web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > fox news (Page 78)

North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats

North Korea confirmed Thursday that its recent ballistic missile launch was successfully fired from below water, calling the test a “new phase” for containing outside threats.

The Hermit Kingdom launched the Pukguksong-3 missile Wednesday, its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, just days before stalled nuclear talks with Washington were scheduled to resume this weekend.

JOHN BOLTON CRITICIZES TRUMP’S NK STRATEGY IN FIRST SPEECH SINCE WHITE HOUSE EXIT

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the missile test in the waters off its east coast was successful and “ushered in a new phase in containing the outside forces’ threat to (North Korea) and further bolstering its military muscle for self-defense.”

Westlake Legal Group noko-underwater-missile-launch2 North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats Stephen Sorace fox-news/world/conflicts/north-korea fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/nuclear-proliferation fox-news/person/kim-jong-un fox news fnc/world fnc article 479cabdb-fe7f-5b44-a121-6207a170dbbf

An image provided by a North Korean news agency shows an underwater-launched ballistic missile. Officials said the missile traveled twice as high as the orbit of the international space station. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

The missile flew about 280 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 565 miles, higher than any other short-range weapons North Korea test-fired in recent months, said South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo. The missile traveled twice as high as the orbit of the international space station before coming down in the Sea of Japan.

North Korea released photos of the missile rising from the sea in a cloud of flames and smoke. A launch platform could not be identified from the photos.

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The KCNA didn’t elaborate on whether the missile was fired from a submarine, an escalation that had earlier concerned officials around the world.

Westlake Legal Group noko-underwater-missile-launch1 North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats Stephen Sorace fox-news/world/conflicts/north-korea fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/nuclear-proliferation fox-news/person/kim-jong-un fox news fnc/world fnc article 479cabdb-fe7f-5b44-a121-6207a170dbbf

While the North Korean news agency didn’t elaborate on how the missile was launched, U.S. officials have said it was not fired from a submarine as was initially reported. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

However, U.S. officials told Fox News Wednesday that the missile was not fired from a submarine, as initially reported, suggesting it had been fired from a barge or a type of underwater platform.

The nation does not have operational submarines that can carry ballistic missiles in its small fleet.

CLICK TO VISIT THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

North Korea has been trying to develop the ability to fire ballistic missiles from submarines, which are harder to detect in advance. However, testing appeared to have been tabled amid talks with Washington.

Nuclear talks have been stalled since February, when President Trump and Kim Jong Un walked away from their second summit without a deal.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Morgan Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group noko-underwater-missile-launch-sbs North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats Stephen Sorace fox-news/world/conflicts/north-korea fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/nuclear-proliferation fox-news/person/kim-jong-un fox news fnc/world fnc article 479cabdb-fe7f-5b44-a121-6207a170dbbf   Westlake Legal Group noko-underwater-missile-launch-sbs North Korea confirms underwater-launched missile, calls it ‘new phase’ for limiting outside threats Stephen Sorace fox-news/world/conflicts/north-korea fox-news/politics/foreign-policy/nuclear-proliferation fox-news/person/kim-jong-un fox news fnc/world fnc article 479cabdb-fe7f-5b44-a121-6207a170dbbf

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Florida fisherman catches enormous tarpon from shore with help from drone: ‘People were freaking out’

Joshua Jorgensen has hooked a lot of fish in his lifetime, but he ranks a 100-pound-plus tarpon among his proudest personal achievements.

Jorgensen, the creator of the online fishing series BlackTipH, tells Fox News he’s caught plenty of bigger tarpon, but never such a massive catch while fishing from the shore.

“I’d say it’s one of the biggest accomplishments for a Florida angler to catch a tarpon from the shore – it’s a very challenging fish to catch,” Jorgensen says. “Everyone was freaking out.”

BROWN BEAR PHOTOBOMBS ‘OBLIVIOUS’ FISHERMEN IN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER’S PIC

It all started a few weeks back, when Jorgensen and cameraman Davis Bennett decided to head south in Palm Beach County, after finding that Hurricane Dorian had muddied the more northern waters to the point where they looked like “chocolate milk.” The mullet were running, Jorgensen said, and he knew bigger fish couldn’t be far behind.

“We just winged it, we went south,” he said, the two of them eventually stopping in Boca Raton.

