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On the 10th anniversary of the anthrax attacks, Joe Johns reports on the FBI's hunt for a rogue scientist.

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Family of 2001 anthrax victim settles with governmentupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:22:00

The family of the first victim to die in the 2001 anthrax attacks will get $2.5 million from the U.S. government under a settlement reached last week, according to court documents.

Anthrax victim's family, U.S. reach tentative deal, lawyer saysupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 20:50:00

The family of a Florida man who was the first to die in the 2001 anthrax attacks has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. government over his death, a lawyer for the family said Monday.

Anthrax suspect's double lifeupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 14:01:00

Nancy Haigwood says she instantly suspected Bruce Ivins as the anthrax attacker. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

Strange sorority fixation was link that led to anthrax suspectupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 14:01:00

Nancy Haigwood's career as a scientific researcher in Seattle was on the rise in 2001, when her memory of a sorority-obsessed university classmate helped lead federal investigators to the man they say was responsible for the anthrax attacks in the months following 9/11. But for the first four and a half years, her tip was low priority.

Anthrax antibiotics pre-position plan needed, says reportupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 11:00:00

Public health officials on a state and local level should determine where and how antibiotics for anthrax should be stored in their communities in the event of a large-scale anthrax attack, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Suspect in 2001 anthrax case had long history of mental problemsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:52:00

Old mental health records for the chief suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks suggest Bruce Ivins should have been prevented from holding a job at a U.S. Army research facility in Maryland, according to a report from a panel of behavioral experts commissioned by the Department of Justice.

2010: Knowing the anthrax suspectupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:52:00

CNN's Joe Johns interviews an addiction counselor who knows the inside of Dr. Bruce Ivins' mind.

Scientific review reaches no conclusion on source of anthraxupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 11:05:00

Using the available scientific evidence "it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion" about the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax letter attacks which killed five people, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences.

Officials work to control anthrax outbreak in Bangladeshupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 22:51:00

Officials in Bangladesh are working to control an anthrax outbreak that has infected nearly 300 people since its first detection two weeks ago.

Anthrax kills 82 hippos, 9 buffalo in Ugandaupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 10:35:00

More than 90 animals in Uganda have died since June from a vicious strain of anthrax, officials said Thursday.

FBI concludes investigation into 2001 anthrax mailingsupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 16:09:00

The FBI announced that it has concluded its investigation into the 2001 anthrax mailings, saying Friday that a biodefense researcher carried out the attacks alone.

Will my anthrax vaccination hurt my unborn child?updated: Mon Apr 13 2009 09:20:00

I am enlisted in the military and recently had an anthrax shot. Then a week later, I found out that I am pregnant. Will this shot have an effect on my pregnancy or child?

'Let me sleep,' anthrax suspect wrote before suicideupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 22:37:00

Dr. Bruce Ivins, the former government scientist blamed for a string of deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, behaved oddly and was "sarcastic and nasty" to his wife in the final weeks of his life, police documents said.

High court tosses scientist's libel suit against New York Timesupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 14:10:00

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a former Army scientist's lawsuit against The New York Times. Steven Hatfill sued the newspaper, accusing it of libel over reports he said falsely linked him to the 2001 deadly anthrax attacks.

Anthrax death sparks London health alertupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 05:58:00

Health experts were on Monday examining the home and workshop of a London drum-maker who died after inhaling anthrax spores while handling imported animal skins.

Time.com: Mailmen Might Deliver Meds in Next Anthrax Attackupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 20:40:00

Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice

Suspect: 'I finally know who mailed the anthrax letters'updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 23:26:00

The man who authorities allege carried out the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people sent himself an e-mail saying he knew the attacker's identity, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Time.com: Leahy: Anthrax Suspect Ivins Had Helpupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 20:00:00

The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks

FBI director seeks outside review of anthrax investigationupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 04:32:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday he will seek an independent review of the scientific process and evidence that allowed the FBI to wrap up its long-running anthrax investigation, but left lingering questions.

FBI admits error but stands by anthrax probeupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 10:10:00

FBI officials, while admitting a mistake, are offering more evidence to support their assertion that government scientist Bruce Ivins was responsible for the anthrax-laced mailings that killed five people in 2001.

