Shootings in Kansas City, Honolulu and San Antonio leave six dead

A Honolulu police vehicle enters the Nimitz Gate entrance to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 4, 2019. In Kansas City, Missouri, police said say at least two people were killed and 15 more were injured in a shooting outside a bar. Two people were found dead, a woman in the parking lot and and a man police believe to be the gunman. In a tweet, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas praised the actions of the security guard, who he said “appears to have kept the situation from


A Honolulu police vehicle enters the Nimitz Gate entrance to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 4, 2019.
In Kansas City, Missouri, police said say at least two people were killed and 15 more were injured in a shooting outside a bar.
Two people were found dead, a woman in the parking lot and and a man police believe to be the gunman.
In a tweet, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas praised the actions of the security guard, who he said “appears to have kept the situation from
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Shootings in Kansas City, Honolulu and San Antonio leave six dead

A Honolulu police vehicle enters the Nimitz Gate entrance to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 4, 2019.

A series of shootings across the country on Sunday claimed the lives of six people, including two police officers in Hawaii.

In Kansas City, Missouri, police said say at least two people were killed and 15 more were injured in a shooting outside a bar.

Officers found “a chaotic scene” at 9ine Ultra Lounge shortly before midnight Sunday and had to call in help from around the city. Two people were found dead, a woman in the parking lot and and a man police believe to be the gunman.

The alleged gunman was shot by an armed security guard, police said, after opening fire on a line of people waiting to enter the bar. His motive was not known.

At least 15 people were being treated at area hospitals — three were listed in critical condition.

In a tweet, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas praised the actions of the security guard, who he said “appears to have kept the situation from being even worse.”

A Facebook post showed the club hosted a sold-out celebration party Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs clenched a spot in this year’s Super Bowl.

“It’s hard to stand here and talk about this kind of tragedy on really one of the best days Kansas City has had in a long time,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

In Hawaii, officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama were killed as they responded to a stabbing call in Honolulu Sunday. The city’s Police Chief Susan Ballard said a man shot at the officers as they attended to a woman who had been stabbed in the leg.

Police said the home where the incident unraveled then caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames. The fire also spread to six other homes in the area.

The suspect, who police identified as Jerry Hanel, in his 60s, along with two other women who are believed to have been inside the house at the time of the shooting are unaccounted for after the fire. Officers are scouring the area for remains.

Ballard said Hanel did not have any gun permits. Neighbors have described him as mentally disturbed, the Associated Press reported.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted his condolences to the families of the two officers calling it an “unprecedented tragedy for not only the city and county of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawaii.”

In San Antonio, Texas, an argument inside a club claimed the lives of two people and left five more injured Sunday night, police said.

The argument broke out during a concert, resulting in the suspect pulling out a gun and shooting at people inside.

One victim died at the scene, and another six were transported to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. All were patrons.

Police said it was not clear if the shooter fired shots at anyone specifically or indiscriminately. The gunman was still on the loose, they said.


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The Giants just hired Alyssa Nakken—as the first full-time female coach in MLB history

Former Sacramento State softball star Alyssa Nakken is making Major League Baseball history by becoming the first full-time female coach in the league. Nakken, who was a three-time all-conference first baseman at Sacramento State and a four-time Academic All-American, was not the only woman considered for the role. According to MLB.com, the Giants also interviewed Rachel Balkovec, who was hired by the Yankees in November to serve as a Minor League hitting coach. After graduating from Sacramento


Former Sacramento State softball star Alyssa Nakken is making Major League Baseball history by becoming the first full-time female coach in the league.
Nakken, who was a three-time all-conference first baseman at Sacramento State and a four-time Academic All-American, was not the only woman considered for the role.
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The Giants just hired Alyssa Nakken—as the first full-time female coach in MLB history

Former Sacramento State softball star Alyssa Nakken is making Major League Baseball history by becoming the first full-time female coach in the league.

On Jan. 16, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler rounded out his coaching staff by hiring Nakken and Mark Hallberg as team assistants, MLB.com reported.

Nakken, who was a three-time all-conference first baseman at Sacramento State and a four-time Academic All-American, was not the only woman considered for the role. According to MLB.com, the Giants also interviewed Rachel Balkovec, who was hired by the Yankees in November to serve as a Minor League hitting coach.

After graduating from Sacramento State, Nakken earned her master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco (USF). In 2014, she joined the Giants as an intern, where she oversaw the organization’s health and wellness initiatives.

Nola Agha, associate professor of the sports management program at USF, took to Twitter to congratulate Nakken on her new role: “[…] the Giants are lucky to have her.”

