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Authorities seize more than 2,500 pounds of illegal fireworks

Pittsburg - Last Thursday law enforcement officials arrested three people and they seized illegal fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Illegal miners warned that access hole to mineshaft will be shut

Benoni - Authorities have warned illegal miners who refuse to come up out of the abandoned Gold One Kleinfontein Mine in Benoni, that the access hole will be sealed on March 3.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Op-Ed: With 'data about data' — Illegal is not illegal

If you’re a Canadian citizen who travels by airplane, there’s a good chance Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is spying on you (or has) in an illegal and ineffective manner.
In the Media by George Arthur - 4 comments

FCC grants waiver of accessibility rules to e-readers

Chicago - Devices to read electronic books have been a new way to consume information or enjoy a vast fantasy novel but to the blind and visually impaired they have been inaccessible, with few improvements.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Op-Ed: Undocumented immigrants caught in the middle over health care

The new national health care law is supposed to allow people who have been ineligible to get health care coverage to now get health care. But there is a vast group of people in the U.S. who have been overlooked, particularly in California.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 11 comments

Israeli government ponders legalizing downloads

A group of Israeli lawmakers are encouraging the Knesset to pass a bill that would allow consumers to upload music, movies and even porn with impunity.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Did Steelers coach Mike Tomlin illegally stop Jacoby Jones from scoring a TD? [VIDEO]

In Thursday night's marquee NFL game, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is being accused of robbing Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones from scoring a TD when Tomlin stepped on the field and allowed a Steelers defender to tackle Jones, saving a touchdown.
In the Media by David Silverberg

France to discontinue three-strikes Internet piracy ban policy

Internet piracy and file sharing is on the rise. While each government struggles to combat such an ordeal, France is easing up on their Internet piracy policy.
In the Media by Milton Este

Gibraltarian & 2 others detained in Marbella for illegal weapons

Marbella - Spain's National Police have this past week detained a Gibraltarian and two other men for the illegal possession of over 11 firearms, along with a large cache of ammunition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: What creates a political activist? Special

I had to know what it takes to create a political activist. Twitter is an amazing social network and it's where I ran into Diane Atkins, organizer for the Impeach Obama project, someone I suspected was a firebrand, I was right. Native New Yorker to boot!
Digital Journal Report by Duane Buell - 23 comments

Video: Chinese taxi driver drives off with cop on hood

Lanzhou - In yet another CCTV capture in China, an illegal taxi driver literally drives off with a police officer on the hood of his vehicle.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

NSW adds some outdoor public places to list of no-smoking areas Special

From 7 January 2013 it will be illegal in NSW to smoke in various outdoor public areas. These include transport stops, swimming pools, within 10 metres of children’s playgrounds and within 4 metres of the entrance to public buildings.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes - 6 comments

Illegal HIV kits on sale in the U.K.

In the U.K., as with many other countries, it is illegal to sell HIV home testing kits that offer on-the-spot results. However, a report has shown that many such kits are in fact on sale.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Five Russian daredevils climb Europe's tallest building (video)

Moscow - Five skyscraper-climbing young Russians recently took up a challenge to climb to the highest point on Moscow's Mercury City Tower, without a safety net, and totally illegally.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Spain to ban photos or videos of police in action

Madrid - Allegedly to protect the lives of law enforcement officers, but more likely a crack-down on freedom of expression, Spain's government is drafting a law to ban citizens from photographing or filming police officers at their work.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 15 comments

Video: Greece’s Golden Dawn party deals with illegal immigrants

Athens - Last week Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) party members smashed stalls run by illegal immigrants in Rafina, near Athens and Messolonghi in central Greece.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 11 comments

2 Seattle men held at US border over illegal chocolate eggs

Two Seattle men, returning home from a holiday in Canada, were seized at the U.S. border and held for two-and-a-half hours, for trying to bring in Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 23 comments

UK High Court tells ISPs to ban The Pirate Bay

The popular Swedish based file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay is to be blocked by internet service providers in the United Kingdom
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Star Trek fans wished Scotty would beam them up from cop problem

Collinsville - Two friends were returning home to Ohio after attending a "Star Trek" convention in St Louis. When passing through a small town in Illinois, a police officer pulled them over. They were stuck there for the next hour.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

US takes down 'illegal' website outside America .com's in danger?

Despite the demise of SOPA and PIPA, it seems that if you own a .com website outside the USA, it can be taken down. Canadian billionaire, Calvin Ayre has been convicted in the US on charges of online gambling and money laundering.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Illegal cosmetologist convicted of killing female patient

New York - Going under the knife for any reason can be scary and dangerous. But doing it for beauty is always questionable and when you have an illegal cosmetologist doing the surgery, there are often likely to be problems, big ones.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Iran sentences two American hikers for spying, illegal entry

Tehran - Iran has sentenced two Americans held on charges of illegal entry and espionage to eight years in prison, state media reported Saturday, and the sentencing could increase tensions for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s scheduled US visit next month
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Website selling illegal drugs flies under radar

Silk Road, a website for people to buy and sell drugs, has been online for four months, and it has yet to be shut down. How is this happening?
In the Media by Al Boe - 2 comments

Signs of illegal US Embassy surveillance found in Switzerland

Bern - Confirming several local reports, the justice ministry stated that Bern has recently discovered evidence that the United States Embassy has conducted illegal surveillance of Swiss territories.
In the Media by Edward Xiao - 2 comments

Illegal rave in London turns violent as police storm building

London - Seven people have been arrested after an illegal rave in London was broken up by riot police which then turned nasty. Battles with police and ravers ensued and calm was eventually restored but not until 0930BST this morning.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

Police horses helping to fight illegal hare coursing

Rettendon - Police horses are playing a part in the efforts to stop hare coursing, enabling officers to reach areas not accessible by vehicles, and by giving them a better view and faster means of transportation than if they were on foot.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Victims and profiteers, what to do with the MV Sun Sea

On Aug. 12, a liner crammed with 492 migrants seeking the shelter of Canadian lands entered the exclusive waters of the world’s second largest country.
In the Media by G. Robert M. Miller

370 illegal immigrants arrested in 10 states

Chicago - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 370 people over a three-day operation throughout the Midwest, the agency announced Friday.
In the Media by Mary Keshishian - 1 comment

More Illegal Immigrants Deported From U.S.

More illegal immigrants have been deported from the United States than ever before. The agency responsible for removing them is the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE.
In the Media by Oscar Brooks - 2 comments

Congressman Charles Rangel's case coming to a head

New York - Charlie Rangel used to be a force to be reckoned with in the U.S. Congress. But now, an investigation by a House panel has found he did violate a sweeping array of ethics rules.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 2 comments
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Spain s Guardia Civil seized hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and In...
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Spain's Guardia Civil seized hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and India.
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Spain s Guardia Civil seized hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and In...
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Spain's Guardia Civil seized hundreds of thousands of illegal and unlicensed drugs from China and India.
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Jewish Voice for Peace protesting the continued funding of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
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