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January 1, 4 Killed, 15 Hurt in Garlic Festival Shooting



There has been yet another mass shooting in America. This time it happened at a garlic festival in Gilroy California. The shooter reportedly cut through a security fence to gain access to the attendees. We have the details below.  We also have a report about contractors for Apple, Inc. listening to your Siri conversations and questions. Plus, some economist say this could be the biggest week of the year for the global economy, thanks to a pending announcement about interest rate cuts from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.  People living in New Jersey will gain access to suicide assistance drugs this week. The FBI is still on the look out for the so-called “pink lady bandit.” And it wasn’t all bad, a five year old boy managed to save13 of his family members from a house fire in Chicago. 

– Fraser Dixon

4 killed, 15 Hurt in Garlic Festival Shooting in California

At least four people, including the suspect, have been killed, and 15 more were injured in a shooting at a garlic festival Sunday in California, ABC News reported

The Gilroy Police Department tweeted out late Sunday night “..the hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today’s shooting at the Garlic Festival.”

Apple Contractors ‘Regularly Hear Confidential Details’ on Siri Recordings

A whistleblower told the Guardian, “There have been countless instances of recordings featuring private discussions between doctors and patients, business deals, seemingly criminal dealings, sexual encounters and so on. These recordings are accompanied by user data showing location, contact details, and app data.”

Get Ready for the Economy’s Biggest Week of 2019

Bloomberg reports that, “the highlight is Wednesday’s decision by the Federal Reserve with markets and economists virtually united in predicting Chairman Jerome Powell and colleagues will cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade.”

New Jersey Assisted Suicide Law Takes Effect This Week 

According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, “Advocates lobbied nearly eight years to pass the law in New Jersey. Their cause went from near hopeless to hopeful after Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy took office in January 2018. Murphy signed the law in April.”

Five states including New Jersey have passed aid in dying laws since 2014.

‘Pink Lady Bandit’ on the Run After Bank Robberies

The female bank robber with the colorful nickname stole money from a second North Carolina bank in a three-day span, according to the FBI.

That makes four in less than a week for the woman suspected of robbing banks in three states along the East Coast, the McClatchy newsgroup reported.

5-Year-Old Saves 13 Family Members From House Fire

One of the affected families said everyone is alive thanks to a brave 5-year-old boy, Jayden Espinosa. He woke up and alerted the entire family.

“If he didn’t wake us up, in those two minutes, we would have been out of there,” displaced resident Nicole Peeples told Chicago’s CBS station

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