A couple have been charged with murder after a four-year-old girl died 'in a scalding bath'.
A medical practitioner, who examined Gabrielle Barrett's body, described the alleged murder as the "worst child death case" in 27 years of his career, according to a court document.
Candice Diaz, 24, and Brad Fields, 28, were charged with murder, torture, and child abuse and both denied bail.
Gabrielle died on New Year's Day with multiple injuries, including severe burns on her limbs after she was in a bath with hot water.
The document also allegedly states that the four-year-old was burned so badly that her big toe fell off, and police found melted skin in the drain.
Gabrielle's mother, Diaz, and her partner, Fields, from Michigan, were arrested seven days later in Georgia, according to NTD TV News.
A man was arrested for fatally shooting his 68-year-old mother after he threatened to kill both his parents over a broken video game headset.
From source: "They were provoking some guys because they had a littler car and made them crash laughing about it, they got identified, the retard posted the video in his how facebook... LOL, investigation in progress" Happened in Costanera norte, Chile.
Dash camera footage captures the terrifying moment a driver just misses crashing into another car off on the Ipswich Motorway after skidding sideways into a concrete barrier before driving.
This is the horrific moment a Middlesborough fan urinates in QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies water bottle. It is unclear whether the player later drank from the bottle.
A terrifying street fight involving dozens of young Aboriginal women throwing punches, pulling hair and jumping on rivals the moment they hit the ground has been caught on camera.
The fight broke out in a dead-end street in Geraldton, Western Australia - the words 'ugly sl*t' marked the road in bright white silly string, just metres from where the first punches were thrown.
The fight, which was filmed and posted to social media, appeared to start when two groups of women came together on the road.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said today that reports that federal immigration officials are preparing for a major sweep of cities such as Oakland that have sanctuary policies are making many of the city's residents nervous.
"The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels," Schaaf said.
Referring to President Donald Trump, Schaaf said, "It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents."
But she said, "We're very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart."
Rosa Ramírez, 32, was murdered by a guy who caught her in the morning hours at Calle Mariscal, 13-07 in zone 11.
Investigators of the National Civil Police established that Ramírez, who had participated as a candidate in the Guatemala Lady contest, was a single mother, left in the orphanage a 7-year-old girl. I had 2 years of living in Colonia Mariscal where I rented a room.
The surveillance cameras of the sector caught the moment when the hit man approaches her when she walked on the sidewalk, and shoots her in the head. Those images will be fundamental to capture the person responsible, said researchers from the National Civil Police.
A girl goes on her first skydive, and loses her tooth. It flies out and hits the instructor in his goggles!
A community is rallying around an East Bay grocery store clerk who got fired for trying to stop a crime. People can’t understand why trying to do the right thing got him canned.
When residents of Oakland’s Montclair District found out a beloved Lucky store employee of 17 years was fired for stopping a late night shoplifter they were outraged.
They all know him by his first name, Tang.
“His reward is getting fired from his job,” said Bradley White.
“I thought it was appalling,” said Diane Noroian, who lives in Montclair. “He followed the man out of the store and was spit on.”
Indeed, Tang was spit on by the shoplifter, and then fired by his company.
Lucky’s said it is corporate policy that employees don’t physically engage with customers.
But in a community worried about crime, many appreciated a store employee’s efforts to protect customers and try to stop a crime from happening.
“In the Village itself, there have been laptops stolen, purses stolen – it’s frightening ,” said Noroian. “I don’t feel safe coming down to the Village.”
Many appreciated a store employee’s efforts to protect customers and try to stop a crime from happening.
Montclair resident Kathy Neal is one of them.
“On a day honoring Martin Luther King, a man who broke the rules to do the right thing, this is appropriate we are here trying to support someday who did exactly that,” she said.
“We do not have enough police patrolling the hills,” said Bradley White.
Some customers have even started a #SaveTang movement online.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) essentially admitted that the fit he threw in front of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was a political stunt in an appearance on CNN on Wednesday.
