Mexican pirates posing greater risk in Gulf of Mexico to oil workers, tourists

A platform under protection.  (Fortress) Over the past two years, the country’s navy has fielded more than 300 reports about the stealing of hydrocarbons in oil tankers and other critical equipment and machinery, ranging from pipework and communication equipment to cash, motors, and aluminum. “Sea pirates aren’t always looking for oil, often what they want is this equipment to sell on the black market,” one Mexican ex-intelligence official explained. Investigators also have documented numerous cases of pirates ambushing oil ships in Mexican seas and making illicit fuel transfers between ships, as well as boarding platforms and threatening personnel to complete robberies. Pirates often have been disguised as fishermen, or as Mexican law enforcement or officials when boarding the platforms. Despite the …

Andrew Cuomo says leftist Dems pressured Pelosi on impeachment, warns it will go ‘nowhere’

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses the media in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) Cuomo’s comments underscore the wariness with which the impeachment push is being seen by some more centrist parts of the Democratic Party — who fear that the country is not yet with them on the inquiry and that it could backfire in an election year as it eclipses other parts of the Democratic agenda. The Daily News reported that it was a shift for Cuomo after he said Wednesday that “you’re darn right there should be an inquiry.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But a spokeswoman for Cuomo told the Daily News that the governor on Thursday …

‘The Fast And The Furious’ Director Rob Cohen Accused Of Sexual Assault

By the night’s end, Jane said she found herself regaining consciousness in Cohen’s hotel room, naked, while the director sexually assaulted her. She jolted out of bed and threw up. HuffPost also reviewed text messages between Jane and Cohen, sent about two-and-a-half years after the alleged assault, in which she told him, “The night we met, you really hurt me and fucked me up.” At the time, Cohen wrote back that he was “so sorry to hear this.” He later told HuffPost, through a lawyer, that he was apologizing for what he believed was a dispute over compensation for her work on the TV pilot.  “The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my …

This Is What No One Tells You About Getting Divorced In Your 30s

The night I asked for a divorce, I wasn’t thinking about anyone else’s reaction. I wasn’t thinking about the stigma surrounding divorce, or how we’d been married for such a short period of time ― less than two years. All I could think about was how I’d changed.  Slowly, over time, our priorities had stopped lining up. No one had done anything wrong, but I just wasn’t the same person I’d been when we met nearly a decade before. And as much as I hated myself for hurting him, I’d fallen out of love. I was just … done.  In terms of the divorce itself, I figured that I’d navigate that the same way I’d managed every other one of …

Johnson should quit over court ruling – Drakeford

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSupreme Court ruling on Parliament suspension Boris Johnson should resign after the Supreme Court found his suspension of Parliament is unlawful, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. The court’s justices found that, in effect, the five-week prorogation never took place. It is a “victory for the rule of law”, Mr Drakeford said. The prime minister said he would “respect the verdict”, but that it had made negotiating with the EU more difficult. Brexiteers called for a general election, with Conservative Monmouth MP David Davies saying the prime minister was facing a “pro-EU establishment”. Image caption Liz Saville Roberts, left, with SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, centre, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas …

Miley Cyrus and girlfriend Kaitlyn Carter split after a month of dating: report

Kaitlynn Carter and Miley Cyrus are seen on Sept. 10, 2019 in New York City. The pair reportedly showed a lot of PDA at New York Fashion Week. The pair reportedly split after just a month together. (Getty) BRODY JENNER’S FRIEND THINKS MILEY CYRUS, KAITLYNN CARTER ROMANCE IS A RUSE It was later revealed after Carter and Jenner, 36, split that they were never legally married despite having a wedding ceremony. A source previously claimed that Cyrus’ flagrant PDA with Carter put the final nail in the coffin for her and Hemsworth’s eight-month marriage. The Australian actor filed for divorce after the photos of Cyrus and Carter in Italy went viral. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “He thought they could work it …

Emmys 2019: Jenny McCarthy rocks edgy number to awards show with baby blue dress, studded belt and booties

Jenny McCarthy arriving at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP) EMMYS 2019: MARIO LOPEZ STEPS OUT FOR AWARD SHOW DAYS AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY Earlier on Sunday, McCarthy took to her Instagram Story to tease her hosting duties for Fox’s pre-show coverage. “Pre Emmy rehearsals,” she captioned a video of her spinning around on the carpet. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP McCarthy is set to be joined by Fox Sports’ Shannon Sharpe and Kelly Osbourne to helm the network’s pre-award show coverage. On Our Radar

