News and Headlines. 1/9/2018

Thousands of flying foxes are ‘boiled alive,’ freaking people out as they fall from the sky

Stephen K. Bannon Steps Down from Breitbart News Network

Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012.

Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.

Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

Two Florida lawmakers admit affair and apologize as legislative session opens

Braynon, a Democrat, is the leader of the 15-member Senate Democratic Caucus. Flores, a Republican, chairs the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and is one of Senate President Joe Negron’s closest advisers.

Flores and Braynon Herald files

Florida State Senators Anitere Flores, left, and Oscar Braynon. Miami Herald file photo

Melania Gives Thanks To The Men And Women In Blue On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

“Thank you to the brave men & women who sacrifice so much to protect & keep us safe. We appreciate all that you & your families do!,” she wrote.

Melania Trump National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The first lady shared a photo to social media along with a touching message of gratitude for the men and women who lay their lives on the line every day to keep America safe

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ, City of NY and NYPD for Information on Unsolved Murder of a New York Policeman at Nation of Islam Mosque

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed suit against the Justice Department, as well as the City of New York and the New York Police Department (NYPD), to compel these state and federal agencies to release information regarding the April 14, 1972 murder of police officer Phillip Cardillo at a mosque in Harlem. Cardillo was killed while responding to a fake “10-13” officer in distress phone call

33% Of NFL Fans ‘Purposely Stopped Watching’ This Season; Playoff Ratings Plunge

Lately, a lot of people are saying, “No, we are not ready for some football.”

Ratings have been dropping throughout this 2017 NFL season, which has been lackluster at best. Players have embarrassed themselves by protesting during the national anthem (again, we respect their right to protest whatever they want, just do it off the field).

Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona.

The 85-year-old Arpaio could shake up the late August Republican primary in a critical open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Trump pardoned Arpaio last summer, sparing the former sheriff jail time after he was convicted of ignoring a federal court order in a racial-profiling case.

New York Dem charged with stealing Sandy money from FEMA

A New York Democratic assemblywoman was indicted Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including the agency in charge of Hurricane Sandy relief.

The Department of Justice announced that Pamela Harris, a New York state assemblywoman, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and obstructing justice.

Porn star Olivia Nova dies at 20, latest in string of deaths to rock adult industry

Arkansas man accused of killing wife after she changed channel from football game

An Arkansas man was charged with capital murder Monday after he reportedly murdered his wife for turning off a football game.

Tony Thomas, 58, of Carlisle, admitted to investigators that he fatally stabbed his wife, Elke, on Nov. 19 after she changed the television channel from football while he was taking a smoke break outside, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Fugitive Michigan couple accused in torture death of girl, 4, arrested in Georgia

A fugitive Michigan mother and her boyfriend accused of torturing and killing the woman’s four-year-old daughter were arrested in Georgia Tuesday.

Renea Diaz, 24, and her boyfriend, Brad Edward Fields, 28,

Sumpter Township Police Department (Candice Renea Diaz, 24, and her boyfriend, Brad Edward Fields, 28, were arrested near the Georgia-Florida line Tuesday.)

Candice Renea Diaz, 24, and Brad Fields, 28, were captured by U.S. Marshals in Lake Park near the Florida state line, the Sumpter Township Police Department confirmed. The couple face charges of felony murder, second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and torture in the death of Gabby Barrett.

Woman arrested in connection to Washington state deputy’s death, authorities say

Authorities have arrested a third person in connection to the deadly shooting of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy, a sheriff’s department spokesperson said Tuesday.

A 52-year-old woman, believed to be “the getaway driver” for two suspects in Sunday’s attempted home invasion that left Deputy Daniel A. McCartney dead, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree rendering criminal assistance, The News Tribune reported.


Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’

El Salvador To Lobby On Behalf Of 200K Migrants Facing Deportation From U.S

Martinez said the U.S. needs to come up with a better solution to allow the people to stay.

“We will work tirelessly, we will continue to work tirelessly with the United States Congress to reach a permanent solution for these 195,000 compatriots who work and live in the United States,” stated Martinez.

LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”

Border Patrol Agents Facing Increased Incidents of Violence, Assaults


Groups in Mexico Push to Reclaim California, End Hidalgo Treaty

As open borders lobbyists push for an amnesty by way of a “DACA fix” or the DREAM Act, others are challenging the legitimacy of the current U.S. – Mexico border.  Some prominent Mexicans are making the case that Mexico should return to its 1848 boundaries, by eliminating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, a treaty that gave the U.S. large swaths of territory in the southwest.  These were territories that were in dispute after the end of Spanish colonial rule in the area. At the end of the Mexican-American War, some 90 percent of residents in these territories chose to become U.S. citizens rather than Mexican citizens.

Tech Watch:

Go ahead, upload that song — Facebook reaches deal with Sony/ATV Music

Facebook’s two billion users can now add three million more songs to their posts without infringing on copyright. On Monday, January 8, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Facebook announced a deal that allows musicians to earn royalties from music shared on the social network. The agreement means users can freely share songs from the label, and is the second deal of its kind in a span of less than a month.

World News:

How a German children’s channel promotes child marriages with migrants

A film on the German children’s channel KIKA has sparked controversy in the country.

The film had already aired in November, but it gained relevance after a German girl was murdered by a migrant last month and another almost drowned by her migrant boyfriend. Both cases were relationship related.

Children’s channel KIKA broadcasted the program about a 16-year-old German girl, Malvina, who fell in love with a Syrian Muslim migrant called Diaa. At first the age of Diaa was 17, but later KIKA corrected that to 19, in a special statement.

Teen behind London acid attacks begs court for mercy: ‘I really didn’t appreciate the damage’

VIDEO > British acid attack survivor calls for tougher sentencing

British acid attack survivor calls for tougher sentencing

British acid attack survivor calls for tougher sentencing

Commentary / Opinion:

Mark Steyn Reacts to Oprah’s Speech

Politicizing Steele’s Raw, Unverified ‘Intelligence’

At the height of the campaign, Obama officials shared dossier claims with Congress and the FISA Court.

When you look at it hard, two conclusions are impossible to escape: First, at the height of the 2016 campaign, Obama intelligence officials anxiously adopted Christopher Steele’s allegations of traitorous conduct by then-candidate Donald Trump rather than first subject his “dossier” to rigorous investigation — even though Steele himself admits that his “raw,” “unverified” reports might not be true.

Second, at the same time the FBI was receiving Steele’s reports — which were based on multiple-hearsay from anonymous Russian sources, and paid for by the Clinton campaign — Obama intelligence officials were briefing congressional leaders about them, thereby ensuring that they’d be publicized just six weeks before Election Day.

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