Author Archives: Stanley Maxx

5 officers shot in South Carolina, suspect in custody

Five law enforcement officers were shot while responding to a active shooter in South Carolina on Wednesday, reports said. Three deputies from Florence County and two cops from Florence City were among the injured, according to WPDE-TV. Florence County Emergency Management said at around 6 p.m. that a shooter was in custody. “The active shooting

Trump suggests Mattis may be next to resign

WASHINGTON – President Trump suggested Defense Secretary James Mattis may be among the next high-level Cabinet officials to step down, calling the general a “good guy” but “sort of a Democrat.” While Trump has a “very good relationship” with his defense chief, the president said “it could be” that Mattis will depart the administration, although

Democrats pouring money into elections in hope of blue wave

Democrats are sending a tsunami of green to their candidates in hopes of turning Congress blue. More than 60 of the party’s candidates raked in $1 million or more each in the third quarter, and in Texas, Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke announced a record-breaking $38 million haul Friday. The final weeks before November’s crucial midterm

Saudi Arabia rejects ‘threats’ of sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia says it rejects any “threats” of economic sanctions or political pressure after President Donald Trump’s comments on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Sunday also warned that the kingdom will respond to any steps taken against it. This statement came after the Saudi stock

Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

CHICAGO — Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month’s midterm election. The march took place Saturday after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women’s March Chicago. The group dubbed the event March to the

Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told The Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday that the governor’s

Teacher says Nikolas Cruz posed as student months before shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a backpack and hanging with other students

Grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi until they remove NFL logo

Pepsi’s slogan may have once been “The Choice of a New Generation,” but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. A Facebook post from S&Z Grocery in Athens, Alabama, stated the store would not sell the products until the logo is removed. “This may

US Coast Guard seizes $87M worth of cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard crew seized $87 million worth of cocaine in a 50-day counterdrug mission before returning to Washington state on Friday, according to reports. The 75-member crew on the cutter Active intercepted three suspected smuggling vessels, which disrupted the movement of nearly 5,794 pounds of illicit drugs, Fox 12 Oregon reported. The cutter

22-year-old brat arrested for attacking mom with sausages

This son is the würst! Police in Florida arrested a hungry 22-year-old jerk who pelted his mom with sausages because she accidentally bumped into him while making his dinner. Hermes Callijas-Gasperin attacked his mother on October 8 in their Bradenton home, the Smoking Gun reported. The food fight erupted when Callijas-Gasperin demanded his mom make

Animal activists want India to stop hunt for man-eating Tiger

Animal-rights activists in India are imploring the prime minister to call off a hunt for a tigress blamed for 13 deaths, saying she didn’t kill those people — at least, most of ’em. Indian hunters have been trying to bag the beast, known as Avni, for about the past two years, saying she’s wreaked havoc

Search intensifies for 1,500 still missing after Hurricane Michael

Police and firefighters continue to search for hundreds of people reported missing in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds and storm surge. Teams have found 520 people but more than 1,500 are still missing, though plans to set up a makeshift mortuary in Seminole County have been scrapped, leading to speculation that the death

Trump meets pastor freed from Turkish prison at White House

President Trump welcomed Andrew Brunson, the American pastor just released from a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, to the Oval Office Saturday on a lighthearted note. “From a Turkish prison to the White House in 24 hours. That’s not bad,” Trump said. Brunson, with his wife and three children alongside, thanked the administration profusely. “They fought

Man loses leg after chainsaw attack on son backfires

A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son — trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack — drove over his pop with a lawn mower. Douglas Ferguson, 76, was trying to attack his son with a running chainsaw as the younger man mowed the lawn at a home on U.S. Highway

Jared Kushner may have dodged paying federal taxes for years

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s White House adviser and son-in-law, may have paid next to nothing in federal income taxes from 2009 to 2016 – even as his net worth zoomed to nearly $324 million. And it was all perfectly legal. Leaked financial disclosure documents show that Kushner claimed millions of dollars in depreciation losses –