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Man shot in head trying to defend woman, baby in California restaurant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – As he lies in a hospital bed, unconscious in a medically induced coma, Elias Garibay is hailed as a hero.

“First and foremost, I’m proud of him,” Garibay’s son, Benjamin Lozano told KTXL. “He did what he thought was right and that means everything to me.”

Lozano said his father was shot in the head while trying to protect a woman and her infant from an abusive man.

It happened Friday evening when the 45-year-old went to Tortilleria Flores in Yuba City to pick up some food for dinner.

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Hapgood is white and Mitchel was black.

The case has caused racial tensions on the territory of nearly 15,000 people, and many Anguillans demanded that Hapgood return to face justice after he was initially released on bond. A spokesman for Hapgood said he has faced death threats.

After Hapgood’s wife appeared last month on the “Fox & Friends” morning show and urged Trump to intervene, the president tweeted that “Something looks and sounds very wrong.”

He said: “I know Anguilla will want to see this case be properly and justly resolved!”

Naked man armed with gun shot by cops near I-405 in Renton

Police and medics respond to the scene. (Photo: Renton Police Dept.)

The incident unfolded at about 8:15 a.m. when officers responded to 911 calls about a “lewd” man near the 4700 block of Lake Washington Boulevard NE in Renton.

Callers said the man was naked and that he was armed with a gun.

They also said he was breaking windows and pointing the gun at employees at several different businesses in the area.

The suspect then reportedly headed west on foot toward Interstate 405, and that’s where officers found him.

Supreme Court leans toward Trump on ending ‘Dreamers’ immigrant program

Prootesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices were scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidation of three cases before the court regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019.
Prootesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices were scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidation of three cases before the court regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The court’s ideological divisions were on full display as it heard the administration’s appeal of lower court rulings that blocked the Republican president’s 2017 plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

DACA currently shields about 660,000 immigrants – mostly Hispanic young adults – from deportation and provides them work permits, though not a path to citizenship. Trump’s bid to end it is part of his hardline immigration polices.

Liberal justices emphasized the large number of individuals, businesses and others who have relied on the program and indicated that the administration did not sufficiently weigh those concerns.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor referred to Trump’s decision as a “choice to destroy lives” and indicated that his administration had failed to supply the required policy rationale to make the move lawful.

Kavanaugh said he assumed that the administration’s analysis of the impact rescinding DACA would have on individuals was a “very considered decision.”

“I mean, this is a serious decision. We all agree on that,” Kavanaugh added.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to shield gun maker from Sandy Hook lawsuit

The justices turned away Remington’s appeal of a ruling by Connecticut’s top court to let the lawsuit proceed despite a federal law that broadly shields firearms manufacturers from liability when their weapons are used in crimes.

The lawsuit will move forward at a time of high passions in the United States over the issue of gun control.

The family members of nine people slain and one survivor of the Sandy Hook massacre filed the lawsuit in 2014.

Remington was backed in the case by a number of gun rights groups and lobbying organizations including the powerful National Rifle Association, which is closely aligned with Republicans including President Donald Trump.

The NRA called the lawsuit “company-killing.”

S&P 500, Nasdaq Hold At Record Levels After Trump Remarks

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019.
FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Hopes of a resolution to the 16-month long tariff dispute and a strong corporate earnings season have powered Wall Street’s gains so far this month.

During his speech at the Economic club of New York, Trump said a trade deal could happen soon, but said that Washington would only accept a deal if it was good for the United States and its workers.

‘Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself’ meme pops up on MSNBC

The sentence “Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself” has emerged as a pop culture catchphrase popping up on TV and on memes across social media, sometimes creating awkward moments when people question the narrative surrounding the now-deceased sex offender’s mysterious death.

The statement was uttered by an attendee of last weekend’s University of Alabama-Louisiana State University football game when an MSNBC reporter inquired what students thought about President Trump’s decision to attend the event.

MSNBC’s Monica Alba asked a student what he liked about the president but didn’t receive the answer she expected.

California woman claims homeless man dumped bucket of hot feces on her head

“He doesn’t need jail time,” she said. “He needs mental health care. I have empathy for him because he needs help.”

Attacks where a homeless person is the primary suspect have been growing across the Los Angeles area.

