Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

source BBC News India Feb 12, 2017 At least eight people have died in Indian-administered Kashmir during and after a gun battle between the security forces and militants, officials say. The violence began when security forces entered a village in the southern Kulgam district overnight on Saturday in pursuit of suspected militants. The exchange of

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

By JILL COLVIN source AP News PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration. The uncertainty comes as Trump is dealing with North

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

by Bob King   source Universe Today To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this asteroid is more angular than most imaged by radar.

Possible Russian Ties Confimed

Possible Russian Ties Confimed

By Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez, CNN Source: CNN Washington (CNN)For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump

Venezuela Selling Passports to Terrorists

Venezuela Selling Passports to Terrorists

By Todd Beamon   |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 10:59 PM The Venezuelan Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, allegedly has been selling passports to the highest bidder for several years, including criminals and terrorists, who can use them to enter more than 130 nations without a visa — though not the United States, according to news reports. “Here,

New Scrutiny for FBI’s Comey from Watch Dog Group.

New Scrutiny for FBI’s Comey from Watch Dog Group.

(source AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department followed established protocol in the email server case. The wide-ranging investigation from the Justice Department’s inspector general will focus

Trump Campaign Struggles With Funding Woes, as State Operatives Complain

Trump Campaign Struggles With Funding Woes, as State Operatives Complain

by ALEXANDRA JAFFE via MSNBC.com Trump Doubles Down That Election is ‘Rigged’ as Latest NBC News/WSJ Poll Shows Support Falling 3:52 The Trump campaign is struggling to operate at even a basic level in many key states, as it lacks funding and relies heavily on sometimes hostile state party organizations. The developments are raising further