Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale Of Fracking Perils April 19, 2014
'We can conclude that this process has not been shown to be safe'
US Strike Killed Australian And New Zealander In Yemen
"The Americans advised us that they had intelligence that suggested they may have been in the car and may have been collateral damage".
Ukraine Talks Result In Agreement To “De-escalate Tensions”
Expectations low, tensions high as US and Russia continue to trade accusations and offer competing narratives.
BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not By A Long Shot, Say Others
Oil giant's rosy view of coast recovery from Deepwater Horizon met with pushback from Coast Guard, environmental group.
Lavabit, Company That Defied NSA Surveillance, Loses Appeal
Company rejected demand that it unlock its encrypted system as government chased whistleblower Edward Snowden.
How One State Is Taking On The Micro-Plastics Polluting Its Waterways
Illinois bill takes aim at microbeads found in personal care products, but green groups say measure does not go far enough
Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Arrests
The decisions come as immigration reform has stalled and the Obama administration is being criticized for deporting mostly people who have not committed a serious crime — despite its stance to focus on dangerous criminals.
Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch
The Texas Department of Public Safety said its agents took possession of the Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado.
Homeland Security Reissues Immigrant Asylum Rules
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has told asylum officers that immigrants who make a “credible fear” claim, the first step in the asylum process, must have a “significant possibility” of winning an asylum case before a
Police Struggle To Fight America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic
Law enforcement agencies across the country lack the data they need to effectively address the nation’s heroin epidemic, but they may actually be the ones behind the data blackout.
Commuter Buses For Tech Workers Inflame San Francisco Housing Rights Activists
San Francisco activists rally against buses carrying tech workers from the Bay Area to Silicon Valley, accusing them of pushing longtime residents out of quickly gentrifying neighborhoods.
Ariz. Vets In Battle Against Anti-Medical Marijuana Senator April 18, 2014
A long-stalled University of Arizona study on marijuana’s effects on PTSD patients is one step closer to proceeding now that a state senator has lifted her objection.
Environmentalist Kicked Out Of Chevron-Sponsored Event
After organizers of a Chevron-sponsored economic development summit learned of a paying attendee’s association with an environmental watchdog, he was forcibly ejected from the event.
Legacy Of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study
Study obtained exclusively by The Guardian exposes deaths of workers who mined uranium for nuclear weapons and power generation.
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine
Administration critics have been pressing Obama to arm the Ukrainian military in order to bolster its efforts to reassert control of its eastern region from pro-Russian insurgents who have seized numerous government facilities.
UN: Iran Cuts Stock Closest To Nuke-arms Grade
In line with information given to The Associated Press by diplomats earlier this week, the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Thursday that Iran had completed the dilution process.
In Preemptive Strike, Oklahoma Bans Efforts To Increase Minimum Wage
Law signed by Gov. Mary Fallin thwarts local workers' rights initiatives.
Nation’s Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage In Vermont
Senators credit 'emails and calls' of voters for pushing legislation.
US Fracking Boom Creating Crisis Of Illegal Toxic Dumping
Toxic materials from gas drilling industry creating 'legacy of radioactivity'.
U.S. Postal Service Latest Government Agency To Purchase Large Quantity Of Ammunition
After failing to pass stricter gun laws, has the federal government moved to create a shortage of arms and ammunition? Or, fearing stricter gun laws, did gun owners clear the shelves?
America’s Minority Children Face A Daunting Future
Using a range of indicators to gauge a child’s potential for future success, a study paints an alarming picture of America’s future, especially for minority children.
Fractured Wisconsin GOP Caucus Proposes Secession
A petition for Wisconsin to secede from the Union shows a state Republican Party growing increasingly polarized.