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  • Ghost Gun and Machine Gun Conversion Device Dealer Pleads Guilty

    09/29/2020 6:14:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 29, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Fairfax man pleaded guilty today to dealing in firearms without a license.According to court documents, Davud Sungur, 20, has never had a federal firearms license. Beginning around March 2019 through March 2020, Sungur engaged in the business of dealing in firearms through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms. Among the firearms that he sold and advertised for sale were homemade pistols devoid of serial numbers or other unique identifiers, commonly known as "ghost guns." Sungur explained to prospective customers that he charged a premium for such pistols because he made them, because they lacked...
  • Released from jail at height of pandemic, Virginia rape suspect allegedly killed his accuser

    08/07/2020 9:25:22 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2020 | Tom Jackman
    he incident in Karla Dominguez’s apartment last October was violent, and it was not consensual, she testified in Alexandria District Court in December. The man she accused was indicted on charges including rape, strangulation and abduction and jailed without bond in Alexandria. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Ibrahim E. Bouaichi’s lawyers argued that the virus was a danger to both inmates and their attorneys, and that Bouaichi should be freed awaiting trial. On April 9, over the objections of an Alexandria prosecutor, Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins released Bouaichi on $25,000 bond, with the condition that he only leave his...
  • 5 teenagers shot at Fairfax Co. (VA) apartment complex

    07/07/2020 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WTOP News ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jose Umana and Valerie Bonk
    Police are searching for a gunman who shot five people, all teenagers, inside a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment building early Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. in an apartment complex on the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. After receiving multiple phone calls, officers arrived at the scene to find all five victims suffering from gunshot injuries. Numerous rounds were fired during the incident, and the alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived. The victims, three females and two males, ranged between 14 to 19 years old. They were all treated...
  • Ex-DIA analyst who leaked classified material to reporters sentenced to 30 months in prison

    06/19/2020 9:28:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 6/18/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst who repeatedly divulged classified information to journalists was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison. Henry Kyle Frese, a counterterrorism analyst from February 2018 to October 2019 before he was arrested, apologized to a federal judge in Alexandria, Va., for his conduct and said his motive for leaking was to advance relationships, including one with a reporter whom he was dating at the time. “It was never for personal gain or out of anger. It was never for political reasons,” said Frese, who previously pleaded guilty to leaking national secrets to two journalists...
  • George Washington’s Virginia church taking down his memorial

    06/07/2020 7:54:27 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    https://thehill.com ^ | 0ctober 27, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    A church attended by George Washington will take down a memorial to the nation's first president, a move church leaders say is intended to make the place of worship more welcoming. The Washington Times reported Friday that Christ Church in Alexandria, Va., will remove memorials of Washington and former Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which stand on either side of the church's altar. “The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome," church leaders said. "Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the...
  • Northern Va. nowhere near ready to reopen under Northam plan, officials say

    05/10/2020 3:25:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2020 | Antonio Olivo, Rebecca Tan and Jenna Portnoy
    Northern Virginia, the state’s economic engine, is nowhere near ready to reopen Friday when Gov. Ralph Northam plans to begin lifting shutdown restrictions, the region’s top elected officials said Sunday, citing the continuing increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. In a joint letter, the elected leaders in Northern Virginia’s five largest jurisdictions — representing nearly 2.4 million residents — told Northam (D) they are unwilling to lift restrictions in place since late March, which the governor plans to do in a limited capacity Friday in hopes of reviving the state’s ailing economy. Northam announced last week that he will begin...
  • Deepest Wreck

    10/17/2004 8:40:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 464+ views
    Archaeological Institute of America ^ | March/April 2001 | Brett A. Phaneuf, Thomas K. Dettweiler, and Thomas Bethge
    The discovery of a 2,300-year-old shipwreck between the classical trading centers of Rhodes and Alexandria adds to the corpus of evidence that is challenging the long-held assumption that ancient sailors lacked the navigational skills to sail large distances across open water, and were instead restricted to following the coastline during their voyages. Four other possibly ancient wrecks lie nearby... Despite its depth, the site is typical for an ancient shipwreck. The vessel came to rest on the bottom and eventually listed over onto its side. In this case, the ship heeled over to port. As its wooden hull lost...
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testifies against former Obama counsel Gregory Craig

