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New Dramatic Movie Focusing on John Lennon’s Death to Get Theatrical Release in October

Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA new dramatic film focusing on the events immediately following the December 1980 shooting of John Lennon will premiere in select theaters on October 7, Variety reports.

The Lennon Report, which debuted in April at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, takes a look at the aftermath of the tragic event, including doctors’ efforts to save the rock legend’s life and the TV producer tasked with breaking the news of John’s death.

The film’s cast includes Richard Kind as Dr. Stephan Lynn, Evan Jonigkeit as Dr. David Halleran and Walter Vincent as ABC news producer Alan B. Weiss, as well as Orange Is the New Black star Adrienne C. Moore. The movie was directed and written by Jeremy Profe, who co-wrote the script with Vincent.

The Lennon Report initially will open in 10 cities — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Tampa, Florida. It will get a wider release on October 14.

Previous theatrical movies made about former Beatles star’s murder include 2007’s The Killing of John Lennon and 2008’s Chapter 27.

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Founding Yes Singer Jon Anderson to Be Honored with 2016 Prog God Award

Courtesy of Prog MagazineEx-Yes frontman Jon Anderson will receive the prestigious Prog God prize at the 2016 Progressive Music Awards, which will take place September 1 at the Underglobe venue in London. The honor acknowledges artists who have been musical innovators throughout their careers.

“After all these years, it’s just wonderful to be getting this very special award,” Anderson says in a statement. “Music has guided me along to this point in my life and I’m forever excited about the new and progressive musical adventures I am given by the gods of music.”

He adds, “Making music is like breathing to me, and I am blessed to be able to create music every day. A very grateful and humble thank you.”

In addition to his decades fronting Yes, which he co-founded with the late Chris Squire, Anderson has collaborated with a wide variety of artists over the years. During the year alone, he’s released collaborative albums with acclaimed jazz-fusion violinist Jean Luc Ponty and Swedish prog-rock guitarist Roine Stolt, and he will launch a tour later this year as part of the new group ARW with former Yes band mates Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin.

Meanwhile, Anderson’s recently released record with Stolt, Invention of Knowledge, has been nominated for a 2016 Progressive Music Award in the Album of the Year category. Other artists that will be vying for various awards at the event include Wakeman, David Gilmour, Rush, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett. You can cast your vote for your favorite 2016 Progressive Music Awards nominees at The event is organized by the U.K.’s Prog magazine.

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Rolling Stones Say Trump Used of Their Music During RNC Without Permission

In May, The Rolling Stones demanded that Donald Trump stop playing their music at his campaign events, but you can’t always get what you want. On Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland after Trump gave his acceptance speech as his party’s presidential nominee, the band’s classic song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was played at the event.

Now The Stones have issued a statement via their Twitter feed that they “do not endorse Donald Trump,” and pointing out that their tune “was used without the band’s permission.”

The Rolling Stones are one of many artists who have complained about Trump’s unauthorized use of their music, including Queen, Neil Young, R.E.M. and The O’Jays.

Credit: Claude GassianIn other Rolling Stones news, BBC News reports guitarist Keith Richards confirmed during a U.K. radio interview Friday that Eric Clapton did indeed do some recording for the band’s upcoming studio album. Richards says his fellow British guitar legend “dropped by for a couple of numbers,” during the sessions, which he added made it seem “like old times down in Richmond.” The Stones and Clapton’s old band The Yardbirds both used to play at the Crawdaddy Club in the Richmond section of London.

In addition, Keith revealed that the new album would be “coming out in the autumn some time,” and that it would feature “a lot of Chicago blues.”

As for what songs would be featured on the record, Richards said, “The titles I can’t reveal at the moment, for the reason that I can’t quite remember them and I haven’t got a list with me.”

Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood first revealed in April at the opening of the group’s Exhibitionism exhibit in London that his band had been working on an album featuring various classic blues covers.

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AMC Drops “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Trailer, Release Date

AMC(SAN DIEGO) — On October 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern, fans of The Walking Dead will finally got to see which one of Rick’s gang Negan executed in the closing moments of season six.

The AMC smash — pun intended — will return that night, finally, presumably, solving the mystery of which cast member bought it at the end of Lucille, the barb wire-covered bat wielded by Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s big bad. 