After CNN’s Jake Tapper read a repudiation of Booker’s conduct to the senator from the Republican National Committee (RNC), the senator reacted with uncaged joy.
“I’m glad they’re finally attacking me,” he said, pointing out that Republicans had attacked other high-profile senators.
The senator then defended his behavior, saying, “My conduct was on-point.” Booker rejected the RNC’s criticism, calling it partisan attacks from “political operatives.”
In an email on Wednesday, the RNC accused Booker of “mansplaining” to Nielsen at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, according to The Hill. The Democratic senator attacked Nielsen for her inability to recall President Trump’s exact wording in an Oval Office meeting last week.
CNN’s Jim Acosta resumed his role as White House punching bag on Friday when Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney shut him down during a briefing on the looming government shutdown.
Acosta asked, “How can it be the Schumer Shutdown when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate?”
Mulvaney smirked before firing back, “Come on, you know the answer to that as well as anybody. I laugh when people say that… you know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate… you know that?”
Acosta timidly acknowledged that he did, in fact, claim to know what Mulvaney was referring to before re-phrasing his question.
“The president asked Congress to come up with a solution for the Dreamers. Congress was in the room, members of Congress were in the room with the president last week, seemed to be a fairly productive meeting, and the whole process got blown up,” Acosta said. “It seems like the whole process was blown up by the president’s comment.”
Mulvaney tried to respond as Acosta spoke over him for a few seconds. The OMB director eventually stated that Democrats want Trump to be blamed for the shutdown.
“This is purely an attempt by the Senate Democrats, led by Mr. Schumer -- that’s why we call it the Schumer Shutdown -- in order to try and get a shutdown they think this president gets blamed for,” Mulvaney said.
Amid the current media frenzy surrounding President Donald Trump’s yearly physical and cognitive exam, a group of cocky reporters agreed to undergo the same mental test which the president aced. They undoubtedly expected to find that they could pass the text with ease, thereby proving that it was far too easy an exam to be giving the President of the United States. However, the smug reporters were no longer laughing when the results of their own tests came in.
It has been just one year since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, and already he has been perhaps the most effective president in United States history. Indeed, in just twelve short months, Trump has delivered on nearly every single promise he made to the American people on the campaign trail. He has all but defeated ISIS, he has passed sweeping tax cuts and slashed government regulations, and the economy is now booming.
With such a resounding record of success just one year in, liberals have been left with zero legitimate grounds on which to attack President Trump. They cannot say he doesn’t keep his word, they cannot say we are in a worse spot than we were when Barack Obama left office, and they cannot argue with the skyrocketing stock market or the falling unemployment numbers. Thus, they have taken to claiming that Trump is “mentally unfit” to lead the country.
With all of the talk surrounding Trump’s mental capacity, the media was waiting on pins and needles for the results of his cognitive test to come in.
On March 8, 2011, Hillary Clinton sent classified information regarding Bahrain to Justin Cooper, who reportedly had no security clearance, with instructions to show it to Bill Clinton. Cooper was the Bill Clinton aide, who asked State Department IT specialist Bryan Pagliano to build a server for Mrs. Clinton in early 2009 as she started her new job as Secretary of State.
On August 24, 2010, Clinton emailed Cooper additional classified information to print, including the secretary’s call sheet for Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
In a February 13, 2010, email exchange, Hillary Clinton passed along classified information to Cooper, which originally was sent to Cheryl Mills (Clinton’s then-chief of staff) by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual. The classified information included a note from Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa to Hillary Clinton. In the email to Cooper, Clinton asks him to “look for Espinosa’s note and respond.”
L’Oreal Paris is breaking barriers and making history by featuring a hijab-wearing woman in a hair campaign.
British beauty blogger Amena Khan donned a pale pink headscarf while standing in front of a bright pink background in the haircare ad.
“Whether or not your hair is on display,” she says in the ad, “doesn’t affect how much you care about it.”
