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US Energy Department Offers $40Mln for New Nuclear Reactor Designs

The US government is offering millions of dollars for innovative ideas to design new nuclear reactors.

Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sues DOJ Over Its Secret Rules For Spying On Journalists

7 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The wonderful Freedom of the Press Foundation is now suing the US Justice Department for refusing to reveal its rules and procedures for spying on journalists. You can read the complaint here. The key issue: what rules and oversight exist for the DOJ when it comes to spying on journalists. Show More Summary

The State Department Just Dumped Another Batch of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

12 hours agoNews : Vice News

This afternoon the US State Department released the second batch of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent and received from her private account during her tenure as secretary of state. VICE News is currently reviewing the 1,356 communications, which cover her first year at the helm of the State Department. Show More Summary

US State Department to Release Over 4,000 Pages of Clinton Emails Friday

The State Department plans to make public around 4,400 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails instead of initial 55,000.

The US Must Follow Through on Its Promises to Protect the Victims of Modern-Day Slavery

The State Department claims to be in full compliance with its anti-trafficking commitments. The reality is starkly different. Modern-day slavery exists within our borders, and victims come from some of the most marginalized communities in the United States and abroad. Show More Summary

US Wants to See Turkey, Kurdish Militants Resume Peace Talks

A State Department official says the United States would like Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to reboot a peace process that has been torn apart by escalating violence.

US Adds New Sanctions to Freshen, Strengthen Old Measures - State Dept

US State Department claims that Washington expanded sanctions against Russia in order to refresh the previously imposed ones and keep them strong.

Actor Dead at 54 After Drowning Incident

A little more than a week after what has been called a “near-drowning incident” July 20 put him in a coma, actor Sean Malone is dead. Us magazine reports that the Boston Fire Department confirmed the death of the 54-year-old,...

Georgia Is Illegally Segregating Students With Behavioral Problems. There's a Better Way.

A US Department of Justice investigation has found that the state of Georgia is illegally segregating students with behavioral and emotional disabilities. The probe found not only that this sorting has resulted in an estimated 5,000Show More Summary

The State Department Is About to Ruin Reporters' Weekend Plans With Another Clinton Email Dump

Are you a reporter working the Hillary Clinton beat? Hope you didn't have plans for Friday evening, because chances are you'll be spending a late night at the office going through thousands of new Clinton emails on the US State Department's clunky Freedom of Information Act site. Show More Summary

Corrections investigator busted for child porn

yesterdayNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A city Department of Correction investigator was charged Wednesday with downloading child porn. Fernando Clarke, 61, was busted by the US Department of Homeland Security at his Long Island home,...

Pentagon Report Admits Disastrous Drought, Not Assad Caused Syrian Crisis

A US Department of Defense report says that a six-year drought in Syria caused vast suffering and social dislocation before the 2011 Arab spring protests and the start of the civil war there.

US Military Gets 'Shopping List' of Assets to Intervene in Global Disasters

A Department of Defense report on global climate change says the US armed forces will need an inventory of specialized equipment to project power and provide relief in environmental disasters caused by global warming.

DOJ Tries to Avoid Equal Protection Ruling on ADA Exception for Gender Identity Disorders

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC read Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination to cover employment discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. Now, DOJ’s Civil Division is trying to use its reading of Title VII...

US Faces Long Delays for Next Generation Small Nuclear Reactors

A GAO report says the US Department of Energy wants new Small Modular Reactors to replace its aging ones, but design, safety and cost problems render them decades away.

Hillary Clinton fumbles simple question about Keystone XL pipeline

The US State Department approved the Keystone XL pipeline years ago — when Hillary Clinton herself was Secretary of State. But Obama keeps blocking it so environmentalists will donating to the Democrats. Today Clinton was asked about Keystone XL at a town hall. Would she approve it if elected? Pretty simple, yet Clinton refused to give a straight answer.

US military exhumes remains of unidentified victims of Pearl Harbor attack

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The remains of unidentified members of the U.S. military killed in the sinking of the USS Oklahoma during Japan’s World War Two attack on Pearl Harbor were exhumed in Hawaii on Monday in a bid to identify them, the Department of Defense said. Five caskets draped in U.S. flags containing the...

How the US military spends its billions

In 2014, the US  spent more  on defense then the next 7 countries combined. So, where does the money go? We broke down the the 2015 Department of Defense budget request to find out. Produced by Alex Kuzoian Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

DOJ Looks at Alleged Sikorsky Overcharging | Marines Shop Sniper Rifles | Star-Crossed ALIS System Updated in F-35s

Americas The US Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into alleged overcharging of the Navy through a contract handed to a Sikorsky business unit in 2006. The contract allegedly saw Sikorsky Support Services Inc subcontract another subsidiary – Derco Aerospace – for T-34 and T-44 aircraft spare parts, adding overheads and profit in […]

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