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Couple shares premature baby’s first year, one second at a time

A dad is sharing his daughter’s first year of life in a touching 365-second tribute.

Bradley Mitchell’s daughter was born six weeks premature. The Canadian couple said the first few weeks were wrought with uncertainty.

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“At the time, we had no idea what the future may (or may not) hold,” Mitchell wrote on YouTube.

On September 10, they celebrated her first birthday, and as a tribute, her dad strung together 365 video clips of his daughter, each documenting one day of her life.

Watch the touching tribute below:

High school soccer team forfeits after other team refuses to play against girl teammates

An Arizona high school boys’ soccer team forfeited a recent match after the other team refused to play because of the two female players on the team.

The Arizona Republic reported that the Foothills Academy College Prep boys’ soccer team's opponent, Faith Christian, would not take the field Friday because of the two female players on the Foothills’ side.

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This is the second time a school has objected to the female players. The first time, the two female players sat out and Foothills lost the game, but the school declined to comply to the request this time.

"Actually, it was the team's decision," Foothills coach Steven Rains said. "They would not play without their team. They felt the girls earned the right to be on the team. And they won't play without them."

Faith Christian officials cited religious beliefs as the reason they declined to play their male team against female players.

"I know it appears to fly in the face of what everyone is wanting to promote today, and that is equality," Dick Buckingham, administrative leader of Faith Christian, said. "It is based on a religious perspective that God created guys and girls differently. The difference physically, there is a strength advantage that men have over women. We want to teach our men that honor of ladies is just not in sports. We struggle how to teach that if we're allowing them to play against young ladies in a competitive game. We're the ones harmed because we're giving up a game. We think it's better to do that than give a mixed message."

The Arizona Republic reported on Monday that the first time another school refused to play Foothills, the girls’ mother decided to hold them from the game against Our Lady of Sorrows.

"I was like, 'I don't want this stuff to hurt the boys,' '' Noelle Avey said. "When it happened again, things changed. I would like to stress the outstanding character the boys on this team have shown by standing with their female teammates. I can't say enough about these boys, this team, the team parents, our coach, and our athletic director for supporting our female athletes. I believe one aspect of sport is that it brings different religions, races and genders together."

This isn’t the first time a game was forfeited due to a school declining to face female players on one side, according to the Arizona Republic, as a state championship baseball game was forfeited in 2012 after one school did not want to play the female player on the other team.

Bus driver heralded as hero after she saves 32 kids after fuel line breaks

A Virginia bus driver has garnered a lot of attention online after her daughter posted an image of her smiling in a hospital bed hours after she saved 32 kids on her bus after a fuel line leak.

The Loudoun Times-Mirror reported Michele Coates smelled smoke and was told by the students on her Loudoun County, Va., school bus that they noticed smoke and possibly flames on Friday. Coates immediately pulled over the bus and got the students off safely, but felt ill and was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

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"It's something you never expect to happen and you never thought you would encounter," Coates told the Times-Mirror. "It was very scary. My only thought was all these dear children's lives are in my hands and I have to save them."

All of the kids got off the bus safely, but 17 of the students were also taken to the hospital with symptoms related to exposure to the fumes. "I kept asking if all the kids were safe," Coates said. "Even in the ambulance and the hospital I kept asking."

Related: School bus driver saves 20 children after bus catches fire

Coates’ daughter, Autumn Echols, posted the photo of her in the hospital on Imgur, and the photo has garnered more than 1.4 million views as of Tuesday. "I just posted it to show just a few people," Echols told WUSA. "To say my mom is a hero. I thought it would make her happy. I wasn't expecting that many people."

WUSA reported that the school district blamed the fuel line break on "typical wear and tear," and the bus has been taken off the road for repairs. A bus driver in Maryland was also called a hero after she saved 20 kids on a school bus that caught on fire earlier this month.

