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Missouri woman allegedly killed pregnant mom to steal unborn baby

A Missouri woman kidnapped and killed a pregnant Arkansas mom of three in a twisted attempt to steal her unborn child — and her husband helped cover up the gruesome crime, officials said.

In the alleged sick plot, Amber Waterman, 42, created a fake Facebook account on Oct. 25 under the name “Lucy Barrows” to lure Ashley Bush under the guise of a job opening, according to a criminal complaint obtained by 5NEWS.

But in reality, it was a ruse to steal her fetus, authorities said. Bush was 31 weeks pregnant.

Bush’s fiancé, Josh Willis, told 5NEWS that his partner had complications during her fourth pregnancy and was told to take time off work.

However, the mom decided to seek a work-from-home job in a Facebook group for mothers, he said. On Oct. 28, he and Bush went to the Gravette public library to meet “Lucy” about a job.


Man knocks himself out trying to flee store with luxury stolen goods

A Washington man was caught on video running into a plate glass window as he attempted to get away with luxury stolen goods, knocking himself unconscious, authorities said.

The brazen robbery happened in broad daylight at a Louis Vuitton store in Bellevue, KOMO News reported. 

The 17-year-old suspect grabbed handbags worth $18,000 off displays and tried to dart out of the store, police said. 

However, the suspect appeared to run into trouble when he knocked himself out by running into a plate glass window.


The Big Sort | Full Measure

There’s a growing trend of people self-sorting where they live based on their political and social views.

The Big Sort is happening across the country, as Lisa Fletcher reports.


Kari Lake SCHOOLS Journalists on How to Actually Do Their Jobs

Kari Lake just SCHOOLED a group of journalists on how to actually do their jobs after responding to questions about the mysterious powder that was sent to her office.

WATCH Kari Lake SLAM the media for pushing democrat hoaxes:


Second Amendment & Faulty FBI Data, John Lott

Faulty FBI Data Obscures Successful Defensive Gun Use
Almost 40% of law enforcement agencies around the country not submitting any data to the FBI.
In California, 93% didn’t report crime data.
In New York, 87% didn’t report crime data.


Credibility Crisis | Full Measure

There are many hot-button topics in the midterm elections that are in some way linked to the Covid response.

The economy. Education. Government censorship and control. Today, we confront one of the thorniest issues to arise from the pandemic: the massive loss of credibility in our top public health agencies.


Arizona suspects arrested in connection with dismembered Air Force veteran: ‘It’s sick’

Thomas Wallace, left, and Ramona Gonzalez, right, were arrested after police found dismembered body parts of an Air Force veteran. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Wallace, left, and Ramona Gonzalez, right, were arrested after police found dismembered body parts of an Air Force veteran. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

The body of the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was found Nov. 1 when police did a welfare check after family members had not heard from him in about a month. They were concerned that he might have passed away from diabetes in his residence, according to court documents.

When police checked on him, neighbors said they had not seen the victim for about three or four weeks. Upon entering the victim’s residence, officers encountered “a strong foul odor” inside and discovered two black trash bags in the bedroom that contained his dismembered body parts.

Homicide investigators later found blood on the ceiling of the living room, as well as on several walls and pieces of furniture. They also found the victim’s decapitated head in a pile of linens.

Investigators found that Gonzalez had moved into the victim’s home last year and allegedly pawned off his possessions and often stole his vehicle to maintain her drug habit, the court documents said. Wallace moved into the home in April.


Teen girl kidnapped in Alabama, taken to Florida where she was beaten, bound and left under tree: Police

Coby Jerome Jordan, left, and Molly Michele Jarrett, right, were arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of a teenage girl on Nov. 4, 2022.  (Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Florida)
Coby Jerome Jordan, left, and Molly Michele Jarrett, right, were arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of a teenage girl on Nov. 4, 2022.  (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Florida)

The girl met Coby Jerome Jordan in Houston County, Alabama, on Friday evening, when police said she was “picked up” by Jordan before two women joined him, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday. 

A spokesperson could not say how old the victim was, other than that she was a teenager under the age of 18 and could not speak to the circumstances of the girl’s meeting with Jordan. It was unclear if the victim knew any of the suspects before Friday. 

The trio then took the victim to an abandoned building around 1 a.m. Saturday, when Jordan assaulted her and bound her hands and feet with duct tape, police said.

