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News and Headlines. 7/15/2019


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California casino roof collapse leaves multiple people injured, authorities say

The roof of a Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena partially collapsed on Monday.
The roof of a Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena partially collapsed on Monday. (Gardena Police Department)

First responders rushed to Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena after a portion of the roof near the building’s center caved in.

Police called the scene an “active incident” and said there were “unknown injuries” at this time.

While police didn’t immediately confirm the number of injured, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said 11 people were injured, with one “moderate” and 10 minor injuries. Seven people were transported to the hospital, fire officials said.

Man gets life plus 419 years in deadly Charlottesville car attack

James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

Fields was sentenced last month to life in prison on 29 federal hate crime charges.

The state sentence is mainly symbolic given his previous sentence on the federal charges.

“For his purposes, he has one life to give, so this is a largely academic exercise,” noted Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University.

Boston Sued For Booting Christian Flag, While Allowing Islamic Symbols

Camp Constitution, a Judeo-Christian advocacy group, requested that the city of Boston fly the flag back in September of 2017 and again in 2018 as part of Constitution Day.

The city refused, despite approving 248 other flags, according to a Fox News report.

The Vatican flag, a symbol of the Catholic papacy, has also gotten the boot from Boston when they wanted to fly their colors.

Nevertheless, the City aims to create a society of “inclusion” and “respect,” their website says.

“City officials have never denied the ‘messages’ communicated by Boston Pride and the pink and blue ‘transgender’ flag, and even the flags of Communist China and Cuba, but will not allow the civic and historical Christian message of Camp Constitution.

Boston has allowed the pride flag, Turkish flag, communist Chinese flag and Cuban flag — among others — to fly high and proud above city hall.

Construction Workers Save 2-Month-Old Baby, Toddler, Dropped From Burning Building

Construction crews working on a roof in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were able to rescue the children before firefighters arrived after a fire broke out in the apartment building next door, an ABC affiliate reported.

Brothers Mason Fierro and Jermaine Gallien ran over to the apartment building after they saw a man yelling for help from a second story window.

“We saw him hanging out of the window with his baby, his two month old baby,” Fierro said.

Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Horton’s restaurant

The toddler had come to work with his mother, an employee at the donut shop on Union Ave. in Rochester, officials said. She called cops shortly before 11 a.m. moments after her son wandered away from her side.

Camp said “a witness” found the boy, who was not identified, within minutes and removed him from the grease pit.

Camp described the grease pit as similar to a manhole, just steps from the rear of the donut shop. The lid covering it was plastic.

3-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Road Rage Incident

Brooklyn Harris, 3, was in the vehicle with her mother and siblings when the car almost collided with another vehicle, according to a report published by Kron4.

After the vehicles almost crashed, the driver of the other car allegedly opened fire on the family.

The bullet struck and killed Brooklyn.

The road rage incident is still under investigation by police. It is unclear what charges the suspect could end up facing.

Area 51 expert on social media campaign to ‘storm’ top-secret site: Military won’t let anyone get close

One million Facebook users have now responded that they would go to a Facebook event scheduled for Sept. 20 at 3:00 a.m., with the creator writing “they can’t stop all of us.”

The social media campaign made national headlines as it grew last week, forcing the Air Force, which runs the installation, to respond and caution UFO enthusiasts against traveling to the area.

“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. …

The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” spokeswoman Laura McAndrews told The Washington Post.

Abby Johnson: I went to border to help people. Members of Congress were shocked when I asked them to help, too

Abby Johnson (in shorts and black top) speaking with Democratic members of Congress
Abby Johnson (in shorts and black top) speaking with Democratic members of Congress at the respite center in McAllen, Texas. (Courtesy of the author)

A man from a local church in Houston heard about our efforts and donated an 18-wheeler to haul the items to McAllen.

Over $120,000 worth of items were donated, which was used to purchase water, pull-ups, powdered milk, and a host of other supplies to bring with us.

When we got to the respite center on Saturday there was a press conference with several Democratic members of Congress at the same location.

They were dressed in starched suits and pressed dresses, pants, high heels, and polished shoes.

I headed into the center in shorts and a T-shirt I had snagged from Groupon, minutes after pumping milk for my six-week-old baby, and walked up to the group after their photo-op because I had something to say.

I introduced myself and said we had an 18-wheeler arriving at the respite center in the next 20 minutes full of supplies for these poor people, who had nothing and needed help unloading it.

If they truly wanted to help, they could lend a hand in unloading the semi-truck in the 102-degree heat with all of us women who came from all over Texas to help.

This is CNN? Network apparently recently glorified ICE detention center attacker

Willem Van Spronsen, 69, sent a manifesto to friends the day before the assault in which he wrote, “I am Antifa,” and now he is lionized by members of the leftwing group as a “martyr.”

He also appears to have been part of a May 5 episode of CNN’s “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell.

The heavily promoted CNN show featured Bell explaining the “Redneck Revolt,” which he identified as gun-toting liberals who defend the Second Amendment and seek to battle the “alt-right” and neo-Nazis.

Bell called them “good guys,” going to a gun range with members and even questioning why “more white people” don’t share their viewpoints.

