Justice Dept. Files Suit Against Pennsylvania Township Over Denial Of Zoning Approval For Mosque

WASHINGTON–The Justice Department said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Bensalem Masjid to build a mosque on three adjoining parcels of land in the township. The complaint, filed […]

Ted Cruz Throws a Sucker Punch to Trump Throwing the Convention in Panic Mode

By Danny R. Johnson CLEVELAND –  Former Republican presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), spoke to a Texas delegation brunch in Cleveland Thursday morning where he was repeatedly hard-pressed and declined to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump. On Wednesday night he was booed off the stage after telling voters to “vote your conscience” but not […]

Trump Wins GOP Nomination While Wife Melania Accused of Plagiarism

  By Danny R. Johnson CLEVELAND – United briefly for a night, Republicans nominated Donald J. Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and thrusting him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I will work hard and we’ll win in November!” Trump stated in a […]

CPUC Opens Penalty Consideration Case Against Edison For Long Beach Outages

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has opened a penalty consideration case against Southern California Edison for power outages that occurred in Long Beach during July and August 2015 that affected up to 30,000 customers and resulted in fires, explosions, and other events that endangered the safety of the public. The penalty consideration case […]

Arizona Man To Serve 20 Years In Prison For Child Sexual Exploitation

Phoenix, AZ–A Glendale, Arizona man charged with multiple counts of child sexual exploitation was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release, following an investigation lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Phillip Carnevale, 56, was convicted in state court of 10 counts of sexual exploitation […]

Donald Trump Bears A Striking Resemblance to George Wallace of 1968

By Danny R. Johnson Washington, DC Bureau Chief CLEVELAND – When the gavel drops on Monday morning, July 18, in Cleveland’s Quicken Arena to begin the 2016 Republican National Convention, the party will be focused on two objectives: reintroducing Donald John Trump as someone the country could imagine in the Oval Office during dangerous times, […]

Americans Must Resist the Tide of Anger and Hate that Threatens to Divide Us

By Danny R. Johnson Political Columnist WASHINGTON – If there ever was a time for Americans of good will who believe in non-violence and equal rights under the law to break the silence over racial disparity and police brutality, that time is now. With the recent sickening and devastating events of the past week beginning […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues $7,000 Civil Penalty To Acuren USA

WASHINGTON–The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a $7,000 civil penalty to Acuren USA for violations of NRC regulations related to its industrial radiographic operations at a facility in Kenai, Alaska. The company is licensed to use radioactive materials in devices for making images of pipe welds. Inspectors walking around the outside of the facility during […]

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Plot To Attack U.S. Government Officers

WASHINGTON–An Ohio man pleaded guilty to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Abdulkader was charged for his plot to kill an employee of […]

Volkswagen To Spend Up To $14.7 Billion To Settle Allegations Of Cheating

WASHINGTON–In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Volkswagen will offer consumers a buyback and […]