Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

ShareThis Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing 07 Nov 2013 Newtown officials have notified a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since responding to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that he could be fired. Thomas Bean, a 12-year veteran, submitted a two-sentence letter from his doctor indicating […]

Iraq War vet faces 10 years in prison after photographing police

(RT)   A 34-year-old Iraqi War veteran is facing ten years behind bars after photographing police officers in Austin, Texas that he says were mistreating a woman during a routine arrest on New Year’s Eve. Antonio Buehler was pumping gas on December 31, 2011 when he witnessed officers with the Austin Police Department attempt to […]

US faces dilemma over Egyptian military

For three decades the US backed the Egyptian military, in part because of fear of an Islamist takeover. Yet now that the Muslim Brotherhood has actually won the Egyptian presidency, the Obama administration finds itself debating whether to punish the military for its efforts to hold on to power. With the announcement on Sunday that […]

Hawass “Egypt’s Indiana Jones” faces charges

Zahi Hawass, the former minister of state for antiquities faces charges of breaking Egypt’s antiquities law when he agreed to display rare Egyptian objects in Australia and the US. General Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Monday referred charges of wasting public money and stealing Egyptian antiquities against Zahi Hawass, former minister of state for antiquities […]

Utah senator faces caucus challenge from Tea Party candidates

By Debbie Hummel, Reuters.com Seeking one last term, Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch is facing what may prove to be the toughest re-election of his 36-year tenure in Thursday’s Utah Republican caucus against two popular younger Tea Party-backed candidates. Conservative and heavily Republican Utah last elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate more than four […]

UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling

ShareThis UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling —Possible five years in US federal prison for linking 13 Jan 2012 A 23-year-old student is facing extradition to the US, and possibly five years in a federal prison, after the British courts ruled he should face charges of copyright infringement for linking to […]

Student faces 10 years in U.S. jail for setting up ‘illegal’ website (in chilling echo of Gary McKinnon)

ShareThis Abandoned by British justice: Student faces 10 years in U.S. jail for setting up ‘illegal’ website (in a chilling echo of Gary McKinnon) –‘Quiet and vulnerable’ man could spend ten years in high-security American jail after he lost fight against extradition yesterday 14 Jan 2012 A British student faces up to a decade in […]

Goldman faces lawsuits over $15.8 billion in mortgages

ShareThis Goldman faces lawsuits over $ 15.8 billion in mortgages 11 Nov 2011 Goldman Sachs Group Inc faces lawsuits over $ 15.8 billion worth of mortgage securities, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday, a more than 30-fold increase from the amount disclosed three months earlier. The aggregate figure, which is up from […]

Shackled U.S. citizen faces 15 years in jail after admitting online insult to Thai royal family

(DAILY MAIL)   A shackled U.S. citizen pleaded guilty today to charges of defaming Thailand’s royal family – a grave crime in the south-east Asian kingdom that is punishable by up to 15 years in jail. Thai-born American Joe Gordon has been detained since late May for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King […]

State Department Employee Faces Firing for Posting WikiLeaks Link

ShareThis State Department Employee Faces Firing for Posting WikiLeaks Link 27 Sep 2011 Peter Van Buren, who has worked for the department for 23 years and just published a book that is critical of U.S. reconstruction projects in Iraq, said this week that the State Department had launched an investigation against him earlier this month […]