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The proposal would apply to internationally active banking organizations—generally, those with $250 billion or more in total consolidated assets or $10 billion or more in on-balance-sheet foreign exposure; to systemically important nonbank financial institutions; and to any consolidated bank or savings association subsidiary of one of these companies that, at the bank level, has total consolidated assets of $10 billion…
While we remain concerned about potentially increasing levels of sexual risk, it is encouraging to see that risk is substantially lower in those who know they have HIV. HIV testing remains one of our most powerful tools to reverse the epidemic. Everyone should know their HIV status.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Sexual Risk Lower Among U.S. Gay…
We departed Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson [in Alaska] on Nov. 13 and so far every day has been something new. We ended up loading up two 42,000-pound vehicles and a pallet of water, which we delivered to the city of Tagloban.
Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Johnson, 249th squadron
Alaska Guard Airmen Aid Philippine Relief Efforts
By Air Force Lt.…
Did you know that software vendors who you permit to update their product on your computer have full and unbridled access to anything and everything on your device? Or that automated software upgrades may add new features you neither know about nor understand without your permission or acknowledgement? Or, as is now common, to include stealth software that you must…
aka: virus, malware, Cookie, utility program
Unauthorized software and/or computing information snippets/or logs ( Cookies ) installed on digital apparatus or device surreptitiously. Or absent invitation or approval by owner/users for the purpose of capturing data, observing operations, conducting background computing, data mining and/or storage and/or transmission of information to sites or persons unknown.
America Gives Thanks
The Mayflower Compact document was signed by Pilgrim men aboard the Mayflower, on Nov. 21, 1620, before the Plymouth landing. It was modeled after a Separatist church covenant, by which they agreed to establish a temporary government and to be bound by its laws.
From the History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford (1590-1657), second governor …
In some cases, conduct that violates privacy rights may also seriously impede or even prevent the exercise of freedom of expression, but conduct that violates privacy rights does not violate the right to freedom of expression in every case.
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Explanation of Position for the Third Committee Resolution on the Right To Privacy…
Toyo engaged in a conspiracy to allocate sales of, to rig bids for, and to fix the prices of automotive anti-vibration rubber parts it sold to Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Corp., Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. – more commonly known by its brand name, Subaru – and certain of their subsidiaries, affiliates and suppliers, in the United States and elsewhere. …
I want you to know these were not easy negotiations. We drove a very hard bargain to achieve what we needed to in terms of our verification and certainty about where they’re going. And we drove a hard bargain because we have one unwavering purpose in our goal.
Secretary Of State John Kerry
Secretary of State…
Online consumers should be extra vigilant in their Internet purchases and activity during the holiday season. The FBI and the Internet Crime Complaint Center [IC3] see significant increases around Cyber Monday, and thereafter, in online scams.
FBI Special Agent Paul M. Abbate
U.S. Attorney’s Office, ICE, And FBI Caution Consumers On Cyber Monday Fraud
Buyer Beware—That is the Message…
Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 11:00 am EST
As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were designated for transfer by consensus of the six departments and agencies comprising the task force, the release said.
DOD Announces Transfer of 2 Guantanamo Detainees
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 – The Department of Defense today announced the…
Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 10:02 am EST
… the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the third quarter of 2013 …
BEA – GDP Update
December 5, 2013
Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the…
Library Of Congress
Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 6:38 am EST
The groundbreaking study reveals some startling facts about America’s endangered silent-film heritage. Only 14 percent—about 1,575 titles—of the feature films produced and distributed domestically from 1912-1929 exist in their original format. Five percent of those that survived in their original 35 mm format are incomplete. Eleven percent of the films that are complete only exist as foreign versions or in…
Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 9:11 am EST
We look forward to working alongside the Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County to implement our agreement. By working together, our goal is for all Suffolk residents — existing and future — to know that SCPD is there to serve and protect them and that they stand equal with their neighbors before the law.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn…
Seeing Is Believing
Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 7:55 am EST
Image Credit: NASA / Michael Studinger
NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system.
IceBridge utilizes a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated suite of innovative science instruments ever assembled to characterize annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers,…
International Monetary Fund
Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 6:04 am EST
Cambodia today stands at the frontier. It is opening up a new economic chapter, a chapter filled with promise and possibility. As your performance propels you toward greater prosperity, you are on the way toward becoming a dynamic emerging market.
By Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia At The New Frontier…
International Monetary Fund
Published: Tuesday December 3, 2013 8:28 am EST
Kenya’s macroeconomic conditions have continued to improve in the wake of far-reaching reforms supported by the Fund’s Extended Credit Facility. The external and fiscal positions are now stronger, high inflation has been tamed, and the economy’s resilience to shocks has been boosted. Improved policies have placed Kenya in a good position to tap the international financial markets. Strong domestic activity…
Published: Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:16 am EST
The 706 domain names seized were set up to dupe consumers into unknowingly buying counterfeit goods as part of the holiday shopping season. The operations were coordinated by the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Washington, D.C.
ICE, international law enforcement agencies seize 706 domain names selling counterfeit merchandise
Seizures come as US consumers flock …
Published: Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:02 am EST
It is vitally important that cash-strapped Medicaid programs receive reimbursement for costs they incur that should have been paid for by other insurers. We will take action against those who seek to gain at the expense of Medicaid or other federal health care programs.
Assistant Attorney General Civil Division, Stuart F. Delery
CVS’ Caremark Will Pay $4.25 Million for…
Published: Monday December 2, 2013 9:43 am EST
The U.S. government generally expects that U.S. carriers operating internationally will operate consistent with NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) issued by foreign countries.
State Department Spokesman
Taken Question Response
November 29, 2013
Question: Is there any specific guidance or information we are giving to U.S. carriers operating in China’s recently declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)?