My mom smiling after saving 40 kids off a burning school bus today

Buckhead woman shot inside car near Piedmont Park

After a bullet struck a woman inside a car on Piedmont Avenue early Monday morning, the people with her drove her about 17 minutes away to Emory Hospital in DeKalb County, police said.

Local business executive Diane McIver, the wife of well-known labor and employment attorney C.L. “Tex” McIver, died in surgery about 1:20 a.m. Monday.

“What we know is that Ms. McIver was riding in a car with people she knew near 1073 Piedmont Ave.,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Tuesday. “A firearm was discharged inside the vehicle.”

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the shooting and have not named the other people in the car.

Diane McIver was president of Corey Airport Services, a marketing company based in Atlanta known for its 300-foot billboard near the Downtown Connector and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Tex McIver, a partner at Atlanta-based Fisher Phillips, previously served on the State Board of Elections. He is the only family the 63-year-old marketing executive had in the area, one of her employees said.

US Enterprises, Inc. General Counsel Ken Rickert said Diane McIver worked with Corey Airport Services for 43 years. The job was likely the only one she held after graduating from Georgia State University.

Rickert said McIver lived with her husband in Buckhead, near Lenox Square.

Rickert said he met McIver 25 years ago, when she hired him.

“She was a dynamic individual,” Rickert said. “A great, successful executive who is going to be missed by everybody over here.”

Police have not said if charges are expected.

Plastic pieces prompt Tyson to recall 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

More than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets are under recall because they may be contaminated with pieces of hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday in a recall notice.

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Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling fully cooked "Panko Chicken Nugget" products that were produced July 18. The recall encompasses five-pound bags of nuggets, which were distributed for sale by retailers nationwide, and 20-pound cases that were shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania.

The recall was prompted by complaints from customers who found "foreign matter" in their chicken nuggets, according to the USDA. Tyson told the government agency that the pieces of plastic found were around 21mm in length and 6.5 mm in diameter.

The Missouri-based company believes the fragments may have come from a plastic rod used by the company to connect a transfer belt during manufacturing.

Tyson hasn't gotten any reports of health issues caused by the plastic, although consumers are still being urged to throw away or return the chicken nuggets.

The following products fall under the recall notice:

  • Five-pound bags of Tyson's "Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets" with a "Best If Used By" date of July 18, 2017 and case codes 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33
  • Twenty-pound bulk packages of "Spare Time Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with Rib Meat" with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03

Both products have the establishment number "EST. 13556" printed next to the "Best If Use By" dates on the back packaging.

Good Samaritans lift SUV off trapped child

A group of good Samaritans are being called heroes after they successfully rolled over an SUV to free a 9-year-old girl trapped underneath.

According to Bay News 9, a group of people pulled over alongside I-75 in Ruskin, Florida, after a Ford Excursion flipped over a guardrail into the median, landing on its roof.

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Dayna Gibson and her father, David Lowe, witnessed the crash. Along with several other good Samaritans, they were able to rescue the 31-year-old driver, but her 9-year-old daughter was pinned beneath the overturned car.

“She told us that her youngest daughter was under the vehicle,” Gibson told Bay News 9. “So at that time all of us ran around to the other side and we saw the little girl’s arm sticking out from under the vehicle.”

Gibson said they were initially unable to roll over the SUV. About 50 other drivers pulled to the side of the road and rushed to help, eventually freeing the girl.

“We achieved what would have been impossible by coming together,” Gibson said. “There were people from all walks of life there; it didn’t matter.”

The three passengers in the car were taken to a nearby hospital and are expected to be OK.

A Ford Excursion was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-75 towards Gibsonton Drive when a rear tire ruptured. The driver lost control, veering into the grassy median and flipping over the guardrail.Posted by Bay News 9 on Sunday, September 25, 2016

'Hillary's Shimmy' is now a thing on social media

Hillary Clinton may not have a future on “Dancing  with the Stars,” she has bigger fish to fry, but she did pop a move during the first presidential debate Monday night that has the social media world talking.

