Brekky Wrap: Parents Warn Of Pool Danger After Daughter Electrocuted
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A family has issued a warning to parents after their daughter was electrocuted when a pool light malfunctioned. McKenzie Kinley was just shy of her tenth birthday when she was found unconscious in her family's backyard pool in California on Sunday. “As much as we know, she grabbed the pool light, and it electrocuted her,” Cliff Kinley, the girl's father said. “Thank goodness it didn’t get anyone else, because there were four other children in that pool.” Police confirmed that a light fixture in the pool was in the process of being repaired and wasn’t sealed. McKenzie's family wants other parents to be aware of these hidden dangers.
State and federal building ministers will meet in Sydney today to discuss issues plaguing the construction sector, including defects and combustible cladding. The Commonwealth will also push to create a task force to deal with confidence in the industry.
Google has dealt a huge blow to Viagogo, suspending the ticket re-sale website as an advertiser. It means the site can no longer pay to appear at the top of search results. Viagogo was found guilty of misleading Australian consumers in April.
Australian Rugby League Commissioner Mark Coyne has apologised over an incident in Singapore. The former rugby league star stood down from his position after being fined for swearing at local officials after an argument with a taxi driver. "It was a very embarrassing situation for me and my family," he told the Daily Telegraph. "I was in a bit of shock. I've never been in trouble before."
U.S. Prosecutors have dropped a criminal groping charge against Kevin Spacey. The actor was accused of getting an 18-year-old man drunk and then groping him at a bar in Massachusetts in 2016. It comes days after the accuser refused to answer questions about a missing mobile phone the defence said contained information that supported Spacey's claims of innocence.
Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years. The 62-year-old was found guilty of 10 charges in February, including drug trafficking and money laundering. He claims he received an unfair trial.
Theresa May has delivered what’s likely to be her final major speech as UK Prime Minister. She declared she is “worried about the state of politics” in the world, hit out at “absolutism” and called for politicians to compromise more.
You might want to get yourself a lotto ticket, a record $110 million is up for grabs in the Powerball tonight. One in three Australians are expected to get their hands on a ticket. Victoria is the luckiest state, with 139 winning entries last financial year. But NSW and the ACT won the most prize money -- $388.8 million.
In sport, Caleb Ewan has won the 11th stage of the Tour de France. The Australian, 25, edged his competitors by centimetres to claim victory. He says it’s a "childhood dream come true."
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