Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, cannot speak, and will likely lose an eye, after being stabbed up to 15 times on Friday by a suspect police have identified as a man from New Jersey 'with sympathies toward the Iranian government.' Authorities descended on the Fairview, New Jersey home of 24-year-old Hadi Matar hours after he allegedly attacked Rushdie onstage at a literary event in upstate New York. The fake driver's license that was found on 24-year-old Hadi Mater bore the name Hassan Mughniyah. Both, the first and second names are linked to infamous terrorist organization Hezbollah. Hezbollah's current leader is named Hassan Nasrallah. While one of the group's most notorious figures was Imad Mughniyeh. He was killed in a CIA-linked assassination in Syria in 2008. NBC New York reports that Mater's social media accounts showed that he was sympathetic to Shia causes, including supporting the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Since the 1980s, the IRGC have been linked to Hezbollah, offering training and funding the primarily Lebanon-based terrorist organization. Hezbollah's logo is based on the IRGC's. According to the Council on Foreign Relation's profile on Hezbollah: 'The Iran-backed group is driven by its opposition to Israel and its resistance to Western influence in the Middle East.' Witnesses to the stabbing say that the suspect wore black clothing and a black mask during the attack.
Donald Trump's attorney demands to know why judge who signed warrant green-lighting FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid RECUSED himself from overseeing Trump's lawsuit against Hillary
Ex-president Donald Trump's go to personal lawyer Alina Habba has continued her offensive against the judge who okayed the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago this week. During an appearance on 'Jesse Watters Primetime' on Friday, Habba described Trump's reaction to the raid saying: 'He's like, "Oh, it's a Monday, Alina. It's a Monday in Trump world." Honestly, nothing. He was confused as to why they were there. He had just seen them in June.' Habba continued: 'They had said, "Everything's fine, but could you put another lock on it? We'll be good." You know what? In my opinion, the Jan. 6 ratings - the show of Jan. 6 - hasn't been going so well.' She went on: 'They needed a little drama, so they throw this out there. They go to the judge that had recused himself in my Hillary case a month ago.
'We can't wait any longer!': Arizona Governor Doug Ducey starts building $6m makeshift border wall using barb-wire topped shipping containers that will be completed by NEXT WEEK
The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, on Friday announced he had begun construction of a makeshift border wall in the Yuma sector of his state - where migrant encounters are up 300 percent, year on year. 'Arizona has had enough,' he tweeted. 'We can't wait any longer. The Biden administration's lack of urgency on border security is a dereliction of duty.' The move by Arizona comes without explicit permission on federal land, with state contractors starting to move in 60-foot-long shipping containers, stacking two of the 9-foot-tall containers on top of each other early Friday.
Nevada homebuyer unwittingly buys entire NEIGHBORHOOD of 84 homes instead of one after administrator accidentally copied and pasted deeds worth millions onto her $600,000 receipt
A Nevada woman was mistakenly handed the titles to an additional 84 homes when she bought hers, thanks to a typo. She is not able to keep the homes north of Reno, however, due to the evident mistake. The ownership titles will now be transferred back to the developers, Toll Brothers, and then reissued correctly. The unnamed woman, reached by The Reno Gazette Journal, replied 'no comment', with a smiley face emoji.
Vanessa Bryant rocks back and forth and weeps as court is told how LA firefighter shared photos of her late husband Kobe and daughter Gianna's remains at awards ceremony cocktail hour
Vanessa Bryant on Friday sobbed in court as she heard how a LA County firefighter, Tony Imbrenda (right), shared photos of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's dead bodies at a February 2020 gala. Bryant, 40, is suing the Los Angeles County sheriff's office and fire department for invasion of privacy after she discovered that the images were circulating. Her basketball superstar husband and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in January 2020 in Calabasas. On Friday, Luella Weireter, the wife of a firefighter, explained why she filed an official complaint after seeing the photos shared. The trial began on Wednesday and is expected to last two weeks.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin LEAVES the network after masturbating during Zoom call as broadcaster's new boss repairs its tarnished reputation: 'No one will shed a tear, especially the women of CNN'
Jeffrey Toobin on Friday announced he was leaving CNN after 20 years. The legal analyst was famously fired by The New Yorker in November 2020 and suspended by CNN for revealing himself on a work Zoom call. Toobin said that he had decided to leave, but some within the company saw it as part of a wider move by the new boss, Chris Licht, to clean up the network after scandals involving anchor Chris Cuomo and president of the company, Jeff Zucker. 'Chris is really focused on CNN turning a corner. He actually listens to what people want and isn't driven by ego,' a source told DailyMail.com. 'He's moving CNN back to the center, he abolished the ridiculous breaking news cut ins and graphics that drove everyone crazy and he knows that no one will shed a tear re Toobin's departure, especially the women of CNN.'
