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Swiss Army Greenlights Islamic Headscarf for Women Soldiers

March 14 - The Islamic headscarf is compatible with the Swiss army dress code, Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin has told local media, confirming reports that a hijab-wearing Muslim is enrolled in Switzerland’s school of recruits for the first time. The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) figure addressed the issue in the National Council Monday when asked a question on whether the army allows soldiers to wear the veil. “A young woman published a picture of her in a Swiss army uniform...

College students using student loans to help pay for spring break

March 14 - Over half of loan recipients use funds to help pay for vacations. A majority of college students report using their student loans to help pay for spring break vacations, with more than half of students also asking their parents for help to fund the trips. This data come from LendEDU, a “marketplace for private student loans, student loan refinancing, credit cards, and personal loans,” according to the organization’s website. Polling “1,000 student loan borrowers who are currently...

Tesla employees say automaker is churning out a high volume of flawed parts requiring costly rework

March 14 - Luxury automaker Tesla is manufacturing a surprisingly high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles, according to several current and former employees, leading to more rework and repairs than can be contained at its factory in Fremont, California. Tesla's future as a mass-market carmaker hinges on efficient, automated production of the Model 3, which more than 400,000 people have already reserved, paying $1,000 refundable fees to do so. Musk said in July 2017 that Tesla...

Federal judge blocks Down syndrome abortion ban in Ohio

March 14 - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law due to take effect later this month that would criminalize abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, ruling that it violates a woman’s right to choose. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black’s decision came after the Ohio state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Cincinnati, arguing the legislation violated the liberty and privacy clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Illegal Alien appointed to state post in California

March 15 - The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed the first illegal alien resident to a statewide post, according to Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León's office. Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and illegal alien rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from...

British Store Takes 'Mom' Out of Mother’s Day to be Inclusive of Transgenders

March 14 - As many celebrate March as Women's History month, one retailer in the United Kingdom seeks to nullify the importance of dear old mom by removing her from “Mother’s Day” cards. The London Times reports the Waitrose grocery chain has opted to sell “Happy You Day” cards in order to be more inclusive of transgenders. The mega retailer boasts 353 shops throughout England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands with more than seven million loyal customers.

College Student Booted Out of Class for Saying 'There Are Only Two Genders'

March 13 - A student was kicked out of a Christianity class at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently when he questioned the instructor's teaching and said there are only two genders. Lake Ingle, a senior religious studies major, was barred from the class after he questioned Professor Alison Downie during her lecture titled "Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation," according to a report from the website Campus Reform. The professor showed a 15-minute TED Talk to the class...

March 7, 2018

Sweden: Woman Interrogated & Imprisoned For Posting Joke Meme About Islam

March 2 - A woman in Sweden was interrogated by police, had her DNA taken and was subsequently imprisoned for the “crime” of sharing a joke meme about Islam on Facebook. The 32-year-old woman from Gothenburg drew the attention of authorities after she posted the image, which depicts a Muslim man having his brain removed and then being wrapped in Islamic head dress. While the meme may be considered offensive, what happened next was truly Orwellian.

Man attacked with machete in front of shocked diners at Paris restaurant

March 6 - A man was attacked with a machete and reportedly "scalped" as he ate dinner with his wife at an Indian restaurant in Paris on Monday night. Diners at an Indian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital witnessed the shocking scene on Monday night when a man, who was also eating at the restaurant, was attacked and reportedly scalped at his table. The incident, which took place at a restaurant 8.30pm on Rue Cail, a street well known for its curry restaurants...

Criminal Illegal Alien Stole American’s Identity for Decades, Took $361,000 in Benefits

March 4 - Andres Avelino Anduaga, an illegal alien from Mexico previously arrested on gun, drug, and forgery charges, pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of public property and being a removed alien found in United States. Anduaga’s plea agreement, entered with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, contains admissions that he assumed the identity of a Texas-born American citizen more than 37 years ago in 1980. Using it and 21 other invented or assumed identities...

