Daily Archives: August 29, 2019

August 29 The Prince of Peace

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:14–18

Key Verses: Ephesians 2:14–15

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace.

It is one of modern culture’s great tragedies: what many people seek and work so hard to achieve is in fact not a product of all their accomplishments and effort. Millions of people are turning the world upside down looking for peace, while never realizing that the “genuine article” is simply not of this world. Money cannot buy it; success and fame can never guarantee it. Until you have peace with God, you will never experience inner serenity.

Since genuine peace is not dependent upon outward circumstances, it is possible to experience a tranquility beyond our comprehension, even in the midst of life’s most tragic moments. But this real peace is not possible unless there exists absolutely no impediment between us and God, and the only way the barrier of sin and self can be removed is through the cross of Calvary. If we would simply bring our struggles and needs to the foot of the cross, we would find an abundant source of peace. A heart at rest is not rooted in some worldly principle or philosophy; it can be realized only through an intimate relationship with the person of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:14–15).

The devil will take every opportunity to destroy our calm by drawing attention away from Christ to things that may seem important at the time, but in reality have no other purpose than to distract. Don’t waste your life looking for peace in all the wrong places—just remember, the Prince of Peace is its only true source.

Lord, I seek no other source of peace. You are the Prince of Peace. Keep my eyes focused on You and eliminate every distraction.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 252). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

August 29 Strength to Say Yes

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12

Key Verse: Hebrews 12:1

We also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

Imagine trying to go about the day with your legs tied together, with the rope just loose enough to allow minimal mobility. You would eventually get things done, but even the simplest task would be slow work. Between falling and tripping over your feet, you might avoid injury long enough to reach your destination.

That is a picture evoked by the word ensnares in Hebrews 12:1. This term was used to refer to snaring an animal with a trap or a net, leaving it alive but rendering it incapable of getting away. Habits of sin work in a similar fashion; ones that are allowed to remain a part of consistent behavior become a snare in your life.

You may be able to function in certain basic areas, and your appearance or career may not be affected immediately, but sin eventually trips you up and prevents the full and unencumbered life God wants you to experience. The “little” problem of fudging on an expense report may later turn into full-scale embezzlement as sin’s hold wraps tighter around your life.

If something bad has a hold on you right now, turn it over to the Lord before it gains a firmer grip. Jesus wants you to feel the exhilaration that comes from making choices that please Him, and He always provides the strength to say yes to His principles.

Father God, give me the ability to say no to things that ensnare. Clear my pathway of all that would trip and entrap. Give me divine strength to say yes to Your principles.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 252). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

08/29/2019 — Wretched


•China removes Christianity from Robinson Crusoe
•Biblical sexuality can get you removed from YouTube
•One man fired for following the Billy Graham rule
•NBC declares heterosexuality oppressive
•The murder and mayhem hour is different where you live
•Disgraced pastors are back again
•Joel Osteen won’t avoid the wrath of Godless culture

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via 08/29/2019 — Wretched

Defending Bethel Church, Jackie Hill Perry Says Word-Faith Teaching Is Not Heresy — Pulpit & Pen

A contributor to The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and the ERLC – a butch lady pastor and Same-Sex Attracted ‘spoken word artist’ named Jackie Hill Perry – is only making things worse for herself as she’s trying to defend her endorsement of Bethel Church and Jenn Johnson over the weekend.

As Reformation Charlotte writes, “Last week, Jackie Hill Perry, a woke feminist, spoken word artist, and Gospel Coalition contributor, announced that she was not “tribalistic” in who she associates within Christendom and that she has no problem fellowshipping with even the worst of the worst charismatics — Bethel Church.

“I’m going to be a bit frank so clutch your pearls or grab your tea, whichever suits you best, ” Hill Perry said,

One thing I want you all to know about me is that I’m not tribalistic when it comes to ministry. You might see me on platforms with Reformed folk one day and with non-Reformed folk the next day. You might see me laughing it up with the Southern Baptist’s one moment and being churchy with some Cogic saints the next. Why? Because I believe that God’s church is big and multi-faceted and it’s made up of people that are complicated and nuanced.

