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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 […]

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers – which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes – are practicing over South Korea. The move is in response to rising tensions after North Korea conducted its third successful nuclear test last month. This month’s first […]

House demands Pentagon disclose details about domestic drones

House demands Pentagon disclose details about domestic drones

The United States House of Representatives is demanding that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explain to Congress details pertaining to any domestic spying missions conducted by Pentagon-operated surveillance drones. The House voted this week on a lengthy appropriations bill that, tucked deep within, contained a provision ordering the Department of Defense to disclose information about a […]

Senator Menendez accused of soliciting underage prostitutes

Senator Menendez accused of soliciting underage prostitutes

A letter allegedly written by a Dominican woman claims that Sen. Bob Menendez had sexual relations with prostitutes, attended sex parties, and may have even slept with minors. In an e-mail written nine months ago but published Jan. 31 by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman claims she […]

TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

The US Transport and Security Administration (TSA) will remove all 174 of OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)’s Rapiscan body scanners from airports, following serious concerns over their inability to protect the privacy of passengers. The $5 million contract Rapiscan had with the TSA will come to an end, leading to the removal of the invasive machines […]

Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025

Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025

Law enforcement agencies across the US are lining up to be among the first to use drones to serve and protect, but unmanned vehicles are likely to replace the traditional cop cruiser in just a few short years. In places like California, Texas and Washington State, police officers in recent weeks have intensified their demands for surveillance drones, a […]

US airlines refuse to board passengers based on their clothing

US airlines refuse to board passengers based on their clothing

Several US airlines have been refusing to let ticketed passengers board planes based on how they’re dressed. Being told to change their clothing or not fly, some passengers said they felt unreasonably discriminated against. One woman was confronted by an airline employee for showing too much cleavage on a Southwest Airlines flight, the Associated Press […]