Crime

Shots fired at elementary school in Georgia – US media

Shots fired at elementary school in Georgia – US media

Shots have been fired at an elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to US media. Children and staff have been evacuated from the building. There is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School in Decatur, Georiga, according to the DeKalb County school board chairman, WSB-TV reported. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports […]

US approves drones for civilian use

US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both measure around 4 ½ feet […]

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring […]

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in prostitution case

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in prostitution case

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office in a sex-for hire case. Although the court banned him from holding office, the ruling cannot take effect until he has exhausted his appeals. The 76-year-old former prime minister was sentenced by a court in Milan for […]

US asks Moscow to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Snowden

US asks Moscow to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Snowden

Washington says it expects the Russian government to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Edward Snowden to the US to face espionage charges. That’s after the White House expressed ‘disappointment’ China and Hong Kong didn’t detain the NSA leaker. “The US is disappointed and disagrees with the determination by Hong Kong authorities not to […]

You can’t go home again: The uncertain fate of Edward Snowden

You can’t go home again: The uncertain fate of Edward Snowden

On the run in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, the man who blew the lid on the NSA’s PRISM program, lamented he may never see home again. Barring a lifetime behind bars or worse, what options remain for one of history’s greatest whistleblowers? Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on NSA leak fallout Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical […]

NSA whistleblower: ‘Mass surveillance makes intelligence community less efficient’

While the intelligence community has succeeded in duping the US administration into allowing mass surveillance, it did not help improve national security at all, former NSA analyst William Binney told RT. William Binney, who worked for the NSA for over 30 years as a cryptanalyst-mathematician but resigned in 2001 as a whistleblower, explained why the […]

Boston bombing suspects: Tsarnaev brothers from Russia’s Caucasus, long-term US residents

Boston bombing suspects: Tsarnaev brothers from Russia’s Caucasus, long-term US residents

Boston bombing were identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19. The elder brother was killed in the stand-off with the police, while the younger one remains at large. The father of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Anzor Tsarnaev, says his son, who still remains at large, is “accomplished medical student” and “a true angel”, AP reports. He […]

Boston Marathon explosions: LIVE UPDATES

Boston Marathon explosions: LIVE UPDATES

At least three people, including an eight-year-old, have been killed and more than a hundred injured after two explosions hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The investigation of two potential suspects is still ongoing. 17:21 GMT: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, became an American Citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, CBS reported.17:20 GMT: The suspects’ sister, 22-year-old […]

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Members of the Tea Party have joined protesters standing up against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, calling the provision a ‘special interest loophole’ for friends of Congress. The provision has now sparked so much outrage that both the far right and the far left are uniting in their condemnation of Section 735 of the Agricultural Appropriations […]