11 European Illegal Aliens Busted After Crossing Canadian Border to Vermont

March 6 - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Sector arrested a group of illegal aliens from Europe shortly after they crossed from Canada into Vermont. The illegal aliens came from France (4) and Romania (7). Agents patrolling in Derby Line, Vermont, Saturday, received notification regarding two vehicles that crossed the border illegally by driving on a sidewalk that runs along the Haskell Free Library, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

‘Sensitive Content’: Twitter Hides President Trump, Don Jr. Posts for Sharing Drudge Headlines

March 6 - Twitter, a social media platform that regularly finds itself in scandals involving bias against conservatives, is now hiding innocuous tweets from President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., behind content filters. One of the filtered tweets, from Trump Jr., was critical of Twitter’s uneven enforcement of its terms of service. Two tweets from the President, made today, and one from Trump Jr., posted on March 4, are currently hidden behind content filters.

CBS Pilot: White Dad Widowed After Cop Kills His Black Husband

March 6 - Longtime ER star Noah Wyle has been tapped to star in a pilot episode for CBS’s new racially charged drama Red Line. The potential hour-long drama follows the events that follow after a white Chicago police officer mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The series would follow three different families with personal ties to the case with the aftermath of the tragic shooting being told from each perspective. A-list filmmaker Ava DuVernay is executive producing the potential project...

March 1, 2018

Facebook keeps creepy secret files on the intimate habits of internet users

March 1 - Facebook may be tracking your every move online even if you have never been on the site. Not content with monitoring the movements of its own users, the largest social network in the world is building secret files on the activities of billions of people. Mark Zuckerburg's company says that is uses this information to target adverts and content based on your preferences, as well as for security purposes. Facebook account holders are able to download a copy...

Florida Gun Store Owner Says Sales Are Up 33%

February 27 - Firearms sales have spiked 33% compared to February last year according to one gun store owner in Florida, reflecting concerns that new Second Amendment restrictions are on the way in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. “The last couple of weeks have been very busy,” John Garner told WYFF 4. “Guns are political. It doesn’t take much to spark an interest.” Garner says he has sold 17 AR-15’s, the same weapon used by the Parkland shooter...

“It’s Okay to be White” Signs ‘Horrify’ Residents of Pennsylvania Town

February 28 - Some residents were “horrified” after over a hundred “It’s Okay to be White” signs were plastered all over Emmaus, Pennsylvania. The signs have been popping up in different places for the last three weeks, with Borough Manager Shane Pepe calling them a “distasteful” act of “vandalism”. “I mean, we’re surrounded by white privilege nowadays, it’s just a fact…so it’s completely racist to say ‘it’s OK to be white’,” Joshua Westbrook told WFMZ. Another resident said they were “horrified” by the signs.

Pennsylvania State Dept. Sued for Hiding Noncitizen Voting Records

February 28 - The Pennsylvania State Department is facing a lawsuit after officials refused to release records relating to noncitizens on voter rolls in the commonwealth. An analysis found that there are allegedly more than 100,000 noncitizens that are currently registered to vote, according to a Philadelphia official’s testimony before a Pennsylvania government committee last year. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group, initially...

NY City Officials Hide Huge Workforce of Illegal Aliens from ICE Enforcement

February 28 - New York’s police department, politicians, and judges are helping the city’s illegal alien workforce evade repatriation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to an article in the New York Times. The campaign, which protects the business groups’ supply of cheap, illegal-alien labor, was described by the newspaper on February 27. Amid the massive resistance, ICE officials have developed new tactics to get around the city’s suppression...

U.S. News Crowns California Worst State for ‘Quality of Life’

February 28 - The U.S. News & World Report has named California the worst state for “quality of life,” largely due to the high cost of living. U.S. News ranks the 50 U.S. states each year on eight major social and economic categories to determine an overall competitive ranking. California received an overall score of 32 in 2018, based on sub-category rankings for a Health Care (11); Education (26); Economy (4); Opportunity (46); Infrastructure (38); Crime and Corrections...

