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Friday, 29 August 2014 15:07
Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world to take the threat of asteroid strikes more seriously Her film, Disaster Playground, examines the procedures in place that deal with space catastrophes
Former deputy charged with killing wife, sister-in-law in Wisconsin
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:58
This undated photo provided by Rachelle Putnam shows Ashlee Steele, left, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, both were found dead of gunshot wounds Aug. 22, 2014 at Steele's home in Fitchburg, Wis. Authorities said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that Tollefsbol, called 911 before she died and identified Andy Steele, her brother-in-law, as the man who shot her. (AP Photo/Rachelle Putnam)The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. – Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his…
U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:19
The U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jim BourgThe U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jim BourgThe U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jim BourgThe U.S.
ExSPYered: 1980s NSA mole John Walker dies in prison
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:09
John A. Walker Jr., who was arrested in 1985 for selling secrets to the Soviets, died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. The mastermind behind one of America’s most damaging spy rings has reportedly died. John A. Walker Jr., 77, was sentenced in 1986 to two life terms plus 10 years for selling U.S. secrets to the Soviets as a cryptologist in the Navy and after he retired. He died Thursday in a federal prison in…
ISIS fighter's laptop yields bio-terror plans, says report
Friday, 29 August 2014 14:09
The laptop belonged to a Tunisian ISIS fighter, and contained chilling secret files. (Courtesy: ForeignPolicy.com) Thousands of hidden files provide details about the terror group's strategy. (Courtesy: ForeignPolicy.com) PreviousNext A laptop reportedly recovered from an Islamic State jihadist contained a hidden trove of secret plans, including weaponizing the bubonic plague, and lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars. A man identified by ForeignPolicy.com as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in…
Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:58
EXCLUSIVE: Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week. “A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of…
Reputed gang member 'Lady Jamaica' pleads guilty in plot to kidnap NC prosecutor's father
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:58
A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father. Chason Renee Chase, 24, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina. She was questioned by FBI agents following the April 5 kidnapping of Frank Janssen of Wake Forest, North Carolina. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Prosecutors say Janssen's kidnapping was directed by…
U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level. Islamic State militants and their supporters, however, "have demonstrated the intent and capability to target American citizens overseas," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. He noted DHS has taken steps over the summer to strengthen…
U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights
Friday, 29 August 2014 13:18
Smoke rises following an explosion on the Syrian side near the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunSmoke rises following an explosion on the Syrian side near the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria August 29, 2014.
Chief of $800 million insurance fraud scheme sentenced to 20 years in federal prison
Friday, 29 August 2014 12:57
MIAMI – The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. A federal judge imposed the hearing Friday on Joel Steinger, former chief of Fort Lauderdale-based Mutual Benefits Corp. Steinger pleaded guilty in March to mail and wire fraud conspiracy charges. Steinger's lawyer had sought a more lenient penalty. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT
 

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