Politics:

President Trump Hosts the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase

Jeffrey Epstein’s Ties to Bill Clinton

Questions surrounding Epstein have existed for a long time, including his relationship to former President Bill Clinton, who, according to flight logs, flew on Epstein’s personal jet 26 times.

We explore their relationship.

CNN Personality Says Melania Trump, Ted Cruz Should Go Back To Their Own Countries

Trump tweeted Sunday that “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” He added that the women should “then come back and show us how it’s done.” The tweet sparked outrage among Democrats.

Navarro took to CNN Sunday to discuss Trump being “a racist,” appearing to use the “eye-for-an-eye” tactic. She suggested that people like Melania, Rubio and Cruz, all Republicans, should also go back to their home countries.

Trump has nominated over 125 judges, solidifying his judicial legacy

When the Senate approved Daniel Bress to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last week, the number ticked up to 127, which puts him at a similar pace as previous presidents, except for one thing.

While Trump has already nominated two Supreme Court justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, in highly contested political battles, the courts under the highest court are vital and his progress has largely gone under the radar while his picks have been praised for their bent on religious liberty.

Trump is far ahead of recent presidents for appeals court confirmations, which an analyst calls the “big leagues” of the judiciary system.

Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey.

In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

The latest change is meant to crack down on asylum seekers coming to the U.S. more for economic reasons than to escape persecution in their home countries.

The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.

Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement that the change would curb “forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”

Google, Facebook and Twitter sent letters about deepfakes by Rep. Schiff

A deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spread across the web earlier this year.

Schiff’s letter to Facebook included questions such as whether it has a written policy on deepfake content, as well as whether the social media company is conducting research into techniques for detecting the manipulated content.

On the other side of the spectrum, the representative’s letter to Google asked if deepfake content is included in YouTube advertising.

Lastly, to Twitter a question Schiff posed was how many views the doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received.

World News:

Man detained in American scientist’s murder in Greece

This undated photo provided by her family shows Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist. UNCREDITED / AP

Forensic pathologists who carried out the postmortem on Eaton told CBS News that Eaton died a slow death.

Greek officials say Eaton was suffocated to death and then dumped in the dank, labyrinthine World War II-era bunker.

Authorities said the 27-year-old man held Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton’s slaying.

The man was brought in for questioning and he allegedly confessed a few hours later, CBS News has confirmed.

Georgia man confirmed dead in Dominican Republic only the latest case in string of American fatalities there

Tracy Jerome Jester, Jr., a 31-year-old from Georgia, died after a day of sightseeing with his sister, his family said. It was not immediately clear what resort the Forsyth native stayed at during his trip.

“We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in the Dominican Republic in March 2019,” a state department spokesperson told ABC News in a statement Sunday.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we do not have additional information to provide.”

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico’s resort-filled Yucatan

The civil protection coordinator for the state of Quintana Roo said Sunday the fire has already consumed 600 hectares (1,500 acres) of brush and other plants.
(SEMA via AP) (Associated Press)

The Quintana Roo Environment Department says the fire’s advance across the brush and grasslands has slowed as of Monday.

Environment Secretary Afredo Arellano told Imagen Radio that drought and intense heat contributed to the fire.

More than 50 firefighters and a water-dropping Air Force helicopter are working to control the blaze.

Human-sized giant barrel jellyfish spotted by divers off U.K. coast


Spend 2 minutes of the end of WILD OCEAN WEEK watching this beautiful moment where I come face to face with a barrel jellyfish THE SAME SIZE AS ME while diving off of the coast of Falmouth

The cream-colored jellyfish was spotted off the coast of Cornwall, England.

The size — and location — of the barrel jellyfish shocked many, but Daly says the creature isn’t all that unusual.

“It’s known to get this large, but I haven’t seen one this big,” Daly told CBS News. “Dan said he hasn’t seen one this big either.”

“Their appearance is quite distinctive… They’re the largest jellyfish you can get here in the U.K. waters,” Daly said.

“They’re not a threat to humans. They have a mild sting, but wouldn’t cause damage to humans.”

Commentary/Opinion:

How to Become a Dangerous Person

How do you become “dangerous”?

Writer and Portland-based podcaster Nancy Rommelmann would have thought she was the last person to answer that question — until she publicly dared to raise some questions about the #MeToo movement.

Then her life suddenly changed and she became public enemy number one.

She tells her astonishing story — what happened and why — in this compelling video.

Tucker Carlson: ‘Guys Who Are Literally Armed With Steel Bars And Have Black Masks On Are Calling Other People Fascists’

The Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder made the comments as a keynote speaker for the National Conservatism Conference in Washington D.C. on Monday.

He continued to describe how what the left fears about themselves, they will transfer onto you. He stated that once you understand the concept of what the left is doing, it applies to almost anything.

“It’s the Rosetta Stone for their behavior,” Carlson continued.

“And if you’re me … the most bewildering of all is: ‘you’re a racist, you’re a racist’…

I guess at this point I should just admit it, but I’m actually not,” said Carlson. “I make an affirmative case against racism like all the time on my show.”

Carlson then referred to the time when an Antifa mob showed up to his door: “I wake up and open my door to get the paper, you’re a racist!”

“It’s amazing that the people who are so focused on the subject of race are the ones who are denouncing everyone else as racist,” he said.

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