The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to consider the appeal of five former terrorism suspects who claim they were kidnapped and taken on "torture flights" by the United States to other countries and subjected to brutal interrogations by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The decision leaves standing  a federal appeals court ruling upholding the "state secrets'" privilege claimed by both the Bush and Obama administrations to prevent to testimony in matters regarding national security. 

Strauss-KahnThe French head of the International Monetary Fund, a man known in his home country as “the great seducer,” was arrested Saturday on charges that he sexually assaulted a maid at a hotel in New York City.

Attorney General Eric Holder recently issued a statement indicating his commitment to the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. However, a bipartisan group of Senators told reporters on Wednesday that they believe the detention camp should remain open indefinitely.

Federal authorities have collared an employee of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in connection with scheme to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens.

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Nancy Brown, 28, of Las Vegas, was arrested and charged with violating federal bribery statutes.

ICE reports that it received a tip about Brown's counterfeit license operation from an anonymous source. ICE said in a news release:

The theories abound. Osama bin laden is not really dead. Or he has been dead for years, in which case the headlines should read, "Osama Still Dead!" At least one blog proclaims the al-Qaeda leader and alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 was actually dead before 9/11. In other words, our government for all these ensuing years has been chasing the wrong terrorist — and the wrong corpse, even.