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FBI seeks DNA samples from ‘Unabomber’ for 1982 Tylenol case

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago office of the FBI is asking for DNA samples from “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski in connection with an investigation into an unsolved 1982 crime in which seven people died after taking Tylenol capsules laced with potassium cyanide, FBI officials said on Thursday. “As part of our…

Homeless man arrested in connection with NYC hate crime

A 21-year-old homeless man was arrested Friday night in connection with the brutal beating of Damian Furtch. The New York Daily News reports that Anthony Bray, the man who was arrested, confessed to beating Furtch, but insisted that it wasn’t a hate crime because he himself is also gay. Furtch,…

Five arrested in connection with Libyan woman’s rape

Stirring stories have been coming out of the non-stop media coverage of Libya for weeks, but perhaps the most shocking of Saturday’s batch was that of Eman al-Obeidy. Five men were arrested Sunday in connection with the incident, which is surrounded with government officials smearing the woman’s name, and reporters…

7 charged in US in Taliban plot for weapons, drugs

WASHINGTON – Seven people, including two US citizens, were charged in connection with a plot to aid the Afghan Taliban by sending weapons to the insurgents and moving tons of Afghan heroin through West Africa, officials said Monday. The US Justice Department said the two Americans were charged with conspiracy…

WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall

WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall amid potentially embarrassing claims China, one of the biggest Internet policers, took no chances with the latest online sensation and blocked the WikiLeaks website Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic memos posted there. Attempts to access wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org were…

Ky. men sentenced in bizarre beard-eating case

Judge sentences Kentucky men to probation in incident in which man was forced to eat his beard Two central Kentucky men were sentenced to probation in connection with a bizarre case in which a third man said he was forced to eat his beard after an argument. The Lexington Herald-Leader…

Iraq war raised UK terror threat: ex-MI5 spy chief

Iraq posed little threat to Britain just before the 2003 war — but the danger of extremist attacks surged following the conflict, the ex-head of domestic security service MI5 told an inquiry Tuesday. Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, chief of the intelligence agency from 2002 to 2007, also dismissed any connection between…

Iraq war raised UK terror threat: ex-MI5 spy chief

LONDON — Iraq posed little threat to Britain just before the 2003 war — but the danger of extremist attacks surged following the conflict, the ex-head of domestic security service MI5 told an inquiry Tuesday. Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, chief of the intelligence agency from 2002 to 2007, also dismissed any…

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