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Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Navy launches Tomahawk missiles at rebel sites in Yemen after attacks on U.S. ships
The U.S. Navy launched Tomahawk missiles early Thursday from the Red Sea at three coastal radar sites in Yemen, destroying targets associated with missile attacks on U.S. ships this week.
Missiles fired at U.S. warship of coast of Yemen for second time this week
A U.S. Naval destroyer off the coast of Yemen was targeted by missiles for the second time in a week, and military commanders are now threatening retaliation as it becomes apparent rebel forces in the country are responsible for the attacks.
Russia tests ballistic missiles amid tensions with West
Russia's military conducted a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests on Wednesday, the latest flexing of its muscles as tensions with the US spike over Syria.
Bermuda Braces for Hit From 'Nicole,' a Cat 4 Hurricane
Heavy wind and rain began battering Bermuda late Wednesday as the British territory braced itself for Hurricane Nicole, which became a major Category 4 storm as it tracked toward the tiny island in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Russia & US will engage in 'global war', unless 'proxy' Syria conflict resolved - Turkey's deputy PM
The Syrian conflict has now become a 'proxy war' between the two Cold War superpowers, believes Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus, who warned that that the conflict could escalate beyond the Middle East.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Riots erupt in east Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, Silwan man killed in clash with police
A 20-year-old Arab man who threw firebombs at border police during a riot in southeast Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood was shot dead shortly after Yom Kippur commenced on Tuesday night, as police responded to two other riots in Arab areas in the capital.
Gaza Strip population said to reach 2 million
he two millionth person has been born in Gaza, the Strip's Hamas rulers claimed Wednesday, with the birth of a baby boy named Waleed officially recognized as reaching the milestone in the densely populated Palestinian territory.
PM: Israel is a strong country that is becoming stronger
The prime minister said that the country was in the midst of the High Holidays, known as a time when 'those who incite and fan the flames of terrorism' continually try to provoke violence and clashes.

Inside the United States
Satanic Temple asks city council for OK to give invocation
Satanists want to give their blessings to city leaders in Boston.
More than half of U.S. adults want to legalize marijuana: Survey
A new survey finds U.S. adults increasingly supportive of marijuana legalization, with 57 percent saying that the drug should be made legal.
North Carolina's record floods could have unexpected environmental consequences
Hurricane Matthew swept across the southeastern seaboard of the United States this weekend, bringing intense rainfall to North Carolina and triggering record flooding across much of the state. Over the weekend, Hurricane Matthew -- which had been downgraded to a tropical cyclone by Sunday -- brought as much as 18 inches of rainfall to parts of North Carolina, causing rivers across the state to reach dangerously high levels.

U.S. Politics
Leaked Email Suggests Clinton Camp Got Heads-Up on CNN Town Hall Question
Leaked emails are now revealing the Clinton campaign's communications with the media and TV personalities, including interim DNC chair and former CNN commentator Donna Brazile.
In leaked email, Clinton claims Saudi and Qatari governments fund ISIS
The Clinton campaign today tried to tamp down a mounting controversy over a newly disclosed, and potentially explosive, email in which the former secretary of state appeared to accuse the Saudi and Qatari governments of secretly funding the Islamic State.
'This is war': Trump drafting lawsuit against NY Times
Donald Trump's campaign was drafting a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times late Wednesday night, hours after the news organization published a story in which two women accused the Republican presidential nominee of sexual assault, sources confirmed to the Washington Examiner.
How Evangelical Women Are Responding to Trump's Lewd Comments
Evangelical women are perhaps most conflicted about the election in the wake of the 2005 recording released this past weekend showing GOP nominee Donald Trump bragging about groping women.
Miss USA Contestant Details Unwanted Encounters With Trump
As a flood of new allegations against Donald Trump emerged Wednesday, one of the women who says he approached her inappropriately told NBC News about two encounters similar to the behavior Trump boasted about in a now-notorious 2005 hot-microphone video.

Christian News
Another state tells churches to shut up about transgenders
For a second time in just weeks, a state finds itself on defense in a legal action triggered by its attempt to dictate what ministers and others say inside their churches.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Report: North Korea state security official defected with valuable information
A high-level North Korean official in charge of state surveillance defected to the South in 2015, a government source said.
Pentagon: ISIS arming small drones with explosives
Though they have long used them for surveillance, ISIS is now arming small drones with explosives for use in attacks against American and Kurdish troops in Iraq, American officials say.
IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack
A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
Russia, China to mull joint response to U.S. missile shield
The Russian military says it will cooperate with Beijing on minimizing a threat posed by U.S. missile defense.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Wikileaks reveals Israeli concerns over future Clinton camp
Israel is concerned that Hillary Clinton will fill her administration if elected president with former staffers of Barack Obama who allegedly played a role in the deteriorating ties between the countries over the last seven years, according to email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend.

