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Man who mailed white powder to Obama sentenced

DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado man who admitted mailing 13 letters filled with white powder to President Barack Obama, members of Congress and Argentine consulates in Los Angeles and New York was sentenced on Friday to six years in prison. U.S. District Judge John Kane also ordered Jay DeVaughn, a…

Man fired over Packers tie in Chicago

A car salesman was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work in suburban Chicago a day after the Packers ousted the Chicago Bears from the NFL playoffs, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. John Stone told the newspaper that he wore the tie with the Packers logos to…

Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest

Man strips to his underwear at Va. airport checkpoint; message on chest protests searches Police say a man stripped to his underwear at a Virginia airport checkpoint in a protest against security procedures. Airport police said the man took off his shirt and pants at Richmond International Airport on Thursday.…

‘Jeopardy!’ to pit humans against IBM machine

Man vs. Machine: IBM computer machine to face human contestants on TV game show `Jeopardy!’ The game show “Jeopardy!” will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence. Two of the venerable game…

Man charged for covering head during police beating

A Miami man whose beating at the hands of police was captured on cell phone video has been charged with resisting arrest without violence, a charge his lawyer says came from nothing more than the man’s attempts to cover his head from the blows. Gilberto Matamoros, a 21-year-old youth center…

Police: Man kills self after shooting at UT Austin

Police say gunman fired shots inside UT Austin library then killed himself; no one else hurt A gunman opened fire Tuesday inside a University of Texas campus library then fatally shot himself, and police are searching for a possible second suspect, university police said. A man opened fire with an…

FBI: Man who threatened Obama wanted Muslim-Christian ‘apocalypse’

An Army veteran arrested after a seven-hour standoff was charged Wednesday with threatening to kill President Barack Obama as part of what authorities said was his plan to ignite a war between Muslims and Christians and “start an apocalypse.” Federal agents arrested Roman Otto Conaway, 50, when he surrendered early…

Burning Man fans say cops too heavy-handed

Burned at Burning Man? Revelers say heavy hand of law a downer at Nevada desert festival David Levin represents entrepreneurs, investors and developers in his legal practice. As an aside, he’s a Burning Man barrister — offering free legal advice to those who run afoul of the law at the…

Man attempts drive-by pepper-spraying of Westboro Baptists at funeral

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have angered many over their practice of picketing soldiers’ funerals with signs that read “God hates fags.” But few of the church members who protested at the funeral of Marine Staff Sgt. Michael Bock in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday could have expected a passing…

Man arrested at Atlanta airport in stabbings spree

Israeli citizen suspected of racially motivated stabbings of black men apprehended A possible suspect in a string of 20 stabbings that terrorized people across three states and left five dead was arrested at an airport as he tried to board a plane for Israel, officials said Thursday. The man was…

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