20 Jul 16
Kansas police officer shot and killed responding to shooting report
A Kansas City, Kan. police officer was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while responding to a reported drive-by shooting.
Officials said Capt. Robert David Melton, 46, was pronounced dead at University of Kansas Hospital at 2:55 p.m. local time.
Fox News Nearing Decision on Roger Ailes, Departure Likely: Sources
Fox News Channel is nearing a decision on CEO Roger Ailes' future at the network, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday evening, amid allegations of sexual harassment by a former anchor at the network.
Mali attack: Gunmen kill 17 soldiers at military base
At least 17 soldiers have been killed and 30 wounded in an attack on a military base in Mali, officials say.
Heavily armed men overran the base, in the central town of Nampala, and set parts of it on fire.
Police chief: Missouri officer shot in the neck is paralyzed
A suburban St. Louis police officer shot in the neck during a traffic stop is paralyzed from the neck down due to "catastrophic damage to his spinal cord," Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said Monday.
"I Will Slaughter You With An Axe" - Terrorist Behind German Train Attack Leaves Chilling Suicide Video
Just days after a deranged, troubled Tunisian slammed a truck into hundreds of people in Nice, France killing 84 and injuring hundreds, another attempted terrorist incident took place in Wurzburg, Germany when a 17-year-old Aghan refugee, who arrived in Germany last summer as an unaccompanied minor, attacked train passengers with an axe injuring several, before he was killed by police. It has been now confirmed that the teenager, whose name is allegedly Muhammad Riyad, shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he charged at his victims with an axe, "a first clue" of his possible connection with radical Islam, officials said.
Who Really Won The Oil Price War?
The rise in oil prices over the past six months has come as a blessing for the battered U.S. shale producers. Oil prices have risen more than 50 percent since January, giving a glimmer of hope to the U.S. oil industry that the worst of the oil crisis might finally be behind them. Moreover, it forced the shale producers to adapt by reducing production costs and increasing efficiency.
Erdogan Unleashes Unprecedented Crackdown: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers
Over the weekend, after the initial reports of the purge unleashed by Erdogan against Turkey's public, we previewed the upcoming, far more dangerous counter-coup as follows: "it was the next step that is the critical one: the one where Erdogan - having cracked down on his immediate military and legal opponents - took his crusade against everyone else, including the press and the educational system."
19 Jul 16
BREAKING: Panic as 'explosion' rocks Turkish capital of Ankara
A MASSIVE 'explosion' has rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara, just days after the army attempted to carry out a coup.
200 French Jews to Land in Israel in Wake of Terror Attack
More than 200 French Jews will land in Israel on Wednesday morning to make the Jewish state their new home. Theirs is the largest expected group from that country to make aliyah over the summer.
Trump adviser: Turkey crisis may unleash Islamist wrath
'The U.S. is perceived as weak. We've got to change that perception'. “This could be an excuse that this government could use to control political life completely and then move the country toward becoming an Islamic regime,”
Satanist Invocation Interrupted With Lord’s Prayer During Florida City Council Meeting
A Satanic invocation was interrupted with a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer on Thursday night during a city hall meeting in Pensacola, Florida.
Atlanta mayor shuts down Israel boycotters
Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed was presented with a list of demands by a group associated with the "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) campaign, which included a demand to end joint training exercises with the Israeli police, he was none too impressed.
Netanyahu Directs Powerful Message of ‘5 Steps for Peace’ to Abbas
In this stirring delivery, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlines for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas his plans of “five steps for peace”.
Spring tides trigger tremors deep on California’s San Andreas fault
Now, scientists have shown that these tremors are triggered by the rhythmic pulsing of the tides: not just the twice-daily tides that occur as the moon revolves around Earth, but also the twice-monthly spring tides that occur when the sun and moon align and pull strongly on the planet.
5.5-magnitude quake hits Chile:USGS
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Coquimbo in Chile on Tuesday morning.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck around 70 kilometers west south west of Chile's capital Santiago.
5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Japan on Tuesday, the weather agency said.
The 12.57 pm quake registered 4 on the Japanese seismic scale which peaks at 7 in Chiba prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The H-Bombs in Turkey
Among the many questions still unanswered following Friday’s coup attempt in Turkey is one that has national-security implications for the United States and for the rest of the world: How secure are the American hydrogen bombs stored at a Turkish airbase?
