News and Headlines. 9/25/2018

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PHOTOS: Here are the faces of the first 2 US soldiers identified from North Korean remains

The first two U.S. service members have been identified from remains repatriated from North Korea.

Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Vernon, Ind., who was 32, and Army Pfc. William H. Jones of Nash County, N.C., who was 19, were identified by the Defense Department as the first two soldiers who have been repatriated from North Korea.Opera

Both soldiers were reported missing in November 1950.

Washington state fire department used dead body for training without family’s consent: report

A Washington state fire department is feeling a different kind of heat after an investigation revealed that some employees used the body of a recently deceased person to practice multiple intubations, according to a new report.

In July, the unidentified body was taken to the Bellingham Fire Department’s Fire Station 1 to await pickup from a funeral home.

While there, several department members including a division chief and EMS captains, practiced multiple intubations on the body, the Bellingham Herald reported, citing information received from the city’s communications director.

Heir found guilty of murdering wealthy dad to protect fortune

A Toronto man who was slated to inherit a multimillion-dollar aviation company was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in his father’s 2012 death.

Dellen Millard, 33, is currently serving two consecutive life sentences in the murders of Tim Bosma, 32, and Laura Babcock, 24, The Canadian Press reported.

Dellen Millard, 33,
Dellen Millard, 33, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his father.

Justice Maureen Forestell said Millard “had carried out a planned and deliberate killing of his father, whose death was initially ruled a suicide,” according to The Canadian Press.

Millard’s father, Wayne Millard, 71, was a wealthy businessman who inherited Millardair – a Canadian airline from 1963 to 1990 and maintenance and servicing firm from the 1990s to 2012.

Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

The founder of a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3-D printed guns has resigned from the firm after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl, the company announced Tuesday.

Cody Wilson tendered his resignation to his own company Friday evening to tend to “personal matters,” said Paloma Heindorff, director of development for Austin-based Defense Distributed. The company is at the center of a lawsuit filed by several states trying to shut down the firm.

Soldier whose chemical bomb ‘ended’ careers of two others gets 11-year sentence

“Those serving our country put their lives on the line daily to protect us. They should not be put in danger needlessly,” David C. Joseph, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement.

“The chemical weapon the defendant created in this case is banned under international and national laws because of its terrible effects on the human body.”

Taylor, 24, was first reported to military police after three soldiers conducting a training exercise in the area caught him filming the blast with his cell phone. The device he made, the Justice Department says, contained chlorine gas.

Ryan Keith Taylor pleaded guilty
Ryan Keith Taylor pleaded guilty to detonating a homemade chemical bomb in Louisiana last year. (Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office)

One investigator who responded to the scene ran into trouble after putting a “rock coated in an unknown substance” inside a plastic bag as part of evidence collection.

“The bag immediately popped and the investigator’s plastic gloves and boots began to melt,” the Justice Department said in a statement. “He also began to experience difficulty breathing and his skin started burning.”

Florida man threw another man off bridge, arrested after spotted by passing officer, cops say

A man in Florida was arrested Sunday after he threw another man off a bridge into a river just as an officer was passing by, according to police.

The Daytona Beach Police Department said that Derrick Goodin, 21, was involved in an argument with a woman over money as she and a friend crossed the bridge over the Halifax River on Sunday.

Derrick Goodin
Derrick Goodin can be seen right before throwing the man off the bridge as a police officer drove past. (Daytona Beach Police Department)

After throwing the woman’s bike in the water, the 21-year-old then threw over her friend, an unidentified man, after he got involved in the argument.

“A Daytona Beach Police officer was just heading over the bridge when he spotted Goodin tossing the victim into the water,” police said.

An officer pointed a gun at Goodin
An officer pointed a gun at Goodin and demanded he surrender after he was witnessed throwing a man off a bridge into a river in Florida, according to police. (Daytona Beach Police Department`)

Ex-NSA worker sentenced for taking secret documents home

BALTIMORE (AP) – A former National Security Agency employee has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for taking top secret U.S. defense materials back to his Maryland home.

Nghia Hoang Pho of Ellicott City, Maryland, had earlier pleaded guilty to willful retention of national defense information.

At his Tuesday sentencing, Pho explained in faltering English that he took copies of U.S. government documents and writings containing national defense information so that he could work from home.

Feinstein can’t guarantee Kavanaugh accuser shows, as Ford bristles over role of female attorney

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee acknowledged Tuesday she can’t guarantee the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault will show up to testify at a looming hearing, as her attorneys raise concerns about the format.

Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney Michael Bromwich specifically complained about Republicans hiring outside counsel to question his client during the public hearing set for Thursday morning. In a late Monday letter to the committee, Bromwich requested the prosecutor’s resume “immediately” and asked to meet with the lawyer.

Sources told Fox News that committee Republicans hired a female prosecutor who specializes in sex crimes in preparation to hear Ford’s testimony

Illegal immigrant charged with murder after knife, hammer attack on fishing vessel off Massachusett

Prosecutors said in a charging document the fishing vessel, the Captain Billy Haver, was sailing approximately 55 miles off the island of Nantucket with seven crew members aboard when Vazquez assaulted one crew member with a hammer in one hand and a knife in the other.

That crew member reported seeing another man lying on the ship’s deck, bleeding, and the 27-year-old then allegedly struck a third crew member.

