News and Headlines. 10/31/2017

In News and Headlines today, Commentary/Opinion,Government Corruption/Russian Collusion, In The News, Islam/Terrorist/War on Terror, Tech watch, World News.

In The News:

University of Utah shooting leaves 1 dead, police hunt gunman

“A gunman remained on the loose Tuesday morning after he shot and killed a student near the University of Utah campus Monday night, prompting an hours-long lockdown and canceled classes.”

South Carolina man charged with killing wife with hammer

A man who told his stepdaughter her mother was sick is accused of beating his wife to death with a hammer, police in South Carolina said.”

At least five people shot in New York City, police say

Oct. 31 (UPI) — “At least five people were shot Tuesday afternoon in New York City’s Lower Manhattan, police sources said.

The New York Post reported that a gunman shot a number of people from his car near the corner of West Street and Chamber Streets around 3:15 p.m.”

Man accused of Utah death also wanted in Colorado homicide: police

A former Ohio air base employee has been indicted on federal charges alleging he had an unregistered firearm silencer and a stolen missile warning system that is used on aircraft.

The Dayton Daily News reports the charges against Joel Montgomery are tied to search warrants from 2015, after he was terminated from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.”

Hillary Clinton Says She’ll Go as ‘the President’ for Halloween (Updated w/ Video)

Eerie glowing bubble over Siberia sparks UFO reports, likely a missile

“A massive, glowing bubble of light erupted in the night sky above northeastern Siberia sometime Oct. 26/27, The Siberian Times has reported. Capture

Multiple witnesses reported seeing the bubble, according to the publication, and at least five people captured images of the phenomenon.”

Florida man claims corpse is blow-up doll made with human flesh, police say

“A Florida man was arrested Friday after he claimed a body that was found in his room was a life-size blow-up doll made with human flesh and not a dead woman, police said. 

Jerome Wright (Miami-Dade Corrections)

Jerome Wright, 32, was charged with abusing a dead human body after Miami-Dade police said they found a decomposing corpse with its stomach gutted in his closet.”

World News:

200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korean nuclear test site, Japanese TV claims

“About 200 people are feared dead in North Korea after underground tunnels at a nuclear test site that was feared to be unstable reportedly collapsed, crushing 100 people in the initial cave-in and 100 others when the tunnels again gave way on top of rescuers.”

Bosnia says terror suspect extradited to US

Bosnian authorities said a man with suspected terrorism links has been extradited to the United States on Tuesday.

The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the agency has taken part in a “complex operation” to locate the suspect and hand him over to the U.S. The operation was kept secret for three months, and no other details were immediately revealed.

Bosnian media have identified the suspect as Mirsad Kandic, an alleged Islamic State group supporter from Kosovo sought for years by the U.S.”

Pakistani bride arrested for deaths of 15 from poisonous milk

Oct. 31 (UPI) — “Police in Pakistan have arrested a woman in the deaths of 15 family members, who they say consumed poisonous milk.

Police in Muzaffargarh, a city in south Punjab, said the woman wanted to “avenge” being married to her husband against her wishes earlier this year.”

Hamas promises ‘blood for blood’ after Israeli tunnel bombing

Oct. 31 (UPI) — “A Hamas leader on Tuesday promised revenge — but not immediately — for the deaths of seven Palestinians when Israel blew up an attack tunnel that stretched into its territory.”

Government Corruption / Russian Collusion:

Video: Report: Obama for America paid law firm funding Fusion GPS

October 30, 2017 – 3:13 – “Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Channel discussing reports of former president Barack Obama’s campaign paying nearly a million dollars to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Trump dossier.”

Gregg Jarrett: Still no evidence of Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ – but Hillary is a different matter

“Over the weekend, the mainstream media was absolutely giddy with delight upon learning there would be an indictment by special counsel, Robert Mueller.  

This was proof positive, they insisted, that Trump “colluded” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.  Their exuberance was the equivalent of a two day-long tailgate party. Too bad it was premature.”

That Other Plot — to Bring Down Trump

“Well over a year after the FBI began investigating “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought in his first major indictment.

Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with a series of crimes dating back years, though none is tied directly to President Donald Trump or 2016.

With a leak to CNN that indictments were coming, Mueller’s office stole the weekend headlines. This blanketed the explosive news on a separate front, as the dots began to be connected on a bipartisan plot to bring down Trump that began two years ago.

And like “Murder of the Orient Express,” it seems almost everyone on the train had a hand in the plot.

The narrative begins in October 2015.”

Thousands attended protest organized by Russians on Facebook

“Thousands of Americans attended a march last November organized by a Russian group that used social media to interfere in the 2016 election.

The demonstration in New York City, which took place a few days after the election, appears to be the largest and most successful known effort to date pulled off by Russian-linked groups intent on using social media platforms to influence American politics.” 

President Trump:

Trump wants tax reform bill passed by Christmas

Oct. 31 (UPI) — “President Donald Trump met with business leaders on Tuesday to tout the Republican plan to reform the nation’s tax code, ahead of an unveiling of that plan set for Wednesday.

Trump said he’d like to sign the legislation into law by Christmas and wants the House of Representatives to pass the bill by Thanksgiving. The signing would be “the biggest tax event in the history of our country.”

Islam / Terrorist / War on Terrorism:

Study Shows Islamic Terrorism is Islamic

“Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam.”

At least 7 dead in explosion inside Afghan ‘Green Zone’

Oct. 31 (UPI) — “At least seven people died Tuesday when a motorcyclist passing through Afghanistan’s “Green Zone” detonated explosives, authorities said.

The suicide bomber first passed through a checkpoint and was detained at a second. At that point, he got off the motorcycle and set off the blast, officials said.”

Tech Watch:

Qualcomm, with AT&T, Ford and Nokia, to test connected car tech in San Diego

“Qualcomm on Tuesday announced that it’s partnering with AT&T, Ford and Nokia to test its new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology on the roads of San Diego later this year. c-v2x-animation

The tests are the first announced V2X trials in the US, Qualcomm says. C-V2X technology encompasses two transmission modes — direct communications and network-based communications — to enable a vehicle to communicate with other cars and infrastructure around it. It’s key for both vehicle safety features and for implementing autonomous driving capabilities.”

People are getting locked out of innocuous Google Docs for supposedly violating Terms of Service

“Google Docs users are reporting various bugs today that result in them getting locked out of their documents. Most of the issues center on a mysterious Terms of Service violation.

The reports largely come from journalists. It’s unclear whether the error is targeting media companies and reporters, or if it’s just coincidence because reporters tend to spend a lot of time in the app (and on Twitter). Nevertheless, this bug is concerning, considering it implies that Google is scanning documents for content and something is misfiring on the company’s end.”

Lawmakers turn to tech sector for answers on 2016 election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Lawyers from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google head before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday for two days of hearings on how Russia allegedly used their services to try to sway the 2016 U.S. elections.”

Malwarebytes earns an “Outstanding” rating from CNET

Commentary / Opinion: