About 35 people, carrying anti-war signs, walked down the quiet street and knocked on the congressman's door. Surfing gear and a couple of children's strollers were on the porch. A window fan was working. But no one answered.
'We've been eating these foods for thousands of years, and nobody is getting sick. Why the stringent requirements, then?'" said Assemblyman Van Tran, who proposed the legislation which won overwhelming approval in the state Senate an
[Nuke Canada!] Calling Canada a potential conduit for bioterrorism, pests and disease, the U.S. government is boosting its northern border inspection muscle -- and making Canadian air travellers and commercial shippers foot the bill.
The first increment in (on?) ramping up to the NAFTA Superhighway designed to integrate Mexico, Canada, and the United States. It is an "Express Lane" through Customs at the Port of Entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
(So much for the booming economy) The nation's poverty rate was essentially unchanged last year, the first year it hasn't increased since before President Bush took office. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 37 million Americans
A pipeline shuts down in Alaska. Equipment failures disrupt air travel in Los Angeles. Electricity runs short at a spy agency in Maryland. None of these recent events resulted from a natural disaster or terrorist attack, but they may as well have
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cautioned lawmakers on Friday to avoid the temptation to impose protectionist trade policies as the United States grapples with fierce competition from a powerful wave of globalization.
A year after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast and left New Orleans in ruins, President George W. Bush is still grappling with the political fallout from a federal response widely viewed as inept.
In his new book, State of Emergency--out this week--the politician and omnipresent pundit confronts what he calls the immigrant "invasion and conquest of America." Buchanan, talked about why conservatives will lose the culture wars and the
The arrests and release of five young Arab-American men who bought hundreds of cellphones in the Midwest show broader concerns about wireless technology in an era of global terrorism.
"For that reason, the United States Government has raised the nation's threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States," the statement said.
Motaz Elshafi, 28, a software engineer, casually opened an internal e-mail at work last month. The message began, "Dear Terrorist." The e-mail warned that such violent acts wouldn't intimidate people, but only make them stronger.
Three Egyptian students sought along with eight others who failed to show up for an exchange program in Montana were taken into custody on Wednesday, the FBI said.
... a growing number of foreign scholars whose visas have been revoked or whose applications have been denied -- barred, according to civil rights and academic groups, for their ideological or political views.... is reaching near-epidemic proportions
Mr. Barrett’s views, which he described on a conservative radio talk show, have outraged some Wisconsin legislators and generated a fierce debate about academic freedom on a campus long known as a haven for progressive ideologies and student activism
The separation fo church and state - gone with the stroke of a pen. As of March 7, 2006, our nations leader signed another Executive Order, which tied the Department of Homeland Security to our leader's "faith-based" churches. Okay, al
U.S. supporters of the $12 billion-a-year Internet betting industry were defiant in the face of the government's latest act, which specifically targets sports betting and not casino betting. Though the U.S. Justice Deptartment considers most type
Allow the government to move the AT&T case and all other lawsuits involving the surveillance program to the FISL Court in Washington. The 3-judge court meets behind closed doors and hears arguments only from the Justice Department.
Roads and bridges built by US taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying. An Australian- Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year
In its continuing crackdown on on-air profanity, the FCC has requested numerous tapes from broadcasters that might include vulgar remarks from unruly spectators, coaches and athletes at live sporting events, industry sources said.
Advocates who say black Americans should be compensated for slavery and its Jim Crow aftermath are quietly chalking up victories and gaining momentum. Fueled by the work of scholars and lawyers, their campaign has morphed in recent years from a fr
The federal government will pay a Texas law school $1 million to do research aimed at rolling back the amount of sensitive data available to the press and public through freedom-of-information requests. Beginning this month, St. Mary's Univers
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, city council members and Louisiana authorities agreed on Wednesday to create a single plan to redevelop the ravaged, city, ending months of disputes that have hampered recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The agreement wa
3 people have been arrested and charged with stealing confidential information about drink recipes from The Coca-Cola and trying to sell it to rival PepsiCo, federal prosecutors said. The suspects include an executive administrative assistant at A
At least a half-dozen U.S. cities are considering a ban or limit on rail shipments of deadly chemicals in an effort to prevent terrorists from turning tank cars into weapons of mass destruction.
The National Park Service is returning to its original 1916 mandate "to protect and preserve unimpaired the resources and values of the national park system." When there's a conflict between protection of resources and their use conserv
Judith Palya Loether was 7 weeks old in 1948 when her father died in a plane crash while on a secret military research mission. Because of the hush-hush nature of his work, the family was never quite sure what happene. Decades later
They will take to the bunkers in an "evacuation" that my sources describe as the largest "continuity of government" exercise ever conducted, a drill intended to prepare the U.S. government for an event even more catastrophic than
The US is not prepared to cope with a large-scale terrorist attack or a powerful hurricane, the Department of Homeland Security said. "Evacuation, attention to populations with special needs, command structure, and resource management, were area
Minner keeps the secret homeland defense hotline in her office for instant communication with Washington in case of a emergency. When her line rings, it's someone offering a time-share condominium or the latest deal on long-distance phone service