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Two Steps Forward and One Step Back -- First Impressions of Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Rohan Kusre | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Sitting on the edge of our seats, money in hand for more than 18 months. The private equity field has been bracing for a shake up and it is finally here.

Girlfriend's Tweet Saves Carjacked Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.10.2012 | Good News

A South African man who was carjacked and tossed in the trunk of his vehicle is safe after a tide of tweets turned in his favor. According to the D...

I Ain't No Broken Window

Paul Boden | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

These are the civilized people; they are consumers. They are us. The people these laws are enforced against are not us. They are them.

The Guards of the Settlers Just Shoot

Hagit Ofran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagit Ofran

When the word came that Samer Sarhan was killed, some young Palestinians gathered and threw their anger and frustration at the policemen in stones. The police reacted with tear gas and sound bombs.

Palin's Homer Moment: Celebrity Sarah Confronted by Citizen (WATCH)

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

2010-08-09-palin.jpgFor someone who doesn't hold elected office and denies being a celebrity, Sarah Palin may want to get a "Constitutional Handler".

Marcus Baram

Report: Contractors Outnumber Troops In Afghanistan By Highest Ratio In U.S. History | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the clearest sign that the Pentagon has become dependent on privatization, a new report reveals that today there are more defense contractors than ...

Brinks or Blackwater: My Frightening Encounter With A Combat-Mode Guard & His Gun

Linda Milazzo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Milazzo

The culture of the macho mercenary has grown -- the Brinks guard I encountered exhibited that similar style bravado.

Blackwater Repainted Trucks Immediately After Deadly Baghdad Shooting

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whet...

Calif. City Planners Set To Lose Posts For Backing Blackwater Camp

New York Times | SOLOMON MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The scandal in Iraq involving Blackwater, the private security firm, is a world away from this tiny town near the Mexican border. But five members of ...

Stop Blackwater Investigation "IMMEDIATELY"

AP | Richard Lardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The State Department's acerbic top auditor wasn't happy when Justice Department officials told one of his aides to leave the room so they could discus...

State Department Inspector General Grilled By Congress Over Ties To Blackwater

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, "Assessing the State Department Inspector General." Inspector General Howard J. Krongard will ...

"They Just Killed A Man And Drove Away"

New York Times | James Glanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed on Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect American diplo...

State Department Official Removes Himself From Blackwater Investigation

Seattle Times | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The State Department's embattled inspector general suddenly removed himself Wednesday from investigations into security contractor Blackwater Worldwid...

Blackwater Expands Into Spies For Hire

Washington Post | Dana Hedgpeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First it became a brand name in security for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it's taking on intelligence. The Prince Group, the holding company...

Blackwater To Stop Guarding Diplomats In Iraq

McClatchy Newspapers | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Troubled military contractor Blackwater USA is likely to be eased out of its role of guarding U.S. diplomats in Iraq in the aftermath of a shooting la...

Report: Blackwater Took Iraqi Military Planes, Refused To Give Them Back

AP | Richard Lardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blackwater USA tried to take at least two Iraqi military aircraft out of Iraq two years ago and refused to give the planes back when Iraqi officials s...

Iraqi PM's Office: Blackwater Committed "Deliberate Murder"

New York Times | James Glanz and Alissa Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Iraqi prime minister's office said Sunday that the government's investigation had determined that Blackwater USA private security guards who shot ...

New Evidence That Blackwater Guards Took No Fire

The New York Times | James Glanz, Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Michael Kamber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fresh accounts of the Blackwater shooting last month, given by three rooftop witnesses and by American soldiers who arrived shortly after the gunfire ...

First US Soldiers On Scene Say Blackwater Fired On Fleeing Iraqis

Washington Post | Sudarsan Raghavan and Josh White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Blackwater USA guards shot at Iraqi civilians as they tried to drive away from a Baghdad square on Sept. 16, according to a report compiled by the fir...

Intelligence Czar McConnell A Principal Architect Of Private Security Industry

KPIX - CBS 5 San Francisco | Frank Viviano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Where does the buck stop? It�s a question that Washington has ignored through a long succession of scandals in Iraq, while senior offficials plead i...

Leaked Iraqi Police Report Suggests Blackwater Shooting Was Unprovoked

Newsweek | Kevin Peraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since the fatal Sept. 16 Blackwater USA shooting in Baghdad's Nasoor Square, officials from the private security company have insisted that their guar...

Blackwater Guard Reportedly Pulled Gun On Colleague During Baghdad Shootout

The New York Times | JAMES GLANZ and SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Participants in a contentious Baghdad security operation this month have told American investigators that during the operation at least one guard cont...

Blackwater Out Of Control And Indifferent To Civilian Toll: Report

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Blackwater USA is an out-of-control outfit indifferent to Iraqi civilian casualties, according to a critical report released Monday by a key congressi...

Feds Probing Iraq Arms Smuggling By Blackwater Guards

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have...

US Suspends All Civilian Travel Outside Green Zone

AP | ROBERT H. REID and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The United States on Tuesday suspended all land travel by U.S. diplomats and other civilian officials in Iraq outside Baghdad's heavily fortified Gree...