    08/22/2019 2:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified in federal court Thursday against Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig about the ex-counsel's Ukraine-related work for Paul Manafort, Politico reported. Gates was a top lieutenant to Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, for approximately 10 years. During that time, Manafort supervised a 2012 review conducted by Craig of the abuse-of-power trial of ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to Politico. While the review was presented as an independent probe of the trial, it was commissioned by Manafort's primary client, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and bankrolled by Victor Pinchuk, a steel oligarch and...
  • Decorative ancient mosaic discovered in Alexandria [Kom El-Dikka]

    07/21/2019 12:58:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Nevine El-Aref
    An Egyptian-Polish archaeological mission, including archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, has uncovered the remains of a vast residential settlement. Inside of one of houses found is a well-preserved mosaic floor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the discovery of the mosaic floor does not only show the affluence of the residents of those homes, but also to the popularity of mosaic art in Alexandria. Aymen Ashmawi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, explained that the settlement dates between the 4th and 7th centuries...
  • Alexandria rape suspect challenging DNA search used to crack case

    06/11/2019 9:24:44 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 90 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2019 | Rachel Weiner
    When she was raped at gunpoint at the Alexandria, Va., pool where she worked in 2016, the 24-year-old lifeguard could describe her attacker only as a thin man she believed was 35 to 40 years old and a little over 6 feet tall. Three years later, police arrested Jesse Bjerke, after having DNA from the attack analyzed by genealogy researchers who used public databases to link the sample to people in Bjerke’s family — an increasingly common tool for cracking unsolved crimes. Bjerke is also under investigation for a similar rape at a pool in Fairfax County in 2015, according...
  • “The Scriptures Destroyed by Fire” ~ An official Roman transcript from the Great Persecution

    05/20/2019 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 11 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 21, 2017 | Florentius
    It is a common theme in our post-Christian age to tar the early Church with certain atrocities against philosophy and science. One of the accusations most commonly trotted out is that the Christians burned the world-famous library at Alexandria. This "perniciously persistent" myth is tidily demolished by David Bentley Hart in a 2010 article in First Things. But even if the myth were true, the Roman Christians had a model to follow in that Hellenistic pagans themselves consigned Christian books to the flames during the persecutions. For a period of about eight years in the early 4th century AD, it...
  • POTUS Trump Now Turns To D.C. Swamp And Says, “MY TURN.”

    03/24/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 223 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/24/19
    Lots of whispers circulating in and around Washington D.C. regarding a Trump White House that is set to unleash an investigative push back against all those false accusors that have been peddling the dangerous and divisive Trump-Russia hoax for the last two years. Word is members of both the Clinton and Obama gang are bracing for impact. DEVELOPING…
  • Saint Flavian and the Robber Council of Ephesus

    02/18/2019 9:35:26 AM PST · by Antoninus · 8 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 2/18/2017 | Florentius
    The feast day of Saint Flavian, martyr, falls on February 18. Flavian was archbishop of Constantinople from AD 446 through 449. Though he lived long after the traditional age of Christian martyrs, Flavian is nonetheless accounted one of their number, though he was slain by men calling themselves Christians--indeed, he died either during or in the immediate aftermath of a Church Council. As one of the principle parties at the so-called Robber Council of Ephesus, Flavian found himself on the wrong side of the powerful Patriarch of Alexandria, Dioscorus, and a veritable army of monks led by the Syrian archimandrite,...
  • Donny Deutsch Issues Warning To Democrats: Sandy Is Handing 2020 Election To Trump…

    02/16/2019 2:14:41 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 34 replies
    Some rare honesty from the Morning Joe crowd... “When you have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who I find extremely dangerous at this point, and I hope she doesn’t tweet ‘Who are you Donny Deutsch I don’t care about you or anything,’ basically she has a Twitter following that’s her power base, to basically come out and say what a great thing it is, we can take that money and give it to teachers. It doesn’t exist. It’s an abatement. $27 billion, we put down three. That’s business. That’s what happens,” argued Deutsch. “And you attach this to the Green Deal and you...
  • First Tut, now Cleo in Dr Zahi's sights

