News and Headlines. 8/16/2017

In today’s News and Headlines, In The New, Government Corruption, World News, Immigration Commentary/Opinion and more. Got some cool Videos in the Check This Out section. Scroll down to get caught up and check them all out.

In The News:

“An American service member has been killed in eastern Afghanistan as part of an operation against the ISIS affiliate in that country.

“One U.S. service member has died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partnered operation with U.S. and Afghan Forces in Eastern Afghanistan,” said a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

“U.S and Afghan forces were also injured during the operation aimed at further reducing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan presence in Afghanistan,” the statement continued. “The wounded personnel have been medically evacuated for treatment.” More here.> US service member killed in Afghanistan

An FBI agent was injured when a flash grenade exploded in Manhattan

Pence ends international trip early amid Trump controversy

MH370 revealed? New analysis of satellite photos may reveal crash site in Indian Ocean

Black Hawk helicopter with 5 crew members on board crashes off Hawaii, Coast Guard says

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — “A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for services rendered to patients from Planned Parenthood. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson ended the state’s Medicaid contract with the organization in 2015.” More here.> Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

“Time to break out the giant bird masks — the plague is back.

Well, if you live in Arizona, at least.

Officials in two Arizona counties have issued a public health warning, noting that fleas in the area have tested positive for the disease. Navajo County and Coconino County are both located in the northern part of the state.

A public health warning stated, “Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits and predators that feed upon these animals. The disease can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected flea or by direct contact with an infected animal.” More here.> Time to break out the giant bird masks: the plague has hit Arizona

Black Clergy, Activists Defend Trump, Castigate ‘Alt-Left’

CHICAGO (CBS) — “A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.” More here.> Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery

“Baltimore’s mayor said she wanted to move “quickly and quietly” after officials approved a plan to remove four Confederate statues Monday night, a decision that came amid a national furor over a violent white nationalist gathering in Virginia organized to protest the removal of a Confederate statue there.” More here.>

Hope Hicks tapped for interim White House communications director

INCYMI: Trump Disavows Racists Over and Over Again – While Media Says Exactly the Opposite 

“The wife and brother-in-law of a coffee bar pioneer who was fatally stabbed in New York City more than 20 years ago were arrested and charged with his murder Tuesday.

Roslyn Pilmar, 60, and her brother Evan Wald, 43, have been accused of brutally murdering Howard Pilmar. Pilmar was found fatally stabbed outside of his office in midtown Manhattan on March 27, 1996, the New York Post reported.” More here.> Murdered businessman’s wife, brother-in-law charged 21 years later

Woman sentenced to life in prison for killing ‘other’ woman in love triangle, stealing identity

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — “With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. Flat on his back with a broken leg, he says he experienced several minutes of terror.

“The only thing running through my mind was: please don’t let her be dead,” Martin, 26, told The Associated Press in an interview.” More here.>  “Please don’t let her be dead.”

‘Please don’t let her be dead’: man who saved fiancee

Government Corruption:

“After being caught hiding the truth from the American people, the FBI has just “reopened” our FOIA case.

The ACLJ just received a letter from the FBI bureaucracy informing us that it has “reopened” our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request into the clandestine meeting between former Obama Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton while the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI were conducting a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton.” More here.> FBI “Reopening” ACLJ FOIA Request on Clinton-Lynch Meeting After being Caught in a Lie

Jay Sekulow on FOIA filed for documents on tarmac meeting: Video here.> President Trump’s attorney shares his thoughts

“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is demanding plaintiffs of three separate lawsuits filed against President Trump, who claim the president violated an obscure Constitutional provision known as the Emoluments Clause, should also consider investigating violations allegedly committed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, since the basis of their lawsuits also implicate the former presidential candidate. The clause prohibits any person holding office from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments without the consent of Congress and the chairman says the overwhelming evidence against Clinton should be made part of the ongoing lawsuits, which he says are both “partisan and narrow.” More here.> Sen. Grassley says partisan lawsuits against President Trump should also implicate Hillary Clinton

World News:

“New satellite images claim to show a new Iranian-style long-range missile factory being built in Syria, according to an Israeli geospatial imagery company.

The images purportedly show a long-range missile facility under construction near Baniyas, Syria, near the country’s west coast. They were taken by the Eros B satellite, which is operated by ImageSat International. ISI’s analysis noted the alleged missile factories resemble similar Iranian missile factories near Tehran, the Iranian capital.” More here.> New satellite images claim to show Assad is building an Iranian-style missile factory

“President Trump said Wednesday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un made a “very wise” decision in backing down on his threats of a missile attack on Guam, in the U.S. president’s first formal comments on the apparent de-escalation.

“Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.” More here.> Trump: Kim Jong Un made ‘very wise’ decision to back down

“President Trump has been having a rough few weeks and could use a win. So why isn’t he crowing about what seems to be an important victory in getting Germany to pay its fair share for defense of the Western world?

It’s no secret that Trump and Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, regard one another warily. They have different world views and little regard for each other’s opinions. Yet, the president has achieved a major – if largely overlooked — win: Merkel’s government has pledged to live up to its promise to increase its funding of NATO, the defense alliance to which both the U.S. and Germany belong.

Merkel committed to earmark two percent of German gross domestic product for NATO by 2024, a significant increase from the 1.2 percent it currently contributes.” More here.> A much-needed Trump victory: Germany keeps its promise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

Speaking at the start of the talks in Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser, Robert Lighthizer, said Trump was not interested in “a mere tweaking” of the 23-year-old pact, which he blames for hundreds of thousands of job losses to Mexico.

“We feel that NAFTA has fundamentally failed many, many Americans and needs major improvement,” Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, said in an opening statement.” More here.> U.S. takes tough lines as NAFTA negotiations begin


“More than a dozen alleged members of the feared MS-13 street gang were arrested during early morning raids Tuesday in Ohio and Indiana, the Department of Justice said.

Federal prosecutors said a grand jury had charged 10 gang members of the “Columbus Clique” with conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering, as well as the use of firearms during a violent crime, in an indictment returned in late July.” More here.> 13 accused ‘Columbus Clique’ MS-13 gang members arrested in Ohio, Indiana

Trump’s border wall hits Senate snag

Commentary / Opinion:

Condoleezza Rice on Removing Civil War Monuments: ‘Sanitizing History to Make You Feel Better Is a Bad Thing’

Pat Buchanan: If we erase our history, who are we?

“Antonia Okafor, a young, single, black woman, recently discovered that’s she’s a racist, sexist, misogynist. How in the world did this happen? None other than Antonia Okafor explains.” Black, Millennial, Female and… Conservative 

Check This Out:

Authorities are trying to piece together the details of how a 25-year-old Alabama woman survived for almost a month in the wilderness.

Lisa Theris was found naked on the side of the highway on Saturday, August 12th. She went missing almost a month ago after spending time with two men who reportedly burglarized a hunting lodge. According to Theris when she found out what the men were planning to do, she jumped out of their car and ran into the woods. More here.> A woman survived in the woods for almost a month after escaping from burglars

Looks like a expensive habit but fun. R/C Boat’s Rocket Attack Backfires 

Giant Rc F 35 Lightning II 

R/C Planes Land on R/C Aircraft Carrier 

Type V11C 1/48 Scale DK Models Attacks US Warship