20 May 2016

World’s largest solar power plant experiences minor meltdown

“A small fire temporarily shut down the generator at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near the California-Nevada border Thursday. According to the Associated Press, some wires at the power plant melted and caught fire after a misaligned mirror zapped them with concentrated sunbeams.” Source: World’s largest solar power plant

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20 May 2016

Robert J. Bunker on Global Threats

“I see them revolving around our understanding of the modern state system, and even war itself within the context of the post-modern epochal transition taking place. Crime and war are blurring, state institutions are failing, and mercenaries have returned to the battlefield. We are seeing the rise of new war-making

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20 May 2016

Police Investigate Firebombing At Google Headquarters

“Two incendiary devices ignited a fire late Thursday night at the offices of digital giant Google, damaging a Google Earth demo car and leaving a large singe mark on one of the buildings, authorities said. Mountain View firefighters were called to the massive complex on Salado Drive at about 10:52 p.m.

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20 May 2016

White House shooting: Secret Service stops armed man

“The Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials. Police told ABC News that a man brandished a weapon at a security checkpoint near the building and was shot in stomach. The White House was briefly placed on lockdown after the shooting on

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16 May 2016

Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. The newest edition obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) features

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13 May 2016

China Puts Guam Within Missile Range

“Guam is within China’s military strike reach with new missiles and bomber aircraft capabilities that demonstrate China’s continued efforts to neutralize America’s ability to come to the aid of its allies and friends in the region, according to a May 10 report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

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11 May 2016

MI5 fears Irish-related attack in Britain a ‘strong possibility’

“MI5 has raised the official threat level to Britain from Northern-Ireland related terrorism, home secretary Theresa May has announced. The British security service increased the level from moderate to substantial – which is the third most serious category out of five and means a terrorist attack is seen as a

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10 May 2016

Intelligence services arrest three men in suspected terror plot to attack London

“British intelligence officers are hunting a UK jihadist cell planning to attack hotels and shopping centres in London, after local police seized three terror suspects in Italy. Two were seized in Puglia and were armed – one of them arrested for suspected terrorism while his companion was seized for alleged

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10 May 2016

Islamic State ‘Kill Lists’ Grow in Length, Targeting Ordinary Americans

“Islamic State has begun distributing increasingly long ‘kill lists’ of ordinary Americans purportedly encouraging its followers to target those individuals, vexing authorities who are at odds over whether the lists pose an actual threat or are merely scare tactics. A list distributed late last month contained the names of more

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10 May 2016

Feds release gas in NYC subway to study for potential attack

“Men in orange vests released a harmless, invisible, odorless gas on a subway platform at Grand Central terminal on Monday, part of a test of how air moves through tunnels and — potentially — how a biological contaminant would travel through the nation’s biggest transit system during a terrorist attack.”

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