The U.S. Embassy in Mexico was kept in the dark about a sting operation that fed American guns into the country, a cable revealed Monday shows. In the July 2010 cable, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, the embassy advised the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to focus on arresting small-time Mexican gun traffickers living legally in the United States rather than drug cartels.
The suspect in the attacks in downtown Oslo, Norway, and an island admitted carrying out the atrocities and claimed to work with two other cells, a judge said. After a closed-door hearing Monday, Judge Kim Heger said Anders Behring Breivik acknowledged carrying out the attacks — a bomb blast in downtown Oslo and a shooting spree nearby on Utoya Island — but said the attacks were necessary to prevent the “colonization” of Norway by Muslims, CNN reported.
Representative David Wu (D-Ore.), who stands accused of engaging in an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of one of his donors, says he will not step down but also will not seek re-election. However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called for the Ethics Committee to investigate.
A bill that would abolish the immigration visa lottery was recently referred from the Judiciary Committee to the full House. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the bill that would abolish the Diversity Visa Lottery, which was introduced in 1995 to increase the diversity of immigrants to the United States.
The secret to becoming a healthy adult may be as simple has having a positive outlook as a child. A Northwestern University study found that teenagers who remain happy through their formative years report better health as adults.
A lawsuit filed against the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking compensation for the rejection of a man’s requested “GOPALIN” license plate. James Linlor of Douglas County said the DMV denied his application for the “GOPALIN” plate.
A licensed gun dealer in the District of Columbia may open shop in police headquarters, according to The Washington Times.
As candidates are gearing up for the 2012 Presidential election, there is a focus on President Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising.
The U.S. government has sold its shares in Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat SpA, according to Fox News. The news source reports that this sale has resulted in the government losing an estimated $1.3 billion in taxpayer dollars.
The week ending July 16 showed an increase in unemployment claims, according to data from the United States Department of Labor.