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Feds had camera outside cartoon-contest attackers’ apartment

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A new court filing says the FBI installed a camera outside the Phoenix apartment of two Islamic State followers in 2015 before they drove to suburban Dallas to carry out an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.

But lawyers for the only person convicted in the attack say authorities didn’t reveal the existence of the camera until three years after his trial.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was convicted of providing guns to the two attackers, but was in Arizona when his friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, launched the attack in Garland, Texas. They were killed in a shootout with police.

Kareem’s attorneys say the camera was installed outside the apartment on the day they left for Texas.

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office declined to comment.

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Geraldo Rivera calls ‘innovative’ drug rehabilitation program at Florida jail a ‘real success’

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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera got an inside look at the opioid crisis with a visit to the Sarasota County Jail in Florida. Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, in the second part of his series on addiction, Rivera called the “innovative program” at the jail to help inmates overcome their addictions “a real success.”

“The county now is calling these pill pushers, what they are, murderers,” Rivera said.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 70,200 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including prescription opioids, which is nearly double the number of people who died from drug overdoses a decade before.

Rivera brought up a case in which a 41-year-old man from Florida, an overdose victim, became the first death that led to a murder conviction.

“We were able to prove that the defendant in this case provided our victim Carfentanil (a synthetic opioid),” said Detective Ben Lubrano with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

“And not only did he give him the drugs, that the victim overdosed in the defendant’s car. That the defendant actually dumped the body here on the side of the road.”

When asked if more prosecutions like this can be expected Lubrano said, “It’s a message to all the drug dealers here, that if you’re going push these drugs on our society that we’re going to take you to the full extent of the law.”

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“We’re charging people (with) homicides for dealing them, who are killing people by dealing them. Someone needs to be held accountable,” Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight said.

He added, “Looking at these guys, they all want help and we’re here to offer them help and help make them a better people.”

When asked if he fears that the inmates will resort to drugs once again when they are out of jail Knight answered, “No and we have success stories here to prove it.”

Rivera spoke with David Pruitt, a former inmate at the Sarasota County jail, who is considered a “success story.”

Pruitt, a former addict, told Rivera he has been arrested “a lot” but didn’t have an exact number. He added that he has been “clean and sober” for about six years and that he turned his life around in the Sarasota County jail.

Pruitt said he now has “a great career” and a family that loves him.

An inmate told Fox News that Pruitt’s story gives him “a sense of hope.”

“This program right here is making me not just be a better human being, but a better father, a better son, a better just everything,” another inmate said.

“Being in the recovery pod has taught me that there is a solution and there are people out there willing to help you,” a third inmate said.

Speaking on “Fox & Friends” Rivera said, “Sarasota really has an innovative approach with this pod program. Those pods, the units that are separated from the rest of the general population in the jail.”

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“What they do is they treat, they teach parenting skills and job skills and career placement.”

He added, “They have taken a recidivism rate that was 46 percent and they’ve reduced it to 13 percent among men and 6 percent recidivism among women. This is real success.”

Opioid drugs have long been used for end-of-life and post-surgery pain but starting in the 1990s, a new generation of the drugs was increasingly used to treat chronic pain. Sarasota is among more than 1,500 state and local governments fighting the opioid crisis by taking drug makers to court, asserting that the change was a major factor in a national opioid addiction and overdose crisis.

“They’ve got the lawsuits going against these soulless manufacturers who’ve made tens of billions of dollars but then at the retail level, at the grassroots level, they’re (the Sarasota County Jail is) really helping these people patch their lives together,” Rivera said.

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“It is too common in our prison systems around the country to treat these drug offenders as criminals, to give them no slack that there is any disease involved here. They are treated like burglars, like murderers, like rapists and sometimes indeed they should be because they commit these other crimes.”

“But generally speaking, most of the people in the pod are people whose crimes are drug-related, in the sense that they sell a nickel bag to get some for themselves or a dime bag. You know, they’re small-timers. So Sarasota has now taken another look at their humanity and seeing what is salvageable and that’s all the difference,” Rivera said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ohio boy, 8, who saved himself and sister from kidnapping is praised for quick thinking: ‘This little guy is a hero’

A police department in Ohio is praising the actions of an 8-year-old boy after he saved himself and his sister from an attempted kidnapping on Thursday when their grandmother’s vehicle was stolen.

