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Barge with 80,000 gallons oil hits bridge, leaks

Barge with 80,000 gallons oil hits bridge, leaks 27 Jan 2013 A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and closing the waterway for eight miles in each direction, the Coast Guard said. A second barge was damaged.

11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You

11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You 25 Jan 2013 Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls... Biometrics had a boom after 9/11.

Virus wipes out millions of oysters overnight

Virus wipes out millions of oysters overnight 25 Jan 2013 Tests this week confirmed that the Pacific oyster mortality syndrome had reached the Hawkesbury's tributary, Mullet Creek, the local industry's nursery for juvenile stock. With no resistance to the virus, oysters that had been healthy on Monday were felled - in their millions - virtually overnight.

Philippines: US must pay penalty for damaging reef

No country on earth is safe from USociopaths: Philippines: US must pay penalty for damaging reef 27 Jan 2013 Philippine President Benigno Aquino says the US Navy will have to pay the penalties for damaging a UNESCO-listed World Heritage coral reef in the Southeast Asian country's waters. The head of the marine park supervising Tubbataha says the vessel ignored warnings that it was entering a protected marine sanctuary.

Three Afghan brothers killed in US-led night raid

Three Afghan brothers killed in US-led night raid 27 Jan 2013 Three Afghan brothers have been killed in a night raid carried out by the US-led foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. The latest incident of violence in Afghanistan came three days after US-led troops carried out a similar night-raid operation in the eastern province of Kapisa. Three Afghan women were killed.

NATO protesters seek to overturn state's terrorism law

NATO protesters seek to overturn state's terrorism law 25 Jan 2013 Attorneys for three protesters accused of plotting to use Molotov cocktails to blow up political targets during the NATO summit last year in Chicago asked today that the state's terrorism law be declared unconstitutional.

Goldman bankers get rich betting on food prices as millions starve

Goldman bankers get rich betting on food prices as millions starve --Bank criticised for making £250m after destructive spikes in global food market 20 Jan 2013 Goldman Sachs made more than a quarter of a billion pounds last year by speculating on food staples, reigniting the controversy over banks profiting from the global food crisis.

Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in shooting

Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in shooting 26 Jan 2013 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency's airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being instructed to "save themselves" should a shooting occur.  It is unclear whether the TSA is conducting t

Mali conflict: AU set to discuss troop deployments

Mali conflict: AU set to discuss troop deployments 27 Jan 2013 African Union leaders are meeting to discuss the conflict in Mali, as members move to deploy troops to help the French-led operation there. African states have pledged 7,700 troops to support French and Malian forces in their campaign against Islamist militants in northern Mali. Only a small part of the African force has so far deployed.

Lockdowns honor Sandy Hook victims

Lockdowns honor Sandy Hook victims --'We needed to be more comfortable with them.' 26 Jan 2013 (OH) Schools across the nation have been dealing with the Sandy Hook tragedy in their own way -- some by beefing up traditional security measures, others are weighing the pros and cons of arming teachers and/or staff members. For St.

US to support French in Mali with aerial refueling

US to support French in Mali with aerial refueling 26 Jan 2013 The United States has decided to provide additional support to the French military in its war against 'Islamic militants' in Mali by conducting aerial refueling missions. The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told the French defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, that U.S. Africa Command will provide the aerial refueling support.

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website Over Aaron Swartz Suicide

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website Over Aaron Swartz Suicide 26 Jan 2013 Activists from the hacker collective known as Anonymous assumed control over the homepage of a federal judicial agency this morning.

KBR wins Abu Dhabi Airports infrastructure deal

9/11 co-conspirators generously rewarded: KBR wins Abu Dhabi Airports infrastructure deal 26 Jan 2013 US-based engineering firm KBR has won a deal to provide construction management services to Abu Dhabi Airports Company. KBR will be responsible for managing contractors' costs, schedules, administration and quality control relating to the expansion of the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

FBI, prosecutors hunting for government officials with evidence of contact with journalists in Stuxnet inquiry

FBI, prosecutors hunting for government officials with evidence of contact with journalists in Stuxnet inquiry 26 Jan 2013 Federal investigators looking into disclosures of classified information about a cyber operation that targeted Iran's nuclear program have increased pressure on current and former senior government officials suspected of involvement, according to people fa

Hackers take over gov't website to avenge Swartz

Hackers take over gov't website to avenge Swartz 26 Jan 2013 The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

TSA does surprise check at Lamar Boulevard Amtrak

TSA does surprise check at Lamar Boulevard Amtrak --Random checks happen at stations across country --Once the train arrives, the dogs also sniff the cargo areas. 24 Jan 2013 Passengers catching the 9:30 a.m. Amtrak train from Austin to Dallas were met with an unexpected surprise when they got to the station. Transportation Security Administration agents, Austin police officers, and the Department of Homeland Security were all waiting for them.

