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Today β€” September 29th 2022Newsmax - America

30 Former FBI Agents Show Support for Agency Whistleblower

Thirty former FBI agents have sent messages in support of suspended FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend, according to the New York Post.

After Ian, Florida Hospitals Evacuate Hundreds of Patients

Hundreds of hospital patients were being evacuated from facilities across the Fort Myers region Thursday after damage from Hurricane Ian cut off water supplies. One area hospital began assessing the full damage from ferocious winds that tore away parts of its roof and swamped its emergency room.

Florida Mayor to Newsmax: Ian Left 'Horrible Devastation'

Despite devastation inΒ her own area, Naples, Florida, Mayor Teresa Heitmann told NewsmaxΒ on Thursday morning that her city was offering to help areas affected even more severely by Hurricane Ian.

Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a major disaster in Florida and approved federal disaster assistance for the state following widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, Politico reports.

Florida Gov. DeSantis: Ian a '500-Year Flood Event'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis described Hurricane Ian as a "500-year flood event," during a news conference Thursday morning in which he gave an update on the catastrophic damage the storm has caused.

Stopgap Govt Funding Bill Heading to Possible Thursday Passage in Senate

The Senate was aiming to finish work Thursday on a bill that would eliminate the threat of federal agency shutdowns Saturday by extending expiring federal funding through Dec. 16, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.

US Defense Contractor Victimized by Ransomware Attack

An information technology company that supports U.S. defense and intelligence apparently was victimized by a ransomware attack.

Residents Search for Missing After Hurricane Ian Rips Through Florida's Gulf Coast

Rescue workers and residents of Florida's Gulf Coast searched for missing people and picked up the pieces from wrecked homes on Thursday after Hurricane Ian tore through the area with howling winds, torrential rains and raging surf.

Tampa-Area Sheriff to Newsmax: Over-Curious Residents Can Hamper Rescue Efforts

People in Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, shouldn't leave their homes to check out the damages in the community for themselves, as that could hamper rescue and recovery efforts, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister tells Newsmax.

Florida Sheriff: Ian's Death Toll in the 'Hundreds'

Lee County, Florida, Sheriff Carmine Marceno estimates the number of dead in his area from Hurricane Ian to be in the "hundreds."

Philadelphia Sets Record for Carjackings

Philadelphia hit a citywide record of 1,000 carjackings this year as vehicle theft and overall crime continues to skyrocket, Fox's WTXF-TV 29 reported.

Former Sheriff Arpaio to Newsmax: Time to Get Tough on Immigration

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Newsmax on Wednesday that it's "about time" politicians recognize the problems caused by illegal immigration, including the rising number of deaths due to the illegal drug fentanyl, which comes across the southern border.

Philadelphia Sets Record for Carjackings

Philadelphia hit a citywide record of 1,000 carjackings this year as vehicle theft and overall crime continues to skyrocket, Fox's WTXF-TV 29 reported. With time still left in 2022, the 1,005 total carjackings surpassed the previous record of 847 in 2021, itself a double...

Ian Downgrades to Tropical Storm, Will Recharge in Atlantic

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast on Thursday.

Highland Park Shooting Victims Sue Gun Maker Smith & Wesson

The Chicago Edelson PC law firm and the anti-gun violence organization Brady filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Liz Turnipseed, one of the victims of the July 4 shootings in Highland Park, Illinois, against gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.

Sirhan Sirhan, RFK's Assassin, Asks Judge for Freedom

Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, is requesting a judge free him from prison by reversing a decision by the California governor denying him parole, the Guardian reports.

Fort Myers Police Issue Citywide Curfew to Prevent Looting During Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers police have issued an emergency citywide curfew beginning at 6 p.m. to prevent looting during Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian Slams Fort Myers With Massive Storm Surge

As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County, Florida, Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, it brought a devastating storm surge of up to 16 feet that flooded the county seat of Fort Myers.

Video Report: How Fla. Prepped for Ian

On Wednesday's "National Report" Newsmax correspondent Leo Feldman updated us on Hurricane Ian....

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Unwilling or Unable to Leave, Some Floridians Ride Out Ian

Outside the window of Susan Flack's darkened condominium in Naples, Florida, on Wednesday, trees bent in the wind and a portable toilet floated by on rising floodwaters.Flack, one of thousands who decided to flout official evacuation orders and ride out Hurricane Ian, was...

Former Sheriff Arpaio to Newsmax: Time to Get Tough on Immigration

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Newsmax on Wednesday that it'sΒ "about time" politicians recognize the problems caused by illegal immigration, including the rising number of deaths due to the illegal drug fentanyl, which comes across the southern border.

Border Patrol: Migrants Missing After Boat Capsizes off Miami Coast

Border Patrol agents saidΒ 19 Cuban immigrants are missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Miami on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour, made landfall on the west coast of Florida.

Rep. Cammack to Newsmax: All of Florida Must Take Ian Seriously

As Hurricane Ian was coming ashore, Rep. Kat CammackΒ said on Newsmax, Wednesday that the main concern for her Florida congressional district in the Gainesville area is the heavy rains that are expected to accompany the storm.Β 

Hurricane Ian Blows Shallow Water Away From the Florida Coast

Hurricane Ian's winds pushed shallow water on the Florida coast back into the sea on Wednesday allowing people to walk on parts of the beach that are usually under water. Ian began lashing Florida's Gulf Coast with powerful winds and drenching rain, prompting authorities to...

