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Three Las Vegas high school students are killed in spring break crash when their car was hit by a suspected drunken driver in Southern California

Three Las Vegas high school students on spring break have been killed after a suspected drink driver plowed into their car in Southern California.

The red Toyota was left mangled at the intersection of PCH and Magnolia

The red Toyota was left mangled at the intersection of PCH and Magnolia

Bani Duarte, 27, was driving northbound on Pacific Coast Highway when she struck a red Toyota that was stopped at the intersection of PCH and Magnolia.

Bani Duarte, 27,

Bani Duarte, 27, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence

An officer tried to rescue the other three teens but the car burst into flames.

Kentucky cop killer shot dead by authorities in Tennessee

Law enforcement in Tennessee killed the man authorities said posed as a cop and fatally shot an actual police officer after pulling him over in his car.

Hopkinsville Officer Phillip Meachum

Hopkinsville Officer Phillip Meachum was shot and killed by a man allegedly impersonating an officer. He leaves behind his wife and two young children.

James Decoursey, 34, who was considered armed and dangerous, was killed in Clarksville, Tenn., according to a Facebook post by Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

James Decoursey, 34,

Suspect is DECEASED in Clarksville, TN. Killed by law enforcement.

Pathologist: Stephon Clark was shot 8 times, 7 from behind

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to autopsy results released Friday by a pathologist hired by Clark’s family, findings that call into question the department’s assertion that the 22-year-old black man was facing officers and walked toward them when he was killed.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players prompted the NFL to adopt new safety rules designed to prevent concussions, also determined Clark took up to 10 minutes to die.

American service member is among the 2 dead in Syria bombing, officials say

An American was identified Friday as one of the two coalition troops killed yesterday by a roadside bomb in Syria, marking the first time this year a U.S. service member has been killed in action in the war-torn country, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

Burger King manager accused of kidnapping girl, 10, forcing her to wear dog collar for sex

Jonathan Diaz Fundora, 23, of Miami was charged with “kidnapping, sexual battery by a suspect over 18 on a victim under 12, traveling to meet a minor, five counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of directing the sexual performance of a child and two counts of use of a computer to seduce a child,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Jonathan Diaz Fundora was accused of kidnapping

Jonathan Diaz Fundora was accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl and forcing her to have sex with him. (Polk County Sheriff’s Office )

Utah man accused of killing teen couple and dumping their bodies in abandoned mine shaft

A Utah man is accused of killing a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine shaft because he was jealous they were spending time with his girlfriend, police said Thursday.

Jerrod W. Baum, 41

Jerrod W. Baum, 41 was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder, kidnapping, abuse of a dead body and other charges

Jerrod W. Baum, 41 was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder, kidnapping, abuse of a dead body and other charges Wednesday, hours after police recovered the bodies on a shallow ledge inside a deep mine shaft near Eureka, about 75 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Light earthquake shakes southern Alaska’s Cook Inlet region

Officials say a light earthquake has shaken the Cook Inlet region of southern Alaska, not far from Anchorage.

Houston doctor, clinic owner found guilty for opioid ‘pill mill’

March 30 (UPI) — A Houston physician and clinician have been convicted on charges they unlawfully wrote more than 30,000 opioid prescriptions, federal authorities said.

After a nine-day federal trial, Gazelle Craig and Shane Faithful were convicted of one count of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances and three counts of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances.

Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Suggests Repealing the Second Amendment

The chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party is the most high-profile Democratic official in the country to date to call for a repeal of the Second Amendment.

House conservatives to air grievances in new ‘Swamp’ docu-series

Four conservative Republicans in the House are airing their grievances with Washington, including frustrations with GOP leaders, in a new video series slated to be released on Facebook early next week.

In a trailer for “The Swamp,” exclusively obtained by The Hill, Reps. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Rod Blum (R-Iowa) complain about the Washington machine and are cast as people fighting the system.

Judicial Watch Sues for Soros Documents – Files FOIA Lawsuits Against State Department and USAID for Records about Funding and Political Activities of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations

The Soros Open Society Foundations of Romania lawsuit was filed after State and USAID failed to substantively respond to an October 16, 2017, FOIA request seeking among other records:

All records relating to any contracts, grants or other allocations/disbursements of funds by the State Department to the Open Society Foundation – Romania and/or its personnel and/or any OSFR subsidiary or affiliate.

All assessments, evaluations, reports or similar records relating to the work of Open Society Foundation – Romania and/or its subsidiaries or affiliated organizations.

Leaked Facebook ‘ugly truth’ memo about the social network’s growth sparks controversy

“So we connect more people,” he wrote elsewhere in the note. “That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies.

“Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools,” Bosworth added. “The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that  anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good.”

Woman gets 5 years for illegally voting in 2016 presidential election

Mason, who served just under three years in federal prison, argued she was never informed of the law that prevents felons from voting, and didn’t recall reading anything on the form that would exempt her from voting — adding that she would never have voted had she known it would mean going back behind bars.

