30 Jul 16
Russia’s secret super submarine fleet could be unstoppable in World War III scenario
Vladimir Putin is assembling a secret fleet of super submarines which could topple NATO and plunge the world into war.
A report by naval experts warns that Russia already has a small but sophisticated army of subs which are capable of launching missile strikes across the globe.
Nasrallah: Israeli-Saudi relations worst development in Arab sphere
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke harshly against...relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia...calling it "the current worst development in the Arab sphere."
...He said the Arab world is experiencing its worst moments in history, while Saudi Arabia is "creating contact, normalizing relations, acknowledging the existence of Israel - and then cooperating with it."
Hamas exploiting current calm to prepare for next war
In the next conflict in Gaza, Hamas will aim to pound IDF staging areas and communities near the Strip.
...Hamas is currently trying to find ways of overwhelming Israeli air defenses in the next war, and one way it believes it can do this is by dramatically increasing the short-range rocket and mortar fire, and striking southern areas in a more targeted, precise manner.
South African NGO brings together Palestinian factions for unity talks
An initiative geared towards creating Palestinian unity is taking place in South Africa this week.
A conflict resolution non-governmental organization, In Transition Initiative, is hosting Palestinians from across the political spectrum to “hammer out their differences and forge a common political vision for the future,” in partnership with the Institute for Palestine in South Africa, according to the Cape Times.
FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison
A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.
Investigators say 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson told them she wanted to go back to prison.
Thompson said she had suffered facial fractures after strangers beat her at a Cheyenne park last weekend.
Why Reuters Is Tweaking Its Presidential Poll
A 13-point lead for Hillary Clinton on July 14 has vanished in two weeks with Donald Trump now leading in the polls by 1 point. This is clearly unacceptable to the establishment and so Reuters/Ipsos is taking matters into its own hands... and 'tweaking' its polling methodology.
PLAYING GOD? Tens of millions spent on huge project to change the WEATHER
China are ploughing more than £22million into shooting salt-and-mineral-filled bullets into the sky in a bid to make it rain.
But Beijing is not alone in its pursuit to play God with the weather, with at least 52 countries, including the US, using weather modification techniques which allows authorities to clear the skies or make it rain.
3 Walmart employees charged with manslaughter in death of shoplifter
Three Walmart workers in Florida have been charged with manslaughter in the February death of a shoplifter, police said Friday.
They are accused of suffocating Kenneth Wisham, 64, after he tried to steal $380 worth of DVDs in a shopping cart from the Walmart on North Road 98 in Lakeland Feb. 7, Fox 13 Tampa reported.
Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons
The U.S. Air Force took a first step toward buying controversial new nuclear weapons Friday, asking defense companies to submit bids to design and build cruise missiles and ICBMs.
The move comes amid the highest tension with Russia since the end of the Cold War and flies in the face of senators who have called on the Obama administration to cancel plans to build the new cruise missile, called the Long-Range Standoff Weapon, or LRSO.
Colorado hail storm delivers tennis ball-size ice
The city of Colorado Springs witnessed a downpour of aggressive hail that persisted for hours, damaging cars and homes and forcing locals to join forces to remove heaping mounds of ice.
29 Jul 16
DNC CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
Defendant: DNC SERVICES CORPORATION, d/b/a DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE and DEBORAH “DEBBIE” WASSERMANSCHULTZ
Case Number: 16-cv-61511-WJZ
Filed: June 28, 2016
Court: Southern District of Florida
County: Broward County, Florida
Judge: William J. Zloch
Nature of Suit: Class Action
Cause of Action: Fraud and Consumer
Jury Demanded: Yes
Sticks and stones - How WikiLeaks could help precipitate the fall of the Saudi empire
Whistleblower group WikiLeaks has released a flurry of official documents lifting the lid on Saudi Arabia’s covert diplomatic apparatus. Not just another scandal, these revelations could bring Saudi Arabia to its knees.
NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens
In the Dragon capsule that docked with the station several days ago, there was one particularly interesting device — a DNA sequencer. It’s called the MinION, and it’s tiny at just 120 grams. The MinION operates a bit differently than DNA sequencers on Earth... NASA wants to be prepared for any kind of sample, even an alien one.
Even God backs Hillary: Morgan Freeman narrates biographical movie for Clinton campaign
As the mellifluous, baritone voice of Morgan Freeman echoed around the arena, people on Twitter were delighted that "God" was officially endorsing Hillary Clinton.
Northern California wildfire continues to grow
The wildfire in Northern California has grown to scorch nearly 30,000 acres, destroy 51 structures and killed one person, fire officials said Thursday.
The Soberanes Fire north of Big Sur has burned 29,877 acres and remains just 15 percent contained...
33 earthquakes in 30 days – the town that won’t stop trembling
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN town of Norseman has a serious case of the shakes – with a staggering 50 earthquakes hitting the area in the last two months.
The gold-mining town – located about 720km east of Perth – has had over 30 quakes this month, with 18 alone on 8 and 9 July.
Dems Shout ‘Black Lives Matter’ During Moment Of Silence For Slain Cops
Shouts of “Black Lives Matter” rang out at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, during a moment of silence held in honor of slain police officers.
‘What A Disaster’: Boos, Catcalls Mar Hillary Clinton’s Coronation Speech
Hillary Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president amid a series of boos and catcalls Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday.
First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply routes into the eastern part of the city of Aleppo - Syria's most important opposition stronghold - and President Bashar al-Assad's government asked residents to leave the city.
Homeownership Rate in the U.S. Drops to Lowest Since 1965
The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters.
The share of Americans who own their homes was 62.9 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1965, according to a Census Bureau report Thursday. It was the second straight quarterly decrease, down from 63.5 percent in the previous three months.
Rio readies for worst as terror threat hangs over Olympics
A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world's media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it's the Olympics.
In the aftermath of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in France and elsewhere, Brazil, which has almost no experience combatting terrorism, is beefing up security for the games that start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.
Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes
Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an "Exit Tax" and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.
Egypt convicts former auditor of spreading 'false news'
Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading "false news".
Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6bn (£51.3bn) over four years.
He was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $2,200 but told he could avoid prison if he paid an additional $1,100...
Indonesia executes four convicted drug offenders
Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders by firing squad early Friday, the country's deputy attorney general said.
Noor Rachmad told reporters outside the Nusakambangan prison in central Java that authorities have not decided when 10 other prisoners will be executed.
Everything You Need To Know About the New Nusra Front
Its leader announced a split from al-Qaeda and a new name, Jabhat Fateh Al Sham.
The Nusra Front announced its split from al-Qaeda on July 28, with the group renaming itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. The move is being seen as a shrewd attempt to hide their militant ideology and protect themselves from a growing international campaign against militant fighters in Syria.
Hillary's America: New D'Souza Film Exposes Dems' Connection to the KKK
Dinesh D'Souza has done it again. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party has already become the highest-grossing documentary of 2016, and hit number 10 among political documentaries overall.
Democrats Hacked Again: FBI Probing "Cyber Intrusion" At Fundraising Group
Those pesky Russian hackers are working overtime.
According to Reuters, the FBI is probing a "cyber intrusion" at yet another Democratic organization, this time the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) which may or may not be related to an earlier hack at the Democratic National Committee. The previously unreported incident at the DCCC, which raises money for Democrats running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, is said to have been intended to gather information about Democratic donors.
Study: Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse Than Cigarettes
Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than cigarette smoke.
That’s according to a new study from the American Heart Association.
Miami blood donations halted over Zika fears
US regulators Thursday called for a halt to blood donations in the Miami area as investigators probe four potential non-travel associated cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects.
Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees
The German leader, who cut short her summer holiday to speak after a string of Islamist attacks rocked the country, said the entire continent was being “ravaged” by terrorism.
She described recent attacks in Ansbach, Wurzburg and Munich as “horrifying and depressing” but insisted Germany would not turn its back on people fleeing the Middle East.