History was made on the picturesque Lake Achensee in Austria as the young Austrian sailors battling it out for Red Bull Foiling Generation qualifier glory smashed the speed record. Here is all you need to know:
- Favourable mountain winds in the Tyrol have traditionally made Lake Achensee a popular sailing destination with the Fjord of the Alps previously producing a speed record of 27.2 knots (about 50 kmh) with a Moth.
- The cream of young Austrian sailing talent aged 16 to 20 eclipsed that mark with a stunning velocity of 28.6 knots (just shy of 55 kmh) as hundreds of spectators cheered from the shore and other boats on the water.
- Winning duo Keanu Prettner and Niclas Haberl mastered the conditions best on the Flying Phantom catamarans with a place in November's World Final awaiting them now in Florida's sailing mecca of Miami.
- Prettner declared: "It's a great success to win this regatta. We are very proud to represent Austria at the World Final in Miami. We learned a lot from Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher (Red Bull Foiling Generation co-directors) and this will bring our performance to another level in future."
- Hagara said: "We’ve taken Red Bull Foiling Generation all over the world, and it’s been a dream to finally hold a regatta in Austria on these technically advanced boats that are like little rockets."
- Steinacher added: "All eyes will be on the World Final in the USA this autumn, where talent scouts and sailing pros will have a chance to spot the superstars of the future among teams from 16 nations."
- The last national championship of 2018 will mark another premiere as the American sailors compete in the colourful city of Miami from November 3-4 followed by the all-out action of the World Final on November 9-11.
The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where authorities say they found 11 hungry children living in filthy conditions in a raid Friday.
Prosecutor Timothy Hasson filed the court documents while asking that Wahhaj be held without bail after he was arrested last week with four other adults facing child abuse charges.
"He poses a great danger to the children found on the property as well as a threat to the community as a whole due to the presence of firearms and his intent to use these firearms in a violent and illegal manner," Hasson wrote.
Prosecutors did not bring up the school shooting accusation in court on Wednesday during an initial appearance by the abuse suspects. A judge ordered Wahhaj held without bond pending further proceedings.
In the court documents, authorities said a foster parent of one of the 11 children removed from the compound had told authorities that the child had been trained to use an assault rifle in preparation for a school shooting.
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Shameka said a friend asked her to rent a room to an acquaintance as a favor, she did. The man moved in in April and was supposed to move out in July but she granted him an extension until August 1. She was away on a trip and returned August 5, that’s when she discovered her tenant was a conman.
"I feel like me and my kid's life is in danger. I feel like the police department isn't trying to meet me halfway. I feel like my kids shouldn't feel threatened in their home,” Shameka said.
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Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton says the incident started around noon Thursday when the suspect ran a red light, starting a short car chase with deputies. The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Jonas Dunlap, then crashed the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving a woman and child behind.
Eagleton says the man fired two shots at deputies and darted into the home day care in Channelview, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Houston.
Chief Deputy Ed Toquica says the suspect surrendered about 30 minutes after the children's rescue.
He says Dunlap was wanted in Arkansas on a burglary charge.
No injuries were reported in either the standoff or the crash.
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Sunday that the remains were found within the boundary of the Carr Fire near Redding, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of San Francisco. He did not identify the victim.
Bosenko says the sheriff's department has seven outstanding missing persons reports.
The fire has also claimed the lives of two firefighters and two children and their great grandmother.
81-year-old Don Ray Smith was a bulldozer operator who was helping clear vegetation in the path of the wildfire when he died. Redding fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke was also killed, though no details were provided.
The other three victims, 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her two great grandchildren, 5-year-old James Roberts and 4-year-old Emily Roberts, died when walls of flames swept through the family's rural property on the outskirts of Redding.
The shooting happened on a busy thoroughfare about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter, police said.
Police chief Michael Harrison, speaking to reporters late Saturday in televised comments, said the two suspects believed to be wearing hoodies had a rifle and a handgun. He said they appeared to have fired indiscriminately into the crowd, striking ten people. Before fleeing they took time to stand over one person.
The suspect, who was wanted in connection with a separate shooting, crashed a car next to the store and opened fire on the officers chasing him. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the grocery store while shoppers ran for cover, according to Los Angeles police.
Angela Hernandez, 23, of Portland was found by a pair of hikers on Friday evening after they saw her wrecked Jeep Patriot SUV partially submerged at the bottom of a 200-foot cliff in the Big Sur area, said Monterey County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Thornburg.
Her disappearance captured widespread attention after she and her vehicle were last seen on a surveillance camera video at a Carmel gas station on July 6, about 50 miles north of the stretch of Highway 1 where she was found.
The hikers discovered Hernandez conscious, breathing and with a shoulder injury, Thornburg said.
Rescuers managed to get her up the cliff and to a helicopter which flew her to a nearby hospital. She was in fair and stable condition but appeared to have suffered a concussion during the collision, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.
Hernandez told investigators she swerved to avoid hitting an animal on Highway 1 on July 6 and plunged over the cliff north of Nacimiento Fergusson Road.
She stayed alive "by drinking water from the radiator of her vehicle," according to the Highway Patrol.
"It's usually the fall that gets them, or the ocean that gets them, and she was lucky to survive both," said Thornburg.
Hernandez was on a road trip from her home in Portland to visit her sister Isabel in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, when she crashed.
"My sister survived 7 days alone 200ft down a cliff on HW1," her sister Isabel Hernandez said in a Facebook post on Saturday. "This is very traumatic and will be a slow recovery process."
The male jaguar's escape was reported around 7:20 a.m. (1220 GMT), when the zoo was still closed to the public, according to the zoo. The large cat, named Valerio, killed four alpaca, an emu and a fox in nearby habitats before it was sedated by the zoo's veterinary team less than an hour later. Three others animals were also injured.
No people were injured, the zoo said.
It was not immediately clear how the animal got out of its habitat, and zoo officials said they were investigating.
"We're looking at every possible cause," Kyle Burks, the zoo's vice president and managing director, said at a news conference at the zoo.
The jaguar's attack on other animals was likely territorial, rather than driven by a desire to hunt for food, officials said.
"He's a young male jaguar - he was doing what jaguars do," said Joel Hamilton, the zoo's general curator.
Valerio was born at the San Diego Zoo in March 2015 and moved to New Orleans in October 2017. Male jaguars can reach six feet long, not including their tails, and weigh up to 250 pounds; the animal is the only so-called "big cat" native to the Americas.
The zoo is expected to reopen to the public on Sunday (July 15). Officials emphasized that Saturday's incident was unprecedented and assured potential visitors that there is no safety concern.