A Pennsylvania pastor who was arrested last Tuesday for his alleged involvement in what the FBI has called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme — that yielded some $30 million in illegal profits — told his congregation Sunday that he was innocent, and that "I know in my heart I am clean before the Lord."
The pastor, 50-year-old Vitaly Korchevsky of Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, was among nine people charged in two indictments Tuesday for his alleged involvement in an international hacking and securities fraud scheme that used the unpublished financial information of hundreds of publicly traded companies, which was stolen from the servers of three business newswires, to make illegal trades.
Korchevsky is alleged to have personally made $17 million in profits, but in a letter sent to his church and read to his congregation on Sunday he said he was innocent. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress' seventh video highlighting the aborted baby parts compensation practices of Planned Parenthood alleges that the abortion giant and its former partnering company StemExpress have harvested an intact brain from a gestated fetus whose heart was still beating.
The new video, which was released Wednesday morning, shows an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former StemExpress fetal tissue procurement technician, who recounted the time she was asked to harvest the brain from an almost fully gestated aborted baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
O'Donnell recalled that she was in a Planned Parenthood clinic one day when a doctor had just finished with an abortion and took the aborted baby into a pathology lab. Moments later, a senior StemExpress technician named Jessica called Holly to come into the room so that she could show her how to procure an intact brain. more >>
Actor Morgan Freeman's 33-year-old granddaughter has been killed in what police and witness sources have described as an "exorcism" attempt by her boyfriend in New York.
The New York Post reported that that E'Dena Hines was stabbed 16 times on Sunday on a Manhattan sidewalk, with witnesses saying that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Lamar Davenport, was ranting about casting out devils.
George Hudacko, a witness who saw the attack from his apartment window in Washington Heights, said that Davenport could be heard screaming: more >>
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying they are politicizing issues and using disruptive methods while overlooking some critical issues like homicide by young black males.
"I would like them to start paying attention to the carnage rather than making it a political issue," Carson, the only African-American presidential candidate in the 2016 field, told told Fox News.
"The most common cause of death for young black males in cities is homicide," added Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. more >>
A Kentucky pastor was stripped of his right to minister to youth while using the Bible at a Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green earlier this year after he refused to sign a new policy that would prohibit him from referring to homosexuality as sinful.
The pastor, David Wells of Pleasant View Baptist Church in McQuady, has helped sexually abused youth at Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center for 12 years, and is being represented by the Liberty Council, a Christian law firm that's filing a lawsuit against the state on his behalf for refusing to reinstate him.
"They have not accommodated him and they're clearly trying to restrict a particular viewpoint," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Council to The Christian Post on Thursday." more >>
Various Jewish organizations have contributed funds to help rebuild a church located at the site where Christians believe Jesus fed 5,000 people by multiplying five loaves and two fish. The church was burned down in June by anti-Christian Israeli extremists.
Elijah Interfaith Institute, the organization which initiated a crowd funding campaign that has raised over $17,000, set out to rebuild the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, Israel, in an act of good faith toward people of other religions. A representative for the group recently spoke out against the arsonists who are believed to be part of a Jewish extremist sect.
"If in the name of Judaism one could destroy, in the name of Judaism one should also rebuild," said Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, the founder of the Elijah Interfaith Institute who started the fundraising campaign in a Huffington Post blog post earlier this month. more >>