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Manhattan DA drops charges against Columbia University students arrested at anti-Israel protests

Dozens of anti-Israel protesters who occupied and barricaded themselves in buildings on the Columbia University campus in April had their charges dropped Thursday.  The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped cases against 30 students and staff members who were arrested during the campus unrest.   “All these matters are dismissed and sealed in the interest of justice,” Judge Kevin McGrath announced in the…

LAURA INGRAHAM: Debate, but don’t take the bait

Fox News host Laura Ingraham says former President Trump must be “confident about winning” since he “agreed so quickly” to the timing and format of the presidential debate on “The Ingraham Angle.”  LAURA INGRAHAM: I’ve been thinking a lot about next week’s CNN presidential debate and what both sides will attempt to do to convince those voters they deserve another term.   ANTI-TRUMP FIGURES, DEMOCRATS ALSO…

Trump motions to have judge in New York civil fraud case recused

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have filed a new motion in his New York civil fraud case alleging that the judge engaged in “prohibited communications” and should recuse himself.  In a motion filed with the New York State Supreme Court, Trump’s lawyers accuse Judge Arthur Engoron of engaging in actions “fundamentally incompatible with the responsibilities attendant to donning the black robe and sitting in…

FBI raids home connected to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao day after recall effort qualifies for ballot

The FBI on Thursday raided a home connected to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao just a day after a recall campaign to oust her from office received enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.  “The FBI is conducting court authorized law enforcement activity on Maiden Lane,” a bureau spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “We are unable to provide additional information.”  Property records indicate Thao is…

‘This is about readiness’: Sen Schmitt pushes to eliminate DEI at the Pentagon

Sen. Eric Schmitt is pushing to ensure measures to eliminate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs within the Pentagon are included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), telling Fox News Digital the current focus has a “negative impact” on military recruitment and readiness.  Schmitt, R-Mo., was successful in getting a number of amendments included in the version of the NDAA that recently passed…

Florida mayor resigns with mass email to residents alleging corruption in small-town government

A Florida mayor abruptly resigned after outlining a pattern of “corruptive behavior” throughout the small town’s government in an explosive letter to all its residents last Friday. “What is going on with this small town is all wrong,” now-former Madeira Beach Mayor Jim Rostek told Fox 13 on Wednesday. “I am sorry that I have to walk away. It is for my health. Please keep…

Alaska man, police officers rescue baby moose from ‘sure demise’ after getting stuck in a lake

A baby moose in Alaska was saved from what police described as its “sure demise” after it fell into a lake and became wedged between a floatplane and a dock last week. Spencer Warren, who works for Destination Alaska Adventure Co., heard a noise that he initially believed belonged to a bird when he arrived to work at Beluga Lake in Homer around 6:30 a.m….

Florida man buys face mask at gas station before failed robbery across street: police

A Florida man was caught on video purchasing a face mask from a gas station before walking across the street to burglarize a bank, police said. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Colton Vanhonhenstein, 33, tried – and failed – to burglarize a bank after he purchased a face mask to conceal his identity on Saturday, June 15. Law enforcement said the Florida man…

Cyclist throws bicycle in front of SUV, which runs over two-wheeler on busy street

A cyclist in New York City threw a bicycle in front of an SUV waiting at a stoplight Wednesday in Manhattan.  Video footage of the incident shows a cyclist appearing to argue with the driver of a Jeep at 26th Street and Broadway as the vehicle was trying to advance at a green light.  NEW YORK CITY MAN ALLEGEDLY FOLLOWED A WOMAN HOME, PUSHED HIS…

U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama in India, sparking anger from China

A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama Wednesday at his residence in India’s Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism as a dangerous separatist. This comes as Washington and Beijing have recently restarted talks after several years of turmoil that began after the imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods under the Trump administration. Relations…

High-level US-Israel meeting ‘canceled,’ per source, as WH official says details not ‘fully finalized’

