Crime

Double trouble: French rape case impeded by twins’ identical DNA

Double trouble: French rape case impeded by twins’ identical DNA

Police in Marseille have arrested identical twin brothers for a string of sexual assaults. Officers believe one, if not both men are to blame, but cannot be sure as the pair’s DNA is nearly indistinguishable. Police have charged both men, identified as 24-year old unemployed delivery drivers Elwin and Yohan, over the rapes. Both are […]

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) suggested […]

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

The report proposes a new global deal to world leaders to curb extreme poverty to 1990s levels by:
– closing tax havens, yielding $189bn in additional tax revenues
– reversing regressive forms of taxation
– introducing a global minimum corporation tax rate
– boosting wages proportional to capital returns
– increasing investment in free public services

Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead

Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead

At least four people are reported dead after a shooter opened fire early Friday in Frankstown Township in Central Pennsylvania. The Altoona Mirror reports that the gunman, whose name has not yet been released, was killed during the shooting. Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio confirms that additionally two other men and a woman are […]

Attempted Homicide – Shooting DHS

Attempted Homicide – Shooting DHS

On Wednesday, December 6, 2012, at approximately 0214 hours officers from the Desert Hot Springs Police Department responded to a car to car shooting near the intersection ofIndian Canyon Road and 20th Avenue, Desert Hot Springs. Once on scene police officers located a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to his upper body. […]

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being charged with murdering his neighbor. John McAfee, 67, is thought to be hiding somewhere in Belize as evidence continues to implicate […]

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well. California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered […]

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Iranian hackers intent on disrupting the United States’ financial sector are once again on the attack, this time with US officials claiming America’s biggest banks have been hit as a cyberwar against the country’s Middle East adversary intensifies. Capital One Financial Corp. and BB&T Corp. are two of the latest targets in a renewed assault […]

Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site

Police arrest US presidential candidate Jill Stein at debate site

Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. The two were protesting against the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from taking part in the debate. “Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala arrested, call […]