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Facebook started the week with big technical issues
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Facebook started the week with big technical issues

Facebook started the week with big technical issues
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

Facebook started the week with big technical issues

If you checked Facebook this morning to see what your friends and family were up to this past weekend, you may have been out of luck. Facebook faced widespread and major technical issues including users' inability to post new status updates. 

Users who tried to update their status early Monday were greeted with the message, "There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes."

The ability to 'Like' posts and photos as well as uploading photos to an account was also affected. 

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  • The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who held up a Mandarin bank.  Police responded to the Suntrust Bank on San Jose Blvd. Monday after a suspect walked in, slipped the teller a note demanding money, and fled with cash. JSO says the suspect went to a wagon-type vehicle parked nearby and then drove off.  This incident has been classified as an armed bank robbery, although JSO says a weapon wasn’t shown and nobody was hurt.  The suspect is described as a white man who’s around 6’3” and was last seen wearing a Gators cap, dark jacket, and black shorts.  This robbery is not believed to be related to any other recent bank robberies which have occurred in the area, including one just to the north of this bank ten days ago.  We will update this story as more information is available and if JSO provides surveillance footage from the bank. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500.
  • The police chief of a small Pennsylvania town has lost part of his arm in a fireworks accident. Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, 39, was injured Saturday night when a mortar he was lighting during a fireworks show at a local carnival misfired and struck him. >> Read more trending news Diebold, who is licensend to handle pyrotechnics, was flown to UPMC Mercy Hospital’s trauma and burn unit and is now listed in stable condition. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. >> Related: 5 tragic fireworks accidents that show how dangerous they can be City officials and residents gathered Sunday night at the town's fire hall for a prayer vigil for Diebold. 'I've always known him to be a good person, a hard worker and an officer who cares deeply and is committed to his community,” Captain Steve Ignatz said. >> Related: Woman killed in illegal fireworks explosion on New Year’s Day, boyfriend critically injured A fundraiser for Diebold is underway to help pay for his hospital expenses.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would listen to arguments surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban during its October sitting. >> Read more trending news
  • The benefits of breastfeeding for both women and their babies have been well-documented in the past. Now, new research shows there’s an even bigger reason to for new mothers to breastfeed. >> Read more trending news Previous research has shown that children who are breastfed have lower death rates, less risk of infection and higher IQs. Studies have also shown breastfeeding can help reduce a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer and diabetes, and help with weight loss. Still, previous research has resulted in mixed results when it comes to the long-term benefits of breastfeeding on heart health. A new study from a team of researchers in China and the University of Oxford, however, suggested breastfeeding could reduce a woman’s risk of heart attack and stroke. >> Related: Breastfeeding could save  the lives of more than 800,000 children a year The scientists analyzed the health results of more than 289,000 women in China and published their research data in the Journal of the American Heart Association last week. The data came from a separate study in which the women (almost all mothers and none with cardiovascular disease) provided details about their reproductive history and other lifestyle factors, including smoking habits, obesity, physical activity and more. Read more here.
  • A 14-year-old girl, who fell 25 feet from a gondola ride at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, Saturday night was at fault, according to authorities. Warren County sheriff's Lt. Steven Stockdale said “human error” by the teenager caused her to slip under the metal safety bar, The Post-Star of Glen Falls reported. >> Read more trending news The girl dangled briefly before falling from the “Sky Ride” as a group of park guests gathered under the stopped attraction to catch her. The teenager from Delaware was on the ride with her brother when she fell from the two-person car, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.  The ride was stopped after the operator was told of a rider in distress, CBS reported. Video of the incident shows the girl slipping through the safety bar, which briefly held her aloft while she dangled in the air. The teen struck a tree before landing in the crowd, which had gathered to catch her. She was treated at the park, then taken to an area hospital. >> Related: Girl, 11, dies after falling out of ride at water park Park officials said the ride was working properly. “There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until the a thorough review can be completed,” USA Today reported park officials said in a statement. Another person was injured as he was trying to help catch the girl.

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