Top Stories

2913 to 2928 of about 2998 News
Prev 1 ... 181 182 183 184 185 ... 188 Next

CIA and Bush Administration Ignored Ineffectiveness of Torture

“A perfect storm of ignorance and enthusiasm,” was how one former CIA official described the decision by high-ranking members of the Bush administration to utilize torture methods against detainees that had been proven ineffective years earlier by...   read more

Cheney, Rumsfeld Pushed for Torture to Find Non-Existent Saddam-9/11 Link

According to former intelligence and military officials, former Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pushed interrogators to use torture to prove once and for all that a link did exist between al Qaeda and the regime of...   read more

Fewest Americans Moving Since Recordkeeping Began in 1948

Because of the current recession, more Americans are staying put than ever before, or at least since the government began keeping track of such figures. The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday that the national mover rate declined from 13.2%...   read more

Computer Spies Hack into Pentagon’s Costliest Weapons Program

Not once, not twice, but several times have plans for the Defense Department’s most sophisticated, and expensive, military plane been hacked by cyber spies from China. In the most recent occurrence, intruders were able to gain access to the design...   read more

Katrina Property Owners Sue Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers, builder of the levees and canals in New Orleans, has managed to dodge lawsuits that sought to blame the federal government for the destruction wrought on the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane K...   read more

Dumped Drugs Pollute U.S. Water—Legally

An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has found that the American water supply has increasingly become a dumping ground for pharmaceutical ingredients by industry and consumers. The AP calculated that at least 271 million pounds of pharmac...   read more

CIA Headquarters Overruled Interrogators to Begin Using Torture

CIA interrogators believed they had already extracted everything useful from detainee Abu Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda official, when agency leaders in Washington, DC, ordered the use of harsher techniques in August 2002. Zubaydah, whom the CIA believ...   read more

California River System Tops List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

The conservation organization American Rivers has released its 2009 report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers. At the top of the list sits the Sacramento- San Joaquin River System in California, which supplies drinking water  to almost 25 million...   read more

EPA Moves Closer to Regulating Greenhouse Gases

The ball is now in Congress’ court following a decision on Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency to declare carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions a danger to the public’s health. President Barack Obama would prefer that Congres...   read more

Obama: Torture Okay if Just Following Orders

In a move with ominous implications for Constitutional rights in the United States, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that his administration would not prosecute CIA employees or contractors who participated in the torturing of detainee...   read more

Marijuana Debate Goes Mainstream

The economic downturn, coupled with changing social perceptions and escalating drug violence in Mexico, has sparked national interest in legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana consumption. A 2005 study by Harvard University economist Jeffrey ...   read more

Who are the Illegal Immigrants?

For all the faults that are levied on illegal immigrants in the United States, one thing they can’t be knocked for is their propensity for nuclear families. In a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, it wa...   read more

Bill Would Give President Authority to Shut Down Internet

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009, currently working its way through Congress, would give the President and a key member of his cabinet unprecedented authority over the Internet, according to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF). Introduced by Sena...   read more

Pentagon Explores Alternative Energy to Save Lives

There is no bigger gas guzzler in the federal government than the Defense Department, which spent $18 billion last year alone on fuel, thanks in large part to the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. But it might not be long before the American mili...   read more

Obama Opens Some Reagan Records Kept Secret by Bush

Nearly a quarter million pages of records from the Reagan White House are finally going to be released to the public today, thanks to an executive order signed by President Barack Obama. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, the documents we...   read more

More Senior Citizens Living in Their Cars

According to a study in the Seattle area, the number of seniors living in their vehicles is increasing, as the King County homeless population in general has risen 68% in the past year. This growing category of homeless includes people who have wo...   read more
2913 to 2928 of about 2998 News
Prev 1 ... 181 182 183 184 185 ... 188 Next

Top Stories

2913 to 2928 of about 2998 News
Prev 1 ... 181 182 183 184 185 ... 188 Next

CIA and Bush Administration Ignored Ineffectiveness of Torture

“A perfect storm of ignorance and enthusiasm,” was how one former CIA official described the decision by high-ranking members of the Bush administration to utilize torture methods against detainees that had been proven ineffective years earlier by...   read more

Cheney, Rumsfeld Pushed for Torture to Find Non-Existent Saddam-9/11 Link

According to former intelligence and military officials, former Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pushed interrogators to use torture to prove once and for all that a link did exist between al Qaeda and the regime of...   read more

Fewest Americans Moving Since Recordkeeping Began in 1948

Because of the current recession, more Americans are staying put than ever before, or at least since the government began keeping track of such figures. The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday that the national mover rate declined from 13.2%...   read more

Computer Spies Hack into Pentagon’s Costliest Weapons Program

Not once, not twice, but several times have plans for the Defense Department’s most sophisticated, and expensive, military plane been hacked by cyber spies from China. In the most recent occurrence, intruders were able to gain access to the design...   read more

Katrina Property Owners Sue Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers, builder of the levees and canals in New Orleans, has managed to dodge lawsuits that sought to blame the federal government for the destruction wrought on the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane K...   read more

Dumped Drugs Pollute U.S. Water—Legally

An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has found that the American water supply has increasingly become a dumping ground for pharmaceutical ingredients by industry and consumers. The AP calculated that at least 271 million pounds of pharmac...   read more

CIA Headquarters Overruled Interrogators to Begin Using Torture

CIA interrogators believed they had already extracted everything useful from detainee Abu Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda official, when agency leaders in Washington, DC, ordered the use of harsher techniques in August 2002. Zubaydah, whom the CIA believ...   read more

California River System Tops List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

The conservation organization American Rivers has released its 2009 report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers. At the top of the list sits the Sacramento- San Joaquin River System in California, which supplies drinking water  to almost 25 million...   read more

EPA Moves Closer to Regulating Greenhouse Gases

The ball is now in Congress’ court following a decision on Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency to declare carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions a danger to the public’s health. President Barack Obama would prefer that Congres...   read more

Obama: Torture Okay if Just Following Orders

In a move with ominous implications for Constitutional rights in the United States, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that his administration would not prosecute CIA employees or contractors who participated in the torturing of detainee...   read more

Marijuana Debate Goes Mainstream

The economic downturn, coupled with changing social perceptions and escalating drug violence in Mexico, has sparked national interest in legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana consumption. A 2005 study by Harvard University economist Jeffrey ...   read more

Who are the Illegal Immigrants?

For all the faults that are levied on illegal immigrants in the United States, one thing they can’t be knocked for is their propensity for nuclear families. In a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, it wa...   read more

Bill Would Give President Authority to Shut Down Internet

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009, currently working its way through Congress, would give the President and a key member of his cabinet unprecedented authority over the Internet, according to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF). Introduced by Sena...   read more

Pentagon Explores Alternative Energy to Save Lives

There is no bigger gas guzzler in the federal government than the Defense Department, which spent $18 billion last year alone on fuel, thanks in large part to the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. But it might not be long before the American mili...   read more

Obama Opens Some Reagan Records Kept Secret by Bush

Nearly a quarter million pages of records from the Reagan White House are finally going to be released to the public today, thanks to an executive order signed by President Barack Obama. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, the documents we...   read more

More Senior Citizens Living in Their Cars

According to a study in the Seattle area, the number of seniors living in their vehicles is increasing, as the King County homeless population in general has risen 68% in the past year. This growing category of homeless includes people who have wo...   read more
2913 to 2928 of about 2998 News
Prev 1 ... 181 182 183 184 185 ... 188 Next