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Memorial held for Gabby Petito as search continues 26 Sep 2021, 10:20 pm

Mourners gather at a funeral home to pay respects to Gabby Petito on September 26, 2021 in Holbrook, New York. As the search continues for a second week in Florida to find Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest, the family of Gabby Petito is holding a public funeral in her hometown of Long Island. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Mourners gather at a funeral home to pay respects to Gabby Petito on September 26, 2021 in Holbrook, New York. As the search continues for a second week in Florida to find Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest, the family of Gabby Petito is holding a public funeral in her hometown of Long Island. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Mourners gather at a funeral home to pay respects to Gabby Petito on September 26, 2021 in Holbrook, New York. As the search continues for a second week in Florida to find Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest, the family of Gabby Petito is holding a public funeral in her hometown of Long Island. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:20 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Hundred of mourners attended a memorial for 22-year-old Gabby Petito. On Sunday, the funeral home viewing was held at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home.

“I almost don’t even have words. It’s just so heartbreaking what happened to her,” Gabby’s great aunt expressed. “We love her and we know that she’s at peace right now.”

Petito’s body was found in a Wyoming national park on September 19, which sparked a massive manhunt to find her 23-year-old fiancé. Brian Laundrie turned up without her on September 1, despite the couple traveling in a cross-country trip together.

Shortly after he returned without Petito, Laundrie went missing and has not been sighted since September 14. This was just days after Petito’s family reported her missing on September 11. According to reports, the FBI returned to Laundrie’s home on Sunday in order to gather his personal belongings for DNA testing.

Others have joined the hunt, including T.V. personality Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman. Chapman showed up at Laundrie’s home in North Port, Florida on Saturday and has remained hopeful of catching Laundrie before his 24th birthday on November 18.

While many have speculated to where he could be, a number of tips suggested Laundrie was somewhere along the Appalachian Trail as he had been known to camp there in the past for months at a time. However, authorities believe Laundrie was hiding in the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve near his home.

Commander Joe Fussell of North Port Police went on to explain, “it’s upon us to make sure that we search this area as best as we can, as massive as it is, with the resources that we have, to try and find Brian.”

Reports added nearly 75 percent of the 25,000 acre terrain has been underwater, which would make temporary living difficult if Laundrie was hiding in the reserve.

“We’re looking through wooded areas. We’re looking through bodies of water. We’re looking through swampy areas and we’re deploying the resources to be able to be able to do that,” Fussell stated. “We have air units. We have drones. We have the swamp buggies, air boats, multiple law enforcement agencies.”

Authorities are now offering up to $30,000 in rewards for tips on Laundrie’s whereabouts as the search continues.

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3 killed after Amtrak train derails in Mont. 26 Sep 2021, 9:40 pm

MIAMI, FL - MAY 24: An Amtrak train is seen as people board at the Miami station on May 24, 2017 in Miami, Florida. President Donald Trump's budget proposal would terminate federal dollars that support Amtrak's long-distance services, which would potentially mean an elimination of all Amtrak service in Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 24: An Amtrak train is seen as people board at the Miami station on May 24, 2017 in Miami, Florida. President Donald Trump's budget proposal would terminate federal dollars that support Amtrak's long-distance services, which would potentially mean an elimination of all Amtrak service in Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FL – MAY 24: An Amtrak train is seen as people board at the Miami station on May 24, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:44 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

An Amtrak passenger train carrying over 100 people derailed in Montana. At least three people were killed, while others were injured.

During a press conference on Sunday, Gov. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) added all passengers have been accounted for.

Gianforte went on to express, “behalf of myself and the first lady, and the entire state of Montana, our thoughts and prayers are with all the individuals and families impacted by this heartbreaking event.”

The train was traveling westbound from Chicago on Saturday when it derailed near Joplin, Montana. It reportedly included two locomotives and 10 cars as eight of them derailed.

“As far as hospitals, most people were treated and released,” explained Sarah Robbin, emergency coordinator for Liberty County, Montana. “There are five still in care at Benefits in Great Falls. All of them are stabilized.”

In addition, Gianforte said all of the passengers who were on the train have been transported out of Chester, Montana with the exception of five passengers, who have remained hospitalized in stable condition. He added communities came together to respond and Montanans have continually proven their resiliency.

