Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.
Israeli forces shot, injured four Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Clashes erupted at mosque compound when Palestinian worshippers protested presence of Israeli extremists in holy Islamic site commemorating "Jerusalem Day," anniversary of Israel's capture of Jerusalem 1967.
Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to quickly crush activists, ruled out negotiations with pro-Russia protesters, vows to continue military operations in southeastern provinces. Kiev: controls Sergei Prokofiev Airport. 40 killed. 97 percent voted for rejoining Russia.
Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.
A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child. Shells started hitting residential blocks.
The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Russia has called on Ukraine to put an end to violence against people after dozens of civilians were killed in clashes in the main airport of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for an immediate end to military operations in eastern Ukraine.
Clashes in Brazil between police on horses, indigenous protesters in traditional headdress. Violence broke out Tuesday in Brasilia as police fired teargas to break up demonstration held by various indigenous groups, homeless people, others opposed to money spent on 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”
Prosecuting political, social activists, image-conscious Beijing shifting its tactics, using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to political prosecution drawing international condemnations.
Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.
One of the busiest in the world, Beijing's subway is seeing staggering queues, city introduced new anti-terror security checkpoints at major stations in wake of recent bombings in China’s northwest. China’s subway system, nearly 200 stations,commuters in capital taking 10 million rides a day.
Nassau County, New York police officers raid wrong home, shot innocent woman in chest while she cowered in a closet begging police not to shoot her. The police claim the officer who shot her with his assault rifle did so because his gun fired "accidentally," pay $650,000 settlement.
A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from paralysis, severe chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis, was raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his own doctor-prescribed painkillers.
Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.
Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.
Ukraine’s president-elect has said that one of his main priorities is to return Crimea to his country's rule but Russia says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Crimea is part of Russia and will never be returned to Ukraine.
Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,
A rocket-propelled grenade fired by Ukraine army has hit truck carrying wounded self-defense fighters near Donetsk airport, killingdriver, conflicting reports on number of casualties from latest attack. Governor of Donestk Region, Pavel Gubarev, Facebook post 35 killed, 15 wounded in strike.
At least three civilians have reportedly been killed and several wounded when the Ukrainian Army launched a mortar attack on the town of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. One of the shells fell near a local teachers college, according to Ridus news portal.
80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.
One of the global leaders of the feared Red Mafiya. Started his weapons, gambling and prostitution business by laundering the money of Soviet times’ administrators. Accused of being involved in large scale corruption schemes, open lobbying, embezzlement of budget allocations, tax evasion.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has been under fire for weeks amid reports of misconduct at VA facilities around the country.
Police have named 22-year-old Elliot Rodger as the suspected gunman who killed six people Friday before taking his own life in a rampage across a California college town, shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women.
Law enforcement officials will again resort to executing death row inmates with the electric chair in the event that they are unable to obtain lethal injection drugs after Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday.
Ukrainian armed forces early Thursday suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown last month against civilian populations opposing Kiev’s coup regime in eastern and southern Ukraine. Attack on a pro-regime roadblock left 16 soldiers dead and at least 30 more wounded.
Regime of billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra ousted in 2006 coup fled the country, lives in Dubai. political machine intact, able to rule country remotely through appointed proxies. A convicted criminal, not on ballot or in the country running his party as unelected prime minister, therefore a dictator.
Tensions are reaching a boiling point in the agricultural town of Salinas, California as the population responds with hostility to a series of recent police killings that have taken place in working-class neighborhoods.
When the military retreated after the shootout, about 30 of them decided to stay and surrender. Cherniy said that self-defense forces fed the prisoners and decided to relocate them in the local college. “After they boarded a bus and drove to the college, the military opened fire at the bus with a heavy machine gun,” said the self-defense force representative.
Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.
Banks and investing houses Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, HSBC Bank, among others, consolidating control over water. Buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, all over the world.
The US House of Representatives passed landmark reforms Thursday curbing bulk the collection of Americans' telephone records, the first step toward restricting NSA intelligence-gathering since Edward Snowden divulged the secret program last year.
Russia has expressed outrage at British Prince Charles for comparing President Vladimir Putin to the Nazi German leader, Adolf Hitler. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow was demanding an official explanation about comments attributed to Prince Charles.
In testimony before the US Congress on Wednesday, top Obama administration officials asserted that the president has unlimited war powers without Congressional authorization. The US has authority to target individuals, including Americans, who pose an imminent threat to attack our country.
Head of the FBI says he understands why people worry about scope of the government's powers, agrees with them.“I believe people should be suspicious of government power. I am,” Director James Comey told Senate Judiciary Committee.
Thailand’s army has taken over control of the country, suspending the constitution and imposing a curfew. TV and radio stations were also ordered to broadcast only army material. The coup follows months of political stalemate and turmoil.
Canadian proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from the Great Lakes coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups attempting to stop the project. Storage sites more than 2,200 feet underground to store 53 million gallons of nuclear waste
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