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Ex-Pharmacist Sentenced For 'Attempting To Weaponize' Ricin

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime

Jan 30 (Reuters) - A former New Jersey pharmacist has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for "attempting to weaponize" the deadly toxins ricin ...

Georgetown Student Arrested For Making Deadly Chemical In His Dorm

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2014 | College

March 21 (Reuters) - A Georgetown University student who made the deadly chemical ricin in his dorm room was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Friday ...

Man Charged With Sending Ricin To Obama To Change Plea

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

By Emily le Coz JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi man accused of sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and tw...

Domestic Militia Members On Trial In Georgia For Anti-Government Ricin Plot

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of two alleged domestic militia members charge...

Silk Road Vendor Behind Ricin Letter Sent To Obama: Homeland Security

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

An individual suspected of sending a letter laced with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama earlier this year is, according to the Department of...

National Ricin Association Fights Back Against Restrictive Legislation

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

In a fiery speech Saturday before cheering supporters, the National Ricin Association's Duane LaPierre took on advocates for new poison laws and said a national background check bill "got the defeat that it deserved."

Woman Admits Sending Ricin Letters To Obama, Bloomberg: Officials

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson was arrested Friday in connection with the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York City ...

College Student Newspaper Has Ricin Scare

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

A college newspaper at Iowa State University evacuated their offices Wednesday while authorities inspected what students worried was the lethal poison...

Rice in Envelopes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Investigation Into Poisoned Letters To Obama, Bloomberg Widens

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

* Man in Texas being questioned about letters to Obama, Bloomberg * Five threatening letters sent earlier from Washington state ...

Castor Bean Control

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

The fool has signed his own warrant. Even he knows that of all the fundamentally lethal implements, only guns have a special dispensation from God and Jefferson.

Poisoned Politics: How the Far Right Sells Anarchy as Revolution

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

I will leave it to the sociologists to figure out whether race has anything to do with this, but one thing is for certain: there has been a definite spike in political militancy since President Obama took office in 2009, and a lot of it has come from the right.

Another Questionable Letter Sent To Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama contained threats similar to those found in mail sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and is be...

Turkey Investigating Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Home

ISTANBUL, May 9 (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a team of eight experts to the border with Syria to test wounded victims of the country's civil war for ...

Suspicious White Powder At Brooklyn Courthouse

Posted 07.07.2013 | New York

The NYPD has confirmed that police are investigating a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at the U.S. District Court House for the Eastern District...

Ricin Letters Suspect In Court

Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By HOLBROOK MOHR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. — The first time James Everett Dutschke's name came up in court regarding ricin-laced lette...

Words That Shaped Last Week: "Presidential Libraries," "Ricin," and "Brunette Betty"

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.30.2013 | Home
Vanity Fair

By Juli Weiner For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's natio...

Ricin Letters Case Begins

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

(Adds judge keeping charges sealed until hearing set for Thursday) By Robbie Ward TUPELO, Miss., April 29 (Reuters) - A...

Arrest Made In Ricin Letter Case

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

By Robbie Ward TUPELO, Miss., April 27 (Reuters) - Federal agents arrested a Mississippi martial arts instructor on Saturday after his...

Ryan J. Reilly

Charges Dismissed Against Elvis Impersonator In Ricin Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials have dismissed charges against Paul Kevin Curtis, a Mississippi-based Elvis impersonator originally charged in connect...

Michael McAuliff

Reid: Another Ricin Letter Found | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A third ricin letter has been discovered by authorities in the nation's capital Tuesday, the same day the initial suspect in the mailing...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Update

Michael Warbux | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Michael Warbux

In West, Texas, a fertilizer plant exploded last night killing 5-15 people and leaving 100-170 people injured. The explosion is speculated to be cause...

Ricin Experts Weigh In On Risk Posed By Bioterror Agent

natureheader | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By Erika Check Hayden & Meredith Wadman The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said today that it has arrested a suspect in connection with t...

Michael McAuliff

Poison-Tainted Letter Sent To Senator's Office | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police intercepted a letter laced with the poison ricin that was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), senators told reporters Tuesday. ...

Elvis Impersonator Blames Bomb And Ricin Scare On Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.29.2012 | Crime

You ain't nothin' but a diabetic bomb hoaxer, cryin' to the cops. Michael Conley, a 64-year-old Elvis impersonator, allegedly locked himself inside...