door to Hatzi’s 2001 Subaru Impreza, starting the car and driving off.

But it was all an accident.

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The woman was instructed to pick up a different red Subaru. When she realized the mistake, her friend sent the woman back with the car, a note and $30.

The note read:

"Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red Subaru at 7802 SE Woodstock and she came back with your car. I did not see the car until this morning and I said, 'That is not my car.' There is some cash for gas and I more than apologize for the shock and upset this must have caused you."

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When the woman went to return the vehicle Wednesday morning, police caught her. The Hatzis, police and the unintentional car jacker worked things out.

"It's like my car went on an adventure overnight and, like, came back with a hilarious story and some money," Hatzi told KPTV.

Police said older Subaru keys are sometimes interchangeable.

12 last-minute DIY Halloween costumes you can pull off in 1 hour

Maybe you were invited to a Halloween party at the last minute. Perhaps Halloween snuck up on you, and by the time you went searching for the perfect costume, the stores were pretty much picked over. Fear not, you still have time to create these last-minute costume ideas on a whim! As in, an hour or less once you have the supplies.

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Feds warn about dangerous, illegal Halloween costume item

Halloween is known for its share of tricks and treats, but you might be unknowingly participating in illegal activity.

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Federal law enforcement authorities have issued a consumer warning against counterfeit decorative contact lenses popular at Halloween, cracking down and seizing the illegal items before they enter the country.

The products often are not FDA approved and can cause significant damage to the eyes, including temporary blindness and infections.

"You never want to put these devices onto your eyes," said assistant director of homeland security investigations Bruce Foucart. "You never want to put skin creams onto your body if you don't know where they are coming from."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the FDA, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection teamed up to carry out Operation Double Vision.

The mission was to seize as many counterfeit contact lenses as possible.

Since the group's inception in 2012, they have confiscated about 100,000 pairs of unapproved contact lenses, but the numbers are not slowing down.

"We've seen more seizures, unfortunately," Foucart said.

The availability of the lenses on the internet has made them especially easy to order.

"And as a result, it keeps us busy," he said.

During the months leading up to Halloween, authorities step up their efforts against counterfeit contacts.

"Counterfeiters will use every ruse possible to get you to buy that product," Foucart said.

Without a prescription and FDA approval on the product, consumers are purchasing counterfeit products and putting themselves at risk, even if the retailer says medical authorization is not required.

For those who want blood-shot red eyes to complement vampire costumes this year, your local optometrist can prescribe you the proper colored contacts.

Florida man shoplifts to get cash for wife’s bail on shoplifting charges, police say

A Florida man was arrested last week after he was caught shoplifting to get the money to bail his wife out of jail, police said.

The wife was jailed for shoplifting.

“File this under ‘You just can’t make this stuff up,’” Winter Haven, Florida, police wrote on their Facebook page.

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Police said 48-year-old Brian Crume was arrested Oct. 19 after he was spotted taking three packs of electric wire from Walmart and walking out without paying. When officers asked him why he took the items, Crume said he was going to sell them on the street for cash.

His wife had been arrested earlier that day for shoplifting, and he needed the money for bail, the police said.

Details of the wife’s arrest were not included in the Facebook post. 

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Need help around the house? Companies offer costumed cleaners

If you want to tidy up your house without breaking out of the Halloween spirit, a handful of specialty cleaning businesses may have what you're looking for. Multiple companies are offering cleaners in costume.

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Here's a look at a few of them:

My Model Maid, Connecticut: My Model Maid launched this month in Connecticut with 11 maids and three costumes. The company hires models between the ages of 19 and 30 to clean people's homes while dressed as a French maid, Wonder Woman, a cheerleader or a schoolgirl.

"I wanted a fun alternative to housecleaning," owner Josh Dailey, 31, told the Connecticut Post.

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The company has gotten some criticism from people who believe the cleaning service is degrading for women; however, 29-year-old Model Maid Katie Weinstein told the Post that isn't the case.

"I find it a little funny," she told the newspaper. "In Connecticut, it's a little conservative. This would be wonderful to have in Manhattan."

Meanwhile, she said she's only gotten positive reactions from customers.

"They're like 'Oh my God, I can't believe you're here,'" she told the Post. "People just love costumes. It's a novelty; it's no different than a singing telegram. It's similar to having a clown at a children's birthday party."

The Costumed Cleaners, California: In the San Luis Obispo area, a cleaning business offers customers the chance to get their homes tidied by anything from a French maid to a Marvel superhero.

