In The News Today:12/28/2022.

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NYC dad called 911 after allegedly mowing down, stabbing estranged wife: ‘I think I killed my wife’

Queens man Stephen Giraldo turned himself in to the police after allegedly running over his wife and stabbing her.
Wayne Carrington
Queens man Stephen Giraldo turned himself in to the police after allegedly running over his wife and stabbing her.
Wayne Carrington

He kept his bald head down as Assistant District Attorney Audra Beerman told the judge that the couple’s three children were in the car during the ordeal, with the oldest, 11-year-old Stephen, sitting in the front seat.

Moments before Giraldo allegedly struck his wife, he told the kids, “Everyone keep your seatbelts on,” Beerman said.

Giraldo, a Queens resident who works as a bus driver, had parked across the street from her Flushing home and called their mom — 41-year-old Sophia Giraldo — and told her to come down.

When she approached the car, he sped up and hit her so hard, she flew over the fence, Beerman said.

His white Ford Explorer then struck a wrought-iron fence and fell onto the driver’s side.

The deranged dad then climbed over his son, crawled out the passenger window, walked to where Sophia was lying, and stabbed her twice beneath the right breast, Beerman said.

Missing Madalina Cojocari’s parents ‘clearly’ concealing information: police

Madalina Cojocari, 11, has been missing for a month, but her mother reported her disappearance to her school only in mid-December.
Cornelius Police Department
Madalina Cojocari, 11, has been missing for a month, but her mother reported her disappearance to her school only in mid-December.
Cornelius Police Department

The mother and stepfather of missing North Carolina girl Madalina Cojocari are “clearly” withholding information about her disappearance, police said.

Cornelius Police Department Capt. Jennifer Thompson on Tuesday accused Diana Cojocari, 37, and her husband, Christopher Palmiter, 60, of failing to disclose everything they know about the disappearance of the sixth-grader, who was reported missing three weeks after her last sighting.

“This is a serious case of a child whose parents are clearly not telling us everything they know,” Thompson said in a video update on the investigation.

Cojocari and Palmiter have both been charged with failing to report a child as missing to law enforcement.

West Point begins removing Confederate memorials, starting with Robert E. Lee

West Point has begun ridding its campus of traces of the Confederacy as part of the military’s efforts to address racial injustice.

“During the holiday break, we will begin a multi-phased process, in accordance with Department of Defense directives, to remove, rename or modify assets and real property at the United States Military Academy and West Point installation that commemorate or memorialize the Confederacy or those who voluntarily served with the Confederacy,” Superintendent Lieutenant General Steve Gilland said in a message on Monday. “We will conduct these actions with dignity and respect.”

Stone markers in the academy’s Reconciliation Plaza that commemorate the Confederacy will be modified “with appropriate language and images that comply with the Commission’s recommendations” by spring 2023, Gilland said.

West Point is one of nine institutions instructed to change their racist-past references. Two-thirds of its 4,600 cadets are white, and 13% are Black, federal data show.

Killed Benghazi heroes awarded Congressional Gold Medals

Congressional Gold Medal. (Sgt. Timothy Smithers/US. Marine Corps)
Congressional Gold Medal. (Sgt. Timothy Smithers/US. Marine Corps)

Four Americans who died in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack have been awarded with Congressional Gold Medals in a bipartisan bill to honor their legacy a decade later.

The bill, signed into law last week, commends two former Navy SEALs, an ex-airman, and the then-ambassador to Libya, who “selflessly sacrificed their own lives” to protect American property and personnel during the attack.

“These men are heroes,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), “and rightly deserve the Congressional Gold Medal for their distinguished service and sacrifice to our nation.”

Waffle House chair-throwing brawl video goes viral

Video of a violent brawl inside an Austin, Texas Waffle House has gone viral this week, garnering more than 3 million views on Twitter since it was posted on December 22.

In the video, a Waffle House employee appears to tell a group of customers that they should leave the restaurant.

Shortly thereafter, two customers aggressively approach the counter separating the employees from the customers. One of the customers also briefly climbs on the counter.

Tow-truck driver with concealed carry license turns the tables on armed man who allegedly tried to rob him — and shoots suspect dead

(Blend Images via AP Images)
(Blend Images via AP Images)

The tow-truck driver was meeting with the suspect to buy a junk car around 9:35 a.m. in the area of 7 Mile and Kelly when he was ambushed from behind, sources told WJBK-TV, adding that the gun-toting suspect demanded everything the driver had on him.

The victim came prepared, however.

The station said the tow-truck driver, who is a concealed pistol license holder, pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the suspect.

Lenny Baldwin, owner of U WIN Towing in St. Clair County, told the station he wasn’t allowed to carry a weapon when he worked for other companies.

But being a strong self-defense advocate, Baldwin added to WXYZ that he pays for the insurance available, encourages his drivers to get a CPL if they want, and trains them.

NYC Mayor Defends His Vacation As Bomb Cyclone Hit The City

Deputy Shoots Suspect Armed With a Knife in Riverside County, California

The suspect, 38-year-old Wallis Kenneth Scott, was riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the street and known to have a felony arrest warrant for a violation of parole.

