Training Afghanistan pilots on US soil

More than 40 percent of Afghan Air Force students in program went AWOL in the middle of training. The pilots were being trained to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan, a light attack combat aircraft. Source: Program to train Afghan attack pilots in US is disbanded after nearly half went AWOL | Daily Mail Online

Two US aircraft carriers, both southbound, one from each coast? – Venezuela?

US Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (MMSI:368962000|CS:NIKE) departed Norfolk ~2019-04-26, was off AIS for 4 days, and seems to be headed South, off the US East Coast. Source The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker accurately tracks the current positions of U.S. naval assets, and according to them the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has …

Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drugs

John Kapoor, 75, also guilty of defrauding insurance companies, as prosecutors say fentanyl drug Subsys fuelled opioid epidemic The head of a leading drug manufacturer has been found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller to patients who did not need it, in the first criminal conviction of a pharma chief over the …

Armed Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar While On 911 Call

A Seattle homeowner fatally shot an intruder April 22 during a tense call with 911, according to audio released Wednesday. The 12-minute call started around 2:40 a.m. when the homeowner said he contacted 911 after hearing a window break in his home in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, according to ABC7, which obtained the 911 audio. The …

Public given no explanation of the global bomb threat alerts sent out on December 13, 2018

Authorities across three countries are trying to learn who sent dozens of email bomb threats Thursday afternoon, causing anxiety and business disruptions but no reported violence. Source: Authorities search for sender of global email bomb threats - CNN Wave of bomb threats causes evacuations, anxiety across U.S. and Canada https://fox2now.com/2018/12/13/school-evacuated-businesses-on-alert-after-threat-from-foreign-country-hoaxes-reported-across-us/

2013 Boston: 1 million+ people on lockdown as police look for a few suspects – Overkill?

Almost a million residents of Boston and surrounding towns were ordered to stay in their homes on Friday as the hunt for one of the suspects in the marathon bombing continued. The suspects were identified as brothers, reportedly of Chechen origin. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains on the loose. Law enforcement officials said he was the suspect wearing …

Cruise ship in St. Lucia quarantined over confirmed measles case – Quarantine paranoia?

A cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers and crew was ordered quarantined in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after a case of measles was confirmed on board, island health officials said Wednesday. One female crew member has a confirmed case and St. Lucian authorities said they've been working in close consultation with the Pan …