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Up to 20 million Americans 'overcharged' by AT&T for data usage

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Up to 20 million Americans 'overcharged' by AT&T for data usage 20 May 2011 AT&T are 'systematically overcharging' up to 20 million Americans who use their iPhone or iPad to access data on the go, an investigation has uncovered. The lawsuit alleges the phone giant routinely over charges customers between 7 and 14 per cent, and in some cases up to 300 per cent. In tests, engineers said they found the company charged for downloading data and surfing the web even when the iPhones remained untouched.

Judge dismisses parts of Blackwater lawsuit

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Judge dismisses parts of Blackwater lawsuit 20 May 2011 A federal judge has tossed out parts of a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company formerly known as Blackwater. But the judge decided at a hearing Friday in Virginia to allow other key claims to go to trial next month. Brad and Melan Davis sued in 2008 under a whistleblower law. They allege Blackwater used excessive force and submitted fraudulent bills for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Davises also alleged fraud on a security contract given in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina [aka blown levvies].

Israeli troops shoot Gazan protesters

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Israeli troops shoot Gazan protesters 20 May 2011 Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring several anti-occupation protesters. Hundreds of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists were holding an anti-Israeli march near the border fence when the shooting occurred. At least three protesters were wounded by gunfire and many others suffered from tear gas inhalation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.

Anthrax attacks: Failure of FBI to pursue investigation raises possibility killer still on loose

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Anthrax attacks: Failure of FBI to pursue investigation raises possibility killer still on loose 19 May 2011 Buried in FBI laboratory reports about the anthrax mail attacks that killed five people in 2001 is data suggesting that a chemical may have been added to try to heighten the powder's potency, a move that some experts say exceeded the expertise of the presumed killer. The lab data... show unusual levels of silicon and tin in anthrax powder from two of the five letters. Those elements are found in compounds that could be used to weaponize the anthrax, enabling the lethal spores to float easily so they could be readily inhaled by the intended victims, scientists say. The existence of the silicon-tin chemical signature offered investigators the possibility of tracing purchases of the more than 100 such chemical products available before the attacks, which might have produced hard evidence against Ivins or led the agency to the real culprit. But the FBI lab reports released in late February give no hint that bureau agents tried to find the buyers of additives such as tin-catalyzed silicone polymers. The apparent failure of the FBI to pursue this avenue of investigation raises the ominous possibility that the killer is still on the loose. [Cui bono? The Bush regime. Tom Daschle was set to vote *no* on the Patriot Act... until he received 100,000 anthrax spores.]

Radioactive Substances Found in Breast Milk of 5 Japanese Women

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Radioactive Substances Found in Breast Milk of 5 Japanese Women --Safety levels of radioactive substances in breast milk have not been set by Japanese government 19 May 2011 'Small' amounts of radioactive substances have been detected in the breast milk of five women in Japan, online newspaper Japan Today reported Thursday, citing a study by a citizen's group. Taking samples from 41 women across five prefectures, the tests found cesium in the breast milk of four women in Tokyo, Fukushima and Ibaraki, and radioactive iodine in the breast milk of a woman in Fukushima.

Japan's Fukushima Reactor May Have Leaked Radiation Before Tsunami Struck

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Japan's Fukushima Reactor May Have Leaked Radiation Before Tsunami Struck 19 May 2011 A radiation alarm went off at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima nuclear power plant before the tsunami hit on March 11, suggesting that contrary to earlier assumptions the reactors were damaged by the earthquake that spawned the wall of water. A monitoring post on the perimeter of the plant about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) from the No. 1 reactor went off at 3:29 p.m., minutes before the station was overwhelmed by the tsunami that knocked out backup power that kept reactor cooling systems running, according to documents supplied by the company. The monitor was set to go off at high levels of radiation, an official said.

