The young Saudi said he had arrived in Orlando to meet a friend. But when pressed for details by an alert immigration inspector, "his story fell apart," says one law-enforcement official.
Last September, at a debate sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus, Howard Dean declared, "I'm the only white politician that ever talks about race in front of white audiences." The other candidates were dumbfounded by Dean's assertion and quickly denounced him, citing their own various commitments to civil rights.
Gen. Wesley Clark has never quite learned how to behave like a politician. Before Christmas, he was asked at a town meeting in Derry, N.H., how he would respond if President Bush or Clark's own Democratic rivals questioned his patriotism or military record.
Shalom. Salaam. Peace in the Mideast? Well, at least between two longtime Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, Yossi Beilin and Yasir Abed Rabbo. After years of dreaming and months of working out the fine print, Beilin and Rabbo brought their "virtual" Geneva accord to Washington last week.
FBI agents don't like to go into mosques. The so-called right of sanctuary was drummed into young FBI agents during their training at Quantico: "You don't chase a thief into the cathedral." The message was reinforced over time by political correctness and the example of careers ruined by rule-breaking.
Attorney General John Ashcroft this week will launch a cross-country barnstorming tour designed to shore up support for the USA Patriot Act--the controversial measure passed after 9/11 giving the Justice Department broad new powers to combat terrorism.
After months of frustration, FBI investigators have stumbled on a new theory of the 2001 anthrax attacks that some sleuths hoped could crack the case. Earlier this year, acting on a tip, FBI divers recovered a plastic container from the depths of an ice-covered pond near Frederick, Md.
President Bush's decision to agree to an independent panel to investigate the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks could lead to the most far-reaching and explosive government inquiry in decades.
The dogs, purebred bloodhounds with noses a thousand times more sensitive than a human's, were barking and howling and straining at their leashes. Early last week FBI agents on the trail of last year's anthrax attacker turned to a 16th-century technology to help solve a 21st-century crime.
When the news of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's brutal murder was revealed last month, Bush administration officials promised justice--on American soil.
"My father is a Jew, my mother is a Jew, and I am a Jew." In the last moments of Danny Pearl's life, his kidnappers forced him again and again to denounce his family, his country and his religion, and to warn the world that he would not be the last to suffer if the United States did not change its ways.
As an American among the Taliban, John Walker Lindh was an oddity, to say the least. But the young convert to radical Islam repeatedly proved his loyalty to the cause, undergoing spiritual education in Pakistan, then moving up to weapons and explosives training in two separate Qaeda camps in Afghanistan.
Top Justice Department and FBI officials turned down a request by Minneapolis FBI agents early last month for a special counterintelligence surveillance warrant on a suspected Islamic terrorist who officials now believe may have been part of the Sept. 11 plot to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon, NEWSWEEK has learned.The handling of the case of Zacarias Moussaoui--who is now being held in detention in New York--has raised new questions about how U.S. law enforcement officials handled...