Salman Rushdie's fourth wife Padma Lakshmi is pictured in NYC after her former spouse was left on a ventilator after being horrifically stabbed
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, the fourth wife of novelist Salman Rushdie, was spotted out in NYC on Friday afternoon hours after her former spouse was left horrifically-injured and on a ventilator after being stabbed at a literary event in Buffalo by an alleged Iranian government sympathizer. Rushdie, 75, is on a ventilator, unable to speak and will likely lose an eye, his agent said following the attack. Rushdie was about give a talk on artistic freedom at New York's Chautauqua Institution when a man rushed to the stage and lunged at the novelist, who has lived with a bounty on his head since the late 1980s. Just a few hours after the stabbing, his fourth wife Padma Lakshmi was pictured out in New York City wearing a denim jumper, face mask and glasses. The two were married in 2004, but their union only lasted three years. Rushdie was married four times and had a string of high-profile romances that included Lakshmi, as well as Olivia Wide, and models decades younger than him.
20 seconds of horror: How Salman Rushdie stabbing bloodbath unfolded in front of hundreds of people who gasped as masked knifeman leapt on stage and knifed author 'up to 15 times'
Sir Salman Rushdie was undergoing emergency surgery (airlifted, bottom right) last night after being stabbed in the neck on stage (top, thought to be Rushdie) in America. The celebrated author, who has faced Islamist death threats for three decades after writing The Satanic Verses, was knifed by an attacker who came out of the audience as he was about to give a lecture in western New York state. Witnesses saw the knifeman strike 'ten to 15 times' in a matter of seconds before Rushdie, 75, fell to the floor covered in blood (left, middle). The attacker, clad in black and wearing a black mask, stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution as the writer was being introduced to a cultural festival before giving a speech about artistic free expression. Hundreds of people in the audience gasped and blood spatter (bottom right) could be seen on the stage and surrounding furniture. The Booker Prize-winning author was surrounded by staff and audience members, some of them holding up his legs in an apparent effort to send more blood to his chest. Security guards and audience members pinned down the attacker on stage (middle) as the audience was asked to quietly leave the amphitheatre after the horrific incident at 11am local time. A New York state trooper arrested the suspect (middle, right) and he was taken away by police. Officials would not speculate on the motive.
The unlikely lothario who basked in the social limelight: Four-times married literary giant Salman Rushdie wooed a string of younger women - despite being excoriated by ex-wife Padma Lakshmi as a spoilt baby who needed constant praise and 'frequent sex'
Salman Rushdie, who was attacked Friday after decades of death threats, spent recent years basking in the social limelight as he wooed a string of younger women - despite being excoriated by his ex-wife Padma Lakshmi as a spoilt baby who needed constant praise and 'frequent sex.' The acclaimed novelist, 75, stirred controversy in his profession with his novel 'The Satanic Verses' that drew death threats from Iran's leader in the 1980s and forced him into hiding. But once he emerged from hiding years later, he received a wave attention for his turbulent love life. Rushdie has been married and divorced four times and linked to a slew of other women in the years since.
Brooklyn man falls to his death down garbage chute attempting to retrieve his KEYS after woman helped him get inside and another man looked on
An unidentified man was caught on surveillance camera getting into the garbage chute located on the first floor of an apartment building in Brooklyn at 4 am on Thursday morning. The NYPD has not commented on why the man went into the pit, but neighbors are saying he was trying to retrieve his keys.
Gunman killed after attacking Ohio FBI office served in NUCLEAR SUBMARINE with top-level security clearance: Bureau was alerted to him earlier this year
Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach the field office in Cincinnati with a nail gun and brandishing an AR-15-style rifle when police pursued and cornered him. Shiffer had been an enlisted sailor who served aboard the USS Columbia attack submarine - a job that requires top-secret clearance - and also served as an infantryman in the Florida National Guard. As well, the FBI confirmed that it had been investigating Shiffer for months in connection with the US Capitol riot and another matter, but the Bureau said that it was not aware of a 'specific and credible threat'.
