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Kylie Jenner still hasn't confirmed pregnancy, but report says sex of baby is known

News of Kylie Jenner’s rumored pregnancy rocked the entertainment world last week, and now, rumor has it that the reality star is about to welcome another girl into the famous family.

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Jenner is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, and TMZ reports the couple will welcome a baby girl.

Citing unnamed “sources directly connected with the couple” and “family sources,” the report says Scott has been privately telling friends about the baby and its sex, and the tabloid reports that Jenner is about five months along.

Jenner’s half-sister, Kim Kardashian West, and her husband, Kanye West, are expecting their third child, a girl, via surrogate in January.

Related: Rumored mom-to-be Kylie Jenner shares first pictures since pregnancy gossip intensified

As previously reported by Rare.us, sources say the pair are shelling out quite a sum for the surrogacy: “The couple have reportedly agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 installments of $4,500, according to a previous TMZ report. They have also agreed to pay $5,000 per additional child in the case of multiples. The couple has already paid a $68,850 deposit to the agency.”

If the rumored timelines are true, Jenner’s baby would be due around the same time.

Man trying to ‘scare’ neighborhood kids uses stun gun on 7-year-old, police say

A Louisiana man is charged with battery and cruelty to a juvenile after police say he used a stun gun on a 7-year-old as he chased several children around his neighborhood.

Kevin Alexis, 19, of Kenner, admitted to grabbing the stun gun from the kitchen windowsill of his home and “playing around” with several children, but he denied touching any of them with the weapon, according to a Kenner Police Department news release. He did admit that he turned the stun gun on to scare the children, police said.

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The incident came to light Friday night when the mother of the 7-year-old boy saw blisters and burns on her son’s back, the news release said. The boy told his mother that that Alexis had chased him and the other children.

The boy said Alexis turned the weapon on and touched the electrical current flowing between its metal prongs to his back, police officials said.

According to security website ASecureLife.com, most Taser brand stun guns deliver 50,000 volts of electricity. Others are much more powerful, including the Vipertek VTS-989, which delivers 53 million volts, the website said. 

It was not immediately clear how powerful Alexis’ stun gun was. 

Alexis was booked into the Jefferson Parish Detention Center, where he remained on Tuesday in lieu of $50,000 bail.  

Baby left on road with $5,500 stuffed in car seat rescued by church group

A baby abandoned on the shoulder of an Oklahoma City freeway is now in state custody and the infant’s mother has been admitted to a local hospital for evaluation.

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A church group on their way back from an amusement park spotted the baby in a car seat on the shoulder of I-40 in the scorching heat Saturday, according to KOCO News.

Police said $5,500 in cash, a birth certificate and a Social Security card were found stuffed into the car seat with the baby.

Members of the Abba’s House of Worship Center in Ada, Oklahoma, rescued the baby, and Pastor Ken Angel said it was an act of divine intervention.

The church van driver said when he first saw the car seat, he thought it contained a doll, but when he stopped to make sure he saw "two little feet" kicking, KOCO News reported

The 1-month old baby, who looked well-cared for, was sleeping when he was found, and dressed in a onesie with a pacifier, but there was no note or any indication why he was there.

“I couldn't believe people were that evil. It was 90 degrees outside," a member of the church group, who wanted to remain anonymous, told KOCO News.

>> Related: Abandoned newborn found covered in ants in bush

Emergency workers estimated the child had been left in the 91-degree heat about 30 minutes before he was rescued.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Chip, Joanna Gaines announce last season of 'Fixer Upper'

The hit HGTV series “Fixer Upper” will end after season five.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines made the announcement that they will put an end to their show on their official blog on Tuesday.

“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of ‘Fixer Upper’ will be our last,” they wrote. “While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.

“This has been an amazing adventure! We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show ... This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

The news comes as a shock to fans who have been following the couple’s renovation show for the last few years.

