Sheriff’s deputies open fire on armed robbery suspect in Norwalk, authorities say

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot a man wielding a shotgun while responding to a robbery in Norwalk on Saturday, authorities said.


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Video shows woman clutching onto hood of car after thieves allegedly stole her French Bulldog

A California woman was captured on video clutching onto the hood of a car as it sped around downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, after the occupants allegedly stole her French Bulldog, according to reports.

KTLA in Los Angeles reported that Ali Zacharias was at Whole Foods on Grand Avenue and 8th Street at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday when the theft happened.

Zacharias was eating lunch at the popular market with her dog Onyx sitting under her chair.

But then a woman reportedly started walking toward Zacharias’ table while calling to the dog.


Zacharias told the news station the woman grabbed her dog’s leash and started to walk away with him.

“I didn’t think that somebody was stealing my dog,” Zacharias told KTLA. “I thought it was a misunderstanding, so I said, ‘That’s my dog. Excuse me,’ and she wasn’t listening.”

Rather than sit and watch, Zacharias said she followed the woman to a getaway vehicle that was waiting for the suspect to get inside.


Zacharias said she tried to enter the car as well, but there were four people inside, and she was pushed out.

Before the car could flee, Zacharias said she stepped in front of it and started screaming for help. When nobody came, she said, the car started rolling toward her and she fell onto the hood.

Video of the incident shows a white sedan speeding toward an intersection in downtown Los Angeles with Zacharias on the hood.


“It was horrifying,” Zacharias said. “As he started to go faster and faster, I’m like, ‘I’m about to die. This is my death. Right now. I’m about to die.’”

The station reported that the white car continued down the road for several blocks, then made a sharp turn that threw the victim off.

The vehicle has been described as a white Kia forte with a missing front-driver’s side hubcap.

Zacharias told the station the woman who took her dog, as well as the other three people in the vehicle, were “African-American.” She said a man was driving the vehicle while the other three women, all overweight, were wearing sweats and t-shirts.

Onyx is a black Merle French Bulldog and has a spotted coat with different colored eyes.

Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-877-275-5273.


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“High Crimes And Misdemeanors”: House Unveils Impeachment Articles Against Mayorkas Over Border Quagmire

“High Crimes And Misdemeanors”: House Unveils Impeachment Articles Against Mayorkas Over Border Quagmire

House Republicans on Sunday released articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alleging he has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” in his mishandling of the southern US border.

(Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images)

According to the first article, Mayorkas is accused of:

Willful and Systemic Refusal to Comply with Federal Immigration Laws: This includes allegations of repeated violations of immigration and border security laws, contributing to illegal entries and compromising national security.
Failure to Comply with Detention Mandates: Accusations of implementing catch and release schemes, contrary to specific detention requirements in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Exceeding Parole Authority: Claims that Mayorkas paroled aliens en masse, violating the case-by-case basis required by law.
Misrepresentation and False Statements to Congress: Allegations of making false claims about the security and control of the border.
Obstruction of Lawful Oversight: Accusations of failing to comply with congressional subpoenas and hindering investigations by the DHS Office of Inspector General.
Abandonment of Effective Border Security Initiatives: Claims that he neglected established border security measures without adequate alternatives, leading to increased illegal entries.
Failure to Enforce Immigration Laws and Control the Border: Accusations of failing to control illegal entries and the influx of unaccompanied alien children.
Diversion of Border Patrol Resources: Allegations that his policies led to the diversion of Border Patrol agents from their primary duties.
Increase in Encounters with Aliens on the Terrorist Watchlist: Claims of a significant increase in encounters with potentially dangerous individuals during his tenure.
General Neglect of Duty and Public Trust: Broad accusations of neglecting statutory duties related to immigration and border control.

Tuesday on our Homeland Security Committee we are voting to impeach Secretary Mayorkas.

Here are the facts about the Articles of Impeachment.

— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 28, 2024

As Just the News reports, a markup of the articles is scheduled for Tuesday, following a multi-phase, year-long investigation into Mayorkas.

“Congress has a duty to see that the executive branch implements and enforces the laws we have passed,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN), the Washington Post reports. “Yet Secretary Mayorkas has repeatedly refused to do so.”

Read the first article below:

Tyler Durden
Sun, 01/28/2024 – 21:35


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Democrats use social media influencers to attract young voters in battleground states

A Democratic super PAC is spending $1 million on a campaign to pay social media content creators to post pro-Biden messaging. 

POLITICO reported the PAC, Priorities USA, is supporting President Biden’s re-election and is enlisting 150 creators on TikTok and Instagram in order to attract young voters heading into the 2024 election.

