A Missouri father turned in his own son to authorities after finding child pornography on his son’s phone.
Andrew Spensberger, 17, is now facing child pornography charges after being arrested in O’Fallon, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis.
The teenager admitted taking the pictures and told his father he hoped to sell them to a classmate.
He reportedly hoped to get $350 for the images which he planned to use to pay off debts.
A man has admitted to stabbing and slashing at two strangers outside a bar - just hours after punching and biting his elderly mother and then burning down her house.
Darren Stephens, 43, stabbed two strangers in an attack outside a bar in St Kilda, Melbourne in October after a disagreement.
He pleaded guilty to the attack on Friday, and also admitted to punching his mother, biting her left thumb and then returning to her house to set it on fire, according to Nine News.
Both frenzied attacks occurred within 18 hours of each other.
When Michael Wolff appeared on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday to discuss his new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, most of the show's co-hosts appeared to cheer him on, but Meghan McCain was ready with tough questions for the author.
"You know, Michael, your credibility is being questioned. Trump says—" McCain began.
"Remember who my credibility is being questioned by," Wolff interjected.
McCain then listed several journalists from mainstream media outlets and public figures who have questioned, if not rejected, claims made in Wolff's book. She also reminded Wolff that he had to apologize for mixing up names in one part of his book.
She also mentioned that one of the sources who Wolff used for a story that disparages President Donald Trump has fabricated stories in the past.
Wolff first reacted by jokingly apologizing for mixing up names, but he did not respond to McCain's other claims.
Pushed again on how people can trust his quotes, Wolff defended himself, saying "I think you also have to look at the people who are not denying it."
McCain also pressed Wolff multiple times to try and find out whether quotes from the now-deceased former Fox News chief Roger Ailes were on the record.
"Fair question, and I'll tell you what happened," Wolff said. "This was actually an off-the-record dinner. But two things happened—"
"This is why people hate journalists by the way. It's why I don't believe in the concept of off the record, this right here," McCain interjected.
Wolff said that he reported the off-the-record comments because his source, Ailes, had died.
A Washington Post article analyzed Wolff's interview and criticized his comments, saying, "It's almost like Wolff is trying [sic] to make journalists look bad."
TBS late-night host Samantha Bee on Wednesday ripped Michaelf Wollf's new book about the Trump administration over it's rampant inaccuracies.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, an account of the inner goings-on at the White House that claims the president's top aides all consider him dangerously unfit for office, has been covered extensively in the news since its release last week. The book has been praised by many in the media for "ringing true" despite the fact it has been widely recognized to contain numerous inaccuracies.
Bee, who frequently targets President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has now also slammed the book for its inaccuracies.
"Fire and Fury is basically the book-length version of a Trump tweet," Bee said. "Only vaguely truth-adjacent but incredibly distracting, which is too bad because while everyone on cable news was fixated on Michael Wolff’s shoddy ninth generation Xerox copy of Game Change, there were actual things happening. Like news and stuff or whatever, I don’t know, mostly to brown people."
Michael Wolff has spoken in apocalyptic terms at times about President Donald Trump in the aftermath of his explosive new book's release, suggesting it could even help "end his presidency."
Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside Trump's White House has become an instant bestseller with its juicy story of a White House coming apart at the seams, headed by a childish, unfocused, and semi-literate Trump, whose top aides doubt his mental faculties and ability to do the job.
Wolff has said repeatedly that he started the project without a political agenda, but he came away from it believing his work could bring Trump down.
"You know, I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect," Wolff said on BBC Radio. "That, the story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do his job. The emperor has no clothes. Suddenly everywhere people are going: ‘Oh my God, it's true, he has no clothes.' That's the background to the perception and the understanding that will finally end this—that will end this presidency."
Wolff also said people around Trump in the White House believe he will be "sunk" if special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation gets into his finances.
"People don't think in the White House—don't think that he colluded with Russia. … They do think that if the investigation goes near his finances, he's sunk. Everybody, again, to a man," Wolff said on CNBC.
Chelsea Handler is known for being absolutely disgusting and vulgar in both her stand up as well as on her TV shows.
However, Ms. Handler may have taken a little bit too far when she suggested that one of the top Republicans is actually a homosexual who possibly has videos of him giving oral sex to other men.
Chelsea herself is known for doing absolutely disgusting and vulgar things such as being peed on by a male in the video that we posted above.
