Black Death plague warning: Outbreak confirmed by WHO…Seoul touts graphite bomb capable of knocking out N. Korean power grid…South African shaman sentenced to life for ordering woman beheaded for rituals…Apple created androgynous emojis to represent people who do not identify as male or female…Self-Exiled Chinese Billionaire Warns Beijing Seeking to ‘Decimate’ U.S. & more

Live: WILDFIRES Outspreading in California, EVACUATION in SONOMA, NAPA Country Wild Fire..


A zero-index waveguide..

Researchers directly observe infinitely long wavelengths for the first time..

In 2015, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero, meaning that the phase of light could be stretched infinitely long. The metamaterial represented a new method to manipulate light and was an important step forward for integrated photonic circuits, which use light rather than electrons to perform a wide variety of functions.

Now, SEAS researchers have pushed that technology further – developing a zero-index waveguide compatible with current silicon photonic technologies. In doing so, the team observed a physical phenomenon that is usually unobservable — a standing wave of light.

The research is published in ACS Photonics. The Harvard Office of Technology Development has filed a patent application and is exploring commercialization opportunities….


Rattlesnake bite kills hiker at Colorado park

A hiker bitten by a four-foot long rattlesnake Saturday died hours after the incident at a Colorado park, officials said.

Daniel Hohs, 31, was at the Mount Galbraith Park in Golden, about 17 miles west of Denver, when the snake bit him, FOX 31 Denver reported. It took rescuers about 22 minutes to reach Hohs, and a doctor who was recreating in the area also responded, Steamboat Today reported.

A spokeswoman for St. Anthony Hospital in nearby Lakewood told FOX 31 Hohs died at the hospital.

 “Dan was so vibrant,” training partner Heather Gollnick told The Denver Post. “He had this huge smile and this energy that just made you happy. It was contagious to everyone.”….


Black Death plague warning: Outbreak confirmed by World Health Organisation

A DEADLY outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague, which has been attributed to the Black Death, has killed at least 33 people,

The WHO, which has been working alongside Madagascar’s Ministry of Health, confirmed more than 231 people had been infected with the contagious plague and officials have warned the risk of the epidemic spreading is “high”.

More than 50 million people in Europe were killed by the Black Death in the 1300s, which many historians believe was caused by several killer diseases including the pneumonic plague.

Eastern and central Madagascar have been worst hit by the outbreak, sparking emergency funding from the WHO….


Seoul touts graphite bomb capable of knocking out N. Korean power grid

South Korea says it has developed technologies to produce graphite bombs capable of paralyzing North Korea’s power supply in case of war, Yonhap news agency reports, citing military officials.

“All technologies for the development of a graphite bomb led by the [South Korean defense agency] have been secured. It is in the stage where we can build the bombs anytime,” a military official told Yonhap news agency on Sunday.

The graphite bomb is a non-lethal munition used to disable enemy power grids. It contains fine carbon filaments, which form a dense cloud when the bomb explodes. The carbon fibers stick to power lines, causing shortcuts and disruption of the power supply.

The bomb, however, is said to be ineffective against insulated power cables, and it also can be countered by simply shutting down the grid until the carbon cloud settles….



South African shaman sentenced to life for ordering woman beheaded for rituals

A traditional healer in South Africa has been sentenced to life for ordering the murder and beheading of an Indian mother-of-one, whose head he planned to use in his rituals.

34-year-old Sibonakaliso Mbili, a shaman from the coastal KwaZulu-Natal province, promised four youths two million rand ($153,000) to bring him the head of a white, mixed-race or Indian woman, also saying it would be easy to get a sex worker’s head, the High Court in Durban heard.

The teenagers lured 39-year old prostitute Desiree Murugan to a sports field outside Durban in 2014, after reportedly paying her 100 rand for sex. Horrifying details reveal she was stabbed over 190 times before three of the teens cut off her head, and took it to Mbili. The healer then chopped Murugan’s head into little pieces and buried them around his yard, the court heard….


