President Donald Trump said on Monday that it looked like Iran was
responsible for attacks over the weekend on Saudi Arabian oil plants, but
he was in no rush to respond and was still trying to find out who was
behind the strikes.
President Trump said the U.S. would help its allies despite U.S. energy
independence, after Washington blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia
that has closed 5% of global crude output.
President Trump vowed at a rally in New Mexico on Monday to win the
longtime Democratic stronghold state in the November 2020 U.S. election.
Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian
oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S. military action,
especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed a Trump administration rule to
temporarily take effect that will radically reduce the number of migrants
eligible to seek U.S. asylum. Judges and asylum officers are now being
directed to implement it.
Saudi Arabia’s oil output will be fully back online quicker than initially
thought following weekend attacks on production facilities, two sources
briefed on the latest developments told Reuters on Tuesday.
Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in
Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally
by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an
international deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities as the only way to
defuse tensions in the Middle East.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday criticized Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement last week that he intended to
annex the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank, saying it hurt efforts
to negotiate a peace deal.
Malta refused on Tuesday to accept 90 migrants rescued by an Italian Coast
Guard vessel in its search and rescue zone, setting up a potential standoff
with the new Italian government.
With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police
departments across the United States are trying out a “Spider-Man”-like
device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect.
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New York City public schools will allow 1.1 million students to skip
classes Friday in order to attend the planned “climate strike” ahead of the
United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Iran has charged three detained Australians with spying, a judiciary
spokesman said, after the reported arrest of a travel-blogging couple and
A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture
vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to
fill thousands of cartridges to sell.
Streamlining multiple targeting sensors to destroy long-range targets,
arming forward- positioned robots to penetrate enemy defenses and receiving
organized weather-specific terrain mapping from nearby drones – are all
emerging combat dynamics increasingly made possible by AI-enabled weapons
and technologies. New applications of AI are consolidating data from
otherwise disparate sensor systems, analyzing seemingly limitless amounts
of targeting data in seconds and instantly sifting through hours of drone
video to massively improve attack options and shorten “sensor-to-shooter”
SpaceX is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission for
changes in the spacing of its Starlink broadband satellites, in order to
extend internet services to a wider swath of the United States on a faster
Two Arizona artists who refused to create invitations to same-sex weddings
due to their Christian beliefs were within their legal rights, the US
state’s top court ruled Monday.
Qatar announced Monday it will grant residency to foreign investors for the
first time, state media reported, the latest in a series of measures
designed to diversify the economy.
California added an eleventh state to its travel blacklist on Friday,
banning state-sponsored travel to Iowa over that state’s refusal to cover
gender-transition surgeries under its Medicaid program.
The leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio
recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they
can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps.
Two separate suicide attacks in Afghanistan have killed at least 48 people
and injured dozens others.
As Australia increasingly debates China’s influence on its society, a new
MP is facing damaging questions over her past links to Beijing-associated
groups. Others, however, dismiss the controversy as “xenophobic paranoia”.
French police have begun an operation to evacuate a gymnasium and a tent
camp near the northern port of Dunkirk amid an increase in migrants trying
to cross the Channel.
Two young Americans, Victor and Cynthia Liu, are “trapped” in China,
increasingly desperate and despondent because Chinese authorities have
blocked them from leaving for more than a year.
The world’s ozone layer is on track to be completely healed by the 2060s,
according to modelling by the UN’s environmental agency (UNEP).
A new public swimming pool in Montreal, Canada will have just one “gender
neutral” changing room, eliminating male and female designated facilities.
|“Congress shall make no law … prohibiting … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” —First Amendment
Are lobbyists corrupt? Sure, but so are the politicians taking the money and writing the rules.
Nadler plays semantic games over whether he has initiated an impeachment investigation.
Purdue Pharma struggles under the weight of massive settlements with several states.
Celebrate the enduring legacy of Liberty enshrined in our nation’s Constitution.
The way you advance in this world … is by putting in the work, grinding real hard.”
Will Americans really “voluntarily surrender” their semiautomatic rifles? Nope.
How is America to be defined? By its failures or its triumphs? Either way, it shapes our future.