A robber brandishing a Fairy Liquid bottle told a shopkeeper “give me the money, I’ve got acid”.
Nathan Flynn, 33, went into a newsagent’s and post office wearing a balaclava and a high-visibility jacket and waved a washing-up bottle around, Gazette Live reports.
CCTV footage from the shop catches Flynn in the act.
He told lone shopkeeper Nathaniel Addison: “Give me the money. I’ve got acid. Give me the money.”
The frightened worker held up an issue of Closer magazine to protect his face from the strong-smelling fluid in the bottle which was splashed near the counter of McColl's.
Mr Addison recognised Flynn, whom he had known for years, by his voice.
He pressed a panic alarm and ran out of the shop in Easterside, Middlesbrough.
Oscar winner Mo’Nique says she’s calling for a boycott of Netlix for gender bias and color bias. In a video posted to Instagram, the comedic actress says she was severely low balled by Netflix in an offer for a comedy special that would have paid Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock millions. But Mo’Nique says she was offered just $500,000.
Curiously she says in the video, What about her resume? But she never says, I won an Oscar. It’s so weird. She won Best Supporting Actress for “Precious.” But she never embraced the Oscars.
A carelessly discarded cigarette destroyed up to 10 homes in Russia after it landed on an oil leak and set them on fire .
Apocalyptic flames engulfed the village of Krasnoarmeyskoe, near the city of Saratov in south-western Russia's Saratov Oblast region, as a huge fire broke out.
The houses were set alight during the incident and residents ran for their lives as the blaze raged through the central street of the village.
One woman, who declined to be named, said: "I ran away with my children, it was completely dark, everything covered in smoke.
Porn star Olivia Lua has passed away at 23, the latest in a string of deaths to rock the adult entertainment industry.
LA Direct Models said they were ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ in a statement which suggested prescription drugs and alcohol could be to blame.
Her death makes her the fifth adult actress to pass away in three months following the deaths of Yuri Luv, 31, August Ames, 23, Olivia Nova, 20, and Shyla Stylez, 35.
The agency said: ‘Much comment has recently been made on the number of adult stars having passed in the last year and with great sadness, we must inform that the list has grown longer.
‘We learned today that Olivia Lua passed away this morning – may she rest in peace.’
Recent headlines declared that the suspect police say is responsible for racially charged graffiti found at the University of Maryland has been arrested, but none of those reports indicated the race of the suspect.
The College Fix, after repeatedly calling and emailing the university for comment, finally received an answer Wednesday. The 18-year-old suspect, Terrell Demonte Alexander, is black, a public information officer with the University of Maryland Police Department confirmed via email.
Recent articles by The Washington Post, Associated Press, NBC, The Baltimore Sun and the Diamondback campus newspaper about the arrest did not include that information. The University of Maryland Police Department also had not included that information on its statement about the arrest.
The College Fix sent email inquiries about Alexander’s race to the Diamondback (including its editor-in-chief), the Sun’s Liz Bowie, and WaPo’s Lynh Bui. None responded.
Alexander has been charged by police with two misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of property and two misdemeanor counts of damage to property of certain classes of persons or groups, police said in their statement. If found guilty, he can face as much as three years in jail and a fine of $5,000, the police stated.
The Jan. 10 arrest warrant stemmed from “racially charged writings” found on campus in late October and early November, according to the police statement.
“We take incidents of hate-bias in our community very seriously, which is reflected in the extensive effort to identify the individual responsible,” University Police Chief David Mitchell said in his statement, adding that officers nabbed the suspect using a forensic investigation of writing samples, security footage reviews, and witness interviews.
The Diamondback reports that Alexander is a former University of Maryland employee. This marks the second time in recent months that a black UMd employee has been accused of hate-crime hoaxes. Another black former employee, 52-year-old Ronald Alford, was arrested on a similar charge last fall.
A bouncer has admitted stamping on a German football fan which left him fighting for life with multiple skull fractures.
