Barnini Chakraborty Archive
Published May 02, 2013
Energy companies are lining up for their shot to drill in the Dakotas and Montana after a new government report revealed that a massive geological formation stretching across the states contains twice the oil and three times the amount of natural gas than was originally believed.
Published April 25, 2013
An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned.
Published April 23, 2013
Counterterrorism experts have renewed calls to tighten security measures on U.S. mass transit lines following a foiled plot by two would-be terrorists to blow up a Toronto passenger train. The planned attack on Canada’s transit system has shed light on the vulnerabilities that still exist in America's commuter system and the challenges involved in keeping it safe for travelers.
Published April 16, 2013
The deadly bomb attack on the Boston Marathon highlights what may be a growing threat to American cities -- the use of IEDs to target large gatherings, inflicting mass damage with a device that is difficult to detect.
Published April 13, 2013
A Department of Energy plan to drag hundreds of canisters of radioactive nuclear material into the Nevada desert for a “shallow land burial” is raising safety concerns as experts worry what could happen if the bomb-making material is unearthed.
Published April 10, 2013
Environmentalists can rejoice, to an extent. The Government Printing Office says it is scaling back the number of hard copies printed of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal and instead will offer a free app for those who want it. But paper versions of the 2,000-page behemoth budget were still being delivered Wednesday morning to Capitol Hill -- including to every member of Congress, federal agencies and libraries across the country.
Published April 05, 2013
For the second time in three days, prosecutors in New York announced the arrest of a sitting state politician accused of breaking the law for his own benefit.
Published March 27, 2013
A California official is bringing new life to the argument that the Internet -- including emails -- is an untapped revenue resource that should be taxed to help local economies.
Published March 20, 2013
Across the country, companies are applying for permits with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kill horses for food – a practice Congress ended in 2007. The measure to stop the slaughters, though, lapsed in 2011 and now companies are clamoring to get back into the game.
Published March 16, 2013
The National Science Foundation is funding dozens of unusual science projects -- even as the administration warns the sequester would cut into critical research on chronic diseases.