Government researchers infected patients with syphilis, gonorrhea without their consent in the 1940sRead more »
The United States apologized on Friday for an experiment conducted in the 1940s in which U.S. government medical researchers deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates with syphilis.Read more »
Mayor Robert Duffy has asked City Council to approve selling Midtown Tower and a portion of the plaza for $1 each to local developers planning to renovate the properties into a $70 million housing and commercial high-rise.Read more »
Bono's anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its lavish salaries after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy.
The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6m in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).
The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1m went towards paying salaries.
Although a search of a vehicle that yielded a backpack full of cash that smelled like marijuana was ruled invalid, the money was never returned to the vehicle’s occupants.
In June the appellate division of the state Superior Court ruled the search was invalid but many readers — including John Paff, who is chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project — were curious as to what happened to the smelly money.Read more »
Just in case you ever thought that Congress reads the bills it passes, this one made it out the Senate door with the short title "The XXXXXX Act of XXXX."Read more »
Investigators "have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material.Read more »
Brighton resident Mordechai Rennert was just stepping down from the podium after asking a series of questions at the June 23rd board meeting when the Town Clerk turned to then Police Chief Thomas Voelkl and said (regarding Rennert) "Can you shoot him? I'll take responsibility."Read more »
Rahn was found guilty in April of seven charges including official misconduct and falsifying business records.
Today, Judge Francis Affronti told Rahn this was one of the most difficult things he's ever had to do but then he handed down the sentence.
Rahn will serve a minimum of one year and eight months to a maximum of five years in prison. With good behavior, he could get out in 13 months.Read more »
Ex Tupelo Assistant Police Chief Robert Hall had resigned after pleading guilty to accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice after helping cover-up a hit and run where a car had struck a bicyclist. The Mayor of Tupelo has decided, instead of keeping him off the force, to put him right back into that position.Read more »
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