London Terrorist Fought in Sen. McCain’s Beloved Free Syrian Army

One of the terrorists who carried out the deadly London Bridge attack in England this month fought in an affiliate of Senator John McCain’s beloved Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Libya, supporting the U.S.-backed effort to topple Muammar Gaddafi. His name is Rachid Redouane and, after fighting in the Libyan revolution with the Tripoli-based groupContinue reading “London Terrorist Fought in Sen. McCain’s Beloved Free Syrian Army”

Great White Shark Leaps Into Australia Fisherman’s Boat

LONDON — A great white shark jumped inside a 73-year-old fisherman’s boat — and he lived to tell the tale with little more than a skinned arm. The shark that landed in Terry Selwood’s boat. Marine Rescue NSW Australian Terry Selwood was fishing in calm waters in the same spot he’s been dropping a lineContinue reading “Great White Shark Leaps Into Australia Fisherman’s Boat”

Erendira Wallenda Dangles by Teeth Above Niagara Falls in Daredevil Stunt

Daredevil and professional aerialist Erendira Wallenda broke the world record Thursday for the highest suspension over Niagara Falls. Erendira Wallenda performs acrobatic stunts above Niagara Falls. On the fifth anniversary of her husband of 17 years, Nik, walking over the waterfalls on a tight rope, Erendira hung by her teeth from an aerial hoop danglingContinue reading “Erendira Wallenda Dangles by Teeth Above Niagara Falls in Daredevil Stunt”

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

NIAGARA FALLS , N.Y. (AP) – A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball.  Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. Jones was found in the Niagara River by the U.S. Coast GuardContinue reading “Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge”

Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?

Scientists have for years theorized that the immune system and the brain are more interconnected than previously thought, with findings of recent studies backing this hypothesis. For example, researchers recently discovered there is a physical connection between the immune system and the brain’s blood supply. Now, researchers have recently begun to find out that there may be aContinue reading “Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?”

Older female elk ‘virtually bulletproof’ as they learn to avoid hunters

Michelle LePage More from Michelle LePage Published on: June 14, 2017 | Last Updated: June 14, 2017 4:49 PM MDT Share Adjust Comment Print After seven years of studying the movements and behaviours of female elk, University of Alberta researchers discovered they become “virtually bulletproof” as they age. “Elk learn to become shy as theyContinue reading “Older female elk ‘virtually bulletproof’ as they learn to avoid hunters”

Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff’s officer

  By Michaelangelo Conte The Jersey Journal Should a former dominatrix who appeared in bondage movies for pay be allowed to work as a Hudson County sheriff’s officer? That’s a question that is expected to be answered when newly sworn-in sheriff’s officer Kristen Hyman, of Bayonne, attends a disciplinary hearing on June 27. The countyContinue reading “Former dominatrix fights to keep job as sheriff’s officer”

Fed Hikes Interest Rates Despite Declining Inflation

The Federal Reserve approved its second rate hike of 2017 even amid expectations that inflation is running well below the central bank’s target. In addition, the Fed provided more detail on how it will unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, or portfolio of bonds that includes Treasurys, mortgage-backed securities and government agency debt. As financialContinue reading “Fed Hikes Interest Rates Despite Declining Inflation”

Why Smoking Causes Cancers In Some People “This is a carcinogen that accounts for about 30 percent of the cancer deaths in the United States…”

Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have mapped DNA damage caused by smoking, a finding that could help scientists better understand how smoking-induced cancers originate, and how they can be prevented. According to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team has succeeded in developing a useful technique forContinue reading “Why Smoking Causes Cancers In Some People “This is a carcinogen that accounts for about 30 percent of the cancer deaths in the United States…””

Two kilometre pizza made in California

An American made pizza almost two kilometres long has claimed the world record, exceeding the previous record set in Italy last year. Dozens of chefs and people worked at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana to make the pizza, which broke the previous record when it reached 1.93km in length, as certified byContinue reading “Two kilometre pizza made in California”

Seed-spitting goats aid farming in Morocco

It’s tough for trees to thrive in the semi-desert Sous valley region of southern Morocco, but scientists have found that some might be getting a helping hand from an unlikely source. While the local goats have been considered something of a menace because of their fondness for the argan fruit, Spanish ecologists have observed anContinue reading “Seed-spitting goats aid farming in Morocco”

Hawaii Football Offers Scholarship to 5th Grader

Not often does Hawaii work their way into a headline for anything involving football. When it does, chances are the news is either (A) really good, (B) really bad, or (C) just really bizarre.   his story encompasses all of (C) and a sizeable chunk of (B). Titan Lacaden is a quarterback who plays footballContinue reading “Hawaii Football Offers Scholarship to 5th Grader”

Russia Detains over 1,000 Anti-Putin Protesters, Ignoring U.S. Calls to Release

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny got the massive demonstrations against corruption he wanted on Monday, along with a fresh stint in jail he probably expected. Central Moscow was jammed with demonstrators yelling, “Putin is a thief!” and “Russia without Putin!” Russian police waded into the crowd with batons and pepper spray, detaining more than aContinue reading “Russia Detains over 1,000 Anti-Putin Protesters, Ignoring U.S. Calls to Release”

From 122 degrees in Death Valley to 100 in Sacramento, heat wave to plague California this week

Sweltering heat will plague much of California this week and increase snowmelt along the Sierra Nevada, forecasters said. Starting Thursday, a heat wave will grip the mountains, deserts, valleys and major cities for several days as temperatures soar into the 90s and 100s. Because temperatures will be 15 degrees above normal across the state, forecastersContinue reading “From 122 degrees in Death Valley to 100 in Sacramento, heat wave to plague California this week”

Billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse — here’s where they’re going

A rising number of American billionaires are channeling their inner Bear Grylls, some in preparation for an apocalyptic event — be it a viral epidemic, nuclear war, or cataclysmic pole shift. Reid Hoffman, the cofounder of LinkedIn and a notable investor, told The New Yorker earlier this year he estimated more than 50% of SiliconContinue reading “Billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse — here’s where they’re going”

Rep. Mark Walker says gunman targeted congressional baseball practice ‘to kill as many Republican members as possible’

Shortly after the shooting Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it appeared the “gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible.” Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was “shaken but okay.”Continue reading “Rep. Mark Walker says gunman targeted congressional baseball practice ‘to kill as many Republican members as possible’”

Congressman Details Hectic Moment Under Fire: ‘We Were Sitting Ducks; Gun Saved Our Lives’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WWJ) – A Michigan representative who survived a gun attack during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Virginia is detailing the harrowing moments the gunman opened fire. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop tells WWJ Newsradio 950 he was attending the practice around 5:30 a.m., in Alexandria, when shots rang out. He said he andContinue reading “Congressman Details Hectic Moment Under Fire: ‘We Were Sitting Ducks; Gun Saved Our Lives’”

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A suspected North Korean drone photographed a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The finding came four days after North Korea tested new anti-ship missiles in a continuation of weapons launches thatContinue reading “Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site”