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High school student hits teacher with paper airplane, faces 1 month in jail

A South Carolina high school student accused of throwing a paper airplane that hit a teacher in the eye could face up to a month of jail time, according to South Strand News.

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Georgetown County sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old student after his teacher, Edward McIver, said he had been hit by a paper airplane thrown by the high schooler, the newspaper reported. The young man was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

In an incident report obtained by South Stand News, authorities said a school resource officer found McIver with a "very red" eye after the science teacher was hit by the paper plane on Jan. 10. The officer said McIver was "very upset" that he was struck because he recently had eye surgery.

The student admitted to throwing the plane during class, according to the report. He said he meant to hit McIver in the head.

The young man was taken to Georgetown County Detention Center, where he was later released on bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 14.

Arthur Blank to send all Falcons employees to Super Bowl

Atlanta Falcons franchise owner Arthur Blank plans to take all of the team's employees to Houston for the Super Bowl. The team employs about 500 people.

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No further details of Blank's plans were available on Monday, the day after the Falcons beat the Packers for the NFC championship. The Falcons will play the AFC champion New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Blank would not be the first NFL franchise owner to take all of his employees to the Super Bowl along with the team.

The owners of both the Panthers and the Broncos paid for all of their employees to go to the 2016 Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California.

Johnny Manziel has advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel is back on the scene not just in time for the Super Bowl but also to help out our 45th president as he settles into the Oval Office.

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The former Cleveland Browns quarterback offered some important social media advice for President Donald J. Trump on Monday. 

"Yo @POTUS even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. (Expletive) will drive you crazy, lead the country and let them hate," he wrote.

In a subsequent tweet, he advised Trump to "control what you can control and let the rest fall by the wayside."

The tweets disappeared within an hour after they were posted and Manziel appeared to have deleted his Twitter account.

The tweet even caught the attention of former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who wrote on Twitter that, to his shock, "Johnny Manziel is right."

When you're right, you're right. Johnny Manziel is right. (I can't believe i said that.) https://t.co/cBiuxlQj13— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 23, 2017

It's not clear what exactly prompted the Heisman winner's words, but it's safe to say there are plenty of candidates.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Alec Baldwin to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin is scheduled to host to "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 11 amid his ongoing battle with President Donald Trump.

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Ed Sheeran will appear as the night's musical guest.

Baldwin, who has played the president multiple times in the run-up to and since the election, will host the show for the 17th time. He holds the record for the most times hosting the sketch comedy hour, trailed by comedian Steve Martin, who has hosted 15 shows, and actor John Goodman, who has hosted 13 episodes.

>> Related: Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again

Baldwin has frequently been the target of attacks by Trump, who has criticized the actor for his portrayal of the business mogul-turned-politician.

President-elect Donald Trump only wants to talk about what is really important in this country. #SNL pic.twitter.com/1rSIJydIIJ— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 15, 2017

In an early morning tweet on Dec. 3, Trump called "Saturday Night Live," "totally biased" and "unwatchable" after Baldwin portrayed him as too preoccupied with Twitter to pay attention to a security briefing.

*retweets* #SNL pic.twitter.com/SmNcJ09mWa— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) December 4, 2016

"The Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse," Trump wrote. "Sad."

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016

Baldwin responded on an account dedicated to his Alec Baldwin Foundation.

"Release your tax returns and I'll stop," he wrote.

...@realDonaldTrump Release your tax returns and I'll stop.Ha— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016

Sen. Jack Sandlin criticized for 'fat women' Women's March Facebook post

Indiana Sen. Jack Sandlin is being criticized for a Facebook post he shared Sunday.

The Indianapolis Star reported that Sandlin shared an image that appears to contain a photo from one of the women's marches with text that was some people found offensive.

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The text reads: "In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years."

Sandlin removed the post, but screenshots quickly surfaced on social media.

"Apparently there is an offensive post on Facebook that's attributed to me about women in Washington marching," Sandlin in a since-removed Facebook post. "Not sure how that ended up on my Facebook wall but that certainly does not reflect my opinion of women. People who know me will know that's not my view."

But according to the screenshot, the image was shared by Sandlin to his followers. Posts that are shared by Facebook users are also posted to the user's own profile.

The IndyStar reported that the explanation had over 950 comments Monday morning, but was removed around 9 a.m. The post might have been removed from public view, meaning that only Sandlin's Facebook friends can see the message, or it might have been deleted completely.

WXIN reported that Sandlin issued a statement about the incident echoing the same explanation that was on his Facebook page:

"Yesterday, an offensive message related to the Women’s March on Washington appeared on my Facebook page. It’s unclear to me how this ended up on my page, but I have removed it. This message in no way represents my views toward women, and I sincerely apologize to anyone who may have seen it."

Reality TV star, stuntman shot dead on set of music video

An Australian stunt man and reality television star was shot and killed Monday on the set of a music video.