Along with that news, shared at San Diego Comic-Con, came a new trailer.

Footage of the beloved characters in the Grimes posse — Rick, Daryl, Carl, Abraham, Maggie, Glenn, Sasha, Aaron, Michonne, Rosita, and Eugene — flash by as Negan calmly recites, “Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe.”

The footage — which also features the expected walker-killing action — also introduces another major character from the Walking Dead graphic novel series, the tiger-wielding King Ezekiel.

Seriously: dude sits on a throne and pets a tiger.

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Paul McCartney Honored as UK’s “Most Successful Album Artist”

MPL Communications/MJ Kim(LONDON) — The U.K.’s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the history of his home country. McCartney received the honor for scoring more total #1 albums on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, 22, than any other artist.

The 74-year-old musician’s old band The Beatles notched 15 chart-topping albums, while Sir Paul also hit #1 four times as a solo artist, twice with Wings and once with his late wife, Linda.

In a video message, McCartney says the honor, “feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don’t count how well they’re doing. I remember when Please, Please Me went to number one, that was our first number one record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this [award].”

He adds, “So thank you to the people for giving it to me, I love you. And thank you to everyone who made it possible by buying the records, we love you too!”

The Official Charts Company notes that McCartney also has spent the most total weeks atop the albums chart, 191, while the Fab Four’s first album, 1963’s Please Please Me, was #1 for more weeks, 30, than any other debut effort.

Following McCartney on the list of artists with the most #1 U.K. albums are his three Beatles band mates: John Lennon at #2 with 18; George Harrison at #3 with 17; and Ringo Starr tied at #4 — with pop star Robbie Williams — with 15. Elvis Presley, Phil Collins and Madonna are tied for sixth place on the list with 12 chart-topping albums, while David Bowie is #9 with 11.

McCartney receives his award on the 60th anniversary of the publication of the first Official Albums Chart.

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Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “The Defenders” — Netflix Socks It to Comic-Con

Marvel/NetflixAs its hard-hitting “Hell’s Kitchen Heroes” would, Marvel came out swinging at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, with a slew of news and new footage from its Netflix shows. 

Not only did they release a full teaser to this fall’s Luke Cage, but also a “first look” at the upcoming Iron Fist, and teasers for both the third season of Daredevil, and The Defenders, the series that will unite each of the series titular heroes — as well as Kysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones — into one Avengers-like team.

Luke Cage hits the streaming service first, debuting on September 20. In the series, Mike Colter reprises his Jessica Jones role as Cage, a wrongly-accused fugitive left super-strong and unbreakable after an experiment. The series will see Luke relocating uptown from Jones’ and Daredevil’s home turf of Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where Cage will take on criminal kingpin Cottonmouth Stokes, the cousin of a local politician played by Alfre Woodard

“…I’m not wearing a costume,” Colter says of Cage. “I’m a street-level hero. And what I’m trying to do is work on saving the community.” He adds of the anticipated series, “It’s really grounded.”   

Iron Fist follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the son of a murdered business mogul who masters martial arts — and eventually a mystical power that makes his fists inhumanly strong — to avenge his murdered parents. The show debuts in 2017, as does Defenders.

Release dates for a second season of JonesDaredevil season 3, and a Punisher series haven’t been released. 

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North Miami Police Officer ID’d After Shooting of Unarmed Man

Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce/Facebook(MIAMI) — North Miami Police Officer Jonathon Aledda was identified Friday as the officer involved in the shooting of an unarmed man earlier this week.

City officials said Aledda is a member of the department’s SWAT team. He was placed on paid administrative leave.

Jeff Cazeau, North Miami City Attorney, said the release of the officer’s name was delayed due to safety concerns, but added that he is safe now.

Another officer who was at the scene, but did not shoot, was Commander Emile Holland. Holland was put on administrative leave without pay, officials said, noting there was evidence that Holland tried to fabricate the police report.

The incident happened Monday when Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist, was shot and injured while lying on the ground next to a man with autism.

Kinsey’s discussion with the police during the incident was caught on video and later released by his attorney.

The officer said in a statement Thursday through the police union, before his name was released: “I took this job to save lives and help people. I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something I’m not.”

