Prophecy News Watch - September 21, 2015

Around the World
IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site
The head of the UN atomic watchdog was granted access Sunday to a controversial Iranian military site where it is alleged covert research to build a nuclear bomb took place, AFP reported.
Greek leftist Tsipras returns in unexpectedly clear election win
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed back into office with an unexpectedly decisive election victory on Sunday, claiming a clear mandate to steer Greece's battered economy to recovery.
Iran's Rouhani Dodges Questions on US as 'Great Satan,' Cries of 'Death to America'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told '60 Minutes' in an interview aired Sunday that 'Death to America' and 'The Great Satan' are not terms aimed at the American people, but at the government it sees as not keeping its word.
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Havana, warns against ideology
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday and met with former leader Fidel Castro but warned Cubans against the dangers of ideology as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.
Some Iraqis ditch fight against ISIS for better life in Europe
The inability of Iraq to retain its soldiers threatens to further erode morale in a military that has partially collapsed twice in the past year in the face of the Islamic State militant group.
Vladimir Putin orders ground troops to Syria after Obama's use of moderate rebels flops
Vladimir Putin views the Syrian army and its Iranian allies as incapable of defeating the Islamic State in Syria, prompting the Russian president to directly intervene in recent weeks by setting up an air base and sending in tanks, artillery and jet fighters, a report to Congress says.
Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having 'arguably the worst record in the world' on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies' Abuse of Boys
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia's reinforcement of Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.
Jordan's King says Al-Aqsa only open for Muslim prayer, can't be divided
Jordanian King Abdullah II told a group of Israeli Arab MKs visiting his country on Sunday that al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is a place for Muslim prayer with no division nor partnership.
Police arrest 39 Palestinians accused of throwing rocks, firebombs over 48 hours
Twenty-seven Palestinian suspects accused of throwing rocks and firebombs at officers in flashpoint Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem were arrested during an overnight police sweep that started late Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
IDF arrests six in overnight West Bank terror sweeps
Security forces in the West Bank arrested six Palestinians in overnight sweeps. Five of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terror groups and terror related activities.
Herzog: EU plans to label settlement products a 'dangerous and grave' threat
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) on Monday criticized as a 'dangerous and grave' threat, European Union's plans to label products made in settlements over the Green Line.

Inside the United States
Pope's visit will produce largest security operation in U.S. history
Federal authorities are mobilizing one of the largest security operations in U.S. history ahead of Pope Francis?s arrival Tuesday, an effort that is straining law enforcement resources in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
Thousands of evacuees head home as California blazes near containment
More than 1,523f7c people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said.
Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes
California fire officials said Sunday a wildfire north of San Francisco destroyed another 162 homes, raising the number of homes destroyed to 1,050 and making it the fourth worst wildfire in the state's history.

U.S. Politics
Conservatives have 'no plan' to remove Boehner
Even some of the staunchest anti-establishment Tea Party Republicans in the House admit they don't have a viable plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner.
CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2
Front-runner Donald Trump is down, but still in the lead in the first poll released since Wednesday's second GOP presidential debate, while Carly Fiorina has leaped to second place.
Trump Courts Skeptical Christian Conservatives in Iowa
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is moving to try to establish deeper roots with social conservatives, a key segment of his party's electorate and one that's skeptical about him.
Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina say government shutdown hinges on Planned Parenthood funding
Even as a prominent pro-life group has warned Republicans not to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding, GOP presidential candidates on Sunday continued to call on Congress to cut off money for the group and force President Obama's hand on financing the abortion provider.
Huckabee: Obama more interested in appeasing gays than strengthening military
Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama's decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease 'America's homosexuals.'
Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be 'sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.'

Christian News
UK discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees
The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the U.K. Prime Minister that his government's policy on refugees discriminates against Christians trying to leave Syria.
Court Rules Sudan Gov't Interfered with Church
Last month a court ruled that the committees imposed upon a Khartoum church by the Islamist government of Sudan were illegal.
Christians Rally in Tennessee for Religious Freedom From Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Hundreds of Christian conservatives gathered in the blistering heat in Nashville on Constitution Day Thursday, to rally for religious freedom in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling and called on the state to uphold its definition of marriage as being a union between one man and one woman.
Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week 'disgraceful and obviously inappropriate,' even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia.
3 people injured in Alabama church shooting
A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby's father is in custody, authorities said.

