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Fourth officer charged in US Navy bribery scandal LOS ANGELES: A fourth US Navy officer has been charged with leaking information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash and other gifts in a widening bribery scandal, officials said Thursday. Petty Officer First Class Dan Layug, 27, was arrested Wednesday in San Diego and appeared in court Thursday, when a judge released him with GPS monitoring in lieu of a $100,000 bond. He is accused of accepting bribes in return for giving classified and sensitive US Navy information to employees of Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a defense contractor at the center of the scandal. Layug allegedly used his position at a US Navy facility in Yokosuka, Japan, to gain access to US Navy ship schedules and other information, which he provided to GDMA's vice president of global operations. In exchange, GDMA gave Layug monthly cash payments of $1,000 as well as electronic gadgets from a list the ...

Mexico frees 179 kidnapped Central America migrants NUEVO LAREDO: Mexican troops have freed 179 undocumented Central America migrants bound for the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday.Soldiers discovered the migrants in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas from April 9-13, the state prosecutor's office said.Five people handling the migrants, who were from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua, were arrested, an official in the prosecutor's office told AFP.Migrants passing through Tamaulipas are often abducted by the Golfo drug cartel and robbed, subjected to extortion, ...
Fed's Fisher unworried by current low inflation AUSTIN: Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said he is "not uncomfortable" with the current low level of US inflation, and will not vote for or support any policy that drives it above the Fed's long-term 2-percent goal."We are in that region of 1 to 2 percent; I am not uncomfortable with that," Fisher said. "I am a hawk as they call it in the aviary of the Federal Reserve, and I will not ...
US housing effort in Haiti falls short: official WASHINGTON: A US project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday.The Office of the Inspector General for the US Agency for International Development said only 816 of the planned 4,000 houses had been built as of August in Haiti's devastated capital Port-au-Prince.The USAID/Haiti mission had initially expected the construction ...
Boston remembers marathon victims one year on BOSTON: Boston paid solemn tribute on Tuesday to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings that traumatized the northeastern US city and stunned the nation one year ago.Three people were killed and more than 260 others wounded when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line of the city's famous marathon on April 15, 2013.The attacks were allegedly carried out by two brothers of Chechen descent who had lived in the United States ...
Washington slams Moscow with another 'false claims' list over Ukraine WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Sunday issued a list of 10 false claims it said Russia was making in order to justify its operation in Ukraine following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region last month.Pulling off its diplomatic gloves, Washington issued its second list in just over a month of false claims it said Russia was making about Ukraine."Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine," ...
At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash: official XALAPA: A bus slammed into the back of a parked trailer-truck and burst into flames in Mexico Sunday, killing at least 36 people and injuring four others, authorities said.Most of the roof and tires of the bus were reduced to ashes by the accident in the southeastern state of Veracruz, according to television images."The trailer-truck was on the shoulder of the highway at kilometer 135 (mile 84) ... when the bus hit the back ...


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