The North Miami Police Department had said it had received a 911 call of a man threatening to commit suicide with a gun pointed at his head. “At some point during the on-scene negotiation” with the two men, one of the officers fired, striking Kinsey, police said.

Kinsey was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

No gun was recovered, police said.

John Rivera, the president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, said Thursday that the officers “saw the white male almost on top of Mr. Kinsey, who had his hands up and who had his knees up, and to the officers, it looked like the white male was about to shoot Mr. Kinsey,” Rivera said. “The officers all thought the individual had a firearm.”

Rivera said the officer who shot “was trying to save the life of Mr. Kinsey and feels horrible that his aim missed and struck Mr. Kinsey.”

“The officers were justified in their actions. They did everything that they could do and were human beings. And we had a human being miss his target and unfortunately strike Mr. Kinsey,” Rivera said.

Kinsey’s employer told ABC News Friday that the police union tried to “change” the narrative Thursday by saying “the resident was threatening the employee,” which was “shocking.”

“I really hope they walk that back,” said Clint Bower, the president and CEO of MACtown, a provider of services for people with disabilities.

Bower called Kinsey a hero to the company, to the community and “to all the people in the disability community.”

Kinsey “did everything he was supposed to do, and was more concerned with protecting the individual he was responsible for than his own life,” Bower said.

“He can come back to work whenever he wants. If he needs to take a year off he’s getting paid,” Bower said.

Following the shooting, the autistic man “was clearly traumatized,” Bower said. “Since this happened, nobody from the city has asked me how he’s doing.”

Bower said he’d like “the city to step forward” and announce training for officers for how to work with people with disabilities.

Kinsey’s attorney, Hilton Napoleon said, Thursday morning, “There is no justification for shooting an unarmed person who is talking to you and telling you that they don’t have a gun and that they’re a mental health counselor.”

“The video clearly shows him laying on his back. The video clearly shows him with his hands as high in the air as he can possibly get them,” Napoleon said.

The footage also captured audio of Kinsey talking to police while he was lying on his back with his hands up, explaining that he is a behavioral therapist and that the man sitting at his feet is holding a toy truck.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation. The state attorney’s office is also looking into the case, police said.

Napoleon said Thursday that Kinsey was physically “doing OK.”

“I think one of the biggest hurdles that’s going to be tough for him in the long run is the mental aspect of it, because he feels he really did everything he could do to cooperate and go over and beyond to show police that he’s not armed and that he’s trying to help de-escalate a situation with a mental health individual,” Napoleon said. “It’s going to be a long haul to make sure that he gets over that fear.”

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Austin Police Chief ‘Sickened and Saddened’ at Arrest of Breaion King

Austin Police via KVUE-TV(AUSTIN, Texas) — Two Austin Police Department officers are now under investigation after dash-cam video shows one of the officers throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop. A second video taken from inside the police car after the woman was arrested shows another officer suggesting to the woman that black people have “violent tendencies” and that’s “why a lot of white people are afraid of them.”

Although the incident occurred in June 2015, Austin’s police chief Art Acevedo said that it only came to his attention on Tuesday, when Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg called him and advised him that a reporter from the Austin American-Statesman was working on a story on the incident.

Video from the traffic stop, publicly released by police Friday, shows the woman, identified by police as 26-year-old Breaion King, stepping out of her car. An officer, identified as Austin officer Bryan Richter, then commands her to get back in her vehicle.

“Okay ma’am you’re being pulled over right now, so I need you to take a seat back in the car,” Richter says.

“Are you serious?” King responds.

“Yes, ma’am, I’m not joking,” Richter replies. King appears to go back into her car, leaving the driver’s door open.

Richter then tells King he needs to see her driver’s license and explains that she was stopped for speeding. He then asks her to put her feet in the car.

King asks Richter if he can “please hurry up,” and Richter then tells her to “stand up” and he appears to try to pull her out of her car.

King starts screaming and says, “No! Why are you doing this to me? Oh my God!”

Richter tells her to “stop resisting” and an altercation ensues. He then yells, “Get out of the car!”

King responds, “I’m getting out, let me get out. Do not touch me.”

Richter appears to forcibly pull King up and throw her down to the ground. On the ground, King yells, “Oh my God!” and Richter tells her she was “resisting.”

