Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues – The Washington Post

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]

Goldman Finds New Way to Make Money Off Human Misery | Vanity Fair

Buying and selling “hunger bonds” is always more fun when you do it with friends. Optimal investing conditions. By JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images. Back in May, Goldman Sachs found itself in a bit of hot water when The Wall Street Journal reported that its asset-management arm had purchased $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds that had […]

State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities – CNNPolitics.com

Story highlights A State Department official says the regime could be killing as many as 50 detainees a day The US called on Russia to use its influence to stop the atrocities Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, laid out newly unveiled declassified intelligence in […]

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger – NBC News

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs […]

Mounting claims of civilian deaths after U.S. targets al-Qaeda in Syria – The Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and dropped a 500-pound bomb outside Aleppo on Thursday in an attack that the Pentagon said killed scores of al-Qaeda militants but that local residents described as an assault on a mosque crowded with civilians. U.S. officials said the strikes in the town of Jinah had killed “dozens” […]