Army mulls tougher basic training for out-of-shape, undisciplined recruits

“We have every reason to get this right, and far fewer reasons not to,” Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium in Alabama on Monday. “That’s why we are considering several initiatives — from a new physical fitness regime to reforming and extending basic training — in order to ensure our young men and women are prepared for the rigors of high-intensity combat.”

A drill sergeant scolds one of his recruits

A drill sergeant scolds one of his recruits inside the soldiers barracks during basic training at the Fort Sill Army Post in Fort Sill, Okla. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

TIM ALLEN’S ‘LAST MAN STANDING’TOP OF FOX’S REBOOT LIST

The reboot bug has bitten FOX hard, and the biggest beneficiary is Tim Allen‘s recently-canceled show, “Last Man Standing.”

Our FOX sources tell us Allen’s show — which was controversially canceled last year — is now under serious consideration for a reboot. There were rumors the show was canceled because of Allen’s personal conservative affiliations — he compared being a conservative in Hollywood to 1930’s Nazi Germany, as well as the conservative character he portrayed on the show.

World News:

‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile again test-launched by Russia, as Putin brags of ‘invulnerable’ arsenal

Russia’s defense ministry released a video purportedly showing the Sarmat ICBM blasting off in spectacular fashion from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in its northern Arkhangelsk province, the move coming just hours after the Kremlin announced it would expel 60 American diplomats and close the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg in retaliation for U.S. measures taken in response to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

At least 7 dead, 500 hurt after clashes along Israel-Gaza border

Israel’s military said ahead of the protests it doubled its standard troop level along the border, deploying snipers, special forces and paramilitary border police units, which specialize in riot control. The military said it would not allow the crowds to breach the fence or damage military infrastructure.

A Palestinian demonstrator holds an axe during clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian demonstrator holds an axe during clashes with Israeli troops, during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza, demanding the right to return to their homeland, the southern Gaza Strip March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

On Friday, mosques across Gaza called on Palestinians to join the protests. Buses took protesters to the border area, and, by noon, thousands had arrived at the encampments.

How the U.N. Helps Hamas, Hezbollah Wage War Against Israel

It is a sad irony that an organization founded in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent war and protect human rights now helps advance the cause of terrorist groups seeking to destroy the Jewish state.

Hamas

The U.N. is now demanding that Jerusalem pay compensation for damage that Israel’s military did to seven U.N. facilities in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel

Yet officials at the United Nations do not blink when they direct all of their ire, all of their moral righteousness at Israel, the lone democracy in the Middle East—not at the world’s belligerent, authoritarian regimes in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere.

U.N. ends peacekeeping mission in Liberia after 15 years

March 30 (UPI) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the government of Liberia for turning “the page on crisis and conflict” as the United Nations ended its mission in the west African nation Friday.

U.N. peacekeepers departed Liberia after nearly 15 years in the wake of two deadly civil wars.

U.N. blacklists dozens of ships, companies over North Korea smuggling

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations Security Council committee blacklisted 21 shipping companies, 27 ships and one individual on Friday over illegal North Korean oil and coal smuggling.

Trump tells advisers he wants U.S. out of Syria: senior officials

Trump is spending Easter weekend at his Palm Beach, Florida, estate. During a speech in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday, he revealed his desire to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria and turn over security to regional countries.

He said that based on allied victories against Islamic State militants, “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon.”

Immigration:

Trump wall would stretch 1,000 miles on border

The Trump administration’s plans for a border wall will put about 1,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border behind some barrier — up from 654 miles right now, the Border Patrol said Friday.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes

FILE – In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border

“That will make a major difference,” said Ronald D. Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as he briefed reporters on progress in building the wall.

He said wall construction is already underway in Calexico, California, thanks to money the Trump administration won last year, and up to 100 miles of additional wall money was approved in the new 2018 spending bill President Trump signed last week.

CHINESE EXCHANGE STUDENT THREATENED TO “SHOOT UP” HIGH SCHOOL IN PA.

According to the Upper Darby Police, the suspect, An Tso Sun, had a slew of items in his home including: a military-style ballistic vest; high-powered crossbow with scope and light; arrows; 29 rounds of 9mm ammunition; a strangling device; a “military” ski mask; and ear protectors for firing.

CUBAN NATIONAL MURDERED, DISMEMBERED MAN IN LOUISIANA

Authorities said Perez-Espinosa encouraged the victim to move in with his ex-girlfriend, but then he returned and moved in with them both two months later. They accused him of sexually assaulting the ex-girlfriend on the day Portales-Lara was last seen alive.

Perez-Espinosa testified Monday that the dead man cut his own throat.

Check This Out:

Air Force pilot snaps amazing Northern Lights pictures

A U.S. Air Force pilot has captured incredible close-up pictures of the Northern Lights from the cockpit of his plane.

U.S. Air Force pilot Ross Franquemont

U.S. Air Force pilot Ross Franquemont captured the images of the Northern Lights 70,000 feet over Canada. (Extreme Ross Photography/Caters)

The New York Post reports that Ross Franquemont was 70,000 feet over Canada in his U-2 Dragon Lady when he encountered the amazing natural light show.

The Extreme Wheelchair That’s Built Like a Tank

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