“Over the last 18 months, Montanans have faced real, serious challenges. but through it all, we’ve seen the resiliency of Montanans,” he stated. “That resiliency shown bright here in Chester yesterday, with neighbors stepping up and helping neighbors, and strangers in need.”

Meanwhile, the governor’s office is continuing to work with the state and local officials on the ground as well as Amtrak to understand what caused the derailment.

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Fmr. Intel official bashes President Trump’s possible 2024 run, claims Trump spreads ‘disinformation’ 26 Sep 2021, 8:04 pm

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:17 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Deep State has appeared to still be firmly opposed to President Trump amid the speculation of his possible run for presidency in 2024. In an ABC interview on Sunday, former senior DHS official Brian Murphy accused the 45th president of “spreading disinformation” and “posing an alleged threat to democracy.”

Murphy failed to provide examples of said disinformation. He went on to detail his recent efforts to stifle political debate in the U.S.

“I have the opportunity to go work for a company called Logically. That’s my next step in life. I am very appreciative of it, where we are going to go combat disinformation at scale across the globe. We’re not the thought police, but disinformation is a deliberative campaign to put out false information,” he stated. “It’s on social media, it’s not rarely understood by a lot of people. I think it’s conflated with a lot of political talk.”

Murphy also appeared to emphasize the need to discourage Americans from questioning the ulterior motives of their government.

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Pfizer to submit vaccine data for children ‘pretty soon’ 26 Sep 2021, 7:30 pm

A view of Pfizer signage in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)
 A view of Pfizer signage  in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

A view of Pfizer signage in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:19 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Pfizer has moved forward with efforts in making children eligible to take its coronavirus vaccine. Speaking with ABC’s This Week on Sunday, company CEO Albert Bourla said he believed they were going to submit data any day. He added it was a question of days rather than weeks.

Bourla noted the FDA would review the data once submitted and come to the conclusion whether to approve the shot.

“If they approve it, we will be ready with our manufacturing to provide this new formulation of the vaccine because the vaccine that the kids will receive which is 5-11 is a different formulation,” he stated. “It one-third of the dose given to the rest of the population.”

Meanwhile, CDC data shows about 55 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated.

MORE NEWS: Germany’s AFD Is Happy Merkel Is Out, Looks To Form Opposition Bloc

Germany’s AFD is happy Merkel is out, looks to form opposition bloc 26 Sep 2021, 7:05 pm

(L-R) Parliamentary group co-leader and top candidate of Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Alice Weidel, leader and top candidate of Germany's free democratic FDP party Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party and Bavaria's State Premier Markus Soeder, leader of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet, the moderators Rainald Becker and Peter Frey, co-leader of Germany's Greens (Die Gruenen) and the party's candidate for chancellor Annalena Baerbock, German Finance Minister, Vice-Chancellor and the Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-leader of Die Linke (The Left) left-wing party, Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, take part in a TV discussion at the German public TV station ZDF following the first election results on September 26, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(L-R) Parliamentary group co-leader and top candidate of Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Alice Weidel, leader and top candidate of Germany's free democratic FDP party Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party and Bavaria's State Premier Markus Soeder, leader of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet, the moderators Rainald Becker and Peter Frey, co-leader of Germany's Greens (Die Gruenen) and the party's candidate for chancellor Annalena Baerbock, German Finance Minister, Vice-Chancellor and the Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-leader of Die Linke (The Left) left-wing party, Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, take part in a TV discussion at the German public TV station ZDF following the first election results on September 26, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(L-R) Parliamentary group co-leader and top candidate of Germany’s Alternative for Germany (AFD) party Alice Weidel, leader and top candidate of Germany’s free democratic FDP party Christian Lindner, leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) party and Bavaria’s State Premier Markus Soeder, leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet, the moderators Rainald Becker and Peter Frey, co-leader of Germany’s Greens (Die Gruenen) and the party’s candidate for chancellor Annalena Baerbock, German Finance Minister, Vice-Chancellor and the Social Democrats (SPD) candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-leader of Die Linke (The Left) left-wing party, Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, take part in a TV discussion at the German public TV station ZDF following the first election results on September 26, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo by SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:03 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

German patriotic party Alternative for Germany expressed happiness over Chancellor Angela Merkel being out of office after the parliamentary election over the weekend. Party leaders stressed AFD reasserted itself as the fifth largest party in Germany.

