An undocumented immigrant in California was sentenced to 401 years in prison last week after a jury convicted him of multiple violent sex crimes against a family. Macario Cerda, 39, was sentenced Thursday on three counts of forcible rape against two victims between 2009 and 2013. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LINKED TO NEVADA KILLING SPREE WAS FROM EL SALVADOR, ACCORDING TO ICECourt records said that during the rape the victim’s mother called her; hearing yelling, she called police. The victim ultimately escaped by jumping into the driver’s seat and driving off when Cerda temporarily got out of the car. During the investigation of the 2013 rape, police discovered that the victim had previously been raped by Cerda in 2010 – when she was a minor.
January 23, 2019 00:20 UTC
California Senator Kamala Harris dove into the race for President on Monday, as everyone who knows her expected. Though she’s been a Senator for only two years, the victories by Barack Obama and Donald Trump have shown that ambition beats national experience as a qualification to get to the White House, if not necessarily to succeed as President. “I love my country and this is a moment in time where I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for who we are,” Ms. Harris declared on Good Morning America. So professes every Democratic...
January 23, 2019 00:11 UTC
WASHINGTON—The U.S. faces an “ever more diverse and interconnected” set of national-security threats, including adversaries who are trying to benefit from the weakening of Western democratic ideals, a new U.S. National Intelligence Strategy says. The document released on Tuesday, meant to govern the activities of 17 intelligence agencies with a combined $80 billion budget and tens of thousands of employees, lists a daunting array of challenges it says could threaten U.S. national security.
January 23, 2019 00:11 UTC
Every so often the Pentagon comes up with a thumbsucker about how climate change is going to alter the geopolitical landscape. The intriguing Norwegian TV show “Okkupert” (“Occupied”) might be a better guide to understanding how such instability could already be brewing on our own northern border. Americans might be forgiven for not knowing that Norway, with a population of five million, is the world’s 11th largest oil exporter and the third largest exporter of natural gas. They might also need a second or two to realize that...
January 22, 2019 23:51 UTC
With the partial federal shutdown having entered its second month and no resolution in sight, a Democratic senator is introducing a bill that he says would prevent such crises in the future. The name of the bill: the Stop STUPIDITY Act. The measure, introduced Tuesday by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), would automatically keep all of the federal government running in the case of a future funding standoff — with the exceptions of the legislative branch and the Executive Office of the President. “The Stop STUPIDITY Act takes the aggressive but necessary step of forcing the president and Congress to do the jobs they were elected to do,” Warner said in a statement. But the constitutionality of doing so remains a matter of debate, and such measures have been largely symbolic in nature.
January 22, 2019 23:43 UTC
Longtime New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on Tuesday became the first player ever to be voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining former Yankees and Baltimore Orioles ace Mike Mussina, the late Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and former Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez. Halladay, who died in a 2017 plane crash, also was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, with 85.4 percent of the vote. He is the first person to be voted to the Hall of Fame posthumously on the first ballot since Christy Mathewson in 1936. Mussina was voted into the Hall in his sixth year of eligibility with 76.7 percent of the vote, just above the 75 percent threshold. Schilling, an outspoken Trump supporter, received the commander-in-chief's endorsement Sunday evening when Trump tweeted: "Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
January 22, 2019 23:23 UTC
CHICAGO—In a crowded field to succeed Rahm Emanuel as this city’s next mayor, Bill Daley isn’t lacking for name recognition. Whether that ultimately helps or hurts him will be decided by voters late next month. On Tuesday, Democratic Party fixture Howard Dean visited Chicago to lend his support to Mr. Daley’s bid to revive a political dynasty that ran the nation’s third largest city for nearly half a century. The appearance signaled one of the strengths of Mr. Daley, a former U.S. commerce secretary to President Clinton and...
January 22, 2019 23:13 UTC
All flights bound for Newark Liberty International Airport were halted on Tuesday evening after two drones were spotted flying nearby, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The drones were sighted about 3,500 feet over Teterboro Airport In New Jersey, a small airport about 17 miles north of Newark Liberty that handles private planes, the agency said. After the sighting, takeoffs from Newark were halted and inbound planes were held in the air. By 5:45 p.m., planes had resumed landing at Newark, but planes headed for the airport from other cities were blocked from taking off, the agency said. Brett Sosnik, a passenger on a flight headed for Newark, said his plane was forced to circle out over southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania during the halt in arrivals.