The incident happened in Middletown, Ohio after the children’s grandmother had gotten out of the vehicle while taking another woman into the emergency room at a hospital and 24-year-old Dalvir Singh jumped into the driver’s seat.

That spurred the boy, identified by Middletown Police as Chance, and his sister Skylar to take action as the vehicle sped away.

“This little guy is a hero. No question,” Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said in a statement. “He pulled his sister out of the car with no concern for his own safety. That is incredible at his age and outstanding work by Officers Kirby and Engleka to find the suspect and take him down without incident.”

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As the vehicle began to take off, Chance opened the door of the vehicle to escape as his sister attempted to jump until Singh grabbed the girl’s hoodie, according to police.

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Chance, 8, is being credited with helping his 10-year-old sister, Skylar, escape from an attempted kidnapping after their grandmother’s car was stolen last week. (Middletown Police Department)

“We both started screaming and then my grandma went out and grabbed a hold of the car and he just kept opening and shutting the door trying to get her off,” Chance told FOX19.

Her brother was eventually able to grab a hold of her and pulled her away from the 24-year-old, sending both children tumbling out of the car in a moment that was captured on surveillance video.

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“What do you see here? If three heroes was the answer then you are correct!” police said in a Facebook post.

“Chance made sure that he and his sister Skylar got out of their car when it was stolen,” police said. “They weren’t about to be taken by some stranger!”

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The grandmother of the children, 69-year-old Nita Coburn, made a valiant effort to save the kids by trying to grab onto a door before being dragged. Coburn did not suffer any serious injuries after the incident, according to FOX19.

Singh, who police said is addicted to heroin, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault and grand theft.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty contributed to this report.

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Arizona mom attacked by bees after beehive falls on her: ‘I heard it explode on my head’

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Call it a freak accident or pure bad luck.

An Arizona mother suffered more than 30 bee stings Monday after a gust of wind blew a beehive off a tree, causing it to land on her head.

The woman, who was not identified, told AZFamily.com she was walking to Carminati Elementary School in Tempe to pick up her son when the beehive fell on her head.

ARIZONA MAN DIES AFTER LOCATED ‘COVERED WITH BEES’ IN FRONT YARD, POLICE SAY

“Walking up to the house and with my wonderful luck, the second I got out of my car and walk under it, it falls on my head,” she said. “Yes, it fell directly on my head. I heard it explode on my head.”

NORE DAME CATHEDRAL BEES SURVIVE DEVASTATING FIRE: ‘OUR LADY’S BEES ARE STILL ALIVE’

The mother said she was stung on her head, shoulders, arms and fingers. She rushed into her house to take a Benadryl and shower before being taken to the hospital to have her injuries checked out.

“I’m happy that I’m not allergic, I’m glad it didn’t happen to somebody who was [or my son], so I’m OK with it happening to me,” the woman told AZFamily.com.

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Firefighters responded to the scene and sprayed the beehive with foam to get rid of the bees. No one else was injured in the incident.

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Mark Steyn: Avenatti a ‘flimflam’ lawyer who will be lucky to avoid prison time

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Conservative commentator Mark Steyn joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday to discuss disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, calling the for former presidential hopeful a “flimflam” attorney.

“The reality is that if it weren’t for this arraignment, he would have been at that White House Correspondents Dinner, and they would have said he’s speaking truth to power. And they would have done all of that flimflam with him, and he is just a rotten, sleazy lawyer,” Steyn said.

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Steyn charged: “And it turns out he’s not a heroic presidential speaking truth to power a guy, he’s just a flimflam shyster who steals from his clients.”

Avenatti, the former attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. He was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California.

The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15.

Carlson asked Steyn if there was any chance Avenatti could avoid the “big house,” to which Steyn wasn’t very optimistic.

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“Not really because the federal justice system wins 99 percent of its cases. 97percent of them without ever taking them to trial,” Steyn said.

“So he is up against some pretty stiff odds.”

He added: “And the heroic [not guilty] moment here, I will be interested to see, if that survives all the way to the courthouse.”

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.

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Going, going, almost gone: Fund fees drop to record low

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The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower.

Investors paid less to own funds last year than ever before: about $48 in expenses for every $10,000 invested, according to a study by fund tracker Morningstar. That’s roughly half of what investors paid in 2000, when expenses ate up $93 of every $10,000 invested. Last year alone, investors saved a cumulative $5.5 billion thanks to the drop in fees from 2017, the second largest decline on record since 2000.

“Every $1 is worth fighting for,” said Ben Johnson, director of global ETF research at Morningstar. “And that’s $1 today that can be many dollars down the road.”

While the difference of $1, or a few hundredths of a percentage point in expense ratios, may not sound like much, it adds up over the decades that a 401(k) account can grow compounded returns. And as those nest eggs get bigger, each sliver of a percentage point becomes worth more and more dollars.

Index funds have played a big part in the declines in fees. Instead of hiring teams of analysts to winnow out the best stocks and bonds, index funds merely try to track the S&P 500 or another index. That allows them to keep costs low, and passive funds kept $15 in fees on every $10,000 invested last year. Fierce competition has whittled down that number — it’s fallen from $25 a decade ago. Some funds now even charge zero in fees.

But investors themselves are also driving the trend by voting with their dollars. They moved a net $605 billion into the funds that rank in the bottom 20% of their category for fees last year. Among all the other funds, investors yanked out a total of $478 billion. Much of that movement has been at the direction of financial advisers, who increasingly are charging fees for their service rather than getting commissions for buying specific funds.

The average actively managed fund still charges about 1.8 times as much as the average index fund. But these funds have a wide range of expenses, and of the select few that investors have been seeking out, it’s typically been the lowest cost ones.

With so much pressure on fees, the industry has been introducing more funds that act almost as a hybrid of index and actively managed funds.

Like an S&P 500 fund, these hybrid funds track an index. But these indexes are more fine-tuned and follow strategies that are similar to ones active managers use. Some “low volatility” funds track indexes that include only stocks with smaller swings in price than the broad market, for example. Others follow indexes that hold only stocks whose prices have the highest momentum.

The industry calls these “smart beta” funds, and last year smart beta stock funds had an expense ratio of 0.17%, meaning they kept $17 of every $10,000 invested. That’s in between the $8 for traditional stock index funds and the $70 for actively managed stock funds.

Investors should be careful not to shop only by fees, though, said Morningstar’s Johnson. How the fund is constructed matters just as much — if not more. One low-volatility fund may have slightly lower expenses than another but track a much different index, which ends up leading to big differences in returns.

“Focusing too narrowly on fees can become a risk,” Johnson said.

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Florida woman accused of sending pics of male’s genitals over social media: report

A 24-year-old mother-of-two who allegedly “maliciously posted” photos of a man’s genitalia on his own social media accounts and demanded he pay her to stop was arrested in Florida Saturday on a federal extortion charge, a report said.

Breyanna Dean, of New Port Richey, Fla., “directly exposed the victim to disgrace” by using his old phone to access his social media accounts and then sending out images of his genitals “across multiple social media platforms in direct messages,” a criminal complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun said.

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Prosecutors accuse Dean of changing the unnamed victim’s passwords to prevent him from deactivating the accounts. Dean then allegedly demanded the victim “by written communication to pay monetary payment to stop her actions.”

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Breyanna Dean, 24, of New Port Richey, Fla. faces a federal extortion charge for allegedly sending out images of a male’s genitals over social media and demanding he pay her money to stop her actions. (Pasco County Sheriff’s Office)

Dean was released late Saturday after posting $10,000 bond on the felony count.

The woman, who is originally from Massachusetts, was previously convicted of disorderly conduct, careless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident, The Smoking Gun reported, citing court records.

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She also was involved in two class-action lawsuits last year for cyberstalking. In one case, a female plaintiff was granted a six-month restraining order against Dean. A second woman was given a temporary injunction against Dean until the case was dismissed by a judge.

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Trump calls for asylum overhaul to fight border crisis; Tension over Barr testimony escalates

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An asylum overhaul to counter a border crisis
President Trump has called for a sweeping overhaul to an asylum system he has long said is rife with fraud — including a new fee to process asylum applicants, and the capacity to rapidly adjudicate applicants’ claims while also barring them from working in the U.S. in the meantime. In a presidential memorandum, Trump specifically told Attorney General Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan that the move was necessary to address a crisis at the border. Arrests along the southern border have skyrocketed in recent months, with border agents making more than 100,000 arrests or denials of entry in March, a 12-year high. Immigration courts that process asylum claims currently have a backlog of more than 800,000 cases.

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‘Issued to harass’: Trump sues to block subpoenas of business records
President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records, claiming House Democrats are simply attempting to harass him. Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions earlier this month as part of investigations into Trump’s finances. The lawsuit by Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric and his daughter Ivanka, was filed in Manhattan federal court. The Trump Organization and the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust are among the other plaintiffs. Politico reported that in a joint statement, Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee and Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, called the Trump suit “meritless” and claimed it was a delay tactic.

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Tension over Attorney General Barr’s testimony escalates
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday night that President Trump “has demonstrated on a daily basis his obstruction of justice” amid a conflict between the White House and Congress over the terms of scheduled testimony by Attorney General William Barr before the House Judiciary Committee. Barr is scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Judiciary panels this week on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. However, the Justice Department informed the House committee on Sunday that Barr would not attend the scheduled Thursday hearing if committee lawyers seek to question him.

When asked if she had a message for Barr Monday evening, Pelosi said: “Respect the constitution. Honor your oath of office. Honor the request of Congress. For the American people.” The skirmish over Barr’s testimony came as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his long-anticipated resignation, effective May 11. The growing tension could add even more intrigue to Tuesday’s scheduled meeting between Trump, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on a national infrastructure package.

‘Medicare for All’ showdown
House Democrats will hold their first-ever hearing on Medicare for All legislation on Tuesday, advancing a sweeping proposal that several prominent 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have embraced — even as some progressives caution the hearing may amount to a “farce,” and President Trump and top Republicans call the idea a socialist prescription for disaster. The 10 a.m. ET Rules Committee hearing concerns the Medicare for All Act of 2019, which promises to rapidly provide coverage for “all people living in the U.S.” within two years, according to the current draft of the bill and a summary released by Washington Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal. (WATCH Sen. Bernie Sanders defend his “Medicare for All” plan in the video from his Fox News Town Hall above.)

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‘Gone way too soon’: Remembering director John Singleton
Hollywood is mourning the loss of Oscar-nominated writer and director John Singleton. The 51-year-old “Boyz n the Hood” director died Monday after having been in a coma for 12 days, following a stroke. Singleton’s family made an agonizing decision to remove him from life support. Stars flooded social media to pay tribute to Singleton, remembering him as an iconic director and a trailblazer in his industry. “I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton,” Ice Cube, who starred in “Boyz n the Hood,” wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the two at the Cannes Film Festival in the ’90s. “He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor. He loved bring the black experience to the world.”

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Defense attorneys asks for legal pause over lack of funding

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Attorneys for a man accused of killing his girlfriend, her family and his parents in Louisiana this January have asked for a pause in the prosecution of the case until they can get funding.

The Advocate reports Dakota Theriot’s attorneys said Monday that their team is completely unfunded, leaving them working for free and unable to hire needed investigators and experts.

Prosecutors have said they plan to pursue the death penalty against the 22-year-old Theriot, who records say has struggled with mental health issues. The attorneys filed court papers last month that said the public defender’s office doesn’t have funding for capital cases.

They say responsibility for those cases was handed to the state Public Defender Board, which they say doesn’t have the funds to meet service demands.

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Long Island track worker logs more than $255G in overtime hours: report

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A Long Island Rail Road track worker brought home more than $255,000 last year by working what officials say was a dangerous amount of overtime hours on top of his base pay.

Marco Pazmino, who has worked for the railroad for more than three decades, made $256,177 in overtime pay on top of his base salary of $54,985, The New York Post reported, citing the Empire Center for Public Policy.

The MTA said on Monday that Pazmino worked his usual 1,688 hours at $35 an hour, and logged 4,157 of overtime for 2018. That amounts to 16 hours a day, 365 days a year.

NEW YORK’S MTA TOP EARNER MADE $344G IN OVERTIME LAST YEAR: REPORT

It wasn’t clear how his hours were logged. A spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration told The New York Post that federal laws don’t limit the consecutive hours worked by track maintenance workers.

“Rail workers around the country who are not governed by hours of service rules have been injured and killed when working long hours and due to fatigue,” MTA Chairman Pat Foye told The Post.

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Foye ordered a review of overtime abuse last week after news broke that former chief measurement operator Thomas Caputo made $344,147 in overtime last year.

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