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    MARTINEZ — Days after fatally shooting Tyrell Wilson during a brief interaction in March 2021, then-Contra Costa Sheriff’s Dep. Andrew Hall told investigators he “drew a line in the sand” and aimed his service gun at Wilson’s head after Wilson took a step towards him with a knife. This new detail of Wilson’s killing came out Friday at a coroner’s inquest hearing where jurors listened to testimony from a Danville homicide investigator and an off-duty cop who witnessed the shooting. Hall — who is serving a six-year prison term for a prior fatal shooting but housed a short distance away at the Martinez Detention Facility — was not called to testify. Hall shot and killed Wilson in March 2021, while responding to a call about someone throwing rocks at the freeway. Body camera footage shows Hall attempting to stop Wilson for jaywalking in the middle of a busy intersection, and then drawing his firearm after Wilson pulls out a knife. Within seconds, Hall shoots Wilson in the head, after Wilson says, “touch me and see what’s up,” and steps toward...
    MSNBC contributor and Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. blamed the subject matter FNC host Tucker Carlson’s uses on his show for the Highland Park, IL shooting on July 4. On his Monday night’s show discussing mass shooters, Carlson said, “And of course they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents’. They’ll be worse, that’s all, but guaranteed. They know that. They’re not that stupid. The authorities in their lives, mostly women, never stop lecturing about their privilege, ‘you’re male, you are privileged.’ Try to imagine an unhealthier life than that. So a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised?” Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “So, the problem with mass shootings is women. I see.” Glaude said, “Think about what Tucker Carlson said. It’s absolutely stupid on a certain level.” He continued, “What is he saying in a certain way? Well, a world in which white men reign supreme is collapsing, and they’re losing their minds so that they now want to murder people. That’s what he’s saying. The culture wars is...
    President Joe Biden said he would back killing the filibuster to pass federal abortion legislation and blasted the Supreme Court's 'outrageous' repealing of Roe v. Wade during a press conference in Madrid on Thursday. The president took questions from reporters in a brief press conference running just shy of half an hour after meeting with European NATO leaders. Biden pledged to have further updates on the fight to keep abortion access for all women after meeting with US governors upon his return on Friday. He also pointed out that the Supreme Court's Friday decision to roll back federal rights to the procedure had larger implications on 'the right to privacy' as a whole. 'The first and foremost thing we should do, is make it clear how outrageous this decision was and how much it impacts - not just on a woman's right to choose, which is a critical, critical piece - but on privacy generally.'
    The British government is now a shareholder in a company that plans high-end sex parties after the firm took advantage of a program to help businesses during the pandemic. Killing Kittens—which was created by Emma Sayle, a school friend of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge—is a sex-tech company known for hosting lavish orgies at which guests have to pass a vetting process. When COVID hit, Killing Kittens signed up for a U.K. government scheme called the Future Fund, which helped it stay afloat when its in-person parties became untenable, and it was forced to turn to “Zorgies” (or Zoom orgies). The terms of Future Fund loans contain a clause that converts the loan to equity at the borrower’s next fundraising. The government-run British Business Bank—which oversees the Future Fund—confirmed the project’s stake in Killing Kittens to the Financial Times. Sayle, who owns over a quarter of the sex-tech company, according to financial filings, said the business had raised over $1.2 million in its latest funding round, valuing the company at around $18 million in total. She told the FT...
    The sister of a woman who was murdered by the 'sleepwalking' killer has opened up about the 'trauma' of seeing her story retold in an 'unwanted' Hulu documentary, as she slammed the streaming service for 'exploiting' her family's pain. Brooke Preston, originally from Pennsylvania, was brutally stabbed and killed by her roommate Randy Herman Jr. in their West Palm Beach, Florida, home in 2017 when she was 21 years old.  During the trial, Herman - who had been friends with Brooke since they were little kids - claimed that he committed the crime while he was sleepwalking and that he had no recollection of the events - however, he was later convicted of first-degree murder, and was sentenced to life in prison. Hulu then released a documentary about the controversial case in December 2021, entitled Dead Asleep, in which they looked into the validity of his defense - despite Brooke's family begging them not to. Now, Brooke's sister, Jordan Preston, has blasted the network in a series of TikTok videos for releasing intimate footage from the moment her family found...
    A Florida man was shot dead by SWAT officers after murdering someone and then holding his girlfriend hostage in a shed for nine-and-a-half hours on Wednesday.  The suspect, Juan Sarmiento, 42, has long rap sheet of violent criminal activity, according to police.  Traffic was closed on a major state highway next to the residence where the situation played out in Wimauma, Florida, while negotiators and members of the Sarmiento's family, pleaded with him to turn himself in.  Sarmiento was finally shot by a SWAT member after the standoff carried through the night and into the next day. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The body of the person Sarmiento allegedly murdered was found in a car parked near the shed, and authorities are waiting for a search warrant so they can investigate. Juan Sarmiento, 42, was shot dead by a Florida SWAT officer after barricading himself in a shed and taking his girlfriend hostage for 9.5 hours on Wednesday  Shortly after the standoff ended, Sheriff Chad Chronister detailed the events to reporters at a news conference on the site...
