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  • Mother Of Alleged Occupy Cleveland Conspirator Calls For Death of FBI Informant

    07/25/2012 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Media ^ | 7/25/12 | Jason Hart
    The mother of Connor Stevens, one of five Occupy Cleveland members accused of attempting to bomb a Cleveland-area bridge on April 30, called for the death of the FBI informant in the case at a protest this morning. “People are infuriated by sexual predators: put ‘em away, kill ‘em, how dare we have sexual predators! You know what that informant is? A sexual predator, only it’s under the guise of the FBI,” said Gail Stevens, discussing the case with reporters in Akron. Ms. Stevens assigned blame for the alleged bomb plot to the FBI, claiming her son Connor – who...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Teflon candidate? Herman Cain poll numbers remain high, despite controversy

    11/05/2011 9:55:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/2011 | Linda Feldmann
    A new poll shows Herman Cain neck and neck with Mitt Romney, even after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against Cain. But is he out of the woods yet? It’s Day 5 since allegations burst into the media that Herman Cain sexually harassed female employees in the late 1990s when he ran the National Restaurant Association. And notably, the GOP presidential contender's poll numbers haven’t budged. In fact, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll – conducted in the days after the harassment allegations surfaced – shows Mr. Cain’s numbers among Republicans have risen over the past month. He is now at...
  • Alleged Details of the Alleged Incident Alleged to be Final Nail in Cain's Coffin

    11/03/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "BREAKING: PJM Sources Report Details of Alleged Cain Incident." Stick with me on this. "Adding to the ongoing Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, two sources have now confirmed to PJ Media that a female employee of the National Restaurant Association told associates she had been brought by Mr. Cain to his Crystal City, Virginia residence where she alleged 'he had taken advantage of me.' Both sources claim to be politically conservative. One source, a male, told PJ Media: 'Herman took advantage of seniority and power with a young woman. It was an abuse of power.' Implying that...
  • London: Alleged Anti-Semitic Incident: Van Mounts Curb at Upper Clapton Bus Stop

    08/01/2011 2:39:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/1/11 | Remi Makinde
    A man and woman were injured this afternoon after a white van mounted the pavement at a bus stop on Upper Clapton Road. Police were called shortly after 4:00pm this afternoon (Monday, 1 August) to a report of a van in collision with two people. Both were taken to hospital by Hatzolah, an emergency service that serves the Jewish community and are not suffering life changing or threatening injuries. A posting on Twitter claimed the man suffered a fractured leg and shoulder, while a police spokes person told Hackney Hive that the man had a serious leg injury, the woman...
  • Alleged thieves chop down tree to get to bike (VIDEO)

    06/09/2011 10:49:40 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies ^ | 6-9-11
    A group of men in Brooklyn apparently decided the fastest way to steal a bike chained to a tree was to cut down the tree. A video on YouTube shows the men early yesterday morning looking at the bike before finally chopping down the tree. One then rides the bike a bit, only to leave it right where the group found it.
  • Jerusalem Mufti Condemns Mosque Vandalism

    06/07/2011 8:01:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/6/11
    The Grand mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Muhammad Hussein on Tuesday condemned the vandalism of a Ramallah area mosque earlier in the day, saying, "the attack on this mosque is part of a systematic policy aiming to flame the conflict and show disrespect to the religious and human values of others," the Palestinian Authority's Ma'an news agency reported. Arabs from the community of al-Muayar near Ramallah reported that a carpet in the mosque was set aflame during the early morning hours in what appeared to be a "price tag" attack...
  • VIDEO: Montana Rep. Bob Wagner Defends His Birther' Bill

    02/16/2011 12:13:15 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 63 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | 02/16/2011 | Kellyn Brown
    CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed Rep. Bob Wagner, R-Harrison, regarding his “birther” bill, which would require presidential candidates to provide the state with a valid copy of his or her birth certificate. During the interview Wagner said that he's unsure if President Barack Obama was born in the United States (he was, in fact, born in Hawaii). Wagner also.. posted using frpa
  • Cruise ship drug dealing alleged in Virgin Islands

    02/11/2011 2:49:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/11/11 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A California man was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands on suspicion of selling drugs to fellow passengers on a Caribbean cruise, officials said Friday. Steven Barry Krumholz, 51, of West Hollywood, was arrested on board the Allure of the Seas in St. Thomas, said Jeffrey Quinones, a spokesman in Puerto Rico for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The ship had just come from the Bahamas on a charter billed as the "world's largest gay cruise."
  • Jared Loughner, Alleged Shooter in Gabrielle Giffords Attack, Described by Classmate as "Left-Wing P

    01/08/2011 9:17:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pheonix Times ^ | 1/8/11 | James King
    A classmate of the man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning describes him as "left wing" and a "pot head" in a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon. Caitie Parker did not immediately respond to our request for an interview, but her "tweets" in the hours after the shooting paint a picture of Jared Loughner as a substance-abusing loner who had met Giffords before the shooting. She says, Loughner described the congresswoman as "stupid and unintelligent." We've confirmed that Parker and Loughner went to school together at Mountain View High School in Tucson and that both attended...
  • Arizona escapee, alleged accomplice arrested

    08/19/2010 11:21:46 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-20-10
    Authorities have captured an Arizona prison escapee and an alleged accomplice who have been on the run since last month, the Arizona Department of Corrections said late Thursday. John McCluskey and Casslyn Mae Welch were arrested in the Springerville, Arizona-area, according to the department. McCluskey, 45, was serving a 15-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder and other charges when he and fellow convicts Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick broke out of the prison July 30, allegedly with Welch's help. Province and Renwick are already in custody. Welch, who was on the visitation list for one of the inmates, threw cutting...
  • Alleged Mossad spy granted bail in Germany, 'can return to Israel if he wants'

    08/13/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    haaretz ^ | 8/13/10 | ap
    Prosecutors accuse Uri Brodsky of illegally helping to procure a German passport used in connection with the slaying of a Hamas commander in Dubai. Prosecutors say an alleged Mossad spy wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year has been set free on bail by a German judge on Friday. Cologne prosecutors' spokesman Rainer Wolf said after a closed-doors hearing that the suspect known as Uri Brodsky is free to travel wherever he wants to go while judicial proceedings against him in Germany will continue. Wolf said Brodsky could "return to Israel today...
  • Parties' alleged rampant use of phony candidates in 2010 races

    06/24/2010 3:43:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/10 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    As both major parties gear up for the big push toward November's midterm balloting, accusations are flying in many states and districts that one party or the other is recruiting phony candidates so as to distort voter turnout. The idea, most of the accusers allege, is to pick off favored opposition candidates by filling their primary slates with candidates who either poach from their voter base or sow confusion on the ballot, thereby producing a weaker nominee to run against in the general election. Last month, for example, Democrats cried foul over the outcome of the South Carolina primary vote,...
  • Steelers would be wise to plan for 2010 sans Ben (Roethlisberger )

    03/29/2010 9:53:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 34 replies · 1,327+ views ^ | 03/29/10 | Mike Florio
    Peter King of makes a point in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that reflects a sentiment that has been quietly spreading through the league: the Steelers need to have a plan at quarterback for 2010 in the event that Ben Roethlisberger isn't available. Though the key moment in this regard remains the ultimate decision on whether charges will be filed, the fact that the case already has created enough of a mess to keep Roethlisberger away from offseason workouts underscores the gravity of the situation. How serious is it? Says King, "I've been alarmed by some of the hearsay...
  • Obama ties failed plane attack to al Qaeda [Whew, I was getting worried!]

    01/02/2010 5:07:58 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 163 replies · 5,616+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 2, 2010 | Jeff Mason
    HONOLULU (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday it appeared the man suspected of trying to bomb a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas was a member of al Qaeda and had been trained and equipped by the Islamic militant network. Defending his administration's counterterrorism efforts amid scathing Republican criticism, Obama said he received preliminary results of the reviews he ordered into air travel screening procedures and a "terrorist watchlist system" and expected final results in the days to come. Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, had called for an immediate study of what he termed "human and systemic...
  • China to Probe Alleged ‘Dumping’ of U.S. Products (China retaliates Obama sanctions)

    09/13/2009 1:55:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,087+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 9/13/09 | Bloomberg News
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  • Brian Dennehy, Fred Thompson to star in film shooting at Crossroads Village