Prophecy News Watch - September 18, 2015

Around the World
IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site
The head of the UN atomic watchdog was granted access Sunday to a controversial Iranian military site where it is alleged covert research to build a nuclear bomb took place, AFP reported.
Greek leftist Tsipras returns in unexpectedly clear election win
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed back into office with an unexpectedly decisive election victory on Sunday, claiming a clear mandate to steer Greece's battered economy to recovery.
Iran's Rouhani Dodges Questions on US as 'Great Satan,' Cries of 'Death to America'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told '60 Minutes' in an interview aired Sunday that 'Death to America' and 'The Great Satan' are not terms aimed at the American people, but at the government it sees as not keeping its word.
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Havana, warns against ideology
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday and met with former leader Fidel Castro but warned Cubans against the dangers of ideology as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.
Some Iraqis ditch fight against ISIS for better life in Europe
The inability of Iraq to retain its soldiers threatens to further erode morale in a military that has partially collapsed twice in the past year in the face of the Islamic State militant group.
Vladimir Putin orders ground troops to Syria after Obama's use of moderate rebels flops
Vladimir Putin views the Syrian army and its Iranian allies as incapable of defeating the Islamic State in Syria, prompting the Russian president to directly intervene in recent weeks by setting up an air base and sending in tanks, artillery and jet fighters, a report to Congress says.
Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having 'arguably the worst record in the world' on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies' Abuse of Boys
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia's reinforcement of Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.
Jordan's King says Al-Aqsa only open for Muslim prayer, can't be divided
Jordanian King Abdullah II told a group of Israeli Arab MKs visiting his country on Sunday that al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is a place for Muslim prayer with no division nor partnership.
Police arrest 39 Palestinians accused of throwing rocks, firebombs over 48 hours
Twenty-seven Palestinian suspects accused of throwing rocks and firebombs at officers in flashpoint Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem were arrested during an overnight police sweep that started late Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
IDF arrests six in overnight West Bank terror sweeps
Security forces in the West Bank arrested six Palestinians in overnight sweeps. Five of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terror groups and terror related activities.
Herzog: EU plans to label settlement products a 'dangerous and grave' threat
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) on Monday criticized as a 'dangerous and grave' threat, European Union's plans to label products made in settlements over the Green Line.

Inside the United States
Pope's visit will produce largest security operation in U.S. history
Federal authorities are mobilizing one of the largest security operations in U.S. history ahead of Pope Francis?s arrival Tuesday, an effort that is straining law enforcement resources in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
Thousands of evacuees head home as California blazes near containment
More than 1,523f7c people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said.
Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes
California fire officials said Sunday a wildfire north of San Francisco destroyed another 162 homes, raising the number of homes destroyed to 1,050 and making it the fourth worst wildfire in the state's history.

U.S. Politics
Conservatives have 'no plan' to remove Boehner
Even some of the staunchest anti-establishment Tea Party Republicans in the House admit they don't have a viable plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner.
CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2
Front-runner Donald Trump is down, but still in the lead in the first poll released since Wednesday's second GOP presidential debate, while Carly Fiorina has leaped to second place.
Trump Courts Skeptical Christian Conservatives in Iowa
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is moving to try to establish deeper roots with social conservatives, a key segment of his party's electorate and one that's skeptical about him.
Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina say government shutdown hinges on Planned Parenthood funding
Even as a prominent pro-life group has warned Republicans not to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding, GOP presidential candidates on Sunday continued to call on Congress to cut off money for the group and force President Obama's hand on financing the abortion provider.
Huckabee: Obama more interested in appeasing gays than strengthening military
Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama's decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease 'America's homosexuals.'
Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be 'sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.'

Christian News
UK discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees
The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the U.K. Prime Minister that his government's policy on refugees discriminates against Christians trying to leave Syria.
Court Rules Sudan Gov't Interfered with Church
Last month a court ruled that the committees imposed upon a Khartoum church by the Islamist government of Sudan were illegal.
Christians Rally in Tennessee for Religious Freedom From Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Hundreds of Christian conservatives gathered in the blistering heat in Nashville on Constitution Day Thursday, to rally for religious freedom in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling and called on the state to uphold its definition of marriage as being a union between one man and one woman.
Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week 'disgraceful and obviously inappropriate,' even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia.
3 people injured in Alabama church shooting
A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby's father is in custody, authorities said.