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona official says Frank Atwood has been executed by lethal injection for the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A painting by a Victorian artist who some experts believe was notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper has sold for £14,000. Walter Sickert's 'Figures in the Rain' went for more than double its upper sale estimate of £6,000 at an Oxford auction house on Wednesday.  The artwork shows figures walking along a street whilst shielding themselves from the rain with umbrellas.  Sickert, who died aged 91 in 1942, was an important influence on British art in the mid and late-20th century. He was known for his depictions of ordinary people and urban scenes, using often dark colours.  With the identity of Jack the Ripper remaining one of crime's most enduring mysteries, some have speculated that Sickert was the murderer.  Sickert claimed he lived in Jack the Ripper's old home and painted a scene called Jack the Ripper's Bedroom, which included his own figure.    The Ripper is believed to have killed six women in 1888 but was never identified, sparking dozens of books on the subject and the naming of numerous suspects. Whilst most have dismissed Sickert as being a potential...
    AN ex-nurse has avoided jail time after killing a 75-year-old patient by giving her the wrong drugs. RaDonda Vaught broke down in tears on Friday as she addressed the patient's family in court. 3RaDonda Vaught is seen in court apologizing to Charlene Murphey's familyCredit: AP 3During her apology, Vaught broke down in tearsCredit: AP Vaught was sentenced to three years probation after a lengthy court battle in Nashville, Tennessee. In March, she was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and abuse of an impaired adult after accidently giving her 75-year-old patient, Charlene Murphey, the wrong medicine in 2017, according to USA Today. "Saying I'm sorry doesn’t seem like enough, but you deserve to hear that and know that I am very sorry for what happened," Vaught told the Murphey family in court. If Vaught completes the terms of her probation, the charges will be wiped from her record in the future. READ MORE IN NEWSBANNED Ferguson hit with with TWO MONTH suspension after brutal UFC 274 KO loss to ChandlerFEAR ON CAMPUS 'Bomb threat'...
    (CNN)Austin Williams likened the capture of Alabama fugitive Casey White, accused of killing Williams' mother in 2015, to a "miracle," saying Tuesday he did not expect White would be caught alive. Williams, 42, and his family had been hoping for the best for Vicky White, the jailer accused of helping the fugitive escape a Lauderdale County detention center 11 days ago. News that she died, reportedly by taking her own life, is devastating, he said. "That really saddens me because we were hoping and praying for the best outcome and this really isn't it," he said. "Our heart goes out to her family and her friends. We are very sad for her."Before he escaped with his jailer, the Alabama fugitive stood accused of killing a sweet, patriotic mom who never forgot birthdaysThe pair's escape April 29 stirred a roller coaster of emotions, Williams told CNN last week. Crushed by their matriarch's fatal 2015 stabbing in Rogersville, Alabama, the family was relieved to learn Casey White had confessed to the killing in 2020, only to be disappointed when he recanted his...
    A California woman, who for 26 years had claimed that an intruder had forced his way inside her apartment and stabbed him to death, has now been charged with with his murder after an anonymous letter was sent to the police. Jade Benning, now 48, was living in Santa Ana at the time of the killing in January 1996. At the time, the then 22-year-old was living with her boyfriend, Christopher Hervey, also 22.  Benning told cops that a black man entered the residence in the middle of the night while they slept.  Jade Benning, 48, was arrested on charges of killing Christopher Hervey in 1996, on Tuesday Christopher Hervey, 22, was fatally stabbed in his Santa Ana home that he shared with Jade Benning, also 22, in January 1996 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'He was more than a rooster. He was a pillar of the... Rap pioneer Kidd Creole, 65, is sentenced to 16 years in... Share this article Share Benning claimed that a black man had forced his way...
    The murder suspect who escaped from an Alabama jail on Friday is a 'dangerous monster' who promised to kill his ex-girlfriend if he ever got out in 2015. Casey White, 38, broke into a home in Athens and ordered two men inside to get down on the ground at gunpoint, according to court documents. He fired multiple shots and left bullet holes in the wall during the rampage. His ex-girlfriend managed to escape. Two young children were found hiding in the basement, while a dog was found shot dead in a hallway, Fox News reports. 'He stated that he wanted to kill her and have the police kill him,' according to a police report from December 2015. 'His only regret was that neither was successful. He stated that if he was released he would kill the victim.' He was eventually convicted on nine counts including attempted murder, kidnapping and animal cruelty and sentenced to 75 years in prison. While serving time, he confessed to killing 59-year-old Connie Ridgeway in a murder-for-hire plot two months before the crime spree. The 6ft 9in inmate...
    A strong and shallow earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia´s Sumatra island on Friday, killing two people and injuring 20, damaging buildings and panicking people in Sumatra island and neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.2 magnitude and struck about 66 kilometres north-northwest of Bukittinggi, a hilly town in West Sumatra province. It struck about 12 kilometres below the Earth's surface. Suharyanto, head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said at least two people were killed in West Pasaman district - the closest area to the epicentre - and 20 others were injured as dozens of houses and buildings reportedly collapsed.  A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 66 kilometres north-northwest of Bukittinggi, in West Sumatra province (pictured, locals evacuate a market in Pekanbaru following an earthquake on Friday) At least two people were killed in West Pasaman district - the closest area to the epicentre - and 20 others were injured as dozens of houses and buildings reportedly collapsed (pictured, police help evacuate residents in West Pasaman on Friday) He said the earthquake...
