NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with stabbing five people during a Hanukkah celebration in New York began boot camp to enter the U.S. Marine Corps but was separated from the service a month later for “fraudulent enlistment,” military officials said Tuesday.

A Marine Corps spokeswoman would not provide details on why Grafton Thomas left the Marines as a recruit in late 2002, about a month after he started training.  Continue reading “Marines: Hanukkah stabbing suspect kicked out of boot camp”

Yahoo News

(Reuters) – Conspiracy promoter and right-wing media personality Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $100,000 in court costs and legal fees stemming from a lawsuit over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre of school children was a hoax, court records show.

Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, has claimed the mainstream media and gun-control proponents conspired to fabricate the tragedy in which 20 school children and six school staff were shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.  Continue reading “Infowars founder who claimed Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax ordered to pay $100,000”

Health Impact News – by Brian Shilhavy

Local media in Massachusetts is reporting that four former foster children have filed a $40 million lawsuit against foster parents Susan and Raymond Blouin in Oxford Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette report:  Continue reading “Raped and Locked in Cages – Former Massachusetts Foster Children Sue for $40 Million”

Daily Mail

Donald Trump announced that the US embassy in Baghdad is safe after some 6,000 pro-Iran militia fighters stormed the compound on Tuesday, set walls ablaze and chanted ‘Death to America!’ in a violent retaliation for American air strikes.

The president doubled down in his warning to Iran, saying their government will be held ‘fully responsible’ for the attack that forced the Pentagon to send 100 Marines as reinforcements to the Iraqi embassy.  Continue reading “Pentagon deploys 100 Marines in Chinooks to reinforce under-siege US embassy in Baghdad”

Gateway Pundit – by Cassandra Fairbanks

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started filing claims to begin deporting illegal aliens who were protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

The agency has recently began reopening administratively closed deportation cases and told CNN earlier this month that all DACA recipients can expect the same. Continue reading “Immigration and Customs Enforcement Begins Process of Deporting DACA Recipients”

News Wars – by Dan Lyman

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is calling on more law-abiding citizens to legally carry firearms in order to prevent massacres by armed criminals in the wake of Sunday’s tragic shooting at a church in his state.

Following the stunning gun battle that unfolded after a would-be mass killer opened fire at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, AG Paxton appeared on CNN to praise the “heroic efforts” of armed parishioners who confronted and killed the shooter. Continue reading “Texas AG: “More People Need to Carry” Guns to Prevent Mass Shootings”

Breitbart – by John Hayward

China’s state-run Global Times on Monday used the weekend’s shootings to argue that gun ownership is “out of control” in the United States and mass shootings are “shocking in a U.S. allegedly governed by law.”  Continue reading “Chinese State Media: ‘Gun Ownership Out of Control in U.S.’”

Breitbart – by Bob Price

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than four million migrants who illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico during the past 10 fiscal years. If these migrants were placed into a single city, it would be larger than Los Angeles by population.

During the past 10 fiscal years, October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the nine sectors that make up the United States’ southwest border with Mexico apprehended 4,318,200 migrants. The highest year during that decade for apprehensions occurred during Fiscal Year 2019 when agents apprehended 851,553 — including 76,020 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and 473,682 Family Unit Aliens (FMUA), according to reports obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Continue reading “4.3M Migrants Caught at SW Border in Decade — More Than Los Angeles Population”

CBS News

A Kansas police officer “fabricated” a story that a McDonald’s employee wrote an expletive on his coffee cup over the weekend, Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday said Monday. Hornaday said the officer, who no longer works for the department, had originally claimed he had been given a coffee cup on Saturday that had “f***ing pig” written on it.

“We found that McDonald’s and its employees did not have anything whatsoever to do with this incident. This was completely and solely fabricated by a Herington police officer who is no longer employed with our agency,” Hornaday said at a press conference. Continue reading “Police officer “fabricated” story about being served McDonald’s coffee with “f***ing pig” written on cup”

Fox News

One day after Colorado and western Nebraska counties reported a series of mysterious, nocturnal drone flights, the Federal Aviation Administration is promoting a rule change last week that requires most drones to be identifiable remotely, a report said Monday.

The rule change, announced Thursday, have been in works for more than a year, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email to the Denver Post Monday.  Continue reading “FAA proposes rule change to force identification of Colorado, Nebraska drones”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Thousands of Iraqi protestors attacked various parts of the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday after US airstrikes killed dozens of Iran-backed Iraqi militia over the weekend. The attack on the embassy has been widely documented on Twitter with videos and pictures showing the destruction.  Continue reading “Iraq Protestors Storm US Embassy In Baghdad”

New York Post – by Kenneth Garger

The police department in Mobile, Alabama apologized Monday for the “insensitive gesture” carried out by two of its officers who posed for a holiday photo next to a makeshift “homeless quilt.”

The department was reacting to a since-deleted, but viral Facebook post by the officers, showing them grinning alongside the cardboard display replete with phrases used by panhandlers.  Continue reading “Alabama cops apologize for ‘homeless quilt’ made of cardboard signs”

Get Pocket – by Rian Malan, Rolling Stone

Once upon a time, a long time ago, a small miracle took place in the brain of a man named Solomon Linda. It was 1939, and he was standing in front of a microphone in the only recording studio in black Africa when it happened. He hadn’t composed the melody or written it down or anything. He just opened his mouth and out it came, a haunting skein of fifteen notes that flowed down the wires and into a trembling stylus that cut tiny grooves into a spinning block of beeswax, which was taken to England and turned into a record that became a very big hit in that part of Africa.  Continue reading “In the Jungle: Inside the Long, Hidden Genealogy of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’”


The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a long criminal history and described by his ex-wife as “battling a demon” and “not nice to anyone.”

Kinnunen was identified as the shooter Monday morning by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. NBC 5 has learned his criminal past included charges of assault, theft, arson and possession of an illegal weapon in Texas, Oklahoma and New Jersey.  Continue reading “River Oaks Man ‘Battling Demon’ Identified as Gunman in White Settlement Church Shooting”