"Our main goal is to provide a fun way to clean your house using homemade eco-friendly cleaning products, and we pride ourselves on being able to put a smile on your face in the process," wrote The Costumed Cleaners owner Rocky De La Rosa on the company's website.

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The cleaning service offers 14 costumes for customers to choose from, a combination of De La Rosa's passion for dressing up, making her own products, cleaning and making people happy.

"We pride ourselves (on) being professionals, and operate our business by the book," the company said on its Facebook page. "All of our costumes are sexy, but tasteful."

Men in Kilts, multiple locations: Across the U.S. and Canada, multiple men don black shirts and kilts as part of the Men in Kilts outdoor cleaning workforce. They provide a variety of services, including window washing, gutter cleaning and pressure washing. Their uniforms include black shirts with a teasing slogan on them: "No Peeking!"

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"All the guys are stand-up guys, but the girls love to flirt. I'll tell you that. They love to flirt," Houston Men in Kilts franchise owner Bob Cavnar told the Austin American-Statesman in April. "(People) like to joke about the guys wearing kilts and being up on ladders, and what are you wearing under the kilt. But of course, we never answer that question."

Canadian Nicholas Brand, the son of a Scottish immigrant, launched his window cleaning company in 2002 and chose to put his cleaners in kilts to "put a visual to the otherwise faceless window cleaner."

The company has since opened multiple locations, including shops in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, California and Washington.

Assistance dog helps girl with autism speak for first time in years

For years, Sophia Reither didn’t speak to her teachers and classmates at school. Her teachers say her new four-legged companion has changed that completely.

“She’s a different kid,” mom Michele Reither told KARE.

Sofia has autism, which for years made it difficult for her to communicate with others. She had violent tendencies, and would throw tantrums when she was frustrated.

“She is not understood by most people," Michelle Reither said. "She is also a selective mute, which means she doesn’t communicate the same way as other kids.”

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The family adopted an assistance dog from Can Do Canines. The dog named Rylee is a laid-back black lab, and she ended up being a perfect match for little Sophia.

“The dog doesn’t judge her,” Reither said. “She can melt down, cry, and she’ll call the dog over and the dog will lick her face. And say ‘it’s OK. We’re going to get through this.’”

Since Rylee came into her life, Sophia has been volunteering in class and engaging with her teachers and classmates. Now, her future is looking brighter than ever.

“It’s given her freedom, and it’s also given us an idea she’ll be able to work, hold a job, connect and communicate with people,” Reither said. “We didn’t know if she’d have any of that in her.”

No known motive in middle school teacher’s alleged slaying of 2 neighbors after Halloween party

Police, family and friends of two Texas men who were gunned down in the front yard of their home early Sunday are trying to determine the motive of a middle school teacher accused of the crime.

Cary Joseph Heath, 35, of Fort Worth, is charged with capital murder in the slayings of roommates Phillip Michael Evans and Daniel Derek Haros, who lived a few doors down from Heath. The Dallas Morning News reported that Heath is being held in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Evans’ mother, Paige Hudson Garcia, posted on Facebook that the two victims were in their pajamas, “defenseless and unarmed,” when they were shot. She said Heath did not know the men.

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Police told the Morning News that Haros and Evans, both 25, walked to a neighbor’s Halloween party around 3 a.m. Sunday to say hello. They had a “friendly and cordial” conversation with the hosts of the party, as well as with Heath and his wife, Tiffany.

All four went to their respective homes a short time later, but police say Heath came back out of his house with an assault rifle and shot Evans and Haros to death in their own front yard, the Morning News reported. The victims also suffered blunt-force trauma to their heads. A witness told police he saw a man standing over Haros and beating him with the end of a rifle.

The witness yelled for him to stop, and the man pointed the gun at him and asked if he had a problem, the Morning News said.

After the shooting, Heath went back inside his home and told his wife what he’d done, asking her to clean blood from the safe where he stored his weapons, police said.

An affidavit indicated that Heath also held their infant, saying, “This is the last time I will see the baby. I killed two people.”

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Despite the confession to his wife, Heath went to the Cedar Hill ISD middle school where he worked and taught his classes as usual on Monday morning, police said. A student told Dallas-Fort Worth’s CBS 11 that the teacher acted “completely normal.”

Heath was arrested by U.S. marshals on the campus of Permenter Middle School after classes let out for the day. The News reported that he has not cooperated with police and his motive for the shooting remains unknown.

Heath has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.

The News reported that Heath, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and his wife have four children. Neighbors said they often saw him outside playing with the kids.

He spent 13 years in the Air Force, earning a degree in physical education and science during that time, the newspaper said. This was his first year teaching at Parmenter Middle.  

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