A cloud is darkening – and the clock could be ticking in Israel as media and leaders debate a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer describes the situation in Israel. “Talk is once again ratcheting up big time of a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. A number of Israeli media reports now suggesting it could happen… Read more →
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Chilean students clashed with police in downtown Santiago on Tuesday as they intensified demonstrations in demands of reforms in the education system they say is profit driven and provides poor education. Student organizations called for a nationwide student strike and marches to highlight their demands and criticisms. Police tried to clear the students from… Read more →
The Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission (RBSP) will explore the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth’s magnetosphere. The charge particles in these regions can be hazardous to both spacecraft and astronauts. Project Scientist David Sibeck explains the how the mission will explore space weather — changes in Earth’s space environment caused by the sun — that can disable satellites,… Read more →
This time of year we are starting to see some refreshing cold fronts come through. Meteorologist Maria LaRosa and Senior Meteorologist Tom Moore explain the big changes coming to our weather pattern in the next few weeks.
(CNN) – Whipped by high winds, a wildfire in central Washington state has scorched 26,500 acres and destroyed at least 60 homes, officials said Tuesday. The fire raging near Cle Elum is one of several devastating Western states this week. Colorado paid the price earlier this summer. Now, new wildfires are burning through sagebrush, grass and beetle-killed lodgepole pines in California,… Read more →
BEIJING (AP) — Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of U.S. exchanges. This week, Focus Media Holding Ltd., announced its chairman and private equity firms want to buy back its U.S.-traded shares and take the Shanghai-based advertising company private. The deal would… Read more →
A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The… Read more →
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuchose a former security chief on Tuesday as his new civil defense minister amid heightened public debate over a possible strike onIran. Avraham Dichter, who has served as internal security minister and head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, has said in the past he would prefer Israel not to go it alone in any attack on… Read more →
BEIRUT — Veteran fighters of last year’s civil war in Libya have come to the front-line in Syria, helping to train and organize rebels under conditions far more dire than those in the battle against Moammar Gadhafi, a Libyan-Irish fighter has told Reuters. Hussam Najjar hails from Dublin, has a Libyan father and Irish mother and goes by the name… Read more →
The Immortals, a German neo-Nazi group wearing masks and carrying torches, is flash mobbing cities.