    "I'm obsessed now with just hearing women's doctor stories," says Anushay Hossain. "Everyone has one." The author of "The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women" definitely has her own. After growing up in Bangladesh, the writer, podcaster and policy analyst felt "relieved" to be delivering her baby in the nation with "the best healthcare in the world." Instead, she almost died in childbirth, an experience that left her shocked at how ineptly her medical team had handled her pain and symptoms — and how uncharacteristically compliant she'd been in her vulnerability. It was an ordeal that led Hossain to delve into the ways in which women are treated (and mistreated) in the American health care system, and "how misogyny in medical practice profoundly impacts women's health." As she reveals, it's not about that one insensitive, inattentive doctor here and there. It's about the institutionalized forces that deeply influence how we treat heart disease, chronic pain, COVID, and every other physical condition that impacts women's health. Salon talked to Hossain recently about why these inequities persist, why...
    A five-year-old girl who was raped by a stranger has been murdered by her family in a so-called 'honour killing', according to reports. The young girl's parents allegedly killed their daughter in 'cold blood' after she was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in the Al-Shahba area of Syria on November 18. The child's body was found in a garbage container in Manbij, north Syria, on January 27 before being transferred to Al Furat Hospital which lies in eastern Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) have said that Internal Security Forces have arrested several family members of the girl.   The girl's parents have denied killing their daughter and investigations are ongoing, the SOHR added. The parents of a five-year-old girl who was raped by a stranger allegedly killed their daughter in a so-called 'honour killing' in Syria. (Stock image) The five-year-old was kidnapped by a stranger who was riding a motorbike after she left her house to meet her father in the local olive orchards. After a search, the girl was found near a road between the...
    Former New York Times journalist Donald G. McNeil Jr. wrote an article on Medium that stated what everyone with an ounce of intelligence already knows, but wouldn’t dare put in print: Not only is Donald Trump losing hundreds of voters each day to COVID-19, their deaths are already surpassing the margins the GOP can possibly hope to attain in the swing states. Maybe it seems ghoulish to post the political ramifications to a human life, to which I reply that Democrats aren’t the ones killing these people—their own right-wing disinformation machine is. Hell, we are trying to save them despite the political ramifications.  Trumpists simply don’t believe in wearing masks, or social distancing, and are so anti-vaxx that they won’t even listen to Trump himself as he tries to tout the vaccines. GOP leaders are also undermining public health directives aimed at protecting their own people. Trump did have a change of heart about promoting the vaccines only because someone impressed upon him that the deaths are his voters. He really needs as many as possible in 2024, but it’s too late—and it’s getting worse.  Multiple studies from the AP, Centers for...
    Wealthy Los Angeles socialite and philanthropist Rebecca Grossman appeared in court on Friday as part of a hearing into her case in which she is accused of running over and killing two young brothers while allegedly racing in her Mercedes.  Despite having six scheduled hearings over the past year, the case has been subjected to numerous postponements, leaving the parents of 11-year-old Mark and 9-year-old Jacob Iskander in agony as she continues to remain free on $2 million bail. During Grossman's last court appearance in December, Judge Shellie Samuels was forced to postpone the case once against after Grossman's lawyer became ill.  Wealthy Los Angeles socialite and philanthropist Rebecca Grossman is accused of running over and killing two young brothers while speeding in her white Mercedes Rebecca Grossman appears in Los Angeles Superior Court on murder charges in connection with a hit and run traffic accident in the Westlake Village section of Los Angeles Grossman could be seen wearing a cream pinstripe blaze and a face mask while in the courtroom Brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander, 11 and 9, were walking with their...
    Two drones targeting US forces at Baghdad airport were shot down this morning as terrorists launched an attack on the anniversary of the killing of a revered Iranian commander. The 'suicide drones, or improvised cruise missiles' were launched at a compound housing US advisors at Baghdad airport at around 4.30am local time, security sources said.  A counter-rocket C-RAM system shot the drones down 'without incident,' a US-led coalition source added.   The attack comes two years after General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant were blown up by a US reaper drone as their convoy drove out of Baghdad airport. Donald Trump ordered the strike after intelligence revealed Soleimani was plotting attacks on US troops in Iraq. Scrawled in Arabic across one of the wings of the drones shot down this morning was the message 'Soleimani's revenge.'   A soldier inspects the wreckage after the drone targeting US forces at Baghdad airport was shot down this morning Scrawled in Arabic across one of the wings of the drones shot down this morning was the message 'Soleimani's revenge'  The drone after being shot down following...
    A People Magazine cover story that touted television legend Betty White being 'so lucky to be in such good health' ahead of her 100th birthday has been blamed for having 'jinxed' the celebrated comedic actress, who passed away Friday - 17 days before her centennial.  The cover story, which ran December 28 on the magazine's website and in print with the headline 'Betty White Turns 100!', published just three days before White's death.   In the story, White shares what she feels has kept her going for so long with her trademark sharp sense of humor.  She said of her diet: 'I try to avoid anything green. I think it's working.'  On a more serious note, White said 'I'm so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It's amazing.' Social media users are pointing out this darkly ironic headline which teased a profile of comedic legend Betty White ahead of her 100th birthday. White died just 17 days shy of her centennial on December 31 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    (CNN)A monk seal found on Hawaii's Moloka'i Island in September died of "an intentional gunshot wound to the head," The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced in a news release Tuesday.This is the third confirmed intentional killing of a monk seal this year, according to the department. "Make no mistake folks, these intentional killings are evil, despicable acts," Jason Redulla, chief of the state's Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement said during a Monday briefing.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) told CNN in an email that it confirmed a gunshot wound to the head was the cause of death following a post-mortem exam. NOAA is still investigating to see if the seal had any diseases, DLNR said. "The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the most endangered seal species in the world," according to NOAA. There are about 1,400 monk seals in the Hawaiian archipelago, the administration estimates.Read More"The intentional killing of a monk seal is both a state and federal crime," DLNR said.Authorities are asking for anyone with details about the incident to come forward, adding...