So something tells me if there is a video of any Republican Congressman engaging in sexual acts, she'll probably watch them.
Seal has lashed out at Oprah Winfrey following her inspirational Golden Globes speech, claiming she knew about the rumors surrounding Harvey Weinstein but did nothing.
The talk show queen's widely-applauded speech on Sunday night focused on the plight of sexually abused women and the 'MeToo' movement.
But the the 'Kiss From A Rose' singer accused the media maven of being an example of 'sanctimonious Hollywood'.
He took to Instagram Wednesday, sharing a shot of Oprah with the disgraced producer at two events with a meme that read: 'When you have been part of the problem for decades... but suddenly they all think you are the solution.'
“If George W. Bush had been in office when a bogus counterintelligence investigation was opened up on the Obama campaign team, the media, and liberals, would be demanding perp walks. But, because it’s Trump, police-state tactics are celebrated. This is total BS.”
If George W. Bush had been in office when a bogus counterintelligence investigation was opened up on the Obama campaign team, the media, and liberals, would be demanding perp walks. But, because it’s Trump, police-state tactics are celebrated. This is total BS.
Mark Meadows tweeted this out earlier today:
Today is the 1 year anniversary of the publication of the infamous Russian dossier, developed by Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS, and funded by the Clinton campaign. Here are 5 questions that still need answering ⬇️
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 10, 2018
1. Why did the FBI pay Christopher Steele for the Fusion GPS dossier, a political project paid for by the Clinton campaign? Why was the FBI involved in paying for a Democrat political project?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 10, 2018
2. Why did intelligence officials wait 2 months after the election (Jan 6, 2017) to brief President-elect Trump on the dossier? Why brief him on a document that James Comey later admitted was "salacious and unverified?" Did they need that briefing to legitimize the dossier?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 10, 2018
3. Did the FBI take the Clinton paid-for dossier to the FISA Court in 2016 and use it to spy on the Trump campaign? We’ve asked for the FISA application, and they won’t tell us.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 10, 2018
4. Why did Bruce Ohr, an Obama DOJ lawyer, meet with Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson right after the 2016 election?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 10, 2018
5. Did President Obama's DOJ, using the Fusion GPS dossier, target their political opponents during the 2016 campaign?
Sean Hannity: I’m hearing from sources that either Comey or McCabe paid. Do you hear the same.
Sara Carter: I’m hearing both stories Sean.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) told CNN on Tuesday that the 2016 Russian interference campaign in the U.S. presidential election was equivalent to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Discussing the possibility of the House Intelligence Committee issuing two reports on Russian interference (one Democrat and one Republican), the Connecticut representative made the comparison.
“The Russian attack on our election system, on the very core of our democracy, is up there with Pearl Harbor,” he said. “The seriousness of that attack really makes it incumbent upon Congress to figure out a way to speak with one voice about what really happened.”
Himes takes the attack so seriously, in fact, that he toyed with the idea of an Oprah presidency to deal with such issues, directly after comparing it to Pearl Harbor.
Walmart Stores Inc said on Thursday it would raise entry-level wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour as it benefits from the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years.
The world's largest retailer said the increase would take effect in February and that it would also expand maternity and parental leave benefits and offer a one-time cash bonus, based on length of service, of up to $1,000.
The pay increase and bonus will benefit more than one million U.S. hourly workers, it said.
Walmart's announcement follows companies like AT&T Inc, Wells Fargo & Co and Boeing Co, which have all promised more pay for workers after the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress passed a tax bill last month that cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.
President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have argued that the big corporate tax cut will benefit workers and lead to more investment by U.S. companies.
"We are in the early stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us," President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement. The tax law gives the retailer an opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate investment plans for the United States, he said.
The increase in wages will cost approximately $300 million on top of wage hike plans that had been included in next fiscal year's plans, the company said.
“As of this morning before we got the Walmart announcement, 1,039,000 Americans were going to get a bonus. Now it’s 2,039,000 Americans will get a bonus. Clearly it’s employees and customers who are getting the benefit as well. By the way, before we got the Walmart announcement we had Waste Management chiming in with $2000 bonuses for 34,000 employees.”
The Trump administration will allow states for the first time to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a guidance Thursday outlining what states need to do to mandate that certain Medicaid enrollees work to qualify for benefits. The agency is expected to start approving state waivers promoting "community engagement activities" in coming weeks.
The historic move would be a significant change in how the government health insurance program operates and would fulfill a longtime Republican goal. States, for instance, could require non-disabled, working age recipients to work, volunteer, go to school or enter a job training program. The guidance also includes caregiving as one of the activities.
"Medicaid needs to be more flexible so that states can best address the needs of this population. Our fundamental goal is to make a positive and lasting difference in the health and wellness of our beneficiaries, and today's announcement is a step in that direction," said Seema Verma, the agency's administrator.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) mocked Democrats’ apocalyptic predictions about the GOP tax plan in an appearance on CNBC on Thursday, citing Wal-Mart’s tax reform-influenced decision to give raises and bonuses to its employees.
“Remember what Nancy Pelosi said, she said it’s going to be Armageddon if this tax bill passes,” McCarthy said.
A CNBC host noted that Democrats predicted that “people will die” if the bill became law.
“Now you have more than a million people that have received more than a billion dollars between that just in bonuses,” the California representative continued.
McCarthy also highlighted energy companies’ efforts to lower electric bills for their customers, as a result of the GOP tax plan.
“From the minimum wage going up, from maternity leave being longer, to now even some of your bills being less because of this tax bill. This really is the start of America’s comeback,” he said.
The Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) released a new ad that highlights how various companies are rewarding their employees because of the GOP tax reform bill despite Senate Democrats’ opposition.
The ad titled, “Taxes,” is part of SLF’s $500,000-plus digital ad campaign attaching Senate Democrats for their opposition to tax reform.
“It’s the biggest tax overhaul in generations. Bigger paychecks for middle-class families,” the ad’s narrator says. “But Senate Democrats said, ‘No.’ Just more partisan whining.”
“Tax breaks don’t lead to job creation, and I love the example of AT&T,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says next.
The ad’s narrator notes that AT&T announced it would give $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees because of the GOP tax reform bill.
Megyn Kelly’s secret to staying skinny during law school? Asking her stepfather to fat-shame her.
On Thursday, Kelly, 47, revealed on her eponymous “Today” show that, while studying at Albany Law School in the 1990s, she asked her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, to fat-shame her whenever she wanted to eat.
“Some of us want to be shamed!” Kelly said. “When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat ass?’ And it works!”
Kelly was interviewing “Fit Mom” Maria Kang, a 37-year-old mommy blogger. Kang drew online ire in 2013 when she posted a photo of herself (looking toned) and her three kids on Facebook, captioned “What’s your excuse?” Critics were quick to accuse Kang of body-shaming less-fit moms.
Comedian Michelle Collins also witnessed the incident and tweeted about what she saw.
“In a NY first, I just saw a man on the subway tracks at Bryant Park threatening to kill himself over the unfair treatment of women,” she wrote. “I spoke to an older woman waiting for the train who asked me if he was a Communist… In short, hope he gets help and New Yorkers as per usual did not bat a lash.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) told reporters Wednesday that he doesn’t consider California to be a sanctuary state but rather a “Golden State,” a reference to the state’s nickname.
A reporter asked Brown if it was too soon to consider making California a sanctuary state for marijuana following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to change federal policy about the substance.
The reporter’s question played off of the so-called “sanctuary state” bill that Brown signed into law in October, which limited cooperation between “local officials and federal immigration enforcement.”
“First of all, we don’t have a sanctuary state. We have a Golden State,” Brown said.
Some reporters in the room laughed when Brown suggested that California was not a sanctuary state.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces to sue the Trump administration over plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
The program allows so-called Dreamers to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit by applying to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.
Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio received immediate blow back from some of the companies, while winning praise from environmentalists and others.
"We're bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies that knew about its effects and intentionally misled the public to protect their profits," the mayor said. "As climate change continues to worsen, it's up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient."
The city alleges the fossil fuel industry was aware for decades that burning fuel was impacting climate change.
The defendants in the city's federal lawsuit are BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. Three of the companies shot back against the mayor's accusations, while two others — ConocoPhillips and BP — declined to enter the fray.
"Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global issue and requires global participation and actions," said Exxon Mobil's Scott Silvestri. "Lawsuits of this kind — filed by trial attorneys against an industry that provides products we all rely upon to power the economy and enable our domestic life — simply do not do that."
Chevron spokesman Braden Reddall called the lawsuit meritless and said the litigation will do nothing to address climate change. Curtis Smith, a Shell spokesman, said the courts are not the venue to address climate change.