Apple created androgynous emojis to represent people who do not identify as male or female.


Self-Exiled Chinese Billionaire Warns Beijing Seeking to ‘Decimate’ U.S.

Self-exiled Chinese real-estate mogul Guo Wengui blasted what he called the “kleptocracy” running China, and warned that a wave of Chinese spies are being dispatched to “decimate” the United States – where Guo is currently sheltered.

CNBC reports that his remarks come as the Chinese government has doubled down on its allegations against the billionaire, accusing him of crimes including corruption and rape – crimes he firmly denies.

“What the U.S. ought to do is take action, instead of just talking to the Chinese kleptocracy,” Guo said through a translator at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

“They are just a tiny group of Mafia, pure and simple,” said Guo, who also goes by the name Miles Kwok on social media. “I would like all the members of the Chinese Communist Party to wake up and say no to this ruling clique.”….


Texas woman blasts 2-year term for illegal immigrant who killed husband, 2 kids in crash

A Texas woman is criticizing the two-year sentence an illegal immigrant received for killing her husband and two youngest children in a car crash last year.

Courtney Hacking told “Fox & Friends” Saturday that the sentence in a Texas state court doesn’t compensate her for the loss of her 36-year-old husband Peter, a volunteer firefighter, 4-year-old daughter Ellie and 22-month-old son Grayson in the accident.

“People think his crime and his punishment seem to fit because he was an illegal immigrant,” she said, referring to Mexican Margarito Quintero Rosales who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the crash. “But to me being illegal in the country was a crime on its own so I don’t understand how he did get only two years.”

 She added, “To me I take it offensively. I take it personally.”….


Cambridge college apologizes for Auschwitz Nazi death camp image on welcome leaflet

Emmanuel College at Cambridge University was forced to apologize for using an image of infamous Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz, on a leaflet for its new students.

The picture was put on the cover of the pamphlet, which invited students to the welcoming sermon at the college’s chapel on Thursday.

It featured the gates to the Auschwitz camp where over a million people were killed in 1940-45, with slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” (‘Work makes you free’ in German) above them….


All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present


Fan dies after being hit by motocross bike while attempting to run across track(Video)…Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll Hits 39, With The Final Number Still Unknown…Oxford college bans Christian Union from freshers’ fair over ‘homophobia & neo-colonialism’…5 killed as ‘blood-sucking vampire’ scare lynchings prompt UN withdrawals in Malawi& more

Dr Seuss ‘racist’? Museum vows to remove mural by celebrated author amid ‘PC gone mad’ cries..

A Boston museum honoring the popular children’s author Dr Seuss has become embroiled in a race row over a mural depicting a “jarring stereotype” of a Chinese man.

The Dr Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts has agreed to remove the offending image but has now been criticized for kowtowing to political correctness. The illustration in question was taken from Dr Seuss’ first book, ‘And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street,’ from 1937.

Author and illustrator Mo Willems announced Friday that he and two other authors, Lisa Yee and Mike Curato, would boycott an event at the museum on October 14 citing the depiction of a “jarring racial stereotype of a Chinese man who is depicted with chopsticks, a pointed hat and slanted slit eyes.”


Death toll at hurricane-hit Florida nursing home rises to 14

A total of 14 elderly people have now died at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Ninety-year-old Cecilia Franco and 95-year-old Francesca Andrade both reportedly died from ailments suffered when the Florida nursing home lost power from September 10-14. Police did not disclose the cause of death, because the patients are part of an ongoing criminal investigation, which began when police found three patients dead at the facility after the storm passed. The state Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the facility’s license after several other patients died shortly after. When the remaining patients were rushed to a hospital across the street, they were found with temperatures between 107 and 109 Fahrenheit.


Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll Hits 39, With The Final Number Still Unknown

The island’s top public safety official neither confirmed nor denied media reports of many uncounted deaths.