    Former President Donald Trump is the latest national Republican figure to heap praise on Senator Joe Manchin on Wednesday, crediting the West Virginia Democrat for 'saving' President Joe Biden from 'himself.' The key centrist single-handedly killed Democrats' goal of passing Biden's Build Back Better bill this year when he told Fox News Sunday he would vote 'no' on the $1.75 trillion social reform and climate change plan after months of negotiations. Trump told Fox Manchin saved the president because he claimed the package would 'blow the country up' if passed, citing soaring inflation. Inflation was also among Manchin's main concerns throughout months of back-and-forth with the White House and Capitol Hill.  'I think he’s saving Biden, because if they ever got that passed, this country would be a total disaster,' Trump said. 'Already, inflation is so bad, it’s at a level that nobody’s really seen - nobody remembers for so long - Jimmy Carter was there, but I think this will end up being far worse than Jimmy Carter.  Under the Carter administration the economy saw a devastating near-14 percent spike...
    Incredible footage taken from the cockpit of a plane at 45,000ft shows the towering supercell that led to the tornado that has killed 88 people in the US. The video, captured by a pilot flying above Memphis, Tennessee, shows lightning illuminating the huge storm cloud as it gathered Friday. The tornado went on to tear a 200-mile path through six states in the Midwest and South, demolishing homes, leveling businesses and setting off a scramble to find survivors beneath the rubble. 
    A Baltimore anesthetist shot his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the head, confessed to it on Facebook Live then murdered his wife and shot himself on Saturday in a horrifying double murder suicide that came after years of custody battles.  Rajaee Black, 44, was a nurse practitioner anesthetist in Baltimore, Maryland, but was fired earlier this year amid a workplace dispute.  On Saturday, he took to Facebook Live to announce that he had just murdered Tara Labang, his 41-year-old ex-girlfriend, and that his wife was 'next'.  'I just shot my ex-girlfriend in the head. Felt like a dream. I never thought I would be that guy.  'I can’t go to prison, so the person that really started my depression and all of this is my ex-wife. So, she next. Then I’m going to do myself too,' he said in the sickening footage.  Standing outside Wendy's home, he said: 'Oh there's my ex-wife there.'  Rajaee Black, 44, filmed himself confessing to murdering his ex-girlfriend who he 'shot in the head' on Saturday while standing outside his estranged wife's house. He then went inside and...
    (CNN)Warning: This article contains spoilers about the first episode of "And Just Like That...""And Just Like That..." shocked fans during its first episode.The reboot of HBO's hit show "Sex and the City" returned to the screen with a long-awaited reunion on Thursday. HBO Max, which like CNN is part of WarnerMediaThe show picked back up with characters, Carrie Bradshaw [Sarah Jessica Parker], Miranda Hobbes [Cynthia Nixon] and Charlotte York [Kristin Davis], minus Samantha Jones [Kim Cattrall], who opted not to return.Also back were fan favorites Mr. Big [Chris Noth], Evan Handler, David Eigenberg, Mario Cantone and the late Willie Garson, who died in September.Read MoreBut shockingly, Mr. Big's character was killed off in the first episode. He's seen riding his Peloton, and then he suffers a heart attack. Many fans were distraught, taking to social media to blast the show for such a tragic way to kick off the reboot. "Sex and the City" premiered in 1998, based off of the book written by Candace Bushnell and ran for six seasons. It spawned two films and a prequel TV show...
    A team of scientists at the University of Hong Kong unveiled the world’s first anti-pathogen stainless steel, which they say can kill nearly all presence of the coronavirus in just three hours. The new alloy, which adds copper to the stainless-steel mixture, eliminates 99.75 percent of the virus in three hours, 99.9 percent in six hours and completely eradicates it after 24 hours. The metal also kills the H1N1 influenza A virus — the virus strain behind swine flu — and E. coli bacteria. The COVID-killing steel, when released to the market, will reduce the costs of disinfecting mass-transit public areas such as airports and train stations as well as other venues where crowds congregate such as movie theaters and sports stadiums. Scroll down for video  The new alloy, which adds copper to the stainless-steel mixture, eliminates 99.75 percent of the virus in three hours, 99.9 percent in six hours and completely eradicates it after 24 hours The coronavirus first made headlines in 2019, which forced business to shutter, millions into stay-at-home orders and killed more than five million people...
