Islamic State raking in millions on black market oil
WASHINGTON (AP) Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:18:47 -0400
Dancing priests go viral
ROME (AP) A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:46:32 -0400
Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds after facing Secret Service dogs that stopped and attacked him, the Secret Service said. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:33:15 -0400
U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:50 -0400
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:42:13 -0400
U.S., allies stage 15 air strikes on Islamic State positions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday. A total of 15 strikes were staged against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a statement from Central Command. The statement said U.S. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:47 -0400
Ottawa shootings stir terror fears
Two deadly attacks in three days stun Canadians, raising fears of reprisals for joining U.S.-led coalition.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:56:48 -0400
Matt Bai: The silliest emails of the week
I've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did not feature one candidate slandering another. Colorado, I feel for you.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:06:47 -0400
Police on alert following 'terror attack' on Jerusalem train station
Any future attacks on Jerusalem will be met with the "harshest response" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday after a Palestinian car attack killed a baby. "Jerusalem is united and was, and always will be, the eternal capital of Israel. Following an order from Netanyahu late on Wednesday, police have bolstered their presence across the city in a bid to end months of unrest in the occupied eastern sector. "We will return peace and security to Jerusalem," Netanyahu said.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:02 -0400
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