LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A Lisbon coffee shop owner posted a video online asking that customers who voted for President Joe Biden and those who support transgender individuals to not shop at his establishment.
Adam Newbold, a retired Navy Seal from Lisbon, is the owner of C4 Coffee. He published a video on a website called Rumble on March 19.
In the video, he admits to being present at the Capitol riot in Washington D.C. in support of former President Donald Trump. He can be heard saying he was on the Capitol steps where he, “witnessed a very volatile situation that is an absolute miracle it wasn’t more deadly than it was.”
Newbold said did not engage in any criminal activity that took place, nor does he promote it, but he does understand it.
“I was there, I witnessed the patriotic angry Americans chanting, ‘USA, USA,'” he said.
He went on to say, “If you voted for Joe Biden, don’t buy our coffee, it’s not for you. If you believe there was nothing wrong with this election…don’t buy our coffee. It’s not for you.”
He also went on to discourage anyone who believes in gender transformation from purchasing his product, saying, “If you feel that America is on the right track and there’s nothing wrong with gender neutral, don’t know which bathroom to use, use whichever bathroom you feel like during the day…don’t buy our coffee ’cause it’s not for you.”
He asked anyone that feels it’s OK to kneel to the American flag as a form of protest not to shop at the cafe.
Newbold also runs a company called Advanced Training Group Worldwide, which consults for federal agencies, law enforcement and the military.
In a previous post after the Capitol riot, he posted a video on social media in which he said, in part, “It was historic, it was necessary, and the reason I say I’m proud of Americans is because I wasn’t sure if we still had the spine anymore. Now I see that it exists.”
CLEVELAND (WJW) — A new mural project that celebrates people with disabilities kicked off Sunday afternoon. Community members gathered at West 161st Street and Puritas Avenue where the new outdoor art installation called “More Alike than Different” will reside.
Sunday’s event included the priming and prepping of the space. The artwork was designed by Garrett Weider. Those who contributed to the project will also have an opportunity to help in the painting process.
“We see many wonderful murals throughout the city representing all types of races, creeds and nationalities and this is our way of displaying support for an underserved and underrecognized community that needs just as much support as any other,” said Cleveland Councilman Brian Kazy in a statement.
The mural is expected to be finished this fall, with organizers designated Oct. 12, which is also Cleveland Down Syndrome Day, for the mural’s official closing ceremonies.
Kazy’s office said the mural is the largest of its kind in the state and one of the biggest in America.
TOOELE, Utah (ABC4) – A 77-year-old ammunition box used in WWII was found in Tooele, Utah, and it had some choice words for Adolf Hitler.
The Tooele Army Depot tweeted out a photo of the ammunition box containing .50 caliber bullets with the message, “May the contents of this box of blow the s*** out of Hitler.”
The Tooele Army Depot sent out a tweet explaining the find saying,
“Sorry for the salty language, but when that message was scribbled inside a box of .50 cal rounds 77 years ago, we were a nation at war. The demil furnace crew found the message while destroying rounds from #WWII. We are eager to see what else they find. #greatestgeneration,” the Tooele Army Depot wrote.
According to Jeremy Laird, Public Affairs Officer for the Tooele Army Depot, the ammunition box was produced in the Ogden Arsenal in 1944.
The depot was established in 1942 and currently serves as a facility to store, demilitarize, and distribute ammunition to all four branches of the armed forces.
The depot said in a tweet that they have set the box aside and plan to make it into a display.
CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s top diplomat has become the most senior western official to travel to Libya after an interim government took power in the North African County last week. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has discussed Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah’s ties between the two countries along with migration. Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, who was later killed. Since then, the country has become the major transit point for African and Arab migrants hoping to reach Europe. Italy has a contentious deal with Libya that facilitates the return of Europe-bound migrants to detention centers in the conflict-stricken country.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian officials have confirmed that Israel has revoked the VIP permit of the Palestinian foreign minister. Officials say Riad Malki was informed of the decision as he returned to the West Bank Sunday from a trip abroad that included a visit to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The move appears to have been Israeli retaliation for the Palestinian support for the ICC’s war crimes investigation against Israel. Losing the VIP card means Malki needs to seek special permission when traveling abroad.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials are reporting 1,431 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 22 additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced the state has seen more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases, including 21,081 deaths. A little over 4.7 million Illinoisans have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine as of late Saturday, 1.75 million fully vaccinated. The health department reports the preliminary seven-day test positivity rate stood at 2.8%.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced Sunday that they have agreed to a four-year contract extension with catcher Salvador Perez that will begin with the 2022 season and has a team option for 2026.
Terms of the deal were not released but reports say the extension contract ranges between $18 million and $22 million with a $13.5 million club option or $2 million buyout.
The 30-year-old is coming off a 2020 season in which he was named American League Comeback Player of the Year, a Louisville Silver Slugger Award winner, a first-team All-MLB selection and was the Les Milgram Royal Player of the Year.
He hit a career-best .333 with 11 homers and 32 RBI over 37 games. Perez also added 12 doubles, 22 runs scored, 17 walks and one stolen base, while recording a .353 on-base percentage and a career-high .633 slugging percentage, which was the second highest in franchise history (min. 150 plate appearances) behind only Hall of Famer George Brett, who amassed a .664 mark during his AL MVP Award-winning season in 1980.
