News and Headlines. 8/14/2017

In the News:

New York: Muslim arrested with large weapons cache destined for terror-linked Islamic compound

FBI Thwarts Anti-Government Bomb Plot in Oklahoma City

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — “An 8-month-old baby found alive in a plastic bag outside a home had been abandoned there three days earlier by her 17-year-old mother, who has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.

Elmira police said neighbors checking out a noise early Tuesday afternoon found a baby whose feet were sticking out of the bag. They called 911 and tended to the child until police and emergency crews arrived. The baby was in stable condition at a hospital, officials said.” More here.> POLICE: BABY ABANDONED BY MOM SURVIVED 3 DAYS IN PLASTIC BAG

N.H. sues Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid crisis

World News:

Mudslides Kill 312 in Sierra Leone

“Iran is preparing to send a flotilla of warships to the Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on Tehran.” More here.> Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup

President Trump:

Trump quietly putting his stamp on the courts

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Life News:

“Assisted suicide may only now be spreading across the United States, but in Europe, it’s been legal for decades. With the Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide Act of 2002, the Netherlands legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia, relatively recently, but it didn’t take long for things to spiral out of control.

The New England Journal of Medicine recently analyzed statistics to get a better picture of how end-of-life practices had changed over the last 25 years. The statistics were from a questionnaire given to all Dutch doctors, to which three-quarters responded. In 1990, only 1.7 percent of all deaths were due to euthanasia; in 2015, the number had risen to 4.5 percent. This means 1 in 20 deaths in the Netherlands is now due to euthanasia. Even more disturbingly, the number could potentially be higher — two other categories could potentially overlap with the euthanasia figures. 0.1 percent of deaths were said to be due to physician-assisted suicide, and 18.3 percent to “continuous deep sedation.” As Michael Cook noted at Bioedge,” More here.> 1 in 20 deaths in the Netherlands is now due to euthanasia

This incredible medical breakthrough could save the lives of millions of preborn babies

Commentary / opinion:

How Iraq Was Won and Lost