Month: January 2019

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order scrapping Common Core

January 31, 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a pre-legislative news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in the state. DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map […]

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Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 priests accused of abusing minors

January 31, 2019

The Archdiocse of Galveston-Houston named 42 priests accused of sexual abuse. (Fox 26 News) DALLAS – Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in […]

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Trump says he’ll meet with China’s Xi after trade talks end with no deal

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expects to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to try to resolve a six-month trade standoff after U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended two days of talks Thursday without settling the toughest issues that divide the world’s two biggest economies. The White House said in a statement that the two […]

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New England Patriots targeted by Texas digital billboards: ‘Tire flat as a Patriots football’

January 31, 2019

The New England Patriots were apparently the butt of a joke posted on a Texas roadway sign ahead of next week’s Super Bowl. (Texas Department of Transportation) The New England Patriots were apparently the butt of a joke posted on a Texas roadway sign ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl. The illuminated display, done by […]

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‘Mutant’ coyotes in California with piercing blue eyes stun scientists

January 31, 2019

Last year, a wildlife photographer spotted a “one in a million” coyote with captivating blue eyes while out on a walk in California’s Point Reyes National Seashore. The sighting quickly became national news and prompted an investigation by National Geographic, which confirmed the coyote’s eye color was indeed rare — as coyotes’ irises are almost always some […]

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Massachusetts fire department, veterinarians free chew toy stuck in dog’s mouth

January 31, 2019

Fire department members in Massachusetts, with the help of veterinarians, came to the rescue of a dog who appeared to have gotten overzealous with a chew toy. (Wrentham Fire Department) Fire department members in Massachusetts, with the help of veterinarians, came to the rescue of a dog who looked to have gotten overzealous with a chew toy. […]

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Wayward elephant seal guided to safety by California cops after getting lost

January 31, 2019

A giant elephant seal lost its way on the California coast on Wednesday, but got help from the cops to get back home. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office were called in after discovering that the lumbering animal had become separated from its group and was sitting atop a hill alongside Highway 1 in […]

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Appeals court blocks San Francisco law requiring warnings on soda, sugary-drink ads

January 31, 2019

A federal appeals court Thursday blocked a San Francisco city ordinance requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks, saying it violated constitutionally protected commercial speech. The unanimous en banc ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction preventing the law from taking effect and referring the matter back […]

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Proclaiming innocence, Roger Stone denies knowledge of any Trump-Russia collusion

January 31, 2019

Roger Stone reiterated his innocence on Thursday, telling a group of reporters he’s not accused of Russian collusion in any capacity and has no knowledge that the president was involved in such activity. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, D.C., for the first time since his arrest last week, Stone addressed the charges against him […]

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Minnesota man cited for leaving dog chained outside in freezing cold

January 31, 2019

A dog in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was found chained outside in bitterly cold temperatures on Tuesday. (Brooklyn Center Police Department) A Minnesota man was cited for allegedly leaving his pet dog outside as below zero temperatures have raided the Midwest. Dang Xiong, 29, left his dog outside in Brooklyn Center on Tuesday when temperatures hit minus 9 […]

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Disneyland closes Space Mountain after visitor jumps off mid-ride

January 31, 2019

The indoor rollercoaster was named top Amusement park ride for the Orange County Register’s 25th annual Best of OC awards. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images) A Disneyland attraction was shut down after one park visitor jumped off mid-ride Tuesday afternoon, Disney confirmed to Fox News. The unidentified man, reportedly […]

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur challenged on air after claiming America has ‘almost no middle class’

January 31, 2019

MSNBC star Katy Tur’s claim America has “almost no middle class” was promptly shut down. (William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images, File) MSNBC anchor Katy Tur on Wednesday boldly declared that there was “almost no middle class” in America — before a guest promptly replied, “That’s a crazy thing to say.” Her “MSNBC Live” panel […]

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US federal judge rules Syrian government was responsible for death of American journalist Marie Colvin

January 31, 2019

A U.S. federal judge has determined that the Syrian government was responsible for the 2012 killing of American journalist Marie Colvin, 56, while she was covering the country’s civil war. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled late Wednesday that the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad targeted journalists during that country’s civil war with the objective of […]

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Brazilian spiritual healer, spotlighted by Oprah, to stand trial on rape, sex abuse charges

January 31, 2019

João Teixeira de Faria, who is known as João de Deus, or John of God, seen here in December, was charged with abusing four women while they were seeking spiritual guidance and treatment; a judge in Abadiânia, the small town in central Brazil where Faria’s spiritual center is located, accepted the charges Wednesday. (REUTERS/Metropoles/Igo Estrela) […]

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Why Kevin Bacon won’t reveal the secret to his and Kyra Sedgwick’s long-lasting marriage

January 31, 2019

PASADENA – Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, but the “City on a Hill” star won’t be sharing the secret behind the Hollywood couple’s long-lasting marriage anytime soon. “There is no secret,” the 60-year-old actor told Fox News during the Showtime portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on […]

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Judge approves court-supervised Chicago police reforms

January 31, 2019

The Justice Department accused the Chicago Police Department of having a “pervasive cover-up culture.” A federal judge Thursday approved a consent decree meant to implement far-reaching reforms in the Chicago Police Department, almost two years after the Justice Department detailed a long history of civil rights violations by officers. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow wrote […]

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Potential Rams-Saints ‘do-over’ playoff game rejected by judge

January 31, 2019

A pair of NFL season ticket holders who wanted to see a full or partial rematch between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams were out of luck Thursday after a federal judge said she wouldn’t force the league to implement a rule that could’ve led to a do-over. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan […]

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Trump attacks bipartisan dealmakers | Fox News

January 31, 2019

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Trump attacks bipartisan dealmakers – 2020 Dems back access to late-term abortion nationwide – The Judge’s Ruling: An American nightmare – Audible: Hail Mary? – Move your feet, lose your seat! TRUMP ATTACKS BIPARTISAN DEALMAKERSUSA Today: “President Donald Trump expressed skepticism […]

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Polar vortex reportedly causes ‘frost quakes’ in Chicago: What is the geological phenomenon?

January 31, 2019

Freezing temperatures in Chicago — which at one point Thursday were said to be lower than those in Alaska and Antarctica — have reportedly caused a loud, ground-shaking phenomenon to occur: so-called “frost quakes.” Chicago residents reported hearing “loud booms” Wednesday night when temperatures in the area reached well-below zero, WGN-9 reported. POLAR VORTEX CAUSES CHICAGO RIVER TO ‘SMOKE,’ FREEZE AS […]

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Reps. Jordan and Meadows join call for FBI to explain show of force in Roger Stone arrest

January 31, 2019

Two more high-ranking Congressional Republicans are asking FBI director Christopher Wray to explain the bureau’s show of force when arresting Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Trump, last week at his Florida home. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., […]

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Polar vortex ‘Boiling Water Challenge’ goes viral in Midwest amid subzero temperatures

January 31, 2019

Bored Midwesterners are putting the polar vortex to the test this week, challenging whether or not the current temperature in their area is cold enough to instantly freeze a pot of boiling water. They’re calling it the “Boiling Water Challenge” — not to be confused with the “Hot Water Challenge.” Locals are heading outside in subzero […]

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Sasse says Virginia Gov. Northam should ‘get the hell out of office’ in wake of abortion comments

January 31, 2019

Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse, in an interview Thursday with Fox News, ramped up his criticism of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam over comments on a controversial late-term abortion bill — saying the governor effectively discussed “infanticide” and should resign if he won’t back down. Sasse, a pro-life Republican, said Northam’s comments were “morally repugnant” and argued the Democratic […]

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Sharon Tate’s sister slams parole recommendation for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

January 31, 2019

Sharon Tate’s sister, Debra (left), is speaking out against former Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten. (Getty) Debra Tate is pleading California Gov. Gavin Newsom not to consider Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for parole. After a hearing at a women’s prison in Corona, Calif., commissioners of the Board of Parole Hearings found for the third […]

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Pictures show Brazil dam collapse’s instant graveyard as death toll nears 100

January 31, 2019

A house struck by the mud in southeastern Brazil on Jan.27, a day after the dam collapse. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images) Nearly a week after the collapse of a Brazilian dam holding back mine waste, relatives of more than 250 people who are still missing and feared dead went to the devastated area to […]

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Don Cheadle weighs in on our government: ‘You could actually question if our democracy is working’

January 31, 2019

Don Cheadle was asked if he thinks our government is heading towards a plutocracy during the Showtime segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on January 31, 2019 in Pasadena, Calif. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) PASADENA – Don Cheadle is sharing his thoughts on our government. Speaking to […]

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Connecticut governor weighs new tax on groceries, prescription drugs

January 31, 2019

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont smiles during his inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, inside the William A. O’Neill Armory in Hartford Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool) Connecticut Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is considering including a new tax on groceries and prescription drugs as part of his administration’s first budget proposal. A staffer for Lamont told Fox […]

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Where in the world is Baghdadi? Inside the hunt for the world’s most wanted man, believed to be alive

January 31, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi emerged in September 2014 to address ISIS supporters. (AP) Rumors ran rampant this past week – starting in Syria and spreading across social media in a matter of minutes – that notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been seized by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they ran the […]

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Elderly California woman with dementia was locked out of care facility, ‘outraged’ daughter claims

January 31, 2019

A California woman has filed a complaint with the state’s department of public health against a Long Beach hospital after surveillance footage showed her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, alone and locked outside the care facility where she lives. Earlier this month, Savina Genoese Zerbi, 84, received treatment at the College Medical Center in Long […]

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Man stabs his mother to death in Nasarawa state

January 31, 2019

A man identified as Michael Habila, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in Nasarawa state. Michael Habila was said to have committed the crime during a heated argument with his mother at their home in Lafia the state capital on Wednesday January 30th. A statement by the spokesperson […]

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Ex-Walgreen’s employee accused of posing as pharmacist, authorizing prescriptions

January 31, 2019

A former Walgreens employee stands accused of posing as a pharmacist for more than a decade, during which time she administered vaccinations and authorized over 745,000 prescriptions without any type of license. Kim Thien Le, the subject of a 14-page accusation document filed by the California State Board of Pharmacy, did at one point hold […]

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