Parents speak about gorilla attack boy’s condition, while police consider charges
The parents of a three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo – leading to the animal’s death - have spoken out and said the boy is “doing well”.
In a statement the parents of three-year-old Isiah, Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson, said “Our child has had a check-up by his doctor and is still doing well. We continue to praise God for His grace and mercy, and to be thankful to the Cincinnati Zoo for their actions taken to protect our child.”
They thanked zoo staff for protecting their son, and said “If anyone wishes to make a gift, we recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in the name of the gorilla, Harambe.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati Police say they will launch an investigation into the actions of Isiah’s parents. “We are closely reviewing the facts of the case,” the police department said in a Tweet.
UPDATED: Police have announced they will not press charges. Meanwhile, an audio recording of Gregg's call to 911 has been released. You can listen here
Donald Trump once said that he’d consider Oprah as a VP
Donald Trump once told a public meeting that he’d consider media mogul Oprah Winfrey as VP if he was ever president.
In 1999, when Trump was considering running for President, he was asked by an audience member whether he’d consider a woman for a running mate.
In footage released by the NBC, he replied “Well, I would consider it ….and I threw out the name of a friend of mine who I think the world of… Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, who’s really great and I think we would be a very formidable team”
Missing Australian backpacker took drugs allege police
Brazilian police say that missing 25-year-old Australian man Rye Hunt used recreational substances before vanishing more than a week ago.
Hunt, from Hobart, was backpacking with a friend but was last seen at an apartment in Copacabana, Rio de Jenario, on 21 May.
His girlfriend and uncle have flown to Brazil to join the search.
The family told the ABC that taking drugs was “out of character” as he worked in the mining industry.
UPDATED: Some media outlets are reporting that Hunt has been found. His family are waiting for official confirmation.
Melbourne mother guilty of helping nephew rape 12-year-old daughter
A Melbourne mother has pleaded guilty to helping her nephew, with whom she was in a sexual relationship, rape her 12-year-old daughter.
The 55-year-old woman appeared in court where it was revealed that the young girl says she was crying and pleading for her cousin to stop and her mother held her daughter’s leg for a better view.
The man, 42, also pleaded guilty to persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.
"This is gross offending… The breaking of the virginity," prosecutor Michael Hennessy told the court.
According to The Age, the relationship between the woman and her nephew began in 2011 shortly after the mother and daughter moved in with him after the breakdown of her marriage.
The rapes continued until 2014 when the girl was 15 and she told her older siblings what was happening.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have reportedly decided to go their separate ways.
Multiple sources have confirmed the news to People magazine.
"There was no drama. Things just don't work out sometimes," says a source.
The pair have been dating for 15 months and have been spotted at numerous awards shows looking loved-up, and not to mention their PDA-filled anniversary getaway earlier this year.
Two killed in Californian university murder-suicide
Two men have been killed at the University of California, Los Angeles.
According to News.com.au, LAPD chief Charlie Beck said the shooter was one of the two men killed inside a small office in the campus’ engineering complex.
The man’s identity, and the shooter’s motive, have not been disclosed.