May 07, 2013
- 3 brothers arrested in the case
- All 3 women were missing for about a decade
- Child found in suspect’s home believed to belong to one of the women
- Neighbors say there was never any evidence girls were inside home
- All 3 women were released from hospital, and will return to family
From the left, Pedro J. Castro, Onil Castro, Ariel Castro, were arrested shortly after police say three kidnapped women were removed from a Cleveland home after missing for around a decade.
May 6: Amanda Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital. (AP Photo/Family Handout courtesy WOIO-TV)
Posted: April 22, 2013
The attack on the Boston marathon “was jihad,” former Bush attorney general Michael Mukasey believes.
In an op-ed titled “Make No Mistake, It Was Jihad,” published Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, Mukasey explains that those who were concerned about the two suspects — Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — can rest easy knowing Tamerlan is dead and that Dzhokhar is in custody. He notes, however, that if one’s concern is who and what the Tsarnaev brother represent, “then worry—a lot.”
Mukasey, who served as attorney general under former President Bush from 2007 to 2009, points a finger at the Obama administration’s politically correct approach to terrorist threats as a reason for concern.
“At the behest of such Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, and other self-proclaimed spokesmen for American Muslims, the FBI has bowdlerized its training materials to exclude references to militant Islamism. Does this delicacy infect the FBI’s interrogation group as well?” Mukasey writes of the FBI’s High-Value Interrogation Group, which handled the 2009 Christmas Day underwear bomber.
April 18, 2013
The FBI is now sharing the photos with the public but the New York Post ran several photos that they linked to the investigation Thursday.
In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m, the Post reported.
“The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein,” said an e-mail obtained by The Post. “Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”
Authorities know the names of the two men, but do not have enough evidence to make an arrest for Monday’s attack, which killed three and wounded 176, sources told the Post.
Fox said a reporter for the network had seen the photos and called them “clear.”
By Elizabeth Harrington
August 15, 2012
Police and FBI outside the offices of the Family Research Council, Washington, D.C., Wednesday August 15, 2012. (AP photo)
This story was updated at 12:40 p.m.
(CNSNews.com) – A male security guard at the Family Research Council was shot in the arm on Wednesday morning, at the group’s office on the 800 block of G street in Northwest Washington.
The suspected shooter has been caught and is in custody.
The Family Research Council, a conservative family values organization, issued a statement shortly following the incident from its President Tony Perkins.
The stolen 10-wheeler tanker closely resembles the six-wheeler truck in this photo. (Media credit: Baltimore ABC 2)
Police said Wednesday they are searching for a missing Maryland tanker truck loaded with 3,000 gallons of gasoline, stoking fears of a possible terror threat.
The 10-wheel truck disappeared sometime between 4:30 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday from a secure lot in northeastern Maryland, authorities said. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the chainlink fence leading into the lot was cut and the thief hot wired the truck to get it out.
While nothing in the investigation points to a threat, the FBI has been called in to assist with the search Coming just days the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 and reports of a possible Al Qaida plot, Kent County Sheriff’s Sgt. Glenn Owens acknowledged, “there’s greater concern it may be connected to terrorism.”
posted at 3:29 pm on May 20, 2011 by Ed Morrissey
Last week, when the White House floated the idea of giving FBI Director Robert Mueller a two-year extension rather than shuffle all of the top national-security positions at once, I wrote that the proposal would probably not generate a lot of opposition on Capitol Hill. Granted, it would be another case of the Obama administration kicking a tough decision down the road, but Mueller’s tenure has generally garnered solid praise in his ten-year term. Rather than face a potentially divisive confirmation hearing on a new nominee, a two-year extension would allow a potential Republican President to appoint the next director.
However, FBI supervisors working under Mueller get treated far differently — and are now loudly objecting to what they see as Obama administration hypocrisy:
Published August 07, 2010
FILE: Agents raid a drop house for illegal immigrants in Phoenix in April.
One of the arguments fueling the passage of Arizona’s immigration law — the growing threat of border violence – has come under scrutiny as statistics show that the state may not be as dangerous as supporters of the law say.
While it’s tough to determine just how dangerous the state is, what is certain is the notion that Phoenix has become the world’s No. 2 kidnapping capital has been based on stats taken out of context, if not totally blown out of proportion, criminal data experts say.
It seems that some things never change. A few moments ago, this breaking story came in from the website of the New York Times. It seems, as this early report informs us, that ten Americans have been arrested for spying on behalf of Putin’s new Russia. The story has eerie reminiscences of the arrest, trial, and eventual execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, over half a century ago on June 19th, 1953 — only a week apart from the current date of these newly arrested accused spies.
Just as with the Venona papers, the U.S. government intercepted messages from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow addressed to two defendants — Richard and Cynthia Murphy of Montclair, New Jersey. This time, the government has let it be known how they came to find out about their involvement. With Venona, the codes that were being broken — and which led the FBI to have full knowledge of the existence of Rosenberg’s spy ring — could not be revealed out of concern it would alert the KGB to the fact that their top secret codes had been broken. Therefore, some spies they knew were guilty — like the top atomic spy Theodore Hall — got away with espionage. Hall refused to admit his guilt to the Bureau, and left for Great Britain, where he was able to have a distinguished lifelong career in science. Before he passed away a few years ago, he not only admitted his guilt, but bragged about how he had done his part to preserve peace, by helping the Soviets break America’s atomic monopoly. (more…)
May 30, 2010
The contradictions between Congressman Joe Sestak’s account of a job offer and the belated, official White House response are, in a word, stunning. The controversy isn’t dying down and it won’t be going away. In fact, I suspect it has only just begun.
13 February 2009: Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter votes for the controversial $787 billion Stimulus package, leading to an outcry by Pennsylvania voters and Republicans nationwide. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that both before and after the vote, Specter is courted as a Democratic convert by Gov. Ed Rendell and Vice President Joe Biden.
Sometime between February and July 2009: A member of the White House staff (possibly Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) offers Rep. Joseph Sestak (D-PA), who is running against incumbent Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA), an unspecified job in return for him dropping out of the race. The rationale: the White House believes Specter has a better chance of winning against a GOP contender than Sestak.
26 March 2009: President Obama announces his intent to nominate Ray Mabus to be Secretary of the Navy.
28 April 2009: After months of speculation, Specter switches to the Democrat Party.
18 February 2010: Apparently unaware that job offers by an administration in exchange for political favors are illegal, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) readily admits that he was offered a job to drop out of the Senate primary race with Arlen Specter during an interview with Philadelphia TV newscaster Larry Kane.