Mar 21, 2019

NZ Police charged attacks suspect with murder of person still alive

New Zealand Police inadvertently charged the mosque terrorist attacks suspect with the murder of a person who is still alive, Kiwi news outlet Stuff first reported Thursday.

Details: Police confirmed to Axios an error was made in the charging document prepared for the first court appearance of Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, the man charged with murder in relation to the Christchurch terrorist attacks, caused an incorrect victim name included in the charging document.

What they're saying: "We have spoken with the person incorrectly named on the charging document and apologised," the police said to Axios in a statement. "The charge sheet will be amended. New Zealand Police regret this error and apologies for any harm caused by the mistake."

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Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.

Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers

McEntee, shown with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, walks on the South Lawn of the White House Jan. 9. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly but recently rehired — and promoted to head the presidential personnel office — foreshadowed sweeping personnel changes across government.