The official number of deaths in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane Maria has now risen from 36 to 39.

Héctor M. Pesquera, secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, described the circumstances of the three added deaths during a press conference Sunday afternoon. He said he did not expect the final death toll to reach the hundreds and declined to address media reports of dozens of unaccounted dead.

One of the three newly counted deaths occurred in Dorado, 15 miles west of San Juan. The man’s decomposed body was brought to the Institute of Forensic Science in San Juan on Oct. 6. Mud and debris were found in the body’s organs, and it was determined that he had died by drowning in the Plata river during the storm….


Napa And Sonoma County Wildfires Lead To Evacuations In California

Officials said strong, dry winds were fanning the flames.

Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.

The deaths brought the official wildfire-related toll in California this year to 13, the greatest loss of civilian life from a single cluster of blazes in the state in a decade, state fire officials said.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, encompassing some of the state’s prime wine-making areas, as the blazes raged unchecked and engulfed the region in thick, billowing smoke that drifted south into the San Francisco Bay area….


Fan dies after being hit by motocross bike while attempting to run across track

Shocking footage has emerged of the incident in which a motocross fan was killed during a race in Russia on Sunday.

The motocross competition in Krasnodar Region in the south of Russia was marred by tragedy when the man, seen in the video in a white shirt, appeared to attempt to run across the track just before the bikes came hurtling towards him.

The man entered the track just behind the earth ramp where the riders take off, and the race leader collided with him at full speed as he was airborne….


Oxford college bans Christian Union from freshers’ fair over ‘homophobia & neo-colonialism’

Balliol, one of the most prestigious colleges at Oxford University, has banned the Christian Union (CU) from recruiting students at the first-year freshers’ fair, sparking a nationwide controversy.

Hubert Au, President of the JCR, the college student union, told Christian Union representatives that their presence at the fair could cause “potential for harm to freshers who are already struggling to feel welcome in Oxford.”

“Christianity’s influence on many marginalised communities has been damaging in its methods of conversion and rules of practice, and is still used in many places as an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism,” wrote Au, whose missive was passed on to and published by university newspaper Cherwell….


5 killed as ‘blood-sucking vampire’ scare lynchings prompt UN withdrawals in Malawi

Vigilante mobs have begun summarily executing people suspected of being “blood-sucking” vampires, leading the UN to recall several staff members from both the Phalombe and Mulanje districts of Southern Malawi. Five people have been killed since mid-September.

“While His Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika was attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York recently, he received reports of very distressing and agonizing allegations of blood-sucking incidents in some parts of the country,” a statement from the office of the President of Malawi read, as cited by The Malawi Voice.

“The President also received reports of very disturbing instances of mob justice carried on persons suspected to be connected to the alleged blood-sucking incidents.”


Gunmen Open Fire On University Convoy In Kenya, Killing 2

A driver and two policemen were also wounded in the attack.

Two staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa on Tuesday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said.

The identity of the gunmen was unclear. Police in the coastal county of Kwale, where the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has a campus, said they could be robbers or militants.

Security is poor in the area and the convoy had a police escort. Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab frequently carry out attacks along the Kenyan coast and have been recruiting new members there.

In 2015, al Shabaab gunmen killed 148 students at a university in Kenya’s Garissa town near the Kenya-Somali border, an attack that provoked shock and outrage in Kenya and abroad….


Chick-fil-A bathroom used in sexual assault of 2-year-old(Matthew 24-evil abounds)…Ghana gas station explosions kill at least 7, injures dozens…California Hepatitis A Outbreak on Verge of Statewide Epidemic…Intentional HIV infection no longer a felony in California & more

Skincare brand Dove lambasted online for ‘racist’ Facebook ad..

Skincare brand Dove lambasted online for ‘racist’ Facebook ad
Dove has apologized for a Facebook ad accused of ‘whitewashing’ a black woman. The ad, which shows a woman changing from black to white after using a Dove product, has sparked outrage and accusations of racism.

