A Texas court grants an indefinite stay of execution on Rodney Reed. Evidence that has emerged that Reed was not guilty of the murder he was sentenced to death for. [Link]
Colorado has passed a large-capacity magazine ban that is a colossal failure. [Link]
The Saudi spy network that infiltrated Twitter may have collected the personal information of anonymous Saudi dissidents’ Twitter accounts. [Link]
At least 23 people have been killed during protests in Bolivia. [Link]
12 civilians – including three children – were killed by a car bomb in Kabul. [Link]
The US sanctions six people and companies alleged to be associated with IS. [Link]
Pompeo announces the US no longer views Israeli settlements are inconsistent with international law. [Link]
Turkey is threatening to attack northeastern Syria if all Syrian Kurdish forces are not withdrawn. [Link]
US threatens to sanction Iraqi officials involved in the crackdown of protesters. [Link]
The Saudi coalition reports the Houthi seized a ship towing a South Korean drill south of the Red Sea. [Link]
Pompeo says the US stands with Iranian protesters. [Link]
Pompeo says the US will end sanction waivers for Iran’s Fordow nuclear site. [Link]
Iran now has 130 tonnes of heavy water. The JCPOA limited Iran to under 130 tonnes. [Link]
Seven civilians were killed by an airstrike at a biscuit factory in Libya. Haftar’s forces are behind the attack. [Link]
The US carried out four drone attacks in southern Libya at the end of September. Officials claim the attacks killed roughly ⅓ of the 150 IS fighters in Libya. The drones were launched from Niger. [Link]
Europe The State Department IG finds that the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, is inappropriate and ineffective. The report says he made inappropriate sexual statements and threatened to fire staff who gave him the bad news. The staff then felt they could not...
US News A Tennessee court strikes down a state law that required barbers to have a high school diploma. [Link] Seattle’s police chief announced she will retire after the police department’s budget was cut by less than 1%. [Link] Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his...
US News A newly released video from 2018 shows police officers frisking and attempting to handcuff an eight-year-old boy at school. [Link] Rep. Tulsi Gabbard disputes an Energy Department report that concludes the nuclear waste on the Marshall Islands is safe for the...
US News An Oregon teenager was fined $1,500 for trying to make extra money selling Mexican street corn. [Link] Joe Biden personally intervened in the DNC platform to keep it from labeling the Israeli theft of Palestinian land as an occupation. [Link] China The US is...
US News LA’s mayor says the city will cut power and sewer services to family homes where lockdowns are violated. [Link] Trump’s Operation Legend is expanding its deployment of federal police to St. Louis and Memphis. [Link] Foreign Policy Trump’s Envoy to Iran, Brian...
2020 Joe Biden calls for more funding for police. [Link] Susan Rice is emerging as a top choice for Biden's vice president. [Link] Iowa restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentence. [Link] US News Senator Rand Paul introduces a bill that will...