Tag: weapons

Report: Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon

Russia is believed to have tested an anti-satellite weapon, sources told CNN early Wednesday. U.S. officials, who tracked it, said they believe it did not destroy anything because it did not create debris. They also believe Russia sent kamikaze satellites, known in Russia as “Kosmos 2499,” which have the power to cripple or destroy U.S.…

Trevor Noah: Someone Give A Red Bull To Ben Carson [VIDEO]

“How can you stand this guy,” Noah said. “Chastising victims of a shooting for what you assume was their cowardice is what most normal candidates would consider a gaff. But I will admit, Ben Carson does practice what he preaches, because even though the media kept taking shots at him, he kept charging into those…

TSA failed to Detect Weapons a Shocking 95 percent of the Time

Acting TSA Director is out amid major failures at security checkpoints. Airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover Homeland Security team conducted at dozens of airports, according to an internal investigation. The Department of Homeland Security reassigned the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration and ordered…

Jon Stewart: ISIS Is the New IRAQ

ISIS takes over the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offers the country less-than-supportive words. Jon Stewarts’ take on the hopeless situation in Iraq and the Iraqi army’s inability to stand up to ISIS, the vacuum will be filled, but don’t worry, Joe Biden made a phone call.

Chinese Trafficking Arms Detained In Colombia [VIDEO]

A Hong Kong-flagged ship loaded with eight containers of unreported ammunitions has been detained in Colombia. The Da Dan Xia, a transport ship registered in Hong Kong, was stopped in the port of Cartagena on Saturday. During an inspection, officers found about 100 tonnes of gunpowder, more than 2 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around…

Nun, 84, is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for nuclear protest

An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant. Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in…

Judge upholds Connecticut’s assault weapons ban

A federal court in Hartford, Conn., upheld the state’s tough assault weapons ban, saying it is constitutionally valid. “The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional,” senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello, wrote in a decision published late Thursday. “While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second amendment rights, it is substantially related to the…

Report: CIA Begins Delivering Weapons To Syrian Rebels

A new report from the Washington Post says the CIA has started delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The report says shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries of vehicles and other gear via the State Department. wapo

Missile Launcher Appears At Seattle Gun Buyback Event

Seattle police worked with Army officials Monday to track down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program and determine whether it was legal or possibly stolen from the military. A man standing outside the event Saturday bought the military weapon for $100 from another person there, according…