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  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Despite Bishop’s Objection, Seton Hall to Pursue Gay 'Marriage' Course

    08/30/2010 2:05:30 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 30, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 30, 2010 Despite Bishop’s Objection, Seton Hall to Pursue Gay 'Marriage' Course By Kathleen GilbertSOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey, August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution of higher education, has not backed down from plans to offer a course on gay "marriage" taught by a homosexual activist professor, it has been confirmed.News broke in April that political science professor W. King Mott, an openly practicing homosexual who was once demoted after calling the Catholic Church "prima facie homophobic," was slated to teach an upper-level course entitled "The Politics of Gay Marriage" in the Fall 2010...
  • SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: The Game That Is Not A Game

    08/10/2010 12:28:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    INATODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | August 10, 2010 | by Toby Westerman
    SPIES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE US: THE GAME THAT IS NOT A GAME SNIPPET: "The basic task of all spies, including the SVR Russian operatives recently caught, is to "steal and shape," Simmons explained. The "steal" aspect is best known to the public, that is, stealing another nation's military or production secrets, but Simmons also described how spies can "shape" a nation. Spies engaged in the "shape" aspect of espionage are known as "agents of influence," Simmons said. These "agents of influence" attempt to mold the thinking of a society or a government by targeting "experts who are quoted in...
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • In spy case, man gets life, wife 81 months

    07/16/2010 1:10:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | July 16, 2010 | PETE YOST
    A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former State Department worker who is the great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell to life in prison without possibility of parole for spying for Cuba and sentenced the man's wife to more than 5 years behind bars for helping her husband steal U.S. secrets. Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers betrayed the United States for three decades and should receive heavy punishment for having done so.
  • 'Today' Praises Bank's New Overdraft Policy, Fails to Explore Consequences of New Regulation

    03/12/2010 2:20:58 PM PST · by 198ml · 13 replies · 553+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    NBC's "Today" gave backhanded praise to Bank of America (BofA) on March 11 because of its decision to stop charging overdraft fees for debit-card transactions. "This is clearly an effort by Bank of America to repair its battered image," senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers said. "But it's also a meaningful step that will save consumers money and keep families from spending more than they have." The NBC report maintained the media theme that such fees are "abusive" by including Leslie Parrish of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) who said, "We highly commend Bank of America for getting rid of...
  • (Scott) Brown team to apply winning strategy elsewhere

    03/10/2010 1:15:29 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 15 replies · 423+ views
    Google News/AP ^ | March 10, 2010 | MICHELLE R. SMITH and GLEN JOHNSON
    The political team that helped Scott Brown stage his improbable victory in the Massachusetts Senate race wants to apply its winning strategy elsewhere this election year. First stop: Rhode Island. The Shawmut Group, led by aides to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is helping GOP congressional candidate John Loughlin, who's campaigning to replace retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. The Shawmut Group also is working with New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio, Long Island congressional candidate George Demos and Massachusetts state auditor candidate Mary Connaughton.
  • UPDATED II: Walter Myers: Spy For Castro, Obama Campaign Donor

    06/05/2009 9:47:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,235+ views
    dequalss ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/a
    When I heard this on the radio on the drive home the first thing I thought was, I’ll bet they’re democrats (socialist) and huge Obama supporters. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents. The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and...
  • State Department official who mocked Britain is arrested as Cuban spy

    06/05/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 23 replies · 1,592+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Wow. This story has just taken my breath away. Do you remember the State Department analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (relatively obscure but one of the US government's intelligence agencies) who caused a storm in late 2006 with his disdainful remarks about the US-UK "special relationship? His name was Kendall Myers and I was one of two British journalists who reported his decidedly undiplomatic comments. He retired quietly in 2007. Well, he's just been arrested as a spy for Cuba for nearly 30 years. The Cubans apparently knew him better as their Agent 202. I'm told that...
  • US couple plead guilty to spying for Cuba over 30 years

