At the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the US spent $11.7 billion on care and compensation for those exposed to the dust.
The frozen assets that the Taliban can't access mirrors a decades-long saga over cash between the US and Iran following the 1979 revolution.
ProPublica published a report on the income and tax payments of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other billionaires.
Pfizer and BioNTech have sealed a deal with the US government to deliver 100 million more doses of its vaccine in 2021, the companies said in a statement Wednesday. The US will pay $US1.95 billion for the doses, which will plug what could’ve been a large vaccine shortfall. Under the […]
The US government has agreed to pay compensation benefits to nearly 3,500 federal employees who caught COVID-19 at work, the Department of Labour revealed Friday, per the Washington Post. The agency said the government had granted death benefits to the families of 14 deceased employees on the same grounds. Since […]
A secretive research lab called Mitre Corporation has existed in the US since the late 1950s and is receiving nearly $US2 billion a year in funding, per a Forbes report published Monday. Among its projects are developing systems for infiltrating connected devices at the border to hinder illegal crossings, studying […]
A Change.org petition called “Change KKK status into Terrorist Organisation” has garnered more than 1 million signatures in the 6 days it has been posted. The Ku Klux Klan are currently categorised as a domestic extremist group in the United States. The US Department of State defines foreign terrorist groups, […]
A senate report released this week urges the US government to make sweeping changes in its approach to defending the country against cyber threats. The report’s 80+ recommendations include a creating a new “national cyber director” position, a larger cyber force, and a fund to help the government respond to […]
Social media startup TikTok has published its first ever transparency report, which shows how many times any government or law enforcement agency asks that content be removed or hand over information about users. TikTok claimed the Chinese government did not make any content removal or information requests for the first […]
A group of business lobbies – which count Facebook and Ford among their members – has created a new coalition to stop Trump enacting tariffs without approval from Congress. The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) said the US relies too heavily on tariffs, which doesn’t necessarily benefit the economy as […]
The attorney general for Louisiana, Jeff Landry, has described a growing unease among US attorneys general about the power of tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Landry told SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Daily” show that “all actions” are being considered by his peers when it comes to reining-in the Silicon […]
Since the Citizens United decision, companies have been able to donate millions of unregulated dollars to political causes as a form of protected free speech. Behind many of the largest corporate contributions are influential CEOs on the left and the right, such as Sheldon Adelson and Tom Steyer, who hope […]
A short, anti-Nazi film titled "Don't Be A...
Mexican cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty on Tuesday for all counts of an indictment that included drug-trafficking, conspiracy, and use-of-firearms charges. Margarito and Pedro Flores, twin brothers from Chicago, Illinois, are credited with helping take down one of the most infamous narco-terrorists in the world. In […]