Biden Says He Spoke with Florida Governor About Hurricane Ian

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he had spoken with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis the prior day about Hurricane Ian, adding that the federal government had met every request for help from the coastal state.

1 Migrant Dead, Another Wounded in Texas Border Shooting

Two migrants were found shot, one fatally, Tuesday night in Hudspeth County, Texas, a government source told Newsmax.

GOP Reps Probe Education Department's Funding of Universities

House Republicans have launched an investigation into the Department of Education's funding of colleges and universities that "suppress free speech," according to a letter from Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.

Trump Counties Weather Pandemic Better Economically Than Dem-Run Ones

The counties where former president Donald Trump won in the 2020 election are collectively seeing stronger labor markets in the Biden economy, according to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group.

Biden to Oil Industry: Don't Raise Prices as Hurricane Nears

President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast. "Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American...

Key West Mayor to Newsmax: FEMA Should Focus on Other Florida Areas

Key West, Florida, escaped major damage from Hurricane Ian due to the storm's track and locals'Β expertise in dealing with Mother Nature, Mayor Teri Johnston told Newsmax on Wednesday.

State Dept. Issues Urgent Advisory to US Citizens to Leave Russia Immediately

Americans with Russian dual citizenship might be denied the ability to leave President Vladimir Putin's country so they can be drafted into military service to support the war in Ukraine.

Fred Fleitz to Newsmax: Snowden a 'Crook' Who Belongs in Prison

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is a "crook," not a whistleblower, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is only giving him Russian citizenship now to taunt the United States.

Ian Pounds Florida as Monster Cat. 4 Hurricane; Close to 2M in the Dark

Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida's Gulf Coast with catastrophic force on Wednesday, unleashing howling winds, torrential rains and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that made it one of the most powerful U.S. storms in recent years.

One Dead, Four Injured in Philadelphia High School Football Shooting

A 14-year-old boy was killed in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon while walking home from a football scrimmage, ABC's WPVI-TV 6 reported.

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Scientists Alarmed by Antibiotic-Resistant Sexually Transmitted Infection

Bacterial scientists fear a sexually transmitted infection, mycoplasma genitalium, could soon become a "superbug," in terms of causing infertility among women or potentially even leading to death.

High Interest Rates and Low Housing Pose Problems for Latino Wealth

Hispanic Americans face difficulties when it comes to long-term wealth building due to low housing, rising interest rates, and a lack of retirement accounts, according to a new report.

Rep. Stefanik Blasts Efforts to Rename Columbus Day

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is ripping "far-left" Democrats for their efforts to rename Columbus Day in New York.

Former Student Convicted of Spying for Chinese Government

A former graduate student has been convicted of spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. who had knowledge about aerospace technology and other technology.

DOJ Accused of Trying to 'Intimidate People of Faith'

The lawyer for pro-life activist Mark Houck, who was arrested Friday after the FBI stormed his home, denounced the Department of Justice on Monday and said Houck is "innocent," according to the National Review.

White House: Biden Has Called Mayors in Three Florida Cities as Hurricane Ian Nears

President Joe Biden has called mayors in three Florida cities as hurricane Ian nears the state, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.

Video Report: Florida Braces for Hurricane Ian

Miami correspondent Leonardo Feldman on Newsmax's "National Report" reports on the latest out of Florida as Hurricane Ian approaches.

Obama Suggests Racism Behind GOP's Border Security Push

Former President Barack Obama recently criticized the Republican Party for using "toxic" and "dangerous rhetoric" when talking about immigration and border security.

Secret Service Confiscated Phones of 24 Agents Involved in Jan. 6

The Secret Service reportedly confiscated the cellphones of 24 agents involved in the agency's response to the Jan. 6 protestΒ at the U.S. CapitolΒ and gave them to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general, according to two sources, NBC News reported.

Hurricane Ian Pushes South Carolina Football to Thursday

Hurricane Ian's threat on coastal communities caused South Carolina to move up its Week 5 college football game to Thursday night.

New Russian Citizen Snowden Welcomes 'a Little Stability'

Former government intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution in 2013 after revealing highly classified U.S. surveillance programs, reacted on Monday to his newly acquired Russian citizenship.

Chris Wallace's New CNN Show Bombs in Debut

Former Fox News host Chris Wallace suffered embarrassingly low ratings for the debut of his new CNN show.

Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Naval Ships Off Alaska Island

A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday.

Medical Journal: 17M Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19

A new report from a medical journal highlights tremendous global failures in the global response to COVID-19.

Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Winds, Floods

Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity, then churned on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm.Ian made...

Musk, Twitter CEO Delay Questioning Ahead of October Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was reprieved from questioning by Twitter lawyers Monday, according to several press reports.

Medical Journal: 17M Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19

A new report from a medical journal highlights tremendous global failures in the response to COVID-19. The report, which was published by The Lancet medical journal, concluded from data collection methods that "as of May 31, 2022, there were 6.9 million reported...

