President Barack Obama authorized the US military to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq on Friday. That would nearly double the American military presence in the country. He also requested $5.6 billion for the fight against the Islamic State
Walnuts have been classified as ‘drugs’ by the US Food & Drug Administration, and that some companies have been accused of misbranding them, only to be subject to government“seizure or injunction.”
Two New York Police Department officers indicated for assaulting teenager during marijuana arrest after he raised his hands to surrender, knocked some of the suspect's teeth out when he hit him in the face with his gun.
A New Mexico judge recently dismissed a DWI case against a man beaten so badly by an Albuquerque cop that he had to have surgery to remove a ruptured testicle. The officer then destroyed a bystander’s video of the incident, leading to the dropped charges.
New York Police Department ordered its narcotics unit to stop its marijuana “buy-and-bust” policing, plainclothes officer approaches a drug seller asking for a bag of marijuana.During the arrest, searches for other illegal contraband like guns.
Russia has called on Ukraine to stick to the Minsk peace process and disproved claims that Russia is deploying additional troops on the border. Kiev has again accused Russia of invading Ukraine, but has not produced any proof.
London has claimed victory in its row with the European Union over a €2.1 billion budget contribution, saying it has been able to reduce and delay the surcharge. UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne: "We have halved the bill, we have delayed the bill, we will pay no interest on the bill."
Alessio Morosin the leader of the Venetian independence movement has called for the secession of the wealthy and industrial northeastern Italian region of Veneto from Italy. Italy “must leave our territory” and “give our people freedom to decide. It is an act of democracy and freedom.”
EU finance ministers have agreed to extend a deadline for Britain to pay its ?2.1 billion surcharge after London refused to pay before 1 December. EU demanded Britain pay the surcharge based on a recalculation of its budgets over several years.
The tiny European country of Luxembourg has become a tax haven for hundreds of international corporations seeking ways to reduce their tax obligations by billions of dollars. Discovery, made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) from thousands of pages of leaked documents, involves at least 340 companies, including PepsiCo and FedEx.
The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into JPMorgan Chase‘s foreign exchange business, similar disclosure by Citigroup. Banks in the U.S. and abroad are facing allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates. Civil enforcement authorities and foreign regulators also investigating its foreign exchange business.
Dumping some 100 tons of manure and rotten vegetables in Chartres was part of a wave of protest by French farmers, who are angry with overregulation, sluggish economy and lack of protectionism.
Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters gathered in central London last night, as part of the annual global Million Masks March organised by the Anonymous network before marching towards Parliament Square. Later, some marchers left Parliament Square for Buckingham Palace.
A totally disabled, wheelchair-using, great-grandmother in Kentucky is fighting to remain in her home of 39 years after a bank has presented what she claims to be a forged document to a Daviess County judge claiming that she owes more than $48,000.
Florida parents are calling for a Greenacres Police Department officer to be fired after he reportedly broke their 14-year-old daughter’s arm while attempting a warrantless search of her cell phone because he believed that she had video of a fight on her cell phone.
Home Depot Inc. (HD), which suffered a data breach between April and September, said 53 million e-mail addresses were taken by hackers during the attack, in addition to the 56 million payment cards that were previously disclosed.
Catalan interior chief Ramón Espadaler,leading member of the government led by breakaway president Artur Mas, said that the region’s Mossos d’Esquadra police force would have to obey orders and prevent vote on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, scheduled to take place on Sunday.
Last bastion of superiority is beginning to fall apart, military-industrial-complex worried about our future (i.e. their jobs). According to Frank Kendall, an undersecretary for the Defense Department, we’re rapidly approaching a future where nations like China could reach a technological parity with the United States.
The cut applies to part-timers who work fewer than 30 hours a week -- about 2% of the company's U.S. workforce. More of Wal-Mart's employees signed up for health benefits this year than the company expected, which boosted the company's costs.
CPS caseworker ultimately determined that Alex's mother's frequent seizures (a medical condition), coupled with marijuana use, warranted removal from the home, and Alex was placed with a foster family. Alex was placed in foster home, with Sherill Small, admitted to Rockdale police that Alex's injuries came from her slamming the toddler onto the floor of the home where she lived with her husband.