Danielle Butterfield, Priorities’ executive director, told POLITICO they are using influencers to spread pro-Biden messages in battleground states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Georgia.

“As we looked to 2024, we felt like it was important to reach voters where they were spending their time,” Butterfield said. “We’re going to have a ton of success in marketing Biden’s accomplishments when we can anchor it in terms of impact and real people and putting some personality behind what Biden’s accomplishments are doing.” 


A November poll from NBC found one in five voters use TikTok daily and a higher share of young women and people of color regularly use the app. It also found Democrats and independents are more likely to regularly use the app compared to Republicans. 

Fox News’ Lisa Boothe noted that exit polling showed Biden won young voters by double digits in the 2020 presidential election, but recent polling has shifted, showing former President Trump winning the demographic or significantly closing the gap. 

A recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll found Trump leading Biden among voters under 35 by 37%-33%. 

“There’s a gender divide with younger voters as well, with women, you know, being more liberal and then men trending more moderate and conservative,” Boothe said on “The Big Weekend Show.” “So look out for young voters. [They] could surprise us if these trends continue.” 

Co-host Tomi Lahren said she doesn’t think Biden will do as well with young voters because they are disgruntled with him and his age. 


She added that if Biden isn’t the 2024 Democratic nominee and Democrats talk about issues like student loan forgiveness, Roe v. Wade and climate change, “young people will go out and vote for that no matter how many influencers on the right that you try to cultivate.”

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he was concerned about the Republican response to Democrats’ use of social media influencers. 

“They’re going to use TikTok and other ways to communicate. But what are the Republicans going to do?” he asked. “This is the big question.” 


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Iran-backed militia attack update: 34 US service members injured, 8 evacuated from Jordan

The number of injured continues to climb after Iran-backed militias killed three U.S. service members and injured dozens more in an overnight attack on a military base in northeast Jordan. 

By late Sunday, the number of injured had climbed to 34 service members. This included at least eight personnel whose injuries warranted an evacuation from Jordan to higher-level care, though they were believed to be in stable condition. 

Fox News is told all service members are being fully evaluated for follow-on care. The number of injured was expected to fluctuate. 

The injuries mostly include traumatic brain injury, though the number of cases will likely go up as symptoms can take time to develop. 


Militant groups targeted the logistics support base located at Tower 22 of the Jordanian Defense Network. There are around 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel deployed at the base to counter ISIS. 

Out of respect for their families and per Defense Department policy, the identities of the service members are being withheld until 24 hours after their next of kin have been notified. 

The fatalities marked a major escalation after months of strikes by such groups against American forces across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

Later Sunday, President Biden said that the U.S. “shall respond” to the attacks. In a written statement, Biden said the U.S. “will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner (of) our choosing.”

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, “we will take all necessary actions to defend the United States, our troops, and our interests.”


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North Korea continues testing new nuclear-capable cruise missile, conducts 2 tests within a week

North Korea, on Sunday, test launched its new cruise missiles for the second time in a week, as the country continues to accelerate its navy’s nuclear armament, according to state media.

According to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea’s dictator oversaw the launch of the Pulhwasal-3-31 missile Kim Jong Un.

The agency said both missiles flew over the sea of the country’s east coast for over two hours – 7,421 seconds and 7,445 seconds – before hitting an unspecified island target.

Kim reportedly said the test was a success, “which is of strategic significance in carrying out the plan… for modernizing the army which aims at building a powerful [naval] force,” KCNA said.


South Korean military officials confirmed North Korea launched multiple cruise missiles off its coast, but no other details were provided.

On Thursday, North Korea conducted the first test flight of the cruise missile, which KCNA said did not pose a threat to neighbors. The outlet also said the missile could eventually carry nuclear weapons.

Tensions in the region have increased in recent months as Kim continues to accelerate his weapons development and provocative threats to the U.S. and its Asian allies. In response, the United States, South Korea and Japan have been continuing their combined military exercises, which Kim condemns.


Over the past few months, North Korea has tested several types of weapons, including ballistic missile systems being developed, as well as an underwater drone.

KCNA said Kim inspected the construction of a nuclear submarine and has discussed concerns surrounding manufacturing other types of warships, though the agency did not provide additional details.

The country’s first operational nuclear attack submarine was launched last year, which some said appeared to be a modified submarine designed to carry cruise and ballistic missiles.


U.S. and South Korean officials have accused North Korea of providing artillery shells, missiles and other supplies to Russia for its war in Ukraine. In return, North Korea is gaining much-needed economic assistance and military technology.