    08/30/2009 12:48:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | 08/29/2009 | Elizabeth Shaw
    FLINT, Michigan -- Don't rub the stars from your eyes: you really might see award-winning actor Brian Dennehy chatting up fellow star Fred Thompson at Gillie's Coney Island in Genesee Township or Blackstone's in downtown Flint. The pair have signed on to two of the leading roles in "Alleged," a new movie on the historic Scopes Monkey Trial being shot at Crossroads Village starting Sept. 14. Dennehy will portray Clarence Darrow and Thompson will play William Jennings Bryan in an original screenplay (not a remake of the Spencer Tracy classic) about the famous courthouse battle over evolution. Names have not...
  • Alleged Madoff fraud has worldwide exposure (banks, hedge funds, famous, super rich, charities ..)

    12/15/2008 10:03:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Joe Bel Bruno and Jane Wardell - AP
    NEW YORK – The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes is growing, snaring some of the world's biggest banking institutions and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous, pensioners and charities. The alleged victims who sunk cash into veteran Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff's investment pool include real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman, the foundation of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, and a charity of movie director Steven Spielberg, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Alleged killer of S.F. father and 2 sons ordered held without bail (MS-13 gang member)

    06/27/2008 8:38:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 188+ views ^ | 6/27/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The man charged with murdering a San Francisco father and two sons during a traffic incident appeared in court today and listened quietly as he was ordered held without bail. --snip-- He appeared shackled at the waist in a jail jumpsuit, a large tattoo of the Salvadoran national crest visible on the back of his closely shaved head. ... --snip-- The three murder counts carry special circumstances of multiple murder and murder as part of a street gang, which both carry the potential of life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty. Police say Ramos is a...
  • Venezuela seeks US answer for alleged violation (of its airspace)

    05/19/2008 2:10:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 183+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/08 | Fabiola Sanchez - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela wants the U.S. ambassador to explain a violation of its airspace by a U.S. Navy plane, the country's foreign minister said Monday. The U.S. Navy plane was detected in Venezuelan airspace Saturday night near the Caribbean island of La Orchila, and questioned by the Caracas airport control tower, Defense Minister Gen. Gustavo Rangel Briceno said. The Navy S-3 Viking, used for counter-narcotics missions, may have accidentally crossed into Venezuela's airspace while experiencing "intermittent navigational problems" on a training mission in international airspace, a U.S. defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the issue's...
  • Bush aide resigns for alleged wrongdoing (alleged misuse of grant money from U.S. AID)

    03/28/2008 1:02:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,931+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/28/08 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - An aide to President Bush has resigned because of an alleged misuse of grant money from U.S. Agency for International Development and his former employer, a Cuban democracy organization. Felipe Sixto was promoted on March 1 as a special assistant to the president for intergovernmental affair and stepped forward on March 20 to reveal his alleged wrongdoing and to resign, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said on Friday. The matter has been turned over to the Justice Department for investigation, Stanzel said. He said Bush was briefed on the case and felt that the approriate action was being...
  • 3 alleged Taliban kidnappers killed (allegedly involved in the abduction of 23 South Koreans)

    09/15/2007 9:00:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 723+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/07 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan police killed three Taliban commanders allegedly involved in the abduction of 23 South Koreans two months ago, the Interior Ministry said. The police operation took place Friday in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni province, where insurgents seized the 23 South Koreans on July 19, the Interior Ministry said. "The commanders who were killed during this operation were directly involved in the kidnapping case of the Korean hostages," the ministry said in a statement Saturday. It did not provide any further details or the identities of the slain Taliban. There have been several military operations in Ghazni...
  • Saudis arrest 3 alleged militants (suspected of links to al-Qaida)

    06/05/2007 7:57:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Mammoun Youssef - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Saudi police have arrested three men suspected of links to al-Qaida, alleging they used the Internet to plan terrorist attacks, recruit supporters and publish tracts on militant ideology, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. A ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency alleged that the leading figure, identified as Abu Usaid al-Fallouji, worked as "a coordinator between the members of the deviant group and sympathizers, planning terrorist acts and directly contacting others for financial help and for actual operations." Saudi officials use the term "deviant group" in reference to al-Qaida. The statement said the leading figure,...
  • Man Stops Alleged Burglar With Helmet

    11/28/2006 7:06:46 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 870+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Nov 28 | Florida Today
    A homeowner stopped an alleged burglar by beating him into submission with a football helmet. Kevin Williams, 44, of Palm Bay spotted a man outside his window at 3:15 a.m. Monday using a screwdriver to pry at the screen door, Florida Today reported. "I had to protect my home . . . I wasn't sure what in the world he would do, rape my wife, steal something, I didn't know," Williams said. "I got my son's helmet from the garage, went out there and hit him several times. I started from the head and worked my way down to the...
  • Alleged confessions may be central to murder case against Marines - Pendleton 8

    08/31/2006 10:59:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,901+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/06 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    Alleged confessions appear to form the crux of the government's case against seven Marines and a Navy corpsman charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes in an Iraqi man's slaying last April. Defense attorneys challenge the validity of the statements and say without them the government's case is baseless. Details about the prosecution's case emerged Wednesday during preliminary hearings for two of eight men accused in the shooting death of 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad in the village of Hamdania. At Marine Cpl. Marshall L. Magincalda's hearing, prosecutors submitted a thick packet of evidence and pointed to three documents they say...
  • 13th person charged in Britain over alleged terror attacks

    08/29/2006 1:10:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 273+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - A 13th person was charged in connection with the foiled alleged terror plot to blow up US-bound passenger jets from Britain, a police spokesman told AFP. Nabeel Hussain was one of 25 people arrested since police staged pre-dawn raids on August 10 in connection with the plot. Five have since been released without charge. Police also have warrants to quiz the remaining seven until Wednesday. Under British anti-terror laws, suspects can be detained for up to 28 days without being charged, subject to regular court approval. Hussain is the ninth of the terror suspects to be hit...
  • Schwarzenegger deal ends legal battle tied to alleged groping

    08/25/2006 8:20:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 373+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/25/06 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger settled a libel lawsuit Friday with a former late-night British TV personality who claimed she was groped by the Hollywood actor during a 2000 interview and later defamed by his aides during his 2003 campaign for governor. "The parties are content to put this matter behind them and are pleased that this legal dispute has now been settled," said a two-sentence statement issued jointly in London by lawyers for Schwarzenegger and Anna Richardson. No details were released. The statement said Richardson and the three people she sued the governor and two top aides, Sean Walsh...
  • Mackinac Bridge; Alleged Target Of Terror

    08/13/2006 9:44:16 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 59 replies · 1,617+ views
    WNEM TV ^ | August 13, 2006 | WNEM Staff
    Mackinac Bridge; Alleged Target Of Terror Aug 13, 2006 10:47 AM EDT (TV5) -- We are following breaking news today after it was revealed that the goal of an alleged terror plot, uncovered in Mid-Michigan, was apparently to hit the Mackinac Bridge. The suspects are 21 year old Adham Abdelhamid Othman, 18 year old Maruan Awad Muhareb, and 23 year old Louai Abdelhamied Othman; all are apparently from Texas. All have been charged with one count each of collecting and providing material support for terrorism; and one count of surveillance of a vulnerable target (that target allegedly being the Mackinac...
  • CA: Pendleton bracing for start of alleged war crime case (Pendleton 8 and Haditha Marines Update)

    08/12/2006 11:09:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 595+ views
    North County Times ^ | August 12, 2006 | Mark Walker
    NORTH COUNTY ---- The focus at Camp Pendleton is about to shift from teaching troops the latest warfare techniques to trying Marines for alleged war crimes in Iraq. Separate cases involving two Camp Pendleton units allege members of two platoons violated the Pentagon's rules of engagement and killed 25 Iraqis, many of whom authorities say were clearly noncombatants. One case, which arises out of the slaying of a 52-year-old Iraqi man in the village of Hamdania on April 26, has landed seven Marines and a Navy corpsman in the base brig on charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping. The other...
  • CA: Bishop apologizes for delay in reporting alleged priest sex abuse (priest fled to Mexico)

    08/12/2006 9:18:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 857+ views
    SANTA ROSA A Roman Catholic church official apologized Saturday for waiting several days to notify authorities about sexual abuse allegations against a priest, a delay that may have allowed the priest to flee to Mexico. Bishop Daniel Walsh of the Santa Rosa diocese said in a one-page statement to parishioners he put "caution" before "doing the right thing" in handling the allegations against priest Xavier Ochoa. Church officials say Ochoa admitted April 28 to sexually abusing a 12-year-old altar boy, but the allegations were not reported to Child Protective Services until May 1, and Ochoa disappeared the next day. "I...
  • Plagiarism Alleged In Ann Coulter's 'Godless' Book

