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Adults arrested at New Mexico compound released from jail

Aug. 14 (UPI) — A New Mexico state District Court judge ruled Monday five adults found living in a makeshift compound with 11 malnourished children can be released from jail on bond.

Judge Sarah Backus said she was concerned by troubling facts, but said prosecutors failed prove the group posed a threat to the public so they were each released on a $20,000 bond, ordered to wear ankle monitors and have weekly contact with their attorneys.

The Latest: Report IDs over 1,000 victims of priest abuse

A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims.

The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. The grand jury says it believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands” since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward.

The report says more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period of decades.

A majority of Republicans say the news media is the ‘enemy of the people’

In the poll, which sampled 1,175 voters nationwide during August, 51% of Republican voters said that they view the news media as “enemy of the people,” compared to just 36% who said it is “an important part of democracy.”

Republicans were the only group polled to have a majority view the news media is the enemy of the people. Among all Americans, 65% said the media is an important part of democracy while only 26% characterized the press as the enemy of the people.

Washington Post Gives Pelosi ‘Four Pinocchios’ After She Claimed McConnell Made ‘Racist Statement’ About Obama

Pelosi appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday where she brought up McConnell’s old quote from an inter­view that appeared in the National Journal on Oct. 23, 2010.

“Let me re­mind you that when the Re­pub­lic­ans took pow­er when President Obama was president of the United States, what Mitch McConnell said is, ‘The most im­port­ant thing we can do is to make sure he does not suc­ceed.’ If that wasn’t a rac­ist state­ment. That is un­think­a­ble,” Pelosi said.

Fact checker Glenn Kessler pointed out Pelosi got the timing of Pelosi’s statement mostly right, but notes she twisted McConnell’s words out of context when suggesting it was a “racist statement.” He then included a transcript of McConnell’s interview where the then-Senate minority leader discussed the Republican strategy going into the 2010 midterms.

Poll: Two-thirds want Mueller to end Russia probe before midterms

Majorities in both parties want special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his  investigation into attempted Russian election interference before the midterm elections in November, according to a CNN poll.

In the survey released early Tuesday, majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents all say that the special counsel should issue a report on allegations of connections between the Trump campaign and Moscow before voters head to the polls.

Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention

The boy was the quickest of 35 children, ages 6 to 17, who all eventually hacked into copies of the websites of six swing states during the three-day Def Con security convention over the weekend, the event said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The event was meant to test the strength of U.S. election infrastructure and details of the vulnerabilities would be passed onto the states, it added.

FBI warns about potential ATM hacking scheme

The FBI has started warning banks and financial institutions that hackers could be looking to compromise their ATM systems.

Krebs on Security — a blog run by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs — first broke the story on Sunday. Krebs reported that “cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a highly choreographed, global fraud scheme known as an ‘ATM cash-out.’” The scheme involves a hacker breaking into a bank or payment card processor and using stolen information to withdraw large sums of money.

The FBI sent an alert to banks on Friday warning of this potential threat.

Researchers find security flaws in most tracker apps

That tracker app you installed on your family members’ smartphones may be providing more information than you think, and not just to you.

German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute analyzed 19 legal tracker apps available in the Google Play Store. The researchers closely examined how the apps collect information and how they protect highly sensitive user data.

They concluded that all 19 apps revealed 37 major vulnerabilities, with none of the apps programmed with default security features in place.

More Than Half of Foreign Refugees Are on Taxpayer-Funded Food Stamps

Since 2008, as Breitbart News reported, the U.S. has permanently resettled more than 1.7 million foreign nationals and refugees through a variety of humanitarian programs like the Special Immigrant Juveniles and the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. This is a foreign population larger than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — a city with more than 1.5 million residents.

An annual report by the Office of Refugee Resettlement was analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jason Richwine, in which the analyst revealed that about 56 percent of households headed by foreign refugees who arrived in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015 are using taxpayer-funded food stamps.

ICE removes El Salvadoran national wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — A 32-year-old Salvadoran fugitive, wanted in his home country for homicide, was removed from the U.S. Friday, August 10, by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Brian Alejandro Martinez, who has also gone by the name Maximiliano Cornejo, departed the U.S. and was turned over to Salvadoran law enforcement authorities where he is wanted for the offense of homicide.180814newark-nr

On May 12, 2006, Martinez unlawfully entered the United States near Hidalgo, Texas. Two days later, the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) arrested Martinez in Corpus Christi, Texas. On that same date, he falsely claimed to be a Mexican citizen, and USBP granted him voluntary return to Mexico.  He re-entered the United States at an unknown date and unknown location.

Police: Online love scam leads investigators to killing plot

An online romance scam led investigators to the discovery that a North Carolina woman with financial problems was plotting to kill her 88-year-old mother to get more money to pay the fraudster, police said.1534271867320

Roxanne Reed, 65, appeared to be planning the death of her mother, who shared a small house with her, so she could keep sending money to the scammer who was using romantic pretenses to bilk her, Garner Police Capt. Joe Binns said.

‘Kayak killer’ awarded portion of life insurance money from fiance she killed

A woman dubbed the “kayak killer” — who drowned her fiancé by pulling the plug on the couple’s small boat — was awarded a portion of his $491,000 life insurance payout Monday.

A lawsuit settlement has been reached in the kayak drowning of Vincent Viafore

A lawsuit settlement has been reached in the kayak drowning of Vincent Viafore after his fiancee, Graswald, served prison time for criminally negligent homicide. (AP)

Angelika Graswald and the family of Vincent Viafore came to an agreement that would give the convicted Latvian native a financial settlement, the Poughkeepsie Journalreported.