The 11 home runs hit by Perez led the team and were tied for third-most by a player who played 37 games or fewer, trailing only Hall of Famers Frank Thomas (12 in 34 games) in 2005 and Ted Williams (13 in 37 games) in 1953.
He led the Royals to the franchise’s first World Series championship in 30 years in 2015, garnering World Series MVP honors, after batting .364 (8-for-22) with two doubles and two RBI in five games vs. the Mets.
Perez was originally signed by the Royals as an international free agent on October 10, 2006.
Editor’s Note: The Biden administration official who visited El Paso Friday was the Department of Homeland Security secretary.
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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — It took less than a month for 200 tents to fill every spot in a Mexican plaza at the busiest border crossing with the United States.
At the camp in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, some 1,500 migrants line up for hot meals under a canopy-covered kitchen, children play soccer and volunteers in orange jackets rotate on security patrol. People pay to use the bathroom at a pharmacy or travel agency across the street and to shower at a hotel on the corner.
Badly misinformed, the migrants harbor false hope that President Joe Biden will open entry to the United States briefly and without notice. Or they think he may announce a plan that will put them first in line to claim asylum, though he hasn’t said anything to support that theory.
Biden ended some hardline border policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump, proposed a pathway to citizenship for people in the U.S. illegally and promised in an executive order to “create a humane asylum system.” But neither he nor his aides have outlined the new approach to asylum or said when it will be unveiled, creating an information void and giving rise to rumors that migrants would be allowed in. Amid sharply higher migration flows, confusion and skepticism surround Biden’s insistence that it’s not the time to come to the border.
“The camp is a center for disinformation,” said Edgar Benjamin Paz, a Honduran man whose family’s tent is one of the first in an unsanctioned line to seek asylum. “No one knows what’s going on.”
The camp was established after the Biden administration announced on Feb. 12 that asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for court dates could be released in the United States while their cases wind through the system. It extends only to an estimated 26,000 asylum-seekers with active cases under Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which Biden halted. As of Monday, 2,114 people in the program had been admitted to the U.S. at crossings in San Diego and in the Texas cities of El Paso and Brownsville.
Paz, who fled Honduras with his wife and two children after a gang demanded their accounting business follow its orders, said migrants wrongly interpreted the February announcement to mean that the border was “open.”
U.S. authorities encountered migrants at the border more than 100,000 times in February, the first six-figure total since a four-month streak in 2019. There’s been a surge of families and children traveling alone, who enjoy more legal protections.
Almost everyone at the Tijuana camp has been in Mexico for months or years. They include Haitians who started arriving in Tijuana in 2016 as well as Mexican and Central American families fleeing violence, poverty and natural disasters.
Cristina, a Mexican woman who declined to provide her last name because of fears for her safety, passes days at her tent with her 13- and 4-year-old daughters while her husband sells shaved ice. The family sleeps in a rented room at night.
“We want to see if they open up, see if they give us some news, see if they respond to our pleas,” said Cristina, 39, whose family fled violence in Mexico’s Guerrero state and arrived in Tijuana in June. “Nothing is clear.”
Biden, in interview this week with ABC News, said his message to migrants was: “Don’t leave your town or city or community.” Aides repeatedly note that most people encountered by the Border Patrol are quickly expelled from the U.S. under pandemic-related powers that deny an opportunity to seek asylum.
“We are working to repair what has been an unprepared and dismantled system,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday when asked about new migrant camps. “It’s going to take some time. Our policy is that we’re obviously going to continue to make sure we’re working through our laws and the border is not open.”
Biden is contending with smugglers whose business relies on convincing people that now is a good time to cross, Republican adversaries promoting a narrative of a border in crisis, and exemptions from pandemic-related expulsions for unaccompanied children and people deemed vulnerable by U.S. authorities.
In Tijuana, Erika Pinheiro, litigation and policy director of Al Otro Lado, a group that provides legal services to migrants, has spoken to crowds at the camp and struggled to dispel disinformation because the Biden administration doesn’t yet have an asylum plan.
“All I can say is they’re coming up with a plan, and they’re working on it, and it’s going to take time,” Pinheiro said.
She wants to say that waiting at the camp won’t help but, expecting pushback, has held off.
“If you’re telling people what they don’t want to hear and others are telling people what they do want to hear, telling them the truth is of limited utility,” Pinheiro said.
People driving by offer clothes and diapers from their car windows. A tiny number of migrants wear donated T-shirts that say, “Biden. Please let us in!” It’s not clear who distributed them. There is a large “Biden for President” flag outside one tent.
Casa de Luz, a support group for LGBTQ migrants in Tijuana, serves two free hot meals a day, down from three when crowds were smaller.
So far, Mexican authorities have given no indication they plan to close the camp. It’s at the entrance to a pedestrian bridge leading to San Diego that has been closed since the pandemic struck.
Ramon Diaz, a 49-year-old Cuban who paid a smuggler $20,000 to guide him from French Guiana to Tijuana, says the camp is the closest he can get to the United States for now. He’s staying put.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “(Biden) said he was going to help migrants. We have lots of faith in God and in him.”