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Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned Letter

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned Letter

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — A suspicious letter, potentially laced with the poison ricin, was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, ABC News has learned. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed to ABC News that Capitol offices were o…

Was Westminster Dog Show Competitor Poisoned?

Was Westminster Dog Show Competitor Poisoned?

Facebook(NEW YORK) — The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show that earlier this month made headlines by crowning an affenpinscher as Best in Show for the first time ever, is back in the headlines Friday after the unexpected death of another competitor. Cr…

‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

Hemera/Thinkstock(CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia) — An elderly woman known as the “Black Widow” for killing her first husband has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning her current husband.Melissa Ann Weeks, also known as Melissa Ann F…

Woman Admits to Poisoning Boyfriend with Visine Drops

Woman Admits to Poisoning Boyfriend with Visine Drops

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 33-year-old Pennsylvania woman could spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting to police that she repeatedly poisoned her boyfriend with Visine eye drops for more than three years in a bid for his attent…

Palestinians Accuse Israel of Fatally Poisoning Yasser Arafat

Palestinians Accuse Israel of Fatally Poisoning Yasser Arafat

AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Israel was accused Tuesday of being behind the killing of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the most official accusation leveled against the Jewish state since Arafat’s sudden and mysterious death in Novem…

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Businessman Michael Marin appears to swallow something following his conviction at an Arizona courthouse. (KNXV/ABC News)(PHOENIX) — An Arizona millionaire who died minutes after he was convicted of arson appeared to have put something in his mouth w…

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban appears to be stepping up its attack on girls getting an education in Afghanistan by launching what is believed to be the third toxic assault on a school in a week.On Tuesday, local offici…

Extremists Blamed for Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

Extremists Blamed for Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Islamic extremists opposed to women’s education have been blamed for poisoning as many as 140 schoolgirls Tuesday in the Afghanistan eastern province of Takhar.District governor Mohammad Hussain said the wo…

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