25 Oct 14
EU budget: Britain must pay 'and that's that' says MEP
Europe expects the UK to pay an extra £1.7bn towards the EU budget "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
...On Friday David Cameron said the EU had "another think coming" if it thought Britain would pay the bill by the 1 December deadline.
The EU demanded the extra amount because of growth in the UK economy.
Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10,000, WHO reports
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Those three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities.
European Rabbis worried over Mideast Christians
WJC President:"The world is silent and they are silent because there is no one beating the drums and yet they are talking about Gaza day in and day out."
TBILISI, Georgia – European Jewry is worried about the security of the Middle East’s Christian minority, the leader of a rabbinical group said.
Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks
Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three days of mourning in the wake of the suspected jihadist attacks. Egypt's Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip was also closed, state TV said. It was the biggest loss of life in decades for Egypt's army, which has been carrying out an offensive against jihadists in northern Sinai.
Foundation Run by Kerry's Wife Funds Anti-Israel Eatery
A foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, who is deeply involved in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, is funding a radical anti-Israel, anti-American snack bar near the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh University campuses.
Greece Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Arta
A Greece earthquake today 2014 has struck Arta. The Greece earthquake today October 25, 2014 began moments ago. Damage assessment is pending.
Police: 2 dead, including gunman, at high school near Seattle
The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was in the school's cafeteria, went up to a table with students, "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs of them," witness Jordan Luton told CNN. "They were his friends, so it wasn't just random," Luton said.
Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge
In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.
Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror"
A man who assaulted a group of NYPD officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead committed "an act of terror," the city's top cop said Friday. "We at this time believe that he acted alone," Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday. "We would describe him as self-radicalized. We would describe him as self-directed in his activities."
NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.
Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student
Reuters) - Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said.
ISIS Hit Hard, but Iraq Offensive Could Be Year Away
The combination of American airstrikes and Iraqi and Kurdish military operations are beginning to undermine ISIS’s confidence on the battlefield but an Iraqi offensive to take back territory is a long way off, U.S. military officials believe.
24 Oct 14
BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama's Executive Privilege
The scandal required the attention of virtually every top official of the DOJ and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Communications to and from the United States Ambassador to Mexico about the Fast and Furious matter are also described.
Why Tony Blair is a gay icon
They are individuals who have contributed a great deal in the fight for gay rights. Whether that be visibility, championing equality or defending the dignity of those with HIV and Aids. The title isn’t bestowed on someone simply for being camp or fabulous, but rather for using their time and work to pursue gay rights. That’s the real definition of an icon.
Scientists convert human skin cells directly into brain cells
By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells. The study is unusual because, unlike many cell conversion techniques, the cells did not return to a stem cell stage first - they converted directly into brain cells - thus avoiding the risk of producing many other types of cells.
21 Asian countries sign MOU on new development bank
Twenty-one Asian countries willing to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as founding members on Friday morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing AIIB (MOU).
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the representatives of the 21 nations later in the morning.
Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses
The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said.
Futures fall on weak Amazon results, Ebola worries
U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus.
First Case of Ebola in New York City Confirmed
A New York doctor living in Harlem was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, after having returned last week from Guinea where he is thought to have treated patients suffering from the epidemic with Doctors Without Borders.
LOTS OF SOLAR FLARES
Solar activity is high. Since the week began, giant sunspot AR2192 has produced 27 C-class solar flares, 9 M-class flares, and 2 X-flares. The most powerful eruption so far was an X1.6-category blast on Oct 22nd.
Jerusalem Baby Killed and Civilians Injured in Suspected Terrorist Attack
a convicted Palestinian, terrorist, fugitive took his escape vehicle barreling through a light rail station platform, killing an Israeli-American baby and injuring Israeli and American civilians, leading authorities to suspect the attack was intentional.
Earthquake at Colombia-Ecuador border triggers fears of volcanic eruptions
A 5.6-magnitude earthquake that recently hit the Colombia-Ecuador border region has triggered fears of eruptions at two volcanoes – Cerro Negro and Chiles – reported Colombia Reports.
Another earthquake rattles Interior Alaska
Less than three days after a 5.1 magnitude quake rattled Interior Alaska, residents were jolted by another on Thursday morning.
Two Oklahoma earthquakes recorded today; nine recorded Wednesday
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded two Oklahoma earthquakes today and nine Oklahoma earthquakes on Wednesday.
Earthquake hits Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted northern Pakistan on Friday, a media report said.
Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’
The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” ...
The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS).
U.S., allies scramble jets almost daily to repel Russian incursions
Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Jerusalem to step up security after second day of violence
Jerusalem will step up its security level following threats made during a second violent day in the city.
...Jerusalem police announced there will be restrictions on who can enter the Temple Mount for Friday prayers, Israel Radio reported.
Though Muslim women of all ages will be able to enter the Temple Mount, only men above aged 40 and up will be allowed to enter the area.
Norway's 'killer robot' technology under fire
The Norwegian government is set to develop a new controversial robot-controlled missile for its fighter jets, but faces opposition from MPs and peace organizations claiming the technology may break international law.
IS world's wealthiest terror group: Top US official
A top United States administration official has termed the Islamic State (IS) world's wealthiest terror group that generates tens of millions of dollars a month from "deep and diverse" sources that include, black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion.