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Pentagon 1033 Program Sends Surplus Military Gear to U.S. Borders

When unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer in August, images of cops in battle gear spraying protesters with tear gas circulated on television screens and splashed across magazine pages. Suddenly, concerns over the militarization of local police forces became a point of contention and national debate. Data from 2006 to May 2014 show counties across the U.S. possess military-type weapons ranging from grenade launchers to bayonets Continue reading

Report: Forced Labor Rampant in Malaysia’s Electronics Manufucturing Sector

More than one-quarter of workers in the electronics manufacturing industry in Malaysia – where a number of tech giants make their products – are trapped in forced labor, a new report finds. Continue reading

Braves’ new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. They already know what it will be called. Continue reading

Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Champagne was spraying all around him, and Dan Duquette couldn’t help but laugh at the mayhem he helped create. The Orioles clinched their first AL East title since 1997 by beating Toronto 8-2 Tuesday night, and Duquette was right in the middle of a long overdue celebration in the Baltimore clubhouse Continue reading

More Transparency, Better Data Needed on Pentagon’s 1033 Program

There are still plenty of unknowns when it comes to Defense Department data on the 1033 program. Because of limits with the data and its structure – along with information unreleased due to “security concerns” – we’re not sure which counties are using the program primarily for military items and which are using it for printers, clothes and tents Continue reading

S. Korea detain US man in waters near border

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. The man was arrested Tuesday night at a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, part of a restricted military area, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to office policy. He said investigators are questioning the man about the purpose of his apparent attempt to enter North Korea but gave no further details Continue reading

Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season. Tanner Roark pitched five-hit ball over seven innings, Ian Desmond’s two-run homer broke a scoreless tie and the Nationals celebrated another trip to the playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Continue reading

Arrieta’s no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8th

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Phillips has doubled with one out in the eighth inning for Cincinnati’s first hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. Phillips drove an 0-2 pitch to deep left-center, just beyond the desperate dive of center fielder Matt Szczur on the Wrigley Field warning track. Continue reading

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

FILE – In this Sunday Dec. Continue reading

House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status. One bill makes it illegal for IRS workers to use personal email accounts to conduct official business. Another bill guarantees groups that are denied tax-exempt status the right to appeal the decision to a separate IRS office. Continue reading