Tag: United States

Who is Christopher Wray, the new FBI director

President Donald Trump’s newest nominee, Christopher Wray, received extensive bipartisan support from the Senate on Tuesday to be confirmed as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The vote was 92 to 5 in favor of Wray after his prior unanimous recommendedation from the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will fill a position that […]

Tillerson: I’ve told Russia our relationship can get worse, ‘and it just did’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that he’s warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the relationship between the U.S. and Moscow is bad — but it can get worse. “I told President Putin when I saw him in the Kremlin in March and I’ve told Foreign Minister Lavrov repeatedly, […]

Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes

At first blush, it sounds like the talk of a conspiracy theorist: a company implanting microchips under employees’ skin. But it’s not a conspiracy, and employees are lining up for the opportunity.   On Aug. 1, employees at Three Square Market, a technology company in Wisconsin, can choose to have a chip the size of […]

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

NASHVILLE –  Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.   Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was […]

Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now

Here’s a prediction by yours truly that you can take to the bank: In just a few years Iran will have intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, that can attack targets all over the Middle East, Europe and the United States.   And it might all be thanks to the rogue state the Trump administration has […]

Grand Canyon May Prove Noah’s Flood Happened 6,000 Years Ago

After a four-year court battle, a geologist has been granted permission to collect samples from the Grand Canyon which he hopes will prove that Noah’s flood took place less than 6,000 years ago. An MIT scholar, a religious Jew who combines Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and science, makes a strong case for the flood theory and […]

The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations

Ask an American Christian what type of church they belong to, and you’re more likely than ever to hear the label nondenominational.   The proportion of Protestants in the United States who don’t identify with a specific denomination doubled between 2000 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll released this week. Now, about 1 in […]

White House concerned over Temple Mount

The White House on Wednesday night expressed concerns over the situation on the Temple Mount, urging Israel and Jordan to reduce tensions.   “The United States is very concerned about tensions surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, a site holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and calls upon the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom […]

Donald Trump’s son and aides to testify in Senate about Russia

US President Donald Trump’s eldest son, son-in-law and ex-campaign manager are to testify before the Senate on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.   Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will be questioned about their links to Russian officials. One key subject will be their meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.   […]

Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on Wednesday.   The 80-year-old lawmaker and former Navy pilot, who was re-elected to a sixth Senate term […]