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    Robin Williams’ widow opened up about the late actor’s life in a moving new essay titled "The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain."

    In the essay, published in the medical journal Neurology, Susan Schneider describes Williams as drowning in his symptoms of Lewy body dementia and feeling like she was drowning along with him. Lewy body dementia is often misdiagnosed and can come with impaired thinking, memory loss, insomnia, and paranoia.

    Williams killed himself in August 2014. 

    Schneider writes, "Robin is and will always be a larger-than-life spirit who was inside the body of a normal man with a human brain. He just happened to be that 1 in 6 who is affected by brain disease."

    Schneider, who serves on the board for the American Brain Foundation, hopes her essay leads to more understanding for everyone affected.



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    Actor Robin Williams and his wife Susan Schneider in November 2009 in Hollywood. Schneider recently wrote an essay on her late husband's disease.Actor Robin Williams and his wife Susan Schneider in November 2009 in Hollywood. Schneider recently wrote an essay on her late husband's disease.

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to stay away from 11 Southeast Asian countries where Zika is spreading, NBC News reported.

    Thailand has been included on the list, where officials on Friday reported the first confirmed cases of birth defects linked to the virus. The other countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam.

    Pregnant women should not travel to any area with a Zika travel notice and should consider postponing non-essential travel to the 11 countries in Southeast Asia listed in the newly issued considerations," the CDC advised on Thursday.



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    The CDC warns against traveling to Asia where they say the Zika virus is spreading.The CDC warns against traveling to Asia where they say the Zika virus is spreading.

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    The most influential man in the state of Ohio has spoken. And He's With Her.

    LeBron James, the most famous man in the critical swing state, endorsed Hillary Clinton Sunday.

    "Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty," the NBA superstar and Akron, Ohio, native wrote in an editorial published Sunday by Business Insider.

    James said he believes Clinton "will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama. I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy."

    Clinton would champion education for children "no matter what zip code they live in" and would strive to make college more affordable, James said.


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    Eighteen-year-old Tylisha Allmon said she went home sick from school with stomach and back pain. Later that day she welcomed a baby boy, to her surprise.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to rehear a case concerning its executive actions on President Obama's immigration policy, NBC News reported.

    Unable to reach a decision in June, the justices tied 4-4, leaving a lower court order intact that blocked the immigration plan from going into effect.

    Obama's immigration programs would shield more than four million people from deportation. Texas and 25 other states sued after it was announced in 2014, claiming the president had no power to order the changes. But the court's tie prevented a decision on the merits of that claim.



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    In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.

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    A home in West Hartford, Connecticut is getting a lot of attention for a Halloween display with a strong political statement.

    Resident Matt Warshauer and his family are known for their elaborate Halloween displays. This year Warshauer, who teaches American political history at Central Connecticut State University, created what he calls the “Trump Wall,” based on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to build a border wall along the U.S. and Mexican border if he gets elected. 

    “It’s something that disturbs me because I believe that we’re a nation that gets other nations to tear down walls, not put them up,” said Warshauer, who lives on North Main Street. 

    He said every Halloween he tries to design a display that makes people think about current political issues.

    “Halloween is that one time of year where you can push the envelope a little bit. I try to make it Halloweeny, but I also make it very political,” said Warshauer, who lives on North Main Street. 

    The detailed display features a wall complete with a Trump tower, a Trump deportation center and zombies and skeletons. Warshauer said he included several pieces of original artwork from Hall High School students in the display.

    Warshauer also pokes fun at the Democrats, with a depiction of Hillary Clinton riding a donkey as part of the display.

    Warshauer said he knows not everyone will agree with his point of view, but he makes his political statement to encourage conversation and debate.

    “Living in a democracy is the ability to put our views out there and be able to sort of make our positions known and even debate them if necessary, and that’s what we should be doing,” he said.



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    Matt Warshauer, who teaches American political history at Central Connecticut State University, created what he calls the “Trump Wall” – based off the wall Trump said he intends to build between the US-Mexico border.Matt Warshauer, who teaches American political history at Central Connecticut State University, created what he calls the “Trump Wall” – based off the wall Trump said he intends to build between the US-Mexico border.

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    The school year in one suburban New York community has started with funerals, fear and frustration.

    Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence.

    On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th birthday, Nisa Mickens' brutally beaten body was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood. A day later, the beaten body of her lifelong friend, 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, was discovered in the wooded backyard of a nearby home. The teenagers had been inseparable and shared an interest in basketball.

    Days later, police discovered the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran in a remote industrial area of the town. Acosta had been missing since May, and Garcia-Moran vanished in February.

