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Disgraced Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday, after apologizing for making “terrible mistakes,” capping a nearly three-year saga for Illinois.

Radioactive Scare Shuts Down Boston Subway Station

A radiation scare shut down Haymarket MBTA station to passengers Tuesday morning.


Vandals Strike Lincoln’s Tomb, Steal Copper Sword

Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincoln’s Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century.

Feds not helping Alabama enforce immigration law

ALICIA A. CALDWELL AP 28.10.2011
Feds not helping Alabama enforce immigration law

The government hasn't offered to help Alabama put in place a strict immigration law that the Obama administration is challenging in court, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.


Some U.S. officials question response to Iran plot

Mark Hosenball and Caren Bohan Reuters 16.10.2011
Some U.S. officials question response to Iran plot

While President Barack Obama and top aides have been united this week in grave warnings over an alleged Iranian assassination plot, some U.S. government officials are privately expressing disquiet that the outlandish-sounding plan has triggered U....

More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

Ray Sanchez Reuters 03.10.2011
More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday evening after more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.


Joe Biden's brother hospitalized after powder scare

John Lantigua The Palm Beach Post 03.10.2011
Joe Biden's brother hospitalized after powder scare

The envelope mailed to the Ocean Ridge home of Vice President Joe Biden's younger brother, which contained a suspicious white powder and caused a hazmat emergency Saturday, was apparently mailed from India.

Mental hospital wants to release failed Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.

The government mental hospital where John Hinckley Jr. has spent most of the last 30 years since he shot and tried to kill President Ronald Reagan is asking a federal court to allow Hinckley's eventual release to live with or near his aging mother...


Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher

Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publ...

Officials: 1,000 Texas homes burned in past week

WILL WEISSERT Yahoo! News 07.09.2011
Officials: 1,000 Texas homes burned in past week

More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze near Austin that is still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.


Obama uncle held in US by immigration officials

President Barack Obama's uncle was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving, told police he planned to arrange bail through the White House and was being held without bail on an immigration detainer, authorities said Monday.

Chicago-bound train derails in Nebraska; 22 hurt

An Amtrak train headed from California to Chicago struck a demolition crane in southwest Nebraska on Friday, forcing two locomotives and three passenger cars off the rails but causing no major injuries, officials said.


US to review deportations, focus on criminals

The Obama administration said Thursday it would postpone the deportation of illegal immigrants without criminal records and allow them to apply for work permits as it reviews over 300,000 cases.

FBI: 2 Pennsylvania men harassed Palin family, legal team

Michael Hinkelman Philly.com 19.08.2011
FBI: 2 Pennsylvania men harassed Palin family, legal team

A father and son were arrested by the FBI in Allentown this morning on charges of making harassing phone calls to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's family, lawyers and the lawyers' employees.


Transit agency head defends cell service shut-off

The idea to cut wireless communications to quell a brewing protest - a tactic that has put San Francisco's subway system in the middle of a global free speech debate - first came to the agency's chief spokesman in the middle of the night.

FBI opens inquiry after report that News Corp. tried to hack phones of 9/11 victims

Jerry Markon and David S. Hilzenrath The Washington Post 15.07.2011
FBI opens inquiry after report that News Corp. tried to hack phones of 9/11 victims

The FBI has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that News Corp. employees sought to hack into the phones of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and tried to bribe law enforcement officers for information, U.S. officials said Thursday.


Texas executes Mexican after court stay rejected

Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could have helped him avoid the death penalty.

Convicted former Illinois Governor Blagojevich faces prospect of prison

KAREN HAWKINS - Associated Press,MICHAEL TARM Yahoo! News 29.06.2011
Convicted former Illinois Governor Blagojevich faces prospect of prison

Stunned and nearly speechless after hearing the verdicts against him, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will wake up Tuesday to the stark reality that he is likely headed to federal prison within months, leaving behind his wife, two young daugh...


Michigan lawmaker wants to criminalize ‘intrusive’ searches by airport screeners

An Oakland County lawmaker is taking aim at the Transportation Security Administration and how its agents perform airport passenger security checks.

Pentagon scare suspect found with terror phrases

A law enforcement source told CBS News that the man detained in the discovery of a suspicious car found outside the Pentagon Friday morning was carrying a notebook that contained the phrases, "al Qaeda," "Taliban rules" and "Mujahid defeated croat...



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