Authorities say two deputies were shot and killed at a restaurant in Trenton, Florida.
There is an active crime scene in front of the Ace China restaurant, at the corner of S. Santa Fe Ave. and State Road 26.
According to the Gilchrist County County Sheriff's Office, the alleged gunman walked up to the restaurant around 3 p.m. on Thursday and shot both the deputies through the window. As fellow deputies responded to the scene, they found the alleged shooter deceased outside the business.
"At this point, it remains an active criminal investigation with no apparent motive or indications as to why this tragedy occurred. Sheriff Bobby Schultz has been on scene throughout the afternoon with his deputies and their families, notifying additional loved ones," said Sergeant Brett Rhodenizer, with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated he had been briefed on the shooting and that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is assisting in the investigation.
"I’ve offered any state support they may need," Gov. Scott said.
Laura Ingraham interviewed comedian-provocateur Bryan Sharpe on her Fox News show Wednesday night after his hilarious trolling of Starbucks went viral.
“I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee,” Bryan Sharpe says to a white female barista behind the counter. “I heard ya’ll don’t like black people, so I came to get my Starbucks reparations voucher.”
The friendly barista immediately complied.
“If I didn’t know better… you sound like Chris Rock,” Laura Ingraham told Sharpe. “It’s so funny and that poor girl in Starbucks is ready to turn over the keys to the shop to you!”
“Why did you do this?” Ingraham asked.
“I am sick and tired of liberals using black people and making us look like victims, making us look soft with their liberal dogma,” Sharpe said. “It is disgusting.”
“The other thing I hate about liberals is if you’re a black man, as I am, in America they will not hand you a microphone unless you follow the liberal narrative, and I said, you know what, I bet if I go into Starbucks and I follow a liberal narrative I’ll make the news — and voilà here I am!” Sharpe said.
Sharpe told The Blaze on Wednesday he trolled Starbucks with his “reparations” stunt to show that “racism is a business.”
“Thanks to the ridiculousness of BLM activists, it’s the new publicity stunt — and I think I just proved it,” Sharpe said.
A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance's spring conference this week in Atlanta.
The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the annual spring gathering, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).
The reception, "Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party," was presented as a look forward at what's possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.
"It's 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations," the group projected, according to an invitation to the event.
"Take a ride in our time machine to hear from the true political geniuses who made this happen," it says.
The group further predicts that the successful implementation of universal health care and free college will lead to more sweeping election victories, including the governorship in Texas and its electoral votes in the 2024 presidential election.
This young woman was heavily harassed and beaten by the Moral Police, because her hijab, in their opinion, is inadequate. Although Muslims always explain that hijab is only a small issue.
Austrian politicians announced plans to introduce a new law over the summer that would ban hijabs in schools for girls under 10-years-old.
Austria’s coalition government pledged Wednesday to deliver a draft of the bill by Summer of 2018 to protect kindergarten and elementary school girls. The coalition will help the kids integrate into Austrian culture and society, according to ABC. The bill comes as a response to what Freedom party and the Austrian People’s Party members see as the threat of “political Islam” in Austria.
“Our goal is to confront any development of parallel societies in Austria,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, according to BBC.
Legislators referred to the upcoming law as the “child protection law.” The legislation will be a “symbolic act” signifying Austria’s resistance to the influences of Islamic culture that do not align with Austrian culture, lawmakers said.
Austria’s Muslim community decried the news of the planned law, saying it was unnecessary and would not truly protect children.
“This initiative is not truly about taking care of children and being concerned about their well-being. It is more or less another symbolic action taken by policy to signal a broader public, to say, we are in control when it comes to the Islam issue,” Austria’s Islamic Religious Community spokeswoman Carla Amina Baghajati said, according to ABC.
Rising numbers of girls in kindergarten and elementary school wearing hijabs is a “growing phenomenon,” Kurz claimed. However, wearing a hijab is rare for girls of that age in the Muslim community, since Muslim girls usually start wearing hijabs as teenagers, Baghajati said.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D., Hawaii) said Monday at the annual conference for J Street, a liberal Middle East lobbying group, that liberals need to condemn anti-semitism coming from the left.
Schatz argued in his speech, flagged by Tablet, that it is more difficult but necessary to call out bigotry coming from your side of the political aisle.
"In one year, anti-Semitic incidents have increased by nearly 60 percent. And frankly, it’s coming from all sides," Schatz said.
He then cited a professor of Holocaust and Genocide studies who documented how Nazis were able to build a movement based in anti-Semitism.
"It’s because the political parties never pushed back. Not the Social Democrats or the Communists in Germany, and not the resistance across the continent," Schatz said.
