June 10 news of interest

June 10 brings more obscure news of interest not widely reported. Topics include Obama, T-Mobile data breach, pilot statistics, light rail, Guantanamo, spy plane, police and Medicaid fraud.

The US Marshals Service auction announcement — June listings of seized/forfeited items available for view [read it here]

Barack Obama becomes USA’s Mikhail Gorbachev – History may repeat itself [read it at Pravda]

T-Mobile investigates alleged data breach – A claim that a massive amount of internal data has been stolen from the telecommunication operator’s servers is being investigated  [read it at Computerworld.Com]

Pilots in crashes had failed multiple tests – In the past 10 years, almost all regional airline accidents that were serious had at least one pilot who failed skill tests multiple times [read it at USAtoday.com]

Light-rail train, bus collide; 8 sent to hospital – Averaging a wreck a week or twenty-two wrecks since it’s inception this year, the latest collision with the new Arizona light rail sends people to hospital [read it at AZcentral.com]

2nd case of bovine TB in quarantined Nebraska herd – The first case was detected more than three weeks ago by a federal inspector at a slaughterhouse  [read it at the JournalStar.Com]

Spy planes due in Afghanistan are late – The possible four month delay could hamper a summer offensive planned against the Taliban [read it at AirForceTimes]

Guantanamo al Qaeda suspect brought to New York – The United States has transferred the first detainee from Guantanamo Bay to stand trial in a U.S. civilian court  [read it at Reuters.Com]

Fact sheet: prosecuting and detaining terror suspects in the U.S. criminal justice system[read it at the Department of Justice]

Cocaine dooms officer — A former Laredo airport police officer was sentenced to 20 months in prison for distributing cocaine while in uniform [read it at the Larado Morning Times Online]

Houston man pleads guilty in adult diaper fraud case — routinely billing Medicaid for adult urinary incontinence supplies he did not deliver to the Medicaid beneficiaries or for delivering supplies in amounts significantly less than the amounts billed to Medicaid [read it at FBI.gov]

Chinese police forces kick off anti-terrorism drills for National Day security — China held an anti-terrorism drill Tuesday afternoon to test its police forces’ ability to handle a bomb containing radioactive contaminants [read it at xinhuanet.com]

From Willnevergiveup archives: Cigarette tax hike prompts PACT Act

United States facts on military service and obligation: 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines) (2008)

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