Former U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman argues with Biden placing Merrick Garland as attorney general, saying it allows Democrats an opportunity to have someone far-left be chosen to SCOTUS. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a chance to review the scope of a legal defense called qualified immunity that increasingly has been used to shield police accused of excessive force, turning away an appeal by a Cleveland man who sued after being roughed up by police while trying to enter his own home. The justices declined to hear the appeal by Shase Howse, who said he was slammed to the ground outside the house where he lived with his mother in a poor and mostly Black neighborhood, struck in the back of the neck and jailed after police deemed his actions suspicious. Howse, who was 20 at the time, is Black. The police involved in the 2016 incident are white.
Three professional climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies, authorities say. The three mountaineers were attempting to scale Howse Peak and failed to check in on schedule. National park staff flew over the area where they were climbing and saw evidence of "avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment". Recovery efforts are on hold because of dangerous conditions and additional avalanches at the scene. Those efforts are likely to be further hampered by bad weather in the coming days.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 4 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Two out of the four teens who escaped a juvenile detention center in Tennessee over the weekend were captured outside of Nashville late Tuesday, according to police. The Metro Nashville Police Department said on Twitter that 16-year-old Decorrius Wright and 15-year-old Calvin Howse were apprehended by the Juvenile Crime Task Force and Gang Unit detectives outside a condo complex in Madison, just northeast of Nashville. Juvenile Crime Task Force supervisor Lt. Blaine Whited said police are still searching for Morris Marsh and Brandon Caruthers, both 17.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 5 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Nashville police captured three teens who escaped from a detention center Wednesday night following a brief search – a hunt unrelated to ongoing efforts by law enforcement to apprehend two of the four teens who broke out of a separate detention center across town over the weekend. Three teens, whose identities were not released, escaped from TrueCore juvenile facility on Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville Wednesday night, Metro Nashville Police Department Capt. T. Greene told the Tennessean.