She was then seen in a video with Jenn Johnson, daughter-in-law of Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, fully endorsing her saying “she got all the Holy Spirit.”

Now, Hill Perry is doubling down on her endorsement of the false church and false teachers, saying that she doesn’t see those who teach falsely as false teachers. What?

Perry made the following claims:

  1. There is a difference between a false teaching and a false teacher, and one can be guilty of false teaching without being a false teacher (hence, excusing her endorsement of Jenn Johnson).
  2. In order to be a false teacher, one also has to be godless in their outward conduct (substantially untrue, Biblically…consider the Pharisees).
  3. The Word of Faith Movement is not heresy.

And yes, of course, Perry referenced good theologians who have “politics that deny the dignity of people” and “defend racist ideologies.” She’s a Critical Race Theorist and Cultural Marxist, and it always comes down to skin color for bigots and racial divisionists like Perry.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Word-Faith heresy, it was founded by E.W. Kenyon and teaches the notion of “positive confession,” that by speaking one’s desires as though they’ve already come to pass will actually cause those things to come to pass.

Most Kenyonists, or Word-Faith theologians, also hold to “Little God Theology,” which teaches that man is just a smaller, weaker version of God, but essentially deified. Word-Faith also ordinarily teaches the Kenotic Gospel, that Christ “emptied himself” of divinity and did miracles by faith rather than by Godhood (which is why they claim you can do the same miracles as Christ).

Kenneth Hagin instituted this stream of thought into Kenyonism, and it has been taught by the most popular Kenyonists, from Kenneth Copeland to Creflo Dollar to Joyce Meyer.

Aside from those three names (Copeland, Dollar, Meyer), popular adherents today include Joel Osteen, Eddie Long, Fred Prince, Brian Houston, Christine Caine, and others.

Please note that Perry ended her apostatizing rant by quoting Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in her defense. Mohler platforms Perry at The Gospel Coalition, where he serves on the leadership council. Please note that Albert Mohler said that people should not associate with or use Bethel music in May of this year.

But to quote Albert Mohler at the 2019 ShepCon Q&A, “The people I platform speaks for where I stand on these issues.”

via Defending Bethel Church, Jackie Hill Perry Says Word-Faith Teaching Is Not Heresy — Pulpit & Pen

Why are so many young people calling themselves socialists? — Christian Research Network

“[S]chools and colleges have replaced the empirical study of economics, history and politics with race, class and gender indoctrination. Few young activists of the old Occupy Wall Street bunch, and few of the current violent Antifa street fighters, know the 20th century history of “socialists” who were actually hardcore communists.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – Fox News)  “Socialist!” is no longer a McCarthyite slur.

Rather, the fresh celebrity “Squad” of newly elected identity-politics congresswomen – Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; –  often either claim to be socialists or embrace socialist ideas.

A recent Harris poll showed that about half of so-called millennials would like to live in a socialist country.

Five years ago, septuagenarian Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was considered an irrelevant lone socialist in the U.S. Senate – Vermont’s trademark contribution to cranky quirkiness.

But in 2016 Sanders’ improbable Democratic primary run almost knocked off front-runner Hillary Clinton, even as socialist governments were either imploding or stagnating the world over.    View article →

via Why are so many young people calling themselves socialists? — Christian Research Network

Michael Brown, Todd Bentley, and the Charismatic Cover-Up — Pulpit & Pen

Todd Bentley (left), Michael Brown (right)

[828 Ministries] Regarding the most recent Todd Bentley scandal, which includes allegations of homosexuality and polyamory, as well as other kind of sexual misconduct, Dr. Michael Brown said, “The internet is burning up with news of yet another scandal in the church, this time with serious accusations against charismatic evangelist Todd Bentley. What is God saying to His people through this current crisis? Regarding Todd’s situation, I have no specific comment, since: 1) I have not supported him being in ministry since his divorce and remarriage in 2008, and I am on public record to that effect. 2) I have no connection of any kind to Todd and his ministry. (I also disagreed publicly with the way other leaders handled things in Lakeland, where Todd became prominent.) But, after prayer and reflection, I do believe there are important things to share that are applicable beyond this current, alleged scandal.” — Dr. Michael Brown

