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Underwear bomber vows ‘US cancer’ will be wiped out

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner in 2009 vowed Islamic militants would wipe out “the cancer US” and hailed a slain Al-Qaeda cleric as his trial opened. “Anwar is alive,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab shouted out in the Detroit court in reference to Anwar Al-Awlaqi, the US-born cleric who was…

U.S. ‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 was due in court Tuesday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors will be chosen this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” contests…

‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 returns to court Monday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors are to be selected this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known…

Florida jail ends free underwear for inmates to cut costs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) – A central Florida sheriff has announced a cost-saving measure that hits below the belt: no more free underwear for men booked into jail. Starting August 1, the Polk County jail will no longer provide five pairs of briefs to male inmates. Instead, inmates will have…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona failed to investigate 400 sex-crimes

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in the United States” best known for his jail’s pink underwear and illegal-immigrant sweeps, said he would not resign despite claims that his office misspent funds and failed to investigate 400 sex-crime cases. “I’m not going to resign as long as…

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.…

Underwear invention uses metal powder to guard against x-ray machines

Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings. Buske of Las Vegas, Nev.-Rocky Flats Gear says the underwear’s inserts are thin and conform to the body’s contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten…

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