Trump is under investigation for violating the ESPIONAGE Act after FBI recovered 11 sets of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago: Full warrant is unsealed - but ex-President insists he declassified everything
Former President Trump is reportedly under investigation for violations of the Espionage Act, according to reports, as the FBI allegedly recovered 11 sets of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. Meanwhile, former President Trump insisted Friday that everything was 'declassified' and agents 'didn't need to seize anything. Some of the documents were marked 'top secret' and are meant to be kept in specialized government facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported after seeing a copy of the search inventory. The FBI would have needed to prove reasonable suspicion that Trump committed a crime in holding on to the documents - reports suggest that criminal statutes cited in the not-yet-public warrant include espionage, removal of records and obstruction of justice.
The Trump search warrant in FULL: 11 sets of classified documents including 'top secret' files, Roger Stone's clemency order and 'information on the President of France' among items FBI retrieved from Mar-a-Lago
A 'receipt for property' written by FBI agents who searched Donald Trump's Florida home reveals that they carted away 11 sets of classified documents, photographs and other files marked 'top secret' among boxes of items. The receipt and the search warrant, obtained by DailyMail.com on Friday afternoon, offer further insight into the unprecedented raid on a former president's home. In all, FBI agents took 27 boxes of documents.
'Hopefully my mom is free from pain': Anne Heche's eldest son Homer shares heartbreaking tribute to his mom following her death six days after 90mph smash and says he's suffering 'deep, wordless sadness'
Actress Anne Heche was declared dead today by her rep, a week after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home. The actress had been hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital north of Los Angeles after a horror crash on August 5. Yesterday, a representative for her loved ones confirmed she was brain dead and was only being kept alive on life support so that doctors could harvest her organs for donation. 'We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne's recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.' 'Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.' Today, her rep tells TMZ that while the ventilator is keeping her heart beating for organ harvest, she is technically dead under California law. Earlier, Heche's ex Ellen DeGeneres tweeted her sadness upon learning that Heche was not expected to survive. 'This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love.' The crash left homeowner Lynne Mishele with injuries so severe that it prompted a felony investigation by police. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Heche was high on cocaine when she was driving, but that is yet to be confirmed by a publicly released toxicology report.
OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney appears handcuffed in Hawaii court before being extradited to Florida to face murder charges
OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney was seen in court in Hawaii on Thursday and agreed to be extradited to Florida, where she will be tried second-degree murder charges. The model was detained at a rehab center on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday, where she is being treated for substance abuse and PTSD. Clenney, 26, known as Courtney Tailor on her OnlyFans, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, in the chest on April 3, causing him to bleed out. Clenney insisted she stabbed Obumseli in self-defense after he grabbed her by the throat.
Revealed after 32 years: The 'most spectacular UFO photo ever captured' - or the first glimpse of America's fabled top-secret Aurora spy plane program?
In August 1990, two young chefs photographed what they thought was a UFO while walking near the Carigorms in Scotland and took the pictures to a newspaper, but the photographs vanished - along with the two young chefs. Now, after 32 years, the photograph is revealed - despite officials doing their utmost to keep it hidden until 2076 because of 'privacy concerns'. But is this picture, in fact, the first glimpse of America's fabled, top-secret Aurora spy plane program? Since the mid-1980s, there had been rumours of a silent, supersonic, geometrically shaped craft, used for spy missions. There have never been substantial evidence that it was ever built or flown, but there have been numerous unexplained sightings and incidents in both the US and the UK that fuelled the myth.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: Gaffe by gaffe, it's sadly clearer every day Biden is too old and frail for office. Because when our president looks weak, America looks weak
MCCAIN: A significant number of Americans don't think he's up for the job. The latest proof is a new poll showing a 59% majority are 'very' or 'somewhat concerned' about Biden's mental health. This is bad. Mostly - it's very bad for President Biden and his administration. It's likely the final nail in the coffin (no pun intended) for the Biden presidency. His miserable approval rating may go up and down, but you can't give him a magic elixir to make him a younger man. This one is baked in.
Rep. Lauren Boebert's House mic is CUT during attack claiming Democrats are 'sacrificing American families at the altar of climate change' and using the 'federal government for armed robbery'
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert had her mic cut on the House floor Friday as she blasted the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. 'You are sacrificing American families at the altar of climate change. You're using the power of the federal government for armed robbery,' Boebert insisted.
