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Creepy Clown Arrest List: How Many Clowns Were Arrested? |

More than 37 states so far have reported clown sightings, but which ones actually led to arrests? Not every sighting was a hoax, and you can get a better feel for exactly what’s going on by looking at how many people have been arrested. Some clown sightings were just jokes, and some were copycats from earlier news reports. But some led to actual arrests. (To read more about all clown sightings, not just arrests, and see associated videos, please see Heavy’s post here.)

Scroll down to see details on arrests from each state and let us know in the comments about any arrests that aren’t listed here. Here are the people who have been arrested for dressing as clowns or sending threatening clown messages. States are listed in alphabetical order.


Hurricane Matthew kills 276, tears through Haiti, Bahamas, Cuba -

(CNN) As Hurricane Matthew reached US waters Friday, it left behind a humanitarian crisis in Haiti and destruction in the Bahamas and Cuba.

At least 276 people have been killed so far in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, officials said, with the death toll expected to rise.
Haiti, still recovering from the catastrophic 2010 earthquake which killed hundreds of thousands, was hit hardest with more than 271 people reported dead as of Thursday evening, local time.


Hurricane Matthew will hit Florida today: What we know now

Today is the day Hurricane Matthew will hit Florida

Late Thursday. That's when this hurricane will make landfall in the U.S. As of 5 p.m., ET Thursday, Matthew, a Category 4 storm, was about 100 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Fla., winds up to 140 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

The storm was about to make landfall in Freeport, Bahamas, and moving northwest at 13 mph, according to the NHC.

How bad will the storm be when it hits?

Bad. The National Hurricane Center upgraded Matthew to a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says to expect threatening winds as strong as 150 mph, storm surges up to 9 feet and widespread power outages.


7 bee species listed as endangered for the first time in U.S.

HONOLULU — Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the listing after years of study by the conservation group Xerces Society, state government officials and independent researchers. The Xerces Society says its goal is to protect nature's pollinators and invertebrates, which play a vital role in the health of the overall ecosystem.


AGs file suit in last-ditch bid to stop hand-off of internet control | Fox News

Republican attorneys general are making a last-ditch bid to block the Obama administration from ceding U.S. oversight of the internet’s domain name system, filing suit in federal court ahead of an imminent deadline for the hand-off. 

The AGs from Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada asked a judge late Wednesday to step in and stop the transition to an international oversight body, after GOP lawmakers failed to stall the move as part of a short-term spending bill. 

“Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.”

Paxton was among the four Republican AGs who filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division. 

The U.S. government has been in charge of domain names for more than three decades, thanks to a Commerce Department agency's oversight of an obscure, but powerful, Los Angeles-based nonprofit called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). 


Minnesota mall attack: Man shot dead after stabbing 8 people -

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: We clearly need to ban knives, after all, the Muslim zealot didn't stab people, the knife stabbed people.....

(CNN) A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said.

Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said.
Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked, police said in a statement.


Ford reveals self-driving cars, polite to pedestrians - LA Times

Of all the possibilities that might give pause concerning self-driving cars, here’s one you might not have considered: politeness.

At its test center in Dearborn, Mich. Monday, experimental white Ford Fusion sedans, their roofs bristling with sensors, drove themselves down curvy streets, obeyed stop signs and traffic lights, braked at the right times and made left-hand turns while a Ford driver sat at the wheel, never touching the controls.

At one point, a polite human being, waiting by the curb in the crosswalk, tried to wave the car through with a “no, you go first,” look on his face. The car,  programmed to stop for people in a crosswalk, didn’t know what to do. So it just sat there.

From a safety perspective, that was proper. But the pedestrian was confused, and the situation might have caused a lot of beeping horns from human drivers behind the car, had there been any.


Strong Oklahoma Earthquake Felt From Nebraska to Texas - ABC News

One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday from Nebraska to North Texas, and likely will turn new attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground.

The United States Geological Survey said a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 7:02 a.m. Saturday in north-central Oklahoma, a key energy-producing region. That matches a November 2011 quake in the same region. No major damage was immediately reported.

People in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Des Moines, Iowa; and Norman, Oklahoma, all reported feeling the earthquake. Dallas TV station WFAA tweeted that the quake shook their studios, too.


Americans Still Think Mexico Should Help Pay for Illegal Immigration - Rasmussen Reports™

Americans are feeling friendlier toward Mexico these days but still think it should offset the cost to the United States of the illegal immigrants it’s sending our way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 31 and September 1, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.