News and Headlines. 8/31/2018

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In The News:

‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ now filming in Burbank

Aug. 31 (UPI) — Production has begun in Burbank, Calif., on Roseanne spinoff The Conners, ABC announced Friday.

The network released a cast photo showing Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Jayden Rey (Mary), Michael Fishman (DJ), Ames McNamara (Mark), John Goodman(Dan,) Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Emma Kenney (Harris), sitting around the kitchen table on the studio set meant to be the titular family’s Illinois home, and practicing their lines.

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The cast of “The Conners” had its first table read on the set of the show Friday. Photo courtesy of ABC

The network has not announced how Roseanne’s absence will be explained other than to say, “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.”

Tim Allen Finally Gets His Revenge On ABC Executives Who Showed Him the Door (Video)

James Woods, Tim Allen, and Clint Eastwood are shining lights in a sea of Hollywood darkness.

I am sure you all have watched one of the best show on TV “Last Man Standing.” Sadly after six seasons, ABC Network decided to cancel Tim Allen-starring sitcom.

Last Man was ABC’s second-highest-rated comedy behind Modern Family, averaging, in its sixth season, an impressive 6.41 million live viewers.

Now, a promo for season seven of this show has been released and fans were overjoyed to see that Allen took the opportunity to bash the liberals who canceled the show in the first place.

Federal immigration authorities file detainers on two Guatemalan nationals charged in Chesterfield hit-and-run crash that killed young boy

Federal immigration authorities have placed detainers on two Guatemalan nationals charged this week in a devastating hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old Richmond boy and severely injured his parents and older brother. Neither of the men have driver’s licenses.


Edilberto Hernandez-Perez, 28, is unlawfully residing in the U.S., an ICE spokeswoman said Wednesday. Hernandez-Perez told Chesterfield authorities that he has been living in the U.S. and Virginia for five months and works as a plumber, according to court papers used to determine his eligibility for bail.


The immigration status of Jose A. Gonzalez-Flores, also 28 — who police say was driving a borrowed pickup truck that plowed into the back of the family’s car on Saturday — is less clear.

Gonzalez-Flores told Chesterfield authorities he’s been in the community since 2013 and has worked construction jobs over the past five years, according to court documents used to determine his eligibility for bail. He also said he lives with a woman with whom he has a child.


Despite having no driver’s license, Gonzalez-Flores has racked up at least eight local driving offenses since 2014 and was declared a fugitive by Hopewell authorities for failing to show up to court on charges of driving under suspension and failing to obey a traffic signal, court records show.

Gonzalez-Flores frequently has been convicted in absentia and owes more than $1,300 in fines and court costs for five of his convictions. He has been found guilty three times of having no driver’s license and two times for driving under suspension, which means he continued to drive after being directed by a judge or DMV not to drive, according to court records.

He also was convicted of driving with an open container of alcohol and reckless driving for speeding 85 mph in a 65 mph zone, court records show.

Elias Camacho, 4, was fatally injured in the crash. His brother, 7, suffered life-threatening injuries but survived.5b8861a26f47d.image

The boys’ parents, whom police have not identified, suffered serious injuries, but authorities said they have been discharged from the hospital.

EasyJet passengers filmed fighting after woman allegedly gives in-flight lap dances while intoxicated

Footage has emerged of several rowdy EasyJet passengers in the midst of a heated confrontation on a flight from Luton, England, to the Spanish island of Ibiza earlier this month.

The incident, which took place on Aug. 2, reportedly started after an intoxicated woman began giving lap dances to male passengers seated near the front of the aircraft, and flashing her breasts as well.

Police Video: Woman Dragged During Roadside Robbery

Police in Berkeley, California, released footage of a 21-year-old woman being robbed of her cell phone while she was standing near the road.

The woman is looking down at the phone as a gold-colored car pulls up next to her. She briefly looks up and then again looks down at her phone.

Then, a young black male gets out of the car, looks around quickly, and grabs the woman’s phone before returning to the passenger side of the vehicle. The woman tries to fight him off, but the car quickly pulls away, dragging her several feet.

Trump executive order to clear way for more small businesses to offer 401(k) retirement plans

President Trump on Friday will kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend by signing an executive order making it easier for small businesses to offer retirement savings plans, administration officials said.

The order, which he will sign at an event in North Carolina, will direct the Treasury and Labor departments to begin work easing regulations that often prevent small business from providing 401(k) and other retirement plans.