Anne Heche's lifelong search for love and success: Actress spent decades trying to escape traumatic childhood marred by sexual abuse at the hands of her secretly-gay father - whose assaults and early death from AIDS inspired her on-screen career
Anne Heche, the 53-year-old actress known for her demure and emotionally complex on-screen roles has died from injuries sustained in a fiery car crash that left her intubated comatose. Her family is keeping her on life support, even though she has officially been declared 'brain dead'; she is being kept on a ventilator to determine if her organs are viable for donation. It was revealed that she was high on cocaine when she careened her blue Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles house at 90 mph last Friday, which immediately sparked a massive fire and took 59 firefighters to extricate the actress from the wreckage. Heche made headlines in the late 90s with her high-profile lesbian affair with comedian Ellen DeGeneres (inset left). She claimed that Hollywood blacklisted her as a result of the relationship. Heche's early demise is a tragic endcap to a lifetime marred by trauma, mental illness, triumph, drug abuse and sexual abuse at the hands of her devout Baptist father, who was a closeted homosexual that gave her herpes as a toddler before he became one of the first people in the United States to die of AIDS. She is survived by two sons (inset), two ex-husbands, her mother and her sister. In a statement, the family said, 'She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.'
Anne Heche's final moments: Inside the hours leading up to the actress' deadly crash and how the tragedy unfolded minute-by-minute - after she overcame years of trauma, poverty and sexual abuse from her father to find fame
While she is still on life support for the purpose of preserving her organs for donation, the actress was pronounced brain dead on Friday - one week after her car came plunging into a house in Los Angeles. The 53-year-old Hollywood starlet was driving under the influence of cocaine before she crashed into the two-story home, which resulted in her car immediately bursting into flames. FEMAIL has recapped her final moments and unfolded the events of the crash minute-by-minute - from her shopping trip at a wig store to her attempt to flee from firefighters after they rescued her from the fiery ruble. Anne's early demise is a tragic endcap to a lifetime marred by trauma, mental illness, drug abuse, and sexual assault at the hands of her devout Baptist father, who gave her genital herpes when she was just a baby. From how she overcame her poverty and abusive father to a moment-by-moment breakdown of the hours leading up to her deadly collision, here is a complete timeline of Anne's lifetime of trauma and tragedy.
'When they couldn't make it work, she started falling apart.' Anne Heche's split from Thomas Jane was the beginning of the end for the actress, whose biggest problems always came after a bitter break-up
Actress Anne Heche died on Friday at age 53, one week after plowing her blue Mini Cooper into a house in Los Angeles. Blood tests showed she had taken both cocaine and fentanyl before the accident. She and actor Thomas Jane had broken up despite Jane placing Heche's name on the deed of his home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. DailyMail.com can reveal that Heche's most bizarre behavior came after splits from her lovers. She turned up in a bra and shorts at a house after walking a mile and a half and asked for a shower the day after she and Ellen DeGeneres ended it. And she claimed James Tupper had changed the locks and the security code of their home, although he said in court papers they had never been altered
Horrifying footage shows Florida woman, 32, DROWNING her pet Chihuahua in a swimming pool then POSING with its body: Sheriff says 'there is a special place in hell for this woman - and until she gets there she's going to rot in our jail'
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Shocking home video released by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy on Thursday shows the moment Erica Black, 32, grabs her Chihuahua, Sadie, and walks into a pool. Black then shoves the small dog underwater (right) and holds her there as the canine struggles to try and keep her head above water. Ivy then shows images of Black slamming Sadie against the floor beside the pool four times (left) until the dog lies motionless. One image shows Black posing next to the body as she uploads photos of it to social media. An investigation found that Black left the body lying on a sofa for days before showing it off again during a livestream video. The sheriff called Black, who was already under arrest for stabbing her 68-year-old roommate twice, 'the most despicable excuse for a human being I've ever seen in my life.'
Kylie Jenner is one of the richest women in the United States under 30 and she keeps her circle tight and private. But when the Kylie Cosmetics mogul celebrated her 25th birthday in the Bahamas this week, the Calabasas, California native - whose parents are Kris and Caitlyn Jenner - revealed who her VIP best friends were. On Friday the Keeping Up With The Kardashians veteran posted images with the lucky few who hung out with her on a mega yacht to do shots and watch fireworks. One of her top besties is older sister Kendall Jenner, a supermodel who has the nice side hustle of her tequila brand 818. Kim is close too. And so are pals Yris, Stassie and Victoria.
