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  • Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

    12/08/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space,com ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jeff Foust
    A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. In a speech Dec. 6 at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce space conference here discussing the agency's approach to commercial spaceflight safety, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell mentioned a recent, but previously unreported, accident involving a launch taking place from Alaska one week ago. A launch license the FAA issued to Astra Space Inc. on Oct. 15, also available on the FAA website, authorized the company to perform a suborbital flight of its...
  • Heisman Trophy Trending Toward Oklahoma's Kyler Murray In Final Days

    12/06/2018 2:01:04 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Al.com ^ | 12-6-2018 | Christopher Smith
    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will need to pull a slight upset to win the Heisman Trophy when voting gets announced Saturday. (AP Photo)At times, the story of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's college career has approached folklore status. If he played before the digital era, tales of his feats would present an American Samoan rival to Paul Bunyan, replete with a ukulele instead of an axe. Alabama has signed five-star quarterbacks before. But Trent Dilfer compared high-school Tagovailoa favorably to college sophomore Aaron Rodgers. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa did not play a snap of football with the outcome undetermined until...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Tua Tagovailoa Wins SEC Offensive Player Of The Year; UA With Eight Guys On All-SEC Team

    12/03/2018 12:15:35 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TD Alabama ^ | 12-3-2018 | Steven M. Smith
    He has played through pain, but no one can question the excitement and efficiency that Tua Tagovailoa provided Alabama’s offense this season as a first-year starting quarterback. The sophomore has mesmerized fans, compelled media pundits and commanded respect from his contemporaries in the Southeastern Conference. In terms of statistics, Tagovailoa has put together a record-setting year. He became the fourth signal-caller of the Nick Saban era to account for a 3,000-yard passing season; joining former Tide standouts AJ McCarron, Blake Sims and Jacob Coker. Tagovailoa’s output of 3,353 yards has him second all-time in school history for passing yards in...
  • Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts Leads Crimson Tide To Win Over Georgia Bulldogs, SEC Championship

    12/02/2018 6:17:19 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-2-2018 | Liam Quinn
    Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) speaks to fans after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Georgia and Alabama, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 35-28. Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide. He didn't pout. He didn't gripe. He didn't transfer. On Saturday, with Alabama’s season hanging in the balance, Hurts got the call. The junior quarterback threw for one touchdown and ran for another with a little more than a...
  • Georgia is beating Alabama 28 to 21

    12/01/2018 3:45:50 PM PST · by Conserv · 128 replies
    Fromm is having one hell of a game. Tau is not.
  • SEC Championship 2018 -- Alabama vs. Georgia: Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel (4:00PM ET)

    12/01/2018 9:20:46 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12-1-2018
    No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia will square off Saturday afternoon in the same building where the Crimson Tide walked off with a national championship over Georgia in overtime just 11 months ago. This time, the SEC title will be on the line in an SEC Championship Game that essentially serves as a national quarterfinal leading into the College Football Playoff. Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench in that title game, throwing three touchdowns in the second half and overtime; now he's back leading a team that's loaded with offensive weapons. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Planted Anti-Roy Moore Coverage in Washington Post

    12/09/2017 3:57:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 29 replies
    https://bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Dec 8, 2017 | Patrick Howley
    Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post, according to text messages obtained by Big League Politics. Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his...
  • Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling on Moore to step down

    11/13/2017 12:28:47 PM PST · by advance_copy · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | Brett Samuels
    Jeb Bush on Monday joined growing Republicans calls for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down after Moore allegedly had a sexual encounter with a minor. “This is not a question of innocence or guilt like in a criminal proceeding, this is a question of what’s right and what’s wrong. Acknowledging that you’re dating teenagers when you’re 32 years old as assistant state attorney is wrong. It’s just plain wrong,” the former Republican presidential candidate and Florida governor said during an interview on CNBC. “We need to stand for basic principles, and decency has to be one of...
  • 2018 Georgia Looks A Lot Like 2017 Georgia Without The Disruptive Defense (SEC Championship Game)

    11/30/2018 2:42:21 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Daily News 12 ^ | 11-30-2019
    Tua TagovailoaWhat was it, eleven months ago when Alabama and Georgia met in the national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta? Alabama was a 4-point favorite, had an offense that was pedestrian with Jalen Hurts at quarterback and a defense finally healthy and enough firepower to contain Georgia's offense that seemed to have all the pieces for an upset. The first half, Georgia dominated. The second, you know what happened. When No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia meet again Saturday in the SEC Championship Game, the Crimson Tide will go in a 13-point favorite. It might be a...
  • The Rise Of Tua: From Practice Phenom To Heisman Hopeful

    11/28/2018 1:28:46 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-28-2018 | Alex Scarborough
    Even in high school, Tua Tagovailoa had a special quality that coaches such as Lane Kiffin were drawn to. Tom Hauck for Student Sports It feels like an eternity looking back on it now, having rewatched it on replay and in slow motion and from multiple camera angles, but the reality is it took almost no time at all for Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa to pick himself up off the turf during overtime of the national title game, gather his thoughts and orchestrate the play that has come to be known simply as "Second-and-26." That moment in January, which delivered Alabama...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/28/2018

