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May Day surprise: Revolutionary Latin leader Simon Bolivar killed by arsenic, doctor claims

Arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause of the Latin liberator’s death in 1830. Doctors, not treachery, led Bolivar to take arsenic, however, said Dr. Paul Auwaerter, who presented his case Friday at an annual University…

Police foil Christian militia plot, seize 46 guns, 13,000 ammo rounds

Federal agents infiltrated and ultimately raided a Christian militia that prosecutors say planned to kill police officers with bombs and the 46 guns found in the home of one of the group’s members. An undercover agent was asked to build bombs by the group’s leader, whom the agent recorded stating…

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

Beck’s plan for captured Taliban leader: ‘Shoot him in the head’

The Taliban may be disputing that their number-two, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was captured by US and Pakistani intelligence earlier this month, but that hasn’t stopped Glenn Beck from passing judgment on how the US should handle the situation. “Shoot him in the head,” the radio and TV personality declared…

Taliban’s top military commander captured

The Taliban’s top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as U.S. troops push into their heartland in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s No. 2 leader behind Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad…

Stalin defaced drawings of nude men with rude comments

MOSCOW — An unprecedented exhibition opened in Moscow Friday of nude prints with scrawled comments apparently written by former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that make ribald references to his party comrades. Titled “Messages from the Great Leader: Stalin’s Autographs,” the week-long exhibition shows prints of 19th- and 20th-century art works…

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