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Church handyman’s operatic voice is worthy of The Met

This church painter surprised everyone with his incredible operatic voice. John Pierce, 34, was working at Maldon United Reformed Chuch in Essex, UK, when the scheduled performer was rushed to the hospital. Pierce, who is a classically trained tenor, stepped in and belted out opera classics, as well as songs from the musical “Les Misérables” and Josh Groban.—NY Post

By News on the Net - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

State police chief loses pay for post on NFL ‘degenerates’

DETROIT — The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem “anti-American degenerates,” Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.

The penalty was disclosed in the second of two statements released by Snyder, who also announced a strategy to “review the culture of state government.”—More….

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Mandalay Bay says it will NEVER let anyone book Vegas shooter’s suite again

The hotel room mass murderer Stephen Paddock used to slaughter 58 people in Las Vegas will be locked up indefinitely.

MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Vegas strip, said they had no plans to open up the 32nd-floor, $500-a-night Vista Suite to guests in the future.—More…

By News on the Net - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

A US consulting firm with ties to the Clintons lobbied on behalf of Russia’s nuclear giant

A Russian company, whose former executive was the target of an FBI investigation and who admitted to corrupt payments to influence the awarding of contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation, paid millions of dollars in consulting fees to an American firm in 2010 and 2011 to lobby the U.S. regulatory agencies and assist the Russians, who would go on to acquire twenty percent of American uranium, according to court documents, a former FBI informant and extensive interviews with law enforcement sources.

Roughly $3 million in payments from 2010 to 2011 were made to APCO Worldwide Inc. The firm also provided in kind pro-bono services to Bill Clinton’s foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, services they begin 2007, according to APCO officials who spoke with Circa and press releases from the company. In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was part of the Obama administration board that would eventually approve the sale of U.S. uranium supply to a Russian company.—More…


Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call After Husband Was Killed In Afghanistan

Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released.—More….

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Woman killed, at least 7 injured in knife attack at Polish mall

A police spokesman said a 27-year-old resident of the town with a sharp tool randomly started stabbing people from behind at the VIVO shopping mall in the town of Stalowa Wola.

Andrzej Wierszyna told reporters that the man, who was detained soon after the attack, had a sharp tool with him.—More…

By Fox News - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Detroit Piston Fans Boo Trump Supporter Kid Rock, Cheer Trump-Hater Eminem

On Wednesday night, at the NBA’s Detroit Pistons’ home opener back in Detroit, after years of playing their games in Auburn Hills, fans decided that they would react in widely disparate ways to two rock stars who are Michigan natives and grew up in the same county, booing Kid Rock while cheering Eminem.

Just after the Pistons and Charlotte Hornets players were introduced, Eminem, wearing a blue Pistons shirt and black hoodie, walked to courtside as Lose Yourself was played, took the mic from the Pistons’ announcer and yelled, “Detroit, welcome them back for the first time in over 40 years to our city, to my city, to your city! Make some noise for the Detroit Pistons. Let’s go!”—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Trump to Nominate Simons to Lead FTC, White House Says

President Donald Trump will nominate Washington antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said Thursday.

Simons, a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, would be appointed to a seven-year term and take over upon confirmation for Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, who has been running the agency on a temporary basis since Trump’s inauguration in January.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

CIA DIRECTOR: IRAN DEAL ‘FAILED’ TO PERMANENTLY BLOCK TEHRAN’S PATH TO NUKES

The Iran nuclear deal failed to permanently cut off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon, as well as thwart its Middle East terror activities, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Thursday.

US President Donald Trump had concluded the deal had only delayed Iran’s nuclear program, and that “the notion that entry” into the deal “would curtail Iranian adventurism, the terror threat, proved to be fundamentally false.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Jerusalem Post- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her ‘a rock star’

A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She’s thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.

But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president’s call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

FBI busts sex trafficking ring selling 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister for $600

The FBI announced 84 underage victims and 120 traffickers were arrested from Oct. 12-15 as part of the annual human trafficking sting Operation Cross County XI.

The average age of the victims was 15 years old and the youngest was a three-month-old infant. —More….

By Fox News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Morneau says he’ll set up a blind trust, divest Morneau Shepell shares

OTTAWA — Following days of accusations that he was putting himself in a conflict of interest, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has announced he’ll set up a blind trust and then sell off his ownership stake in his family’s pension services company.

He also denied that he was ever in a conflict, despite having personally introduced legislation last year that proposes changes to pension regulations.—More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

BlackBerrys, a boat and a $40 clock: Here’s what people are stealing from the government

Forty-four BlackBerrys, 70 computers and one $40 clock were among the items stolen from the federal government last year.

In total, Ottawa lost $6.8 million in property due to theft and other offences in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to public accounts released this month, and another $24 million in accidental losses and damage to public property.—More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Gorka: ‘Massive’ Defeats for Islamic State in ‘Scant Eight Months of Trump Adminis

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition and former deputy assistant to President Trump, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the latest political news, media bias, the defeat of the Islamic State in Raqqa, and the Kurdish situation in Iraq.

Gorka argued that the “political revolution” of President Trump’s election is still in progress, albeit in a disorganized fashion.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

BlackBerrys, a boat and a $40 clock: Here’s what people are stealing from the government

Forty-four BlackBerrys, 70 computers and one $40 clock were among the items stolen from the federal government last year.

In total, Ottawa lost $6.8 million in property due to theft and other offences in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to public accounts released this month, and another $24 million in accidental losses and damage to public property. —More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Man in Pikachu Costume Arrested After White House Jump

Washington (AP)—A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence — all in the name of making a YouTube video.

Curtis Combs of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with unlawful entry. An arrest affidavit says Combs was dressed as Pikachu and told authorities he wanted to become famous and had planned to post a video of it on YouTube.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Ex-Trump aides use FBI, ethics, court complaints to counter Russia collusion allegations

Former campaign aides to President Trump have begun to fight back against what they consider libelous allegations in the Russia election saga.

Instead of expensive legal actions, they are representing themselves in what might be considered unconventional actions through court, ethics and FBI complaints. The aim is to clear their names of any involvement in Russian election interference, as alleged by online bloggers, the press and Democrats.—More….

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius Tony Larkin/Rex Features
Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare.

English literature undergraduates were apparently cautioned that a lecture focusing on Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault”.—More…

By News on the Net -- Independent- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive after the leader of the restive region said that separatist lawmakers might declare independence.

The announcement from Madrid came almost immediately after the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, warned that regional lawmakers were prepared to press ahead with independence if the national government employed emergency powers.— More…

By News on the Net -- NY Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story