And shimmying.

It was a little shrug of the shoulders, a response to a claim she doesn’t have the temperament to be president, that took only hours to become a “thing” on the internet.

A viral “thing,” in fact.

When Clinton heard her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump say, "I have a much better temperament than she does,” it seemed it was all Clinton could do to contain herself. She sighed, said “Ok,” then gave a little shimmy.

The move lasted a little bit longer than just a shudder -- not as long as a full shoulder roll.

It went like this:

At that moment, or soon thereafter, a gif was born, and it was named “Hillary’s shimmy.” The most popular gif using the move also  featured  former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and some cat that,  frankly, knows how to shake it.

Here’s a few versions of the “Hillary shimmy”:

You get the picture.

Whether this moment, out of  an hour-and-a-half of moments, will define the debate is another question. 

Tearful girl to Charlotte City Council: 'We shouldn't have to protest because y'all are treating us wrong'

Protesters showed up in force Monday night at a Charlotte City Council meeting, calling for Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney to resign in the wake of last week's officer-involved shooting of Keith Scott.

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More than 50 angry residents verbally lambasted City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests in the wake of the shooting.

Among the speakers were children who said they were too scared to leave their homes, including Zianna Oliphant, a girl who is so small that she needed a stool to be seen over the lectern.

In tears, she told the city councilors that she believes that she is treated differently because of her skin color.

"We are black people, and we shouldn't have to feel like this. We shouldn't have to protest because y'all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to and we have rights," Zianna said.

Roberts encouraged her to speak her mind as other protesters cheered her on.

"It's a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can't even see them anymore," she said. "It's a shame that we have to go to the graveyard and bury them. And we have tears, and we shouldn't have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side."

The meeting started on a tense note, with dozens refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and seemed to get out of control early. Protestors called Charlotte City Council members incompetent and failures because of the way in which the protests were handled, and Roberts called for a 5-minute recess to give council members a breather.

"We hate you," one protester said.

Many of the speakers carried signs expressing their anger. One man's sign called for the repeal of legislation taking effect Saturday that blocks the release of police video without a court order. Many speakers demanded that police release all video footage of the confrontation.

>> Related: N.C. to limit public access to police recordings

Scott's family and advocacy groups have complained that the department divulged only about three minutes of footage from two cameras. They have urged the police department to release all its video footage and audio recordings that could clarify how the situation unfolded. A media coalition is also requesting the release of more footage.

"We have no reason to trust you, and you're giving us even less," Khasha Harris told City Council members.

Council member Kenny Smith said the council should be listening and taking action to answer the concerns.

"The unrest here has been decades in the making," council member Al Alston said. "Tuesday was the boiling point, and it's getting hotter."

Roberts found herself surrounded by people who no longer trust her. Her voice eventually became soft and her eyes appeared teary at times.

"We need leadership that is willing to stand up to speak boldly for truth and justice," the Rev. Trevor Beauford said.

"You do not deserve to be the mayor of this fine city," said protester Henry Lee.

>> Related: Dashcam and body camera footage released in shooting of Keith Scott

There was one exception: The first speaker of the night said he supports Putney.

"I found the chief to be a man of very high integrity who does what he says," Marcus Philmon said.

He was booed and heckled off the podium.

"It's going to be rough in these streets until you give justice to our people," said the Rev. Milton Williams, the final speaker in a 3-hour string. "Our city's in an uproar, and you did not respond."

Mayor says investigation into Scott's death lacked transparency

WSOC-TV asked the mayor if she still supports the police chief.

"First of all, the city manager is the person who hires and fires the police chief," Roberts said. "So if that were even to be a consideration, it would ... take a lot of discussion, so I'm not going to make any comments on that question."

Roberts said in Tuesday morning's Charlotte Observer that there was an unacceptable lack of transparency in the investigation into Scott's death.

