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Florida police officer fighting for his life after being shot has 'heart of gold,' chief says

A Florida police officer fighting for his life after being shot in the head by a gunman now on the run has a "heart of gold," his police chief said Thursday. The Daytona Beach officer, identified as 26-year-old Jason Raynor, remains hospitalized following the Wednesday night shooting. He has been with the department for two years and was an officer with the Port Orange Police Department from 2016 to 2019, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told reporters during a news conference.
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US to leave 650 troops in Afghanistan to protect airport, embassy

A contingent of roughly 650 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan to protect diplomats after the Pentagon completes its overall withdrawal of military forces from the country, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. As part of the ongoing military presence, several hundred U.S. military personnel will...
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Paramount+ series 'The Good Fight' has atheist beg God to let Biden win

The Paramount+ drama "The Good Fight" featured a rare admission of faith from its atheist lead for the sake of electing Democrat Joe Biden as president. The fifth season of the long-running drama officially premiered on Thursday with the episode "Previously On." In a clip retrieved by Newsbusters, the scene involved the main character Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, watching the 2020 election in real time, courtesy of CBS. Real-life CBS anchor Major Garrett portrayed himself as he goes off-script to describe Lockhart having a "coronary event of some kind" while watching the updates.
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Report: over 600 bodies found at Indigenous school in Canada

Leaders of Indigenous groups in Canada said Thursday investigators have found more than 600 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children — a discovery that follows last month's report of 215 bodies found at another school. The bodies were discovered at the Marieval Indian...
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Priests cannot be charged for old abuse despite new Iowa law

Roman Catholic priests who victimized Iowa children decades ago cannot be prosecuted despite a new law eliminating the statute of limitations for child sex abuse, the state attorney general says. The law, signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last month, does not apply to cases in which the statute of limitations...
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Rep. Michelle Steel pushes Education Secretary Cardona on discriminatory college admittance practices

In an Education and Labor Committee hearing Thursday, GOP freshmen Rep. Michelle Steel pushed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to address college admittance practices that abet discrimination by judging students on subjective matters such as "likeability" In February, the Department of Justice shut down a Trump-era lawsuit that alleged Yale University...
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Education secretary refuses to say how many genders there are in testy exchange with GOP congresswoman

President Biden's education secretary got into a testy exchange with a Republican congresswoman as the Cabinet official refused to say how many genders there are. During a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on the priorities of the Department of Education, Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about an educational material disseminated to students and their families entitled "Confronting Anti-LGBTQI+ Harassment in Schools."
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Renée Zellweger and Ant Anstead are dating: reports

Renée Zellweger and Ant Anstead are reportedly dating. The Oscar-winner, 52, and the "Wheeler Dealers" host, 42, supposedly met while filming the Discovery+ series "Celebrity IOU: Joyride," last month, per People magazine. The new couple was first reported by TMZ. Anstead recently finalized his divorce HGTV star Christina Haack, 37,...
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Greek priest charged over acid attack on 7 senior bishops

A defrocked Greek Orthodox priest was charged Thursday with multiple counts of causing grievous bodily harm over an acid attack that injured seven senior bishops and three other people. The 37-year-old Greek man was led to court in lay clothing, handcuffs, and under a heavily armed police escort. He was...
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Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner says she would cut the salaries of CA politicians in half

California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner on Thursday said she could cut the salaries of California's elected leaders "in half" if elected. The tweet comes after The California Citizens Compensation Commission (CCCC) voted on June 8 to increase the salaries of California Gov. Gavin Newsom and 132 other elected state officials by 4.2%, effective in December.
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California cop killed responding to domestic disturbance

A suspect in a domestic violence disturbance fatally shot a California cop while saying "Hey police" as he opened his front door, graphic video shows. The footage, released Tuesday by the Stockton Police Department, shows the instant Lance Lowe, 30, shot Officer Jimmy Inn as the cop responded to a residence on May 11 for a report of a domestic disturbance. A caller told police a woman was bleeding and appeared to have been assaulted, Chief Eric Jones said.
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Washington, Oregon in for historic, dangerous heat wave

The Pacific Northwest is in for a potentially historic and life-threatening heat wave through the weekend. While much of the Western U.S. has felt the impact of dangerous temperatures over the last couple of weeks, Northwestern states were not yet subject to the heat wave's full force. Even as blazes...