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Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — A former WWE champion used his ring skills to foil an attempted robbery in his Arizona home.

Bryan Danielson, better known by his stage known Daniel Bryan, and his wife, fellow-wrestler Brie Bella, were pulling up to their home early this week when they saw two burglars try to escape their home with stolen items.

Danielson, a four-time world champion, chased the two burglars and managed to use his signature wrestling move to catch one, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix.

“I took him down and put him in a rear naked choke,” Danielson said. “I didn’t want to hurt him, I just wanted to make sure he was subdued.”

Danielson caught Cesar Sosa, 22, who was booked and charged with burglary, allegedly trying to steal from the couple’s home with an unidentified accomplice, according to police.

Danielson, his wife, and their dog, a bulldog named Josie, are doing just fine, the former wrestler said.

“I was very angry, Brie was very angry,” Danielson said. “They’re actually lucky I got them instead of Brie, because she probably would have been a little more violent.”

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A Pennsylvania psychiatric patient has been arraigned on charges including murder and attempted murder for allegedly shooting his caseworker in the head in a hospital office and then engaging in a gun battle with a doctor who tried to subdue him.

The patient, Richard Plotts, 49, was arraigned late Saturday night in his bed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is being treated for his wounds and is under police guard, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County district attorney’s office said.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan told ABC station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that police seized two guns and a computer from Plotts’ home in Clifton Heights this weekend.

Plotts is accused of opening fire inside the wellness center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby Borough just after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Police told WPVI that they believe Plotts went to his appointment intending to kill his psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman. They said Plotts was angry because the hospital posted a sign declaring the building a “gun-free zone.”

Plotts was inside Silverman’s office for a scheduled appointment Thursday when he suddenly pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot his caseworker, Theresa Hunt, in the head at point-blank range, police said. Hunt was killed instantly.

Silverman dove to the floor, pulled a semi-automatic pistol out his pocket and had a furious close range gun battle with Plotts, who police said fired at least 10 rounds. The doctor, who was using a chair for protection, aimed his gun at Plotts and fired until it was empty, Whelan said Friday.

The doctor, who was grazed in the head and wounded in the thumb while covering his face, was able to get out of the office, unaware that he had struck Plotts three times.

According to Whelan, caseworker John D’Alonzo heard the shooting and called 911. He then climbed through a window into Silverman’s office because the door was locked and “engaged in a wrestling match with Mr. Plotts,” getting him on the ground. Whelan called D’Alonzo’s actions “nothing short of heroic.” Dr. Jeffrey Dekret helped D’Alonzo wrestle the gun away from Plotts and hold him for police, Whelan said.

Whelan said that D’Alonzo “believed Plotts was trying to reload.” The prosecutor said Plotts had another 39 bullets.

“If it wasn’t for the heroic actions” of Silverman and Dalonzo, “we believe he (Plotts) was going to reload that revolver and continue to fire,” Whelan said.

The prosecutor said that had the doctor not had a gun and fired back, “he would probably not be alive today.”

Plotts had a history of violence with arrests for simple assault and a federal bank robbery as well as illegal firearms possession.

Plotts did not have a license for the gun that he used. It was not clear whether he had a lawyer.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The United States has released images that, it says, prove Russian military forces have fired artillery from Russian territory into Ukraine.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a series of overhead images that, it says, show evidence of artillery fire from the Russian side of the border directed at Ukrainian military positions in Ukraine.

ODNI claims the images prove Russian military — not Russian-backed separatists operating from across the border — were responsible.

“The following images provide evidence that Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces, and that Russia-backed separatists have used heavy artillery, provided by Russia, in attacks on Ukrainian forces from inside Ukraine,” ODNI wrote atop a four-page file that includes four images ODNI says were taken July 21-26.

The newly released images back up the claim of direct Russian involvment made Thursday by the State Department and the Pentagon, as international tensions have risen sharply over the conflict in eastern Ukraine since the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held territory.

“We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces in Ukraine, and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions,” State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters at a daily press briefing on Thursday.