As seen in a recent episode of BlackTipH Fishing, Jorgensen and Bennett also chose that day to try out a new tactic for dropping bait via drone — something they learned from an Australian fisherman who developed the process.

“It’s like sonar from the sky … a total game-changer,” Jorgensen said.

Westlake Legal Group TarponBlackTipH2 Florida fisherman catches enormous tarpon from shore with help from drone: 'People were freaking out' Michael Bartiromo fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/great-outdoors/fishing fox news fnc/great-outdoors fnc article 3e2ba946-2205-500a-b00b-6c091edc40e7

Jorgensen and his buddies dropped the baited line with the aid of a drone — a technique he learned from an Australian fisherman, and was trying out for the first time that day. (BlackTipH/Joshua Jorgensen)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

But even though it was a game-changer, it wasn’t an immediate one: Jorgensen said they were out there from 5 a.m. until noon before they had any real luck.

“Morale was pretty low,” he said, adding that he and Bennet, along with a new buddy Trevor they met that day, were thinking of throwing in the towel and finally grabbing lunch. But Jorgensen had a feeling, and sent out one last mullet to try to get a bite. It worked.

After what he describes as a “good fight” that went on for over a half-hour, he headed out into the surf to go grab his catch — but not without a bit of trepidation.

“You know the sharks eat those things,” he said. “It’s very nerve-wracking, going in the water and grabbing it — who knows what’s following behind.

“That’s a big shiny fish! To a shark, that’s a big deal.”

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

But it was also a big deal to Jorgensen, who described the catch as a major accomplishment.

“From the shore… people dream of doing that,” he said.

Westlake Legal Group TarponBlackTipH Florida fisherman catches enormous tarpon from shore with help from drone: 'People were freaking out' Michael Bartiromo fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/great-outdoors/fishing fox news fnc/great-outdoors fnc article 3e2ba946-2205-500a-b00b-6c091edc40e7

Jorgensen estimates the tarpon weighed between 110 and 120 pounds. (BlackTipH/Joshua Jorgensen)

Jorgensen released the fish back into the ocean after making sure it was healthy, and estimates that it weighed between 110 and 120 pounds. He’s pretty sure that’s not a record, but it’s the biggest tarpon he’s ever seen taken from the shore, and he’s pretty proud.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

“It’s so funny,” he said, “I’m a big believer that if you work really hard, you give 100 percent effort, things are going to work out.

“The more time you put in, the harder you work, the more likely you are to catch a fish.”

Westlake Legal Group TarponBlackTipH Florida fisherman catches enormous tarpon from shore with help from drone: 'People were freaking out' Michael Bartiromo fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/great-outdoors/fishing fox news fnc/great-outdoors fnc article 3e2ba946-2205-500a-b00b-6c091edc40e7   Westlake Legal Group TarponBlackTipH Florida fisherman catches enormous tarpon from shore with help from drone: 'People were freaking out' Michael Bartiromo fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/great-outdoors/fishing fox news fnc/great-outdoors fnc article 3e2ba946-2205-500a-b00b-6c091edc40e7

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Alabama hospitals have been hit by a massive ransomware attack

Westlake Legal Group komandokomandokomandopic3 Alabama hospitals have been hit by a massive ransomware attack fox-news/tech/topics/hackers fox news fnc/tech fnc e4c6fc7d-eee0-5dcd-952b-320db3129e04 Brooke Crothers article

A hospital network in Alabama is the latest victim in a rash of ransomware attacks in the U.S.

The attack encrypted files and restricted access to computer systems at DCH Health Systems Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center, DCH said in a statement on Wednesday.

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH said it is still able to provide critical medical services, but non-emergency patients are being told to seek assistance from other providers while it works to restore its systems.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RANSOMWARE USING WINDOWS 10

The medical staff have shifted to manual mode and are using paper copies instead of digital records, while the IT systems are down, DCH added.

Investigators cited the ransomware variant Ryuk as the culprit. Ryuk is used for tailored attacks, according to a description of the ransomware by Check Point Software, a cybersecurity firm.

“Its encryption scheme is…such that only crucial assets and resources are infected in each targeted network with its infection and distribution carried out manually by the attackers,” Check Point said.

Ransomware attacks on hospitals are particularly odious, say experts. “The fact that hackers target hospitals shows they have no remorse for the desperate patients who seek aid,” Felix Rosbach, a product manager at Comforte AG, told Fox News in a statement.

