FIVE YEAR OLD CALIFORNIA BOY REPORTED MISSING AFTER DAD IS FOUND PASSED OUT IN PARK

PASADENA, CA — A five year old boy is missing after police say his father was found unresponsive in a California park.

South Pasadena police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. homicide investigators say Aramazd Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother last week when she turned the boy over to his father for a court ordered scheduled visitation.

When the boy’s father, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian, failed to return the boy on Saturday as scheduled, the child’s mother contacted police.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Capt. Chris Bergner told KTLA that the boy’s father has refused to help in the search for his son.

“He’s not with his mother and he’s not with his father. He’s with somebody and we’re pleading to that somebody to let us bring him home,” said Bergner.

Bergner said police took Andressian into custody and charged him with one count of suspicion of child endangerment and one count of child abduction after the child’s father gave a series of confusing and contradictory statements to investigators in regard to the boy’s disappearance.

He is currently being held on a $10 million bail.

At least one home has been served with a search warrant in connection with the boy’s disappearance, sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said Monday. The child’s mother, who was in the midst of divorcing Andressian, is said to be distraught over her son’s disappearance.

Aramazd Jr. is described as standing about 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing around 55 pounds. He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt and plaid shorts or a gray-and-white-striped shirt with gray sweatpants. Police say he has a small mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.

Anyone with information about the boy’s disappearance is urged to call L.A. County Sheriff’s detectives at 323-890-5500 or South Pasadena police at 626-403-7297.

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BRINK OF WAR: ENTIRE SENATE CALLED TO WHITE HOUSE FOR BRIEFING ON NORTH KOREA AS ROGUE STATE WARNS OF ‘PREEMPTIVE STRIKE’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has asked the entire U.S. Senate to the White House on Wednesday for a briefing on the escalating situation in North Korea.

During his daily press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming meeting, during which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to fill the lawmakers in on the developing conflict.

The decision to call the nearly unprecedented briefing came after Trump’s conversation by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

On Monday, North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States would do whatever it takes to stop the communist country’s quickly expanding nuclear program.

“In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only US imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the US mainland and reduce them to ashes,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned.

Meanwhile, the rogue leader has taken another American citizen into custody, bringing the number of U.S. citizens imprisoned by the regime to three.

Tony Kim, a 58-year-old Korean-American professor, was detained at Pyongyang International Airport after teaching accounting at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology and working on aid and relief programs to North Korea for the past month.

Kim was reportedly taken into custody in North Korea on Saturday as he was trying to leave with his wife on a flight to China.

21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student Otto Warmbier was also detained on January 2, 2016, at Pyongyang International Airport, while visiting the country as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tour.

During a one hour trial, Warmbier was charged with stealing a political sign from a staff-only floor in the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang and committing “crimes against the state.”

The Ohio native was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlton Show” this month, Warbmier’s parents have reached out to president Trump for aid in bringing their son home.

“President Trump, I ask you: Bring my son home. You can make a difference here,” Fred Warmbier, the young man’s father pleaded.

Korean-American businessman Kim Dong Chul is also being held in a North Korean prison after arrested in October 2015 while in the city of Rason.

Kim had been detained on suspicion of engaging in spying and stealing state secrets. Kim was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor after North Korea’s Supreme Court found him guilty of espionage and subversion under Articles 60 and 64 of the North’s criminal code.

While U.S. government officials have demanded the release of the prisoners, North Korean officials say they are not willing to negotiate amid the current tensions between their country and the United States.

SEAN STRIKES BACK: ‘HANNITY’ HOST DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT; THREATENS ACCUSER WITH LEGAL ACTION

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Sean Hannity, host of the Fox News’ which bares his name, has come out swinging against an accuser who claims the conservative commentator sexually harassed her.

Debbie Schlussel, an attorney, author and political commentator who had once appeared on Hannity’s show, said on Friday that the married anchor invited her to accompany him back to his hotel suite after the two met up at a book signing in Detroit. Schlussel claims and that after she turned down the married Hannity’s advances, he became angry and she no longer invited to appear on his show.

“He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel told radio host Pat Campbell Friday during an interview on Friday (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/ex-fox-news-guest-accuses-sean-hannity-sexual-harassment-article-1.3093058). “So I met him there and it was very awkward. He had me stand up there with him while he signed books and I felt very weird. These people don’t know me and they didn’t come for me to sign their books. So then I left to get ready for the show and he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ and I said, ‘No, I have to get ready for the show.’”

Schlussel said Hannity propositioned her yet again some time later after one of his shows and claimed that after turning him down a second time, Hannity became belligerent.

