US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama’s visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe.
The Army is looking forcontractors who could design and build a “modular detainee shelter system,”. Each “closed, box-like” shelter would be “a holding cell for one detainee during combat operations.”
Phillip Perea was a 41-year-old employee for FOX News local affiliate in Austin, Texas, who was on a mission to expose the ills and hypocrisy of his former employer. This morning he apparently shot himself in the head in front of News Corporation head offices in New York City.
Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to the president, who has said he doesn't want to increase U.S. military presence in Yemen despite the deteriorating security condition in that country.
Iran, according to Tasnim news agency, has almost entirely eliminated USDollars from its reserves and is no longer using dollars in foreign trade.
Following the deaths of 36 bankers last year, 2015 has got off to an inauspicious start with the reported suicide of Chris Van Eeghen - the 4th ABN Amro banker suicide in the last few years.
Police in a Mexican border city said a drone loaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot. Drones carrying illegal drugs and contraband have been among the creative ideas used by smugglers, and crashes do happen from loss of control or perhaps weight-and-balance problems.
Unprecedented settlement between Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over S&P's deliberately inflated grades of risky mortgage securities represents a big penalty and a very public punishment. The credit ratings firm will pay over $70 million for violating federal security laws and misrepresenting ratings.
Greek banks are facing a serious liquidity problem as in the first three days of the week, depositors withdrew a total of 4.2 billion euros.
Greek banks are facing a serious liquidity problem as in the first three days of the week, depositors withdrew a total of 4.2 billion euros.
Mansion of millionaire IT executive Don Pyle, 55, went up in flames so fast investigators believe a chemical agent must have been used, took 85 firefighters to put the blaze out. Pyle, his wife, four grandchildren presumed dead. 20 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigate.
Billionaire Jeff Greene amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities: the U.S. faces jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics. "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence," World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland. "We need to reinvent our whole system of life."
Windows 10 will be released later this year as a free upgrade for anyone owning a computer or gadget currently running Windows 8.1 or 7, business has suffered as people have begun using smartphones and tablets. Microsoft tried to reach those users by emphasizing touch-screen features in its last update, Windows 8, but many traditional PC users found it difficult to navigate.
A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on new felony charges, according to a special prosecutor. Now accused of forging a document he vouched for in court, and persuading the girl's mother to swear to its authenticity as well. Morrissey faces up to 10 years on each count if convicted.
Smaller number of people are needed to make the basic things that people need for survival, from food to energy, to clothing and housing, the less likely it is that some people will be needed at all. Technology has reduced the need for labor.
. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the Russian government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable development of the economy and stability in the social sphere in 2015: Kremlin press service.
Russia may raise energy prices for Ukraine if Kiev is discontented with them, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev . This was the way Medvedev reacted to the Ukrainian side’s statements regarding deliveries of electric power to Ukraine and Crimea. “If our Ukrainian partners don’t like the Russian prices for electric power, we may raise them.”
A UPS driver from Shasta County was arrested for grand theft, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and silver were reported missing. UPS shipments destined for precious metal dealers in Shasta County went missing in transit.
Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trail.
Police yesterday confirmed a body found on Helvellyn, a mountain in the English lake District, was that of 45-year-old Michael Flanagan, originally from Napier. Mr Flanagan had told staff at a hotel that he intended to walk up the mountain on January 8. He was not heard from again.
Ukrainian troops have launched a massive assault on militia-held areas Sunday morning after an order from Kiev, a presidential aide said. The self-proclaimed Donetsk republic’s leader accused Kiev of trying to restart the war. The order to launch the offensive was issued early approximately at 6:00 am, according to Yury Biryukov, an aide to President Petro Poroshenko. “Today we will show HOW good we are at jabbing in the teeth,” he wrote on his Facebook page, a mode of conveying information favored by many Ukrainian officials.
The body of a missing AIG executive, last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, was discovered in the nearby desert. Omar Arce Meza, 33, from Los Angeles, was last seen at around 11pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert. The cause of death is still unknown.