Ryan Lacey, 23, became embroiled in a mass brawl after Eintracht Frankfurt supporters travelled to Liverpool in November to "participate in violence".
After initially trying to defend a colleague, Lacey was filmed “body-slamming” Damion Tucker, who was mistaken for one of the German group, before stamping on the head of Jan Richter-Gemer.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Mr Richter-Gemer, 25, spent weeks in Aintree hospital where he required intensive treatment for multiple skull fractures and bleeds on the brain – including a tracheotomy to help him breathe.
He also required dialysis after suffering kidney failure.
MacCallum: “I know that you are, you’re all not talking about the classified information in this four page document put together by Devin Nunes, basically collates all of their investigation that he wanted all of you to see. You’ve read it. Do you believe that there is a crime in there committed by the DOJ and FBI or members of those entities?”
Jordan: “Look, what I believe is what my colleagues have said, what I’ve said is the American people need to see this. We want the journalists in this great country to see this. Mostly, we want the American people to understand what the FBI did, how wrong it was, and again, we’re not allowed to talk about it. The last point Ed [Henry] made was right on target. The committee could meet today, could meet tomorrow — if the majority of the committee votes to release this — it goes to the White House, the White House could say ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’. My guess is there going to say ‘thumbs up’ and then it’s out there and the American people can see what took place at the highest levels of our FBI, at the highest levels of the Justice Department that should not happen in this great nation.” […]
MacCallum: “This has been compared to Watergate, which was a scandal, an election scandal of digging into another campaign, okay? Now if this is worse than that, which is what Matt Gaetz of Florida has called it, it would draw a picture of an Obama administration attempt to derail the Trump campaign. Is that what’s in these four pages?”
Jordan: “Again, I can’t talk about the specifics, that’s why we’re pushing so hard make it public so we can talk about the specifics. But think about what we knew a long time ago. The Clinton campaign paid for the dossier. Think about those text messages from Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, where they talk about — remember the text messages where they talk about ‘walking through Wal-Mart, I can smell the Trump supporters’ — the derision they have for the people who supported the President. The anti-Trump bias, the pro-Clinton bias and then think about the text messages that talks about an insurance policy to make sure Donald Trump is not elected by the American people.”
Gregg Jarrett: Top officials should be impeached which means they can’t hold another government position. But I suspect this intel document is going to reveal multiple felonies by high ranking officials at the FBI and Department of Justice. There’s a federal felony statute it’s called Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law and it says that a government official cannot use their government position to deprive somebody of their constitutional rights. Here it’s the constitutional right to privacy… If the DOJ goes into a federal judge using a fake false document to obtain a warrant to spy that’s a violation, it’s a felony, it’s 10 years behind bars.
A new advanced battle suit has been put to the test by Russian Engineering Corps in Vladimir Region.
It has been specially designed for soldiers in intense urban warfare and includes full body armor for total protection while not compromising on mobility.
And the suit includes a body camera and even a built-in cooling system while managing to only weigh 10kg.
The head of the Russian Engineering Corps, Lieutenant General Yury Stavitshy, told the Izvestia Daily: "Flexibility is one of the most important qualities of the assault engineering units."
Donald Trump Jr.: If all of these guys are saying people’s heads are gonna roll, people are going to get fired and people are actually going to go to jail, I think the American people deserve to know… It’s the double standard the American people are being fed by the Democrats in total complicity with the media. That’s why neither have any trust from the American people anymore… Look, what I’ve seen and what I’ve learned over the past few months is bordering on disgusting. So there would be little doubt in my mind that it be possible. But this isn’t the America that I thought would happen. This is the stuff you read about from banana republics.
A "bully" was given a taste of his own medicine when he tried to pick a fight with a man who was trained in mixed martial arts.
And it was all caught on camera for him to remember for next time.
The clip shows the man in a white t-shirt wearing a blue baseball cap back to front, approaching his victim.
