The Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner had his suicide mission personally blessed in Yemen by Anwar al-Awlaki, the Muslim imam suspected of radicalizing the Fort Hood shooting suspect, a U.S. intelligence source said.
Shvereport — A Shreveport man is recovering from a gunshot wound after reportedly being shot during a robbery Sunday.
The Times reports the man was allegedly approached by three others who demanded money before shooting him.
Internet postings purportedly written by a Nigerian charged with trying to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day suggest a religious and depressed young man who fantasized about becoming a Muslim holy warrior.
A child molester who escaped from a correctional facility in Keithville Sunday, has been captured.
Officials say Bryan Roberts escaped Thursday after walking away from his work in the kitchen.
Two others, Tommy and Loree Harley, were also arres
The alleged Christmas Day terrorist had been in one of the U.S. government's many terror databases since November, which is when his father brought him to the attention of embassy officials in Nigeria.
The U.S. government tightened airline security as it searches for answers to how a 23-year-old Nigerian man eluded extensive systems intended to prevent attacks like his botched Christmas Day effort to blow up a Northwest flight from overseas.