Things you should know today: 8/16/18

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US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. The refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. (U.S. Attorney’s Office via AP)

An Iraqi man by the name of Omar Abdulsattar Ameen was arrested in California after being accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq. After applying and qualifying to live in the U.S. as part of a refugee program in 2014, Ameen allegedly flew back to Iraq and killed a police officer. Five months later, he traveled to the U.S. to be resettled as a refugee. U.S. officials plan to extradite him to Iraq under a treaty between the two countries.

Bodies of pregnant Colorado woman, 2 daughters likely found

This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt’s pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet been charged. (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP)

The body of a missing pregnant Colorado woman was recovered Thursday, and investigators are trying to recover what they believe are the remains of her two missing daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. The woman’s husband, Chris Watts, 33, has been taken into custody and held in Weld County Jail for the crimes. He appeared in court Thursday and has not yet been charged. It was not known whether he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf or not.

Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

New Haven emergency personnel respond to overdose cases on the New Haven Green in Connecticut on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of “K2” synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP)

The number of victims to an overdose due to a bad batch of synthetic marijuana rose to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut. Officials are looking into what exactly sickened the people after overdoses increased throughout the day. No deaths were reported, although a couple people faced life-threatening symptoms. Many victims lost consciousness, vomited, or just became nauseous or lethargic. The majority of people brought into the hospital have been discharged.

Lara Trump, Pres. Trump’s daughter-in-law, is trending on Twitter after former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed a secret tape recording of Lara Trump offering her a job earning $15,000 a month. The job had no special requirements other than to speak positively of Trump as part of his re-election campaign.

A carpool karaoke episode with Ariana Grande on The Late Late Show with James Corden is #1 trending on YouTube. James and Ariana Grande give each other a lift across Los Angeles, singing songs off her new album “Sweetener” and more.

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