Archives for mayo 2013

Conservative Groups Sue IRS While Deeper Questions Go Unanswered

Is one crime being used to distract from another, much bigger crime?

By Frederick Reese
mayo 31st, 2013

Twenty-five conservative and Tea Party groups filed suit this week against the Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General Eric Holder and several other high-level officials on the grounds that the groups were unfairly and unlawfully targeted for scrutiny by the IRS. The lawsuit is the latest step in the continuing drama unfolding as a result of

Marine Corps Rape Victim: Retaliation Is Prevalent In The US Military

After reporting being raped by her sergeant, one soldier was kicked out with an other-than-honorable discharge, which means she lost her benefits.

Associated Press
mayo 31st, 2013
By Associated Press
mayo 31st, 2013

SAN DIEGO — Stacey Thompson had just been stationed at Marine base in Japan when she said her sergeant laced her drinks with drugs, raped her in his barracks and then dumped her onto a street outside a nightclub at 4 a.m. The 19-year-old lance corporal was not afraid to speak up. She reported it to her superiors but little happened. She said

Boston Bombing Suspect Walking Again, Tells Mother He Is Innocent

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reportedly spoken to his mother for the first time since he was taken into custody over the deadly bombing attack.

Allison Jackson
mayo 31st, 2013
By Allison Jackson
mayo 31st, 2013

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has recovered enough from his injuries to start walking again and is protesting his innocence, his mother told the Associated Press. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev walked without the assistance of a wheelchair to speak by phone to his mother Zubeidat Tsarnaev, who is living in the Russian republic of Dagestan,

Venezuela Furious At Colombia For Meeting With Opposition Leader

Venezuela is furious over a Wednesday meeting between the Colombian president and Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Venezuela is furious over a Wednesday meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua told state television the meeting "will bring a derailment of the good relations that we have," while Parliament Speaker Diosdado Cabello compared the meeting to

Taliban Denies Attacking Red Cross In Afghanistan

The rare public denial by the group deepened the mystery of who was behind the assault Wednesday.

Associated Press
mayo 31st, 2013
By Associated Press
mayo 31st, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Friday denied any role in this week's attack on an International Committee of the Red Cross compound in eastern Afghanistan, saying they had previously cooperated with the aid agency and did not support targeting it. The rare public denial by the insurgents deepened the mystery of who was behind the assault

Is The Syria Conflict Inching Toward A Political Solution — Or Toward Military Intervention?

Even as U.S. and Russian officials discuss new peace talks, a U.S. senator sneaks into Syria to call for new arms shipments to the opposition.

Dale Gavlak
mayo 31st, 2013
By Dale Gavlak
mayo 31st, 2013

AMMAN, Jordan -- A fierce critic of the Obama administration’s policy on Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter the war-ravaged country via Turkey in the company of the Free Syrian Army’s top commander, Gen. Salem Idris. Rebel military and civilian leaders came from all over Syria, including