The U.S. has alleged Russian complicity in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet, pointing to Russian support for separatists and alleged supplying of heavy weaponry. Recordings of phone conversations released by the Ukrainian government purportedly show separatists telling Russian officials they shot down the airliner.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not directly addressed recent allegations of Russian military support for the rebels, or that rebels downed the plane with a missile system provided to them by Russia.

In a statement on MH17 released through the Kremlin on July 21, Putin warned that “no one should and no one has the right to use this tragedy to pursue their own political goals” and promised that “[f]or its part, Russia will do everything within its power to move the conflict in eastern Ukraine from the military phase we see today to the negotiating phase, with the parties using peaceful and diplomatic means alone.”

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(YOSEMITE, Calif.) — A fire near Yosemite National Park has burned over 2,000 acres of land, more than four times as much land as it had on Saturday.

Officials called in planes and helicopters and about 400 personnel to help battle the flames. Park spokeswoman Ashley Mayer told ABC News that there have been some evacuations, but officials were not certain whether any structures were lost in the fire.

No injuries have been reported in the fire.

The Sand Fire in northern California also continued to spread over the weekend with more than 3,800 acres burning on Sunday. Officials say that fire is 35 percent contained, but 10 homes have been destroyed and more than 500 are still at risk. Mandatory evacuations for the area remain in place.

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United States Congress(NEW YORK) — With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state – but there are few signs of support in Congress.

“The American public wants us to have an orderly border,” Cuellar told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on This Week Sunday. “Right now… they’re seeing chaos at the border.”

The Cornyn-Cuellar bill aims to change the existing 2008 law that differentiates between the process undocumented children coming from Central America and those coming from Mexico go through if they are returned to their home countries after entering the U.S. Specifically, the proposed legislation would allow the U.S. to expedite the deportation process for migrant children from Central America, which is how the U.S. currently handles Mexican immigrants.

Despite the lack of strong support in favor of the proposal from congressional Democrats, Sen. Cornyn said he remains optimistic about House legislators using the Cornyn-Cuellar bill as a potential guide for a solution, while acknowledging difficulties on the Senate side.

“Fortunately it sounds like the House of Representatives is going to move a piece of legislation this week, which would actually offer a solution, and it will include something along the lines Henry and I have proposed,” Cornyn said on This Week. “In the Senate, Senator Reid is – still opposes our proposed solution… My view is a solution beats no solution every day. And nobody has offered an alternative, so I hope we will act.”

When pressed to further acknowledge the lack of support from high-ranking politicians on the left, Cuellar echoed Cornyn’s optimism by noting the White House’s efforts to find a solution to the crisis, while stressing the need to evaluate the current conditions on the border.

“President Obama requested [cooperation] at the beginning; Secretary Johnson has been good, but again I represent the district. I don’t just go down there once in a while and see what’s going on, I live there.” Cuellar said.

“42,000 of the unaccompanied kids out of the 58,000 have come through that small area, so we’re at the epicenter,” Cuellar continued, describing his district, which includes 200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. “The folks in the community have been dealing with this on a day-to-day basis. We need the resources and we also need a policy change.”

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United States Congress(NEW YORK) — With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state – but there are few signs of support in Congress.

“The American public wants us to have an orderly border,” Cuellar told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on This Week Sunday. “Right now… they’re seeing chaos at the border.”

The Cornyn-Cuellar bill aims to change the existing 2008 law that differentiates between the process undocumented children coming from Central America and those coming from Mexico go through if they are returned to their home countries after entering the U.S. Specifically, the proposed legislation would allow the U.S. to expedite the deportation process for migrant children from Central America, which is how the U.S. currently handles Mexican immigrants.

Despite the lack of strong support in favor of the proposal from congressional Democrats, Sen. Cornyn said he remains optimistic about House legislators using the Cornyn-Cuellar bill as a potential guide for a solution, while acknowledging difficulties on the Senate side.

“Fortunately it sounds like the House of Representatives is going to move a piece of legislation this week, which would actually offer a solution, and it will include something along the lines Henry and I have proposed,” Cornyn said on This Week. “In the Senate, Senator Reid is – still opposes our proposed solution… My view is a solution beats no solution every day. And nobody has offered an alternative, so I hope we will act.”