    08/18/2006 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 7 replies · 326+ views
    iol | August 17 2006 | Shaun Smillie
    In little over two months, famed Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass hopes to unearth the discovery of his lifetime: the tomb of one of history's greatest women, Cleopatra. The celebrity archaeologist, who is on a whistle stop lecture tour of South Africa, said that "the discovery would even be bigger than that of King Tut". Hawass told The Star on Wednesday that he suspects Cleopatra is buried with her Roman lover Mark Antony at a temple 30km from Alexandra called Tabusiris Magna. "I believe it is a very sacred place and this is where they would have hidden Cleopatra and Marc...
  • Spotlight interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass [ Tabusiris Magna / tomb of Cleopatra / Mark Anthony ?]

    08/17/2006 10:56:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 800+ views
    Guardian's Egypt ^ | December 12, 2005 | Dr. Andrew Bayuk
    We have pieces of kings and queens, nobles and officials, and beautiful statues. It's opened on the 17 of December. And also we are sending an exhibit to Japan. It's called Cleopatra, actually Cleopatra is becoming something very important now and I never thought I would search for her. Now we are working in a temple near Alexandria called Tabusiris Magna and we think that maybe Cleopatra is buried in the most sacred place inside this temple. We are excavating now, we've stopped the excavation for 1 month, and we're going to open the excavation on January 15th to search...
  • Dig 'may reveal' Cleopatra's tomb

    04/15/2009 6:43:13 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies · 1,146+ views
    BBC ^ | April 15, 2009 | BBC
    Archaeologists are to search three sites in Egypt that they say may contain the tomb of doomed lovers Anthony and Cleopatra. Excavation at the sites, which are near a temple west of the coastal city of Alexandria, is due to begin next week. Teams working in the area said the recent discovery of tombs containing 10 mummies suggested that Anthony and Cleopatra might be buried close by.
  • Is this Cleopatra's skull? The thrilling finds at the dig to discover Egypt's lost queen

    04/20/2009 7:47:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies · 1,179+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 20, 2009 | James White
    Archaeologists searching for the lost bodies of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony have made a number of important discoveries. In what could be the most thrilling finds since the tomb of Tutankhamun was unearthed in 1922, leading Egyptologists believe they are edging ever closer to the country's most fabled queen. The female skull was found during a radar survey of a temple close to Alexandria, Egypt, and workers are hopeful they will also find the remains of the celebrated Roman general. Egypt's top archaeologist Zahi Hawass was optimistic of making a significant find when the dig began last month....
  • Egyptians hope to find Cleopatra's tomb

    04/15/2009 7:51:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 570+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | April 16, 2009 | Sheera Frenkel
    Cleopatra and Mark Antony were immortalised as two of history’s greatest lovers, but their final resting place has always been a mystery. Now archaeologists in Egypt are about to start excavating a site that they believe could conceal their tombs. Zahi Hawass, director of Egypt’s Superior Council for Antiquities, said yesterday that there was evidence to suggest that Cleopatra and Mark Antony were buried together in the complex tunnel system underlying the Tabusiris Magna temple, 17 miles from the city of Alexandria. The dig, which begins next week, could reveal answers to the many myths surrounding the pair — including...
  • 'Indiana Jones'-Like Archeologist Says He's Found Cleopatra's Tomb

    05/25/2008 1:02:47 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 2,544+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2008 | The Sunday Times
    A flamboyant archeologist known worldwide for his trademark Indiana Jones hat believes he has identified the site where Cleopatra is buried. Now, with a team of 12 archeologists and 70 excavators, Zahi Hawass, 60, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, has begun the search for her tomb. In addition, after a breakthrough two weeks ago, Hawass hopes to find Cleopatra's lover, the Roman general Mark Antony, sharing her last resting place at the site of a temple, the Taposiris Magna, 28 miles west of Alexandria.