Makeup artist Naomi Leann Blake shared images from the ad on Facebook in a post that soon went viral….


Illegal immigrant breaks into NJ home, rapes 6-year-old girl

An illegal immigrant in New Jersey is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl then jumping out of a second-floor window after her father walked in during the assault, police said.

Edgar Mendoza, 32, is accused of breaking into a Trenton, N.J. home at about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 and molesting a 6-year-old girl while she was in bed, according to the Trentonian. Her father realized something was amiss when he noticed an upstairs light was turned off, according to the Star Ledger.

When the father entered the bedroom, he found Mendoza on the young girl’s bed, police said. Mendoza leapt from the second-story window and ran off, police said. The father called police.


Matthew 24 – evil abounds


Chick-fil-A bathroom used in sexual assault of 2-year-old

A Florida man was arrested Friday in the sexual assault of a 2-year-old in the bathroom of an Orlando-area Chick-fil-A after a customer said he witnessed the attack, according to police.

Orlando Police said David Gray, 35, faces charges of sexual battery of a child younger than 12, lewd or lascivious battery and molestation, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was denied bond when he appeared before a judge Saturday, FOX 35 reported.

Matthew 24 – evil abounds


Ghana gas station explosions kill at least 7, injures dozens

Authorities in Ghana say at least seven people have died and dozens were injured after an explosion at a gas station in a suburb of the capital.

Ghana’s Information Ministry said Sunday that 68 people were hospitalized following the accident and dozens of others were treated and released.

Dramatic video of the explosion late Saturday posted on social media showed a blazing mushroom cloud….

At least 12 die as Rohingya refugee boat bound for Bangladesh capsizes

12 people, including a boy and an elderly woman, have died after a dinghy filled with asylum seekers fleeing Myanmar capsized in the waters off Bangladesh on Sunday, the country’s border guard service reported. It is unknown how many people were on board at the time it overturned near the island of Shah Porir Dwip on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, as scores of people are reported missing. Eight people were rescued and the search and rescue operation is continuing into Monday morning. Bangladesh has become a primary destination for Rohingya people fleeing persecution in Myanmar, after the Myanmar government unleashed a crackdown on the Muslim minority in late August following an attack by Rohingya militants on army and police positions. Over 500,000 Rohingya are estimated to have left the country in less than two months.


California Hepatitis A Outbreak on Verge of Statewide Epidemic

The California hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status, as cases have spread through homeless tent cities from San Diego north to Sacramento.

California health officials have reported that at least 569 people have been infected with the hepatitis A liver disease and 17 have died since a San Diego County outbreak was first identified in November. Cases have migrated north to homeless populations in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Sacramento over the last 11 months.

Although local and state authorities have tried to underplay the risks and severity of the outbreak, the most recent annual totals for cases of hepatitis A in the United States was 1,390 in 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). California only reported 179 cases during the same year.

The highly-contagious hepatitis A outbreak may have taken root because of the City of San Diego’s efforts in the run-up to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game held at Petco Park in July 2016 to push the homeless, and the rampant drug and prostitution trade among them, out of the downtown tourist venues. Those effort included locking public bathrooms and essentially relocating the homeless to the congested tent city encampments that stretch for blocks east of downtown near freeway onramps….


Intentional HIV infection no longer a felony in California

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that reduces the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without informing them from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Friday’s Senate Bill 239 also applies to those who donate blood without disclosing their HIV status to the blood bank.

It was authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego).

“Today, California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Wiener said in a statement.

“HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does,” he added.

Knowingly transmitting HIV to another person can still be classified as a felony in cases where intent to do so can be proven. Prior to passing the bill, under California law, HIV was the only communicable disease for which deliberate exposure was deemed a felony offense, which carries a penalty of between three and eight years in federal prison….


UN says 1 peacekeeper killed, 12 injured in eastern Congo

The United Nations says one Tanzanian peacekeeper has been killed and 12 others injured after an attack in eastern Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.