    Students are saying they're afraid to walk alone in their community and school administrators are warning students not to wear clothing that could risk offending vicious street thugs.

    Alexis Portillo, 16, was devastated when he learned of the killings: "Like, who else is going to be next, you know?"

    One Brentwood teen who wouldn't give his name, said he feared gang retaliation and that many students are nervous.

    "They don't play around. If they don't like you and if you do something to them, they will come after you," he said. "I'm not going to walk anywhere. We're definitely more cautious about that. I don't go out at night anymore."

    A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that said the Salvadoran gang MS-13 is suspected, although police have not made arrests. The official was not authorized to talk publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    Like many suburban areas, Long Island has become a home to street gangs. At least 30 people have been killed by MS-13 gang members on Long Island since 2010.

    "There's definitely been an uptick, but we always have bad crews operating here," the official said.

    In one particularly heinous killing, four MS-13 gangsters were convicted in the 2010 killing of a Long Island woman and her toddler son. Prosecutors say the mother had allegedly shown disrespect to the gang. Her child was murdered simply because he was with her.

    In Brentwood, police are releasing few details about their investigation into students' deaths.

    Abraham Chaparro, Garcia-Moran's stepfather, said he was last seen heading off to meet some friends. He said his stepson, who emigrated from Ecuador two years ago, liked cars, soccer and girls.

    "He had a girlfriend in every corner. He was good-looking," Chaparro said. "I don't understand how this happened. It's a mystery."

    A large photo of the boy smiling in a white suit and black bow tie sat at the front of a funeral home chapel as mourners paid respects this past week.

    Maria Arias spent days going door to door looking for her son, Oscar, after he disappeared while reportedly going to a nearby park to play soccer.

    Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says detectives are optimistic about arrests. A "violent known gang member" was in federal custody, he said, but the arrest papers and charges are under seal and no one is saying if that suspect is tied to any of the killings.

    Last week, investigators searched a shuttered state psychiatric hospital for additional victims but came up empty.

    All this leaves a community on edge.

    Brentwood school officials said a freshman walking to a bus stop with a light blue T-shirt in his hand was stopped last week by a group in a car. The driver demanded the shirt, which was set on fire; the student was told not to wear that color again. Curtis Sliwa, founder of the New York City-based Guardian Angels, a neighborhood patrol group that has now started patrols in Brentwood, said blue is an MS-13 color.

    School officials advised in a letter to parents that "children not wear clothing that could be considered to be gang-related."

    Monique Darrisaw-Akil, assistant superintendent for secondary education, conceded that "students sometimes get involved in things that are not in their best interest or in the best interest of the school community, so we try to be as proactive, and provide interventions."


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    Residents of one Austin, Texas neighborhood are upset after a home being moved to a new location became stuck in the middle of a street, leaving their homes blocked.

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    Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do.

    The torn-up lawns are the work of wild pigs on a feeding frenzy, residents said. They strike in the middle of the night, digging up lawns in the Evergreen neighborhood of South San Jose.

    "They came in and ... I saw a huge pack of them, and they were effectively ripping up the sod," resident Rod Murchison said.

    Murchison and his neighbors said there are about 20 of the wild boars, and they have destroyed more than half a dozen lawns in the neighborhood over the past week.

    Kevin McFatridge lives up the street from Murchison. His front lawn looks like a war zone. The pigs even took out his geranium plants.

    "We can handle a little patch here or there, but our entire lawn is now gone, and that's very frustrating," McFatridge said.

    Murchison believes the pigs came from the ranchland across the street from his home. He said he had a similar problem about 10 years ago but it stopped after neighbors got together to secure a fence. Murchison even put up a device that shines a red light, simulating a pig predator. He hopes it will be enough to keep the hungry grub hunters away.

    Murchison's 10-year-old daughter Katie built two fairy houses in the front yard. She's so worried about the pigs, she put up a warning.

    "I put up the sign so the fairies would know not to come at night because the pigs might come," Katie said.



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    A San Jose resident's front yard after wild pigs attacked it.A San Jose resident's front yard after wild pigs attacked it.

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  • The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, Sept. 17 2016, in Washington, DC.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, Sept. 17 2016, in Washington, DC.

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    An investigation into a flood of social media posts threatening violent attacks on Philadelphia schools by clowns led police to a 13-year-old girl who says she made some of the posts as a prank, authorities said Monday.