Christian Students in China Reportedly Barred From College Unless They Stop Going to Church
Government authorities in China’s central Guizhou province are reportedly cracking down on young Christians, warning they will be barred from attending college and entering the military if they don’t stop going to church.
“This notice was sent to all of the schools in Huaqiu,” Mou, head of Huaqiu Church...“They (public security) intend to cleanse us and ask us to join the Three-Self Church.”
Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rehear immigration case
In a last-ditch effort to revive a White House plan to protect up to 4 million immigrants from deportation, the Obama administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a case on which the eight-member court was split 4-4 last month.
The June 23 high court decision left in place a lower court ruling that blocked the plan, which has never been in effect.
'Living hip' grown in lab genetically engineered to stop arthritis
Arthritis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists grew a ‘living hip’ in the lab which not only replaces worn cartilage but stops painful joints returning.
Researchers in the US have used stem cells to grow cartilage in the exact shape of a hip joint while also genetically engineering the tissue to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off the return of arthritis.
Venezuela’s inflation is set to top 1,600% next year
While most advanced economies struggle to lift inflation, none would want Venezuela‘s situation: Consumer-price inflation is forecast to hit 480% this year and top 1,640% in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund.
A shortage of medical supplies means infants and other sick patients are dying of treatable illnesses. Soldiers guard empty grocery store shelves. Inflation is so bad, the government has had to order bolivars by the planeload.
Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to reinstate the death penalty "if the people demand it", following the recent coup attempt.
He was addressing supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting for capital punishment to be restored.
EU officials have warned that Turkey's bid to join the bloc would be finished if Ankara restored the death penalty.
Netanyahu at Lebanon War memorial: Israel's enemies will be met with 'an iron fist'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that despite the relative calm on the northern border since the Second Lebanon War a decade ago, Israel is ready for "any scenario."
Speaking at a memorial to honor Israel's fallen soldiers in the 2006 war, Netanyahu stressed that the Jewish state will respond with force if the quiet is shattered.
US denies secret document that would allow 2027 Iranian nuclear breakout
The United States denied...a reported secret appendage to the nuclear deal...that would allow Tehran to yield an atomic bomb by the year 2027.
"There is no secret document or secret deal," US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said...in light of ...allegedly obtained...undisclosed document...that lowers the time...to develop a nuclear bomb to six months after the restrictions of the agreement are lifted.
Axe-Wielding Afgan Refugee Shot Dead After Slashing 14 People On German Train Screaming "Allahu Akbar"
14 people have been injured after an Afghan teenager armed with an axe and a knife attacked people on board a train traveling between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt,
German police confirmed that between 10 and 15 people were injured in the attack. Meanwhile local media reports suggested that up to 21 people could have been hurt.
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in latest series of tests
North Korea has launched three powerful ballistic missiles from its east coast.
The weapons are thought to be Scud missiles, in defiance of UN sanctions banning the communist state from nuclear testing.
Hackers are already targeting the GOP convention
The Republican National Convention has had to fend off a wave of cyberattacks even before the opening gavel sounded, according to the official charged with securing the network.
Prosecutors of Baltimore officers accused in Gray’s death face pressure for disbarment
Legal analysts ripped Baltimore prosecutors Monday over their handling of the Freddie Gray case, saying the prosecution should drop all charges against the three remaining police officers or risk more embarrassment in the courtroom.
What’s more, John Banzhaf, an activist law professor at George Washington University, said he would file a complaint Tuesday with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission calling for the disbarment of the lead prosecutors in the trials of the six police officers accused of wrongdoing in the 2015 arrest and death of the 25-year-old black man.
Murdochs decide to oust Fox News chief Ailes: report
Rupert Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc , and his sons James and Lachlan agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but they have not settled on the timing, New York magazine reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources.
Germany train axe attack: Afghan teenage refugee shouting 'Allahu Akbar' goes on bloody rampage hacking passengers
An axe-man who stormed a passenger train and hacked at terrified passengers while shouting "Allahu Akbar" has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan who entered Germany as a lone refugee.