“After that, I wasn’t booked on his show again,” Schlussel said. “And he called me and yelled at me. I got a very weird feeling about the whole thing and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be back on his show.”

Hannity has been quick to respond to Schlussel’s allegations, claiming the accusations toward him are the result of a witch hunt.

“LET ME BE CLEAR THE COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual ARE 100 percent false and a complete fabrication,” Hannity said in a released statement. “This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. The individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to slander, smear and besmirch my reputation,” the statement reads.

“The individual has not just slandered me over the years but many people who this individual disagrees with. This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks and using indefensible and outrageous political rhetoric.

“My patience with this individual is over,” he continued.

Hannity ended the statement with the assertion that he’s “retained a team of some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country” and plans to sue Schlussel for her “slander and lies.”

The allegations against Hannity come just days after Fox News announced that it was severing ties with “O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly after O’Reilly was accused by several women of sexual harassment. O’Reilly, a veteran of over 20 years on the network, was cut from the evening lineup immediately, without the benefit of a final show.

On Twitter on Monday, Hannity referenced the firing of O’Reilly as a “coordinated effort afoot to now silence those with conservative views,” within the Fox News network and speculated that it may be time for conservatives on the network to consider creating their own channel.

In response to Hannity’s threats of legal action against her, Schlussel issued a statement on Monday claiming that her words were “misconstrued”.

In a statement to LawNewz.com, Schlussel said she does not think her encounter, which happened in the early 2000s, could technically be considered sexual harassment.

“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” she said (http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/despite-reports-fmr-fox-guest-now-claims-she-was-never-sexually-harassed-by-sean-hannity/). “I never thought I was sexually harassed by Sean Hannity, I just thought he was weird and creepy not someone I liked.”

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TRUMP ORDERS ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIERS SENT TO KOREAN PENINSULA AS KIM JUNG-UN REMAINS DEFIANT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday ordered two additional aircraft carriers deployed to the Korean peninsula as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to mount.

South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, reports that in addition to the already deployed U.S.S. Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN. Ronald Reagan and the CVN-68 Nimitz will enter the Sea of Japan next week.

A source close to the Trump administration says the move is meant to show North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un, who attempted a missile launch early Sunday local time that failed “almost immediately”, that America’s new leader does not draw imaginary red lines in the sand.

“We expect it to be completely different from the previous administration,” said the source.

Trump, who was briefed on the launch while visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend, has said that his administration has no qualms about using military action against the rogue leader, if necessary.

“The president and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in a statement Saturday night.

Shin In-kyun, President of Korea Defense Network, a civic group specializing in military affairs, said that submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that was likely launched by the North Koreans, told NBC News (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/north-korean-missile-launch-fails-almost-immediately-u-s-military-n747006) that although this most recent test launch was a failure, the idea that Jung-un has developed this type of capability to begin with should be a matter of grave concern.

“SLBMs are more threatening than any other type of missile of the same range because it can evade radar detection, including the THAAD,” Shin said of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system provided to South Korea by the U.S. “If North Korea [can] complete building 3,000-ton submarine, they can then attack Guam, Hawaii and even Alaska with an SLBM.”

Vice President Mike Pence, in a rare trip to South Korea, put North Korea on notice saying that recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that Trump’s patience should not be tested.

“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan,” Pence said in a joint press conference with South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn on Sunday.
“North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”

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‘A MONSTER’: MANHUNT UNDERWAY FOR CLEVELAND MAN ACCUSED OF BROADCASTING MURDER TO FACEBOOK

CLEVELAND, OH — In a crime that shocked the nation, a Cleveland man is accused of murdering an elderly stranger and uploading the event to Facebook.

On Sunday, police initially said Steve Stephens had “broadcast the killing on Facebook Live,” but a spokesperson for the social media site later confirmed that the video was recorded and uploaded.

Stephens is considered armed and dangerous, police said, and, if seen, should not be approached.

The horrific video, which has since been taken down, allegedly shows Stevens killing an elderly man and bragging to the camera about how many other murders he has committed.

In the video, Stephens can be seen getting out of a car in a residential area. He turns to the camera and says, “Here’s somebody I’m about to kill. I’m about to kill this guy right here. An old dude.”

Stephens then approaches an elderly man on the street and can be seen talking to him.

Stephens: “Hi. Can you do me a favor? Can you say Joy Lane?”
Godwin: “Joy Lane?”
Stephens: “Yeah, she’s the reason this is about to happen to you.”

The video then shows a gun pointed at the elderly man’s head. The gun is fired and the victim falls to the ground. He was later pronounced dead.

An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens’ arrest, and police said early Monday that he may have fled Ohio. Police have asked residents of nearby states, including Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan, to be on the lookout and to alert authorities immediately if Stephens is spotted.

