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CT senator calls for background checks to buy ammo

CT senator calls for background checks to buy ammo 09 Jan 2013 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) said he wants legislation that would require instant background checks for the sale of gun ammunition. He is expected to take up the proposal once Congress reconvenes. "They can be done in 30 seconds," he said.

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers to Foot the Bill 09 Jan 2013 Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry of the Indiana National Guard, who was stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment center in Iraq just after the 2003 U.S.

Flu Season Has Boston Declaring Health Emergency

Flu Season Has Boston Declaring Health Emergency 09 Jan 2013 Massachusetts public health officials are reporting 18 flu-related deaths in the state already this season, and Boston has declared a public health emergency. A spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas Menino says the city is working with health care centers to offer free [mercury-laden, squalene-filled] flu vaccines and also hopes to set up public locations where people can go for vaccinations.

Obama to tap Jack Lew to head Treasury

Obama to tap Jack Lew to head Treasury 09 Jan 2013 President Obama is set to nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary, choosing a longtime expert on the nation's budget challenges, as the country faces an imminent battle over the debt limit, according to two people familiar with the matter.

US student nabbed for making terroristic threat against school

US student nabbed for making terroristic threat against school 09 Jan 2013 A student has been arrested in Texas for making a terroristic threat toward his school on his Twitter account. Local authorities said the student, whose name has not been released, apparently made the treat at North Shore Senior High School, in Harris County, on Monday.

Did CIA pick Brennan sanitize Obama's passport records?

Did CIA pick Brennan sanitize Obama's passport records? 08 Jan 2013 John Brennan, the Obama counter-terrorism adviser nominated this week to head the CIA, played a controversial role in what many suspect was an effort to sanitize Obama’s passport records.

Elizabeth Warren Slams Possible AIG Lawsuit: 'It Would Be Outrageous'

Elizabeth Warren Slams Possible AIG Lawsuit: 'It Would Be Outrageous' 08 Jan 2013 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed American International Group on Tuesday for thinking about suing the federal government over the $182 billion taxpayer bailout the insurance giant received during the financial crisis.

NORAD Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.

NORAD Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C. 07 Jan 2013 North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-04 beginning Wednesday morning Jan. 9 between midnight and 2 a.m. EST in the National Capital Region, Washington D.C.

NORAD training to bring planes, helicopters overhead Wednesday

NORAD training to bring planes, helicopters overhead Wednesday 08 Jan 2013 (Washington, D.C.) North American Aerospace Defense Command will be training over the area early Wednesday morning. The exercise, beginning after midnight Wednesday, will include Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter.

Hospital Opens Emergency Tent in Midst of Increasing Flu Cases

Hospital Opens Emergency Tent in Midst of Increasing Flu Cases --Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest opens emergency triage to care for increased number of people with flu-like symptoms 08 Jan 2013 The State Department of Health reports that four Pennsylvanians have already died of complications from the influenza virus.

AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government

AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government 08 Jan 2013 American International Group Inc, the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008, said on Tuesday it is considering joining a lawsuit that claims the bailout terms were unfair, drawing angry condemnation from lawmakers.

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning 08 Jan 2013 A military judge refused Tuesday to toss out the case against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, but ruled that any sentence the Army private receives should be reduced by 112 days because of his mistreatment in confinement.

2012 was warmest year in U.S. on record

2012 was warmest year in U.S. on record 08 Jan 2013 They've never seen anything like it: Government scientists said Tuesday they're surprised by a jump in temperature that made 2012 the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states. Changes in temperature usually come in tiny fractions of a degree. But the average for 2012 -- 55.3 degrees -- beat the 1998 record, by one full degree.

Mastermind of Barack Obama's secret drone war chosen to lead the CIA

Mastermind of Barack Obama's secret drone war chosen to lead the CIA 07 Jan 2013 The mastermind of Barack Obama's secret drone war was chosen on Monday to lead the CIA and "relentlessly" extend its controversial campaign against 'al-Qaeda' into the president's second term.

Obama Said Close to Choosing Lew for Treasury Secretary

Obama Said Close to Choosing Lew for Treasury Secretary 08 Jan 2013 President Barack Obama may choose White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner as soon as this week, according to two people familiar with the matter.

11,000 US teachers laid off in December

11,000 US teachers laid off in December 07 Jan 2013 Since the Department of Labor's monthly employment report was released last Friday, very little discussion in the media has been devoted to the fact that of the 13,000 local government workers that were laid off last month, more than 11,000 were teachers or school-related staff. Reuters reported that last month's firings have driven the number of workers employed by local government to their lowest levels since 2005.

