Rick Carballo

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Police raid home of mystery man believed to be the creator of bitcoin

<i>Sydney (By Byron Kaye and Colin Packham for Reuters)</i> — Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, Reuters witnesses said.<p>More than a …

FBI: California shooters radicalized at least 2 years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago — well before one of them came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa — and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday in providing the most specific details to date …

Terrorism

Paris attacks: 'I would have killed him,' Bataclan bomber's father says

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> A shaken father told reporters Wednesday that he never knew his son had returned to France after a stint in Syria.<p>If he'd found out, Said Mohamed-Aggad said he wouldn't have let his son join the ranks of attackers who unleashed carnage at the Bataclan theater in Paris last month.<p>"I …

Terrorism

Five New Must-Try Restaurants in Basque Country

In insomniac Spain, calling a place <i>sleepy</i> is always relative. But it’s certainly true of Gros, an unsung culinary gold mine across the river from San …

Barcelona

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Coalinga, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday morning 14 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:56 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 23 miles from Avenal, Calif., 26 miles from Paso …

Supreme Court rejects challenge to assault weapon ban | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by gun rights activists to a Chicago suburb’s ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, handing a victory to gun control advocates amid a fierce debate over the nation’s firearms laws.<p>Chris Williams …

Guns

Chicago's Mayor Launches Transformative Urban Farming Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Growing Power, a Chicago-based urban agriculture organization, announced recently the formation of Farmers for Chicago, a …

IRS Private Debt Collectors Are Now Legal: 10 Things You Should Know

If the IRS is bugging you about your unpaid taxes, what if it is a private debt collector <i>acting</i> for the IRS? That is now a reality, since President Obama has signed the 5-year infrastructure spending Bill. It added private IRS collectors as part of H.R. 22 – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation …

Finance

Beijing schools close as city issues 1st smog red alert

BEIJING (AP) — Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing invoked its first-ever red alert for smog Tuesday, closing many factories and imposing restrictions to keep half the city's vehicles off the roads.<p>The alert in effect through Thursday — the most serious …

Pollution

Father of San Bernardino Shooter Says Son Agreed With ISIS

The father of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook (who carries the same name), told an Italian paper that his son supported the Islamic State …

Terrorism

Man charged in London subway station attack

LONDON — A man appeared in a court here Monday over a stabbing attack at a London subway station.<p>Muhaydin Mire, 29, is charged with attempted murder after a 56-year-old man was seriously injured at Leytonstone underground station in east London on Saturday. The wounded man's condition is not …

Extremism

Confusion over strike on Syrian army camp

At least three Syrian soldiers were reported to have been killed during a bombing raid by the international coalition against the self-declared …

Middle East

California shooter attended Islamic school in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The woman who carried out last week's mass shooting in California with her husband had attended an Islamic religious school, or madrassa, while living in Pakistan, intelligence officials and the school said Monday.<p>Few details have emerged about Tashfeen Malik's life in …

Extremism

Venezuela Celebrates After the Defeat of 'Chavismo'

Convoys of cars honked their horns throughout the night. Dancers moved to salsa beats blearing out of speakers stacked in plazas under the moonlight. …

Venezuela

Iran's Fighters Are Dying in Syria -- Will it Change Anything?

The number of Iranian fighters dying in Syria has reportedly risen in recent weeks. Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported that several members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were among the fighters killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo over just a few days.<p>This …

Middle East

Transcript: President Obama's address to the nation on the San Bernardino terror attack and the war on ISIS

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of …

National Security

Conceal Your Pistol Or Revolver

Conceal Handguns , Pistols or Revolvers ! $9 ships any order including multiple book purchases to anywhere in the USA !<p>Every handgunhideout is made …

Trump on Obama's speech: 'Is that all there is?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama's Oval Office address to the country Sunday did little to impress one of his loudest critics in the race to replace him.<p>In a rare prime-time speech, Obama called the shootings in San Bernardino, California, an "act of terrorism." He prodded Congress to …

Gun Control

Science Reveals Why People Are Unfriending You On Facebook

Apparently, that old adage about avoiding talking politics with friends and family holds true on Facebook, not just holiday gatherings. A new study …

Tel Aviv University

Scientists 3D print 'live' blood vessels

It's no longer a rare feat to 3D print blood vessels. Printing vessels that act like the real deal, however, has been tricky... until now. Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully 3D printed blood vessels that deliver nutrients and self-assemble like they would in a human body. The key is …

Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Sunday issued his most passionate denunciation yet of ISIS, vowing to "destroy" the group in a relentless, strong and smart campaign that is consistent with the nation's values.<p>But the speech -- intended to reassure a nervous nation -- didn't announce an …

Barack Obama

Poll: Most Americans say send ground troops to fight ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> While President Barack Obama addressed the nation on ISIS and terrorism Sunday night, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS.<p>For the first time …

Barack Obama

Smith & Wesson Ships Millionth M&P Shield Pistol

<b>Springfield, MA</b> -(AmmoLand.com)- At a special ceremony at Smith & Wesson’s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, company President and CEO, …

Father of San Bernardino shooter says son supported ISIS, newspaper reports

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of Syed Rizwan Farook told an Italian newspaper that his son, one of two shooters in last week's San Bernardino massacre, supported ISIS ideology and was "fixated on Israel."<p>Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at Farook's co-workers at a holiday party for the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

This Family Christmas Card Features Everyone Posing With Their Guns

Even the young grandson is holding a handgun in the holiday snap.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"It's up to Americans to protect America. We're just your ordinary American family," Fiore captioned the photo.<p>"[Fiore] asserts that it takes a person, armed and trained, to use a gun to stop a gunman intent …

Social Media

Shootings sharpen debate on U.S. electronic surveillance powers | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The San Bernardino shootings are reviving a debate about Washington’s digital surveillance effort to find and capture violent extremists, with the recent shutdown of a U.S. cellphone spying program coming under renewed criticism.<p>The remains of a SUV involved in the Wednesdays …

Surveillance

San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik Didn't Stand Out Back in Pakistan

MULTAN/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Family members and former classmates back in Pakistan told NBC News Sunday that Tashfeen Malik — the woman who with her husband gunned down 14 people at a California office party — was "innocent" and a "girl next door" when she was here.<p>Others who crossed paths with her …

Pakistan