    Nurses conduct coronavirus testing at a drive-thru site at in El Paso, Texas. In July, President Joe Biden issued a series of rules requiring that federal workers, and workers at companies that receive federal contracts, must be vaccinated. That included health care workers who work for hospitals that receive Medicare or Medicaid payments. However, earlier this month, a three-judge panel in Texas blocked the implementation of the mandate for many large companies. Now, as The Washington Post reports, a federal district judge in Missouri has acted to block even the mandate for health care workers. That includes workers dealing face-to-(hopefully-masked-)face with COVID-19 patients in emergency rooms and workers caring for those most vulnerable to bad outcomes in nursing homes. What both rulings have in common is simple enough: Trump-appointed judges. Unsurprisingly, the ruling from District Judge Matthew Schelp is filled with the kind of political language that might be expected from a Trump appointee, with statements including claims that implementing the rule would create a “...politically and economically vast, federalism-altering, and boundary-pushing mandate...” The ruling also flatly accepts unsupported claims by a group of Republican...
    The brother of a cop-killer shot dead by police over the summer will face his own murder rap after the Georgia man allegedly gunned down a young married couple that lived next-door during a break-in - and was nabbed only after a string of robberies in which he was shot after stabbing a police officer. Matthew Lanz, 22, broke into the home of Justin and Amber Hicks in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth on Wednesday night and shot them dead as their 2-year-old child was in the house, according to a statement from Cobb County police.  The couple's bodies were discovered when Cobb County police officers responded to a call to the Hicks home around 9:30 am on Thursday. The couple, both 31 - who moved to the neighborhood in September - was found dead from gunshot wounds but the toddler was unharmed.     Lanz's brother, Austin, killed a police officer outside the Pentagon this past August before he was shot dead by cops during the attack on the military headquarters in Washington, WSB-TV reported.  Matthew Lanz is accused of killing his...
    TWO years ago one of the world's most evil men died "whimpering like a dog". And rather than go with honour, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed two of his own children during a raid on his compound. 4Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a raid by US forces in 2019Credit: EPA In October 2019, after years in hiding, US forces managed to track down Baghdadi to his lair in north western Syria. A total of eight helicopters transporting 70 elite Delta Force troops flew over territory controlled by Russia and Syria before landing at the compound. Soldiers wearing night vision goggles swooped on the booby-trapped building prompting Baghdadi to flee down a secret tunnel with his own kids. A small unit chased the ISIS boss down with an attack dog before the sick fanatic ignited his suicide vest killing himself and his children. Thankfully, the soldiers and the heroic animal survived, despite being injured. US forces rescued a number of civilians including 11 children - however they could not save the two youngsters that Baghdadi took with him. According to...
    California Sen. Alex Padilla (D) called on Tuesday for senators to end the traditional filibuster. “I think that’s a question for my colleagues across the aisle, starting with the ringleader, Mitch McConnell. I’ve got to tell you, Jose, “It’s been pretty offensive throughout the year to hear Republicans say, ‘Well, we should modernize elections, but it has to be done on a bipartisan basis’ — and they use that to obstruct any of these proven reforms in Congress while they stand by and watch,” Padilla said in a Tuesday morning interview with MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart. He said Republicans were “suppressing the vote” and added, “It’s hypocrisy at its worst, and that’s what will drive an independent, right — Angus King from Maine is a registered independent — to say that the filibuster, depending on the majority and minority, you may have a different view, but our democracy is so important, yes, it’s time to get around these old rules of the Senate for the sake of protecting our democracy.” Democrats hold 48 seats in the Senate this year but hold...
    An Indiana man has been arrested and charged for the murder of his four-year-old son, who he allegedly kept locked in the basement in the dark for not being potty trained.  Investigators claim Alan Morgan, 28, of Union Township, had been abusing Judah Morgan, who police found dead, battered and bruised, in his bedroom on Monday.  Judah's mother, Mary Yoder, 26, has also been arrested and charged with two felony counts of neglect.  'I don't know how anybody could do this to any child,' Jenna Hullett, the Morgans' cousin and Judah's former caregiver, told 16 News Now.  Mary Yoder, right, said her husband, Alan Morgan, left, had been physically abusing their four-year-old son, Judah, and often locked him in the basement without light or food Judah Morgan was described as a kind and loving boy by family members Police found his corpse beaten and bruised inside his Union Township home on Monday Hullet said she had been taking care of Judah for several years before he moved back in with his biological parents in April, as per the Laporte County Child Protective...
    A LOUISIANA State trooper was shot dead by an "armed and dangerous" gunman who is now on the run after killing a woman and hurting three others. Suspect Matthew Mira allegedly shot at another state trooper in East Baton Rouge, before fleeing in a stolen vehicle first and then on foot. 2Suspect Matthew Mira allegedly shot at another state trooper in East Baton RougeCredit: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office 2Mira allegedly fled the scene in a stolen vehicle first and then on footCredit: Louisiana State Police The trooper was found dead in his car Saturday evening near the scene of a double sooting in Prairieville, as reported by The Advocate. Authorities linked Mira to that double shooting as well as another. Mira allegedly shot two neighbors in French Settlement around midnight before stealing a truck and driving to Prairieville where he shot two family members. One died and the other is in critical condition. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best...