“Fixer Upper” premiered in May 2013 and became the highest-rated series for the network. The success has led to other adventures for the couple, including their retail compound Magnolia Market, New York Times bestselling books and an upcoming restaurant. 

“We want to take this time to really say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for letting our family to become part of your family,” Chip said. “Thank you, we can’t wait to see what’s next!”

Season 5 of “Fixer Upper” will premiere in November.

RELATED: Chip, Joanna Gaines team up with Target to release home-decor line

RELATED: 'Fixer Upper' couple criticized over new home decor line at Target

Read more here.

Cities ranked by love of java ahead of National Coffee Day

Personal finance website WalletHub on Tuesday released its 2017 list of "Best Coffee Cities in America" in anticipation of National Coffee Day.

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America is the No. 1 country for coffee consumption, with millennials accounting for about 44 percent of all U.S. coffee demand, according to a 2016 report from Bloomberg.

WalletHub compared 100 of America’s most populated city on 14 key metrics to determine what cities were best for coffee lovers. Among the metrics were:

  • The average price per pack of coffee
  • The average price of a cappuccino
  • The average spending on coffee per household
  • The share of households that own coffee makers
  • The number of coffee shops, coffee houses and cafes per capita
  • The amount of Google search traffic for the term “coffee”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Seattle topped the list with a score of 68.58 out of 100.

WalletHub ranked as the top 10 "Best Coffee Cities in America":

  1. Seattle, with a score of 68.58
  2. Portland, Oregon, with a score of 67.04
  3. San Francisco, with a score of 65.99
  4. New York City, with a score of 64.74
  5. Los Angeles, with a score of 61.86
  6. San Diego, with a score of 57.78
  7. Chicago, with a score of 57.45
  8. Denver, with a score of 53.45
  9. Boston, with a score of 53.31
  10. Washington, D.C., with a score of 53.20

Other cities that made WalletHub's top 100 list include Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Pittsburgh; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Jacksonville, Florida.

National Coffee Day is Sept. 29.

See the full list at WalletHub.com

Fall foliage: Where to get best views

Fall is here and the leaves are already starting to turn, so where are the best places to go to see nature’s color palate?

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles through two states, all the way from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

There are exhibits, hiking trails, picnic areas and campsites for those who want to reconnect to the great outdoors.

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Colors will peak in October, usually mid to late in the month, but it all depends on the elevation, with highest elevations seeing the colors first. The Blue Ridge Parkway, at its lowest point is under 650 feet along the James River in Virginia, and at its highest at over 6,000 feet south of Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park in the north west is almost a million of acres of untouched ecosystems that contain not only glacier-topped mountains, but also temperate rain forests. With 70 miles of coastline, Olympic National Park is sure to have an opportunity to see all of fall’s colors, but officials warn it isn’t like same as seeing them on the East Coast. Peak colors start in the highest elevations in mid-September with the rain forest and coast lines seeing the most color in mid-October.

New England

New England is one of the most popular areas to go see the fall color change. It is not limited to only one area, the entire region will erupt with color.  Peak views in the northern part of New England, in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, will be in late September. Late October will see the most color in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Route 6

Route 6 has been named by National Geographic as “one of America’s most scenic drives.” It is more than 400 miles of quiet highway across the northern part of Pennsylvania. The peak leaf viewing for the area is Sept. 26 through Oct. 12.

If driving isn’t your thing

Finally, driving isn’t your idea of a fun family outing, Amtrak is offering an alternative in its Great Dome Car. For only $53 one-way per person, you can ride the train through upstate New York to Montreal, Canada, according to Good Housekeeping. It is only available along the Adirondack route from late September and only for six weeks. For more information, click here.

3-year-old killed when father backs over her with lawn mower

An Alabama toddler was killed Sunday when her father, who was cutting the family’s grass, hit her with a riding lawn mower.

