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Panel casts doubt on FBI scientific evidence in anthrax case

An independent panel of scientists has determined that the FBI did not have enough scientific evidence to produce a conviction in the case of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. The National Academies of Sciences released a review Tuesday of the science used in the investigation. The $1.1…

Will Internet censorship bill be pushed through lame-duck Congress?

A bill giving the government the power to shut down Web sites that host materials that infringe copyright is making its way quietly through the lame-duck session of Congress, raising the ire of free-speech groups and prompting a group of academics to lobby against the effort. The Combating Online Infringement…

Police probe death hoax letters targeting Democratic senators

The US Capitol Police will be opening an investigation into a flurry of hoax news releases announcing the deaths of prominent Democratic senators. An email was sent to several news outlets on Tuesday, falsely stating that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) had died of liver cancer. “It was spoofed to look…

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