29 Jul 15
Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel
Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles south-central Alaska
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled a wide area of south-central Alaska, including Anchorage, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The tremor struck about 40 miles south of Mount Redoubt, an active volcano near Cook Inlet, and 140 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state's largest city, and was felt 150 miles from its epicenter, the USGS said.
Mexico sentences 5 men to 697 years for killings of 11 women
Mexican prosecutors announced Tuesday that they had won "historic" convictions and sentences of 697 years in prison against five men for killing 11 women near the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Did White House influence 'Daily Show' coverage?
As Jon Stewart begins his final run on the "Daily Show," a pair of scandals threaten to besmirch his reputation with his left-leaning fans.
A report by Politico suggests the influential Comedy Central comic may have been influenced by the White House on a number of occasions, possibly shaping what issues he discussed and what viewpoint he adopted on his popular satirical news show.
Rev. Graham: USA 'Now Exporting The Acceptance of Immorality Via Our President'
n reference to President Barack Obama's trip to Kenya where, during a press conference he expressed support for gay rights and equated legal restrictions on homosexuality to Jim Crow laws and slavery, Reverend Franklin Graham said the United States was "now exporting the acceptance of immorality" through Obama.
28 Jul 15
US Zionist group backs Huckabee on Holocaust-Iran deal analogy
The Zionist Organization of America stood by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who said President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the oven” as part of the Iran nuclear deal.
CHANCE OF STORMS
NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on July 29th when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field.
Will God or the Messiah Build the Third Holy Temple?
Efforts are underway to make the Third Jewish Temple a reality. From preparing vessels to be used in ritualistic service to raising red heifers, controversy arises when questioning who can exactly prepare for and construct the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
'Extreme fear' is back for the stock market
Extreme fear is back in the stock market, according to CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index. Just how bad is it? The index has a 100 point scale -- with 0 indicating nightmare level fear and 100 signaling "buy everything in sight" greed. On Monday, the Fear & Greed Index fell to 7.
Buildings damaged, one missing in Indonesian earthquake
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes.
Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma
Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both were about 3 miles northeast of Crescent, or about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.
Iran Deal Worth More than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948
The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948.
The exact amount that Iran would gain through the unfreezing of its foreign assets is a matter of some dispute.
EU satellite gears up for data flood
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.
The spacecraft, which takes visible and infrared pictures of the Earth, was launched in June and is now undergoing a period of commissioning.
The observer is the second dedicated mission to fly in the European Union's Copernicus programme.
IS conflict: Nato discusses Turkey-Syria border crisis
Nato is holding an emergency meeting in Brussels to discuss Turkey's military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group and Kurdish militants.
Turkey was until recently a reluctant partner in the US coalition against IS, but over the past few days it has bombed IS and Kurdish positions.
Turkey is also backing plans for a buffer zone on the border with Syria.
Netanyahu after settler clashes with police: 'We oppose demolition of Beit El homes'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to work to authorize 24 illegal housing units in Beit El, after Border Police violently evacuated scores of activists who were camping out in the half-completed structures early Tuesday morning.
“Our stance with regard to the Beit El homes is clear. We oppose their demolition and are working through legal means to prevent this,” Netanyahu said.
Forget Trump And Bernie: Here’s Why Clinton Or Bush Will Be The Next President
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are rising in the polls and seemingly pose a threat to the political establishment.
Come the 2016 primaries, however, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will likely be at the top of the pack.
The oligarchy that has controlled American politics for generations is still firmly in control despite the illusion of change. In no way do Trump or Sanders threaten this control despite the corporate media’s fascination with them and polls that appear to show them gaining favor among potential voters.
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria
Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.
21 killed in gun battle at wedding in northern Afghanistan
A gun battle between supporters of two rival warlords killed 21 people at a wedding party in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, police said Monday.
Ice Cream Shop Serves Abortion-Inspired Flavor For Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
A pro-abortion ice cream shop in Oregon whipped up a special flavor for its recent Planned Parenthood fundraiser.
What’s the Scoop? in Portland is evidently unfazed by the recent sting videos showing Planned Parenthood administrators apparently profiting off the sale of aborted fetal organs.
Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Chinese stocks destroy $39.8B in U.S. wealth
The Chinese stock implosion is starting to get serious. It's costing U.S. investors real money.
The 144 China-based stocks with primary listings on major U.S. exchanges have erased nearly $40 billion in paper wealth since the Shanghai Composite index peaked on June 12. It's an enormous destruction of wealth that in effects wipes out the market value of a company the size of cruise ship operator Carnival.
North Korea would 'leave no Americans alive' in another war, Kim Jong-un says
North Korea would "leave no Americans alive" should the two countries again meet on the battlefield, the hermit country's leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened on Monday.
27 Jul 15
Hakone volcano erupts on small scale
Ōwaku Valley, a part of Mount Hakone with high volcanic activity, has been showing more signs of an impending eruption recently.
EU Commission says Greek bailout talks have started
The European Commission said on Monday that talks between Greece and its creditor institutions on a third bailout had begun in Athens after a delay of a few days.
Chile volcano has rare eruptions; more expected
The Cabulco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the last 24 hours after being dormant for decades. And there may be more action on the way.
Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia
Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.
Home > Technology Eruptions of Ash at 5 Volcanoes Shroud Skies in Indonesia
Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close.
Architectural Plans for Third Temple Have Begun
The Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple, utilizing the latest building material and techniques. The vivid, three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halakhic (Jewish law) solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans.
While staying true to the Halakhic requirements and dimensions, the project also adds some clear modern twists.
‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK
On the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem, Tisha B’Av, an Israeli Arab lawmaker insisted in a radio interview that neither ever existed.