19 Apr 14
Nobody’s Sure How or Why an American Plane Ended Up in Iran
On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, an extremely unique sight given the harsh sanctions imposed on the country by the United States and other Western nations.
18 Apr 14
Los Angeles Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Northeast of San Diego
Another Southern California earthquake today 2014 has just hit, this time southeast of Los Angeles and northeast of San Diego. The latest Los Angeles neighboring earthquake today April 18, 2014 started just after 1:19 pm local time. The quake was shallow. And it was not on the same epicenter as the La Habra quake reported earlier today.
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
A powerful earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic.
The magnitude-7.2 quake was registered at a depth of 24km (15 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.
Its epicentre was in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco
Christian broadcaster Dobson wins temporary ObamaCare mandate injunction
Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.
A federal judge in Denver issued the injunction Thursday.
Los Angeles Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes La Habra April 18
A Los Angeles earthquake today 2014 has just La Habra and Southern California again. The Los Angeles earthquake today April 18, 2014 began just after sunrise. Damage assessment is pending.
North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. -RIGHT NOW
North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12, the Washington Times reports. In fact, the Times report says, “North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States – right now.”
Obama Military Cuts Have Made U.S. Powerless In Russia-Ukraine Conflict
“Ten thousand American troops have moved west out of Europe,” said Mr. Coffey, an analyst at The Heritage Foundation. “Ten thousand British soldiers have moved west out of Germany, while thousands of Russian soldiers have moved west to the Ukraine.”
Ebola virus circulating in Guinea is new strain
The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said.
The outbreak is the first to be recorded in west Africa, but researchers said the virus causing it did not come from other countries where Ebola already circulates.
Tokyo area hit by magnitude 4.7 earthquake
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Friday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK reported.
Quake hits southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck an area near Shanbeh town of Bushehr province in Southern Iran on Thursday.
USGS: Magnitude 2.7 earthquake near Ina, IL
According to the report, the earthquake hit about 9 miles east-southeast of Ina, Ill. and 17 miles south-southeast of Mount Vernon, Ill.
Strong earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands; no tsunami warning
No tsunami warnings were generated after a strong earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands Thursday evening.
The 6.0-magnitude quake was recorded at 6:13 p.m. Hawaii time 76 miles west-southwest of Lata, Solomon Islands at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
US freeing Iran funds as Tehran cuts uranium stockpile
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
It said $450m (£270m) would be made available in light of a report by the world's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA.
On Thursday the agency said Iran had neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile.
Hassle-free travel: US pushing to add Israel to visa waiver program
The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.
“This is a goal of both the United States and Israel, and it would make travel easier for citizens of both countries,” Julia Frifield, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, said in a letter sent Thursday to Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).
Iranians carry 'death to Israel' signs as Rouhani tells crowd he supports dialogue
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran...
Chanting "God is Greatest", troops paraded missiles carriers, some bearing banners saying "Death to America" and "Death to Israel"...
20 Killed in Raid on UN South Sudan Compound
Officials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60.
Man’s soda refill costs him $525 and gets him slapped with a federal charge
A Charleston, South Carolina man is speaking out after receiving a $525 ticket following his soda refill at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital.
Iran has cut higher-enriched uranium stock 'by half'
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, as per a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has been checking Iran's adherence to the deal, struck with six world powers.
New Jersey police say mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids
Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.
Ultimately, a passer-by helped all four escape from the cold Delaware River in Florence Township after one sibling kicked out a window.
Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.
Officials said it would take three days to move 4,000 residents and their livestock to safer grounds.
Vladimir Putin Says Alaska Is Too Cold To Annex
Russian President Vladimir Putin quashed the possibility that Russia would annex Alaska while on a question-and-answer call-in show Thursday, adding that the former Russian colony is cold, too.
17 Apr 14
Ukrainian Jews Told To Register Or Be Deported
Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim government that is trying to make the eastern province of Donetsk Russian or face deportation.
Princeton's James: Sanctions Against Russia Could Lead to Banking Crisis, Shooting War
Financial war could hurt the West's highly complex and interconnected financial system much more than it would hurt Russia's relatively isolated financial market, James writes in an article for Project Syndicate.
How Safe Is California? Earthquakes In Chile And Nicaragua Raise Questions About Preparedness
The U.S. and Japan are seen as the leaders in earthquake preparedness.
But a spike in seismic activity the past few years has even tiny countries like Nicaragua busy prepping for the worst.
Jews Arrested Trying to Perform Passover Sacrifice on Temple Mount
A group of eight Israeli Jews were arrested on Monday while attempting to ascend the Temple Mount and sacrifice a goat there in fulfillment of the biblical instructions regarding the Passover holiday.
Obama administration begins stealth bailout of Detroit
President Barack Obama is using $100 million in taxpayer cash to help keep Detroit’s pension funds afloat, contradicting his administration’s commitment to avoid a bailout.
Temple Mount Clash Over Passover Sacrifice
An attempt to slaughter an animal for a Passover sacrifice atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has led to the arrest of eight Jews and a new wave of criticism against the Israeli government.
According to local media, eight Jews were taken into custody Monday as they ascended the mount, considered the holiest site in Judaism where two of God’s temples once stood. They were carrying a goat and were reportedly seeking to slay the animal in accordance with biblical instructions.
3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Helena
HELENA, Oklahoma - An earthquake rattled residents near Helena, Oklahoma, Thursday morning. According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6:50 a.m.
Judge: North Dakota 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law unconstitutional
North Dakota's ban on abortions once a fetus has a detectable heartbeat contradicts U.S. Supreme Court rulings, a federal judge said Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland's decision is certain to be appealed. Last year, he blocked the state from enforcing the law, the strictest of new limits on abortion passed recently by Republican state legislatures.
The US is not a democracy but an oligarchy, study concludes
"The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence,”