A crowd starts gathering behind him as he keeps walking towards the other man in a checked shirt and jeans.
Best known for his roles in movies such as "National Treasure" and "Leaving Las Vegas," Nicolas Cage was once a top earner in Hollywood, worth $150 million.
But Cage didn't hold on to his fortune for long. He squandered it away on a string of expensive and often eccentric purchases, eventually facing foreclosure on several properties and owing the IRS $6.3 million in property taxes.
Now worth around $25 million, Cage is taking roles left and right to help pay off his debts.
As chronicled in CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide," here's a glimpse at some of Cage's craziest purchases.
A drunk woman filmed her own car crash when she was using Snapchat behind the wheel.
The woman, who was speeding down an empty road late at night, filmed herself veering off and crashing into a pole.
But what's even more shocking is that the car's branding could be seen embedded into her phone as a result of the impact from the collision.
Luckily she escaped without serious injury.
The video - which is just seconds long - shows the woman speeding round a bend in the road.
This is the moment a ghost hunter claims he captured a poltergeist on camera.
He says he captured the spooky footage at 30 East Drive - a house in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, which is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the UK.
Ex-soldier, Kyle Thompson, said the ghost knocked over specialist equipment when he asked it to play a game.
In the video, all that can be seen are a pair of legs and a circle made up of, what looks like, balls, in the middle of the room.
An Olympic gymnast reduced the paedophile coach who abused her to tears in a powerful court speech telling him: "You are nothing"
Gold medalist Aly Raisman glared at the former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar as she read a 15-minute statement during a sentencing hearing.
Raisman defiantly told Nassar that his victims were no longer isolated and weak.
"We have our voices and we will not be silenced," she said.
"I’m no longer that little girl you met in Australia who you first began grooming and manipulating."
Pathetic Nassar wept into a handkerchief and repeatedly rubbed his eyes and tried to shield his gaze from his victim.
"I am here to face you, Larry, so you can see I've regained my strength," said Raisman.
"That I am no longer a victim. I am a survivor."
How do you fight fake news, misinformation, and sensationalism on Facebook? One way might be to try to somehow distinguish between reputable and sketchy news sources within the news feed. On Friday, Facebook announced that it will attempt just that—fraught as the endeavor is certain to be.
It’s a risky stand for a company that has long resisted any action that could open it to claims of political bias—especially at a time when the credibility of mainstream news sources has become a polarizing issue in itself. And, at least philosophically, it seems like a step in the right direction. Now we have to hope that Facebook’s implementation turns out to be a lot more thoughtful and nuanced than CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes it sound.
Starting next week, the company will test a change to the news feed ranking system that aims to prioritize links to “broadly trusted” sources of news over those from, well, less-broadly trusted sources. And how will it determine that? Here’s how Zuckerberg explained it:
The hard question we’ve struggled with is how to decide what news sources are broadly trusted in a world with so much division. We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that’s not something we’re comfortable with. We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem. Or we could ask you—the community—and have your feedback determine the ranking.
We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective.
Specifically, Facebook will begin asking respondents to its ongoing user surveys to tell it whether they trust various news sources. From that data, it will rank news outlets based on the ratio of the number of people who trust the source to the number who are familiar with it.
This is the first of a series of changes, Facebook said, intended to make sure that the news people see on the social network is “high quality.” This tweak is designed to address trustworthiness; subsequent changes will aim to prioritize news that’s “informative” and “local.”
At first blush, it looks like Facebook is doing exactly what I and other critics have long been calling for it to do: acknowledge that its algorithm plays a crucial role in determining what news people read, and take some responsibility for its profound effects on the media and the spread of information. It’s about time, right?
Except that, based on its announcement, Facebook’s approach to a notoriously difficult problem—figuring out which media to trust—appears to be painfully simplistic and naïve.
Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a hooded stranger creeping up behind an 11-year-old girl and then grabbing hold of her as she walked to school.
