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  • 3 more child porn charges against ex-Rep. Farnham (Ill. RAT begins collecting pension)

    05/25/2014 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    **SNIP** Farnham is accused of using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and to engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl. A federal criminal complaint alleges that Farnham, a Democrat from Elgin, possessed two videos depicting child pornography on a computer that was seized from his state office in Elgin a week before his abrupt resignation in March. Authorities also linked a Yahoo! email account used by Farnham to an online trading forum in which he chatted with other users about his...
  • Bexar County Courthouse (San Antonio) burglary investigated as possibly terror related

    10/19/2011 4:56:49 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 95 replies
    19 October 2011 | Racehorse
    The following is summarized from San Antonio television news reports. At two o'clock this morning at least three men entered the Bexar County Courthouse in downtown San Antonio, Tx. They were apprehended by San Antonio police as they left the building. Three suspects were arrested. Two others are being questioned by police and FBI agents. Terror related concerns were raised when cameras, unspecified documents, and a travel itinerary were found in the Winnebago in which the men were traveling. KENS-TV reported the itinerary was extensive and included visits to a number of "sensitive" areas. The station reported the men are...
  • Coast Guard: NJ yacht explosion with 9 reported injured possibly a hoax

    06/11/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | newscore
    SANDY HOOK, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard says a report of an explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey could be a hoax because it can't find any signs of distress in the water. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/yacht_explodes_off_coast_of_new_NnXnkGrSVQmSJt08bsu2UP#ixzz1xXKOqogk
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Suit alleging MPD executed search warrant at wrong home (Maui, HI)

    01/15/2012 7:19:28 PM PST · by bamahead · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Maui News ^ | January 14, 2012 | ILIMA LOOMIS
    A Kihei couple is suing the Maui Police Department in federal court after officers allegedly raided their home while executing a search warrant on the wrong address last year. April and Norman Freeland allege that police forced them outside and searched their home for nearly half an hour, even after they knew they were at the wrong location. Attorney Sam MacRoberts of the Law Office of Philip Lowenthal said the couple still has never seen a warrant for the search. --SNIP-- The Freelands' lawsuit naming Maui County, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Maui Police officer Jerald Perkett was filed...
  • Suspicious Truck Reported Under Tunnel Near Van Nuys Airport

    01/13/2011 10:16:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2011 9:28 PM
    An “out of place” flatbed truck left under a tunnel near Van Nuys Airport raised enough concern for the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad to deploy investigators Thursday evening. In addition, police said the suspicious truck also had three containers. Police noticed the flatbed truck just after 6 p.m. parked under a tunnel on Sherman Way at Hayvenhurst Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It was an unintended truck parked under a tunnel…and runways from the Van Nuys airport run over that tunnel,” Faden said. “The truck just looked out of place, so we...
  • Explosion injures several people at MDot Headquarters

    01/06/2011 11:21:57 AM PST · by Braak · 96 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 1/6/11 | ABC 2
    HANOVER, Md. - Sources tell ABC2News.com that several people have been injured after an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters in Anne Arundel County. Sources also say it may have been an improvised explosive device. It happened just after 1pm Thursday afternoon. ABC2 News reporter, Don Harrison, is at the scene where fire crews are treating those who were hurt. Hazardous Materials units are also at the scene along with K-9 units. Authorities are working to set up a mobile command Authorities have not released any more information. Stay with abc2news.com for updates.
  • UPDATE 2-Man with bullet parts arrested at Miami airport

    12/28/2010 8:56:48 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 28, 2010 | By Kevin Gray
    Law enforcement officials said they did not believe the incident had any links to terrorism. The FBI described the man as a 37-year-old nationalized U.S. citizen traveling en route to Jamaica. Authorities did not specify his previous nationality. Authorities detained the man after a baggage handler reported a small explosion while unloading luggage from an American Airlines (AMR.N) flight that arrived in Miami from Boston. FBI spokesman Mark Leverock said the man's luggage contained hundreds of bullet primers -- a key component of bullet cartridges.
  • Route 5 back open after suspicious package investigation