United States was aware of the potential plotting of a terrorist attack in Belgium and cooperated with local authorities prior to the Friday shoot-out in which two of the suspected jihadists were killed.
Enter the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. FATCA has created for the United States what amounts to a global tax information-gathering and enforcement system. Notionally designed to enforce U.S. tax obligations on Americans with foreign financial accounts, FATCA’s global reach has inspired many other countries — including China — to adopt similar rules. - See more at: http://marketdailynews.com/2015/01/16/china-and-the-us-collaborate-on-a-one-world-tax-system/#sthash.6dtWSjNJ.dpuf
.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property including cash and cars without evidence of a crime, except if the items collected could endanger public; firearms. Holder cited “safeguarding civil liberties” as a reason
Pope Francis: defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s mind for the sake of the common good.But he said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.
Just one day after two Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers were charged with murder for the shooting of James Boyd, New Mexico’s largest city recorded its first fatal officer-involved shooting of the new year.
Police are using bloodhounds and divers as part of a huge search for a missing AIG executive, vice president for AIG Financial Distributors last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, found his jacket and wallet on the hotel golf course.
MetLife is challenging its government designation as a company that is "too big to fail" because it would pose such a risk to the economy. The designation brings with it stricter guidelines from federal overseers and the company says, exorbitant costs.
Well that didn't take long. Less than one week after the bloody terror attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, former President Jimmy Carter has all but blamed Israel for instigating the massacre.
Extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. You can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe.
To protect free speech we must curtail it. All members of the EU should increase their use of psychological operations and propaganda. EU should coordinate with the US on cyber initiatives to develop a more comprehensive way to track, screen, and detain global travellers.
Top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity, barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders “activity sheets” indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift.
Madame Rothschild, German aristocrat of Rothschild parentage: Muslims had nothing to do with carnage in Paris. Event organized in Brussels. Players paid 666,000 euros. SIX is number of years commandos carrying out operation not allowed to resurface. Israeli intelligence.
Private vaccine industry receives large cash payments from federal government to produce “life-saving” and “emergency” vaccines that the public is told are necessary to thwart certain disease crises; many of these vaccines are never manufactured, awarded special accounting privileges that claim these payments as revenue for stock price and profit purposes, even if those vaccines are never manufactured or delivered.
City of Charlestown intends to demolish the community in order to allow new commercial and residential real estate to be built in its place — privately-owned real estate. Contains hundreds of small homes built during World War II as military housing. The homes are privately-owned and contain working-class and poor families, many of which have owned their homes for decades.
Albuquerque police officer remains in critical condition after being shot by a fellow officer on Friday. The unnamed officer was shot while undercover during a drug operation to bust two men for $60 worth of meth. Another officer sustained minor injuries, but information on how has not been released.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has threatened to avenge the recent terrorist attacks in France by tracking and bringing down jihadist websites. The group’s YouTube message directly confronts Al-Qaeda and Islamic State on the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
The New York Post is reporting that the New York Police Department issued a written memo Tuesday warning all commands to be aware of many recent attempts by an unknown perpetrator, or perpetrators, to remove the lug nuts from the personal cars and patrol units of officers.
Midwestern farmers have so much grain this harvesting season there aren’t enough railcars to ship it all. Countries like China have refused over 887,000 tons of US GM corn and other GM crops.
The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the change will impose a maximum 12 microgram limit. Most wood stoves that warm cabin and home residents from coast-to-coast can’t meet that standard. Older stoves must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal.
People who don’t have a disability or claim any dependents must enroll in job training or work at least 20 hours per week if they want more than three months of food stamps.
United States Department of Defense announced restructuring of operations in Europe, closure of 15 American bases will be offered to host nations. Will save about $500 million per year, net decrease of about 2,000 US military and civilian personnel across the UK. 74,000 troops based in Europe.
In an appearance at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit Wednesday, President Barack Obama pointed to “sacrifices” White House demanded from auto workers during 2009 restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler as model for resurrecting manufacturing and US economy as a whole.