The accident took place around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Pine Level community of Autauga County, according to WSFA in Montgomery. Investigators told the news station that the girl’s father accidentally backed over her with the mower. 

The girl was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An investigation has been opened into the girl’s death, a standard procedure any time a child under the age of 16 dies in Alabama.

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“As of this morning, we do not expect the evidence to show anything other than a tragic accident, but due to the age of the child, we will present the results of the death investigation to a grand jury,” Chief Autauga County District Attorney C.J. Robinson told the news station. “Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family right now.”

Science Daily reported in May that an average of 13 children are injured each day in lawn mower accidents. Cuts make up about 39 percent of those injures, while burns make up about 15 percent. 

According to the Amputee Coalition, about 800 children are run over by riding mowers or small tractors each year. More than 600 of those accidents results in amputation.

One in five lawn mower-related deaths involves a child, the non-profit organization reported. 

Jordin Sparks sings national anthem with ‘Proverbs 31:8-9’ written on her hand in subtle message 

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals were not the only ones in University of Phoenix Stadium expressing support of protests across the NFL.

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Jordin Sparks, who performed the national anthem at the game Monday at Glendale, Arizona, has a subtle but still direct message for those in the league who have been protesting for social and racial equality.

KNXV reported that the singer, who is the daughter of former NFL player Phillippi Sparks, had “Prov. 31:8-9” written on the back of her left hand. It was noticeable has she used that hand to hold the microphone as she sang the anthem.

Related: Cowboys, coach Jason Garrett, owner Jerry Jones take a knee before national anthem in Phoenix

According to the New International Version of the Bible, the verses say, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Before Sparks sang the anthem, the Dallas Cowboys -- along with head coach Jason Garrett and team owner Jerry Jones -- kneeled as they linked hands.

Both the Cowboys and Cardinals linked hands and stood as Sparks sang.

Watch a video of Sparks singing the anthem below:

Related video: Dallas Cowboys Take Knee Before National Anthem

7 things to know about the Little Rock Nine

Sixty years ago, nine black students had to be escorted by federal troops through an angry mob of white people as they walked toward the doors of an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, for their first full day of classes.

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Here are seven things to know about the Little Rock Nine:

Who was part of the Little Rock Nine?

The nine brave black students were Melba Pattillo Beals, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Thelma Mothershed, Terrence Roberts and Jefferson Thomas.

What did the Little Rock Nine signify?

By the time the Little Rock Nine became icons on that September Wednesday in 1957, it had been three years since the Supreme Court declared “separate but equal” in America’s public schools unconstitutional. 

According to History.com, the event showed the South’s opposing public sentiment toward the new law.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, wasn’t the first day the Little Rock Nine tried to attend classes at the high school.

Classes at Little Rock Central High School had already been in session for at least three weeks prior to that Wednesday.

In fact, Sept. 4, was actually the first day of school at Little Rock Central High.

But on that day, as the Little Rock Nine arrived at the campus led by Daisy Bates (president of the Arkansas NAACP), the Arkansas National Guard stopped them from entering the facility, a call made by Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus.

Faubus claimed it was for the students’ own protection, according to History.com.

One of the more iconic photos of the Little Rock Nine features Elizabeth Eckford that day, clutching her notebook as angry white students and adults screamed at her.

After a couple more failed attempts in September, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort the Little Rock Nine into the school for their first full day of classes on Sept. 25.

The troops were also sent to federalize the Arkansas state National Guard, which under the command of Arkansas Faubus had barred the nine from entering in the first place.

Ernest Green became the first black graduate of Central High.

Green was the only senior high schooler among the Little Rock Nine. On May 25, 1958, he earned a diploma and became the school’s first black graduate. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. even attended his graduation ceremony.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Green recalls his time at Little Rock Central High was “like going to war every day.”

The next year, all of Little Rock’s high schools were closed.

Citizens of Little Rock voted 19,470 to 7,571 against integration, prompting Faubus to close the city’s high schools for the entire year.