    The ISIS-K suicide bomber who set off an explosion outside Hamid Karzai International airport and slaughtered hundreds of people was freed from prison just days earlier by the Taliban, it was revealed Wednesday. In the final days of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, a blast ripped through the crowd outside Kabul airport. It killed 13 US service members and more than 170 Afghans.  The man who carried out the bombing was imprisoned at the Parwan prison at Bagram Air Force base 11 days before the devastating attack, House Rep. Kevin Calvert (R-CA) and two other US officials told CNN. Calvert said he was briefed on the information by national security officials.  Two US officials confirmed the man's identity as Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri, who was named by ISIS-K when they took credit for the attack. Bagram was under US control until early July, when its abandonment spurred widespread criticism.  It was run by Afghan authorities from 2013. The attacker's identity was confirmed to be Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri Parwan and nearby Pul-e-Charkhi prison, both near Kabul, were taken under Taliban control when...
    The hiker who claims to have spoken to Brian Laundrie on the Appalachian Trial has told DailyMail.com how his 'heart dropped' when he realized he had come face-to-face with the man suspected of killing Gabby Petito.   Dennis Davis, 53, says he was stopped by Laundrie around 12.30am Saturday morning on a deserted road near the Tennessee/North Carolina border - 700 miles away from where the 23-year-old fugitive was last seen near his home in North Point, Florida. Showing DailyMail.com where he encountered Laundrie in his first video interview, Davis said he didn't realize it was him at first, until about 15 minutes later when he pulled up a photo of him, saw the matching beard and mustache and immediately dialed 911 and the FBI.     'When I first saw him I kind of thought he was on drugs because he was acting weird,' Davis told DailyMail.com of their interaction, adding that Laundrie spoke of heading to California to see his 'girlfriend'.  'But as I thought about it, I don't necessarily think he was on drugs because he was talking very clearly. And...
    The suspect in the senseless slaying of a Chase employee stabbed inside one of the bank's Chicago branches had previously been charged with attacking two other women in 2014 but found not guilty by reason of insanity, police officials said. Jessica Vilaythong, 24, was talking to a fellow employee inside the bank when a man entered the building and spoke briefly with Vilaythong before stabbing her in the neck on Wednesday.  Vilaythong died from her injuries on Thursday, and Chicago officers apprehended a 35-year-old man who had been arrested for assaulting and robbing two 55-year-old women in Navy Pier in 2014.  Chicago Police arrested a suspect for the fatal stabbing of Jessica Vilaythong. The suspect was reported arrested in 2014 for assaulting and robbing two women in Navy Pier Vilaythong was transported to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries The man had been found not guilty by reason of insanity and had been released into a mental health center in 2017, NBC 5 reports.  Police have not identified the suspect and said the investigation was...
    (CNN)Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi was dragged from his home and killed by the Taliban in a restive mountain province north of Kabul on Friday, a local journalist told CNN, raising fears of a return to the militant group's harsh rule of 20 years ago -- including a clampdown on music. His son, Jawad, told The Associated Press that the singer was "shot in the head" at the family's farm in the Andarab Valley in the northern Baghlan province."He was innocent, a singer who only was entertaining people," his son said. The AP was the first to report Fawad Andarabi's death.CNN has not independently confirmed the circumstances surrounding the singer's killing, but Afghanistan's former Minister of Interior Massoud Andarabi, who is also from the district for which the family is named, spoke publicly about his death. "Taliban's brutality continues in Andarab. Today they brutally killed folkloric singer, Fawad Andarabi who simply was bringing joy to this valley and its people. As he sang here "our beautiful valley ... land of our forefathers ..." will not submit to Taliban's brutality," he...
    A Taliban special unit called Al Isha is reportedly using American-made biometric equipment and data left behind in Afghanistan to hunt down Afghans who assisted U.S. and coalition forces. Nawazuddin Haqqani, a brigade commander over Al Isha, reportedly said in an interview with Zenger News that the special unit is using hand-held biometric scanners taken from the U.S. military and a U.S. biometric database to identify anyone who worked with NATO or Indian intelligence. “Now that Kabul is taken, operational work has taken a back seat and we’ve turned our focus on counterintelligence,” he reportedly told Zenger News in a mobile phone conversation Saturday. “While most of the brigade is now resting in different madrassas [Islamic religious schools], the Al Isha group is now the principal agency data project.” Haqqani’s interview with Zenger News had not been fully released at the time of publication. The New York Post first reported the story Friday. ???????????? @Zenger SCOOP: Taliban has a US-built biometric database & 7,000 hand-held scanners that the US provided to Afghans (the US left them behind), & is using...
    TEEN Mom’s Chelsea Houska threw shade at her former co-star Jenelle Evans by claiming she’ll never eat any of the animals she raises at her home. Fans previously slammed Jenelle and her husband David Eason for killing and eating to their pet goat. 6Chelsea Houska shaded ex co-star Jenelle Evans in her new Instagram Q&ACredit: MTV 6The mother of four said she'd never 'eat' her animals and that they're 'strictly pets,' unlike Jenelle While answering questions from followers on Instagram earlier this week, Chelsea responded to one about the animals she has at her new farmhouse. The curious fan asked: “Will you be raising your cows to eat or just as pets?” Chelsea quickly shut down the idea of the former option, shading Jenelle in the process. She replied: “All of our animals are strictly pets and always will be that way!” This comes after fans slammed Chelsea's ex co-star Jenelle and her husband David for killing and eating their pet goat Elvis. In a video, David talked about killing the goat, which had been born on their farm and raised for...
