A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation.
United States House of Representatives passed a bill that effectively kicks the scientists out of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board, allows industry representatives to serve on the advisory board even when they have a direct conflict of interest with the board’s advisory activities.
Rapper Brandon Duncan's new album features a picture of a gun and bullets on its front cover, could be first artist to go to jail for his album art. Prosecutors will reportedly try to prove the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang."
“Martial law is necessary and we cannot lift it because the government and junta need it as the army’s tool,” Justice Minister Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya told the news agency. “We are not saying that martial law will stay in place for 50 years, no this is not it, we just ask that it remain in place for now, indefinitely.”
Salt Lake Tribune. Police account for more killings than gangs, drug dealers or from child abuse, the newspaper reported, but less than spouse or dating-partner fatalities.
China: US warnings to halt construction of a massive artificial island and airfield will not deter it from completing the project in disputed waters of the South China Sea. This is the fourth such undertaking in the last 12-18 months.
President Barack Obama has authorized the US military to carry out far more widespread air and ground operations in Afghanistan in 2015, effectively reversing his order to end combat actions this year.
US Vice President Joe Biden visited Ukraine at the end of last week to threaten Russia with “rising costs and greater isolation, ”encouraged the Ukrainian government to press forward with its draconian economic reform agenda to meet the demands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Not clear if Lithuania providing non-lethal military equipment, or supplying weaponry. NATO countries are reluctant to risk being drawn into conflict with Russia by arming a non-member.
Russia has completely banned GMOs, placing a moratorium on their imports for 10 years. The nation rejects GMOs due to numerous dangers. US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks: State Department was lobbying worldwide for Monsanto and other similar corporations.
Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ, next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus.
Despite the risk of jail time, about 100 parents formed a group, Mama Cultiva or "Mama Grows," to share knowledge about cultivating marijuana to extract cannabis oil for their seizure-stricken children.
computer security company Symantec discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.The bug, named Regin, used for six years against targets around the world in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. Steals passwords or recover deleted files.
Business owners in St. Louis, Missouri area hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis county suburb of Ferguson.
A 19-year-old delivery driver diagnosed with cancer claims he was fired from his job at a suburban Chicago restaurant when he informed his employer he needed to take six weeks off work for surgery. Jonathan Larson was diagnosed with cancer of the brain and spine, had several rounds of radiation, now needs back surgery.
"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system that has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, and no secret is revealed
A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Nagano city shortly after 10 p.m.
Mexio gripped by deepening political crisis amidst mass protests over disappearance and likely massacre of 43 student teachers. The military threatened to intervene as popular anger mounts against the government and the entire political apparatus.
Federal Bureau of Investigation has dispatched 100 agents to the St. Louis, Missouri area ahead of an expected grand jury decision over whether to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.
Brandon Duncan has no criminal record, could face a life sentence of 25 years in prison as prosecutors say his latest album lent artistic motivation for a recent string of gang-related shootings, not charged with discharging or providing firearms in the shootings, prosecutors say his musical lyrics encourage gang behavior.
A Turkish governor has threatened to turn a 100-year-old synagogue into a museum in retaliation for Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam.
New Yorker misrepresents how GMO crops are created, fails to mention any of the risks of genetically engineered crops. FDA admitted “unexpected” changes can occur as result of utilizing techniques which biotech likes to rely upon.
The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.
Vice President Biden announced in IstanbulSaturday the U.S. will provide $135 million in additional humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by the ongoing war in Syria. Biden's trip was met by 300 people protesting the vice president's visit. They chanted, "Biden get out. The country is ours.
(Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West on Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.
A Communist Party MP suggests Moscow should sever diplomatic relations with Vilnius and to slap additional sanctions on Lithuania after its president called Russia a “terrorist state” in a radio interview.
Martial law in Thailand will remain in place “indefinitely,” the country’s justice minister told Reuters in an interview nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Clashes have broken out between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank amid boiling tensions over Tel Aviv’s attempts to Judaize the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Islamic State militants are reportedly acquiring gold, silver and other precious metals in a bid to further solidify their control over large swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory by issuing their own currency, Iraqi metal dealers confirmed to McClatchy.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that he’s working on a strategy of stabilizing the international situation by introducing a new effective global dialogue platform to augment the “lame UN.”
U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of that region's central bank.
US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, United States and Russia have been able to cooperate despite difficult environment in our bilateral relationship. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: differences in opinion between Russia and the West are objective, Moscow prepared to find compromises "based on equal rights"without "blackmail or dictatorship."
NATO officials admit they have no confirmation that Russian weaponry and military vehicles cross the border and that Russian troops are being amassed along the border with Ukraine; Russia's envoy to the alliance Alexander Grushko.
Serbian Foreign Minister:“I hope that Serbia will not find itself in a situation when it will have to choose between Brussels and Moscow.”Sanctions against Russia are the only foreign policy issue which Serbia has refused to coordinate with the European Union so far.
Preventing chemical weapons from falling into the hands of terrorist groups is among Russia’s top priorities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.
On Friday activists booed Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the ‘heavenly hundred’ memorial erected on Institutskaya Street in Kiev.
The UN Arms Trade Treaty [ATT] 122 nation gun ban including USA, signed by Obama to go into effect Christmas; United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs [UNODA] The UN ATT is a global ban on private gun ownership. Each signatory agrees to relinquish national sovereignty, place UN in charge of enacting gun laws. UNODA admits that in 68 of those nations, no legislative body has approved the treaties.
An Australian state will conduct clinical trial of medical marijuana after thousands supported a pro-pot campaign. New South Wales may grow the plant on its own and include child patients into the scheme, the state premier told a cannabis conference.
US House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to frustrate President Barack Obama’s efforts to reform the country’s dilapidated immigration system, saying the House of Representatives “will rise to the challenge.”
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