"We’ve got to remember this," Schatz said, "because the obscene call of anti-Semitism must be condemned every time it is heard."
The Hawaii senator said it's easy to look at another country or political party's anti-semitism and say "Enough! Do better!" but tougher when the problem is internal.
"But we know that we cannot look the other way when people who would otherwise be our progressive allies speak out of ignorance or fear or convenience and they cross a moral line," he said.
Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley confirmed Thursday that his committee will vote next week on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of the Russia investigation.
"Some have raised the question of why the committee plans on proceeding with the markup despite the fact that the majority leader has indicated that he will not take this bill up on the floor," said Grassley, R-Iowa., at a committee meeting. "The views of the majority leader are obviously important to consider, but they do not govern what happens here on the Judiciary Committee."
McConnell said Tuesday on Fox News that he would not bring the bipartisan bill to the Senate floor for a vote, even if it is approved by the Judiciary Committee. The committee is scheduled to vote next Thursday, after debating amendments.
"We'll not be having this on the floor of the Senate," McConnell, R-Ky., said during an interview on Fox News.
Grassley said he promised the bill's main sponsors — Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis and Democrats Chris Coons and Cory Booker — that he would schedule a committee vote if they worked together to merge two bills to protect Mueller into one.
Presidential: During a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald J. Trump took a shot at special counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of an FBI raid against his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, last week.
A reporter asked the president about Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the ongoing probe into alleged collusion with Moscow during the 2016 election when Trump pointed out that the FBI never took the Democratic National Committee’s email servers for forensic inspection after the party said they’d been hacked.
“There was no collusion. There was no collusion with Russia other than with the Democrats, or as I call them obstructionists because they truly are obstructionists,” Trump said.
“This was a hoax created largely by the Democrats as a way softening the blow of a loss,” he continued before blasting the FBI for its lack of interest in obtaining the DNC’s server that the party said was hacked by Russia.
“The DNC server was never gotten by the FBI. Why didn’t the FBI take it? The FBI takes what they want. They go in and they wouldn’t get the server. This is a hoax,” Trump continued.
At the time, the FBI, then under James Comey, only offered its forensic assistance to the DNC, but the party refused.
Instead, the DNC had a private cybersecurity company, Crowdstrike, examine the server.
As reported by The Washington Times, critics have disputed the firm’s finding that Russia hacked the server, calling the evidence it presented thin.
The Times reported last year that the DNC still had not made the server available to federal investigators looking into Russian election meddling.
Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed investigative journalist, stood up and shouted at Comey while he was preparing to answer written audience questions at a Barnes & Noble event.
Loomer shouted "You're going to get locked up" and called Comey a criminal, saying that he would be "prosecuted for your transgressions" in a video posted to her Twitter account.
"You are not an ethical leader!" she yelled as security staff escorted her from the bookstore.
Loomer asked Comey about his role in overseeing the FBI's investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's ties to Russia and the dossier of opposition research that was reportedly used as a piece of evidence in opening the probe.
In a tweet following her removal from the bookstore, Loomer fumed that Comey had refused to answer her question because it was not pre-screened. Other questions the former FBI director answered were written down on paper beforehand.
"Who does @JamesComey think he is to tell me and others what we can and can’t ask? I’ll ask him anything I want to ask whenever I want," she said.
"Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" The Boston and Brooklyn public libraries are hosting, "Drag Queen Story Hour," for children.
DRAG Queens will visit primary schools to read stories to children in a bid to boost LGBT awareness.
The man behind the scheme hopes it will "spread a bit of happiness and love" and promote tolerance and individuality.
Watch as Chaos unfolds after a Muslim wielding a knife plows into a group of bikers injuring 2 as cops stand idly by watching the entire melee occur.
The cops even pulled back the bikers from attacking the car which eventually allows it to speed off without any repercussions.
Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he regretted including a paragraph about President Donald Trump's physical appearance in his new book, saying it's been a way for critics to attack the book.
Comey is in the midst of a wide media tour to promote A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, which includes his interactions with Trump before being fired last May.
Critics have charged Comey appears petty with his passages noting Trump's hand size, possible self-tanning and hair when they first met. However, he spoke about them during his interview Sunday night with ABC host George Stephanopoulosm, including noting Trump appeared shorter than he expected.
"The View" co-host Sara Haines said he understood Comey wanted to set the stage for the reader with his book, but she asked if it was worth it at the possible expense of his credibility.
"It's a Trump game to talk about those things," she said. "That's what he does."
"I think you're right," Comey said. "If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't put that paragraph in, even though—just because it gave people a handhold who hadn't read the book to attack the book. I just want people to read the book, so it can be useful to them."