U.N. Congo mission spokeswoman Florence Marchal said suspected rebels attacked early Monday near a U.N. base in Mamundioma, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Beni and have seized weapons. She said forces have been deployed to the area in the North Kivu province as fighting continues….

Brit faces 3 years in jail for accidentally touching man in Dubai bar…Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology…The strange and deadly saga of 15 circus cats’ final week in America…Chinese fishing boat, tanker collide near Japan, 13 killed…Gay Coffee Shop Owner Offended by Christians-kicks them out of coffee shop(Matt 24-many offended) & more

Hurricane Nate made 2 landfalls as hurricane cat 1 – mouth Mississippi River & Biloxi



Google Aims To Give Cell Reception To Puerto Rico Via Experimental Balloons..

Fewer than a fourth of the island’s cell towers are operational, making communications nearly impossible..

Google will begin using an experimental balloon to try and restore emergency cellular reception service to the devastated island of Puerto Rico after the Federal Communications Commission approved a license on Friday.

The tech giant aims to use it Project Loon program to restore emergency service to the island, where fewer than a fourth of the cell towers are working. FCC chief of staff Matthew Berry tweeted the news on Friday evening, two days after the commission approved a $77 million plan to restore telecommunications services to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was also a hurricane victim.

Project Loon, a program that would bring internet and cell service to rural and remote areas across the world through polyethylene balloons, has yet to be fully developed in Google’s innovation lab. But its plan is to equip balloons with redesigned components of traditional cell towers, made lighter and powered with solar panels….


Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

If you think technology has shaken up the news media — just wait, you haven’t seen anything yet.

The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington.

News organizations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online and to mobile devices will soon need to adapt to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and automated journalism and find ways to connect beyond the smartphone, the report said….


The strange and deadly saga of 15 circus cats’ final week in America

It was still dark as Billy Farley turned his delivery truck off Interstate 75 onto the Jodeco Road exit south of Atlanta. His headlights caught a figure striding down the ramp toward the highway.

“At first, I thought maybe there was a huge, very, very large dog,” Farley recalled. “As I got up on it, I realized it was a tiger.”

In disbelief, Farley hit his brakes and called 911. His was one of at least three such calls on that Wednesday morning last month, records show, and the more than dozen police officers who rushed to the area indeed found an exotic predator. They tried using their vehicles to herd the cat up the off-ramp, but it jumped a guard rail and retreated into an adjacent neighborhood. They watched it slink around houses, lie down among bushes, slip behind a dumpster.

Finally, after the tiger attacked a dachshund in a backyard around 6 a.m., police fatally shot it….


Pope Francis Removes Anti-Communist Archbishop from Key Vatican Post to Pave Way for Deal with the Chinese Regime

A senior archbishop known for his strong opposition to the Communist regime in China has been removed from a key post in the Vatican by Pope Francis. The move is the latest in a series of overtures Pope Francis has made in recent years to seek resumption of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the Chinese regime, which has always rejected the Pope’s authority to appoint Catholic bishops in Mainland China.

Pope Francis made the surprise announcement on Sept. 28 that Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide) at the Vatican, will be reassigned to Athens, Greece to serve as the Vatican’s papal nuncio (diplomat). The 67-year-old Archbishop from Hong Kong, who has been the highest-ranking official of Chinese origin in the Vatican, has no prior diplomatic experience.

As the French newspaper La Croix noted, Archbishop Hon has been one of the most senior bishops opposed to Pope Francis’ policy of rapprochement with the Chinese regime. His position at the Vatican’s Propaganda Fide, where he served for seven years since being appointed there by previous Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, was a powerful post as that put him second-in-command in the Vatican body that directly governs Vatican’s missionary works….


VIDEO: Gay Coffee Shop Owner Shouts Profanities at Christian Pro-Life Group, Kicks Them Out

The Washington Times reports that the group, called Abolish Human Abortion, decided to order drinks at Seattle’s Bedlam Coffee after passing out pro-life pamphlets in the area when the owner angrily asked the group to leave.

