Illinois has collected over $1 billion from tickets issued by red-light cameras. [Link]
The Democrats introduced a bill that extends the Patriot Act for three months. [Link]
Hunter DeRensis breaks down ambassador Sondland’s impeachment hearing. He explains it did not produce the smoking gun the Democrats claim. [Link]
The Senate unanimously passes the Hong Kong Human Rights Bill. If signed into law, the bill would prevent some weapon sales to Hong Kong and sanction officials accused of human rights violations. [Link]
Bolivian police deployed armored vehicles to clear protesters preventing access to a fuel production facility. Police killed three protesters. [Link]
Over 30 protesters have been killed in Bolivia since the coup. [Link]
Ukraine is expanding the investigation into Bursima to include state funds. [Link]
Two US soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. [Link]
Turkey says the Syria Kurdish YPG carried out a rocket attack near a school in a Turkish held town, killing three. [Link]
Israel says it carried out several airstrikes against the Iranian and Syrian military in Damascus. Syria says two civilians were killed in the attack, and air defenses destroyed most Israeli missiles. [Link]
Saudi’s King says his country is seeking a political settlement in Yemen. [Link]
The Houthi release the three ships and 16 crewmen it seized earlier this week in the Red Sea. Two of the ships were South Korean flagged, and one was Saudi flagged. The Houthi say the ships were seized after entering Yemeni waters without permission and were released because of the relationship between Sanaa and Seoul. [Link]
The US is threatening sanctions against Egypt because Egypt signed an agreement to buy Russian warplanes. [Link]
Haftar’s forces have started to bomb the eastern Libyan city Misrata. The army reports targeting Turkish vehicles provided to the eastern Libyan army. [Link]
Islamist militants are accused of committing a massacre of at least 15 civilians in the Congo. [Link]
At least 20 people were killed in Mali. They were likely killed in ongoing ethnic violence. [Link]
Militants killed eleven Malian soldiers near the border with Niger. [Link]
Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 militants were killed during a battle in northern Mali. [Link]
US News On Friday, the Trump administration signaled TikTok would be banned. However, Microsoft is in plans to buy the US version of TikTok. Facebook is set to launch its own version of TikTok. [Link] Trump tweets Homeland Security will not leave Portland until local...
US News Trump tweets that universal mail-in voting will create mass voter fraud. He added, "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" [Link] Twitter says the Bitcoin scam hack was carried out after a spear-phishing attack against...
US News Plainclothes NY police officers arrested protesters and took them away in an unmarked van. [Link] Democrats introduce an amendment that will defund Trump's deployment of federal police to cities dealing with riots. [Link] Internet browsers are showing Syrian...
US News The DNC defeated a proposed change to its platform that would have called for the legalization of marijuana. [Link] Twitter suspended Donald Trump Jr. for posting a video of doctors talking about Covid. [Link] Charlotte police suspected a wanted man was hiding...
US News The second Covid stimulus will be at least $1 trillion. [Link] Over the past eight years, Rite Aid has installed cameras equipped with facial recognition software in 200 of its stores. The facial recognition software is tied to the Chinese government. [Link]...
US News The Feds shut down a $25 million Bitcoin business for failing to comply with federal regulations. [Link] A Kentucky couple was forced to wear ankle monitors after testing positive for Covid. [Link] Libertarian activist Garrett Foster was murdered at an Austin...