A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent pulled the ruse in order to capture a 15-year-old accused of making bomb threats in Seattle. The agency has employed similar tactics in the past.
“How many AP classes did you take?”
The letter comes after agents created a fake Associated Press article to nab a suspected school bomber in Seattle in 2007. This is the latest in a series of incidents in which cops have been criticized for pretending to be someone else.
A military plane carrying bodies from the crash touched down at Eindhoven Airport Wednesday morning.
The super typhoon hit the Philippines with 195 mph winds and a 20-foot high wall of water that killed more than 2,300 people.
And with my one last gasping breath, I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt.
Eric Holder’s report comes after criticisms over the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records. Update: The White House applauds Holder’s report, signals a move away from criminal investigations of leakers.
Armed clashes erupted Friday for several hours on the 6th October Bridge between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. As many as 30 people have been killed in clashes around Egypt, according to the Associated Press.
“The government may love this,” says the AP CEO. “I suspect that they do.”
“The department has not prosecuted, and as long as I have the privilege of serving as Attorney General of the United States, will not prosecute any reporter for doing his or her job,” Holder tells Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday.
Forget the “birthers,” his Muslim background and training as a secret socialist spy. A set of more serious inquiries have hit the White House in force.
“If we lose the constitutional foundations of a free press in this country, tyranny is at the door. Obviously I am very concerned about that,” Rep. Trent Franks said.
The Justice Department may have seized AP phone records, but it’s not the first time the U.S. government has gone after journalists.
The head of the DOJ is all like, “idk, man.”
Congressional press galleries call on the Department of Justice to explain how the “unparalleled use of your investigative power is constitutionally consistent.”
DOJ officials stand by the decision to pull phone records for the nation’s largest wire service.
To “avoid a potential appearance of a conflict of interest … I recused myself,” says the attorney general of the DOJ investigation into the Associated Press.
The news of the DOJ phone-grab story broke at 4:26 p.m., but it wasn’t discussed on MSNBC until 7:37 p.m.
“It’s appalling, it’s the most disgusting use of authority we’ve seen in a while,” said Rep. Trey Radel.
News that the DOJ secretly obtained AP phone records has left coming around to the idea of a scandal-filled second term. “Ugh,” says one activist.
“The First Amendment is first for a reason. If the Obama Administration is going after reporters’ phone records, they better have a damned good explanation,” Boehner spokesman says.
The Dow fell and then bounced right back up.
Ram Singh’s lawyer: “There were no circumstances which could have led to Ram Singh committing suicide. There was no mental stress. He was very happy.”
“Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage,” AP Stylebook says.
“I mean, if their policy is to make a case-by-case decision, shouldn’t we give them a hand?” Dr. Mark Bitgood said of why he wrote to the Associated Press. Under style guidance issued this past week, married same-sex couples aren’t “generally” to be referred to as husbands or wives.
Oscar Pistorius was charged Tuesday in South Africa of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
“This week’s style guidance reaffirmed AP’s existing practice,” a spokesman says. Reporters, related organizations and activists aren’t satisfied.