30 Sep 14
Another Oklahoma Man, Reportedly a Muslim, Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head: ‘This Is Just What We Do’
A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported. “The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,” the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off.
Obama Acknowledges: ISIS Seeks to Kill Those Who ‘Worship a Different God’
In an interview with CBS on Sunday, while repeating his assertion that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent the Islamic religion, Barack Obama acknowledged that the group seeks to kill those who “worship a different God” than Allah.
Vladimir Putin Is Not The Russian People, But The Ukraine War Still Hurts Russia
The Russian economy is thought to be on the verge of a recession and the ruble has dropped in value to a record low, falling in value by thirty percent since Putin became President. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) originally forecast economic growth of 3.9 percent in Russia in 2013, but in actuality the Russian economy only increased by 1.3 percent. Global investors pulled about $850 million out of the country in 2014 and already 2015 is expected to be worse.
Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS
The official, said the threat from ISIS and Khorasan was well-documented in the president's daily brief for over a year, but the White House failed to act.
Twenty Five Thousand Earthquakes
Around 25,000 earthquakes have registered on Icelandic Met Office’s equipment since August 29. The eruption is one of the largest in the world. All in all 39 quakes over 5.0 have been recorded, most of them in the rim of the Bárðarbunga crater.
Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar soars
A new trough in euro zone inflation pushed the euro to a two-year low on Tuesday, leaving the dollar on course for its biggest quarterly gain in six years and world stocks facing their largest drop since the peak of the euro crisis.
Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq
..the man asked in formal Arabic. “Come back and we will guarantee your safety. But you must convert and pay $500.”
When Paulis refused, the man spelled out the penalty. “We are taking your wheat,” he said. “Just to let you know we are not stealing it because we gave you a choice.”
Hamas: Israel the Source of All World Evil
n his speech, Netanyahu equated Hamas with the Islamic State, the Islamist group that has conquered large parts of Syria and Iraq. “ISIS is Hamas, and Hamas is ISIS,” Netanyahu said. “Both want the same things. Hamas shares the same militant ambitions of global Islamists,” the Prime Minister said.
CHANCE OF FLARES
There are eight sunspot groups on the Earthside of the sun. Fully half of them pose a threat for strong solar flares. AR2175 is the most potent of the quartet. It has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares.
4.2 earthquake near Perry, felt in Kansas
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake rattled central Oklahoma Monday night, with the tremors felt in south central Kansas.
New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs
Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities...
The NSA relied on Executive Order 12333 more than it did on two other laws that have been the focus of public debate following the leaks exposing U.S. surveillance programs by former agency contractor Edward Snowden, according to the papers released by the ACLU.
Netanyahu: Iran is a bigger threat than Islamic State
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants.
In a speech at the UN, he said that to defeat IS but ignore Iran would be "to win the battle but lose the war".
Mr Netanyahu also urged the West not to be fooled by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's "charm offensive".
Islamic State crisis: Iraq air strikes 'halt IS advance'
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet in the Iraqi capital says the air strikes followed clashes with IS militants, who have been making gains towards the capital.
Amariya al-Falluja, 40km (25 miles) from Baghdad, is a key strategic town.
Ebola outbreak: 'Thousands of children orphaned'
Almost 4,900 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year, the UN children's agency has said.
Finding care for them is proving incredibly difficult because the children are stigmatised, Unicef added.
Some are "being fed by neighbours but no more", the agency said.
Peru earthquake kills eight in Andes village
At least eight people have died in an earthquake in southern Peru, officials announced on Sunday.
The 4.9-magnitude quake hit the Cusco region in the early hours of Sunday.
Worst affected was the remote Andean village of Misca, where 45 homes collapsed killing four children and four adults, emergency workers said.
Ya'alon tells defense conference that Hamas 'did not intend to launch war'
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday that Hamas "did not intend" to initiate hostilities against Israel in the days leading up to Operation Protective Edge, though the Palestinian Islamist group "was planning to carry out kidnappings of Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza."
Ya'alon said that Hamas “achieved nothing” as a result of the 50-day Operation Protective Edge.
Hong Kong Protesters Set Wednesday Deadline for Reforms
Protesters camped out in Hong Kong for a fifth consecutive day are threatening to expand their campaign of civil disobedience if the territory's chief executive does not meet their demand for democratic reforms.
Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss
With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war ended in 2003, following the deaths of 250,000 people.
U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.
Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest
An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website.
One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says
One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven't found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended.
California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link
Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday.
29 Sep 14
Rick Perry: White House must address beheading
Rick Perry said on Monday that the Obama administration will have to address the beheading of an Oklahoma woman in what the Texas governor noted closely resembles an act of terrorism.
Russia threatens to retaliate against U.S. military
The security officials said Russia complained Sunday in quiet talks with United Nations representatives that the Obama administration’s current aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria is a violation of international agreements regarding control of Syrian airspace. The officials said Russia warned it could potentially retaliate if U.S. or Arab airstrikes go beyond targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and instead bomb any Syrian regime targets.
Death Threats Against Christian Leaders Emerge From Gay Rights Activists
The HRC has targeted Scott Lively—an American author, attorney, social activist, independent candidate for governor of Massachusetts in the 2014 election, and president of Abiding Truth Ministries—for murder.
World won’t listen to Netanyahu's UN speech
Sick and tired of hearing about Hamas terror and IDF's successful operations, Western world is preparing to impose a solution on Israel and Palestinians.
Obama Sits Down With 60 Minutes, Blames Everyone But Self For Burning World
Last night President Obama sat down for an interview on 60 Minutes where he discussed everything from ISIS to the economy.
An ISIS Nest Grows in Boston
Boston’s WCVB.com reported Monday that “the federal government is targeting Boston and two other American cities to shut down what they are calling the U.S.-Jihad pipeline to ISIS in an attempt to stop Americans from joining the terrorist organization.” ...And so now Boston is reaping what it has sown for so many years.
The highest court backs ban on ‘gay propaganda to minors’
The Constitutional Court of Russia has acknowledged the ban of homosexual propaganda among the under age as lawful and dismissed a complaint by well-known LGBT activists.
Mount St. Helens shows signs of reawakening
Geologists expect future dome-building eruptions at the volcano. "It looks like Mount St. Helens is getting ready to erupt again and it can happen in the order of years to decades," Moran said.
Those eruptions will likely be similar to the one that started a decade ago and no massive eruption like the one in 1980 is expected. "Part of that is that there isn't as nearby big a cork," Moran said.