US Drought Affecting Global Food Security The United States is the leading producer of corn and soybeans – two commodities that developing countries rely on. However, over the past two months, prices have risen sharply as the U.S. experiences its worst drought since the 1950s. More than half the United States is experiencing the dual problems of too little rain and temperatures that are too high.
Moderate quake shakes Southern Calif. There are no reports of damage from a late-night moderate earthquake widely felt in Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.4 quake struck at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday and was centered two miles east of Yorba Linda in northern Orange County.
‘Character Assassination Is Now A Way Of Life’ For The Left And Its Media Allies since the Left has lost on all the issues, it has resorted to personal attacks and an “ends justify the means” approach (emphasis added): “What is the degree to which the left has gone to the strategy that ends justify the means? And increasingly they’ll do whatever they need to do to get their way. Character assassination is now a way of life with these people. “They can’t debate us on the issues; that’s the key. Their issues have all failed. They have only one weapon left, which is character assassination. And look how it happened. Candidate - whether it was Michele Bachmann, whether it was Herman Cain, whether it was Perry, Santorum- every single one of them was kneecapped. And in every single case it was a personal attack.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan Will Host Obama at White-Tie Fundraiser for Health-Care Causes President Barack Obama, who is moving ahead with a regulation that forces observant American Catholics to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith, will be one of the keynote speakers at an Oct. 18 white-tie fundraiser hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Claim: 'Absolute proof' Obama was Indonesian citizen Obama attended school in the Asian nation registered as an Indonesian citizen and as a Muslim.
Army Reserve to do vehicle training in Sheboygan County Geddes said the U.S. Army Reserve wanted to alert the public to the training dates so residents are not alarmed when a pack of heavily armored military vehicles is driving around the county. He urged drivers to be safe when they see the M1117s.
Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future This scenario requires us to consider how domestic intelligence is gathered and shared, the role of local law enforcement (to the extent that it supports the operation), the scope and limits of the Insurrection Act--for example maintaining a military chain of command but in support of the Attorney General as the Department of Justice is the Lead Federal Agency (LFA) under the conditions of the Act--and the roles of the local, national, and international media.
U.S. sweetens Taliban prisoner proposal in bid to revive peace talks The Obama administration, in a move aimed at reviving Afghan peace talks, has sweetened a proposed deal under which it would transfer Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for a U.S. soldier held by Taliban allies in Pakistan. The revised proposal, a concession from an earlier U.S. offer, would alter the sequence of the move of five senior Taliban figures held for years at the U.S. military prison to the Gulf state of Qatar, sources familiar with the issue said.
Ankara strongly condemns Iran's threats against Turkey Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned comments by an Iranian official who blamed Ankara for the bloodshed in Syria and warned Turkey would be next, calling the comments unacceptable and inappropriate and urging Iran to honor its ties as neighbors. The strongly worded statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry came in response to recent threats and statements by Iranian officials regarding Turkey’s policies on Syria.
Israeli Scholar Completes Mission to ‘Fix’ 1,500 Inaccuracies in the Hebrew Bible For the past 30 years, Israeli Judaic scholar Menachem Cohen has been on a mission of biblical proportions: Correcting all known textual errors in Jewish scripture to produce a truly definitive edition of the Old Testament. His edits, which focus primarily on grammatical blemishes and an intricate set of biblical symbols, mark the first major overhaul of the Hebrew Bible in nearly 500 years.
Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough. The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system. Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.
Syria: rebels pull back in Aleppo as Assad regime launches new assault According to regime and rebel sources, the Syrian army has taken positions in the district in a major blow for insurgents. Reuters reported from Aleppo on Wednesday morning that Syrian rebels had abandoned their positions in a district that has been a frontline of fighting in recent days.
Obama White House told GSA to 'stand-down' on Occupy protesters ..."We now have a new GSA scandal - one that involves the Obama White House," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "These documents clearly show that federal agencies colluded with the Obama White House to allow the Occupy Wall Street protestors to violate the law with impunity. These documents tell us that the GSA and DHS can't be relied upon to protect federal workers or property."
Manila flood death toll rises to 16 as rain continues At least 16 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital, Manila, officials say. More than 80,000 people are in emergency shelters, as torrential rain left low-lying areas under water. Soldiers and rescuers are using rubber boats to reach people stranded in their homes, but some are refusing to leave amid fears of looting.
Nigeria Kogi state curfew after church attack A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been declared in parts of Kogi state in central Nigeria, after gunmen killed at least 19 worshippers at a church. Gunmen stormed the church near Okene city in Kogi state and fired on worshippers late on Monday. Kogi Governor Idris Wada said the "devilish" killers would be arrested.
Egypt launches Sinai air raids Egyptian military helicopters have fired missiles on suspected Islamist militants in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula, security officials say. Twenty people were reported killed in Touma village, while the Sheikh Zuwaid area to the west was also hit. The strikes came after security checkpoints were allegedly attacked by gunmen in the town of al-Arish, leaving a number of people injured.
Bank cuts growth forecast close to zero The Bank of England has cut its growth forecast to close to zero from around 0.8% predicted in May, as the double-dip recession intensifies. The quarterly inflation report indicated no growth for 2012, compared with 2% predicted a year ago.
Hurricane Ernesto moves over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Hurricane Ernesto is churning over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, bringing heavy rain as it moves towards the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Ernesto, which has already drenched northern Honduras and Belize, is currently a category one hurricane with top sustained winds of 130km/h (80mph). Residents in low-lying areas took refuge in shelters and tourists moved to hotels further inland.