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Judge Tosses Out Pebble Mine Company’s Lawsuit Against Environmental Protection Agency

Sep 26, 2014

Juneau, AK September 26, 2014 - A judge today dismissed a case brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership and State of Alaska against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for exercising its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act for a public re...

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What’s Missing from New FBI Shooter Incident Report: The Role of Untreated Severe Mental Illness

Sep 26, 2014

ARLINGTON, VA, Sept. 26, 2014 – "Active shooter incidents" have more than doubled over the last 14 years, according to a report released by the FBI Wednesday (Full story and study). While the FBI did not collect data on the cause of such incidents, previous studies of mass shootings suggest approximately half are...

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For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

Sep 25, 2014

Sep. 25, 2014, 10:02 a.m. - A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers 2013 men and women often performing high-risk jobs 2013 are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring them often are usi...

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The Great Rip Off: Report Shows How Anonymous American Shell Companies Are Used to Swindle Americans

Sep 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 25, 2014 - With scams, frauds, and cons as prevalent as ever, a new report authored by Global Witness, with support from the FACT (Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency) Coalition and others, thrusts anonymous Ameri...

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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake 81 miles NW of Anchorage

Sep 25, 2014
Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake 81 miles NW of Anchorage

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Civil Liberties Organization Condemns Proposals to Restrict White House Area for Protest as an Outrageous Assault on Free Speech

Sep 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 - "The Secret Service's security failures inside the perimeter of the White House grounds do not provide a legitimate basis for extinguishing the First Amendment rights of the American public outside those grounds, on the Whi...

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Feds confirm plans for massive for-profit detention center to lock up asylum-seeking kids with their parents

Sep 23, 2014

AUSTIN, TX, Sept. 23, 2014 - Federal officials today announced plans for the nation's largest immigrant detention center to detain asylum-seeking children with their parents. The facility, to be located in the remote south Texas town of Dilley, will be the nation's largest immigrant detention center at 2,400 beds.

Sources within Immigration and Customs...

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Undercover Video Exposes Sen. Jim Inhofe’s Cruel Pigeon Shoot to Raise Money, Thousands Slaughtered (VIDEO)

Sep 23, 2014

LONE WOLF, OK, Sept. 23, 2014 - An undercover video showing U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) blasting pigeons for shooting practice – all part of a fundraiser for his reelection this year – has been released to the public by an international animal protection group.

An anonymous former supporter of Sen. Inhofe blew...

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Official Crowd Count: 310,000+ Join People’s Climate March in New York City

Sep 21, 2014

NEW YORK September 21, 2014 - An official count conducted at the People's Climate March in New York City showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history--more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds of thousands more joined 2,646 events in 156 countries.

Organizers expected the March...

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FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation’s Crime Report

Sep 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 —Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information...

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