US appeals panel agrees government can demand Twitter account info in WikiLeaks probe

US appeals panel agrees government can demand Twitter account info in WikiLeaks probe 25 Jan 2013 A federal appeals court ruled Friday that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information of certain users in their criminal probe into the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks. The three-judge panel of the 4th U.S.

Court: WikiLeaks Suspects Denied List of Companies Who Received Orders for Records

Court: WikiLeaks Suspects Denied List of Companies Who Received Orders for Records 25 Jan 2013 A federal appeals court has ruled that three suspects targeted in a WikiLeaks investigation have no right to know from which companies, other than Twitter, the government sought to obtain their records.

Analysis: 201,000 in Florida didn't vote because of long lines

Analysis: 201,000 in Florida didn't vote because of long lines 24 Jan 2013 Analyzing data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel, Ohio State University professor Theodore Allen estimated last week that at least 201,000 voters likely gave up in frustration on Nov. 6, based on research Allen has been doing on voter behavior.

France sends troops to secure Niger uranium mines

France sends troops to secure Niger uranium mines --The magazine noted that this is the first ever use of the French commandos to directly defend the assets of a corporation. 25 January 2013 Barely two weeks after invading Mali with over 2,000 troops of the Foreign Legion [and committing war crimes], France has dispatch

Summary Executions May Have Taken Place in Mali Offensive, French Minister Admits

Summary Executions May Have Taken Place in Mali Offensive, French Minister Admits 23 Jan 2013 Malian troops may have carried out summary executions during the offensive against Islamist rebels, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RFI Wednesday. Human rights groups say that atrocities have been perpetrated in several towns as the joint French-Malian operation heads north.

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou given more than two years in prison

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou given more than two years in prison 25 Jan 2013 The former CIA officer John Kiriakou was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison, by a federal judge who rejected arguments that he was acting as a whistleblower when he leaked a covert officer's name to a reporter. A plea deal required the judge to impose a sentence of two and a half years.

EarthLink unblocks CLG, says 'does not block political content'

EarthLink unblocks CLG, says 'does not block political content' by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 25 Jan 2013 Citizens for Legitimate Government has received a response from EarthLink's Executive Relations, regarding our request to remove the block of delivery of the CLG Newsletter that had been imposed in December 2012.

Wis. sheriff urges citizens to get gun training

Wis. sheriff urges citizens to get gun training 25 Jan 2013 A Wisconsin sheriff has released a radio ad telling Milwaukee-area residents that law enforcement cutbacks mean 911 isn't their best option and they should learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves until police arrive. In the ad, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.

Court rules Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

Court rules Obama recess appointments unconstitutional 25 Jan 2013 A federal appeals court, dealing a defeat to President Obama, has sharply limited the chief executive's power to bypass the Senate and to make temporary "recess" appointments to fill vacant slots in government agencies. The Court of Appeals for the D.C.

Harry Reid: 'I'm not personally, at this stage, ready to get rid of the 60-vote threshold'

Harry Reid: 'I'm not personally, at this stage, ready to get rid of the 60-vote threshold' by Ezra Klein 24 Jan 2013 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform.

What the 2012 Election Would Look Like Under the Republicans' Vote-Rigging Plan

What the 2012 Election Would Look Like Under the Republicans' Vote-Rigging Plan 25 Jan 2013 Republicans have a new strategy for 2016: Change the rules of presidential elections in order to swing the Electoral College in the GOP's favor.

British man who 'vanished' says he was tortured and forced to sign a confession by the CIA

British man who 'vanished' after being stripped of citizenship says he was tortured and forced to sign a confession by the CIA 19 Jan 2013 A British man who disappeared after being stripped of his citizenship claims he was tortured in an African prison before being handed over to the CIA and forced to sign a confession.

Secret UK uranium components plant closed over safety fears

Secret UK uranium components plant closed over safety fears 24 Jan 2013 A top-secret plant at Aldermaston that makes enriched uranium components for Britain's nuclear warheads and fuel for the Royal Navy's submarines has been shut down because corrosion has been discovered in its "structural steelwork", the Guardian can reveal. The closure has been endorsed by safety regulators who feared the building did not conform to the appropriate standards.

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot 22 Jan 2013 Around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe have developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.

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