    07/06/2006 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies · 3,515+ views ^ | June 12, 2006 | Kevin Aylward
    I'm fairly certain if I were to submit a manuscript titled, "Ann Coulter Is Destroying America" I'd have a six figure book deal tomorrow; such is the public fascination, or alternatively horror, with the what-will-she-say-next shtick that Coulter's been playing in the media to promote her new book, 'Godless'. David Carr, in The New York Times, looks at the current controversy in light of his previous article on Coulter, noting the transfixing dichotomy between the package and the message. Coulter's act, as we've previously noted, is the same kind of over-the-top, calculated, "look at me" stuff we've seen here previously...
  • Chicago man had ties to Miami-based alleged terrorist group

    06/29/2006 8:08:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 380+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/29/06 | Laura Wides-Munoz - ap
    A Chicago man arrested last month and charged with illegal possession of a weapon has been identified by federal prosecutors as a former member of an alleged group of aspiring terrorists based in Miami. In court documents filed Thursday, prosecutors identified the man as Charles Stewart or "Sultan Khan Bey," and said he apparently belonged to an organization called the Moorish National Republic, for which he was trying to recruit members. Stewart has not been charged in the terrorism case. The group in Miami was arrested June 22. Six men are accused of seeking to support what they thought was...
  • DA investigator was among alleged victims in LA wiretapping case - Anthony Pellicano case

    06/07/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 425+ views
    Federal prosecutors allege that a law enforcement official who was investigating a fake passport scheme was subjected to an illegal background check by indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano, who was representing the subject of the probe. Prosecutors claim Pellicano had checks run on George Mueller, an investigator with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, and five other people connected to the probe of a Frenchman named Christopher Rocancourt. Mueller said that while he was investigating Rocancourt in the mid-1990s, Rocancourt called him to boast of a "contact" with access to confidential law-enforcement information. "Knowing that a suspect in a...
  • White House: Haditha details to be public

    05/31/2006 6:20:21 AM PDT · by Coop · 510 replies · 11,296+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/31/06 | Unknown
    ... Snow said that he has been assured by the Pentagon that "all the details" will be made available... Rep. John Murtha... has said Marines shot and killed unarmed civilians in a taxi at the scene and went into two homes and shot others. On Tuesday, [Snow] said President Bush learned of the killings only after a reporter from Time magazine asked questions... Asked when Bush was first briefed about the events in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold in western Iraq, Snow replied Tuesday: "When a Time reporter first made the call." According to the attorney for one of three Marine...
  • LA city workers arrested for alleged immigration violations

    05/17/2006 10:29:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 796+ views
    Eight workers at the city's Department of Water and Power have been arrested because they were unauthorized to work in the United States, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The agency arrested five people Tuesday and had previously arrested three others as part of a yearlong review of the utility's employment records by the agency and the utility itself. The workers held both blue collar and management jobs, according to an ICE statement. All had been with the company for at least three years and one made more than $100,000 a year. The joint investigation was part of a...
  • Pesci Won't Be Charged for Alleged Punch

    02/23/2006 11:33:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/06 | AP
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - Oscar-winning actor Joe Pesci will not be charged for allegedly punching a fan who photographed him in a shopping center parking lot, officials said Wednesday. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office will not file charges against the "Goodfellas" star because there was no likelihood of conviction, said to Assistant State Attorney Jill Estey Richstone. "The investigating officer was unable to determine who the primary aggressor was and there are no independent witnesses to the incident," Richstone wrote in response to a Boca Raton police warrant request. Broward Community College student Juan Carlos Montenegro, 24, told...
  • FBI Details Capture of Alleged Mob Boss - Joey "The Clown" Lombardo