He noted he also provided a graphic physical description of his first boss at a grocery store, saying he wasn't trying to pick on Trump.
"I wasn't making fun of his hands," Comey said.
"People have seized onto that as a distraction, so I'm answering honestly, if I had it to do over again, I would tear that paragraph out," he added.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order granting all parolees in his state the right to vote, taking unilateral action after the Republican-led Senate rejected a similar proposal.
“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process.”
About 35,000 people are on parole in New York state. According to Cuomo’s office, African Americans and Hispanics account for about 71 percent of that population.
Cuomo previewed his action during a speech Wednesday at the National Action Network’s annual conference in Manhattan, where he was introduced by its founder, the Rev. Al Sharpton.
“In this state, when you're released from prison and you're on parole, you still don't have the right to vote,” the governor said. “Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You're released, but you still don't have a right to vote.”
Students protesting for expanded gun control measures were arrested outside Paul Ryan’s office after a brief sit-in.
After being given three warnings by Capitol police, four of the dozen students remained lying on the ground and were handcuffed and brought outside to a police van where they were searched and taken to a juvenile facility.
When asked why they did this, one girl simply replied “for gun control.” Another replied "we need to send a message," but was pulled away by police before she could finish answering
The two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia last week and accused of trespassing say they were there for a business meeting that they hoped would change their lives.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson came forward this morning on ABC News' "Good Morning America" to publicly share their story for the first time.
The entrepreneurs and longtime friends said they were waiting to meet a potential business partner at the Starbucks in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood when they saw police officers enter the store and speak with the manager.
"I was thinking, they can't be here for us," Robinson said in the interview with "GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts.
Starbucks manager told 911 of 2 men 'refusing to make a purchase or leave' before their arrests
Starbucks to close 8,000 stores to give staff 'racial-bias' training
Starbucks manager who made call resulting in black men's arrests no longer works for company
This Hispanic woman with a slight accent caught a fellow Hispanic woman attempting to drop off a couple of dogs on the side of the road near her house. She quickly director her to take them over to the ASPCA instead where the dogs would perhaps get a better life if adopted.
A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot her pregnant mother from the backseat of car Tuesday after the woman's boyfriend left the loaded gun there.
The 3-year-old girl got hold of the 9mm Glock 19 pistol while she was in the back, and the weapon discharged, hitting her mother in the chest, Petruch said.
The bullet then went through the windshield, Petruch said, and the woman got out of the car and collapsed. The victim was hospitalized and her condition was not immediately clear.
Russia claims that a video featuring a child being doused in liquid following the Syria 'chemical weapons attack' is fake news.
The country says it has uncovered hard evidence to back up the claim over the video that triggered the West's air strikes on Syria.
In the footage an 11-year-old boy is being doused in water but it is alleged that he was tricked into taking part, and his father alleged hungry participants were given “dates, biscuits and rice”.
Moscow insists there was no chemical attack on Douma, and that Western-backed NGO White Helmets staged the footage.
Chinese helicopters fired missiles in a powerful display of military strength a week after what was claimed to be its largest naval parade in 600 years.
The live-fire drills near the Taiwan Strait saw helicopters fly over water and launching missiles.
CGTN reported that after taking off at 9am pilots set their own course and detected targets on the water.
They then assaulted floating targets and simulated ships with missiles and rocket projectiles.
Sun Yongfu, deputy commander of the exercise, said the exercise was carried out in line with real combat standards and has improved the force's capabilities to fulfill missions.
NASA has launched a planet-hunting spacecraft to try and find alien worlds beyond our solar system.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is on the first-of-its-kind mission and it is hoped that it may even be able to discover planets that could support life.
It is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars as it travels through outer space.
The satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6.51pm yesterday.
A man thought be the oldest person in the world has died at the age of 121.
Celino Villanueva Jaramillo, who was born in July 1896, suffered a pierced lung when he fell out of bed last week.
He died in hospital yesterday after an emergency operation, having been in intensive care.
Mr Jaramillo, who lived in San Jose de Mariquina in southern Chile, was never recognised as the oldest person alive by Guinness because his birth certificate was destroyed in a fire.
But officials in the South American country had no doubts about his age - although he was never given any specialist care.
For the two decades of his life he lived with a mother and daughter after the blaze.
Jimmy Kimmel may not be funny, but he doesn’t have to worry about Nancy Pelosi taking his job away.
The House Minority Leader attempted to tell a joke to an environmental protest on Saturday, and it fell flat.
So flat, only one person laughed.
Nancy Pelosi had a hard time speaking after a liberal heckler yelled for “a new Congress” during an anti-Trump tax protest on Tuesday.
