Privately, White House doubts the Saudis

President Donald Trump strongly criticized Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late Saturday, saying that “obviously there’s been deception and there’s been lies.” At the same time, Trump defended the oil-rich monarchy as an “incredible ally” and kept open the possibility that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order… Read More

Actress Selma Blair say she has been diagnosed with MS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on Aug. 16. Blair says she is struggling with the disease’s effects on… Read More

Welcome to North Macedonia: parliament votes for name change

Two thirds majority just reached to rename Macedonia in key stage of ending dispute with Greece Macedonia’s parliament has voted to start the process of renaming the country North Macedonia, a major step towards ending a decades-long stalemate with Greece and opening a door to NATO and the EU. A total of 80 deputies in… Read More

Pro-gun groups used ministerial advisory panel to lobby against tighter laws

Groups wanted former justice minister to recognise that ‘lawful use of firearms can also have benefit to society’ Pro-gun groups used a ministerial advisory panel to lobby against mandatory 28-day cooling-off periods for firearms owners and to call for changes to the “genuine need” provisions which make up the backbone of Australia’s gun laws. Documents… Read More

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiance posts touching video tribute

As Turkey vowed to uncover the truth behind the death of Jamal Khashoggi, his grieving fiancée on Saturday posted a poignant video showing the slain Saudi journalist laughing warmly as a cat interrupts the taping of an interview by leaping onto his lap. “They took your bodily presence from my world,” Hatice Cengiz tweeted. “But…… Read More

CdM girls’ volleyball outlasts Palos Verdes to move on in Division 2

Karly Recker had to be ready for her moment, even if it happened to arrive at the biggest point of Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Division 2 second-round playoff match. The Corona del Mar High senior middle blocker had seen CdM’s best player, Stanford-bound senior Kendall Kipp, get blocked twice… Full Story Here LA Times October… Read More

Reps. Meadows and Jordan Lash Out at Rosenstein For Demanding Special “Classified” Format to Testify on Capitol Hill

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) lashed out at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Friday afternoon over his demands for a special format to testify next week on Capitol Hill. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte announced Thursday that Rosenstein will appear on Capitol Hill October 24th for a closed-door, transcribed… Read More

Building better cities

Thanks to clever chemistry and innovative engineering, the cities of the future are being fashioned from cleaner, greener concrete Full Story Here New Scientist.com October 20, 2018 8:41 pm Support Us

How to make jet fuel from used cooking oil

Air travel is a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. But a project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel could help change that, says Tom Parsons Full Story Here New Scientist.com October 20, 2018 8:41 pm Support Us

Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons

If a moon is big enough and far enough from its planet, it can host its own smaller moon, called a ‘moonmoon’ – and four worlds in our solar system fit the bill Full Story Here New Scientist.com October 20, 2018 8:40 pm Support Us

Supercharged geothermal energy could power the planet

The next generation of geothermal plants will unlock more of Earth’s bountiful, underground energy and could allow the technology to finally fulfil its promise Full Story Here New Scientist.com October 20, 2018 8:40 pm Support Us

A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy Stands

A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy StandsImageA last-minute Supreme Court decision allowed North Dakota to conduct the November general election under different rules from the June primaries.CreditCreditDave Kolpack/Associated Press By Maggie Astor Oct. 19, 2018 North Dakota is home to one of the most important Senate races of 2018, and less than… Read More

Saudis’ Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter Insider

Saudis’ Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter InsiderImageOnline attackers who targeted Jamal Khashoggi were part of a broad effort ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his close advisers to silence Saudi critics.CreditCreditChris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images By Katie Benner, Mark Mazzetti, Ben Hubbard and Mike Isaac Oct. 20, 2018 Each morning, Jamal… Read More

G.O.P. Candidates Struggling in Key Battlegrounds, With House at Stake

G.O.P. Candidates Struggling in Key Battlegrounds, With House at StakeImageGretchen Whitmer, the Democratic nominee for governor of Michigan, met with supporters at a campaign office in Ann Arbor on Wednesday.CreditCreditRachel Woolf for The New York Times By Jonathan Martin Oct. 20, 2018 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Republican leaders are increasingly worried that their candidates for… Read More

California Republicans Cheer Donald Trump’s Water Memo

President Donald Trump signed a new memorandum Friday to provide more water to California’s farmers, lifting spirits in the Central Valley — and potentially lifting the fortunes of embattled Republican congressmen. Full Story Here Breitbart October 20, 2018 8:29 pm Support Us

Salvini’s Italy Now Leads Europe in Number of Jihadi Deportations

While Italy has so far not experienced a major radical Islamic terror attack, the number of jihadis is rising in the country with Italy becoming the European nation with the highest number of jihad-related deportations this year. Full Story Here Breitbart October 20, 2018 8:29 pm Support Us

Hornet chews way through incubation cell in Indiana

Pest control worker Kevin Wiener has captured an extreme close-up of a bald-faced hornet chewing its way out of its incubation cell. The awe-inspiring footage was filmed in Evansville, Indiana. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

