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KRON 4 ‘Don’t Try This at Home’ Thanksgiving tips from firefighters There are probably several reasons you should not have deep-fried frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.But if there was any doubt, Chicago firefighters have added one more: it could be dangerous.Video from the Chicago Fire Department shows how quickly a fire can spread “when attempting to fry a frozen turkey in boiling oil.”“Please stay safe this holiday season and make sure your turkey is completely defrosted before frying,” they added. Or maybe just roast the bird.   Full Story https://www.kron4.com/news/national/dont-try-this-at-home-thanksgiving-tips-from-firefighters/...

Researchers develop new tool to combat terrorism

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The Siasat Daily Researchers develop new tool to combat terrorism Sydney, Australia - Scientists are refining an innovative counter-terrorism technique that checks for environmental DNA in the dust on clothing, baggage, shoes or even a passport.Environmental DNA or eDNA is DNA that is collected from a variety of environmental samples such as soil, seawater, snow or even air rather than directly sampled from an individual organism.According to the study, published in the journal Forensic Science International, the research team developed a system to trace the source of dust on suspect articles to match a soil profile of a specific area or overseas country.“This could help provide evidence of where a person of interest might have travelled based on the environmental DNA signature from dust on their belongings,” said study author Jennifer Young from the Flinders University in Australia. “This microscopic environmental trace evidence, based on soil geochemical, bacterial and fungal...
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Judicial Watch ISIS Terrorist Released by Feds in Oregon Town after Grand Jury Indictment An ISIS terrorist indicted by a federal grand jury for providing material support to the militant Islamist group has been released by federal authorities in Oregon. Even for the famously liberal west coast it may seem unbelievable, especially since a Republican appointee heads the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency that made the bizarre decision. The defendant is Hawazen Sameer Mothafar, a 31-year-old U.S. resident charged with two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B(a)(1). Mothafar has also been charged with making false statements—denying his terrorist ties—in an immigration application and one count of false statement to a government agency. Since 2015 up until...
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  Deutsche Welle Vienna Terror Attack: Police Investigating 21 Potential Accomplices Police say it's not clear how the shooter managed to get to Vienna's city center armed with an assault rifle, handgun, machete and fake explosive belt. They're also still looking into how the weapons reached Austria. Austrian investigators have identified 21 suspected accomplices of an Islamist gunman who went on a deadly rampage in Vienna last week, officials said Friday.On November 2, the assailant, named as dual Austrian-Macedonian national Kujtim Fejzulai, shot dead four people and injured more than 20 others in the city center before he was killed by police.Michael Lohnegger, the police official leading the investigation, told a press conference that the 20-year-old was the sole perpetrator of the shooting spree. But he added that it was not yet possible to say "to what extent accomplices provided support before the act." A spokeswoman for the Vienna prosecutor's...
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  American Military News US official admits misleading Trump on US troop numbers in Syria by Ryan MorganOutgoing Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, the U.S. special envoy for Syria, admitted in an interview with Defense One to misleading President Donald Trump about the true number of U.S. troops deployed in Syria and convincing the president not to withdraw troops.Jeffrey said, “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there.” Jeffrey said the actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the approximately 200 troops Trump agreed to keep in the country in 2019.According to anonymous sources who spoke with Defense One, the true number of U.S. troops in Syria is said to be around 900, though the precise number is classified and reportedly remains unknown even to Trump and other members of his administration hoping to bring U.S....