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White House sus­pends CNN’s Acosta after Trump con­fronta­tion

NEW YORK — The White House on Wed­nes­day sus­pended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump had a heated con­fronta­tion dur­ing a news con­fer­ence.

They be­gan spar­ring after Acosta asked Trump about the car­a­van of mi­grants head­ing from Latin Amer­ica to the south­ern U.S. bor­der. When Acosta tried to fol­low up with an­other ques­tion, Trump said, “That’s enough!” and a fe­male White House aide un­suc­cess­fully tried to grab the mi­cro­phone from Acosta. White House press sec­re­tary Sarah San­ders re­leased a state­ment ac­cus­ing Acosta of “plac­ing his hands on a young woman just try­ing to do her job as a White House in­tern,” call­ing it “ab­so­lutely un­ac­cept­able.”

The in­ter­ac­tion be­tween Acosta and the in­tern was brief, and Acosta ap­peared to brush her arm as she reached for the mi­cro­phone and he tried to hold onto it. “Par­don me, ma’am,” he told her. Acosta tweeted that San­ders’ state­ment that he put his hands on the aide was “a lie.”

Mo­tel 6: $7.6 mil­lion for guests re­ported to im­mi­gra­tion

PHOENIX — The Mo­tel 6 chain has agreed in a pro­posal to pay up to $7.6 mil­lion to Latino guests who say the com­pany’s em­ploy­ees shared their pri­vate in­for­ma­tion with im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials.

A fed­eral judge must still ap­prove the set­tle­ment agree­ment filed last week in fed­eral court in Ari­zona.

The agree­ment be­tween Mo­tel 6 and guests rep­re­sented by the Los An­ge­les­based Mex­i­can Amer­i­can Le­gal De­fense and Ed­u­ca­tion Fund springs from a class-ac­tion law­suit filed in Jan­uary.

Fund pres­i­dent and general coun­sel Thomas A. Saenz said Wed­nes­day the agree­ment will launch a long process al­low­ing po­ten­tial class ac­tion mem­bers to have a say in the case.

Un­der the pro­posal, Mo­tel 6 could pay a to­tal of up to $8.9 mil­lion, in­clud­ing re­im­burse­ment of le­gal fees and ad­min­is­tra­tive costs.

Po­lice ac­cuse 11-year-old of putting pins in Hal­loween candy

SAL­IS­BURY, N.C. — Po­lice in North Carolina have ac­cused an 11-year-old of plac­ing straight pins in­side Hal­loween candy.

The Sal­is­bury Post quotes the Rowan County Sher­iff’s Of­fice as say­ing the child faces felony charges, and has been re­ferred to ju­ve­nile court and rec­om­mended for a men­tal eval­u­a­tion.

A fa­ther re­ported his 12-year-old son bit into a mini-Snick­ers bar from his Hal­loween candy and no­ticed some­thing was stuck to the roof of his mouth. The fa­ther says it was a straight pin.

A se­cond fam­ily also re­ported a mini-Snick­ers bar with a metal ob­ject in­side.

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