The House Minority Leader, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and a string of other malcontents took to the podium outside the Capitol to complain about President Trump’s tax cuts last year.
Pelosi began her brief remarks by laughing oddly.
Moments later, a heckler interrupted her, demanding “a new Congress.”
That threw Pelosi, and she stumbled mightily to continue speaking.
She claimed Republicans are “mortgaging our children’s future, placing a dark cloud over, putting a dark cloud over, over, dark cloud over this capitol, over our budget.”
Pelosi accused Republicans of cutting “a hundred trillion” dollars of education, before quickly correcting herself to say “billion.”
While telling a story about Pope Benedict and St. Augustine, she got confused and said Benedict quoted Benedict, before saying Augustine.
To emphasize her point, she said Augustine made his statement “17 centuries ago,” before attempti
ng to repeat it, only for gibberish to come out of her mouth. Later the protester called for a “50-state strategy,” a popular theme among the far-left who want a more robust DNC.
Mayor Edgar: I’ve sent letters to over 500 mayors and city counsel members up and down the state. I’ve been spending hours every day talking to counsel members and mayors, activists in their communities, how they go about it. And I think you’d be really surprised at all of the cities that are ready to come forward. They’re just really trying to maneuver through this process. It’s a tough one.
'The Ingraham Angle' shines light on shocking crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
Ninety-four percent of the immigrants in the federal prison system are illegals — or 19 percent of all those under federal custody — at a total annual taxpayer cost of $1.87 billion, the Department of Homeland Security said.
According to a report mandated by President Donald Trump's immigration executive order signed in January, of the 37,557 confirmed immigrants in the federal prison system, 35,334 are in the United States illegally.
Homeland Security released the figures Thursday.
The federal prison system has a total of 185,507 inmates, 19 percent of whom are confirmed illegal immigrants, according to the report.
The $1.87 billion cost is based on 2014 estimates.
In addition, DHS noted that 58,766 federal inmates are "known or suspected" to be illegal.
Overall, the report found that more than one-in-five of all persons in custody under the Federal Bureau of Prisons were foreign born, and that 94 percent of confirmed aliens in custody were illegals.
"The American people deserve a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest," Attorney General Sessions said in releasing the data. "But at the border and in communities across America, our citizens are being victimized by illegal aliens who commit crimes. "Nearly 95 percent of confirmed aliens in our federal prisons are here illegally.
"We know based on sentencing data that non-citizens commit a substantially disproportionate number of drug-related offenses, which contributes to our national drug abuse crisis," Sessions said.
"The simple fact is that any offense committed by a criminal alien is ultimately preventable," he added. "One victim is too many."
Sessions called on Congress to enact President Trump's "immigration reform agenda so that we start welcoming the best and brightest while turning away drug dealers, gang members, and other criminals."
Brookdale Community College is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at conservative student in an incident around a conversation regarding sexual harassment.
Milwaukee School Board member Michael Bonds lashed out at MTEA vice president Amy Mizialko as Mizialko talked about a school bus proposal during Tuesday night’s Board meeting.
Bonds, the former Board President, told Mizialko to “go to Hell” as Mizialko railed against Bonds over a plan to reduce bus service to certain students.
The crowd erupted, calling for Bonds to be voted out of office in November.
Former attorney general Eric Holder will visit the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in June 2018 amidst increasing speculation he will mount a presidential bid.
“The Politics & Eggs series is a forum for presidential candidates, political leaders, and other political analysts and commentators as they visit New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first presidential primaries,” the press release said.
The announcement follows Holder’s remark Tuesday night that he is “thinking about” running for President, adding, “I have not made any decisions on it.” Holder continued that he believes “our democracy is under attack. If you look at the question of gerrymandering, the question of voter suppression,” he noted, “a lot of these things are falling by the wayside.”
U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."
Seven students at an elementary school in Prince George’s County cut their wrists at school using blades from pencil sharpeners, according to officials.
Officials with Prince George’s County Public Schools said a concerned parent at William Paca Elementary School in Hyattsville came forward on March 29 and an investigation was launched.
It was revealed that the students used blades out of pencil sharpeners to cut themselves, officials stated.
All seven students were seen by the school nurse and none of the children were taken to the hospital, according to officials. School counselors were brought in to speak with the students.
Officials announced a ban on pencil sharpeners at the school in a message sent to parents on March 29 and said they worked to contact the families of students involved over spring break, which was between April 2 and April 6.
Several concerned parents questioned why the school waited until Tuesday to alert all parents of the incident. Prince George’s County Public Schools released the following statement to FOX 5: