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New questions are being asked about the CIA drone attacks on terrorists with a new, exclusive report by NBC which says the CIA didn’t even know who it was targeting, much less killing, in Pakistan, during a more than one-year-long period. This according to classified intelligence reports reviewed by the network.
They were to be part of an experiment in probability. Nerf guns fired 100 times. The accuracy recorded. Part of a school project. Sanctioned by the teacher. Who told the kids to bring the guns in to the school in Washington state. But, of course, guns, even foam bullet firing toys, are now considered weapons [...]
It happened in Philadelphia’s City Center. A four-story building at 22nd and Market streets has collapsed. And, the fire department says, people are trapped. The building was attached to a Salvation Army Thrift Store which, along with some nearby row houses, was severely damaged by the collapse.
The battle is over. The rebels have lost. That’s the word from Syria, where civilians and members of the Free Syrian Army have fled the town of al-Qusayr. Now overrun by government troops. According to reports, those troops were augmented by Hezbollah fighters. The city is located close to the Lebanese border.
Homosexuality is broadly accepted in North America, the European Union and much of Latin America, but widely rejected in predominantly Muslim nations and Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and Russia, according to a survey of 39 countries by the Pew Research Center. The view that homosexuality should be accepted by society is [...]
His name is Hunter, he’s 3-years-old and he knows how to sign his name. But now, the Nebraska school he attends, has told him to change his name – or at least the way he signs it. Because, get this, signing “Hunter” looks too much like a gun!
By LLOYD MARCUS Dinner conversation with a group of conservative activist friends could have been pretty depressing if I were not as they jokingly refer to me an “eternal optimist” – a badge I wear with honor. My optimism is not a refusal to face reality. My optimism is rooted in 60 something years of [...]
A four-member UN panel in Geneva issues a report about the deteriorating situation in Syria. One panel member says Syria is in a “free fall.” And the report says the conflict is more brutal than ever – mentioning 17 massacres – and citing a belief that chemical weapons are, indeed, in play. <
The protests continue in Turkey. And in the middle of all this, the prime minister leaves on a trip to North Africa, leaving the deputy prime minister in charge. He took advantage of his temporary position to apologize to demonstrators for the police crackdown that lead to violence. It’s an attempt to calm things down.
The death toll climbed to 18 Monday as search crews recovered more bodies after an outbreak of tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City area on May 31. Among the victims are six children and twelve adults, including three veteran storm chasers. The National Weather Service says five tornadoes touched down Friday, along with heavy rain [...]
Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock faces second degree vehicular homicide among other charges for Friday’s traffic accident in which his SUV crossed a median and killed a woman passenger in another vehicle. Jonesboro, Ga., police investigators and the Clayton County (Ga.) prosecutor met Monday and also charged Blaylock with driving under a suspended license, improper [...]
As protests continued for a fourth day in major Turkish cities on Monday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the demonstrations were the work of extremists led by political opponents trying to overthrow his government. But Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gul, called for calm from all sides and said protests and demonstrations were a natural part [...]
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), perhaps best known as an outspoken supporter of stricter gun laws, announced Monday that she is seeking treatment for a “treatable form” of lung cancer. In a statement, the 69-year-old congresswoman said that she will miss some work in Washington but is not planning to step down or take extended leave. [...]
The watchdog who exposed the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups testified Monday that nobody in the Ohio office being blamed for the scandal would tell his investigators who directed the program, as the new IRS chief vowed to “get to the bottom” of that growing question. Nearly a month after the scandal broke, the issue [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the U.S. is “concerned” by reports that Turkish authorities may have used excessive force against protesters amid several days of heated demonstrations in the country. “We obviously hope that there will be a full investigation of those incidents and full restraint from the police force,” Kerry said [...]
A Saudi prince is reported to have spent some 15m euros ($19.5m) during a private visit to the Disneyland resort near Paris. Prince Fahd al-Saud is said to have booked entire areas of the park over the 22-24 May period, to celebrate getting his degree. Euro Disney, which runs the theme park, confirmed that a [...]
Widespread protests in Turkey are threatening the decade-long rule of Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, raising questions over his ambitions to transform his country. The protests, which began in Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square over government plans to turn nearby Gezi park into a shopping mall modeled after Ottoman-era army barracks, have turned into [...]
U.S. manufacturing activity contracted for the first time since November, according to a report released Monday. The Institute of Supply Management’s monthly reading on the U.S. manufacturing sector came in at 49 in May, down from 50.7 in April, and well below the 50.9 that was expected by economists surveyed by Briefing.com. Any number below [...]
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said no decision has been taken on whether the UK will send arms to opposition forces in Syria. The prime minister told MPs that the end of EU arms embargo last month gave the UK greater flexibility to respond to an ever-deteriorating situation. The move was a “clear signal” [...]
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours. Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 [...]