BP, Chevron Cut Offshore Oil Production Ahead of Hurricane Ian

BP Plc and Chevron Corp on Monday said they have shut-in production at offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as a powerful Hurricane Ian bore down on the top U.S. offshore production region.

HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency For Florida Over Hurricane Ian

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday declared a Public Health Emergency for Florida due to Hurricane Ian, which was expected to bring damaging winds, torrential rains and powerful storm surge later in the week.

New Mexico D.A: Alec Baldwin May Soon Be Charged in 'Rust' Shooting Death

New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has hinted that actor Alec Baldwin could be charged soon, regarding the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, while they were on set for the movie, "Rust.

Migrant Encounters Hit 1,500 per Day in El Paso

Border Patrol agents are encountering an average of 1,500 migrants per day along the El Paso, Texas, stretch of the southern border, The Hill reports, as public discord rages over the transport of migrants to Democrat-run cities.

Vulnerable Tampa Bay Braces for Storm Not Seen in a Century

It's been more than a century since a major storm like Hurricane Ian has struck the Tampa Bay area, which blossomed from a few hundred thousand people in 1921 to more than 3 million today.

Biden Admin Freed Taliban Drug Lord on DEA 'Kill' List

The Biden administration executed a prisoner swapΒ last week that brought Mark Frerichs home to the United StatesΒ after being held captive in Afghanistan for more than two years.

Calif. Man Arrested for Planning 'Las Vegas-Style' Massacre

A California man, who has apparent ties to the U.S. Army Delta Force, was arrested Sunday for allegedly planning a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting and threatening to kill police officials.

Claver-Carone Ousted in IDB Vote After Probe of Intimate Relationship

The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) voted on Monday to fire Mauricio Claver-Carone, a person with knowledge of the vote said.

Hurricane Ian Prompts NASA to Roll Moon Rocket Off Launchpad

NASA on Monday said it will roll its giant moon rocket off its launchpad in Florida and back to the assembly building to protect the vehicle from an advancing Hurricane Ian, whose strengthening winds are forecast to lash the Kennedy Space Center later this week.

US Adds Fourth Iranian Cargo Plane to Export Violation List Over Russia Flights

The U.S. Commerce Department saidΒ Monday it had added a fourth Iranian cargo plane serving Russia to a list of aircraft believed to violate U.S. export controls under Biden administration sanctions.

Congress Negotiators Set $12 Billion for New Ukraine Aid

More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday.

NFL's Pro Bowl Replaced by Skills Competition, Flag Football Game

The National Football League said Monday it has decided to replace its annual Pro Bowl exhibition match between all-stars with a week-long skills competition and a flag football game starting next year in Las Vegas.

FAA Can't Do Much to Ground DeSantis' Migrant Flights

While the company that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis used to transport migrants to Martha's Vineyard operates charter flights under approvals granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, there's likely little the agency can do to stop DeSantis from continuing the flights, Politico reports.

'Shocking' Levels of Lead Found in Chicago Tap Water

Nearly one in 20 tap water tests, The Guardian revealed in its analysis of data from the city of Chicago, has exceeded federally designated levels for tolerable lead exposure.

Kremlin: Russia, US Have 'Sporadic' Contact Over Nuclear Weapons

The Kremlin said Monday it was in "sporadic" contact with the United States on issues related to nuclear arms, days after President Vladimir Putin said he was "not bluffing" over his readiness to use such weapons if Russia felt its territorial integrity was under threat.

Hurricane Ian Projected to Hit Florida Wednesday as Category 4

Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba on a track to hit Florida's west coast as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.

'Shocking' Levels of Lead Found in Chicago Tap Water

Nearly one in 20 tap water tests, The Guardian revealed in its analysis of data from the city of Chicago, has exceeded federally designated levels for tolerable lead exposure.

Fed's Bostic: 2 Percent Inflation Can Be Achieved but It Won't Be Easy

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Rafael Bostic was cautiously optimistic Sunday that the Fed will be able to reach its goal of 2% inflation while avoiding "deep, deep pain" to the economy, but bringing matters back to where they should be will not be easy, he...

3 Wounded in Shooting at Amusement Park Near Pittsburgh

Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival.Allegheny County police said a 39-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys sustained leg wounds in the...

CIA Doctor Probing Havana Syndrome in 'Disbelief' He Was Hit With It

A CIA doctor remembers being left in "disbelief" of being inflicted with Havana syndrome while in Cuba to investigate the mysterious debilitating symptoms being reported by U.S. diplomats.

Prosecutors to Begin Florida School Shooter Trial Rebuttal

Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin their rebuttal case Tuesday, challenging his attorneys' contention that he murdered 17 people because his birth mother abused alcohol during pregnancy, a condition they say went...

Rep. Warren Davidson to Newsmax: COVID Fraud Reports 'Tip of the Iceberg'

An inspector general's report released Thursday estimated that $45.6 billion in unemployment benefits fraud was committed during the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons about what not to do in the event of a similar emergency, Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, told Newsmax.

McLaughlin Poll: Trump a GOP Runaway, Tops Biden by 4, Harris by 9

The midterm numbers look bad for Democrats, good for Republicans, and exceedingly strong for former President Donald Trump's potential 2024 presidential campaign, according to the latest McLaughlin & Associates poll released Friday.

