24 Jul 14
Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’
My theory is this, Mr. Koskinen, you guys were never going to tell us until we caught you,” Jordan said.
Jordan explained that the committee first “caught” the IRS after a series of events which started with Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the IRS.
Judicial Watch found that there was a collaboration going on between the Justice Department (DOJ) and the IRS, namely that Lerner had communicated with the DOJ about “whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities.”
What Happened to the Sunken City of Cuba?
"50,000 years ago there wasn't the architectural capacity in any of the cultures we know of to build complex buildings." A specialist in underwater archaeology at Florida State University added "It would be cool if they were right, but it would be real advanced for anything we would see in the New World for that time frame. The structures are out of time and out of place."
Islamists planning imminent attack in Norway: police
"We have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly, probably within days," Benedicte Bjoernland, the director of the Police Security Service, the police's intelligence unit, said.
Sanctions Could Push Russia Into Recession
Even before the U.S. announced tough new sanctions last week, Russia’s economy was already in trouble. After 15 years of strong growth driven by higher commodity prices, the economy is now on the edge of recession.
Group Warns UN Treaty on Persons with Disabilities Can Override Will of Parents
A Christian homeschooling organization is warning that a UN treaty approved this week by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee may threaten the rights of American parents to make their own decisions about their child’s care if that child is disabled.
On Tuesday, the Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The vote was mostly along party lines, with the exception of Republican Sens. John McCain (AZ) and John Barrasso (WY), who approved of the proposal.
Sudanese woman spared death for apostasy arrives in Rome
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome today on an Italian government plane, officials said.
Egypt army prevents 2 attacks on Israel near border
Egyptian military sources said that Egyptian troops killed
a "suicide bomber" who tried to approach the Israeli border near Kerem
Shalom military base on the border on Wednesday night. The sources told Ma'an that the army also destroyed a vehicle loaded with
Grad missiles shortly before they were launched towards Israeli territory.
Earthquakes Are Rising in Oklahoma, and Insurance Is Booming
Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma, a handful per year or so. Not anymore. So far this year, the state has experienced some 2,300 earthquakes, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, an average of more than 11 per day.
Hezbollah Talks Big but Bows Out of the Gaza War
Hezbollah boss Hassan Nasrallah made a phone call to Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Monday and vowed to support “the resistance in Gaza in any way necessary.” Then Nasrallah, whose fame has spread far and wide over the years as the head of the Iranian-backed Lebanese “Party of God,” called Palestinians Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Salah to talk about maintaining close diplomatic ties in the fight against Israel.
But here’s the real message from Nasrallah: Hamas, you’re on your own.
Glenn Greenwald Suggests There's a Second NSA Leaker
Glenn Greenwald, one of the journalists who has worked closely with exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden to reveal the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, says there may be a second leaker providing the NSA’s secrets to the press.
MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can be transmitted through the air, the researchers said.
Clouds spark quake fears
Meteorologists have dismissed rumors Beijing could be rocked by an earthquake following sightings of translucent clouds in the city on July 22, the Beijing News reported. Qiao Lin, director of the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, said the cloud formation indicated the weather would be hot and damp.
Increased Earthquake Risk Along New Madrid Fault, USGS says
USGS says the New Madrid Fault, which runs through a number of midwestern states, has been identified as an area that has potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought.
Air Algerie plane 'disappears' with 116 on board: live
Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers and six crew loses contact with air traffic control and disappears from radar after taking off from Burkina Faso on flight to Algeria.
...An Algerian aviation official has told Reuters that the last contact Algerian authorities had with the missing Air Algerie aircraft was at 0155 GMT when it was flying over Gao, Mali.
Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.
The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University... “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.
Jihadi cleric calls for Muslim fighters to join the fighting in Gaza
A new jihadi media outlet called Al-Fawaris released a video calling on Gazans to endure the military operation, saying that victory looms and that Muslims all over the world support them.
According to...MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, the video also features jihadi cleric Abu hareth Al-Maqdisi threatening Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, saying his demise is coming soon.
Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy
Suicide attackers have mounted a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
Roadside bombs exploded as the convoy was taking the prisoners from the town of Taji to the capital Baghdad 24km (15 miles) away, justice ministry and medical sources told Reuters.
Gunmen opened fire and a battle ensued with security forces, AFP reports.
Sudan 'apostasy' woman Meriam Yahia Ibrahim flies to Italy
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were met in Rome by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said: "Today is a day of celebration."
There was global condemnation when she was sentenced to hang for apostasy.
Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political crisis.
MH17 crash: Ukraine rebel leader denies having Buk missile
A leader of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine has told the BBC that his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have been used to to bring down Malaysia airlines flight MH17.
Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said that evidence that showed otherwise was "fake".
Iran's supreme leader calls for end to 'murderous' Israeli regime
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary.
Great Crash of 2016, third $10 trillion loss this century
Sometime after the Great Crash of 2016, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will be testifying before Congress, just like Alan Greenspan was forced to do in 2008. She will be explaining why America has already had three megacrashes in the 21st Century, each draining roughly $10 trillion, each a direct result of Federal Reserve policy failures. She will be forced to explain why the Great Crash of 2016 was a clone of the bank credit crash of 2008 and the 2000 excesses.
Atlantic City’s Credit Rating Cut Two Steps to Junk by Moody’s
Atlantic City, New Jersey, the gambling hub that’s been pummeled by regional competition in the U.S. Northeast, had its credit rating cut two levels to speculative grade by Moody’s Investors Service.
Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust
Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve.
23 Jul 14
Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help
Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.
Sierra Leone chief Ebola doctor infected
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency has said.
Tale of the Tapes: IRS head confirms investigators have found backup tapes in Lerner probe
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.
Ben Stein: 'Jew Hatred' Exists 'in the Media'
The mainstream media exhibit a disturbing malice for Jews that smacks of anti-Semitism, actor, economist and commentator Ben Stein tells Newsmax TV.
Peru Earthquake Today 2014: Terremoto Strikes West of Ecuador
A Peru earthquake today 2014 has struck in the morning hours. The terremoto en Peru hoy, a temblor registering 4.6 magnitude, hit today July 23, 2014 just before sunrise. Damage assessment is pending.
Ecumenical Leader Tied to Papal Meeting to Unite Catholics, Evangelicals Dies in Crash
Tony Palmer, the former South African director of Kenneth Copeland Ministries who recently used a cellphone camera to record Pope Francis issuing an appeal for unity between Catholics and Christians, died Sunday after a motorcycle crash in the United Kingdom.