Should water be considered a basic human right, or should corporations own the water we drink and determine who is allowed to drink it? Back in 2013, Nestle’s former CEO and current Chairman went on record in saying that water should in fact be privatized — owned entirely by corporations like Nestle.
Crimean authorities working to put up thousands of modern, interactive signs in Russian and English for tourists for summer season, directing visitors to historical, cultural heritage sights, nature preserves, resorts and hotels. January 1st, law turns Crimea into free economic zone; incentives for business, tax breaks, preferential customs regime, state rebates for companies providing employees with social, medical insurance, pensions. Law simplified issuing visas to tourists, businesspeople and officials, now able to receive 30 day entry visa at border.
FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December, capping a year that experienced strong growth in the last three months. Background checks totaled 2.3 million in December, according to FBI. Reports of people buying guns after local incidents of violence. Gun shop owners in St. Louis area reported spike in sales following protests.
As I wrap up my month-long visit to my second home here at the southern end of the great African continent, my thoughts have turned to goings-on in the United States — endless political dysfunction, arrogant cops in open revolt against elected authorities, and riots in the streets.
A Manhattan hedge fund founder was fatally shot in the head on Sunday afternoon in his Upper East Side apartment. His 30-year-old son has been taken into custody, according to authorities.
A federal judge has extended a restraining order regarding use of tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri as part of a lawsuit against local and state law enforcement that alleges use of the chemical agent violated protesters' constitutional rights .US District Judge Carol Jackson was to hear evidence Tuesday in the case, but decided to extend the temporary restraining order for 45 days, according to KSDK.
US Coast Guard saw a flood of Cuban immigrants attempting to make the 90-mile trip to the shores of the United States during December, stopping 481 migrants in 37 different events ‒ a 117 percent increase from December 2013. First five days of 2015, 96 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in seven separate events in the Florida Straits.
In a recent interview with FuW, DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach explained his concerns about the oil market not being "unequivocally good" for everyone... Question: The crash in the oil market is already causing jitters in the financial markets around the globe. What is your take on that? Gundlach: Oil is incredibly important right now. If oil falls to around $40 a barrel then I think the yield on ten year treasury note is going to 1%. I hope it does not go to $40 because then something is very, very wrong with the world, not just the economy. The geopolitical consequences could be – to put it bluntly – terrifying.
Former Army Rangers and other citizens have donned their military attire and assault-rifles in response to police brutality. The Black panthers have organized a paramilitary group in Dallas which states its goal of “going into our communities and educating our people on federal, state, and local gun laws. We want to stop fratricide, genocide—all the ‘cides.
Cold War TV spy drama The Americans is a fictional account of two Soviet spies living in the United States. CIA has to approve every script before it's even shot. The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent. FBI has an entire unit devoted to making sure it's viewed in the best possible light.
Residents who are normally hit with tickets for minor violations tend to be low income individuals who are forced to pay up a hefty portion of their paychecks. Practice will strain police budgets, which rely on fines from tickets to make-up for funding shortfalls.
Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm. Among the migrants, believed to be from war-ravaged Syria.
Thousands of immigrants lined up to apply for driver’s licenses in California under a law that went into effect on Friday, making the most populous U.S. state the latest to expand the privilege to people in the country illegally. Department of Motor Vehicles created special processing centers at four former businesses: a grocery store, a large dry cleaner, a movie theater and a restaurant.
Former US Senator Mike Gravel who represented Alaska from 1969 to 1981 will head KUSH, a subsidiary of Cannabis Sativa Inc, company that develops and markets cannabis products to states that have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana.
Assumption of guilt is stronger than facts, whether "heretic," or "terrorist. Terrorism and conspiracy replaced blasphemy and heresy. Church promised its flock salvation; National Security State promises its flock security. Western democracies have not escaped poisons of propaganda, totalitarian power, and unthinking religious faith in government authorities.
The NYPD confirmed Citations for traffic violations fell from 10,069 to 587 in week starting Dec. 22 arrests have plummeted in the wake of the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.
The Los Angeles Police Department has called off a search for a suspect still at large, who was allegedly involved late on Sunday in a shooting ambush on a police patrol car. Another person was arrested shortly after the shooting. The shooting, which didn’t result in injury.
