|Sexual assault complaints surged 46% last year in US military
11/8/2013 1:24:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 8 (ANI): Sexual assaults in the US military increased an unprecedented 46 percent last year, the Pentagon has said.
The agency added that there was urgency to a push by lawmakers to change how the armed services deal with the problem.
According to the New York Daily News, the revelation comes as the Senate isabout to vote probably next week on a proposal by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to change how the military justice system deals with sexual assaults.
|CIA pays AT and T more than $10 million/year for accessing phone data
11/8/2013 11:43:00 AM
Sydney, Nov. 8 (ANI): The US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is reportedly paying telecommunications giant AT and T more than 10 million dollars per year for access to its database of phone records.
Government sources said that the intelligence agency gives the phone numbers of terrorist suspects to the company, which then searches its database and hands over phone records.
According to news.com.au, the CIA is not allowed to spy on Americans and most of the call records are
|FAA releases 'road map' for domestic drone use in US
11/8/2013 12:02:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 8 (ANI): The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a 'road map' for letting drones fly with civilian aircraft by 2015 in the United States.
FAA said its plan will outline what 'regulations, technologies, standards and policies' will be needed to accommodate safe operations for drones.
According to Politico, the agency however gave no indication that it plans to require privacy protections for people on the ground when drones are used nationwide.
|Working mums spend more time on parenting than dads
11/7/2013 3:20:00 PM
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that while most of the couples believe in sharing parenting responsibilities, mothers still bear significantly more of the child care load.
The study of 182 dual-earner couples found that the mothers' additional parenting burden started early, when their first child was less than a year old.
The research showed when their children were 9 months old, mothers spent nearly 70 percent of their time on an average workday (when they
|'Peeping Mike' appeals women 'cannot expect privacy' in a subway
11/7/2013 3:20:00 PM
Washington, November 7 (ANI): A lawyer has argued before the Supreme Judicial Court that women cannot expect privacy in a subway, in defense of the Andover man who is accused of using his cell phone camera to snap up-skirt pictures of female passengers.
On behalf of Michael Robertson his attorney said that if a clothed person reveals a body part whether it was intentional or unintentional, he or she can not expect privacy, the Eagle Tribune reported.
The 31-year-old man was arrested
|2 killed, 7 hurt in gunfire at barbershop in Detroit
11/7/2013 11:27:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 7 (ANI): Two people were killed and nearly 7 injured after gunfire broke out at a Detroit barbershop known for gambling activity.
The shootings occurred on Wednesday evening at Al's Barber Shop, police spokeswoman Kelly Miner said.
She said nine men were shot and two of them were confirmed dead.
According to ABC News, details of the incident were sketchy as the police were still investigating what happened, and it was not yet clear how many people opened
|US reiterates 'no change' in visa policy if Narendra Modi chose to reapply
11/6/2013 4:09:00 PM
New Delhi, Nov. 6 (ANI): The US has reiterated its stand on its visa policy and said that India' prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (BJP) can reapply if he wants and wait for a review.
US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said that there has been no change in the visa policy and Modi is welcome to apply for the procedure and wait for any other applicant.
According to reports, the Gujarat Chief Minister, was denied a diplomatic visa in 2005 and his existing
|Obama says better to predict World Series winner than elections!
11/6/2013 3:09:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): President Barack has said it is better to predict the World Series winner than elections.
Obama told reporters covering a meeting with CEOs on immigration reform that elections should never be predicted that's a losing proposition, adding that it is better to predict the World Series than elections, Politico reports.
The comments from Obama came as Chris Christie won re-election as New Jersey governor. (ANI)
|Toronto's 'crack-smoking' mayor Rob Ford won't step down
11/6/2013 3:09:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said he won't resign after admitting that he had smoked crack cocaine.
Apologizing to the residents of Toronto, an emotional Ford said that he will not step down as the mayor, but will work towards regaining the trust and confidence of the citizens.
According to ABC News, he said that voters have a choice. On October 27 of 2014 he wants the people of the city to decide whether they want rob ford to be their mayor.
|Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins re-election
11/6/2013 11:22:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a crushing margin on Tuesday, a victory seen boosting his widely expected presidential bid in 2016.
As polls closed, Christie, the hard-charging Republican governor who took office in 2010, defeated his lesser-known Democratic opponent, state Senator Barbara Buono.
According to ABC News, Christie's victory was never in doubt. Throughout the campaign, polls showed Christie with a double-digit lead over
|Missing Pussy Riot band member 'transferred to penal colony in Siberia'
11/6/2013 10:55:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): A jailed member of the Pussy Riot protest band, who went missing since she was moved to a new prison, is on her way to a new penal colony in Siberia.