What is God saying to His people through this? Stop following absurd charlatans who kick people in the face to impart healing. Stop chasing the false charismata. Start representing God Dr. Brown and stop representing those that are doing the bidding of Satan. While I am glad that you stopped supporting him after his divorce, that does not quite let you off the hook. First of all, the fact that you have not supported him should not prevent you from weighing in on the story objectively. You should be able to rebuke what is clearly wrong and chew gum at the same time. More importantly, your statement reveals that you did support him prior to the revelation of infidelity. That means you were ok with the assault of the sheep in order to heal them. This is why you have no credibility left Dr. Brown. Bill Johnson not only prayed over Bentley at his commissioning ceremony but oversaw his bogus restoration yet Johnson is someone you voraciously defend should anyone dare question him. Nevertheless, Brown feels he has four points he wants to make.

“First, this is not the time to throw stones at charismatics, as some non-charismatic critics have been quick to do. To be sure, we charismatics have done a very poor job of self-policing, and, to be sure, we have had more than our share of sexual scandals. (Note that I write “we” and “our” as a charismatic myself. I will gladly point the finger within my own circles.. At the same time, there have been similar scandals in the Southern Baptist Convention, in non-charismatic, reformed circles, and, of course, in Catholic circles and beyond. In light of this, we should examine ourselves carefully, in the fear of the Lord. Are we living righteously before God? Are you? Am I? Are we conducting ourselves in purity?” — Dr. Michael Brown

In 2006 Ted Haggard fell from grace and that is putting it mildly. He was the head of the National Association of Evangelicals and used his pulpit in Colorado to rail against homosexuality to his 15,000 + congregation each week. Then he was busted in a decades long homosexual affair with a male prostitute who he was also doing crystal meth with. That Sunday my pastor started his sermon by saying we ought not to be throwing stones and passing judgment. He was wrong then and Michael Brown is wrong here. The bible makes it clear that we are to judge those within the walls of our church. It is those on the outside we are not supposed to judge as the church usually operates backwards in these regards. Here we see the microcosm of the problem Dr. Brown has that has left him as a gatekeeper for false teachers. He gladly points his finger in the general direction of false teaching but refuses to name the name. So, he wrote an entire book on the error of hyper grace but considers Joseph Prince to be a dear brother who just has some holes in his theology (actual quote). Now, I do not like the usage of “throwing the first stone”, which Brown uses here to muddy the waters. You can not condemn someone and still suggest that they are disqualified from ministry.

“Second, when we fail to address sin in private, it will explode publicly. This is doubly tragic, since it not only brings reproach to the name of the Lord, but it also drives away people who, before, were open to hear the gospel. They are anything but open now, wondering which leader is a sexual predator and who is covering something up. Again, I have no comment on the most recent accusations against Todd, since I do not know what is false and what is true. But I do know this (and it applies especially to those of us in leadership): God gives us many opportunities to repent in private before allowing us to be exposed publicly. If we keep sweeping sin under the rug, it will come back to haunt us and to bite us. That’s why it’s always best to repent quickly, completely and without excuse, casting ourselves on the mercy of God. He is more than able to forgive and even restore.” — Dr. Michael Brown

Are you serious? The word “restore” does not have to mean ministry! God can restore our walk with Him and that should be our focus. Not getting the cash cow back on the market as soon as possible. Haggard tried pretending he was restored after two months. It is insulting and remember the theme here beloved — God will not be mocked! One can almost see the internal struggle Brown is going through. He knows Todd Bentley is wrong here. At a bare minimum, Brown knows the admission from Bentley about the sexual texts about his own wife shared with his interns! Brown correctly states and is keenly aware of what is at stake here. There is real palpable damage to the cause of Jesus Christ. Yet Brown hides again behind a thin veil of feigned ignorance. When I challenged him years ago about why he was going to appear on Benny Hinn’s show for a week, Brown claimed he had never seen the accusations made against Hinn. When challenged about his defense of the NAR he pretended the NAR did not exist! This attempt to stake out the moral high ground while refusing to actually denounce anyone? That is just what Michael Brown does.