    01/14/2006 2:33:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 4,313+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/06 | Carla K. Johnson - ap
    CHICAGO - With a long beard and hair reaching his shoulders, reputed mob boss Joey "The Clown" Lombardo sat stunned as FBI agents ordered him out of his car. Lombardo had been a fugitive for nine months, but it was Friday the 13th and his luck had run out, FBI officials said Saturday as they described Lombardo's arrest on racketeering and conspiracy charges. The 77-year-old man had been missing since April when he and 13 others were indicted in connection with at least 18 unsolved mob murders, including one that was graphically portrayed in the 1995 Martin Scorsese movie "Casino."...
  • Spain arrests alleged head of al Qaeda linked cells

    01/12/2006 7:41:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 349+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/06 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain said on Thursday it had arrested a Moroccan man suspected of heading two al Qaeda-linked cells and helping men involved in the 2004 Madrid bombings flee the country. In an Interior Ministry statement, the man was named as Omar Nakhcha, the alleged ring-leader of two cells believed to have recruited Islamist fighters for Iraq. The units were dismantled by police earlier this week and 20 people were arrested. Nakhcha, 23, was arrested in the northeastern province of Barcelona. Larbi Ben Sellam, a suspected Islamist militant arrested in June last year, told police that Nakhcha helped three...
  • U.S. Investigates Alleged Info Operations Improprieties

    12/02/2005 5:33:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2005 – Senior U.S. military leaders in Iraq are now investigating allegations that information about U.S. operations in Iraq was improperly placed in Iraqi newspapers, according to a Multinational Force Iraq news release today. "Recent news coverage concerning information operations in Iraq has generated concerns regarding military communications objectives and procedures," the release stated. U.S. commanders in Iraq consider information operations an important communications tool, the news release stated. "Serious allegations have been raised that suggest the process may be functioning in a manner different than is intended or appropriate," the news release stated. The issue surfaced...
  • Alleged 40,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Mexico Much, Much Older Than Thought

    11/30/2005 11:24:19 AM PST · by blam · 79 replies · 3,674+ views
    Eureka Alert/UC-Berkeley ^ | 11-30-2005 | Robert Sanders
    Contact: Robert Sanders 510-643-6998 University of California - Berkeley Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought Berkeley -- Alleged footprints of early Americans found in volcanic rock in Mexico are either extremely old - more than 1 million years older than other evidence of human presence in the Western Hemisphere - or not footprints at all, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. The study was conducted by geologists at the Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of California, Berkeley, as part of an investigative team of geologists and anthropologists from the...
  • Nuclear link alleged in Australia arrests

    11/13/2005 7:17:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 671+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/05 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Three recently arrested terror suspects had been stopped and questioned by police last December near Australia's only nuclear reactor, according to a police document released Monday. The document also outlined what it said were plans by the men to stockpile chemicals for making explosives and that they "obtained extremist advice and guidance" from a firebrand cleric arrested along with them. The three men arrested near the nuclear reactor were among 18 terror suspects arrested in Sydney and Melbourne last week and accused of plotting to carry out a "catastrophic" attack in Australia. The police document identifies the...
  • Chinese nationals held in alleged scheme

    11/07/2005 8:52:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 542+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A federal judge on Monday denied bail for two Chinese nationals accused of conspiring to steal sensitive documents on U.S. Navy warship technology and smuggle them to China. Tai Wang Mak, a broadcast and engineering director for the Phoenix North American Chinese Channel, and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, were arrested Oct. 28 in Los Angeles as they prepared to board a flight to China. In Li's luggage, authorities found a disk that contained information on U.S. technology designed to suppress the noise of submarine propulsion systems, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Deirdre Eliot. The disk had...
  • CA: Alleged 'FedEx bandit' pleads innocent (stayed after student visa expired)

    09/28/2005 6:34:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 361+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A man suspected of being the "FedEx Bandit," so dubbed because he allegedly used an envelope from the delivery company to stash money during numerous holdups, pleaded innocent Wednesday to 32 counts of bank robbery. Farzad Farhbaksh, a 40-year-old Iranian national who also has used the names Farzad Naroii and Ernest Lozano, was ordered held on $5 million bail. Deputy District Attorney George Bennett asked for bail to be set at $1 million, but Judge David Szumowski said that amount was too low and announced the higher figure. In addition to the 32 holdups in San Diego...
  • LA (Los Angeles) deputies shoot man who allegedly pointed gun at them

    09/19/2005 7:37:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 417+ views
    Contra Costa Times & AP ^ | 18 September 2005
    LYNWOOD, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at them and later found a woman who was allegedly shot by the man, officials said Sunday. Deputies patrolling in Lynwood heard gunshots Saturday about 2 p.m. and drove around to find the source, said Deputy Oscar Butao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The spotted a man running down a street with a handgun and tried to detain him, Butao said. The man allegedly pointed a handgun at the deputies and they opened fire and struck him in the lower torso, Butao said....
  • MPs help SV cops nab alleged robber (America's DUMBEST Criminal!)

