(Jessica Corbett) Journalists and free press advocates are responding with alarm to newly released documents revealing the U.S. government’s secret rules for using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to spy on reporters, calling the revelations “important” and “terrifying.”
(Zero Hedge) Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, has declared a state of emergency as the 1,200-acre complex remains cut off by flood waters and and is inaccessible to outside personnel.
(Zero Hedge) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20th.
(Zero Hedge) New stunning official comments from Russian government sources suggest the Soyuz spacecraft currently docked at the International Space Station may have been purposely sabotaged after alarming new traces of what appears to be ‘drilling’ have been found which are significantly more extensive than previously thought.
(Jake Anderson) A stunning discovery has scientists baffled by the second-largest planet in the solar system. Saturn, a gas giant composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, contains a mysterious high-altitude hexagonal vortex in the upper atmosphere of its north pole. The new long-term study, facilitated by the international Cassini mission, reveals that this hexagon towers hundreds of miles into the stratosphere of the planet and is geometrically precise.
(The Antimedia) The popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has left traditional media corporations scrambling to retain viewers on their online platforms. This is most recently evident in the latest marketing idea from Comcast’s NBCU TV.
(Jason Ditz) US officials at a UN conference expressed “deep suspicion” of Russia for its advancement in the creation of “space weapons.” Assistant Secretary of State Yleem Poblete called Russia’s developments “disturbing.”
(Middle East Monitor) The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen has called for an “independent and impartial investigation” into attacks that target civilians. Lise Grande said that this is in order for everyone to know the truth.
(Carey Wedler) A Florida judge recently proclaimed her right to decide what a newspaper publishes amid the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s decision to publish a redacted report on Nikolas Cruz, the perpetrator of the Parkland school shooting in February.
(The Antimedia) Plastic surgery has been popular in American and Western culture for decades, but the latest trend in industry reflects technology and social media’s influence on body image issues.
(Zero Hedge) Silicon Valley’s coordinated purge of all things Infowars from social media has had an unexpected result; website traffic to Infowars.com has soared in the past week, according to Amazon’s website ranking service Alexa.
(Zero Hedge) Estonia’s defense minister has halted a NATO war exercise in Estonia pending an investigation after a fighter jet deployed in northeast Europe accidentally fired a secret missile during training. Authorities are now searching for the rocket, which was shot over the Baltic country’s airspace by a Spanish fighter jet this week near the Russian border.
(MEMO) Dozens of Jewish groups worldwide issued “an unprecedented joint statement on Tuesday backing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and saying that criticism of Israel’s actions does not equate to antisemitism”, reported The New Arab.
(Zero Hedge) President Trump has declared a state of emergency in California after deadly wildfires have ripped through over 102,028 acres across the state this week, according to the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
(Zero Hedge) As the White House convenes a policy meeting on Iran Thursday involving senior Pentagon officials and cabinet advisers under national security adviser John Bolton, and after a week of intense saber-rattling by President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, a new bombshell report by Australia’s ABCsays the White House is drawing up plans to strike Iran’s alleged nuclear facilities as early as next month.”