Three Muslim women forced to remove hijabs for mug shots snag $180G payout from city

February 27 - New York City will pay a total of $180,000 to three Muslim women who were forced to take off their hijabs for mug shots, the Daily News has learned. Settlements in the three cases were filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court, with the lawsuits spurring new NYPD procedures on photographing people donning religious head coverings. The cases date back as far as 2012, when a Brooklyn high school girl identified as “G.E.” was arrested after a scuffle with two girls...

Normalizing the chaos in California

February 28 - Liberal policy failure is all around us and destroys lives every day. In California, the destruction of society and individual lives has become so overwhelming, the state’s liberal overseers now spend their time covering up where they can and normalizing the chaos as much as possible. Since 2013, when now-liberal icon Eric Garcetti was elected mayor of Los Angeles, and the nation had just re-elected Barack Obama as president, Los Angeles’ homeless population...

YouTube Secretly Using Southern Poverty Law Center To Police Videos

February 27 - The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned. The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC.

66 probes of criminal misconduct into Broward sheriff's office since 2012

February 28 - Broward County Sheriff’s deputies and employees are the subjects of more than 66 investigations – ranging from drug trafficking and sexual battery to kidnapping – since 2012, according to a new report. The Broward County State Attorney’s office produced a 2014 Brady list of 146 open investigations ranging from 2004 to 2014, with many cases taking place in 2012 and 2013. Broward County Sheriff Scot Israel won election to the position in 2012.

Loretta Lynch used fake name as attorney general

February 28 - A prominent Washington watchdog is asking just how many Obama administration officials hid behind fake names while they worked for the U.S. government, after discovering that Loretta Lynch sometimes wasn’t Loretta Lynch – for email purposes – while she was attorney general. She was Elizabeth Carlisle. Judicial Watch said Lynch’s actions illustrate “how government hides information from the American public.” The group was pursuing information...

Chicago ID card for illegals valid for voter registration

February 28 - Chicago’s new CityKey ID card, designed to provide legal identification to illegal aliens, the homeless and those recently released from prison will qualify as a legal form of ID for the Illinois Board of Elections to accept, said a spokesman for the agency. But don’t worry about illegal aliens voting, he assured. State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich told Illinois News Network the 109 local election authorities in the state have final word on which documents...

February 22, 2018

Downtown San Francisco Littered with Drug Needles, Piles of Feces [but the weather is nice]

February 21 - One of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in is on track to become one of the dirtiest cities in the world, an investigation revealed. Journalists with NBC Bay Area released a report which surveyed 153 blocks in downtown San Francisco and found some shocking results: more than 300 piles of feces and 100 drug needles lined the streets of downtown San Francisco, including in areas near upscale hotels and government buildings. The report brought so much attention...

42 Million Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers in U.S. Over Last Three Decades

February 21 - Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate over 42 million babies have been born in the United States to unmarried mothers throughout the past 30 years. CDC notes that, between the years 1987-2016, 42,015,749 babies were born to unmarried mothers, representing 34.78 percent of the total 120,777,366 babies born in that three-decade period in the U.S. According to the data, in 2016, 1,569,796 babies were born to unmarried mothers...

Delaware Set to Allow Kids to ‘Choose’ Their Own Race and Gender Without Parental Knowledge

February 21 - Delaware is preparing to pass a rule that would allow the state’s students to “choose” their own race and gender without the approval or knowledge of parents. With Regulation 225, homosexual and transgender advocates are seeking to make state schools “more welcoming” to transgender students, but parents say the rule infringes on parental rights, Fox News reported. The rule allows students to make their own decision of what “gender” they are for the use of bathrooms...