NASA's Artemis Moon Launch Delayed as Storm Expected in Florida

NASA said on Saturday that it was scrapping Tuesday's plans to launch Artemis, the U.S. return to the moon after five decades, noting concerns about a tropical storm headed to Florida.

Russia's Lavrov Accuses US of 'Playing With Fire' Around Taiwan

Russia accused the United States on Saturday of "playing with fire" around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for "peaceful reunification" with the democratically governed island.

Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens as It Heads to Cuba, Florida

Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled ominously through the Caribbean on Sunday, likely to become a major hurricane on its path toward the state.

Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax: AG James Violating 'American Way' of Justice

Democrat Attorney General Letitia James is following Joseph Stalin's dictatorial playbook fulfilling her campaign promise to sue former President Donald Trump, legal expert Alan Dershowitz warned on Newsmax.

Dick Morris to Newsmax: Dems Try to Beat Trump in Court, Rather Than Ballot Box

Democrats have already began subverting the next presidential election against former President Donald Trump, attempting to litigate him to death, persecution by prosecution, instead of trying to beat him at the ballot box, presidential adviser Dick Morris told Newsmax.

QAnon Believer From Iowa Convicted on All 7 Jan. 6 Riot Charges

A federal jury convicted Des Moines, Iowa, resident Douglas Jansen, 41, on all seven charges Friday relating to his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Border Patrol Seizes 72K Fentanyl Pills, 44 Pounds of Meth

Customs and Border Protection officials seized about 72,000 fentanyl pills along with 44.75 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the gas tank of a vehicle crossing the southern border into the United States on Thursday.

Cards' Pujols Hits 700th Home Run, 4th to Reach Milestone

Albert Pujols seemed like a long shot in early August to reach 700 home runs, still more than a dozen swings from the hallowed mark and his power stroke all but gone.

US Cutting Global Donations of Pfizer COVID Shots as Demand Slows

The United States is significantly cutting back the number of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses it will buy for donation to poorer nations this year, Pfizer said on Thursday, citing diminished demand for the shots in those countries.

Pregnancy Options, Anal Sex Among N.J. Schools' Sex-Ed Topics

New Jersey schools are now obligated to teach students of middle-school age about controversial sex-education topics, including pregnancy options and anal sex.

DOJ Prosecutors: Don't Charge Rep. Gaetz

Career prosecutors in the Justice Department are recommending that no charges be filed against Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., who was the subject of a sex-trafficking investigation,, The Washington Post is reporting.

Justice Barrett Sides With Liberals Again in Latest Dissent

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett sided with the liberal, dissenting minority opinion Thursday night, which failed to block a death penalty execution for a convicted triple-murderer in Alabama.

Apple to Sponsor Super Bowl Halftime Show

Apple Music has signed a long-term agreement to sponsor the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show starting this February, CNBCreports.

Antony Blinken's Father, Former Diplomat and Banker, Dies

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s father, Donald Blinken, a former U.S. diplomat, investment banker and modern art collector, died on Thursday. He was 96.

After Student's Death, LA Schools to Carry Overdose Antidote

The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide all its schools with a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses, after at least seven teenagers overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl in recent weeks, including a 15-year-old girl who died on a high school...

Biden Announces Full Month of Aid to Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the federal government will fully cover relief costs related to Hurricane Fiona for Puerto Rico for the next month.

San Francisco Police Can Access Private Cameras in Real Time

In what some privacy advocates are calling a Big Brother surveillance state move, the city of San Francisco has approved police access to private cameras in real time.

Louisiana Judge Tosses Librarian's Suit Against Conservative Group

A Louisiana school librarian's defamation lawsuit against two men and one conservative group has been dismissed by a judge.

Special Master: Trump's Lawyers Must Say Whether FBI Planted Evidence

The special master appointed to review documents seized at Donald Trump's home in Florida on Thursday told Trump's legal team to declare once and for all whether they really think the FBI planted evidence during its search, as the former president has alleged.

Video Report: Trump Legal Team Responds to N.Y. AG Suit

The Trump legal team says, "today's filing is neither focused on the facts nor the law – rather, it is solely focused on advancing the attorney general's political agenda," Newsmax correspondent Mike Carter reports on Thursday's "National Report."

Warrant: Mike Lindell's Phone Connected to Alleged Identity Theft

MyPillow founder Mike Lindell's filing Tuesday against Attorney General Merrick Garland led to the release of the warrant used to seize his cellphone.

NSA Hackers Allegedly Gained Access to Chinese Infrastructure

Chinese state media is claiming the National Security Agency hacked the email systems of a prominent public research university in China, gaining access to China's telecommunications network in an effort to control Chinese infrastructure.

2 More Buses Filled With Migrants Arrive in NYC

Two more busloads of migrants arrived in New York City from Texas on Thursday, WPIX-TV is reporting.

Video Report: DeSantis, Abbott Not Backing Down on Migrant Flights

Border and southern states are not backing down on sending migrants to blue states and cities, Newsmax Miami correspondent Leonardo Feldman reports on Thursday's "National Report."

