DETROIT–A federal court in Detroit has denied Ford Motor Company’s $445 million complaint against the United States for alleged tax overpayment interest. As explained in the court’s opinion, Ford had sent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a cash bond to stop the running of underpayment interest on potential corporate income tax liabilities relating to ongoing […]
WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that the United States and France have established an arrangement to implement the Immigration Advisory Program (IAP)—which allows for the identification of high-risk travelers at foreign airports before they board aircraft bound for the United States—at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle International Airport. “Terrorism is a […]
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA–Operation Homefront – Southern California announces its annual Back-to-School Brigade program to collect new school supplies for the children in military families. The Southern California Chapter hopes to donate over 1,800 backpacks throughout Southern California, to include, San Diego, Oceanside, China Lake, Lemoore, Barstow, Vandenberg and Ventura. Nationally, Operation Homefront hopes to distribute more […]
SACRAMENTO–Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday signed California’s Race to the Top Phase Two application which could provide up to $700 million in much-needed funding to our schools through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). California’s application was developed by a working group of seven school districts superintendents who are committed to the reforms outlined […]
URBANA, Ill. – An Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, including graphic images of young children held in bondage and being physically assaulted. The conviction and sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Scott Halliday, 36, of Champaign, Ill., […]
(PRNewswire)–Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation’s highest court. Clarence […]
CHICAGO–(PRNewswire)–According to the most recent Cars.com Consumer Lead Index, Toyota’s recalls continue to have a negative impact on sales activity. Leads for Toyota vehicles overall declined close to 5 percent year over year on Cars.com, and interest in the brand’s vehicles continues to slip month over month. The Toyota RAV4 topped the list of vehicles […]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for “careful, thoughtful” responses to Israel’s attack on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage.
WASHINGTON–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention and Removal Operations, in a charter flight to the Middle East, which made stops in Cape Verde, Lebanon and, for the first time, Iraq, removed 31 men with final orders of removal, including two men to Cape Verde, six to Lebanon and 23 to Iraq. Among those being […]