Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Software mogul John McAfee arrested in Guatemala, wanted for questioning in Belize killing

Guatemala City

software guru mcafee arrested

Software company founder John McAfee was arrested Wednesday for entering Guatemala illegally. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said the antivirus guru was detained by police at a hotel in an upscale neighborhood. McAfee said he had formally requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he is being persecuted in Belize, where he is wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a neighbor.

Washington

Homeland Security grants said abused

A decadelong, $7 billion federal program to help police and fire departments prepare for a terrorist attack has let communities buy millions of dollars of equipment that goes unused or is unrelated to terrorism, according to a new report. Since 2003, a Department of Homeland Security grant program called the Urban Areas Security Initiative has ballooned from 12 major metropolitan areas to 31 jurisdictions. The study found that some cities and towns created implausible attack scenarios to win grants and scrambled at the end of each fiscal year to buy extra, unnecessary gadgets to spend excess cash.

Iowa City, Iowa

Bodies thought to be missing cousins

Hunters discovered two bodies Wednesday thought to be young cousins who vanished five months ago while riding their bikes, authorities said. The families of 9-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 11-year-old Lyric Cook were told of the discovery and are asking for privacy, Black Hawk County sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben said. He wouldn't say where the bodies were found or if there were suspects. The bodies were being sent to the state medical examiner's office for identification.

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