During that year, the students either went to nearby schools or found other alternatives. 

Only eight of the Little Rock Nine are still alive.

Before he died at age 67, Little Rock Nine’s Jefferson Thomas was a federal employee with the Department of Defense for 27 years.

The eight other surviving members continue to create their own personal achievements after integrating Little Rock Central High.

How did the Little Rock Nine influence the Civil Rights Movement?

The event tested the South’s resistance to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

As photos and accounts of the Little Rock Nine hit the nation’s newspapers, the message of unity spread with fervor. 

“The imagery of these perfectly dressed, lovely, serious young people seeking to enter a high school ... to see them met with ugliness and rage and hate and violence was incredibly powerful,” Sherrilyn Ifill, director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, told the Associated Press.

What is Arkansas’ Little Rock School District like today?

Segregation may be over, but not many minority students and white students share classrooms today, even in Little Rock.

According to the AP, the Little Rock School District today is about two-thirds black and has been under state control since 2015, due to low academic performance -- and the increase in number of charter schools is only contributing to self-segregation.

From the AP:

During the 2015-2016 school year, the average black student in Little Rock attended a school of approximately 14 percent white students, 14 percent Hispanic students and 68 percent black students, according to Arkansas Department of Education data.

Twenty years ago, a black student in Little Rock would have attended a school of approximately 27 percent white students, 1.7 percent Hispanic students and 70 percent black students.

Nationally, the average black student in 1980 attended a school that was 36 percent white. And during the 2014-2015 school year, the average black student have attended a school that was only 27 percent white.Now, the Little Rock Nine are commemorating the 60th anniversary of Central High’s desegregation by bringing light to the continuing problem of segregation in the nation’s public schools.

Read more at apnews.com.

Woman's explicitly detailed grocery list leaves little room for error for husband

Twitter user Era Golwalkar gained attention online this week when a grocery list she made for her husband went viral. 

Golwalkar’s list had very explicit instructions, leaving her husband little room to mess up the shopping.

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“This is the task I gave to my hubby last weekend! Even (you) guys (should) follow this list for happy customers,” Golwalkar wrote on Twitter.

List items such as potatoes and onions came with illustrations from Golwalkar so her husband knew exactly what she was looking for. She even specified colors (red and yellow tomatoes, no green potatoes) and condition (round onions, tomatoes with no holes or cracks. She also included traditional Indian food items such as methi and mirchi, which were also listed with doodles and details.

The Times of India noted that the list “acts as a ‘legally binding agreement’ in case there is a conflict later between the couple due to any discrepancy between what was conveyed and what was bought.”

“We implore women to be this particular in preparing the grocery lists as not only will it avoid any unambiguity arising out of their husbands’ lack of discretion or general awareness, but it will also not give him any chance to make frivolous claims later such as, ‘You didn’t mention the quantity/color/weight,’ (or) ‘This wasn’t available and you didn’t mention any substitute,’” Times reporter Vikram Bhalla cheekily wrote.

Golwalkar later provided an “answer key,” as demanded by apparent fans, with explanations of directions and preferences on the list.

In the guide, she explained that it was important her husband purchase red tomatoes, which are ready to use, and yellow ones, which last longer. Drawings of onions with and without growths distinguish which are ripe and which are not. She continued the key explaining the best conditions for usable methi, mirchi and bhindhi, an okra used in Indian cooking.

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

Teen who choked and killed mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend not indicted 

A New York teenager, who was accused of choking his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend to death, will return to normal life after a grand jury declined to indict him

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High school senior Luis Moux, 18, was facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of Stanley Washington in August

The teen told police he saw Washington beating his mother inside their Bronx, New York apartment. Moux ran out of his bedroom, pulled Washington off his mother and then started choking him, said police. 

Washington had been previously arrested for domestic violence involving Moux's mother.

