A mourning father in Brazil took to Facebook over the weekend to express his grief over the death of his 26-year-old son, who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach Saturday. "Son … you left me. I can’t feel the earth under my feet and have no will to live. Now, nothing has meaning to me anymore. God took away my reason for living and my tears are drying up," Itamar Medici wrote in the heartbreaking post. "Life isn’t worth living for nothing makes sense …. I love you for all eternity!" Arthur Medici was riding a boogie board, enjoying the last weekend of summer on Saturday when tragedy struck at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. A shark bit his leg and pulled him under water, according to his friend and future brother-in-law, Issac Rocha, who was with him during the attack.
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Good news for those who are collecting Social Security: Your monthly checks likely will be bigger next year.
The Social Security Administration generally announces its cost-of-living adjustment in October.
The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan organization, keeps an ongoing estimate of what that increase could be. The latest estimate — excluding September — pegs that increase at 2.8 percent. For those collecting the average Social Security benefit of about $1,400, that would mean an extra $39 a month.
The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on consumer goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires.
The tariffs will start at 10 percent, beginning Monday of next week, and then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1.
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A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.
Though investigators didn't detail Juan David Ortiz's history with the women, who were believed to have been sex workers, they said he knew them before killing them and leaving their bodies by rural Texas roadsides during a 10-day string of violence.
"He had the trust of most of the victims that were involved in this killing," said Chief Deputy Federico Garza of the Webb County Sheriff's Office. "So he took that opportunity to commit this crime."