Gingrich: John Brennan ‘Should Never Have Been’ Director of CIA

Monday, former Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, saying he “should never have been” in that position. Gingrich argued on “Fox & Friends” that Brennan is political, “lacking in common sense” and lied about what happened in Benghazi. “Frankly, Brennan should never have been director of the Central… Read More

Nun throws perfect first pitch at White Sox-Royals game

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek threw the ceremonial first pitch in Chicago on Saturday night. First she showed off a slick arm-bounce move before throwing a perfect strike. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Five children fighting for their lives after blaze near Paris 

Seven people were seriously injured in the fire which took hold in the attic of a two-storey residential building in Aubervilliers. People used windows to escape the flames, a police source said. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion

The late engineer Riccardo Morandi penned the report in 1979, 12 years after the bridge bearing his name was inaugurated in Genoa, warning that it would need continuous repairs. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Cops shoot Native American man dead in Minnesota

William James Hughes, 43, was shot numerous times by officers Matthew Jones and Vincent Adams outside his apartment in St Paul, Minnesota, as he raised his gun towards the ceiling of his front porch. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Two girls fall into a flooded hole together in China

Two girls in China have been saved after falling into a deep hole together while wading through floodwaters. The hole had been dug during the installation of heating pipes. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Boarding school: Seven former staffers sexually abused students

Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by a Connecticut boarding school found. Full Story Here Daily Mail August 20, 2018 12:00 pm Support Us

Tesla shares fall again on doubts about go-private deal

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us Tesla Motors dropped in early trading on Monday due to rising doubts about Chief Executive Elon Musk’s plans to take the electric carmaker private. Shares fell 2.6 percent to $297.55 about 20 minutes into trading, continuing the company’s downward trajectory after Musk surprised… Read More

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us EU members Britain, France and Germany plus China and Russia – to avoid the agreement’s collapse are struggling as Washington has said any firms dealing with Teheran will be barred from doing business in the United States. “Iran relies mainly on its own… Read More

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain’s Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us

Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but the meeting had simply been intended to “check the watches” after Merkel’s meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May. Ties between the two countries have been strained… Read More

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a… Read More

Trump officials sued over killer whales’ plummeting population crisis

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us Environmental campaigners are suing the Trump administration for allegedly failing to protect the ocean habitat of a species of critically endangered killer whale. The Centre for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, arguing it has left the… Read More

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us The sight of a basking shark’s brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors — it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe. It may be… Read More

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:59 am Support Us SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were… Read More

New marker in Yorkville puts spotlight on old border of Illinois

A new marker in Yorkville puts the spotlight on a bit of Illinois history. The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department recently erected a historical marker to commemorate the original location of Illinois’ northern boundary, which ran through the city. The marker will also be the subject of a… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune August 20,… Read More

Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd has surgery on fractured hand

Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd had surgery Sunday to repair a fractured right hand, coach Matt Nagy said. Floyd was injured during the Bears’ 24-23 exhibition victory over the Broncos on Saturday. Floyd was injured after he was cut-blocked by Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles in the first… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune August 20,… Read More

Brett Kavanaugh memo detailed explicit questions for President Clinton – Washington Post

Washington PostBrett Kavanaugh memo detailed explicit questions for President ClintonWashington PostBrett Kavanaugh wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a … and more » Full Story Here Google News August… Read More

Lamb auction raises $23,200 for Oregon girl with tumor

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A lamb named Henry fetched $162 per pound at an Oregon auction where lambs were generally going for $7 a pound. What made Henry such a prize at the Umatilla County Fair is he was raised by Maddy Thomas, an 11-year-old girl from Echo who was diagnosed with a brain tumor… Read More

Pilot Butte faces lengthy rehab after Fourth of July fire

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Rehabilitation of the base of Pilot Butte in Bend is still underway about six weeks after an illegal firework ignited a fire that ravaged the area. The Bend Bulletin reports Bend resident Alan Joseph Stout illegally lit the firework on the Fourth of July, sparking the fire and forcing nearby residents… Read More

What Learning to Box Taught a Trans Author About Masculinity

After Thomas Page McBee’s transition, men kept trying to fight him, and he didn’t know why. When a particularly aggressive man confronted him outside his apartment in 2014, he decided he needed an answer to a burning question: what causes men to fight? Working with what he calls a “beginner’s mind,” McBee headed to the… Read More

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 5 dead

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s civil protection agency says at least five people have been killed when a rain-swollen river flooded a gorge in the southern region of Calabria. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday that 12 people were brought to safety in the flash flood. It was unclear how many people were missing. The… Read More

UN calls for funding to fuel essential facilities in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. is making an urgent appeal for funds to provide emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip. The appeal Monday by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs called for donors to provide at least $4.5 million in order to keep about 250 hospitals, water and sanitation… Read More

Feds probing charges of sex abuse at Florida prison

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women. The Miami Herald reports that about 100 former inmates and relatives of inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, Florida, attended a town hall meeting on Sunday to talk… Read More

Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank last year has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Richard Armenta, of Overland Park, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Capital Federal Savings Bank branch on… Read More