A top consideration will be making it easier for businesses to join together to offer Association Retirement Plans, also known as Multiple Employer Plans, James Sherk, special assistant to the president for domestic policy, told reporters in a preview of the executive order.

The proposal has garnered bipartisan support but has yet to pass out of Congress.

Trump Labor Department boosts apprenticeship push with new website

The Labor Department unveiled on Thursday a new website to promote business apprenticeship programs,, billed as a “one-stop source for all things apprenticeship.”

The free site is essentially a search engine intended to help employers promote opportunities for apprenticeships and to help workers find them.

Apprentice Ryan Buzzy, right, works with Skip Johnson, a trainer for the Stihl Inc. apprenticeship program,
Apprentice Ryan Buzzy, right, works with Skip Johnson, a trainer for the Stihl Inc. apprenticeship program, on a metalworking lathe in their training area at the Stihl Inc. manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

“President Trump’s administration is working to ensure the American workforce has the skills to succeed and the opportunities to secure family-sustaining careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

“Today’s launch of offers the first step in better online resources for apprenticeships across all industries.”

California Bill Mandates Companies Include At Least 1 Woman On Their Boards

California may soon mandate under threat of financial penalty that every public company include at least one woman on its board.

State legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would require publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to place at least one woman on their board by the end of next year — or face a penalty.

The bill, SB-826, states point-blank:

This bill, no later than the close of the 2019 calendar year, would require a domestic general corporation or foreign corporation that is a publicly held corporation, as defined, whose principal executive offices, according to the corporation’s SEC 10-K form, are located in California to have a minimum of one female, as defined, on its board of directors, as specified.

No later than the close of the 2021 calendar year, the bill would increase that required minimum number to 2 female directors if the corporation has 5 directors or to 3 female directors if the corporation has 6 or more directors.

California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

California’s biggest boondoggle just broke the bank.

Not only is the massive high-speed rail project 11 years behind schedule and billions in the red, managers are now saying they will need to ramp up spending to hit a 2033 deadline.


California’s money pit cost taxpayers $3.1 million a day last year. But that’s small potatoes compared to what they’ll have to shell out over the next four if they want to meet their deadline and budget, estimated most recently at $100 billion in a report last month by the New York Times.

California’s bail bondsmen say new law will ‘totally kill’ business: ‘This is bad’

LOS ANGELES – Sitting in his storefront office across the street from the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Clay Potter isn’t sure how many of the dozen or so businesses he shares a cramped, sun-bleached strip mall with will still be open in a year’s time.

The strip mall – like the majority of businesses along this stretch of Vignes St. in downtown Los Angeles – is filled with the offices of cut-rate criminal defense attorneys, greasy taquerias and bail bondsmen like him.

But after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this week making California the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial, Potter – whose father founded Bert Potter Bail Bonds 54 years ago – doesn’t think these small businesses, and the state’s bail bond industry as a whole, will be able to survive.

Missing Girl Found With High School Wrestling Coach in California

The missing 16-year-old high school girl was found by law enforcement officers in California along with the 25-year-old wrestling coach she with whom she absconded.

The teen, a junior at Franklin High School in Stockton, where Phillip Maglaya was part of the wrestling team as a volunteer coach, was found in a residence in Stockton, according to San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Konecny.

Konecny told the Sacramento Bee that an anonymous tip led officers to the house and that the girl was found around 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 30. She was reported missing on Aug. 22.

The girl was taken to her family while Maglaya was arrested and charged with child abduction, child endangerment, and contact with a minor for a sex offense.

He was also charged with harmful matter sent to a child with the intent to seduce, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and additional felony sex offenses involving a minor.

Texas won’t use taxpayer funds to educate illegal immigrants held at the border

Texas won’t allow schools to use state funding to educate immigrant children while they are being housed in federal detention – something that would have cost millions, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) said.

The education agency told Austin-based charter school group Southwest Key, Promesa Public Schools, that local schools that want to serve migrant students in federal custody can’t “do so with state education funding,” The Houston Chronicle reported.

Texas Man Accused of Stealing Teen’s ‘MAGA’ Hat Indicted by Grand Jury

A Texas man caught on video cursing at a teenager after allegedly stealing the teen’s “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat has been indicted by a grand jury.

Kino Jimenez, 30, was identified by police officers after the victim published footage of the incident, which appears to show Jimenez taking a drink on the table and hurling it at the teen.


Jimenez then lets loose with a string of invectives as he walks toward the door of the Whataburger in San Antonio where the alleged crime occurred.

