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Willard/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The top of the NBA draft went as expected after a week of rampant speculation.

With the first pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers followed the expected script and chose University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz.

The Los Angeles Lakers chose hometown boy Lonzo Ball, from UCLA, with the second pick, and Boston got their man in forward Jason Tatum from Duke at number three.

The big trade of the night happened early. Chicago dealt forward Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, where Butler will be reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau. Minnesota also got Chicago's 16th pick in the draft and sent back the number seven pick, point guard Kris Dunn and forward Zach Lavine.

Here's a full list of Thursday night's first round draft picks:

1. Philadelphia 76ers - Markelle Fultz (PG, Washington)
2. Los Angeles Lakers - Lonzo Ball (PG, UCLA)
3. Boston Celtics - Jason Tatum (SF, Duke)
4. Phoenix Suns - Josh Jackson (SF, UNC)
5. Sacramento Kings - De'Aaron Fox (PG, Kentucky)
6. Orlando Magic - Jonathan Isaac (SF, Florida State)
7. Chicago Bulls (via trade with Minnesota Timberwolves) - Lauri Markkanen (PF, Arizona)
8. New York Knicks - Frank Ntilikina (PG, France)
9. Dallas Mavericks - Dennis Smith Jr. (PG, NC State)
10. Portland Trail Blazers (via trade with Sacramento Kings) - Zach Collins (PF, Gonzaga)
11. Charlotte Hornets - Malik Monk (SG, Kentucky)
12. Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard (SG, Duke)
13. Utah Jazz (via trade with Denver Nuggets) - Donovan Mitchell (SG, Louisville)
14. Miami Heat - Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (PF, Kentucky)
15. Sacramento Kings (via trade with Portland Trail Blazers) - Justin Jackson (SF, UNC)
16. Minnesota Timberwolves (via trade with Chicago Bulls) - Justin Patton (C, Creighton)
17. Milwaukee Bucks - D.J. Wilson (SF, Michigan)
18. Indiana Pacers - T.J. Leaf (PF, UCLA)
19. Atlanta Hawks - John Collins (PF, Wake Forest)
20. Sacramento Kings (via trade with Portland Trail Blazers) - Harry Giles (PF, Duke)
21. Oklahoma City Thunder - Terrence Ferguson (SG, Australia)
22. Brooklyn Nets - Jarrett Allen (C, Texas)
23. Toronto Raptors - OG Anunoby (PF, Indiana)
24. Denver Nuggets (via trade with Utah Jazz) - Tyler Lydon (SF, Syracuse)
25. Philadelphia 76ers (via trade with Orlando Magic) - Anzejs Pasecniks (C, Latvia)
26. Portland Trail Blazers - Caleb Swanigan (PF, Purdue)
27. Brooklyn Nets - Kyle Kuzma (PF, Utah)
28. Utah Jazz (via trade with Los Angeles Lakers) - Tony Bradley (C, UNC)
29. San Antonio Spurs - Derrick White (PG, Colorado)
30. Los Angeles Lakers (via trade with Utah Jazz) - Josh Hart (PG, Villanova)

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blinow61/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- As Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shooting at a pit bull that was charging at them, a 17-year-old boy was apparently struck in the chest by one of the bullets and died, the sheriff's office said.

The shooting happened at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday in Palmdale, California, after deputies responded to a report of loud music, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. As the deputies walked up the driveway, a 60- to 65-pound pit bull "aggressively charged at the deputies and attacked one of them," biting the deputy on the knee, the sheriff's department said.

At that time, a young man came out from behind an apartment complex and restrained the dog and took it to the back of the building, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies were helping the injured officer and waiting for paramedics when "the pit bull came from the rear of the apartment and again charged at deputy personnel," the sheriff's office reported. "At that point, two deputies shot at the pit bull from a 5- to 7-feet distance, at which time, the pit bull retreated back to the rear of the apartment complex into the carport area."

The deputies went to the back of the complex "in an attempt to corral the dog to prevent additional victims," the sheriff's office said, and as they walked to the rear carport area, they found a teenager on the ground who appeared to have been shot in the chest, the sheriff's office said. The teen was hospitalized and later died.

The sheriff's office said "detectives believe when the juvenile came out from behind the building, which was approximately 40 feet away from where the shooting occurred with the dog, the juvenile may have been struck by one of the skip rounds." Capt. Christopher Bergner of the sheriff’s office said it appeared that the "skip round" that hit the teenager had ricocheted off the ground, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The deputy bitten by the pit bull was also hit in the leg by a bullet fragment, the sheriff's office said. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bergner said in a press conference the deputy's injury also appeared to have been from a skip round that had ricocheted off the ground. He was transported to a hospital and is listed in stable condition, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's department said the investigation is ongoing. Because this was a fatal deputy-involved shooting, separate investigations will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner - Coroner, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau, the sheriff's office said. The Office of the Inspector General is expected to provide independent oversight during the investigation and the Los Angeles County District Attorney is also involved. "Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee," the sheriff's office added.

The pit bull will be euthanized, the sheriff's office said.

Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department, said the department's policy for using a firearm on an animal is, "Personnel may use firearms to employ deadly force when dealing with animals when they reasonably believe that death or serious physical injury is about to be inflicted upon themselves or others.

"The shooting of animals that are not a threat of serious bodily injury to a person has proved to be inherently dangerous to bystanders as well as Deputy personnel. Therefore, Department members shall not use firearms to shoot animals fighting with other animals (e.g., dogs)," Nishida said. "If it becomes necessary to destroy an injured (euthanasia) by use of a firearm and the conditions are such that there is an extended or inappropriate response time by the animal control agency, authorization to use a firearm on an animal must be obtained from an on-scene supervisor."