They then moved her and abandoned her underneath a tree at an unspecified location,

A nearby resident spotted the victim tied up and called police around 6:15 a.m. Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find the girl still bound with her hands behind her back. 


Cop Found Guilty of Beating, Starving, Freezing 8yo Boy to Death, Receives Pension Account Back “With Interest”

New York, NY — The death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva shocked the nation in 2020 when it was discovered his New York cop father was alleged to have beaten him and starved him before throwing him into an unheated garage where he froze to death.

As the investigation unfolded, we learned that authorities were warned by multiple people on multiple occasions that NYPD officer Michael Valva was horrifically abusing his children, and, in a disgusting display of blue privilege, no one acted.

In fact, the only actions taken were against the mother which helped Valva continue the abuse.

This month, Valva was found guilty on all charges, including second-degree murder.

Valva faces just 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 8 for the murder of the child. Adding insult to murder is the fact that he is receiving his pension payments back — with interest.

In 2020, he was quietly allowed to resign — to protect his pension and although the NYPD won’t be paying out his retirement, Valva was given back all the money he paid in, plus interest.


GIVE HIM ANOTHER NARCAN: Terrifying Moment 2 Teen Boys Are Saved After Taking Opioids

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released body camera footage of officers saving two 17-year-old boys’ lives after they ingested opioids.

Officers responded to a call about two boys who were not breathing as family members performed CPR on them.

Once they found out the boys took some kind of opioid, officers administered the live-saving drug Naloxone. The teens began to breathe again and were swiftly taken to the local hospital for further recovery.


Maryland cop arrested over in-custody Kohl’s lot rape allegedly had more victims, history of misconduct

Deputy Steven Abreu.(Wicomico County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Steven Abreu.(Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office)

Maryland sheriff who made the decision to fire and criminally charge one of his own deputies following an investigation into allegations that he raped a woman held in custody in a Kohl’s parking lot spoke to Fox News Digital about how law enforcement has been forced to “lower our standards” in hiring in the post-defund-police era. 

Steven Victor Abreu, 30, was fired from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and charged with second-degree rape, fourth-degree sexual offense, second-degree assault, false imprisonment, sexual contact while a person is in law enforcement custody and three counts of misconduct in office following an internal investigation into an alleged October incident involving a 27-year-old victim identified in the affidavit only as “JA.”

Since Abreu’s arrest, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said an additional six to seven victims have come forward. 


US State Dept. Giving Passport Application Data to Law Enforcement and Intelligence

The State Department is giving law enforcement and intelligence agencies unrestricted access to the personal data of more than 145 million Americans, through information from passport applications that is shared without legal process or any apparent oversight, according to a letter sent from Sen. Ron Wyden to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and obtained by Yahoo News.

The information was uncovered by Wyden during his ongoing probe into reporting by Yahoo News about Operation Whistle Pig, a wide-ranging leak investigation launched by a Border Patrol agent and his supervisors at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center.

On Wednesday, Wyden sent a letter to Blinken requesting detailed information on which federal agencies are provided access to State Department passport information on U.S. citizens.


Symrise Chemical Plant in Georgia rocked by ‘multiple explosions,’ fire: police

The Symrise Chemical Plant on Colonel's Island,  outside of Brunswick, Georgia, has burst into flames Monday following multiple explosions, police say. (Glynn County Sheriff’s Office)
The Symrise Chemical Plant on Colonel’s Island,  outside of Brunswick, Georgia, has burst into flames Monday following multiple explosions, police say. (Glynn County Sheriff’s Office)

The cause of the reported explosions was not immediately clear.

Symrise, on its website, says it creates “inspiring fragrance, flavor, natural nutrition and cosmetic ingredients solutions” for brands around the world.

In a statement provided to Fox News Digital, the company said “Given first estimates, no one got injured and there is no danger to employees or residents. Local fire brigades and police fully control the situation on site.”

“The fire occurred during the regular production hours for the manufacture of fragrance ingredients,” the statement added.

“Currently Symrise has no reason to believe that the fire will cause additional health hazards to the local community.”


Lee Zeldin supporter choked by man at Hochul rally

Angelica Torres, who showed up with an anti-Hochul sign at an event for the Democratic governor outside the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan on Saturday, recalled how an unidentified woman grabbed her sign and threw it. 