Prophecy News Watch - September 17, 2015

Today's Breaking News
Around the World
IAEA Chief Granted Access to Covert Iran Military Site
The head of the UN atomic watchdog was granted access Sunday to a controversial Iranian military site where it is alleged covert research to build a nuclear bomb took place, AFP reported.
Greek leftist Tsipras returns in unexpectedly clear election win
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras stormed back into office with an unexpectedly decisive election victory on Sunday, claiming a clear mandate to steer Greece's battered economy to recovery.
Iran's Rouhani Dodges Questions on US as 'Great Satan,' Cries of 'Death to America'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told '60 Minutes' in an interview aired Sunday that 'Death to America' and 'The Great Satan' are not terms aimed at the American people, but at the government it sees as not keeping its word.
Pope meets Fidel Castro in Havana, warns against ideology
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday and met with former leader Fidel Castro but warned Cubans against the dangers of ideology as their country enters a new era of closer ties with the United States.
Some Iraqis ditch fight against ISIS for better life in Europe
The inability of Iraq to retain its soldiers threatens to further erode morale in a military that has partially collapsed twice in the past year in the face of the Islamic State militant group.
Vladimir Putin orders ground troops to Syria after Obama's use of moderate rebels flops
Vladimir Putin views the Syrian army and its Iranian allies as incapable of defeating the Islamic State in Syria, prompting the Russian president to directly intervene in recent weeks by setting up an air base and sending in tanks, artillery and jet fighters, a report to Congress says.
Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'
The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having 'arguably the worst record in the world' on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents.
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies' Abuse of Boys
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Russia's reinforcement of Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia's military deployment in Syria and to lay out Israel's concerns about the risk of weapons reaching militants on its borders.
Jordan's King says Al-Aqsa only open for Muslim prayer, can't be divided
Jordanian King Abdullah II told a group of Israeli Arab MKs visiting his country on Sunday that al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is a place for Muslim prayer with no division nor partnership.
Police arrest 39 Palestinians accused of throwing rocks, firebombs over 48 hours
Twenty-seven Palestinian suspects accused of throwing rocks and firebombs at officers in flashpoint Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem were arrested during an overnight police sweep that started late Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
IDF arrests six in overnight West Bank terror sweeps
Security forces in the West Bank arrested six Palestinians in overnight sweeps. Five of the suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terror groups and terror related activities.
Herzog: EU plans to label settlement products a 'dangerous and grave' threat
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) on Monday criticized as a 'dangerous and grave' threat, European Union's plans to label products made in settlements over the Green Line.

Inside the United States
Pope's visit will produce largest security operation in U.S. history
Federal authorities are mobilizing one of the largest security operations in U.S. history ahead of Pope Francis?s arrival Tuesday, an effort that is straining law enforcement resources in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
Thousands of evacuees head home as California blazes near containment
More than 1,523f7c people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said.
Northern California wildfire destroys another 162 homes
California fire officials said Sunday a wildfire north of San Francisco destroyed another 162 homes, raising the number of homes destroyed to 1,050 and making it the fourth worst wildfire in the state's history.

U.S. Politics
Conservatives have 'no plan' to remove Boehner
Even some of the staunchest anti-establishment Tea Party Republicans in the House admit they don't have a viable plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner.
CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2
Front-runner Donald Trump is down, but still in the lead in the first poll released since Wednesday's second GOP presidential debate, while Carly Fiorina has leaped to second place.
Trump Courts Skeptical Christian Conservatives in Iowa
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is moving to try to establish deeper roots with social conservatives, a key segment of his party's electorate and one that's skeptical about him.
Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina say government shutdown hinges on Planned Parenthood funding
Even as a prominent pro-life group has warned Republicans not to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding, GOP presidential candidates on Sunday continued to call on Congress to cut off money for the group and force President Obama's hand on financing the abortion provider.
Huckabee: Obama more interested in appeasing gays than strengthening military
Mike Huckabee said Saturday that President Barack Obama's decision to nominate a gay man to lead the Army was made so he could appease 'America's homosexuals.'
Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be 'sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.'

