The U.S. government’s China expert for an economic espionage criminal trial copied verbatim from Wikipedia large portions of a report summarizing his proposed testimony and should be disqualified, defense attorneys said.
The Obama administration said claims that National Security Agency surveillance of telephone calls is unconstitutional are “baseless” and requests by civil rights groups for a court order ending the practice should be rejected.
The Obama administration must respond next month to allegations that the National Security Agency surveillance program is unconstitutional after a judge refused a U.S. request to postpone a lawsuit because of the federal shutdown.
China’s Pangang Group Co. and Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. have eluded U.S. criminal charges of trade-secret theft for months. Unlike fugitive security contractor Edward Snowden, they aren’t hiding from authorities.
Tomahawk cruise missiles are likely to be launched at night against hundreds of Syrian targets, including some of President Bashar al-Assad’s elite military units, if the U.S. and allies launch a military strike in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons.
The use by Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces of ever-deadlier weapons to crush the 18-month Syrian uprising at the expense of greater civilian casualties is a sign of the regime’s weakness, military and Middle East analysts say.
The Obama administration is constructing the legal and political justification for a limited military strike on Syria that would demonstrate international censure against chemical weapons, according to a U.S. official.
The Dodd-Frank financial regulation law may require the federal government to spend almost $1 billion and hire or transfer more than 2,000 employees in the months ahead, according to the Government Accountability Office.