“I’m gay. You have to leave,” owner Ben Borgman said in the Facebook video.

“Are you denying us service?” activist Caytie Davis asked.

“I am. Yeah,” Borgman replied.

The group had been handing out pamphlets about the Bible, sin, and abortion to Seattle residents and one of the baristas let Borgman know what he was doing, according to the Blaze.

Borgman did not take the news well, and further confronted the group.

“This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended,” he said….

Matthew 24 – Many are offended


3 killed, 10 injured after tourist bus overturns in Turkey

At least 3 people have been killed and 10 injured after a bus carrying tourists overturned on a road in the Turkish Antalya province, local NTV reported. Those killed and injured were German nationals, NTV said, adding that the bus driver was taken in to custody. A child is reportedly among those injured in the incident. The condition of one of the injured is considered serious, NTV added


Chinese fishing boat, tanker collide near Japan, 13 killed – official

Rescuers have found the bodies of 12 Chinese people who went missing after their fishing boat collided with an oil tanker near Japan, AP reported Friday, citing a Chinese official. Fishing vessels picked up four crew members after the boat capsized early Thursday, including one person who later died, according to the Chinese consulate in Osaka. There were 16 crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel at the time of the collision about 400km north of the Oki Islands in western Japan. The Japanese coast guard deployed three patrol vessels and divers in the search.


Brit faces 3 years in jail for accidentally touching man in Dubai bar

A British man is facing up to three years in a Dubai prison after touching a man’s hip while on a night out in the Emirati city.

Scottish electrician Jamie Harron, 27, was arrested for public indecency while on holiday in Dubai. While in the Rock Bottom bar, he put his hand out to stop himself spilling a drink and inadvertently touched a local man’s hip, according to Harron’s representatives.

Harron has reportedly lost his job and spent upwards of £30,000 ($39,000) in expenses and legal fees since he was first arrested in the country three months ago.

“It is quite outrageous that he has been held in the country for so long already,” the chief executive of NGO Detained in Dubai, Radha Stirling, said. “This is another example of how vulnerable tourists are to arrest and detention in Dubai and at how drawn out and disorganised legal proceedings are.”….


6 people killed in powerful storm in Germany

Six people were killed by a powerful storm that swept through northern and eastern Germany on Thursday, knocking down trees and cranes and causing commuter havoc.

At least four of the victims were killed by trees that crushed their cars in the eastern state of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as well as the cities of Berlin and Hamburg.

Berlin’s fire brigade declared a state of emergency and issued a warning to residents to stay indoors as storm Xavier ripped its way through the north of the country….


All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present

Several people injured after car mounts pavement outside London’s National History Museum…19 People Dead After Train Collides With Passenger Bus in Russia…Knife-wielding man reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ sows panic on train in Belgium before arrest…Trump warns military leaders today is ‘calm before the storm’ & more

Police take shot at actor on movie set…


Watch what winds over 100 mph do to this house..



Vegas shooter lived “secret life” spent decades stock piling weapons..

The Las Vegas gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history spent decades stockpiling guns and living a “secret life” and may have planned other attacks, including a car bombing, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday that it was only logical to “make the assumption” that Stephen Paddock had “some help at some point” in pulling off Sunday’s massacre.

As evidence, Lombardo pointed to gunman Paddock’s huge arsenal, explosive materials found in his car and his meticulous planning.

“What we know is Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood,” the sheriff said….


Several people injured after car mounts pavement outside London’s National History Museum

An incident involving a car has been reported outside London’s Natural History Museum. One man has been arrested at the scene. Local media says a car reportedly ploughed into pedestrians. Police say a number of people have been injured….


19 People Dead After Train Collides With Passenger Bus in Russia

According to local law enforcement, 19 people have died in a crash after a train hit a bus stuck on a railway in the Vladimir region of Russia.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A shuttle train hit a passenger bus east of Moscow in Russia’s Vladimir region, killing more than ten people, the regional interior ministry said early Friday.

