Russian federal Security Service detain 2 IS members

The Russian Federal Security Service [FSB] detained two members of the Islamic State today. The two men arrested were “planning to commit terrorist attacks in the Moscow Region” on 1/September. The detainees were plotting to attack crowded places on Knowledge Day (the start of the school year) in Russia, the FSB said in a statement. The FSB said it “detected and suppressed the criminal activity of … Continue reading Russian federal Security Service detain 2 IS members

Wells Fargo now says 3.5 million impacted by sales scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is now saying 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. In the weeks and months after the bank acknowledged in September 2016 that its employees opened 2.1 million accounts without getting customers’ permission, the bank agreed to look for fake accounts going back an additional … Continue reading Wells Fargo now says 3.5 million impacted by sales scandal

Two explosions heard Thursday morning at Arkema plant

Texas Arkema chemical plant is flooded from hurricane Harvey and poised to explode, according to the company. The plant is in Crosby about 25 miles from Houston. The extent of the danger was not immediately clear. Two people have been sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Update 9:40 AM CT Operator of flooded Houston-area chemical plant confirms up to 8 more containers could burn … Continue reading Two explosions heard Thursday morning at Arkema plant

13,000 said to be rescued so far from Harvey in Houston and surrounding areas

Video from ABC News Federal and local agencies say that they have rescued more than 13,000 people from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the surrounding areas . Houston’s mayor has issued a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew each night for the flooded city until further notice due to looting of abandoned homes. The National Weather Service: Cedar Bayou, Texas, records 51.88 inches of rain … Continue reading 13,000 said to be rescued so far from Harvey in Houston and surrounding areas

Trump lifts ban on giving military equipment to local police

United States President Donald Trump has lifted the ban on giving military equipment to police. The ban was first implemented in 2015 following the shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri. The rescinding of Mr. Obama’s executive order will allow police to get armored vehicles, grenade launchers, etc. Published by The New Union Continue reading Trump lifts ban on giving military equipment to local police

Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russian warplanes, managed to stop a large-scaled ISIL offensive

The Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russian warplanes, managed to stop a large-scaled offensive by the “most capable and best armed ISIL group in the Euphrates River valley.” The terrorist losses resulted in: · 800 terrorists dead • 13 tanks destroyed • 30 armored trucks with heavy-machine guns • 10 Mortars & artillery pieces • Massive amounts of weaponry and ammunition captured. The fighting took … Continue reading Syrian Arab Army, backed by Russian warplanes, managed to stop a large-scaled ISIL offensive

Jawdropping Eclipse leaves Millions with the Memory of a Lifetime

This past Monday, August 21st, the United States was treated to a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse, which began its trek from the Pacific coast in Oregon to the Atlantic coast in South Carolina. While estimates of how many people viewed the eclipse vary by source, according to GreatAmericanEclipse.com, between 1.85 and 7.4 million people traveled to the path of totality, where about … Continue reading Jawdropping Eclipse leaves Millions with the Memory of a Lifetime

US Navy suspends seach for missing sailors of USS John S. McCain

Today, the US Navy suspended their search at sea for the sailors who went missing when the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore on Monday.  The Navy’s 7th Fleet has identified all (10) missing, but says it’s “only confirmed the remains of one of them,” Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith said.  US Navy and Marine Corps divers are … Continue reading US Navy suspends seach for missing sailors of USS John S. McCain