Shanika S. Minor, who was on the FBI’s “most wanted” fugitives list after being accused of killing a nine-months-pregnant Milwaukee woman and then fleeing, has been captured in North Carolina, authorities said Friday. The FBI placed the 24-year-old on its most wanted list earlier this week. She had been missing since the March 6 death of Tamecca Perry and her unborn child, authorities said. Minor was captured at a motel near the airport in Fayetteville, N.C., early Friday morning, the FBI office in Milwaukee announced. Perry’s unborn child was due within the week of the shooting. The FBI said the incident began as an
As Americans gather with family and friends this Fourth of July weekend to celebrate our founding and the war that brought us our freedom, Speaker Paul Ryan offers the nation “a few conversation starters” — about himself. Linking to an interview he did with #NeverTrump leader Erick Erickson, Speaker Ryan sent out an email blast divulging 10 facts about himself that he thinks Americans may want to share with each other over fireworks and hot dogs this Fourth. We’ve provided the full text below. (Snip) That’s right—Speaker Ryan joined Erick Erickson’s podcast last week for a 16-minute long discussion about
Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Pentagon says. They were the group´s deputy minister of war, who oversaw Mosul´s capture in 2014, and a senior military commander, spokesman Peter Cook said. US-led air strikes have helped Iraqi forces and its allies to push IS back. An offensive to retake Mosul is seen as the next battle for Iraqi forces. Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari was a former al-Qaeda member who also led an IS battalion known for using homemade explosives, suicide bombers and mustard gas in its
The Marines have launched an internal investigation into staff at a boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., after Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in an apparent suicide 11 days after arriving. Fifteen drill instructors are now under investigation, as scrutiny increases of military practices that many believe cross the line from teasing, camaraderie, and toughening-up into danger. The Parris Island drill instructors face allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse, the Marines announced Thursday. The probe into Mr. Siddiqui´s death has sparked a wider investigation into wrongdoing in his training unit,
HELENA, Mont. -- Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park. Brad Treat, 38, was knocked off his bike Wednesday after he and another rider apparently surprised the bear -- a grizzly, according to initial and still-unconfirmed accounts -- in the Flathead National Forest, authorities said. The other rider, a relative of Treat´s whose name was not released, went to get help and was not hurt. Bears that attack
Theresa May has won the backing of four times as many MPs as any other candidate for the Conservative Party leadership, a survey by ITV News shows. Of 139 MPs who have spoken to ITV News, 82 said they would be supporting the Home Secretary. Earlier, Michael Gove declared himself "the candidate for change" as he set out his pitch to become Conservative leader and prime minister. Gove said after last week´s referendum vote for Brexit, the new prime minister must be someone who fought on the Leave side - effectively ruling out Mrs May, who was part of the Remain campaign, even though her contributions to it were notably
Shelby County, TN - Four children were killed at a Shelby County Apartment complex early Friday afternoon. The Shelby County Sheriff´s Office confirms they took the mother of the children is in custody around 1 p.m. All of the children are under the age of six and were deceased when deputies arrived. Sheriff Bill Oldham said, "Our community has suffered an egregious act of evil and tremendous loss today." Oldham went on to say, "One of the most difficult questions in any investigation always is ´why?´" The murders happened at the Greens at Irene Apartments near Hacks Cross Road.
WASHINGTON -Mirwais Nasari’s first glimpses of America came from Rambo movies and “X-Files” episodes that he watched underneath the leaky roof of his family’s clay house at a refugee camp in Pakistan. Other young Afghans he knew admired Europe, but it was always the United States for Nasari. He skipped lunch for two years to take English lessons. His father defended him to uncles who thought he should be working, not studying. And Nasari was unfazed when his big chance finally arrived, with a hitch: He’d be a Muslim teen alone in Tennessee, attending a Christian high school where he
RANDOLPH — The plan in this, the smallest town in Maine, was simple: join neighboring municipalities in the summertime rite of celebrating the United States and honoring veterans by mounting American flags on utility poles on the town’s traffic corridors. For about a year, Jim Kimball and the Randolph Fire Association have been raising money for the project and had gathered donations totaling about $1,000, just enough to pay for 20 flags and the mounting hardware. And so the flags went up. “It makes the town look better,” said Kimball, a captain in the Randolph Volunteer Fire Department and a
A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub. But this example of Second Amendment saving lives hasn’t garnered media interests. According to a report on The Federalist, “A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning.” Writer Bre Payton explained, “After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring four,
Despite all the hysteria from media and political elites that claimed the UK would stagnate if British voters passed Brexit to leave the EU, it turns out that UK stocks are higher a week later while the other stock markets are still down. In perhaps the most arrogant establishment response on the first day after the Brexit vote, Harvard educated James Traub, wrote in the elite Foreign Policy Magazine: “It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses.” (Snip) But a week after the referendum victory for the “leave” voters, the British stock market index is up
Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence is traveling to meet with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Friday, according to MSNBC. NBC News is reporting Pence is “in play” as a possible choice for vice president, citing anonymous sources. “Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday he has not talked to Donald Trump about becoming his running mate, but he also declined to rule out the possibility amid reports that suggest he is being vetted,” noted the IndyStar. “You’d have to talk to their campaign about who they’re looking at or who they’re not looking at,” Pence stated when asked about the possibility of
Brown signed SB1446 by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, which makes it illegal to possess magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The sale or manufacturing of large-capacity magazines is illegal in the state and now the possession of them will be too. Brown also signed SB880 by Sen. Isadore Hall III, D-Compton, which expands the definition of “assault weapon” to include specified guns capable of accepting any type of detachable magazine. Whether Californians want the state’s gun-control laws to go further will be left to voters.
The first man to die behind the wheel of a self-driving car had a DVD player with him meaning it was possible for him to be watching a Harry Potter film as he died, police have revealed. Joshua Brown, 40, a former Navy SEAL, was killed in Florida back in May after his computer-controlled Tesla Model S plowed into a tractor trailer despite the autopilot feature being on. Tesla had previously said that it is impossible to watch films on the touchscreen tablets mounted in their vehicles, but police have now confirmed that Brown had another device with him that
His former law clerks and colleagues in the Reagan administration had high praise for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to the high court on July 1, 1991 - 25 years ago today. Thomas, who replaced Thurgood Marshall as the 106th justice, was described by those who’ve known him for more than a quarter century not only as a principled defender of the Constitution and therefore a foe of unlimited government power, but also as an engaging, gregarious mentor and friend who “knows everything about the Supreme Court, down to the names
The Republican elites are not going down without a fight. Donald Trump shattered the GOP primary record this year by more than a million votes. He was running against 16 challengers – another record. (Graph) But that won’t stop the GOP elites from trying to steal the nomination. The Weekly Standard today called on delegates to steal the nomination from Donald Trump at the Republican Convention this month. (Photo) The traitors would rather see Hillary win than support Donald Trump. Bill Kristol at The Weekly Standard reported: This election cycle hasn’t been kind to Republican big shots. Their favorite presidential candidates—Jeb Bush,
U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III said he would “take a look” at Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate seat should the progressive firebrand be tapped for vice president by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “If that vacancy comes up, I will take a look at it, but I hope she continues to serve Massachusetts, whatever she does,” Kennedy told the Herald before touring a supermarket in Seekonk this morning. “I’ll take a look at it, I’m sure a lot of other folks would too.” Observers have speculated about a possible Clinton-Warren ticket and the two campaigned together earlier this week. Kennedy
The widow of one of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attacks says that Hillary Clinton “has no right” to say it is time to “move on” in the wake of a congressional report released earlier this week. “I think that nobody in government can tell me how I feel, what I should feel about it. She has no right, nor does anyone in government have a right to tell me it’s time to move on,” Dr. Dorothy Woods told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday. Woods’ husband Tyrone was one of the former Navy SEALs killed during the Sept.
A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York´s JFK airports on the July 4 weekend. The account threatened attacks on planes ´flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US´ and warned that ´there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.´ The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group - the world´s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization - on its website. The group is directed by founder Rita Katz, who has tracked and analyzed global terrorism and jihadi networks for nearly two decades. She is well-recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump argued Friday that former President Bill Clinton "opened up a Pandora´s box" by meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch earlier in the week in Phoenix. Trump, who was speaking at the Western Conservatives Summit in Denver, openly wondered to attendees if the former president and Lynch were really discussing golf and grandchildren, as Lynch suggested. The real estate tycoon also mockingly said that it was "just a coincidence" that the two were at the same airport at the same time, adding that he thought it was a joke when the news broke initially. "Bill Clinton
Over the last 8 years, Michelle Obama has evolved into an exemplary world traveler. Compliments of the struggling U.S. taxpayer, the FLOTUS consistently indulges in at least five or six multi-million dollar vacations per year. In March, if things get boring, Michelle, mother Marian, and daughters Sasha and Malia, either fly solo or use Dad (if he’s not golfing) as an excuse to pamper their weary bones with an all expense paid “working vacation.” Like clockwork, the girl gang jets off to destinations such as Cuba, China, Japan, Qatar, Argentina or Cambodia. Predictably, there’s always a June pre-Martha’s Vineyard vacation where Michelle
Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn´t enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy. In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. (Snip) But newly released emails from 2012 show that she and Clinton Foundation consultant, Sidney Blumenthal, shared classified information about how German leadership viewed the prospects for
A New York Daily News sports columnist called “God Bless America” a song that “offends everyone” and called the post 9/11 tradition of playing it at baseball games a fascist exercise honoring a god who doesn’t exist. In a column titled “Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone,” columnist Gersh Kuntzman denounced the practice of playing it during the seventh-inning at major-league and other parks along with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and called the song itself silly. He compared the patriotic ritual to a fascist rally, saying “Part of my outrage stems
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday that she hasn´t seen evidence that police around the country are less likely to do their jobs and confront possible law-breakers over fears that they might be charged with police brutality. Earlier this year, FBI Director James Comey said he believed there is a "Ferguson effect" hitting police, named after the unrest that happened in 2014 when a Missouri cop shot and killed a black teenager, Michael Brown. Lynch didn´t dismiss that claim, but said she has not seen anything resembling that in her experience. "I have not seen that," she said Friday at the Aspen Ideas