An intoxicated man was arrested after shooting off a gun inside a residence, taking multiple hostages and declaring terrorist threats during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies in an unincorporated area in Sonoma County Thursday night, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.
Alice Hoagland has had ten years to think about her son Mark Bingham’s death. He was one of the heroic passengers aboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Bingham and others died fighting the terrorists on that flight.
Revelations that Osama bin Laden considered hijacking and blowing up U.S. oil tankers in order to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” came as no surprise to the Coast Guard in the Bay Area.