Putin Boasts, ‘I Can Take Kiev in 2 Weeks’

September 2nd, 2014
I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders (Photo: REUTERS)

I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders (Photo: REUTERS)

Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted.

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Pentagon to Open Second Drone Base in Niger as U.S. and France Expand Counterterrorism Operations in Africa

September 2nd, 2014
A drone sits at a French army base in Niamey, Niger. France and the United States have ramped up their cooperation in Africa to counter terrorist threats. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

A drone sits at a French army base in Niamey, Niger. France and the United States have ramped up their cooperation in Africa to counter terrorist threats. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. Read the rest of this entry »

Fast-food Workers Plan to Walk Off the Job on Thursday to Demonstrate for $15/hour Minimum Wage

September 2nd, 2014
Demonstrators chant in the driveway during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. (CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG)

Demonstrators chant in the driveway during a protest at the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 21, 2014. (CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG)

McDonald’s line cooks, Burger King cashiers and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job on Thursday in an ongoing battle with their employers to gain a $15 hourly wage, organizers said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Military Carries Out Anti-Terror Operation Against al-Shabaab in Somalia

September 2nd, 2014
Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. (CREDIT: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR)

Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building during patrol along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. (CREDIT: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR)

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said. Read the rest of this entry »

Protesters Step Up Assault on Government Buildings in Pakistan; Capital on Edge as PM Clings to Power

September 2nd, 2014
Pakistani protesters beating a police officer.

Pakistani protesters beating a police officer.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will step in to defuse the tension. Read the rest of this entry »

Homosexual Michael Sam Rejected By All Teams; Now Is Not Even Signed to a Practice Team

September 2nd, 2014
NFL rookie Michael Sam was not among the 10 players signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad. The Rams drafted Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

NFL rookie Michael Sam was not among the 10 players signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad. The Rams drafted Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
(Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

The St. Louis Rams have filled their 10-player practice squad, and it does not include defensive end Michael Sam.  Read the rest of this entry »

Parents of SEAL Team Six Soldier Who Was Killed In Afghanistan Tell President Obama ‘You Are Not Up to This Job’ and Call for His Resignation

September 2nd, 2014
Time to resign: Karen and Billy Vaughn (pictured above) wrote a letter this week, condemning President Obama's actions following the release of the video depicting the execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS. The couple lost their own son, soldier Aaron Carson Vaughn, in a 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Time to resign: Karen and Billy Vaughn (pictured above) wrote a letter this week, condemning President Obama’s actions following the release of the video depicting the execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS. The couple lost their own son, soldier Aaron Carson Vaughn, in a 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan

One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American journalist executed last month by the Islamic State.

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Court Rules that Michigan Police Did Not Violate Free Speech Rights When They Asked Christian Evangelists to Leave Arab-American Festival

September 2nd, 2014

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Members of a group called Bible Believers were pelted with water bottles and rocks while carrying a pig’s head and telling Muslims they were “sick” and would “burn in hell” for their beliefs. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Corps Helicopter Crashes; Thankfully, All 25 Aboard Rescued

September 2nd, 2014
A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS the Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on Aug. 4, 2014. A CH-53 crashed Sept. 1 in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. Officials report that there were no fatalities in the crash and all personnel were recovered. (Photo: Cpl. Manuel Estrada, U.S. Marine Corps)

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS the Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on Aug. 4, 2014. A CH-53 crashed Sept. 1 in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. Officials report that there were no fatalities in the crash and all personnel were recovered.
(Photo: Cpl. Manuel Estrada, U.S. Marine Corps)

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea Monday in the Central Command area of operations, the Navy said.  Read the rest of this entry »

Atheists Protest Cross at Indiana State Park Memorial

September 2nd, 2014
“I just thought that a memorial to veterans in a veterans’ park didn’t need to be turned into a religious shrine,” said Wendell Bias, an Army veteran, of the state park statue. (Photo: Submitted photo/Palladium-Item )

“I just thought that a memorial to veterans in a veterans’ park didn’t need to be turned into a religious shrine,” said Wendell Bias, an Army veteran, of the state park statue.
(Photo: Submitted photo/Palladium-Item )

A 14-inch white cross on state park property has thrust the east-Central Indiana town of Liberty into a national debate over religious icons on public lands.

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