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- 10/22/18--13:14: _Two-Thirds Of Ameri...
- 10/22/18--14:23: _Jamal Khashoggi Mur...
- 10/22/18--15:13: _Saudi Arabia Confir...
- 10/22/18--15:19: _Security Guard Shoo...
- 10/22/18--15:49: _How Trump Will Make...
- 10/22/18--17:04: _Fact-Checking Donal...
- 10/22/18--17:44: _CIA Head Gina Haspe...
- 10/22/18--19:01: _Trump Hates ‘Global...
- 10/22/18--19:51: _Euclid Patrolman Mi...
- 10/22/18--21:56: _George Soros’ Home ...
- 10/22/18--23:38: _Authorities Issue D...
- 10/23/18--04:46: _Oldest Intact Shipw...
- 10/23/18--05:15: _Bruce Alexander, Wh...
- 10/23/18--05:19: _Robert Mueller Repo...
- 10/23/18--06:13: _John Kelly Held Cor...
- 10/23/18--07:15: _Starbucks Opens Fir...
- 10/23/18--07:54: _Jamal Khashoggi’s C...
- 10/23/18--08:07: _You’re Better Off N...
- 10/23/18--08:29: _Justice Sandra Day ...
- 10/23/18--08:35: _Mega Millions Drawi...
- 10/22/18--13:14: Two-Thirds Of Americans Now In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana
- 10/22/18--15:13: Saudi Arabia Confirms Murder Of Jamal Khashoggi
- 10/22/18--15:49: How Trump Will Make The Immigration Crisis Much Worse [Opinion]
- 10/22/18--17:04: Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Caravan Claims
- 10/22/18--17:44: CIA Head Gina Haspel Flying To Turkey For Khashoggi Investigation
- 10/23/18--04:46: Oldest Intact Shipwreck In The World Discovered In The Black Sea
Two-thirds of Americans support legalizing marijuana in the United States, a record-high since Gallup started asking the question in 1969, according to a newly-released poll. Sixty-six percent of people in the country believe that pot should be made legal, marking a third consecutive year that support has grown.
Gallup conducted a poll from October 1 through 10 to determine how American voters felt about legalizing marijuana. Currently, cannabis is legal in nine states recreationally and medical use is legal in 30 states. This year, four states are voting on measures to allow recreational or medicinal use.
Gallup began asking about the legalization of marijuana in 1969, and at that time, just 12 percent of people polled supported making it legal. Support has steadily grown, peaking in the late 1970s and then stagnating until the late 1990s. By the early 2010s, a small majority supported legalizing cannabis.
A top aide to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman fired from his high-level job in the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi murder scandal, Royal Court Adviser Saud al-Qahtani, was actually the man who orchestrated Khashoggi’s killing, communicating with the 15-member Saudi hit team and giving them instructions using the online teleconferencing application Skype, according to a blockbuster report Monday by the news agency Reuters.
Citing information from “two intelligence sources,” Monday’s report by Reuters says that after Khashoggi was seized by the 15-member Saudi hit team, immediately upon entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, al-Qahtani was “beamed into a room” via Skype connection, and “began to hurl insults at Khashoggi.”
But when Khashoggi responded defiantly, by insulting the top aide to the Saudi ruler right back, al-Qahtani ordered the 15 Saudi agents to kill Khashoggi, according to Turkish intelligence sources cited by Reuters, instructing them, “Bring me the head of the dog.”
In their ever-changing version of what happened to American-based journal Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has offered yet another story: he was murdered.
“The individuals who this did this outside the scope of their authority,” according to Adel al-Jubeir, a Saudi foreign minister.
“There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up,” he said, as reported by the BBC.
Saudi Arabia now says that Khashoggi was killed in a “rogue operation,” of which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had no knowledge.
There’s no telling how long Saudi Arabia will stand behind this particular version of the story, one of several that has been released since word of Khashoggi’s disappearance became worldwide news.
A television station found itself at the center of a news story Monday when an intruder was shot as he entered the lobby of a badge-secured facility that’s home to WTTG. A security guard working at the DC-area television station shot an unidentified man in the building’s lobby about 3 p.m. Monday. Surveillance video shows him breaking the glass of two doors and entering the building. NBC WashingtonNews 4 reported that a source told them the suspect told officers he wanted the Fox station to get in contact with President Donald Trump, but Police Commander Melvin Gresham stated in a press conference about the incident that he was not able to confirm or deny that possible motive.
Gang violence. Drug cartels. Widespread corruption. Lack of jobs. These are the terrible things that the Honduran immigrants are fleeing. They’re so desperate to get away, they are willing to walk across the entire country of Mexico to reach the U.S. border.
