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89-year-old comedian recovering after she was randomly punched on New York street

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NEW YORK (AP) — An 89-year-old comedian is recovering after being randomly punched and knocked to the ground while waiting to cross a street in New York earlier this month.

D’yan Forest said she had just stopped at a coffee shop and was heading to a swimming pool when someone came up to her from behind and hit her in the eye. She lay on the ground in shock as police and paramedics came to her aid.

“I thought I had lost use of the eye because I couldn’t see anything.” Forest said. Her eyesight returned over the next four hours while she underwent tests at a hospital.

Police on Saturday said the female suspect in the July 10 incident had a medium complexion and cornrow braids and was last seen wearing a tank top and shorts with a Jurassic Park logo.

Forest said she has lived in Greenwich Village since 1966 and had never had anything else bad happen to her aside from watching the 9/11 attacks from her roof.

“I walk around the village now and I don’t go near anybody. I don’t want to be near anybody,” she said.

Forest holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest working female comedian. She said her first thought after falling to the ground was whether she would be presentable for her July 29 nightclub show.

But she said her eye is healing.

“My eye was totally red and horrible. But now at least I can go on stage without a black eye,” Forest said.

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Person in police custody allegedly killed 4 relatives in Brooklyn: NYPD

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – We’re learning new disturbing details about a horrific quadruple homicide in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Four members of the same family, including two young children, have died. A family member is now in custody.

Police say they were called to an apartment at the corner of West 8th and Avenue P around 10:30 p.m. Friday night about an assault that was in progress.

Sources say a man came home to find his wife, two young children, and his mother inside the apartment, all suffering from stab wounds.

They were all pronounced dead at the scene.

Police then arrested the man’s 24-year-old brother. 

A woman named Guzal lives in the building and says she knew one of the women. “She always helped me when I came ten years before, and she was always helpful.”

Neighbors say the family was originally from Uzbekistan and had lived in the building for years. 

Jennifer Ponti was still reeling after seeing officers remove body bags from the apartment.

Ponti said, “It’s sad. It’s horrible. Babies shouldn’t die no matter what.”

Detectives believe the stabbings took place due to a domestic dispute. 

The 24-year-old man is now a person of interest in the deaths of his own mother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew.

He was taken into custody for questioning. 

One neighbor says after the stabbings, a large crowd gathered to console the family outside.

Juan Perez said, “There were multiple men sobbing and crying inconsolably and multiple men trying to console and just cries.”

“It’s heartbreaking to hear this. They didn’t deserve this.” 

The victims have been identified as 56-year-old Fayzieva Mavlyuda, 27-year-old Maftuna Khakimova, 5-year-old Kamila Shavkatova, and 4-year-old Timur Shavkatov.

Police have not released the identity of the 24-year-old person of interest. 

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Physicians weigh in on potential impact of Trump’s ear wound: 'It’s a matter of inches'

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The ballistic aspects of the Trump assassination attempt of 7.13.24 - My Opinion and Questions - News Review In 100 Tweets

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My Opinion and Questions 

How did the bullet "graze" Trump's ear, and was it really a bullet?

The presumed gunman Thomas Matthes Crooks was located on the roof to the right side of Trump, and the bullet shot from this direction, which "grazed" the upper tip of his right ear, would inevitably hit the right side of his skull, and this did not happen. It looks like, from Trump's reaction, that his ear was possibly hit from behind him, and it was something smaller than a regular bullet. Hypothetically and theoretically, the attack with mini-drone, the size of the insect, is possible, as one of the explanations. 

I would also be interested in the identities of people standing on the podium right behind Trump. 

Trump touched the injured ear with his right hand, and when the palm of his hand showed on video, there was no blood on it, immediately after the injury. 

All in all, it is nothing short of miracle that this presumed bullet "grazed" his ear but did not cause any  other damage. 

The medical forensic expertise of the Trump's wound after the assassination attempt is needed, with the specific question, if it is consistent with bullet injury. 

However, one of the attendees was killed, and two were seriously injured. The locations of these persons and the nature of their injuries should be analyzed forensically vizavi the location of the presumed gunman Crooks, in their ballistic aspects. Were the shots fired by one or more than one person? 

These questions and doubts are supplemented by the set of very clear and sardonic Telling Names: "Trump was shot at Butler Farm Show, Pa; by Crooks". 

My opinion is that there are observable similarities between this Trump incident and the cases of mass shootings, with regard to the questions about the numbers of the actual shooters and their true identities. It is possible that the authors of these "shows"are the same: Putin and his circle, and that they took some care to avoid the risk to Trump's life while maximizing its impact on the inciting the Civil War and bringing other similar calamities upon America. 

The additional, facetious side benefit for them, the Putin's circle,  would be to confuse and to fool the FBI and the public by introducing the explanations which have very questionable relations with the common sense. 

Michael Novakhov | 7.14.24 

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday spoke by phone with his Russian counterpart for the second time in less than a month and one day after the NATO summit wrapped up in Washington with a focus on countering Moscow, according to the Pentagon.

During the call with Russian Minister of Defense Andrey Belousov, which was initiated by Moscow, Austin “emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication amid Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine,” deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters.

Austin last spoke with Belousov on June 25, about 2.5 weeks earlier. Prior to that, the Pentagon chief had not directly spoken with his Russian counterpart since March 2023. Communications between Washington and Moscow have almost entirely broken down since Kremlin forces invaded Ukraine in February 2022. 

But Russia appears to be roiled following the NATO Summit, during which alliance members issued a joint communique laying out new military and financial support for Ukraine and pledged their support for an “irreversible path” to future membership for the embattled country. 

What’s more, NATO has backed Ukraine’s push for more latitude in its use of Western-supplied weapons to strike inside Russia, with the United Kingdom announcing it would allow Kyiv to hit targets over Russian borders with British-provided long-range missiles.

In addition, the U.S. and Germany on Wednesday announced the movement of more strategic weapons into Europe, including long-range fires such as undeveloped hypersonic missile systems, starting in 2026.

Moscow, which has long viewed the expansion of NATO as a national security threat, said it would retaliate against the U.S. missile deployment plans.

“NATO once again very clearly confirmed its essence. It is an alliance founded in an era of confrontation with the aim of continuing confrontation,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday during a press conference with Russian news agencies.

“We see in fact that the alliance’s military infrastructure is constantly and gradually moving towards our borders. … All of this will require us to take thoughtful, coordinated and effective responses to deter and confront the alliance.”

Adding to tensions, reports emerged this week that U.S. and German intelligence had foiled a Russian assassination plot against the CEO of a German manufacturing company sending munitions to Ukraine. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has since said allies are increasing intelligence sharing to combat such Russian attacks.

Asked whether the Pentagon has any intelligence corroborating the Russian assassination scheme, or if Austin brought up the foiled plot with Belousov, Singh declined to provide further details.

“Of course we always, with any of our allies and partners, always share intelligence and information, but I just don’t have more to add,” she said.

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My Opinion: Mr. Biden does not have to demonstrate that he has a 100% of mental or cognitive acuity; no one single person has it all of the time. However, his team and his aides as the "collective Presidency" have this acuity.

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