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This week's Al Qaeda no. 2 killed by U.S. drone

June 5, 2012 Pakistani officials announced today that they have evidence that a U.S. drone strike might have killed Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaeda's most recent second in command, apparently just one week after the previous No. 2 was killed. So we aren't quite sure how the corporate ladder of al-Qaeda works (other than ...

Secret Service's sex scandal history just got a little less secret

April 26, 2012 Hours after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers that the whole Secret Service's recent Colombian prostitution scandal was an isolated incident, there are now reports that the agency is investigating a similar incident that happened last year in El Salvador. For the record, prostitution and drinking are completely legal ...

Returning troops get into more traffic accidents, group says

April 24, 2012 For some troops returning from deployment, transitioning back to civilian life involves road rage, and trying to shake the idea that the Toyota Corolla in the next lane is trying to blow you to bits. The United Services Automobile Association has found that troops back from deployment had "13 percent ...

You helped Jeff Neely pay for his wife's 'birfday' vacation to Hawaii

April 18, 2012 In addition to organizing the General Services Administration's extravagant 2010 Las Vegas conference, Public Buildings Service Region 9 commissioner Jeff Neely used taxpayer money on a 17-day trip to Hawaii, Guam and the Mariana Islands. His wife -- dubbed the "first lady of Region 9” by an investigator -- tagged ...

The Navy will give you $119 a day after a fighter jet destroys your home

April 9, 2012 Devin Smith, who lived in the Virginia Beach apartment complex which was totaled by a fighter jet crash, told Reddit that she's only getting $89 per day for lodging. "They have given us an $89 allowance a day for lodging and $30 for food," wrote Smith. "And just a $200 ...