Posts Tagged ‘RT news’

AntiSec hackers retaliate after Anon-collaborator arrested by FBI

In retaliation for a Wednesday night raid that ended with frequent Anonymous collaborator Barrett Brown placed in federal custody, the group AntiSec has released credit card data believed to belong to more than a dozen government officers. The Dallas home of Project PM founder Barrett Brown, an independent researcher, activist and informal spokesperson for Anonymous, […]

One-fifth of US children are living in poverty

A just released analysis of recent census statistics reveal that more than one-in-five children in the United States lives in poverty. Demographers have mulled through US Census Bureau figures from 2011 to discover that economic conditions in the US may be even worse than what experts had previously suggested. In addition to the continuously stagnant […]

Twitter hands over Occupy protester’s tweets to NY judge

Twitter has delivered prosecutors in New York with a record of tweets sent by one of its users arrested last year during an Occupy Wall Street protest after being threatened in court with hefty fines if they didn’t comply. Around three months’ worth of tweets from an account registered to Brooklyn-based writer Malcolm Harris was […]

American killed in Libya was on State Department intelligence operation

One of the four Americans killed in Libya earlier this week when an American diplomatic mission was stormed on September 11 had been deployed by the US State Department on an intelligence gathering operation to find and destroy dangerous weapons. Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL, told ABC News only one month before his […]

Students allowed on campus after Texas University confirms ‘al-Qaeda bomb threat’

Students at two universities in the US have been allowed back on campus after the premises were evacuated due to bomb threats. Officials at the University of Texas at Austin say the man who targeted their school claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda. ­The Director of Communications at the University of Texas-Austin, Rhonda Weldon, […]

White House continues fight to indefinitely detain Americans without charge under NDAA

Only hours after a US district judge made permanent an injunction that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans without charge, the White House said they’d appeal to continue their efforts to keep a controversial new law on the books. On Thursday, the Obama administration acknowledged that they plan to challenge a ruling made only […]

Ron Paul: ‘The Fed is saying that we have lost control’

The US Federal Reserve announced Thursday that they’ll be implementing a third-round of quantitative easing in an attempt to salvage the faltering economy. Right on cue, one of the Fed’s biggest critics readily objected. Reacting to the announcement to Bloomberg News, presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said he expected that the Fed would reveal […]

UC Davis to pay students pepper-sprayed during protest

The University of California has agreed to compensate students and alumni that were assaulted last year when a US-Davis campus police officer discharged bursts of pepper-spray at the faces of demonstrators peacefully protesting tuition hikes. Members of the UC Regents board agreed Thursday on a settlement that will be extended to a group of protesters […]

Is police brutality getting worse?

It appears the Los Angeles Police Department may find itself on the other side of the law. Civil rights groups are demanding federal investigators look into cases of excessive police force and brutality. Questionable arrests, caught on video, are putting into question the old police motto of “to serve and protect,” and communities are fighting […]

Maryland police buying cameras to keep track of other cameras

Police in the US state of Maryland have installed surveillance cameras to track down a group of vandals that destroyed speed cameras and caused hundreds of thousands dollars in other damage. ­Some folks who found the speed cameras frustrating and the fines they brought high or unjustified are taking justice into their own hands, with […]

Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees

The union-busting law that pushed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker into the national spotlight last year has been declared unconstitutional by a state judge, pushing the controversy over the law one step closer to a Supreme Court climax. ­Circuit Judge Juan Colas, of Dane County, where the state’s capital, Madison, is located, ruled that the law […]

Alleged creator of infamous anti-Muslim film questioned by police in LA

The filmmaker allegedly responsible for the anti-Muslim film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ which sparked anti-US protests around world, was called in by Los Angeles police for questioning, county officials confirmed. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was taken to a police station in Cerritos, California, where he was interviewed by federal probation officers, LA County Sheriff Department spokesperson […]

US austerity targets would include $129 million for embassy protection

The White House budget office announced Friday that 2013’s automatic spending cuts will slash $109 billion from federal spending – including $129 million annually that goes to embassy protection. ­Unless Congress implements a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion in the next ten years, automatic spending cuts will slash federal government funds on […]

Gasoline prices back up under Obama as expenses rise across the board

Average retail gasoline prices, which hit their lowest point in years shortly after the election of US President Barack Obama, have nearly returned to their Bush-era high of $4.12, currently sitting at $3.85 per gallon. ­Consumers spent 0.9 percent more money in August than in previous months – but mainly on gasoline, the Commerce Department […]

OWS to ‘use bodies as weapons against the one percent’

The Occupy Wall Street movement plans to marks its anniversary on Monday by “shutting down intersections and getting arrested,” Caleb Maupin from the International Action Center told RT. ­In bid to revitalize a movement that many see as having failed to sustain momentum on issues of economic inequality, its activists plan once again to make […]