“Hospitals contain some of the most sensitive information we have, such as medical records, payment information and other personally identifiable information,” Rosbach added.

DCH said it is coordinating with law enforcement and will not, at this time, share specifics about the investigations underway or the perpetrator’s demands.

Ransomware runs rampant

In the first nine months of 2019, at least 621 government entities, health care service providers and school districts, colleges and universities were affected by ransomware, Emsisoft, an anti-malware firm, said in a report earlier this week.

“Municipal and emergency services have been interrupted, medical practices have permanently closed, ER patients have been diverted, property transactions halted, the collection of property taxes and water bills delayed, medical procedures canceled, schools closed and data lost,” Emsisoft said, citing high-profile incidents in its report.

A separate report from cybersecurity firm Armor said that in the first nine months of the year, ransomware infections have hit more than 500 U.S. schools.

In June, Lake City, Fla., fell victim to a Ryuk attack. The $460,000 ransom demand was covered by an insurance policy. However, the IT director was fired and not all of the data was recovered.

SEXTORTION SCAMS ARE BACK, SECURITY EXPERT WARNS

One month prior, Baltimore was hit by a strain of ransomware called RobinHood. The city refused to pay the $76,000 demanded, but the attack caused widespread disruption in city services and property transactions. The recovery costs have been estimated at $18.2 million.

New Bedford, Mass., was slammed with the largest publicly disclosed ransom demand – $5.3 million –  during an attack in July. The city countered at $400,000 and was subsequently rejected. Recovery costs are estimated at less than $1 million and will be covered by insurance.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Westlake Legal Group komandokomandokomandopic3 Alabama hospitals have been hit by a massive ransomware attack fox-news/tech/topics/hackers fox news fnc/tech fnc e4c6fc7d-eee0-5dcd-952b-320db3129e04 Brooke Crothers article   Westlake Legal Group komandokomandokomandopic3 Alabama hospitals have been hit by a massive ransomware attack fox-news/tech/topics/hackers fox news fnc/tech fnc e4c6fc7d-eee0-5dcd-952b-320db3129e04 Brooke Crothers article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley apologizes for making racially insensitive remark about player: report

Westlake Legal Group Pat-Foley-Getty Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley apologizes for making racially insensitive remark about player: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/nhl/chicago-blackhawks fox-news/sports/nhl fox news fnc/sports fnc article 1620da15-5ede-5210-ab77-451a24d94a0a

Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley apologized Tuesday for making a racially insensitive remark about an Eisbaeren Berlin player during the team’s preseason match in Germany over the weekend.

Foley, the longtime hockey announcer who has been recognized as the “Voice of the Blackhawks,” said during his play-by-play of the game that Berlin forward Austin Ortega “sounds like he ought to be a shortstop.” He made the comment during Sunday’s game.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS’ RYAN REAVES CHIDES ‘WEAK’ EVANDER KANE AFTER SHARKS FORWARD’S SUSPENSION

Foley did not speak with Ortega directly but instead spoke to a member of the Berlin organization who passed along the apology, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“We are aware of the insensitive remarks made by play-by-play announcer Pat Foley on Sunday’s broadcast,” the Blackhawks said in a statement. “Pat has personally spoken to the Eisbaeren organization to express his deep regret. He and the organization sincerely apologize to Austin Ortega and Eisbaeren and will not be commenting any further on the matter.”

WINNIPEG JETS’ MARK LETESTU RAISES EYEBROWS AS HE DEVOURS CONDIMENT ON BENCH

Eisbaeren Berlin is a member of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the highest level of hockey in Germany. The team was founded 65 years ago and have seven DEL titles – more than any other team.

Ortega, a right-winger for the club, was born in Escondido, Calif., and has been a member of the squad since 2019.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Foley, 64, called Blackhawks games from 1980 to 2006 and then rejoined the booth for the 2008-09 season.

Westlake Legal Group Pat-Foley-Getty Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley apologizes for making racially insensitive remark about player: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/nhl/chicago-blackhawks fox-news/sports/nhl fox news fnc/sports fnc article 1620da15-5ede-5210-ab77-451a24d94a0a   Westlake Legal Group Pat-Foley-Getty Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley apologizes for making racially insensitive remark about player: report Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/nhl/chicago-blackhawks fox-news/sports/nhl fox news fnc/sports fnc article 1620da15-5ede-5210-ab77-451a24d94a0a

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender pronoun

A seasoned British doctor lost his government job as a medical assessor after more than three decades because he refused to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth.

