Brekky Wrap: Teen Stole Parent's Money To Fund Alleged Plot To Kill Them
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
A teenager in Florida is accused of stealing money from her parents to fund an alleged 'murder-for-hire' plot, according to police.
Alyssa Hatcher, 17, was reportedly arrested after she allegedly stole her parent's debit card and made two separate transactions. She admitted to withdrawing the cash to pay two people involved in the plot to kill her parents, which ultimately failed, according to local reports. Hatcher has been charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder.
Fire crews are scrambling to defeat 60 fires still burning across Queensland before temperatures spike again on Friday and into the weekend. There's no immediate threat to houses from any of the current blazes but authorities say severe to extreme fire conditions could return next week.
Hundreds of people who were forced to flee blazes across southern and southeast Queensland have returned to homes ringed by blackened bush and reeking of smoke. They include residents affected by the Peregian blaze on the Sunshine Coast, which police now allege was deliberately lit by a teenage boy and girl.
A barber shop owner is due to front court today accused of supplying cocaine in Sydney's Lower North Shore. Detectives arrested the 25-year-old man on August 22, charging him with six offences over the supply of a prohibited drug. Police will allege he supplied more than 50 grams of cocaine between July and August.
Overseas, loved ones of those who were killed in the September 11 attack have gathered in an annual ritual of mourning. People who were too young on September 11, and others for whom the grief is still raw, marked the 18-year anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.
READ MORE: What It Was Like To Be In New York On 9/11
The British government has been forced to release its plan for the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit that warns of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes and subsequent food shortages. The "Operation Yellowhammer", published today, was prepared on August 2 and formed the basis of the government's no-deal planning. The document warns without a deal, continued political confusion in the run-up to Brexit day on October 31 would lead to public and business disorder.
About 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the Bahamas after a deadly hurricane swept through, according to authorities. A spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency said that count may include people who have fled to shelters around the islands.
Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas over a week ago, killing at least 50 people -- though that toll is likely to rise.
Scientists in the U.K. have made a "world first" discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life. Water vapour has been detected on the potentially habitable super-earth known as K2-18b, located about 110 light years away. It is twice as big and eight times heavier than Earth.
In sport, the Aussie basketballers have secured their first ever World Cup semi-final. The Boomers beat Czech Republic 82-70 in a tense quarter-final, setting up a rematch with Spain on Friday.
Australian cricket vice-captain Travis Head has been axed for the fifth Ashes Test as Australia hunt a series win at the Oval, where Mitch Marsh will return to the XI. Selectors are yet to make a call on whether Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood will be rested from the series finale, which starts on Thursday.
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