Archives for January 2012

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher was arrested after he allegedly gagged and made bondage photos of nearly two dozen children — possibly inside a classroom, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. A department statement said Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested at his Torrance home on Monday […]

Classroom

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles elementary school teacher was arrested after he allegedly gagged and made bondage photos of nearly two dozen children — possibly inside a classroom, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. A department statement said Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested at his Torrance home on Monday

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Experts: US ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba

Photo by Deepwater Horizon Response   MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast should go awry but can be better prepared with monitoring systems and other basic steps, experts told government officials Monday. The comments at a congressional subcommittee hearing in the Miami […]

Deepwater Horizon Spill

Photo by Deepwater Horizon Response   MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast should go awry but can be better prepared with monitoring systems and other basic steps, experts told government officials Monday. The comments at a congressional subcommittee hearing in the Miami Beach suburb of

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Military officials illegally punish 4 whistle blowers

Department of Defense Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that Air Force officials at the military mortuary in Dover, Del., illegally punished four civilian workers for blowing the whistle on the mishandling of war remains. The Office of Special Counsel said in a report released Tuesday that they have recommended to the Air […]

US Soldiers

Department of Defense Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that Air Force officials at the military mortuary in Dover, Del., illegally punished four civilian workers for blowing the whistle on the mishandling of war remains. The Office of Special Counsel said in a report released Tuesday that they have recommended to the

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‘Super’ PACs set to disclose big donors Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election. Shadowy outside groups funded by anonymous donors and working on behalf of candidates they support have pummeled Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and others for the past two months by spending millions of dollars on mostly negative […]

This June 7, 2011, file photo shows Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson waving to reporters as he arrived for Sands China's annual meeting in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year's presidential election. Shadowy outside groups funded by anonymous donors and working on behalf of candidates they support have pummeled Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and others for the past two months by spending millions of dollars on mostly

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Marine sentenced to 30 days in hazing case

  KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii-based Marine accused of hazing a fellow Marine who later committed suicide in Afghanistan was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and a reduction in rank. Navy Capt. Carrie Stephens, the judge in Lance Cpl. Jacob Jacoby’s special court-martial, handed down the sentence after Jacoby pleaded guilty […]

  KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii-based Marine accused of hazing a fellow Marine who later committed suicide in Afghanistan was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and a reduction in rank. Navy Capt. Carrie Stephens, the judge in Lance Cpl. Jacob Jacoby's special court-martial, handed down the sentence after Jacoby pleaded guilty to

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Saudi-backed Insurgents at Core of Syrian Uprising

  (MintPress)— Over 4,000 US troops were killed as a result of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, many of whom died as a result of the radical Sunni insurgency along Iraq’s Western border with Syria. So far, the same rebels that killed American soldiers in Iraq have killed almost 2,000 Syrian troops as well. Syrian rebels […]

Syria | anti-government protest

  (MintPress)— Over 4,000 US troops were killed as a result of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, many of whom died as a result of the radical Sunni insurgency along Iraq’s Western border with Syria. So far, the same rebels that killed American soldiers in Iraq have killed almost 2,000 Syrian troops as well. Syrian rebels are fighting for freedom

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