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Man labeled close confidant of bin Laden is convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings

Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:11
NEW YORK – A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group's early days. An anonymous jury returned a verdict in Khaled al-Fawwaz's case after 2 1/2 days of deliberating. The monthlong trial unfolded in a heavily fortified courthouse where federal guards stood outside with machine guns and spectators had to…
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Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:02
It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the…
IGNORING TERROR RISK? US intel chief stresses threat, yet Kerry upbeat
Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:02
The top U.S. intelligence official on Thursday gave a drastically different assessment than Secretary of State John Kerry of the terror threat -- declaring 2014 the deadliest year for global terrorism ever recorded, after Kerry claimed that threat was diminishing. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, testifying on Capitol Hill, catalogued the growing terror-fueled violence in stark terms. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "When the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for…
FCC approves Obama-backed Internet regulations, critics decry 'power grab'
Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:02
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, in a party-line vote that is sure to be challenged by the broadband industry. The commission, following a contentious meeting, voted 3-2 to adopt its so-called net neutrality plan -- a proposal that remained secret in the run-up to the final vote.
'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:22
LONDON (Reuters) – The “Jihadi John” killer who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, the Washington Post newspaper said. In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the masked, black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have carried out the beheadings of hostages…
Tougher Internet rules hit US cable, telecom companies
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:22
A pro-net neutrality Internet activist attends a rally in the neighborhood where U.S. President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan AlcornA pro-net neutrality Internet activist attends a rally in the neighborhood where U.S.
Boehner defends Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:22
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks about funding for the Department of Homeland Security during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsSpeaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks about funding for the Department of Homeland Security during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington February 25, 2015.
Uncle of missing 19-year-old sentenced to 3 years in prison in Alabama sex ring case
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:10
BAY MINETTE, Ala. – The uncle of a missing south Alabama teenager is going to prison for his role in an incestuous sex ring that abused children. A Baldwin County judge sentenced 45-year-old Randall Scott Wood to three years in prison during a hearing Thursday in Bay Minette. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Wood pleaded guilty to sodomy last year. He was charged after the disappearance of his niece, 19-year-old Brittney Wood. The teen was last seen with…
Daughter: After police questioning in ex-wife's death, Utah doctor asked if he was a monster
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:10
SALT LAKE CITY – The oldest daughter of a Utah doctor accused of killing his ex-wife says her father asked if he was a monster after her mother's death. Nineteen-year-old Malkie Wall testified Thursday that John Brickman Wall had a mental breakdown and asked whether he was responsible for the death of her mother, cancer researcher Uta von Schwedler. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Lawyer Fred Metos has said aggressive police questioning caused the breakdown.
U.S. judge rules for Vikings' Peterson in NFL discipline case
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:10
(Reuters) - Running back Adrian Peterson, suspended by the National Football League for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, was reinstated to the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after a federal judge ruled in favor of the NFL players union in a lawsuit. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acted beyond his authority in November when he suspended Peterson until at least April 15.

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