U.S. government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research

August 12, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into […]

U.S. says American hostage in Syria has been freed

August 24, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American held hostage in Syria by an al-Qaida-linked group has been released after about two years, the Obama administration and a relative confirmed Sunday, days after […]

EPA goal for Mississippi is to cut carbon by 38 percent by 2030

June 3, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The federal government is proposing that Mississippi’s carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005. The U.S. Environmental […]

Officials misused US surveillance program, according to documents

September 15, 2013 in News, Top Stories

(AP) – Government officials for nearly three years accessed data on thousands of domestic phone numbers they shouldn’t have and then misrepresented their actions to a secret spy court to reauthorize the government’s surveillance program, documents released Tuesday show.

The Obama administration had earlier conceded that its surveillance program scooped up more domestic phone calls and emails than authorized. But until Tuesday, the depths of the program’s abuse were unknown.

According to the documents released by the administration, a spy court judge in 2009 was so fed up with the government’s overreaching that he threatened to shutter the surveillance program designed to fight terrorism…