Florida man arrested for beating 3-year-old girl to death, cops say

A Florida man, upset his girlfriend’s toddler painted on a photo of him, viciously beat the 3-year-old and shoved the naked girl in a shower, where she was found dead Friday, cops said.

Dennys Llopiz, 27, was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Skylar Hartley, Miami Beach Police said, NBC 6 reported.

Dennys Llopiz, 27, was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Skylar Hartley, 3.

Dennys Llopiz, 27, was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Skylar Hartley, 3. (Miami Beach Police Department)

The arrest comes after authorities were called to Llopiz’s home on Friday, where the 3-year-old girl was found naked and unresponsive, the news station reported. The apartment was in “disarray” when officers arrived, according to NBC 6.

Nebraska carries out its first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with the lethal injection of Carey Dean Moore, who fatally shot two cab drivers almost four decades ago. Moore was executed Tuesday with a combination of four drugs that had never been used before in an execution in the United States, including the powerful opioid fentanyl.

Carey Dean Moore, 60, appears in a police booking photo released in Lincoln

Carey Dean Moore, 60, appears in a police booking photo released in Lincoln, by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska, U.S., August 1, 2018.

Moore was one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates. His death comes about three years after Nebraska lawmakers abolished the death penalty, only to have it reinstated the following year through a ballot initiative partially financed by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.

World-renowned lesbian NYU professor suspended after probe finds she sexually harassed gay male student, report says

A world-renowned New York University professor was reportedly suspended for the upcoming school year after she was found to have sexually harassed a gay male student.

Avital Ronell, 66, who is a lesbian, was found to have made unwanted sexual advances and sent sexually charged emails to Nimrod Reitman, 34, according to a Title IX report obtained by The New York Times on Monday. Ronell, an expert in German and comparative literature, had denied the claims against her.

Suicide by plane: Trend has cost the lives of more than 393 people in 4 years

The shocking deaths of two men in just four days who intentionally crashed the airplanes they were piloting highlights a form of suicide that’s gaining more prominence.

Here is a list of other recent crashes involving possible or rumored pilot suicide:

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The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

Britain’s government has kept its threat level for terrorism at severe after a car slammed into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament.

British counter-terrorism police are carrying out three searches in central England as part of an investigation after a car slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

Police say the driver, a 29-year-old UK national, was arrested on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act. He is currently being questioned at a south London police station.

Police say the silver Fiesta, which was privately owned, had travelled from Birmingham to London late on Monday night. It was then driven around the Westminster and Whitehall area from approximately 6 a.m. until the crash at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday.

U.S. official warns of more actions against Turkey if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is warning more economic pressures may be in store for Turkey if it refuses to release a jailed American pastor, a White House official said on Tuesday, in a dispute that has further strained relations between the NATO allies.

The tough message emerged a day after White House national security adviser John Bolton met privately with Turkish ambassador Serdar Kilic about the case of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. Bolton warned him that the United States would not give any ground, a senior U.S. official said.

Italy rescuers search for survivors after motorway collapse kills at least 22

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) – Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 22.Opera Snapshot_2018-08-14_125718_www.reuters.com

While that remained the official death toll, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said from Genoa on Tuesday evening that the number would rise. Italy’s ANSA news agency reported that some 35 probably were killed, citing fire brigade sources.

Waves of garbage crash ashore in stunning footage

Massive waves of swirling, disgusting garbage were captured on video by a college student in Manila Bay.

Piles of trash, plastic bottles and other unidentifiable refuse can be seen rippling and crashing ashore in video and images posted on social media.

Waves of garbage are seen in the Philippines' Manila Bay

Waves of garbage are seen in the Philippines’ Manila Bay. (Matt Doming/Facebook )

Matthew Doming, a student affiliated with the Bedan Environmental Philosophers Organization, which was leading an effort to clean up the Philippines capital waterfront, recorded video of the trash-filled waves.

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Stunning ultra-sleek TMC Dumont motorcycle has record-breaking 36-inch hubless wheels and is powered by an AIRCRAFT engine.

Face transplant gives woman ‘second chance’ 3 years after suicide attempt

Stubblefield, who went through a hard breakup and a series of medical issues over a short period of time, shot herself in the face with her brother’s hunting rifle during a 2014 visit to his Tennessee home. The brother, Robert, told National Geographic that he found the then-18-year-old covered in blood and her face “gone.”Opera Snapshot_2018-08-14_122913_www.facebook.com

According to the report, the bullet tore through her forehead, nose, sinuses, jaw bones and badly damaged her eyes. Surgeons responsible for saving her life in Memphis attempted to cover her facial wound using a tissue graft from her abdomen, but failed, and she arrived at the Cleveland Clinic with “her brain basically exposed.”

Commentary/Opinion:

The violent Left is a serious problem, stop parroting their propaganda

Unlike the crowd that appeared last year in Charlottesville to universal condemnation, these rioters, with their cop-killer rhetoric and their skull-cracking, window-smashing tactics of political persuasion, now hold sway over many weak-minded politicians who sympathize with, collaborate with, or fear them too much to resist.

Even to call them “antifa” or “anti-fascist” is a mistake, an uncritical acceptance of their own euphemisms. Although they are a mix of Marxists and anarchists, they derive that term from Stalinist propaganda that started in the 1930s and picked up again in the 1940s after the Soviet Union abandoned its alliance with Nazi Germany. This word was used by the Soviet communists not only to help in the war effort, but also to reinforce their tyrannical domestic rule.

What Was the Cold War?

The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows.

Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese suffered under Communist tyranny. In this video,

Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts explains why “The Cold War” could just as easily be called “The Third World War.”

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