How to reset retirement plans to weather a downturn

The older the current bull market gets, the more stories you’re likely to read about how this is an awful time to retire. Yes, we’re due for a correction that trims 20 percent or more from stock values. That could be a big problem for people taking withdrawals from investment portfolios, since market losses early… Read More

Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has lost another round in a legal fight over his efforts to require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits. A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday dismissed Gov. Matt Bevin’s lawsuit seeking a ruling that his proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program… Read More

Anchorage police arrest suspect on manslaughter warrant

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have arrested a man wanted on a manslaughter warrant. Police on Monday morning arrested 41-year-old Jason Premo in the death June 18 of 48-year-old Geoffrey Sorden. Detectives say Premo and Sorden that afternoon entered an upstairs apartment of a home and got into a fight with the homeowner, whose… Read More

Police seek suspects in 3 fireworks explosions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal and local authorities want to know who set off fireworks at three different locations in Portland, damaging property and injuring one person. The incidents all happened on July 10. The first explosion involved fireworks thrown in to an intersection in North Portland. Next, fireworks were tossed into a Plaid Pantry… Read More

Lawyer: Arrested migrant may have been mistaken for brother

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican migrant detained by immigration agents in California while driving his wife to a hospital to give birth may have been mistaken by authorities for his brother, the man’s lawyer said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Joel Arrona Lara was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant in a… Read More

Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August… Read More

Woman killed in alligator attack in South Carolina

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — An alligator attacked a woman who was walking her dog, pulling her underwater in a lagoon and killing her, authorities in South Carolina said. The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sea Pines resort on Hilton Head Island, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.… Read More

Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The questions are part of a memo in which Kavanaugh advised Ken Starr and others not to give the president “any break” during questioning. He… Read More

Venezuela devalues currency and raises minimum wage by 3,000%

Caracas shears five zeros from bolívar, which will be pegged to new cryptocurrency Venezuela moved to shore up its crumbling economy on Monday, devaluing its currency and preparing to hoist the minimum wage by more than 3,000% in what the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, declared a visionary bid to tame rampant hyperinflation. More than 500,000… Read More

Kofi Annan: a kind statesman and a gifted diplomat

As secretary general of the UN, he dared to ruffle feathers as he defended the body and its work Kofi Annan’s decade-long tenure as UN secretary general was memorable for the multiple international crises on his watch and the extraordinary calm he exuded while trying to deal with their consequences – both for the world… Read More

Trump sees political win in some Democrats’ calls to abolish ICE

President Trump plans to brandish two of his favorite political weapons at the White House today: a phalanx of uniformed law enforcement officers and an angry denunciation of Democrats as a party of lawlessness and open borders. Trump is expected to hit those themes hard before the November midterm… Full Story Here LA Times August… Read More

Retired Chargers punter Darren Bennet gives Carlsbad home the boot

Longtime San Diego Chargers punter Darren Bennett has completed a play in Carlsbad, selling his home of more than a decade for a little over $1.345 million. The two-story home’s strong suit lies out back, where palm trees top a resort-like backyard with a palapa, fire pit, loggia and grill. The… Full Story Here LA… Read More

Elon Musk and Donald Trump: What happens when a charismatic leader goes bad?

On the surface—the surface in this case being Twitter—Elon Musk and Donald Trump could almost be the same person. Trump uses Twitter to attack his enemies, real and perceived. Musk: Check. Trump tweets half-baked, whimsical schemes. Musk: Check. Both exhibit signs of paranoia and narcissism online,… Full Story Here LA Times August 20, 2018 11:59… Read More

Up to 200 vehicles reported at sideshows in Compton and Willowbrook

Several car sideshows shut down intersections in Compton and Willowbrook on Sunday night, where crowds of onlookers cheered as vehicles did doughnuts and squealed their tires until the California Highway Patrol arrived. The calls began ringing in to CHP dispatchers about 11:30 p.m. with reports… Full Story Here LA Times August 20, 2018 11:59 am… Read More

Actors Carlos Bernard and Tessia Santiago are sitting pretty in Glendale

Actors Carlos Bernard and Tessia Santiago have bought a property in Glendale, landing a hillside perch for $1.3 million. Situated above the street to take in canyon and hillside views, the updated 1960s ranch-style residence features an open floor plan, a front deck and lots of outdoor entertaining… Full Story Here LA Times August 20,… Read More

Stormy Daniels explains UK TV no-show

The adult film star gives her side to the row over her Celebrity Big Brother non-appearance. Full Story Here BBC Front Page August 20, 2018 11:58 am Support Us

Chechen police kill four teenage attackers

Police in the troubled southern Russian region were targeted in three almost simultaneous incidents. Full Story Here BBC Front Page August 20, 2018 11:58 am Support Us

Media’s Worst Enemy Isn’t the President, It’s Themselves

Opinion Media’s Worst Enemy Isn’t the President, It’s Themselves   Fairfax, VA – -( Last Thursday, over 300 media outlets joined in a coordinated effort to push back against President Donald Trump. That will hardly come as a shock to many Americans, as it seems mainstream news organizations have done little else throughout his tenure in the… Read More

