Archives for July 2012

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat

(CHICAGO) — On July 28, AP reported it. Anonymous sources were cited. The CIA’s Tel Aviv station chief discovered “sensitive equipment he used (at home) to communicate with” headquarters personnel in Langley, Va. was compromised. He told his superiors. It happened to Washington’s previous station chief. It wasn’t coincidental. It showed allies spy on each […]

In this March 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(CHICAGO) -- On July 28, AP reported it. Anonymous sources were cited. The CIA's Tel Aviv station chief discovered "sensitive equipment he used (at home) to communicate with" headquarters personnel in Langley, Va. was compromised. He told his superiors. It happened to Washington's previous station chief. It wasn't coincidental. It showed allies

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US To Release $1B In Frozen Military Aid In Pakistan-US Troop Supply Deal

Pakistan and the United States signed a deal regulating the shipment of American troop supplies to and from Afghanistan on Tuesday, prompting Washington to agree to release over $1 billion in frozen military aid. The developments represent the formal end to a crisis between the two countries that started in November when Pakistan closed its […]

In this Friday, July 6, 2012 photo, Pakistani driver, Ihsanullah, 45, speaks on his mobile phone on top of a truck carrying NATO Humvees at a terminal in the Pakistani-Afghan border, in Chaman, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Matiullah Achakzai)

Pakistan and the United States signed a deal regulating the shipment of American troop supplies to and from Afghanistan on Tuesday, prompting Washington to agree to release over $1 billion in frozen military aid. The developments represent the formal end to a crisis between the two countries that started in November when Pakistan closed its

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GOP Report Singles Out 5 ATF Officials In Fast And Furious Scandal

Five officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives share much of the blame for what went wrong with the Arizona gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious, a Republican congressional draft report concludes. After an 18-month probe, the first of what will be three reports says “many people up and down the […]

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Five officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives share much of the blame for what went wrong with the Arizona gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious, a Republican congressional draft report concludes. After an 18-month probe, the first of what will be three reports says "many people up and down the chain

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Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks Of A Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat

This story was co-published with Foreign Policy. After a decade in which al Qaeda dominated the world stage, the global terror threat from Iran has escalated sharply, generating a swarm of recent plots from Delhi to Mombasa to Washington and signaling an aggressive new strategy, counterterror officials say. But there were meager results until this […]

The attack occurred shortly after the Israelis boarded a bus outside the airport in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, a popular destination for Israeli tourists a€” particularly for high school graduates before they are drafted into military service. (AP Photo/Bulgarian Interior Ministry)

This story was co-published with Foreign Policy. After a decade in which al Qaeda dominated the world stage, the global terror threat from Iran has escalated sharply, generating a swarm of recent plots from Delhi to Mombasa to Washington and signaling an aggressive new strategy, counterterror officials say. But there were meager results until

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Anaheim Police Continue Clash with Demonstrators For Ninth Day

(MintPress) — Protests in Anaheim continued for the ninth consecutive day this weekend as about 350 demonstrators continued to protest their disapproval of the two fatal officer-involved shootings that occurred last weekend. An unarmed man, Manuel Diaz, who police say was a known gang member, was shot and killed on July 21 and suspect Joel […]

Activist Marlena Carrillo shouts at police inside the Anaheim Police Department Sunday July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer)

(MintPress) — Protests in Anaheim continued for the ninth consecutive day this weekend as about 350 demonstrators continued to protest their disapproval of the two fatal officer-involved shootings that occurred last weekend. An unarmed man, Manuel Diaz, who police say was a known gang member, was shot and killed on July 21 and suspect Joel

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Medicare Continues To Be Target Of Pharmaceutical Fraud Tactics

(MintPress) — A recent settlement from the nation’s largest pharmaceutical drug wholesaler by revenue will see McKesson Corp. pay out $151 million to 29 states for claims of artificially hiking the prices of prescription medications. America’s growing reliance on pharmaceuticals has turned wholesale companies into a profits machine, but the industry isn’t without its recent claims of […]

A woman walks into McKesson Corp. headquarters in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(MintPress) — A recent settlement from the nation's largest pharmaceutical drug wholesaler by revenue will see McKesson Corp. pay out $151 million to 29 states for claims of artificially hiking the prices of prescription medications. America’s growing reliance on pharmaceuticals has turned wholesale companies into a profits machine, but the

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