Would-be Jihadist Chicago teenager tries to blow up bar, arrested in FBI sting

In a dramatic FBI sting, US agents arrested an 18-year-old American who attempted to detonate a fake car bomb outside a popular Chicago bar on Friday night. The teen was arrested immediately after he pushed the button on the dummy explosives. Suspect Adel Daoud planned the attack for months, telling undercover agents he was interested […]

Aging US nuclear arsenal set for multibillion-dollar revamp

Washington is set to shell out hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade to overhaul its aging nuclear arsenal. The daunting task comes as Capitol Hill is faced with $1.2 trillion in federal budget cuts over the same period. Despite nearly two decades of avoiding costly and politically unpopular modernizations of the American […]

Chicago to file lawsuit forcing teachers’ strike to end

As the Chicago Teachers Union has decided not to end its strike, Chicago’s mayor says the city will file a lawsuit forcing it to do so. The teachers have been without contracts since June, and no settlement has been reached on their demands. Emanuel said he would seek a court order to end the strike, […]

Hospital faces punishment for harassing sick patients over bills

Bedridden patients at a Minnesota hospital have repeatedly woken up to the sight of a debt collector at the foot of their beds. The hospital is now facing penalties for violating patient protection laws by intimidating the ill over unpaid bills. ­The University of Minnesota Medical Center, a Fairview Health Services hospital, could be terminated […]

Mass arrests in NYC as OWS movement marks one year (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Hundreds of police barricaded the New York Stock Exchange as Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the Financial District for the movement’s one-year anniversary, with over 180 reportedly arrested. Police made 180 arrests by Monday evening, primarily for “disorderly conduct”  or impeding “vehicular or pedestrian traffic.” Witnesses had previously  reported on Twitter that demonstrators were being […]

White House demands military prisons for Americans under NDAA

The White House has asked the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals to place an emergency stay on a ruling made last week by a federal judge so that the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge is reaffirmed immediately. On Wednesday, September 12, US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent a temporary […]

US lost eight jets in worst air loss in one day since Vietnam war

After Taliban gunmen destroyed eight Harrier jets at a US camp in Helmand Province, the US military has suffered its worst air loss in one day since the Vietnam War. The Taliban attacked Camp Bastion, the main strategic base in southwestern Afghanistan, on Sept. 14, causing $200 million in damage in the single most destructive […]

‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker was a federal informant

Much remains unanswered about the US-made film that sparked riots across the Arab World, but more is unraveling by the day regarding the movie’s producer. Now it’s reported that the man behind ‘Innocence of Muslims’ was once a federal informant. In the wake of a serious of violent outbursts that have targeted American facilities overseas […]

‘US will strike Iran in early 2013’

The former US Ambassador to Israel predicts that war between with Iran is likely to occur in early 2013. Martin Indyk, the former Ambassador, said there may be about six months left to negotiate a solution that would avoid war – but he thinks this is unlikely. Joining a roundtable of foreign policy experts to […]

US accused of creating three more computer super-viruses

Two independent teams of researchers studying the Flame computer virus believe that the maker of the malware — all but certain to be the United States — has architected three additional programs to conduct clandestine cyberwar or espionage. Both Symantec Corp of the United States and Kaspersky Lab of Russia acknowledged on Monday that their […]

US and Afghanistan clash over hundreds of prisoners

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has criticized the US for failing to transfer more than 600 inmates at the Bagram Detention Center to Afghan control – even after the prison was handed over. The US gave away control of the high-security detention center on Sept. 10, but was reluctant to hand over some of the detainees […]

White House doesn’t address privacy concerns in cybersecurity executive order draft

A copy of the cybersecurity executive order currently being written by the Obama administration has been leaked to the Web, and the contents do little to calm the fears of those who suspected their privacy concerns wouldn’t be considered. Only days after journalists with both Federal News Radio and claimed to have come into […]

Romney shows disdain for half of US in secretly-recorded speech

A collection of secretly-recorded videos of Mitt Romney speaking to an affluent fundraiser crowd shows the Republican candidate for US president making several off-color comments about minorities and supporters of President Barack Obama. After existing on YouTube for several weeks, the videos were brought to the press Monday by Washington magazine Mother Jones, and are […]

IAEA infiltrated with terrorists – Iran

The Iranian nuclear chief has said that the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is infiltrated with terrorists and saboteurs who are trying to derail his country’s nuclear program. Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, who was speaking at the annual member state gathering of the IAEA in Vienna on Monday, also said that power lines […]

French PM maintains ban on GM crops

France will uphold a ban on genetically modified crops as President Francois Hollande pushes his plan to put the environment back at the top of the international agenda. The ban targets corn produced by the multinational conglomerate Monsanto, the maker of the only genetically modified organism currently allowed for cultivation in Europe. Monsanto markets MON […]

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