Beirut - A senior commander in Iran´s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organisation and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region. U.S. officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump´s administration was considering a proposal that could lead to potentially categorising the powerful Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation. In Mid-June the U.S. Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached
Comments: Now, we see the unmistakable harm 0bama (and PIAPS who secretly initiated it) have done to our Country and the stability of the Middle East by lifting sanctions against Iran in an unconstitutional deal through the UN. These mook terrorist talk tough because they believe if they raise hell here with the Great American Satan, Lucifer won´t be waiting for them in the next. HA!. Israel won´t be standing idly by, either, as any conflict will involve them.
There´s nothing boring about this news. Elon Musk – SpaceX/Tesla CEO and imagineer behind the super-fast hyperloop transportation system – announced Thursday that he´s "received verbal govt approval ... to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop." He explained in an announcement tweet that the proposed hyperloop line would provide NY-to-DC travel in "29 mins." (Tweet) Musk´s new new tunnel-digging venture, The Boring Company, was green-lit to build the multi-state tunnel, he said in the tweet. The boring technology the billionaire is developing, he claims, will reduce current tunnel construction
The Senate confirmed John Kenneth Bush for a lifetime seat on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, over protests from Democrats who said he wasn’t fit to be a federal judge. The Senate voted 51-47 to put him on the federal bench despite criticism from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee of Mr. Bush for having made controversial writings, where in one particular blog, he equated the Supreme Court’s legal rulings on slavery and abortion. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, did not vote. The Judiciary Committee moved Mr. Bush’s confirmation
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has previously said ´there´s a bit of an Alice in Wonderland feel to [The ISS]´, because it can be difficult to orientate yourself on the space station. Now, fans of the International Space Station can take a dizzying virtual tour of all 15 of its modules using Google Street View to experience it for themselves. To mark the 48th anniversary of the first successful moon landing, the firm has released an astonishing collection of 360-degree images from inside Nasa´s orbiting outpost. And as you walk through the modules of the ISS, you’ll see find annotations highlighting things like where the astronauts work out to stay
(Video) - Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday. (Snip) Concealed handgun permit holders are extremely law abiding, the analysis shows. The percent of permit holders who are charged or convicted of a felony has fallen: In 2015 it was 0.0123; in 2016 the percent was 0.0092 percent. “In Florida and Texas, permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at one-sixth of the rate at which police officers are convicted,” the CPRC said in a statement.
President Donald Trump hasn´t lived in New York City since January, but the government is still renting an office there for the purpose of protecting him. The Wall Street Journal published an exclusive story Tuesday night revealing that the government has been and is still paying more than $100,000 a month to use a roughly 3,500-square-foot space in Trump Tower as an outpost of the White House Military Office. Federal officials with the General Services Administration signed an 18-month lease with Trump Tower effective April 13, 2017. All in all, the agreement will cost $2.39 million.
Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin was at his desk on June 7, 2016, when the calls started coming in. (Snip) The plan allowed for the deployment of "armed federal law enforcement agents" to polling places if hackers managed to halt voting. In a crisis, it also foresaw the deployment of "Active and Reserve military forces" and members of the National Guard "upon a request from a federal agency and the direction of the Secretary of Defense or the President." For three days after the election, a special interagency effort would be tasked with addressing "any postelection cyberincidents," including "planted stories
David Blackmon probably won´t go down in history as a criminal mastermind, at least judging by the ridiculous reason for his arrest. The 32-year-old “self-proclaimed drug dealer” stunned police in Florida when he called 911 to report his cocaine had been stolen, along with some cash. He told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that “someone had entered his car while it was parked and stole $50 and about a quarter ounce of cocaine”. But the case then took an unusual turn: “The deputy however spotted cocaine still in [the same] spot,” said the sheriff´s office “He also found a crack pipe on the floorboard by the driver’s door and seat
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he did not plan to step down after a public rebuke by President Trump, saying he continued to carry out the president’s directives as the country’s top law enforcement officer. “I’m completely confident that we can continue to run the office in an effective way,” Mr. Sessions told reporters at the Justice Department. In an interview with The New York Times, the president said Wednesday that Mr. Sessions’ decision in March to recuse himself from the Russia investigation led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, a development that Mr. Trump said shouldn’t have happened.
