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  • Michael Hastings’ Chilling Final Story

    06/19/2013 9:07:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 19, 2013 - 9:46 am | Bryan Preston
    Journalist Michael Hastings was killed early Tuesday morning in a bizarre car incident in Los Angeles. Hastings, 33, was best known for writing the Rolling Stone story that ended in Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Hastings’ final story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans,” was a searing take on the NSA snooping scandal, which Hastings described as “North Korea-esque.” Hastings pulled no punches as he linked the NSA scandal to the Department of Justice’s spying on reporters and the IRS abuse scandal. Hastings built a case that the same Democrats who turned Bush-era...
  • Sun-Times columnist Steve Neal dies

    02/19/2004 12:13:31 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 497+ views
    Steve Neal, Chicago's premiere political columnist for decades, famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of history and political lore, for endlessly swapping stories with political junkies and for his books that ranged from a biography of Wendell Wilkie to the correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman, died Wednesday at his Hinsdale home. He was 54 and had been hospitalized overnight this week at Northwestern Hospital for a heart problem, his family said. Hinsdale police said they responded to a “carbon monoxide alarm’’ Wednesday afternoon at the home. Mr. Neal was among the city's most savvy political analysts, but unlike many...
  • Boris Berezovsky 'was killed by the BRITISH secret service who feared he would return to Russia

    03/25/2013 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Oligarch Boris Berezovsky may have been killed by British spies from MI5 or MI6 to stop him leaking state secrets to the Russians, a leading supporter of Vladimir Putin argued today. Fears in the West that the tycoon was planning to make peace with the president and end his 13-year UK exile may have led to him being assassinated, Kremlin insider Sergei Markov has said. After falling out with Putin in 2000, the 67-year-old fled to Britain where he was later given political asylum.
  • Did MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Murder A Young Intern He Was Having An Extramarital Affair With?

    01/15/2013 5:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/15/13 | Pat Dollard
    Related – WATCH: Joe Scarborough Goes Off On Mika Brzezinski Excerpted from LegalSchnauzer: Many Americans probably have forgotten, or never knew, that a 28-year-old female staff member was found dead in the summer of 2001 in the office of U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL). Officials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, determined that Lori Klausutis died from an accident. The mainstream press largely ignored the case, but our review of several investigative reports indicates the official finding is highly questionable. Does that mean Joe Scarborough is a murderer? No. But we suspect someone who had access to Scarborough’s office in 2001...
  • Daughters of Mormon doctor who they believe murdered their mother reveal truth...

    04/15/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2011
    SNIP Rachel and Alexis MacNeill recall their 'loving and affectionate' Mormon childhood with their father Martin, a doctor and lawyer, and their beautiful mother Michele. SNIP Rachel, 31, said: 'We were very much a devout Mormon family. I thought of my parents as having the ultimate love story. SNIP Her death...was initially ascribed to natural causes, but information supplied by the women helped the medical examiner to change the results to suspicious in October last year. An investigator with the Utah County Attorney's Office told People Magazine: 'There is probable cause to believe that Martin MacNeill had the opportunity, the...
  • Dead [lesbian] Soldier Forewarned Family Of Her Death

    10/04/2007 6:27:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 844+ views
    cbs ^ | Oct 4, 2007 5:19 am US/Pacific
    (CBS) QUINCY, Mass. A soldier killed in Afghanistan last week told her family they should press for answers if anything happened to her, reports CBS station WBZ-TV in Boston. Spc. Ciara Durkin, 30, of Quincy, Mass., was shot in the head last week outside a chapel near her office at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense reported Durkin was not killed in action. Durkin's sister, Fiona Canavan, told the Patriot Ledger on Wednesday that when her sister was home three weeks ago, she told her about something she had come across that raised some concern with her. "She...
  • Reporter Planned Story on Arms Deal

    03/06/2007 2:27:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 499+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 6 March 2007 | By Simon Saradzhyan
    Before his mysterious death, Kommersant journalist Ivan Safronov was on the verge of reporting a story about sensitive arms deals with Syria and Iran despite warnings that he would be prosecuted for disclosing classified information, it was reported Tuesday. Kommersant reported that Safronov planned to file a story on the sale of Iskander surface-to-surface missiles and SU-30 fighters to Syria, and S-300 air defense systems to Iran. The newspaper added that the story was sure to have prompted a Federal Security Service, or FSB, investigation into disclosure of classified information. The United States and Israel have lodged strong protests when...
  • Putin Critic Shot After Spy Museum Meeting

    03/05/2007 2:33:47 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 17 replies · 630+ views
    Express ^ | March 5 2007 | Michael Grass
    A FORMER SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE staffer and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot last week after returning from a meeting at the International Spy Museum, where he talked with Oleg Kalugin, a former KGB general who was once Putin's boss and who now sits on the museum board.
  • Louisiana mayor's death stirs furor

    01/06/2007 12:36:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 1,801+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 6, 2007 | Doug Simpson
    In the hours before his death on the evening of Dec. 30, the first black mayor of this overwhelmingly white town started learning his new job. ADVERTISEMENT About noon, he set City Hall's alarm system for the first time. He got instructions on how to raise and lower the U.S. flag. He had already ordered a new mayoral letterhead with his name on it and a button-down shirt embroidered "Gerald Washington, Mayor." A few hours later he indulged in a hobby, placing a $4 bet at a nearby horse racing track. But by 10 p.m. Gerald "Wash" Washington was dead...
  • Questions Surround Nevada Official's Sudden Death

    07/22/2006 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies · 1,271+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2006 | Angie Wagner
    In a state where sin, debauchery and corruption are commonplace, it takes a lot to get people talking. The case of the seemingly healthy state controller who died suddenly and the attempted suicide of her husband has generated a lot of chatter - and caught the attention of law enforcement.
  • Chaz Higgs, Kathy Augustine's husband, attempts suicide (NV Controller's death being investigated)

    07/20/2006 7:27:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,211+ views
    KVBC TV ^ | July 17, 2006
    Just three days after Kathy Augustine's death, her husband is in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. Police say Chaz Higgs tried to kill himself Friday morning at his Las Vegas home. Police and emergency personnel responded to Kathy Augustine's home near Maryland Parkway and Charleston at around 11 Friday morning after a man slit his wrists and tried to kill himself. Neighbors say that man was Chaz Higgs, Kathy Augustine's husband. He was taken by ambulance to UMC and is in stable condition. His wife died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. She was 50...
  • Flier's body found in South Texas field - Houston man suspected in NASA theft; fall looks deliberate

    11/20/2002 4:00:50 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 60 replies · 432+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Flier's body found in South Texas field Houston man suspected in NASA theft; police say fall looks deliberate 11/20/2002 Associated Press WALLER, Texas - The body of a Houston man who fell from a single-engine plane at 9,000 feet was found by authorities Tuesday afternoon. The search for Russell Edward Filler, who was being investigated in the theft of NASA technology, began Sunday when he was reported to have left the plane in midair. Authorities were not calling the fall a suicide, but an investigator said the plunge appeared to be intentional. "There was no accidental exit from the...