April 5, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - An American contractor was detained illegally for 24 hours in an Afghan prison, beaten, denied more than basic medical help and told he wouldn't be released unless his company paid $2.4 million, according to three U.S. congressmen and his employer. Contractor David Gordon was released Friday afternoon after the congressmen wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and after the company's attorney in Afghanistan appealed to U.S.-led coalition forces.
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August 24, 2012 |
It's the latest twist in an increasingly vitriolic campaign for Congress: Rep. Brad Sherman is going after payments made to the brother of his rival, fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman. In a complaint filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, the Sherman campaign alleges that Berman vastly, and illegally, overpaid Michael Berman or his political consulting firm for campaign services during two decades in which the congressman faced only token reelection challenges and spent relatively little to reach voters.
August 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- FBI officials said they are not investigating any criminal wrongdoing in a late-night swim last summer in Israel involving drinking and several Republican congressmen, including one who skinny dipped in the Sea of Galilee and has since apologized. The incident, which occurred during a fact-finding congressional trip for mostly freshmen GOP lawmakers and was paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation, occurred during a night of revelry that eventually led to a late-night dip by congressmen and some of their aides.
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August 19, 2012 |
A complex plan to build a new federal courthouse and federal office building in downtown Los Angeles has come under fire by two congressmen who argue that the proposal lacks justification and won't work financially. Under the plan proposed by the U.S. General Services Administration, two buildings would be built on a lot bounded by Broadway and 1st, 2nd and Hill streets. Part of the project would be funded by a private developer, which in return would take over an existing federal courthouse building on Spring Street.
July 11, 2012 |
Recent troubles with the Air Force's fleet of F-22 Raptor fighter jets have prompted fresh questions by two members of Congress looking for answers on the oxygen problems that have plagued the aircraft for years. F-22 pilots have reported dozens of incidents in which the jet's systems weren't feeding them a proper amount of oxygen in flight, causing hypoxia-like symptoms. Hypoxia is a condition that can cause nausea, headaches, fatigue or even blackouts. On Tuesday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
February 15, 2012 |
Apple has some explaining to do -- to Congress. On Wednesday, Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of Beverly Hills and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina penned a letter to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook, requesting information on Apple's iOS app developer policies and suggesting that perhaps Apple could be doing more to secure iPhone users' private information -- specifically the email addresses and phone numbers they keep in...