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Federal judge jails anarchist indefinitely for refusal to testify

A federal grand jury is believed to be in the midst of investigating the March 2008 bombing of an armed forces recruiting station in Times Square. The explosion in that case was small, and no one was injured, although the storefront recruiting station was damaged. According to police, the explosive device was an ammunition box stuffed with low-grade explosives, and a surveillance camera caught the image of a man getting off his bicycle, walking around near the station, and then getting back on his bike and riding away.

FBI wants to eavesdrop on Skype for evidence of federal crimes

Back when everyone got their phone service over physical phone lines, federal law enforcement had it easy. They essentially have "turnkey" access to phone company records, and there are no real barriers to getting a federal wiretapping warrant for a phone line. Increasingly, however, agents have been thwarted in their relentless quest for evidence of federal crimes by a simple change in technology. With cellphones, Internet chat and VoIP, the targets of federal investigations don't have to use traditional phone companies to discuss alleged crimes.

Montgomery Man Faces Bribery Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted Montgomery resident James Potts, 56, with a federal crime relating to his involvement in a bribery scheme while he was working as an employee for the state.

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