Dr. David Mackereth, 56, a National Health Service employee, was fired from his post at the Department for Work and Pensions in July because he would not use a transgender pronoun, saying he believes “gender is defined by biology and genetics” and the “Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female.”

This week he lost his case before an Employment Tribunal in England, where the judge ruled his beliefs were “incompatible with human dignity.”

‘COLOR PURPLE’ ACTRESS SUES AFTER BEING FIRED FOR VIEWS EXPRESSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: ‘THEY KNEW THAT I WAS CHRISTIAN’

Mackereth, who now works as an NHS emergency doctor in another city, said his supervisor pressured him to refer to a “man six foot tall with a beard” as “she” and “Mrs.,” but the doctor refused.

Westlake Legal Group DrMackereth Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender pronoun fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/faith-values fox-news/entertainment/events/in-court fox news fnc/faith-values fnc Caleb Parke article 3e009e5d-85c6-57a6-9d0a-798c5de6ffb6

Dr. David Mackereth, 56, a doctor of 26 years in the NHS, lost his job for refusing to refer to clients by a transgender pronoun, citing his religious views and science. (Christian Concern)

“No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex,” Mackereth told Fox News. “Without intellectual and moral integrity, medicine cannot function and my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended.”

Andrea Williams, CEO of the Christian Legal Centre, which represents Mackereth, said the judge put transgender rights ahead of all others, ruling a belief in the Bible is on par with Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazi ideologies.

IS IT LEGAL TO BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL? LAWYERS WEIGH IN

“It is deeply disturbing that this is the first time in the history of English law that a judge has ruled that free citizens must engage in compelled speech,” Williams said, adding the judge “ruled that Christianity is not protected by the Equality Act or the ECHR, unless it is a version of Christianity which recognizes transgenderism and rejects a belief in Genesis 1:27.”

The court specifically cited the Bible verse the doctor referred to: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

The tribunal wrote in its decision: “[B]elief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals.”

Mackereth plans to put up a fight.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

“I believe that I have to appeal in order to fight for the freedom of Christians – and any other NHS member of staff – to speak the truth,” he said. “If they cannot, then freedom of speech has died in this country, with serious ramifications for the practice of medicine in the U.K.”

Westlake Legal Group DrMackereth Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender pronoun fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/faith-values fox-news/entertainment/events/in-court fox news fnc/faith-values fnc Caleb Parke article 3e009e5d-85c6-57a6-9d0a-798c5de6ffb6   Westlake Legal Group DrMackereth Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender pronoun fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/faith-values fox-news/entertainment/events/in-court fox news fnc/faith-values fnc Caleb Parke article 3e009e5d-85c6-57a6-9d0a-798c5de6ffb6

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Democrats set sights on Barr in ever-expanding investigation

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6091137772001_6091141561001-vs Democrats set sights on Barr in ever-expanding investigation fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/justice-department fox news fnc/politics fnc f52274a4-bb1d-5aa1-bf74-b6301b84e46a Brooke Singman article

The ever-expanding impeachment inquiry is reaching further into the top levels of President Trump’s inner circle, with Democrats beginning to focus scrutiny not only on his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani but the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

Attorney General Bill Barr was first put on defense when the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released last week, revealing that Trump suggested he get in touch with Barr and Giuliani to discuss an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The Justice Department, though, swiftly denied any involvement with any such investigations and denied that Barr ever spoke with Trump regarding the matter. The DOJ further said Barr has not communicated with Ukraine at all.

But he faced a fresh round of scrutiny amid revelations that he asked the president to make introductions for him to foreign countries that may have had information pertinent to the Justice Department’s ongoing probe into the origins of the Russia investigation—a probe that he announced publicly earlier this year.

Barr’s defenders, however, argue there is nothing controversial about his role in that investigation, being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

“Make no mistake, Attorney General Barr is doing what he is authorized and has the mandate to do and that is to investigate, to prosecute, and to expose corruption,” former U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman told “Fox & Friends” this week. “If the FISA court was utilized to secure warrants and be able to go in and spy on American citizens or influence the election in any way, Attorney General Barr is the only one who has the authority to investigate that.”

Tolman was referring to misconduct allegations related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court. The Justice Department inspector general is expected to release a report on that in the coming weeks.

