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US Economic Growth Rate Stays at 2.2% in Q4

The Commerce Department said Friday that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December period -- an estimate that was unchanged from a month ago.

US court in Texas halts Labor Department rule on medical leave for same-sex couples

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A U.S. court in Texas on Thursday issued a stay to halt the U.S. Labor Department from implementing a rule that would expand medical leave protections for same-sex couples. The state of Texas last week sued the Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all...

Yemen Crisis Not Having Impact on Iran Nuclear Talks - US State Department

The Saudi-led military offensive against Iranian backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen is not having an impact on the international nuclear negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke said at a press briefing.

Kerry, Iran FM Discuss Yemen on Sidelines of Nuclear Talks - US State Dep't

US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the crisis in Yemen with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the international nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, US State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke said at a press briefing on Thursday.

US Soldier Arrested for Conspiring to Support ISIL – Justice Department

A US Army National Guard Soldier and his cousin have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to support the Islamic State jihadist group, the US Department of Justice said Thursday.

Two men have been arrested for hatching an ISIS plot against an Illinois military base

A US Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to support the Islamic State, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. The two Chicago area men spoke of using army uniforms, military knowledge and access to attack an Illinois military installation, the department said in a statement. Show More Summary

Inspector General: 'Unprecedented Intervention' In Visa Program By Prominent Dems

Yeah, this looks like a real mess and while predictable, It's all too disgustingly emblematic of Us vs. Them: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general has accused the department’s former No. 2 official of “unprecedented”...Show More Summary

US Warships in Red Sea Ready to Respond in Yemen - CENTCOM

Two United States warships stationed in the Red Sea are ready to respond to the situation in Yemen as the US Department of Defense closely monitors the Houthi uprising in the country, US Central Command said on Thursday.

PayPal's failure to spot sanctioned accounts just cost it $7.7 millon

PayPal has has agreed to pay the US Department of the Treasury $7.7-million, after the financial giant processed transactions for a number of companies and individuals on the US sanctions list. A total of 486 violations of US regulations had apparent...

US Pounds ISIL Forces in Tikrit

The United States and its allies launched airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Defense Department said late Wednesday, in support of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the northern city from Islamist militants.

DoD Concerned Over Crimea, But Declines to Comment on Black Sea Operations

The US Department of Defense is concerned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks on nuclear forces readiness regarding Crimea, but will not make public the future US operations in the Black Sea, US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon told Sputnik.

Dismissal of Kolomoiskyi From Governor Post Internal Ukraine Matter - Psaki

US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the US considered the dismissal of Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoiskyi from the post of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Governor was an internal matter for Ukraine.

Oil Company to Pay $232Mln for Violating US Sanctions Against Iran, Sudan

A subsidiary of the world’s largest oilfield services company Schlumberger pleaded guilty to violating US sanctions against Iran and Sudan, and will pay more than $232 million in fines, the US Department of Justice said in a stateme...

US Looking for Operational Link Between Afghan Groups, ISIL - State Dep't

The United States is monitoring the Islamic State’s move into Afghanistan in response to reports that some elements of the Taliban have joined the extremist group, the US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said at a press brief...

US Confirms Yemen President Out of Residence - State Department

The United States confirms that Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi had left his residence but remains in regular contact with him, US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki told journalists on Wednesday.

Federal law enforcement is wasting a lot of money on drones

The US' national law enforcement has been using drones to help nab crooks for almost nine years, but it's still making plenty of rookie mistakes. The Department of Justice's Inspector General has published an audit that shows its agencies not only ma...

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Firearms Allegedly Owned By Hussein Family

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to selling firearms believed to have been owned by the family of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the US Department of Justice announced in a statement.

Oil giant Schlumberger pleaded guilty to violating US sanctions in Iran and Sudan (SLB)

Oilfiled services giant Schlumberger has entered plead guilty for violating sanctions in Iran and Sudan, according to the Department of Justice. Pending court approval, the company will pay $232.7 million "for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA)," according to the Department of Justice. Show More Summary

Psaki to Take Her Pink Russian ‘Ushanka’ Hat to White House

The US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki promised to take her pink Russian “Ushanka” hat to the White House where she will start working at a new position next week.

US to Send Weapons to Kiev if Minsk Agreements Fail - Psaki

The United States could supply Kiev with 'not offensive' weapons if the Minsk agreements on Ukrainian reconciliation fail, US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

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