Cara Delevingne wows in a plunging navy swimsuit and tucks into frosting as she joins A-list pals including bikini-clad Sienna Miller and Margot Robbie on a lavish yacht trip in Spain to ring in her 30th birthday
Cara Delevingne rang in her 30th birthday in style on Friday as she joined a plethora of A-list pals on a lavish yacht trip Formentera, Spain. The model certainly let her hair down as she slipped into a plunging navy swimsuit and tucked into what appeared to be a bowl of frosting during the fun-filled celebrations at sea. Cara was in good company as among her famous friends on the trip as Sienna Miller, 40, who looked incredible in a brown bikini.
Swimming upstream! Alex Jones is seen chilling out in the pool with wife at luxe Omaha hotel after he was ordered to pay $50million to families of the Sandy Hook shooting
DailyMail.com obtained a photo of the Infowars host, 48, relaxing at a pool Thursday at the four-star Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. Jones was later seen grinning and giving a thumbs up to the camera as his wife Erika Wulff Jones sat on his lap in what looks like a café. He appeared carefree even after he was ordered to pay nearly $50milion to the families of the Sandy Hook shooting last week. The prominent conspiracy theorist was found last year to have defamed the parents of a six-year-old boy who died in the shooting by spreading lies that they were part of a government plot to stage the 2012 massacre. Jones finally admitted that the shooting was '100 percent real' during his defamation trial.
Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi, 28, looks pretty in a flower crown as she celebrates her upcoming White House wedding at a festive bridal shower with her fiancé and family
Naomi, who is the eldest daughter of Hunter Biden and his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, took to Instagram on Friday to post photos from the intimate celebration. Polaroids from the day show the bride-to-be posing with her mom (inset), younger sister Maisy (left), and her grandmother Roberta Buhle. The bridal shower appeared to be held at someone's home, and the room was decorated with pink, yellow, and red streamers. There were lime green chairs pushed into a long table that was set with retro red floral patterned napkins and small clear vases filled with colorful flowers. Various desserts and cookies were arranged on a round glass table for guests to nibble on, and there was a metal bucket filled with bottles of wine. Per tradition, her fiancé, Peter Neal, 24, stopped by the shower, and a sweet photo shows him lying down with his back resting on her lap (right). Naomi's wedding will be hosted by her paternal grandparents, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, on the White House South Lawn on November 19.
'You don't have to hide': Woman whose professional baseball career inspired Madonna's character in A League of Their Own publicly comes out as gay at age 95
Maybelle Blair, a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player, opened up about her sexuality for the first time in June. She was promoting Amazon Prime's TV reboot of the 1992 film A League of Their Own at the Tribeca Film Festival when she revealed she is gay. Blair told other young girls they 'don't have to hide,' saying: 'I hid for 75, 85 years and this is actually basically the first time I've ever come out.' The historic athlete was known as 'All The Way Mae' when she pitched for the Peoria Redwings in 1948, and she inspired Madonna's character in the original film (inset). She went on to play professional softball for the Chicago Cardinals in the 1950s (left). Blair told Good Morning American that she was worried her family would 'disown' her after she came out, but they insisted they love her for who she is.
Roman Abramovich's vast $1b superyacht is pictured at Turkish cruise port months after moving his prized 533ft vessel to the country to protect it from Western sanctions
Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich moved his fleet of superyachts to Turkish waters in an effort to avoid western sanctions targeting those close to Vladimir Putin's regime. The Eclipse usually spends much of the winter in the Caribbean where Abramovich has a 70 acre beachside estate on the billionaire playground island of St Barts. But it left St Maarten, around 20 miles from St Barts, on February 21 as Putin gathered his forces to invade Ukraine. It went through the Straits of Gibraltar nine-days-ago - just two miles outside British territorial waters - and studiously avoided the waters of EU countries as it continued sailing east.
Thrilled mom of baseball player Wynton Bernard sobs with him over phone after he receives call up to MLB following TEN YEARS in the minor leagues
Wynton Bernard is getting his chance to play in the major leagues a decade after he was drafted by the San Diego Padres. The Colorado Rockies selected Bernard's contract from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday. He was penciled in to bat seventh and play center field against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series. 'It's a special moment,' Bernard said. 'After how many years I've played I'm finally here. It's amazing. I'm finally here.'
Surf's up! Charlie the yellow Labrador retriever wows crowds at California dog surfing championships as he drags his board into the water and rides the waves
Charlie, a seven-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, ended up in second place in the large-to-very large dogs category. This year's event was in Pacifica, California, 15 miles from San Francisco, on August 6. The canine was cheered on by a crowd of at least 50 people prior to being called to compete. He had traveled to this year's championships with his owner, Jeffrey Niebor from San Diego by car. During his cameo, the canine managed to do a few spins while riding several waves.