08/20/2007 - About 15 million Americans fell victim to some form of identity theft in the 12 months ending in mid-2006, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2003. For the rest of the Garner survey, click here.
08/20/2007 - Aid workers, who render assistance to the most vulnerable populations in the least hospitable regions of the world, have long operated with protected status under international humanitarian law. Combatants, nevertheless, increasingly ignore this protection. From Iraq to Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, aid workers have faced savage attacks when working within conflict zones.
This trend was highlighted in a 2006 joint report by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and the Center on International Cooperation—“Providing Aid in Insecure Environments: Trends in Policy and Operations”—that studied major violent acts against aid workers from 1997-2005.
08/10/2007 - The Texas Legislature has introduced a bill (S.B. 21) that would require owners, directors, and operators of daycare centers to submit their fingerprints for an FBI background check. Before being hired to work at a daycare center, all prospective employees must also undergo background checks. Employees may not work at the center until the check has been completed.