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​Budget cuts a priority before looking for other revenue sources – Alaska Gov. to RT
Facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit following a huge drop in oil prices, Alaska is looking for ways to cut spending and cover the gap in an open and transparent way, Alaskan Governor Bill Walker told RT.

27.01.2015 04:23

Justice Dept spying on millions of US drivers - report
The US Justice Department has been covertly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about American motorists for a national database, The Wall Street Journal reported. The database can track the movements of vehicles across the country.

27.01.2015 01:34

Sheriffs want to disable police tracking feature on Google Waze app
Google’s traffic app Waze is under fire from law enforcement agencies across the United States as they look to disable an app capability that notifies users of police officers' current locations, over fears that it undermines safety.

27.01.2015 01:59

Angry with an ex? Adopt a cockroach or scorpion in their honor
Valentine’s Day can be a terrible time for jilted lovers and those dealing with rejection, but now even those simmering in anger can delight in the holiday by adopting a hissing cockroach or hairy scorpion in honor of their former lovers.

27.01.2015 00:29

#UseMeInstead: Clergy face off with Florida cops over use of mugshots in target practice
Following the controversial news that Florida police were using mugshots of black men for target practice, Lutheran clergy responded on social media by offering officers pictures of themselves as a replacement.

26.01.2015 23:00

TSA could start snooping on social media to speed up security screenings
​The Transportation Security Agency is already well known for conducting evasive searches at American airports, but new measures may soon see the social media accounts of potential passengers being screened by TSA.

26.01.2015 17:54

US officials tussle over arms embargo, sanctions in oil-flush South Sudan
While top US diplomats have privately backed a weapons ban amid the bloody civil war in South Sudan, a new report indicated that US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is chiefly responsible for stalled attempts at an arms embargo in the oil-rich nation.

26.01.2015 15:50

17yo girl ‘brandishing weapon’ shot dead by cops in Texas
Three officers with the Longview, Texas Police Department have been placed on leave for the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl who “came at the officers" with a yet unnamed weapon, police said. Longview’s mayor, though, said the weapon was a knife.

26.01.2015 19:34

FBI: 3 Russians charged with spying, 1 arrested in New York
Federal prosecutors in the United States have announced charges against three Russian men who allegedly operated an international spy ring based out of New York City.

26.01.2015 19:59

Former Fox employee commits suicide, claims he was fired over ‘sensational’ Facebook post
The former employee of a Fox affiliate in Texas committed suicide outside Fox News headquarters, blaming the network for ruining his life. He claimed he was fired over a "sensational" Facebook post about the Austin police chief.

26.01.2015 18:11

Boy’s death confirmed as first case of brain-eating amoeba in tap water
Researchers have discovered the first confirmed case of someone contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri through tap water. Prior victims were infected after swimming in warm bodies of freshwater.

26.01.2015 17:52

‘No love lost between Obama & Netanyahu’
US President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu do not get along personally and there are policy differences between them on the West Bank settlements and the Iranian issue, Owen Alterman, researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies, told RT.

26.01.2015 16:17