Marin Carpool Lane Violator Says Corporation Counts as Passenger

Marin Carpool Lane Violator Says Corporation Counts as Passenger 07 Jan 2013 A San Rafael man pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane is fighting the traffic ticket on the grounds that he was riding with a corporation. The 'corporations are people' debate was set off by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that allowed unprecedented corporate spending on political elections.

Obama nominates Chuck Hagel for Defense, John Brennan for CIA

Obama nominates Chuck Hagel for Defense, John Brennan for CIA 07 Jan 2013 President Obama on Monday nominated former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser [war criminal] John O. Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Ten banks settle foreclosure charges for $8.5 billion

Ten banks settle foreclosure charges for $8.5 billion 07 Jan 2013 Ten major U.S. banks and mortgage companies will pay $8.5 billion to settle complaints that they improperly foreclosed on some homeowners, federal regulators announced Monday.

Officials: Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 17 in Pakistan's tribal region

Officials: Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 17 in Pakistan's tribal region 06 Jan 2013 A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 17 people and wounded three Sunday in Pakistan's volatile tribal region, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike occurred in Babar Ziarat, which borders the Pakistani provinces of North and South Waziristan, near the Afghan border, the officials said. The attack follows two suspected U.S.

Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility

Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility --Two fire crews and a hazardous materials unit were on scene --Lucas Heights is home to two nuclear reactors 08 Jan 2013 A fire broke out at a nuclear research reactor in Sydney, but authorities said the blaze was brought under control and there appeared to be no damage to the reactors.

Latest drone strike kills eight in northwest Pakistan

Latest drone strike kills eight in northwest Pakistan 07 Jan 2013 A U.S. drone strike killed eight people in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, three intelligence sources said, the latest in a series of drone attacks that come as a retired U.S. general warns their overuse may threaten American foreign policy goals.

Pentagon Agrees to Full Discharge Pay for Gay Troops

Pentagon Agrees to Full Discharge Pay for Gay Troops 07 Jan 2013 Before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay. That changed on Monday.

Alabama police: High school white supremacist planned bomb attack

Alabama police: High school white supremacist planned bomb attack 07 Jan 2013 Alabama police say they have averted an attack on a high school by a student aligned with the white supremacist movement. Russell County High School student Derek Shrout, 17, appeared in court Monday after officials said they'd found bomb-making materials at his house Friday.

For CIA chief, Obama taps adviser who defended drone strikes

For CIA chief, Obama taps adviser who defended drone strikes --Brennan withdrew his name from consideration as Obama's first director of the agency in November 2008 following liberals' criticism that he had done too little to condemn the use by the Bush administration of interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, widely considered torture. 07 Jan 2013 In White House councils, John Brennan has been privy to the most secret U.S.

Obama's Cheney? 'Assassination Czar' John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA

Obama's Cheney? 'Assassination Czar' John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA Nod 07 Jan 2013 Dubbed the assassination czar, presumptive CIA nominee John Brennan has played a key role backing some of the nation's most controversial post-9/11 policies from the secret drone war to wireless surveillance.

Helicopter searching for radiation in nation's capital

Helicopter searching for radiation in nation's capital 07 Jan 2013 In the skies above Washington, D.C., a low-flying helicopter is searching for evidence of gamma radiation. If a dirty bomb were to go off in the capital or the authorities were forced to hunt for a nuclear weapon in the city, an established baseline of radiation sources throughout the capital would be important.

DHS Trolling Web for Sandy Hook Rifle 'Oddities' - CLG Website Logs

DHS Trolling Web for Sandy Hook Rifle 'Oddities' - CLG Website Logs by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 07 Jan 2013 CLG website logs frequently reveal fascinating .gov and .mil visitors, such as the CIA, Pentagon, FBI, DIA, and NASA.

Nuclear Security Helicopters Testing Radiation Levels Above DC Area

Nuclear Security Helicopters Testing Radiation Levels Above DC Area 05 Jan 2013 Helicopters have been conducting radiation tests above portions of the Washington, D.C. area using remote gamma radiation sensing technology. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been flying the radiation missions since Dec. 27, 2012 and they will continue until next Friday, Jan. 11.

New York Jets Safety Strips For Anti-Fur Ad

Warning: Graphic imagery and video at source: New York Jets Safety Strips For Anti-Fur Ad 06 Jan 2013 Former New England Patriot Safety (and brand new New York Jet Safety) Bret Lockett is very buff -- and very naked -- in an ad that puts his chiseled physique to work in the struggle to end the fur trade.

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