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Powerful earthquake hits Albania, rescue teams search for victims

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook Albania early Tuesday, causing damage in the area centered about 20 miles from the capital Tirana, killing at least two people, injuring 150 and collapsing buildings.

The quake, at a depth of 6.2 miles, was felt along the Albanian coast.

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People stand next to a damaged hotel after an earthquake, in Durres, western Albania. (AP)

An Interior Ministry spokesman told Reuters he was informed one person died when they jumped out of a window during the shaking and another died in a building collapse.

“Firefighters and army staff are helping residents under the rubble,” the official said.

People reported seeing cracks in their apartment walls and were seen leaving homes to go to open areas.

Local media reported a restaurant was destroyed in western Durres.

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A September earthquake damaged hundreds of homes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Mark Levin blasts McGahn ruling, calls judge a ‘disgrace’

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Radio host Mark Levin on Monday slammed a D.C. federal judge’s ruling that former White House counsel Don McGahn must appear before Congress pursuant to a subpoena issued earlier this year.

“She’s a radical leftist and this is truly outrageous,” Levin said on his radio show.

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If McGahn wanted to assert executive privilege to avoid testifying as part of the House impeachment inquiry, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled, he would need to appear before Congress and do it himself, likely on a question-by-question basis.

“Now, this is what you need to understand, a president must be able to have legal advice. Must be able to have legal advice without Congress interfering,” Levin said. “Whether it’s an impeachment proceeding or any other proceeding. Otherwise, there’s no balance of power because the House of Representatives, unless there’s a criminal investigation, is not subject to any subpoenas.”

“If a president can’t turn to a lawyer for legal advice, then it’s a disaster,” Levin added, saying the ruling would be appealed.

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The host of “Life, Liberty & Levin” called the judge, who was appointed by former President Obama, a “disgrace” and noted the signifcance of the ruling.

“So, what she’s doing is she’s tilting the balance of power far away from the president to the Congress. Changing the structure of our government,” Levin said. “And the ability of the chief executive to function, to function. There is a circle of advice that a president gets in the inner circle that should be unmolested by these subpoenas.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Navy SEAL Gallagher to retire from active duty, no review board

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Eddie Gallagher, the Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile standoff between President Trump and some top officials in the Navy, will retire from active duty and will not take part in a review board over his conduct in 2017 while deployed, a Navy spokesman said late Monday.

Gallagher, a highly decorated SEAL who received two Bronze Stars with V for valor, was acquitted of murder in the stabbing death of an Islamic State militant captive but was convicted of posing with the corpse.

Lt. Cmdr. Clay Doss, the Navy spokesman, said there will be no additional information due to privacy concerns.

The announcement was not a surprise. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said earlier that he was given a direct order by Trump to allow Gallagher to retire without losing his status as a Navy SEAL.

Esper on Sunday asked for Richard V. Spencer, the secretary of the Navy, to step down over the handling of the case. Esper claimed that Spencer made overtures to the White House to rig the disciplinary process to ensure that Gallagher would keep his Trident.

“I am deeply troubled by this conduct shown by a senior DOD official,” Esper said on Sunday. “Unfortunately, as a result, I have determined that Secretary Spencer no longer has my confidence to continue in his position. I wish Richard well.”

Spencer’s ousting was not a consequence of standing up for military justice – but rather was for taking the matter into his own hands and not going through the proper military channels, the senior U.S. official told Fox News. He was fired for “lack of candor,” the official added.

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Spencer, for his part, issued a statement that appeared to suggest his ouster was a direct result of the Gallagher review. He said, “I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline.”

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, Vandana Rambaran, Alex Pappas and Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report

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Actor Jon Voight on Pelosi and Schiff: ‘These people are not well’

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Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight ripped the impeachment inquiry and Democrats Monday, saying Americans are witnessing firsthand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff are “not well.”

“It’s a lie,” Voight said of the impeachment inquiry Monday on “The Ingraham Angle.” “It’s the culmination of a commitment to take down this president.”

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Schiff commented on the Democrats’ impeachment push Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and said despite an “ironclad” case against the president, he couldn’t say if his party will impeach Trump or not.

Voight told interviewer Raymond Arroyo that the inquiry was a way of “exposing the truth,” saying Democrats are acting in “bad behavior”

“I look at the statements of Nancy Pelosi, I look at this fellow Schiff, Adam Schiff. It’s pretty clear there is something wrong here,” Voight said, “These people are not well and the audience is seeing the bottom line just as they’re seeing the bottom line with these debates. One ridiculous statement after another.”

“That’s who the Democratic Party is and they’re getting a view of it,” Voight added.

President Trump honored Voight last week with the National Medal of the Arts.