    12/13/2010 4:39:44 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies
    cny ^ | 12/13/10 | by Kristy Smorol
    Camillus Police have reopened Route 5 in both directions. The highway was shut down for more than three hours because of a suspicious package.
  • Squad seeks tips in death of researcher

    01/10/2005 2:06:42 PM PST · by FourtySeven · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | MIKE WELLS
    A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia died of multiple stab wounds before firefighters found in his body in the trunk of a burning car Friday. Boone County Medical Examiner Valerie Rao said after an autopsy that Jeong H. Im, 72, of Columbia was stabbed several times, but she declined to elaborate. MU police yesterday named Im as the victim. His body was found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the Maryland Avenue parking garage, MU police Capt. Brian Weimer said. The case was under investigation by the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad. No...
  • SOURCES: MAN ADDED TO NO-FLY LIST IN AIR

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views
    LiveShots.Blogs.FOXNEWS.com ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."
  • Security scare delays Montreal flight to London

    04/25/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 794+ views
    CANADA.com ^ | April 25, 2010, 2:02 am | by MONIQUE MUISE, MONTREAL GAZETTE
    APRIL 25, 2010 2:02 AM SNIPPET: "MONTREAL — A British Airways flight bound for London was reportedly held up for almost two hours on the tarmac at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport Saturday night as officials questioned a passenger who exhibited suspicious behaviour just before the plane was scheduled to take off." SNIPPET: "Fellow passengers reportedly told the cabin crew that the man had been behaving oddly and was in possession of a small quantity of clear liquid. "It was more than what you would normally be allowed to have, and passengers said he was doing something suspicious with it,"...
  • AP: Qatari diplomat was on his way to visit jailed Al Qaeda agent

    04/08/2010 2:41:42 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 48 replies · 1,450+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2010 | allahpundit
    "A Qatari diplomat who caused a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane bathroom was traveling for a consular visit to see an imprisoned al-Qaida agent. A State Department official and another person close to the matter say Mohammed Al-Madadi was going to meet Ali Al-Marri for an official visit. Consular officials frequently visit foreigners held in the United States to make sure they are being treated well."
  • Officials: Plane scare diplomat to be sent home

    04/08/2010 12:25:24 PM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies · 735+ views
    WEWSNewsNet5 ^ | 04/08/2010
    WASHINGTON - A Qatari diplomat who sparked a bomb scare after sneaking a smoke in an airplane's bathroom will be sent home or transferred to another country, U.S. officials said Thursday. The officials said that as a result of his recall, the U.S. government would not take any formal action against the diplomat. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, said they expected Mohammed Al-Madadi to leave the United States later Thursday or Friday in accordance with assurances given to them by the Qatari embassy in Washington and authorities in the Qatari capital...
  • Suspicious airplane passenger questioned in Mich.

    01/15/2010 7:38:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/10 | John Flesher - ap
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Police questioned a passenger on a small commercial plane that flew from Chicago to a northern Michigan resort town on Friday after the crew reported he was acting suspiciously. Crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 6036 said the 28-year-old California man had taken "an article" into the bathroom and left without it, said Traverse City Police Capt. Steve Morgan. The crew found that a panel inside the bathroom had been tampered with, he said. They requested law enforcement assistance while approaching Cherry Capital Airport, Morgan said. A government official said earlier the passenger had made a...
  • Obama to Release Taped Statement About Christmas Terror Attack Later Today (Live Thread)

    12/28/2009 8:57:30 AM PST · by kristinn · 237 replies · 7,425+ views
    Monday, December 28, 2009 | Kristinn
    Four days late, Barack Obama will interrupt his Hawaii vacation and finally speak to the nation today about the Christmas Day terror attack on America. However, he will be hiding from the American people and a media that might (might) ask uncomfortable questions by releasing a taped statement rather than making a live address.Reports are that he will tape his remarks at the nearby Marine base he has been using for his gym workouts, golfing and beach outings. Obama is staying at a $8.9 million estate that rents for an estimated $4000 per night. The White House Web site still...
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama to speak publicly about terrorism attempt Christmas Day.

    12/28/2009 12:05:24 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 99 replies · 4,757+ views
    28 DEC 09 | dcbryan1
    President speaking live now! Topics: 1) Steps feds taking;2) Investigating ongoing; 3) How awesome he is and how HE stopped the attack (just kidding); 4) Actions to protect Americans;5) Statement on the unrest in Iran
  • Retired Officer Subdues Unruly Plane Passengers

    06/05/2007 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 83 replies · 3,809+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 06-04-07 | Unknown
    (WBZ) BOSTON A former police officer is being called a hero after he helped subdue two unruly passengers on a plane over the weekend. Retired police officer Bob Hayden, who served in Boston and Lawrence for several years, was coming back from Minnesota on a Northwest plane with his wife when the unexpected happened. Before the flight even took off, Hayden said a man, who appeared aggravated, was walking up and down the aisle of the plane. The flight attendant had to force him into his seat after asking him to do so a few times. Hayden said after the...
  • Man with a Bomb in a plane barricaded in a bathroom at Toledo Express Airport.

    01/12/2007 8:07:20 AM PST · by FoxPro · 106 replies · 5,107+ views
    Local news report.
  • Teens drive stolen car onto anti-terrorism base

    09/20/2006 4:37:53 PM PDT · by rightgrafix · 64 replies · 1,228+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:32 PM BST
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Two teenage car thieves drove a stolen car on Wednesday without being stopped onto the U.S. military base that commands much of the war on terror, triggering an investigation into the security breach, police and military officials said. Police in Tampa, Florida, said the joyriders were only stopped and arrested after ramming two police cruisers that had entered MacDill Air Force Base in pursuit. Police had been monitoring the vehicle as it sped through the Florida Gulf Coast city after eluding a police speed trap, said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. The car then "blasted through the gate...
  • Pentagon on alert after car find

    09/07/2006 8:20:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    news au ^ | September 08, 2006 08:36am | From correspondents in Washington
    A PENTAGON security patrol came across a suspicious vehicle in the building parking lot, a Department of Defence official said overnight. "During a regular Pentagon parking lot patrol a car was found to have suspicious characteristics in south parking (lot)," said DOD spokesperson Eileen Lainez. "We are taking the appropriate precautionary measures and the investigation is continuing," she added, giving no further details. The vehicle was found as the United States is set to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. On that day one of four hijacked passenger airplanes slammed into the Pentagon.
  • Explosions In Central Illinois

    08/25/2005 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 61 replies · 2,539+ views
    Self ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Self
    I live in North Pekin, Illinois and about three blocks from my house a propane and propane accessory store is exploding as I type. My son just called and said they are evacuating this area. The police have the highway 29 closed by my house. I don't know how long I will be able to stay here, I can smell the propane already. Life flight helicopters are landing now. I may have to leave and be unable to respond to questions. News reportersare in front of my house with their cameras and have already started asking me their inane questions.
  • UO grad's behavior re-routes airplane (Bush Derangement Syndrome strikes again)

    01/13/2006 12:32:23 AM PST · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 17 replies · 906+ views
    The Register-Guard (Oregon) ^ | 12 Jan 06 | Rebecca Nolan
    She then began yelling that "she had a baby named Jesus, she was impregnated by her uncle and President Bush was behind it all," charging papers said. She then attempted to take off her shirt and started to throw items at other passengers, the documents said. The pilot diverted the plane to Salt Lake City International Airport. During the landing, she allegedly ran toward the cockpit and was stopped by flight attendants, with whom she got into another scuffle. She eventually was subdued by other passengers, the documents said. As she was departing the plane, she allegedly tried to flee...
  • N.M. Lab Finds Missing Classified Disk

    07/16/2004 6:45:10 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 26 replies · 1,121+ views
    AP ^ | 7/16/04
    N.M. Lab Finds Missing Classified Disk ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A classified floppy disk reported missing from a government nuclear weapons lab was found Friday, but officials were tight-lipped about details surrounding the incident. The disk was listed as missing during a June 30 inventory at Sandia National Laboratories. The lab said the floppy disk came from a military organization. "The disk was always under the control of individuals authorized to possess it," said Ron Detry, Sandia's vice president of integrated security and chief security officer. Detry cited a procedural error in the disk's transfer between lab organizations,...
  • Officials Fret Over Disappearance Of Explosives (NM)