Data from the Los Angeles Police Department shows that the number of arrests of homeless people so far in 2019 is 6,677, up from 4,763 in 2017. The number of violent assault cases also went up to 2,496 in 2019 from 1,763 in 2017.

California accounts for most of the country’s homeless population.

Despite throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, the number of homeless in Los Angeles County has risen for the third time in four years.

The most recent count released in July by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority shows that there are nearly 60,000 homeless people living without permanent shelter on any given night.

Gianno Caldwell documents despair in Chicago: ‘President Obama failed the black community’

Nearly 2,300 people have been shot and 424 were killed in Chicago from January 1 to October 24, 2019, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In the new Fox Nation show, “The New Battle for Chicago,” Chicago native and Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell puts faces and names behind the grim numbers.

Caldwell appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday to reveal what he found after speaking to dozens of city residents, including gang members and drug dealers.



San Francisco: Public urination, prostitution will no longer be prosecuted

San Francisco’s newly elected district attorney says his new list of infractions that will not be prosecuted is an attempt at “decriminalizing poverty and homelessness,” and those crimes include public urination and prostitution.

Boudin defeated his opponent after promising a massive overhaul to the city’s criminal justice system.

His agenda in office is to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases.

He was 14-month-old when his parents, who were members of the far-left, terrorist organization Weather Underground, dropped him off with a babysitter and took part in an armored car robbery in upstate New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead.

His mother, Kathy Boudin, served 22 years behind bars and his father, David Gilbert, may spend the rest of his life in prison.

His parent’s circumstances after their criminal acts were a part of his campaign messaging; as shown in one of his videos pertaining to running for office Boudin stated:

Trump: Open Borders Threatens the Wage Gains of America’s Lowest-Income Workers

Shadows of group of people walking through the streets with painted Usa flag on the floor. Concept political relations with neighbors. Getty Images

The so-called “poverty gap”–which measures the heightened poverty rate among blacks and Hispanics compared to poverty overall–shrank to its lowest level on record last year.

The racial gap in unemployment has also contracted as unemployment rates hit record lows this year. Black unemployment hit its lowest level on record in November.

Trump gave credit to the tight labor market for the improvement in wages and employment.

But opening the countries borders to new workers from abroad would threaten those gains, he added.

“Our tight labor market is helping them the most,” Trump said.

“Yet the Democrats in Washington want to erase these gains through an extreme policy of open borders, flooding the labor market and driving down incomes for the poorest Americans. And driving crime through the roof.”

Rep. Dan Bishop Names Alleged Impeachment ‘Whistleblower’: ‘He’s Not Voldemort’

Brian Blanco/Getty Images, Михаил Руденко/Getty

Bishop on Monday responded to a tweet from an individual who suggested that the GOP refrain from using the term “whistleblower,” instead referring to him as “the leaker” or “the operative” or “the deep state spy in the White House.”

The North Carolina congressman said he agreed “100%,” noting that he refuses “to cower before the authoritarian intimidation campaign.”

“He’s not Voldemort. And he’s not a bona fide whistleblower.

Even if he were, he wouldn’t be entitled to secrecy. Eric Ciamarella is a deep state conspirator,” Bishop wrote. “He needs to testify now”:

FULL MEASURE: November 10th, 2019 – Switching Sides

Commentary/Opinion: Twice on Full Measure, we’ve profiled the anti-Trump “resistance” movement.

Today, our cover story is a fascinating look at the flip side of the coin.

Blacks, gays and other constituents who traditionally belong to Democrats are leading movements walk away from that political party.

We begin with the founder of the Black Exit from the Democratic party, 30 year old Candace Owens.

Gaetz on The Story: ‘Trump Has a Different Way of Interacting With Other Countries’

Commentary/Opinion: You’ll see the individuals testifying this coming week fall under the category of people who had a substantive policy disagreement with the Administration and they think it’s impeachable but I think the country won’t.

Klobuchar Plays the Victim in Crowded Democratic Field • Tucker Carlson Tonight

Independent Women’s Voice.
Commentary/Opinion: Tammy Bruce.

ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations

Mark Zaid is one of the whistleblower's attorneys.
Mark Zaid is one of the whistleblower’s attorneys.

