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Update: Broken Arrow police receive phone call from alleged kidnapped woman, suspect

Broken Arrow police say a woman who may have been kidnapped and man who may have taken her called to say she was safe, but authorities are continuing their search for them Tuesday afternoon.

Morgan Rower allegedly kidnapped by Justin Korf,

Morgan Rower is believed to be in imminent danger after she was allegedly kidnapped by Justin Korf, police said. (Facebook/Broken Arrow Police Department)

Police have been searching for Justin Korf, 36, since he allegedly kidnapped 29-year-old Morgan Bower following a domestic dispute Monday evening.

On Tuesday, Korf and Brewer reportedly called detectives and said the woman was safe, Broken Arrow Police spokesman James Koch said. However, they would say not where they were.

Koch said Rower is no longer believed to be in imminent danger but added that police would continue looking for her until she is confirmed to be safe.

It’s possible, he said, that Korf is forcing the victim to lie to police.

DPH: Two cases of measles confirmed in New Haven Co.

Officials said two children under a year old from the same household had traveled internationally and were infected outside the country.

Measles is a highly contagious

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It causes fever, red and sore eyes, runny nose, cough and a rash. It can cause deadly health complications, including pneumonia and encephalitis. It is spread by contact with an infected person through coughing or sneezing. It can remain in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours.

The DPH is working to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures said officials in a statement.

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

Over the weekend, about 600 migrants arrived via train in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. The group plans to continue to Tijuana in the next few days.

Three Mexican film students were killed, their bodies dissolved in acid, authorities say

Last month, three Mexican university students were filming a school project when they disappeared. The last time they were seen alive, they were being forced into a car by two armed men dressed as police officers in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, in the western state of Jalisco.

For more than a month, the case of the missing students remained a mystery. But on Monday, Mexican authorities revealed gruesome details from their investigation.

Border patrol detains 59 illegal immigrants found inside tractor-trailer in Texas

Border patrol agents at a checkpoint in Laredo, Texas on Friday discovered 59 illegal immigrants packed in the back of a tractor-trailer trying to enter the United States, officials announced Tuesday.

Fifty-nine illegal immigrants were found trying to enter the U.S. inside of a tractor-trailer.

Fifty-nine illegal immigrants were found trying to enter the U.S. inside of a tractor-trailer. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The immigrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Honduras and Peru.

The driver and a passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested, however, charges against them were not formally announced.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Ice cream and slices of a Hannah Montana-themed birthday cake were being served at a 9-year-old girl’s party outside a Fort Worth apartment when a man dressed in black got out of a car, grabbed a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle from the trunk and opened fire.

About 20 people — more than a dozen of them children — scurried to get inside the home. Six were hit. Two of them were killed: Annette Stevenson, 48, and her 5-year-old granddaughter, Queshawn Stevenson.

Erick Daniel Davila, 31, is scheduled to be executed

A former Fort Worth street gang member, Erick Daniel Davila, 31, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for the slayings 10 years ago.

A former Fort Worth street gang member, Erick Daniel Davila, 31, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for the slayings 10 years ago.

Florida sheriff takes zero-tolerance approach to school threats, arrests almost 30 students in 2 months

A 14-year-old middle school student in Volusia County, Fla. was arrested March 1 after he reportedly said he was going to be the next school shooter. The same day, in the same county, a 14-year-old female high school student was arrested for tapping a school employee on the shoulder and saying “bang, bang.”

School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters

National surveys and statewide reports indicate that the majority of likely voters support the use of taxpayer money to fund school choice programs.

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are one type of school choice program parents are using nationally to customize their children’s education, and the majority of those surveyed cite positive results. Roughly one dozen states have ESA programs in place; six states have enacted ESA laws, and at least 22 state legislatures are considering ESA legislation.

Kent State professor charged with lying to the FBI, banned from campus

A controversial Ohio college professor who has been accused of being an ISIS sympathizer was suspended and banned from campus after he was slapped with federal charges.

Julio Pino, a Kent State University associate history professor

A Kent State spokesperson told Fox News that Pino – who has worked at KSU since 1992 and specializes in Latin History and the Third World – was suspended and prohibited from entering the Kent State campus Monday after charges were filed in federal court.

Julio Pino, a Kent State University associate history professor known for his fiery anti-Israel rhetoric, became the focus of a 2016 FBI investigation after he was accused of using his position on campus to influence students to support the Islamic State, FOX 8 reported.

Diamond and Silk sticking to their story: We never had direct communication with Facebook

Trump supporters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, more commonly known as Diamond and Silk, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday after saying they were censored on Facebook.

Although Facebook has said they had direct communication with the duo, they plan on sticking to their story while testifying that they were never contacted by Facebook in regards to allegations that their Facebook presence was unsafe to the community, the sisters told Business Insider.

Petition to fire Fresno State professor attracts 10,000 signatures

A petition to fire the Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “an amazing racist” has attracted over 10,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

The appeal calls upon California State University, Fresno to terminate the employment of English professor Randa Jarrar for comments she made about Bush shortly after her death.

Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar

Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar who called the late Barbara Bush “an amazing racist”

“Immediate termination of Professor Randa Jarrar for racism and inflammatory comments regarding a former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush,” the petition reads.