The mayor also said that "the lack of transparency and communication about the timing of the investigation and the release of video was not acceptable."

She wrote that she has asked the Department of Justice to monitor the investigation into Scott's death, and to review the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's use-of-force procedures.

Roberts said in the newspaper that she is now pushing to reverse the new state law that goes into effect Saturday that would require a court order to release any police video.

She is also planning a series of town hall meetings to figure out what the city can do to become more accountable and transparent.

WSOC-TV contacted Putney to ask for comment on Roberts' concerns and the protesters who are calling for his resignation, and is waiting to hear back.

NC NAACP demands Department of Justice investigation

A crowd that gathered at a church Monday night was passionate, diverse and peaceful, a mood that carried onto the streets of Charlotte after the meeting.

Rev. Dr. William Barber, of the North Carolina NAACP, thanked people who have been marching in peaceful protest and told them to continue.

He presented a list of demands that included a call for police to release of all tapes related to Scott's death and an independent investigation by the Justice Department.

He also called for policy changes on the use of police video and lethal force.

Barber called for criminal justice reform and for legislation that would take steps to stop racial profiling.

"We are not anti-police. We are anti-police brutality. When you see folks marching in the street -- Black Lives Matter -- they are black, they are white, they are young, they are old, they are gay, they are straight, they are people of faith, people of no faith. Governor, there is a state of emergency. There's a state of emergency of racism. There's a state of emergency in poverty. There's a state of emergency in equality," he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado: 5 things to know about latest Trump target

During Monday’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton brought up Donald Trump’s treatment of women, specifically one woman, 1997 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado.

She opened up about her treatment by Trump during the Miss Universe pageant in an interview released on Clinton’s Twitter account. Trump responded on Tuesday on Fox and Friends, telling them that Machado “was the worst we ever had” and that she “gained a massive amount of weight.”

This isn’t the first time Machado has spoken out about the presidential candidate. Here are five instances between the Republican nominee and the former Miss Universe:

1. Machado gains 60 pounds following Miss Universe run

In a 1997 report by CNN, it was reported that nine months after being crowned Miss Universe, Machado gained “nearly 60 pounds.” In the article, Trump told CNN that some people “eat too much” when they get under pressure and said that “a lot of you folks have weight problems.”

2. Machado told The New York Times that Trump “pushed her to lose weight”

In a report by the newspaper in May, Machado detailed what happened after she gained the weight, saying that she asked for time to “recuperate,” but was thrust back into the limelight.

“I said, 'I don’t want to do this, Mr. Trump.' He said, 'I don’t care,' ” Machado told The New York Times. Trump added that he “will plead guilty” to pushing her to lose weight.

3.  Trump referred to Machado as an “eating machine” during a Howard Stern interview

According to Politico, Trump used the phrase to describe Machado in an interview with the radio personality. Politico added that Trump also admitted to taking her to exercise in a gym while “nearly 100 media outlets” watched.

4. Machado detailed her Miss Universe experience with Trump during an interview with Inside Edition

In the May interview, Machado said that Trump is “not a good person” and said he “made her feel so fat” and it led to her being “very depressed.” According to Inside Edition, a reporter asked Trump at the time what would happen if his then-wife Marla struggled with weight issues. He replied, “Well, I’d probably do the same thing with her. I'd say 'start working out.' No, I wouldn't. Still a very interesting question.”

5. Trump said Tuesday that Machado’s weight and attitude were a “real problem”

In the interview with Fox and Friends on Tuesday, Trump called Machado “the worst.”

“She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. ... not only that, her attitude," Trump told the panel. "And Hillary went back into the years and ... found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa, and it wasn't quite that way, but that's OK. Hillary has to do what she has to do."

The Clinton campaign responded by tweeting out an interview with Machado where she talked about being “scared of (Trump)” and saying that he was “overwhelming” and yelled at her “all the time.”

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