Voight starred in dozens of feature films since the late 1960s, when he rose to prominence for his Oscar-nominated role in “Midnight Cowboy.”

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The actor also commented on entertainer Madonna and actor Robert De Niro’s ire directed at the president.

“I’ve been there,” Voight said, referencing his liberal beliefs in the 1960s. “So when I hear them, those two you mention and others I know in this lifetime, perhaps they’ll come to an understanding that it’s wrong.”

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ crowns its season 28 champions

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Dancing with The Stars crowned the Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown and her professional dance partner Alan Bersten the winners Monday night on the finale of season 28 of ABC’s reality dance competition series.

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Brown, 25, took home the Mirror Ball trophy after competing against fellow amateur finalists Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke and Kel Mitchell. The four remaining contestants danced in two rounds – one a rendition of previous performances during the 11-week season, and another new freestyle dance – in front of judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Brown and Bersten performed the Viennese waltz to “Lover” by Taylor Swift in the first round before returning to the stage for a freestyle dance to “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani.

Alaina and her professional dancer partner Gleb Savchenko danced the foxtrot to “Jolene” by Dolly Parton before showing their freestyle moves to “Country Girl” by Luke Bryan. Brooke and Sasha Farber danced the jive to “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. Their second-round performance was to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine. Lastly, Mitchell and Witney Carson danced the jazz to “We’re All in This Together” by the High School Musical cast before dancing freestyle to “Jump” by Kris Kross.

The two-hour finale featured live performances from Cher, Pitbull and Ne-Yo. ABC network also aired its first promo for the upcoming season of the Bachelor starring Brown’s ex Pilot Pete. The promo showed Brown visit Peter Weber before he embarked on his own journey to find love.

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Co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced Alaina had won fourth place and Brooke had won third place in the remaining minutes of the show. Mitchell won the runner-up. All four final contestants, in addition to season favorites, Kate Flannery and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will join the upcoming Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020.

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Activists Build a Grass-Roots Alliance Against Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon flourished over its first two decades with little opposition and less scrutiny. A new coalition and a report unveiled on Tuesday make clear that era is over.

The coalition, Athena, comprises three dozen grass-roots groups involved in issues like digital surveillance, antitrust and working conditions in warehouses. The goal is to encourage and unify the resistance to Amazon that is now beginning to form.

The report, from the Economic Roundtable, a nonprofit research group that focuses on social and economic issues in Southern California, delves into the largely unexplored topic of what Amazon is costing the communities where it has warehouses. The short answer: a lot.

While the simultaneous arrival of Athena and the report are a coincidence, they are linked by their attempts to understand and ultimately influence Amazon’s push into almost every aspect of modern life. The internet conglomerate hired 97,000 employees over the summer, nearly the total employment of Google. The report is bluntly titled “Too Big to Govern.”

“This is a company functioning at a scale that was previously left to government,” said Tom Perriello of the Open Society Foundations. Founded by the billionaire George Soros, Open Society is providing some of the seed funding for Athena. The coalition is raising $15 million to cover its first three years.

“It has incredible impact,” Mr. Perriello said of Amazon. “Who could possibly shape its future and direction?”

Amazon, like Facebook, Apple and Google, has drawn the attention of Washington regulators, state attorneys general and at least a few politicians in the last year. The central question being asked about all of the companies: When does a tech platform become too big and powerful, ultimately hurting the society it once dazzled?

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In Amazon’s case, the situation is particularly complicated. Its aspirations long ago exceeded online retail to encompass fresh groceries, devices that connect your home to the internet, front-door and neighborhood surveillance, professional services like plumbing and contracting, health care, government procurement, internet infrastructure and Hollywood entertainment. Just about everything, really.

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Athena springs out of several unexpectedly successful grass-roots efforts to rein in Amazon’s power.

Last fall, the retailer was forced to begin paying a $15 hourly minimum wage nationwide. In February, it abandoned plans to establish a new headquarters in New York after opponents mobilized against Amazon and the politicians who had approved the deal. This month, an attempt to stack the City Council in Seattle, the company’s hometown, with members more acceptable to Amazon backfired with voters.

These setbacks could be attributed to many factors, but one of them was the influence of labor and immigrant organizations. Now some of those groups are joining together under Athena.

“We’re learning from what makes Amazon back down, and looking to replicate that as much as possible with as many people as possible,” said Dania Rajendra, the Athena director.

Athena will be run from New York, but the real work will be done out in the field where most of the member organizations are. They include the Awood Center, a Minneapolis nonprofit that has organized Amazon workers from East Africa; Warehouse Workers for Justice, which is based in Chicago; and Fight for the Future, a group that focuses on digital issues, in Massachusetts.