Both Pyongyang and Moscow have officially denied that North Korea was sending weapons to Russia. The U.S. and Ukrainian intelligence have said that Russia is using North Korean weapons in Ukraine.

Kim met with Russian President Putin at a Russian space launch center in September and the two are scheduling another meeting.

Fox News Digital’s Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.


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Speaker Johnson Is Right: Stop The Fake Border Bill

Speaker Johnson Is Right: Stop The Fake Border Bill

Authored by Newt Gingrich via RealClear Wire,

Speaker Mike Johnson just sent out an email which captures exactly what is going on in the U.S. Senate today.

He wrote:

“They want you to believe that the deal they’re offering to the American people is a ‘compromise.’ 

“[Sen. Chuck] Schumer wants you to sign off on:

“150,000 illegal immigrants entering the country uninhibited per month. (That’s nearly the population of my hometown in Louisiana)

“Work permits for EVERY illegal alien who’s been released into the country.

And they want YOU to pay for their legal fees.

“My answer is NO. Absolutely not.”

As I mentioned on my podcast this week, I am proud of Speaker Johnson’s firm position, but he is going to need a lot of grassroots support to convince Senate Republicans not to go along with this border sell out.

Americans want a clean, simple bill that controls the border and stops illegal immigrants from entering the United States.

Americans strongly favor legal immigration, but they are worried about the enormous flood of illegal immigrants from more than 160 countries – including people on the terrorist watch list and criminals from dangerous cartels.

Closing Brooklyn’s James Madison High School so American students had to learn from home while illegal immigrants stayed in the school became a symbol of misplaced values and destructive Biden administration policies.

In fact, the American people strongly support another bill, the Secure the Border Act of 2023 – which House Republicans passed last year. At America’s New Majority Project, we found enormous support for key provisions in that bill which address the amnesty and parole systems that are currently being abused.

The American people are increasingly concerned about Joe Biden’s illegal immigration crisis. The issue was the No. 1 concern for Republican caucus goers in Iowa – surpassing even the economy.

Further, in a brand-new poll by America’s New Majority Project, we found 77 percent of Americans reject non-citizens voting. In fact, 60 percent strongly oppose non-citizens voting.

The voting issue is a real election game changer. A Republican who is against non-citizens voting defeats a Democrat who favors non-citizens voting 56 percent to 29 percent (15 percent were undecided).

Finally, Americans do not want to open up the welfare system to illegal immigrants. In yet another America’s New Majority Project poll, we found only 29 percent support letting illegal immigrants receive “Medicaid, food stamps, and other help meant for people with low incomes.” Sixty-four percent oppose this (and 47 percent oppose it strongly).

These most recent findings by America’s New Majority Project reaffirm the results of other polls on immigration and border security.

Consider that according to Scott Rasmussen 73 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration is bad for America (similarly, 71 percent believe legal immigration is good for our country).

In a poll by the Trafalger Group, only 14 percent favor amnesty and citizenship for people who entered the country illegally or are seeking asylum (among Hispanics that drops to 3 percent).

The confusion among Senate Republicans is painful.

Many Senate Republicans start out seeking an agreement with Schumer and the Democrats. Such an agreement will be opposed by the vast majority of Americans.

Both President Biden and the congressional Democrats are committed to accepting illegal immigrants, finding a way to give them work permits, and ultimately letting them vote – even if they are not citizens. Some Democratic controlled cities are already doing this.

The Democrats’ goal is to make the admission of illegal immigrants a routine event. That will require paying their big city allies billions of dollars for taking care of the millions of Biden’s illegal immigrants coming to their neighborhoods. Then they will need extra money to provide health care for illegal immigrants (as California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already promised to do). Then they will have to provide work permits because otherwise we will have millions of people entering an underground economy with no legal means of earning a living. Finally, we will have to pay to educate millions of young people who have no knowledge of American culture.

The Democrat plan is designed to make illegality routine in an effort to get political power. But it will ultimately extend the reach of dangerous cartels, expand drug distribution, and increase local crime.

The American people want illegal immigration stopped – not made routine. They want the border controlled – not opened.

The left ultimately wants no borders, with no requirements for citizenship or expectations of work (note the disastrous proposal Congress is working on to reduce work requirements for the child tax credit).

It is impossible for House Republicans to compromise in good faith with values and goals that are directly opposed to the wishes of the American people.

Let Speaker Johnson and House Republicans know that you stand with them in opposing a phony border bill.

Let Republican Senators know that the details matter, and a bill that regularizes illegal immigration is unacceptable.

This could be a decisive turning point in the crisis at the border – and the crises in our cities.

The question is who will win – the American people or the politicians.