The world´s biggest drugs marketplace on the dark web has been shut down, the US Justice Department has said. The marketplace AlphaBay had allowed hundreds of thousands of people to buy illegal drugs, said attorney general Jeff Sessions. AlphaBay mysteriously went offline earlier this month. It was widely considered the biggest online black market for drugs, estimated to host daily transactions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. When it was up, it sold drugs to more than 40,000 vendors that supplies more than 200,000 clients, law enforcement officials said. Dealers were able to buy drugs like fentanyl and heroin by using a
(Video) - Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) sounded off this morning on a Minnesota federal judge´s decision to order an ISIS supporter to undergo "terrorist rehabilitation." Abdullahi Yusuf, a 21-year-old from Minnesota´s Somali community, was sentenced last November by federal judge Michael Davis after he was arrested for plotting to join the terrorist organization. Yusuf then allegedly violated the terms of his 20-year supervised release by watching a documentary on ISIS fighters while at a halfway house. Peters said this is a dangerous experiment for U.S. federal courts when dealing with
The Russian lawyer who met with President Trump´s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. in New York last year said Tuesday that she is ready to testify before Congress about the meeting. "I´m ready to clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria – but only through lawyers or testifying in the Senate," Natalia Veselnitskaya said in an interview with Russia´s Kremlin-backed RT TV channel. Donald Trump Jr. met with Veselnitskaya in June 2016 after he was informed that she might have incriminating information about the Hillary Clinton, who was his father´s Democratic rival for the presidency at the time. Donald Trump Jr. drew
Critically ill British baby Charlie Gard was granted permanent resident status in the U.S. on Tuesday so he can receive experimental treatment for his rare medical illness, The Telegraph reported. The 11-month-old suffers from a rare genetic disease called mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which weakens the muscles and creates organ dysfunction. The baby has been on life support at a children´s hospital in London since October. The baby was able to obtain resident status after Congress passed an amendment on Tuesday. ((Tweet) Charlie´s parents have been fighting in court to keep their son on life support even though some
WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and
The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be opened fire on her after being startled by a “loud sound” near his patrol car, investigators say. Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, began blasting at 40-year-old Justine Damond, of Minneapolis, just moments after he and his partner, Matthew Harrity, heard the noise in the alley behind her house, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The agency provided an update Tuesday on their investigation into the Saturday night shooting. Officers Noor and Harrity had been called to Damond’s home after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault happening
Heading to church one evening in late March, a farmworker and her sister were stopped for speeding in the village of Geneseo, N.Y. They were driving with their five children in the back of the minivan. Two were not in car seats, as required. The police officer, trying to cite the driver for the infractions, discovered she had no driver’s license, so he called Border Patrol to review her Guatemalan passport. Both sisters were undocumented immigrants. They were detained and are facing deportation. Under a Trump administration that has taken an aggressive stance on illegal immigration, the moving car has
President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a second discussion at the G-20 summit in Germany this month — a talk the White House never disclosed, according to reports. The talk came hours after their two-hour bilateral meeting on July 7, towards the end of a “couples-only social dinner” at the summit, National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton told CNN. Trump and Putin conversed in the room where the dinner was being held. “No staff or Cabinet were at the dinner at all, for any of the countries,” Anton said, adding that translators were present. The White
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said Wednesday. The tumor was discovered after the senior Arizona senator underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. "Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the hospital said in a statement. “The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation."
Target Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell is sounding alarm bells over the state of Hispanic shoppers in the U.S. -- a key growth demographic for many retailers and consumer brands. “The Hispanic consumer in the U.S. is shopping much less,” Cornell said at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech event Tuesday in Aspen, Colorado. “They are staying home. They are going out less often.” Cornell didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, but he talked about a shift in behavior this year and mentioned “border towns” -- where retailers for years have depended on shoppers from northern Mexico for higher revenue.
Health Reform: There were lots of celebrations on the left side of the aisle after the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare died. The good times will be short lived, because one way or another ObamaCare is going away, and it´s not at all clear that Democrats will gain additional leverage over what comes next by waiting for its collapse. It was amusing to hear Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say, after the Senate bill failed, that Republicans should "work with Democrats on a bill that lowers premiums, provides long-term stability to the markets and improves our health care
Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnosis last week after he had a blood clot removed. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. The senator has been recovering at his Arizona home after doctors at the Mayo Clinic removed a blood clot above his left eye. The former presidential candidate, who has represented Arizona since 1987, went for his annual checkup, complaining of fatigue
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle approach to his two-month-old probe. FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments
The Somali-born Minnesota police officer alleged to have shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman on Saturday had been lauded by Minneapolis’ mayor and feted by the local community when he joined the force in 2015. “I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post when Noor began serving the city. “Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has been highly celebrated, particularly by the Somali community in and around Karmel Mall.” In fact, The Washington
Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly "miserable" and can´t wait for the next four years to end. A friend of President Trump´s sons told People that Trump Jr. and Eric Trump "never wanted this." “Don can’t do any deals, because he’ll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable," a source in their circle added. Trump Jr. is facing backlash after news surfaced earlier this month that he took a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer. Last week, Trump Jr. released a chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up the meeting with the Russian
Dunkirk is a great movie but there aren’t enough “women” or “people of color” in it, according to a review in USA Today. The movie – with a cast including Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and former One Direction singer Harry Styles – has been given a slew of five-star reviews for its vivid, nail-biting depiction of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940. But though USA Today’s reviewer praised it too, he couldn’t resist giving it a little rap on the knuckles about its shameful lack of diversity and equality: The trio of timelines can be