Missouri House Fire Kills 4 Family Members Including Teen Girl and Her 2 Grandparents, Injures 2 Others

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Four people and a family dog are dead and two others injured after a fire erupted at a home in De Soto, Missouri, this weekend.

The blaze started around 2 a.m. on Sunday and claimed the lives of Joe Detter, 76, and his wife, 74-year-old Frances Detter, according to KMOV.

The couple’s daughter, 37-year-old Sherri Detter, was also killed, along with their 18-year-old granddaughter, Kari Detter.

The two survivors were Kari and Sherri’s boyfriends, the outlet said. The two men escaped the burning home by hopping out of second-story windows, family members told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. One of them remains hospitalized.

Joe was remembered as a “great friend” by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

“We are so saddened and at a loss of words to hear of the loss of Joe Detter, his wife and granddaughter,” they said in a statement to KMOV. “He has been an employee of the City of Hillsboro for many years as the building inspector.”

“He was a great friend to many and will be missed terribly,” they added. “Our condolences and hearts go out to the Detter family.”

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Joe and Frances’ son, James Detter, told the Post-Dispatch that his father was known around the area for being friendly and willing to assist anyone in need.

“He helped everybody. There isn’t a person in this town he hasn’t done something for,” James — who is one of the couple’s seven children — told the outlet.

“He is going to be missed by everyone,” he continued. “He is going to missed everywhere.”

Kari’s boyfriend told James he was asleep on the second floor of the house when the fire broke out, and woke up to find the stairs leading to the first floor had been blocked off by the flames. He was forced to jump from the window to make his escape.

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Unfortunately, Kari was hesitant to leap to the ground.

“She wouldn’t jump,” James said Kari’s boyfriend told him. “He looked up and she was gone.”

The two men called 911 for help once they made it outside, KMOV reported. The family’s dog also died in the blaze.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office and by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, according to Missourinet. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.

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Yoshinoya Japanese kitchen rewards team members and guests

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CALIFORNIA, USA – Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen, known for its artisanal Japanese-inspired rice bowls, announced it is empowering team members, and rewarding guests, who make their voice heard this election year.

Specifically, the company is encouraging all employees to vote, by providing voter registration resources and an extra hour of pay for team members, which they encourage be used to educate themselves on the voting process, candidates and issues.

Along with team member support and incentives, the brand is also offering guests:

  • A free order of Donut Dippers with purchase of any bowl on Election Day, November 3, for any guest who shows their “I Voted” sticker in restaurant, or uses code “IVOTED” on the Yoshinoya App or YoshinoyaAmerica.com*
  • Free Delivery on the Yoshinoya App and YoshinoyaAmerica.com all November long

“We believe in the importance of individual expression and providing freedom of choice, whether it be in customizing your favorite bowl, or selecting the future leaders of this country,” said Dar Vasseghi, chief executive officer. “Now more than ever, it’s vital that everyone has the time and resources needed to make informed decisions and cast their vote.”

*One free order of Donut Dippers per person, while supplies last.

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Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen Rewards Team Members and Guests for Making Their Voice Heard During the 2020 Election

Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen Rewards Team Members and Guests for Making Their Voice Heard During the 2020 Election

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TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020

Company will Offer FREE Donut Dippers on Election Day for Voters

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen, known for its artisanal Japanese-inspired rice bowls, today announced it is empowering team members, and rewarding guests, who make their voice heard this election year. Specifically, the company is encouraging all employees to vote, by providing voter registration resources and an extra hour of pay for team members, which they encourage be used to educate themselves on the voting process, candidates and issues.

Along with team member support and incentives, the brand is also offering guests:

  • A free order of Donut Dippers with purchase of any bowl on Election Day, November 3rd, for any guest who shows their “I Voted” sticker in restaurant, or uses code “IVOTED” on the Yoshinoya App or YoshinoyaAmerica.com*

  • Free Delivery on the Yoshinoya App and YoshinoyaAmerica.com all November long

“We believe in the importance of individual expression and providing freedom of choice, whether it be in customizing your favorite bowl, or selecting the future leaders of this country,” said Dar Vasseghi, CEO. “Now more than ever, it’s vital that everyone has the time and resources needed to make informed decisions and cast their vote.”

*One free order of Donut Dippers per person, while supplies last.

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Fresh, wholesome Japanese-style cuisine is the essence of the Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen menu. Dating back to 1899 with the opening of its first restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, Yoshinoya is among the oldest quick-service restaurant chains in operation. Throughout its century of experience, Yoshinoya continues to grow aggressively while operating or franchising more than 2,000 restaurants in Japan, Mainland China, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and the United States, including over 100 locations in California. The menu is based on fresh ingredients served in a variety of rice bowls, including the original Beef Bowl® that started it all in 1899. For more information, visit the company’s website.

