Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83

(CNN) — Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, died at his Los Angeles home Friday. Nimoy’s wife confirmed his death to the New York Times. The 83 year old was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he attributed to his years of smoking. Nimoy was hospitalized earlier this week. Nimoy’s career in … Continue reading »

“Jihadi John” and Young ISIS Recruits

(CNN) — The identity of the man in the beheading videos distributed by ISIS has been revealed. He is a 26-year old, college educated man from West London that has become widely known as “Jihadi John.” His real name is Mohammad Emwazi. His identity has been revealed this week, just as a series of young … Continue reading »

DHS Funding Expires At Midnight

(CNN) — Time is running out to make a decision on funding the Department of Homeland Security. Funding will expire midnight on Friday. Congressional Republicans want to tie the Department’s budget to overturning President Obama’s immigration actions. With the clock ticking, the House and Senate seem to be at an impasse with the White House … Continue reading »

Missouri Politician Commits Suicide

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — A leading Republican candidate for Missouri’s governor’s office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning. ​Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who’d just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, was pronounced deceased from a single gunshot wound, possibly self-infliction, according to a Clayton Police Department press release. According … Continue reading »

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin Killing

CNN — Today marks three years since the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012 during a confrontation inside a gated community in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was acquitted of 2nd degree murder in July 2013. On Tuesday the Justice Department announced it would not … Continue reading »

22nd Anniversary of WTC Bombing

(CNN) — Eight years before the September 11th attacks, the World Trade Center was the target of a terrorist attack. It was on February 26th, in 1993 that a bomb went off inside of a truck parked in a garage beneath the World Trade Center.   Six people were killed and more than a thousand … Continue reading »

Man In ISIS Hostage Videos Identified

(CNN) — A man with a British accent seen in ISIS videos showing the beheading of Western hostages was identified early Thursday morning as Mohammed Emwazi. He is believed to be from West London. That’s according to the Reuters News Agency, citing the Washington Post and the BBC. It reported the identity of the man, … Continue reading »

President Vetos Keystone Pipeline

(CNN) — For the first time in five years, the President is exercising his veto power. President Obama rejected legislation that would have given final approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Republicans aren’t believed to have enough votes to override the veto. … Continue reading »

Verdict in “American Sniper” Trial

(CNN) — The Marine veteran who killed the “American Sniper” Chris Kyle has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury. Eddie Routh’s case has made headlines alongside the Bradley Cooper film depicting Kyle’s life story. The jury made a quick verdict late Tuesday. They said Routh knew what he … Continue reading »

“Superbug” Lawsuits Filed at UCLA

(CNN) — The first lawsuit related to the “Superbug” bacterial infections at a UCLA hospital was filed Monday. Court documents show the suit is against the manufacturer of the endoscopic equipment, and not the hospital itself. Two patients died and at least five others were infected with the deadly bacteria after having medical procedures at a … Continue reading »

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