WWE wrestler’s knee ‘exploded’ during August match

A native of Wales, the 23-year-old Tegan Nox injured herself in August after jumping out of the ring and onto opponent Rhea Ripley. On Wednesday she revealed the scope of her extensive injuries. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is under pressure to buy Seattle Seahawks

NFL owners want Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, to buy the Seattle Seahawks after its owner Paul Allen passed away on Monday, leaving the ownership of his sports team up in the air. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

Afghan elections to be extended by a day amid deadly attacks

Afghanistan’s long awaited parliamentary election will be extended in some parts of the country after more than 170 voters were killed or wounded in a day marred by deadly attacks and technical glitches. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

Queen enjoys sunshine at Royal Ascot Champions Day

The Queen dressed in a flattering blue ensemble was seen arriving at the sunny Ascot Racehorse in Berkshire today to watch the events unfold for the QIPCO British Champions Day. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

Prince Harry gives Invictus Games opening ceremony speech

Prince Harry and Meghan, watched as artists and dancers took to the stage at Sydney Opera House for the glittering opening ceremony to mark the first day of the Invictus Games competition. Full Story Here Daily Mail October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

At least 130 Gazans hit by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian ministry

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us At least 130 Palestinians were hit by Israeli gunfire Friday as thousands protested near Gaza’s border with Israel, the health ministry in the enclave said. An Israeli army spokesman told AFP that while most of the protesters stayed back from the fence, some… Read More

Bulls will be shorthanded again in home opener vs. Pistons

In the NBA’s official injury report, the Bulls listed Kris Dunn out for Saturday’s home opener against the Pistons and Denzel Valentine as out with his left ankle injury. That means, with Lauri Markkanen still sidelined for weeks with his elbow injury, the Bulls will be shorthanded again. Cristiano… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October… Read More

Central American migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward U.S.

About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. Gathered at a park in the border city… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October 20,… Read More

Isaiah Bowser’s second TD run rallies Northwestern past lowly Rutgers 18-15

There are exhilarating comeback victories, like last week’s thriller against Nebraska. And then there are pitiful comeback victories, like Saturday’s against Rutgers (1-7 overall, 0-5 Big Ten). Congrats to Northwestern (4-3, 4-1), I suppose, for avoiding disaster against a historically bad Big… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

2 people fatally shot within 24 hours on same East Garfield Park block

A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in East Garfield Park, Chicago police said, the second fatal shooting to occur on the same block in fewer than 24 hours. The man was struck multiple times in the abdomen and chest at about 2:33 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Washington Boulevard,… Full Story… Read More

2 critically injured in fire at former church building in Crown Point

Three people were injured — two critically — during an early morning apartment building fire in Crown Point Saturday, officials said. Crown Point Fire Chief Dave Crane said the department was sent around 5:57 a.m. to the fire in the 400 block of East North Street. Crown Point Police officers arrived… Full Story Here Chicago… Read More

Police: Driver fires at officer, prompts long highway chase

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say a suspect fired at an officer, led authorities on a lengthy chase on Florida’s Turnpike and then suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Miami-Dade County Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta tells The Miami Herald that the suspect began to fire Saturday at an officer who tried to… Read More

Randolph Hokanson, pianist and UW professor emeritus, dies at 103

Randolph Henning Hokanson carried his high musical standards from the concert stage to the University of Washington classroom, inspiring generations of young pianists and concert audiences alike, and continuing to teach and perform well after retirement. Full Story Here Seattle Times Front Page October 20, 2018 8:28 pm Support Us

Lynn says she’s better after illness sent her to hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn’s official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at… Read More

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans ‘by Christmas’

LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn’t greater clarity over the country’s exit from the European Union, a leading business lobby group warned Sunday. The Confederation of British Industry said these could include cutting jobs, adjusting supply chains outside the… Read More

Royal Navy’s 932-foot HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest ship ever built for Great Britain’s Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors. Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit “very symbolic of the intimate relationship the Royal Navy… Read More

Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

ELKO, Nevada (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes to select a U.N. ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing 5 candidates for the job. Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: “We’ll have somebody great … we’re going to pick somebody very quickly. Trump said he’s interviewing three… Read More

Donald Trump: It ‘certainly looks like’ Jamal Khashoggi is dead – video

The US president tells reporters that ‘it certainly looks like’ missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump said his administration is still awaiting the results of a number of investigations into the journalist’s disappearance after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul  UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal… Read More

I woke up unable to speak English

Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident – but woke up no longer being able to understand English. Full Story Here BBC Front Page October 20, 2018 8:27 pm Support Us

After Action Report: Contextual Handgun/The Armed Parent/Guardian

The Evil Princess and I have known Melody Lauer and John Johnston for some years, and know them to be masterful instructors as well as champion defensive handgun shooters. We have been wanting to take their Armed Parent class because … Read more Full Story Here Masad Ayoob October 20, 2018 8:27 pm Support Us

