13 Sep 16
It ‘Turns Users Into Zombies’: Pennsylvania Men Behind Bars After Flakka-Influenced Murder
Two Pennsylvania men are behind bars in connection with a homicide case that is believed to have been carried out under the influence of Flakka. James Heimbach, 30, and Charles Yocum, 32, both of the Bethlehem area are accused of killing Joseph Goda, 28, this month after investigators found the man’s bloodied and bitten body in the trunk of a vehicle.
EARTH's MAGNETIC FIELD RINGS LIKE A BELL
In the Lofoten Islands of Norway, Spaceweather.com reader Rob Stammes operates a magnetic observatory. 24 hours a day, he measures the strength and direction of the local magnetic field as well electrical currents running through the ground. During geomagnetic storms, his chart recordings go haywire. On Sept. 12th, something different happened. They rang like a bell:
Astronomers Discover Asteroid Just 2 Days Before It Almost Hits Earth
Asteroid 2016 RB1 came within 23,900 miles of Earth Wednesday morning, which is shockingly close to the orbit of some communications satellites.
Hillary: I Didn’t Tell The Truth Because ‘I Just Didn’t Think It Was Going To Be That Big A Deal’
Hillary Clinton told Anderson Cooper she didn’t have her campaign tell the truth about her health issues because, “I just didn’t think....
EXCLUSIVE: John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit
More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.
Israeli leaders meet with leaders of Eastern faith traditions
Working to strengthen Israel-Asia ties the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin met with spiritual leaders from the East. A delegation that included Hindu gurus, Buddhist monks and Shinto priests met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday on the first day of a Jerusalem conference designed to deepen Israel-Asia ties.
Japan earthquake: Tremor hits Saitama Prefecture in the Tokyo area
A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck Saitama Prefecture in the Kantō region, which includes the Greater Tokyo Area, seismologists and witnesses say.
Iran launches new navy ship as tensions rise with U.S. in Gulf
Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched a new 55-metre-long naval ship on Tuesday that is capable of transporting a helicopter and up to 100 men...
The ship's launch in the port city of Bushehr, comes at a time of high tension between Iran and the United States over Gulf waters. U.S. officials says there have been more than 30 close encounters between U.S. and Iranian vessels in the Gulf so far this year...
U.S. bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after nuclear test
Two U.S. B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and solidarity with its ally after North Korea's nuclear test last week, while a U.S. envoy called for a swift and strong response to Pyongyang from the United Nations.
...Sung Kim, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, added that the United States remained open to meaningful dialogue with Pyongyang on ending its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Obama marks Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha with call to accept refugees
President Obama marked the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha Monday with a call for the U.S. to welcome refugees and immigrants.
...Mr. Obama said in a statement. “And as a nation, we remain committed to welcoming the stranger with empathy and an open heart — from the refugee who flees war-torn lands to the immigrant who leaves home in search of a better life.”
Exclude Hungary from EU, says Luxembourg's Asselborn
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has called for Hungary to be suspended or even expelled from the European Union because of its "massive violation" of EU fundamental values.
He cited the Budapest government's treatment of refugees, independence of the judiciary and freedom of the press.
"Hungary is not far away from issuing orders to open fire on refugees," he suggested.
India imposes Eid curfew across Kashmir
A curfew has been imposed across Indian-administered Kashmir as Muslims across the country celebrate Eid.
Fresh violence on Tuesday left one protester dead and at least 22 others were injured as security forces blocked roads to several important mosques.
Mobile and data services have been stopped. An Eid curfew is extremely rare in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Education Min. Bennett: Judaism studies more important than math, science
Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that the study of Judaism is more important in his eyes than the study of mathematics or science.
"We must be a spiritual super power. In this way, we will get back to being a light unto the nations," Bennett said...
He defended the comments in an interview..."We are Jews. It's not enough to be the Start Up Nation, we must also be the Bible Nation."
IDF says Syria fired missiles at its jets, but denies claim aircraft was downed
The Syrian army claimed on Tuesday it had shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone after an Israeli attack on a regime position in southern Syria, state media reported.