Scott was uncooperative with the deputy and attempted to flee the scene on his bicycle.

Inmates may earn highest minimum wage in country

Washington inmates may soon earn the highest minimum wage in the nation — from jail.

Four substations were attacked in Washington.

And the 2022 woke award goes to… well, you might be surprised by Jason Rantz’s response. Rantz discussed these issues on Varney and Co. (December 28, 2022)

Virginia school under fire for withholding awards in name of ‘equity’

Fox News contributor Douglas Murray reacts to a Virginia school’s policy to withhold awards for students in the name of ‘equity.’

Dr. Nicole Saphier: There is no place for this

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss Boston schools weighing a temporary mask mandate and the impact of COVID-related policies on students.

Soaring Inflation Drives UP GOLD Demand as Investors Scramble for a Safe Haven!

Markets have been cruel this year: Ryan Payne

Adviser Investments portfolio manager Adam Johnson and Payne Capital Management President Ryan Payne discuss the year-end market outlook and the Fed’s handling of rates amid inflation.


Hemingway: We Need Statesmen, Not Ukraine War Cheerleading

“I think what we’re really seeing here is with our establishment and really globally, a complete lack of statesmanship,” said Federalist Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway.

New Twitter files expose COVID censorship efforts

Joe Concha and Washington Times opinion editor Charles Hurt discuss how documents show the Biden admin pushed Twitter to censor COVID posts they didn’t approve of on ‘Hannity.’

Twitter’s Fauci fan club: Musk points finger at staff messaging group

Twitter employees had an internal messaging group nicknamed “Fauci Fan Club,” referring to the country’s controversial top infectious disease expert, Elon Musk claimed in a tweet on Tuesday.

In a Twitter thread, the social media platform CEO responded to a tweet claiming Dr. Anthony Fauci has never lied while working in his position as the chief medical adviser to the president. 

Musk linked to a Newsweek article that cited documents showing Fauci was “untruthful” in his claims that the National Institutes of Health has never funded gain-of-function studies in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“Some good nuggets in [this] article. Important to note that Fauci authored [a] 2012 paper arguing for gain-of-function research!

Obama wisely put this on pause, but Fauci restarted it,” Musk tweeted Tuesday night. “Despite these glaring issues, Twitter nonetheless had an internal Slack channel unironically called ‘Fauci Fan Club.’”

Pam Bondi rips into FBI for deflecting blame on Twitter censorship

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on the FBI deflecting blame about alleged censorship scheme on ‘Hannity.’

Judge orders another long prison term in Gov. Whitmer plot

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)
FILE – This undated booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft Jr. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)

Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Barry Croft Jr., 47, who was the fourth and final federal defendant to learn his fate.

Croft and Adam Fox were convicted in August of conspiracy charges in Grand Rapids. Croft also was found guilty of possessing an unregistered explosive.

Whitmer was not physically harmed. The FBI was secretly embedded in the group and made 14 arrests.

Two men who pleaded guilty and testified against Fox and Croft received substantial breaks: Ty Garbin already is free after a 2 1/2-year prison term, while Kaleb Franks was given a four-year sentence.

Leaked Southwest Memo Reveals “State Of Operational Emergency” Before Christmas Storm

Bloomberg confirmed a leaked memo dated Dec. 21 via Chris Johnson, the carrier’s vice president of ground operations, who declared a “state of operational emergency” at Denver Airport after “an unusually high number” of employee absences. 

The severe winter weather battered Southwest’s operations nationwide, forcing the carrier to cancel thousands of flights during Christmas weekend. And the chaos continues.

As of Wednesday morning, Southwest has scrapped 62% of flights today, plus 58% on Thursday, according to FlightAware data. 

Analysts describe Southwest’s meltdown this week as the most significant operational breakdown in its five-decade history. 

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Turkish court upholds life sentence for activist Kavala

A Turkish appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Osman Kavala, a prominent philanthropist and human rights activist. The 65-year-old is also a leading critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In April, Kavala was sentenced to life in prison on charges that included attempting to overthrow the government.

The April verdict added to tensions in Ankara’s uneasy ties with the West.

Seven other defendants in the case were each sentenced to 18 years in prison. 

On Wednesday, the appellate court ruled that the April verdict “complied with the law,” according to the Anadolu state news agency. The defense can still appeal the case in Turkey’s Supreme Court.

India: Several killed in stampede at political rally

At least seven people have died in a stampede at a rally  in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, police officials said.

Massive crowds gathered to hear the address of N. Chandrababu Naidu, the leader of the main opposition party of the state, who previously served Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister.

Members of the crowd pushed each other as Naidu arrived for the rally in the town of Kandukur, which lies in the coastal district of Nellore.

In addition to seven people who lost their lives, several others have been injured and taken to the hospital, according to  the police.

Ukraine’s aim to deepen ties in Africa leaves open questions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently announced that new embassies would be opened on the African continent in first quarter of 2023.

