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5 killed in church shooting in Dagestan

(CNN) A shooter opened fire at a church in the Northern Caucasus region of southern Russia on Sunday, killing five people and wounding two others, authorities said, according to state media.

The incident took place at a church in Kizlyar in the restive Russian republic of Dagestan.—More…

By News on the Net -- CNN- Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

NBC hires figure skater/Mike Pence critic Adam Rippon as Winter Olympics contributor

NBC has hired figure skater Adam Rippon to serve as a contributor for the remainder of the Winter Olympics.

Rippon, who has made headlines for his criticism of Vice President Mike Pence, will perform TV work and also contribute to the network’s digital and social media platforms, USA Today reported on Sunday.—More…

By Washington Times - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers.

The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

‘Is that all there is?’ – Matt Schlapp mocks indictments in Russian investigation

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp mocked the 13 indictments in the Mueller investigation of Russian operatives involved in the interference of the 2016 election.

“It’s rather shocking,” he said, “everything about it is shocking, it’s shocking to see the Deputy Attorney General, to me, making that announcement, it didn’t come specifically from the special counsel’s team.”— More….

By News on the Net -- The Blaze- Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Full Story

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete.—More…

By News on the Net -- AP- Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Full Story

RNC Spokesperson: Indictment of 13 Russians Unravels Dems’ ‘Collusion Conspiracy Theory’

Russia targeted the U.S. presidential election with “information warfare” intended to sow discord among Americans, according to an indictment of 13 individuals announced Friday by the Justice Department.

“The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. —More..

By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Seven key takeaways from the Russian indictments

For the first time the special counsel’s team has taken dead aim at its central mandate in the investigation and laid bare the scope of what it alleges was a multi-million-dollar Russian operation to sow discord in American politics as far back as 2014.

Here’s a look at some of the key passages of the 37-page indictment and what they mean.—More…


By News on the Net - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Reporter: If More Babies Were Aborted, the Florida School Shooting Wouldn’t Happen

As America reels from another mass shooting in Florida, one abortion activist used the tragedy to claim that fewer mass shootings would happen if more babies were aborted.

Journalist Becky Griffin’s tweets about abortion and the mass shooting went viral Thursday.—More…

By LifeNews - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

FBI admits it didn’t investigate tip on alleged school shooter last month

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz was an armed psycho who might shoot up a school — but it didn’t bother investigating, the agency admitted Friday.

“A person close to” Cruz called the agency’s tipline on Jan. 5 and reported the 19-year-old had a “desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts” and there was “potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said in a statement.—More…

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times over seven years

Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents.

Details about the calls to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office — obtained from police records by CNN — were not immediately available and it was impossible to determine if all involved Cruz.—More….

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering in U.S. elections, a spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said.

According to the special counsel, the indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Exxon Sues the Suers in Fierce Climate-Change Case

As climate-change lawsuits against the oil industry mount, Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes: It’s going after the lawyers who are suing it.

The company has targeted at least 30 people and organizations, including the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, hitting them with suits, threats of suits or demands for sworn depositions. The company claims the lawyers, public officials and environmental activists are “conspiring” against it in a coordinated legal and public relations campaign.— More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Samantha Powers Unmasking Documents

WASHINGTON-- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for “unmasking” and other records tied to Obama’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers relating to the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-00300)). Unmasking refers generally to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.

Judicial Watch sued the State Department after it failed to respond to an October 31, 2017, FOIA request seeking information about Powers’ unusual unmasking requests, including:—More…

By Judicial Watch - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school—but warning signs m

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at his former Florida high school, had scores of run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 2010—with one report saying sheriff’s deputies responded to his home more than 35 times in just six years.

Broward County Sheriff’s deputies received at least 36 emergency 911 calls from 80th Terrace St., in Parkland – the suburban address where the teenager lived with his younger brother, Zachary, and their adoptive mother, Lynda, BuzzFeed reported.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

‘Shock, devastation’ following MDC leader Tsvangirai’s death

Cape Town - Acting Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Nelson Chamisa has expressed “shock and devastation” following the death of the party’s president Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai, 65, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer.—More…

By News on the Net -- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Dozens Of Dog Food Brands Recalled After Euthanasia Drug Found

CBS Local — After an investigation reportedly uncovered a drug used for euthanizing animals inside various brands of dog food, a massive recall has been issued by multiple companies.

The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of several types of their “Gravy Train,” “Kibbles ‘N Bits,” and “Skippy” wet dog food products. In a memo to retailers, obtained by, J.M. Smucker said the move was being made “because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital.”—More…

By News on the Net -- CBS News- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Salon Using Some Reader’s Spare Computing Power to Mine Cryptocurrency

Salon is now using their reader’s spare computing power to mine cryptocurrency.

Salon, a popular progressive website, has introduced a new feature that harnesses the spare computing power of its reader’s devices to mine cryptocurrency. Salon’s cryptocurrency of choice is Monero, a coin that is popular for its focus on anonymity.—More…

By Breitbart News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Grandmother Stops Another School Shooting Day Before Florida Massacre

CBS Local — One day before 17 people were killed in a Florida school shooting, a grandmother helped to stop another massacre in Washington state.

According to police in Everett, Washington, the grandmother of Joshua Alexander O’Connor called 911 after finding disturbing journal entries that described how the 18-year-old was planning to attack his high school.—More…

By News on the Net -- CBS News- Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

IRS says thieves are stealing tax refunds

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning to taxpayers this week to beware of “erroneous refunds.”

According to the agency, there is an emerging scam where refunds are wrongly being deposited into taxpayers’ accounts. Thieves use victims’ real information to file a fake return, have the refund deposited into the taxpayers’ real bank accounts and then use various tactics to steal the cash.—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

‘Cryptojackers’ Dig Into Your Phone to Mine Their Coins Cheaply

There’s a chance your computer or phone is quietly producing a cryptocurrency called Monero.

Criminals looking to commandeer massive processing power to unlock new Monero coins have unleashed an epidemic of malicious software that burrows deep into victims’ web browsers to surreptitiously run calculations. A security researcher discovered the latest attack last weekend, finding the malware on more than 4,000 sites, including those owned by the U.S. court system, the governments of Australia and Britain, and City University of New York, all of which used a text-to-speech accessibility script called Browsealoud.—More…

By News on the Net -- B- Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story