    12/19/2005 1:29:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 266 replies · 5,965+ views
    KOAT TV7, Albuquerque ^ | December 19, 2005 | KOAT News
    Officials Fret Over Disappearance Of Explosives 150 Pounds Of Explosives Missing From Sandia-Affiliated Company POSTED: 2:10 pm MST December 19, 2005 UPDATED: 2:17 pm MST December 19, 2005 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Officials discovered hundreds of pounds of explosives stolen in Albuquerque on Sunday. One hundred fifty pounds of c4, 250 pound deta sheet, and 2,000 blasting caps were taken from a Sandia Labs employee's company. Officials are very concerned about these thefts. The items were stolen from a facility in Southwest Albuquerque. Burglars apparently cut through steel bars to get at the goods. C4 is a plastic explosive. A deta...
  • High-tech explosives stolen from US store

    12/20/2005 12:13:44 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 19 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 11:13:53 am | The Press Trust of India
    NEW YORK: Huge amounts of high-tech explosives, including 67 kgs of commerical plastic explosives, which could be used to make numerous bombs, have been stolen from a private storage facility in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, officials said on Tuesday. The thieves used blowtorches to cut through the thick steel walls of a bunker where the explosives were stored, ABC news said quoting the officials. The missing 400 pounds of explosives includes 150 pounds of what is known as C-4 plastic, or 'sheet explosive,' which can be shaped and moulded and is often used by terrorists and military...
  • Police Hold Men in Hudson Raft

    07/12/2005 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies · 1,137+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/12/05 | unstated
    Two men seen taking pictures of the George Washington Bridge from an inflatable raft in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon were taken into custody by the police when they came ashore. The police said last night that no arrests had been made, but Sgt. Brian Mullen of the 34th Precinct said that charges against the men, who were not identified, were pending. One possible charge was unauthorized use of the raft in the wrong place, he said.
  • Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)

    02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST · by TexKat · 140 replies · 4,965+ views
    WABC ^ | 2/10/05
    New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) — A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more. The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days. The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several...
  • Naval Insecurity

    04/14/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT · by zappermom · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wed 13 Apr 2005 9:47am (UK) Naval Security Reviewed over Ship Intruder By Ben Mitchell, PA A review of security at a major UK naval base has been carried out after an alleged intruder was found on board a visiting US aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy said today. The alleged trespasser was discovered on board the USS Harry S Truman, anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants, on Saturday night during a week-long visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. A navy spokesman said the man had allegedly passed through both Royal Navy security and US Navy security to get on board passenger...
  • Authorities Probing Unauthorized Shipment of Radioactive Material [near Detroit border]

    08/01/2002 10:06:28 PM PDT · by flamefront · 26 replies · 487+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1 aug 2002 | Carl Cameron
    <p>WASHINGTON — Within the last 2 months a U.S. government sensor detected an unauthorized shipment of radioactive material crossing from the Canadian border into the Detroit area, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Radioactive material is key ingredient in a so-called "dirty bomb," a conventional explosive that when detonated contaminates an area with radioactivity.</p>
  • Netherlands-Mexico flight blocked by U.S. authorities over Canada

    04/10/2005 6:54:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 699+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 10 2005 | Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City was blocked mid-flight by U.S. authorities for having two undesirable people on board, the airline said Sunday. KLM spokesman Bart Koster said the flight was approaching the U.S. border from Canada when the pilots was told they would not be allowed to enter U.S. airspace because of the two passengers who were considered a risk, apparently due to terrorism fears. Their names were not released. The flight turned around and went back to Amsterdam. A new flight traveled as normal on Saturday, without the two...
  • Alleged Hamas operative spotted videotaping Virginia bridge: MEAN-SPIRITED PROFILING!