Victims of Hezbollah Rockets Awarded Millions by US Court

Americans who were living in Israel during the 2006 Lebanon War, and who suffered physical and emotional harm from Hezbollah rocket attacks, were awarded millions of U.S. dollars in damages by a United States court.Because it is designated "a Foreign Terrorist Organization"...

Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Ban Week After It Takes Effect

An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, putting the new law on hold as abortion clinic operators argue that it violates the state constitution.

Fugitive in Massive Navy Bribery Case Caught in Venezuela

A Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who orchestrated one of the largest bribery scandals in U.S. military history has been arrested in Venezuela after fleeing before his sentencing, authorities said Wednesday.

Fugitive in Massive Navy Bribery Case Caught in Venezuela

A Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who orchestrated one of the largest bribery scandals in U.S. military history has been arrested in Venezuela after fleeing before his sentencing, authorities said Wednesday. The international manhunt for Leonard Glenn...

Puerto Rico Struggles to Reach Areas Cut Off by Fiona

Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of people stranded across Puerto Rico after smashing roads and bridges, with authorities still struggling to reach people four days after the storm smacked the U.S. territory, causing historic flooding.

Sen. Bill Cassidy to Newsmax: Medicare Will Be 'Insolvent' in 6 Years

Medicare will be "insolvent" in six years, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., a physician, told Newsmax on Wednesday.

Ginni Thomas Agrees to Jan. 6 Panel Interview

Ginni Thomas' lawyer Mark Paoletta confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that she is scheduled to interview with the House Jan. 6 Select Committee.

Sen. Rand Paul to Newsmax: Inflation 'Canceled Out' All That Free Pandemic Money

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Newsmax delivers the bad news reality to American people: All the free money you got during the pandemic is now overshadowed by inflation and ultimately costing you more than what your government gave you.

Video Report: Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates 75 Basis Points to Cool Inflation

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by another 75 basis points to cool inflation concerns, Newsmax national correspondent Logan Ratick reports on Wednesday's "American Agenda."

Wisconsin Governor Seeking Referendum on Abortion Ban

Tony Evers, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, called on Tuesday for the state Legislature to initiate a referendum on the state's 1849 abortion ban, according to a press release.

Man Who Allegedly Killed Teen in Politically Motivated Attack Released on Bond

Shannon Brandt, the man who reportedly confessed to killing a North Dakota teenager who he said was part of a "Republican extremist group," has posted bail, according to news reports.

Police: North Dakota Man Kills Teen He Called a Republican 'Extremist'

A North Dakota man has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after he allegedly ran over a teenage he said was part of a Republican "extremist group," according to local law enforcement.

Video Report: Migrants Take Legal Action Against Florida GOP Gov. DeSantis

Migrants are taking legal action against Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis for the Martha's Vineyard flight.

New Jersey Hints at Consequences for Rejection of Sex Ed

New Jersey's Department of Education implied that districts that don't adopt its controversial, mandatory state sex-education standards, which go into effect this year, could face "disciplinary action," Gothamist reported.

Video Report: Putin Makes New Nuclear Threat Against West

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made new nuclear threats against the West as he announced Ukraine war mobilization efforts, Newsmax Rome correspondent Alex Salvi reports on Wednesday's "National Report."

Trump: 'Racist' AG James' Lawsuit 'Another Witch Hunt'

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday labeled New York Attorney General Letitia James a "racist" and "fraud" after she announced the state was suing Trump, his company, and family members.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler to Newsmax: 'Stricter Penalties' for Fentanyl Dealers

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., on Newsmax on Wednesday called for "stricter penalties" and "longer jail sentences" for those who sell or distribute illegal drugs, particularly fentanyl.

GOP AGs File Amicus Brief to Back Trump in FBI Raid

Eleven Republican attorneys general denounced the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home as a "ransacking" at the hands of the Biden administration, the Washington Examiner reported.

N.Y. Attorney General Files $250M Fraud Suit Against Trump, Children, Company

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the state was filing suit against former President Donald Trump, his company, and family members for fraud.

N.Y. Attorney General Files $250M Fraud Suit Against Trump, Children, Company

New York's attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Ex-cop Lane Gets 3 Years in Plea Deal for Aiding Floyd Death

A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years.

Biden Clarifies COVID Comments After '60 Minutes' Interview

President Biden attempted to clarify his remarks to "60 Minutes" saying the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but merely suggesting Tuesday the pandemic is not as bad as it was.

Judicial Panel Calls for Increased Judge Security

The U.S. Judicial Conference is pressuring Congress to pass legislation that addresses increased threats levied at judges by funding new safety measures, a Tuesday news item revealed.

Authorities Arrest Man for Vandalizing Washington Monument

The U.S. Park Police reported Tuesday they arrested an adult male after he vandalized the base of the Washington Monument with red paint, The Hill reported.

Oregon Culinary Event Didn't Charge Black Attendees; Others Paid $80

On Sunday, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art staged a "Black Feast: Black Imagerial" event in Oregon where Black entrants got in free or submitted a donation of their choosing while others were charged an $80 admission fee.

Feds: Minnesota Food Scheme Stole $250M; 47 People Charged

Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest fraud scheme yet to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income...

