"This is an active threat," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. Microsoft disclosed this week that it had become aware of several vulnerabilities in its server software being exploited by suspected Chinese hackers. But the malicious activity disclosed this week is not in any way related to the SolarWinds hack, Microsoft said Tuesday. But in a sign of the seriousness of the threat, Microsoft published the patches addressing the new vulnerabilities — which had never been detected until now -- a week early. In its own advisory, CISA urged network security officials to begin looking for evidence of intrusions as far back as September 2020.
March 05, 2021 20:56 UTC
Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of the House impeachment managers, filed a lawsuit against former President Trump saying he must be held financially responsible for destruction on Jan. 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Swalwell's lawsuit alleges nine counts against Trump and the others ranging from conspiracy to violate civil rights to intentional infliction of emotional distress on Swalwell. Swalwell was on the House Democrats' team that prosecuted the impeachment case against Trump earlier this year for one count of inciting an insurrection. REP. BENNIE THOMPSON FILES CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP FOR JAN. 6 RIOT: 'WE MUST HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE'Swalwell is not the first member of congress to sue Trump for the Jan. 6 riot. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., filed suit in February alleging Trump instigated the violence that disrupted Congress from certifying President Biden's Electoral College win.
March 05, 2021 20:37 UTC
Fire damage is visible on United Airlines Flight 328's right engine in this undated photo from the National Transportation Safety Board. The flight data recorder indicated "the engine made an uncommanded shutdown and the engine fire warning light activated shortly after," the report said. The report said the engine flared up in flames after landing at the airport but that "was quickly extinguished" by firefighters. The NTSB report on Friday said the fan blade that failed was inspected using specialized thermal acoustic imaging technology in both 2014 and 2016. After a 2018 engine incident on a different plane, the 2016 data was analyzed again, the NTSB said.
March 05, 2021 20:15 UTC
The mainstream media ran wild with claims pro-Trump extremists could breach the Capitol on Thursday, but the hysteria turned out to be much ado about nothing. Newsweek published a story, "March 4th Capitol Attack Fears Grow as Conspiracy Theorists Talk of Trump's Return." March 4, they believe, was something called ‘QAnon Inauguration Day,’" Carlson said. "What’s QAnon Inauguration Day? They heard about it from Nancy Pelosi, who told her bodguards to write up a report on the threat of QAnon Inauguration Day, so that’s what they did."
March 05, 2021 20:15 UTC
GOP Sen. Rand Paul said Friday he was "successful" in preventing the Senate coronavirus relief bill from including a provision that would provide Paycheck Protection Program assistance to Planned Parenthoods across America, Fox News has learned. SENATE GOP SLAMS 'PRICEY PARTISAN PET PROJECTS' IN CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL"Democrats knew this was never about COVID relief or helping small businesses," Paul, R-Ky., told Fox News. According to Paul’s office, the House-passed version of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package included a provision that would treat individual Planned Parenthood locations as "separate and distinct entities," making them eligible for federal assistance under the PPP. Sources told Fox News that Senate Democrats had planned to waive affiliation rules for nonprofits to provide paycheck protection loans to Planned Parenthoods in the House version of the bill, but that Paul "strenuously" argued to the Senate parliamentarian that the waiver would "only benefit" Planned Parenthood. Jacqueline Ayers, the vice president of government relations & public policy at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told Fox News though, that the "provision had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood 501(c)(3) organizations."
March 05, 2021 20:13 UTC
A Delta flight leaving Mexico was diverted on Thursday after a passenger died mid-flight. Delta Flight 1837 had departed from San José del Cabo for Seattle when the passenger experienced a "medical situation," a Delta spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Friday. The flight diverted to Sacramento International Airport at 7 p.m."Delta flight 1837 operating to Seattle diverted to Sacramento International Airport following an onboard passenger medical situation," the spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "The flight was met in Sacramento by medical personnel where they attended to the passenger onsite." The remainder of passengers onboard Delta Flight 1837 arrived in Seattle shortly after 9 p.m. PST, approximately 1.5 hours behind schedule.
March 05, 2021 19:41 UTC
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday President Biden will hold a press conference before the end of the month. Nearly six weeks into the new job, Biden has not held a formal conference with reporters. AFTER 43 DAYS, BIDEN HASN'T HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE"The president takes questions several times a week. ‘’We look forward to holding a full press conference. CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted that "Biden’s 15 most recent predecessors all held a formal solo press conference within 33 days of taking office."
