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Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

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Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Days after her brother was charged in connection to the deaths of three people, Olympian Simone Biles said she was still trying to process what happened. In a tweet Monday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said her "heart aches for everyone involved." "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy," she said. Simone broke her silence some four days after her brother Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested at Fort Stewart, Ga., where he was stationed. Authorities said the charges stem from a Dec. 31, 2018, shooting at an Airbnb rental, which resulted in the deaths of Devaugh Gibson, 23, Delvaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshon Banks, 21. Tevin, 24, has been charged with volu...
Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 106m people stolen

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 106m people stolen

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The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed.The alleged hacker, Paige Thompson, was arrested on Monday after reportedly boasting about the breach online.Capital One said the data included names, addresses and phone numbers of people who applied for its products.But the hacker did not gain access to credit card account numbers, it said. The data breach is believed to be one of the largest in banking history.How many people have been affected?Capital One is a major credit card issuer in the US and also operates retail banks.The firm said in a statement released on Monday that the breach affected approxima...
Police arrest alleged mastermind, money man in David Ortiz shooting

Police arrest alleged mastermind, money man in David Ortiz shooting

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June 28 (UPI) -- Dominican police on Friday arrested the men they said organized and paid for a shooting that injured former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz. The national police said they arrested Victor Hugo Gomez, the alleged mastermind of the June 9 shooting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Alberto Rodriguez Mota, the man accused of paying for the shooting. Dominican Republic Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez said Ortiz wasn't the intended target of the hit. The shooter was supposed to kill Ortiz's friend, Sixto David Fernandez. The gunman, whom police arrested earlier this month, allegedly told officials he got confused inside the nightclub where he shot Ortiz on June 9. Ortiz and Fernandez were sitting together at a table at the moment of the shooting. Police said Gom...
Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry.Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev admitted his guilt had "not been proven" and said an internal inquiry had been launched.The decision came after "forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests", the minister added. Mr Kolokoltsev said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismiss two high-ranking officials over the case: the head of the Interior Affairs D...
Chinese authorities arrest villagers in ongoing farmland dispute

Chinese authorities arrest villagers in ongoing farmland dispute

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May 2 (UPI) -- Chinese authorities arrested villagers in southern Yunnan province after they welcomed back residents detained following repeated clashes with police over local farmland. Villagers of Guangji, about 30 minutes south of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, were taken into police custody after they celebrated the return of released prisoners, Chinese news service Pengpai reported Thursday. The villagers arrested were charged with attacking police during multiple standoffs. Confrontation began after Yunnan's Communist Party leaders reportedly sought to take over 20,000 acres of village land to build an "ancient city" that would recreate 4th century B.C. China. Six villagers were arrested between 2016 and 2018, including Wang Zhengrong and son Wang Chunyun. The Wangs are b...