MISSING SAILORS FOUND

MISSING SAILORS FOUND

Rescued from Pacific island after SOS signal spotted in the sand

MISSING SAILORS FOUND

They were missing for three days in the Micronesia archipelago before the distress signal was spotted

Three men were rescued from a small, uninhabited Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand,

The Australian Department of Defense said on Monday.

The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago near the Philippines for three days,

Before their internationally recognized distress signal, which originated from Morse code,

Was spotted Sunday on the uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft.

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, the Federated States of Micronesia is comprised of more than 600 islands.

The three-person crew aboard a 23-foot skiff set out from Pulawat atoll on Thursday.

They intended to travel about 27 miles to Pulap atoll when they sailed off course and ran out of fuel, the defense department said in a statement.

The Australian Defense Force was asked for search and rescue support by the Rescue and Coordination Center in Guam on Saturday.

The military ship, Canberra, which was returning to Australia from exercises in Hawaii,

Diverted to the area and joined forces with U.S. searchers from Guam.

The men were found in good condition about 118 miles from where they had set out.

Their SOS message was first spotted by a U.S. Air Force plane,

And an Australian Army helicopter was able to land on the beach to give the men food and water.

A Micronesian patrol vessel was due to pick them up.


 

STATES BUYING TEST KITS

STATES BUYING TEST KITS

States Sidestep Trump to Buy Millions of Virus Tests

A bipartisan group of governors led by Maryland’s Larry Hogan has formed a pact with the Rockefeller Foundation to buy millions of coronavirus antigen tests,

The most significant example so far of states teaming to fight the pandemic rather than working through the federal government.

The agreement currently includes six states, which together plan to buy 3 million tests, with the foundation helping to marshal funds.

But the governors aim to recruit more states, assuring test-makers of the biggest possible market.

The group includes Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia,

And the states are already in discussions with test manufacturers Becton, Dickinson & Co., and Quidel Corp.

The tests, which search for proteins on the surface of the virus, can deliver results in 15 to 20 minutes.

The agreement is a significant rebuke to the administration of President Donald Trump,

Which has failed to formulate a coherent national plan to fight a disease that so far has killed more than 156,000 Americans.

“With severe shortages and delays in testing and the federal administration attempting to cut funding for testing,

The states are banding together to acquire millions of faster tests to help save lives and slow the spread of Covid-19,” said Hogan,

The Republican governor of a blue state who is the outgoing chairman of the National Governors Association.

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CALIFORNIA: TRUMPS NUMBERS LOW

CALIFORNIA: TRUMPS NUMBERS LOW

BIDEN LEADING TRUMP BY LARGE MARGIN IN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA: TRUMPS NUMBERS LOW

President Donald Trump was never going to carry deep blue California in the November presidential election.

But his level of support in the Golden State is shrinking dramatically amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

Black Lives Matter protests and the struggling economy.

According to a new poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley,

Just 28% of likely voters favor Trump while 67% back Biden, giving the former vice president an impressive 39-point lead

Ahead even of the record-breaking 30% margin by which Hillary Clinton won the state four years ago. We all know what happened next.

This time, Biden is the preferred candidate among white, Latino, Asian American and Black voters in California,

And across every region of the state, every age group and all education levels.

“In many states, white voters are closely divided and there are big differences in the views of President Trump across racial groups,”

IGS co-director Eric Schickler said in a statement. “Not so in California.”

Support for Trump does remain strong among Republican voters and those who identify as very conservative

With 88% and 84%, respectively, saying they would support the president’s reelection.

Just 26% of the state’s likely voters are registered Republicans, however, and support for the president is eroding.



 

JUDGE SALAS SPEAKS OUT (VIDEO)

JUDGE SALAS SPEAKS OUT

Releases statement after son killed,

husband shot in attack by lawyer

JUDGE SALAS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER FAMILIES ATTACK

New Jersey-based U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, speaking publicly for the first time since a “monster” fatally shot her son,

He also wounded her husband, said she believes she was targeted because of her position, and insisted that his death “cannot be in vain.”

Salas said in a video released Monday morning that she and her husband,

Who is in the hospital recovering from three gunshot wounds – “are living every parent’s worst nightmare”

As they make the necessary plans to bury their 20-year-old son, Daniel Mark, who was shot and killed on July 19.

“Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant and my family will never be the same,”

Salas said at the start of a more than nine-minute video.  “A madman,

Who I believe was targeting me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house.

Our family had just finished a weekend celebration in honor of our son, Daniel Mark – his 20th birthday.”

Salas, seated in Newark, said her son stayed behind that Sunday morning and went back to sleep while she and her husband,

Defense attorney Mark Anderl, went to church.

Later on, they were cleaning their North Brunswick home from the weekend’s festivities.

“Daniel and I went downstairs to the basement and we were chatting as we always do.

Daniel said, ‘Mom, let’s keep talking. I love talking to you,'” Salas said, often appearing to hold back tears.

“And it was at that exact moment that the doorbell rang, and Daniel looked at me and said, ‘Who is that?'”

Before she could respond, the youngest Anderl ran upstairs.

JUDGE SALAS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER FAMILIES ATTACK

Left: Mark Anderl Middle: Judge Esther Salas Right: Daniel Anderl

“Within seconds,” she paused, “I heard the sound of bullets and someone screaming,

‘No!’ I later learned that this monster, who had a FedEx package in his hand, opened fire.

But Daniel, being Daniel, protected his father, and he took the shooter’s first bullet directly to the chest.”

Daniel was shot one time in the chest, but could not be saved.

Mark Anderl has undergone multiple surgeries and is still recovering at an area hospital, Salas said in the video.

“My family has experienced a pain that no one should ever have to endure,

And I am here asking everyone to help me ensure that no one ever has to experience this kind of pain,” Salas said.

Salas’ attacker, self-described “anti-feminist” attorney Roy Den Hollander, had a “complete dossier” on her and the family,

Including where they lived and even where they went to church, she said.

“We may not be able to stop something like this from happening again,

But we can make it hard for those who target us to track us down,” Salas continued.

She stressed that not everyone agrees with federal judges’ decisions, which “will be scrutinized.”

She said the job requires that they make “tough calls,” including those that might upset people.

“Unfortunately for my family, the threat was real and the free flow of information from the Internet allowed this,

JUDGE SALAS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER FAMILIES ATTACK

Sick and depraved human being to find all our personal information and target us,” she said.

“At the moment there is nothing we can do to stop it and that is unacceptable.

My son’s death cannot be in vain, which is why I am begging those in power to do something to help my brothers and sisters on the bench.

Now, more than ever, we need to identify a solution that keeps the lives of federal judges private.”

Den Hollander had a gender-equity lawsuit, filed in 2015, that was being heard by Salas.

It involved a young woman who wanted to register for the military draft.

He also mentioned the judge in writings posted online, deriding her as a ladder-climber who traded on her Hispanic heritage to get ahead.

The 72-year-old was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush,

Found in the town of Rockland in New York’s Sullivan County, law enforcement officials said.

A package addressed to Salas was found along with the lawyer’s body, the officials said.

Also among Hollander’s belongings was information about New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore,

State court spokesperson Lucian Chalfen confirmed to Fox News at the time.

The information included her photograph, her name, and the address for the Court of Appeals in Albany, Chalfen said.

Authorities believe Hollander also shot and killed a fellow attorney in California in the days before the attack at Salas’ home.

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