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  • Man suspected of killing priest was in police custody before slaying

    01/03/2014 1:01:13 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-3-14 | y Ashley Fantz. Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN
    Eureka, California (CNN) -- Police had a man who is suspected of killing a Catholic priest in his California rectory, but they let him go. It was mere hours before the slaying of the Rev. Eric Freed that an odd-acting Gary Lee Bullock had been in custody for public intoxication. On New Year's Eve, Humboldt County sheriff's deputies had responded to reports that a person was "acting strangely" and arrested Bullock, taking him to jail. But Bullock, police said, was "rejected" from the facility "due to his erratic behavior." Bullock, 43, was then moved to a nearby hospital, "where he...
  • Azerbaijan arrests Iranian suspected of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Baku

    11/24/2013 8:44:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Hasan Faraji, 31, was arrested by Azerbaijani police after displaying “suspicious behavior” while wandering around the Israeli embassy in Baku on October 31. Faraji, who resisted arrest, was sentenced to 30 days of administrative detention, according to the APA news agency. According to Channel 10, Faraji is a part of the Iranian Quds Forces, a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that, among other oles, is tasked with planning and executing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets overseas. On Thursday an Iranian diplomat said Faraji denies he was planning any attack... Iranian embassy officials met Faraji in custody... Azerbaijani police raided...
  • Israeli girl, 9, hurt in suspected terror attack at settlement

    10/05/2013 5:12:11 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/5/2013 | ILAN BEN ZION
    A 9-year-old Israeli girl was injured Saturday night in a suspected terrorist attack at the West Bank settlement of Psagot, outside Ramallah. The girl, who was playing in the yard outside her home, said she was shot by a gunman at very close range; confusingly, doctors said later that they had not established whether her wounds were caused by a shooting or a stabbing. The girl, who did not lose consciousness, was reported in light-to-moderate condition by doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek medical center. It was “not clear” whether she had been shot or stabbed, said Dr. Danny Fink. Security...
  • Authorities announce $1 million reward for ex-cop suspected in 3 killings.

    02/10/2013 5:08:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/10/2013 | Fox News
    Seeking leads as the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner -- the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings -- progressed into its fourth day, authorities on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. “This search is not a matter of if, but a matter of when," he said. "I want Chris Dorner to know that.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/10/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/#ixzz2KY18yu4g
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Airport stops Germany-bound suspected bomb

    11/18/2010 7:05:39 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | 18 Nov 10 | Unknown
    Police have found a suspected bomb in a parcel bound for Germany at an airport in Namibia, officials said on Thursday.
  • Istanbul Rocked By Suspected Suicide Bomb

    10/31/2010 3:15:31 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 74 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 31, 2010 | Damien Pearse
    <p>At least 15 people have been injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack in Istanbul's main square. The blast rocked the city's central Taksim Square, Turkish television channel NTV reported.</p> <p>The suspected bomber targeted a police vehicle, NTV said.</p> <p>TV footage showed police and ambulances rushing to the scene.</p>
  • Teen's suspected killer beaten in jail

    08/16/2010 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/16/10 | Paige Hewitt
    A Harris County jail inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge allegedly beat a young illegal immigrant accused of robbing and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back as she was walking home on Aug. 6. Melvin Alvarado, 22, one of two men charged with capital murder in the death of Shatavia Anderson, was beaten Thursday evening, sustaining serious enough injuries to be hospitalized and receive stitches, said Alan Bernstein, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Accused in Alvarado's beating is Robert Williams, 38, Bernstein said.
  • Suspected Israeli serial killer arrested in U.S.

    08/12/2010 9:12:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    haaretz ^ | 8/12/10 | Yossi Melman and The Associated Press
    An Israeli man, Abed al-Azzam, 34, suspected in a series of stabbings in Virginia and Michigan was arrested at the Atlanta airport as he tried to board a plane bound for Israel. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agency's officers arrested the man at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as he attempted to board a Delta flight for Tel Aviv. The suspect was handed over to the FBI and Atlanta police.
  • 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...
  • Alaska island village hit by suspected swine flu....