Three African Men Arrested for Cannibalism in Paris Suburb

February 21 - Three men have been arrested in the heavily migrant-populated Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois for attacking a man by biting at his face and then eating the pieces of flesh they had bitten off. The men, who all originally came from the African island nation of Cape Verde, were arrested on Sunday after they attacked a man who was walking in the Hector-Berlioz alley at around 6 pm and bit off pieces his ear and lower lip, Le Parisien reports. The victim was able to fight off the attackers...

Italian Town ‘Taken Over’ By Nigerian Migrant Gangs

February 22 - The largely abandoned former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno north of Naples has been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, French news magazine L’Obs reports. Many of the Nigerian migrant women who walk the streets as prostitutes are underage, offering sexual favours for as little as 5 to 15 euros along the Via Domitiana by the sea.

Like the U.S., Switzerland loves its guns. But mass shootings are rare.

February 21 - The Swiss are heavily armed but mass shootings are rare, unlike in the United States where the country is still reeling from its latest tragedy at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. About 2 million guns are estimated to be in circulation in this Alpine nation of 8.5 million people, according to GunPolicy. org, which publishes international data on firearms. Only the United States and Yemen have more guns per capita. Though weapons are ubiquitous here and gun laws are relatively liberal, crime is low.

Los Angeles: Recreational Pot Sales Soar in First Month of Legalization

February 21 - Pot sales in Los Angeles are higher than anticipated since marijuana became legal on Jan. 1, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. "Originally the department was given a budget of $1.3 million, and to date we have collected over $2.2 million in licensing fees, and we have around about $800,000 in outstanding invoices, so it is likely that our revenue projections through June will be $3.5 million," Cat Packer, head of the city's Department of Cannabis Regulation...

Shooting Survivor Says CNN Gave Him Scripted Town Hall Question

February 22 - A student survivor of last week's massacre at a Florida school says CNN gave him a scripted question to ask at its town hall Wednesday night, eschewing one he wanted to ask. Not only did Colton Haab decline, he decided not to attend the town hall in Sunrise, Florida, an event hosted by CNN featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, Dana Loesch of the NRA, Sen. Bill Nelson, among others. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted...

Antibacterial Wipes Pointless, Bugs Grow Back in Minutes, Scientists Say

February 22 - Antibacterial wipes are pointless because the bugs will just grow back within minutes, a scientist told The Telegraph. The revelation comes after experts on BBC's "Trust Me I'm a Doctor" discovered that microbes reappeared within 12 hours of wiping down regular kitchen surfaces with antibacterial wipes, with colonies reforming almost immediately. "Some bacteria can divide every 20 minutes so it doesn't take long for one cell to become one million cells...

February 14, 2018

Criminologist Says Italian Teen Butchered by Nigerian Migrant Could Have Been Eaten

February 13 - An 18-year-old Italian girl who was murdered and dismembered by a Nigerian migrant who was living in Italy on an expired visa could have also been the victim of cannibalism, according to a top criminologist. Pamela Mastropietro was found chopped up and dumped on a street with parts of her body stuffed in suitcases last month in the Italian commune of Pollenza. Police later arrested 29-year-old Innocent Oseghale in connection with the murder after studying surveillance...

Swedish Whistleblower Cop Put on Notice for Claiming Gang Rape ‘Cultural Phenomenon’ Linked to Mass Migration

February 14 - Swedish police officer Peter Springare has been reported to police and will likely be investigated after he said the country’s gang rape problem is linked to migration and was a “cultural phenomenon”. Springare, who gained global attention after blowing the whistle on the extent of migrant crime in Sweden last year commented on the issue of gang rapes earlier this month claiming such attacks were “new” and were a consequence of the last 10 to 15 years of migration policy...

Swedish Bishop Welcomes Muslim Call to Prayer as “Good” For Society

February 14 - A Swedish Bishop has responded to an application to have the Muslim call to prayer broadcast in the migrant suburb of Araby, Växjö by welcoming the move as a positive sign of multiculturalism. “Muslims are not visitors in Växjö, we live here,” said Imam Ismail Abu Helal, asserting that, “The Islamic community should be proud of their culture, and not feel like they have to hide.” Fredrik Modéus, the Bishop of Växjö, endorsed the proposal.

