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WTF? CIA launches WikiLeaks Task Force to assess Cablegate

wtf ciaThe WikiLeaks Task Force, known at the agency as WTF, seeks to assess the impact of Cablegate on intel operations ...

Homemade bombs false alarm | New Haven explosives were fireworks

New Haven Explosives Homemade bombsChristopher Clark's apartment was reported to the fire department for smoke, but so-called "homemade bombs" were also found in his residence.

Burning down Escondido bomb house is safest option

burning down the houseThe Escondido bomb house was so contaminated with HMTD, a deadly and highly explosive material, that the safest solution was to burn it down.

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Taliban captive, seen on new video

Bowe Bergdahl captured in afghanistanA former Taliban captive says Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan 16 months ago, is being kept alive for his propaganda value...

Concorde crash probe takes 10 years to reach questionable verdict

air france concordeA decade after the Air France Concorde crash a French court found Continental Airlines guilty of leaving a scrap of metal on the runway ...

BP lawyers dispute oil spill volume in attempt to reduce fine

oil spill gulf of mexico 2010BP could save billions of dollars if it succeeds in lowering the government's estimate of how many barrels leaked during the Gulf oil spill.

WikiLeaks reveals confidential State Department diplomatic cables

Wikileaks State Department cablesThe latest WikiLeaks release contains candid insight on international diplomacy and how the United States applies pressure to its allies.

Amazon Black Friday 2010 deals lead to state complaints

Shopping cartsAmazon has started their Black Friday deals almost a week early - but everyone from customers to state tax collectors are complaining.

U.S. military F22 jet missing over Alaska

F-22 RaptorAn F-22 Raptor fighter jet has gone missing over the Alaskan wilderness. Search crews have been sent out, but nothing has yet been found...

Extradition of Viktor Bout, the Merchant of Death, angers Russia

viktor bout merchant of death waresViktor Bout, a Russian suspected of global arms dealing, was extradited to the U.S. from Thailand on Tuesday to face terrorism charges...

Blast kills 7 at Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen

Grand Riviera Princess Hotel is in Playa del CarmenSwamp gas is suspected as the cause of an explosion that killed seven, injured 18 and destroyed the restaurant at a hotel in the Caribbean.

Revolt against TSA | Pilots lead charge against privacy invasion

Airport securityThe TSA has implemented "enhanced screening procedures" that may have finally crossed the line. Pilots, and many passengers, are simply saying "no."

Florida schools locked down; government buildings threatened

School shootingA call and an e-mail to a local radio station have caused Broward County schools in Florida to initiate a full lockdown for student safety.

Mexico tunnel discovery a drop in the drug smuggling bucket

drug smuggling passagewayThe Mexico tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego linked drug smuggling operations with a passageway the length of six football fields.

Honus Wagner T206 baseball tobacco card donated to charity

Photograph of the most valuable baseball card in history, the T206 Honus Wagner card.A T206 Honus Wagner tobacco card – one of only 60 known to exist – was recently donated to the Baltimore school Sisters of Notre Dame.

Three beaches shut down after deadly shark attack

Great WhiteThe 12th deadly shark attack in 90 years in California has shut down three popular beaches. The beaches are expected to re-open by Monday...

WikiLeaks to release huge trove of classified Iraq War documents

wikileaks iraq war documentsWikileaks will release 400,000 previously secret documents on the Iraq war that cover prisoner abuse, civilian deaths and other harsh realities.