A massive police escort accompanied tens of thousands of Spaniards marching on the country’s parliament in Madrid as part of anti-austerity protests.
The 2.3-kilometers march organized by the “Surround parliament” protest group was closely guarded by law enforcement with dog teams, vans with reinforced windows, officers in full riot gear as well as mounted police.
At the Parliament, the crowd was greeted by an even larger police presence and pushed them back [...]
You are being watched. The control freaks that hold power in the United States have become absolutely obsessed with surveillance. They are constantly attempting to convince the American people that we are all “safer” when virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked and recorded. Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of. If you [...]
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A drone originally developed for military use could soon be used by television stations and journalists as a news-gathering device.
The Schiebel Corporation’s Camcopter, which is used by the United Arab Emirates Army and the Germany Navy, could soon be used for broadcasting purposes, according to TV News Check.
“To me, the potential for using drones is just like the potential for using any other type of news-gathering equipment, whether [...]
VIENNA – Austrian police did not need sniffing dogs to locate this suspected heist – 9.5 tons of garlic.
The Austria Press Agency says police stopped three overloaded and sagging vans about to cross into Hungary from Austria on Wednesday and found them packed to the roof with the pungent cargo. After questioning the five men in the vehicles they charged them on suspicion of receiving stolen goods.
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A NATO airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Logar has killed 17 people, including women and children, local officials report. NATO denies the claims and maintains that only two people received light injuries during the strike.
Afghan officials say the pre-dawn attack aimed at militants in the area hit a wedding. An Associated Press photographer at the scene of the incident reported seeing the bodies of five women, seven children [...]
President Obama ditched the small group of reporters that accompanied him on a golf outing Saturday at Andrews Air Force Base.
Mr. Obama arrived at Andrews in suburban Maryland at 1:08 p.m. to play golf with a foursome that included Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director, and two other men. That was the last time the press traveling with the president saw him.
Normally, when the president completes his round [...]
April 25, 2012
AIDS and Occupy protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were arrested after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the Wall Street area.
About 10 chanting and sign-waving protesters conducted the action on Wednesday in lower Manhattan.
Police used chain cutters and wrestled protesters to the pavement in the middle of Broadway. New York Stock Exchange workers jeered from the sidewalk as the handcuffed protesters were loaded into vans
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In a city where partying has gone mobile, from minibuses equipped with stripper poles to Jacuzzi limos, now comes a curbside service to treat those massive hangovers.
According to a new Las Vegas website, HangoverHeaven.com, a fleet of tour buses is already rolling, with stops at major casinos.
If you’re down for the count, they’ll send someone to your room with an IV, for the introductory price of $150. Within an hour, [...]
The governors of Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wyoming are teaming up to encourage U.S. automakers to develop affordable vehicles that run on natural gas, a valuable resource in each of their states.
Their plan is to start replacing thousands of vehicles in their state fleets with ones that run on natural gas, in turn driving demand for more filling stations and cars that run on alternative fuel, according to a memorandum [...]
CHICAGO — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting 130 arrests early Sunday, authorities said.
Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed after the arrests that protests would continue in the Midwest city.
“We’re not going anywhere. There are still plenty of us,” Kaunert told The Associated Press after the arrests, which took [...]
MADRID (AFP) – Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts.
Demonstrators of all ages linked to a protest movement called the “indignants” assembled early Sunday in several neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Madrid.
They then formed six columns and converged on the city centre, gathering [...]