Thrice Deported Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty in DEA Sting

February 14 - A Mexican national who was deported three times in the past three months pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from an undercover DEA sting. On January 18, triple deportee Saul Bustos-Bustos, 38, and Irepan-Juanchi-Salgado, also from Mexico pleaded guilty to federal drug charges after a sting on November 28, 2017. According to a recent release from the United States Department of Justice, Bustos-Bustos and Juanchi-Salgado pled guilty in January for conspiring...

North Carolina Toddler Killed Riding in Ambulance Hit by Illegal Alien

February 13 - A North Carolina toddler was killed while riding in an ambulance after an illegal alien allegedly smashed his car into the emergency vehicle on February 11. Jose Martin Duran Romero, 27, allegedly crashed his car into the side of an ambulance in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, early on Sunday. Inside was a three-year-old boy and his mother, Lyndsay Ann Oakes, who were being transported to a local hospital for an undisclosed medical emergency, according to the Daily Mail.

High school bans ‘outdated and racially offensive’ national anthem from rallies

February 13 - Student leaders at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area have decided that the national anthem is racist and outdated and have banned it from school rallies. According to multiple area news outlets, the Associated Student Body at California High School in San Ramon made that decision based on a phrase in the rarely-played third verse. “It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive...

Real reason Trump rolled back Obama's bathroom policy

February 13 - Barack Obama expanded a four-decade-old congressionally approved ban on discrimination based on “sex” to include discrimination based on “gender identity.” Through an executive order, his reinterpretation of the law effectively forced America’s public schools to allow a high-school boy who declares himself to be a girl to shower with girls. When Donald Trump took office, his advisers reviewed the 1972 Title IX law, which clearly didn’t address “gender identity,” and reversed...

France looking at tax to subsidize mosques

February 13 - French President Emmanuel Macron already has signed into law anti-terror legislation that gives security services the authority to shut down places of worship if they are fostering extremism. And French police can search terrorist suspects’ homes and demand identity documents of suspects at borders. The moves were prompted by the 2015 terrorist attacks by Muslims that killed 130 in Paris. Now Macron wants to move much further down a road that wouldn’t be permitted...

Americans mock Obama portrait with side-splitting memes

February 13 - A day after the unveiling of the official portrait of former President Obama, who is depicted sitting in a chair positioned amid a wall of bushes, Twitter is having an amusing laugh at the expense of the 44th president’s portrayal. The social-networking site exploded Tuesday with humorous memes inspired by the portrait that’s set to be displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. In one popular meme depicting the portraits of a dozen U.S. presidents, Twitter users noted that...

Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

February 14 - Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters. The slated closures, which are being reviewed by the State Department for final approval, follow President Donald Trump’s decision to dramatically reduce the number of refugees that will be allowed into the United States in 2018.

[Nanny State] New Hampshire Bill Targets Soda on Kids Menus

February 14 - New Hampshire restaurants would no longer be allowed to offer soda as a beverage choice for children's meals under a bill before a state House committee. The bill would apply to restaurants that serve children's meals that include food and a beverage for one price. Such meals would only be allowed to include milk, 100 percent juice or juice combined with water, plain water or flavored water with no sweeteners. A report released in July by the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Illegal Alien faces deportation after calling police for help

February 13 - A father-of-three in Washington state who called 911 simply to report a trespasser was “hand-delivered” by local police into the custody of federal immigration officials, his lawyer charged on Tuesday. Wilson Rodriguez, 32, called police early last Thursday morning after he saw someone trespassing on his property and looking into his car and house in Tukwila, Washington, attorney Luis Cortes told NBC News. “He became very nervous for the safety of himself...