Christian News
UK discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees
The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the U.K. Prime Minister that his government's policy on refugees discriminates against Christians trying to leave Syria.
Court Rules Sudan Gov't Interfered with Church
Last month a court ruled that the committees imposed upon a Khartoum church by the Islamist government of Sudan were illegal.
Christians Rally in Tennessee for Religious Freedom From Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Hundreds of Christian conservatives gathered in the blistering heat in Nashville on Constitution Day Thursday, to rally for religious freedom in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling and called on the state to uphold its definition of marriage as being a union between one man and one woman.
Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week 'disgraceful and obviously inappropriate,' even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia.
3 people injured in Alabama church shooting
A mother, her newborn, and a pastor were shot Sunday in an Alabama church, and the baby's father is in custody, authorities said.

Prophecy News Watch - September 16, 2015

Around the World
UK Plans Government Registration of Faith Leaders
Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures will have to enroll in a "national register of faith leaders" and be subject to government-specified training and security checks in the Home Office's latest action on extremism.
Refugee crisis: Divisions leave Europe paralysed as borders close to refugees
The razor fences, closed borders and detention of refugees have been met with a chorus of mutual recrimination among Europe's leaders. Today, the continent is more divided than ever by the crisis, unable to agree on quotas, and unwilling to allow free movement between its member states.
95,523f7c Russian troops in largest military exercise
The year's biggest army drill is taking place in the center of Russia's vast territory, between the Urals and Siberia. The war games also involve naval ships and military jets, plus troops from other ex-Soviet states.
France plans air strikes in Syria in coming weeks: minister
France is planning air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria in the coming weeks in an effort to stem its growing presence in the country, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands
Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the European Union on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees.
Egyptian security forces kill 55 militants during operation in Sinai Peninsula
Egyptian security forces said Tuesday they killed 55 militants and lost two soldiers during a counter-terrorism operation in the Sinai Peninsula.
Australia launches first air strikes inside Syria
The Australian government has confirmed it has launched its first air strikes inside Syria against targets of the so-called Islamic State (IS).
North Korea warns U.S. it's ready to use nuclear weapons 'any time'
In its latest bout of saber rattling, North Korea says it is ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and other foes if they pursue 'their reckless hostile policy' toward Kim Jong Un's regime.
Gazprom Opens 8 Gas Fields on Arctic Shelf With 3.6Bln Tons of Reserves
Russian energy giant Gazprom has opened eight gas fields over the last 10 years on the Russian shelf with 3.6 billion tons of probable fuel reserves, Gazprom department head Vsevolod Cherepanov said during a conference on the Arctic on Wednesday.
Al Qaeda still a major threat despite Islamic State's rise, CIA director says
Osama bin Laden's original al Qaeda network remains a major long-term national security threat and could surge back into global prominence even as the appeal of the newer, rival Islamic State movement spreads in the heart of the Middle East, CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday.
Syrian refugees line up for new passports, hoping they'll smooth the rough journey to Europe
Hundreds of Syrian refugees line up outside their embassy in Jordan every day for a long shot at a better future -- applying for new passports that allow them to enter Turkey legally and from there start on a dangerous trek to Europe.
Russian aid to Syria latest example of Obama's inability to confront Putin, critics say
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended sending more military aid to Syria, and he blasted the U.S. for creating a refugee crisis by its actions against Syrian President Bashar Assad, drawing a rebuke from the Obama White House, which has struggled for years to counter Russia's moves on the world stage.
Saudi Arabia has 100,523f7c air-conditioned tents sitting empty, still wont take Syrian refugees
As Saudi Arabia faces mounting criticism for refusing to take in any of the millions of Syrians fleeing conflict in their homeland, it was revealed this weekend that the country has over 100,523f7c empty, air-conditioned tents that could house up to 3 million refugees.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu pushes for new measures against J'lem rioters
In light of recently escalating tensions in Jerusalem, Government officials decided Tuesday night to consider changes in protocol that allows security forces to open fire when attacked by rocks or firebombs.
'It's a matter of time until ISIS in Sinai attempts terror attack against Israel'
It is only a matter of time before Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula attempts to carry out a terror attack against Israel, Col. Yehuda Hacohen, the commander of the IDF's Sagi Battalion which operates on the border said in an interview with Army Radio on Wednesday.
Relative calm returns to Temple Mount as police deployed
After three days of clashes between Muslims and Israeli forces at the Temple Mount, quiet returned early Wednesday to the hilltop compound after police were deployed to calm rising tensions at the site.
Fresh protests as Christian school strike grinds on
Hundreds of students in the country's Christian school system demonstrated Wednesday in Haifa as a strike over state funding for Christian schools entered its 16th day.

