In our news wrap Friday, a Texas grand jury will take up the case of Sandra Bland, a black woman who police say hanged herself Monday after being jailed for a traffic violation. Friends and family say they doubt she would have committed suicide. Also, Islamic State bombers set off a car bomb that killed more than 100 people near Baghdad. The blast brought down buildings in a busy marketplace. Continue reading
The Danish Prime Minister said the country was still on “high-alert” on Sunday after police in Copenhagen shot and killed a 22-year-old man they believe was responsible for the double terror attack at a cafe and synagogue on Saturday and early Sunday morning that left two dead and five others wounded.
In other news Thursday, Bulgarian officials announced that the suicide bomber responsible for Wenesday’s bus attack in Burgas had a fake Michigan driver’s license. Also, organizers of the London Olympics fear huge delays at Heathrow Airport as British border guards announce a 24-hour strike for the eve of the Games. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, a bomb exploded on a bus transporting Israeli youth in a resort town in Bulgaria, killing at least six people. In Northern Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb that damaged 22 NATO supply trucks. Continue reading
Four Georgia men who are suspected members of a militia group were arraigned on terrorism charges in federal court Wednesday. Margret Warner discusses the alleged plot to use the toxin ricin and other means to kill government officials and citizens with Greg Bluestein of The Associated Press. Continue reading
The Bush administration lowered the nationwide terror alert to yellow or "elevated" risk on Friday saying that intelligence information, which had pointed to an increased risk of an attack in the United States 10 days ago, sparked the decrease. Continue reading