We’re willing to bet that you don’t know about the excellent work performed by security personnel at Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 6.

They foiled a suspected terrorist whom authorities believe was intent on blowing up the passenger arrival area at precisely 6 a.m. the following day.

Investigators found in the suspect’s bag ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosives that, according to the criminal complaint, have been used “in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world.” They also found sharp nails and bullets in an improvised explosive device.

After his arrest, the suspect admitted to “preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil” and that this bomb was but one part of that war.

Why has this story received remarkably scant coverage?

The Sacramento Bee reports that “a bloc of San Joaquin farmers tentatively endorsed the Delta tunnels project Thursday, becoming the first significant agricultural group to support the struggling plan.”

The Bee additionally reports that “the level of support from members of the Kern County Water Agency, which serves much of the $7 billion-a-year farm economy at the southern end of the valley, was less than wholehearted. An estimated 48.5 percent of the agency’s water users said they’re interested in helping pay for the tunnels, which works out to about $1 billion in financial support.

“That leaves the tunnels project, known officially as California WaterFix, still billions of dollars short of the funding it would need to bring to completion Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to re-engineer the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and improve water deliveries to south state water agencies.”

Read the complete report here.

Did Hugh Hefner Pay to be Interred Next to Marilyn Monroe?

Following the death of the Playboy magazine founder, social media buzzed with people wanting to know the location of his final resting place.

Snopes, which specializes in debunking or confirming internet claims, got hot on the case.

To learn the answer, you can click here.

Pope Francis Steps into Rohingya Controversy With Myanmar-Bangladesh trip

The Associated Press reported this week that the Vatican released the pope’s itinerary for a Nov. 26-Dec. 2 trip. The papal tour has taken on greater visibility since Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant attacks with a broad crackdown in August.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in what the United Nations has called “textbook ethnic cleansing.”

“The itinerary makes no mention of a papal meeting with Rohingya in either country. Francis, however, is likely to at least refer to their plight since he has already denounced the ‘persecution of our Rohingya brothers’ on several occasions from the Vatican,” the story stated.

Here is the link to the report.

 

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