More than 110 suspects, including organized crime members and associates, were arrested on Thursday in one of the largest such operations ever in the United States, officials said. United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference to announce the arrests of 110 Mafia suspects in the Northeast, in Brooklyn, New York January 20, 2011. More than 800 federal and local law-enforcement officials rounded up the suspects in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island in the early morning hours, targeting New York's five Mafia "families" and an additional one in New Jersey. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) The crimes they were charged with ranged from murder and narcotics trafficking to extortion, illegal gambling, arson, loan sharking, and labor racketeering. "We are pleased to announce an important step forward in our nation's ongoing fight against the organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra -- the mafia," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters at the Department of … [Read more...] about FBI, police arrest more than 110 mafia suspects in northeastern U.S.
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"Meet Vietnam" - Good Chance to Promote Vietnam-U.S Bilateral Relations Vietnam is the first of a series of activities to expand external economic relations and promote the image of Vietnam in San Francisco City, California, USA. This event is held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with related ministries, branches and localities on November 15 and 16 in San Francisco. "Meet Vietnam" is aimed to help politicians, businessmen and people in California to know more about the land, the people and the economic development potentialities in Vietnam; promote multifaceted relations between Vietnam and California, especially in economy, trade, investment, education, science and technology; create conditions for Vietnamese people in California to approach real information and update the development in Vietnam, thus persuading overseas Vietnamese to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Vietnam. "Meet Vietnam" is constituted by exhibitions, art … [Read more...] about “Meet Vietnam” – Good Chance to Promote Vietnam-U.S Bilateral Relations
(TITC) – Recently, website themysteriousworld.com has announced list of top 10 most beautiful canal cities in the world including Can Tho City (Viet Nam). 1. Venice, Italy 2. Birmingham, England 3. Giethoorn, Netherlands 4. Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China 5. Alleppey, Kerala, India 6. Stockholm, Sweden 7. Bruges, Belgium 8. Bangkok, Thailand 9. Cape Coral, Florida, U.S 10. Can Tho, Viet Nam Pham Thanh … [Read more...] about Can Tho (Viet Nam) listed in top 10 most beautiful canal cities in the world
Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, paid some of the nation's highest water bills even as the city failed to treat drinking water properly, leading to lead contamination, according to a report released on Tuesday. The annual water bill in Flint as of January 2015 was $864.32 for a household using 60,000 gallons a year, said Washington-based advocacy group Food & Water Watch. The rate remained high compared with many other cities even after a judge ordered Flint to reduce its rates by 35 percent and to stop charging a service fee. The study - which looked at the 500 largest community water systems in 48 states - showed that private, for-profit water systems generally charged more than the public water systems that prevail around the country. Flint's water system is public. In a cost-cutting measure, Flint switched its water system from Detroit to a local river in 2014. The more corrosive water from the river leached lead from water system … [Read more...] about Contaminated Flint water among most expensive in the U.S.: report
Tribune Watchdog Report Memories of the Vietnam War are dimming, but veterans and Vietnamese nationals who were exposed to Agent Orange and other dioxin-laced defoliants are still experiencing devastating health effects, and birth defects have brought the impact into a second generation. Yet the U.S. government has yet to make full amends, either in the U.S. or overseas. To report this series, the Tribune interviewed nearly two dozen civilians and former soldiers in Vietnam as well as researching thousands of pages of government documents and traveling to the homes of veterans in the U.S.Part 4 of a Tribune investigation finds that a former U.S. air base in Vietnam remains highly polluted by defoliants, but the U.S. has done little to clean up the sites it contaminated during the war. A Vietnamese soldier guards a contaminated site in Da Nang, Vietnam. During the war, the U.S. military stored millions of gallons of herbicides at an air base there. More than 30 years later, the soil … [Read more...] about At former U.S. bases in Vietnam, a potent poison is clear and present danger