Whether Democrats will conflate that investigation with the Ukraine controversy remains to be seen. But they are homing in on Barr’s role in both.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder even weighed in, alleging Barr has crossed a line.

“The whole thing that the attorney general is involved in is highly unusual,” Holder told Fox News. “Ordering an investigation of our intelligence and law enforcement agencies when there was already an investigation underway by the inspector general.”

Holder added: “And then to see how the president is now involved to help the attorney general in that effort gives me pause.”

“I think the attorney general needs to be a little more sensitive to the appearance that it gives,” he continued. “You have to not only be substantively neutral—you have to appear to be neutral when you are the attorney general of the United States.”

He added: “And I fear that he has crossed a political line.”

Holder’s comments came a day after The New York Times reported that Trump had privately pressed Australia’s leader to help Barr in Durham’s investigation. However, a letter obtained by Fox News showed that Australia had proactively reached out to Trump in May to offer assistance after Trump publicly told reporters he would direct Barr to contact a variety of countries as part of the probe.

The Justice Department stressed to Fox News that this has been a routine procedure in diplomacy, and that Barr would not usually reach out to his direct counterpart in another country unilaterally. Instead, there would be an introduction, made at the head-of-state level.

“Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries,” DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. “At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”

And a senior Australian diplomat told Fox News: “After the president said what he said — we initiated the contact. There was no pressure — we acted in order to help.”

A Trump administration source echoed those comments. “The countries have been helpful,” the source said. “There was no pressing required.”

Meanwhile, with regard to the Ukraine controversy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Barr has “gone rogue,” while alleging there was an attempted “cover-up” of the whistleblower complaint that said Trump solicited the Ukrainian president’s help to influence the 2020 presidential election, by seeking the probe of the Bidens—a complaint that sparked the formal impeachment inquiry in the House.

“He’s gone rogue,” she said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think where they are going is the cover-up of the cover-up, and that’s very really sad for them. To have a Justice Department go so rogue, they have been for a while, and now it just makes matters worse.”

Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec countered: “If by ‘going rogue’ Speaker Pelosi means that the Department of Justice follows the law and long-established procedures, she is correct.”

Pelosi also slammed Barr for instructing Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to bring the whistleblower complaint to the Justice Department and White House before transmitting it to Congress.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., even went so far as to suggest that Barr step aside from any review of the Ukraine matter.

“The President dragged the Attorney General into this mess,” Nadler tweeted last week. “At a minimum, AG Barr must recuse himself until we get to the bottom of this matter.”

The Justice Department, though, has denied involvement in any potential investigations into Biden or anything else.

“The president has not spoken with the attorney general about having Ukraine investigate anything relating to former Vice President Biden or his son,” Kupec said in a statement last week. “The president has not asked the attorney general to contact Ukraine—on this or any other matter. The attorney general has not communicated with Ukraine—on this or any other subject. Nor has the attorney general discussed this matter, or anything related to Ukraine, with Rudy Giuliani.”

Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Bret Baier, Gregg Re and Garrett Tenney contributed to this report. 

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6091137772001_6091141561001-vs Democrats set sights on Barr in ever-expanding investigation fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/justice-department fox news fnc/politics fnc f52274a4-bb1d-5aa1-bf74-b6301b84e46a Brooke Singman article   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6091137772001_6091141561001-vs Democrats set sights on Barr in ever-expanding investigation fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/politics/justice-department fox news fnc/politics fnc f52274a4-bb1d-5aa1-bf74-b6301b84e46a Brooke Singman article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Mikayla Martin, rising Canadian ski-cross star, dies in mountain biking crash

Westlake Legal Group Mikayla-Martin-Alpine-Canada Mikayla Martin, rising Canadian ski-cross star, dies in mountain biking crash Ryan Gaydos fox-news/world/world-regions/canada fox-news/sports/olympics fox news fnc/sports fnc article 3cc69040-492e-5715-b938-16b7d4cd18c5

Mikayla Martin, a rising ski-cross star for Team Canada, died Tuesday after a mountain-biking accident near her home in British Columbia.

Martin, 22, was riding with an unidentified male partner on the Slhaney Trail system near Stawamus Chief Provincial Park when she was injured, the Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a joint statement with Squamish Search and Rescue and the B.C. Coroners Service.

JACK HATTON, US JUDO TEAM MEMBER AND OLYMPIC HOPEFUL, DEAD AT 24

Martin was airlifted to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries, the Canadian Press reported.

“We wish to express our most sincere condolences to Christine and James, Mikayla’s parents, as well as her entire family and circle of friends,” Vania Grandi, president and CEO of Alpine Canada, said in a statement. “Mikayla embodied a love of skiing and passion for ski-cross that were boundless, and words can’t express how sorely she’ll be missed.”

Squamish RCMP and the coroners’ service were still investigating the accident.

USAIN BOLT SAYS HE RECEIVED OFFERS FROM NFL TEAMS TO PLAY WIDE RECEIVER

“The death of Mikayla is a huge loss for the community of Squamish and an immense loss for her family and friends and our thoughts are with them,” Sgt. Sasha Banks said in a statement. “It can’t be stressed more that adventuring in Squamish comes with inherent risks.

“We can only ask that you take that one more risk assessment, one more second to check the geographics, one more look at your equipment, and one more conversation about what the plan is. We all want people to live doing what they love.”

Marielle Thompson, an Alpine Canada ski-cross team member, also expressed her shock to learn of Martin’s death, according to CBC.

“We were just training at the gym [Tuesday] in Whistler,” Thompson, a 2014 Winter Olympics gold medalist, said. “Mikayla was so full of energy and eager to learn. It was cool to see her make such progress last year in her first season of World Cup.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Martin won a FIS Junior World Championship even in New Zealand in 2018. Later that year, she finished sixth at the 2018 FIS World Cup in Italy. She was also set to race for the national team in the winter.

Westlake Legal Group Mikayla-Martin-Alpine-Canada Mikayla Martin, rising Canadian ski-cross star, dies in mountain biking crash Ryan Gaydos fox-news/world/world-regions/canada fox-news/sports/olympics fox news fnc/sports fnc article 3cc69040-492e-5715-b938-16b7d4cd18c5   Westlake Legal Group Mikayla-Martin-Alpine-Canada Mikayla Martin, rising Canadian ski-cross star, dies in mountain biking crash Ryan Gaydos fox-news/world/world-regions/canada fox-news/sports/olympics fox news fnc/sports fnc article 3cc69040-492e-5715-b938-16b7d4cd18c5

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Environmental protesters spray UK’s Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested

British police arrested four members of the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion on Thursday after they used a fire engine to spray the U.K.’s Treasury building with hundreds of gallons of fake blood.

The group said it carried out the protest because it wanted to raise awareness of the “inconsistency between the U.K. government’s insistence that the U.K. is a world leader in tackling climate breakdown while pouring vast sums of money into fossil exploration and carbon-intensive projects,” according to Sky News.

But their latest stunt had some mishaps.

Westlake Legal Group climate-protest-2-Reuters Environmental protesters spray UK's Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/environment fox news fnc/world fnc eb694889-d413-5edb-894f-3f41c7a06b3f article

Extinction Rebellion protesters demonstrate outside the Treasury building in London on Thursday. (Reuters)

91-YEAR-OLD AMONG THOSE ARRESTED DURING EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTEST AT BRITISH PORT

Organizers said they sprayed 1,800 liters of red liquid colored with food dye at the Treasury building, yet most of it appeared to have ended up on the street and sidewalk, Sky News reports. At another point, the protesters lost control of the decommissioned fire engine’s hose, it added.

The Met Police later said it arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of criminal damage and that there were no injuries stemming from the incident.

Extinction Rebellion has made headlines over the last year for a series of demonstrations that have snarled traffic in cities like London.

CLIMATE GROUP’S ATTEMPT TO ‘SHUT DOWN’ LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT FAILS AFTER ONLY A FEW HANDFULS OF PEOPLE SHOW UP

Westlake Legal Group climate-protest-1-Reuters Environmental protesters spray UK's Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/environment fox news fnc/world fnc eb694889-d413-5edb-894f-3f41c7a06b3f article

Extinction Rebellion protesters spray a hose outside the Treasury building in London. (Reuters)

The group says its next protest is scheduled for Monday next week – and the Met Police are working to free up as many officers as possible to deal with it.

“In the UK, we will peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW,” reads a post on its website. “Other non-violent actions will target corporations, ministries, and infrastructure that maintain our toxic system.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Extinction Rebellion, since it was formed late last year, has been demanding that Parliament act “to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025,” while also pushing for them to “create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.”

“Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken,” it has also warned.

Westlake Legal Group climate-protest-2-Reuters Environmental protesters spray UK's Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/environment fox news fnc/world fnc eb694889-d413-5edb-894f-3f41c7a06b3f article   Westlake Legal Group climate-protest-2-Reuters Environmental protesters spray UK's Treasury building with fake blood, four arrested Greg Norman fox-news/world/world-regions/united-kingdom fox-news/world/environment fox news fnc/world fnc eb694889-d413-5edb-894f-3f41c7a06b3f article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Demi Lovato apologizes for ‘offending anyone’ following ‘magical’ trip to Israel

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_5998238116001_5998234551001-vs Demi Lovato apologizes for 'offending anyone' following 'magical' trip to Israel Nicole Darrah fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world/religion/judaism fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world/conflicts fox-news/us/religion/judaism fox-news/us/religion fox-news/tech/companies/instagram fox-news/person/demi-lovato fox-news/faith-values/faith fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment/genres/political fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc fc74d303-df64-57b9-bb96-d900c859ce31 article

Demi Lovato is apologizing after some characterized her recent trip to Israel, during which she was baptized in the Jordan River, as a political statement.

Lovato, 27, traveled to the Middle East after she “accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few [social media] posts.” But her trip apparently sparked backlash, as the singer saw the need to explain the reasoning for her experience in a follow-up Instagram Story.

DEMI LOVATO CELEBRATES ISRAEL TRIP, BAPTIZED IN SAME RIVER AS JESUS: ‘I’VE NEVER FELT MORE RENEWED’

“I’m extremely frustrated,” she wrote. “No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention.”

The former Disney star said: “Sometimes people present you with opportunities and no one tells you the potential backlash you could face in return. This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT and now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry.”

DEMI LOVATO RETURNS TO ACTING WITH ‘WILL & GRACE’ ROLE

Lovato went on to apologize for not being “more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience.”

“Going against all advice right now and apologizing because it feels right to me and I’d rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself, than staying quiet to please other people.”

It’s unclear what backlash Lovato has experienced, as it appears the comments on the three Instagram posts from her trip — of her at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism; at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial; and at the Shalva National Center, which provides care for children with special needs — are turned off.

However, according to Entertainment Tonight, many criticized her experience as taking a side in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

‘CHRISTIAN BIRTHRIGHT’ TRIP TO ISRAEL FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IS TO ‘WALK IN FOOTSTEPS OF’ JESUS

Lovato detailed her travels to Israel in recent days in a series of Instagram posts, explaining that she’s “an American singer” who was raised Christian but has Jewish ancestors, and said, “There is something absolutely magical about Israel.”

She said she had “never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God…something I’ve been missing for a few years now.”

CLICK TO VISIT THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

The “Confident” singer said the experience “fill[ed] the God-sized hole in my heart.”

Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_5998238116001_5998234551001-vs Demi Lovato apologizes for 'offending anyone' following 'magical' trip to Israel Nicole Darrah fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world/religion/judaism fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world/conflicts fox-news/us/religion/judaism fox-news/us/religion fox-news/tech/companies/instagram fox-news/person/demi-lovato fox-news/faith-values/faith fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment/genres/political fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc fc74d303-df64-57b9-bb96-d900c859ce31 article   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_5998238116001_5998234551001-vs Demi Lovato apologizes for 'offending anyone' following 'magical' trip to Israel Nicole Darrah fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/world-regions/israel fox-news/world/religion/judaism fox-news/world/religion/christianity fox-news/world/religion fox-news/world/conflicts fox-news/us/religion/judaism fox-news/us/religion fox-news/tech/companies/instagram fox-news/person/demi-lovato fox-news/faith-values/faith fox-news/entertainment/music fox-news/entertainment/genres/political fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc fc74d303-df64-57b9-bb96-d900c859ce31 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Secondary infertility: Why it happens to couples who have already had successful pregnancies

Shauna Stewart Douglas was struggling with infertility. It caught her and husband, John, by surprise.

“I assumed that if you can get pregnant once, then you can get pregnant again,” Douglas told Fox News.

She had become pregnant almost two years earlier with her daughter, but this time around even in vitro fertilization (IVF) wasn’t working. At age 35, Douglas found herself struggling with secondary infertility.

“People always say to imagine what you want your kitchen table to look like in the future when you’re thinking about how many kids to have,” Douglas said. “And in my mind it has been my husband and all of our kids and that was all fading away. It was all going away.”

