Marine Corps Forms Task Force After Female Nude Photo-Sharing Scandal

The Marine Corps has formed a task force, made up of leaders from key agencies within the Marine Corps, in the wake of a nude photo-sharing scandal of female marines on Facebook. The task force will focus on what needs to be done in light of the scandal.

According to, one of the options the task force may consider is providing women Marines with reputation management software, which would protect a person's online presence from damaging information and bury that type of information from search engine results.

Meantime, the scandal has also been discovered in other branches of the military. Business Insider reports the discovery of another site where allegedly there are hundreds of photos of nude servicewomen from every branch of the military posted.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) continues to investigate the photo-sharing ring.

Pope Francis Says He's Open to Married Men Becoming Priests

Pope Francis says he's open to allowing married men to become priests in areas where there are priest shortages. The Pope brought up the idea in an interview with a German newspaper. Francis said he isn't okay with removing the celibacy rule for priests, but is open to the possibility of allowing married men of proven faith to perform priestly duties. The Pope said the Catholic church is dealing with a major lack of priests.

Trump Administration Considers Cuts to Coast Guard, FEMA to Pay for Border Wall

The Trump administration is considering making cuts to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for Trump's plan for a southern border wall, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

POLITICO reports the Office of Management and Budget is seeking a 14 percent cut to the $9.1 billion Coast Guard budget. POLITICO reports the documents say the Trump administration is also looking to cut 11 percent from the TSA budget and 11 percent from the FEMA budget. This is of course contrary to President Trump's promise that Mexico will pay for the wall, which Mexico has refused to do.

Meantime, the Trump administration says the number of people illegally crossing America's southern border has dropped 40 percent within Trump's first term in office. Kelly said Trump's executive orders cracking down on illegal immigration is what led to the downward trend.

Scientists Measure Urine Levels in Pools By Testing Sweetness

Scientists have discovered a new way to measure water quality in measuring how sweet it is.

University of Alberta researchers published their findings in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Researchers say compounds found in urine can be detrimental to human health.

The study says the widespread consumption of a synthetic sweetener called ACE, marketed as Sunett and Sweet One, and its complete excretion in urine, make it an ideal urinary marker. The sugar substitute is often used in processed baked goods, soda, protein shakes and in chewable and liquid medication.

Scientists analyzed more than 250 samples from 31 pools and tubs in Canada and ACE showed up in all the samples, at a much higher concentration than tap water. Researchers also measured the levels of ACE over three weeks in two pools.

Scientists say this study shows the human impact in pools and tubs.

ISIS Fighters Disguised as Medics Kill Dozens at Kabul Hospital

More than 30 people were killed and dozens more injured after ISIS gunmen dressed in white lab coats rushed a military hospital in Kabul. Reuters reports the 400-bed hospital is across the street from the US Embassy.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the back of the hospital. Fox News reports security officials say three attackers entered the hospital with AK-47's and hand grenades. Fox News also reporting Afghan troops had to fight back by rappelling onto rooftops and going floor-by-floor in a gun battle with the gunmen.

All three attackers were killed. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.