Thursday, October 21

Top Verified Stories

Southwest Airlines Reverses Vaccine Policy For Exemption Requests.
by newsverifier.com Date: 10/19/2021
Southwest Airlines is reversing its plan to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave. The original plan was to put workers on unpaid leave if they had not complied by a deadline in December.

Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dead at 84 from COVID-19 complications
by foxnews.com Date: 10/18/2021
Powell, the first Black secretary of state, served in Bush’s Cabinet from 2001-2005, including during the tumultuous years following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The State Department described Powell, a Republican, as being “one of the foremost supporters” of taking “swift military action” against al Qaeda. Powell demanded “immediate” cooperation from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. effort to hunt down those responsible for the attacks.

NASA’s Lucy blasts off on historic mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
by cnet.com Date: 10/17/2021
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket flared to life under the cover of dark at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida just after 2:30 a.m. local time Saturday morning. Encased within the pencil-shaped payload fairing atop the rocket was NASA’s latest interplanetary explorer: a spacecraft named Lucy.

2 Navy SEALS, 4 Marines, Air Force major all sue Biden
by wnd.com Date: 10/16/2021
The action in U.S. District Court in Florida is on behalf of two Navy SEALs, a Navy EOD Officer, a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, a Navy Chaplain, two Marine Lt. Colonels, two Marine Lance Corporals, an Air Force Major, an Air Force Technical Sergeant, an Army National Guardsman, an Army Colonel, and a Coast Guard Lieutenant.

SCHELLER SPEAKS: MARINE USES COURT-MARTIAL TO BLAST ‘UNACCOUNTABLE’ BRASS
by coffeeordie.com Date: 10/14/2021
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller blasted broadsides at the Pentagon brass. “I have observed that the general officers are unable or unwilling to hold themselves accountable.”

William Shatner is now the oldest person to go to space
by slashgear.com Date: 10/13/2021
Speaking with Bezos, Shatner said: “What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened, it’s just… it’s extraordinary. I hope I never recover from this. I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it.”

Blue Origin launch: William Shatner’s star trek to space on New Shephard rocket is delayed by weather
by inews.co.uk Date: 10/12/2021
Shatner will blast off alongside the company’s vice-president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers, two space tourists and four crew.

A spider’s feet hold a hairy, sticky secret
by sciencenewsforstudents.org Date: 10/11/2021
Many animals climb, but few do it as well as the spider. These eight-legged critters scale walls and skitter on ceilings, clinging in seemingly impossible ways. Now researchers have turned up surprising clues as to how spiders can stick to almost any surface. The structure of tiny hairs at the tip of the spider’s legs likely help the creature hang on.

With Afghanistan on the verge of economic collapse, the Taliban says the US has agreed to give humanitarian aid
by insider.com Date: 10/10/2021
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The US has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday.

Watch: Amazing footage of a hostage situation in downtown Los Angeles
by newsverifier.com Date: 10/09/2021
A man in L.A. took a woman hostage while she was waiting for an elevator at her residence. The footage was captured from a loft across the street from the incident.

Afghanistan dispatches: ‘Iran has entered into direct negotiations with the Taliban and has now signed an agreement with them’
by jurist.org Date: 10/08/2021
Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on recent developments, including a new Taliban agreement with Iran on border, transport and trade and oil matters.

Marine jailed for criticizing Afghanistan withdrawal faces SIX charges in special court-martial
by rt.com.com Date: 10/07/2021
Scheller will face a misdemeanor-level special court martial, though the military did not say when. The most the body can do is reduce his pay by two thirds, however – he cannot be imprisoned or discharged if found guilty.

Elon Musk’s tweet sends Shiba Inu soaring
by yahoo.com.com Date: 10/06/2021
Meme token Shiba Inu (SHIB-USD) surged 51% to trade at $0.000013 after Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, a crypto proponent, tweeted a photo of his puppy

Watch: Parent responds to claim by NSBA that parents are “Domestic Terrorists”
by newsverifier.com Date: 10/05/2021
A Parent responds on twitter to to the NSBA after school boards sent a letter to the Biden administration suggesting parents should be labeled “Domestic Terrorists”

CRYPTO CURRENCY: SHIBA INU Price has doubled since September.
by newsverifier.com Date: 10/4/2021
We reported on September, 9th that SHIBA INU would be a rapidly growing crypto. To date it has doubled in price. If the trend continues we will see new wealth discovered for hundreds of people who have chosen to invest in the coin.

SpaceX’s private Inspiration4 crew gets their astronaut wings
by space.com Date: 10/03/2021
The civilian crew, which rode a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft into orbit on Sept. 15 and returned to Earth three days later, received their astronaut wings from the company on Friday (Oct. 1) in a presentation at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

2 killed, 1 unlikely to survive in Florida after man allegedly goes on rampage with baseball bat and knife
by foxnews.com Date: 10/02/2021
Two people have died and a third is not expected to survive in Florida after authorities in Florida say a man went on a rampage with a baseball bat and a knife.

The pharmaceutical giant Merck has created a covid-19 antiviral pill
by newsverifier.com Date: 10/01/2021
Merck has a created an antiviral drug called molnupiravir. The drug has reduced the hospitalization and death in patients that were considered to be in high risk categories

Israel steps up counter-terrorism operations in West Bank
by jpost.com Date: 9/30/2021
The IDF has increased counter-terror operations in the West Bank due to a decrease in the readiness of the Palestinian Authority security forces to crack down on Hamas and Islamic Jihad infrastructure.

North Korea Joins Race for New Hypersonic Missile With Latest Test
by ntd.com Date: 9/29/2021
SEOUL—North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system.

Afghanistan: General Milley called it a strategic failure
by newsverifier.com Date: 9/28/2021
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he believed the US should have kept several thousand troops in the country to prevent the Taliban takeover that happened faster than forecast.

The Taliban could get their hands on up to 150 Pakistani nuclear weapons
by dailymail.co.uk Date: 9/27/2021
The Taliban could get their hands on up to 150 nuclear weapons after America’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan

Gabby Petito memorial video shows her as young flower girl, with siblings
by nypost.com Date: 9/26/2021
Gabby Petito was remembered in a touching video tribute released by the Long Island funeral home that will host her public visitation on Sunday.

Dark Energy Camera Focuses on Fornax Cluster
by sci-news.com Date: 9/25/2021
Astronomers using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on Víctor M. Blanco 4-m Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab, have observed galaxies in the heart of the Fornax Cluster.

Firefighters retreat as volcanic explosions intensify in Canary Islands
by france24.com Date: 9/24/2021
Intensifying volcanic explosions on the Spanish island of La Palma forced firefighters to retreat and authorities to evacuate three more towns on Friday, while airlines cancelled flights due to a cloud of gas and ash, the biggest since the volcano erupted

U.S. House votes to protect abortion rights amid state challenges
by theglobeandmail.com Date: 9/24/2021
The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion, an effort by Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou strikes deal with US prosecutors
by bloomberg.com Date: 9/24/2021
Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou and the U.S. Justice Department have reached a deal to resolve criminal charges against her, a breakthrough in a case that raised tensions between China, Canada and the U.S.

BREAKING: Arrest Warrant issued for Brian Laundrie
by newsverifier.com Date: 9/23/2021
The FBI in Denver has issued a statement on twitter along with an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie. Brian Laundrie is believed to have been the last person to see Gabby Petito alive.