Two Kazakh nationals were the drivers of the bus, one of them died, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhainakov said Friday.

“According to the latest information, during the road accident in Russia’s Vladimir region, there were 55 citizens of Uzbekistan and two drivers, citizens of Kazakhstan, in the passenger bus,” Zhainakov wrote on his Facebook page, adding that one driver died….


Suicide bomber strikes Shiite shrine in Pakistan, killing 20

A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 20 people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial government spokesman and the police said.

Within hours, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The bomber detonated his explosives vest when he was stopped for a routine search by a police officer guarding the shrine in the village of Jhal Masgi, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province….


Knife-wielding man reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ sows panic on train in Belgium before arrest

A knife-wielding man threatening to kill passengers caused panic on a train in the Belgian capital, Brussels earlier this week, local media reported on Friday, citing officials.

The man shouted “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is great’ in Arabic) and “we’re going to kill all of you,” causing panic among the passengers, Belgian media reports.

He was also reportedly screaming that he wanted to “finish the work started by the Nazis.”

The man was arrested by police when he departed the train at the Brussels-South railway station.

READ MORE: Soldiers attacked by knife-wielding man in Brussels, incident treated as ‘terrorist act’

He was carrying a 28-centimeter knife on his belt, RTL reported. There were no reports of deaths or injuries on the train as result of the incident.

The perpetrator was described as a man in his 40s, known to have a criminal record, including drug-related abuses. The man is now being held in custody on suspicion of links to a terrorist organization….


Trump warns military leaders today is ‘calm before the storm’

Gathered alongside a group of United States military leaders and their spouses Thursday evening, President Donald Trump referred to the time as possibly being “the calm before the storm.”

Trump made the remark without being questioned by reporters, asking them: “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

Trump was asked to describe the “storm” he was referencing, but refused to elaborate. Instead, he told media members, “You’ll find out.”…

WATCH: Trump Calls Military Photo Op the ‘Calm Before the Storm’


Chinese fishing boat, tanker collide near Japan, 13 killed – official

Rescuers have found the bodies of 12 Chinese people who went missing after their fishing boat collided with an oil tanker near Japan, AP reported Friday, citing a Chinese official. Fishing vessels picked up four crew members after the boat capsized early Thursday, including one person who later died, according to the Chinese consulate in Osaka. There were 16 crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel at the time of the collision about 400km north of the Oki Islands in western Japan. The Japanese coast guard deployed three patrol vessels and divers in the search.


More than 8,000 children killed, injured in conflicts – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called it unacceptable and appalling that more than 8,000 children were killed and injured in conflicts last year from Syria and Yemen to Congo and Afghanistan. The UN chief said Thursday in his annual report on Children and Armed Conflict that the UN verified 3,512 child casualties in Afghanistan, over 40 percent of the total and “the highest number ever recorded” in the country, AP reports. The recruitment and use of children in conflict more than doubled in Somalia and Syria compared with 2015. The UN verified 169 incidents affecting at least 1,022 youngsters in South Sudan – over 60 percent of them recruited and used by government security forces, Guterres said.


Russian anti-virus software, Kaspersky, used to lift NSA info…This Sex Trafficking Survivor Protects Girls From ‘Hell’ She Endured…Stella McCartney Accused Of Cultural Appropriation For Using Ankara Prints In Her Spring Collection…(Many are offended)…Most competent guy in the White House – may have had his cell phone hacked months ago & more

Tropical Storm Nate Kills 22 In Central America Before Taking Aim At U.S….

The storm could strengthen and strike the Gulf Coast this weekend.

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend.

In Nicaragua, at least 11 people died, seven others were reported missing and thousands had to evacuate homes because of flooding, said the country’s vice president Rosario Murillo….