Her husband said that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new prison colony deep in the Krasnoyarsk region.
According to the Huffington Post, Tolokonnikova, 23, had alleged that she faced major prison abuses in her previous colony in central Russia.
Her husband Pyotr Verzilov wrote on Twitter that
|US Navy commander accused of passing secrets in exchange for hookers, Lady Gaga tickets
11/5/2013 1:52:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 5 (ANI): A US Navy commander has been reportedly accused of giving away confidential information on ship routes to a Malaysian businessman in exchange for bribes, access to prostitutes and Lady Gaga tickets.
Navy commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz passed on the classified information to Singapore-based Glenn Defence Marine Asia Ltd (GDMA).
GDMA chief Leonard Francis has been accused of conspiring with Misiewicz to divert US aircraft carriers, destroyers and
|Calmer candidates perform better on tests for job seekers
11/5/2013 12:55:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 5 (ANI): Job candidates' reactions impact their performance on the test, a new study has found.
Julie McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough who is cross appointed to the Rotman School of Management, said that tests remain reliable predictors of job performance regardless of how candidates respond to this step in the selection process.
She said that candidates who experience high levels of anxiety
|New book claims Obama once said he's 'really good at killing people'
11/4/2013 3:36:00 PM
Wellington, Nov. 4 (ANI): A new book, by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, reportedly states that the US President Barack Obama had once told his aides that he's 'really good at killing people', while discussing drone strikes.
The book titled, Double Down chronicles the 2012 presidential election and narrates about the war tactics used by the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner's administration.
According to stuff.co.nz, Obama oversaw the 2009 surge in Afghanistan,
|US rejects Snowden's clemency plea
11/4/2013 3:36:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 4 (ANI): The clemency plea by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been reportedly rejected by the US and officials have said that the former analyst should return to the country and face the espionage charges.
Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, has been charged for leaking highly classified data about the US' secret mass surveillance programmes carried by the NSA citing national security.
According to Fox News, Obama's senior adviser
|US says $90mn aid to Pak at risk of 'waste or misuse'
11/4/2013 1:43:00 PM
Islamabad, Nov. 4 (ANI): The United States Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has reportedly pointed that the country's 90 million dollar Kerry-Lugar aid to Pakistan is at an 'increased risk of waste or misuse' as the NGO appointed for disburse isn't competitive.
The OIG has highlighted that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) chose the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF), a local NGO, for implementing the project despite knowing its capacity constraints.
|John Kerry arrives in Middle East to fix ties
11/4/2013 11:10:00 AM
London, Nov. 4 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly arrived in the Middle East to repair ties with the nation's long-standing ally.
The US diplomat first made an unscheduled stop in Egypt, where ousted president Mohamed Morsi's trial has been scheduled for Monday, and called for an end to violence and a move to full democracy.
According to the BBC, Egypt is one of the issues that have caused tension between Saudi Arabia and the US in recent months, fueled
|NYC AG Eric Schneiderman dating Rushdie's ex Michelle Manning Barish
11/3/2013 3:18:00 PM
New York, Nov 3 (ANI): New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman has been dating Salman Rushdie's ex Michelle Manning Barish since the month of June, it has been revealed.
Schneiderman, who is rumoured to run for governor, was even able to sneak away with her earlier this year on a 10-day vacation to Hawaii.
A friend of the couple claimed that they have been hiding in plain sight, the New York Post reported.
According to another source, sitcom producer Norman Lear
|LA international airport shooting suspect could face death penalty over murder in deadly rampage
11/3/2013 11:22:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 3 (ANI): Paul Ciancia, the suspect in the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, has been charged with murder, which could carry death penalty.
Ciancia, 23, on Friday shot a Transportation Security Administration officer, Gerardo I. Hernandez, at point-blank range.
After leaving the scene, he returned to shoot him again after Hernandez was seen moving on a surveillance video.
According to CBS News, Hernandez later died. Ciancia also is accused
|Paul Ryan says Obama's cell phone could be tapped under NSA surveillance programme
11/3/2013 12:07:00 AM
Washington, Nov. 3 (ANI): US Senator Rand Paul has said the NSA spying has gone too far and is speculating about whether the agency has tapped into President Obama's cellphone.
The Kentucky GOP's comments came after revelations that the NSA about the NSA's spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the agency purportedly had access to the servers of Internet giants Yahoo! and Google.
According to Fox News, Paul made the comments during an interview with Bloomberg's