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Malcolm X

Malcolm X assassin Thomas Hagan freed from prison

On Feb. 21, 1965, civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot to death at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem during a speaking engagement.  Three men were arrested for the crime, but the prime mover in the shooting was Thomas Hagan.  Hagan served 44 years for the crime.  Previously known as Talmadge Hayer, or Talmadge X
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Disguised man robs Vegas casino of chips, escapes in taxi

Casino security, for the second time in as many months, has been foiled. Some are wondering if security always sits back and watches as a disguised man robs a Vegas casino. This robber apparently got away in a taxi cab with $35,000 in chips. Rio gets hit: disguised man robs Vegas casino The Rio casino
pan am flight 103

Libyan official claims Gadhafi ordered bomb for Pan Am flight 103

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, according to Libya’s former justice minister. Pan Am flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing 270 people aboard and on the ground. Gadhafi allegedly pulled strings to get the Lockerbie bomber released from Scotland on “humanitarian grounds” in 2010, fearing
weapons of mass destruction

CIA informer Curveball admits he lied to help Bush start Iraq war

“Curveball,” the CIA informant who helped the Bush administration rationalize starting the Iraq War, has admitted he was lying. In the run-up to the war, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, an Iraqi defector code-named Curveball by the CIA, said Iraq had secret biological weapons laboratories. Curveball now says he lied about weapons of mass destruction so
New York University

Nir Rosen resigns after remarks about CBS reporter Lara Logan

CBS reporter Lara Logan has spoken out about a violent sexual assault she experienced while reporting in Egypt. Fellow reporter Nir Rosen has resigned from his fellowship at NYU after his reaction raised eyebrows — and ire. Nir Rosen has since apologized to Lara Logan, but the damage from his remarks appears to be done.
John Gotti

Huge FBI sweep nets arrests of more than 100 mobsters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies have concluded a sweep of arrests of mobsters on the East Coast. More than 100 members of the mob were arrested in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Charges range from racketeering to murder. More than 100 mobsters arrested in FBI sweep A coordinated operation involving
Papa Doc

Jean Claude Duvalier returns to Haiti but may face arrest

After more than two decades in exile, Jean Claude Duvalier made good on a promise to return to Haiti. Duvalier, or “Baby Doc” is the son of Francois Duvalier, or “Papa Doc,” who ruled Haiti with an iron fist for over twenty years. Crowds gathered and cheered upon his return. Baby Doc Duvalier arrives in

Nationwide heartbreak as Mega Millions winners are in Northwest

The current Mega Millions lottery jackpot is up to $355 million, and there are two winners. It is the second largest jackpot ever observed in the lottery game, which is played in most states. The two confirmed winning tickets were sold in Idaho and in Washington state. One Mega Millions winner in Washington and one
wtf cia

WTF? CIA launches WikiLeaks Task Force to assess Cablegate

The CIA announced the formation of the WikiLeaks Task Force (WTF) Wednesday. The WTF was formed by the CIA to figure out how Cablegate and other WikiLeaks releases will impact its ability to function. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks continued to dribble out leaks from more than 251,000 diplomatic cables stolen from the State Department. WikiLeaks Task Force
Shopping carts

Amazon Black Friday 2010 deals lead to state complaints

Technically, the “biggest shopping day of the year” is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Online retailer Amazon has already announced some Black Friday 2010 deals. How Amazon is able to offer lower prices, though, is a sticky issue for many states. Amazon Black Friday 2010 In an effort to capture even more sales during the holiday

Time Change 2010 | Fall back on November 7

The time change for the 2010 fall season this year is slated for Nov. 7. This year’s “fall back” will change time for a four-and-a-half month period of time. In 2005, the Energy Policy Act adjusted Daylight Saving Time, meaning the time change for 2010’s fall was pushed back. Time change 2010 for fall The
U.S. Airways

Philadelphia Airport flight evacuated, no bomb found

This morning at the Philadelphia airport, a flight headed for Bermuda was evacuated. A baggage handler who was not showing ID disappeared when questioned. No other flights into or out of the Philadelphia airport were affected by the incident. Evacuation at the Philadelphia airport U.S. Airways Flight 1070 was scheduled to leave the Philadelphia airport
University of Texas-Austin

University of Texas locked down | UT shooting Tuesday

On the University of Texas-Austin campus this morning, there was a shooting. One, possibly two gunmen entered the Perry-Castaneda library and began shooting. The only reported injury from the UT shooting was the self-inflicted gunshot that killed the University of Texas shooter. Due to the UT shooting, the University of Texas-Austin campus and some surrounding
Wreckage from a plane crash

Miracle ending results in Columbia crash

Only one fatality took place in a San Andres, Columbia crash that took place on Monday. The plane crashed during the landing. The cause of the crash isn’t completely certain, but it appears to be a lightning strike. The plane split into pieces, but didn’t hit any buildings, and only one fatality occurred, though not
wyclef jean performing

Wyclef Jean, former Fugees frontman, runs for president of Haiti

Wyclef Jean has announced he is running for president of Haiti. Jean, the Grammy-winning former frontman of the Fugees, said he feels it is his calling to lead his native land out of the despair caused by the earthquake in Haiti last January. Jean has added an exciting buzz to Haiti’s election, considered one of
An oil drilling ship arriving in port

Will oil spill response system lift the gulf drilling moratorium?

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 has triggered a federal drilling moratorium in deep-sea waters in the Gulf. Many in the oil industry are protesting loudly. But four oil companies are actually doing something that may help lift the drilling moratorium. Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell are committing
the sign at a BP gas station showing gas prices

Oil cap test stops raging gusher of crude on BP live video feed

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 stopped gushing Thursday, at least temporarily, for the first time in 87 days. The BP live video feed showed no oil erupting from the ruptured well after BP began testing a massive oil spill cap designed to divert the flow to the surface. The oil cap