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Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home where Connor lives with his mother, father and 11-year-old brother. But the seemingly never-ending aftershocks deepen quake anxiety for the second-grader and many other Alaska residents in the wide swath of the state shaken by the Nov. 30 quake. When the big aftershocks hit, Connor fears his home will collapse. “I feel like the house won’t…

Northeastern US motorists face risk of being stranded as snowfall tops a foot across interior

A storm with feet of snow, blizzard conditions, a significant build-up of ice, tree-breaking winds and plunging temperatures threatens to close roads, cause flight cancellations and disrupt daily activities over a large part of the northeastern United States this weekend. The storm is not likely to last more than 18-24 hours anywhere, but is hitting hard and fast. The storm will progress quickly from west to east across the region before it moves offshore at the end of the weekend. A state of emergency, along with travel restrictions, has been declared for Pennsylvania by Gov. Tom Wolf and for New…

Glowing space billboards could show ads in the night sky

We’re accustomed to being bombarded by ads. TV, radio, smartphones, newspapers and magazines, movie theaters, billboards — all of them feeding us with a steady supply of messages designed to influence our purchasing choices, among other things. Now, though, a Russia-based startup has a plan to use constellations of tiny satellites to fill the sky with brightly lit ads from hundreds of miles up. Think about it. You’re gazing dreamily out of the window at night, enjoying the beauty of a starry sky, only to find Cassiopeia obscured by a McDonald’s ad offering two-for-one Big Macs in a limited-time promotion.…

Another One: Red Flag Bill Submitted In South Carolina

An Extreme Risk Protection Order Bill (ERPO) has been submitted in the gun friendly state of South Carolina. This unconstitutional Red Flag Bill has been submitted by Democrat Representative Ivory Thigpen under H3275, entitled “Seizure of Firearms and Ammunition from a Person Posing a Risk of Imminent Personal Injury to Self or Others”. You can read this bill HERE: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess123_2019-2020/bills/3275.htm There are already 13 states that have passed these laws that have only one intended goal: to circumvent the 2nd Amendment and confiscate guns from people who are considered guilty until proven innocent. Red flag laws are a threat to every law-abiding…

Trends: Sales of cassette albums up 23 percent in 2018

Vinyl is hardly the only medium making a resurgence among music listeners. Cassette tape album sales increased 23 percent in the U.S. during 2018, Billboard reported Thursday. Domestic sales of cassette albums totaled 219,000 tapes in 2018, up nearly a quarter from 178,000 sold during the previous year, according to Nielsen Music statistics cited by the magazine. A dominant format decades earlier, sales of cassette tapes constituted a fraction of one percent of the 141 million records sold last year across all mediums, according to Billboard’s data, placing it well behind competing formats like on-demand streams, digital downloads and compact…

Ammoland: What Has & Does The NRA Do Anyway?

If you are a regular reader of AmmoLand News you’ve seen the flood of anti-NRA preachers are out in full force, one of the activists even said they hoped that Cuomo was successful in destroying the NRA!? So this leads many members to the questions… What does the NRA do? What has the NRA done, that no one else could do to keep your rights safe. #1 – Without the NRA Hillary Would Be President. The NRA spent an estimated $100 million to get Donald Trump elected, and more than likely Al Gore would have defeated GWB a decade earlier.…

Something’s Happening: Ginsburg Cancels Another Event to ‘Focus on Work’ Despite Missing Work

When it was first announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was undergoing surgery, many people on both sides of the political aisle wished her a speedy recovery. But it appears that her recovery may not be as speedy as anyone had hoped. But that is not all. Given Ginsburg’s position and the fact that if she leaves the bench, President Donald Trump would be able to nominate a third justice for the Supreme Court, there are reasons why some on the left might be pushing for any truly poor recovery to be covered-up. To date, while Ginsburg has…

Arizona police to start compiling a no-buy list

The Latest on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s state of the state address (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says he’ll try once again to pass a school safety plan that failed in the Legislature last year. The Republican governor said during his annual state of the state address Monday that the plan could make schools safer. His plan would hire more police officers and school counselors. It also would allow police and others to seek protective orders preventing someone from buying a gun if they pose a threat. That provision angered gun-rights supporters last year. House Democratic leader…

Mastercard rule change will stop free trials from automatically billing once ended