    11/08/2009 2:47:29 PM PST · by TaraP · 14 replies · 930+ views
    Yahoo ^ | November 7th, 2009
    <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Suspected swine flu is sweeping a traditional Eskimo whaling village on a remote Alaska island — prompting an urgent medical mission to deliver help.</p> <p>"Diomede is probably the most isolated place in the United States right now," said David Head, a doctor involved in the effort. "We thought it would be better to go out there and just vaccinate people."</p>
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike kills two in Pakistan

    11/04/2009 6:05:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles on Thursday into North Waziristan, a major al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary in northwest Pakistan, killing two people, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • Archaeologists find suspected Trojan war-era couple

    09/22/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/09 | Reuters
    ANKARA (Reuters) – Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey have found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, a leading German professor said on Tuesday. Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey, said the bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age. The discovery could add to evidence that Troy's lower area was bigger in the late Bronze Age than...
  • Suspected U.S. missile strike kills 5 in Pakistan

    09/07/2009 11:54:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/09 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles into a hideout of Taliban militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, killing five militants, intelligence officials and residents said. The attack took place near Mir Ali town, a major sanctuary for militants linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal lands on the Afghan border. "The militants have cordoned off the area and no one is allowed to go to the site of the attack," a resident, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters by telephone. An intelligence official said a fortress-like house...
  • Suspected US missile strike kills 3 in NW Pakistan (Taliban communication center)

    07/10/2009 5:21:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 237+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/09 | Ishtiaq Mahsud - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. missile strike hit a Taliban communication center in the country's northwest late Friday, killing at least three people and wounding three more, intelligence officials said. The attack was the fifth in two weeks by attributed to American unmanned drone aircraft targeting Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and his network of militants. Three intelligence officials said the drone fired a pair of missiles at the communication center in the Painda Khel region of South Waziristan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
  • Pakistan: Suspected US missile kills 12 militants

    04/01/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/09 | Munir Ahmad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles Wednesday at an alleged hide-out connected to a Taliban leader who has threatened to attack Washington, killing 12 people and wounding several others, officials said. The attack came a day after Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a police academy in the eastern city of Lahore, saying it was retaliation for U.S. missile strikes on militant strongholds along the Afghan border. Mehsud also vowed to launch an attack on Washington or even the White House in phone interviews with The Associated Press and local media....
  • Suspected US missiles kill 7 in Pakistan

    03/12/2009 1:57:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,084+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Missiles believed fired from a U.S. unmanned plane slammed into a house used by militants in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing seven people, a government official and a witness said, The identities of the victims in the attack in Kurram region were not immediately known. A senior official in the region said the house targeted was believed to be frequented by Islamist militants. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. Villager Ismail Khan said spy planes were seen hovering over the area shortly before the attack, adding that local militants...
  • Suspected US missile strikes kill 18 in Pakistan (Obama's WoT. Who needs Gitmo? Whack'em All!)

    01/23/2009 9:34:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/09 | Munir Ahmad - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Two suspected U.S missile attacks killed 18 people Friday in Pakistan just east of the Afghan border, security officials said, the first such strikes since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. At least five victims were identified as foreign militants, an intelligence officer said. The strikes, which hit two districts of the lawless region where al-Qaida militants are known to hide out, are the latest in a barrage of more than 30 since the middle of last year.
  • Suspected US missile strike kills 3 in Pakistan (North Waziristan)

    12/05/2008 10:02:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,022+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/08 | Bashirullah Khan -ap
    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three people in a militant stronghold near the Afghan border.
  • Suspected US missile kills three in Pakistan: official

    11/21/2008 8:50:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 888+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/08 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A missile strike by a suspected US drone killed at least three militants early Saturday in a northwestern Pakistani tribal district known as a hub of Al-Qaeda and Taliban, officials said. "The strike destroyed a militant hideout in the village of Alikhel in North Waziristan," a senior security official who declined to be named told AFP.
  • Suspected US missile strike kills 15 in Pakistan (Mir Ali village in North Waziristan)

    10/31/2008 9:37:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 838+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/08 | Ishtiag Mahsud - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Suspected U.S. missiles hit a house frequented by an Arab militant near the Afghan border Friday and killed 15 people, intelligence officials said, in the latest alleged American attack on targets inside Pakistan. It was unclear if the Arab, identified as Abu Kasha Iraqi, was among those killed, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Suspected U.S. missile attacks have killed at least two senior al-Qaida commanders in Pakistan's wild border zone this year, putting some pressure on extremist groups accused of planning attacks...
  • Suspected U.S. drone fires missile into Pakistan area