In a separate move on Monday, Fight for the Future and other groups called on Congress to investigate Amazon’s surveillance products, including the Ring front-door monitor and Rekognition facial tracking software. The products threaten “our privacy and civil liberties, especially in brown and black communities,” the groups said.

The effort against Amazon will not be easy, said Lauren Jacobs of the Partnership for Working Families, a coalition member in Oakland. Amazon is projected to have $238 billion in sales this year with 750,000 employees.

“This is a David and Goliath story,” she said. “David took what he had and turned it into a winning strategy. We’re taking what we have — the voices of the members of our various organizations, our collective knowledge and experience and deep understanding of the economy around Big Tech, and the experience we’ve had with making this company shift its behavior — and trying to build a more humane economy.”

Athena’s $15 million budget is modest for the scale of change it hopes to bring about . “This is grass-roots democracy,” said Barry Lynn of Open Markets Institute, a Washington think tank and coalition member focused on antitrust issues. “There’s no money in it. Just people.”

Mr. Perriello of the Open Society Foundations said updating protest movements for the digital era was an interesting challenge.

“Uncertainty is now baked into the model,” he said. “You don’t know where the fight is going to be two months from now or two years from now. So you need the ability to organize citizens of very different political stripes across geographies and across demographics, where traditionally you had to organize in place.”

The name Athena is associated with democracy, freedom and wisdom. But it has another advantage for the coalition.

“We didn’t want to have Amazon in the name — People Against Amazon or whatever — because part of the strategy is to offer a better vision for how the economy could work,” said Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit in Maine that opposes corporate concentration and advocates local community development. “To be for something, not just against.”

Sheheryar Kaoosji of another coalition member, the Warehouse Worker Resource Center in Ontario, east of Los Angeles, said Athena was not planning a boycott of Amazon but more interested in trying to sway it — including its employees and customers.

“Half the households in America have an Amazon Prime account,” Mr. Kaoosji said. “That gives them a huge amount of power to change the company.” His group is dedicated to improving conditions in what is sometimes called “the goods movement sector.”

The resource center is in California’s Inland Empire, where the work gets done to process those packages that appear on porches in Santa Monica and Newport Beach as if by magic.

Amazon workers and Amazon customers exist in two different worlds, the Economic Roundtable said. The report calculates that a little over half of Amazon warehouse workers in Southern California live in substandard housing. And for every $1 in wages, they receive 24 cents in public assistance.

“Every day, ships, trucks, trains and airplanes bring an estimated 21,500 diesel truckloads of merchandise to 21 Amazon warehouses in the four-county region,” the Economic Roundtable report said. It calculated that Amazon trucks last year created $642 million in “uncompensated public costs” for noise, road wear, accidents and harmful emissions.

Almost as an aside, the report indicated how adept Amazon, with a stock market value of nearly $900 billion, is at getting funding from California and local communities. This included $25 million from the California Film Commission to subsidize six productions, including the third season of “Sneaky Pete,” an Amazon crime drama, and $1.2 million from the California Office of Business and Economic Development toward an office building in Irvine for programmers.

The report noted on its title page that it was underwritten by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents more than 800,000 members of 300 unions. The Economic Roundtable said that did not affect the results.

Among the report’s suggestions: that Amazon raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour, that it require its logistics subcontractors to do the same, that it provide child care at its warehouses and that it build affordable housing in its logistics communities.

The report draws on California Public Records Act requests filed with communities with Amazon facilities. Many of them nevertheless came up empty. The report noted that very little of Amazon’s business was known to anyone but Amazon. Communities are in the dark.

“Our conclusion is that it’s time for Amazon to come of age and pay its own way,” said Daniel Flaming, a co-author of the report. “This means paying its full costs to the communities that host it and the workers who create its profits.”

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Trump Signs Law Making Cruelty To Animals A Federal Crime

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Cruelty to animals is now a federal crime under a new law signed by President Trump Monday.

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) is a bi-partisan initiative that bans the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impalement or other serious harm to “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians.”

The law also bans “animal crush videos” meaning any photograph, motion-picture film, video or digital recording or electronic image that depicts animal cruelty.

The penalty for violating the law can include a fine, a prison term of up to seven years, or both.

The measure was introduced in the House by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and pushed through the Senate by Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.)

Animal welfare activists said a federal law was necessary even though every state in the Union already has laws criminalizing animal cruelty. They argued that the lack of federal legislation made it difficult to prosecute animal cruelty cases that span different states or jurisdictions.

“PACT makes a statement about American values. Animals are deserving of protection at the highest level,” Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said in a statement.

“I’m grateful to see the PACT Act finally signed into law. The barbaric torture of animals has no place in a civilized society and should be a crime – and thanks to this new law, now it is,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. “Senator Toomey and I worked together for years to ensure that this kind of despicable torture of animals is forbidden for good.”

The new law was endorsed by some law enforcement groups, such as the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Fraternal Order of Police who say there is a link between extreme animal cruelty and violence against people.

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Texas woman killed by feral hogs outside home in ‘unbelievably tragic’ incident

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Authorities say feral hogs attacked and killed a woman outside a Southeast Texas home where she worked as a caretaker.

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Christine Rollins cared for an elderly couple at their home in the small town of Anahuac.

“Unbelievably tragic. This is a very rare incident, just what little research we have found less than six of these have been reported in the nation,” Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.

Hawthorne said Monday the 84-year-old woman she cared for was waiting for Rollins to arrive on Sunday. The woman went outside and found the 59-year-old Rollins in the front yard between her car and the front door.

Hawthorne says Rollins had a severe head wound and several other injuries consistent with an animal bite. The coroner in neighboring Jefferson County ruled Monday that Rollins bled to death after an attack by feral hogs. Texas’ KATU2 reported that the medical examiner said the cause of death was “exsanguination due to feral hog assault.

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Anahuac is just over 40 miles east of Houston.

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Los Angeles police shoot, kill machete-wielding carjack suspect, officers say

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A robbery suspect armed with a machete was shot and killed by police in Southern California Monday after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle then crashed into two police cruisers, officers said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, robbed an AutoZone auto parts store near the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

“He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, and he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us,” AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. “Then he grabbed the battery and runs away.”

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The suspect then walked over to a nearby Chick-fil-A and allegedly began threatening customers before he carjacked a male driver in the drive-thru, the station reported, citing witnesses.

“As he’s running with the machete, he’s pretty much got the cops chasing [him] down,” witness Clinton Gunnels said. “They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he hijacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that’s when he hopped over to the driver’s seat and that’s when he drove off.”

In a media briefing posted on Twitter police described the machete as a foot to a foot-and-a-half long.

KTLA reported that video taken by a witness showed the suspect driving away in the customer’s black car, stopping a short distance from the drive-thru, then crashing into two LAPD vehicles. The footage then reportedly showed the man getting out of the car at the intersection and running away from officers while holding the machete.

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Officers gave the suspect several commands to drop the weapon and used less-lethal options, Fox 11 reported.

The man did not comply and was shot by an officer shortly thereafter, police said, adding that he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said one officer sustained minor injuries to his elbow and knee. He was treated at the scene.

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The witnesses who took cell phone videos reportedly were asked to turn their footage over to the police. The investigation is ongoing.

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Marine suspected in Virginia slaying added to FBI Most Wanted list

A Marine accused of deserting his post and killing his mother’s boyfriend has been added to the FBI‘s Most Wanted list as authorities continue a manhunt for him.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Service for information leading to the arrest of Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown.

Brown, 22, failed to report for duty on Oct. 24 at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and was declared AWOL the next day. The combat engineer was classified as a deserter days later when he was named a suspect in the Nov. 9 slaying of his mother’s boyfriend, 54-year-old Rodney Wilfred Brown.

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Marine Cpl. Michael Alexander Brown was added to the FBI Most Wanted list. Brown is suspected in the death of his mother’s boyfriend, Rodney Wilfred Brown. (FBI)

Several agencies in North Carolina and Virginia — in addition to the U.S. Marshals, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) have been conducting a manhunt.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia has issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder for Brown and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities said he fled Virginia after the killing and returned days later. A black Lincoln Town Car was driving was found in South Carolina earlier this month.

Schools in Roanoke, Va., Brown’s home of record, were put on lockdown after a sighting of the Marine in the area was reported on Nov. 13. Brown’s mother has pleaded for him to turn himself in and said she has hired a lawyer for him.

He deployed to Africa between March and October 2018, but Camp Lejeune was only duty station.

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A Facebook group in support of Brown had nearly 1,150 members as of Monday Night, the Marine Times reported.

“Anyone who supports Michael Brown and believes he is innocent and wants to wish him well in this chaos here is a place to do that not sure if hell see it but …Marine you did well now keep up the safe travels well be praying for you,” the page states.

Westlake Legal Group Michael-Alexander-Brown Marine suspected in Virginia slaying added to FBI Most Wanted list Louis Casiano fox-news/us/crime fox-news/tech/topics/us-marines fox news fnc/us fnc cf972b43-d3bc-5b16-ad43-7869d687bc7f article   Westlake Legal Group Michael-Alexander-Brown Marine suspected in Virginia slaying added to FBI Most Wanted list Louis Casiano fox-news/us/crime fox-news/tech/topics/us-marines fox news fnc/us fnc cf972b43-d3bc-5b16-ad43-7869d687bc7f article

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