    A Seattle couple with a two-week-old baby in the car were brutally attacked by a mob of homeless people before running over and killing one of the men during their escape, according to reports.  The wild July 29 altercation was caught on video, which was obtained by KIRO-7 News and published Friday.  It shows the couple in a bare-knuckles brawl with several men and women from a homeless encampment, who were seen in the video using a machete, large pieces of wood, heavy sticks and rocks.  Before the fighting began, the baby's mom goes into the back seat and appears to check on the baby before going fisticuffs with a homeless woman for about 30 seconds.  The fight pitters out, and she returns to the back seat with the baby.   At that point, more than a half dozen homeless people surrounded the couple's car and swung their weapons at the windows and smashed the glass as they made their escape.  The woman in blue joined the fight after going into the back seat and appearing to check on the two-week-old baby ...
    FORMER Chelsea star Michael Ballack’s son’s injuries were so bad emergency responders who battled to save his life after his fatal quad bike accident needed counselling. The heavy vehicle is believed to have landed on the teenager's head from a height of around three feet after fun-loving Emilio, 18, was thrown backwards as he lost control of it. Michael Ballack's son Emilio died after being involved in a quad bike accident 2The 18-year-old followed his famous father around after a magical football careerCredit: Instagram @emilioballack Police and firefighters said the tragedy happened just after 2am on Thursday at the family holiday home in the picture-postcard resort of Troia. On Friday, security guards were patrolling the private street outside the sprawling villa as the tragic youngster’s two brothers and other loved ones holed up inside ahead of the post-mortem. Emilio’s grandmother Karin is believed to have been one of the first to rush to his aid after his accident and made the 999 call. German press have reported his 44-year-old former footballer dad was also at the property along with his...
    Osama bin Laden's final days were marked by rage and frustration because he 'could not stand being out of the spotlight' as the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approached, a new book reveals.  Details of the Al-Qaeda leader's life are laid bare in The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, by journalist and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen, published by Simon & Schuster on Tuesday.  The biography reveals that a decade after the devastating 9/11 attacks, bin Laden felt he was being 'ignored' while holed up at his compound in Pakistan in 2011, a feeling which 'gnawed more than anything.'  With the Arab Spring roiling the Middle East - which Al-Qaeda had no role in - the terrorist leader felt that 'history was passing him by.'  He began to be consumed by paranoia, at one point asking one of his wives when she last visited the dentist fearing a tracking chip had been put into her mouth. He also micromanaged the affairs of Al-Qaeda, even writing up a 10-page memo that detailed how many palm olive trees should...
    Antonia Ashford ,44, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for allegedly killing her husband Roderick Ashford, 47, by shooting him in the face  An associate warden at a Brooklyn federal jail has been arrested for killing her husband by shooting him in the face at their New Jersey residence, police said.    Antonia Ashford, 44, was taken to the Ocean County Jail after cops found her husband, Roderick Ashford, 47, shot dead at their home on Harvey Jones Drive in Jackson Township. Ashford works at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, where alleged Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell is jailed awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.    Ashford was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Police Chief Matthew Kunz said in a statement.  Her husband was a Bureau of Prisons employee in New Jersey, The Washington Post reported.  The Jackson Police Department arrived at the crime scene after receiving a 911 call that a man had been shot. They found...
    Facebook is blasting back against President Biden after he accused the company of 'killing people' by allowing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine to circulate on its platform. On Friday, a Facebook official scathingly told NBC: 'In private exchanges the Surgeon General [Vivek Murthy] has praised our work, including our efforts to inform people about COVID-19... The White House is looking for scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals.' The Biden Administration hoped to have 70 percent of American adults partially vaccinated against COVID by Independence Day - a goal they missed by 3 percent.  The Commander-in-chief has voiced his frustration about vaccine misinformation proliferating on social media, saying it is stopping millions of Americans from getting the jab.  Earlier this week, the White House confirmed it had stepped up COVID-19 misinformation tracking as it tried to tackle slowing rates of vaccination.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki explicitly singled out Facebook saying that influential anti-vaxxers 'remain active' on the site 'despite some even being banned on other platforms'. 'You shouldn't be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation,' she stated on...
    Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images Facebook has responded to President Joe Biden’s remark that the social media is “killing people” by failing to adequately address the spreading of misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines on its platform. On Friday, NBC’s Peter Alexander asked the president, “On Covid misinformation, what’s your message to platforms like Facebook?” Biden responded, “They’re killing people. I mean, they really-look. The only pandemic we have is among [the] unvaccinated. And they’re killing people. Reporter: “On Covid misinformation, what’s your message to platforms like Facebook?” Biden: “They’re killing people” pic.twitter.com/SsSksFzytZ — Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) July 16, 2021 Soon thereafter, NBC’s Dylan Byers obtained a response to Biden’s comments from a Facebook spokesperson: #Break: FACEBOOK responds to Biden’s “They’re killing people” remark >> pic.twitter.com/CIB8tPTwdr — Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) July 16, 2021 We will not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts. The fact is that more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet. More than 3.3 million Americans have...