“We are restarting relations with dozens of African countries. Next year we must strengthen this.

Ten states have already been identified where new Ukrainian embassies in Africa will be opened,” he said in a speech earlier in December.

In October, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba toured several African countries in an effort to intensify diplomatic ties.

He had to suspend his trip after Russia carried out a series of massive missile attacks on Ukrainian cities at the same time.

Since the start of the Russian invasion in February, Ukraine has been trying to rally support in Africa — while Russia’s influence across the continent has continued to gain momentum.

Although Zelenskyy didn’t mention the names of the countries where these embassies will be opened, Maksym Subkh, Ukraine’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, told the Ukrainian news outlet that the initial emphasis would be away from Russia’s African stronghold, the Sahel.

Russia Intensifies Attacks on Liberated Kherson, Eastern Ukraine

An injured man stands on a street after Russian shelling of the Ukrainian city of Kherson.
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An injured man stands on a street after Russian shelling of the Ukrainian city of Kherson.
AFP via Getty Images

Russian forces stepped up mortar and artillery attacks on the recently liberated city of Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday, Ukraine’s military said, while also exerting pressure along frontlines in the east.

Russia fired 33 missiles from multiple rocket launchers at civilian targets in Kherson in the 24 hours to early Wednesday, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said in its morning report. Russia denies targeting civilians.

News of the latest attacks comes just days after seven people in Kherson were killed and at least 58 more injured in Russian missile strikes on Dec. 24.

Meanwhile, fighting continued along the eastern front lines, as Ukrainian forces try to break through Russian defenses around the cities of Svatove and Kreminna in Luhansk, as well as the flattened city of Bakhmut in Donetsk.

Next Israeli government prepares to confront Iran as it threatens to ‘raze Tel Aviv’

With the nomination of Tzachi Hanegbi as the next head of Israel’s National Security Council, Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government appears ready to take a hardline approach toward Iran.

We speak to Brig. Gen. Jacob Nagel, himself a former head of the National Security Council, about Hanegbi’s nomination and the current tensions with Iran.

The danger of a permanent Covid-law – Gideon van Meijeren in Dutch Parliament

No apparent covid in Africa

Albanese government to negotiate trade bans with China

Putin decree retaliates to oil-price cap

Russia has retaliated against a price cap on its oil imposed by Western countries. Moscow will ban oil sales to countries that abide by the price cap that was imposed on Dec. 5, President Vladimir Putin decreed. Francis Maguire reports.


Cory Mills on border surge as Supreme Court leaves Title 42 in place | ALL NEWS

Florida Rep.-elect Cory Mills (R) joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant surge and a blue state exodus affecting New York and California.

Left-Wing Media Wreaked Mayhem in 2022

This year, the mainstream media doubled down on being the mouthpiece of the liberal Democrat agenda.

NBC, MSNBC, CNN — they all kowtowed to the left-wing pundits and their ideologies.

They whined when Elon Musk bought Twitter and reinstated free speech.

Most importantly, they backed the Biden administration’s lies, especially about the situation at the border.

Exposing This State’s Secret Enemies List (Pt. 2) | Harmeet Dhillon | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks to candidate for RNC Chair Harmeet Dhillon about how the Twitter files have confirmed the suspicions of the Center for American Liberty’s lawsuit against Twitter;

how she exposed the state of California’s secret enemies list; why she is representing Rogan O’Handley (aka DC Draino) in his fight against big tech censorship;

how Republicans dropped the ball in dealing with big tech regulation; how section 230 of the communications decency act needs to be reformed; and why we need a social media bill of rights.

Chip Roy EXPLODES on “Sham” Congress for Leaving on “Fancy Planes” While Americans SUFFER

The Truth About Respect For Marriage Act – Dana Loesch

Dana Loesch explains what is inside the Respect for Marriage Act after President Biden signed the new protections into law.

Majority Thinks FBI is Suppressing Political Speech and Want FBI Investigated by Congress

Every weekend is an ‘extended holiday’ for Biden: Concha

Fox News contributor Joe Concha criticizes President Biden for his ‘working trip’ during the holidays following the deadly winter storm that took dozens of lives. Concha also discusses Sam Bankman-Fried’s meeting with a Hollywood writer.

Supreme Court rules Title 42 will remain in place

Former acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan joins “Wake Up America” to how Title 42 will protect our border.


JFK expert on SECRET files: ‘This was BIGGER THAN OSWALD’

Earlier this month, the National Archives released over 13 THOUSAND documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

However, loads more documents remain under-wraps, hidden from the American public. So, what’s within the remaining, secret documents? Is the CIA trying to hide details about its previous relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald? And when WILL we know the full truth?

In this clip, Glenn is joined by Jefferson Morley, Vice President of the Mary Ferrell Foundation.

He discusses the ‘big picture’ to the JFK documents, the ‘small picture,’ and his own theory as to why the CIA & FBI continue to hide key details concerning that fateful day on November 22, 1963…