Politics/ Deep State:

Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million

The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia.

Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law.

Treasury Dept. Kills 305 Obsolete Rules, Introduces 250 Deregulatory Initiatives

The Treasury Department recently released a report detailing its progress on the path of regulatory reform.

The Treasury said it’s rolled back 305 regulations, including 298 outdated IRS rules since President Trump took office.

The department also said it has dropped 94 rules from its regulatory agenda annually, and introduced zero new regulations.

Sen. Sanders to announce proposal promising jobs to all Americans

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to announce a federal jobs proposal that would guarantee a job with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American “who wants or needs one,” The Washington Post reports.

The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American.

Sanders’s office has yet to release the details of the plan’s funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.

Rep. Rooney explains plan to limit ‘career politicians’

Florida Congressman Francis Rooney wants to drop House and Senate members salaries to just $1 a year after 12 years of service.

Tech Watch:

Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer.

Now Amazon.com Inc. is working on another big bet: robots for the home.

The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans.

Christian Publisher Says Google Banned It Over ‘Faith We Express’

Google ads has refused to do business with a Christian publishing house “because of the faith we express on our website,” said Concordia Publishing House CEO Bruce Kintz in a Facebook post today.

“Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the cph.org domain. They stated the reason is because of the faith we express on our website,” Kintz wrote. “[A CPH associate] was told, as an example, that things like our bible (sic) challenge on our [Vacation Bible School] webpage would clearly need to come down before they could consider us for ads.”

YouTube removed 8M videos in 3 months, and machines did most of the work

YouTube has been having a torrid time of late with a number of high-profile brands pulling their ads from the streaming service after discovering some were being run alongside extreme content.

To reassure advertisers and deter the interest of regulators, YouTube recently decided to begin posting a quarterly Community Guidelines Enforcement Report highlighting its efforts to purge the site of content that breaches its terms of service.

Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

The code would include a pledge for greater transparency, so users would be made aware why their Facebook or Twitter feed was presenting them with certain adverts or stories. Another proposal is for political adverts to be accompanied with information about who paid for them.

“If we are not able to make fast enough progress on voluntary basis, then as we have done in some other areas, we may have to view whether or not we need to look at other alternatives, including of a regulatory nature.”

Britain’s best-known money-saving expert sues Facebook over fake ads

Martin Lewis is well-known among Brits for his encyclopedic knowledge of all things financial. His TV shows and countless media appearances cover a huge range of money-related topics,

Having told Facebook multiple times that he never does ads, Lewis said the company should be able to quickly remove the content, or, using its facial recognition technology, stop it from appearing at all.

But the money-saving expert has become fed up with what he sees as Facebook’s lax response to his complaints about the ads and is suing the company for defamation.

Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service

Facebook for years has had “community standards” for what people can post. But only a relatively brief and general version was publicly available, while it had a far more detailed internal document to decide when individual posts or accounts should be removed.

World News:

Father says UK doctors surprised sick child still alive

LONDON – The father of a terminally ill British toddler says the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die.

James Evans says his 23-month-old son, Alfie, survived for six hours with no assistance, and that doctors are now providing oxygen and hydration.

He was taken off life support after a series of court rulings backed doctors who said further treatment was futile.

His parents, who have support from Pope Francis, want to take him to Italy for treatment at a Vatican hospital.

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

Even as donor nations raise money for Syria’s neighbors to host refugees of the country’s civil war, a leading international rights group and the U.N.’s refugee agency say Lebanese authorities are evicting refugees from towns and camps in the country on questionable legal grounds.

Mohsin, from Syria’s third largest city Homs, said on the second order to move he went to a local official to ask for help.

“He said, go back to Syria,” said Mohsin. Neither the local official nor the military could be reached for comment.

Swedish woman who accompanied two Afghans to prove that xenophobes are wrong, is raped and abused

A middle-aged Swedish woman was raped and abused by two Afghan asylum seekers in their asylum accommodation, Fria Tider reports. The woman, who was a member of a Facebook group against migrant deportations, tried to prove that xenophobes are wrong about the fact that Afghans are dangerous.

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Puerto Rico’s Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after Hurricane Maria.

The agencies have five days to present a plan on how and when they will address the needs of rural towns.

Commentary Opinion:

America’s Unsustainable Empire

How long can this country, with its shrinking share of global GDP, sustain its expanding commitments to confront and fight all over the world?

U.S. planes and ships now bump up against Russians in the Baltic and Black seas. We are sending Javelin anti-tank missiles to Kiev, while NATO allies implore us to bring Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance.

This would mean a U.S. guarantee to fight an alienated, angered and nuclear-armed Russia in Crimea and the Caucasus.

Sixteen years after 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, we are still there, assisting Afghan troops against a Taliban we thought we had defeated.

Mike Huckabee on why Americans should care about Alfie Evans

The terminally ill toddler was taken off of life sustaining measures in Britain, but Alfie Evans is still fighting; reaction from the former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor on ‘Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.’

Gorka and Concha on latest developments in Russia probe

Devin Nunes makes bombshell claim about the Russia investigation.

Ingraham: Trump vs. the GOP again

More than a year into the president’s term you’d think Republicans would understand that the only way forward is to unify behind the Trump agenda.

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