Source:New York Times
January 22, 2019 23:07 UTC
Disney and Pixar "Over the years, I’ve heard people say, 'Is there going to be another ‘Incredibles’ film?' Syndrome was not the original villain. Theory 3: The Incredibles are living in Syndrome’s old house in “Incredibles 2.”No, that’s interesting. I worked on other films and was thinking about another “Incredibles” film, but I was, moment by moment, engaged in other stuff. I’ve talked with [Nicole Grindle] and I’ve talked with a lot of other female crew members on the original film ― more on the original film because that’s when the design came into question.
January 22, 2019 23:03 UTC
More strategic than yesteryear’s helicopter parents, today’s drone parents seek out and destroy perceived impediments to our children’s success. Allow for StumblesMost parents love their children. For many parents, love means protecting and making sure no harm comes to our kids. Think of your own life experience: Life took numerous directions your parents may have thought negative. Parents prefer their children have a certain future, although intuitively they know uncertainty plays a significant role in them finding their path.
January 22, 2019 23:01 UTC
The two Saudi Arabian sisters who were discovered duct-taped in a New York City river in October died by suicide, the city medical examiner's office revealed Tuesday. FLASHBACK: SAUDI SISTERS WHOSE BODIES FOUND DUCT-TAPED TOGETHER IN NYC LIKELY NOT VICTIMS OF A CRIME, POLICE SAYThe sisters were discovered on Oct. 24 floating in the river near Manhattan's Upper West Side. They traveled to New York City and stayed in high-end hotels, eventually maxing out the older sister's credit card. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe sisters moved to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia with their mother and two brothers in 2015. Their bodies were returned to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 3, and they were buried the same day in Medina.
January 22, 2019 22:52 UTC
Comedian Kevin Barnett — co-creator and executive producer of Fox’s "Rel" — has passed away at age 32, according to reports Tuesday. Comedy Central tweeted, "Kevin Barnett was an incredible comedian and writer, contributing to Broad City, the stand-up community and beyond. The Last Podcast Network, on which Barnett co-hosted the weekly podcast "Roundtable of Gentlemen," also confirmed the news writing: "Dear Last Podcast family, It’s with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of Kevin Barnett. According to Deadline, Barnett died suddenly while on vacation in Mexico and the cause of death was unknown. Along with "Rel," Barnett also worked on "The Carmichael Show" as an actor, writer, and consulting producer, according to IMDb.
January 22, 2019 22:41 UTC
Newly released video footage shows an Arizona police officer shooting a teen who’s sprinting away from him after allegedly committing a burglary. The dramatic video comes from a body camera worn by Tempe Police Officer Joseph Jaen on the afternoon of Jan. 15. The video shows Jaen park in an alley opposite a Chevy pickup that police say was being burglarized by 14-year-old Antonio Arce. Before releasing the body-camera video, Tempe police Sgt. However, the video does not appear to show Arce turn back as he ran from the officer.
January 22, 2019 22:30 UTC
Two New Orleans Saints season-ticket holders filed a lawsuit against the NFL on Tuesday, asking a Louisiana state court judge to order Commissioner Roger Goodell to invoke an obscure rule that could force the final moments of Sunday's NFC Championship game to be replayed. A flag for pass interference would have given the Saints a first down and enabled them to run down the clock before kicking a potential game-winning field goal. Instead, New Orleans kicked a go-ahead field goal to take a 23-20 lead with 1:41 left. Robey-Coleman later admitted to reporters that his hit on Lewis constituted pass interference, while Saints head coach Sean Payton said the NFL office acknowledged the missed call to him after the game. PETITION URGES NFL TO FIRE OFFICIATING CREW AT CENTER OF NFC CHAMPIONSHIP CONTROVERSYThe NFL did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
January 22, 2019 22:30 UTC
WASHINGTON ― The Senate is set to vote later this week on dueling measures that would reopen the government: one put forth by Republicans, the other by Democrats. The bill, which also calls for major changes the would restrict asylum laws for Central American minors, is likely to get little or no Democratic support. This measure is unlikely to get enough Republican support because it does not include funding for Trump’s border wall, which as a candidate he promised Mexico would pay for. That’s short of the 13 Republicans needed to advance the measure, assuming all 47 members of the Senate Democratic caucus support it. The GOP’s Senate leadership actively lobbied members against signing the letter.
January 22, 2019 22:18 UTC