News and Headlines. 10/24/2019

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In The News:

Jason McLean, former Children’s Theatre teacher accused of child sex abuse, returns to U.S.

Jason Mclean at the Loring Pasta bar in Dinky Town, Minneapolis, summer of 2014
Jason Mclean at the Loring Pasta bar in Dinky Town, Minneapolis, summer of 2014

Now, McLean, who faces more than $6 million in judgments against him, has returned to the U.S., resurfacing in Oakland, Calif., where he owns a restaurant and bar called Small Wonder.

Jeff Anderson, the attorney for plaintiffs in cases against McLean and the Children’s Theatre, said he was “a little surprised” to learn that McLean had returned to the U.S., but “I’ve never underestimated his hubris, his arrogance or the danger that he poses.”

Security guard killed in armored car robbery in northwest Houston

A security guard was killed in an armored car robbery Thursday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to authorities.

Houston police homicide detectives, as well as the FBI’s violent crime task force, are on the scene.

WATCH: Man Shoves Woman Head First into Subway Car in Brooklyn

The video shows the man jumping up and screaming, “What!” several times before initially shoving another person around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The suspect then allegedly pummeled the woman using both hands before shoving her face-first into the stopped train.

Someone reported the incident to the New York Police Department (NYPD), but the crowd dissipated by the time officers arrived, the New York Post reported.

K-9 Detects Heroin Hidden in Migrant Woman’s Groin, Says Border Patrol

Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector

Border Patrol officials said the heroin weighed about 295 grams. The report did not disclose the value of the illicit drug.

Agents arrested the woman and charged her with narcotics smuggling, according to the Border Patrol press release.

Officials did not disclose if the agency seized the vehicle or if the driver was involved in the failed drug smuggling attempt.

Elsewhere in the Tucson Sector, agents assigned to the State Route 85 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Phoenix woman after they discovered two illegal aliens hidden in the trunk of her Nissan Altima.

A Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the possible presence of drug or human cargo in the vehicle’s trunk during the primary inspection.

Dan Brouillette: American ‘Gains’ to Reduce Pollution ‘Offset’ by China in ‘One Month’


Brouillette spoke with Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow regarding America’s leadership to reduce pollution, President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty, and new initiatives the DOE is pursuing to reduce carbon emissions.

His interview with Breitbart News Daily follows as Energy Secretary Rick Perry plans to step down, and Trump nominated Brouillette to be the next secretary.

Trump announced late Wednesday night that he will confirm one of his key 2016 presidential campaign promises by withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

Brouillette said that the country, under Trump, has managed to reduce emissions beyond other Paris treaty signatories while growing the American economy.

“There is not a single signatory to that accord that has come close to the United States’ record on the environment,” Brouillette said. “Not a single signatory.”

Hundreds flee Northern California wildfire amid blackouts

Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Authorities ordered the entire community of Geyserville to evacuate after the fire in the Sonoma County wine region north of San Francisco grew to more than 15 square miles (39 square kilometers).

The town has about 900 residents and is a popular stop for wine country tourists.

The blaze started around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cause was not yet known, but strong, dry winds with gusts of up to 70 mph (113 kph) have affected much of the state, including that area.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Disgraced WeWork CEO gets $1 7 billion payout

Disgraced WeWork CEO gets $1.7 billion payout.

Brown University professor Mark Blyth breaks down the business model for WeWork and where things went wrong for CEO Adam Neumann.

Catholic priests in Colorado sexually abused over 160 children in the past 70 years

The report, compiled by the Colorado Attorney General’s office with the support of the state’s three Catholic dioceses, found over 120 incidents of abuse in the Archdiocese of Denver, at least 36 incidents in the Diocese of Pueblo, and at least three instances of abuse in the Diocese of Colorado Springs going back to 1950.

An examination of diocesan records in conjunction with follow-up investigations found most of the victims were boys between the ages of 10 and 14, and just five priests were responsible for 102 cases of abuse.

