Category Archives: Government

Grand jury clears Ferguson officer


Triggering some violent protests, a St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown Jr., the prosecutor’s office announced Monday evening.
Wilson, 28

Now ISIS expected to snub al-Qaida


BEIRUT – Al-Qaida leadership’s long-simmering rift with ISIS has grown wider as ISIS seeks allegiance from additional al-Qaida-affiliated groups while amassing more territory for its caliphate.
However, Middle East sources tell WND that ISIS leader

Stewart Stogel, WND journalist dies at 60


Stewart Stogel, a professional journalist who covered the United Nations for WND, and whose work also appeared in Time and Newsweek, has died of complications from advanced diabetes.
The loss was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the U.N., where Stogel was corres

IRS sued for monitoring U.S. churches


In a lawsuit settlement with a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the Internal Revenue Service admitted it had monitored churches for allegedly illegal political activity, but the details never appeared because when the agency settlement was an

Ferguson grand jury reaches decision


(WASHINGTONPOST) — A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.

Obama fires Chuck Hagel as Defense chief


(NEW YORK TIMES) WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to

Want to know if NSA is snooping on you?


(Pando) Amnesty International has partnered with several other human rights groups to release Detekt, a free tool that allows Windows users to determine if their machines are infected with spyware. It’s part of a wider effort to maintain a modicum of pri