A high-level meeting planned between U.S. and Israeli officials regarding Iran’s nuclear program was canceled after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized a lack of U.S. military aid, a source told Fox News, while a White House official pushed back on the claim. Senior officials had planned to meet Thursday following new revelations about Iran’s nuclear program. Hours after news of the meeting got out,…

Fox News Sports Huddle Newsletter: Remembering baseball icon Willie Mays, the ‘Say Hey Kid’

REST IN PEACE – Baseball legend Willie Mays, the “Say Hey Kid,” died this week, the San Francisco Giants announced. He was 93. Continue reading… ‘THE GREATEST’ – As tributes poured in, former MLB star-turned broadcaster Keith Hernandez got choked up as he recalled one of the fondest exchanges he had with the late Willie Mays. Continue reading… ‘OVERCOME WITH EMOTION’ – Former Giants slugger…

Hiker found dead in Grand Canyon after camping overnight

A hiker was found dead after camping overnight at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, park officials say.  The 41-year-old male, who has not been publicly identified, was discovered “unresponsive” along the Bright Angel Trail just east of the Pipe Creek River Resthouse on Sunday morning, according to the National Park Service (NPS).  “All attempts by bystanders and National Park Service personnel to resuscitate the individual…

Kansas lawmakers approve big measure in hopes of luring Chiefs, Royals

In the “Games of Thrones” series, a handful of political powerbrokers attempt to gain control of the Seven Kingdoms and reign over the world known as Westeros. In real life, Kansas lawmakers made a major move Tuesday to gain access to the Chiefs Kingdom. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Kansas legislators approved a plan for luring the Kansas City Chiefs and the…

Newsom seeks to restrict students’ cellphone use in schools: ‘Harming the mental health of our youth’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, announced Tuesday his pledge to restrict students’ smartphone use during the school day, pointing to statements from the Biden administration that social media harms the mental health of children. The decision comes after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urged Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms about their impact on young people, similar to the warning labels…

Tight Virginia GOP contest between Bob Good and John McGuire too close to call

The Republican primary race in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District between House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good and state Sen. John McGuire was too close to call on Tuesday night. As of 11 p.m., 92% of the vote was called – with McGuire being up by just 300 votes. The race will now move to a recount for the GOP primary in the state’s reliably red…

Biden appears to freeze up, forget Homeland Security sec’s name during White House event: ‘all kidding aside’

President Biden appeared to freeze up and temporarily forget the name of his Homeland Security Secretary during a White House event Tuesday.  The president had taken the podium in the White House’s East Room to announce new measures giving illegal immigrants living in the U.S. a pathway to citizenship.  Biden introduced himself, using a familiar quip about being “Jill Biden’s husband.”  He thanked Congress and…

San Francisco dubbed ‘worst run’ city in the United States, according to new report

San Francisco, California, was declared to be the “worst run” city in the U.S. according to a report by WalletHub. The annual study measured the “effectiveness of local leadership” by comparing the quality of city services matched against the city’s total budget to determine its operating efficiency. The report measured the 148 largest cities in the country and ranked them through a “Quality of Services”…

Massachusetts 911 emergency system down across state

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the statewide Massachusetts 911 system was down Tuesday.  During a news conference planned for the Boston Celtics parade to celebrate the team’s NBA Finals championship, Wu said the state emergency dispatchers have been disrupted by a “major” outage, Boston 25 News reported. INMATES ACCUSED OF KILLING WHITEY BULGER IN PRISON AGREE TO PLEA DEALS: 3 FACTS FROM GANGSTER’S FBI FILES…

Joy Behar worries Trump could get ‘The View’ and Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show taken off the air

“The View” co-host Joy Behar worried Tuesday that Donald Trump might take their ABC talk show, along with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show, off the air if he becomes president again. “So you said recently that you thought that you, as an outspoken critic, could be a target yourself. Some people think that sounds overdramatic, but I’m right there with you. I think that he…