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver issued an apology “for the pain and hurt that this abuse has caused.”

‘Completely ludicrous’: Oxford bans clapping for being an ‘anxiety trigger’ and suggests ‘jazz hands’ instead

An official statement from the Student Council at Oxford announced the intention to request that students opt for the British Sign Language “silent jazz hands” instead of loud clapping as it may not be an “inclusive” behavior.

The statement noted that applause could cause discomfort for students at the university that were dealing with “anxiety disorders, sensory sensitivity, and/or those who use hearing impairment aids.”

Florida Senate votes to permanently remove sheriff criticized for Parkland shooting response

The Senate on Wednesday voted 25-15 to oust Israel, who Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended in January.

The vote was largely along party lines, with three Democrats voting for it and one Republican voting against the move.

DeSantis, who promised during his 2018 gubernatorial campaign to remove Israel, said he hopes the decision “provides some measure of relief to the Parkland families that have been doggedly pursuing accountability.”

Israel, who was first elected in 2012, has said he will run again in 2020. He claims that the move was political in nature.

Video: Wrong order leads to customer-manager food fight at McDonald’s

The video shows Price come inside the restaurant with what she said was a messed-up order.

She waited and waited for it to be fixed, while four children were sitting in her car. Price can be seen on video refilling their drinks to kill time.

As she waited, other customers came and went.

“I wasn’t the only one that got frustrated, you know, watching the video we see a lot of people that see me and her talking, trying to resolve the issue and they’re, like, ‘I’m not dealing with this,’ you know. They just left. They didn’t even place their order,” she said.

The time code of the video shows after waiting about 23 minutes, Price goes to the car to grab the rest of her order to ask for a refund.

Video Surfaces Of “Trans” Child From Texas Custody Battle Saying His Mother Tells Him He’s A Girl

“James violently refuses to wear girl’s clothes at my home,” said Younger.

Other instances where James has exhibited preferences for being male pop up everywhere from being with friends to testimony from his own transition therapist.

The transition therapist, for instance, observed that James is oddly inconsistent when it comes to wanting to be “Luna.”

At one point, James was presented with two pieces of paper, one with the word “James” and one with the word “Luna,” and asked to pick the name he preferred. When in the presence of his mother, he chose “Luna.” When in the presence of his father, he chose “James.”

Others have been eyewitnesses to James’s boyish behavior, including Bill Lovell, the senior pastor of Christ Church Carrollton and a family friend, Ellen Grigsby.

James Younger, 7, to have Texas judge decide fate amid parents’ gender transition battle; Abbott wades in

Younger argues James is a happy boy and that “social transition” or “medical transition” would not be in his best interest
Younger argues James is a happy boy and that “social transition” or “medical transition” would not be in his best interest (Jeff Younger)

James’ mom, who is divorced from Jeff Younger, initially filed a petition for joint conservatorship which required Younger to affirm the child’s identity by using the name “Luna,” something recommended by James’ therapists.

In response, Younger filed for sole custody. But on Monday, a jury returned a verdict in favor of Georgulas.

Although a judge will have the final say over the custody battle Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, waded into the controversy Wednesday night as the case began making ripples nationwide, saying the state will be reviewing the case.

“FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services,” Abbott tweeted.

Christian rapper TobyMac’s son Truett Foster McKeehan dead at 21

Truett was an aspiring rapper. He went by the names Truett Foster, TRU, Shiloh and truDog online and collaborated with his father on a few tracks.

TobyMac was on tour in Canada but left to spend time with his wife, Amanda, and other children: twins Moses and Marlee, Leo, and Judah.

‘Angel’ car saves Arizona family after smashing into suspected drunk driver running red light, video shows

Oveso was arrested and faced multiple charges.
Oveso was arrested and faced multiple charges. (Phoenix Police Department)

The Phoenix Police Department released stunning video Wednesday of the close call.