No one wants to be unsatisfied with a physical product after paying for it. For some consumers, a free-trial is a great way to test out a new product and get comfortable with it before making a purchasing decision. And with so many merchants offering free product trials, they’re becoming the new norm. However, sometimes a free trial of a skincare or healthcare product can unwittingly turn into a recurring product subscription that is difficult to cancel. These situations can be frustrating and costly for both consumers and their banks. At Mastercard, we want every commerce engagement to be simple,…

Winter Storm Harper, Now Hammering the West; Will Be a Major Snowstorm Friday Into the Weekend From the Midwest to the Northeast

Winter Storm Harper is already pummeling parts of the West with heavy snow and will spread its mess of snow, ice and wind into the Plains, Midwest and Northeast into this weekend. Harper’s heaviest snow, so far, is in the Sierra Nevada of California, where blizzard warnings were posted. Early Thursday morning, Lone Pine, California, reported 5 inches of snow had fallen in just 2 hours. That storm will tap into cold air once it moves through the central and eastern states Friday through the weekend, delivering a widespread swath of significant snow. Winter storm watches have already been posted…

New satellite network will make it impossible for a commercial airplane to vanish

For the first time, a new network of satellites will soon be able to track all commercial airplanes in real time, anywhere on the planet. Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn’t work over much of the world’s oceans. The final 10 satellites were launched Friday to wrap up the $3 billion effort to replace 66 aging communication satellites, reports CBS News’ Kris Van Cleave, who got an early look at the new technology. On any given day, 43,000 planes are in the sky in America alone. When these planes take off, they are tracked…

Michigan State president faces ouster after saying Nassar victims are ‘enjoying’ the ‘recognition’

Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn’t resign amid criticism of comments he has made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, a trustee said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press that the “the votes are there” to force Engler out at a special board meeting scheduled Thursday at the East Lansing school. Mosallam said he understood that board Chairwoman Dianne Byrum has reached out to Engler. Both Byrum and Mosallam are Democrats, and Engler is a former Republican governor of Michigan. In an editorial board meeting…

‘To Catch a Predator’ host charged with bouncing checks to Stamford merchant

Shippan resident and “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for $13,000 worth of marketing materials he received from a local vendor. Hansen, 59, was charged Monday with issuing a bad check and released after signing a written promise to appear in court. Hansen did not immediately return a call Tuesday for comment. According to a four-page arrest affidavit, Hansen asked Peter Psichopaidas, owner of Promotional Sales Limited of Summer Street, for 355 ceramic mugs, 288 T-shirts and 650 vinyl decals. Hansen planned to use them at marketing events, the…

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Off Coast Of Ocean City

An earthquake was reported off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday according to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program. The earthquake hit 136 miles off the coast of Ocean City and had a depth of 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles. However, there is no chance of a tsunami, according to USGS, and more than 50 people reported feeling a slight tremor. The USGS website shows dozens of people reported feeling a small rumble from Ocean Pines all the way down the coast of Virginia Beach and points south. CONTINUE @ CBS

Major Snowstorm Likely Friday Into the Weekend From the Plains to the Midwest and Northeast

A major snowstorm is on the horizon from the Plains to the Midwest and Northeast Friday into the weekend, piling more snow on some areas affected by this past weekend’s Winter Storm Gia, but also hammering areas of the Northeast that haven’t seen much snow recently. Arctic cold will return to the nation’s northern tier starting late this week, just one ingredient fueling this snowstorm. A storm system entering the West Coast Wednesday will tap into that cold air once it moves through the central and eastern states Friday through the weekend, likely delivering a widespread area of significant snow.…

Number of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown….

The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a national absence rate of 7.6 percent compared with 3.2 percent on a comparable day a year ago. Monday marked the first business day after screeners did not receive a paycheck for the first time since the shutdown began. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest, some passengers waited more than an hour to get through checkpoints. The…

Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than in a car accident

Overall, heart disease and cancer continue to be the leading causes of death for Americans — accounting for 1 in 6 and 1 in 7 deaths, respectively. But the report also found that falls are killing more Americans than ever before. The lifetime risk of dying from an accidental fall are now 1 in 114, up from 1 in 119 just a year ago. “These numbers underscore that too many Americans worry about the wrong things,” Vogel said. “We tend to fret over headline-grabbing catastrophes like plane crashes and earthquakes, and those are terrifying incidents. But when it comes to…

