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12th suspect in Russian spy ring case: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US authorities are holding a 12th person linked to a Cold War-style Russian spy ring, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The disclosure came only four days after the United States sent 10 agents back to Russia in return for Russia releasing four people jailed for spying…

Israel rejects international investigation of raid

Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement. Israel says the commandos used force, killing nine people, only after activists attacked them with knives, crowbars and…

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…

Beware online knights in shining armor, US Army warns

Online scammers are posing as US serviceman posted overseas and promising love and marriage to cheat women out of thousands of dollars, the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has warned. Special CID agents cautioned that they had learned of multiple incidents in which people online posed as US soldiers and…

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…

Iowa GOP denies Sen. Grassley delegate slot over his televangelist investigation

The religious right in Iowa, which has a stranglehold on the state GOP, has decided to punish one of its main supporters — Sen. Charles Grassley — for spearheading an investigation into fraudulent practices of prominent televangelists. The party has denied the conservative senator a spot as a delegate to…

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