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An outside view of the Southbank International School in central London where suspected child molester William James Vahey taught for a four-year term, Thursday, April 24, 2014. British police is helping with a FBI global investigation to identify and trace victims of a suspected pedophile teacher, William James Vahey, who killed himself in March in Luverne Minnesota. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)The Associated Press

LONDON – A British private school says images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.

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FORT MEADE, Md. – The defense team for five people facing trial before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal claimed implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according to a motion unsealed on Wednesday.

In the emergency motion, the defense team stated that on April 6 two agents for the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force appeared at the home of a team member for one of the defendants and asked questions about the defense counsel's work.

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File: May 2011: A man is screened with a backscatter x-ray machine at a TSA security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport.Reuters

The FBI is being accused of using the no-fly list to "punish and retaliate" against Muslims who refused to sign up as federal informants. 

The allegations were contained in an amended lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in New York. Four Muslim men living in the U.S. accused the government of placing or keeping them on the no-fly list because they would not "spy" on their Muslim communities.

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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a 2011 shooting.

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April 21, 2014: A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif. A 15-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the number of crimes committed in the city dropped from 2012 to 2013.

Officials said the crime stats submitted to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) showed a 7.39 percent drop in major crimes in Baton Rouge and a 15.03 percent drop in violent crimes against people. Those crimes included murder, rape, robbery and assault.

However, BRPD stated its clearance rate was slightly less in 2013 compared to 2012.

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Graphic shows schematic of Boeing 767 and map of route taken by a teenage stowaway; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;The Associated Press

KAHULUI, Hawaii – Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.

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April 20, 2014: A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport. (The Maui News/CHRIS SUGIDONO)

Airport authorities in San Jose, California were attempting to determine Monday how a runaway teenager made his way onto an airport tarmac before slipping into the wheel well of a Maui-bound plane.

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  • A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. The boy survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said 20-year-old Jakym Tibbs was taken into custody early Monday at a house in Harrisburg, Pa. Tibbs is the seventh person arrested in the April 3 kidnapping of Frank Janssen from his home in Wake Forest. Janssen was driven roughly 400 miles to Atlanta, where he was held for five days before being rescued by the FBI.

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