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Manhunt in Germany, Winning Not Enough

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Manhunt: German authorities are now searching for a 23-year-old Tunisian man they believe was the driver of a truck that killed 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Anis Amri, 23, had previously been investigated on suspicion that he planned …

Mexico Fireworks Disaster, Drilling Ban

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fireworks Disaster: At least 27 people were killed and 50 injured in an explosion at a large fireworks market in Tultepec, 20 miles north of Mexico City. Firefighters were forced to stand back as the fireworks cooked off and exploded …

Ambassador Assassinated, Trump Elected

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sarajevo: The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed last night while delivering a speech at a photographic exhibition in Ankara. Three other people were wounded. The gunman, a 22-year-old Turkish police officer who was wearing a suit …

Electors Vote Today, Political Hacks

Monday, December 19, 2016

538: The members of the Electoral College meet in their state capitals today to cast their votes for president. Although many have been under pressure to abandon Donald Trump, the electors are expected to vote in accordance with the vote …

China to Return Drone, 55-Car Pileup

Sunday, December 18, 2016

China Syndrome: The US says it has reached an agreement with China for the return of an underwater drone the Chinese navy snatched out of international waters in the South China Sea. The Pentagon says the drone was being used …

Obama Played it Neutral, China Takes Drone

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Political Hacks: In what may have been the last press conference of his presidency, President Obama said he personally told Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop Russian hacking into political campaign computers, and warned that there would be consequences. Obama …

Obama Will Retaliate, Guilty of Hate

Friday, December 16, 2016

Political Hack: President Obama said the US will retaliate for Russian computer hacking to influence the US election. Obama told NPR’s Steve Inskeep, “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of …

Putin Directed Hacking, First Lady Ivanka

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vlad the Terrible: Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in computer hacking to influence the US election, according to a report by NBC News. The network cites national security sources saying Putin directed how materials hacked from Democratic computers …

High-Impact Weapon, DOE Says “No”

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cyber War: When the FBI notified the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 that its computers had been cracked by Russian hackers, the computer technician who took the call barely did anything about it, according to a report in the …

Exxon Boss Named, F-35 in Crosshairs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dealmaker: President-elect Trump has named Rex Tillerson, the chief of Exxon Mobil, to be Secretary of State. He has no government or foreign policy experience other than doing business overseas, but appears to be friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. …