Home Town Gun Store, The Marksman, the Latest Victim of Shopify Discrimination

Home Town Gun Store, The Marksman, the Latest Victim of Shopify Discrimination Puyallup, WA, USA – -( Shopify, a commonly used eCommerce platform, notified ‘The Marksman’ a Washington State indoor gun range and retail shop, that they will no longer support their eCommerce website ‘’. The new acceptable use policy (AUP), adopted by Shopify, no… Read More

Louisiana Halts $600 Million Deal with Banks over Corporate Gun Control

Louisiana will not be working with Citigroup and Bank of America on a deal worth $600 million due to the companies’ position on gun sales. The post Louisiana Halts $600 Million Deal with Banks over Corporate Gun Control appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog August 20, 2018 11:58 am Support… Read More

The Most Versatile Gun in the World

But, why I really love shotguns is because they are so versatile. Seriously, if you can find me any other gun that you can shoot a quail with at 15 yards and also shoot a whitetail with at 150, I will be very impressed. Not to mention all the different gauges, styles and brands. The… Read More

Complicated history of Russian SVCh (SVK, SK-16) designated marksman rifle

In this video, I give Larry Vickers a quick rundown of an SVCh DMR in 7.62×54. If you have any problems with the video, here is the direct link: At the moment, this weapon is still a prototype and undergoing testing at both the factory and selected military units. There is a long way ahead… Read More

Donald Trump, the compulsive misogynist

Trump always needs a woman to beat up on. Think Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, and Theresa May. Full Story Here Salon August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

The failed Tribune acquisition could be just the start of Sinclair’s problems

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The implosion of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned acquisition of Tribune Media has led to weeks of bad headlines for Sinclair — but its regulatory and legal troubles may be far from over.  Earlier this month, Tribune Media announced it had pulled out of the embattled Sinclair-Tribune acquisition proposal and had… Read More

Glyphosate—It’s What’s for Breakfast: Study Finds Cancer-Causing Weedkiller in Popular Oatmeal, Cereals, and Snack Bars

Julia Conley, staff writerA study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when almost all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical glyphosate, a known carcinogen and the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup. Full Story Here Common August 20,… Read More

Annan remembered as a fierce advocate of equality and rights

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who died Saturday, steered the United Nations for almost a decade. He shaped the organization’s mission, committing the UN to combatting poverty, promoting equality, and fighting for human rights.  Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

How November midterm elections could change the state of play

On. Nov. 6, voters head to the ballot box for the first midterm elections under President Trump. Both parties are billing them as crucial for the direction of the country. At stake: the Republican legislative agenda and the stability of the Trump administration.   Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support… Read More

Greece’s bailout comes to an end but financial woes persist

The country’s economy is growing modestly, exports are up, and unemployment is down, but Greece must now prove it can support itself without financial helplines. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to address the nation on Tuesday. Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

Merkel, Putin will discuss Trump worries at meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saturday to discuss worries about President Trump’s foreign relations strategy as well as Syria’s civil war, the conflict in Ukraine, and a gas pipeline – criticized by Mr. Trump as Russian control over Germany.  Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56 am… Read More

Female veterans find a new way to serve: run for office

A crop of female veterans, mainly Democrats and many of them mothers, are running for office in this year’s midterm elections. They boast expertise in national security and veterans issues, with a track record of thriving in institutions dominated by men. Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

Pope Francis condemns priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up

In the wake of new reports of sexual abuse by US clergy, the pope has issued a letter to Catholics worldwide asking for forgiveness. “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” he wrote. He gave no clear plan to sanction complicit bishops. Full Story Here CS Monitor August 20, 2018 11:56… Read More

Allergy explosion: The truth behind the most common myths

You can grow into and out of allergies your whole life; they come in groups; women are more allergy prone… Wild ideas about allergies abound, but which should you believe? Full Story Here New August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

Don’t give up, we can survive even a Hothouse Earth

Bad news on the climate should lead neither to despair nor unfounded optimism. Instead, we need to roll up our sleeves and prepare for life on a drastically changing planet Full Story Here New August 20, 2018 11:56 am Support Us

There Is More to Stacey Abrams Than Meets Partisan Eyes

There Is More to Stacey Abrams Than Meets Partisan EyesImageStacey Abrams is bidding to become the first black woman to serve as governor of an American state. As a lawmaker, she took stands on liberal principle but showed a willingness to negotiate across the aisle on key issues.CreditMelissa Golden for The New York Times By… Read More

Media False Flag Imminent!

Establishment trying to kick Infowars off internet before the big event. Full Story Here Infowars August 20, 2018 11:44 am Support Us

Crypto’s Biggest Weakness

Too much emphasis on adoption, not enough focus on utility Full Story Here Infowars August 20, 2018 11:44 am Support Us

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic road

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:44 am Support Us MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana’s Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:44 am Support Us

Optimism over easing of US-China trade dispute infects markets

Full Story Here Yahoo News August 20, 2018 11:44 am Support Us Optimism over signs that China and the United States will start working to resolve their trade dispute helped stock markets across the world move higher on Monday. “Equity markets are buoyant ahead of the US-China trade talks which commence on Wednesday,” said market… Read More