Strauss-Kahn forced to wear prison 'suicide smock,' also worn by Guantanamo prisoners

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Strauss-Kahn forced to wear prison 'suicide smock,' also worn by Guantanamo prisoners 20 May 2011 Bleary-eyed, unshaven and forced to wear a blue anti-suicide smock, this is Dominique Strauss-Kahn pictured in jail ahead of his bail hearing. The former head of the International Monetary Fund had to give up his expensive suit for the unflattering one-piece during his stay in New York's notorious Rikers Island prison. Suicide smocks - also worn by prisoners in Guantanamo Bay - are usually made from nylon Cordura, a hard-wearing synthetic material which is ten times tougher than a pair of Levi’s jeans.

Police open fire to disperse more protests in north Afghanistan

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Police open fire to disperse more protests in north Afghanistan 19 May 2011 Protesters spilled into northern Afghan streets on Thursday, a day after at least 14 people were killed and scores wounded in wild protests that underscored deep tensions between Afghans and foreign troops. The second day of outcry came as the NATO-led force in Afghanistan said some of its troops had fired during protests on Wednesday, during which at least 80 people were also wounded... The protests were sparked by a disputed "night raid" by Afghan and NATO troops late on Tuesday in which four people were killed, including two women.

Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill 18 May 2011 With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag. It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real. The routine drill conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began about 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, when a man with a fake bomb in his bag attempted to get through the security at checkpoint 2, Patrick Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airport Commission, said.

U.S. Inspector General to Investigate "Secure Communities" Program

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

U.S. Inspector General to Investigate "Secure Communities" Program 19 May 2011 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General will be conducting an investigation next year of a controversial federal program that requires local law enforcement to run information of people they detain through an immigration database. In a May 10 letter to California Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D), who has expressed concerns about the program, which is called Secure Communities, acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards said he was planning a review "to determine the extent to which ICE uses the program to identify and remove dangerous criminal aliens from the United States."

Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects Obama '1967 borders' view

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Israeli PM Netanyahu rejects Obama '1967 borders' view 19 May 2011 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected comments from US President Obama that a future Palestinian state must be based on the 1967 borders. In a major speech to the State Department, Mr Obama said "mutually agreed swaps" would help create "a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel". But Mr Netanyahu said those borders, which existed before the 1967 Middle East war, were "indefensible". Mr Netanyahu is preparing to meet Mr Obama for talks at the White House.

Canada to provide additional radar data to U.S. on border security

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Canada to provide additional radar data to U.S. on border security 17 May 2011 Canada will contribute to American efforts to better patrol its northern border by providing information from 22 Canadian radar feeds starting in November, a U.S. Senate hearing was told Tuesday. Canada will provide the additional radar data to a California agency that monitors air traffic along the Canada-U.S. border. The purpose of the surveillance is to nab not just drug smugglers, but anyone illegally entering the United States, said Alan Bersin, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Israel OK's over 1,500 new settler units

May 20, 2011 by legitgov

Israel OK's over 1,500 new settler units 19 May 2011 Israel's Interior Ministry Planning Committee has given the final approval for construction of 620 settlement units in Pisgat Zeev in northeastern Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and another 900 in Har Homa in the south of the city. The plan was approved on Thursday just hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to leave for Washington, where he is to meet US President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday.

Lawmakers Agree to Patriot Act With No Oversight Revisions

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Lawmakers Agree to Patriot Act With No Oversight Revisions 19 May 2011 Congressional leaders reached a deal Thursday to extend the Patriot Act, the set of antiterrorism laws passed in the wake of Sept. 11, with no oversight revisions, leadership aides in both parties said. The plan would extend the law until June 2015. The most controversial elements of the antiterrorism law were set to expire May 27. The provisions give law enforcement access to troves of personal information, including business and library records, so long as a judge approves. They also let officials keep wiretaps on terrorism suspects who change numbers and permit surveillance of foreign terrorism suspects who appear to be acting on their own.

Senate GOP filibusters Goodwin Liu

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Senate GOP filibusters Goodwin Liu 19 May 2011 Senate Republicans staged the first successful filibuster of a judicial nominee since 2005 on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration on the long-stalled nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The final vote was 52-43, eight votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome the filibuster. Only one Republican joined Democrats in supporting Liu and only one Democrat voted "no" to opening debate on the 39-year-old University of California, Berkeley professor's nomination.