    Philadelphia police announced Monday afternoon that their investigation, along with tips from the public, helped them to identify a 13-year-old girl who they say was involved in a series of unnerving social media posts about clown attacks at schools that went viral over the weekend. Police did not identify the girl, but said she is a student at a local school.

    "This juvenile indicated that this 'prank only' was committed with a friend at her school and she never had any intent to harm anyone," a release from police said.

    Police said they're forwarding the information in the case to the District Attorney's Office for review. Criminal charges could potentially be brought if the D.A.'s office decides to prosecute.

    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday sent a letter to parents regarding the threats, which also mentioned Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School in at least one post.

    "All schools will operate on a normal schedule this week unless otherwise noted. Schools that were specifically named in threats have been in direct contact with law enforcement and will have police presence as needed," the letter read in part, adding that added police would be strictly a precaution.

    The Archdiocese told parents they and their children should not respond to any of the posts on social media.

    The unsettling and creepy clown posts surfaced on several different Instagram accounts over the weekend and named Philadelphia schools specifically, threatening violence, including shootings and kidnappings, at the schools at certain times throughout the week.

    The posts quickly garnered attention, stoking fear among parents and students and prompting police and the School District of Philadelphia to issue a joint statement on Sunday assuring the public that they were investigating the threats and taking them seriously.

    The posts came on the heels of a number of reports of clown sightings across the country that surfaced in recent weeks, including several in the Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

    On Monday police arrested a 13-year-old girl who they say made clown posts threatening students and residents in Washington Township, New Jersey.

    Police in northeastern Pennsylvania about two weeks ago said they were investigating in Pottsville after receiving a report that a 12-year-old girl and her friends were chased by a clown, who then threw a stick at them and yelled obscenities before running back into the woods. Last week in Reading, police said a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death after someone in a clown mask may have provoked a confrontation.

    Reports of clown sightings have also surfaced in Lower Macungie, Easton, and New Jersey over the last several weeks.



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    A man from Hyattsville, Maryland, was charged with attempting to aid the Islamic State group in connection with an attack on military personnel, according to a document from the United States District Court.

    Nelash Mohamed Das, 24, faces federal charges of attempting to provide material support and resources to the foreign terrorist organization ISIS, also known as ISIL, in connection with a plan to attack a U.S. military member. He was arrested on Sept. 30 and was ordered held, pending a detention hearing scheduled for Oct. 6.

    “Nelash Mohamed Das is alleged to have plotted to kill a U.S. service member on behalf of ISIL,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin said. “Individuals intent on carrying out violence in the name of foreign terrorist organizations pose one of the most concerning threats that law enforcement faces today, and stopping these offenders before they are able to act is our highest priority.”

    According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Das, a citizen of Bangladesh, was admitted to the United States in 1995 and is a legal permanent resident. From Sept. 28, 2015, to early 2016, Das allegedly used social media to express support and attempting to inspire violence against a member of the U.S. military.

    Between May and September, Das met a confidential source working for the FBI. During that time, Das told the source he wanted to kill a military member who lived in Prince George’s County.

    On Sept. 30, Das and the FBI source traveled to the target’s address with weapons that had been rendered useless by the FBI, according to the affidavit. As they got out of the car, FBI agents approached, pursued and captured Das a short distance away from the vehicle.

    He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.



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    Donald Trump seemed to suggest Monday to a group of retired military supporters that veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress were not strong.

    "When people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it," he said.

    Trump's statement came during questions about veterans and suicide and the care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Retired American Warriors conference in Herndon, Virginia.

    It prompted a quick response on social media and a statement from Jon Soltz, an Iraq War veteran and the chairman of VoteVets.org.

    "These comments, as horrible as they are, are not shocking," he said. "We're talking about a person, in Trump, who believes that POWs aren't real heroes, and that he's made sacrifices akin to Gold Star Families who lost their loved ones in war. The constant disrespect Donald Trump shows towards our veterans and service members is sickening, and completely and totally disqualifying."

    But one of Trump's advisers, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said Trump's words had been taken out of context. 

    "Mr. Trump was highlighting the challenges veterans face when returning home after serving their country," Flynn said. "He has always respected the service and sacrifice of our military men and women—proposing reforms to Veteran Affairs to adequately address the various issues veterans face when they return home."

    And the veteran who asked the question, former Marine Staff Sgt. Chad Robichaux, also defended Trump.

    "I think it's sickening that anyone would twist Mr. Trump's comments to me in order to pursue a political agenda," said Robichaux, president and founder of Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. "I took his comments to be thoughtful and understanding of the struggles many veterans have, and I believe he is committed to helping them."