    11/22/2009 2:51:12 AM PST · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,028+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 21, 2009
    An elderly US couple charged with spying for Cuba for almost 30 years have pleaded guilty, with the husband agreeing to serve a life sentence, the US Justice Department said. Walter Myers, 72, a former State Department official with top-secret security clearance, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage and two counts of wire fraud, according to the department. His wife, Gwendolyn Myers, 71, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to gather and transmit national defence information to Washington's Cold War enemy Havana, and will serve between six and 7.5 years behind bars. The pair also agreed to forfeit $1,735,054 – the...
  • Cuba Fishes for Spies in DC Academic Waters

    06/16/2009 11:50:41 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 4 replies · 355+ views
    the American Thinker ^ | 6/16/09 | clarice feldman
    The Miami Herald explains that the FBI was reluctant to arrest and prosecute Americans who spied for Cuba until after Cuba shot down two Brothers to the Rescue planes, killing four Americans. It also indicates that Cuban intelligence was badly damaged when Army General Arnaldo Ochoa was executed for drug running and the Ministry of Interior, the agency in charge of Cuba's security was purged.
  • Accused Cuba spy 'sought to be US envoy to Northern Ireland'

    06/14/2009 9:23:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 478+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 10, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Kendall Myers, 72, who appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday charged with spying for Havana for nearly 30 years, had a fascination with Northern Ireland. The Daily Telegraph has established that as well as seeking the envoy's post, which carried the rank of ambassador, Mr Myers travelled to the British Isles and met British and Irish officials, senior Northern Ireland politicians and intelligence officers. .... "Anything this guy could have found from his European responsibilities he might have funnelled to the Cubans for them to sell off," said John Bolton, a former top State Department official in the...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • A Slow Burn Becomes a Raging Fire (Cuba spies despised Bush years...surprise)

    06/07/2009 3:45:25 AM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 44 replies · 1,959+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/7/09 | Mary Beth Sheridan and Del Quentin Wilber
    He was a courtly State Department intelligence analyst from a prominent family who loved to sail and peruse the London Review of Books. Occasionally, he would voice frustration with U.S. policies, but to his liberal neighbors in Northwest D.C. it was nothing out of the ordinary. "We were all appalled by the Bush years," one said.
  • US couple indicted on charges of spying for Cuba

    06/05/2009 10:02:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/A
    SNIPS Two months ago, the Obama administration acted to relax a trade embargo imposed on the island nation in 1962. A senior State Department official described the potential for damage as great and the timing unfortunate, noting that it could affect congressional support for the administration's recent attempts to engage Cuba. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation. Cuba is notorious for not paying its agents, said a former intelligence official speaking anonymously because of the highly sensitive matter. Indeed, court documents indicate the couple received little money for their efforts, but instead professed a...
  • Couple Indicted on Charges of Spying for Cuba ( Why did it take 30 years to catch them? )

    06/05/2009 4:35:13 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,182+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | June 6, 2009 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged Friday that a former State Department analyst and his wife worked as spies for Cuba for nearly 30 years, using a short-wave radio to pass secret diplomatic information to their Cuban handlers. Officials said the couple, Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and Gwendolyn S. Myers, 71, received little in the way of compensation from the Cubans except for the short-wave radio and some travel expenses. Rather, the officials said, the couple appears to have been driven by their strong affinity for Cuba and their bitterness toward “American imperialism.” “We think they did it because they...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • DC Couple Accused of Spying For Cuba

    06/05/2009 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 4,643+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/5/2009 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say a Washington, D.C.-area couple has been arrested and accused of spying for Cuba. Officials say both are former U.S. government employees -- he from the State Department, she as a Congressional aide. One official says the spying went on for more than two decades. We expect to learn more details later today when a federal indictment is unsealed. For now, officials will not disclose the names or any other details....
  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • Archdiocese of Newark leads the nation in priestly ordinations

    05/27/2009 5:52:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 538+ views
    cna ^ | May 27, 2009
    Some of the seminarians ordained priests for Newark. Credit: The Catholic Advocate Newark, N.J., May 27, 2009 / 06:35 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Newark on Saturday ordained 13 priests, the United States’ largest ordination class of 2009. The men were ordained by Archbishop of Newark John J. Myers at a morning Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Ten of the ordinands were foreign-born, with three from Colombia, two from Nigeria, and one each from Italy, Ecuador, South Korea, the Dominican Republic and Hungary.Several of the foreign-born priests grew up in...