New York's lawsuit, filed in federal court follows similar litigation filed by San Francisco, Oakland, and Santa Cruz in California.
Also Wednesday, de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said they intend to divest the city's five pension funds of roughly $5 billion in fossil fuel investments out of its total of $189 billion. They say the divestment is the largest of any municipality in the U.S. to date.
"Safeguarding the retirement of our city's police officers, teachers and firefighters is our top priority, and we believe that their financial future is linked to the sustainability of the planet," Stringer said.
Clara Vondrich of the DivestInvest campaign says the city joins a movement that started about six years ago. She says hundreds of institutional investors managing assets of over $5.5 trillion have taken their money out of fossil fuel investments.
Last month, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to have the state pension funds also divest from fossil fuel investments. He and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli are creating an advisory committee to examine the way to proceed with divestment.
In November, Norway's central bank urged the Norwegian government to consider divesting oil and gas company shares held in the $1 trillion oil fund.
Vondrich said other cities and entities selling off fossil fuel interests have included Berlin and Washington, D.C.; insurance companies Swiss Re, Axa and Allianz; and educational institutions such as the University of Oxford in Great Britain, Stanford University in California and Trinity College in Ireland.
Philanthropies have included the Wallace Global Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, notable because the late John D. Rockefeller grew his wealth as an oil baron.
Kyle Isakower, vice president of the American Petroleum Institute, has previously said that divestment is a "tactic of misinformed activists" that is "incompatible with job creation, affordable energy, and economic prosperity." The industry group's New York executive director, Karen Moreau, accused him of hurting pension holders in "a disgraceful way to score cheap political points."
Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers, a trade group, called the lawsuit a stunt.
"Ironically, this attack on energy manufacturers comes at a time that New Yorkers have depended on natural gas and heating oil to carry them through the recent extreme cold," she said. "The mayor's announcement may raise his profile, but it will do nothing to address climate change and will ultimately fail."
Longtime environmental activist Bill McKibben called the actions by the city "one of a handful of the most important developments" in the past 30 years. "The mightiest city on the planet has now sort of walked into a real fight with the richest and most irresponsible industry on the planet," he said.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission rolled back Obama-era rules that safeguarded equal access to the internet. New York's attorney general said he will lead a multi-state lawsuit against the decision. Also, California's devastating Thomas fire is now the fourth largest in that state's history.
Any resolution must take into account the cost of an amnesty for this generally low-education, low-skilled population. Dr. Steven Camarota, CIS director of research, discusses the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report, which estimated a cost of $26 billion for a ”Dreamer” amnesty.
Destructive waves of mud sliding down barren hillsides in Southern California slammed everything in sight.
The force of the mudslides was so massive that it destroyed homes, uprooted trees and washed away dozens of cars Tuesday.
Hundreds of first responders in Santa Barbara County waded through waist-high mud while others flew over the devastation searching for survivors.
As of Wednesday, 15 people had been killed and more than 160 others were injured.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin work assigned by a Christian school led to major repercussions after the teacher asked students to list "three good reasons for slavery."
According to Muslim migrants in Germany, even Muslim migrants in Germany hate the Muslim migrants coming to Germany. Try to say that 10 times fast!
Watch as a group of Muslim migrants erupted when all-out brawl during a soccer game when a group of Kurdish Muslims show up to play.
The soccer field immediately erupts into an all-out brawl just seconds after the game starts. German authorities have been more honest as of late about the costs to German taxpayers due to the Muslim migrant influx. Currently, just the police force alone has noticed a more than 50x increase in arrests.
Al Waisman for Freedom Daily reports, It has now been confirmed that the 2020 Democratic Party front runner, Oprah Winfrey attended a secret meeting with Globalist George Soros and other Globalist billionaires to discuss a plan to depopulate the world!
The Netherlands continues to spiral out of control as the influx of Muslim migrants besieging the small European nation continues.
Now Netherlands police are forced to set up fake sting operations in order to catch criminal Muslim migrants who continue to rob their way through the countries they are crossing.
Here we have a group of Muslim migrants being caught one after another attempting to rob an electronics truck.
Broad swaths of the media and critics of President Donald Trump are embracing Michael Wolff's new book, even in the face of the book's readily apparent errors.
Fire and Fury: Inside Trump's White House, Wolff's account of the inner goings-on at Trump's White House, blew up Washington last week with its depiction of the president as an in-over-his-head man-child whose top aides all consider him dangerously unfit for office.
