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Russian Mayor Demands Alaskan Island Be Returned To Russia

A Russian mayor in the Siberian city of Yakutsk has demanded that a small Alaskan island be returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. “2014 we will mark the 220th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church mission to North America and this is a perfect time to pay attention to the Russian America. I stand for […]

After Target Breach, FTC Wants Federal Regulation

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Members of the Senate Commerce Committee called for stronger Federal standards and greater accountability by companies to protect customer data following the massive breach of security at Target last year. In a hearing Wednesday, Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) highlighted legislation he has introduced that would require the Federal Trade Commission to establish […]

Obama Warns Of ‘Growing Consequences’ For Russia

Although President Barack Obama met with European leaders in Belgium on Wednesday to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, their meeting was dominated by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine’s Crimean region. Speaking at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Obama stressed the united front between the United States and Europe in response to Russia’s annexation […]

Mayor Of Charlotte Arrested On Corruption Charge

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon took bribes from undercover FBI agents, Federal prosecutors in North Carolina said Wednesday as they announced his arrest. Cannon, a Democrat, was released on bond. FBI agents searched his city office, his home and his business office at E-Z Parking Inc. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said the investigation began in 2010 […]

California State Senator Faces Federal Corruption Charges

State Senator Leland Yee, a veteran California lawmaker, was charged Wednesday in a corruption case that includes a gangster in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Law enforcement sources told the San Jose Mercury News that Yee, a Democrat, was named in a Federal indictment. Another target was Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an alleged leader in San Francisco […]

Mitch McConnell’s Ad Features Duke Basketball Instead Of Kentucky

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing a tough midterm race, and that was evident when a small mistake in a campaign video came under fire. The campaign ad is a quick montage of campaign slogans and inspiring video clips, and in one clip there is the briefest flash of a Duke basketball player […]

Jury Finds Bin Laden Son-in-law Guilty Of Terror Conspiracy

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was convicted Wednesday in New York of conspiring to kill U.S. residents and providing material support to terrorism. A jury in Federal court found Sulaiman Abu Ghaith guilty a day after beginning deliberations. Ghaith, 48, a native of Kuwait, faces life in prison when he is sentenced. During the three-week trial, […]

Russia Warned U.S. About Boston Bombing Suspect

A new report says Russia warned the U.S. about Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s link to terrorists in March 2011, two years before the bombing. The report compiled by the House Homeland Security Committee said that even though Russia brought Tsarnaev’s terrorism risk to the FBI’s attention, he slipped through security measures because of a […]

Court Gives Massachusetts Child Welfare Officials Permanent Custody Of Teenage Girl

Court Gives Massachusetts Child Welfare Officials Permanent Custody Of Teenage Girl

Earlier this month, we told you about one Massachusetts family’s struggle to retain custody of their daughter, whom the State had essentially kidnapped by declaring her parents’ judgment of her healthcare needs subservient to that of the Department of Children and Families. Now, it appears the family has lost their fight not only to care for their daughter, but to […]

The National September 11 Memorial Museum To Open To Public In May

Those most affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will have five days to visit the memorial museum in New York before it opens to the public. The committee behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum announced Monday that the public opening is May 21. For the five days before that, the museum will […]


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