The footage shows the couple and their child had the right of way when they entered the crosswalk of a busy Phoenix intersection on the night of Oct. 14.

As they make their way across, a Jeep comes barreling through the intersection, freezing the family in place.

At the same time, a Chevy Cruz enters the intersection and slams into the side of the Jeep just feet before it’s set to strike the family.

Minnesota runner with ‘Jesus Saves’ bib saved by nurse named Jesus after collapsing during race

Tyler Moon, 25, of Eden Prairie, Minn., was running a 10-mile race earlier this year, with a "Jesus Saves" bib when he experienced cardiac arrest, but right behind him was a registered nurse named Jesus, who helped save his life.
Tyler Moon, 25, of Eden Prairie, Minn., was running a 10-mile race earlier this year, with a “Jesus Saves” bib when he experienced cardiac arrest, but right behind him was a registered nurse named Jesus, who helped save his life. (Courtesy of Tyler Moon)

“So, before the race, my name was originally on the bib,” Moon told Fox News.

“One day I got a thought — I thought it was from God and that it should be a profession of faith — and changed it to ‘Jesus Saves,’ so that another runner or someone in the audience would see it … that Jesus saves us for eternity.”

The former college football player, who has no history of heart trouble, was running eight-minute miles until the eighth mile, when he collapsed, cracking his head on the pavement, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Senior Obama Officials Targeted in Spygate Investigation

John Durham, the U.S. attorney tasked with investigating the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016, is expected to seek an interview with former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper following an expansion of his investigation.

World News:

Hundreds of Doctors and Nurses in Northern Ireland Refuse to Kill Babies in Abortions

Recently, 911 medical professionals signed a letter in opposition to legalized abortion in their country, the Independent reports.

Initiated by Northern Ireland GP Andrew Cupples, the letter urged the government to protect unborn babies’ rights as well as the rights of medical professionals to practice their beliefs.

On Tuesday, the country was forced to abandon its protections for unborn babies after the British government voted to force Northern Ireland to legalize abortion for basically any reason up to 28 weeks of pregnancy.

The vote happened because Northern Ireland has not had a functioning government for about three years.

Its political leaders had until midnight on Monday to re-form a government and reject the law. Pro-life lawmakers made several attempts to, but they did not succeed.

Pentagon ‘likely’ deploying tanks to Syria, officials say

Russian forces patrol in the city of Amuda, north Syria, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
Russian forces patrol in the city of Amuda, north Syria, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Syrian forces, Russian military advisers and military police are being deployed in a zone 30 kilometers (19 miles) deep along much of the northeastern border, under an agreement reached Tuesday by Russia and Turkey. (AP)

The tanks will come from a unit already deployed to the Middle East, the officials said. The potential deployment was first reported by Newsweek.

The plans come one day after President Trump announced a “permanent” cease-fire in northeast Syria and said a “small number” of U.S. troops would guard oil fields previously held by ISIS and now in Syrian Kurdish hands.

“Turkey put us all in a very terrible situation. I think the incursion was unwarranted. I think President Erdogan was fixated on making this incursion for one reason or another, and there was not a possibility we were going to start a war with a NATO ally. A NATO ally,” Mark Esper said.

“The direction of Turkey with regard to the alliance is heading in the wrong direction, Esper added. “We see them spinning closer to Russia’s orbit.”

Victor Davis Hanson: US fears nuclear nightmare with unreliable ally – A scary ‘Doctor Strangelove’ scenario

Commentary/Opinion: Turkey in the past has threatened to go nuclear itself should the U.S. ever dare to transfer the lethal arsenal.

Apparently, Turkey’s theory is that possession of bombs in one’s territory is 9/10ths of the law of nuclear weapons ownership.

In the aftermath of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, which led to a U.S. arms embargo, Turkey shut down all U.S. operations at Incirlik.