The schoolgirl breaks free and walks away from the man, but he continues to follow her along the pavement.
Parents have been warned following the incident and police have launched a hunt for the man.
The shocking scene was captured on a father-of-three's private CCTV system, a day after a similar incident near a supermarket.
The concerned father has handed the footage over to Greater Manchester Police detectives as well as the Manchester Evening News to warn others.
Six college students are facing numerous criminal charges after a massive house party in Bethesda.
Police say there was so much alcohol consumed at the party, that the air inside of the home tested positive for booze.
Thumping music led police to the split-level rental home in the 5500 block of Massachusetts Avenue.
Officers say around 70 underage kids were partying inside. Trash bags and insulation were covering the windows. Beer cans and liquor bottles littered the home.
The indoor ambient air registered .01 on a breathalyzer.
Court records say six male residents, all American University students and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, were charged with 126 counts each of supplying alcohol to minors.
Each faces up to $315,000 in fines. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been cited with three violations this school year and has four active sanctions.
Officers administered breathalyzer tests to all party-goers, who ranged in age from 17 to 20. The residents of the home are all 20 years old, and apparently refused to tell police how they acquired the alcohol.
This is the moment a pervert who arranged to meet two underage girls for sex was snared by paedophile hunters .
Christopher Wise thought he was talking with 14 and 15-year-old girls over social media site Scout.
But at Newcastle Crown Court it was revealed the 42-year-old had been duped by Dark Justice and Guardians of the North - groups that had set up fake profiles to expose paedophiles.
Although he knew the fictitious girls were underage, he still said he wanted to have sex with them during their conversations.
He told the 15-year-old, who claimed to be a virgin, horse-riding schoolgirl, that she was old enough to consent and sent her a picture of his penis.
The man on the balcony is Daniel Mashburn, an adjunct professor of astronomy at the Tarrant County College Northeast campus.
An Arizona man has been accused of a stunning murder spree in which he allegedly killed nine people in three weeks -- a rampage that would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the state's history.
Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, was arrested on Dec. 17, 2017, after police responded to a call of shots fired in Phoenix. When officers arrived they found Cooksey’s mother and stepfather dead. Cooksey was not linked to the other homicides until he was in custody.
This timelapse footage shows the hilarious moment a driver gets herself locked up in a car park in Birmingham. The woman desperately tries to drive off, but it took her a few minutes and the help of other two people
Rep. Matt Gaetz: Our republic is in jeopardy if we allow this type of a palace coup environment to continue to persist and that’s why I’m one of the members of Congress who will be encouraging today Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo. We can have a vote in the Intelligence Committee, a vote in the full House of Representatives. And this is a matter of such importance that I think we need to do it immediately… If we get this memo into the public square heads are going to roll at the FBI and the Department of Justice… What I’m worried about is that the cast of characters in the memo are not a group of people that are gone. Many of these people are still in our government. They still wield influence… It’s easy to see after reading this memo why Senator Grassley and why Senator Graham wanted to refer this matter for criminal prosecution. Laws were broken… I have every confidence after speaking to Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes that after we go through the right procedures and provide notifications to the executive branch that we will release this memo…
The Clinton crime Cabal and the Obama admin worked together in order to ensure that president Trump was ensnared in a Russian collusion investigation for years that would lead absolutely nowhere! That investigation is about to abruptly come to a crashing end as it is now revealed the Obama and Clinton team created the entire scandal themselves and then used the FBI and Department of Justice to illegally spy on the Trump campaign.
I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian dossier, and so-called "Russian collusion." What I saw is absolutely shocking.
“I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo,” tweeted King.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.
Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.
A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.
The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.
Carlos Diaz, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the agency is still in “the testing phase” and that results are being evaluated. He said combining elements of different prototypes instead of picking a winner is consistent with previous statements by officials. He noted that the agency said in its bidding guidelines that a minimum height of 18 feet (5.4 meters) would be a key characteristic. He said he did not have additional details on test results.