Alternative for Germany was projected to secure 83 seats in Bundestag after carrying more than 10 percent of the vote. However, the party lost some of its voters while Social Democrats and the Greens made gains.

“I think that with our election campaign slogan ‘Germany, But Normal’ we focused on the right theme and this evening we will look into how we can further build on the result,” expressed Tino Chrupalla, AFD co-leader. “We have seen that we have a strong base electorate in Germany that we can build on and we will look into why we lost possible voters as we will also have to address this with some self-criticism.”

 

The AFD showed a strong result in the East German states and has been looking to form a broader opposition coalition in case Social Democrats succeeded in forming the new government.

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Ariz. audit report finds 49k questionable votes, pending attorney general probe 26 Sep 2021, 6:20 pm

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, right, is joined by Sen. Warren Petersen, prior to the Arizona Senate Republican hearing on the review findings of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, right, is joined by Sen. Warren Petersen, prior to the Arizona Senate Republican hearing on the review findings of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, right, is joined by Sen. Warren Petersen, prior to the Arizona Senate Republican hearing on the review findings of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:19 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

The audit of 2020 elections in Arizona found 49,000 votes raised questions of authenticity and legitimacy of election outcomes. According to the audit report, more than 23,000 votes came from people who no longer lived at the address where their mail-in ballot was sent.

In addition, 9,000 more mail-in ballots were received than sent out by the county, while another 5,000 voters potentially voted in several counties. State lawmakers said they would refer these findings for criminal prosecution.

“You’re looking at jail time, whether that’s a second degree misdemeanor, third degree misdemeanor. It doesn’t matter to me. As long as there is a penalty behind it and I would really love to see a fine,” expressed Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Ariz.). “If somebody knows that there’s a $10,000 fine for filling out that form or doing that thing that will interfere with somebody else’s election, somebody else’s election to be governed.”

Auditors also found election files were deleted several times after the election. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he’s now looking into the matter.

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Russia’s Putin takes time off, goes on hike in Siberia 26 Sep 2021, 6:03 pm

In this undated picture, made available on September 26, 2021 by Sputnik news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin stops as he walks in the taiga. (Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)
In this undated picture, made available on September 26, 2021 by Sputnik news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin stops as he walks in the taiga. (Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

In this undated picture, made available on September 26, 2021 by Sputnik news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin stops as he walks in the taiga. (Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 4:51 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a break from high politics as he spent a quiet weekend in the forest of Siberia. Video footage released by the Kremlin on Sunday, showed Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu hiking in the woods, fishing and engaging in various other outdoor activities.

Putin said he had to spend a few days in isolation from others after several COVID-19 cases were reported within his administration. He added Siberian nature was truly magnificent.

“The Siberian red deer, huge ones, I haven’t seen ones like these before, we were lucky they didn’t hit us. They were running so fast, jumping. They should do Olympics. They’d be the best,” Putin stated. “…I visited here once again and my local colleague asked to sign a document about establishing a nature preserve. Now, it’s a nature preserve.”

Putin was also asked about his camping tent, which features a fireplace in it. He responded, “if you work hard, you’ll live better.”

MORE NEWS: Bolton: Taliban May Seize Nuclear Weapons From Pakistan, Says Pakistani Military Has Radical Islamists In Its Ranks

Bolton: Taliban may seize Nuclear Weapons from Pakistan, says Pakistani military has radical Islamists in its ranks 26 Sep 2021, 6:02 pm

Taliban fighters stand guard on the backdrop of shops selling antiques and decorative merchandise at Chicken Street in Kabul on September 26, 2021.(Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)
Taliban fighters stand guard on the backdrop of shops selling antiques and decorative merchandise at Chicken Street in Kabul on September 26, 2021.(Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Taliban fighters stand guard on the backdrop of shops selling antiques and decorative merchandise at Chicken Street in Kabul on September 26, 2021.(Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has stirred up the latest fears of war with claims of nuclear proliferation in Afghanistan. In an interview on Sunday, Bolton said the Taliban would be able to obtain nuclear weapons by expanding its influence into the neighboring Pakistan.

