U.S. Official´s Want to Send Troops to Fight ISIS

General Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey tells House committee that he would consider abandoning Obama’s pledge and send troops to fight Isis in Iraq

 

General Martin Dempsey and defense secretary Chuck Hagel testify before the House armed services committee about the ongoing fight against Isis. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

 

The top-ranking officer in the

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Israel Blocking War Crimes Probe

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The Israeli government has announced that it is denying entry to members of the UN Human Rights Council commission charged with investigating war crimes committed during the summer Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Strip in Relation to Israel

The Foreign Ministry says they will not cooperate in any

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Is Fracking Responsible for a string of Texas Quakes?

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Something is causing a spate of small earthquakes in the Lone Star State — and many locals think they know the culprit: the already controversial process of fracking.

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In a small patch northwest of Fort Worth, Texas — where the Barnett Shale set off the decade-long “fracking” boom that’s moved the

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Sale of IBM’s Chip Section Concerning to Pentagon

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I started my engineering career with IBM in the Hudson Valley. I went on to work in the semiconductor industry for many years, eventually ending up in the software business, supplying design tools to the industry.

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So, I was meeting up with a friend in the business who just got back from

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Cannibal Cop Released with Time Served

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NEW YORK — A former New York City police officer whose bizarre online exchanges about kidnapping and eating women landed him behind bars and earned him tabloid infamy as the “cannibal cop” was sentenced to time served on Wednesday after telling a judge that the women were “never in danger.”

This undated file photo

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Texas Bill Calls for Police to Collect Fines on the Spot

Police Chief Bob Grandpre

H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns “an alternative means of payment of certain criminal fines and court costs.”

Traffic Stop in Texas

“Under the procedure, a peace officer making an arrest of a defendant (1) shall inform the defendant of: (A) the possibility of making an

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Russian Bombers to Patrol Gulf of Mexico

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The announcement comes amid growing tensions between Moscow and the West over the crisis in Ukraine.

Russian Bear Bomber

Russian long-range bombers will expand their regular patrols to the Arctic, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, military officials have said.

The move comes after NATO reported a spike in Russian military flights over

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NATO Says Russia Just Rolled Large Amounts of Military Hardware and Troops Into Ukraine, Russia Denies it

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Russia denied accusations by NATO on Wednesday that it has sent tanks and troops to eastern Ukraine in the past few days.

Here’s a Geographical Reference for the Russia, Ukraine, Crimea Crisis

NATO’s top military commander Philip Breedlove said in Bulgaria the alliance had spotted military equipment arriving from Russia in regions of east

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Philae Probe has Landed on a Comet

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European robot probe Philae has made the first, historic landing on a comet, after descending from its mothership.

Artist’s Rendition of Probe on Comet

The lander touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at about 1605 GMT.

There were cheers and hugs at the control room in Darmstadt, Germany, after the signal was confirmed.

It was

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Rosetta Mission to Land on Comet This Morning

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Below are links to keep abreast of the event

On 12 November, Rosetta’s Philae probe is set to make the first-ever landing on a comet when it touches down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Rosetta Comet Landing

Separation of the lander is planned for about 09:03 GMT (10:03 CET), and touch down should follow about seven

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Huge Data Theft at U.S. Postal Service

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The Postal Service breach comes just weeks after a cyber attack on the White House.

The Postal Service has became the latest US government agency to announce a major theft of data from its computer systems, telling employees that an attack “potentially compromised” databases containing postal employees’ names, birth dates, addresses and Social Security

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Europol May have Overstated Their Effect on the “Darknet”

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The impact of raids on so-called “dark net” websites has been “way overblown” by police, according to the group responsible for the Tor browser.

Tor is a popular way of accessing the dark net – websites that are hidden from traditional search engines.

A Europol operation last week resulted in 17 arrests of people

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Would Mastering Nanotechnology Lead to Utopia?

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The Physicist Michio Kaku gives a rundown on what he thinks will happen when our society eventually masters nanotechnology. Of course the question as to whether or not such a technology would be freely released to the public is another story all together.

Lockheed Martin Makes Strides in Quantum Computing

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The speeds of a smart phone, a laptop and a desktop, all pale in comparison to the potential speed of emerging quantum computing technology. This new technology may allow for the fastest computing of the most complex problems. Quantum computers can solve ”hard” problems by exploring all possible solutions at once, rather than the

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Egyptian Terror Group Merges with ISIS

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Egypt‘s most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot which has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, according to an audio clip posted on its Twitter account.

 

Alleged ISIS Terrorists

If genuine, the declaration of allegiance would be a boost for Islamic State,

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China Claims Huge Technological Edge in Cyber Security

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China will soon have the world’s most secure major computer network, making communications between Beijing and Shanghai impenetrable to hackers and giving it a decisive edge in its quiet cyberwar with the United States.

In two years’ time, a fibre-optic cable between the two cities will transmit quantum encryption keys that can completely secure

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“Lost Gospel” Claims Jesus Married Mary Magdalene and Had Children

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Jesus married the prostitute Mary Magdalene and had children, according to a manuscript almost 1,500 years old unearthed at the British Library.

Mary Magdalene

The so-called “Lost Gospel”, which has been translated from Aramaic, allegedly reveals the startling new allegations, according to The Sunday Times.

Professor Barrie Wilson and writer Simcha Jacobovic spent

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Virus Discovered That Increases Stupidity

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A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US.

A virus has been discovered that affects cognitive abilities in healthy people

“Many physiological differences between person A and person B are encoded in the set of genes each inherits from parents,

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Cops Charged, Attack, Beat Teen Apparently Unprovoked (Video)

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NYPD officers charged after video catches teen getting pistol whipped DA says cops “hit a defenseless unarmed young man in the mouth and attacked him.”

“The video speaks for itself, doesn’t it?” Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Wednesday about a brief video recording that led to two New York Police Department cops being

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Cop Busted for Sharing Nude Pictures of Women in Custody

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CHP Cop who Stole Nude Photos of Arrested Female’s Resigns; Charged with Felonies

CHP officer Sam Harrington Accused of sharing indecent photo’s of arrested women with other officers.

After recently being exposed for leaking explicit photographs of female arrestees, California Highway Patrolman Sam Harrington has resigned from the agency and charged Friday

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