You can help win this fight.

For more commentary from Newt Gingrich, visit

Tyler Durden
Sun, 01/28/2024 – 21:00


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Ukraine updates: Zelenskyy calls on Germany to rally aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed fears of a drop in US financial and military assistance. Meanwhile, Russia struck an industrial site in central Ukraine with a missile. DW has the latest. 

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“Dangerous Game”: Chevron Warns California That Anti-Petrol Policies Could Result In Gas Price Spikes, Shortages

“Dangerous Game”: Chevron Warns California That Anti-Petrol Policies Could Result In Gas Price Spikes, Shortages

Chevron is warning the state of California that its climate policies have consequences: namely, that the price of gas is going to continue to rise. 

Calling the state’s policies a “dangerous game”, it was reported by Bloomberg this week that Chevron is warning the state of potential gasoline price spikes and shortages as a result of policies that discourage petrol production. 

In the last quarter of 2023, drivers in California faced an average gasoline price of $4.94 per gallon, surpassing the national average by approximately $1.72, marking the highest recorded quarterly difference, as per Bloomberg’s compiled data.

Head of Chevron’s U.S. refining, Andy Walz, said this week that the spike is partly attributed to California’s stringent low-carbon fuel regulations, which prompt refineries to shift from petroleum to renewable diesel production. This transition is curbing gasoline availability and causing prices to rise, he told Bloomberg

“They knew it was going to happen when they wrote the legislation. The problem is the consumer is starting to realize it. It’s becoming painful. The way politicians dealt with it was ‘let’s blame the oil companies,” Walz said. 

But – as expected – Governor Gavin Newsom’s office responded with a vague statement blaming oil producers that was barely one brain cell above throwing paint on the Mona Lisa: “Big Oil has been ripping off consumers for decades and lying to protect their profits.”

And so, the adversarial tone naturally drives producers from the state: “If they cap the upside when conditions are good it’s going to make it really challenging to want to put our money there. I cannot compete internally for big capital investments. It doesn’t stack up. I’d rather spend money at our refinery in Mississippi,” Walz said. 

As the report notes, Chevron’s relationship with California has become increasingly strained, with stringent regulations leading to a $4 billion asset write-down, mostly in the state.

While Governor Newsom accuses the oil industry of price gouging and climate change misinformation, leading to investigations and legal actions, Chevron simply says it is responding to demand and shouldn’t be penalized.

A new proposal to cap refining margins in California further complicates things for the refiner Chevron’s, with its two refineries representing 30% of the state’s capacity. 

The policies are forcing refiners to spots where they “are making decisions that are kind of putting us on a pathway where there could be a reliability problem,” Walz said. “You may not have the supply of gasoline if things don’t turn out the way the government wants them to. It’s a dangerous game.”

Tyler Durden
Sun, 01/28/2024 – 20:25


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Gisele Bundchen’s mother dead at 75

Gisele Bundchen’s mother, Vânia Maria Nonnenmacher Bündchen, died Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Fox News Digital confirmed. She was 75.

Vânia died due to cancer, Moinhos de Vento Hospital shared in a statement.

Gisele’s mother had been admitted into the hospital in southeastern Brazil on Friday, Jan. 26. 


Bundchen’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Gisele is one of six children, and has a twin, Patricia, and sisters Rafaela, Graziela, Gabriela and Raquel.


The former Victoria’s Secret model honored her mom on Mother’s Day with a heartwarming post explaining how “life was made possible because of you.”

“Mom, thank you for being an example of love and strength, of dedication and patience, of integrity and kindness,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me amazing sisters, and for always supporting me in the best way that you could. Thank you for giving me life—and thank you for being my sweet mama. You know how much I love you!”


She talked about caring for her ailing parents in a sit down interview with People magazine in September. 

“It’s been very tough on my family,” she said. “It’s been a lot — in every area of my life. I feel like whenever it rains, it pours. With all the different twists and turns that life takes, all we can do is the best we can given what happens in our surroundings.”


In a 2010 blog entry post to honor International Women’s Day, Gisele praised her mom for raising their large family with “grace.”


“I grew up witnessing my mother always trying her best at doing all she could for the six of us girls. My mom devoted her entire life to her family and did it with such grace,” she wrote.

“She is my hero. She is the reason why I believe a woman is the core of a family … I can only hope to be for my kids what she will and always be for us … Our rock.”

Bündchen and her ex-husband, Tom Brady, officially announced their divorce in separate Instagram posts in October 2022. The former couple was married for 13 years and share son Benjamin Rein, 14, and daughter Vivian Lake, 11. Brady also shares son Jack, 16, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.



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