Around the World
ISIS Recruitment Posters Show Pope Francis Beheading, Threats Against Christmas
The pro-ISIS Wafa’ Media Foundation is distributing a propaganda poster showing a beheaded Pope Francis poster just days after releasing a video showing a masked man driving towards Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Basilica.
US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected
President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s 'murderous regime' on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in February.
Fukushima Melted Uranium Discovered 6 Years After Nuclear Disaster
More than six years after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, workers finally discovered the location of melted uranium fuel rods inside of one of the reactors. The rods melted during the 2011 disaster, making it near-impossible to determine where the liquefied material ended up.
Russia Admits Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Is From Nuclear Plant Pollution
A mysterious radioactive cloud hovering above Europe came from Russian nuclear plant pollution, the nation admitted Monday, according to the South China Morning Post. Russia’s meteorological service confirmed there were 'extremely high' concentrations of radioactive isotopes in the air in September.
Hezbollah to withdraw forces from Iraq, in wake of Islamic State’s defeat
The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah is preparing to pull its cadre of commanders and military advisers from Iraq, with the group’s leader saying Monday it had achieved its goal of defeating the Islamic State in the Middle East country.
Hamas rejects Arab League labeling of Hezbollah as ‘terrorists’
The Palestinian terror group Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.
Lebanon under ‘total control’ of Hezbollah, Bahrain says
Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian 'aggression,' as Bahrain said the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah was “in total control” of Lebanon.
Inside the United States
Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court
Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer’s estate.
Economist: States With Lower Taxes on Business and Personal Income Have Higher Economic Growth
States with lower taxes on businesses and personal income have higher economic growth, according to an economist at the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board
Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to US President Donald Trump, announcing that she will leave the board when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.