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Dakota Meyer Takes Bristol Palin To Court Over Their Baby’s Name
Four months after her birth, Sailor Grace Palin may be getting a new name. Her father, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine vet, Dakota Meyer, has filed a petition to change her last name.
His ex-fiancée Bristol Palin reportedly named their daughter “Sailor Grace Palin” on the birth certificate, and Meyer is demanding that his newborn's name be legally changed to “Sailor Grace Palin Meyer.”
According to court records obtained by the Daily Mail, Meyer filed a change of name petition in an Alaskan Court on May 5. This is just the latest in a continued custody battle that has raged on between Meyer and Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Palin, 25, and Meyer, one of just two living post-9/11 Marines to earn the Medal of Honor, got engaged in March 2015 and had planned to get married over Memorial Day weekend that same year. However, the wedding was called off just days before.
Then, a month later, Palin announced she was pregnant, but did not make any statement regarding paternity. Months of speculation about the baby’s father ended when Meyer shared a hospital photo of Palin and the newborn shortly after her birth.
As part of the custody agreement reached by the two parents, Meyer will make 3,600-mile round trips to Anchorage from his Kentucky home to visit Sailor, and Palin will be required to facilitate.
Despite their troubles, however, Palin shared an Instagram photo of the she and Meyer co-parenting their daughter.
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NASA is reportedly investigating one of its astronauts in a case that appears to involve the first allegations of criminal activity from space.
Hackers could have breached US bioterrorism defenses for years, records show. We'll never know if they did
The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Los Angeles Times.
The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials confirmed. It also included the results of tests for possible pathogens, a list of biological agents that could be detected and response plans that would be put in place in the event of an attack.
The information — housed on a dot-org website run by a private contractor — has been moved behind a secure federal government firewall, and the website was shut down in May. But Homeland Security officials acknowledge they do not know whether hackers ever gained access to the data.
The State Department doesn't really care if its human rights training for partner security forces is working or not
By law, the United States is required to promote "human rights and fundamental freedoms" when it trains foreign militaries. So it makes sense that if the U.S. government is going to spend billions on foreign security assistance every year, it should probably systematically track whether that human rights training is actually having an impact or not, right?
Apparently not. According to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office, both the Departments of Defense and State "have not assessed the effectiveness of human rights training for foreign security forces" — and while the Pentagon agreed to establish a process to do so, State simply can't be bothered.
A Kansas VA hospital police supervisor reported 'dangerous' deficiencies among his officers. Now he says he faced retaliation
The Kansas City VA Medical Center is still dealing with the fallout of a violent confrontation last year between one of its police officers and a patient, with the Kansas City Police Department launching a homicide investigation.
And now Topeka's VA hospital is dealing with an internal dispute between leaders of its Veterans Affairs police force that raises new questions about how the agency nationwide treats patients — and the officers who report misconduct by colleagues.
A New Mexico woman was charged Friday in the robbery and homicide of a Marine Corps veteran from Belen late last month after allegedly watching her boyfriend kill the man and torch his car to hide evidence.