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Getty Images/Monica Schipper(NEW YORK) -- After making her debut as the character in Captain America: Civil War, Marisa Tomei is back as Peter Parker's Aunt May in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress acknowledged that her character has previously been portrayed as a much older, gray-haired grandmotherly type.  But, as she told ABC's Lara Spencer, "She's actually [Peter's] aunt by marriage, so she can be any age really. It just depends when I met Uncle Ben."

In Civil War,  Robert Downey Jr.'s Stark refers to Tomei, his one-time co-star in the movie Only You, as "Aunt Hottie." For Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tomei reveals that they filmed a scene that indicated May and Stark have a history.

 "...At one point we had a background where she had seen him at a protest -- she was protesting his corporation and they still eyeballed each other," Tomei said, adding that she's not sure if that scene made the final cut.

Tomei, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Mona Lisa Vito in 1992's My Cousin Vinny, told Spencer that she still holds the comedy near and dear to her heart 25 years after its release.

"That's why I'm so happy that I got to be a part of it, because it lives on, it's funny," Tomei said. "It makes people laugh."

Spider-Man: Homecoming, which stars Michael Keaton, Downey, Zendaya and Tom Holland as Spidey, swings into theaters July 7.

The movie is a co-production of Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, the latter of which, like ABC News, is owned by Disney.

 

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Creatas/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A former nurse in Texas was charged Wednesday in the 1981 murder of a 2-year-old girl.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood told ABC News Thursday that Genene Jones, 66, is suspected of killing as many as 60 children during her time as a nurse.

"We looked at her work schedule and when these babies were passing and the increase in passing under her direct work schedule was astronomical," said LaHood.

The district attorney's office said in a statement Wednesday that Jones had been indicted for the Sept. 16, 1981, murder of then 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, Jones was also charged with murder in a separate case for the Dec. 12, 1981, murder of then 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer.

At the time of Joshua's death, Jones was working as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit in what was formerly known as the Bexar County Hospital. According to the district attorney's office, evidence showed that Jones injected the boy with a toxic level of Dilantin.

Jones, who is currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lane Murray unit in Gatesville, Texas, was sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1984 for the death of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. Later that year, a Bexar County judge sentenced Jones to 60 years in prison for injecting then 4-week-old Rolando Santos with Heparin, according to a news release from Bexar County district attorney's office. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently.

A grand jury recommended that Jones' bond be set at $1 million for the latest indictment in the case of Vega. It is unclear if Jones has an attorney and LaHood said that no date has been set for a court appearance.

Due to a law that was in effect when Jones was first sentenced to prison, Jones will be released in March 2018. However, prior to her release, she will be sent back to Bexar County where she will await trial for the new charges, according to the district attorney's office.

"Our focus is to hold Genene Jones accountable for as many children's deaths as our evidence will support," LaHood said in Wednesday's press conference. "For that reason, this will continue to be an open investigation."

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Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- The unveiling of Senate Republicans’ “discussion draft” bill to replace Obamacare sets off a series of procedural events that will culminate in a vote, according to Senate Republican staffers.

First, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will analyze the bill’s budgetary impact and release a report on its real-world effects.

According to the CBO, the House health bill would leave 23 million more uninsured than current law. The CBO announced Thursday that it would release its “score” for the Senate measure early next week.

As senators await the score, they will continue to discuss the draft, with many of them wanting to make tweaks to it.

Once the score is released, the Senate parliamentarian will begin working with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, to determine whether the legislation complies with the rules of reconciliation, which would allow it to pass with a simple majority and avoid the filibuster.

At some point, McConnell will bring the bill to the floor.

The bill’s arrival on the floor sets off a 20-hour window for debate, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. This can be used however members want, including offering amendments and making motions related to the bill.

When that time is expired, the Senate goes into a “vote-a-rama” in which members can offer amendments with short or no debate. That can continue, according to one official, "until a state of exhaustion sets in."

The next step is for the Senate to decide to move to final passage and vote. By this time, McConnell will have needed to round up at least 50 of his 52 Republicans to pass the bill.

Traditionally, when one chamber passes a different version of the bill, the two are reconciled in a conference committee. But in this case, the fate of the Senate bill past its own chamber is unknown.

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JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another mixed day on Wall Street saw the indices give back most of their early-session gains on Thursday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 12.74 to a close of 21,397.29.

The Nasdaq climbed to 6,236.69, a gain of 2.74, while the S&P 500 dipped to 2,434.50, dropping 1.11 on the day.

Some employees at Uber have circulated a petition to bring back CEO Travis Kalanick. Kalanick resigned the position this week amid controversy, but it remains unclear exactly how unpopular he was within the company he created.

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TongRo Images/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- A toddler running in the middle of a road was swept up by a nearby traffic cop today in southwest China.

As seen in surveillance video footage, a toddler jumps off a motorcycle and runs into the busy intersection.

A black car can be seen driving down the street in the direction of the 2-year-old boy. As the video shows, a traffic policeman runs toward the toddler and grabs him before the car gets there, possibly preventing a tragic crash. The car does slow down as the driver sees the policeman running.

Long Guangliang, the policeman who saved the child, said he didn't even think before he hurried to help.

According to the Tongren Public Security Bureau, the 2-year-old boy ran into the road because he thought he saw his mother across the street.



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