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Official alleges Mexico moved evidence to make US look worse in teen’s killing

UPDATE: With anger boiling over in Mexico at the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of a US border guard Monday, US officials have been scrambling to deflect criticism and paint the dead teenager as a risk to US security — and Mexican authorities as uncooperative. A…

Border agent shoots and kills 14-year-old boy on US side of international bridge: report

“An emergency radio broadcast to El Paso police at 6:43 p.m. stated a Border Patrol agent had fired into a crowd of people.” LATEST: Updated AP story: “Agents detaining suspected illegal immigrants Monday came under assault from rock throwers across the border in Mexico, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said.” National…

Exclusive: FBI probed Harvey Milk, George Moscone prior to their murders

Federal agents were investigating the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and the late mayor of San Francisco George Moscone for alleged political corruption when both men were murdered in November 1978, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation files. The man convicted of killing both men, then-Supervisor Dan White, was…

Retired general: GOP is undermining national security to score partisan points

In the wake of the arrest of alleged terrorist Faisal Shahzad, a number of Republican politicians have expressed outrage that the naturalized American citizen is being afforded the constitutional rights of citizenship. Major General (ret.) Paul Eaton told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Tuesday, “I am a little surprised that we’re…

Colleague Says Anthrax Numbers Add Up to Unsolved Case

A microbiologist who supervised the work of accused anthrax killer Bruce E. Ivins explained to a National Academy of Sciences panel Thursday why the arithmetic of growing anthrax didn’t add up to Ivins’ mailing deadly spores in fall 2001. “Impossible,” said Dr. Henry S. Heine of a scenario in which…

Man who wanted $999 trillion in abortion ‘damages’ arrested over threats

A Texas law school graduate who sued the US Supreme Court justices demanding $999 trillion for allowing abortion is behind bars after threatening to use deadly force at an abortion clinic. FBI agents arrested Erlyndon Joseph Lo on Saturday afternoon, a day after he filed a rambling request with a…

Anti-health reform caller threatened to kill Sen. Murray

Update at bottom: FBI used anti-reform Astroturf group to catch Murray caller Sarah Palin better hope Charles Alan Wilson isn’t one of her Facebook friends. “A central Washington man was so enraged by the passage of federal health care reform that he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, prosecutors…

After Watergate, Ford approved warrantless wiretapping inside US

The American public had barely stopped talking about Richard Nixon’s infamous Watergate tapes and his decision to authorize domestic snooping when then-President Gerald R. Ford authorized the FBI to carry out warrantless electronic surveillance inside the United States. A classified memo from the president, dated December 19, 1974, authorized the…

Hoyer: GOP should condemn threats of violence to Democrats

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said several Democrats have received threats of violence in their home districts and he wants leaders within the Republican Party to do something about it.…

Police arrest Frenchman who hacked Obama Twitter page

French police have arrested a hacker who sabotaged the account of US President Barack Obama in one of his attacks on the Twitter online social network, a police source said Wednesday. The unemployed 25-year-old, who used the pseudonym “Hacker Croll,” was arrested in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France after…

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