Debris from 9/11 plane found in alleyway
The Wall Street Journal:A five-foot piece of debris found near Ground Zero on Friday may be a piece of a 9/11 plane, officials say.
The debris, found wedged between two buildings, is believed to be part of the landing gear from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center more than 11 years ago.
Police have secured the location and are treating it like a crime scene until the medical examiner’s office evaluates the area. Demolition may be required to remove the debris from the narrow alleyway where it was found, police say.
Fuel barge explosions shake Mobile, Alabama
Fox 10 TV: Three people were injured in several explosions on two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama, officials say. The first explosions occurred around 8:30 p.m.
The barges, which reportedly contained natural gas, caught fire after the initial blasts, resulting in several more explosions over the next hour. The Mobile Fire and Rescue department plan to let the fire burn out to avoid further injuries.
It is currently not clear what caused the explosions.
Photo: The fire continued to burn after four reported explosions. (Fox 10 News)
Associated Press’ Twitter Account Hacked
The AP’s Twitter account was hacked today by an unknown person or persons and the following tweet was sent out:
Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured
The tweet was quickly spread around the Twitterverse and even some business reporters reported it on television. The reports cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA:) To fall about 150 points, but the markets quickly recovered after the hoax was uncovered. It is still unknown as to who is behind the hacking.
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Suspect #2 Caught and Charged: Boston Bombings
One week after the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon one suspect is dead and the other is in the hospital under arrest. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been charged with using a WMD to cause damage to property and person(s). If found guilty he can be sentenced to death. The capture od Tsarnaev has brought relief to the Boston area after the day long manhunt and citywide de-facto Martial Law. The White House issued a statement saying that the suspect will be treated as a regular criminal and not as an enemy combatant, as Senators Graham (R-SC) and Senator McCain (R-AZ) were suggesting happen. However, Tsarnaev has not been read his Miranda Rights because of the “Public Safety” clause which had caused outcry by many civil-libertarians.
Freedom News Network will stay on top of the story and the later trial.
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The explosion in West, Texas is still developing and a recap will be posted tomorrow due to the confusion going on right now. This is not related to the Boston Bombings.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of West, and the people of Boston,
Senator Wicker Poisoning Foiled
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) was the target of an apparent ricin poisoning today at the US Capitol, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). Senator Wicker has not been injured in the incident, but one of the many capitol mail sorting buildings where the letter was discovered has been evacuated and closed. No one was harmed there. Ricin derives from the Castor oil plant and is very lethal, even in very small doses. This attempted poisoning comes a day after the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. The suspect(s) in both incidences are both still on the loose
This isn’t the first time that lawmakers have been targeted with poison. In 2001, an anthrax attack killed five people and injured 17 others when envelopes filled with anthrax spores were sent to various lawmakers and news agencies across the country one week after the September 11th attacks.
More updates will be made once they become available.