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Articles from the September 20, 2016 edition

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  • Appeals Court Halts Dakota Access Construction Near Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Lands

    Liz Miller, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 20, 2016

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order that bars the Dakota Access Pipeline from working within 20 miles on both sides of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. The Native American #NoDAPL protestors and their allies are seeking a permanent injunction to protect sacred sites and burial grounds around the lake. The court described Friday's order as "administrative," so as to give the judges more time to consider the merits of the underlying lawsuit. "The purpose of this administrative...

  • FBI Arrests NYC Bomber, Found Asleep Outside of a New Jersey Tavern.

    Observer Staff|Sep 20, 2016

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, an Afghan-born American, was arrested by the FBI for the 2016 New York metropolitan area bombings. He was asleep outside a bar at the time, and the bar owner called police He was arrested Monday Morning in Linden, New Jersey after a shootout that wounded two police officers. One officer was shot in the vest, and another in the hand, both are expected to recover. Rahami is the son of Muhammad...

  • "ISIS" Claims Manhattan Dumpster Explosion that Injured 29, on 23rd Street in New York City

    Observer Staff|Sep 20, 2016

    Authorities are investigating an explosion in a trash dumpster at 123 West 23rd Street Saturday night as terrorism. The event occurred at 8:30 pm New York Time, in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. At an 11PM press conference, Mayor de Blasio described the Chelsea explosion as an "intentional act." He said a second site four blocks away at 27th street was being searched. He said there was no evidence so far of terrorism. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) says 25 people were injured, mostly...

  • Pipeline Explodes: State of Emergency Declared in Shelby County

    Liz Miller, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 20, 2016

    More than 250,000 gallons of gasoline have spilled in Shelby County, Alabama, after a major fuel pipeline ruptured this week. The governors of both Alabama and Georgia have declared a state of emergency. The Colonial Pipeline crosses the southland and up the east coast, carrying gasoline from refineries in Houston. The spill spans an area roughly two acres in size, with the fumes creating the most immediate environmental hazard. Roads have been closed into the northern end of the 39,000 acre...

  • Somali Stabs and wounds 9 In St. Cloud, Minn. Crossroads Center Mall

    Observer Staff|Sep 20, 2016

    Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said. ISIS claimed responsibility after a knife-wielding man injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening, a bloody rampage during which he reportedly asked victims whether they were Muslim, shouting "Allah." As of Sunday morning, six of the nine victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries. An off...

  • Loretta Lynn Releasing New Holiday Album "White Christmas Blue"

    Sep 20, 2016

    Loretta Lynn invites you to celebrate the 2016 yuletide season with the release of her new album. White Christmas Blue, on Friday, October 7. The album debuts "White Christmas Blue," a future yuletide classic newly penned by Loretta Lynn and Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp (who's written #1 country hits for Garth Brooks, Josh Turner and Brooks & Dunn, collaborated with Loretta since 2007, and provides acoustic guitar and backing vocals on White Christmas Blue). White Christmas Blue is the second...

  • Star Watching: See The Milky Way at Night from your Local National Park!

    Kate Kuykendall, NPS|Sep 20, 2016

    Photos of the night sky in the Santa Monica Mountains can be Light Pollution from within SoCal's Coastal National Parks Steady or Decreasing Two of the parks, however, experience very high levels of the light pollution Thousand Oaks, CA - A study published today found that the amount of light pollution produced within Southern California's three coastal National Park Service units has not significantly changed, and in one case has decreased, over the past two decades. Overall, however, the study...