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House members call on FAA to ‘fully reveal the data’ proving the 737 Max is safe to fly

In their letter, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.), chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) called on the FAA “to publicly release all documents related to design revisions or evaluations related to the aircraft’s safe return to service.”

Michael Stumo, whose daughter Samya was killed on the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on March 10, 2019, had made a similar request Wednesday and Dickson said at a news conference that he faced limits in revealing such technical details.

“We’re providing everything we can, within the law. Much of the data, I believe, that’s being asked for is proprietary,” Dickson said Wednesday.

But DeFazio and Larsen pressed the issue again Thursday “in the strongest possible terms.” Both Boeing and the FAA had mistakenly found the flawed flight control feature that led to the crashes “to be compliant” with federal safety standards, according to their letter, “despite the fact that the aircraft was actually unsafe.”

“To assure the flying public that Boeing’s fixes to the MAX have rendered the plane safe to once again carry passengers, the FAA will need to do more than merely certify that the plane is now compliant,” they wrote.

They said Dickson should release, among other documentation, “system safety assessments, related analysis, assumptions about pilot response times and key test data concerning the safety of the aircraft.” They said the FAA “should fully reveal the data any determination to unground the MAX has been based upon.”

In a statement, the FAA declined to say whether it would release the requested data or call on Boeing to release such information itself.

“We will respond directly to the members,” the statement said.

Boeing declined to address whether it supports the release of the information or would agree to waive any claim that the requested documentation may be proprietary.

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Sway House Members Allegedly Party Again After Pledging To Stop Lockdown Bash, Fans React

KEY POINTS

  • In the video, the influencers can be seen standing on table amid cheers from the crowd
  • After the video went viral, many people took to social media to criticize the boys
  • Sway House member Bryce Hall  is already facing criminal charges for  throwing massive parties during the ongoing coronavirus  pandemic

Members of the Sway House are facing backlash once again for allegedly attending another party amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video circulating on the internet, the Sway House members can be seen having fun at a party while being surrounded by a large group of people who do not appear to be wearing masks. The influencers can be seen standing on a table amid cheers from the crowd. It is not clear when the video was taken. 

After the video went viral, many people took to social media to criticize the boys. Some also said they weren’t surprised by their act.

“Never wish for an influencer to get COVID-19 because knowing them they’ll spread it to innocent people by constantly going outside and not staying home,” one person wrote in Instagram comments.

“Seriously? Do they really have to like come on – learn from your mistakes,” another person wrote.

“They got their electricity taken away and they are partying again,” another person commented.

Among the members seen enjoying the party was TikToker Bryce Hall who is already facing charges for throwing massive parties during the ongoing coronavirus  pandemic.

While announcing criminal charges against Hall and another TikToker, Blake Gray, last month, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer had said, “We allege these hosts have been incredibly irresponsible, with a highly infectious disease spreading and parties banned because of it, and we allege they violated the law.”

“If you have a combined 19 million followers on TikTok in the middle of a public health crisis, you should be modeling great behavior, best practices, for all of us, rather than brazenly violating the law and posting videos about it,” he added.

In a YouTube video uploaded earlier this month, Hall revealed he had quit partying.

“We are quitting partying for a little bit. We actually are quitting partying,” he said in the video. 

“I think people are gonna think we’re sarcastic — this is fully serious. We are quitting partying for a little bit, which means our content’s not gonna consist of a lot of party montages,” he added.

The Sway House members are yet to comment on the video.

bryce hall TikTok star Bryce Hall Photo: Instagram/Bryce Hall

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Bay Area political events: Peter Strzok, House members town hall

TUESDAY

Racism’s physical, psychological effects: Diversity and inclusion expert Mary-Frances Winters discusses her new book, “Black Fatigue, How Racism Erodes Mind, Body and Spirit.” Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 9 a.m. More information is here.

Peter Strzok: Former FBI agent and author of “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump,” in a conversation hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 12:30 p.m. More information is here.

Reps. Barbara Lee, Mark DeSaulnier, Jackie Speier: Bay Area Democrats host a town hall meeting on racial justice in America. 6 p.m. Join meeting here.

WEDNESDAY

Worker cooperatives: A roundtable event to discuss how worker cooperatives can provide a viable alternative for people approaching retirement. Panelists include Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont; Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra; Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor; Zen Trenholm of the Democracy at Work Institute; Hilary Abell of Project Equity; and Kirk Vartan, worker owner at ASONY. Noon. More information is here.

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Ohio Democrat in conversation on progressive power in the Senate. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. 3:30 p.m. More information is here.

THURSDAY

Libby Schaaf, Kevin Faulconer: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discuss fiscal realities for local governments during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. 11 a.m. More information is here.