Gone: More cases emerge of Saudi students vanishing while facing Oregon charges

In December 2014, a university student from Saudi Arabia was arrested in Monmouth and accused of raping a classmate after giving her marijuana and shots of Jack Daniel’s. Bail was set at a half-million dollars. The judge ordered the student, Abdulaziz Al Duways, to turn over his passport to the private defense lawyer hired to represent him, according to court records and the Polk County District Attorney’s Office. A few days later, an official from the Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles posted bail. Al Duways disappeared. The case preceded a similar one recently reported by The…

“China’s Nightmare”: B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed To Hawaii, “On Watch” 24/7

The US Air Force is putting China on notice as it announced Friday a new deployment of three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to Hawaii for training in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable aircraft departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and touched down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, along with 200 support personnel airmen, as part of a U.S Strategic Command-led Bomber Task Force mission. One defense analyst recently called the increase in B-2 bomber deployments to Hawaii “China’s nightmare, and something Beijing should get use to.” “Deploying to Hawaii enables us to showcase to a large American and international audience that the B-2 is…

Massive Midwest snowstorm: 6-12 inches from Kansas City to Indianapolis, isolated reports of up to 18 inches in heaviest areas

Motorists along the Interstate 70 corridor of the Midwest can expect a slow and dangerous journey as a major snowstorm continues through Saturday night. In many areas from Missouri to southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, this will be the biggest snowfall in what has been a lean cold weather season so far for some locations. That has already been the case in St. Louis, where 10.9 inches was reported on Saturday evening. This storm will be the biggest snowstorm since Jan. 5, 2014, when 10.8 inches of snow fell. While the snow has come to an end across Kansas, it…

ATF: There are only two genders when buying a gun…Male or Female

Recently, someone at the NSSF decided to ask the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about genderqueer firearm purchasing. For example, let’s say an individual walks into a gun store with one of the non-binary drivers’ licenses that are issued in certain jurisdictions. Legally, on both the driver’s license and birth certificate, that individual’s sex is listed as “X” for non-binary. As the ATF clarified, those driver’s licenses DO count as valid identification documents as defined by 18 U.S. Code § 1028: …a document made or issued by or under the authority of the United States Government … when completed with information concerning…

Americans aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves

Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves. For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age over their lifetime, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in their report, released early Thursday. But the latest data show a current rate of just 1,765.5 per 1,000, or 16 percent below the number needed to keep the population stable without additions through immigration. The total fertility rate has…

The Federalist: Why Is Non-Jew David Hogg Speaking At A Jewish Event About Gun Control?

Co-founder of March for Our Lives and leftist darling David Hogg is scheduled to speak to a convention of thousands of high school students in Dallas in February. Eighteen-year-old Hogg rose to fame as a gun control activist after a shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida in February 2018. Since the attack, Hogg has appeared at numerous events around the country and on television to talk gun control, including Anderson Cooper on CNN and “The Dr. Phil Show,” both within weeks of the massacre. Hogg has accused Second Amendment supporters of caring more about the right to bear…

The state of California is putting innocent people’s DNA in a national database for law enforcement

The state of California is putting innocent people’s DNA in a national database for law enforcement. Specifically, two groups allege California collects DNA from people arrested but never convicted of crimes. In addition, the state uploads DNA test results into a national database known as the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), Reason states. Moreover, most data remains in CODIS indefinitely. “One-third of people arrested for felonies in California are never convicted,” Marcy Darnovsky claims. In detail, Darnosky is the executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. Consequently, California keeps innocent people’s DNA on file forever. California Keeps Innocent People’s DNA…

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

The Mile High City might be getting a whole lot higher. An advocacy group has collected nearly 9,500 signatures to get a measure on the ballot in May that would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Denver. On Monday, petitions were submitted to the city and county of Denver’s Elections Division for the measure to appear on the upcoming ballot, and the division has 25 days to review. While the Denver Elections Division has yet to verify the signatures, the issue is sure to sprout some debate. “We want people kept out of prison, families kept together,” said Kevin Matthews, the campaign…

