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DOE staffer loses job after making public photos of Rick Perry hugging coal baron

WASHINGTON — A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and a coal baron peddling a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company. Simon Edelman has filed a federal whistleblower complaint alleging he […]

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Judge detains woman accused of making ricin, using it on neighbors

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The extensive mental health history of a woman accused of manufacturing ricin and testing the deadly toxin on fellow residents of a senior living facility in Vermont includes prior hospitalizations and suicide attempts, a federal judge said Wednesday.  The judge ordered Betty Miller, 70, to continue to be detained, while her lawyer said […]

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Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut-up. Behind-the-scenes, and mostly through executive orders, the White House is making it harder for women to report sexual harassment and fight sex discrimination. The clearest example came in March. It received little coverage at the time. […]