    Also on Monday, Trump repeated his position that veterans also be allowed to seek government-funded private care. He said that the country's military was "depleted" and he vowed to expand it. And he said that under his administration, cybersecurity would be an immediate and top priority, and he criticized his opponent for putting the country in harm's way with her use of a private email server.

    Hillary Clinton's only experience in cybersecurity was her "criminal" attempt to keep hidden her emails exchanged while she was secretary of state, Trump said, speaking to a veterans group in Virginia.

    Clinton was criticized by the FBI director for her use of a private server but he did not recommend prosecuting her.

    Trump warned against attacks by potential hackers from China, Russia and North Korea. 

    "Cybersecurity is just one more area where the Obama administration has failed," he said.

    Trump called cyber attacks the warfare of the future and said the United States' dominance must be unquestioned. As president he would instruct the Department of Justice to create a joint task force to crush the still developing area of crime, he said.

    When he was asked for his plan to defeat ISIS or the Islamic State, he criticized President Obama for refusing to say radical Islamic terrorism and said he would stop ISIS cold, but did not specify how. 

    Obama has said the debate over what words are used to describe ISIS and other extremists is a manufactured issue.



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    Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, New Hampshire.Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, New Hampshire.

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    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent this past weekend calling his 2016 candidate of choice Donald Trump a "genius" for potentially avoiding paying federal income taxes.

    He added that voters should prefer Trump over "a woman," NBC News reported.

    The comments represented the culmination of more than a year of increasingly reactionary rhetoric from a politician who was once widely viewed as a moderate Republican. 

    The question that pundits have been increasingly asking is why? Why would Giuliani risk his brand as "America's Mayor" by aligning himself so unapologetically with the Trump campaign, especially when so many other establishment Republicans have steered clear of it?



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    File - Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks during a campaign event with Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, not pictured, at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.File - Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks during a campaign event with Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, not pictured, at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

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    The same day police announced a 13-year-old girl was behind some of the social media posts threatening violent attacks on Philadelphia schools, another 13-year-old girl as well as a 14-year-old boy were arrested for allegedly making similar threats against students in Washington Township, New Jersey.

    Washington Township Police told NBC10 a 13-year-old girl who attends Bunker Hill Middle School in Washington Township had made threatening social media posts about clown attacks at students and residents of the Washington Township community. The threats warned people that they should be scared and should not walk by themselves. The threats also mentioned specific targets, according to officials.

    The teen girl was arrested and charged. Police say the girl's family is also cooperating with the investigation. Investigators say the girl made the threats because it was a popular trend around the country and she thought it would be funny.

    Police also told NBC10 a 14-year-old boy was also arrested in Washington Township for making similar threats in a separate incident. The boy attends Washington Township High School, according to police. 

    Similar clown threats were made against Philadelphia schools over the weekend. Philadelphia police announced Monday afternoon that their investigation, along with tips from the public, helped them to identify a 13-year-old girl who they say was involved in the social media posts about clown attacks at schools. Police did not identify the girl, but said she is a student at a local school.

    "This juvenile indicated that this 'prank only' was committed with a friend at her school and she never had any intent to harm anyone," a release from police said.

    Police said they're forwarding the information in the case to the district attorney's office for review. Criminal charges could potentially be brought if the D.A.'s office decides to prosecute.

    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Monday sent a letter to parents regarding the threats, which also mentioned Ss. Neumann and Goretti High School in at least one post.

    "All schools will operate on a normal schedule this week unless otherwise noted. Schools that were specifically named in threats have been in direct contact with law enforcement and will have police presence as needed," the letter read in part, adding that added police would be strictly a precaution.

    The Archdiocese told parents they and their children should not respond to any of the posts on social media.

    The unsettling and creepy clown posts surfaced on several Instagram accounts over the weekend and named Philadelphia schools specifically, threatening violence, including shootings and kidnappings, at the schools at certain times throughout the week.

    The posts quickly garnered attention, stoking fear among parents and students and prompting police and the School District of Philadelphia to issue a joint statement on Sunday assuring the public that they were investigating the threats and taking them seriously.

    The posts came on the heels of a number of reports of clown sightings across the country that surfaced in recent weeks, including several in the Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

    Police in northeastern Pennsylvania about two weeks ago said they were investigating in Pottsville after receiving a report that a 12-year-old girl and her friends were chased by a clown, who then threw a stick at them and yelled obscenities before running back into the woods. Last week in Reading, police said a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death after someone in a clown mask may have provoked a confrontation.

    Reports of clown sightings have also surfaced in Lower Macungie, Easton and New Jersey over the last several weeks.