DNC Campaign Focusing on Getting Out the Youth Vote

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is kicking off a six-figure voter registration campaign aimed at attracting younger voters ahead of the midterms.

Mark Morgan to Newsmax: 'Preposterous' to Blame Border on Trump

It is "absolutely preposterous" the Biden administration is blaming former President Donald Trump for the border situation, Mark Morgan, the former acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner, told Newsmax on Tuesday.

Elton John to Perform at White House Friday

The White House will become a concert venue Friday evening when Elton John performs. The event is called "A Night When Hope and History Rhyme," a reference to a poem by Seamus Heaney that President Joe Biden often quotes.

NYC Mayor Adams Might Send Migrants to Cruise Ship

After Martha's Vineyard was proven unfit for illegal migrants, New York City will send its sanctuary city castoffs on a cruise, presumably paid for by taxpayers.

Judge Blocks Upcoming Lethal Injection in Alabama

A federal judge on Monday blocked Alabama from executing an inmate who says the state lost his paperwork requesting an alternative to lethal injection.

Report: Justice Dept. Failed to Adequately Count Jail Deaths in US

At least 990 deaths in state prisons and local jails went uncounted by the Justice Department in fiscal year 2021, a new bipartisan Senate report says.

Credit Card Companies Asked to Abandon Firearms Merchant Code

Republican state attorneys general are warning major credit card companies not to pursue a new code that would identify retail firearms purchases, The Wall Street Journal reported.

'Serial' Podcast Produces New Episode After Conviction Overturned

After a judge overturned the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast eight years ago, the famed series has released a new episode with the latest updates of the case that dates to 1999, according to a report.

Kentucky School Shooter Seeks Parole in High-Stakes Hearing

A Kentucky man who killed three students and wounded five more in a school shooting 25 years ago will go before the state parole board on Tuesday in a high-stakes hearing that could see him released or denied the chance to ever leave prison. Michael Carneal was a 14-year-old...

Fauci: US Not Where It Needs to Be in COVID-19 Fight

Despite President Joe Biden saying the "pandemic is over," Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. is not where it needs to be regarding COVID-19.

Gunman Shoots 3 at Texas Fair Before Being Shot by Deputies

A gunman shot three people, including two first responders, at the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo in Texas, before he was shot and wounded by sheriff's deputies, authorities said.

Doug Mastriano to Newsmax: 'Every State's a Border State Now'

In light of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's busing of migrants to Martha's Vineyard, Pennsylvania gubernatorial hopeful Doug Mastriano told Newsmax that "every state's a border state now."

Rep. Tim Burchett to Newsmax: Biden 'Doesn't Get It' or 'Just Lying' on Inflation

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., told Newsmax on Monday that President Joe Biden either "doesn't get it or he's just lying" about the problems consumers face with inflation.

Jackson Residents Sue City Over Water Quality

A group of Jackson, Mississippi, residents have filed a class action lawsuit against the city, its top officials, and several engineering companies for allegedly neglecting its recurring water quality issues.

Kentucky School Shooter Appeals for Parole After 25 Years

A Kentucky man who murdered three students and injured five in a school shooting in 1997 has the potential of parole this week.

Biden's 'Pandemic Is Over' Declaration Ripped by Experts, GOP

President Joe Biden's "60 Minutes" declaration "the pandemic is over" is drawing a response Monday, but not quite a joyous one.

DHS Appoints Members to 'Reinvigorated' Faith-Based Council

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday appointed 25 members to a "reinvigorated" Faith-Based Security Advisory Council before its first meeting next month.

Pentagon Reviews Policy of Creating Fake Social Media Accounts

The Defense Department ordered an investigation into how it conducts clandestine information warfare, The Washington Post reported.

Biden Declares Emergency for Puerto Rico Due to Tropical Storm Fiona

President Joe Biden on Sunday approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Fiona headed toward the island at near hurricane strength.

More Than $500,000 Raised for Charity in Auction of Ginsburg's Possessions

An auction of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal items sold for almost $517,000 to benefit one of her favorite charities, the Washington Examiner reported on Sunday.

Report: Some Census Takers Who Fudged Data Didn't Get Fired

Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and, in some cases, even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group.

Suits to Save Confederate Icons Dropped in South Carolina

Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and a pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped.

Severe Colds Increasing Among Young Children

Doctors are reporting an uptick in severe common cold cases among children and experts are suggesting it is a side effect of young immune systems that were sheltered and not exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhinoviruses and enteroviruses are increasingly common...

68 Percent of Disney World Fans Say Park 'Lost Its Magic' Due to Costs

Even the most loyal Disney World fans told a new poll the park that calls itself "the Happiest Place on Earth" has "lost its magic" due to exploding costs at the gate. In surveying 1,927 "self-described Disney World enthusiasts," 92.6% say the cost of a Disney World vacation...

Trump: 'FBI Colluded With Russia'

Former President Donald Trump has been fighting back claims his first presidential campaign colluded with Russia, and he said Saturday at his rally in Youngstown that now, it turns out, "the FBI colluded with Russia."

Trump: Dems' 'Wild Socialist Spree' to Blame for Economy

The Biden administration's "wild socialist spree" has thrown the United States into a recession, former President Donald Trump told Ohioans at his rally in Youngstown on Saturday night.

