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Home of suspected LulzSec member raided

WASHINGTON — US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. An FBI spokesman confirmed to AFP that FBI agents had searched a home in…

Geithner might resign after debt deal

WASHINGTON — US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner might leave his job after the White House reaches a deal with Congress over raising the US debt ceiling, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Geithner, one of the stalwarts of President Barack Obama’s administration and a key architect of its policies during the economic crisis,…

Strauss-Kahn back in New York court Friday

NEW YORK — Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to a Manhattan court Friday for an unexpected appearance in the case on charges he attempted to rape a New York hotel maid, officials said. “No details about this appearance will be available until the defendant appears in court tomorrow,” said the…

GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Obama needs to take a Valium

WASHINGTON — US Republicans on Thursday denounced President Barack Obama’s handling of a budget feud in an angry, all-out assault that saw one of them acidly urge him to take a powerful anti-anxiety drug. “Maybe if he’d just take a Valium and calm down and come on down to talk…

Panetta will not gut military despite spending concerns

WASHINGTON — Incoming US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is determined to avoid gutting the American military despite the prospect of difficult budget decisions looming, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. “He (Panetta) believes that it is a false choice between fiscal responsibility and national security,” spokesman Douglas Wilson told reporters. Amid…

TSA dismissed concerns about increased cancer diagnoses from body scanners

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that the Transportation Security Administration dismissed concerns from its employees about the radiation emitted by body imaging machines at airport security checkpoints. In an email sent to a TSA official in May 2010, the leader of a Boston-based TSA union…

Cantor could rake in windfall if debt ceiling isn’t raised

Economists have said that failing to raise the debt ceiling could be catastrophic for the U.S. economy, but at least one lawmaker stands to gain financially if the country defaults on its debts. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) latest financial disclosure statement indicates that he owns up to $15,000…

Holder drops broader CIA torture probe to focus on two detainees

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Department of Justice was opening an investigation into the deaths of two prisoners who allegedly perished in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) custody. The decision, however, means the end of a broader probe of the agency’s use of torture during the…

Binational same sex couple relieved at deportation cancellation

by On Top Magazine Gay couple Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia say they’re relieved that a federal immigration judge has canceled Velandia’s deportation. The New Jersey couple on Wednesday was informed that Velandia’s deportation proceedings had been closed. Velandia, a citizen of Venezuela who immigrated to the United States in…

U.S. bishop resigns after allowing pedophile priest to flee

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday accepted the resignation of a US bishop accused of allowing an alleged pedophile priest from hisdiocese to flee to Mexico, as the Vatican takes action on abuses. Bishop Daniel Walsh of the diocese of Santa Rosa in California resigned under an article in Catholic Church law invoking a “grave cause”, which can…

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