Chinese Hackers Access U.S. Navy Data From Contractor

JUN 10, 2018 –Chinese government hackers breached a U.S. Navy contractor’s sensitive data related to warfare, officials said. Hackers acquired more than 600 gigabytes of data, including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile to use on U.S. submarines by 2020, the Washington Post first reported. bmarine radio room information about cryptographic systems and […]

India, U.S. Japan Holding Joint Maritime Exercise Off Guam

Jun 8, 2018 — Indian and Japanese ships, aircraft and personnel have joined the U.S. Navy for a week-long maritime exercise Malabar 2018, which is being held offshore Guam for the first time in its 22 year history. The U.S. Navy is hosting forces from India and Japan for the annual exercise Malabar, June 7 […]

U.S. Jobs Outnumber Jobless For First Time in 20 Years

Jun 6, 2018 (BE2C2) — For the first time in 20 years, there are more job openings in the United States than there are job seekers, the Department of Labor said. The department said Tuesday job openings in April reached a record high of 6.7 million as compared to December 2017 figure  of 5.996 million […]

114 Undocumented Workers Arrested In U.S.; Protests Over Separating Migrant Children From Parents

Jun 5, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — U.S. immigration agents raided two Ohio garden stores Tuesday and arrested 114 workers believed to be undocumented immigrants for alleged identity theft. It was the largest such sting by Homeland Security and immigration agents in recent years. The agents carried out raids at two separate locations in Ohio where along […]

Pakistani-American Honored With Bravery Award for Saving Police Officer’s Life

Abdul Rauf Khan popularly known as “Mamoo” overpowered assailant stabbing the police officer Jun 3, 2018 — Once Abdul Rauf Khan resolved it to himself that he must save a woman police officer under knife attack on a roadside, there was no stopping him from overpowering a much stronger and bigger assailant. That act of […]

U.S. Unemployment Rate Matches Historic Low As Payrolls Rise

Jobless rate fell to 3.8% to match April 2000 as the lowest since 1969 Jun 1, 2018 (BE2C2) — Last month, the United States added 223,000 jobs beating forecasts and the unemployment rate matched its lowest level in five decades, the Labor Department said Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its report employment […]

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceplane Unity Completes Second Supersonic Test Flight

The second powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane featured extra passenger seats; The sleek craft reportedly reached an altitude of nearly 22 miles and a speed of Mach 1.9. May 30,, 2018 (BE2C2) — Space tourism took another step closer to reality as Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane fired up its rocket motor and completed […]

Gas Prices Close to a Psychological Threshold in the U.S.

Memorial Day weekend gas prices highest in four years May 27, 2018 (BE2C2) — Consumer gas prices in the U.S. for the Memorial Day weekend was the highest they’ve been in four years and will likely stay that way through the summer, the U.S. government said. The three-day holiday weekend in the U.S. (May 26-May […]

U.S. Authorizes 15,000 Additional Visas to Help Struggling Companies

May 27, 2018 (BE2C2) — The Department of Homeland Security will provide 15,000 additional H-2B visas to at-risk businesses to bring in low-skilled foreign labor this summer. The move lifts the number of these H2-B visas for summer work from the cap of 66,000 under statute to 81,000, the Wall Street Journal reported. It is […]

Muslim Inmates In Alaska Being ‘Starved, Fed Pork’ During Ramadan; CAIR Files Lawsuit

May 25, 2018 (DESPARDES) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alaska, against Anchorage Correctional Complex officials on behalf of Muslim inmates who CAIR says are being “starved” and fed pork as they observe Ramadan. Muslims are […]

Russia Says U.S. Sanctions Against It Could Be Seen As Treasonous

Sanctions from Washington reach deep into the Russian energy sector, which accounts for about a third of total Russian GDP May 23, 2018 — With its energy sector the target of U.S. sanctions pressure, a Russian legislator on Wednesday proposed making those sanctions synonymous with treason. Andrei Isayev, the head of legislation in the State […]

Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage: Gallup

May 23, 2018 — More than two-thirds of Americans now support same-sex marriage — and more are identifying themselves as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, new Gallup research shows. In the highest level ever recorded by Gallup, 67 percent Americans said they support same-sex marriage. Gallup said it’s recorded 3 percent […]

Why Salad Has Become A Major Source Of Food Poisoning In The US

“Mass-produced chopped, bagged lettuce that gets shipped around the US amplifies the risk of poisoning” May 19, 2018 (BE2C2) — A 2013 analysis by Centers for Disease Control of food poisoning cases between 1998 to 2008 found that salads caused a quarter of all food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S. Since March, the outbreak grew […]

Pakistani Honor Roll Student Sabika Sheikh Among 10 Killed in Texas School Shooting

Adil Najam, the Dean of Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and former Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences said, “10 more children dead. A child did the killing. A society hangs its head in shame. All will mourn. But there will be no Gun Control”. May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A […]

Trump Administration Cracks Down on Students Overstaying Visas

The majority of international students studying in the United States are originally from China and India, totaling 350,755 students and 186,267 students, respectively in the 2016/17 school year, followed by South Korea and Saudi Arabia, according to Statista chart May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES) — President Donald Trump’s administration posted a new policy memorandum to crack down […]

‘China Most Likely To Fill the Shoes Of The U.S.’ In Iran Nuclear Deal

May 10, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — After pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration plans to put strong sanctions on Iran “very soon.” “We have terminated a terrible, terrible deal that should have never, ever been made,” he said. “And we will be putting […]

Trump on Deal or No Deal: ‘Tactically Very Unpredictable, Strategically Very Predictable’

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”; “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate” – Trump Quotes May 9, 2018 (UPDATED) — Trump loves uncertainty. It works for him. It is uncertainty about how far he is […]

Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal Calling It ‘Disastrous’, An ‘Embarrassment’

May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US withdrawal from what he called the “defective” multinational nuclear deal with Iran, and said Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question. […]

‘The New Obama’: Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, Michigan Candidate For Governor

The 33-year-old charismatic Muslim doctor is running for governor of Michigan and in the process trying to change US politics for more space — specially for the millenials, while espousing multiculturism, diversity and pluralism as a Democrat. The Guardian dubs him ‘the new Obama’. May 5, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, known as Abdul […]

Iran Says ‘Will Not Renegotiate Nuclear Deal With U.S., Has Options to Withdraw’

“Even if U.S. allies, especially the Europeans, try to revise the deal…, one of our options will be withdrawing from it.” May 4, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with the 6 world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany – […]