Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer
A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.
Police: Woman allegedly kills herself with gun bought to prepare for Ferguson unrest
St. Louis (CNN)—A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.
Black Panthers arrested, allegedly tried to buy explosives for use in Ferguson
Examiner - On Friday, CBS News reported that two men believed to be members of the New Black Panther Party were arrested after they allegedly attempted to purchase explosives for use in Ferguson. The two men, identified as Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, were arrested on firearms charges.
Latest Military News
Laser weapon breaks cover on USS Ponce
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly - The US Navy (USN) has released the first high-quality images showing a Laser Weapon System (LaWS) demonstrator installed on board the interim Afloat Forward Staging Base USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) in the Gulf.
Brazil requires ‘at least’ 108 Gripen fighters
The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) expects to field “at least” 108 Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft by the time deliveries are complete, a senior service official disclosed on 18 November.
Russia’s Ballistic Missile Interceptors Outnumber Those Of US: Official
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly - IBT - Russia has 24 more ballistic missile interceptors than the United States, according to a senior U.S. arms control official, who said that Russia’s concerns regarding its missile defense system are baseless.
Latest American News
Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure
New York Times - WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises.
12-year-old boy with fake gun shot, killed by Ohio police officer
Fox News - A boy brandishing a replica gun died Sunday after being shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.
Two People Pulled From Chicago Apartment Building Collapse
(CBS) – At least two people were pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed apartment building Sunday night in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Thousands of ‘Lost’ Lois Lerner Emails Suddenly Found by IRS Watchdog
The Blaze - As many as 30,000 emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner have reportedly been found, which could give House Republicans another chance to examine Lerner’s precise role in the IRS targeting scandal.
Latest News on Border Crisis and Immigration
Liberals fall for fake Palin story on immigration, respond with hate
The Examiner - Last week, the satirical online publication The Daily Currant claimed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said America should send illegal immigrants to Mexico by sending them back home across the ocean. The story is completely fake, but, Twitchy said Sunday, a number of liberals fell for the story and responded with their trademark hatred.
Obama Defends Amnesty On Facebook: Illegal Immigrants ‘Are American As Any Of Us’
Breitbart - In a new Facebook video released by the White House, President Obama reflects on his historic immigration reform speech by reminding Americans why he had to act to give illegal immigrants amnesty.
Immigration amnesty will hurt Obama’s most loyal supporters: African-Americans
President Obama officially unveiled his new Executive Order giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants Thursday evening.
Executive Amnesty: 400,000 Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Free Health Services in California
Roughly one million undocumented immigrants in California qualify for President Obama’s executive action of deferred deportation that he announced on Thursday. Of those 40% will be eligible for the states free Medi-Cal health services, while the remaining will be ineligible under the program’s income requirements.
Arizona Sheriff Sues Obama Over Immigration Changes
Fox News - PHOENIX – An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama.
Immigration Policy Reversal Denies Residency to Some Military Spouses
Military.com - President Obama made his executive order on immigration weeks after a recent reversal of a U.S. immigration policy that will separate some military and Veterans Affairs employees from their spouses.
Illegals get a pay raise while current American workers’ checks could get squeezed
Washington Times - Illegal immigrants stand to make out nicely, seeing a big jump in their wages under President Obama’s policy, announced Thursday, granting millions of them temporary amnesty and the chance to work legally, but analysts say American workers in some jobs are likely to feel a pinch from new competitors.
Latest World News
Today on the Hill: Committees look at the threats to Canadian security
Canadian Press - OTTAWA - The issue of dealing with those who would harm Canadians will be the focus of two committee meetings taking place today on Parliament Hill.
Wellesley Fires Hillel Leaders Even as Anti-Israel Activism Rises
(Haaretz) — Soon after the new school year got underway at Wellesley College, posters bearing the images of Palestinian children who were killed or wounded during the Gaza war appeared on dining hall walls.
Grace’s dirty tricks could hurt Mugabe
Independent Online - The Zimbabwean first lady’s political ambitions are laid bare in her crusade against Vice-President Joice Mujuru, writes Ray Ndlovu
Canadian Forces soldier dies in on-base incident; Harper offers condolences
Canadian Press - CFB PETAWAWA, Ont. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is offering his condolences after a soldier was killed in an “unfortunate incident” at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario.
Parliament: MPs sing ‘Jan Pierewiet’ & ‘Jingle Bells’ during lengthy wait
Eyewitness News - CAPE TOWN – A stalemate, over whether a report recommending the suspension of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) should be included on the National Assembly’s agenda, resulted in an astounding six hour suspension of proceedings on Thursday.
John Tory, councillors attend transgender flag-raising ceremony
The Star - First the multi-coloured flag was reportedly stolen, then a scuffle at the flagpole.
Mbeki betrayed democracy
Mail and Guardian - It took six years and a protracted multimillion-rand court battle under three presidents to find out what many suspected: that the 2002 Zimbabwe election was not free and fair.
Latest News on China
China’s Cyber Attacks Cost U.S. Trillions
Free Beacon - Chinese cyber attacks on U.S. businesses and the U.S. government cost the United States trillions of dollars and millions of jobs, the Epoch Times reports.
China building airstrip-capable island on Fiery Cross Reef
IHS Jane’s Defence - China is building an island at least 3,000 m long on Fiery Cross Reef that could be the site for its first airstrip in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
China nuclear forces significantly expanding
Free Beacon - China’s nuclear forces are expanding and details about the nation’s strategic weapons programs remain hidden by Beijing’s secrecy, according to the annual report of the congressional U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission.
NSA Director: China can damage US power grid
WASHINGTON – The head of the NSA issued a blunt warning Thursday to lawmakers: China can shut down the United States.
Latest News on Ebola and Infectious Diseases
Bandits in Guinea steal blood containing EBOLA: Minibus carrying contaminated samples is robbed as officials plead for their safe return
DailyMail - Armed bandits in Guinea have stolen a batch of blood samples infected with the deadly Ebola virus which were being delivered to a test centre.
Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily
(Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday.
CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate
The government’s worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won’t happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday.
Latest News On ISIS and Radical Islam
The Tri-Faith Initiative And Warren Buffett’s Daughter Are Paving The Way For Radical Islamism In Omaha
Daily Caller - History determines legacies. It’s always been this way, and so it will be with Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative and its leaders, Susan A. Buffett and Rabbi Ariyeh Azriel.
Hamas Calls for ‘Day of Rage’
Algemeiner - An Israeli Arab leader’s bellicose calls for open warfare and Hamas posters urging West Bank Palestinians to “avenge the deaths” of terrorists who carried out recent attacks are the latest incitement towards a “Day of Rage” after Muslim prayers Friday.
Israel Says Hamas Planned to Assassinate Lieberman in West Bank
Newsweek - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.
Pentagon transfers 5 Gitmo detainees
The Hill - The Defense Department is transferring five detainees from the Guantánamo Bay detention center to Slovakia and the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources
(Reuters) - An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday.
4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013
(CNSNews.com) – The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study.