The complaint, which was filed last week and obtained by Fox News, alleged the donations from roughly 6,000 individuals “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes.

To date, the GoFundMe has raised over $227,000.

The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government” contributed.

World News:

Afghan government releases militants in apparent exchange for American, Australian captives

The Afghan government has released three key Taliban prisoners, including Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of Sirajjuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, in exchange for two professors of the American University of Afgahnistan in Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced.

The prisoners were released on November 12 from Bagram prison, Ghani said in a live press conference the same day.

Besides Haqqani, Afghan officials have said two other prominent Taliban militants — Hafiz Rashid Omari and Haji Milli Khan — were released.

Ahead of the release, Ghani said the prisoners would only be freed if the Taliban in turn released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, who were abducted three years ago.

US drones could have footage of Turkish war crimes in Syria: report

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters gather with their vehicles at a position near the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.
(Photo by Bakr Alkasem/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

U.S. drones were reportedly deployed on one occasion to monitor a highway in northern Syria where a Kurdish political figure, Hevrin Khalaf, was killed by a Syrian gunman believed to be backed by Turkey.

During that surveillance effort, drones reportedly captured footage of an apparent shooting victim lying on the highway before being placed in a truck by Turkish-backed forces. Some officials believe the man had been shot, while others saw signs of movement by the supposed victim that complicated their view of what exactly happened.

Another U.S. official said they had uncovered a “clear cut” instance where prisoners who had their hands tied were shot by Turkish-backed forces.

Trump administration officials are expected to raise concerns about the potential war crimes during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the White House on Wednesday.

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Students use bricks and obstacles to block a main road at the City University campus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong.
Students use bricks and obstacles to block a main road at the City University campus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.

Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the night at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, while police massed for a possible clearing action with a water cannon truck.

It was the second straight day of weekday protests and followed an especially violent day Monday in which police shot one protester and a man was set on fire.

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait in message to China

The USS Chancellorsville, pictured here earlier this month, conducted the transit in a move likely to irk China.
The USS Chancellorsville, pictured here earlier this month, conducted the transit in a move likely to irk China. (U.S. Navy)

The move by the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, is likely to irk China, which views the island of Taiwan as a breakaway province.

“Guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Nov. 12 (local time) in accordance with international law.

The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, spokesperson for the U.S. 7th fleet.

“The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” he added.

First 9-Year-Old to Graduate from University


He started Eindhoven University back in March 2019, and not more than nine months later, he is almost done with his final project.

Upon his graduation as an Electrical Engineer, he will break the world record as the youngest university graduate.

It can be surely said that Laurent Simons is nothing short of extraordinary. Born in Belgium, he has an IQ of 145 and his interests range from mathematics to medicine.

He recently became interested in the workings of computers.

Also, he has a photographic memory which enables him to master subjects in a matter of days which would take ten weeks for other students.

Israel pounding Gaza with airstrikes after attack on Jihad leader

Trey Yingst is caught in the crossfire in Gaza where attacks are escalating following the assassination of an Islamic jihad commander.

Commentary/ opinion:

Haley book blasts UN migration pact for focus on climate change: ‘Give me a break’

The U.S. withdrew from the drafting of the U.N.’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2017.

The document, which was adopted by the global body a year later in Morocco, saw a host of other countries –including Hungary, Poland, Austria and Israel — pull out of the compact amid concerns it would hurt nations’ ability to control their borders.

Haley, in “With All Due Respect,” said that speculation that she was pressured into ending U.S. participation was “not true” and then went into detail about her objections to the internationalist document.

FULL MEASURE: November 10th, 2019 – Inside ISIS

With its top leaders dead and its territory or ‘caliphate’ gone, the Islamic extremist terrorist group ISIS isn’t the threat it once was.

But experts say the danger is far from over.

Scott Thuman recently traveled overseas to bring us a rare interview with an ISIS bride who takes us inside the minds of terrorists.

Stossel: Government Bans Ambulance Competition

Want to start a business? Imagine having to get your competitors’ permission first.

John Stossel points out that in 35 states, laws block new businesses from operating unless they get their competitors’ permission.

One such law prevents Phillip Truesdell from operating ambulances in Kentucky.