In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, while much of the country was still stunned and grieving, Michelle Cottom was being forced to deal with an ugly bottom line. How much was her child’s life worth?
The Saudi Binladin Group is not liable for the Sept. 11 attacks, attorneys for the multinational engineering firm claim, because it made Osama bin Laden surrender his stake in the company 14 years ago.
Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
The Dept of Homeland Security's top intelligence, privacy and civil rights officials will be called before Congress next week to explain the Bush adminstration's plan to dramatically expand the domestic use to spy of spy satellites that can s
Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws. The amendment states that sagging pants are an "epidemic" that is becoming a "major concern" around the coun
He's known as "Dr. No" for all his votes against government spending. But Texas Congressman Ron Paul isn't saying no to millions of dollars in earmarks for his district.
The state has agreed to pay $925,000 to unwitting subjects of an infamous 1930s stuttering experiment orphans who were badgered and belittled as children by University of Iowa researchers trying to induce speech impediments.
Tomorrow at 7 PM at the Historic Downtown Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, The Freedom Library will screen the movie, Sophie Scholl – The Final Days. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie is the true story
US business travelers and tourists flying to the European Union are facing the threat of the same laborious registration requirements that Washington has demanded of Europeans in the latest US security crackdown.
It was bad enough when Hurricane Katrina chased Carrie Lewis out of her assisted-living home in New Orleans. Now she fears the rest of her life may be spent in the isolation of a federally sponsored trailer park.
The tragic rush-hour collapse of the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River is again forcing a reexamination of the nation's approach to maintaining and inspecting critical infrastructure. The nation is spending only about two-thirds as much as
Democratic presidential hopefuls are “playing the class warfare card” by supporting tax increases on private-equity and hedge-fund managers, says the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment TV, who warns the hike would hit minority-run investment
A new report reveals the US government turned down offers of help from across the globe in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, telling one diplomat "human assistance of any kind is not on our priorities list." The report from Citizens for
The nation saw the largest drop in traffic deaths in more than a decade, which led to the lowest highway fatality rate ever recorded, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said. [But of course government wishes to take credit for killing fewer people.
The USDA confirmed yesterday that turkeys from a Virginia farm carried antibodies indicating possible past exposure to a mild form of H5N1 avian influenza virus. Virginia's agriculture dept. had announced July 9 that samples collected during rou
Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll out Friday. The White House declined to comment on the poll, the latest bad news for a
Ronald Reagan wrote the following piece for Independence Day in 1981- His first Fourth of July as President of the United States of America
While US automakers have attracted medial attention this summer with their furious campaign to block stricter federal requirements on fuel efficiency, the businesses that stand to gain from heightened federal regulation have stayed below the radar.
Wisconsin Right to Life says it scored a "clear victory" with today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down key parts of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law.
On a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of taxpayers did not have standing to sue the US government for its funding of faith-based initiatives with federal money. The decision, Hein v Freedom from Religion Foundation, was written by
A Pakistani man who says he was abused in detention after the September 11 attacks can name the FBI director and a former U.S. attorney general in his lawsuit against the government, an appeals court ruled on Thursday.
Respect the Stars and Stripes Everyday!! Each year on June 14th since 1777, we celebrate the birth of the Stars and Stripes. The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congre
But the jet that the FBI originally sold to lawmakers in the late 1990's as an essential tool for battling terrorism is now routinely used to ferry FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to speeches, public appearances and field office visits.
A member of the New York legislature is proposing to require a mandatory electronic device to be placed on persons who receive orders of protection.
Since March the 9th, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign
Several individuals and companies have been prosecuted for processing credit cards for gambling sites.
With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or terrorist att
The Chungs, immigrants from South Korea, realized their American dream when they opened their dry-cleaning business 7 years ago in the nation's capital. For the past 2 years, they've been dealing with the nightmare of litigation: a $65 millio
Jin Nam Chung and Ki Chung stand inside of their dry cleaning business, Custom Cleaners, in Washington on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. The Chung's are being sued for 65 million dollars over a contentious pair of pants belonging to a local judge, and for u
The most frequent and popular of these proposed remedies has been the simple one of seizing from the rich to give to the poor. This remedy has taken a thousand different forms, but they all come down to this. The wealth is to be "shared,"