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FBI in Mexico to investigate US consulate killings

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – US agents joined a probe into the brazen weekend killings at an American consulate in Mexico’s bloodiest city, highlighting rampant violence that prompted expressions of concern from both governments. Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrived in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez to probe the…

Protecting agencies from oversight, Obama threatens to veto intelligence funding

The White House is threatening to veto a key intelligence funding bill over what it considers to be a dangerous amount of oversight on covert agencies, according to published reports. The 2010 Intelligence Budget has gone through a number of key changes over the past few months, with House Democrats…

FBI paid racist shock jock Hal Turner ‘in excess of $100,000′

Turning informant on your fans can be lucrative, if you’re a shock jock by the name of Hal Turner. Amid a trial where Turner faces criminal charges for making threats of violence against public servants, he disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid him “in excess of $100,000″ over…

FBI launches probe into schools accused of spying on kids through webcams

Vice-principal used cameras to confront student about drug use: claim The FBI has launched an investigation into a Pennsylvania school district that has been accused of spying on students through webcams on laptops it issued to those students. Lawyers for Harriton High School student Blake Robbins plan to ask a…

Debunked: ‘Christmas day bomber’ read Miranda rights – but not for nine hours

A detailed timeline released Sunday by the Obama Administration seems to have finally debunked Republican claims that a would-be terrorist clammed up after being read his Miranda rights informing him of his right to remain silent. According to the timeline, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab stopped talking about fifty minutes into his…

Keith Olbermann blames Bush, Cheney for 9/11 attacks

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 changed American politics forever. But in spite of the warning signs raised by the U.S. intelligence community, the Bush administration seemed preoccupied with other issues, aloof to the alleged threat until the day both towers fell. Why then, MSNBC’s liberal host Keith Olbermann asked…

FBI: Unruly passenger blames medical pot cookies

Pittsburgh (AP) -- A San Francisco man claims he was high on a double dose of medical marijuana cookies when he screamed, dropped his pants and attacked crew members on a cross-country flight, forcing its diversion to Pittsburgh, the FBI said Wednesday.…

Imam killed in FBI sting was shot 21 times: report

A Detroit-area imam who died in a shootout with the FBI in October was shot 21 times — at least once in the back — and found by police lying down with his wrists in handcuffs behind him, says a local Detroit news report. The FBI has described Luqman Ameen…

Conviction angers anti-abortion militants

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)— Those living on the virulent edge of the anti-abortion movement pinned their hopes on Scott Roeder.…

FBI’s ‘cutting edge’ photo of bin Laden doctored from Spain lawmaker’s portrait

WASHINGTON — The FBI says it uses “cutting-edge” technologies to develop age-processed photos of suspected terrorists. As it turns out, the technique they used to come up with Osama bin Laden’s modern portrait was essentially to digitally alter a Spanish lawmaker’s mug shot and paste a beard and turban onto…

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