In an announcement made by the US Attorney Peter F Neronha, it has been declared that 230 million dollars forfeited by the Google will be distributed to the Rhode Island Law Enforcement agencies that participated in an investigation that resulted in Google forfeiting $500 million last year.
The US Senate in an effort to make the sanctions on Iran stringent, has unanimously passed measures which ban foreign firms from having any transactions with the Central Bank of Iran. It has declared that any foreign firm indulging in a transaction with the Bank will have to face consequences. For this to become a law it needs to be passed by the House of Representatives and gain the consent of President Barack Obama. The new sanctions were drafted by Democrat Robert Menendez and Republican Mark Kirk of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee in an attempt to prevent Iran from pursuing its alleged nuclear ambitions. These new sanctions were passed following the sanctions passed by the EU against Iran.
Complaints were on the rise as the US State Government had depicted a map of India with inaccurate details. In the said map, parts of Jammu and Kashmir was depicted as part of Pakistan. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Monday that they have already removed the said map from the website owing to the inaccuracies found in it. She also said that the mistakes and inaccuracies depicted were purely unintentional. It will be rectified and the correct map will be posted up on the website very soon. She also said that the inaccuracy occurred due to a wrong drawing.
A US university has suspended two of its campus police officers for allegedly spraying pepper spray over a bunch of students who were holding a peaceful protest in the campus on Friday on support of Occupy Wall Street movement. This ‘Occupy’ protests have been held across several campuses of University of California campuses, including this rally at Berkeley.
According to official source, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was detained by Pennsylvania State Police Wednesday, was allegedly involved in a shooting on 11th November, that may be responsible for two bullets found at the White House Tuesday, the 16th of November. One bullet hit a window and was stopped by bulletproof glass, and another was found on the White House exterior. Initial police reports said the Friday shooting at around 9 p.m. involved two cars speeding along Constitution Avenue, the wide street south of the White House and the Ellipse. The shots were believed to have been fired from a moving car as it passed along the 1600 block, a little over a third of a mile from the White House, in an area between the White House and the Washington Monument.
Ortega-Hernandez was arrested under a US Park Police warrant issued Sunday in Washington based on a shooting that occurred at the White House on November 11. Ortega-Hernandez, originally from Idaho, was being questioned by federal authorities, according to Lt. Brad Shields of the Pennsylvania State Police. Ortega-Hernandez is to appear in federal court in Pittsburgh at 2 pm today, according to the Justice Department.
Law enforcement said Ortega moved into the D.C. area several weeks ago. His family in Idaho Falls, Idaho, had reported him missing on October 31, according to NBC Washington.