March 05, 2021 19:30 UTC
(CNN) The Biden administration has notified facilities caring for migrant children that they can open back up to pre-Covid-19 levels, acknowledging "extraordinary circumstances" due to a rising number of minors crossing the US-Mexico border, according to a memo obtained by CNN. The increase in arrivals of unaccompanied children put additional strain on the immigration system, which was operating under limited capacity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "We recognize the challenge of having these unaccompanied children come across the border and the influx that we're certainly preparing for and, and preparing to approach," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki Friday. There are approximately 7,700 unaccompanied children in HHS care. The department has around 13,650 beds to accommodate children when not under reduced capacity.
March 05, 2021 19:18 UTC
A North Carolina man has been charged with more than 100 counts related to secret peeping and indecent liberties with a minor, authorities said. Childers faces 53 counts of felony secret peeping, 55 counts of felony possession of secret peeping material and nine counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor, investigators announced. The investigation started with Wittenburg Elementary School in Alexander County, but officials say the videos are not connected to the school. NORTH CAROLINA POLICE FORCE INVESTIGATES AFTER DISTURBING K-9 VIDEO EMERGESFox News reached out to the sheriff’s office for clarification or comment. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe probe, as well as a joint investigation by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylorsville Police Department, is ongoing.
March 05, 2021 19:17 UTC
The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as the first Black female official in league history. "I am honored to be selected as an NFL official," Chaka said. Chaka enters the NFL after working in the Pac-12 and Conference USA. "As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Maia is a trailblazer as the first Black female official and inspires us toward normalizing women on the football field." The NFL did not specify which officiating position she will work.
March 05, 2021 18:57 UTC
A former Trump-era State Department aide has been arrested in connection to the Capitol Hill riot, the FBI confirmed to Fox News on Friday. Federico Klein is facing charges of violent and disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer and obstructing Congress and law enforcement, the agency said. CAPITOL RIOT TASK FORCE RECOMMENDING 24/7 ‘QUICK REACTION FORCE’The complaint, citing police body camera footage, alleged that Klein ignored repeated orders from law enforcement to back away from two sets of doors leading to the interior of the Capitol. "In doing so, KLEIN pushed the riot shield in between the doors to the Capitol, preventing officers from closing the doors." FBI NORFOLK REPORT BEFORE CAPITOL RIOT HAD ‘RAW REPORTING’ ON ‘CALLS FOR VIOLENCE,’ NO MENTION OF BREACHThe AP obtained the materials through 35 Freedom of Information Act requests to law enforcement agencies that responded to the Capitol Hill riot.
March 05, 2021 18:45 UTC
A Florida man who allegedly was caught racing up to 100 mph through a crash site told police during his arrest that he had "business" to take care of at a Ritz-Carlton hotel, a report says. "I have business to do," Gaukhman was quoted as telling officers late Sunday during his arrest in Sarasota, according to the Venice Gondolier Sun newspaper, citing a probable cause affidavit. "The vehicle accelerated to an estimated 95-100 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone," the affidavit said, according to the Venice Gondolier Sun. "The defendant would continually grunt and make sexually suggestive noises at me while I was speaking with him," the police affidavit reportedly added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGaukhman previously was arrested for reckless driving in 2014, the Venice Gondolier Sun reported.
March 05, 2021 18:33 UTC
Fewer Americans are planning to get away for spring break amid the coronavirus outbreak. Just 12%, or approximately one in eight Americans, is planning a trip for spring break this year, according to new data by Destination Analysts commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association. And capacity limits are also in place at some of the city's more crowded beaches, according to the guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meanwhile, is continuing to advise against travel during this time. For those that do need to travel, the agency urges mask-wearing, social distancing, testing (both before and after arrival) and quarantining upon arrival.
March 05, 2021 18:33 UTC
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he's feeling better after getting a pacemaker and said he hopes to return to the team Saturday or Sunday. Boone said he would have been back with the Yankees on Friday if not for novel coronavirus protocols. Boone said he felt light-headed at times during the offseason and reached out to his cardiologist for testing. "You have your morning coffee, today's morning coffee really worked," he said. Boone is entering his fourth season as Yankees manager.
March 05, 2021 18:29 UTC
Authorities believe a Tennessee teenager is being "held against her will" and has grown to be in increasing danger after her tech-savvy father kidnapped her more than a year ago. Daphne Westbrook has been missing since she never returned home from a weekend with her father in October 2019. BODY BELIEVED TO BE MISSING KENTUCKY MAN FOUND IN GRAND CANYONDaphne’s two dogs, Strawberry and Fern, also disappeared at the time. The office said "investigative leads" have shown John Oliver "is frequently shopping in Santa Fe stores." Police said John Oliver Westbrook is an "IT expert" who specializes in blockchain technology, security and bitcoin.
March 05, 2021 18:22 UTC