Pakistan claimed to have some nuclear warheads, although its nuclear status was not recognized by the U.N. Bolton stressed key U.S. ally India could be put under pressure by the hostile Pakistan as well, along with China solidifying its ties with the Taliban.

“The Taliban in control of Afghanistan threatens the possibility of terrorists taking control of Pakistan too and there are already a lot of radicals in the Pakistani military,” he explained. “If the whole country gets taken over by terrorists that means maybe 150 nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists, which is a real threat to us and our friends.”

Bolton also highlighted the Quad Group alliance, which is centered around India, by saying it may help the U.S. protect its security interests in South Asia.

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President Trump’s Ga. rally attracts 20k attended in good sign for GOP 26 Sep 2021, 6:00 pm

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:38 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

President Trump’s rally in Perry, Georgia posted major attendance numbers in a good sign for the GOP ahead of 2022 midterms. According to local media, at least 20,000 people attended Trump’s Save America rally on Saturday after his purported loss of the state to Joe Biden by 12,000 alleged votes.

Trump went on to say, “most corrupt election in the history of most countries, to be followed by an even more glorious victory in November of 2024.”

The rally featured appearances by GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Sen. Burt Jones (R-Ga.). Rally attendees said they were unhappy with what has been going on in this country.

“There are a lot of people who are upset not just about the elections, but just kind of the things are going on right now,” Jones expressed. “The price of gasoline has gone up, almost doubled in the last eight months. You got a border crisis going on over on our border. You got an embarrassment that went on in Afghanistan.”

Trump reassured the audience he expected big GOP victories going forward.

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Pelosi: It’s ‘self-evident’ reconciliation bill will be less than $3.5T 26 Sep 2021, 5:32 pm

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 2:31 PM PT – Sunday, September 26, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shifted her messaging around the reconciliation package. Going on the weekend talk show circuit on Sunday, the California Democrat said the final proposal would be less than the $3.5 trillion currently proposed.

Pelosi said a reduction in the price tag for the package was self evident.

“Yea. I mean, That seems self evident. That seems self evident,” she said. “So, it’s not just, we have some, shall we say, birdbath, privileged, kinds of things. It’s legislation, so. The fact is that this is the excitement of it all.”

Pelosi has said the bipartisan infrastructure deal, priced at $1.2 trillion, could receive a vote as early as Monday. Before this point, she had tied passage of infrastructure to passage of reconciliation at the same time.

Members of the progressive wing of the Democrats have demanded the two bills be tied together. Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D) said she believed infrastructure would not be voted on without reconciliation because Pelosi knew she didn’t have the votes to pass infrastructure by itself.

Similar to Pelosi, Jayapal said the $3.5 trillion was not a number set in stone. However, she said she believed no alternatives existed to the current price tag.

“Ultimately, I think it depends on what we put in there. We put our proposal out, it cost $3.5 trillion when you add everything up, but if somebody wants to take something out, we need to hear what that is,” she explained. “I don’t know what the alternative proposal is, so it’s difficult for me to say.”

The mixed messages have not been limited to the House side of the debate over reconciliation. In the Senate, where there was no room for defections among the caucus, the confused messages have been strong as well.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) said he believed more time was needed before committing to over $3 trillion in new spending. He added current spending was fine to fund necessary programs through the end of the year, so there was no need to even discuss new spending measures.

While Democrats have sent opposing messages about the costs and timeline of passing the spending spree, Republicans have been unified in their opposition to the partisan reconciliation package. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R) appeared on Jake Tapper’s show on Sunday, where he was asked why Republicans won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling.

Toomey said the Democrats needed to take the debt they were creating on their own and noted the massive spending bill would increase the debt solely for Democrat spending priorities.

“Democrats can pass the debt ceiling all by themselves and that’s what should happen and here’s why Jake. They are in the midst of an absolutely unprecedented, very damaging spending spree on a scale that we have never seen,” he asserted. “They want us to come along and authorize the borrowing to help pay for it when we are totally opposed to what they’re doing.”

If Manchin continues committing to a no vote on new spending, the bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate. Speaker Pelosi is not dismayed from pursuing however, by saying she intends to bring the package to the floor by the end of the week.

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