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Headlines – 9/17/2019
Netanyahu vows to annex Hebron, Kiryat Arba after election
France, Jordan leaders ‘share concern’ over Netanyahu annexation plan
Ayelet Shaked: ‘Trump’s plan talks about a Palestinian state in Area C’
‘Israeli’ drone shot down in Gaza belonged to Palestinian terrorists
Netanyahu planned ‘extraordinary’ Gaza op after speech interrupted by rockets
Defense chiefs stymied Netanyahu plan to hit Gaza before elections
Gantz assails Netanyahu over reports he sought to go to war before elections
Elections Committee head was told vote could be delayed due to war
Netanyahu and Gantz pray at Western Wall as bitter campaign comes to a close
Israel’s election campaign has been a religious war of words
Polls open as Israel faces taut election for second time in months
Israel’s Netanyahu fights for new term after decade in power
Netanyahu has unusual pre-election pitch: Voting is more important than sex
Fearing trouble as Israel votes, record 20,000 cops deploying at poll stations
Israel’s Do-Over Election: Deja Vu or a Chance for Change?
IDF troops in Afghanistan? What a US-Israel mutual defense treaty could mean
Islamic State’s Reclusive Leader Issues New Call for Action
ISIS leader calls for ‘caliphate soldiers’ to free detainees from camps, continue attacks
At meeting with Rouhani, Putin praises Iran for helping Assad in Syria civil war
Iran’s leader Khamenei says US policy of maximum pressure will fail
Brent crude oil jumps the most in history after Saudi attacks
Oil shock hits a global economy that’s already on shaky ground
Dow snaps 8-day winning streak on fears spiking oil will slow the global economy
OPEC, Russia Hold Off Pumping More Oil After Saudi Attack
Trump says U.S. does not need Middle East oil, but cargoes keep coming
Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet
Pentagon chief: US preparing response to attack on Saudi oil facility
Trump is trapped between two impulses on Iran
Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities
Trump says US response to oil attack depends on Saudi Arabia’s assessment
Evidence indicates Iranian arms used in attack on Saudi, says Riyadh
US and Saudis considering joint military response on Iran after oil attacks
Israel ‘well-prepared’ for any spill-over from attack on Saudi oil plant, PM says
Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Field Seen as Realizing Worst Fears
Saudi attacks underscore evolving drone threat, experts say
The Saudi attack finds the oil market’s Achilles heel
Rohingya still in Myanmar face ‘threat of genocide’: United Nations
Pakistan Warns Of “Accidental War” With India On Line Of Control
North Korea explains conditions for getting rid of nuclear weapons ahead of U.S. talks
Hong Kong leader to hold dialogue aimed at easing tensions
Freedom at risk of being ‘lost’ in Hong Kong, says pastor
Taiwan says China meddling with elections after Solomon Islands cuts ties
Gertz: Xi Jinping Has Created a ‘Communist Nightmare’
China’s moves to tackle swine fever are ‘ineffective,’ and it may cause inflation to spike above target
Recession fears have hit an all-time high, a new Bank of America survey shows
Wall Street May Get $40 Billion Reprieve From Trump Regulators
Trump on GM strike: Nobody is better to auto workers than me
Manhattan district attorney subpoenas 8 years of Trump tax returns
The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story
“They Played It Up Pretty Big”: Turmoil Engulfs the Times Over the Kavanaugh Debacle
Kavanaugh accuser’s friend dismisses original allegations, detail also not mentioned in NYT excerpt of book
‘The Times is DEAD’: Trump calls for resignation of those ‘involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story’
Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers
Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Willow, Alaska
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Zhangye, China
8 earthquakes strike North Carolina within one week
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 23,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 13,000ft
Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 12,000ft
90% of the world’s population just experienced the hottest summer on record
Smoke from California’s largest wildfire is visible from space
Humberto strengthens into hurricane, may bring heavy rain to Bermuda
New tropical system likely to join Humberto in Atlantic
Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors
NYC says 1.1M NYC students can skip school for climate strike protest
6 Killed, Over 5000 Tested Positive as Nepal Reels from Dengue Outbreak
YouTube and Facebook have an illegal steroid problem, according to new report
National ‘Day Of Remembrance For Aborted Children’ Memorials Held Across The Country
Christian artists can’t be forced to make same-sex wedding invitations, Ariz. Supreme Court rules
California adds Iowa to ‘travel ban’ over refusal to fund gender transitions
Baptist Church Makes History, Calls Transgender Pastor
For 1 in 16 US women, first sexual intercourse experience was rape, study says
The Ephesians Road Out of Dispensationalism part 3
After Charter Denial, Baylor LGBTQ Group Pushes Forward
Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Reveals Their True God, Places Pagan Deity in Sanctuary
Followers of Christ documentary, up for an Emmy, takes viewers inside faith-healing church
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