23 Sep 14
Women killed in Satanic murder-suicide pact, trial told
The killing was allegedly a celebration of Beltane — a Satanic holiday which has been associated with human sacrifice.
Sheriff calls for U.S. troops on Rio Grande
'We can protect Korean border but not our own?' Another border-state sheriff is voicing his frustrations with the Obama administration’s failure to secure the border, saying the lack of action has overwhelmed his county with criminals, drug-cartel members and possible terrorists.
Obama to Enlist U.N. in Fight Against ISIS
Obama will make a wholehearted pitch to the General Assembly for the broadest possible international coalition to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In face-to-face meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the Assembly, he will try to nail down specific commitments to the effort, whether military, financial or humanitarian.
Physicists teleport quantum state of photon to crystal over 25 kilometers
Physicists have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers of optical fiber. The experiment constitutes a first, and simply pulverizes the previous record of 6 kilometers achieved ten years ago by the same team. Passing from light into matter, using teleportation of a photon to a crystal, shows that, in quantum physics, it is not the composition of a particle which is important, but rather its state,
IS Calls to Kill Westerners, Claims Obama is 'Mule of the Jews'
"If you can kill a disbelieving American or European - especially the spiteful and filthy French - or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be," IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged.
Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that "ISIL is not Islamic." But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself "Islamic State" "not Islamic"?
Solar activity is low. However, new sunspot AR2172 threatens to break the quiet.
WHO forecasts more than 20,000 Ebola cases by November 2
The World Health Organization has warned in a new report that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by the beginning of November if efforts to contain the outbreak are not accelerated. The outbreak has killed around 2,800 people in five West African countries this year.
US, Arab allies launch first wave of strikes in Syria
The United States, joined by five Arab allies, launched an intense campaign of airstrikes, bombings and cruise-missile attacks against the Islamic State and another militant group in Syria Monday night – marking the first U.S. military intervention in Syria since the start of that country’s civil war in 2011.
A Marxist Mistake? AFL-CIO Pushes Get Out The Vote For Mid-Terms Under Soviet-Style Symbol
In 1997, shortly after current AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, along with then-president John Sweeney, took over the AFL-CIO, America’s oldest labor federation lifted the ban on Communists.
the special interest group—indirectly funded by union members’ dues—has launched a “get out the vote” page with a symbol that is eerily reminscent of the Soviet-era hammer and sickle.
French tourist Herve Gourdel abducted by Algeria militants
A French tourist has been kidnapped in Algeria by a militant group linked to Islamic State (IS), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed.
Herve Gourdel, 55, was seized on Sunday in the unsettled north-east Kabylie area.
Algerian militant group Jund al-Khilafa threatened to kill him if France did not halt air strikes on Iraq.
Second video of British hostage John Cantlie released
A second video has been released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
It comes less than a week after his first appearance on screen following his kidnapping in Syria in 2012.
The release of the video showing Mr Cantlie comes as the US and its allies launch the first air strikes against IS in Syria.
Venezuela's Maduro launches civilian disarmament plan
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he is expanding a plan to disarm civilians.
Speaking on the International Day of Peace, Mr Maduro said his government would invest $47m (£29m) and create 60 new disarmament centres.
According to United Nations figures, Venezuela has the second highest peacetime murder rate in the world after Honduras.
IDF kills two Palestinians wanted for kidnapping, murdering three Jewish teens
The two wanted Palestinians who have been suspected of kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers in Gush Etzion earlier this summer, were shot and killed by the IDF in an exchange of fire on Tuesday morning.
Before dawn on Tuesday, soldiers surrounded the building in Hebron where Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha, the two main suspects in the kidnapping and murder, were holed up.
French man Herve Gourdel abducted by Algeria militants
A French man has been kidnapped in Algeria by a militant group linked to Islamic State (IS), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed.
Islamic State calls for attacking civilians
Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group’s spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.
Australia seeks broad new security powers following anti-terror raid
Australia's government will seek broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists, the attorney general said on Monday, on the heels of sweeping counter-terrorism raids last week involving hundreds of police.
U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS Expand to Syria
The Pentagon confirmed this evening that the United States has begun airstrikes against ISIS within Syria, opening up a second front in the U.S.-led offensive against the Islamic State.
3 Missing Afghan Soldiers Found At Canadian Border
Three Afghan soldiers who went missing from a Cape Cod military base over the weekend were found today near the US-Canada border, a United States defense official told ABC News.
Islamic State attack on Iraqi base leaves hundreds missing, shows army weaknesses
The army base in Iraq’s western Anbar province had been under siege by Islamic State militants for a week, so when a convoy of armored Humvees rolled up at the gate, the Iraqi soldiers at Camp Saqlawiyah believed saviors had arrived.
22 Sep 14
Catholic Cardinal McCarrick Embraces Islam
“In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That praise of the Islamic deity is an important phrase in Islam, is found more than 100 times in the Koran, and is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching.”
NASA says Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars
NASA said late Sunday that the robotic explorer had fired its brakes and slipped into orbit, successfully completing the first part of its $671 million mission.
Russia to fully renew nuclear forces by 2020 – official
"The formation of the technical basis for strategic nuclear forces is going at a faster rate, and in fact, we will renew not 70 percent of the SNF, but 100 percent," Rogozin told Rossiya TV channel.
US admits there is a much scarier terrorist group than ISIS
Very little information is being released at the moment by anyone within American intelligence circles, but the group calling itself Khorasan is said by officials to have concrete plans for striking targets in the United States and Europe as a chosen modus operandi – more so than the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS.
Obama Declines Invitation to Attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans
Obama declined the invitation, making him the first president in recent history not to formally accept a new national memorial. Organizers of the event were caught off guard when informed by the White House of the president’s decision this week and are hoping to receive an explanation from the White House as to why Obama will not be attending the ceremony..The 5th of October falls on a Sunday - which is typically a day this president likes to golf.
Sierra Leone Ends Ebola Lockdown, Expects Rise in Cases
Officials in Sierra Leone said the number of reported Ebola cases and deaths there are expected to rise, as the country ends a three-day lockdown aimed at stopping the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
Are Jews losing their story?
What I'm referring to instead are the fascinating stories of the "in-between" period — the 18 centuries of Diaspora history between the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 and the beginning of the Holocaust. When's the last time we heard any of those stories?
Seriously, where did those 1,869 years go? How did they become the big, black hole of mainstream Jewish learning?
Alaska Physician Shuts Down Practice, Citing Obamacare
“It is an unsustainable system,” Dr. Wennen wrote to his customers in a letter obtained by The Daily Caller. “I am personally writing off upwards of three quarters of a million dollars annually in free/uncompensated care.”
“My reasons for closing down the office are simply economic,” Wennen wrote. “The governmental agencies that are supplying ‘medical insurance’ to the elderly, the disadvantaged, the indigent and the sick, injured, or disabled have placed an unrealistically low value of worth on physician’s services.”
Is ISIS Trying to Assassinate Pope Francis?
"What has been declared by the self-declared Islamic State is clear – they want to kill the pope. The threats against the Pope are credible," Al Sadr said. "I believe they could try to kill him during one of his overseas trips or even in Rome.
Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants
Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armor of God".