    10/22/2008 7:10:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 487+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/22/08 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected U.S. drone fired a missile into a Pakistani village in North Waziristan tribal region early on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, the latest in a series of such attacks in recent weeks. The strike targeted a village near Waziristan's main town of Miranshah where Jalaluddin Haqqani, a veteran Taliban commander and an old friend of Osama bin Laden, had established a madrasa or religious school and where his extended family used to be living. There was no immediate word on casualties. "A large number of militants are rushing toward the area in vehicles," the...
  • Suspected US drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials

    09/30/2008 2:32:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 913+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/08 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) - A missile strike by a suspected US spy drone hit a house in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing at least four people and wounding nine, security officials said Wednesday. The attack is the latest in a string of incidents on the rugged frontier that have raised tensions between Islamabad and Washington, including a clash between Pakistani troops and US-led forces in Afghanistan. It happened shortly after Pashtun tribesmen shot at three drones circling the village of Khusali Toorikhel in North Waziristan, a known haunt of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants. "After the drones came under...
  • Pakistan protests suspected US missile strike (army lodges protest to "allied forces" in Afghan.)

    05/16/2008 11:14:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 123+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/08 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to "allied forces" in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said Pakistan concluded that Wednesday's attack on a house in Damadola village was launched by drones from Afghanistan. Abbas said a formal protest was lodged Friday with "allied forces" in Afghanistan, an apparent reference to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force that is fighting the Taliban-led insurgency there. The U.S. is among the nations contributing to ISAF. Abbas said 14 people...
  • CA: U.S. citizen arrested, suspected of smuggling immigrants

    02/25/2008 8:13:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 218+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A 24-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of smuggling two illegal immigrants was arrested at the San Ysidro port of entry Saturday, officials said. The woman, a San Diego resident, was registered in the SENTRI frequent traveler program and was using one of the program's exclusive travel lanes at the time of her arrest. Agents said she presented U.S. passports for herself and her son around 10 p.m. An agent reached behind the driver's seat and felt a person hidden in the Dodge Ram truck, officials said. The woman was sent to a secondary inspection area where agents discovered...
  • CA: Suspected migrant smuggler shot by border agents (his leg wound was deemed not life-threatening)

    02/13/2008 10:37:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 173+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/13/08 | Greg Gross
    SAN DIEGO – Border Patrol agents shot a suspected migrant smuggler early Wednesday in a predawn raid on a San Ysidro motel. The injured man was hit in the leg, police said. He was taken to a San Diego hospital where his wound was deemed not life-threatening. The incident began shortly after 3:30 a.m. when several uniformed Border Patrol agents entered Room 252 of the Economy Inn on Via de San Ysidro off Interstate 5, said San Diego police Capt. Cesar Solis. That's where they confronted two Latino men, one of whom was known to have a history of immigrant...
  • Suspected terrorists detained in Lebanon (plotting attacks against U.N. peacekeepers)

    10/15/2007 3:39:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/07 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese military intelligence officials have detained members of a suspected "terrorist network" for plotting attacks against U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, the army said Monday. The group had planted a bomb near the southern city of Tyre in an attempt to target a U.N. patrol, but it did not explode because of a problem with the trigger, the army said in a statement. The suspects also admitted they planned to plant two other bombs in the area and detonate them within a short period "in order to cause maximum casualties among the forces," the statement said. Two...
  • 60 suspected Afghan militants killed

    09/01/2007 6:47:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 837+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/07 | Rahim Faiez - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan police and foreign forces killed around 60 suspected Taliban fighters, many in the region where the insurgents recently released a group of South Korean church workers they had been holding, authorities said Saturday. Meanwhile, South Korea's foreign minister defended direct negotiations with the Taliban to free the hostages amid concern the move violated international principles and could spur more abductions. Police attacked a group of Taliban late Friday who were planning to strike security forces in the central Afghan province of Ghazni, killing 18 and arresting six others, said provincial police Gen. Ali Shah Ahmadai. Taliban...
  • Dutch police arrest 111 over suspected Internet fraud (most have since been released)