    More On: belize Socialite charged with killing Belize cop has been arrested again: reports ‘Something that will never leave me’: Socialite breaks silence on death of Belize cop Socialite charged with killing Belize cop reportedly gets into heated exchange with his partner Funeral held for Belize police chief allegedly killed by socialite Jasmine Hartin — the socialite charged with killing a top cop in Belize — has been bailed out of jail by a lawyer outraged at how she’s been “thrown to the wolves” by her common-law family headed by a British billionaire. Hartin, 32, was taken back to jail last week after filming herself angrily confronting Andrew Ashcroft, the 43-year-old son of billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, accusing him of blocking her from seeing their two kids. Lawyer Wendy Auxillou told The Times of London that he stepped forward to post bail to get her out after seeing Hartin “being psychologically and emotionally abused” by the Ashcrofts. “In the beginning, people viewed her as some type of rich entitled kid,” Auxillou said of the initial coverage of Hartin’s arrest for the...
    He was dubbed Jack the Poisoner – a not-so-subtle nod to the infamous unsolved murders that had wrapped London in terror three years earlier. Both serial killers had the same target: women. But in 1891, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream stalked Lambeth not Whitechapel like the sadistic butcher, Jack the Ripper.  The cross-eyed and cocaine-and-opium-using doctor was no novice when he started murdering women in London and had left a trail of victims in Canada and in and around Chicago. 'He had become a killing machine,' Dean Jobb wrote in his new book, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer. By then, he had 'perfected the art of getting people to take poison pills,' he told DailyMail.com, adding that the doctor figured out the best way to mask the bitter taste of strychnine - a pesticide that is now used to kill vermin and birds. The cruel colorless poison has no odor and offers a painful death. Scotland Yard would eventually catch Cream, but it was the doctor himself who lit the path to...
    A Las Vegas father was stabbed 70 times before his body was cut up and burned in a grizzly murder allegedly carried out by his teenage daughter and her boyfriend.  The mutilated remains of Daniel Halseth, 45, were found stuffed in a sleeping bag in the garage of his home on April 9. His daughter, Sierra Halseth, 16, and her boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, 18, were arrested in Utah four days later.  The pair have both been indicted on charges of murder, conspiracy, arson and  robbery, and are being held behind bars.  On Wednesday, an autopsy report released by the Clark County Coroner shed new light on how Daniel Halseth met his violent end.  The coroner determined Daniel had been stabbed 70 times, including 42 times in the back. One of the stab wounds cut through a major artery in his neck, while both of his lungs had been punctured.  He additionally sustained wounds to his shoulders, hands, wrists and fingers. At least one wound appeared to have been made by a saw.  Daniel was 'subsequently mutilated' before being placed into a...
    A suspected serial killer who preyed on young girls and women has been found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old newlywed in Oklahoma more than 20 years ago.  William Lewis Reece, 61, was convicted last week in the killing of Tiffany Johnston in July 1997 after he kidnapped her from an Oklahoma City carwash, sexually assaulted her in a horse trailer and then strangled her. Johnston's partially nude body was found dumped nearby the following day. Years later, DNA testing advances eventually tied Reece to Johnston's killing and he confessed to murdering her in an interview with a Texas Ranger. His confession came while he was already in prison for kidnapping another 19-year-old woman at knifepoint.  Reece was charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in Johnston's cold case killing.  Reece also confessed to killing a woman and two girls in Texas around the same time as Johnston was murdered.  William Lewis Reece, 61, was convicted last week in the killing of Tiffany Johnston in July 1997 after he kidnapped her from an Oklahoma City carwash, sexually assaulted her in a horse trailer...
    Glenn Close says that she carried ‘shame’ and ‘felt horrible’ when she learned that her sister was having suicidal thoughts after decades in which her career kept her apart from her family. The Oscar-nominated actress, 74, spoke candidly to Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry in the most recent episode of their Apple TV+ docuseries special on mental health, The Me You Can't See, that aired on Thursday. On last week’s episode, Close revealed that she still bears psychological scars from a childhood in which she grew up in what she now describes as a ‘cult.’ The Fatal Attraction star also said that her sister, Jessie, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 50 after a lifetime of struggling with suicidal thoughts. Close said that there was a disconnect between her and her family. As she pursued a highly successful acting career in New York, her sister was struggling with turmoil in Montana. Glenn Close, 74, describes the 'shame' she felt when she learned that her sister, Jessie, was having suicidal thoughts The Oscar-nominated actress (center) on...
                                    Presented by Uber     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 589,893; Tuesday, 590,533.  More than a month ago, President BidenJoe BidenMcGahn to testify next week before closed-door House panel over longtime subpoena fight Biden discusses Israel-Gaza cease-fire, Middle East relations with Egypt's al-Sisi EU to sanction Belarus over diverted flight MORE assured George Floyd’s young daughter, Gianna, that her father’s killing left a positive mark on the nation.   A grassroots movement had gained traction. Jurors convicted a white Minneapolis police officer of killing Floyd. Lawmakers in both parties vowed to enact reforms to...
                        Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil McCabe to the newsmakers line to outline his latest article which addresses the Biden death tax that would kill 800,000 jobs. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by the very best Washington correspondent in the country. The Washington Correspondent for The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network, Neil McCabe. Good morning, Neil. McCabe: Good morning, Michael. A pleasure to be with you. Leahy: Every time I turn around, you’re breaking a new story. Your story was filed and published yesterday at The Tennessee Star. GOP’s Top Dog on Ways and Means: Biden’s ‘Death Tax’ Scheme Kills 800K Jobs. Tell us about that. McCabe: Well, Kevin Brady is the ranking Republican on Ways and Means. He was the chairman from November of 2015 until the Republicans lost control of the Chamber...
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