Thursday show notes 08-16-18
Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy
The Italian bishops conference announced Tuesday that changes to the Lord’s Prayer proposed by Pope Francis will take effect in Italy this November.
DOJ: Iraqi Refugee Living in California Had Terrorist Connections
Omar Ameen, 45, an Iraqi national and suspected member of ISIS who came to the United States as a refugee, will be extradited to Iraq where he faces charges of murdering an Iraqi police officer, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.
Food Donated To Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims Found Rotting In Parking Lot
Ten shipping containers filled with food, baby products, and over-the-counter medications like Tylenol — all supplies desperately needed in the days and weeks following Hurricane Maria — were found rotting in a Puerto Rico parking lot last week, never distributed.
Washington judge throws out children’s climate change lawsuit
King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott ruled in favor of the State of Washington’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Aji P. v. State of Washington. The 13 young activists in the suit argue that the state is violating their constitutional rights through actions that cause climate change.
SHOPIFY CEO: FREE SPEECH ‘UNWORKABLE,’ PURGES GUN SELLERS
The CEO of major online retailing platform Shopify deleted a post detailing the company’s commitment to free speech this week as the company began purging gun-related retailers.
MASTERCARD ORDERS CRITIC OF JIHAD DROPPED
The author of 18 bestselling books, Robert Spencer is known for regularly pointing out that the perpetrators of more than 33,000 terrorist attacks since 9/11 have cited Islamic scripture as the motivation for their often deadly acts of violence.
Red tide crisis: The science behind the toxic algae bloom on Florida’s Gulf Coast
Florida’s red tide, which was declared an emergency by Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, has been devastating marine life on Florida’s Gulf Coast this summer. Beaches have been littered with dead sea life as a result of the naturally occurring toxic algae.
China Just Tested a Hypersonic Weapon That Could Launch Nukes at 6 Times the Speed of Sound
China successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft on Friday (Aug. 3), one that could one day be capable of firing nuclear missiles around the planet at up to six times the speed of sound, according to China’s state-run news site China Daily.
Bug-Sized Robot Competitors to Swarm DARPA’s ‘Robot Olympics’
Picture the Olympic Games — except instead of human athletes, the competitors are all insect-sized robots. That’s the scenario proposed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), representatives said in a statement.