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  • Feds Catch Navy Veterans Charity ‘Scammer’

    Feds Catch Navy Veterans Charity ‘Scammer’

    (PORTLAND, Ore.) — The man accused of setting up a fake Navy Veterans charity and siphoning away millions of dollars was captured by U.S. Marshals in Portland, Ore., after nearly two years on the run. The alleged con artist, who went by the name Bobby Thompson, continued to refuse to reveal his identity after Marshals took him into custody Monday night, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s office. “We’ve been following him all over the country,” Pete Elliott, the U.S. Marshal in northern Ohio who headed the three-man fugitive task force, told ABC News. “We finally caught up with him […]

  • John Edwards’ Lawyers Take Aim at Aide’s Wife

    John Edwards’ Lawyers Take Aim at Aide’s Wife

    (GREENSBORO, S.C.) — John Edwards’ legal team is waiting their turn to grill Cheri Young Tuesday, the woman who tearfully told a court that she was “disgusted” with Edwards’ efforts to hide his pregnant mistress, but decided to help anyway. Young is the wife of Edwards’ former top aide Andrew Young. She returns to the stand Tuesday after her emotional testimony Monday was cut short by a migraine headache. On cross examination she can expect to be asked why about $1 million of the alleged hush money ended up in her family’s pockets and helped bankroll the construction of their […]

  • FBI Arrests Five In Alleged Ohio Bomb Plot

    FBI Arrests Five In Alleged Ohio Bomb Plot

    (WASHINGTON) — Authorities have arrested five people they say conspired to blow up a bridge near Cleveland. “The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by an undercover FBI employee,” the FBI said in a statement Tuesday.  “The defendants were closely monitored by law enforcement.  The explosives the defendants purchased and attempted to use were inoperable and posed no threat to the public.” Authorities say the suspects chose the target, scouted the bridge, bought what they thought were plastic explosives and planted them at the base of the bridge Monday night. “The defendants armed the […]

  • ABC News Exclusive: Facebook to Help Find Organ Donors

    ABC News Exclusive: Facebook to Help Find Organ Donors

    (LOS ANGELES) — Conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend helped Mark Zuckerberg formulate his latest big idea — harnessing the power of Facebook to help eliminate the critical shortage of organs for patients desperately in need of life-saving transplants. And it was his friendship with Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose life was extended by years following a liver transplant, in part, that spurred the 27-year-old Facebook founder and CEO to help put that idea into practice. “Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and […]

  • Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

    Wis. Mother and Son Killed in Different Auto Accidents

    (WEST ALLIS, Wis.) — Two unrelated car accidents claimed the lives of a mother and her son early Sunday morning in West Allis, Wis. Mary Moore, 45, was struck by a car, while lying in the street at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning. According to a report by the medical examiner, a witness behind the car that struck Moore initially thought the first car had gone over a speed bump.   But when the witness got closer, they realized that a woman was lying in the roadway. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, authorities said. The driver […]

  • Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for Complaints

    Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for Complaints

    (NEW YORK) — Thanks to smartphones, airline passengers have been able to pay for baggage, check in for flights and pull up boarding passes all with the swipe of a touch screen. Now, with the tap of an app, they can also fire off complaints about airport security screenings conducted by the Transportation Security Administration. The Sikh Coalition, which released the Fly Rights app Monday, claims that the 11 TSA screening complaints investigated during the first half of 2011 were woefully unrepresentative of how many fliers were actually being pulled aside for their race, religion or ethnicity. “I would say […]

  • Potential $4 Billion Loot from WWII Wreck Beckons Treasure Hunters

    Potential $4 Billion Loot from WWII Wreck Beckons Treasure Hunters

    (GORHAM, Maine) — The crew aboard the 220-foot Sea Hunter is on the hunt for an exceedingly rare catch: nearly $4 billion in gold and platinum from a World War II-era shipwreck. The Maine-based Sub Sea Research crew aboard the vessel have searched for the Port Nicholson wreck for nearly five years and are now on their way to retrieve their first piece of treasure. Sub Sea Research co-founder Greg Brooks believes the wreck could be carrying platinum and gold ingots that were originally a payment from the Soviet Union to the U.S. for war supplies.  The Port Nicholson was […]