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Russian National Sentenced For Attempted Smuggling

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Wilmington, DE) -- A Russian national who tried to sneak high-tech military equipment out of the U.S. will spend a year-and-a-half in federal prison. Moscow native Dmitry Ustinov was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Officials say he tried to sell over a dozen different night-vision devices that belonged to the…

Lawmakers Push For Travel Ban From West Africa

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Over two dozen lawmakers on Capitol Hill want travelers from West Africa banned from the U.S. until the Ebola outbreak is under control. Twenty-three House Republicans and three Democrats have sent a letter to President Obama that asks the State Department to impose a travel ban and restrict visas issued to people…

State Dept Pressed On ISIS, Turkey

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says conversations are continuing with Turkish leaders about how Turkey can contribute to the fight against ISIS in neighboring Syria. Psaki said Turkey is "well-positioned" to help but stepped around questions about whether Turkey is being pressured to deploy ground forces. U.S.-led airstrikes have been hitting ISIS…

CDC Director Compares Ebola Threat To AIDS

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The deadly Ebola epidemic is being compared to the health threat triggered by HIV. The CDC Director said today there's much work to do so Ebola doesn't turn out to be "the world's next AIDS." AIDS, like Ebola, originated in Africa. Speaking at an annual meeting in Washington, the director's remarks come…

Report Alleges White House Cover Up In Colombia Prostitution Scandal

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A new report links someone on President Obama's advance team to the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia. National Correspondent Joe Gomez says Jonathan Dach is now working for the State Department.   "The Washington Post" says new details from government documents show senior White House aides were given information about…