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Trump calls for death penalty for NYC terror suspect, considers him ‘enemy combatant’

President Donald Trump called for the New York City terror suspect to get the death penalty in a late-night tweet Wednesday just hours after Sayfullo Saipov was charged with providing support to ISIS and violence and destruction of motor vehicles. Trump referenced Saipov’s request to hang an ISIS flag in his hospital room, an anecdote relayed by authorities Wednesday afternoon, and said he “SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!” in all capital letters. Earlier in the afternoon, Trump raised the possibility of sending the alleged perpetrator to Guantanamo Bay prison. The White House press secretary said the administration considers him to be an “enemy combatant.” “I believe we would consider this person to be an enemy combatant,” Sarah Sanders said in response ...

NBC story on ‘backlash’ against ‘American Muslims’ stirs outrage

Pedestrians walk past an NBC logo outside Rockefeller Center in New York April 30, 2013.  (Reuters) Less than 24 hours after a driver plowed into a crowd Tuesday on the streets of New York City, NBC News faced mockery and criticism for posting a story about American Muslims that critics said was unfounded. The NBC story suggested that Muslim Americans were fearing a potential “backlash” against their community because the suspect — identified by authorities as Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan — shared their faith. But critics posting on social media derided the network for focusing on an unsubstantiated idea rather than on those killed or injured in the attack. “Maybe we should focus on those who were brutally murdered than a backlash you hope manifests,” NRA spoke...

Astros win first World Series in franchise history, defeat Dodgers in Game 7

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch holds the championship trophy after Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, Nov. 1, 2017.  (Associated Press) The Houston Astros claimed their first World Series title Wednesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7, 5-1. Houston started the game off fast, scoring all of its five runs in the first two innings off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. The early run support was all the Astros needed. World Series MVP George Springer led the evening off with a double and before you could blink your eyes, Houston was up 2-0. Springer then came up in the third inning and socked a two-run home run. It was his fifth home run of the World Series, tying a mark set by Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley. “We’re coming ho...

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Mueller’s ultimate target is Trump. Here’s what could happen next

Napolitano: Russia investigation and secret wires Judge Napolitano’s Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains why special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former Trump associates in the Russian investigation even though Trump wasn’t directly connected to their charges. Earlier this week, the government revealed that a grand jury sitting in Washington, D.C., indicted a former Trump presidential campaign chairman and his former deputy and business partner for numerous felonies. Both were accused of working as foreign agents and failing to report that status to the federal government, using shell corporations to launder income and obstruction of justice by lying to the federal government. The financial crimes are alleged to have occurred from 2008 to 2014, and the obstruction...

Colorado Walmart shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured, police say

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting at a Walmart Super Center in Thornton, Colo.  (Twitter/Michael Konopasek) Police in suburban Denver said Wednesday that two men were killed and a woman was injured in a shooting at a Walmart Super Center. Thornton Police reported the shooting at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time. A little more than an hour later, they tweeted that there was not an active shooter “at this time.” However, they did not say whether a suspect had been apprehended. North Suburban Medical Center told Fox News it had admitted “two bystanders who came in stable condition.” It was not immediately clear whether those injuries were part of the official total. Twitter users posted videos of the evacuated store and multiple emergency vehicles responding ...

Trump ‘coming after’ China unless it takes on North Korea, officials say

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, smiles at U.S. President Donald Trump as they meet in Palm Beach, Fla., April 6, 2017.  (Associated Press) As he prepares to embark Friday on a major 12-day foreign policy trip to five Asian countries, President Donald Trump is finalizing plans to secure China’s involvement in curbing the threat posed by North Korea, officials say. Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a day after a planned stop in South Korea. Senior administration officials have said Trump will have specific demands for his Chinese counterpart — and will be prepared to threaten consequences if China does not abide them. Trump is expected to request that Xi impose limits on oil exports and coal imports with the rogue dictatorship, ...

