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Friday May 15th, 2020 evening edition

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Now, a lawsuit filed by Taylor's family accuses the officers of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officials said officers engaged in the shooting after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot at them first.

But the lawsuit alleges that police did not identify themselves and that Walker, a licensed gun owner, thought someone was breaking in.

Taylor had been working as an EMT at emergency rooms at two hospitals, helping with the coronavirus response, her family said.

"Breonna loves life and she loved to help people and she loved her family.

She didn't deserve what they did to her," Tamika Palmer, her mother, told CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.

The family's lawsuit alleges, "The officers then entered Breonna's home without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers. »

'Facebook Sucks': Elon Musk Hits Back at Facebook AI Head Who Claimed Tesla Boss Has 'No Idea' about Artificial Intelligence

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Elon Musk had a blunt response for the vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook after he questioned the SpaceX and Tesla CEO's knowledge on the subject: "Facebook sucks.".

"I believe a lot of people in the AI community would be ok saying it publicly," Pesenti wrote on Twitter.

"[Musk] has no idea what he is talking about when he talks about AI. »

Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban

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Canada is not yet prepared to confront the challenges inherent in reopening the shared border with the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, stopping short of confirming that a ban on non-essential travel will be extended to June 21.

In New York, home to fully one-quarter of the U.S. COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has his foot firmly on the brake.

Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban; PM not yet ready to consider future plan She cited the example of Vancouver International Airport, once one of Canada's largest transborder travel hubs, which is now coming to terms with the fact that its annual passenger load was just cut in half, and likely won't recover even after travel restrictions are lifted. »

'Operation Rock Wallaby' rains food down on wildlife hurt by Australian bushfires

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As raging bushfires continue to decimate the animal population of Australia, rescue efforts to save survivors are mounting.

"The wallabies were already under stress from the ongoing drought, making survival challenging for the wallabies without assistance.".

Dumping thousands of kilograms of vegetables over Australia's wilderness, volunteers and environmental officials are bringing resources to animals stranded by the fires via helicopter. »

Disney is Adapting Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series for Disney +

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Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series is getting another adaptation: today on Twitter, he and his wife Becky announced that Disney will be making a TV series for its streaming service, Disney +.

Riordan didn’t reveal any additional details beyond the pickup: just that it’ll be coming to the streaming platform in some form.

In a followup statement (via Variety), the author indicated that the project would be a television series:. »