American forces were expelled for three years — until Washington caved and resumed arms supplies.

Under Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has become NATO’s only non-democratic nation. It’s also NATO’s only Muslim-majority member.

Erdogan has been trying to re-create Turkey as a new Ottoman imperial power. He feels no allegiance to Western-style democracy.

Turkey opposes, if not detests, almost every American ally in the region, and befriends almost every U.S. enemy.

Indian man arrested after eating sloth bear genitalia to boost sex drive: police

An Indian man identified as "Yarlen" allegedly ate sloth bear genitalia to boost his sex drive, officials said.
An Indian man identified as “Yarlen” allegedly ate sloth bear genitalia to boost his sex drive, officials said. (iStock)

“We created a special cell to track him down and arrest him,” Ritesh Sirothia, of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, told the BBC.

“It was our longest chase, it went on for six years.”

Officials say Yarlen is part of the nomadic Pardhi-Behelia tribe, which typically lives in forests and hunts to survive, and reportedly believes animal penises serve as an aphrodisiac.

Greenpeace: Germany shipping 12,000 tons of radioactive waste to Russia

Greenpeace (Nick Amoscato/Flickr)

Citing German government documents, Greenpeace and anti-nuclear group Ekozashchita (Ecodefense) said the nuclear waste, coming from enrichment company Urenco at its German Gronau facility, poses a risk because it is radioactive and toxic.

The Urenco contract with Russian nuclear-fuel giant Teksnabeksport (Tenex), an affiliate of the state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom, is from 2019 to 2022 and foresees the shipment of 12,000 tons of uranium tails to Novouralsk, near Yekaterinburg.

In a statement cited by TASS news agency on October 23, Tenex called Greenpeace’s statements “absolutely inconsistent with reality and are disinformation.”

The company insisted it was not importing “radioactive waste.”

Tenex said it enriches the depleted uranium and sends it back overseas.

Police Say 39 Victims Found Dead In Truck Near London Were Chinese

Flowers are seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Officers searched three properties in the County Armagh area of Northern Ireland.

The driver has not been formally identified but a source familiar with the investigation said he was Mo Robinson from the Portadown area of the British province.

For years, illegal immigrants have attempted to reach Britain stowed away in trucks, often from the European mainland. In the biggest tragedy, 58 Chinese were found dead in a tomato truck in 2000 at the port of Dover.


Transgender cyclist’s victory upsets her competitors, say she had unfair advantage

Transgender cyclist’s victory upsets her competitors, say she had unfair advantage.

Did she have an unfair advantage?

Women’s Liberation Front board member Kara Dansky weighs in.

Will Texas Governor Greg Abbott Protect 7 Year Old James Younger?

James Younger’s mother, Ann Georgulas, is in a court battle to determine whether she will legally be allowed to transition her son into a girl against his father’s wishes. And she’s winning.

James is a 7-year-old Texas boy who does not express any gender dysphoria when under the care of his father.

This may be what finally wakes conservatives up to the seriousness of the war for our culture.

Hong Kong Protest is First Confrontation in “New Cold War”—Marion Smith | American Thought Leaders

Just how is it that the Chinese Communist Party can control the speech of NBA coaches and executives in America, and the content of Hollywood movies?

In what ways is China still fundamentally a communist state?

Why does the Chinese communist regime view a free Hong Kong and even Taiwan, as threats, and how might these protests ultimately play out?

Today we sit down with Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), which works to expose the crimes done in the name of communist ideology, past and present.

Stay on until the end of the interview, where we will showcase video from VOC’s special Witness Project, which documents many powerful and tragic stories of individual victims of communism.

What goes around comes around, Piers Morgan

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Leader, For Britain

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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Brandon Tatum (Co-Founder of Blexit & former police officer) about his concerns with the crisis in policing, the decline of proactive policing and the
shocking lowering of standards to join law enforcement.

He also shares the most extreme thing he learned in police academy.

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