NEW YORK–(PRNewswire)–While President Obama has focused on the economy and working with Democrats in Congress to overhaul the financial industry, other crises have come into play – most prominently, the oil spill in the Gulf. This again has forced his attention from the one thing the public cares most about – finding jobs and getting […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo.–A local man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda. He also pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. This guilty plea resulted from an investigation conducted by the Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). […]
WASHINGTON– John Jay College, a New York City public college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, has agreed to pay $23,260.00 in civil penalties and $10,072.23 in back pay to a former employee in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department on April 15. The lawsuit alleged that John […]
The U.S. Coast Guard says tar balls that washed up at Key West were not from BP’s leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Danny R. Johnson The fallout from the April 22, 2010 explosion of the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil platform continues to be felt all along the Gulf Coast and in the halls of Congress. There are over 20 congressional oversight committees looking into what caused the explosion that took the lives of 11 […]
CHICAGO–A Nigerian woman is facing state charges for her role in an international operation after authorities seized nearly 6,500 pirated DVDs from her Chicago apartment. The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois. Akpezi Mokedi, 34, is charged with unlawfully using […]
WASHINGTON–An immigration judge in Philadelphia has ordered the removal of Anton Geiser, a resident of Sharon, Pa., who served as an armed SS guard at three Nazi concentration camps in Germany during World War II, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. In a 14-page decision, U.S. Immigration Judge Charles M. […]
All California state courts will close on Wednesday, May 19 as a cost-saving measure to help courts cope with unprecedented budget reductions in the judicial branch of government. These state courts will be closed tomorrow: the Supreme Court of California, the Courts of Appeal, and the superior courts in each of California’s 58 counties. The […]
SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced that consumers can now apply for cash rebates of up to $1,875 for the installation of solar water heating systems on single-family residential homes. On May 1, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program began accepting applications for rebates under the $350 million program that promotes […]
The White House said that the newly-reached Iran nuclear fuel swap deal would be a positive step, but the U.S. continues to have serious concerns over its nuclear program.