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Burglars say shop owner tortured them, made them strip naked after break-in 

A burglary call at an Orange County, Florida, business ended with the arrests of not only the suspects who allegedly broke in, but the owner of the bicycle shop and two others, as well.

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The culprits have accused the shop owner of torturing  them for hours before calling 911.

The pair said owner Robert Antley made them strip down to their underwear, beat them and held them at gunpoint for more than two hours.

According to the arrest affidavit, Jose Gonzalez, 27, and Michael Eller, 28, admitted to deputies that they broke into the Gas Bikes Shop early Sunday morning.

>> Related: Woman robbed of $10,000 jackpot in casino parking lot 

Once inside, they were confronted by Antley, who was allegedly waiting for them with a gun.

According to the report, Antley told deputies that he had been sleeping inside the store due to several prior burglaries. Instead of calling 911 to report the break-in, Eller and Gonzalez told deputies Antley made the two men strip down to their underwear and face a wall. The report said the burglars told deputies Antley jabbed the gun into both men's sides and threatened to kill them.

Eller told deputies that at least an hour passed before Antley's brother, Joshua, 24, and his girlfriend, Kathryn Pellicio, showed up.

>> Related: Florida teen charged with murder after allegedly beating boy with baseball bat, deputies say 

Eller and Gonzalez said they were then led to a bathroom in the back of the store where they were beaten for more than an hour.

Antley claimed his cellphone battery was dead and claimed the men had cut his phone wires at the shop, the report said.

Antley told deputies he called 911 when his brother arrived, but deputies said they were not able to corroborate his statements.

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said property owners have a right to protect themselves.

“You are allowed to engage in conduct that is reasonable, necessary and lawful to protect yourself or your property, but one may argue that these efforts were neither reasonable nor lawful," Sheaffer said.

Antley bonded out of jail Monday afternoon. His brother and his girlfriend remain jailed.

>> Related: South Florida man accused of trying to lure child into car, deputies say

Eller and Gonzalez remain in the Orange County Jail

Bride temporarily blinded by poisonous bouquet gets wedding re-do

Bride Christine Jo Miller was getting ready for her Sept. 2, 2017, wedding when she noticed a rash on her skin.

Days before, she picked green and white wildflowers to add to her bouquet that turned out to be Euphorbia marginata, or snow-on-the-mountain, a poisonous flower.

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“It all went downhill from there,” Miller, 23, told Women’s Health. “I had walked out of the bathroom and my sister said my face was red and bumpy,” she said. “It started going down my neck and arms.”

Miller said her rash continued to get worse and she lost her eyesight. She went to the hospital right after and got a shot and eye drops. Miller said hospital staff told her how fortunate she was to not have permanent eye damage.

Miller and her husband, Jon, stopped by Target on the way to their reception to get more comfortable clothes.

“He got me pajamas that said ‘Bride’ on it,” Miller told People. “He asked if he should change too and I said no. He made me as comfortable as possible.”

The newlyweds cut cake, had their first dance and by the end of the night, Miller fell asleep in their hotel room and her husband ordered pizza.

People reported that TV host Steve Harvey heard about their story and brought them on his talk show to surprise them with a a week-long Disney Dream Wedding re-do.

“I had just never heard of a wedding where the bride had to be rushed to the emergency room for having an allergic reaction to her bouquet and having so many bad things happen on their wedding day,” Harvey told People. “I really felt like they deserved another opportunity to celebrate and what better place to make it happen than Disney.”

Christine Jo Miller got a new wedding gown and was able to say “I do” with clear vision. She and Jon Miller will honeymoon at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, and on top of the dream wedding, they are expecting a baby in September.

Second-hand marijuana smoke three times more dangerous than cigarette smoke, study finds

The risk of breathing second-hand smoke from cigarettes is well-documented, but the dangers from breathing second-hand marijuana smoke are not, until now.

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A new study from a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine found exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke is three times more dangerous than exposure to tobacco smoke.

Matthew Springer, a professor at UC San Francisco tested blood flow in rats after they were subjected to second-hand marijuana and cigarette smoke. He found arteries in the rats were constricted for about 30 minutes when exposed to cigarettes and for 90 minutes when exposed to marijuana smoke, before returning to normal.

Springer concluded “that SHS (second-hand smoke) can exert similar adverse cardiovascular effects regardless of whether it is from tobacco or marijuana.”

>> Related: Pot makes older people smarter but impairs younger people, scientists say

“People think cannabis is fine because it’s ‘natural.’ I hear this a lot. I don’t know what it means,” Springer said in an interview with NPR

“We in the public health community have been telling them for decades to avoid inhaling second-hand smoke from tobacco,” Springer said. “We have not been telling them to avoid inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana … it’s because we just haven’t known. The experiments haven’t been done.” 

Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of premature death in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. It can lead to heart disease, stokes, heart attacks and blood clots. Cigarette smoking is responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths and at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths every year, the NIH reported.

>> Related: Doctors: Pot use harmful for young people: Here’s why

Springer’s study findings take on greater importance as more states around the country consider decriminalizing marijuana.

Trump says 'it's not easy to find' culprit in first public comment on Austin bombings

President Donald Trump made his first public comments Tuesday on the series of bombings in and around Austin, Texas, that killed two and left others injured. The first bombing occurred March 2.

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Trump called the bombings “terrible” and said that “working with local governments has been great.”

Read the president’s full remarks below:

“It’s terrible. The bombings in Austin are terrible. Local, state and federal are working hand in hand to get to the bottom of it. This is obviously a very, very sick individual, or maybe individuals. These are sick people, and we will get to the bottom of it. We will be very strong. We have all sorts of federal agencies over there right now. We’re searching. What’s going on in Austin -- a great place, tremendous place -- is absolutely disgraceful. So we have a lot of power of there. We’re looking. It’s not easy to find. But these are sick people and we have to find them as soon as possible. We have to find them, really, immediately. I will say, working with Texas, working with the local governments has been great. But we have to find this very sick person or people.”

>> See complete coverage on the Austin explosions from the Austin American-Statesman

Trump’s comments come after press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted out a statement Tuesday morning saying the president mourned for the victims of the bombings. She said, “There is no apparent nexus to terrorism at this time.” 

The investigation into who is behind the bombings continues after a package, believed to be destined for Austin, exploded inside a FedEx facility in Schertz early Tuesday. 

Facebook breach: Want to leave the social media giant? Here’s how

Officials with Facebook has been notified that the company will receive a letter from the Federal Trade Commission asking how the consultancy firm of Cambridge Analytica gained access to the personal data of 50 million of its users.

FTC officials informed Facebook that they will be asking both how the firm gained access to the data in 2014, and why users were not notified by Facebook about the breach, according to a story from Bloomberg.

Cambridge Analytica is a political consultancy firm. It was the firm President Donald Trump’s campaign hired to help with the 2016 election.

If the thought of having your personal information at risk keeps you up at night, there is something you can do about it.

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You can delete your account.

Here is how you do that:

To delete a Facebook account 

Click on the link below, and choose "Delete my account":

Delete my Facebook page

That’s all you have to do, and your account is deleted from Facebook. There are a few things to keep in mind, however – Facebook delays deleting the account for a few days in case people change their minds, for example.

Once an account is deleted, it can take a month and a half before all of the information and photos associated with the account are deleted from the backup server, and you cannot gain access to that content after you delete the account.

Also, according to company officials, material such as records of when you were on the site will remain in its database, but will not be connected to any “personal identifiers.” 

If you want a copy of what’s in your account before you delete it

You can save the photos and messages on your account before you delete it by going through the following steps on Facebook:

  • Go to the account menu
  • Click the down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page 
  • Click "Download a copy of your Facebook data" at the bottom of the General Account Settings
  • Click "Start My Archive"

Remember, deactivating the account is different from deleting the account. If you choose to deactivate the account to take some time away from social media, you can always go back and reactive the account.

Deleting the account means ending it so neither you nor others will be able to see it again.

Wreckage of WWII warship the 5 Sullivan brothers served on discovered

The wreckage of a World War II warship, whose crew fatalities included five brothers, was found in the South Pacific Ocean, KWWL reported.

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The USS Juneau was torpedoed by the Japanese and sank near the Solomon Islands on Nov. 13, 1942, with nearly 700 sailors killed.

The Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, Iowa -- George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert -- enlisted together after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and requested to serve on the same ship, KWWL reported.

The ship was discovered Saturday night, nearly 3 miles below the ocean’s surface, by a team privately funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, KWWL reported. It was the third ship Allen’s company has found within a year

"It is a remarkable discovery. It is a ship people have been looking for for a long time," said Sam LaGrone, the editor of the U.S. Naval Institute News. 

"The fact that you were able to find this ship and the fact that you found the USS Lexington and the USS Indianapolis; all of these historic ships, found by just one crew in a short amount of time is revelatory," LaGrone said "It is a banner day for oceanography and for people just getting up and doing it themselves because these ships have been missing for almost 80 years."

The discovery team will notify the U.S. Navy with the exact location of the ship, KWWL reported.