Obama, Democrats push open enrollment period

With the open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act beginning today, former President Barack Obama released an ad encouraging Americans to buy health care insurance and remain insured under his signature law. “It’s November 1st, which means today is the first day to get covered for 2018,” says Obama in a video posted to Facebook to raise awareness about open enrollment. During the next six weeks, Americans who are self-employed, who do not get insurance from their employers or who just want to shop for more options, can sign up and purchase plans sold online on state and federally run marketplaces. “Healthcare.gov is open for business right now. You can shop for a health insurance plan that’s right for you and your family,” Obama says in the video, adding that a majority of Ameri...

Brett Ratner splits with Warner Bros. as Hollywood director says he’ll sue over rape claims

Hollywood director Brett Ratner is reportedly suing a woman for defamation after she accused him of sexual assault.  (Reuters) Hollywood director Brett Ratner is suing a woman for defamation after she accused him of sexual assault, TMZ reported on Wednesday. In a Facebook post on Oct. 20, Melanie Kohler reportedly claimed that Ratner “raped” her in Hollywood 12 years ago, saying that the director “preyed” on her because she was drunk and “forced” her to have sex with him. Ratner’s lawyer reportedly threatened her with legal action to take down the post, to which she complied. But she allegedly continued to share her stories elsewhere, TMZ said. News of the suit follows reports that Ratner decided to “step away” from Warner Bros. following sexual assault allegations made against him, accord...

Chuck Norris sues claiming MRI chemical poisoned his wife

En esta imagen del 2 de diciembre de 2010, el actor Chuck Norris y su esposa Gena posan para una fotografía durante una ceremonia en Garland, Texas. (AP Foto/Tony Gutierrez, Archivo)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Action star Chuck Norris took on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit filed in California on Wednesday alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife. Gadolinium that doctors injected into Gena Norris to improve the clarity of her MRIs have left her weak and tired and with debilitating bouts of pain and a burning sensation, the suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court says. Gadolinium is a metal found in so-called contrast agents used in many MRIs. Studies have shown it is retained by organs such as the brain, bones and skin....

Michelle Obama says men are ‘entitled,’ ‘self-righteous’ because women protect them too much

Speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit, former first lady Michelle Obama said men are “entitled” and “self-righteous” because women protect them too much.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Former first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday at a summit in Chicago that she believes men are “entitled,” and that women protect them too much. Speaking at the first Obama Foundation international summit, Obama — one of the event’s headliners — said that men are essentially babied and protected by women, while women are raised to be “strong.” “It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls,” Obama said. “We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men — and I think we pay for that a little bit.”...

Cajun restaurant’s bathroom doors draw criticism, praise

A Texas restaurant’s bathroom doors have sparked a social media conversation about gender identity.  (iStock) A Cajun restaurant in Texas is getting some feedback about its bathroom doors, which feature full-length photos of pre- and post-transition Caitlyn Jenner. The restaurant, Dodie’s Place Cajun Bar & Restaurant in conservative Allen, TX, has had the photos up since August, according to their Facebook page. But it wasn’t until the Dallas Morning News’ Dom DiFurio posted the photo of Twitter that the restaurant began receiving criticism about the photos. “We’ve gotten a few responses, both positive and negative,” Jim, one of the owners of Dodie’s told Fox News. COLORADO RESTAURANT REMOVES BATHROOM SIGN AFTER BACKLASH Some have called the photos “transphobic” and “insensitive,...

Prosecutors say NYC terror attack suspect ‘consumed by hate,’ asked for ISIS flag

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov was “consumed by hate and a twisted ideology” when he ran down dozens of people on a New York City bike path, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. Saipov, 29, was charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and committing violence and destruction of motor vehicles in Tuesday’s attack, in which he drove a rented Home Depot truck down the path near the World Trade Center site. Law enforcement officials described the initial charges as “holding charges,” meaning that more are expected to be filed. Saipov nodded his head repeatedly as he was read his rights in a brief court proceeding that he followed through a Russian interpreter. Judge Barbara Moses set his next court date for Nov. ...