A parliamentary inquiry into banking crisis in Ireland commenced December 17 which will do nothing to hold anyone responsible for the financial collapse in 2008. Witnesses to be called, include bankers politicians, economists, accountants and media. Nothing will be done to uncover criminal practices of those who crashed the economy. Nor will the swindling of billions from working people through the bailout of Ireland’s bankrupt financial institutions be subjected to serious scrutiny.
What did Wall Street just do? It guaranteed that any losses from all derivatives that arise
within the bankrupt banking system will be passed onto the taxpaying serfs called United
States citizens.,. What it means is that taxpayers will be responsible for all losses resulting from theses derivative contracts.
Officer Brian Barker, 41, of Moro charged with 10 counts of burglary, and official misconduct. He was accused of targeting Edwardsville businesses since 2012; one count of residential burglary of a home in Moro, one count of aggravated possession of stolen firearms.
The ever-widening gap between financial markets and the real economy is creating the conditions for economic turmoil and the eruption of social and political struggles.
Eight people were killed yesterday in two drone strikes in North Waziristan, a remote and impoverished area along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.
Last night, in Beijing, I sat in a historic Szechuan restaurant with a friend who happens to be a Chinese diplomat. We exchanged some stories, ordered food, and then, suddenly, my throat felt dry and my eyes got misty.
American pundits are often more interested in scoring points against their partisan rivals than in the pain that U.S. policies inflict on people in faraway lands, as columnists Paul Krugman and Thomas L. Friedman are showing regarding Russia and Ukraine.
In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud).
Moscow is being forced to come up with countermeasures in response to NATO's increased presence in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said following an announcement on the arrival of another US warship in the area.
We need to understand the distinction between two kinds of labeling. Voluntary labeling=“I own this health-food store, and I’m doing my best to sell you non-GMO products. All such products will carry a seal that says ‘Non-GMO’.”
41-year old man, Tyrone Melville identified as a suspect, who called the 84th precinct switchboard, told he wanted to kill more police officers. Identified himself as Ismaayil Brinsley, the dead suspect of the two killed policemen. Jose Maldonado from Brooklyn arrested, posted threat to kill police on his Facebook page.“Might just go out and kill two cops myself!!!”with pictures of dead police officers.
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges, conspiracy to commit fraud, and theft of government property in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.
Dozens of innocent men still held at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba can expect to be transferred in next six months Obama talks with leaders from a wide range of potential host countries in the hope that they will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer. Four men were transferred to Afghanistan last week after being held in the prison for over a decade without charge.
Despite a cultivation and seed import ban of genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape in Switzerland, Monsanto and Bayer's GM plants have been introduced into the environment there, confirming fears that once the GM genie has been let out of the bottle it can not be put back.
What most people refuse to understand, if not even acknowledge, is the extent to which the elites have an utter stranglehold on the world’s financial system, and by world we do not mean just the Western world.
A prisoner who was released on licence is spending Christmas back in jail after he was punished for taking a job which started at 6.15 in the morning, 45 minutes before his night-time curfew expired. His parole was supervised by a private company.
20 percent of American families on food stamps, average age when a man in America first gets married 29.0 years. 31.1 percent of U.S. young adults living with parents. One-third of Americans have file in FBI’s criminal database. 48 percent of Americans can immediately come up with $400 in emergency cash without borrowing or selling something. 59 percent of Americans in favor of torturing prisoners. 52 percent of Americans made less than $30,000 last year. In 1980, 3,000 SWAT raids in United States, today, 80,000 SWAT raids per year. 49 million Americans face food insecurity. Student loan debt 1.2 trillion dollars. One-third of of United States (110 million people) has sexually transmitted disease. $18,031,021,541,347.52 U.S. national debt.
Angry Americans took to streets in Berkeley, Missouri on Wednesday after police shot and killed another black teenager Tuesday night. 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot dead by a police officer near a gas station in Berkeley. Police say Martin pointed a gun at officers.
Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past, identified as 18-year-old Antonio Martin, shot once after an officer discharged his weapon three times during altercation at Mobile Gas station, reportedly armed at the time of the shooting, not believed to have fired his weapon.
Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources.
A lack of self-reflection is embedded in Jewish culture, ideology and politics. This elementary observation helps to explain why many Jews regard anti-Semitism as strictly a collective psychosis or general disease of the Goyim.
The parents of 18-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh Jr., known affectionately as "Bou-Bou," told ABC’s 20-20 news program last week that they owe $1 million in medical expenses after their son was nearly killed by a flash-bang grenade during a late night SWAT team raid on a relative’s home in rural Georgia. The county government has refused to compensate them, claiming that it would be a violation of state law.
Police departments in the US are warning officers to take extra care after cop killings. Officers advised to wear bulletproof vests, not make inflammatory posts on social media. New York Police Department (NYPD) union told cops they should not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,
The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents are actively using uncovered futures contracts to illegally manipulate the prices of precious metals in order to keep interest rates below the market rate. The purpose of manipulation is to support the U.S. dollar’s reserve status at a time when the dollar should be in decline from the over-supply created by QE and from trade and budget deficits.
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a man who hours earlier vowed on social media to make history by avenging the questionable non-indictments of white police officers in the deaths of black men. Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley, a 28-year-old black man, made his way to New York City and shot the cops in the head as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Brinsley then ran into a subway where witnesses say he turned the gun on himself and fired, ending his life.
Hundreds of protestors have gathered in America’s largest shopping mall in the state of Minnesota, essentially shutting down the mall while chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
Internal memo distributed to police in New York: officers begin traveling in packs of two;“At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity…” requires that officers refrain from arresting any Americans unless it is absolutely necessary. Declares that the NYPD is now a “Wartime” department, and that “we will act accordingly.”
Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Lone gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28. Moments after killing the two officers, he too was dead, having turned the gun on himself on a nearby subway platform as cops closed in.
Shoppers are caught out by small print and hidden fees that eat balance; entire balance can be snatched. Many cards expire if they are not used for a set period and the money is lost. ‘Companies benefiting from customers who don’t use their gift cards straight away, due to inflation they will get less for their money if they wait years to spend them.
Chevron Corp. second-largest U.S. energy producer will pull out of an agreement for exploring the Oleska field in western Ukraine, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) retreated earlier this year from a similar deal in eastern provinces.
Russia’s currency market witnessed further huge volatility again today. The finance ministry said it would start selling foreign exchange which are primarily in dollars. This appeared to reduce selling pressure on the rouble; due in part to low oil prices, effects of western sanctions.
Wisconsin-based farm policy research group has worked diligently to uncover persistent violations, filing formal legal complaints against livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs, accusing them of fraudulently marketing such products as organic.
Citigroup announced it would move its headquarters from New York to U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of House of Representatives. Citi spokesperson acknowledged makeover of the House is to cost millions,” “It’s always expensive to open a new branch.”“Instead of flying from New York to give Congress their orders, Citigroup executives can be on the floor with them, handing them legislation, telling them how to vote, result in tremendous cost savings.
Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal Bureau of Investigation established an office in the 1930s to bolster its image in radio programs, films, and television shows. US armed forces have motion picture and television offices to provide official assistance to the media, carrying CIA message and offering extreme vision of America’s enemies.
Bryant Cochran, the ex-chief magistrate of Murray County, Georgia convicted of conspiring to plant methamphetamine in the car of a woman who had publicly accused him of propositioning her for sex. The jury also found him guilty of sexually assaulting one county employee, illegally searching the cell phone of another and tampering with a witness.
n New York, at least 50,000 marched through the streets of Manhattan. In Washington, DC, as many as 25,000 participated. The mass demonstrations are an expression of growing popular outrage over the reign of police violence in the United States.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and Ukrainian Security Service involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism.”
Telecom and broadband providers fighting net neutrality by claiming they will raise the rates of consumers. Now they claim to be concerned about consumer costs. The US pays too much for Internet services that deliver less than other countries; unregulated monopolies that gouge consumers and provide lousy service.
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