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US Army missed signs in Fort Hood attack: senators

WASHINGTON — US authorities should have thwarted a deadly November 2009 shooting rampage at a Texas army base, but failed to fully grasp the suspect’s growing Islamist extremism, two key lawmakers said Thursday. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman, an independent, and the panel’s top Republican, Senator Susan Collins,…

US hunting previously unknown 9/11 gang: cable

LONDON – The United States is conducting a manhunt for a previously unknown group believed to be involved in the planning of the 9/11 attacks, according to a US cable published in Wednesday’s Telegraph newspaper. In the memo, leaked by the WikiLeaks website, a US official in Qatar told the…

Documents reveal FBI transgressions, abuses of power

Leaked internal FBI documents reveal dozens of employee transgressions ranging from sex-related misconduct to felonies involving the abuse of power and classified information. One employee gave sensitive information to his girlfriend, who was a journalist, and later threatened to release a sex tape of the two after they had broken…

Bomb at MLK parade may have contained poison, police say

A bomb planted along the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington, appeared to have been an attempt at a sophisticated attack, according to statements made by law enforcement officials. Spokane police said this week that the bomb — which was found before the parade began…

Planned Parenthood reports possible anti-abortion media prank to FBI

In what may be an orchestrated hoax targeting Planned Parenthood, at least 11 of the abortion provider’s health centers were, in a one-week span, visited by men who implied they ran interstate sex trafficking rings involving teenagers and undocumented immigrants. Planned Parenthood reported the incidents to the FBI, and its…

FBI: MLK parade bomb may have been racially motivated

Even decades after his death, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. may be setting fanatics on edge as a result of his revolutionary role in the Civil Rights Movement. An incident Monday involving a bomb planted on the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington…

FBI: Bomb placed at MLK Day parade was ‘domestic terrorism’

Device capable of inflicting ‘multiple casualties’ A bomb left in a backpack on the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington, has been described as being in the “realm of domestic terrorism” by the FBI. The bomb was found on bench Monday morning at the northeast…

Revolutionary screed possibly linked to accused Arizona shooter

Read the letter, here The FBI is investigating whether the suspect in Saturday’s shooting rampage in which a congresswoman was critically wounded was the same person who posted a rambling Internet manifesto accusing the government of mind control and demanding a new currency. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, of Tucson, was…

Alleged jihadist arrested for biting FBI agents

A US man known for posting violent jihadist songs on the Internet was arrested on charges of biting two FBI agents, officials said. According to a criminal complaint, FBI agents approached Emerson Begolly, 21, while he was sitting alone in the passenger seat of a car in the parking lot…

‘BitTorrent’ exploit could be used to stage massive cyber attacks

With the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) treating successful cyber attacks by “Operation Payback” as criminal offenses, a new level of ambiguity is being introduced into the enforcement of cyber crime laws. The FBI was treating efforts by “Anonymous” and “4chan” as an “unauthorized and knowing transmission of code or…

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