    08/24/2004 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 14 replies · 1,184+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Last Update: 24/08/2004 19:05 | ap
    A man described as a high-ranking operative of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was arrested last week as he videotaped the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Virginia, and he then was held as a material witness in an unrelated case, authorities said. Ismael Selim Elbarasse of Annandale, Virginia, long suspected by authorities of having financial ties to the Palestinian extremist group, was taken into custody Friday, the U.S. attorney's office in Maryland said Monday. He was held as a material witness in a Chicago terrorism case. Elbarasse made an initial appearance in Baltimore's federal courthouse Monday before U.S. District Magistrate...
  • Request for Stories of Suspicious Incidents Throughout the Country

    03/02/2005 6:10:54 PM PST · by milford421 · 16 replies · 667+ views
    3/2/05 | milford421
    Compiling a list of suspicious incidents nationwide, including train derailments, chemical/oil refinery fires and or explosions, etc. Don't forget to include news link for source. Please send to my attention.
  • Official claims £85,000 windfall came from aunt (Sevan, Oil for food)

    02/04/2005 6:36:31 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 18 replies · 478+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 2-4-05 | MICHAEL THEODOULOU
    ONE of the key questions being asked of Benon Sevan, the head of the UN’s oil-for- food programme, is how he came to be in possession of £85,000 which he claimed was given to him by an elderly aunt. The report questioned this "unexplained wealth", noting that his aunt, Berdjouhi Zeitountsian, was a retired Cyprus government photographer living on a modest pension. Ms Zeitountsian died last June after falling into the lift shaft at her home, but relatives say they find the story convincing. They say that Mr Sevan, who is the illegitimate son of one of Ms Zeitountsian’s sisters,...
  • Explosion Rips Through Floating Barge (Chicago)

    01/19/2005 3:26:41 PM PST · by Drago · 72 replies · 4,887+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 01-19-2005 | CBS 2 Chicago
    Jan 19, 2005 4:57 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS 2) A violent explosion has ripped through a barge that was floating freely on the sanitarian ship canal just east of Cicero Avenue overpass on the Southwest Side. The back half of the barge was consumed by fire. Initial reports indicate that it was a petroleum barge. Additional debris from the explosion has been blown quite a distance onto the Cicero Avenue bridge. Police worked to close the bridge and clear it rush-hour traffic...
  • Two bodies (Afghanistanis) found in Broad Brook (reservoir)

    04/18/2002 10:41:37 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 23 replies · 645+ views
    (East Windsor-AP Apr. 18, 2002 12:12PM) _ A man and a woman have been found dead in a reservoir in East Windsor. The partially clothed bodies of the couple were pulled from the reservoir at East Windsor Park on Reservoir Avenue this morning. Police say the man and woman were from Afghanistan, but were living in the area. Police say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. Police say the man was an airport taxi service driver and the husband of a woman who reported him missing yesterday. The female victim was not his wife. According to police, neither the...
  • Pakistani who took photos of WTC sentenced

    09/12/2002 5:51:19 PM PDT · by syriacus · 28 replies · 631+ views
    outlookindia.com ^ | SEP 13, 2002
    A Pakistani man who spent hours photographing the World Trade Center days before it was destroyed was sentenced to six months in jail for immigration violations exactly one year after suspicions over the pictures prompted his arrest. Ashar Butt, 22, acknowledged that he entered the country illegally last year using an altered British passport, but his lawyers said he only came to the United States to start a new life. "He was an innocent individual taking pictures," said his attorney, Anser Ahmad. He added that Butt has already spent a year in jail and is eligible for release within a...
  • Man Is Held After Police Seize Tapes of Buildings and a Dam

    08/10/2004 11:10:45 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 10 replies · 794+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08/11/04 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    INTELLIGENCEMan Is Held After Police Seize Tapes of Buildings and a DamBy ERIC LICHTBLAUPublished: August 11, 2004 ASHINGTON, Aug. 10 - The federal authorities, on heightened alert over the prospect of another Al Qaeda attack, are conducting a terrorism investigation into an illegal immigrant from Pakistan found with videotapes of downtown buildings and transit systems in four Southern states and of a dam in Texas, officials said on Tuesday.Officials acknowledged that they had no direct evidence linking the suspect, a former Queens resident named Kamran Shaikh, to terrorism. But they said they remained keenly interested in determining why he made...
  • Explosion levels suspected chemical weapons building in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah

    04/26/2004 2:54:03 PM PDT · by demlosers · 10 replies · 211+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/26/2004 | Bassem Mroue
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suspected chemical weapons warehouse exploded in flames Monday moments after U.S. troops broke in, killing two soldiers and wounding five. Jubilant Iraqis swarmed over the Americans' charred Humvees, waving looted machine guns, a bandolier and a helmet. In Fallujah, U.S. troops battled insurgents in the latest violation of a tentative cease-fire for the besieged city. One Marine and eight insurgents were killed. Marines fought Sunni guerrillas around a mosque in Fallujah's Jolan district, a poor neighborhood where insurgents are concentrated. Helicopter gunships joined the battle, which sent heavy black smoke over the city. Tank fire demolished...
  • TIMES SQ. SUBWAY BLAST HURTS COP

    07/19/2004 11:58:28 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 63 replies · 4,038+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 07/20/2004 | The New York Post
    A small pipe bomb packed with gunpowder and BBs exploded in a subway station last night, injuring a transit cop and throwing several blocks near Times Square into chaos. A police spokesman insisted that authorities do not believe that the incident was terrorism — but federal officials, including the Secret Service and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are investigating, it was learned. The officer, whose name was withheld, was standing near a staircase leading to the A, C and E trains at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue at around 8 p.m., when he saw a burning knapsack, police said. He...
  • Airport Police Detain Student (from President Bush's Visit)

    03/21/2004 1:34:25 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 67 replies · 679+ views
    ONTARIO — A man who claimed to be a Secret Service agent is in federal custody after an attempt to enter a restricted area at Ontario International Airport. Mostafa Mansoori, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga has been charged by federal prosecutors on suspicion of making false statements and attempting to enter a secure area under false pretenses. Mansoori was detained by airport police on March 15, then turned over to the Secret Service. He tried to drive his 2003 blue Honda Civic through a gate at the airport after police officers used a security identification card to enter before him, court...
  • 3 Suspected of Photographing Area Refineries

    03/17/2004 5:46:47 PM PST · by wjersey · 84 replies · 433+ views
    WPVI (ABC Philadelphia) ^ | 3/17/2004 | Michele McCormack
    Three men are in custody this hour after allegedly photographing sites around the local refineries Wednesday in Delaware County. Police sources confirm that the three men are in custody and are being questioned about their activities. The men were apprehended by Marcus Hook police. The FBI will assist with the investigation. Sources also tell Action News that the alleged suspects were videotaping the refineries and tanker ships.
  • Texas plant guard sticks to story

    01/28/2004 12:40:08 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 269+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004
    HOMELAND INSECURITYTexas plant guard sticks to storyMan shot near port facility says FBI doesn't believe him Posted: January 28, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com The guard shot at a chemical plant near a Texas port is sticking to his story about a Mideast gunman, but he says the FBI doesn't believe him. The shooting in Freeport at a BASF ammonia depot occurred late Friday night in a muddy lot outside the plant. Robert House was working security when he said he noticed a suspect in a white pickup truck taking pictures of the facility's lights. House says when he confronted the...
  • Experts fear 'sabotage' caused [Potters Bar, England] rail disaster

    05/12/2002 1:47:33 AM PDT · by flamefront · 6 replies · 354+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 12 May 2002 | Joanna Walters, Paul Harris and Burhan Wazir
    · Bolts from points 'lying next to track' · Former BBC chief among victims Vandalism has been identified as a possible cause of the Potters Bar rail crash, in which seven people died, senior rail industry sources told The Observer last night. A 'sophisticated' act of deliberate damage to a set of points outside the station could have caused the derailment, according to the sources. The revelation raised the prospect of a police murder or manslaughter inquiry into the tragedy. Experts inspecting the points after Friday's crash found that the nuts securing the control rod to the points had...