Syrian news agency SANA reported that President Bashar Assad's forces shot down the Israeli aircraft in Syria after the IAF struck in the southern Quneitra countryside in response to a mortar exploding in the Golan Heights.
Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf
Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News.
Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes
Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day.
What Happens If Hillary Clinton Has To Drop Out?
Hillary Clinton’s doctor now says the Democratic presidential candidate, 68, was officially diagnosed with pneumonia sometime on Friday, and has been campaigning with the serious respiratory illness for a week, leading to her “medical episode” at Sunday morning’s September 11th memorial event.
Mark Cuban's dire prediction about Trump goes too far
Recently several media outlets ran stories saying “Mark Cuban Predicts a Stock Market Crash if Trump Wins the White House.”
Look, Mark is one of the smartest guys in the room and thinks outside of the box but sometimes makes statements that are over the top. Implying the market will crash in the event of a Trump win this November takes the election rhetoric a little too far.
The Fed Used Jackson Hole to Plan Negative Rates
Jackson Hole revealed things that did not make it into reports by the mainstream media. Turns out, the academic and philosophical underpinnings were being laid down for a radical expansion of the Federal Reserve’s toolbox.
Category 5 Super Typhoon Meranti is strongest storm of 2016 season
Churning the waters of the Northwest Pacific is the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2016 Northern Hemisphere season: Super Typhoon Meranti. It is the fourth Category 5 storm on Earth this year, which is close to the annual average of between four and five such storms.
12 Sep 16
Oil falls as U.S. drills more
Oil fell for a second trading day in a row on Monday, after speculators cut their bullish bets by the most in three months last week and U.S. crude drillers added more rigs for a tenth week running.
Senator holding up Israel defense deal, insisting on role for Congress
"I'm offended that the administration would try to take over the appropriations process," Graham, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on the foreign affairs budget, told The Washington Post over the weekend. "We can't have the executive branch dictating what the legislative branch will do for a decade based on an agreement we are not a party to."
Magnitude-5.3 earthquake jolts southeastern S. Korea: meteorological agency
SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted the country's southwestern region, South Korea's meteorological agency said Monday.
Busan Regional Meteorological Administration pinpointed the epicenter of the quake at 8 kilometers south of Gyeongju, some 371 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The quake was felt throughout Gyeongsang Province.
High Court scolds government for not upholding Western Wall deal
A Monday hearing on a 2013 petition against the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Prime Minister’s Office served as a forum for the High Court of Justice to scold the government for not upholding its deals...
Russia Flexes Military Might In Massive Military Exercise Involving 12,500 Troops In Crimea
The display of military might took place in Crimea on Friday as Russia showcased its ground, marine and air forces in the biggest exercises held on the strategic peninsula since its 2014 annexation from Ukraine. The drills involved 12,500 troops, fighter jets and anti-aircraft missiles, and happened at the Opuk training range on the Black Sea coast.
The worst condition Hillary Clinton suffers from isn't pneumonia, it's dishonesty
This display of infirmity came at the very worst moment possible: a ceremony to commemorate the victims of 9/11. America feels vulnerable, it needs direction and strength. The sight of Mrs Clinton’s fall suggests that she isn’t physically capable of providing either.
Pope Francis to address gathering of world’s wealthiest and most famous
Pope Francis will give an address to their inaugural gathering of the world's top 500 CEOs and Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. The unprecedented meeting will take place in Rome and the Vatican on December 2-3. The two-day conference will be capped by an address from the Holy Father, Time announced Tuesday.
Duterte says he wants US special forces out of southern Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of US military from a restive southern island, fearing an American troop presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners.
Scientists find DNA of bacterium behind London's Great Plague
This is the first time that plague DNA from 17th-century Britain has been pinpointed and marks a breakthrough in Great Plague research. The 1665 outbreak was Britain’s last major bubonic plague outbreak and claimed the lives of an estimated 100,000 Londoners.
Turkey removes two dozen elected mayors in Kurdish militant crackdown
Turkey appointed new administrators in two dozen Kurdish-run municipalities on Sunday after removing their elected mayors over suspected links to militants...
Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators outside local government buildings in Suruc on the Syrian border as new administrators took over, security sources said. There were smaller protests elsewhere in the town.