Alex Irizarry

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Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto highway, kills 3

DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring dozens and crushing two vehicles, authorities said.<p>Attention …

New WikiLeaks Docs Claim NSA Monitored Communications Of French Presidents

It turns out Angela Merkel wasn’t the only state figure from an American ally whose phone calls were being monitored by the NSA . Today, WikiLeaks dropped another bombshell collection of secret government documents, “Espionnage Élysée,” detailing the extent to which the NSA has spied on French …

'We could wipe out polio by 2019,' says Bill Gates

Malaria and polio could be eradicated within 15 years, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist says<p>Philanthropist Bill Gates believes that the diseases malaria and polio could be eradicated within the next 15 years, with polio gone as soon as 2019.<p>Speaking at a Global Citizen event on combating …

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

J.P. Morgan Pledges $100 Million to Help Rebuild Detroit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The nation's largest bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, has pledged to invest $100 million in the city of …

Cop, rabbi, scoutmaster among arrests in child porn bust

They are people children are supposed to trust: A New York Police Department officer, a Fire Department of New York paramedic, a rabbi and a scoutmaster were among more than 70 people arrested in a major child porn bust, authorities said Wednesday.<p>One of those arrested -- a supervisor with the …

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak jailed for embezzlement

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078474_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534545732_a898d947e59f43fdf2cbb5f239a76635<p><b>A court in Egypt has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after finding him guilty of embezzling public funds.</b><p>His two …

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The Pro-American Candidate in Afghan Elections Is Sitting Pretty

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As we suspected, Afghanistan's former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah fell just short of winning …

South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

SEOUL -- South Korean officials were scrambling to explain how two drones, apparently from North Korea, entered the nation's airspace, took photos of political and military sites and remained unnoticed until they were found crashed on the ground.<p>One of the unmanned aircraft was found March 24 in …

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Drone Strikes That Killed Americans

A federal judge dismissed (pdf) a case that challenged the Obama administration's targeted killing of three Americans in Yemen.<p>Nasser Al-Awlaki sued administration officials personally for the killing of his son and al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, his grandson and another American. His lawyers …

Chicago train crash driver who 'fell asleep' is sacked

<b>A Chicago train operator, whose train derailed last month when she dozed off, has been sacked, officials say.</b><p>Thirty-two people were hurt when the Chicago Transit Authority train jumped its tracks at O'Hare International Airport and hurtled up an escalator.<p>The woman, 25, worked as an operator for …

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N Korea says US 'hell-bent' on regime change

North Korea has accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any manoeuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures.<p>Pyongyang's deputy UN ambassador, Ri Tong Il, also repeated that his government "made it very clear …

The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect the Right to Buy the American Government

The Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon that a cap on campaign donations violates freedom of speech. This is a dangerous misunderstanding of the First …

Psychological State of Syrian Doctors is 'Deteriorating'

As violence unfolds around them in makeshift hospitals near the front lines, Syrian medical staffers are increasingly prone to Post-Traumatic Stress …

North Korea Gives Ominous Warning On Nuclear Test: 'Wait And See'

North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March 26. Its first firing in four years of mid-range missiles that can hit Japan followed a series of short-range rocket launches over the past two months.<p>Members of the Security Council on March 27 condemned the move as …

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Operator of Train That Derailed and Drove Up an Escalator Has Been Fired

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The driver of the Chicago commuter train that crashed into O'Hare airport and climbed halfway up an …

Snowden, Greenwald urge caution of wider government monitoring at Amnesty event

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower’s leaks about mass U.S. government surveillance last year, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth on Saturday for what was believed to be the first time since Snowden …

S Korea and the runaway drone | US & Canada

On March 31 at 4pm, an unidentified flying object crashed on the far flung South Korean island of Baengnyeong. Upon closer examination, it was discovered that this was no flying saucer, but rather a drone (UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle). There were no identification marks on the hull, but study …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Sen. Rand Paul to sue over NSA spying practices

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s spying practices in an effort to “protect the Fourth Amendment,” he told host Eric Bolling Friday on "Hannity."<p>“The question here is whether or not, constitutionally, you can have a single warrant apply to …

Intelligence chief declassifies FISA court approval for collection of phone data

The top U.S. spy opened the door a sliver Friday on the mass collection of telephone records, acknowledging that national intelligence agencies had sought and been granted permission to vacuum up Americans' calling data for three more months.<p>In a statement released quietly on Friday (.pdf), the …

The Case Against Clemency for Snowden Involves Prioritizing Secrecy ‘Oaths’ Over Truth-Telling

CommunityThe Dissenter<p>The Case Against Clemency for Snowden Involves Prioritizing Secrecy ‘Oaths’ Over Truth-Telling<p>05 Jan 2014<p>A column on why former …

Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyber Security Startup Founded By Former NSA Engineers, Morta

In its first acquisition, security company Palo Alto Networks is acquiring stealthy cyber security startup Morta Security. Financial details were not disclosed about the transaction, but Morta raised over $1 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture …

Obama invites Merkel to Washington in bid to end phone bugging row

The US president rings tries to mend fences with the German chancellor over the surveillance of her mobile phone<p>President Barack Obama has invited Angela Merkel to Washington in an attempt to settle the row over the bugging of her mobile phone by the US National Security Agency.<p>The US president …

US Commerce Department is advising the president on NSA spying reform

American tech companies whose customers and networks have been compromised by the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance efforts may have a new sympathetic ear inside Washington: the Commerce Department. "We've been talking to various constituencies within the business community, we …