A man was taken off a BART train in Oakland on Friday morning after scaring passengers by talking about weapons of mass destruction, an agency spokesman said.BART officers responded at about 9:20 a.m. to the 12th Street Oakland City Center station to a report of a man on a train who was scaring other passengers by saying “you should be aware of weapons of mass destruction,” BART spokesman Linton Johnson said. Read More
The White House says al Qaeda's threats to avenge Osama bin Laden's death come as no surprise, and that the adminsitration will "remain vigilant" to protect Americans from any potential backlash.
"We're being extremely vigilant," White House spokesman Jay Carney said aboard Air Force One on Friday. "We're quite aware of the potential for activity." Read More
An overwhelming number of Americans think it's likely Pakistan knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding, while adminsitration officials are still avoiding any finger-pointing. Read More
WHAT: Pakistan is sending out a battalion of Washington lobbyists to fight for continuation of its $3 billion in annual U.S. aid. The Pakistani government is panicked at the rising congressional suspicions that it deliberately hid Osama bin Laden for six years. Read More
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has a partial solution for those who want to thank the highly secretive Navy SEALs who carried out the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden this week.
Warner has added a feature to his Senate homepage for people to leave their comments for the Virginia Beach-based squad. As of about 6 p.m., there were already more than 30 posted. Read More
Today’s Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking numbers are the first complete set of post-Osama numbers. When paired with other major polls they show President Obama received little boost from the Navy SEALs killing of bin Laden. Read More
At least three of the five people killed by the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan were unarmed, according to new details that emerged late Wednesday. The SEALs killed a man who was firing at them when they landed in the compound. The SEALs were not fired at again for the remainder of the 40-minute operation, according to a report in the New York Times. Read More
No, that's not me robbing a bank. But give it to someone with some computer skills and some free time, and I bet you could make it pretty convincing.
One consequence of the latest technology is that nearly every event of significance is photographed. At the very least, there will be dozens of people standing around with cell-phone cameras. And all photographs and official documents can be disseminated over the Internet, instantly. Read More
Losing control of the narrative: The headlines on morning three of the post-Osama era are not good for the White House. Read More
Gruesome faked photos of a dead Osama bin Laden have been spreading wildly across the Internet. Web experts warn that many emails offering links to such photos have been planted by hackers and scammers who either want to plant harmful viruses in victims’ computers or steal their ID information. The Associated Press has been approached with six bogus photos turned in by seemingly authoritative sources. Read More