Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp

Enlarge / Original Statue of Liberty is on the left. Robert Davidson’s Las Vegas replica is on the right. (credit: Charles E. Rotkin/CORBIS/VCG via Getty Images, George Rose/Getty Images) A sculptor who created a replica of the Statue of Liberty for a Las Vegas casino was awarded $ 3.5 million in damages last week after […]

Anti-ICE protester scales Statue of Liberty, prompting island evacuation & rescue

Visitors had to be evacuated from the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day after a group of activists protesting against the US government’s immigration enforcement agency caused a disruption. Several people hung a banner from the statue’s pedestal calling for the abolition of ICE. After they were arrested, another person managed to climb the monument’s […]

Radio Liberty poll on Stalinist purges ends in epic trolling thread

After Radio Liberty asked Russians to recall the fate of their families in times of repression, the thread was flooded with mocking tweets about “grandparents who died childless after 20 years of executions.” In the early hours of Monday, on the 65th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death, the Russian branch of Radio Liberty posted a […]

Floods in Paris are so bad that its equivalent of Liberty Island is underwater

Reuters Flood waters in Paris have swallowed the Île aux Cygnes. It is home to Paris’ quarter-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. Heavy rain has left swathes of the French capital submerged. Severe flooding in Paris is so bad that it has submerged the island in the centre of the city which is home […]

Senators propose ‘USA Liberty Act’ to reauthorize NSA surveillance

The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back and forth, but the latest attempt to “reform” surveillance is here in the form of […]

Protecting Religious Liberty

The Trump administration has settled with groups that filed more than a dozen lawsuits over the Obamacare rule that required employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception, agreeing with challengers who had argued the mandate violated federal law. The settlements — confirmed by the Justice Department on Monday — are a part of a move […]

470,000 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 200, and Dodge Avenger models recalled for restraint defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it is recalling 470,000 vehicles worldwide to replace a component that may inhibit deployment of the vehicles’ active head restraints in the event of a crash. Around 414,000 of those vehicles were sold in the United States. Apparently, “a component common to the modules of certain vehicles may degrade […]

Moscow: Radio Liberty may be branded ‘foreign agent’ in reply to US crackdown on Russian media

Published time: 9 Oct, 2017 21:10 Several services of the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) might be restricted in Russia, the Russian Justice Ministry has warned the broadcaster, saying the measure comes in response to Washington’s recent moves against Russian media in the US. Read more Russian authorities have warned the Washington-funded organization […]

Summer accessories from Liberty, Jewlr, Selfridges and more

PH THE COCKTAIL HOUR Bottled cocktails, £3.50 each, Longflint (longflint.com) Forget buying a long list of obscure ingredients or spending ages flinging a metal shaker around – these pre-mixed bottles take all the hard work out of serving up delicious cocktails. And there’s not a basic Cosmopolitan in sight – these instead come in exciting […]