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    A recent SpaceX rocket launch test that ended in a fiery explosion is the subject of rumors of potential sabotage, CNBC reports.

    The rocket company is investigating the failure of its Falcon 9 rocket in early September, days before it was scheduled to launch. 

    A SpaceX statement sent to CNBC said a "preliminary review of the data and debris suggests a breach in the second stage's helium system" on the Falcon 9, "but the cause of the breach is still unknown."

    According to The Washington Post, SpaceX investigators noticed "an odd shadow and then a white spot" on the roof of a nearby building that belongs to a competitor, part of a "bizarre twist" that suggests SpaceX is considering sabotage a possible cause of the explosion.



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    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test on Sept. 1, 2016. The explosion is reportedly being investigated as a possible act of sabotage.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test on Sept. 1, 2016. The explosion is reportedly being investigated as a possible act of sabotage.

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    Take a look at photos of extreme weather from the U.S. and around the world, from floods to snow to rough seas.

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    A dog crosses a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. Hurricane Mathew, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.A dog crosses a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. Hurricane Mathew, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.

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    The nationally-recognized police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, has been fired amid an investigation into "disturbing allegations" regarding certain relationships with women, the city announced Monday.

    Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken said Police Chief Leonard Campanello's termination resulted when it was revealed that he was lying to investigators and tampering with evidence, specifically with his city-issued cell phone. 

    Calling his actions "unethical and completely unacceptable," Theken said Campanello lied about possible relationships with women while under investigation and about his cell phone, which had been wiped clean before being sent to his attorney.

    Campanello, who was honored by President Barack Obama earlier this year for his innovative program in the national fight against opioid addiction, was placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 13.

    Campanello's attorney, Terrance Kennedy, who previously said the investigation had nothing to do with his client's role as chief, denied the allegations, and called his client's termination "a witch hunt," vowing to fight it.

    The city of Gloucester alleges that Campanello tampered with his city-issued cell phone, which he had said was inside his locked office at the police department. Investigators could not find it, and Campanello's attorney informed the city that the cell phone and other items had been sent to his Everett office, according to the city, which adds that the cell phone had been wiped.

    When he was questioned by investigators, Campanello allegedly suggested that someone from inside the department removed the phone without his permission.

    The city of Gloucester says investigators later discovered that Campanello himself mailed the package containing his cell phone to his attorney from the Everett Post Office.

    Gloucester officials say their investigation is ongoing, and that Campanello will have a chance to present evidence at a hearing in the future.

    Meanwhile, John McCarthy continues as acting police chief at the Gloucester Police Department.



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    In this June 1, 2015, file photo, Gloucester, Mass., Police Chief Leonard Campanello poses at his office. He was fired over a year later, amid an ethics investigation.In this June 1, 2015, file photo, Gloucester, Mass., Police Chief Leonard Campanello poses at his office. He was fired over a year later, amid an ethics investigation.

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    Three-year-old Carter Roberts was playful, healthy and active until he became one of over four dozen people in the United States diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, NBC News reported. 

    He was unable to move his arms or legs, and "doctors were working really hard to try and figure out what was going on," said his mother, Robin Roberts.

    The mysterious muscle weakness, similar to polio, appears to be on the rise this year.

    As of August 2016 there have been 50 cases of confirmed AFM across 24 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, more than double 2015, when 21 cases for the whole year were reported.



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    Carter Roberts and his two sisters before he was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis in July 2016.Carter Roberts and his two sisters before he was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis in July 2016.

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    The New York attorney general's office is ordering the Donald J. Trump Foundation to stop soliciting funds because it doesn't have the proper certification.

    James Sheehan, head of the attorney general's Charities Bureau, issued a cease and desist order to the charitable foundation created by Donald Trump in 1988. 

    The order, released Monday afternoon, claims that the foundation wasn't registered with the state charities bureau in 2016 but has engaged in fundraising activities during that time.

    The order states that the Trump Foundation has 15 days to register with the charities bureau or "shall be deemed to be continuing fraud upon the people of the state of New York."

    Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump's presidential campaign, said "we remain very concerned about the political motives behind AG Schneiderman's investigation." 

    "The Trump Foundation nevertheless intends to cooperate fully with the investigation," she said. 

    The order comes after The Washington Post reported that Trump's foundation used donations to pay legal settlements, political contributions and portraits of the billionaire businessman. 

    The Post has also reported that the foundation solicited donations from the public without the required certification under New York state law. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been investigating the foundation since the Post's story was published.

    Read the full order below:



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