Kapler, who joined the Giants in 2019, said in a press release that, Nakken and Hallberg “will now focus their talents on helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse” in their new roles.

“In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different,” he added. “That’s why in addition to assisting the rest of the coaching staff on the field, Mark and Alyssa will focus on fostering a clubhouse culture that promotes high performance through, among other attributes, a deep sense of collaboration and team.”

Though Nakken’s hire is a historic move in the right direction, the MLB still has a long way to go in terms of creating an equal playing field for women. According to the 2019 Racial and Gender Report Card released by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, the MLB received a C grade for gender diversity, placing it below the NFL and NBA, who received a C+ and B grade, respectively. In the MLB, women make up just 30% of the organization’s professional staff.

Renee Tirado, MLB’s former chief diversity officer, told NPR in 2019 that she recognizes the league’s need for improvement. “Look, I think there’s no sugar-coating this,” she said. “There’s a lot to do.”

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‘I think you called me a liar on national TV,’ Warren told Sanders after debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Sen. Bernie Sanders, her fellow presidential candidate, after the recent Democratic debate that “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” according to audio broadcast by CNN on Wednesday night. The moment occurred following reports that Sanders, I-Vt., had previously told Warren, D-Mass., that he didn’t think a woman could win a presidential election. Warren told Sanders, “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” and Sanders responded, “What?” During the deba


Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Sen. Bernie Sanders, her fellow presidential candidate, after the recent Democratic debate that “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” according to audio broadcast by CNN on Wednesday night.
The moment occurred following reports that Sanders, I-Vt., had previously told Warren, D-Mass., that he didn’t think a woman could win a presidential election.
Warren told Sanders, “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” and Sanders responded, “What?”
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'I think you called me a liar on national TV,' Warren told Sanders after debate

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, January 14, 2020.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Sen. Bernie Sanders, her fellow presidential candidate, after the recent Democratic debate that “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” according to audio broadcast by CNN on Wednesday night.

The moment occurred following reports that Sanders, I-Vt., had previously told Warren, D-Mass., that he didn’t think a woman could win a presidential election. Warren said it happened, and Sanders denied making the remark, including on the debate stage.

Warren told Sanders, “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” and Sanders responded, “What?” according to the audio played by CNN. Warren repeated that he’d called her a liar.

“Let’s not do it right now,” Sanders replied. “You want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” according to the audio.

Warren says, “Any time,” and Sanders says: “You called me a liar. You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”

During the debate, Sanders denied having told Warren at a private meeting in 2018 that a woman couldn’t win.

“Anybody knows me knows that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be president of the United States,” Sanders said.

Sanders was asked: “You’re saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election?” Sanders replied: “That is correct.”

Warren was then asked, “What did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”

“I disagreed,” Warren replied. Then she said, “Bernie is my friend, and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie.

“But look, this question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised, and it’s time for us to attack it head on,” she said.

The moment was one of the more talked-about exchanges from Tuesday night’s debate, which was co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register.


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Greta Gerwig: Movies about women are ‘not a bad investment’

Greta Gerwig makes movies for women and about women, including 2017’s “Ladybird” and 2019’s adaptation of “Little Women.” Both films received critical acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. But Gerwig’s fans were furious this week when she didn’t get a Best Director nod for “Little Women,” despite the film getting six nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay. For Gerwig, the hardest part of being a woman in a male-dominated industry is convincing others that stories


Greta Gerwig makes movies for women and about women, including 2017’s “Ladybird” and 2019’s adaptation of “Little Women.”
Both films received critical acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
But Gerwig’s fans were furious this week when she didn’t get a Best Director nod for “Little Women,” despite the film getting six nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Greta Gerwig: Movies about women are 'not a bad investment'

Greta Gerwig makes movies for women and about women, including 2017’s “Ladybird” and 2019’s adaptation of “Little Women.” Both films received critical acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. But Gerwig’s fans were furious this week when she didn’t get a Best Director nod for “Little Women,” despite the film getting six nominations including Best Adapted Screenplay. It was a move that many saw as a snub. No women were nominated in the category. In spite of the outrage on her behalf, Gerwig takes a more positive view of the industry, hanging on to the belief that things are generally moving in the right direction for women in Hollywood. “There have been great strides, and we’ve got to keep going: keep writing, keep making, keep doing,” she told the New York Times on Monday following the Academy Awards nominations announcement. For Gerwig, the hardest part of being a woman in a male-dominated industry is convincing others that stories about women are worth producing. “Women’s stories are commercial,” she tells CNBC Make It. “They are not niche. They can they can reach a large audience. Lots of people can go see them.”

