Brekky Wrap: Mum Charged Over Toddler's Deadly Escalator Fall

All the news you need to know this Friday.

A mother has been charged after her toddler fell to his death at a North Carolina airport.

Three-year-old Jaiden Cowart was leaning against the glass of an escalator near the baggage claim area in September when he got caught in the handrail and was pulled up the escalator.

The toddler fell several metres and was rushed to hospital where he later died. His mother was collecting baggage at the time and is accused of not watching her son properly.

Two months on, she has been charged with misdemeanour child abuse.

"We went from saying this was an accident, to now saying that you've committed a crime," her attorney Michael Greene told WSOC. He said they plan to fight the charges.

The woman has been charged. Image: Getty

Sydneysiders are waking to another morning of poor air quality as bushfires continue to burn across NSW. 

There are 62 bush and grass fires alight, 24 of which are uncontained.

No total fire ban is in place, but the fire danger rating remains very high in some areas.

Meanwhile, in South Australia, an electrical fault has been blamed for sparking a massive blaze in the Yorke Peninsula which destroyed 11 properties on Thursday

Bushfire Crisis


NSW Bushfires: Sydney Braces For A Third Day Of Thick Smoke And Haze

Almost 60 bushfires are still burning across NSW with widespread very high fire danger set to continue across the state.

Federal energy minister Angus Taylor will meet with his state and territory counterparts in Perth today, hoping to strike a deal to drive down power prices.

The Morrison government has offered to do individual deals in a bid to provide cheaper and more reliable electricity.

"We must get this right - we must avoid grand schemes and giant leaps and we must work collaboratively on the price and reliability challenges that impact the everyday lives of all Australians," Taylor said.

Minister for Energy Angus Taylor will meet his state counterparts for a COAG meeting in Perth. Image: AAP

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

It’s the first time in the country's history that a sitting leader has been indicted.

Netanyahu strongly denies all the charges.



Israeli PM Claims Corruption Charges Are An "Attempted Coup"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed the several corruption charges levelled against him are an "attempted coup" against his leadership.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in some serious strife. Image: Reuters/Baz Ratner

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there is clear evidence Donald Trump used his office for personal gain to undermine national security.

The President is accused of asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden in exchange for US military aid.

Public hearings in the impeachment inquiry are in their fifth and final day.

A Queensland man is waking up $40 million richer after taking out the Powerball jackpot.

The Cairns healthcare worker, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he would share his new fortune with his family, buy a new house, and go on holiday.

Not the lucky winner, he wishes to remain anonymous. Image: Getty Images.

In sport, the Aussies will head into bat on day two of the first test against Pakistan at the Gabba.

The visitors were bowled out for 240 on the opening day, with Mitchell Starc taking four wickets.

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