Obama leading Biden off LA fundraiser’s stage just latest example of allies directing president

Political allies, family members, at least one foreign leader and even the Easter Bunny have all stepped in to assist President Biden offstage or direct him during public events, as shown by videos published by news outlets and circulating on social media.  The self-admitted “gaffe machine” is in the midst of controversy this week after video showed him standing on the stage of a ritzy…

Karine Jean-Pierre slammed for claiming Biden videos are deepfakes: ‘Don’t believe your lying eyes!’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced a wave of criticism Monday after claiming a series of viral videos of President Biden appearing frail in the past week were “deepfakes.” Numerous controversial videos have emerged of Biden during his visits to commemorate D-Day in France, attend the G-7 summit in Italy, and attend a recent fundraiser for his campaign that have raised questions about his…

Two killed after plane crashes into Colorado mobile home park, setting two trailers ablaze

A plane crashed into a mobile home park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, killing two people and setting two trailers on fire, authorities said. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue said the aircraft went down in West Acres Trailer Park. The two people killed were the pilot and a passenger, according to Steamboat Springs police. “The Routt County Coroner is notifying next of kin. Our…

Celtics capture 18th NBA championship with Game 5 win over Mavericks

The Boston Celtics took care of business at TD Garden on Monday night and secured an NBA championship in Game 5 with a 106-88 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The victory marks the 18th championship for the Celtics and their first since 2008. Boston now holds the most titles in league history – one more than the Los Angeles Lakers. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown…

WNBA player who mocked Caitlin Clark has stern message for new fans

Connecticut Sun guard DiJonai Carrington sent a stern message to new WNBA fans who have tuned into the league because of the electric rookie class led by the Indiana Fever’s Caitlin Clark. Clark’s play and the treatment she’s received on the court has been a major story line since she stepped onto the floor. Carrington guarded Clark in the Sun and Fever’s last game, and…

Greece denies report alleging coast guard’s widespread abuse of migrants

Greece on Monday denied a new report that accused its coast guard of brutally preventing migrants from reaching Greek shores, which also alleged that the practice had resulted in dozens of deaths. A BBC report said it had been ascertained that 43 migrants drowned — including nine who were thrown into the water — in 15 incidents off Greece’s eastern Aegean Sea islands in 2020-2023….

John Kerry used government email alias as secretary of state, whistleblowers say

EXCLUSIVE: Former Secretary of State John Kerry used a pseudonymous government email address while serving as the nation’s top diplomat during the Obama administration, whistleblowers told Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson.  Fox News Digital obtained a letter Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, demanding answers on whether Kerry properly complied with federal records law as secretary of state. …

Ex-CIA deputy director sounds the alarm about terror threat posed by open border

Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell warned in a recent op-ed of the terror threat posed by vulnerabilities at the U.S.-Mexico border.  “Given the particular vulnerability of the southern border, Biden’s recent executive order to restrict asylum processing is a valuable step toward limiting entry to the United States,” Morell and Graham Allison, former United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans, wrote in…

Bill Maher clashes with Charlamagne tha God, calls it ‘zombie lie’ that life ‘five times’ harder for Blacks

HBO host Bill Maher pushed back on Charlamagne tha God’s claims Friday that Black Americans need to work “five times” harder than the rest of America to achieve the same results, calling it a “zombie lie.” Maher was responding to President Biden’s commencement speech in May at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution, during which Biden asked, “What is democracy if you have to be…

Biden campaign targets ‘convicted felon’ Trump with $50M media buy ahead of 1st debate

The Biden campaign released a new ad Monday morning as part of a $50 million ad blitz ahead of the first presidential debate later this month, highlighting former President Trump’s conviction, and saying “character” is the central dynamic of the 2024 presidential race.  The new ad, titled “Character Matters,” highlights the verdict in New York v. Trump, when a jury found the former president and…