Trump: 'Thugs, Tyrants' Awakened a 'Sleeping Giant'

The "thugs and tyrants" attacking the MAGA movement have awakened a "sleeping giant," former President Donald Trump said during his Save America rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Saturday night.

Migrants' Attorneys Push for Criminal Investigation Into DeSantis' Actions

Attorneys representing around 30 Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts in a move coordinated by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are calling for a criminal investigation into his actions.

NYC Education Dept. Fires 850 Unvaccinated Teachers, Aides

New York City's Department of Education, according to the New York Post, has fired 850 teachers and aides for not complying with the vaccine mandates, bringing the total number of school employees fired for such an offense to nearly 2,000.

Texas AG Paxton to Newsmax: BlackRock's ESG Investment Push Makes No Sense

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is one of the 19 attorneys generals speaking out to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink on forcing states to take part in environmental, social and governance (ESG) based criteria when determining investments.

Puerto Rico Under Hurricane Warning as Fiona Approaches

Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to become a hurricane as it neared Puerto Rico on Saturday, threatening to dump up to 20 inches of rain as people braced for potential landslides, severe flooding, and power outages.

Biden Warns Putin on Using Nukes: 'Don't. Don't. Don't.'

President Joe Biden has a warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin if he is pushed into a corner by Ukraine and considers the use of tactical nuclear weapons or chemical weapons on the battlefield against Ukraine: "Don't. Don't. Don't."

DeSantis: 'There Will Be More' Illegal Migrant Buses, Flights

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a press conference Friday that "there will be more" flights and buses of migrants to "sanctuary districts" across the country to protect the residents of his state from President Joe Biden's "reckless" southern border policies.

Wife of Brittney Griner Thanks Biden for Meeting With Her

Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, thanked President Joe Biden for meeting with her over her wife's detainment in Russia.

Starwood's Sternlicht: 'Major Crash' Coming in Housing Market

The Federal Reserve's continued rake hikes will cause a "major crash" in the housing market, Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht is warning.

US Appeals Court Rejects Big Tech's Right to Regulate Online Speech

A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on "viewpoint," a setback for technology industry groups that say the measure would turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content.

NBA Players Union Head Demands Lifetime Ban on Phoenix Suns Owner Sarver

The fallout from the one-year suspension of Phoenix Suns owner/governor Robert Sarver continues, from the NBA players' perspective.

Pat Sajak Hints at Leaving 'Wheel of Fortune' Soon

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak revealed that he could be stepping down from the show next season after an over 40-year run.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Friday signed into law a ban on abortions at all stages of pregnancy, making West Virginia the second state to enact a law prohibiting the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning its constitutional protection.

CNN's Don Lemon Insists 'I Was Not Demoted'

CNN prime-time host Don Lemon insistsΒ that being moved to mornings was a "promotion"Β and that he "was not demoted."

Decision to Remove Pride Flags From School Draws Complaints

A West Virginia school district's directive to remove pride flags from classrooms is drawing complaints from students and community organizations.

Police Make Arrest in 1972 Murder Case of Teen Girl in Hawaii

Police arrested a former Nevada deputy attorney general for the gruesome 1972 murder of a teenage girl in Hawaii.

New York Museums to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis

Museums in New York that exhibit artworks looted by Nazis during the Holocaust are now required by law to let the public know about those dark chapters in their provenance through placards displayed with the stolen objects.

Report: Biden Urged to Follow GOP Governors in Relocating Migrants

Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security want President Joe Biden to follow the lead of several Republican governors in relocating migrants, NBC News reported.

Sniper Denied Parole, 20 Years After Terrorizing D.C. Area

Virginia has denied parole to convicted sniper killer Lee Boyd Malvo, ruling that he is still a risk to the community two decades after he and his partner terrorized the Washington, D.C., region with a series of random shootings.

Judge: City Can't Fire NYPD Officer for Not Having COVID-19 Vaccine

A New York Police Department officer can't be fired for not having been vaccinated against COVID-19, a judge in Manhattan has ruled.

GOP Nevada Gov. Nominee Lombardo Says He'll Fight US Abortion Ban

The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor said Thursday he would fight against a national abortion ban if Congress were to pass one.

Mortgage Rates Soar Over 6 Percent for First Time Since Late 2008

For the first time since the housing crisis of late 2008, mortgage interest rates have surged over 6%, more than double what they were just a year ago, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Judge Making Trump Pay for Special Master

Former President Donald Trump's lawyers earned a legal win in court, as Judge Aileen Cannon selected one of Trump special master nominees, but Trump is going to pay for it, she ruled, Politico reported Thursday.Trump will be on the hook for the costs associated with the...

Sniper Denied Parole, 20 Years After Terrorizing D.C. Area

Virginia has denied parole to convicted sniper killer Lee Boyd Malvo, ruling that he is still a risk to the community two decades after he and his partner terrorized the Washington, D.C., region with a series of random shootings.Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad...

Survey: Majority of Working Americans Struggling to Outpace Inflation

A new national survey reveals the majority of Americans are struggling to keep pace with the country's inflation surge, despite receiving pay boosts in the past year.