Inside the United States
Closed US restaurants, damaged homes: Matthew may cost $10B
Hurricane Matthew impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures, forced businesses from Florida to North Carolina to close and put thousands temporarily out of work.
Florida Dems registered 60x more voters than GOP in past month
The Florida Democratic Party registered 60 times as many residents to vote as the state's Republican Party from Sept. 10 to Oct. 10, according to new data from the Florida Division of Elections.
Pentagon hints at possible retaliation after Yemen missile fire
The Pentagon on Tuesday warned that whoever fired missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer and an accompanying ship off the coast of Yemen over the weekend had done so 'at their own peril,' language that suggested preparations for possible retaliation.
New York Times Gave Hillary Veto Power
Hillary Clinton spent time in summer 2015 with The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich and made a crack about 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Census Bureau: Americans' Incomes Have Dropped in 2016
President Obama got a fair amount of good press a few weeks ago when it was reported that Americans' incomes had risen. But that was from 2014 to 2015. During 2016, Americans' incomes have dropped.

U.S. Politics
A House Divided Cannot Stand: Trump Declares War on His Own Party
The Republican civil war escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump trained his fire on down-ballot candidates of his own party.
WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Emails
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin mocked conservative Catholicism as an 'amazing bastardization of the faith' in new emails released by WikiLeaks.
Poll: After Trump Tape Revelation, Clinton's Lead Up to Double Digits
As Donald Trump's campaign reels over tapes of the presidential candidate's sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005, the Republican nominee now trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among likely voters, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump, Ryan and the GOP civil war
Less than a month away from the general election, the national Republican Party is descending into chaos.

Christian News
Over 1,800 United Methodists Launch Wesleyan Covenant Association to Promote Conservative Orthodoxy in Church
The Wesleyan Covenant Association, a newly formed evangelical group of clergy and laity seeking to have the United Methodist Church go in a theologically conservative direction, held its inaugural one-day conference in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday that was attended by over 1,800 people.
Sudan detains 6 Christians, threatens to demolish 5 churches
Sudan has detained three church leaders and three church members, meanwhile warning five churches of impending demolition.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Russia to build permanent naval base in Syria
A supply base for the Russian navy at Tartus, Syria, will be expanded to a permanent naval base, Russian Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said Monday.
War Talk Is Back on Russian TV as U.S. Ties Hit Post-Soviet Low
As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. A prime-time news program warned that the U.S. wants to provoke a conflict.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Wikileaks reveals Israeli concerns over future Clinton camp
Israel is concerned that Hillary Clinton will fill her administration if elected president with former staffers of Barack Obama who allegedly played a role in the deteriorating ties between the countries over the last seven years, according to email correspondence released by Wikileaks over the weekend.
Top Hamas Official: We Must Further Enhance Ties With Iran; Palestinian 'Resistance' Ready to Enter Real Battle With Isr
A top Hamas official called for the bolstering of his group's ties with Iran and issued a threat to Israel, in an interview with the Islamic Republic's semi-official state news agency Fars on Monday.

Inside the United States
New fault discovered in southern California near the San Andreas
Scientists' knowledge of the geology of southern California has been shaken up by the discovery of a new faultline that runs parallel to the San Andreas.

U.S. Politics
Leaked Emails Show Hillary, Obama Plans to Mislead Congress on Iran
Senior Clinton campaign officials were in direct contact with the White House to coordinate pro-Iran talking points in an effort to boost last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, according to leaked emails that show the Obama administration and top figures in Clinton’s campaign played a role in promulgating information about the deal that later turned out to be factually inaccurate.
Trump, Ryan and the GOP civil war
Less than a month away from the general election, the national Republican Party is descending into chaos.
WikiLeaks emails expose Clinton campaign's political calculations, fears
The Clinton campaign allowed political calculations to infuse many of its biggest decisions, according to emails leaked Monday that show her planning her Wall Street reform stance to satisfy liberals, plotting to use Keystone pipeline politics to distract from her secret email server and debating how much outrage to show at congressional hearings on Benghazi.
Clinton's vow to push Supreme Court left galvanizes conservatives wary of Trump
Hillary Clinton ended up helping Donald Trump repair some of the damage from his lewd comments about women this weekend when she ran hard left on the Supreme Court -- reinforcing the one overriding reason conservative Republicans have for voting for their flawed presidential nominee.
Hillary Worried About Jihadists Entering With Refugees In Private Speech
In a private 2013 speech, Hillary Clinton worried about the risk of 'jihadists' entering Jordan with 'legitimate refugees' because 'they can't possibly vet all those refugees.'
Trump May be Speeding Up Evangelical Break with GOP
In an election year that has been far from usual, many are speculating that Republican candidate Donald Trump is accelerating the split between evangelicals and the rest of the GOP constituency.

Christian News
Iranian Christians Face 80 Lashes for Drinking Communion Wine
Yasser Mossayebzadeh, Saheb Fadaie and Mehdi Reza Omidi (Youhan) have been sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine during a communion service.
Christian homeless shelter forced to move after Christians from nearby church complain
A Christian homeless shelter in California was forced to relocate after Christian neighbours across the street made complaints.