Police say they still don’t know what drove Stephens to target the victim, who has been identified as Robert Godwin, 74, but investigators say the attack appears to be random.

“He’s a monster,” a member of the victim’s family told the press of Stephens before dissolving into tears.

In series of posts on Sunday to what authorities say was Stephens’ Facebook page, the suspect complained that he had “lost everything” to gambling.

“I killed 12 people today” wrote Stephens, who shared a list of people that he said he needed to make contact with.

In a second, updated post, Stephens wrote: “I killed 15 today because of Joy Lane (a woman who has since been identified as Stephens’ former girlfriend.” The suspect said his “Easter day slaughter” wouldn’t stop until he could speak to his mother and to Lane.

In a statement, Lane said, “Steve really is a nice guy. He is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family.”

“It’s senseless,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference. Asked if there were more victims, Williams said: “There are no other victims that we know of.”

Authorities described Stephens as a black man, standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 244 pounds. He is bald and has a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black or dark blue and gray striped polo shirt and was driving a white Ford Fusion with Ohio temporary tag number E363630.

A $50,000 reward has been issued for information leading to Stephens’ arrest.

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TRUMP STRIKES BACK: U.S. DROPS ‘MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS’ ON ISLAMIC STATE AFTER MARINE IS KILLED FIGHTING ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump ordered the drop of the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. military’s arsenal on Thursday in response to the death of a U.S. Marine.

The The MOAB — Massive Ordinance Air Blast — also known as the “Mother of All Bombs” was dropped on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangarhar Province after a Green Beret was killed fighting ISIS there, a U.S. defense official has confirmed.

It was the first time the a 21,000-pound bomb had been utilized since it’s development in 2003.

“The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities,” the Pentagon said in a statement, referencing the term for the Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch.

In a statement from the White House, press secretary Sean Spicer said the strike targeted a “system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely.” Spicer added that the U.S. “took all precautions necessary” to minimize civilian casualties.

Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb at Trump’s direction, according to the sources.

Trump, during his presidential campaign, had famously vowed to “bomb the sh-t” out of ISIS if elected.

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‘PREPARE’: KIM JONG-UN ORDERS ‘IMMEDIATE EVACUATION’ OF CAPITAL CITY AS NORTH KOREA WARNS U.S OF ‘BIG EVENT’

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered the immediate evacuation of the country’s capital Pyongyang, sparking further speculation that he may be preparing for war.

Further, the communist leader has warned foreign journalists to be prepared for a “big event” on North Korea’s biggest national celebration, the ‘Day of the Sun’, to be held on Saturday.

A Russian newspaper, Pravda Report, is reporting that more than 600,000 people – around one quarter of the city’s population – are being urgently evacuated, as tensions between North Korea and the United States reach a fever pitch (http://www.pravdareport.com/hotspots/conflicts/12-04-2017/137480-pyongyang_evacuation-0/).

North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday that the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear site is “primed and ready” for a sixth nuclear test.

The announcement comes as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that North Korea has likely developed the capability to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas.

Jong-un has openly stated that his military’s “nuclear sight” is focused on both American-allied military bases in the region, and on “the U.S. mainland.”

In response, U.S. officials attempted to stare down the rogue leader’s threat, saying they believe Jong-un’s comments to be all talk.

“I think there is no evidence that North Korea has that capability at this time,” press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday. “Threatening something that you don’t have the capability of isn’t really a threat.”

Spicer followed up his comments with the assertion that president Trump had put North Korea on notice that the United States military will not cease to act at the first sign of aggression toward U.S. interests.

Earlier this week it was announced that president Trump, in response to North Korea’s tough talk, had ordered a warship deployed to the Korean peninsula in a show of force.

“We are sending an armada. Very powerful,” Trump told Fox Business Network. “We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.”

Referring to Jong-un’s recent threats against the U.S., Trump said: “He is doing the wrong thing” Asked if he thought Kim was mentally ill, Trump replied: “I don’t know. I don’t know him.”

In yet another disturbing development, an expert on foreign relations, Professor Rudiger Frank, has warned that China and Russia may be joining forces in an effort to take down the United States.

Franks’s comments come after a week of escalating tensions between the United States and Russia over Russia’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who U.S. intelligence officials say ordered a deadly gas strike upon his own people in northern Syria.

“The Americans have been able to drive a wedge between the then Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China since the 1970s,” Frank told the U.K.’s Express (http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791638/north-korea-russia-china-united-states-nuclear-war-kim-jong-un-putin-donald-trump). “But now the US is facing both countries relatively aggressively. Russia and China have a common opponent who unites them.”

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