Current Events

Hacktivist Group Anonymous Helping to Reveal a Rape Cover-Up in Steubenville, Ohio

January 4, 2013

“Anonymous says it is collecting detailed information about the personal affairs of football boosters and others in Steubenville who the group claims may have helped cover up the alleged attack.”

Read the full article →

Jobs Report: U.S. Added 155,000 Jobs in December 2012; Unemployment Rate Remains at 7.8%

January 4, 2013

“The jobless rate was steady at 7.8 percent. The report reinforces expectations of 2 percent economic growth this year, which is unlikely to quickly bring down the unemployment rate.”

Read the full article →

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Oil Drilling Ship Went Aground on an Alaskan Island in the Arctic Ocean

January 3, 2013

“The grounding of a petroleum drilling ship on a remote Alaska island has refueled the debate over oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic Ocean, where critics for years have said the conditions are too harsh and the stakes too high to allow dangerous industrial development.”

Read the full article →

New York Police (NYPD) Arrest Harvard Graduate Morgan Gliedman with Explosives in her Greenwich Village Apartment

January 3, 2013

“Also found in the living room were numerous written items containing instructions on the manufacture of explosive materials and bombs, including a collection of pages that had a cover page entitled “The Terrorist Encyclopedia”, court papers said.”

Read the full article →

New York Police Department (NYPD) Lost Crucial Criminal Evidence Due to Hurricane Sandy

January 3, 2013

“Located in New York Harbor, the Erie Basin auto pound and evidence warehouse housed hundreds of seized cars, 9,846 barrels of evidence containing sensitive DNA, and thousands of guns.”

Read the full article →

Classified FBI Documents Reveal Plans to Identify and Assassinate Key Members of Occupy Wall Street

January 2, 2013

“The revelation… reveals that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of plans for a violent assault on the peaceful protest movement but stayed silent on rumors of an assassination attempt only until now.”

Read the full article →

New York Woman Arrested and Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Pushing a Man onto Subway Tracks

December 29, 2012

“A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.”

Read the full article →

Alabama Man Arrested on Terrorism Charges After Buying His Family Plane Tickets to Morocco

December 29, 2012

“In Mobile on Wednesday, Wilson’s attorney said his client only wanted to take his family to Morocco so that they could study Muslim in a country where Islam is the dominant religion.”

Read the full article →

Department of Veterans Affairs: One out of Four Female Americans Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan Were Sexually Assaulted

December 29, 2012

“Of the 1,100 women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and were surveyed by Street’s team, 48.6 percent admitted to being sexually harassed and 22.8 percent admitted to being sexually assaulted – and in some cases raped – while serving in a war zone.”

Read the full article →

Analysis: Meth Labs in the United States Moving from Rural to Urban Areas

December 29, 2012

“But a rise in portable labs has made it easier for meth makers to move to US cities and suburbs, especially since the portable labs lack the odor that once forced the drug makers to the countryside”

Read the full article →

Hacktivist Group Anonymous Threatens to Attack California Police Department’s Website

December 29, 2012

“Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are demanding that a California police department remove an officer from the force after video has surfaced of the cop in question firing at a civilian 11 times at point-blank range.”

Read the full article →

U.S. Senate Votes to Approve a Five-Year Extension for Warrantless Wiretapping under FISA

December 29, 2012

“The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, approved by the House of Representatives in September, passed the Senate with a 73-23 vote and broad bipartisan support, and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

Read the full article →

Six People Charged with Murder in India after a Gang Rape Victim Dies

December 29, 2012

“If the six suspects are convicted they will be sentenced to death, said New Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat. Police deployed hundreds of officers on to the streets of New Delhi on Saturday in preparation for more riots following the death of the victim in hospital.”

Read the full article →

Four-Star General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. Commander for Operation Desert Storm, Dies at Age 78

December 28, 2012

“When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.”

Read the full article →

U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan for Lying About Fukushima’s Radiation Levels

December 26, 2012

“[Eight] Crewmembers from the USS Ronald Reagan filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in San Diego, California this week.”

Read the full article →
Page 30 of 205« First...1020...2829303132...405060...Last »