“Third, it is absolutely inexcusable and totally unbiblical for church leaders to put the reputation of an abusive leader before the real needs of the victims of that abuser, along with the needs of those who will be abused should that leader stay in position. This is one of the biggest reasons for outrage in the current situation as well as in similar situations that have been well-documented in recent years. It is not simply that a leader sinned, but that other leaders rallied together to protect the reputation of a fallen leader while completely neglecting the lives of those damaged by that leader. Not only so, but by failing to properly discipline a sinning leader, the door was left open for the pattern of abuse to continue. God’s people are usually quick to forgive those who fall and show true contrition and repentance. But they have a much harder time forgiving leaders who played political games at the cost of the spiritual well-being of others.” — Dr. Michael Brown

Dr. Brown — this is what you do! All the time! In this one article you have already said multiple times you will not say anything about the accusations. This situation is impeccably documented. We have videos from Lakeland. We have the divorce and remarriage. We have Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner’s involvement. Let me ask you — do you agree with Joyner that The Proverbs verses about the righteous falling apply to Todd Bentley? Do you agree that the NAR looked like horses asses when they commissioned him a prophet? Do you think it is appropriate behavior of anyone, let alone a minister of the Gospel, to send sexual pictures of his wife to his interns? C’mon Dr. Brown, who is kidding who?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Anthony Wade and first published at 828 Ministries. HT Churchwatch Central]

via Michael Brown, Todd Bentley, and the Charismatic Cover-Up — Pulpit & Pen

Survey: 45 Percent of College Students Want ‘In God We Trust’ Removed from Currency — National Review

A survey of college students across the U.S. found that nearly half would like to see the motto ‘In God We Trust’ removed from American currency.

via Survey: 45 Percent of College Students Want ‘In God We Trust’ Removed from Currency — National Review

August 29 Our Fleshly Nature

Scripture reading: Proverbs 6:16–19

Key verse: Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

In Proverbs 6:16–19, the Lord lists six things He hates: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness, and a person who sows discord. The seventh one He includes also as an abomination.

Each testifies to the fleshly nature that was ours before we came to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Many times we don’t know how to handle this side of our lives. Because we are believers, our sins have been forgiven. Still there are times when we return to our old way of thinking.

When this happens, go to God in prayer, and ask Him to speak His Word of truth to your mind and heart. By doing this, you can build discernment into your life. Godly wisdom does not come overnight. It must be cultivated. When the author of Proverbs wrote, “Feet that are swift in running to evil,” he was writing about a lack of true spiritual discernment.

Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of soup. He was spiritually shortsighted, and his feet rushed to evil. Here is an excellent rule to follow: do not make any decisions when you are too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. When situations arise that demand immediate action, refuse to rush to satisfy your flesh. Allow God to control your appetite, and you will mature spiritually in every way.

Dear Lord, when situations arise that demand immediate action, grant me the strength to refuse to satisfy my flesh. Help me control my desires. I want to mature spiritually.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 252). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

August 29, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


The Trump administration on Thursday will propose rolling back Obama-era limits on emissions of methane at oil and gas operations on Thursday, a government source said, relaxing standards on one of the main pollutants scientists’ link to climate change.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would maintain a force in the area of Afghanistan even if Washington reaches an agreement with the Taliban to end the 18-year war that began after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States by al Qaeda.

Some children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration.

A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an Amsterdam-based polling agency.

The U.S. parent company of Timberland, Vans and Kipling will no longer buy Brazilian leather, it said on Thursday, as continuing forest fires in the Amazon raise questions about ecological stewardship in the world’s largest rainforest.

European Union ministers on Thursday urged Britain to choose an orderly Brexit, with some openly expressing concern that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament increased the risk of a chaotic split.

Israel’s military accused Iran on Thursday of intensifying efforts to set up precision-missile plants for Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

Contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly fell in July, according to a report on Thursday from the National Association of Realtors that suggested households might be holding back due to heightened concerns about the economy.