Johann Ofner, 28, of the Gold Coast, died after he was shot in the chest while filming a scene for Australian hip-hop group Bliss N Eso’s music video. According to the Courier Mail, Ofner was shot with a double-barreled shotgun.

Film crew members performed CPR until police and paramedics arrived, but Ofner, a stuntman and carpenter who was to be featured on new reality show “Australian Ninja Warrior” later this year, died at the scene.

The music video was being shot in the Brooklyn Standard, a bar in Brisbane’s central business district, the Courier Mail reported. The venue had been rented out for the video shoot.

Bliss N Eso confirmed the death on the group’s Facebook page, saying that the band members were not on the set when Ofner was shot.

“The three of us are extremely upset and shaken up by this, and our hearts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends, as well as the cast and crew who were involved in the clip today,” the band’s statement read.

Ofner posted video to his Facebook page last August that he indicated was his audition video for Australian Ninja Warrior. 

Thankyou everybody for all your support, shares and positive feedback means the world to me! Sorry to those of you that...Posted by Johann Ofner on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A video that he posted just days before his death showed him performing pull ups and flips on some metal bars near the beach.

Welcome to my afternoon CARDIO! Burning out with a few sets of FREE FLOW DRILLSPosted by Johann Ofner on Friday, January 13, 2017

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported that several actors were using multiple firearms while the scene was being filmed. Queensland police officers are investigating whether real ammunition was accidentally used or whether Ofner’s injuries were inflicted by blanks.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, Australia’s largest actors’ union, offered its condolences to Ofner’s family, as well as those affected on the music video set.

“This tragedy is a stark reminder that the screen industry is inherently dangerous and of the need for total vigilance about workplace safety at all times on set,” a MEAS spokeswoman said, according to ABC.

Monday’s fatal shooting was not the first to occur on a film set. In one of the more infamous cases in the United States, actor Brandon Lee was shot and killed during filming for “The Crow” in March 1993.

In Lee’s case, a blank round was being used to film his character’s death scene. The crew on the set did not realize, however, that a fragment of a bullet had gotten lodged in the revolver’s barrel during the filming of a previous scene.

When a fellow actor fired the gun at Lee, the blank charge, which uses gunpowder, propelled the bullet fragment into Lee’s abdomen. Lee, the only son of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, died in surgery at a North Carolina hospital. 

Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law attends Women's March in DC

The Women's March, which took place primarily in Washington, D.C., but also saw attendance in other major cities around the world, drew millions of women to advocate for women's rights and against discriminatory rhetoric used by President Donald Trump during his election campaign.

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Celebrities including Ashley Judd, Madonna and America Ferrera were among those who attended rallies, but one less familiar face also joined a crowd. 

>> Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

Josh Kushner, the brother of Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, was spotted in the nation's capital Saturday among hundreds of thousands of women who were protesting. 

Oh hey, it's Jared Kushner's brother at the #WomansMarch pic.twitter.com/Zln3So53oa— Jessica Sidman (@jsidman) January 21, 2017

According to Jessica Sidman, an editor at the Washingtonian, Josh Kushner, 31, said he was just "observing" the event.

Another #WomensMarch marcher spotted Joshua Kushner, asked if he was Jared's brother. He (reluctantly) admitted yes, said he was "observing" pic.twitter.com/2ppR0mWV6B— Jessica Sidman (@jsidman) January 22, 2017

A spokesman for Josh Kushner told Esquire last August that he is a "lifelong Democrat" who would not vote for Trump.

Josh Kushner's girlfriend, model Karlie Kloss, was outspoken about her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Sunday, a day after the Women's March, Josh Kushner took to Instagram to post a photo of himself and his brother after Jared Kushner was sworn in as a senior adviser to the president.

Jared Kushner, 36, is a millionaire real estate investor.

A photo posted by Joshua Kushner (@joshuakushner) on Jan 22, 2017 at 1:45pm PST

Woman escorted off plane after berating Trump supporter

Airline officials escorted a woman and her husband from a Seattle-bound flight over the weekend after she was filmed castigating a fellow passenger who supports President Donald Trump.

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Officials from Alaska Airlines confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a disruptive woman was taken off Alaska Airlines Flight 761 before it left Baltimore.

"The female passenger was insulting passengers in the boarding area and then on board the aircraft," airline officials told the news website. "Several passengers expressed concerns about her behavior. We stand by our employees' decision to remove the disruptive passenger."

Trump supporter Scott Koteskey captured part of the exchange on camera and shared a video of the unidentified woman Saturday on Facebook. He said the woman was seated next to him on an Alaska Airlines flight from Baltimore when she confronted him.

In the video, Koteskey remained calm as airline officials spoke to him and the unidentified woman.

Posted by Scott Koteskey on Saturday, January 21, 2017

"She has called me names and insulted me just for sitting down in the seat, saying I came to celebrate today," he said in the video.

The woman asks the flight attendant to move Kotesky and seat her next to someone who did not vote for Trump.

"Well, you don't have that right," the attendant answered.

After the attendant left to call over another airline official, the woman turned to Kotesky and continued to vent.

"You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man's finger on the nuclear button. That man doesn't believe in climate change," she said, holding her hands up in sarcastic air quotes around the word "believe."

"Do you believe in gravity? Did you know gravity is just a theory?" she asked.

Another flight attendant arrived to tell her to grab her belongings and follow him off the plane. She refused, arguing that she paid for her seat and "(Kotesky) is in my space."

The attendant warned her that she would be escorted from the plane by transportation police if she refused to leave willingly.

"Fine," she said. "I'll be quiet. I'll just drink."

The attendant told her that she wouldn't be allowed to stay on the plane.

"My husband lost his mother. Have some respect," the woman said.

"And I'm terribly sorry for that, but that does not give you the right to treat people the way you've been treating them," the attendant said.

In a subsequent video posted by Kotesky, the woman can be seen getting off the flight to cheers from fellow passengers.

Here's the video (sorry for the low quality) of the lady being ejected off the plane. Pretty inaudible, but you can see her sneers and make snide remarks as she's escorted by police.Posted by Scott Koteskey on Saturday, January 21, 2017

"As the lady was removed, I saw that I was surrounded by black, Latinos, Asians and white, all who had chimed in asking her to be removed and who had defended me," he wrote. "I was touched and moved, knowing later that not all these people were Trump supporters. The black man who took the seat next to me was a registered Democrat, and he and I had a very good discussion about the beauty of free speech and coming together when people insult and commit acts of violence just for having differing views.

"It truly was a great demonstration of America and its people coming together and standing up for one another."

A representative of Alaska Airlines told CBS News that the unruly passenger and her husband were given a refund. They were not rescheduled to take a later flight and will be allowed to book future trips.

What is TPP, and why is it important?

Donald Trump signed a notice Monday starting the United States’ withdrawal from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The trade deal, signed by 12 countries last February, must be ratified by all 12 members to go into effect. It aims to slash tariffs and boost trade among Pacific Rim nation members.

Here’s a quick look at the TPP.

What is it?

Twelve member countries -- the U.S., Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru -- formed a pact that would foster trade among the countries. The partnership covers 40 percent of the world’s economy and would, according to proponents, grow jobs and slash tariffs, which are taxes on imported items.

China is not included in the partnership.

Opponents say they can’t tell what TPP would do since not all details of the deal have been released. Another complaint is that the agreement was designed to eventually create a new single market -- something like the European Union.

Does the partnership include all goods traded between the countries?

Not all, but most goods traded between the members are included in the deal. Tariffs on some goods would not be removed, and some tariffs would take longer than others to be removed. For example, tariffs on U.S. manufactured goods and almost all U.S. farm products would be lifted almost immediately. There are some 18,000 taxes the member countries put on American-made products imported into those countries.

What do proponents of TPP like about it?

One thing they like about the deal would be the expectation that China’s neighbors would come to appreciate being a trading partner with the United States and having access to goods and services provided by American workers. In turn, they would turn away from trading with China.

Supporters also say TPP would offer greater access to more and different goods and services.

What about those opposed to the deal?

Those against TPP mainly cite job losses as their major concern. If trade is freer and companies are allowed to move factories to other member nations, U.S. jobs could be lost, they say.

Another criticism is that the negotiations took place in secret and no one knows what is in the agreement. Those negotiating say nothing was said publicly earlier in the process because the deal had not been made.  

What happens next?

The United States signed the deal at the end of 2015. However, the deal has not been ratified -- something that requires congressional action.

Trump said during the campaign that on day one he would issue a notification of intent to withdraw from TPP, and that is what he did Monday.

So what happens going forward? What, if anything, would take its place?

"Instead we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores,” Trump said in November.

For more information on TPP, click here. 

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner welcomes second child

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Geri Halliwell, also known as "Ginger Spice," gave birth to her first son on Saturday.

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Halliwell, 44, announced the arrival of her first child with her husband on Twitter. 

Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) January 21, 2017

"Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weight 7lbs 8oz," she wrote.

The boy was named Montague George Hector Horner. 

Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazing-day #grateful #monty A photo posted by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on Jan 21, 2017 at 7:15am PST

This is Halliwell's second child. She also has a daughter, Bluebell Madonna, 10, with her ex-partner, screenwriter Sacha Gervasi. Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) are Bluebell's godmothers, according to the Los Angeles Times

Halliwell's husband, Christian Horner, also has a daughter from a previous relationship, Olivia.

Hello. A photo posted by Geri Horner (@therealgerihalliwell) on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:43pm PST

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