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Yes, the CIA Director Was Part of the JFK Assassination Cover Up

JFK Assassination cover-up by CIAJohn McCone came to the CIA as an outsider. An industrialist and an engineer by training, he replaced veteran spymaster Allen Dulles as director of central intelligence in November 1961, after John F. Kennedy had forced Dulles out following the CIA’s bungled operation to oust Fidel Castro by invading Cuba’s Bay of Pigs.

McCone had one overriding mission: restore order at the besieged CIA. Kennedy hoped his management skills might prevent a future debacle, even if the Californian—mostly a stranger to the clubby, blue-blooded world of the men like Dulles who had always run the spy agency—faced a steep learning curve.


Islamic State executes 70 members of anti-IS Sunni tribe in Iraq

ISIS executes Sunni tribesmenThe Islamic State executed at least 70 members of a Sunni Arab tribe aligned with the coalition against IS forces, according to a tribal elder.

The victims were with the Al Bu Nimr tribe and were shot Sunday by the militants due to their having relatives serving in Iraqi security forces, Sheikh Naeem al-Gaoud told the BBC.


Edward Snowden interview: 'Smartphones can be taken over'

SnowdenSmartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.

The former intelligence contractor told the BBC's Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without their owners' knowledge.

Mr Snowden said GCHQ could gain access to a handset by sending it an encrypted text message and use it for such things as taking pictures and listening in.

The UK government declined to comment.


Missouri governor commutes sentence for condemned man

Missouri governmor commutes death senteceMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate four days before the scheduled execution, saying he did so after "significant consideration" of the circumstances but without explaining further.

The death sentence for Kimber Edwards, who had been scheduled to die Tuesday for the contract killing of his ex-wife in suburban St. Louis in 2000, was commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


NHTSA: Fiat-Chrysler under reported deaths and injuries in automobiles

Fiat-ChryslerFiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  faces allegations from safety regulators at The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the American automaker underreported deaths, injuries and other information required by law.

The NHTSA says a preliminary inquiry found a number of problems with Fiat Chrysler's system for gathering and reporting data.


Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

Snowden on twitterEdward Snowden has come in from the cold - on Twitter.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle - @snowden.

He pulled in more than 171,000 followers in about an hour but was following only one other Twitter account: his former employer, the NSA.


VW staff, supplier warned of emissions test cheating years ago: reports

VW staff warned of test cheatingVolkswagen's own staff and one of its suppliers warned years ago about software designed to thwart emissions tests, two German newspapers reported on Sunday, as the automaker tries to uncover whether its executives knew about the cheating.

Europe's biggest automaker is adding up the cost of the biggest business scandal in its 78-year history, having acknowledged installing software in diesel engines designed to hide their emissions of toxic gasses.


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