Stella McCartney Accused Of Cultural Appropriation For Using Ankara Prints In Her Spring Collection

“We all know African prints are awesome and beautiful. Appreciate them, but don’t make it look like you just discovered them.”

Stella McCartney is garnering attention for her spring collection, which showed Monday during Paris Fashion Week.

But it wasn’t praise for her sustainable practices or fresh designs that created the buzz. She’s facing backlash for her use of ankara prints, a staple in West and Central African fashion, which she sent down the runway on non-black models. Only a few black models were included in the show overall…..

Matthew 24 – Many are offended


This Sex Trafficking Survivor Protects Girls From ‘Hell’ She Endured

To many, Emmy Myers appeared to be a model student during high school. She was involved in gymnastics, track and the agricultural club.

But her life took a dark turn into drugs and, eventually, sex trafficking.

Today, the 28-year-old Wisconsin native wants people to know that sex trafficking can happen to anyone ― and that the people buying women and girls can come from every income level and from every community.

The issue isn’t just “something from a Hollywood movie,” Myers told HuffPost….


Russian anti-virus software used to lift NSA info

Suddenly the curious Kaspersky case looks a little clearer. Three months ago, news leaked of an FBI probe into the Russia-based anti-virus firm, and less than a month ago the US government ordered the Kaspersky software purged from all of its computers. Today the Wall Street Journal reports that the suspicions began last year, when the NSA discovered a data theft originating with an employee who had put it on his home computer:

Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter…..


Most competent guy in the White House … may have had his cell phone hacked months ago

This would be extremely alarming if Trump weren’t already quietly feeding state secrets

I kid, I kid. Why would he need to feed them secrets when they have the Oval Office bugged?

I expected a “hackers breach White House phone” story at some point this year. I just didn’t think it would be John Kelly’s phone instead of POTUS’s.

Tech support staff discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to White House tech support this summer complaining that it wasn’t working or updating software properly.

Kelly told the staffers the phone hadn’t been working properly for months, according to the officials…



Akeem Spence Says He’s Gotten Harassing Phone Calls Since Anthem Protest

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence said Wednesday that he has received harassing voicemails on his personal phone after he decided to kneel during the national anthem prior to the team’s Week 3 clash with the Atlanta Falcons. Spence also said his father has received calls.

“It was just nonsense, man,” Spence said, according to’s Kyle Meinke. “Nonsense voicemails, just stuff like that. It was weird. I don’t know how they got my number or my father’s number….

Matthew 24 – Many will be offended


Tropical Storm Nate Moves Toward the Gulf Coast; Emergencies Declared in Four States

As the eventual path of Tropical Storm Nate became clearer, officials along the Gulf Coast warned residents to prepare and not take the storm lightly.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency for six counties in the southern portion of the state Friday afternoon. The declaration also covers any other counties impacted by the storm.

State officials said they plan to open 11 shelters for evacuees and will run buses for residents who are unable to drive.

Dozens of offshore oil and gas platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf were evacuated Friday ahead of the storm, the Associated Press reports.

At Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing announced it would relocate aircraft to bases in Texas and Arkansas because of the storm, according to an announcement made Friday afternoon.

(MORE: Deaths Confirmed in Central America from Nate’s Impacts)

In Louisiana, evacuation orders were expanded Friday as Nate drew closer to the state. In Jefferson Parish, mandatory evacuations were ordered in Lafitte, according to WWL-TV….


Shooting star explodes over city in China with equivalent of 540 tons of TNT

Exploding shooting star ‘superbolide’ creates HUGE FIREBALL as it bursts over city

A SHOOTING star turned into a massive fireball and exploded over a city in China with the equivalent of 540 tonnes of TNT.

The astrological event, dubbed a “superbolide” was an exploding meteor that shined brighter than the moon in Yunnan Province, Shangri-La County.

NASA described the star as a huge fireball that dazzled eyewitnesses who saw it flit through the sky yesterday.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a large shooting star which they duly recorded on their mobile phones….