Time.com: Nagging Questions in Anthrax Case updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 18:00:00

If Bruce Ivins carried out the anthrax attacks in 2001, the scientific and forensic evidence should prove it. Scientists are asking why the FBI hasn't released that information

The anthrax investigationupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 16:01:00

Did overly aggressive tactics by federal agents drive the anthrax attack suspect to suicide? CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Anthrax evidence revealedupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:03:00

Could a piece of freeze-drying equipment be the answer in the anthrax case? Jeanne Meserve reports.

Source: Suspect took leave to mail anthrax lettersupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 15:03:00

Anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins took several hours of administrative leave on the day it is believed two anthrax-laced letters were mailed, a government source said.

Time.com: The Anthrax Filesupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 23:00:00

The FBI was on the trail of Army scientist Bruce Ivins for years. As investigators closed in, he committed suicide. But how credible was their case?

FBI to examine computers in anthrax probeupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 19:36:00

Federal agents hope two computers seized from a Frederick, Maryland, public library yield more clues regarding anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins, according to new case documents.

Widow: Anthrax evidence bolsters $50 million lawsuitupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 15:21:00

An anthrax victim's widow said new evidence about the suspect in the 2001 attacks released to the public supports her $50 million lawsuit blaming the federal government for her husband's death.

FBI accused of hardball tactics in anthrax caseupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 20:41:00

Former colleagues of Bruce Ivins, the man blamed for the 2001 anthrax attacks, accused federal agents Wednesday of hounding the government researcher and his family to the point where Ivins took his own life.

U.S. officials declare researcher is anthrax killerupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 20:07:00

A federal prosecutor formally declared Army biological researcher Bruce Ivins the sole person responsible for creating and mailing the bacterial spores that killed five people in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Source: Feds to declare anthrax case solvedupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 21:14:00

Federal investigators will declare the 2001 anthrax case solved on Wednesday, when they make public their case against government researcher Bruce Ivins, a government source familiar with the case told CNN on Tuesday.

Intended anthrax target has doubts about probeupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 20:37:00

An intended recipient of one of the anthrax-laced letters sent in 2001's anthrax scare said Monday he was "very skeptical" of the government's investigation.

Anthrax suspect's deathupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 09:52:00

Researcher commits suicide after he learned charges were likely in 2001 anthrax deaths. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.

Therapist: Ivins described plot to kill colleaguesupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 09:52:00

An anthrax researcher who committed suicide Tuesday had threatened his therapist and recently outlined a plan to kill his co-workers, according to audiotape of court testimony.

Time.com: The Anthrax Mystery Deepensupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 15:00:00

Many perplexing questions swirl around Bruce E. Ivins and his sudden death. For one: what info did the FBI actually have connecting him to the anthrax attacks?

Anthrax probe suspect diesupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 00:54:00

CNN's Kelly Arena reports a suspect being investigated in the 2001 anthrax attacks has allegedly commited suicide.

Anthrax suspect, scientist, kills self as FBI closes inupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 00:54:00

Prosecutors likely would have sought the death penalty against a researcher who killed himself after learning he was going to be charged in the 2001 anthrax killings, two sources told CNN on Friday.

The basics of anthraxupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 14:44:00

The apparent suicide of former government researcher Bruce Ivins is the latest development in the mystery of the anthrax attacks of 2001. Letters laced with the bacteria brought the disease into the forefront, sparking fear across America.

Settlement in anthrax caseupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 01:05:00

A settlement has been reached with a person once named a "person of interest" in deadly anthrax attacks.

Military wins round for mandatory anthrax vaccinationupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 14:20:00

Eight members of the military who objected to getting a mandatory anthrax vaccination lost another round in federal court Friday.

CNNMoney: Nuke attack drug contracts up for grabsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 12:59:00

As Americans brace themselves against Hurricane Rita, the second huge hurricane in one month, the government is preparing to spend some serious money on another potential threat: nuclear attack.

CNNMoney: U.S. gears up for anthrax, smallpoxupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 13:22:00

So you heard about the bubonic plague-infected mice missing from a bio-terror research plant in Newark and now you're scared?

Judge OKs military anthrax vaccinationsupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 16:18:00

A federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for the Pentagon to resume vaccinating military personnel against anthrax after lifting his injunction against the mandatory inoculation program.

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