Inside the United States
Wildfires, flooding, earthquake hit California
As firefighters began to make significant progress on two of the 12 deadly wildfires raging in drought-stricken areas of California, emergency crews on Tuesday had to also contend with a small earthquake near one of the wildfires and flooding in Los Angeles.
McConnell announces 'Plan B' to stop Iran deal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a 'Plan B' to halt a nuclear deal that would lift sanctions against Iran.
Judge to Consider Releasing Church Shooting 911 Tapes
A South Carolina judge was set to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to release 911 calls and other documents in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a church.
Obamacare Premiums Could Rise by 23 Percent Next Year
Premium rates within Obamacare are set to increase in several states next year, with rates in one city predicted to increase by as much as 22.8 percent, according to a recent study.
Computer Models Failing to Accurately Predict Path of Flames
Wildfires that have raged in California this summer haven't just overwhelmed firefighters -- they've also stumped computer models designed to predict the intensity of flames and where they'll burn.
Jade Helm 15 training exercises end
Operation Jade Helm 15, an eight-week, multi-state exercise, has come to an end.
Homeland Security websites vulnerable to cyber attack: audit
The U.S. department charged with protecting government computers needs to secure its own information systems better, according to an audit released on Tuesday that showed lapses in internal systems used by the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Alabama Moves to Eliminate Marriage Licenses
As the same-sex marriage debate rages in conservative states, Alabama is getting closer to its own solution: stop issuing marriage licenses altogether.
Catholic hospital allegedly denies Michigan woman life-saving sterilization procedure based on religious belief
A Michigan woman suffering from a brain tumor is threatening legal action against a Catholic health system that is allegedly refusing to tie her fallopian tubes -- a procedure that could be life saving for her -- based on religious belief.
FBI arrests teen planning Islamic State-inspired attack on Pope Francis
A 15-year-old Philadelphia-area boy has been arrested in connection to a plot to carry out an Islamic State-inspired attack against Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S. next week, federal authorities said.

U.S. Politics
McConnell sets up Senate vote on abortion ban
The Senate will soon vote on a bill that would prevent most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Bernie Sanders' Christian encounter at Liberty
In the moments before Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., preached a socialist message of wealth redistribution to thousands of Christian students at Liberty University on Monday, a school official offered a quick update on a needy student.
Trump Aboard US Battleship: 'I Am With the Veterans 100%'
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump said Monday evening 'We have illegal immigrants that are treated better by far than our Veterans.' Speaking on board the World War II-era battleship USS Iowa in Los Angeles, Trump addressed supporters as about 200 protesters were on the shore chanting. One held a sign reading 'no human is illegal.'
Poll: Nearly 100 Percent of US Agree, Illegal Immigration a 'Problem'
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe illegal immigration is a problem, according to a survey by YouGov.

Christian News
Syrian Christians leaving the Country
A Syrian Catholic leader has issued an impassioned plea for young people to stay in Syria, according to the Catholic Herald.
Ethiopia: Christians arrested for 'spreading hatred'
Last month, six church committee members from Kilto, Ethiopia, were found guilty of destroying the public's trust in government officials and spreading hatred.
Texas teacher under fire from atheists for putting up cross sign inside classroom
A Texas teacher finds herself in hot water after a Washington-based atheist organisation filed a letter of complaint against her for putting up a Christian cross sign inside the classroom where she teaches.
UK Turning Its Back on Christian Refugees? British Policy to Give 20K Muslims Asylum, Persecution Groups Say
Anglican leader Justin Welby, as well as Christian persecution watchdog groups, have warned that U.K. government policies on granting asylum are discriminating against Christians who are avoiding entering formal refugee camps populated by Sunni Muslims amid fears of attacks by Islamic radicals.

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