SACRAMENTO–Students from California State University Stanislaus have uncovered several public documents pertaining to the upcoming controversial visit by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The documents – including parts of the university’s speaking contract with Palin – were found in the dumpster outside the university’s administration building two days after Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and […]
The ongoing economic recession and under-employment in the United States has resulted in a big increase in middle class people relying on food stamps.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Thursday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. A group burial for U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth L. Stancil, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chief Warrant Officer […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Beginning April 9, the FTC, through its claims administrator, will be mailing more than 145,000 checks totaling over $4 million to consumers identified as victims of an illegal credit card billing scam operated by J.K. Publications and other defendants. The operators of this scam made unauthorized charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards for […]
Individuals need to be cautious when posting rental properties and real estate on-line. The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to scams involving rentals of apartments and houses, as well as postings of real estate online. Rental scams occur when the victim has rental property advertised […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–President Obama hailed the release Wednesday of open government plans by all Cabinet agencies – the latest milestone in his Administration’s unprecedented efforts to erase the long-standing barriers between the American people and the government. These plans are the agencies’ strategic roadmap for making transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration part of the way they […]
Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy says safety is a top concern at his coal mines. His company owns the mine where 25 miners were killed Monday. Four remain missing.
WASHINGTON–Mobil Natural Gas Inc., Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. and their affiliates have agreed to pay the United States $32.2 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and American Indian leases, the Justice Department announced today. The Mobil companies […]
LOS ANGELES–In response to the oil industry’s efforts to qualify a ballot initiative that would roll back California’s landmark climate change legislation (AB 32), two of the nation’s largest internet-driven grassroots progressive organizations — Courage Campaign and CREDO Action — have launched a boycott of the proposed initiative’s largest contributor, Texas based Valero Energy Corporation. […]
WASHINGTON–The United States has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg Brown & Root Services (KBR) alleging that the defense contractor violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, alleges that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the Army under […]