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Reports of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death Credible – White House / Sputnik International

Omar’s alliance with al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden prompted a US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.   Formed in the 1990s, the #Taliban seeks to enforce Sharia law in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The group is known for its…
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Fed announces no interest rate hike — RT USA

The statement doesn’t change much from meeting to meeting, but interested parties such as Wall Street look for small changes to glean some information on where the Fed’s policies might end up.   The Wall Street Journal’s Fed Statement Tracker shows optimistic…
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Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Could Be Extradited To Zimbabwe

First, the grisly and disturbing background: Palmer allegedly paid two Zimbabwean men $55,000 for what may have been the illegal killing of the famously black-maned animal.   “Ongoing investigations to date suggest that the killing of the lion was illegal since…
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Ohio Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man in Head to Face Murder Charges / Sputnik International

While Tensing claimed he had been dragged by the car before shooting, Deters said that the officer was not dragged. Rather, Tensing fell backwards after shooting Dubose in the head, Deters said.” This office has probably reviewed upwards of hundreds of police shootings, and this is…
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SMOKING GUN=> NEW EMAILS Show Coordinated Targeting of Conservative Groups and Cover-Up By Obama IRS – The Gateway Pundit

  IRS Commissioner John Koskinentestified before the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 26, 2014. Koskinen told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) during the hearing that Lois Lerner’s emails were archived and it would take a long time to retrieve…
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CIA ran up $40 million tab turning out Senate torture report, documents show — RT USA

So Centra initially estimated it would cost $123,017.44 to review torture docs. Ended up getting $42M to do the job. https://t.co/YKr9Z6kOHF— emptywheel (@emptywheel) July 27, 2015   FOIA follies: Journalists testify to Congress that Obama administration keeps them in the…
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If these walls could pee: San Francisco installs urine-repelling walls — RT USA

@chrismarra Actually, in the same plaza that we are testing this in is our new Mission Pit Stop. Check it out! http://t.co/gvbh85fLqt— SF Public Works (@sfpublicworks) July 23, 2015   The San Francisco solution to (homeless people) peeing on walls…
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Giant security flaw makes 950 million Android phones vulnerable to texting hack — RT USA

Good luck waiting for Google & Carrier updates | Most Android phones at risk from simple text hack, researcher says http://t.co/rvv0dEzlW9— Jason O’Donoghue (@i_Jason) July 27, 2015   Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for Chrome. Never…
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Colorado theater shooter’s sister says his eyes changed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes became the first in her family to testify at his trial, saying Monday in an effort to spare his life that her brother’s eyes and demeanor were…
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Court to Rule on Gaddafi’s Son Over War Crimes in Libya / Sputnik International

Saif Islam Gaddafi and 37 former Libyan officials were accused of committing war crimes during the 2011 unrest that ended in the overthrow of the country’s long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi.   On Monday, Tobruk’s Justice Minister Mabrouk Ghraira urged international community not to recognize the…
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