North Carolina GOP balks at ‘special master’ to help redraw General Assembly districts

North Carolina GOP balks at ‘special master’ to help redraw General Assembly districts

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2017 A judicial panel’s appointment of a “special master” to help North Carolina’s General Assembly with redistricting would “obstruct the state’s ability” to redraw the district lines, Republican leaders said. The three judge panel announced last week it would appoint Stanford University law school professor Nathaniel Persily as what’s called […]

NCAA head: Public believes North Carolina given pass for academic fraud violations

NCAA head: Public believes North Carolina given pass for academic fraud violations

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2017 The public has lost confidence in the NCAA after the college sports governing body’s decision not to punish the University of North Carolina after an investigation into academic fraud at the Chapel Hill institution, NCAA President Mark Emmert said on Oct. 30. The fraud investigation involved 18 years of […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

War prep? N. Korea carries out mass evacuation, blackout drills

War prep? N. Korea carries out mass evacuation, blackout drills

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2017 Mass evacuation and blackout drills are being conducted throughout North Korea amid heightened tensions, a report said. NK News reported on Oct. 28 that the drills have taken place in several cities and towns, particularly along the east coast, but not in the capital city, Pyongyang. Some observers say […]

Las Vegas massacre: List of unanswered questions now longer, not shorter

Las Vegas massacre: List of unanswered questions now longer, not shorter

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2017 A long list of unanswered questions remains nearly a month after the massacre in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. “It doesn’t matter,” FBI spokeswoman Sandra Breault told the Las Vegas Review-Journal when asked why there had been no significant updates in two […]

Silenced: U.S. social media giants bow to China’s Xi Jinping

Silenced: U.S. social media giants bow to China’s Xi Jinping

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2017 Sacrificing principle, not to mention truth, for the elusive attraction of China’s massive market, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have bowed to Beijing and compromised the standards of journalistic integrity once fiercely upheld by the American free press. The most recent suspension by Twitter means that three social media platforms […]

Bannon on Flake-out: Days ‘are numbered’ for GOP establishment who oppose America First

Bannon on Flake-out: Days ‘are numbered’ for GOP establishment who oppose America First

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon reacted to the news on Oct. 24 that Sen. Jeff Flake would not seek a second term by saying “Our movement will defeat you in primaries or force you to retire.” “The days of establishment Republicans who oppose the people’s America First […]

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

Trump’s executive order allows Air Force to call back 1,200 retired fighter jet pilots

Trump’s executive order allows Air Force to call back 1,200 retired fighter jet pilots

by WorldTribune Staff, October 25, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump responded to what the Pentagon called “an acute shortage of pilots” by issuing an executive order allowing the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots. The decision was made as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at the highest levels since a truce […]

War: Shadowy group that targeted Fox takes aim at Mercer Foundation

War: Shadowy group that targeted Fox takes aim at Mercer Foundation

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 The low-profile group which pressured advertisers to pull their ads from former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s show is now taking aim at an equally low-profile financial group  that stands accused of turning Washington’s political establishment on its head. The group is credited with supporting the success of the […]