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FBI adds 1976 'family annihilator' to Most Wanted list

The FBI on Thursday added a former US State Department employee who allegedly bludgeoned his family to death with a hammer 38 years ago to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Investigators say William Bradford Bishop, Jr. brutally murdered his wife, mother and three sons aged 5, 10 and 14 at their home in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington on March 1, 1976. Dubbing him a "family annihilator," they say he was last seen a day later further south in North Carolina, where he is believed to have buried his victims' remains in a shallow grave and set them on fire.

FBI adds 1976 'family annihilator' to Most Wanted list

The FBI on Thursday added a former US State Department employee who allegedly bludgeoned his family to death with a hammer 38 years ago to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Investigators say William Bradford Bishop, Jr. brutally murdered his wife, mother and three sons aged 5, 10 and 14 at their home in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington on March 1, 1976. Dubbing him a "family annihilator," they say he was last seen a day later further south in North Carolina, where he is believed to have buried his victims' remains in a shallow grave and set them on fire.

Texas readies to execute Mexican despite appeal bid

The US state of Texas is set to execute a Mexican national on Wednesday as appeals are rushed forward on possible trial irregularities or mental disability. Ramiro Hernandez, 45, was sentenced to die in 2000 for allegedly murdering a 49-year-old man who employed him on his ranch in San Antonio. He also allegedly repeatedly raped his victim's wife following the murder.

Ex-Montreal cop pleads guilty to gangsterism-related charges in Hells case

MONTREAL - An ex-Montreal police investigator has pleaded guilty to a charge of gangsterism for selling sensitive information to criminal bikers. Benoit Roberge entered the plea in a Montreal courtroom this morning. He also pleaded guilty to breach of trust as he broke down in tears and apologized for his actions. Roberge originally faced four charges — one of obstructing justice, one of breach of trust and two related to gangsterism. Crown and defence attorneys are recommending a sentence of eight years. A judge will hand down the sentence on April 4.

Connecticut home invasion killer in suicide attempt -lawyer

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut man on death row for the 2007 murders of a mother and her two daughters in a quiet suburb sent his attorney a letter saying he planned to commit suicide days before he was found unresponsive in his cell on Monday, the lawyer said.

Top domestic terror suspect could be hiding out in Hawaii, federal investigators say

SAN FRANCISCO - America's most wanted domestic terrorism suspect — an alleged animal rights extremist — may be hiding in Hawaii. FBI agents are hunting for Daniel Andreas San Diego on the state's Big Island after receiving "credible intelligence" that he might be there. Agents are focusing on the island's eastern district of Puna and in the small, eclectic town of Pahoa, the FBI office in San Francisco announced Wednesday.

FBI hunting for top domestic terror suspect in Hawaii after receiving 'credible intelligence'

SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI said Wednesday agents are hunting in Hawaii for the nation's most wanted domestic terrorism suspect. The FBI office in San Francisco said the agency received "credible intelligence" that Daniel Andreas San Diego might be on the state's Big Island. Agents are searching for him in the island's eastern district of Puna and in the small, eclectic town of Pahoa.

US warns of airline shoe-bomb threat

US security officials warned Wednesday about a potential shoe-bomb threat on international flights to the United States, local media reported. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning to airlines based on "very recent intelligence" considered credible that assailants would try to attack passenger jets using explosives hidden in shoes, NBC television reported. Officials told NBC that passengers may be subjected to enhanced security screenings and airlines will pay more attention to passengers' shoes.

U.S. issues warning about shoe bombs on airplanes bound for U.S.

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities issued a warning on Wednesday to airlines flying to the United States to watch out for militants who may have hidden bombs in their shoes, U.S. government sources said. The warning came from the Department of Homeland Security, the sources said, and it is consistent with concerns security agencies have about militants trying to smuggle explosives onto airplanes in shoes, cosmetics or liquids.

Al Capone's gangster manse on the market in Miami Beach

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - One of Miami Beach's most notorious pieces of real estate is back on the block: the asking price is almost $8.5 million. The sprawling, waterfront compound is where notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone died after being released from Alcatraz and is said to have plotted the St. Valentine's day massacre in 1929.
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