Richter then appears to struggle handcuffing King, who asks him, “Why are you doing this to me?”

King attempts to stand up but Richter throws her back down to the ground before handcuffing her and escorting her into the police car.

On a different piece of video, inside the police car, King seems to calmly converse with another officer identified by police as Austin police officer Patrick Spradlin.

He asks King if she believes racism goes both ways, and she says, “I do,” but “I believe that the Caucasian class has more supremacy over black people, just to be honest. They have more rights.” She adds that a lot of people are “afraid of black people.”

Spradlin then asks her why she thinks a lot of people are afraid of black people, and King replies, “That’s what I want to clear out.”

Spradlin then says, “I can give you a really good idea why it might be that way — violent tendencies. And I want you to think about that. I’m not saying anything. I’m not saying it’s true. I’m not saying I can prove it or nothing. But 99 percent of the time, when you hear about stuff like that, it’s the black community that’s being violent. That’s why the white people are afraid, and I don’t blame them.”

He later adds, “By no means am I saying that there is no racism, because I know there is and everybody knows there is. Black people tend to be violent and that’s why a lot of white people are afraid, and I don’t blame them.”

According to the police report, obtained by ABC affiliate KVUE-TV, Richter wrote that he acted quickly because he “was increasingly concerned with King’s “uncooperative attitude.” He added that King “began reaching for the front passenger side of the vehicle.” He noted that he was unaware if there was a weapon in the vehicle and that King resisted by pulling her arms away from him and wrapping “her hands and arms around the steering wheel.”

King told KVUE-TV on Thursday that she was “genuinely fearful” for her life during the incident and that she “literally didn’t understand what was happening.”

She added that she wanted something done and that she had “become afraid of the people who are supposed to protect me and take care of me.”

“If you’ve wronged someone and you haven’t been reprimanded, then how do you know that you’re wrong?” King asked.

At a news conference evening, Acevedo said his “heart was sickened and saddened” when he first learned about the two videos.

“First and foremost, let me just say this to Breaion King, her family, her friends, her neighbors, her supporters: ‘I’m sorry that on the day that you were stopped for going 15 mph [above the speed limit], you were approached in a manner and then treated in a manner that is not consistent with the expectations of this police chief,” Acevedo said. “There’s a way to do this job, and that day, we did not approach it anywhere near the way we should’ve approached it.”

Acevedo said that “the chain of command” who reviewed Richter’s use of force in the incident determined that “the incident was not consistent with the expectations of the department.” Richter was told to attend training and counseling.

The chief added that the incident was never brought to his attention nor the attention of other executive members of the department and that an administrative inquiry has now been launched “into the chain of command decision-making process.”

As for the second video showing Spradlin suggesting to King that black people have “violent tendencies,” Acevedo claimed that the no one in the department had ever uncovered that video before until the District Attorney’s Office brought it to the department’s attention.

When asked by a reporter at the news conference if he thought Spradlin’s comments were “racist,” Acevedo replied, “Yes.”

“This is not, I believe, reflective of the quality of this organization that we run,” he said. “I want you to listen to that conversation and tell me that we don’t have social issues in this nation, issues of violence, issues of racism, issues of people being looked at differently because of their color.”

The police chief said that his department has opened investigations into the incident and into the conduct of Richter and Spradlin. He added that both have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has also requested the Austin Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit to “conduct a criminal investigation of the arresting officer’s actions that are well documented on that video,” so she can decide whether or not to present the case to a grand jury and decide whether Richter’s conduct rises to a criminal offense,” Acevedo said. He added that Lehmberg’s office has since dropped the charges of resisting arrest against King.

King told ABC affiliate KVUE-TV Friday that she appreciated the chief’s public apology and that she believed what happened to her “is an opportunity to make things better and to change things for the better.”

An Austin Police Department public information officer referred ABC News’ questions Friday to the Austin Police Association.

A representative from the Austin Police Association told ABC News it was not immediately clear if Richter and Spradlin “have obtained outside council but all officers are represented by the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT).

CLEAT did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for information. The Travis County District Attorney’s Office also did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for additional information and comment.

The Austin Police Association’s vice president, Anthony Nelson, added in a statement to ABC News that the association understood “the public’s reaction to Officer Richter’s response to resistance” and that the association believed “Officer Spradlin’s comments were wrong and not reflective of the values and beliefs of the men and women who serve this community.”

