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Colorado pastor arrested for allegedly impregnating 14-year-old girl

Romello Leach, 22, was accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl.  (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office ) A Colorado pastor was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly impregnated a 14-year-old girl who had his child. Romello Leach, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., who is a pastor for several churches that meet at a Colorado Springs hotel, faces multiple counts of sexual assault on a child, The Gazette reported. The unidentified girl said she and the pastor had sex twice, once in Nov. 2016 in Leach’s car and at her home earlier this year, the Denver Channel reported. COLORADO CHILD SEX TRAFFICKER SENTENCED 472 YEARS IN PRISON The teenager gave birth to the child on Sept. 15 when she was 15 years old. The girl reportedly did not inform anyone she was pregnant until her mother noticed her “larger ...

Egyptian mosque attack death toll climbs to 305

The death toll in Friday’s terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region has surpassed 300, including 27 children.   Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has vowed to retaliate with brute force for the attack on Al Rawdah mosque that left 305 dead and 128 injured. “What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism,” Sisi said in a televised address. “The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force.” Hours after the massacre, the military initiated airstrikes on terrorist locations around Bir al-Abed, about 25 miles west of North Sinai’s main city Al-Arish, where weapons, ammunition were reportedly stocked. Several vehicles used in the attack had been located and bomb...

Navy IDs three sailors lost in plane crash in Philippine Sea

The Navy identified the sailors as Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso, Lt. Steven Combs, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equpiment) Airman Matthew Chialastri.  (US Navy) The U.S. Navy identified the three sailors lost after a Navy plane crashed in the Philippine Sea shortly after takeoff from Japan on Wednesday. The Navy identified the three sailors lost at sea as: Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso. Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.  

Labor Favored to Maintain Power in Queensland as Count Continues

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor Party is favored to be returned to power in the Australian state of Queensland as counting continues in a weekend election that hangs in the balance. While analysts projected her party would win the highest number of seats, the result may not be known for days and the final tally could mean both major parties fall short of the 47 seats required to form a majority government in the 93-seat parliament. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said Labor had won 43, the Liberal National Party 38, independents two, with 10 seats still undecided, before counting resumed Sunday morning. “You’d expect Labor to be in the box seat and the favorite to form government,” said Zareh Ghazarian, a Melbourne-based political analyst at Monash University. “It’s still unclear a...

Alan Dershowitz: Ten congressional Democrats want lenient treatment for young terrorists who murder Israelis

Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to commit acts of terror because they know the Israeli legal system treats children more leniently than adults. Now 10 Democrats belonging to the Congressional Progressive Caucus are trying to give terrorist leaders yet another reason for using young people to murder even more innocent civilians. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., introduced legislation Nov. 14 – co-sponsored by nine other Democrats – calling on the State Department to “prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.” In a news release about the proposed legislation, McCollum said: “This legislation highlights Israel’s system of military detention of Palestinian children and ensures that no Amer...

Hunter shoots, kills woman after mistaking her for a deer, officials say

Thomas Jadlowski allegedly shot and killed a woman he thought was a deer.  (Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office) A hunter in western New York shot and killed a woman out walking her dogs Wednesday evening after mistaking her for a deer, officials said. Thomas Jadlowski, 34, believed he saw a deer in a field about 200 yards away from him when he shot Rosemary Billquist in the hip with a high-powered pistol. The 43-year-old woman was walking her two Labrador Retrievers in the field behind her home in Sherman. Rushing toward Billquist after hearing her scream, Jadlowski called 911 and applied pressure on her wound until paramedics arrived.  Billquist was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Erie, Pa., where she was pronounced dead. More on this… “They tried...

