BBC: Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

October 11, 2017 “US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled the report…

INTO: Trans Missouri Teen Ally Steinfeld Killed, Misgendered in Early Reports

September 27, 2017 “A Missouri teen who was brutally murdered and whose body was found earlier this month is also transgender, according to her own social media posts. Seventeen year-old Ally Steinfeld’s homicide was covered in several outlets, but her trans identity was not mentioned, though some local media did allude to the fact that she went by…

CNN: North Korea accuses Trump of Declaring War via Twitter

September 25, 2017 “North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer.” “Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn’t be around much longer and declared a war on our country,”…

United States v. North Korea: Why are we at this point?

by Allison Hargus, Creator/Writer September 22, 2017   We have all seen the headlines: “Trump and Kim Call Each Other Mad” “Kim Gives Final Warning on North Korean Trade” “Trump Calls Kim ‘Rocketman’” The pumped up rhetoric surfaced in April and continues to escalate until…. what? Where could this possibly be going? Nuclear War?! While…

CNN: In a collapsed Mexico school, a community digs for signs of life

September 21, 2017 “Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) – When the Enrique Rebsamen School fell, it did not do so lightly. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted the region on Tuesday caused part of the building to fold in on itself, sandwiching and collapsing, classroom onto classroom. In the destruction, rescuers found the bodies of 21 schoolchildren and…

BBC: Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

September 18, 2017 “A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the…

BBC: Georgia student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

September 18, 2017 “University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking a state investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife and a gun” late on Saturday. Footage has emerged showing Schultz, 21, refusing…

BBC: Why clowns marched on Washington

September 16, 2017 “Washington DC is used to marches – but the latest protesters to descend on the capital may have made passersby look twice. A group of disgruntled clowns, known as ‘Juggalos’, descended on Washington on Saturday. They are angry they have been labelled a gang by the FBI – albeit one described as…

BBC: Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police

September 15, 2017 “An ‘improvised explosive device’ was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism. Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries. A…