TFBTV: How to Shoot Like John Wick, Part 1

We know TFB readers and viewers have watched a John Wick film and thought, “damn, I wish I could shoot like that.” Fortunately, James Reeves has your back: James and the TFB crew went out to Taran Tactical Innovations to meet and train with living legend Taran Butler – the man who trained Keanu Reeves… Read More

Cardin: There Should Be ‘Consequences’ Placed on Saudis, We Shouldn’t Blow Up our Partnership

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto Live,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) argued the US should impose “consequences” on Saudi Arabia for the death of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, but maintain its “strategic partnership” with the Saudis. Cardin said, “Let’s recognize that the relationship with the United States is critically important to the Kingdom… Read More

French Flee To Hungary To Escape Effects of Mass Migration

French citizens are now joining Germans and others seeking a new life in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in order to escape the negative effects of uncontrolled mass migration. Full Story Here Breitbart October 20, 2018 8:14 pm Support Us

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country’s ambassador to Guatemala said. Luis Manuel Lopez told AFP the women and children would be processed by immigration authorities and taken… Read More

A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us ISTANBUL (AP) — The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support… Read More

Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us

More precaution than promotion for Canadian cannabis tourism

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us Canada’s move to legalize recreational marijuana is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism. Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us

Daily Digit: Many Americans believe elections are unfair

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us Nearly 40% of Americans think elections are unfair. Race, gender, and political identity contributed to how people feel about elections. Nonwhite voters, women, and Democrats have the most doubts about the electoral process. Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm… Read More

Crimea mourns victims of mass shooting

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us Hundreds of residents in the Crimean port city of Kerch commemorated on Friday the victims of a college mass shooting in which an armed teenager killed 20 people, mostly his fellow pupils, and injured dozens more. The suspected attacker was found dead from… Read More

Stunning shots show crystal-clear waters in Norway's lakes and fjords

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us Tomasz Furmanek works in an office most of the time, but when he’s free he often kayaks through the waters of Norway, capturing breathtaking images. Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us

U.S. Warns About Chinese, Russian Election Interference Efforts

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us The statement said there isn’t any evidence that foreign meddling has allowed adversaries to “prevent voting, change vote counts or disrupt our ability to tally votes,” but the warning comes less than three weeks before the midterm elections in which Republican control of… Read More

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion

Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a record $1 billion ahead of Friday Full Story Here Yahoo News October 20, 2018 8:13 pm Support Us

Roseland man charged with running over man in Gresham

A Roseland man faces charges of attempted first-degree murder for running over a 38-year-old man in the Gresham neighborhood last month. Otis Rogers, 36, also faces seven additional charges for allegedly fleeing when police tried to stop him on the Far South Side on Wednesday evening and ramming… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October 20,… Read More

Lucky Girl planning downtown brewery, restaurant, 2nd-story patio in East Dundee

A new brewery and restaurant opening at 311 Barrington Ave. is a “game-changer” for East Dundee’s culinary district, officials say. Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads is to open its newest location in 5,500 square feet of a mixed-use development, its second-floor rooftop patio giving patrons a view… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October 20, 2018 8:13… Read More

Democrats’ hope for a blue wave to capture Congress ebbs as GOP rebounds

Democratic hopes for a wave election that would carry them to a significant House majority have been tempered in recent weeks amid a shifting political landscape and a torrent of hard-hitting attack ads from Republicans. Democrats remain favored to win, but GOP leaders believe they can minimize… Full Story Here Chicago Tribune October 20, 2018… Read More

Oak Forest store sells $1 million Mega Millions ticket

One person who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a store in Oak Forest for Friday’s jackpot is now $1 million richer. Prajapati Rohit, a store clerk at Stop N Go Liquor at 5214 159th St., said there were long lines for lottery sales Friday, but it’s unclear when the winning ticket was sold. He… Read More

Ted Cruz jokes Beto O’Rourke may lead Hondurans’ caravan, as challenger blasts Trump border policies – Dallas News

Dallas NewsTed Cruz jokes Beto O’Rourke may lead Hondurans’ caravan, as challenger blasts Trump border policiesDallas NewsHOUSTON — With two days left before early voting starts, the Texas Senate hopefuls fired up supporters Saturday with passionate but diametrically opposed messages about immigration. Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, said in Houston that… Read More

Chris Sale’s tummy troubles due to belly-button ring … maybe – ESPN

ESPNChris Sale’s tummy troubles due to belly-button ring … maybeESPNIt apparently wasn’t the flu or some bad sushi that sent Chris Sale to the hospital during the AL Championship Series against the Astros. No, the reason was far different than most would have expected: an infection due to a belly-button ring.Red Sox could have Mookie… Read More

Trump says he will select new U.N. ambassador ‘very quickly’

President Trump says he hopes to select a U.N. ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing five candidates for the job. Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: “We’ll have somebody great … we’re going to pick somebody very quickly.” Trump said he’s interviewing… Full Story Here LA Times October… Read More