Albert Sullivan’s granddaughter, Kelly Ann Sullivan Loughren, released a statement Monday, noting that the Sullivan family “is thinking and praying for all of the families of all who lost loved ones” on the USS Juneau.

“It's poignant that they discovered it on the 75th anniversary year of the loss of the ship and also on St. Patrick's Day,” she said. “The luck of the Irish was with their crew on discovery day.”

A Navy destroyer, USS The Sullivans, was named for the brothers.

'Hold your leaders accountable': Chance the Rapper tweets about Austin bombings

Chance the Rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to weigh in on the five bombings that have killed two and left five others injured in and around Austin.

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His tweet came after a package destined for Austin detonated at a FedEx facility in Schertz early Tuesday. If a connection is confirmed, the package would be the fifth in a series of related bombings.

>> Related: The Austin bombings: A timeline of events in the case

The Chicago rapper tweeted, “Someone is serial murdering Black and Latino men and women in Texas right now,” and told followers to “Hold your leaders accountable,” saying that “elected officials should be talking about this.”

The first two bombs were received as packages and killed 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House and 17-year-old Draylen Mason. Both victims were black. Mason’s mother was also injured.

>> Related: Austin bombings Q&A: What are the distinctive traits of a serial bomber?

The third explosion, also a package bomb, injured 75-year-old Esperanza Herrera, who is Latina. 

Initially, investigators reported considering the possibility that the bomber was targeting ethnic minorities and said they could not rule out a hate crime. However, the two men injured in the fourth explosion, which was triggered by a trip wire, were white. 

>> Related: Austin bombings: What we know about the bomber’s habits

Although the motive behind the bombs remains unclear, the trip wire setup was seen as an “unsettling move toward apparently random attacks.”

>> See complete coverage of the Austin bombings from the Austin American-Statesman

Stephen Hawking’s ashes to be interred near graves of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

The ashes of renowned scientist Stephen Hawking will be interred at Westminster Abbey in London.

BBC reported that Hawking’s family said a private funeral service would be held March 31 at Church of St. Mary the Great, in Cambridge, England.

According to a spokesman for the abbey, Hawking will be interred near the grave of Sir Issac Newton, The Guardian reported.

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“It is entirely fitting that the remains of Prof Stephen Hawking are to be buried in the abbey, near those of distinguished fellow scientists,” the very Rev. John Hall, the dean of Westmister, said. “Sir Isaac Newton was buried in the abbey in 1727. Charles Darwin was buried beside Isaac Newton in 1882.

“Other famous scientists are buried or memorialised nearby, the most recent burials being those of atomic physicists Ernest Rutherford in 1937 and Joseph John Thomson in 1940.

“We believe it to be vital that science and religion work together to seek to answer the great questions of the mystery of life and of the universe.”

Hawking died peacefully March 14 at age 76.

Former NFL star Ricky Williams launches marijuana brand 

Football never took too kindly to Ricky Williams’ affection for marijuana, but in his new business, it’s essential.

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The former running back, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 while at the University of Texas, is launching his own brand of marijuana.

Williams, who played for three teams during an 11-year NFL career, now lives in Venice Beach, California, where the drug has been decriminalized.

He is going into business with a product line called Real Wellness by Ricky Williams, a play off his initials.

Williams, 40, is promoting his goods for health reasons.

“I am known as a professional football player,” Williams told The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “In the last 14 years, I have been educating myself and training as a health care practitioner.”

Williams is in business with OutCo, a dispensary and consulting firm in California. They plan to sell marijuana in dispensaries in Southern California and online.

Williams’ marijuana use led to suspensions from the NFL in his playing days, but Williams was a workhorse for the Miami Dolphins in the early 2000s, including a team-record 1,853 rushing yards in 2002. He also gained 1,372 yards in 2003.

“When people think about Ricky Williams, they think about a pothead,” he told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “That’s not fair to how I played the game. I was a physical player who was respected by my opponents and teammates. That gets lost with the off-the-field stuff.”

Minneapolis policeman charged in death of Australian woman

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter Tuesday in the shooting death of an Australian woman last July, the Star Tribune reported.

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A warrant was issued Tuesday morning for the arrest of Mohamed Noor on charges related to the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor was booked into the Hennapin County Jail and bail was set at $500,000, the Star Tribune reported.

The case drew international attention and led to the ouster of Police Chief Janeé Harteau, the Minneapolis newspaper reported.

Damond, 40, was shot and killed July 15 after calling police to report a possible assault behind her south Minneapolis home, the Star Tribune reported. Noor was in the passenger seat and fired across his partner, Matthew Harrity, killing Damond, the newspaper reported.

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