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U.S. double-murder suspect found dead in hideout

US law enforcement blew the roof off a mountain hideout in Washington state on Saturday and inside found the body of a man suspected of killing his wife and teenage daughter, officials said. Peter Keller, who had been missing since Sunday when the bullet-ridden bodies of Lynnettee Rocha Keller, 41, and their…

Banks cooperating with police to track ‘Occupy’ protesters

The nation’s largest financial institutions are preparing for the upcoming Occupy Wall Street’s May 1st demonstrations by communicating with police, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, said that banks from America and overseas are working together to “identify, map…

Official: Pakistan info helped U.S. with bin Laden hideout

The Pakistani intelligence services provided the United States with information that was helpful in learning more about the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, a US official said Saturday. “The Pakistanis didn’t provide any tips on bin Laden, but they provided certain information that aided the United States in developing the American intelligence picture on the…

Policeman looks back on LA riots with shame

Lieutenant Andrew Neiman remembers the shame he felt when Los Angeles descended into chaos 20 years ago, after a white jury absolved police of a brutal video-taped beating of a black man, Rodney King. For more than six hours, as looting, arson and violence engulfed the city’s predominantly black South…

Obama slams Republicans over War on Women

President Barack Obama took a jab at his Republican foes over women’s rights, saying they always wanted less regulation except when it comes to health issues. Defending his policies for women, Obama pointed to his signature health reform law, without mentioning that its fate hangs in the balance ahead of…

Bin Laden an issue in 2012 campaign for President

Osama bin Laden is dead and gone but his demise has been trotted out as a campaign issue by President Barack Obama, whose new ad questions whether his Republican rival would have ordered such a risky military raid. The video features ex-president Bill Clinton hailing Obama for a brave call…

New Secret Service rules ban visits to ‘non-reputable establishments’

WASHINGTON — Embarrassed over a Colombia sex scandal, the US Secret Service released new conduct guidelines Friday that forbid agents from visiting “non-reputable establishments” or bringing foreigners to their hotel rooms. The “enhanced standards of conduct,” which are effective immediately, also forbid agents in the presidential protection force from consuming…

Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend to sue Murdoch’s News Corp. in U.S.

Koo Stark, the former actress and one-time girlfriend of Prince Andrew, is reported to be planning to launch a phone-hacking claim against News Corporation in the US courts. A London Evening Standard story said Stark had instructed the British lawyer, Mark Lewis, to act for her. He has represented several…

New Yorkers branch into ‘beyond organic’ urban fish farming

So you recycle, drive a small car, and try to eat organic. But what about running an eco-sustainable fish farm combined with a naturally fertilized vegetable patch in your kitchen? Christopher Toole and Anya Pozdeeva, two former New York bankers who founded the Society for Aquaponic Values and Education (SAVE),…

Republicans threaten to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt

Attorney General Eric Holder could soon be declared in contempt of Congress, if House Republicans have their way. Led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Republicans told The Los Angeles Times on Friday that they have been stonewalled by the Department…

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