Oct 24

Iranian Pastor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Spreading Christianity

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An Iranian pastor has been sentenced to six years in prison for spreading Christianity in the nation, an act that is believed to be seen by the government as a threat to the Iranian regime. As previously reported, Behnam Irani, who leads the 300-member Church of Iran in Karaj, was initially detained in 2006 while …

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Oct 24

U-Verse customers report strange emergency message

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The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT&T U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert …

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Oct 24

BREAKING NEWS – School shooting reported near Seattle

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Investigators are responding Friday to a reported school shooting in Marysville, Washington, just north of Seattle, said Inci Yarkut, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol. CNN affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle showed police cars and ambulances outside the school. Aerial shots showed students running out of the buildings, many with their arms up. The Marysville Pilchuck High …

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Oct 24

Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile

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Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can’t get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance’s departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola Hundreds of Liberians are stranded …

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Oct 24

What Happened on This High School Football Field Has Atheist Activists Up in Arms

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An Alabama school district has landed itself in atheists activists’ crosshairs after a high school football coach allowed players to be baptized on the field following a practice session earlier this month. After a “concerned citizen” reached out to the Freedom From Religion Foundation to complain about the incident, the group sent a letter to …

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Oct 24

Top Doctor: U.S. health authorities waging mass Ebola cover up

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A well known and highly respected doctor has come forth with claims that the U.S. government has been intentionally concealing cases of Ebola in the United States. Dr. James Lawrenzi made the comments on Thursday while appearing as a guest on the Alex Jones show. Jones, the host of a nationally broadcast radio talk show, …

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Oct 24

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

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Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China’s $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both of which …

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Oct 24

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

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Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit. The warning comes nearly a month after another volcano, Mt Ontake, erupted …

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Oct 24

US scrambling jets almost daily to repel Russian threats.

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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. Not only is Moscow continuing to foment unrest in Eastern Ukraine, U.S. …

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Oct 24

China deploys 1,226 troops, 123 military vehicles, 26 radar technicians, two fighter jets and two helicopters to intercept mapping drone.

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China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported on Thursday. Three men were being prosecuted over the incident, the China Daily said. It cited prosecutors as saying that 1,226 military personnel, 123 …

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Oct 24

POWDER KEG – Missouri police stock up on riot gear ahead of grand jury decision.

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Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations …

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Oct 24

Gay Rights Agenda ‘Systematically Deconstructing God’s Created Order’

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Rev. David Welch, one of five pastors who were subpoenaed by the City of Houston to turn over all sermons and other documents and communications related to homosexuality and gender identity, said Wednesday that the move represents a much broader agenda of the city’s lesbian mayor and other gay rights activists. “This is the result …

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Oct 24

Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

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The Iranian president’s senior adviser has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon. The comments by Ali Younesi, senior adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues …

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Oct 24

China seeks stronger military ties with Iran

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China’s defense minister said Thursday the world’s most populous country is “ready to enhance” military ties with Iran. Iran is under severe international sanctions over its nuclear program, which much of the world believes is intended to develop nuclear weapons.  Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan was meeting in Beijing with Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander …

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Oct 24

NYC Hatchet Attacker ‘Radicalized’ by Islamic State Propaganda

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and correspondents discussed a disturbing hatchet attack by 32-year-old Zale Thompson on two NYPD officers Thursday and the potential that Thompson may have been “radicalized” by Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) propaganda after a review of his social media accounts “What is truly concerning police are his social media postings–Facebook, …

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Oct 24

50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year

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The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks …

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Oct 24

Don’t get infected if you want to live – U.S. hospitals weigh right to refuse Ebola cases

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The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. US hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients’ quality of life. …

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Oct 24

Mali reports first Ebola case – deadly virus spreads to 6th African country

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MALI – Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of the disease. In a television address on Thursday, Mali’s health minister, Ousmane Kone, revealed that a two-year-old girl has tested positive for the virus. The girl was hospitalized yesterday in Kayes, a …

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Oct 23

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by December 15

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LIBERIA – A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict. Using a specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at the possible future of the outbreak in just one densely …

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Oct 23

New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

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A New York City doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus after coming down with symptoms Thursday, officials have announced. Tests Thursday evening at Bellevue Hospital Center came back positive for Dr. Craig Spencer, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. De Blasio urged New Yorkers not to panic, and reemphasized that …

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Oct 23

NY Ebola Victim Rode subway hours before testing positive.

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A New York City doctor who was working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders has tested positive for Ebola. He is being treated in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan. The doctor, Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients there. Since returning, Spencer rode the A, L, and …

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Oct 23

Colorado Teen Girls Captured at German Airport While Traveling to Join ISIS

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Three teenage girls from Colorado were taken into custody at a German airport late last week after their parents reported them missing and feared that they may be seeking to travel to Turkey to join ISIS. Assad Ibrahim, the father of one of the girls, age 16, told reporters that he received a phone call …

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Oct 23

Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500 employees

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Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close over 100 stores, many before Christmas, according to a Seeking Alpha report citing liquidation notices and employees.  Sears shares rose 4.6 percent to $36 in premarket trading. At least 46 Kmart stores, 30 Sears department stores and 31 Sears Auto Centers …

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Oct 23

Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan

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Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country’s 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study. “It is not an overstatement to say that a colossal volcanic eruption would leave Japan extinct as a country,” Kobe University earth sciences professor Yoshiyuki …

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Oct 23

SIGNS IN THE SUN – Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs at Sunset Today

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A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view. The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour webcast for the partial solar eclipse today starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show …

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