    06/16/2007 10:47:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 358+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/07 | AFP
    THE HAGUE (AFP) - Police in Amsterdam arrested more than 100 West Africans Saturday as part of a seven month long investigation into Internet fraud, they said. Spokeswoman Sita Koenders told AFP that 111 people were arrested for being in the Netherlands illegally and "now we must investigate in what way they are implicated in Internet fraud." Eight of those arrested were carrying false papers and they have been prosecuted. The others were detained and then released unless there were any extra charges against them, the police said in a statement. In October, Dutch police launched Operation Apollo to fight...
  • CA: Illegal immigrant suspected in fatal crash had four DUIs (drunk,on drugs,killed father of five)

    04/12/2007 11:11:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 955+ views
    An illegal immigrant arrested in connection with a collision that killed a father of five was drunk and on drugs, and had four previous drunken driving convictions, law officers said. Jose Pena, 26, was allegedly traveling 90 miles per hour on March 31 when he crossed a double yellow line and hit 33-year-old Kent Boone. He also allegedly had two pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his truck, according to California Highway Patrol officers who later checked Pena's home and found more drugs. Pena was booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder, driving under the influence and drug...
  • Gang suspected in Iraqi kidnappings

    11/17/2006 10:21:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 474+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/06 | Thomas Wagner - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - British soldiers backed by U.S. military helicopters battled insurgents near the Kuwaiti border Friday, close to where a private security team of four Americans and an Austrian were kidnapped. A top police official said a criminal gang had snatched the men and demanded ransom. Gunmen wearing police uniforms abducted the security team near Safwan, a largely Sunni Arab city of 200,000 people in southern Iraq. The attack took place shortly after the Westerners had crossed the Kuwaiti border with a large convoy of supply trucks. The convoy was traveling on the Iraq Military Road, which is infrequently...
  • Seven Suspected Terrorists Killed in Afghanistan

    08/24/2006 2:59:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 308+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2006 – Seven suspected al Qaeda facilitators were killed early today when Afghan and coalition forces conducted an operation on a compound housing suspected terrorists near the village of Asmar in Kunar province, U.S. military officials reported. Afghan and coalition forces came under direct fire when approaching the compound and defended themselves with return fire. Afghan and coalition forces continued to take fire from hostile forces in the surrounding area after the initial objective was secured. All of the men killed were engaging Afghan and coalition forces with hostile fire. A child, about 10 to 12...
  • MND-B Soldiers capture 4 suspected kidnappers

    08/02/2006 4:11:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers foiled a kidnapping attempt by four men disguised as Iraqi policemen in southeast Baghdad early today. Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, spotted four kidnappers dressed in Iraqi police uniforms attempting to abduct an Iraqi civilian. The four kidnappers were detained for questioning.
  • 5 suspected in Iraqi death squad arrested - Mahmoudiya

    07/26/2006 1:40:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 314+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/06 | Rawya Rageh - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. soldiers arrested five suspected members of an alleged "death squad" south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Iraqi army troops battled insurgents on a major street in the center of the capital. In Washington, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told Congress that Iraq was a front line in the war on terrorism and said those behind the violence here are perverting Islam. The arrests occurred when troops of the 101st Airborne Division swept through a neighborhood in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad, a U.S. statement said. The five suspects included the team leader, the statement said. Tensions...
  • Authorities find dozens of illegal immigrants in suspected stash area

    07/19/2006 7:29:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 395+ views
    About 75 illegal immigrants were found Tuesday in the desert about 50 miles west of Phoenix, many suffering from dehydration and exhaustion from triple-digit heat, authorities said. Seven immigrants and three sheriff's deputies were taken to hospitals for treatment, said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Officers used a helicopter, canine units and all-terrain vehicles and conducted foot patrols to search for others believed to be in the area, officials said. "We know they're still out there because there's sounds in the brush," said Lt. Paul Chagolla, a sheriff's department spokesman. "We can hear them. They've hunkered down." Lt. Chuck Siemens,...
  • California woman's identity taken by suspected illegal immigrants (81 people in 17 states)

    06/16/2006 1:18:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,831+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/16/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    Audra Schmierer's Social Security number really gets around. At least 81 people in 17 states - most likely illegal immigrants - have used it to get work without her knowledge. It took the government years to discover her information was being used illegally by so many people. Even then, authorities took little action. "They knew what was happening but wouldn't do anything," said Schmierer, 33, a housewife in this affluent San Francisco suburb. "One name, one number, why can't they just match it up?" The case is an egregious example of a common immigration problem: Personal information being misused and...
  • Iraq-deployed Marines develop keen eyes for IEDs, suspected insurgents