How the FBI got into El Chapo’s encrypted communication network

In February 2010, an undercover FBI agent met with the target of a sensitive investigation: Christian Rodriguez, an IT specialist who had recently developed a remarkable product: an encrypted communication network for the Mexican drug lord El Chapo and his Colombian partners. The two sat down in a hotel in Manhattan and posing as a gangster, the undercover agent told the cartel’s IT guy that he, too, needed to make phone calls without law enforcement being able to listen. So began a secret operation that w/in a year allowed the FBI to crack El Chapo’s covert communication system and ultimately…

29 Facts About the Border and Mexican Cartels You Need to Know

1) No one is proposing a wall between all of Mexico and the U.S.—the U.S. southern border is approximately 2,000 miles. The discussion is about 1,000 miles of physical barriers in regions that are heavily controlled by drug cartels. 2) The Texas border is about 1,200 miles of the approximately 2,000 miles of the total southern border. Most of that border is the Rio Grande, a river which varies in intensity with respect to currents. 3) Mexico has numerous states under the direct influence of drug cartels that have standing armies with access to RPGs, armored vehicles, artillery, and explosives.…

4 Burglars Break Into Man’s Home — He Shoots Them All By Firing ‘Several’ Rounds

Four criminals were shot after breaking into a gun owner’s home in Yuma, Arizona, last week. The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the house was jolted awake by the sound of the intruders. “The subjects made entry into the home and during the process of the home invasion and burglary, an occupant of the home fired several rounds, striking all four of the subjects,”…

Rare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in Auction

A rare 1943 copper Lincoln cent — found by a Massachusetts teenager in his change after he paid for lunch at a school cafeteria — is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million when it is auctioned off. The coin, produced accidentally by the U.S. Mint, has been described as the “most famous” coin made in error, according to Heritage Auctions. In 1942, pennies were supposed to be struck from steel, in order to conserve copper for shell casings, telephone wire, and other “wartime necessities.” However, a small number of bronze blanks were caught in the Mint’s presses and were struck into pennies…

Chicago Seized And Sold Nearly 50,000 Cars Over Tickets Since 2011, Sticking Owners With Debt

Sandra Botello moved to Chicago five years ago for what she called “the opportunities.” Now 41, she and her children had been evicted from her home in Idaho when her landlord’s property was foreclosed. The move to Chicago indeed delivered opportunities. She earned an associates degree and then enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and now works as an executive administrative assistant downtown. And, two of her four kids snagged scholarships to private schools. But her time in Chicago has also been mired with a major hurdle. It started with citations for the city road tax collected through…

The Young Turks were forced to delete numerous videos from their YouTube channel that claimed the murder of a 7-year-old black girl in Houston was a white supremacist attack emboldened by Trump.

The Young Turks were forced to delete numerous videos from their YouTube channel after helping to whip up the fake narrative that the murder of a 7-year-old black girl in Houston was a racist hate crime when in fact the gunman was black.   As we reported yesterday, for almost a week left-wing activists and the media fueled the story that the tragic killing of Jazmine Barnes was a white supremacist attack and indicative of a larger trend in America of black people being indiscriminately targeted by whites. This narrative collapsed after it was revealed that the two suspects in…

Massive lines at New York City airport amid worries about government shutdown, TSA callouts

Hundreds of frustrated travelers were stuck on snaking lines inside the Delta Airlines terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City Sunday afternoon, as a handful of airport employees tried to keep calm amid increased callouts by TSA agents during the government shutdown. The massive lines at the airport happened as the partial government shutdown entered its third week and callouts by agents with the Transportation Security Administration ticked up, according to statistics from the agency. Passengers seemed to be feeling the effects on Sunday, as airport employees who showed up tried to manage the endless lines. “Please, everyone, have…

Golden Globes: Anti-Gun Hollywood Surrounded By Security Walls and Armed Guards

Anti-gun Hollywood celebrities enjoyed presidential-level protection by barricades, bomb-sniffing dogs, armed guards, LAPD officers, and numerous security checkpoints as they arrived for the 2019 Golden Globes. Security was reportedly ramped up after last month’s triple stabbing at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve. “The recent attacks in Europe only reinforce that nothing can be left to chance tactically and strategically,” a Los Angeles law enforcement official told Deadline. “Our plan is to have eyes everywhere and shut down any possible disturbance that could arise long before it gets anywhere near the venue or the event.” Variety previewed the heightened…