Anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in Washington, D.C., contained material that initially tested positive for ricin, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne.
A man used a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping and rescue so he could look like a hero but ended up killing her, a police affidavit released Wednesday said.
In his new budget, President Obama ordered a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority with an eye toward selling it to private interests. But some are now questioning whether shedding the TVA would yield the kind of payoff Obama anticipates, while Republican lawmakers in the region remain uncharacteristically protective of this government-sponsored company.
A Vatican spokesman said Tuesday that about 100,000 Christians are killed annually because of their faith -- a staggering number that has some human rights groups claiming such killings are on the rise in countries like Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt.