| Mar 17, 2015
| 8:47 PM
An envelope addressed to the White House has tentatively tested positive for cyanide after two rounds of analysis, the Secret Service said Tuesday. Additional testing will be necessary to confirm the finding.
The letter was received Monday at a facility...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:53 AM
A third round of testing will help to determine whether an envelope addressed to the White House does indeed contain cyanide.
Initial biological testing came back negative, the Secret Service said, but another test conducted Tuesday returned a...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Monday for mailing ricin to President Obama and other officials in the latest turn through the legal maze involving a martial arts instructor, an Elvis impersonator and a plea deal that was again on...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Pleading not guilty usually works better when you haven't already pleaded guilty. Then again, normalcy has yet to visit the Mississippi ricin saga.
In a federal court Tuesday, one of America's weirdest continuing criminal cases added another bizarre...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:23 PM
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man charged with mailing a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, the FBI said.
Investigators have no information to suggest...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As federal officials plunged into yet another investigation over ricin-laced letters sent to public officials, court documents reveal peculiarities about another recent poison-by-mail case.
James Everett Dutschke, 41, a taekwondo instructor, remains...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A taekwondo instructor in Tupelo, Miss., has been indicted -- for the second time -- on suspicion of trying to frame an Elvis impersonator in a case involving a poison-filled letter to a U.S. official.
This time James Everett Dutschke, 42, is accused of...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001.
"In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 AM
A terror bombing at the Boston Marathon, an explosion at a Texas fertilizer factory and tainted mail in Washington, D.C. have made for an unsettling week. Throw in anniversaries of some of America's most tragic and traumatic days -- Virginia Tech,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:13 PM
NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking envelope. It bore no return address and had a Memphis, Tenn., postmark — just like letters to President Barack Obama and a...