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

There is also a list of “medical exemptions”, including those who need to take insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and people with an underactive thyroid. But people with many other conditions – including overactive thyroid, asthma, chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis – are not on the list, which was drawn up in 1968. Pre-payment certificates for those who do not qualify for free medication, costing £104 per year. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, who will announce the policy at the Labour party conference in Brighton, said: “We know that the cost of prescriptions puts people off taking the medicine they need. “Not only do people suffer illnesses and the effects of illnesses more than they need …

‘Storm Area 51’ has alien ‘believers’ mostly standing near a gate, looking ‘to the skies,’ feeling the spirit

Lisa Miller told Fox News she’s “always looked to the skies.” (Travis Fedschun/Fox News) “I keep telling people, everybody’s looking at the gate. Look to the skies because you don’t know what you’re going to see out here in the desert,” Miller told Fox News. “Stop looking just at the gate and broaden your mind.” On the road to the gate, there were dozens of vehicles traveling in either direction, kicking up large plumes of dust along the way. The scene Friday afternoon outside the back gate to Area 51 in Rachel, Nev. (Travis Fedschun/Fox News) For Daisy Blue and Benton Huang from Tennessee, the trip to the gate took thousands of miles. While they weren’t greeted by a massive …

Marijuana Business Leaders Meet With Beto ORourke On His Legalization Plan

OAKLAND, Calif. ― Hours after Democratic presidential candidate to legalize marijuana and repair the racist injustices of the war on drugs, weed industry leaders met with him here on Thursday to discuss the merits and limits of such proposals. The former Texas congressman hosted a roundtable gathering with about a dozen participants ― mostly people of color ― that included business owners, local officials and community organizers. The discussion touched upon the challenges in creating a legalized marijuana industry nationwide while avoiding America’s ongoing history of racism and the injustices of the capitalist system. “When [weed is legal] at the federal level, and the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries come in, where is the protection for the small businesses and the people …

U.S. Lifts Tariffs On 400 Chinese Products, Trump Wants ‘Complete’ Trade Deal

Trump, speaking to reporters at a White House meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, said the United States was taking in billions of dollars from tariffs imposed on Chinese products, adding that the total would soon reach $100 billion. China agreeing to more agricultural purchases would not be enough, he said. “We’re looking for a complete deal. I’m not looking for a partial deal,” he said, adding that he did not need a deal to happen before the 2020 presidential election. The United States Trade Representative’s office issued three Federal Register notices exempting a wide range of products from tariffs in response to requests from U.S. companies, which argued that the levies would cause economic hardship. Chinese and U.S. negotiators …

Hurricane Humberto moves past Bermuda and leaves most of the island in the dark

(CNN)Bermuda will be feeling only some leftover winds Thursday as Hurricane Humberto keeps moving further into the Atlantic. The island was still feeling the storm’s tropical storm-force winds Thursday morning, which extended 220 miles from the center. After the hurricane’s swipe at the island, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service reported 17 minor incidents including gas leaks, ninemedical incidents and three structural fires that were not serious, the government said. Bermuda rarely sees storms asbig and powerful as Humberto. Only 21 hurricanes have passed within 100 miles of the Atlantic Ocean paradise over the past century, with Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014 being the last to make landfall there. As the spinner continues over the ocean, it’s expected to impact parts …

Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Albuquerque on his way to California on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) About 100 protesters lined the road about a mile from Trump’s luncheon site in Portola Valley, with demonstrators inflating giant Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons. Trump, for his part, tweeted a cheery message as he departed New Mexico on Tuesday to fly to the state: “Just departed New Mexico for California, where we are delivering results!” The tweet included statistics about the state’s unemployment rate and job creation. TRUMP OR WARREN? FIGHT ERUPTS OVER WHO HAS THE BIGGER CROWD SIZES Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump got in some fresh digs about the state’s problem with homelessness, saying, …

3 Original Board Members Leave Womens March

Co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland stepped down from their positions on the national organization’s board on July 15, the report said, but the announcement was formally made this week. Media scrutinized Mallory after she attended a February 2018 event keynoted by Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Following reports, several Women’s March members — including the founder Theresa Shook— and supporting organizations In addition to criticism from within their organization, Mallory, Sarsour and Perez have also faced vicious attacks from conservatives aiming to paint them as threats to the United States. With the co-chairs resigning, the Women’s March announced 16 incoming board members, which include women of various faiths from across the country. …