Assaults of Trump Supporters

A number of incidents have arisen where Trump supporters wearing “MAGA” hats have been assaulted. During the same month, a teen visiting Seattle from elsewhere in Washington state posted video footage of a man with green hair knocking his “MAGA” hat off and spitting on it.

The latest took place in California this week, with a high school student ripping a hat off the head of her classmate before slapping a teacher who intervened.

US accounts for just 1% of mass shootings, not media-hyped 31%

An authoritative fact check of a media-hyped report that 31 percent of the world’s mass shootings have occurred in the United States has found that just 1.43 of the killings happened in America.

The shocking push back from the Crime Prevention Research Center also found that just 2.11 percent of mass murders occurred in the U.S.

“Attacks in the U.S. are not only less frequent than other countries, they are also much less deadly on average,” said the Center’s President John R. Lott Jr.

The media and anti-gun liberals have heralded the earlier report that suggested that the United States is the world’s kill zone.

Man Who Shot PA Trooper in Roadside Battle Gets up to 110 Years in Prison

A judge in Pennsylvania sentenced a man who shot at state troopers to 55 years and six months to 110 years in prison.

Daniel Clary, 22, was convicted of attempted murder of law enforcement officers and other crimes for a Nov. 7 incident where he opened fire at two Pennsylvania State Police troopers during a traffic stop. Dashcam footage from a trooper’s car was released earlier this month, showing the shootout.


Pennsylvania State police Cpl. Seth Kelly, who nearly died in the incident, gave a statement on Aug. 31, reported The Allentown Morning Call.

Couple Who Raised $400K for Homeless Hero Ordered to Hand Over Funds

A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man that used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what’s left of the cash.

A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday, Aug. 30, during a hearing on a lawsuit brought by Johnny Bobbitt, the man who made headlines fame by helping Katie McClure when her car ran out of gas on the I-95 exit ramp near Philadelphia.

Johnny Bobbitt (L), Kate McClure (R) and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia.
Johnny Bobbitt (L), Kate McClure (R) and McClure’s boyfriend Mark D’Amico pose at a Citgo station in Philadelphia. McClure and D’Amico raised more than $400,000 for Bobbitt, a homeless man, but withheld the funds for fear he would buy drugs. But on Aug. 30 a New Jersey judge issued an order compelling them to hand over the funds. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Bobbitt’s lawyers claimed McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, have mismanaged a large portion of the donations raised for him on GoFundMe.

The couple denies allegations of mismanagement, saying they were reluctant to give Bobbitt such a large sum of money out of fear he would buy drugs.

Ohio State: 145 Firsthand Accounts of Doctor Sex Misconduct

At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there.

Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor
This undated photo shows Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Strauss is accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students. (Ohio State University via AP)

They’re among more than 335 people interviewed by the law firm hired to investigate allegations raised this year about Dr. Richard Strauss, according to an update from the university’s attorney that was read Thursday to an Ohio State trustees’ committee by Provost Bruce McPheron.

‘In-N Out-Burger’ Defends Their GOP Donations In Strong Statement

Earlier this week, D.C.-based journalist Gabe Schneider stoked the ire of SJWs when he revealed that In-N-Out gave $25,000 to the California Republican Party in 2018, which was confirmed by a public filing on the Secretary of State’s website.

Soon after, the hashtag #BoycottInNOut began trending on Twitter with the same fire and fury as seen during the Chick-fil-A controversy when CEO Dan Cathy revealed his support for traditional marriage.

Fortunately, like Chick-fil-A, the burger chain has decided not to cave to the pressure.

In a statement, In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Arnie Wensinger defended the company’s donations, noting that the company has given to both parties.

Hannity panel explodes over news Mueller’s righthand man was in on Russia ‘hoax’: This should kill the probe

Attorney Bruce Ohr, an Obama holdover in the Department of Justice, kept Andrew Weissmann — Robert Mueller’s deputy — in the loop about the dirty “Trump Dossier” that was used to kick-start Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the 2016 Trump campaign.

“This is a dramatic and stunning development that should effectively end Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation,” said attorney Gregg Jarrett, author of the No. 1 bestseller, The Russia Hoax. “In fact, he should immediately fire Andrew Weissman and terminate his special counsel probe.”Opera

Jarrett made the remarks during a panel discussion with Judge Jeanine Pirro and investigative reporter Sara Carter on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.

Giuliani Says Ohr May Have Committed a Felony, Calls for DOJ Investigation

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed anti-Trump DOJ official Bruce Ohr Thursday evening; calling for an investigation into whether he or his wife committed a federal crime by concealing payments from the DNC.

Giuliani blasted Ohr on social media just one day after he testified before Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill, saying “What are the odds the DOJ or Mueller have begun an investigation of Bruce Ohr for violating 18 USC sec. 208? That’s a federal felony unless he disclosed all facts to the DOJ and has a written waiver. How many of you know what that is?”

“Ohr’s wife was financially benefitted by Ohr, a DOJ official, advancing the Steele phony dossier. Her firm got some part of the $1.02 million paid by Hillary and DNC. A crime unless he has a written waiver from Obama’s politicized DOJ which is possible,” he added.

World News:

Thousands of African migrants trapped in the crossfire of clashes between Libyan militias

 Fierce clashes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli are endangering the lives of thousands of mostly African migrants, refugees and asylum seekers held in overcrowded detention centers, the aid agency Doctors Without Borders said Friday.

Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli,
Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya, on Aug. 28 (Hani Amara/Reuters)

The fresh violence has renewed criticism over European Union policies to prevent the migrants and others from reaching Europe and instead return them to Libya, where powerful militias and tribes are vying for power.

Nicaragua to expel UN team after critical report

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a critical report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests.

A U.N. human rights official who was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation said Friday the team was told to leave the country. An official statement was expected later.

The U.N. Security Council will discuss the situation in Nicaragua on Sept. 5, the official said.

Despite scandals, Australia’s Catholic Church stands firm against reporting child abuse revealed in confession

In Australia, sex abuse in the Catholic Church has been so pervasive that thousands of people may be eligible for compensation. A five-year national inquiry into the abuse found that 7 percent of Australia’s Catholic priests were accused of abusing children between 1950 and 2010.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, speaks
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, speaks to the media alongside Sister Monica Cavanagh, president of Catholic Religious Australia, during a news conference Friday in Sydney. (Peter Rae/Australian Associated Press/AP)

But on Friday, leaders from Australia’s Catholic Church said they would not mandate priests who are told about acts of child abuse and pedophilia during the sacrament of confession to share that information with any other parties, including police.

Rodrigo Duterte blasted for saying rapes due to city having ‘many beautiful women’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was criticized by women’s rights groups after he allegedly made a joke linking the high rape crime rate in the southern city of Davao to the number of “beautiful women” living there.

Duterte made the quip while delivering a speech Thursday in Davao, the city where he was once mayor,

“They said there are many rape cases in Davao,” he said. “As long as there are many beautiful women, there will be more rape cases.”


Monkeying Flack: Media Ignored Obama’s Use Of Anti-Semitic Trigger Words

The MSM has to stop monkeying around. They continue to promote the theme as every Republican is a racist and that it is impossible for a Democrat to hate anyone.

Only hours after he won the Republican primary for the race for Florida Governor, the media has risen as one to smear Ron DeSantis as a “racist.”

Aaaaannnnd the media smear campaign begins right on time. They attacked Ron DeSantis by spinning his words into a different meaning but that same mainstream media never attacked Obama’s anti-Semitic bigotry that needed no spin to understand.

On Wednesday morning, DeSantis was warning Florida not to fall for his Democrat opponent’s socialist agenda, but his choice of an ages old saying to describe the folly of voting for failed socialist policies was the perfect avenue for the lying media to smear DeSantis as a “racist.”

(Video) Dana Loesch on the Release of New Mexico Muslim Extremists

Terrorists Are Walking Free

“Several suspects which police referred to as ‘radicalized Muslims,’ were found in possession of weapons, 11 starving children they were allegedly training to shoot up public schools… is there some reason this is so difficult to prosecute?” —Dana LoeschOpera

‘Screaming nightmare’: William Shatner boldly goes into VR

Shatner told the Guardian: “The use of technology to affect our minds is so powerful now that we need to be on guard in the future.”

He is involved with Ziva Dynamics, a VR company, through which he has experienced “nightmarish footage” involving strange creatures that creep up on the user.

“It’s so real: it’s the stuff of nightmares … We’ve got to be really careful because you could put somebody into a psychosis,” he said.

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William Shatner said VR could help grieving families. Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex

Shatner also spoke of experiences created by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a research centre that works for Nasa. It had turned space footage into 3D, he said, describing how, with VR goggles, he “walked on Mars”