When Torres was trying to retrieve her sign, she said an unidentified man, who she described as bigger than her in stature, came up and grabbed her by the neck. Meanwhile, the Zeldin supporter says New York City Councilmember Crystal Hudson was also grabbing her by an arm. 


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What the wave of tech layoffs tells us about the economy

But don’t let the jobs boom lull you into a false sense of employment security. Job cuts and pauses on hiring are beginning to flow across the tech sector, which boasts some of the most valuable companies in the world.

That’s bad news for the economy as a whole.

What’s happening: Tech companies are announcing an alarming number of layoffs and hiring freezes.


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The US Northeast Is Hurtling Toward a Winter Heating Crisis

(Bloomberg) — In the most densely populated corner of the US, temperatures are about to drop after a stretch of unusually warm weather. And the signs of a winter crisis are already multiplying.

Heating oil delivered to New York is the priciest ever. Retailers in Connecticut are rationing it to prevent panic buying.

New England’s stockpiles of diesel and heating oil — the same product, taxed differently — are a third of normal levels. Natural gas inventories are also below average.

A Massachusetts-based utility is imploring President Joe Biden to prepare emergency measures to prevent a gas shortage.

Add some cold to the mix, and in the best-case scenario, Northeast consumers will shoulder the highest energy bills in decades this winter.


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Meta planning massive layoffs after disappointing results

Meta has already told employees to cancel non-essential travel from this week, according to WSJ. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Meta has already told employees to cancel non-essential travel from this week, according to WSJ. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW YORK – Facebook parent Meta will become the latest tech firm to scale back its workforce, with plans to lay off thousands of employees this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

An announcement was expected as soon as Wednesday, and the job cuts could impact “many thousands” of Meta employees, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter.

The company has already told employees to cancel non-essential travel from this week, according to the report.

The job cuts are set to be the most significant at the company since it was founded in 2004, The New York Times reported.

Meta has been struggling financially for months and has been increasingly clamping down on costs. The Silicon Valley company, which owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, has spent billions of dollars on the emerging technology of the metaverse – an immersive online world – just as the global economy has slowed and inflation has soared.


EPSTEIN: Google Is Shifting Votes On A Massive Scale, But A Solution Is At Hand

(Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

We are aggregating and analyzing search results on the Google and Bing search engines, messages displayed on Google’s home page, autoplay videos suggested on YouTube, tweets sent to users by the Twitter company (as opposed to tweets sent by other users), email suppression on Gmail, and more.

We have so far preserved more than 1.9 million “ephemeral experiences” – exposure to short-lived content that impacts people and then disappears, leaving no trace – that Google and other companies are able to use to shift opinions and voting preferences, and we expect to have captured more than 2.5 million by Election Day. 

Since early 2016, my team has been developing and improving Neilsen-type monitoring systems that allow us to do to Google-and-the-Gang what they do to us and our children 24/7: to track their activity, and, specifically, to preserve that very dangerous and persuasive ephemeral content.

These new forms of influence are stunning in their impact. Search results that favor one candidate (in other words, that lead people who click on high-ranking results to web pages that glorify that candidate) can shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by up to 80 percent in some demographic groups after a single search.


Politics:

It’s the Economy | Full Measure

Political observers say this week’s elections will serve as a sort of voters’ report card on the president’s team and agenda, as do many midterms.

Those are the elections held between presidential election years. Scott Thuman says the bottom dollar is the top issue.


Final days of campaigning in US midterms

The Republican Party is hoping to gain hold of key swing states at the midterm elections. Despite former President Donald Trump publicly endorsing Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker,

Democrats are eager to discredit the ex-NFL star over his views on abortion.


Who Authorized the Department of Homeland Security to Police Online Speech? Not Congress

 (Pete Kiehart/Redux)
 (Pete Kiehart/Redux)

One thing not mentioned in the Homeland Security Act is free speech. The word “speech” does not appear on even one of the law’s 187 pages.

Nevertheless, newly-published documents published by The Intercept show the extent to which the DHS is now actively involved in using the power of the US government to shape online discourse and police speech by pressuring private platforms behind closed doors.

A law that had been passed to protect critical infrastructure in the US from cyber attacks was now being used to censor Americans on social media.

The mission creep of DHS is breathtaking. Nowhere in the Homeland Security Act or the CISA Act is the department authorized to police speech, yet since 2018 it has led the broadest and most dangerous assault on free expression in modern American history.

