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FBI Documents: Wife Of Pulse Shooter Knew Of Attack Beforehand

(Orlando, FL) — Newly released documents show the wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen knew he was going to conduct an attack.Pulse-Nightclub-Shooting-Victims-Collage-Nightclub-Terror-Orlando-Nightclub-Massacre_1466101388686_7128563_ver1.0_1280_720In a written statement to the FBI, Noor Salman said she knew when her husband left their house carrying a bag full of ammunition and his gun, that he was “going to Orlando to attack the Pulse nightclub.”

Salman is charged with providing material support to a terror organization and obstruction of justice. Despite the statement, Salman has pled not guilty, and her trial is scheduled to begin in March.

Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 50 others when he opened fire in the nightclub almost two years ago.

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Teen Believed To Be Neo Nazi Kills Girlfriend’s Parents And Then Shoots Himself

(Reston, VA) – A Virginia teen is being charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents after they refused to allow their daughter to see him. The 17-year-old shot Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and her husband Scott Fricker at their home in Reston Friday night, then shot himself.

He’s currently in critical condition. Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but friends and family tell The “Washington Post” the parents believed the boy to be a neo-Nazi.

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Newsweek reports,  The 17-year-old boy allegedly killed Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, and her husband Scott, 48, following an intervention on Wednesday in which the mother tried to get her daughter to stop seeing him because she believed he was trying to indoctrinate her with white supremacist ideology, family members and friends told The Washington Post after the slayings.

Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter  reportedly had been dating since June.  At one point this summer, Kuhn-Fricker’s daughter told her that the boy was good at history and she asked “Did you know that Jews are partly to blame to WWII?”

Eventually, Kuhn-Fricker told the girl she had to stop seeing him. A friend reported to The Post she had told her,“We can’t allow her to see someone associated with Nazis. We don’t associate with hate groups in our house.”

pri_63928857Newsweek goes on to say that the boy continued to sneak into her home and Kuhn-Fricker told a friend he had sent this message to his mother on Thursday night: “[The boyfriend] was sneaking into our house at night…and is an outspoken Neo Nazi. These things render any legal redemption void,” The Post reported.

Some of the boy’s tweets and messages were so disturbing it prompted Kuhn-Fricker to  alert the principal of the private school they both attend on Sunday night.

The tweets included screenshots of the account that had retweeted messages lauding Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for “white revolution,” making bigoted comments about Jews, and showing a drawing of a man hanging from a noose beneath a slur for gay people, according to The Post.

“I would feel a little bad reporting him if his online access was to basically be a normal teen, but he is a monster, and I have no pity for people like that. He made these choices. He is spreading hate,” Kuhn-Fricker wrote in an email to the principal obtained by The Post.

On Friday, Kuhn-Fricker and her husband went to check on their daughter, a detective told the girl’s grandmother, according to The Post.

They found the boy in their daughter’s bedroom and Scott Fricker yelled at him to get out and never return again. The boyfriend then allegedly pulled out a gun, shot both parents, and shot himself in the head, The Post reported.

The boy is still alive and in critical condition as of Saturday evening.

Device Explodes At Port Authority Bus Terminal In New York

(SL) – One person is in custody after a device exploded at New York City’s Port Authority. Authorities believe the man was carrying an explosive that went off. Police say he had wires attached to his body and that his bomb either went off prematurely or malfunctioned shortly before 7:30 local time this morning inside an entrance to a subway platform. NBC says the suspect sustained a minor injury and it does not appear that anyone else had been hurt.

The subways are being evacuated and there’s a heavy police presence at the scene. The A, C and E lines are impacted at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. Trains are bypassing the Times Square-42nd Street station.

port-authority-mecea-featureThe New York Daily News reports, The alleged blast also shuttered the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines and locked down the area around the bus depot, which is between West 40th and West 42nd Sts. and Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

p-a-2-gallery“I was exiting the Port Authority and the National Guard was running towards something shouting “Go, Go, Go,”” commuter Keith Woodfin tweeted Monday morning.

Designer Chelsea LaSalle tweeted that she was “stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare. cops EVERYWHERE.”

This story is developing.