Reports estimate that over 3 million couples in the United States face secondary infertility, which according to the Mayo Clinic is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to term after previously giving birth.

Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB-GYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, says several conditions can cause secondary infertility like obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the use of some medications, prior surgery, endometriosis, issues with cervical mucus and the age of both partners.

“Many health conditions can be present without symptoms, until such a time as the couple wishes to become pregnant,” Gaither told Fox News. “If there is an issue within a year of trying in couples less than 35 years of age or after six months in couples older than 35, it’s time to see your physician.”

Douglas, founder of Permission to Profit, said they tried two rounds of IVF–with the second time ending in miscarriage–before they decided that they “couldn’t do it anymore.”

“Maybe it would have happened if we had kept on going and trying again and again, but I couldn’t do it, I just I couldn’t do the rollercoaster anymore.”

Westlake Legal Group infertility-patient Secondary infertility: Why it happens to couples who have already had successful pregnancies Lindsay Carlton fox-news/health/reproductive-health/infertility fox-news/health/reproductive-health fox-news/health/healthy-living/womens-health fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc article 0816d60c-91a4-5c0e-b739-df5d1bdc94e7

Douglas said a medical condition, which she preferred not to disclose, and her age of almost 36 when they started trying for their second child, most likely led to her secondary infertility.

“The biggest culprit typically in secondary infertility is the ovarian reserve,” Dr. Brooke Hodes Wertz, a reproductive endocrinologist at NYU Langone Fertility Center told Fox News. “The ovary loses eggs in number and quality over time. So it gets harder to get pregnant over time.”

Treatment for secondary infertility is the same as it is for primary infertility. Doctors should first start with an evaluation of both partners, Wertz said.

“You’re going to do a semen analysis for the male partners,” Wertz explained. “The females typically undergo blood testing that can look at how their ovaries are doing as well as testing to look at the inside of their cavity, whether it’s a hysterosalpingogram or an ultrasound, to look at the cavity and make sure the tubes are open.”

The most common blood tests for women are called FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), which give a reflection of the egg quality and AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) which show the number of eggs the patient has.

NEW YORK DOCTOR OFFERS PATIENTS STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY A LOW-COST AND NEEDLE-FREE IVF TREATMENT

If there appears to be an issue, a doctor may recommend certain treatments at a fertility clinic.

“We have simple treatments which involve oral medicine and often taking the sperm and releasing it very close to where the egg gets released,” Wertz said. “And then we have more aggressive treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).”

IVF typically uses fertility drugs to induce ovulation and then extracts the eggs and fertilizes them with sperm in a lab. Once the embryo forms, doctors then transfer the embryo into the uterus.

A lot of women don’t realize a couple of years makes a difference

— Dr. Brooke Hodes Wertz, NYU Langone Fertility Center

Wertz also recommended egg freezing as a way to possibly avoid secondary infertility.

“We have the ability to freeze eggs and embryos when the ovaries are younger and put them back in at an older age when it would have been harder to get pregnant,” Wertz said. “A lot of women don’t realize a couple of years makes a difference.”

While there have been success stories among women who have frozen their eggs when they are over 40 years old, Wertz said it is preferable to freeze your eggs earlier in life, ideally before the age of 35.

Even though Douglas, now 41, didn’t think that more rounds of IVF would give her family a second child and her daughter a sibling, there was another option for her–adoption.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

“Families are made up in all kinds of different ways and, for us, we have a biological child and we have an adoptive child,” Douglas said. “Going down that path was an incredibly beautiful thing because now we have my son, which is amazing and I’m really grateful for that.”

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6091418346001_6091415264001-vs Secondary infertility: Why it happens to couples who have already had successful pregnancies Lindsay Carlton fox-news/health/reproductive-health/infertility fox-news/health/reproductive-health fox-news/health/healthy-living/womens-health fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc article 0816d60c-91a4-5c0e-b739-df5d1bdc94e7   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6091418346001_6091415264001-vs Secondary infertility: Why it happens to couples who have already had successful pregnancies Lindsay Carlton fox-news/health/reproductive-health/infertility fox-news/health/reproductive-health fox-news/health/healthy-living/womens-health fox-news/health fox news fnc/health fnc article 0816d60c-91a4-5c0e-b739-df5d1bdc94e7

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com