The success of movies such as “Wonder Woman” and “Hustlers” have helped pave the way, but women still have to go through the “process of convincing people that financing movies about women is not a bad investment,” says Gerwig. “It’s a really good investment.” Proving that women’s stories are commercial is a two-fold problem, she says. It’s not just about getting more women in the director’s chair, but showing “the subject — stories of women and girls — as being something that’s financially viable” as well. The more those stories are told and shared, the more space is created for other women to follow.


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This woman conned investors out of $5.4 million and spent it on travel and expensive fashion

Keisha Williams orchestrated a $5.4 million fraud and traveled the world with her investors’ money, according to federal officials. In 2018, Keisha Williams, a 43-year-old Virginia woman, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar scam that saw her bilk dozens of investors out of over $5.4 million for a fake business opportunity. Keisha Williams traveled to Rome and stayed in a five-star hotel. She also bragged to a friend via text message about a trip to Bor


Keisha Williams orchestrated a $5.4 million fraud and traveled the world with her investors’ money, according to federal officials.
In 2018, Keisha Williams, a 43-year-old Virginia woman, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar scam that saw her bilk dozens of investors out of over $5.4 million for a fake business opportunity.
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This woman conned investors out of $5.4 million and spent it on travel and expensive fashion

Keisha Williams orchestrated a $5.4 million fraud and traveled the world with her investors’ money, according to federal officials.

In 2018, Keisha Williams, a 43-year-old Virginia woman, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar scam that saw her bilk dozens of investors out of over $5.4 million for a fake business opportunity. Williams built a network of more than 50 investors by promising to double their money through a business opportunity in the burgeoning market of telemedicine, which is expected to be worth $64 billion by 2025. But instead of launching what she promised would be a lucrative health-care software business with the money she got from her victims — who included an elderly cancer survivor, a recent widow and a special needs teacher — Williams spent nearly all of it on herself in ways that a federal judge would later describe as “appalling.” Williams, whose scam is the subject of a recent episode of CNBC’s “American Greed,” spent roughly $1 million on trips to far-flung locales such as Brazil, Tahiti and Thailand, according to court documents. “She would rent the largest villas on the island. She brought a personal chef with her [on trips]. And, she traveled in style,” Grace Hill, an assistant U.S. Attorney in Virginia, told CNBC about Williams’ lavish jet-setting habits.

Keisha Williams traveled to Rome and stayed in a five-star hotel. Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia

Williams and her girlfriend stayed in a cabana with four butlers at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Bahamas and at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria in Italy, where she reportedly complained to employees that the Mercedes-Benz the hotel provided to pick her up was “too small” and did not match her “vision of luxury,” according to court documents reviewed by The Washington Post. She also bragged to a friend via text message about a trip to Bora Bora, where she claimed to “have the biggest Villa on the island.”

Four Seasons in Bora Bora Source: Four Seasons


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Things get tense between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at Democratic debate

Things got testy between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday night. As the candidates shuffled off the stage to mingle with supporters, Warren approached Sanders but declined to shake his outstretched hand. The exchange between Warren and Sanders was inaudible and lasted just a few seconds, but it was captured on video. Spokesmen for Warren, Sanders and Steyer’s campaigns did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries about the exchange. “Look at the men on this stage,” War


Things got testy between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday night.
As the candidates shuffled off the stage to mingle with supporters, Warren approached Sanders but declined to shake his outstretched hand.
The exchange between Warren and Sanders was inaudible and lasted just a few seconds, but it was captured on video.
Spokesmen for Warren, Sanders and Steyer’s campaigns did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries about the exchange.
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Things get tense between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at Democratic debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (L), former Vice President Joe Biden (C) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participate of the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, 2020.

Things got testy between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday night.

First, Sanders denied during the Democratic debate that he told that a woman could not be president, pointing to his record and a video on YouTube as evidence.

Warren, in turn, pointed out that the women on stage had done better in elections than their male rivals.

The exchange came after a day of controversy over Warren’s claim that Sanders had told her in a private meeting before she announced her White House bid that a woman couldn’t win the presidency. Sanders denied that he said it.

That tension appear to spill past the end of the debate.

As the candidates shuffled off the stage to mingle with supporters, Warren approached Sanders but declined to shake his outstretched hand. She spoke a few words, causing Sanders to furrow his brow and appear to say “what?” before raising his hands and responding.

Sanders then raised both his hands higher and turned away from Warren to shake hands with Tom Steyer, another candidate who was standing close by.

The exchange between Warren and Sanders was inaudible and lasted just a few seconds, but it was captured on video.

According to NBC News, Steyer said he didn’t know what the two said and that he “was trying to get out of the way as fast as possible.”