    06/12/2006 4:39:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 456+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jun 9, 2006 | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HAQLANIYAH, Iraq (June 9, 2006) -- Marines operating in this insurgent-heavy Euphrates Valley city have developed a knack for locating improvised explosive devices – seemingly the number one weapon of choice of insurgents in Al Anbar province. According to Cpl. Robert Gaye, a squad leader assigned to the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, the Marines are also getting a little help from the local populace in finding IEDs before they are able to do harm to innocent civilians or coalition forces. Every day Marines and Iraqi soldiers conduct counter insurgency/security patrols in the volatile streets of Haqlaniyah, a city...
  • Suspected Taliban Captured; Three Civilians Killed, Three Injured

    05/25/2006 8:28:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces detained two suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, while in separate incidents today and yesterday, three Afghan civilians were killed and three others were wounded by enemy action, military officials reported. Three Afghan civilians were seriously injured today when their vehicle struck a landmine buried in the center of a main road between Orgun and Gayan districts. The injured Afghans suffered ankle fractures and shrapnel injuries to the head. One also suffered an eye injury. All three were taken to a coalition medical facility for treatment. "Roadside bombs cause...
  • Report: FBI missed opportunities to ID suspected spy, FBI lover (Katrina Leung)

    05/24/2006 9:19:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 455+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/24/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    The FBI missed many opportunities to identify a suspected Chinese spy and her FBI lover, including a tip that she "was in bed with" the bureau's Los Angeles office, a Justice Department internal review said Wednesday. Katrina Leung, a Chinese-American paid informant for the FBI, and her handler, former counterintelligence agent James J. Smith, were able to deceive the FBI about their romantic relationship for nearly 20 years, Justice Department inspector general Glenn A. Fine said. In all, the FBI paid Leung $1.7 million over 18 years, Fine said. FBI supervisors failed to act on two serious incidents just 10...
  • Suspected drug tunnel uncovered at border

    05/15/2006 5:01:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 389+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/15/06 | Anna Cearley
    SAN DIEGO – U.S. authorities dug Monday into a crudely constructed cross-border tunnel that exits near a San Ysidro parking lot. Investigators could not say whether the tunnel had been completed. Drug cartels are suspected of building the cross border tunnels as a means of smuggling narcotics into the United States. The tunnel was found Friday, said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but authorities disclosed little information on its discovery. “It was a result of an ongoing investigation,” Mack said Monday. “The investigation continued until agents opened it up at 6 a.m. this morning.” The...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Find Cache, Suspected Terrorists

    05/13/2006 9:52:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2006 – Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and Multinational Division Baghdad's 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, located a large weapons cache and detained five suspected terrorists yesterday in northwestern Baghdad, military officials reported. The cache included mortar rounds, PE-4 explosives, blasting caps, rocket-propelled grenades, RPG launchers, mortar systems, cell phones, long-range control transmitters and a charging base for the transmitters. An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the munitions. (Compiled from a Multinational Division Baghdad news release.)
  • Representation Issue Arises in Case of Suspected Saudi Terrorist

    04/25/2006 6:38:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 210+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 25, 2006 – A Saudi man facing trial by military commission today followed the example of several detainees before him and rejected his detailed military defense counsel. Jabran Said Bin Al Qahtani, who is accused of constructing circuit boards to be used as timing devices in bombs, appeared in court wearing his tan detention uniform and sporting long, unkempt hair and a long beard. Qahtani was muttering to himself as he was lead into the room and took the first opportunity he had to decry the commissions process. "I don't want this court," Qahtani...
  • Proceedings Begin for Suspected Afghan Terrorist

    04/04/2006 5:39:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 201+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 4, 2006 – Preliminary hearings began here today for an Afghan man accused of working as a translator and accountant for al Qaeda in Afghanistan and involvement in a grenade attack that injured three journalists in March 2002. Abdul Zahir appeared in court wearing a dress shirt and khaki pants and talked and laughed with his translator and military attorney before proceedings began. An issue arose immediately when the presiding officer found out that written charges had been submitted to Zahir in English, Arabic and Pashtu, but Zahir's native language is Farsi. Marine Col....
  • U.S., Iraqi troops nab more than a dozen insurgents suspected in mass slaying

    04/01/2006 5:59:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/02/06 | Andrew Tilghman
    U.S., Iraqi troops nab insurgents suspected in mass slayingMore than a dozen rebels either caught or killed in Baqouba By Andrew Tilghman, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Sunday, April 2, 2006 Maj. John Digiambattista inspects the anti-aircraft gun and other weapons found during the chase of several insurgents. Andrew Tilghman / S&S Iraqi villagers tell soldiers that the men captured and killed Friday were the same ones who massacred 18 Shiite villagers last week. Andrew Tilghman / S&S A car used by insurgents burns Friday after it is abandoned during a firefight with U.S. and Iraqi troops. Andrew Tilghman /...
  • Pakistan Forces Kill 15 Near Afghan Border - North Waziristan , suspected Taliban sympathizers

    03/24/2006 1:30:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 3,283+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/06 | Bashirullah Khan - ap
    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships killed at least 15 suspected Taliban sympathizers Friday in the latest flare-up of violence near the Afghan border, the Pakistani army said. One soldier also was killed. The top army spokesman described the continuing bloodshed in the North Waziristan tribal region as "disturbing" and said efforts to control it were costing the Pakistani military "heavily." "Eighty percent of the people in the area are sitting on the fence and watching for which side buckles, either the government or the militants, and they will go with the winner," Maj. Gen....
  • 4 Die in Suspected Group Suicide in Japan

    03/15/2006 11:41:00 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 378+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 3 16 06 | Associated Press
    TOKYO - Four people suspected of committing group suicide were found dead inside a parked car Wednesday, officials said. The report follows a surge of such deaths arranged over the Internet. The bodies of three men and one woman, all believed to be in their 30s, were found in a car parked on a mountain road in Shizuoka, 100 miles west of Tokyo, police said. Authorities suspect suicide and said the four died from fumes as several charcoal burners were found inside the car, which had its windows sealed with tape, according to Kyodo News agency. There have been several...
  • Suspected Insurgents Detained; Weapons Caches Found

    03/15/2006 3:33:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 380+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2006 – U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in recent days have continued to detain suspected insurgents and to find and destroy weapons caches, military officials reported. Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Iraqi security forces in the last two days detained several insurgents and confiscated materials useful in building roadside bombs. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi police searched a house and found more than 300 false identification cards, including Iraqi police IDs. During the search, an Iraqi man came to the house to see the owner....
  • 8 Suspected Insurgents Detained in Iraq

    03/10/2006 10:40:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 205+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/06 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces detained eight suspected insurgents early Saturday, four of them at a west Baghdad mosque identified by the U.S. military as a possible safe haven for al-Qaida in Iraq. Forces surrounded the Sunni al-Khayr mosque complex in the violence-plagued Khadhra neighborhood late Friday. Police heard gunfire from the area, but when they found U.S. and Iraqi military at the scene, they withdrew, said police 1st Lt. Thayer Mahmoud. Iraqi forces led the joint operation and discovered several rooftop fighting positions, AK-47s and Molotov cocktails, the U.S. military said in a statement. The other four...
  • CA: Sweep nets 41 suspected gang members (SoCal - 3 North County cities)

    03/10/2006 10:05:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 853+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/10/06 | Angelica Martinez
    OCEANSIDE – Police and federal investigators arrested 41 suspected gang members with ties to violent street gangs in three North County cities during a weeklong sweep, officials announced Friday. The arrests were made from Feb. 24 to March 2 in Escondido, Oceanside and San Marcos as part of Operation Community Shield, a nationwide anti-gang initiative targeting foreign gang members. Most of the people arrested in the sweep have criminal records, said Serge Duarte, acting special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Those arrested included seven juveniles and an 18-year-old man with two prior convictions for battery causing...
  • Iraqi Police, Soldiers capture suspected IED emplacers

    02/27/2006 2:58:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 241+ views
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 27, 2006) – During a joint cordon and search with Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sunday, police officers from the Kirkuk Emergency Support Unit captured a reported member of the Ansar Al Sunna taqfiri organization, and seven other suspects. According to officials, Abu Abdallah, a suspected member of Ansar Al Sunna, is linked to attacks on Iraqi Security Forces in the Kirkuk area and may have actually emplaced the improvised explosive devices for these attacks himself. Another of those detained by the police, a local security guard...