    11/28/2018 3:52:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/28/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal judge is delaying ruling on a request to make public any criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange..... Assange has instructed his lawyers to sue "The Guardian" newspaper in the UK for publishing a claim that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort..... Special Counsel Mueller's office claims that Manafort is lying to them, Manafort agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe after being convicted in his first criminal trial. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeting Tuesday evening that: "The Mueller Witch Hunt is a total disgrace"..... GENERAL MOTORS WILL BE MAKING MORE CARS IN MEXICO.... That's the upshot of GM's restructuring...
  • Alabama police suggest black man killed by officer shouldn't have held his gun

    11/26/2018 9:35:23 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    AP NBC ^ | 11 26 2018 | AP
    <p>Police in Alabama promised transparency Monday after a weekend of protests in response to an officer fatally shooting a black man who pulled out his legally permitted weapon following gunfire at a shopping mall.</p> <p>Hoover Police initially described the officer as "heroic" for bringing down Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. after two people were wounded at the Riverchase Galleria mall outside Birmingham Thanksgiving night. Then they retracted the statement, saying it's "unlikely" Bradford was involved.</p>
  • Tua Tagovailoa Is Writing His Name All Over The Alabama (Football) Record Book

    11/25/2018 10:54:26 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    USA Yoday - Roll Bama Roll ^ | 11-25-2018 | John David Mercer
    Heading into the Auburn game, we talked about Tua Tagovailoa’s record-breaking season. Against The Citadel, Tagovailoa had set Alabama’s single-season passing touchdown record (31). Against Auburn, he set some new records. Tagovailoa went 25-32 (78.1%) for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns, and he added another 26 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground. Those 5 passing touchdowns tied a school record - Gary Hollingsworth threw 5 touchdowns against Ole Miss in 1989. Tagovailoa’s 6 total touchdowns set a school record for most touchdowns in a single game - Hollingsworth, Shaun Alexander vs. BYU 1998, Santonio Beard vs. Ole Miss in...
  • Police struggle to recover body of US missionary killed by remote island tribe

    11/23/2018 7:32:36 AM PST · by ETL · 174 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say. But even officials don't travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. "It's a difficult proposition," said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. "We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements." ..." Police are consulting...
  • Suspected gunman opens fire inside Alabama mall injuring 2, fatally shot by cops

    11/23/2018 1:43:29 AM PST · by LoicW · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/18 | Louis Casiano
    Alabama law enforcement fatally shot a suspected gunman Thursday night who they say opened fire inside a mall crowded with shoppers gearing up for Black Friday-- injuring two-- including a 12-year-old girl, authorities said. The victims included an 18-year-old male and the girl. They were both rushed to a nearby hospital. She is believed to be alert and conscious, AL.com reported. The gunfire erupted just after 9:50 p.m. at the Riverchase Galleria in the town of Hoover, about 10 miles from Birmingham. “We received a call of shots fired outside of Foot Action,” said Hoover Police Capt. Gregg Rector. “We...
  • American missionary killed in India

    11/21/2018 5:48:04 AM PST · by mooncoin · 26 replies
    India Today ^ | November 21, 2018 | Priyamvatha P and Geeta Mohan
    An American man was killed on an island inhabited by a tribe known to resist outside contact in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. And, his body still lies there. The American was identified as 27-year-old John Allen Chau, who sources said was a Christian missionary who wanted to convert the Sentinelese tribe that inhabits the island where he was killed. Chau was killed by members of this tribe, which is protected under Indian law, a senior police officer told India Today TV. The officer stressed that the Sentinelese must be left alone and that any forced contact with the outside...
  • Missionary wrote ‘God, I don’t want to die’ right before tribe killed him

    11/22/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 274 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau, the American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island, reportedly wrote in his journal hours before his death, “God, I don’t want to die.” Chau, 26, of Vancouver, Wash., chronicled his last days while traveling to the Andaman Islands. He was intent on making contact with the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel Island, according to his journals shared by his mother with The Washington Post. “You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people,” he wrote in a last note...
  • US tourist killed by arrow-shooting Indian tribe [Asian]

    11/21/2018 7:34:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 165 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 21 November 2018 - 08H36 | Staff
    <p>An American tourist was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living in one of the world's most isolated regions tucked in India's Andaman islands, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>John Chau, 27, had taken a boat ride with local fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to the remote North Sentinel Island where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.</p>
  • American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

    11/21/2018 5:21:10 PM PST · by waterhill · 93 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/22/18 | BBC
    An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands. Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach. He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama. Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease. Estimates say the Sentinelese, who are totally cut off from civilisation, number only between 50 and 150.