More Than 300 Dead In Egypt Mosque Attack

(SL) – The death toll from the terror attack at an Egyptian mosque is up to 305. Egypt’s chief prosecutor says among the dead are 27 children, and another 128 worshipers are wounded.

Friday’s assault in northern Sinai is the deadliest terror attack in Egypt’s history. The statement said it was carried out by 25 or 30 terrorists in five all-terrain vehicles.

Survivors say the attackers positioned themselves at the main door of the mosque and at all its windows, and set fire to cars parked outside.

No group has claimed responsibility so far, but Egyptian officials say the gunmen carried an ISIS flag.BN-WH383_3j5cp_M_20171124193136Donald Trump condemned the attack, calling it a “horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers.” Trump called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi  and reaffirmed U.S. solidarity with Egypt in its fight against terror.

FBI Updates NY Terror Probe While Trump Calls For Death Penalty

(SL) – Federal officials say they found a man wanted for questioning in connection with the New York City terror attack. During a briefing Wednesday the FBI didn’t elaborate on the man, who like the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov is from Uzbekistan. Nor did the FBI say whether the man has given them information.

CBS News says it heard from a high-ranking official that the man is a friend of Saipov and may not have a role at all in the attack. Saipov is accused of plowing his truck into pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan bike path Tuesday, killing eight people.

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Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges against Saipov yesterday. CBS News says he was known to the FBI because his name came up in previous counter-terrorism investigations. An intelligence source says Saipov had contact with individuals who were considered radicalized extremists, including one from Uzbekistan.

In the meantime, President Trump is repeating his calls for the suspect in the New York Halloween terror attack to be put to death. Trump took to Twitter this morning and once again posted “DEATH PENALTY!” in all caps.

He wrote that he’d love to send the suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, to Guantanamo Bay, but that course of action would take too long. He added that it’s probably appropriate to keep him in New York, where he’s accused of killing eight people with a truck and injuring around a dozen others.

The suspect is facing federal terrorism charges. Prosecutors said he left a note at the scene that had Arabic phrases that are frequently associated with ISIS.

Fears Of Violence As Richard Spencer Brings Racist Movement To Gainesville, FL

(SL) USA Today reports, As the clock ticked closer to white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida, the campus was on edge amid concerns over potential violence between supporters and counter-protesters.

Students and faculty expressed fear and worry about Spencer’s Thursday appearance and the increased security presence.

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“The students are scared, especially our students who are from minority communities,” said Vincent Adejumo, a lecturer in African-American studies. “Many of them have already left town. Parents have great concern.

“It’s basically a powder keg right now.”

Sophomore Rachel Guttman said her Jewish sorority advised its members against wearing their letters on Thursday. “Honestly, everyone’s kind of scared right now and we don’t know what to expect,” she said.

But there were signs of a unifying response and a desire to rebut hate speech and racism.

Painted sheets hang from the facades of fraternities and sororities at the University of Florida repeating “Love not hate #TogetherUF.”

457911E400000578-0-image-a-34_1508387879207Reportedly, more than 500 police officers will be present when Richard Spencer speaks.

University President W. Kent Fuchs said officials have been preparing for the controversial alt-right leader’s visit for the past few weeks and have banned an extensive list of items including torches, masks, umbrellas and shields.

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Some students are surprised that they cannot ban hate speech from a public university.

UF, the state’s second-largest university with more than 52,000 students, initially denied Spencer’s request to speak here in September, but in a letter to the UF community, president Kent Fuchs said the First Amendment required the university to allow the event.

The National Policy Institute, which Spencer runs, paid $10,564 to rent the 1,700-seat Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. No UF organization invited Spencer, the university said.

The university president estimates that it is going to cost $600,000 for the extra security and other expenses.

Canadian Among Three Arrested In ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot Against NYC

(SL) – Three men are accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired terror attack against several New York City targets. Federal authorities believe the men wanted to bomb or shoot up Times Square, the subway system, or concert venues around the holiday of Ramadan.

The FBI and NYPD took down the operation last summer, but the details are just being revealed. Authorities say a 19-year-old Canadian already pleaded guilty after buying bomb-making materials and traveling to the U.S. to get ready. A U.S. citizen from Pakistan and a Philippines man are also in custody and awaiting extradition.

The Canadian was captured in New Jersey well over a year ago. Officials say the suspects used a messaging app on their phones, not knowing that they were talking to an undercover agent

Top Headlines: Trump Rolling Back Federal Mandate On Contraceptives, Girlfriend Of Vegas Shooter Speaks, Tropical Storm Nate Headed For Gulf Coast And More……

(SL) –States on the Gulf Coast are bracing for Tropical Storm Nate as it is expected to hit the region as a Category One hurricane. The eye of the storm is expected to come within 50 miles east of New Orleans Saturday or early Sunday. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama.

Tropical Storm Nate is being blamed for 22 deaths in Central America as it tracks toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The storm dumped heavy rain and caused widespread flooding in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is likely to strengthen today, before a possible hurricane-strength hit near Cancun, Mexico.

donald-trump-featured_1024The Trump administration is rolling back a federal mandate on contraceptives. The Obamacare rule required employers to include contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans. The new rule will allow more employers and insurers to exempt themselves for moral and religious reasons. Millions of woman currently have free access to contraceptives because of the federal mandate.

article-nasty-1005President Trump is once again saying the federal government is doing a great job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. During a White House event today, Trump said the government has been doing a great job there adding that Puerto Rico has been through a lot. The administration has come under fire for its initial response to the natural disaster.

2017-10-03t22-35-13-166z--1280x720.nbcnews-ux-1080-600The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter is giving new details about the gunman. Marilou Danley told investigators Stephen Paddock showed some symptoms of mental illness. She said she remembers him lying in bed, moaning and screaming “Oh, my God.” State and federal law enforcement officials confirmed that Paddock had been prescribed anti-anxiety medication Valium in the past.

2017-10-04T224057Z_1_LYNXMPED93235-OUSHE_RTROPTP_3_HEALTH-US-CIGNA-OPIOIDSInsurance giant Cigna will be ending coverage for most OxyContin prescriptions. Starting January 1st, Cigna will not cover most prescriptions for the widely-prescribed opioid in group health insurance plans. The change announced this week is part of Cigna’s efforts to help rein in a nationwide epidemic of opioid abuse.

171006114954-rip-aim-thumbnail-1024x576A-O-L’s is wrapping up its instant messaging service. The company announced today that A-O-L Instant Messenger will be discontinued on December 15th, after 20 years of chat history online. The long-running instant messaging service was many people’s first social experience on the internet. Launching back in 1997, the service preceded the ever-growing popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Slack.

Trump Worries About Muslims But The Top Mass Shooter Profile In America Belongs To Homegrown White Men

(SL) – The Independent reportsIn all the mass shootings that have occurred since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the perpetrator has been more likely to be a white male citizen of the US than a Muslim from a foreign country.

According to a study by the think tank New America, between 2001 and 2015 more Americans have been killed by homegrown right-wing extremists than by terrorists espousing Islamism.

Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archives, since President Trump took office on 20 January 2017, shows that 323 people have died and 1249 people injured in a mass shootings.

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas, resulting in 59 deaths was, according to police, carried out by Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old resident of Reno, Nevada.

Speaking from the podium of the White House on Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said now was ‘not the time’ to discuss stricter gun control.

In January, the President signed an executive order, since revised, that banned citizens of seven Muslim Majority countries from entering the United States, done in part on grounds of security.

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Marilou Danley Arrives Back In U.S. As It’s Revealed She Is A Person Of Interest In Las Vegas Shooting

(SL) – The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock arrived back in the U.S at LAX Tuesday night as authorities confirm that she is in fact a person of interest. In a wheelchair and wearing a hat, she was met by FBI agents.

Danley, who is rumored to have been dating Paddock for the past year was visiting family in the Philippines when he opened fire on attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Festvial in Las Vegas.

In the end 58 people would be dead with another 527 injured.

Family members of the 62-year old claim she knew nothing about Paddock’s plans but admit that he sent her away on September 15th. A week before the shooting he wired $100,000 dollars to an account in the Philippines.

Authorities have confirmed the transaction but have not disclosed the name on the account.

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