Moux was arrested shortly after the incident, with police saying it wasn't "cut and dry." He was charged with manslaughter. The teen's family maintained he was protecting his mother and it was self-defense. 

Now with the grand jury decision not to formally charge Moux, his attorney, Walter Fields, said the teen will move on with his life. 

"It was clear that Luis didn’t do anything wrong. He testified in the grand jury and his story didn’t change a bit,” Fields told the New York Daily News

"When you are an innocent man, you just want to move on with your life."

>> Related: Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious, police say

Washington, meantime, had a long criminal history, that included more than 20 prior arrests, according to police.

 

Ohio bill would ban sexting, require diversion programs for youths

Sexting is rampant among teens, putting them at risk for criminal charges, school expulsion and images of their privates being displayed and shared in the digital world.

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The behavior is so common that some Ohio counties have set up diversion programs for young offenders.

State Reps. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, and Brian Hill, R-Zanesville, introduced a bill in the Ohio House to ban sexting by anyone under age 21 and require courts to set up diversion programs.

The bill would require that the diversion programs cover legal consequences, potential sanctions such as school discipline or the loss of job opportunities, the effect on relationships, the potential for bullying and how the searchability and infinite audience online can produce long-term consequences.

The bill would allow courts to use existing programs and prosecutors would retain the discretion to criminally charge first-time offenders when deemed appropriate.

RELATED: Clark County program aims to stop teens from sexting

RELATED: Clark County prosecutors, schools team up to fight sexting

“This generation -- a lot of pictures taken and videos recorded,” said Rezabek. “It seems it’s always a young girl sending a picture to a young boy, who then sends it to his buddies.”

That scenario played out four years ago in Oakwood, Ohio, with a high school freshman who ended up spending several Saturdays, attending classes in a Montgomery County diversion program. His mother praises the program as a second-chance for kids who make mistakes and an opportunity for them to learn about the law and consequences to their behavior.

“They just don’t understand the gravity of things and only have a vague understanding of law,” the mother said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to protect her son’s privacy.

RELATED: Stop sending EMS to respond to overdose calls, Ohio councilman says

This generation of teens and young adults constantly share candid -- and sometimes sexually explicit -- photos without an awareness of the long-term ramifications, the mother said. “It’s this dangerous juxtaposition: the bubble of obliviousness and they’re starting to change, they’re going through puberty.”

Sexting is the creation, sending, receiving or showing of sexually-oriented content via cell phone, email, social media or other online sources. It is legal among consenting adults, as long as elements of coercion aren’t part of it, Rezabek said.

RELATED: 5 Vandalia students suspended for sexting

When minors are involved in sexting, it can lead to criminal charges. Studies show that one in four teens are involved in sexting, while as many as half have seen inappropriate texts, according to the Ohio State Bar Association.

RELATED: Ohio State Bar: sexting involving minors is a crime

Student finds loophole in professor’s exam instructions, becomes internet hero

A Maryland college student has become an unwitting internet hero after he found a loophole in his professor’s exam instructions that allowed him to bring a note card the size of a human being to class.

Reb Beatty, an assistant professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, wrote on Facebook last week that, each year, he allows his accounting students to bring a 3x5 note card filled with notes to class for their first exam. Unfortunately, Beatty was not specific enough about those dimensions.

One student, Elijah Bowen, showed up for the test with a note card measuring 3x5 feet. A photo taken by Beatty shows Bowen’s note card, filled with pages’ worth of both typed and neatly handwritten notes. 

“As precise as I am, apparently I never specified inches, and therefore, yes, it was allowed,” Beatty wrote. “Well played, and lesson learned for me.”

Beatty’s post received more than 33,000 reactions and, as of Tuesday morning, had been shared close to 30,000 times. 

A few days after he initially posted the photo, the professor clarified some issues, particularly whether his method should be considered cheating. 

“Using a 3x5 inch (or foot) card/poster in an accounting course is just as much -- if not more -- a preparatory tool than a test aid,” Beatty wrote on Facebook. “The approach is that the process itself will force the student to organize his/her thoughts, put material into terminology that he/she understands, et cetera. It is NOT cheating, or going easy on students, or however you want to reference it. An accounting exam, designed effectively, requires application of concepts and proficiency in the material, not just regurgitating facts.”

Many of Beatty’s Facebook commenters praised Bowen’s initiative, with at least one person saying that he was “going places” in life. 

“Love this! And the explanations from the teacher,” another woman wrote. “As an educator, and the wife of an accounting student, I agree that organization & meticulous review of concepts prepares students for application. THAT is real life.” 

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Bowen also reiterated some of Beatty’s points in an interview with the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, saying that he “figured it would be a win-win either way” because preparing the giant note card would be a good way to study for the exam.   

“I had to refer to the card only a couple of times,” Bowen said. “It was very big. It was more comical than anything.”

The freshman told the Gazette that he wasn’t sure if Beatty would allow the giant note card, so he had a backup 3x5 inch index card, just in case. What he did know, he said, is that he was right about the professor not specifying the exact dimensions of what was allowed. 

He credited Beatty with teaching him to notice tiny details such as that one. 

“The professor is always telling us not to miss details or specifics, since that will throw off entire calculations,” Bowen told the newspaper

He said he just applied that principle to Beatty’s syllabus and notes. 

Beatty allowed the giant note card, but made Bowen sit in the back row so other students could not see his notes, the Gazette reported. Bowen told the newspaper that he passed the test with either a low A or a high B. 

The professor told Buzzfeed News that he’s since updated his syllabus and course instructions with the correct size of the note card allowed during the exam. 

Auburn, Oklahoma State, USC coaches among 10 charged with corruption

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against 10 people accused of participating in a pair of college basketball bribery schemes, including four coaches in top-tier college basketball programs and employees of global sportswear apparel giant Adidas.

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“The picture painted by the charges brought today is not a pretty one,” acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities allege that four coaches took bribes to steer their student athletes toward financial advisers, business managers and athletic advisers, including Jim Gatto, listed online as the director of global marketing for Adidas; and Munish Sood, identified by The Washington Post as chief executive of financial advisory company Princeton Capital.

Prosecutors identified the charged coaches as Auburn University assistant coach Chuck Person, University of Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland, University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson and Oklahoma State University assistant coach Lamont Evans.

Equifax CEO is out after massive data breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith is out after the credit bureau reported a massive data breach earlier this month.

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The move, described as a retirement, was made effective immediately on Tuesday. Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., the head of Equifax’s Asian operations, has been named interim CEO, and board member Mark Feidler has been named non-executive chairman.

Officials with the Atlanta-based credit reporting and technology company said a “cyber security incident” might have exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans.

Hackers exploited a software glitch to gain access to the trove of personal data, the company said. Equifax disclosed earlier this month that the data breach was discovered in July and believed to have taken place from mid-May to July.

>> Related: Equifax, software maker blame each other for opening door to hackers

The data believed to have been accessed included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses.

In a statement, Feidler said, “The Board remains deeply concerned about and totally focused on the cybersecurity incident.”

“We are working intensely to support consumers and make the necessary changes to minimize the risk that something like this happens again,” he said. “We have formed a Special Committee of the Board to focus on the issues arising from the incident and to ensure that all appropriate actions are taken.”

Smith had been Equifax's CEO since 2005.

In a statement, Smith called his tenure at Equifax “an honor, and I’m indebted to the 10,000 Equifax employees who have dedicated their lives to making this a better company.”

Although many analysts had applauded Equifax's performance under Smith, he and the rest of his management team had come under fire for lax security and its response to the breach.

Smith is expected to testify before Congress in early October.

>> Related: Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website 

WSBTV obtained video of the Smith speaking to students and faculty at the University of Georgia last month, after the company’s massive data breach occurred but before the company disclosed it.

The company didn’t disclose the breach until Sept. 7.

The Associated Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Father dies after getting attacked by swarm of bees

A Foxborough father of two was killed over the weekend after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while doing yard work, according to a report.

The Sun Chronicle reports Eric Dahl, 48, was doing yard work at his Keryns Way home Saturday when he was stung by the bees.

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His wife, Alison Dahl, told the Sun Chronicle her husband was in great health and they had completed a six-mile run earlier in the day.

Eric Dahl was taken to Norwood Hospital where he later died of what is believed to have been a heart attack.

The couple have two daughters – Emma, 14 and Casey, 12.

Pastor arrested for failing to report child sex abuse claims against sheriff’s deputy

An Alabama pastor was arrested last week following accusations that he refused to notify authorities when he learned that a sheriff’s deputy was sexually abusing a child. 

Michael James Walker, 51, of Huntsville, is charged with a violation of the mandatory reporting laws, according to Huntsville police officials. As a pastor, Walker is required to notify law enforcement or the state Department of Human Resources when he suspects or is informed of abuse. 

Walker’s Thursday arrest stems from the case against former Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigator Roland Gilbert Campos Jr., who was arrested in August after the allegations against him were brought to the Sheriff’s Office. Campos, 63, is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. 

Campos’ alleged victim is a 12-year-old family member, authorities said. 

Related: Cop accused of fondling girl is 3rd in family charged with child sex abuse

Police officials said that the girl reported the abuse to Walker in March. Walker is senior pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Huntsville. 

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Campos is the third member of his immediate family to be accused of sexually abusing a child. He was booked into the Madison County Jail Aug. 18, shortly after he resigned his position with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. 

AL.com reported that Campos, a 10-year veteran of the department who investigated white-collar crime, resigned hours after the allegations came to light. The alleged abuse occurred in February, Huntsville police Lt. Stacy Bates told WHNT News 19 in Huntsville

Campos’ son, Roland Gilbert Campos III, is serving two life sentences, without the possibility of parole, for sodomizing the 5-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, according to AL.com. Campos III was arrested on the charges in 2013 and convicted the following year. He is serving his life sentence at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. 

The former investigator’s brother, Russell Leland Campos, was indicted in 2011 on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. The case against Russell Campos never went to trial because the alleged victim was too emotionally fragile to testify, according to authorities. 

Both Walker and Roland Campos Jr. are free on bail, jail records show. 

B.o.B. starts GoFundMe page to prove the Earth is flat

B.o.B. – or “Flat Earth Bob” as he calls himself in a new YouTube video – is determined to prove that the Earth is flat.

The Atlanta rapper has started a GoFundMe page called “Show BoB the Curve” to raise $200,000 to launch multiple satellites into space. According to the page, he will keep people updated with “step-by-step documentation of the process.”

At press time, the crowdfunding page had raised $225 from 18 people over a three-day period.

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Woman accused of leaving toddler in unlocked car at Disney resort leaves jail

A woman who is accused of leaving a 2-year-old girl in an unlocked vehicle in the employee parking lot of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Monday afternoon was freed from Florida's Orange County Jail early Tuesday after posting bail, records said.

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Myriam Lubin Cadet, 37, was arrested on a charge of child neglect after Walt Disney World security guards removed the girl from the vehicle shortly before 1:15 p.m., Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said.

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The car wasn't running, but its windows were lowered several inches, Tejada-Monforte said.

Deputies said the girl was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health in stable condition. It's unknown how long she was in the car.

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"Why are you doing this to me?" Lubin Cadet told WFTV's Ty Russell as she walked out of jail Tuesday. She didn't say much else.

Investigators didn't say if Lubin Cadet is related to the girl or if she is employed by the hotel.

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Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Hurricane Maria continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. The deadly storm has claimed lives on multiple islands in its path.

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