Walmart, America's largest private employer, is being forced to raise its minimum wage payments for workers. The move could improve the lives of roughly one-third of its 1.3 million employees and reduce the burden on the government.
For the little dog that has waited in vain at the same spot for the owner who has already died has finally been given a permanent home - in the very hospital where she has patiently sat for the past 12 months...
Britain's former foreign secretary David Miliband has been accused of misleading the family of a Guantanamo detainee. Miliband allegedly told Shaker Aamer's family he was trying to secure his return, while plotting to send him to Saudi Arabia.
Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable British pensioners receive home state care that is so cursory and inadequate they are forced to choose between eating and being assisted to the bathroom, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request reveals.
Dozens of innocent men still held at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba can expect to be transferred in the next six months as the Obama administration tries to complete its policy goal of shuttering the prison, the Pentagon said.
Anti-police social media postings have spawned a wave of arrests across the United States in recent days, after the double murder of two New York Police Department officers on Saturday was revealed to be predated by an ominous internet threat.
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Following the murder of two police officers by a man who had posted anti-police messages and protest hashtags in the hours before the assault, relations between the police and activists in New York City have gone from bad to worse.
US foreign policy continues its bold global juggernaut, but support for Obama among the rank-and-file has sunk to just 15 percent. At the same time, just 12 percent of the troops say America's two-party political system is working for them.
Government and corporate entities have far too much leeway to hack into webcams in order to conduct surveillance, and laws supposedly designed to protect victims of such an intrusion are inadequate, according to a new report.
While the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA split hairs over a number of issues, including the effectiveness of obtaining reliable information through the use of torture, both sides agreed the enhanced interrogation program was mismanaged.
UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.