And naturally, Trump is freaking out about it. For weeks, he’s been screaming on Twitter and at anyone else who will listen that these people are murderers, rapists and every other bad word that he’s actually allowed to say on cable news. There is, by the way, no evidence whatsoever to support these wild claims.
The pictures of the immigrants tells a different story. There are many women and young children into the group of thousands, and all of them are staring at the camera with bleak eyes, or waving American flags above their heads, or just standing somewhere looking incredibly beaten down by life itself.
“Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally.”
Trump tweeted out these words on Monday, according to NPR, and there’s a whole lot here in just this one tweet. Let’s unpack his comments one at a time to see which parts are true…if any.
With this tweet, Trump is referring to his own immigration ideas. Trump wants to build a border wall with Mexico and make limitations to legal immigration, according to NBC News. Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives have not agreed with these ideas, because Democrats have been pushing for immigration reform that makes the path to U.S. citizenship easier for newcomers to the country.
To investigate the brutal murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, the United States has sent CIA Director Gina Haspel to Turkey on Monday, according to CNBC.
Khashoggi was a columnist for the Washington Post and well-known for his open criticism of the Saudi royal family. He disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Speculation by the Turkish authorities revealed that the journalist was killed inside the consulate, but Saudi Arabia insisted that he had left the consulate safely.
However, as Turkish authorities produced evidence that the journalist was indeed killed and the international community exerted pressure on the Saudi government, the general prosecutor of the kingdom announced on Saturday morning that Khashoggi died inside the consulate.
“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly not caring about the country so much,” Trump said to the Houston crowd at a Monday rally for Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Like so many Republican candidates, Cruz is up for reelection in the coming November midterms.
“You know what I am, I’m a nationalist,” Trump told the audience. “Use that word.”
His speech elicited cheers of “USA! USA!” from the crowd who gathered to hear him.
“Of course I’m unpopular with foreign nations, because we’re not letting them rip us off anymore,” Trump said, according to CNN.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2018
A police officer in Euclid, Ohio, who was fired from his job after a video surfaced showing him appearing to beat up a man, had been reinstated by the police department, the WKYC reported.
An arbitrator on Monday reversed the firing of Michael Amiott, who was caught on the viral video hitting a man during a traffic stop. The patrolman will be reinstated by the Euclid Police Department nearly a year after he was terminated.
The incident occurred on August 12, 2017. Amiott had 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III pull over on E 228th St. just before 10:30 a.m. for a traffic violation. He then ordered Hubbard to exit the vehicle and face away so he could be taken into custody. Things turned violent when Hubbard refused. A video of the incident showed Amiott taking Hubbard to the ground and punching him several times.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros’ life was spared thanks to the timing of an employee who took a trip out to retrieve the mail at his estate in Westchester County, New York, on Monday, October 22. The aforementioned staffer reportedly discovered an explosive in the mailbox, according to the New York Times.
Bedford police were reportedly called to Soros’ Katonah residence in response to a scare that was brought about after the employee opened up a parcel enveloping the device in question. The individual is said to have immediately rushed the package over to a wooded area some distance away from Soros’ mansion, before returning to give authorities a ring. Bomb squad technicians would soon arrive to set off a proactive detonation, after which point the area was thoroughly inspected and determined to be safe again.
The search continues in relation to missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs, 14. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found murdered on October 15 in Barron, Wisconsin, and Jayme has not been located since.
Police have urged witnesses to come forward and already approximately 1,000 tips have been received from the public. Now, authorities have released details of “vehicles of interest” to them in relation to the case.
According to Fox News, surveillance footage has helped to identify two vehicles that were seen in the area at the time of the murders.
Authorities have identified “a red or orange Dodge Challenger made between the years 2008 and 2014,” and “either a Black Ford Edge, made between 2006 and 2010, or a Black Acura MDX made between 2004 to 2010” are considered “vehicles of interest” in relation to the case.
A team of researchers has discovered what is being hailed as the oldest intact shipwreck in the world over a mile beneath the surface of the Black Sea. At that depth, oxygen is not present, so marine life is almost completely absent and bacteria do not grow, allowing an amazing preservation of any artifacts found there. The Washington Post reports that the depth of the shipwreck also makes it out of reach for most divers, which is why it has remained on the sea floor for so long. The ship measures about 7,500 feet in length and is believed to date back over 2,400 years according to the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project team, making it the oldest intact shipwreck ever discovered. The preservation of the ship is awe-inspiring with its rudders, rowing benches, and contents still intact 2,400 years after it fell to the bottom of the sea.
A man who reportedly groped a woman during a flight told authorities when he was arrested that the President of the United States himself said that it is okay to grab women by their private parts.
According to The Huffington Post, the man, who was identified as Bruce Michael Alexander, was likely referring to a remark made by Donald Trump in a 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording wherein he said that he could grab women by their sexual organ.
