28 May 16
Iowa Supreme Court bans life-without-parole sentences for all juveniles
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that judges are no longer allowed to sentence juveniles who commit first-degree murder to life in prison without parole.
The 4-3 decision determined that anyone 17 or under who commits even the most serious crimes should be given the opportunity to prove to the Iowa's parole board they have reformed. The foundation of the majority opinion was that such a sentence constituted cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution.
Obama’s Fast and Furious guns linked to another 69 dead
The failed federal sting operation to trace weapons to Mexican drug cartels has been linked to the killing of another 69 people, including one massacre in which 22 died, according to a report from Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog organization.
Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika
The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.
Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years
U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal
New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.
27 May 16
NASA launches spacecraft to STOP Earth-bound KILLER asteroid
NASA will launch a rocket to land on a giant space rock currently on collision course with EARTH.
Earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude strikes deep off Tonga
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth's surface on Friday about 340 kilometers west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey reported.
Israel forming civil defense units in Arab and Jewish villages
Israel is forming civil defense units throughout northern Israel to assist in any future conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Col. Eren Makov, the Northern Regional Commander of the Homefront Command recently stated.
"There is a big change in the Arab population in Israel in that they are much more willing to cooperate with us," Makov said in an interview. "We give them training in what to do and they see it as a contribution."
NASA spots monster hole open up on our star
NASA has revealed that a massive hole, measuring more than ten per cent of the Sun's surface area, has opened up on our star.
The remarkable footage was captured by the US space agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory between May 17 and 19.
The video shows a giant dark area on the star's upper half, known as a coronal hole.
Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob
A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt.
The mob also burned down seven homes belonging to Christian families...after rumours circulated in the village that a Christian man was having a relationship with a Muslim woman.
Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos
Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS).
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was "unacceptable".
The images appear to show a US special forces soldier wearing the patch of the YPJ - a Kurdish militia group.
Migrant crisis: UK set to send Royal Navy warship to Libya
The UK is set to send a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle arms smuggling in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.
He told the G7 summit in Japan the UK was ready to take an "active leadership role" in helping Libya deal with people trafficking and the migration crisis.
The UK already has a survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, operating in the area.
South Africa approves land expropriation bill
South Africa's parliament has approved a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest.
The measure will allow the compulsory purchase of land to place more in black ownership.
Most of South Africa's land remains in white ownership two decades after the end of apartheid.
Satanists Plan to Celebrate 6/6/16 in L.A.
June is a time of celebration. Graduations take place. Father's Day is observed. And summer officially begins.
It's also when the Satanic Temple of Los Angeles has scheduled festivities for a revered day in the diabolic community — 6/6/16.
U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks
Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain.
Billy Graham's Daughter: God Keeping My Father Alive Might Have Something to Do With the 'Return of Jesus'
Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and there must be a reason why God is keeping him alive.
Brexit would be serious risk to global economic growth: G7 leaders
A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, Group of Seven leaders said in a summit declaration on Friday, although German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the issue had not been discussed.
Plans to create an EU army 'kept secret' from voters
Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum.
Peak Petro-State - The Oil World In Chaos
Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels.
26 May 16
Communists Cheer for Hillary and Bernie
the Communist Party (CPUSA) has been broadcasting its support for the national Democratic Party and both of its candidates. But for some reason, our media have failed to take notice.
Since 1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected President, the CPUSA—which was then funded by Moscow—has been organizing what it calls an “all-people’s front” against the “extreme right,” and it usually depends on the Democratic Party as its preferred electoral vehicle.
Jerusalem forest fire prompts residents to evacuate neighborhoods
Environmental officials from Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fun (KKL-JNF) estimated that the fire in Jerusalem broke out at two locations in the Ramot Forest and the Cedar Valley. The fire then spread to toward the residential areas of Ramot, Gilo and Mevasseret Zion.
Cloud-seeding surprise could improve climate predictions
The latest experiments suggest that it may have been cloudier in pre-industrial times than previously thought. If this is so, then the masking effect, and in turn the warming effects of carbon dioxide, might have been overestimated, says Jasper Kirkby, a physicist at the CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, who led one of the experiments.
Saudi Arabia ups ante with claim US false flagged 9/11
Al-Hayat daily published an article written by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari claiming the U.S. planned the 9/11 attacks to kickstart the global war on terror.
What to expect from the G-7 summit in Japan
The world economy will take centre stage at this summit, with lingering uncertainties clouding the outlook. Financial markets will be hoping for strong commitments from the participating nations to address sluggish global growth, but that might be a tall order.
Inspector General Finds Hillary Clinton Violated Federal Records Act By Deleting Emails
The State Department inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday that also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the review.
Obama races to cement the big Pacific Rim trade deal that all his potential successors oppose
President Obama is racing against the clock to cement a massive Pacific Rim trade deal that all of his potential successors oppose...
The effort begins in Vietnam, where Obama spent the last three days touting the merits of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership, which would link 40% of the global economy...
French labour dispute: Energy supplies hit by strike action
France is braced for further disruption to its energy supplies as workers at oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and transport go on strike.
But in a sign of the growing pressure on the government, PM Manuel Valls said the labour reforms at the heart of the dispute could be "modified".
Motorists have been panic buying fuel, some petrol stations struggled to get supplies.
IAF strikes Hamas targets after rockets launched into Israel
In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
The IDF spokesperson released a statement in which they promised to continue to work in order to maintain quiet in the Gaza border communities in Israel.
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
The intended ascent of Israeli Arab lawmaker next month during the Islamic month of Ramadan could provoke an escalation of tensions, a Knesset official warned on Thursday.
On behalf of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Knesset Guard Sergeant-at Arms Brig.Gen. Yossi Grif underlined in a letter that all Knesset members are barred from visiting Jerusalem's contested holy site.