Argentina will negotiate with holders of its sovereign bonds and the International Monetary Fund to extend the maturities of its debt obligations as a way of ensuring the country’s ability to pay, Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza said on Wednesday.

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose moderately, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 215,000 for the week ended Aug. 24.

AP Top Stories

Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Florida coast early on Thursday, whipped up by warm Atlantic waters as it threatened to become a dangerous Category 3 storm.

India’s two main ports said on Thursday they had been warned by the coastguard and intelligence officials that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Indian waters to carry out underwater attacks on port facilities.

Hong Kong police said they banned a Saturday protest by the organizer of previous historic mass marches, citing public safety concerns, a move that could anger demonstrators ahead of a planned 13th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies.

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas said Wednesday two overnight suicide bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the strip, placing the Palestinian enclave in a state of alert.

A federal appeals court ruled that atheists and others who do not believe in God can be prohibited from delivering an invocation at the Pennsylvania statehouse.

An abandoned oil tanker anchored off war-torn Yemen that is degrading along with its cargo could explode and cause an environmental disaster, experts said Wednesday as UN inspectors prepared to visit.

As Arctic ice melts, Russia stands to gain access to oil and gas fields historically locked beneath northern ice – and is building up capability to launch cruise missiles from newly navigable waters to threaten America’s coastlines. As polar seaways open up, China is eyeing a new “Polar Silk Road” – shorter shipping routes that could cut weeks off of shipping times from Asia to Europe.

Emerson College President Lee Pelton on Wednesday condemned the Straight Pride Parade set to take place here Saturday as a “perversion” led by “angry and misguided people” in a sharply worded email to students and faculty.


Brazil has banned setting fires to clear land for 60 days in response to a massive increase in the number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.

The WHO said that fake versions of Augmentin are in circulation in some pharmacies in Kenya. It also said they could be found in Uganda. Augmentin is a common antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections, and in Kenya it can easily be bought over the counter in pharmacies.

Several thousand people have rallied in Hong Kong to protest against alleged sexual violence by police during the past months of demonstrations. The rally was billed as a #MeToo event, echoing global protests to end sexual assault and harassment.


New research has revealed that nanoparticles from tattoo needles are traveling to the body’s lymph nodes – a possible explanation for some allergic reactions to tramp stamps, cutesy calf ribbons and inspirational quotes. Initial research in 2017 showed that pigments leak from the tattoo site and amass in the body’s lymph nodes. But the new study into the phenomenon has ID’d chromium and nickel particles migrating the same way.

A former chairman of the board for the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los Angeles was arrested for allegedly having stolen more than $11.4 million from his church for personal expenses.

California schools may soon allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on K-12 campuses.

Mid-Day Snapshot · Aug. 29, 2019

The Foundation

“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

MSNBC Forced to Retract Latest Anti-Trump Fake News

Lawrence O’Donnell was forced to apologize for peddling another fake “collusion” smoking gun.

NYT Labels Grassroots Patriots ‘Angry,’ ‘Racist’

In a gross smear against conservatives, the Times continues churning its racial bilge.

Cultivated Hopelessness: Americans Lose Faith, Patriotism

A recent survey of Millennials and Generation Z reveals troubling cultural trends.

Rigging the SAT in a Different Way

Is the College Board going to drop the “adversity score” from the test? Not really.

A Burning Sensation in Brazil’s Amazon

How bad are the fires in the Amazon jungle? Not as bad as the media coverage.

The Biggest Threat to ‘Free and Fair’ Elections: BIG Tech

Facebook and Google are actively undermining the integrity of national, state and local elections.

Virginia Hunters Raise $17K to Feed the Hungry

Generosity provided “more than 27.7 million servings of venison provided to date.”

Video: Ilhan Omar Allegedly a Corrupt Home-Wrecker

Anthony Brian Logan looks at the evidence against Omar in the divorce of an alleged lover.

Video: Obama Netflix Debut to Undermine Trump

Barack and Michelle Obama debut “American Factory,” a documentary about alleged prosperity.

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Headlines – 8/29/2019

Trump delays ‘Deal of the Century’ Israel peace plan yet again

Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Why HBO’s series on revenge murder of a Palestinian teen is causing controversy

IDF: Gaza rocket fired at Israel lands in Strip, triggering sirens in south

Gazan terrorists fire mortar shells at Israel; IDF retaliates with airstrike

Hamas cracks down on Gaza following deadly blasts

Gaza on high alert after suicide bombings kill Hamas policemen

From Star Wars to real life: Drone war takes flight – As drone strikes become more frequent, the risk of unwanted escalation becomes greater.

Hezbollah No. 2 threatens Israel with ‘surprise’ retaliation in ‘coming days’

Lebanese troops open fire at Israeli UAVs that reportedly entered their airspace

Israel, US pushing to bolster UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Nearly 3,000 IS Fighters Still in Syria: Russian Envoy to UN

Erdogan discusses fighting in Syria’s Idlib with Trump

Erdogan says won’t allow US to delay Syria ‘safe zone’

U.S. sanctions two networks linked to Iran’s missile proliferation program

Report: US cyberattack hurt Iran’s ability to attack tankers

Iranian FM: US must observe nuclear deal if it wants talks

EU insists Iran nuclear deal must be part of any future pact

Iran’s Rouhani calls for unity to overcome U.S. ‘economic war’

Why is China hiding its oil tankers from US trackers?

China sends fresh troops into Hong Kong as military pledges to protect ‘national sovereignty’

Mainland Chinese Sneak Into Hong Kong’s Protests – to Support the Cause

Inside Beijing’s Toolbox to Crush Hong Kong – cops, surveillance, and even a replacement “international city” in the works

North Korea building warheads to penetrate Japan defenses, Tokyo claims

Violence Follows Pro-Independence Protests In Indonesia’s Papua Region

Queen Elizabeth approves Boris Johnson’s ploy to quell Brexit fight in Parliament

UK petition against suspending parliament passes one million signatures

Iowa Corn Farmers Fume at Trump for Backing Oil Refineries Instead of Them: ‘He Made Promises’

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis says bitter politics threaten US

How Trump got under the media’s thin skin

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report: ‘We are retracting the story’

Eric Trump: Trump Organization taking legal action over MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell’s ‘reckless attempt to slander family’

Mark Levin: Lawrence O’Donnell’s Trump-Russian oligarch claim proves why media isn’t trusted

American Airlines Launches Facial Recognition To Board Passengers At DFW Airport

Doorbell-cam company Ring partners with 405 police agencies across US to share footage, fight crime

Apple apologizes for letting contractors eavesdrop on Siri’s sex recordings

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hachinohe, Japan

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bamboo Flat, India

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 34,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Stromboli volcano in Italy erupts to 12,000ft

Sangeang Api volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Dorian Slams Virgin Islands; Likely to Approach Florida as a Major Hurricane

Hurricane Dorian roars toward Florida as state of emergency declared

As Hurricane Dorian threatens the Space Coast, NASA works to secure its launch pads

As Hurricane Dorian looms, Florida Democrats say Trump is ‘out of his mind’ for diverting disaster funds to the border

Tropical Storm Podul to unleash flooding downpours, strong winds on southeastern China, Vietnam

Over 800,000 ordered to evacuate as downpours bring flooding, mudslides to Japan

Morocco flood kills seven at football match: Officials

Intense heat to roast most of Europe through midweek

Earth’s Future Being Written in Fast-Melting Greenland

Bolivia lost 1.2 million hectares of forest to fires this year, government says

US ready to fight Amazon fires only in cooperation with Brazil

Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That It’s The ‘Lungs Of The World,’ Is Wrong

Apocalyptic footage shows cars narrowly avoiding flames from massive Alaska wildfire

Thousands of Burning Man fans are in the middle of a desert with a huge fire threat

The temporary city built for Burning Man is visible from space

Severe hunger threatens millions in Somalia as climate emergency deepens

Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits

US opioid crisis: experts say payouts from drug makers ‘highly questionable’

Extreme acts of violence in Mexico are on the rise: 27 burned to death at a strip club

Duterte’s Pro-Life Rant Against Iceland: ‘The Whites Really Have No Shame’

The men who feel left out of US abortion debate

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