Monday's arrest of five men accused of aiming to bomb an Ohio bridge raises disturbing questions about the attraction to violence of some contemporary anarchists. But it also offers critical lessons to Americans about the nature of the domestic terrorist threat they face?a threat more diverse in its ideological origins than commonly appreciated.
The Obama administration is proposing rules to govern the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate, a potentially explosive substance that was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and reportedly was a component in the July bomb attack on a government building in Oslo, Norway.
Former President Clinton said he sees parallels in the mood of the country now and on April 19, 1995, when the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people while he was in the White House.
When we first saw him, the bombing suspect was gaunt and slender in handcuffs and orange jail skivvies, his hard eyes unlit by the faintest flicker of emotion. Tim McVeigh. The name didn't mean much then but the image did. He was a poker-faced killer in a crewcut, and all across America people were asking the same question: Who is this guy?
On the eve of Timothy McVeigh's execution, Courttv.com's Andy Brooks and Catherine Quayle take a trip from McVeigh's childhood home in upstate New York to Terre Haute, Indiana, where the bomber is to be executed June 11, 2001. They talk to people along the way about the deeds and death of an American terrorist.
Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry Nichols is arguing that his trial should be separated from that of his codefendant, Timothy McVeigh. In this brief filed September 5, 1996, portions of which are blacked out per the court's order not to reveal evidence, Nichols contends that he and McVeigh have antagonistic defenses -- to prove their innocence, each one must blame the other -- so trying them together will aid the prosecution. Nichols also proffers a novel argument: The jury in this death penalty trial will not be able to distinguish his case from McVeigh's, thus violating their 8th Amendment right to individualized sentencing.
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On April 19, 1995, Brian Espe was working in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City when a deadly bomb ripped through the facility. Ten years later, the survivor still thinks about the people lost that day.
Some of the jurors who voted to spare Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols the death penalty did so because they felt sorry for him, another juror who supported the death penalty told CNN Saturday.
Jurors Thursday ended a second day of deliberations without deciding whether Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the 1995 attack that killed 168 people.
A state jury found Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols guilty on 161 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday in a verdict that came nearly 10 years after what was then the deadliest attack on U.S. soil.
A lawyer for bombing conspirator Terry Nichols tried Wednesday to deflate testimony from Michael Fortier -- the third former Army buddy in the Oklahoma City bombing plot -- that suggested Nichols participated in planning the 1995 attack.
Timothy McVeigh identified Oklahoma City's federal building as the target of his bomb plot in December 1994 and said he planned to destroy it "to get people's attention," the prosecution's key witness against co-conspirator Terry Nichols testified Tuesday.
The FBI is looking into a report that documents related to the Oklahoma City bombing may have been destroyed and others may never have been turned over to the head of the FBI probe or to the defense, government sources told CNN on Saturday.
Money Magazine: The Big Fixupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00
Controversy erupted as soon as then SEC chairman Harvey Pitt began pushing for William Webster, former director of the FBI and CIA, to head the new accounting oversight board in late October. Many ...