However, the book has been hit for numerous inaccuracies, such as claiming senior policy adviser Stephen Miller "knew little" about policy or Trump didn't know who John Boehner was; complaints of misquoting, hazy sourcing, and typos; as well as its strong reliance on ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon as a source.
Wolff himself wrote in the foreword that he "settled on a version of events I believed to be true," pointing to the fact his sources sometimes conflicted within what he described as a uniquely deceitful administration. The New York Times review of the book called it "liberal catnip."
Yet, often dismissing the errors in the work, figures across the media have said the book "rings true" with what they already know, or that it comes close to telling the story of the Trump administration.
"Here's the thing about the book," MSNBC host Katy Tur said. "I read it. A lot of the stuff did read as—did feel true."
She added the book was "compelling," and there's "a lot of it that reads true, that feels true."
"Some of it may be hyperbole or exaggeration, but the overall portrait rings true to an awful lot of people," historian Douglas Brinkley said on CNN.
"There's disappointment about the errors that are in the text, but the book itself does hold up," CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter said.
"The lack of fact-checking, the inaccuracies, do call into question the integrity of this whole project, and I think that's a shame, because in general, he gets the picture right," Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio said.
"It does ring true to a lot of people who've reported closely on this White House, including me," author John Heilemann said.
"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said of one anecdote in the story that was inaccurate: "The spirit of it was completely true."
Fellow "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough brushed off what he called insignificant errors, cautioning, "It's not a front-page story for the New York Times or the Washington Post. It's a much bigger picture."
"Criticism of Michael's book, though, is that he doesn't get everything exactly right. That's what happens when you interview 1,000 different people, and everybody comes from their own version," Scarborough said while Wolff sat next to him.
"As entertaining as it is, I don't know how much of this book is accurate and how much is exaggerated, but in a way, that's what makes it a perfect scandal for this White House," "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said.
While interviewing Wolff Monday night, CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert acknowledged he was "deeply conflicted" when he read the book, saying he enjoyed it as a comedian and would love for it all to be true, but he didn't want to believe it as a citizen.
"You should believe all of it," Wolff said. "That's the alarming thing, that this is all true."
Wolff's most eyebrow-raising remark about the book came in his interview with Tur where he told her, "Read the book. If it makes sense to you, if it rings true, it is true."
Saudi police say they have arrested everyone involved in a 'gay wedding' near the holy city of Mecca.
Footage showing two men walking side-by-side while confetti is sprayed over their heads and music is played in the background went viral when it was uploaded last week.
The duo can be seen proceeding down what appears to be an aisle while one of the men wears what looks like a wedding veil.
Now police have announced they arrested those involved in the supposed wedding after a man attending a festival at a resort near Mecca reported the incident.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Mecca Police explained: 'The man said people attending the event were surprised when a few young men entered the place and tried to perform a "gay wedding scene".'
The statement, translated from Arabic by Step Feed, said one of the men in the ceremony was a 'crossdresser'.
It went on: 'After the crossdresser and other people involved in the incident were identified, they were all arrested and their case will now be referred to the prosecution.'
A Sudanese mother-of-six says there are 'too many laws' and not enough jobs in Australia - a mix she claims is driving Melbourne's crime wave.
Asha Awur, whose eldest son has been imprisoned for gang activity, says isolation and the inability to support themselves is driving men in her community to join gangs.
She claims migrants who come from African nations like Sudan have fled traumatic upbringings and struggle to assimilate immediately into Australian culture.
Part of the struggle, she says, is the sheer amount of laws in the country, which is 'very confusing' for troubled youths.
'We have all these laws, so it's just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don't know how to deal with this,' she told A Current Affair.
Tense protests have erupted across Tunisia since a new budget took effect on Jan. 1 that raised taxes on gasoline, phone cards, internet usage, hotel rooms and even fruits and vegetables. The demonstrations have claimed at least one life, and have revived worries about the fragile political situation in Tunisia, the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings with the semblance of a stable democracy.
Those uprisings began in Tunisia in December 2010, when Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old high school dropout who worked as a fruit and vegetable vendor, set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid after being shaken down and humiliated by local officials. Thursday was the seventh anniversary of his death.
“People have to understand that the situation is extraordinary and their country is having difficulties, but we believe that 2018 will be the last difficult year for the Tunisians,” Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday, emphasizing his belief that the tax increases, while difficult, would help stabilize the economy.