The newly published documents vindicate those who’ve argued the true threat to speech and online discourse is not “misinformation”—as many progressives contend—or woke tech companies—as many on the right have argued—but the government itself.

The reality is, the government is not uniquely benevolent, knowledgeable, or honest. In fact, governments are arguably the most dishonest organizations in history, and the US government is no exception, as some have noted.

“Our government produces lies and disinformation at industrial scale and always has,” journalist Jack Shafer wrote in Politico after the White House unveiled its disinformation board in April. “It overclassifies vital information to block its own citizens from becoming any the wiser. It pays thousands of press aides to play hide the salami with facts.”


George Soros outspends other billionaires in midterms by nearly $60 million

 (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
 (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

WASHINGTON (TND) — An analysis by The Washington Post shows billionaire philanthropist George Soros has poured more money into political campaigns this election season than anyone else.

The 50 largest midterm donors have contributed roughly $1.1 billion to campaign committees and other political groups this season, the analysis reports.

The Post compiled its list of top donors using data from the Federal Election Commission. Soros spent the most by almost $60 million, reportedly spending $128.5 million in “large donations” for the midterms.

In addition to federal elections, Soros has also placed a significant focus on local elections, particularly district attorney races.

A report from June indicated there were 75 George Soros-backed prosecutors overseeing half of America’s 50 most populous cities. This meant Soros-backed district attorneys represented 1-in-5 Americans across the country.

In addition to backing candidates, Soros has also reportedly given money to fight “election disinformation” ahead of the midterms, according to The Washington Examiner.

Through Soros’s Open Society Foundation, he reportedly gave millions to a London-based organization called Global Witness, which has called on social media platforms to clamp down on political speech deemed to be misinformation or disinformation.


More Lawmakers Go After “Clean Energy” Lenders that Put Borrowers at Risk of Losing Homes

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh for ProPublica
Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh for ProPublica

PACE offers financing for energy-saving home improvements that borrowers pay back in their property taxes. Unlike with some other types of financing, defaulting on a PACE loan can result in a home being sold in a tax sale.

Missouri, California and Florida are the only states with active statewide residential PACE programs. Ohio last year came close to becoming the fourth, after California-based Ygrene Energy Fund announced it would offer loans to homeowners in partnership with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

ProPublica found that state and local officials in Missouri exercised little oversight over the two entities that have run the clean-energy loan programs in that state.

Ygrene and the Missouri Clean Energy District charged high interest rates and fees over terms as long as 20 years, collecting loan payments through tax bills and enforcing debts by placing liens on property — all of which left some borrowers vulnerable to losing their homes if they defaulted.

PACE lenders said that their programs provided much-needed financing for home upgrades, particularly in predominantly Black neighborhoods where traditional lenders typically don’t do much business. They said their interest rates were lower than payday lenders and some credit cards.

Weeks after ProPublica’s investigation, the Missouri legislature passed and Gov. Mike Parson signed a law mandating more consumer protections and oversight of PACE. In Ohio, following our reporting, leaders in the state’s two most populous cities, Columbus and Cleveland, said they would not participate in any residential PACE plan.


World News:

PM-designate Netanyahu asserts need for cooperation; WB war-on-terror escalates TV7 Israel News 7.11

1) Tensions continue to run-high throughout the West Bank districts of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan valley – as the Israeli Defense Establishment remains unyielding in its goal to uproot terror elements, as part of Operation Waves Breaker.

2) Palestinian rocket-fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip drawn a vigorous Israeli response.

3) Israeli designate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserts the need to work together following last week’s national parliamentary elections.


Turkey’s New Disinformation Law Spells Trouble For Free Expression

Turkey’s government recently passed a new law aimed at curbing disinformation that citizens have dubbed the “censorship law,” according to reports. The new law was met with condemnation from both inside the country and abroad.

Troublingly, the vaguely-worded law, passed by parliament on October 13, proscribes three years’ imprisonment for anyone who publishes “false information” with the intent to “instigate fear or panic” or “endanger the country’s security, public order and general health of society.”

This latest law is one of many attempts by the country to restrict its citizens’ internet usage. Dubbed an “enemy of the internet” by Reporters Without Borders several times, Turkey’s government censors thousands of websites and frequently shows up on social media companies’ transparency reports for demanding content removals. The country is also among the world’s top jailers of journalists.


