SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said.
Some of the 29 identified survivors told authorities they hired smugglers who brought them across the U.S. border, loaded them onto trucks that took them to the tractor-trailer, and marked them with different colored tape to identify them to various smugglers who would be picking them up after the tractor-trailer reached its destination. Continue reading “Investigator: Driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme”
A House IT staffer at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal has been arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud, Fox News has learned.
Fox News is told officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport. Continue reading “Feds arrest IT staffer for Wasserman Schultz trying to leave country”
Business Insider – by Kate Taylor
Last week news broke that Chipotle had closed a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, following multiple reports of customers getting sick after eating there. The news caused Chipotle’s stock to fall.
While food-poisoning expert Bill Marler told Business Insider that it seemed the chain was likely just unlucky, some employees are saying that a lax sick-leave policy that forces workers to prepare food while “dripping snot” or feeling ready to vomit is to blame. Continue reading “Chipotle workers say they’ve been forced to work while ‘dripping snot’ — and it could be linked to the latest food poisoning outbreak”
A Kansas man convicted of attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley U.S. Army base has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
John Booker Jr., 22, was arrested in April 2015 outside Fort Riley, 100 kilometers west of Topeka, as he tried to arm what he thought was a bomb. When he pleaded guilty in February, he acknowledged that he wanted to kill Americans and participate in what he called a holy war to support Islamic State militants. Continue reading “Kansas Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Trying to Bomb US Army Base”
This program is a total fraud against the veterans who try to use the card. It was not honored at all by the VA, in fact when I fractured my ankle I wanted to go to a outside doctor and the VA turned me down. It seems there were too many catch-all’s in this program and vets were turned away.
New Hampshire Union Leader – by Gretchen M. Grosky
John O’Leary of Manchester is a Vietnam veteran who wants the Veterans Administration to pay for his health care — he just doesn’t want the agency to provide it.
“You keep hearing these stories about the VA and it’s scary. There are a lot of good regular docs in Manchester, so that’s who I try and see,” he said. Continue reading “Program to help vets get health care outside VA nearly bankrupt”
A Florida man is expected to appear in federal court today after 10 people died in San Antonio, Texas, in what officials called an immigrant-smuggling attempt “gone horribly wrong.”
A total of 39 people, including children, were recovered from the stifling hot tractor-trailer parked outside a San Antonio Walmart this weekend. Ten people, all adult men, died, and 29 people were being treated at hospitals, officials said. Many experienced heat stroke and dehydration, officials said. Continue reading “10th person dies in Texas human-smuggling case, suspect due in court”
The Free Thought Project – by John Vibes
Big Rapids, MI — A former pastor will serve time in jail for a conviction of “jury tampering,” after he was arrested and charged with a felony for handing out jury information pamphlets outside of a courthouse.
Keith Wood is innocent. He was merely attempting to educate his neighbors about their rights on a jury, which should be protected free speech. However, courts are intent on using their power to hide the full scope of the jurors’ responsibility and they will apparently go to great lengths to do so — including throwing an entirely innocent man in prison. Continue reading “Man Sentenced to Prison for Standing on a Sidewalk, Informing People of Their Rights”
New York Post
CHICAGO – Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.
Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 lung cancer patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests that may include restoring hair pigment. Continue reading “How my cancer treatments turned back time”
Hot Air – by John Sexton
Tuesday, police arrested Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle-school teacher who is one of the leaders of the Antifa group By Any Means Necessary. Felarca is charged with inciting a riot last June in Sacramento, CA. From Berkeleyside:
Felarca was captured on video hitting a member of the Traditional Worker’s Party, a white supremacist group that had taken out permits for a rally on the west steps of the state capitol. Felarca, a member of the group By Any Means Necessary, and other counter-protesters blocked the rally by chasing and hitting and even stabbing members of the Traditional Worker’s Party.
Continue reading “Berkeley Antifa Leader Arrested For Inciting A Riot”
(NEW YORK) — A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that’s not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified.
The location in Sterling, Virginia, was temporarily closed for cleaning this week after customers reported symptoms that Chipotle said were consistent with norovirus. That sent shares of the restaurant chain down, underscoring how vulnerable its reputation remains almost two years after an E. coli outbreak that sent its sales plunging. Continue reading “Person Who Ate at Chipotle in Northern Virginia Tests Positive for Norovirus”
The Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday — and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house.
“I’m apprehensive, a little nervous,” said Patty Camunas, 57, whose family lives near the sinkhole. Continue reading “As Florida sinkhole widens, some are determined to stay put”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
In an apparent nationwide system outage, Bank of America customers have been shut out from accessing their accounts and online banking on Wednesday afternoon. As of 4pm ET the outage was continuing with most online systems still frozen. Continue reading “Nationwide Outage Hits Bank of America: Customers Unable To Access Accounts”
Fox News – by Travis Fedschun
The four young men who were hacked to death in a New York park in April were lured there by two women associated with the vicious MS-13 street gang, and ambushed by more than a dozen gang members armed with wooden clubs and machetes who engaged in “a horrific frenzy of violence,” according to court documents obtained Wednesday by Fox News.
The new details were released Monday as part of an indictment charging three of the street gang’s alleged members — Alexis Hernandez, Santis Leonel Ortiz-Flores and Omar Antonio Villata — with the April 11 deaths of the four men. Continue reading “MS-13 ‘initiation killings’: Lured to a park by girls and hacked to death with machetes”
Sierra News Online
MARIPOSA COUNTY — As firefighters prepare for another hard day on the firelines, the residents of Mariposa are holding their breath.
Overnight, the fire nearly doubled in size to 45,724 acres with just 7 percent containment, and continues its relentless advance on the historic town.
More than 1,500 homes are threatened, 8 have been destroyed and 1 damaged. Continue reading “California’s Detwiler Fire Continues To Threaten Mariposa, Pushes Toward Coulterville”
Consumers are no longer to be charged extra for paying by debit or credit card, the government has said.
From January next year, businesses will not be allowed to add any surcharges for card payments.
The worst offenders currently are airlines and food delivery apps, and small businesses which typically add a fee for cards. Continue reading “UK: Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned”
The second-highest ranking military officer in the U.S. told Congress on Tuesday that while North Korea “clearly” has missiles with the capability to reach the United States, it does not have the capacity to strike accurately or successfully.
On July 4, North Korea successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which traveled into a high-altitude trajectory of 1,730 miles and flew horizontally about 575 miles into the Sea of Japan. Continue reading “North Korea ‘clearly’ has missiles that can reach US, general says”
Health Impact News – by John P. Thomas
Electric utility companies are in the process of installing smart meters at all of their customer locations, which are making thousands of their customers sick. These meters emit microwave radiation in the 900+ megahertz frequency band, which is known to cause weakness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, pain, and immune system disruption. These smart meters broadcast intense bursts of microwave radiation through the air many times per minute, 24-hours a day. [1, 2, 3, 4] Continue reading “Smart Meters: Countdown to a National Crisis of Illness and Death”
Independent Journal Review – by Reid Mene
A group of children celebrating a birthday party at Chick-fil-A was potentially left mortified when a group of animal rights protesters showed up.
A video recently posted to YouTube depicts a group of protesters wearing cow masks as they appear to be covered in fake blood while pretending to die. Continue reading “When Animal Rights Activists Crash Child’s Chick-fil-A B-Day Party, The Parents Unleash the Full Might of ‘Mom Power’”
Local and federal authorities are investigating an explosion at a US Air Force recruiting office in Bixby, Oklahoma.
Bomb squads from Bixby and Tulsa police responded around 10:30 p.m. local time Monday to the reported explosion, near Tulsa, Bixby Police Sgt. Tim Scrivner told CNN.
The FBI and ATF are on scene and investigating the cause of the explosion, according to ATF public information officer, Meredith Davis. Continue reading “Explosion outside US Air Force recruiting office under investigation”