The ship’s captain placed a distress call reporting the attack, and a German cruise ship, the Mein Schiff 6, responded. Two of the wounded crew members were taken aboard the cruise ship, and one was pronounced dead by the ship’s doctor.

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Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez was arrested in March in Virginia after Newport News Police said he attempted to strangle his wife and then held her hostage. (Boston 25 News)

Vazquez, who was in the U.S. illegally after previously being deported, was arrested in Newport News, Va. in March for abduction by force, intimidation or deception — but he was released on bond, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office.

Ted Cruz heckled by radical protesters in DC restaurant: video

A group of radical protesters in Washington, D.C., shouted down Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife in a restaurant Monday night, sending the couple to an early exit in a tense scene captured on video.

In the first video clip, a group of protesters approach Cruz and his wife at a restaurant table, repeatedly shouting, “We believe survivors!”

Beto O’Rourke gets four ‘Pinocchios’ for saying he didn’t try to leave the scene of his drunk-driving accident

The Washington Post’s fact-checker gave Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, “ four Pinocchios” for claiming he did not try to leave the scene of a crash while he was intoxicated.

O’Rourke made the claim during a debate against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz earlier this year.


“I did not try to leave the scene of the accident, though driving drunk, which I did, is a terrible mistake for which there is no excuse or justification or defense, and I will not try to provide one,” he said about the 1998 crash.

But the Washington Post cited police records that said otherwise.

#DeepStateUnmasked: IRS Officials “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservatives

(Washington DC)Project Veritas has released the fourth story in a series of undercover reports which unmask the Deep State.

This report features two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials who candidly discuss the IRS’s unfair treatment of conservative non-profit groups. The two officials in the report are Thomas Sheehy, an IRS tax examiner and member of the Austin Democratic Socialists of America in Texas, and Jerry Semasek, an IRS attorney in Washington, DC.

Google faces privacy backlash over Chrome’s ‘forced login’ policy

A tweak to the Chrome browser is prompting concern that Google is angling to suck up everyone’s browser histories.

With Chrome 69, signing into any Google service, from Gmail to YouTube, will also automatically log you into Chrome and display your account profile pic in the right-hand corner. “This is nuts,” Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at John Hopkins University, wrote in a blog post. “User consent matters.”

Chrome can sync your browser history across all devices, meaning your history is stored on its servers. So users were left wondering if the company was collecting browser data without permission.

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US puts sanctions on Venezuela first lady, other officials

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including his wife and the nation’s vice president, on allegations of corruption.

As part of the actions, the U.S. barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the U.S. belonging to First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.

FILE – In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, then Constituent National Assembly President Delcy Rodriguez, left, and first lady Cilia Flores, wave as they arrive to the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela.

“We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable Maduro to solidify his hold on the military and the government while the Venezuelan people suffer,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said in a statement. “Treasury will continue to impose a financial toll on those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline, and the networks and front-men they use to mask their illicit wealth.”

Nations halt funding to UN environment programme as outcry over chief grows

Two countries have halted their funding to the UN Environment programme following sharp criticism of its leader’s frequent flying in a draft internal audit.

The audit also said Erik Solheim, a former Norwegian environment minister, had “no regard for abiding by the set regulations and rules” and had claimed unjustified expenses. Now, Denmark and Sweden have frozen their funding until the audit is finalised.

EU lawmakers cancel Turkey funds over democracy shortfalls

BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers say they are canceling 70 million euros ($82.4 million) in funding meant to help Turkey join the EU due to what they see as Ankara’s failure to improve rule of law and human rights.

The European Parliament’s Budget Committee said Tuesday that the money would now go to migration programs.

The funds were put into a reserve last year and to be handed over if “Turkey makes measurable, sufficient improvements in the fields of rule of law, democracy, human rights and press freedom.”

But the committee canceled them after the latest annual EU report on Turkey concluded that Ankara is distancing itself from the EU.

Submerged art gallery in the Maldives destroyed by cops after president declares it ‘offensive to Islam’

Pickaxe-wielding policemen have demolished a semi-submerged art gallery in the Maldives for being “offensive to Islam”.

The British-designed installation at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort was destroyed last week after being criticized by religious leaders in the country.

Islam is the official religion of the paradise island chain which is also a popular destination for honeymooners.

The Coralarium was designed by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor and allowed guests at the island hotel to swim from the shore to the underwater gallery (Maldives Police)

Outgoing president Abdulla Yameen ordered the removal and destruction of the sculptures, deeming them “idols” which are banned by the religion.

This is despite the statues having no religious meaning whatsoever.

Police find buried bodies of murdered Briton and Thai wife

BANGKOK — Police in northern Thailand said Tuesday they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman’s brother for allegedly ordering their murder.

Col. Manas Kerdsukho, the police commander for Phrae province, said the bodies of 64-year-old retired petroleum engineer Alan Hogg and his 61-year-old wife Nhot Suddaen were discovered on the property of their home. They had to be dug up by earth-moving equipment.

Thai officers stand by the area where the bodies of a murdered Briton and his Thai wife were found, in Phrae province, Thailand,

He said the killers had been traced after stealing the couple’s pickup truck, and that they had confessed after their arrest to being hired by Nhot’s brother to kill them.