As part of the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, the city has turned over nearly 500 vehicles and other pieces of city infrastructure, the vast majority of them in completely functional condition, for auction to the highest bidder.
Voters approved increases in the minimum wage in five states and city of San Francisco, same voters elected Republicans to US Senate seats, although the Republican Party blocked any increase in the federal minimum wage. Alaska, voters approved increase in minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.75 an hour by 2016.
Monsanto ? Known for creating or helping to create 13 highly carcinogenic and toxic products including saccharin, PCBs, Polystyrene, DDT, the atom bomb, nuclear weapons, dioxin, Agent Orange, Petroleum based fertilizers, Round Up, rGBH, aspartame, GMOs, and terminator seeds.
surreptitious addition to fast food burgers for several years now, and it seems to be on the rise. Oh, and it isn’t just in your burger. It is also being added to fries, shakes, sauces, onion rings, and just about every other item served at a fast food chain.
Yesterday, by a significant margin, Mendocino County became the first county in California, and the second county in the country to pass into law a very powerful local ordinance that declares local self-governing rights in their communities over state and federal jurisdiction. Over 67% of the votes cast were in favor of the measure.
With this year's election now over and lawmakers relieved of the pressure that coincides with daily interaction with constituents, President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to give him approval he needs to continue, and expand, multi-front war against the militant group known as ISIS.
The surveillance systems’ “Live Look In” feature will allow the MBTA’s headquarters and individual patrol cars to access video from any bus in real-time. Screens at the front of each bus will allegedly show riders where their cameras are currently aimed.
On Nov. 5, top financial experts concluded a conference held in Beijing, China to discuss economic reforms and how the current global financial system could be adapted or changed to function in a rapidly evolving monetary environment
Alayne Fleischmann; securities lawyer, central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history. As a deal manager at the gigantic bank, witnessed, then tried to stop, what she describes as "massive criminal securities fraud" in the bank's mortgage operations.
Tuesday, protesters assembled at various sites across the world for a demonstration called “The Million Mask March.” The protests served as an outlet for people to voice their frustrations with the different institutions that control their lives. During the protests in Washington DC, a group of masked Anonymous protesters stormed the FBI headquarters to face a group of terrified police officers.
The State Duma submitted a bill banning and terminating the circulation of USD in Russia. If the bill is approved, Russian citizens will have to close their dollar accounts in Russian banks within a year and exchange their dollars in cash to Russian ruble or other countries’ currencies
my attempted to take over Donetsk suburb with tanks a day after two children were killed in the shelling of a local school, rebels allege. This comes as Dutch inspectors, probing the Flight MH17 crash, arrived in the area.
European Union's newly-appointed foreign policy chief has condemned recent elections in Ukraine’s eastern regions as “illegal and illegitimate.” In a press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in Warsaw on Thursday, Federica Mogherini said the EU will not recognize the leadership elections, which were held inDonetsk and Lugansk regions last week.
Russian Foreign Ministry: authorities in Ukraine’s east have intensified a military offensive against the pro-Russia forces in the region instead of trying to de-escalate tensions.
Russia says a recent decision by the US to probe the financial activities of a close member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is part of a series of actions that are meant to target Putin.
"I think the big reason gold has lost so much ground is because confidence is coming back," says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis
One of Belgium's biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium's vaunted welfare state.
The International Criminal Court accused of "defying justice" after announcement prosecutors will not further investigate or press charges against Israel for its 2010 deadly assault on a Gaza-bound flotilla bearing humanitarian aid from Turkey despite court's acknowledgement Israel likely committed war crimes.
Britain is preparing to deploy forces to Iraq to help the Iraqi security forces in their fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants, a British newspaper says. Several British officers are set to join a US base in Baghdad to train and advise the Iraqi army forces, The Times reported on Wednesday.
Germany exported 1.6 billion euros of commodities to Iran in the first eight months of this year following an interim nuclear deal reached between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group,
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