A complaint filed on Monday alleges that Alexander made abusive sexual contact with a female passenger while onboard a Southwest Airlines plane flying from Texas to New Mexico.
The complaint alleged that Alexandard touched the woman’s breast without permission.
According to the the female passenger, she fell asleep during the flight and woke up to a man sitting in the row behind her lifting up her sweater and touching her skin around the bra line.
Republican operative and longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone could expect some tough times ahead.
According to CNN, special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained recordings where Stone can be heard boasting about “talking to Trump regularly” early during his 2016 presidential campaign while reportedly also claiming that he should receive “credit” for coordinating with WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks was responsible for releasing the hacked emails from the DNC server back in 2016, which, in retrospect, seems to have had a massive impact on the results of the elections. Stone has maintained that he never shared any information about his correspondence with WikiLeaks with the Trump campaign, but Mueller is looking into the roles played by his aides — conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi and Randy Credico.
Stone knew that WikiLeaks intended to release the hacked information in October of 2016 but claimed he had never shared this information with the Trump campaign, something underlined once again by his attorney Grant Smith.
Despite what Donald Trump may claim, the White House under him appears to be out of control.
In yet another example of the chaos that has reigned in the Oval Office since Trump took over, the New York Times reports that Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski got into a physical confrontation on the same day that the families of Parkland shooting victims visited the White House. Kelly, whose appointment as the White House Chief of Staff had been welcomed even by Donald Trump’s detractors, does not appear to be the calm head many expected him to be.
A new Starbucks branch has been opened in Washington, D.C., but this is a particularly special branch of the popular coffee brand. The approximately 25 staffers who have been hired are all either fully or partially hearing impaired, and all of them are able to communicate fluently in American sign language.
According to USA Today, the branch, which is located close to Gallaudet University in Washington, opened on Tuesday morning, and Starbucks is calling it their “signing store.” The store was relocated from an old branch and converted to a more inclusive store.
Marthalee Galeota, senior manager for accessibility at Starbucks, made a statement about the impact this new branch could have on the community and Starbucks’ hope to cater to a wider customer base.
“All the barriers are gone from being able to communicate, or from people being able to demonstrate their skills and show off the talent they have. We think this store celebrates the culture of human connection on a deep level.”
Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s chopped fingers were reportedly carried in a large bag to Mohammed bin Salman as a “macabre trophy,” reports the Middle East Eye. This is the same publication where Khashoggi published a number of his pieces critical of the Saudi Arabian administration under a pseudonym for fear of retribution.
Sources told the publication that bin Salman’s bodyguard, intelligence officer Maher Abdulaziz Mutrib, carried the fingers in a bag to Saudi Arabia as proof of the mission’s success. One source said that Mohammed bin Salman has repeatedly claimed in closed circles that he would like to cut off the fingers of all dissidents who are critical of his policies.
“MBS always said that he will cut off the fingers of every writer who criticizes him,” the source told the Middle East Eye, per a Mirror report.
A Florida lottery winner and author says that you can increase your chances of winning the Mega Millions (or Powerball) by asking for a randomly-generated “quick pick” rather than by picking your own numbers, The Ann Arbor News reports.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now in uncharted territory, with Tuesday’s jackpot estimated to be in the neighborhood of $1.6 billion, the highest in U.S. history, by a long shot (no pun intended). And some lottery players are looking for any advantage they can possibly find. And as it turns out, according to Richard Lustig, who has won multiple Florida Lottery jackpots, there are several things you can do to give yourself an advantage.
Don’t Pick Your Own Numbers
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 88, announced Tuesday she has been diagnosed with the “beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease,” CNN reported.
The announcement came in the form of a letter released by the court’s Public Information Officer. She wrote that her diagnosis was made “some time ago” and had progressed to the point where she is “no longer able to participate in public life,” according to MSN.
“I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by dear friends and family,” she wrote. “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings of my life.”
“God Bless you all,” she signed the letter.
The announcement comes after many news sources yesterday reported the retired justice was taking a step back from public life.
Mega Millions mania has taken over the country — and it’s not had to see why. On Tuesday night, the historically large jackpot of $1.6 billion could very well be yours, if you have your tickets in hand and match all five winning numbers — along with the Mega Ball. While it’s possible to check the winning numbers at any time after they are announced, serious lottery fans may wish to know the numbers as soon as they are publicly available.
Right now, the lottery winnings that are up for grabs are absolutely insane. The Powerball jackpot is up to $620 million for its next drawing, which takes place on Wednesday night. Combine that with the $1.6 billion payout in the Mega Millions, and that adds up to a whopping $2.2 billion. Such a princely sum could make the lives of many people much easier.