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IG: FBI gave inaccurate statements claiming terror link to anti-war rally

Justice Dept IG: FBI had no reason to expect anyone of interest at the event The FBI gave inaccurate information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify surveilling an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Monday in a report…

US couple allegedly tried to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapon

A scientist and his wife who both once worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and charged with offering to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. They were accused of dealing with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent, but…

Ex-Los Alamos scientists charged with ‘helping Venezuela build nuke’

A scientist and his wife who both once worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and charged with conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M. They were accused of…

Congressional investigators to review FBI work in anthrax case

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators plan to examine how the FBI determined that one scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, a lawmaker said. The Government Accountability Office will look into how reliable and accurate the FBI’s scientific and technical methods were when it concluded Dr. Bruce Ivins was…

Baltimore police: Gunman at Johns Hopkins is dead

Baltimore police: Gunman who wounded doctor at Johns Hopkins has been shot and killed A gunman who wounded a doctor at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore and then barricaded himself inside a room has been shot and killed by officers, Baltimore police said Thursday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the…

Abduction of woman, 78, unnerves Vermont village

FBI gets involved in search for 78-year-old Vermont woman authorities believe was abducted After moving to northern Vermont, Pat O’Hagan immersed herself in crafts, kayaking, and volunteering at a local food bank and the historical society. The 78-year-old widow, who lives alone, was so hardy she would go camping by…

Palin: Koran-burning ‘much like building a mosque at Ground Zero’

Original story follows below: Koran-burning pastor: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism ‘of the devil’ Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has called a Florida preacher’s plan to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11 “insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.” Palin made her comments in…

FBI: 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers

FBI says 6 accused in forced labor of 400 Thai workers is largest human-trafficking case in US Six recruiters were accused Thursday of luring 400 laborers from Thailand to the United States and forcing them to work, according to a federal indictment that the FBI called the largest human-trafficking case…

Jurors were close to convicting Rod Blagojevich

Jurors were close to convicting Rod Blagojevich on many charges, including Senate seat count. They were close. After three weeks of respectful but increasingly tense deliberations, 11 jurors were ready to convict Rod Blagojevich of what prosecutors called a “political corruption crime spree” that would have sent yet another former…

Feds: Alaska couple had 20 names on hit list

Feds: Alaska couple accused of domestic terrorism had 20 names on hit list A rural Alaska couple accused of domestic terrorism compiled a hit list of 20 targets, including members of the military and media, and had moved to the operational phase of their plan, according to documents filed in…

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