Egypt Attackers Hoisted Islamic State Flag

The attackers who stormed a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai, killing at least 305 people, hoisted the Islamic State flag, the public prosecutor said on Saturday, as details began to emerge about the deadliest single attack in the country’s recent history. The statement came hours after Egypt’s military launched an offensive against the suspected perpetrators, with warplanes targeting several vehicles purportedly used in the gun and bomb attack on a mosque west of the coastal city of Arish. There has been no claim of responsibility, but analysts said it bore the hallmark of an Islamic State affiliate that operates in the area and highlighted the challenges President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi faces restoring security and reviving an economy following years of upheaval since the 2...

Merkel Woos Her Opponents With Prospect of Another Grand Coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previewed the agenda of her next government, saying any coalition partner would have to support a balanced budget and broadly pro-business policies. In a speech to members of her Christian Democratic Union, Merkel reached out in the clearest terms yet to the Social Democratic Party, her main opponents, in effect proposing a rerun of the “grand coalition” that governed Germany for the past four years. “I don’t understand why the SPD never said a good word about the grand coalition during the election campaign,” Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving leader, told a regional party convention at the Baltic sea resort of Kuehlungsborn on Saturday. “We did a good job. We worked well together.” Read more: Where Merkel stands after a tumultuous week in German politics Mer...

Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned Friday and named his own successor, leading to an open conflict with President Donald Trump — who announced a different person as acting head of the agency later in the day. That means there are now effectively two acting directors of the CFPB, when there should only be one. Typically an acting director position would be filled according to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998. But Richard Cordray, along with his resignation, elevated Leandra English, who was the agency’s chief of staff, into the deputy director position. Under the Dodd-Frank Act that created the CFPB, English would become acting director. Cordray — an Obama appointee — specifically cited the law when he moved English, a longtime CFPB employee and ...

Zimbabwe Ex-Finance Minister Faces Corruption, Fraud Charges

Ignatius Chombo, Zimbabwe’s finance minister until the military seized control of the country, was charged with three offenses including corruption, abuse of office and fraud. Chombo appeared in a Harare court on Saturday to face the charges, which were listed in a document handed to reporters at the court by his lawyer, Lovemore Madhuku. The court ruled that Chombo must remain in custody until Monday when his team can apply for bail. Ignatius Chombo, second right, leaves Harare Magistrate Court Nov. 25. Photographer: Zinyange Auntony/AFP via Getty Images Madhuku told Bloomberg News that his client returned to a hospital under police guard. ”We’re not happy with the outcome,”  Madhuku said. “We will return on Monday for bail. This was a pre-deternined situation.” Chombo was a member of the...

Cuba’s Raul Castro meets with North Korean diplomat in bid to ease nuclear worries

Cuba’s President Raul Castro makes his way to a waiting car after arriving in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 25, 2013.  (Associated Press) As the nuclear threat from North Korea continues, Cuban President Raul Castro met Friday with the rogue nation’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in a bid to diffuse tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Although Cuba has been an ally of North Korea since the 1960s, the communist nation opposes nuclear weapons, Reuters reported. The longtime partnership was evident after a meeting earlier this week, when Ri and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez jointly denounced the U.S. for “unilateral and arbitrary lists and designations” that led to “coercive measures contrary to international law,” Reuters reported, citing Cuba’s foreign ministry. By engagin...

Gang members raped, shot, doused with gasoline two Cleveland men, police said

Nathaniel Ramos Jr., 18, left, Keli Dunnican, 22, and Troy White, 47, are accused of assaulting, raping, and dousing two men with gasoline.  (Cleveland City Jail) Three suspected gang members in Cleveland reportedly doused two men with gasoline, tied them up and then raped one with a metal pipe before shooting a third man, police said. The trio – believed to be part of the dangerous street gang called Heartless Felons – are accused of assaulting a 31-year-old man after storming into his apartment around 12:30 a.m. last Thursday. Two of the men – identified by officials as Nathaniel Ramos Jr., 18, and Keli Dunnican, 22 – were reportedly wearing masks, Cleveland.com reported. Police said the two men, along with 47-year-old Troy White, stormed into the apartment and pummeled the apartment own...