Spokesmen for Warren, Sanders and Steyer’s campaigns did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries about the exchange.

“Anybody who knows me knows that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be the president of the United States,” Sanders said.

The Vermont senator, who identifies as a democratic socialist, added that in 2015 he chose to hold off on announcing his candidacy for president, until Warren told him she would not run in the 2016 election.

“Warren decided not to run and I did. I ran afterwards,” he said.

Sanders said that if any of the men or women on Tuesday’s debate stage – Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar were the only women there, as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard didn’t qualify – win the nomination, “I will do everything in my power to make sure they are elected in order to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of our country.”

Warren, in her response to Sanders, pivoted away from her private conversation with Sanders, instead choosing to focus on the records of the women on stage.

“Look at the men on this stage,” Warren said. “Collectively they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women. Amy and me.”

The Massachusetts senator also said that she’s “the only person on this stage who has beaten an incumbent Republican anytime in the past 30 years.”

“We need a candidate who will excite all parts of the Democratic party, bring everyone in, and give everyone a democrat to believe in,” she said.

Sanders disputed her claim by saying he had indeed defeated an incumbent Republican in a congressional race – 30 years ago.

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Harvey Weinstein charged in Los Angeles with rape, sex assault, as movie mogul kicks off rape trial in New York

Harvey Weinstein arrives using a walker at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on January 6, 2020 in New York City. Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Monday charged disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein with raping one woman and sexually assaulting a second woman in separate attacks over a two-day period in 2013. The Los Angeles prosecution and the New York trial come more than two years after allegations of serial sexual misdeeds by Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement. Monday’s brief proceedings dealt


Harvey Weinstein arrives using a walker at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on January 6, 2020 in New York City.
Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Monday charged disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein with raping one woman and sexually assaulting a second woman in separate attacks over a two-day period in 2013.
The Los Angeles prosecution and the New York trial come more than two years after allegations of serial sexual misdeeds by Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement.
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Harvey Weinstein charged in Los Angeles with rape, sex assault, as movie mogul kicks off rape trial in New York

Harvey Weinstein arrives using a walker at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on January 6, 2020 in New York City.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles on Monday charged disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein with raping one woman and sexually assaulting a second woman in separate attacks over a two-day period in 2013.

The charges were announced hours after Weinstein was heckled as he entered a New York City courthouse for the start of a trial on charges of raping one woman and sexually assault another women in separate incidents in Manhattan.

LA prosecutors said Weinstein went to a hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 18, 2013, and raped a woman there after pushing his way into her room.

The next night, he allegedly sexually assaulted the second woman in a hotel suite in Beverly Hills.

Weinstein, who has claimed that all sexual contact he had with women was consensual, faces up to 28 years in prison if convicted in the case.

More than 80 women in all have accused Weintstein of sexual misconduct, but most of their claims are not the subject of criminal prosecutions.

“We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit violent crimes against them,” said LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey, whose office is recommending bail of $5 million for Weinstein.

“I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them. It is my hope that all victims of sexual violence find strength and healing as they move forward.”

The LA DA’s office has been reviewing as many as nine sexual assault claims invovling Weinstein, NBC News has reported.

The Los Angeles prosecution and the New York trial come more than two years after allegations of serial sexual misdeeds by Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement.

“Thank God your mother is not here to see this,” one of about two dozen protesters yelled at a feeble-looking Weinsten as he hobbled toward Manhattan Criminal Court with the aid of a walker, according to the New York Daily News.

“Mr. Weinstein, are you scared?” another person asked from the crowd, which included people holding signs that said “Listen to Survivors” and “Justice for Surivors.”

The 67-year-old Weinstein said nothing in response.

Monday’s brief proceedings dealt with legal issues related to Weinstein’s trial for alleged sexual crimes against two women.

During that hearing, Judge James Burke ruled that Weinstein’s lawyers cannot call as a witness New York Police Det. Nicholas DiGaudio.

DiGaudio allegedly told one of Weinsten’s accusers to delete personal cell phone files in order to hide them from prosecutors, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has said.

Burke will allow Weinstein’s lawyers to question other witnesses about DiGaudio.

Jury selection in the case is set to begin Tuesday and is expected to take weeks.

Weinstein is accused of raping one of the women in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013. The other woman accused him of forcibly performing a sexual act on her in Manhattan in 2006.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included four counts of felony predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act and one count apiece of first- and third-degree rape.

He faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison in the case.

A group of 25 of his accusers, among them actresses Rose McGowan and Roseanna Arquette, released a statement last week in anticipation of the trial.


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Disgruntled Pope Francis says he’s sorry he lost patience with hand-shaker who yanked him

Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her. Cameras captured the scene when the woman, from behind a barrier, reached out and grabbed the pope’s hand, pulling him violently toward her. Francis reacted sharply, exclaimed something and then slapped her hand so she would let him go. In video of the incident, Francis walks down a line of admirers separated by fencing, clasping their hands, waving and smiling with the basilica and the V


Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her.
Cameras captured the scene when the woman, from behind a barrier, reached out and grabbed the pope’s hand, pulling him violently toward her.
Francis reacted sharply, exclaimed something and then slapped her hand so she would let him go.
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Disgruntled Pope Francis says he's sorry he lost patience with hand-shaker who yanked him

Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her.

In his new year’s wishes to the public in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Francis confessed to losing his patience with the woman while he was strolling in the square Tuesday night to admire the Vatican’s Nativity scene.

Cameras captured the scene when the woman, from behind a barrier, reached out and grabbed the pope’s hand, pulling him violently toward her. Francis reacted sharply, exclaimed something and then slapped her hand so she would let him go. Frowning in anger, he turned and strode away.

In his impromptu remarks Wednesday, Francis said “so many times we lose patience. Me, too.” He then added “I say ‘excuse me’ for the bad example” he gave in the incident Tuesday.

Pope Francis grew visibly angry and even swatted at the hand of a woman who tugged his arm as the head of the Roman Catholic Church greeted pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on New Year’s Eve.

In video of the incident, Francis walks down a line of admirers separated by fencing, clasping their hands, waving and smiling with the basilica and the Vatican obelisk in the background.

Just as the pope appears to turn to walk away from the crowd, a woman reaches out, grabs his hand and then jerks him forcefully toward her.

Francis immediately recoils and swats at her hand to free himself as the pope’s security detail also moves to intervene.

The woman made the sign of the cross just before the incident. It’s not clear what she said to the pope as she grabbed him.

Earlier in the day, Francis had attended the private funeral of a friend, showing up without notice at the Roman parish of San Giuseppe al Nomentano to pay his respects to María Grazia Mara, the Vatican said, confirming reports in Italian media.

Mara, a professor emerita at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, died Monday at 95. She was a noted scholar of the history and theology of the Roman Catholic Church’s founders whom Francis visited at her home in 2018 and then singled out for special praise during a visit to the college in early 2019.

—NBC News and Reuters contributed to this report.


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NASA astronaut Christina Koch breaks record for longest single spaceflight conducted by a woman

After making history in October as one of the first women to conduct an all-female spacewalk, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is breaking another glass ceiling. On Dec. 28, Koch broke the record for having the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with 289 days in space. McClain, whose space mission ended over the summer, returned back to Earth, and Koch was joined in space by astronaut Jessica Meir in September. Koch, whose space mission won’t end until February 2020, is scheduled to be in space


After making history in October as one of the first women to conduct an all-female spacewalk, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is breaking another glass ceiling.
On Dec. 28, Koch broke the record for having the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with 289 days in space.
McClain, whose space mission ended over the summer, returned back to Earth, and Koch was joined in space by astronaut Jessica Meir in September.
Koch, whose space mission won’t end until February 2020, is scheduled to be in space
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch breaks record for longest single spaceflight conducted by a woman

After making history in October as one of the first women to conduct an all-female spacewalk, NASA astronaut Christina Koch is breaking another glass ceiling.

On Dec. 28, Koch broke the record for having the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with 289 days in space. Retired astronaut Peggy Whitson previously held that record, with 288 days in space.

Koch, who arrived at the space station on March 14, 2019, was initially scheduled to make history on March 29 with astronaut Anne McClain, as the first all-female crew to perform a spacewalk. However, the launch date for that mission was delayed “due in part to spacesuit availability at the station,” reported NASA.

McClain, whose space mission ended over the summer, returned back to Earth, and Koch was joined in space by astronaut Jessica Meir in September.

On Oct. 18, Koch and Meir performed the first official all-female spacewalk, when they traveled outside of the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit.

Koch and Meir, who are both graduates of NASA’s 2013 class, are the 14th and 15th women, respectively, to conduct a spacewalk.

In October, Koch spoke about the significance of her mission with Meir on NPR’s “Short Wave” podcast. She also spoke about the progress the industry is making in terms of welcoming more women into the field.

“In the past, women haven’t always been at the table, and it’s wonderful to be contributing to the human spaceflight program at a time when all contributions are being accepted, when everyone has a role, and that can lead in turn to an increased chance for success,” she said.

Koch, whose space mission won’t end until February 2020, is scheduled to be in space for a total of 328 days.

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