Senate Testimony: TikTok COO Reluctant to Cease Flow of US Data to China

TikTok chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas refused to commit to halting the company's flow of American data to China Wednesday, when providing testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

US Readies New Military Aid for Ukraine to Boost Momentum

The Biden administration is set to announce this week that it will send another roughly $600 million in military aid to Ukraine, as the U.S. rushes more weapons to fuel Kyiv's counteroffensive that has reclaimed large stretches of the embattled country and forced Russian...

Former FBI Official Who Helped Spark Russia Probe Under Scrutiny

Charles McGonigal, a former FBI official who helped trigger the probe into Russia's role into former President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, is under scrutiny by federal prosecutors for his own ties to Moscow and other foreign governments, reports Business Insider.

Montana Judge Blocks Anti-trans Birth Certificate Rule

A Montana judge on Thursday blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate.District Court Judge Michael Moses chided attorneys for the state during a hearing in Billings for...

Senate Dems to Delay Same-Sex Marriage Vote Until After Midterms

Senate Democrats on Thursday announced the postponement of voting on the Respect for Marriage Act, saying formal consideration of the legislation β€” which passed overwhelmingly in the House two months ago β€” would be delayed until after the midterms on Nov. 8.

Video Report: DeSantis Confirms He Sent Migrants to Liberal Martha's Vineyard

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed he sent migrants to the affluent and liberal community of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Newsmax's Miami Correspondent Leonardo Feldman reports on Thursday's "National Report."

McDonald's CEO Warns Mayor Lightfoot: Chicago Crime Is a 'Crisis'

The crime "crisis" in Chicago has gotten so bad under Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot that McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski is saying staff is scared to come to work.

CNN Demotes Don Lemon to Morning Show

CNN has demoted Don Lemon from his prime-time spot to a new morning show, where he will be one of three co-hosts. The demotion comes as part of a major overhaul of the news network's programming by Chris Licht, who took over as chair in May.

Stephen Moore to Newsmax: Climbing Mortgage Rates Hurts Buyers, Sellers

When it comes to the economy, one sector Americans should be "most worried" about is how growing inflation and the rising interest rates are affecting the housing market, economist Stephen Moore said on Newsmax on Thursday.Β 

'Chicago Fire' Halts Production After Shots Fired Near Set

Production for "Chicago Fire" was shut down after gunfire broke out near the set Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

US Railroad Strike Averted; Biden Calls Deal 'Win for America'

Major U.S. railroads and unions secured a tentative deal on Thursday after 20 hours of intense talks brokered by President Joe Biden's administration to avert a rail shutdown that could have hit food and fuel supplies across the country and beyond.

AP-NORC Poll: Biden Approval Up 9 Points, but Doubts Persist

President Joe Biden's popularity improved 9 points from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

AP-NORC Poll: Biden Approval Up 9 Points, but Doubts Persist

President Joe Biden's popularity improved 9 points from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Delaware Judge: State's Vote-by-Mail Law Unconstitutional

A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in the November election.

'Serial' Case: Prosecutors Move to Vacate Syed's Conviction

Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to vacate Adnan Syed's conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee - a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial."

'Serial' Case: Prosecutors Move to Vacate Syed's Conviction

Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to vacate Adnan Syed's conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee - a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial." Baltimore's state's attorney filed a motion in circuit court, saying a lengthy investigation...

Commuters Dodge Headaches as Freight-Rail Strike Averted

September was shaping up as a good month for commuters on Virginia Railway Express outside the nation's capital, with the service offering 30 days of free rides to lure back riders lost during the pandemic. Then a freight-rail strike threatened to shut down service on the...

Biden: Tentative Railway Labor Deal Reached, Averting Strike

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

Biden: Tentative Railway Labor Deal Reached, Averting Strike

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

Joe Pinion to Newsmax: 'Schumer's Reign Can Come to an End'

Taking on the Senate majority leader tends to take a lot of money and near-perfect strategy, but New York GOP Senate candidate Joe Pinion told Newsmax he has the issues and the heart of New Yorkers on his side amid rising inflation and crime.

DeSantis Sends 2 Private Planes of Illegals to Martha's Vineyard

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a pair of flights of illegal immigrants Wednesday to Martha's Vineyard in the latest move to get Democrat-run areas away from the southern border to bear some responsibility for President Joe Biden's "open border policies."

Layoffs Pile Up in Netflix Production Team

Netflix fired 30 employees in its animation division on Wednesday, the latest addition to the company's downsizing plan that saw more than 450 workers dismissed earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

CDC: U.S. Added to WHO Circulating 'Vaccine-Deprived' Poliovirus List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that the United States now qualifies under the World Health Organization criteria as having "circulating vaccine-deprived poliovirus."

Prosecutors Seek to Vacate 'Serial' Murderer's Conviction

Baltimore prosecutors are seeking to vacate Adnan Syed's conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a case that gripped the nation when it was featured on the podcast "Serial.

Survey: More Than 6 in 10 Swing-State Voters Support Same-Sex Marriage

New polling data suggests more than 60% of voters in battleground states said they believe that same-sex marriages should be shielded by federal legislation.

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