Strauss-Kahn Indicted on Criminal Sex Act, Attempted Rape

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Strauss-Kahn Indicted on Criminal Sex Act, Attempted Rape 19 May 2011 Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted today on two counts of a criminal sex act in the first degree; one count of attempted rape in the first degree; one count of sexual abuse in the first degree; unlawful imprisonment in the second degree; sexual abuse in the third degree; and forcible touching.

Interpol creates new unit to combat nuclear terrorism

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Interpol creates new unit to combat nuclear terrorism 19 May 2011 In an attempt to help nations counter nuclear and other unconventional threats, Interpol has launched a nuclear terrorism prevention unit. The new team, named the Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Unit, will help the international crime-fighting agency strengthen its anti-bio-terrorism activities to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. The unit will help police develop capacity globally to 'stop' the next bio-terrorist attack.

Where did all the snow go? The polar bear can't understand why his world has suddenly turned purple

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Where did all the snow go? The polar bear who can't understand why his world has suddenly turned purple 19 May 2011 This confused polar bear looks as though he's taken a bit of a wrong turn - the Arctic landscape is covered in beautiful purple flowers instead of crisp white snow. Far from being camouflaged, the bear can be seen from far away as he stands among thousands of fireweed flowers. The pictures were taken by photographer Michael Poliza, who couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the bear wandering across the landscape. He said: 'The polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway. But this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost a though it didn't understand where the snow had gone.'

IMF Chief Resigns After Sex Attack Charges

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

IMF Chief Resigns After Sex Attack Charges 19 May 2011 The IMF chief charged with a sex attack on a hotel maid has resigned from his post ahead of a new bail hearing in New York. Dominique Strauss-Kahn maintained his innocence in a formal letter to the organisation and said he was quitting with "infinite sadness". Polls released in France on Wednesday showed 57% of respondents thought the Socialist politician was definitely or probably the victim of a plot.

Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo dies in apparent suicide

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo dies in apparent suicide --Five others died of apparent suicides at Guantanamo 18 May 2011 An Afghan prisoner died at the Guantanamo detention centre in a recreation yard in an apparent suicide, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The prisoner, identified as Inayatullah, a 37-year-old accused of being a member of 'Al Qaeda,' was found dead by guards conducting routine checks at the facility. "An investigation is under way to determine the exact circumstances of what happened," said Navy Commander Tamsen Reese, a spokeswoman at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

Georgia law school hires official who sent Arar to Syria

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Georgia law school hires official who sent Arar to Syria 18 May 2011 The U.S. official who authorized the rendition of Ottawa's Maher Arar to Syria has been appointed to the University of Georgia's law school. Larry Thompson was deputy attorney general when Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained at New York City's JFK Airport on Sept. 26, 2002 as he waited for a connector flight to take him to Montreal after a vacation in Tunisia. Twelve days later, despite Arar’s insistence that he be sent to Canada, U.S. officials deported him to Syria, where he was imprisoned for almost a year and tortured. Thompson signed Arar's rendition order.

US imposes sanctions on Assad, six other Syrian officials

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

US trolling for more wars for oil: US imposes sanctions on Assad, six other Syrian officials 18 May 2011 US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions Wednesday on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six top aides over their deadly crackdown on protests, telling Assad to move to democracy or step down. Obama signed an executive order seeking to "increase pressure on the government of Syria to end its use of violence and begin transitioning to a democratic system that ensures the universal rights of the Syrian people."

12 killed in anti-US protest in Afghanistan

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

12 killed in anti-US protest in Afghanistan --Twelve die in a clash between security forces and demonstrators angry about NATO raid 18 May 2011 Furious anti-American protesters poured into the streets of a city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, shouting out objections to an overnight U.S.-led military raid that killed four people, including two women. Subsequent clashes with security forces trying to quell the demonstration killed 12 people, provincial officials said. Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a strongly worded statement condemning the raid on the outskirts of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province, and dismissing NATO's contention that the four people killed in it were armed insurgents.