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

February 10 - A person lies an average of 10 times a day, according to Susan Carnicero — and she’s one to know. As a former CIA officer who spent more than 20 years interrogating, interviewing and polygraphing suspects, she’s learned a thing or two about how to spot a liar. In fact, Carnicero has also developed behavioral screening programs used by the U.S. government and co-written the book “Spy the Lie,” which teaches you how to detect deception. She’s also a co-founder of QVerity...

February 7, 2018

Macy's to launch a clothing line geared toward Muslims

February 7 - Macy's is launching a women's clothing line aimed at Muslim shoppers. The department store chain says it teamed up with a boutique called Verona Collection and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online. The clothing will launch on Macy's website on Feb. 15. The brand was developed by Lisa Vogl, a graduate of Macy's minority- and women-owned business development program, which aims to offer more fashion diversity.

'It's a Problem With the Mind, Not the Body': Increasing Number of Teens Identifying as Transgender

February 6 - New research out of Minnesota suggests that more teenagers than previously thought are using "non-traditional gender terms" to self-identify. The American Academy of Pediatrics published the findings on Monday. The study looked at approximately 81,000 ninth and eleventh grade students in Minnesota. It found that nearly three-percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they choose not to self-identify with the gender they were born with.

Obama’s Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Scandals All Connected to DOJ, FBI Corruption in Trump Probe

February 7 - Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a leading conservative member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday that he believes that there is an interconnectivity between various high-profile Barack Obama-era scandals and the latest revelations about corruption at the Department of Justice and FBI. Gosar was asked during the interview on the SiriusXM 125 Patriot Channel show about the corruption on display in the release...

'Media ignoring Obama's role' in Trump dossier scandal

February 7 - Democrats and the establishment media are engaged in a “frenzied” effort to undermine the memo released by the House Intelligence Committee alleging FBI and Justice Department intelligence abuses, because they are trying to protect former President Barack Obama as well as Hillary Clinton, who “paid for a warrant,” contends constitutional lawyer and talk host Mark Levin. In the debate over the abuse of the top-secret FISA court highlighted in the Republican memo released Friday...

Thousands of African migrants protest Israeli deportations

February 7 - Thousands of African asylum seekers gathered at the Rwandan Embassy in Israel on Wednesday to protest the country's plan to deport the migrants or lock them up. The Israeli government's offer gives the migrants 60 days to accept one of two options: leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket or be incarcerated indefinitely. The destination is believed to be the East African country of Rwanda, the Jerusalem Post reported.

At least seven killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

February 6 - Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, in a search for 67 people missing after a strong earthquake which killed at least seven near Taiwan’s popular tourist city of Hualien. The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, injured 260 people and caused four buildings to collapse, officials said. Hualien Mayor Fu Kun-chi said the number of people missing was now close to 60...

[Symbolism over Substance] Las Vegas hotel re-numbers floor where gunman opened fire on music festival

February 6 - The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman converted a suite to a sniper’s nest in October and opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing 58 people, will rename several floors of the guest tower, the company said. Floors 31, 32, 33 and 34 of the hotel will be renumbered 56, 57, 58 and 59, said Brian Ahern, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree, fired on the Route 91 Harvest festival...

Oil World Turned Upside Down as America Sells Oil in Middle East

February 7 - The United Arab Emirates, a model Persian Gulf petro-state where endless billions from crude exports feed a giant sovereign wealth fund, isn’t the most obvious customer for Texan oil. Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from the U.S. in December, according to data from the federal government. A tanker sailed from Houston and arrived in the Persian Gulf last month.

Israel Moves Closer to Silencing Muslim Call to Prayer

February 5 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition partners are again pushing a bill that would prohibit mosques from broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers. Known as the Muezzin Law, two versions of the bill passed their first readings in the Knesset last March. However, fearing a local and international backlash, the government put the breaks on the legislation by introducing restrictions, primarily that the two versions of the bill be combined and be submitted...