Marquez Smith charged after allegedly killing ex Desiree Cash and boyfriend

A Georgia man reportedly turned himself in after allegedly shooting his ex-wife and her boyfriend during a custody exchange of the former couple’s 15-year-old daughter.  The suspect, Marquez Smith, is charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of felony aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two … Read more

Portlanders speak out on city’s rising crime

Portland residents fear being assaulted or encountering people experiencing a mental health crisis while walking around town, according to a recent survey, but those Fox News spoke with had mixed opinions about safety in the city. “I walk around all the time and during the day I feel fine,” said Amber, who recently moved to … Read more

Buta Biberaj dismissed from Scott Smith case over ‘impartiality’ concerns

A Virginia judge has booted liberal Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj from an appeal case citing “concerns” over “impartiality.” The case involves a Virginia father who was arrested last year while speaking out at a school board meeting after his daughter was sexually assaulted in a public school bathroom by a male student.  “All that Scott … Read more

Fungal outbreak threatens tricolored bat with extinction, federal officials say

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. —  Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to list the tricolored bat as endangered — the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation this year as a fungal disease ravages their populations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March proposed reclassifying the northern long-eared bat from threatened to endangered as it reached … Read more

As Ukrainian troops increase pressure, more Russian forces flee

By ELENA BECATOROS and HANNA ARHIROVA KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces Tuesday, pressing deeper into occupied territory and sending more Kremlin troops fleeing ahead of the counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige. As the advance continued, Ukraine’s border guard services said the army … Read more

Mask mandates scrapped at US’s largest school districts: data

All of the nation’s 500 largest school districts have gotten rid of their student mask mandates — after the last holdout, Newark, New Jersey, scrapped the requirement, new data shows. The Garden State’s largest public school district made face coverings optional for students, staff and visitors as on Monday. “With Newark Public Schools removing the … Read more