“We recognize how incidents such as these can divide our city and cause mistrust,” Nelson added. “We have met with community stakeholders and begun a dialogue. We hope that the conversation will lead to substantive changes that will help bridge that divide.”

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Injured Penguin Gets Back on Her Feet With Special 3-D-Printed Boot Designed by Middle Schoolers

3D Systems(MYSTIC, Conn.) — A penguin with an injured left foot is now back on her feet at an aquarium in Connecticut after receiving a custom 3-D-printed boot designed by middle school students with the help of engineers.

Purps the penguin injured her left foot about five years ago after getting into “a little bit of a spat with another bird on exhibit” at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, said Dr. Jen Flower, the aquarium’s chief clinical veterinarian, in a video showing how Purps’ new boot came to be.

Purps had torn her flexor tendon, which is equivalent to a person’s Achilles heel, Flower said. The tear caused her pain and made her walk with a limp.

As a temporary fix, veterinary staff at the aquarium made handmade a boot for Purps that immobilized but protected and supported her damaged foot, according to Flower. However, that handmade boot constantly needed to be replaced, so earlier this year, Flower proposed looking to 3-D-printing a more durable boot for Purps.

Help came from an unlikely source — the local middle school.

Kelly Matis, the aquarium’s vice president of education and conservation, had been on a community board that had recently bought a 3-D printer for Mystic Middle School. She reached out, and a mission was launched to help Purps.

“Working as a team, Mystic Aquarium, ACT Group and the middle school students came together to design and 3-D print a new boot for Purps,” said 3D Systems in a news release. 3D Systems manufactured the printer, scanner and software the students used for the project, and ACT Group is a local 3D Systems partner.

The learning curve was sharp, and it took months to finish the final product, according to Sue Prince, library media specialist for Mystic Middle School.

But it was all worth it in the end, the students said.

The kids joined aquarium staff in June to officially give Purps her new boot.

The penguin “took off across the exam room, looking very comfortable in her new boot and walking much more like a normal penguin should walk,” said Flower.

Matis, the aquarium’s vice president of education and conservation, added that “it’s been truly amazing” to see everything come together “in order to make a real benefit to the health of one of our endangered species.”

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Report: Le’Veon Bell Faces Four-Game Suspension for Missed Drug Test

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has reportedly violated the NFL’s drug policy.

According to ESPN, sources say Bell, 24, is facing a four-game suspension for missing a drug test, and the appeals process is ongoing.

If the suspension isn’t overturned, according to ESPN, Bell will miss the first four games of the regular season.

The running back was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 regular season after he was arrested in the summer of 2014 on DUI and marijuana possession charges. The suspension was later reduced to two games after Bell filed for an appeal.

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Dennis Green, Former Coach of Vikings and Cardinals, Dies at 67

Ronald Martinez/ALLSPORT via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dennis Green, former NFL coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67.

Green spent 13 seasons coaching the NFL with eight playoff appearances under the Vikings. His best season with the team was in 1998  when the Vikings finished 15–1, a record at the time.

According to a statement from his family, he died due to complications of cardiac arrest.

The Vikings said they were “saddened” by the news of his passing.

“Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach,” the team said in a statement. “He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative.”

Green coached the Cardinals from 2004 to 2006.

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Cowboys Rookie Ezekiel Elliott Accused of Domestic Violence

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(DALLAS) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is in hot water just weeks before the start of the preseason.

The 21-year-old rookie has been accused of assaulting a woman who claims to be his former live-in girlfriend, according to police reports obtained by ESPN. The woman says she was assaulted several times over the past week.

Elliott has denied the claims. The first-round pick has not been charged or arrested.

ESPN reports the Cowboys are aware of the accusations, and a league representative says the NFL will review the case.

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Search for MH370 Winding Down with Little Results, But a New Theory is Emerging

ATSB(NEW YORK) — After two and a half years and more than 110,000 square kilometers of scouring the floor of the southern Indian Ocean, the hunt Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will soon come to a close; at least for now.

But some experts say that the debris discovered so far indicates that the plane glided down to the surface of the ocean, instead of falling out of the sky in some way.

