At least five people are dead and hundreds more have been evacuated as heavy rains brought flash flooding to Tennessee.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–A man was convicted by a federal jury in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and obstruction of justice. After a week-long trial, a jury found David C. Kernell, 22, guilty of one count of misdemeanor unauthorized access to obtain information from a […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that he is dispatching a team of attorneys from multiple divisions within the Justice Department to New Orleans to meet with the U.S. Attorney and response teams and to monitor the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “The British Petroleum oil spill has already cost lives and […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP will pay $520 million to resolve allegations that AstraZeneca illegally marketed the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services’ Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) announced today. […]
NEW YORK–(PRNewswire)– Data through February 2010, released today by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller (1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the annual rates of decline of the 10-City and 20-City Composites improved in February compared to January 2010. For the first time since December 2006, the annual […]
WASHINGTON–The federal partners of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced April 26 that more than $263 million worth of counterfeit merchandise was seized by law enforcement around the country this month. John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), revealed these results at an observance […]
WASHINGTON–(USNewswire)–As the Hubble Space Telescope achieves the major milestone of two decades on orbit, NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute, or STScI, in Baltimore are celebrating Hubble’s journey of exploration with a stunning new picture and several online educational activities. There are also opportunities for people to explore galaxies as armchair scientists and send […]
SAN FRANCISCO–At a public meeting today, the Judicial Council of California voted to seek sufficient funding to ensure that state courts are open and accessible every business day of the year through all viable ongoing, limited-term, and one-time funding solutions. “The level of reductions and unfunded costs facing all 58 of California’s trial courts is […]
The sweeping legislation makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It would also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegally.
A series of tornadoes sweep parts of Texas.