The suspected LAX gunman reportedly referenced the ‘NWO’ during an attack that left one TSA agent dead—and the phrase has been floating on the fringes of American paranoia for decades.
In the wake of alleged LAX gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia’s shooting rampage that left one TSA agent dead and two others wounded, police are analyzing a handwritten note—riddled with anti-government sentiment—that they say Ciancia was carrying at the time of the attack. Among the ramblings about law enforcement “pigs” and “fiat currency,” the letter reportedly contains a reference to the “NWO”—the New World Order, a common topic among conspiracy theorists and fringe groups.
According to court documents, the alleged LAX shooter was trying to influence government policy with violence. So, why isn’t he being charged with terrorism?
Paul Anthony Ciancia reportedly entered the Los Angeles Airport on Friday with the express motive to kill federal law enforcement officers—and he allegedly did just that. According to police, he shot and killed TSA officer Gerardo I. Hernandez at point blank range. In fact, according to the official complaint filed by the FBI, Ciancia was so intent on killing TSA officers that after he initially shot Hernandez, he returned a few moments later to shoot the already wounded officer again because he noticed him moving.
Should a New York town board start sessions with Christian prayers? That’s what the court will hear this week—and the right ruling is clear despite varying judicial decisions on prayer.
For eight years beginning in 1999, the town of Greece, New York, began its legislative sessions with prayers given exclusively by Christian clergy. Many of the prayers referred to “Jesus,” the “Holy Ghost,” and other religious deities and symbols. The prayer giver often asked those in attendance to bow their heads and was frequently thanked for being the “chaplain of the month.” Among the many people present during these legislative sessions were residents who had to conduct official business with the town board as well as students fulfilling high school civics requirements by attending the sessions.
A century ago, stillborn babies were often photographed to preserve at least a trace of their brief existences. Now the practice has migrated to YouTube.
Jeremy and Carey Bear’s triplets died the day they were born. Carey Bear, 36, was only 22 weeks pregnant when the bag of water surrounding Baby A broke—too early for him to live outside her womb. Interventions to delay failed. Labor was chaotic and all too quick. Before the Long Beach, California couple could mourn the first baby, another was coming, and fading, and then the next.Picking up a camera was last thing Jeremy Bear would have thought to do in those terrifying moments.
When the evolutionary biologist called President Obama a ‘secret atheist,’ was he really describing himself?
I think Richard Dawkins is a secret Christian. Or at least a theist, a believer, a man who knows God.Dawkins said last week that President Obama is a “secret atheist.” With great respect to my non-believing friends, I happen to know that’s not the case. I describe in my book, The President’s Devotional, some of President Obama’s most intimate moments, and how he has leaned on his Christian faith in the toughest of times.But enough about Obama--his beliefs are indeed fascinating, but an equally compelling subject of religious analysis is Dawkins himself.
Details are emerging about Paul Anthony Ciancia, the lone suspect in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Caitlin Dickson compiles what we know.
Paul Anthony Ciancia’s family was worried about him.The 23-year-old LAX shooting suspect reportedly sent his brother a text message Friday saying he was thinking about killing himself. Ciancia’s father called Pennsville, New Jersey, Police Chief Allen Cummings to see if he could help find his son, who’d been living in Los Angeles. Cummings called the LAPD, who sent a patrol car to Ciancia’s apartment and spoke to two roommates. They told the cops they saw him the day before.
The forced shutdown of two wildly popular budget bus companies was largely based on fabricated charges—to the benefit of politically-connected corporate carriers.
On May 20, 2013, a passenger motor coach run by a Chinatown bus company called Lucky Star departed New York City for Boston’s South Station. Shortly after hitting the road, the driver heard a strange bang come from under the bus. The bus seemed to be functioning normally, so he kept going.Upon arriving in Boston, the driver was shocked to find a New York City manhole cover lodged in the vehicle’s luggage compartment. Apparently, the bus struck the loose cover in the streets of Manhattan, sending it darting up into the vehicle’s undercarriage.
No, it’s not a Halloween stunt. All those giraffes on Facebook are punishment for a wrong answer to a viral riddle. The man who spread it shares his story—and the right response.
On the morning of October 26, Andrew Strugnell, a Thailand-based online TV broadcaster from New Zealand, noticed that an old high-school buddy, Tim Hodge, had replaced his Facebook profile photo with a picture of a giraffe. He had also posted a riddle on his Facebook wall:“3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It’s your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese.
Thousands of confused passengers desperate to get out, reports of a gunman on the loose, and no word from officials. A report from the scene at Los Angeles International Airport.
“Is he captured?”Those were the first words I heard while disembarking Delta Flight 120 from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport into Los Angeles International Airport. My flight touched down at 9:53 a.m. PST, and by 10:03 a.m. PST, we had arrived at our gate at Terminal 5.“Is he captured?” a distraught passenger asked a Delta airline official as we exited the aircraft.“I’m not sure, sir,” she replied. “We’ve been told that all arriving passengers should be on alert.
Obama said Iraq could stand on its own after the last U.S. soldiers left in 2011. Now Iraq’s leader wants help to defeat the Qaeda affiliate that has grown strong in America’s absence.
The leader of Iraq, who publicly endorsed the exit of American troops from his country two years ago, will now be asking President Obama to help him defeat al-Qaeda’s affiliate, which has seen a resurgence in Iraq since America’s withdrawal at the end of 2011.Al-Qaida in Iraq, now called the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, has resurrected itself in the last year, culminating this summer in a daring jailbreak from Abu-Ghraib prison that freed dozens of Qaeda leaders.
With serious concerns that Amazon's 'Prime Air' would infringe on privacy, The Daily Beast's Abby Haglage explains why the drones are a recipe for disaster.
The Texas senator, a quintessential establishment Republican, is facing a new primary challenger in Steve Stockman, who blames Cornyn for ‘making sure Obamacare became law.’