On a rural compound just 11 miles from Disney World, Marcus Faella and his followers spent years stockpiling weapons and food, erecting barbed wire, and conducting elaborate paramilitary drills. Their goal, according to federal agents: igniting a "race war" in Central Florida. Two years ago, the fe ... More >>
Twelve years ago, just month after the towers fell in New York, New Times reporter Bob Norman showed you that the 9/11 bombers had been allowed to enter the country illegally through Miami. The series that he wrote, "Admitting Terror," won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists because it showed ... More >>
What two things do Chris Brown and anradical Islamist terrorist have in common? Easy! They both treat women like shit and occasionally wear the same clothes. Still struggling to trigger the think-before-you-act part of the brain that humans typically rely on for day-to-day life, Breezy thought it' ... More >>
Most of the world has moved on from LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat, but at least one man is still mad about it. The lawyer for Muhammad Rahim, an Al-Qaeda member who served as a translator for Osama bin Laden and who is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, h ... More >>
Carlos Miller isn't shy about his M.O. -- he believes photographers have the right to photograph police on the job, and he's more than willing to get arrested to prove his point. So it's not necessarily a surprise that cops are well aware of the 305's most rabble-rousing photog. Yet there's still so ... More >>
Sami Osmakac was arrested Saturday night near Tampa after federal officials uncovered an alleged terrorist plot in which Osmakac planned to blow up a nightclub and shoot at crowds using high-powered assault weapons.Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, had pla ... More >>
Nine months ago, former Cuban President Fidel Castro said Osama bin Laden was a CIA agent who never failed to pop up when George W. Bush needed a foil. "Bush never lacked for bin Laden's support," Castro said at the time. "He was a subordinate."Now that bin Laden is gone, however, el comanda ... More >>
There's no better way to express pure joy than the art of song. So when the news broke on Sunday that Obama had killed Osama, a giddy mob of superpatriotic Americans flocked to special spots like the White House, Ground Zero, and Times Square to musically convey its overwhelming excitement and g ... More >>
wikimedia commonsDo you believe in miracles? Alan Garcia does, just not the nice, feel-good kind.Pope John Paul II may have died six years ago, but the recently beatified Pole still packs quite a holy punch. At least, so believes Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who credited JPII for "removing" Os ... More >>
Assange's worst enemy: A former Key West trailer park resident.While asset-hiding Wall Street traders perch on their windowsills waiting for the latest from WikiLeaks -- which plans to soon release more than 2,000 secret banking records of tax-cheats -- founder Julian Assange has bigger fish to f ... More >>
via Flickr fooosco"We got your milk and cookies right here!"Terrorists know how to hit us where it hurts.Al-Qaeda bombed the World Trade Center, two shiny, towering examples of American capitalism. WTC was chosen partially because it was in New York, America's capital, and second because it repre ... More >>
The terrorist-samba in action.Farid Khavari would like to have a word with you over your radio airwaves. The outsider candidate for governor has bought some ad time to let you know that, while his name may lead the prejudiced and idiotic to believe he's an Osama-lovin' al Qaeda operative, he's reall ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesThe tiny Gainesville, Florida, Dove World Outreach Center ignited an international controversy when they announced plans to burn Korans on the ninth anniversary of September 11. The story stirred the same strong feelings surrounding a planned Muslim community center near Ground ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. narrowly avoided a terror attack from a Nigerian man flying from Holland and acting on orders from Yemen-based terrorists. Thanks, Fidel. Now you've ruined flying, too.For counterterrorism experts, there was only one logical response: ironclad new security rul ... More >>
Like Christina Milian, the gods of weather are going to dip it low, and after a week of record highs, we might see record lows. These weather gods are obviously bipolar. [CBS4]Wow, Bill Nelson's senate committee is done with health care, and what does he instantly start up on again? Chinese drywall. ... More >>
The feds say a local man smuggled millions of smokes for terrorists. He's not alone.
As we reported in February after a visit to Guantánamo Bay, President Obama faces some pretty damn thorny decisions as he tries to close the notorious prison camp in southeastern Cuba, none tougher than what the heck to do with all the prisoners. via Wikimedia Commons.Soon coming to a backyard near ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsCamp Delta in 2002According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll Americans overwhelmingly oppose the closure of the Gaunatanmo Bay detention camp by 65%. Only 32% favor closing the base down. 54% said they would actually be upset if the base closed, and 74% oppose its closure if it me ... More >>
The judicial saga of men who came to be known as "The Liberty Six" reached what may be the beginning of the end today. After two mistrials, and a total bill that cost taxpayers over $10 million, five of the men were convicted. Another was acquitted. The men were charged with plotting with al Queda t ... More >>
Liberty City Six Judge Joan Lenard refuses to pay a P.I. after he speaks out.
Code Bravo – Code Bravo! This morning, I had just woken from fitful airplane slumber (in which I slowly poured coffee all over my pant leg), and was hurrying through the Orlando terminal to catch an 11:30 connecting flight to Miami to make a meeting – that sort of thing – when suddenly over t ... More >>
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
Padilla Recently, the Herald bemoaned the many things the Padilla trial won’t be about. Indeed, the government has dropped from its indictments a good bit of the juicy stuff: gone are the dirty bombs, the meetings with top Al-Quaeda operatives, the attempted bombing of buildings in New York. But ... More >>
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