North Korea slams South Korea-U.S. drills

North Korea’s military said that recent South Korea-U.S. military exercises were an “open provocation and dangerous war drill,” and it had responded with measures simulating striking their air bases and warplanes, state-run television KRT reported. Rosanna Philpott reports.


COP27: UN chief tells climate summit, Cooperate or perish

Leaders gather for a photo at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Leaders gather for a photo at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — With the world on “a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator,” the United Nations chief on Monday told dozens of leaders to ”cooperate or perish,” on avoiding further climate catastrophe, singling out the two biggest polluting countries, China and the United States.

He was not the only one preaching with tones of fire and brimstone, alternating with pathos and tragedy, trying to shake up the world’s sense of urgency at this year’s annual U.N. climate conference. “Choose life over death,” former U.S. Vice President Al Gore urged. “It is not time for moral cowardice.”

In calling for a massive overhaul of international development loans and a 10% tax on fossil fuel companies that made “$200 billion in profits in the last three months,” Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said, “Our people on this Earth deserve better.’’


Look Who’s Here! Ukraine Hails The Arrival Of NASAMS Defense Systems; Thanks US, Spain & Norway

The United States will provide six additional NASAMS to Ukraine, but those are not expected to be delivered anytime soon. US allies, such as Germany and Spain, are also providing Ukraine with air defense capabilities.

NASAMS are short-to-medium-range ground-based air defense systems that can defend against drones, helicopters, cruise missiles, and aircraft.

Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, the US had pledged to hasten the delivery of the National Advance Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Ukraine after Russia started an unprecedented bombardment of its cities on October 10.

Raytheon Technologies announced last month that it had delivered the first two of the NASAMS air defense systems promised to Ukraine to the US government.

Ukraine had repeatedly asked for NASAMS to counter Russia’s bombardment using cheap, expendable suicide drones it bought from Iran. In the face of brutal attacks targeting critical infrastructure, the calls for NASAMS only got louder.


Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin’s war

Georgia is on course to become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies this year following a dramatic influx of more than 100,000 Russians since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

As much of the globe teeters towards recession, Georgia is expected to record a vigorous 10% growth in economic output for 2022 amid a consumption-led boom, according to international institutions.

But not everyone is benefitting. Louisa Naks reports.


Heavy Russian losses in the east: Zelenskiy

Russia is suffering heavy losses in continuing “fierce” attacks in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region and is preparing new assaults on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday. Zachary Goelman produced this report.


Blow For Beijing; India, Japan, US & Australia Take A Collective Stand To Counter China In The Indo-Pacific

File Image: Japan International Fleet Review
File Image: Japan International Fleet Review

Unmistakably, the continuous rise of the Chinese Navy (PLA Navy) in the Indo-Pacific binds all four countries in joining hands and bringing their armed forces together to develop joint strategies through military exercises. In the maritime domain, it is realized that they must act in unison individually; it is becoming tough to catch up with China’s growing naval prowess.

According to the World Directory of Modern Military Warships (2022), China now ranks second after the United States on the Global Naval Powers Ranking 2022 (India ranks seventh).

China also has the largest number of major surface combatants of any navy globally, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 surface ships and submarines. The rate of its annual addition of naval vessels and frigates is the highest in the world.

This policy of acting together by the Quad partners, all concerned over the growing hegemony of China in the Indo-Pacific, was also manifested last week, with India and Australia conducting a bilateral maritime exercise off the Indian coast of Visakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal.


In Russia-held Donetsk, freed POWs return home

Fighters affiliated with the Russian-installed administration of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region arrived in the town of Amvrosiivka on Sunday (November 6) after being freed in a prisoner swap with the Ukrainian military. Alexandra Savelyeva, the wife of one of the released servicemen, told Reuters how she felt.


Commentary/Opinion:

Why was THIS report on Paul Pelosi’s attack REMOVED by NBC?

On Friday, NBC News released new, interesting details about the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi.

But VERY soon after the Today Show report was posted online, it disappeared.
Thankfully, Glenn’s team caught the video before it was erased forever.

In this clip, Glenn plays that now-deleted report, which claims Paul Pelosi opened the door for police but then retreated back into the house.

Plus, Glenn explains why he has a MAJOR problem with the New York Times accusing conservatives of spreading misinformation about the ordeal when THEY are the ones seemingly hiding the details…


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