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HOMEGROWN TERROR? Beheading suspect likely radicalized in jail — experts

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:37
Alton Nolen, seen here in an undated booking photo, was convicted in January 2011 of multiple felony drug offenses, assault and battery on a police officer and escape from detention, according to state records. The family of Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen has expressed shock at how the ex-con raised in a Christian home could have committed such a gruesome crime, but experts say he fits the profile of a growing number of jihadists forged…
BREAKING NEWS Pipe bombs found in hunt for Pa. ambush suspect
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:37
Sept. 29, 2014: A U.S. Marshal patrols along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa. as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Blooming Grover trooper shootings Sept 12. (AP) State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper and wounding another said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs capable of causing "significant damage" in the Pennsylvania woods during their search. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully…
White House intruder scandal raises questions about use of lethal force
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:37
WASHINGTON – The stunning White House security breach in which an intruder led officers on a chase through the residence earlier this month has raised a basic question from lawmakers and others -- why didn't the officers use lethal force? The suspect, Omar Gonzalez, allegedly was carrying a knife at the time and had had encounters with law enforcement before. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, speaking before a House committee on Tuesday, even testified that…
Governor's office denies records request in Alaska National Guard sex abuse allegations
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sean Parnell's office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard. It took 86 working days to deny the request for the records, the Alaska Public Radio Network reported (http://is.gd/Bx9yYB). Under Alaska regulations, government entities have 10 working days to fulfill a records request. They have another 10 if they need an extension. ADVERTISEMENT
Police in hunt for Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect find pipe bombs
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:43
Sept. 29, 2014: A U.S. Marshal patrols along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa. as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Blooming Grover trooper shootings Sept 12. (AP) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday the pipe bombs were fully functional and…
California becomes first U.S. state to ban plastic grocery bags
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:42
By Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers. The law would ban grocery stores from handing out such bags with customers' purchases, and provide money to local plastic bag companies to retool to make heavier, multiple-use bags that customers could buy.
BITTERSWEET NEWS Mom reacts to break in '09 co-ed murder case
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:36
This undated photo shows 20-year-old Morgan D. Harrington. (FindMorgan.com) Jesse Matthew Jr., center, is a suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, right. Virginia State Police said Monday he is linked forensically to the 2009 disappearance of Morgan Harrington, left. These sketches, released by police, show the suspect in the 2009 disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, whose body was later found on a farm 10 miles outside of Charlottesville, Va.
HOMEGROWN TERROR? Experts: Beheading suspect likely radicalized in prison
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:36
Alton Nolen, seen here in an undated booking photo, was convicted in January 2011 of multiple felony drug offenses, assault and battery on a police officer and escape from detention, according to state records. The family of Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen has expressed shock at how the ex-con raised in a Christian home could have committed such a gruesome crime, but experts say he fits the profile of a growing number of jihadists forged…
Medical industry paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The payments, disclosed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday, include consulting and speaking fees, travel, meals, entertainment and research grants. The names of the recipients of about 40 percent of the…
At least 25 killed in attacks in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad: police, medics
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. Two car bombs exploded in busy streets in the al-Horreyya district, killing 20 people and wounding 35, the sources said. There was also a mortar attack in the Sab al-Bour neighborhood of northern Baghdad that killed five people and wounded 15. (Reporting by Kareem Raheem…

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