Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Colorado woman wanted to start holy war in Mideast, FBI says

Denver

Colo. woman wanted to go to Syria for jihad

FBI agents tried to discourage a 19-year-old Denver area woman who said she wanted to wage jihad in the Middle East before arresting her in April as she boarded a flight she hoped would ultimately get her to Syria, court documents unsealed Wednesday show. Shannon Maureen Conley, a Muslim convert, told agents she wanted to use her training in the U.S. Army Explorers to start a holy war, according to the federal court records.

Waukesha, Wis.

Stabbing suspect, 12, incompetent

Doctors have found one of the two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character mentally incompetent to stand trial, attorneys said Wednesday. Prosecutors requested a hearing to discuss the doctors' conclusions, one from a psychologist hired by the defense and the other from a state-appointed doctor. In a sign they might expect the girl to plead insanity, the prosecution also asked for an evaluation of whether mental disease was present at the time of the crime. Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren granted both requests and set the hearings for Aug. 1.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills 11 in capital

A Taliban suicide bomber struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as the militants step up their campaign of violence aimed at undermining the Western-backed government. The bombing came as the country struggles through its first democratic transition of power. Electoral officials said Wednesday the release of initial election results has been postponed until next week because of allegations of fraud.

Toronto

Ford: 'You name it, I've abused it'

Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he has used "every drug you can probably think of" and blamed substance abuse for the racist and homophobic language he has used. Ford returned to work this week after two months in rehab for drugs and alcohol. The mayor said he has used cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms, but not heroin. He acknowledged he smoked crack but denied he was a crack addict. He said he drank at City Hall, but never did drugs at work. "You name it, I've abused it," he said in interviews with Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and CP24.

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