In a joint statement from the Malaysian, Australian and Chinese ministers of transportation, the search will be suspended when crews finish the final 10,000 sq km remaining in the current search area.

“Ministers acknowledged that despite the best efforts of all involved, the likelihood of finding the aircraft is fading,” a joint press release said.

They added that this does not mean the end of the search for certain, but “should credible new information emerge which can be used to identify the specific location of the aircraft, consideration will be given in determining next steps.”

The current search area was determined an international panel of scientists and engineers, under the theory that the aircraft, with 239 people on board, ran out of fuel and fell into the ocean.

The quest to find the missing the Boeing 777 has yielded very little results despite several pieces of positively-identified debris washing ashore in Africa.

“While acknowledging the significance of the debris, ministers noted that to date, none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft.”

On Monday, the Australian and Malaysian governments confirmed a wing flap was being examined as possibly being part of MH370.

Experts say the debris discovered so far suggests the jet made a controlled decent and glided down on to the ocean surface.

“What we are finding in parts is more commensurate with the airplane having been ditched by a live pilot, and that would have been probably outside that box someplace,” said John Nance, ABC News aviation consultant and a former Air Force pilot. “That airplane, if so, is largely intact on the bottom somewhere.”

If the theory that someone glided the plane down onto the surface of the ocean is true, it could more than double the size of the search area.

The jet, bound for Beijing, took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport shortly after midnight, at 12:41 a.m. local time on March 8, 2014.

A couple of actions soon after the flight departed — turning off the data transmission system and the transponder — suggest that someone may have been alive and conscious inside the cockpit.

Bolstering this hypothesis is radar data, which shows that four minutes after the transponder shut off, the plane deviated from its planned route, doubling back on itself and flying back over Malaysia, then north along the Strait of Malacca, until it eventually dropped off Malaysian radar.

According to rudimentary satellite data — the only data available, since the data system and transponder had been shut off — the aircraft continued flying for about six hours, until it likely ran out of fuel over the Indian Ocean at just after 8:19 a.m. Malaysia time.

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‘Possible Terror Attack’ in Munich Has Many Recalling 1972 Summer Games

iStock/Thinkstock(MUNICH) — A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has many recalling a previous incident in the German city more than 40 years ago, not far from where Friday’s incident took place.

The 1972 Summer Olympics, dubbed the “Games of Peace and Joy,” took a tragic turn when Palestinian terrorists took 11 Israeli Olympic team members hostage. The resulting failed negotiations by the West German police and shootout at the airport left 17 people dead, including some of the perpetrators. All 11 hostages were killed.

ABC News covered the hostage situation and broadcast to the world as the “Games of Peace and Joy” became known as the “Munich massacre.”

After the failed negotiation attempts, German authorities tried to ambush the terrorists at an airport. Police attempted the ambush soon after the terrorists and their hostages arrived at the airport by helicopter, where the terrorists were planing on boarding a plane to an Arab nation.

German authorities thought that this would have resulted in certain death for the Israelis, and the decision was made to try and stop them from being taken. Police shooters open fired on the terrorists at the airport, and subsequently the terrorists who were not hit then open fired on the hostages, killing all of them.

For hours, there was a report that all of the hostages had been freed due to what was later blamed on “poor communications,” according to ABC News archival videos.

A memorial service attended by 80,000 Olympic fans was covered by Peter Jennings, who described the mood as “a state of shock and devastation.” Arab athletes did not attend, according to Jennings, mostly for political reasons. The surviving Israeli team members flew home the following day.

Jennings added that thousands of Germans “had seen their games of serenity turned overnight into the Olympics of terror.”

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French Police Want Footage from the Nice Attack Deleted

ABC News(NICE, France) — French authorities in Nice have refused a request from anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week’s deadly truck attack.

The Paris prosecutor’s office made the request to reportedly avoid the “uncontrolled dissemination” of images, according to BBC, but officials in Nice say the images are still evidence and should not be destroyed.

The news comes as local and national authorities have been fighting over the scale of police in wake of the attack, according to BBC.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people when he drove a truck through a packed crowd on July 14 for a Bastille Day fireworks display.

A French official said Thursday he may have plotted the attack for at least a year and is believed to have had help from at least five others.

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