UK's eight-year military presence in Iraq to end on Sunday

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

UK's eight-year military presence in Iraq to end on Sunday --Defence secretary says departure of 170 navy training personnel will mark conclusion of Operation Telic 18 May 2011 Britain's eight years of military commitment in Iraq will finally and formally come to an end on Sunday, when the remaining forces in the south of the country will withdraw. The announcement to bring to an end one of the most controversial military campaigns in recent history was made on Wednesday in a statement to the Commons by the defence secretary, Liam Fox.

Republican Plan to Expand U.S. Offshore Oil Blocked in Senate

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Republican Plan to Expand U.S. Offshore Oil Blocked in Senate 18 May 2011 A Republican proposal to expand offshore drilling was blocked in the U.S. Senate, a day after Democrats failed to advance legislation that would repeal $21 billion in tax breaks for five multinational oil companies. Supporters of the legislation fell 18 votes short today of the 60 needed to advance. Democrats said the Republican-backed offshore bill, which sought to expand lease sales and speed approval of drilling permits, ignored lessons from the 2010 BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and wouldn't provide drivers relief at the pump.

TVA reactor loses cooling for 40 minutes: NRC report

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

TVA reactor loses cooling for 40 minutes: NRC report --Plant flagged by federal authorities with 'red' level safety warning 16 May 2011 Cooling at a reactor at TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear shutdown for 40 minutes last Thursday after a malfunction, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report. The problem, caused by something like an electrical short, resulted in the water temperature in reactor Unit 3 rising from 112 degrees to 122 degrees. The plant, located near Athens, Ala., 100 miles south of Nashville, was flagged earlier last week by federal authorities with a "red" level violation for a cooling system valve that failed. That’s the highest level in terms of safety significance.

CIA flew stealth drones into Pakistan to monitor bin Laden house

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

CIA flew stealth drones into Pakistan to monitor bin Laden house --The monitoring effort also involved satellites, eavesdropping equipment and CIA operatives based at a safe house in Abbottabad. 17 May 2011 The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where 'Osama bin Laden' was killed, current and former U.S. officials said. Using unmanned planes designed to evade radar detection and operate at high altitudes, the agency conducted clandestine flights over the compound for months before the May 2 assault in an effort to capture high-resolution video that satellites could not provide. The aircraft allowed the CIA to glide undetected beyond the boundaries that Pakistan has long imposed on other U.S. drones, including the Predators and Reapers that routinely carry out strikes against militants near the border with Afghanistan.

'Fourteen dead' in Afghan police bus bomb attack

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

'Fourteen dead' in Afghan police bus bomb attack 18 May 2011 A suicide bomber crashed a car into a police bus, killing 14 people and wounding 16, said Zemeri Bashary, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Most of the casualties were police officers, he said. There was no claim of responsibility, but it matched the pattern of Taliban attacks against government workers and security forces. The bus was traveling to a police academy in Jalalabad city when it was ripped apart in the explosion, Nangarhar province government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.

Geithner: Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Geithner: Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF 18 May 2011 US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has questioned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief's competency, saying he doubts Dominique Strauss-Kahn can lead the organization. "He's obviously not in the position to run the IMF," AFP quoted Geithner as saying on Wednesday. Addressing the Harvard Club in New York on Tuesday, Geithner said the IMF's executive board should designate an interim head. Geithner's remark came in the wake of Strauss-Kahn's sexual scandal set-up, which may put the embattled French official behind bars. [LOL! Timmy Geithner questioning *anyone's* competency has got to be the biggest 'Pot-Kettle' moment in the history of CLG!]

Russia arrests, expels Israel's military attaché over espionage claims

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Russia arrests, expels Israel's military attaché over espionage claims 18 May 2011 Israel's military attaché to the Russian embassy in Moscow was arrested and expelled, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions. Colonel Vadim Leiderman was arrested during a May 12 meeting in a restaurant, in what appeared to be a violation of his diplomatic immunity. He was then questioned for a few hours, released, and subsequently deported. Leiderman, who was born in the Soviet Union, was a member of the Israel Air Force (IAF) technical corps, and spent some years working for the IAF in America.

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