When pressed to further acknowledge the lack of support from high-ranking politicians on the left, Cuellar echoed Cornyn’s optimism by noting the White House’s efforts to find a solution to the crisis, while stressing the need to evaluate the current conditions on the border.

“President Obama requested [cooperation] at the beginning; Secretary Johnson has been good, but again I represent the district. I don’t just go down there once in a while and see what’s going on, I live there.” Cuellar said.

“42,000 of the unaccompanied kids out of the 58,000 have come through that small area, so we’re at the epicenter,” Cuellar continued, describing his district, which includes 200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. “The folks in the community have been dealing with this on a day-to-day basis. We need the resources and we also need a policy change.”

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(YOSEMITE, Calif.) — A fire near Yosemite National Park has burned over 2,000 acres of land, more than four times as much land as it had on Saturday.

Officials called in planes and helicopters and about 400 personnel to help battle the flames. Park spokeswoman Ashley Mayer told ABC News that there have been some evacuations, but officials were not certain whether any structures were lost in the fire.

No injuries have been reported in the fire.

The Sand Fire in northern California also continued to spread over the weekend with more than 3,800 acres burning on Sunday. Officials say that fire is 35 percent contained, but 10 homes have been destroyed and more than 500 are still at risk. Mandatory evacuations for the area remain in place.

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Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) — Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy topped the box office this past weekend, fending off Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules for the top spot.

Johansson’s character is able to manipulate time and matter by accessing 100 percent of her brain — way above the normal 10 percent that the movie posits humans can access. Lucy may not have taken 100 percent of the box office, but did manage to hold off Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Hercules reboot.

Last week’s top film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finished in third place.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Lucy: $44.025 million
2. Hercules (2014): $29 million
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: $16.4 million
4. The Purge: Anarchy: $9.896 million
5. Planes: Fire & Rescue: $9.303 million
6. Sex Tape: $5.975 million
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction: $4.6 million
8. And So It Goes: $4.552 million
9. Tammy: $3.4 million
10. A Most Wanted Man: $2.717 million

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Photo By: DIA Public Affairs/Public Domain(ASPEN, Colo.) — The United States is now less safe than it was years ago, in part because a brutal terrorist group has been able to gain power in Iraq after the post-war government there “blew it,” a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.

The frank words came from Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado, where over several days top current and former counterterrorism officials warned of several simultaneous threats to the United States emanating from the Middle East and Africa.

Asked if the United States is generally now safer than it was two or even 10 years ago, Flynn said, “My quick answer is we’re not.”

Flynn also took a different view over whether “core al Qaeda” is on the run, as many U.S. officials have claimed. Flynn said he believes “core al Qaeda” is the ideology, not any individuals associated with it, and that is “not on the run.”

“That ideology … sadly feels like it’s exponentially grown,” he said.

Speaking about the unraveling situation in Iraq, where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is wreaking havoc and threatening the West, Flynn said the U.S. government knew they were gaining influence months ago but was “taken by surprise” when the group so quickly took over parts of Iraq “like a hot knife in butter.”

He put the blame for that, though, at the feet of the Iraqi government.

“The Iraqis blew it … and boy is it coming back to haunt them now,” he said.

Though he argued that the United States is no safer than it was years ago, “We understand that we’re not, and we’re working to organize ourselves better,” Flynn said at the forum.

In addition, despite U.S. efforts to broker a peace deal between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the bloody conflict between them might never end, Flynn said.

“I have two grandchildren and they will deal with this,” he said. “Is there gonna be peace in the Middle East? Not in my lifetime. Not in my lifetime.”

Flynn warned the Israelis “to be careful” about how they go after Hamas, saying, “If Hamas were completely destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.”

He also called on Hamas militants fighting Israel to put their skills to better use. Israeli authorities recently uncovered a series of sophisticated tunnels built by Hamas to launch an attack.

Flynn said a significant amount of “physical energy,” money and “engineering intellect” was invested into a “subterranean ability to … bring violence to not just Israel but to the region.”

Hamas should put “those resources and the skills that did that … into the street-level to build jobs and schools and hospitals and turn it into wealth,” said Flynn.

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