19 Nov 14
Gun dealers report brisk sales ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision
Gun dealers in parts of the St. Louis suburbs have reported brisk sales, especially among first-time buyers, as local residents wait for a grand jury decision on whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown this past August.
Four Dead as Snow Buries Buffalo, Great Lakes
A large lake-effect snow band formed on Monday night over Lake Erie as cold arctic air began sweeping over the relatively warmer Great Lakes. The snow band took aim at southwestern New York and has yet to give up its position.
Violence in East Jerusalem; 'Intifada starts today,' Palestinian kids say
Over 120 children and youths rioted in East Jerusalem after Israel moves to demolish home of terrorist behind vehicular attack
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): several ash plumes up to 9 km altitude
A series of eruptions occurred during the past days from the volcano's growing lava dome.
Around the Arctic Circle this week, solar wind buffeting Earth's magnetic field has sparked bright Northern Lights.
While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening
at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. Leading voices in the Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, and Christian communities have gathered to support and strengthen each other in the struggle against growing anti-faith norms toward marriage and family.
4.2-magnitude quake rocks Ica, southern Peru
The tremor occurred at 09:34 local time (14:34 GMT) and its epicenter was about 44 kilometers (27.3 miles) southwest of Palpa, the smallest of five provinces comprising Peru’s Ica region.
Shares fall, dollar gains as economic outlooks diverge
Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the dollar rose broadly, hitting a new seven-year high against the yen, as investors focused on the divergent outlooks for the world's major economies.
Vladimir Putin vows that United States ‘will never subjugate
Putin issued a defiant message to the West on Tuesday, accusing the United States of trying to "subjugate" Russia while promising it would never succeed.
The Russian president also appeared to channel Al Capone, the Chicago mobster, when he joked that "weapons and politeness" were more effective than "politeness alone".
Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France
Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.
Saudi Arabia leans on Gulf states to close ranks as region boils
DUBAI/DOHA - Gulf Arab states have shelved a bitter row among themselves, hoping to repair an alliance that has been sorely tested by chaos in the Middle East and the prospect of an Iranian nuclear deal that could tilt the regional balance of power toward their old foe Tehran.
Families in shock as Islamic State lures sons into 'barbaric madness'
CARDIFF (Reuters) - “Do you know how much it hurts to raise someone and watch them grow and suddenly they’re just gone?” says Ahmed Muthana, 57, a retired electronics engineer in Wales whose two sons Nasser, 20, and Aseel, 17, have gone to fight for Islamic State.
Virginia college student's death ruled homicide
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A University of Virginia student whose disappearance sparked a monthlong search died from "homicidal violence" but the exact cause is unknown, authorities said Tuesday.
Hezbollah: In Syria for the Long Haul
As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gazes across Damascus from his palace on Mount Qasioun, he can be grateful to his Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah allies that he is still in a position to enjoy such a view.
Putin says US wants to subdue Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States Tuesday of trying to make Russia submissive; an effort he said won't succeed. Speaking at a televised meeting with pro-Kremlin activists Tuesday, Putin said that Washington "wants to subdue us, wants to solve its problems at our expense."
Synagogue attack: Netanyahu vow in 'battle for Jerusalem'
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to win a "battle for Jerusalem" after a deadly attack on a synagogue. Two Palestinians killed four rabbis in West Jerusalem before being shot dead. A policeman later died of his wounds.
Mr Netanyahu vowed to "settle the score with every terrorist" saying that those "who want to uproot us from our state and capital... will not succeed".
18 Nov 14
Amid snowstorm, Tuesday registered coldest November morning since 1976
The snowstorm has hit the Buffalo, N.Y., area particularly hard, but much of the northern and eastern US has been affected. At the same time, temperatures are some 20 degrees below normal.The snowstorm has hit the Buffalo, N.Y., area particularly hard, but much of the northern and eastern US has been affected. At the same time, temperatures are some 20 degrees below normal.
Is The UN Using Vaccines To Secretly Sterilize Women All Over The Globe?
Two UN organizations, the WHO and UNICEF, have just been caught red-handed administering “tetanus vaccines” laced with sterilizing agents to girls and women in Kenya. Apparently there is a well-coordinated international program to use vaccines to secretly sterilize women in poor countries all over the planet.
Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group
Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen’s death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security watchdog group is warning.
Orthodox Jewish man attacked at Brooklyn train station in apparent hate crime
Three brutes beat a man while hurling anti-Semitic insults at him at a Brooklyn train station, cops said Tuesday. The 53-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was waiting for a train at the Marcy Ave. station near S. Ninth St. in Williamsburg just before 4 p.m. Monday when one of the three suspects approached from behind and tried to take something out of his pocket.
Putin says United States will never 'subdue' Russia
MOSCOW - The United States wants to subdue Moscow, but will never succeed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. "They do not want to humiliate us, they want to subdue us, solve their problems at our expense," Putin said at the end of a four-hour meeting with his core support group, the People's Front.
Americans Killed at Synagogue Include Grandson of Prominent Boston Rabbi, Kansas City Native
Three Americans were among four killed in a brutal synagogue attack in Jerusalem today -- including a Kansas City-born rabbi and the grandson of a prominent American Jewish leader.
Two Palestinians armed with knives and a gun ran into the synagogue and attacked worshipers during morning prayers.
IRS Agents Can Pose as Clergy to Spy on Churches
"It is troubling and an outrage that members of the IRS can pose as members of the clergy to gather information for the government. The First Amendment and the foundational principles of religious freedom that have long been embraced and honored by our nation are being trampled by these rules.
Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga
An earthquake of 5.4 in magnitude hit the northern caldera rim of Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 1:37 am yesterday. Following the event, seismic activity in the intrusive dike, connecting the volcano with the eruption in Holuhraun, increased slightly.
Ferguson-Area Cop’s Ominous Warning on What’s Coming: ‘I’m Serious, Get a Gun’
If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family,” he wrote. “It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”
Spain to Vote on 'Palestinian State' Tuesday
Spain's parliament will vote Tuesday on a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move, parliamentary sources told AFP.
Australia, China Agree Landmark Free Trade Deal
China and Australia on Monday signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making, opening up markets worth billions to Australia and loosening restrictions on Chinese investment.
A Computer Science Professor Found A Way To Identify Most 'Anonymous' Tor Users
...by injecting a repeating traffic pattern, such as the common HTML files that most Tor users are likely to be accessing, into the connection and then checking the router’s flow records to check for a match. If it finds a match, then the user is no longer anonymous.
Iraqi Forces Enter Baiji Oil Refinery After Months-Long Clashes With ISIS: Reports
“The first Iraqi force, the anti-terrorism force called Mosul Battalion, entered Baiji refinery for the first time in five months,” Iraqi police colonel Saleh Jaber told Reuters.
Obama secretly met with Ferguson protesters
why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case?