“Suppressed 2020”: A screening of “Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote,” followed by a talk with voting rights advocate Valerie Morishige. Hosted by the Piedmont Diversity Film Series. 4:30 p.m. More information is here.

S.F. D1 candidates: Candidates for District One supervisor take part in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. 7 p.m. Register here.

FRIDAY

Conservation history: An exploration of conservation history of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and how it fits into the larger context of American history of injustices toward indigenous communities and people of color. Hosted by the Peninsula Open Space Trust. Noon. More information is here.

SEPT. 22

Rep. Ro Khanna: Fremont Democrat holds a town hall meeting. Noon. Submit question in advance here; join meeting here.

SEPT. 23

S.F. D7 candidates: Candidates for District Seven supervisor take part in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. 7 p.m. Register here.

Art and abolishing the police: Pendarvis Harshaw interviews art curator Ashara Ekundayo about an upcoming show and auction, “Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition,” and the role art plays in the movement to dismantle the policing and prison systems in the U.S. Hosted by KQED. 8 p.m. More information is here.

SEPT. 24

H.R. McMaster: President Trump’s former national security adviser in a discussion hosted by the Commonwealth Club. Noon. More information is here.

SEPT. 28

Election meetup: A Zoom meetup for supporting green candidates and issues in the November elections. Hosted by GreenChange.net. 6 p.m. More information is here.

SEPT. 29

Juan Felipe Herrera, Naomi Shihab Nye: Former U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, author of the new book “Every Day We Get More Illegal,” and poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi

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GOP members of House Judiciary Committee demand Nadler condemn Antifa

Four Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter on Tuesday to Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY., criticizing him for launching “fruitless partisan investigations” into President Trump while ignoring the threat of Antifa.

The letter, which was penned by ranking member Rep.  Jim Jordan of Ohio and Reps. Ken Buck, R-Co., Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., and Mike Johnson, R-La., calls on Nadler to denounce “left-wing violent extremism” and convene a hearing to investigate the unrest engulfing a number of cities across the country.

“You have wasted the first 20 months of your chairmanship on fruitless partisan investigations in furtherance of your obsession with attacking President Trump,” the lawmakers said in their letter. “We urge you not to waste any more time. The jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee provides you with a unique authority to condemn the violence and disorder in Democrat-run cities.”

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Trump and his Republican allies have roundly blamed Antifa, a shadowy left-wing, self-described anti-fascist movement, for much of the unrest and violence in cities like Portland, Ore. Democrats in Congress, however, have sought to draw a distinction between those protesting over racial inequality and police brutality and the looting and violence that has followed some the protests.

Nadler drew sharp criticism from conservatives back in July when he told writer-produce Austen Fletcher that Antifa is “myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”

“Prominent Democrat leaders look the other way on lawlessness and disorder,” Jordan and his fellow GOP lawmakers wrote. “Even you, the chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee with a unique platform to denounce left-wing violence, have trivialized it as ‘imaginary’ and a ‘myth.’”

While Nadler and other Democrats have remained relatively quiet on Antifa, the party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, issued his most forceful condemnation of the movement on Monday.

Speaking to a local news station in Pennsylvania, Biden said he condemns violence “across the board,” including from Antifa.

“I’ve condemned it across the board,” Biden told Pennsylvania’s WGAL News 8 in an interview Monday, referring to violence during protests. “The president still hasn’t condemned the far-right folks coming out and protesting and using violence.”

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“Do you condemn Antifa?” reporter Barbara Barr asked Biden.

“Yes, I do, violence no matter who it is,” he replied.

The nationwide unrest was sparked by the late May death of George Floyd while in the custody of police in Minnesota.

Trump, who has denounced protesters as “thugs” while sharply defending the police, has throughout the summer cast American cities under liberal leadership as under siege by violent and lawless anarchy.

While many of the demonstrations have been peaceful, rioting and looting has broken out in multiple cities.

Fox News’ Evie Fordham contributed to this report.

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U.S. House members ask Trump to probe Navalny poisoning, suggest sanctions

FILE PHOTO: Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) arrives to vote at a polling place in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee called on President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday to investigate the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, suggesting sanctions might be necessary.

“If the Russian government is once again determined to have used a chemical weapon against one of its own nationals, additional sanctions should be imposed,” Representatives Eliot Engel, the Democratic committee chairman, and Michael McCaul, the panel’s top Republican, said in a letter to Trump.

Germany, where Navalny is in a hospital, has said Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent and wants the perpetrators held to account. Russia has until now not opened a criminal investigation and said there is no evidence yet of a crime.

Navalny is the most popular and prominent opponent of President Vladimir Putin, and the German announcement that he was poisoned by a nerve agent has raised the possibility of further Western sanctions against Moscow.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter. Trump said on Friday his administration had not yet seen proof that Navalny was poisoned.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Alistair Bell

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