    09/16/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 773+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA - When Fort Huachuca military police recognized a local man in a suspect photo, Wednesday's bank robbery investigation came together, according to Sierra Vista police. "Military police recognized the subject as someone who delivers pizzas on post," Sierra Vista police Sgt. Glenn Hillig said Thursday. The MPs then contacted city police detectives. James A. Vigg, 22, was arrested on a robbery charge shortly after midnight Thursday in connection to a silent robbery at Compass Bank, 211 S. Carmichael Ave. The alleged robber passed a note to a female teller at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and left with an...
  • CA: Alleged illegals arrested at SoCal Army base

    08/26/2005 9:33:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 654+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/26/05 | Tim Molloy - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - As part of a crackdown on undocumented workers employed in sites deemed important to national security, immigration officials arrested six men they said were Mexican nationals working for a company that helps build military housing. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents apprehended the men as they arrived for work Friday at Fort Irwin, east of Barstow. The agency said the men worked for Laurence-Hovenier, Inc., a Corona-based company that does construction framing for housing at the Army base. The company's Fred Hovenier said his business didn't hire anyone without proper documentation. "If they were working for...
  • Saudi authorities announce arrest of (41) alleged militants

    08/26/2005 4:28:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 261+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/26/05 | AP - Riyadh
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi authorities on Friday announced the arrest of 41 suspected militants, including those captured during a series of simultaneous raids earlier this month in which al-Qaida's leader in Saudi Arabia was killed. An Interior Ministry statement outlined the Aug. 18 operation in Riyadh and Medina, which killed al-Qaida's Saudi chief, Saleh Mohammed al-Aoofi, and two other militants. Authorities identified, for the first time, two other militants slain during raids in both cities. One was Majed Hamed Abdullah al-Haasiri, a 29-year-old Saudi who was No. 14 on a list of 36 most wanted terrorists sought for...
  • Alleged prostitute-users posted on Net

    06/21/2005 11:26:23 PM PDT · by Critical Bill · 52 replies · 2,335+ views
    theage ^ | June 22, 2005 | AAP
    Seizing on public embarrassment as a deterrent, the Chicago Police Department has begun posting on its website the names, addresses and photos of people arrested for soliciting prostitutes. "We're telling everyone who sets foot in Chicago, if you solicit a prostitute, you'll be arrested," Mayor Richard Daley said. "And when you are arrested, people will know. Your spouse, your children, your families, your neighbours and your employers." Some newspapers already print the names of those arrested for soliciting sex for money. Cities have tried broadcasting mug shots on community access TV channels. And in Oakland, California, officials began a "shaming...
  • Alleged Harry Potter Book Thief Fired Shot at Reporter

    06/04/2005 10:24:45 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 1,036+ views
    LONDON (June 4) - A man who allegedly tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two tabloid newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said Saturday. The reporter was not injured. The Sun newspaper said its journalist agreed to meet two men who contacted the paper saying they had obtained copies of the highly anticipated book. The newspaper contacted police, who were waiting outside the meeting site in Kettering, 80 miles north of London, and arrested the two suspects on Friday. The Daily Mirror...
  • Italian Police Crack Down on Child Porn Ring That Allegedly Included Three Priests

    05/24/2005 8:56:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 444+ views
    AP.TBO.COM ^ | MAY 24, 2005 | Aidan Lewis, Associated Press Writer
    ROME (AP) - Italian police raided the homes and offices of 186 suspected members of a child pornography ring - including three Roman Catholic priests and a local mayor - that downloaded pictures from an exclusive Web site, officials said Tuesday. The group downloaded photos and video of sex abuse against children, whose ages ranged from 4 to 8, from a Web site that could only be entered with a password, according to a police officer in the Sicilian town of Syracuse, where the investigation was based. The officer, who cited office policy that he could not be identified, said...