An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old girl who vanished from her mother’s home early this morning, authorities in Fayetteville, N.C. announced today.
Shaniya Davis was last seen by her mother at approximately 5:30am, said Lt. David Sportsman of the Fayetteville Police Department. “I don’t have any information at this point that would indicate any foul play,” Sportsman told CNN. “But we’re not ruling that out and the investigation continues.”
Shaniya lives with her mother in a trailer park that is adjacent to a wooded area and off a main road.
An extensive grid search was conducted throughout the day. “Right now we’re in the process of replacing some of our staffing so we are putting fresh eyes, fresh people out there to go over and make sure we covered every possible area,” Sportsman said.
Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
Outside a Manhattan mosque where the imam preaches against terrorism, the brothers of the "Revolution Muslim" are spreading a different message.
Protected by the Constitution of the country they detest, radical Muslim converts like Yousef al-Khattab and Younes Abdullah Mohammed preach that the killing of U.S. troops overseas is justified. In their thinking, so were the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - and so are attacks on almost any American.
"Americans will always be a target - and a legitimate target - until America changes its nature in the international arena," Mohammed said in an interview to air on tonight's "AC 360."
Al-Khattab and Mohammed consider al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden their model.
"I love him like I can't begin to tell you, because he doesn't seem to have done anything wrong from the sharia," al-Khattab said, referring to Islamic law. "If you're asking me if I love him as a Muslim, I love him more than I love myself."
“What says the law? You will not kill. How does it say it? By killing!”
-Victor Hugo, author of 'Les Miserables'
It seems so complicated – killing by lethal injection. Strapping an inmate to a gurney, sticking on heart monitors, inserting needles in veins, connecting intravenous drip tubes.
And then the wait: drip drip drip. First saline – harmless. Then sodium thiopental – puts one to sleep. Then a paralytic agent – stops the breath. And last, potassium chloride – stops the heart. Drip.
All this, versus one bullet.
It only took one bullet to kill each of the 10 victims when John Muhammad and his young accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the D.C. Beltway for three weeks in October 2002.
'DC Sniper' John Allen Muhammed is scheduled to be executed tonight for his role in the shooting spree that in the fall of 2002. Although his accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo will spend the rest of his sentence behind bars as he agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in which he confessed to shooting thirteen people, eight fatally. Malvo is serving a 99 year sentence.
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He became an almost daily fixture on TV sets around the country during three traumatic weeks in October 2002. Snipers were shooting innocent victims in the Washington, D.C. area. The 14 incidents were random. 16 people were shot, 10 fatally. Area residents were afraid to go to the mall, to school, some to even leave their homes. Then Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief Charles Moose was the public face of the investigation. His emotional and sometimes contentious briefings made Moose a celebrity. But controversy came along with his public persona.
In advance of Tuesday night's scheduled execution of convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad, we spoke with Chief Moose in an LKL Web Exclusive interview.
LKL Blog: What are your feelings about the execution of John Allen Muhammad?
Chief Moose: We live in a nation of laws. The people of Virginia made their decision based on the evidence. It's good to see the system works, and the people's will is going to be carried out.
LKL Blog: But how do you personally feel about capital punishment?
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that terrorized the suburbs of the nation's capital, is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight at a state prison near Jarratt, Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied a clemency request from Muhammad's lawyers, closing off what is likely to be his last avenue of appeal.
Do you have questions about the death penalty and about Muhammad's execution? Let us know!
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CNN Financial News Producer
The prolonged period of pain in the housing market seems to be easing, at least temporarily anyway.
Most cities in the U.S saw gains in the median price of single-family homes sold during the three months that ended Sept. 30, according to the National Association of Realtors' quarterly report on home prices. This is the second consecutive quarter of gains.
The national median home price was $177,900 in the third quarter, up $7,000 from the previous quarter. And while that was still down more than 11% from the third quarter of 2008, the pace of decline is slowing. In the second quarter of 2009, home prices fell more than 15% from the same period last year. FULL POST
CNN Senior Political Correspondent
She was a high-voltage candidate, lighting a fire in the grassroots of Republican-land - fresh, folksy and fierce.
She famously belittled her party's presidential opponent, Barack Obama, at her coming-out party at the 2008 Republican National Convention: "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."
Sarah Palin remains a force - the most recognizable name in the
Republican Party, a headline magnet. Just over a year after the defeat of the Republican ticket, the Republican No. 2 is Amazon.com's No. 1 in non-fiction pre-sales. Writer of books, giver of speeches, muser of politics on an unusually active Facebook account. And robo-caller on behalf of a conservative group in this year's Virginia governor's race. FULL POST
The Washington Post
Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood, was supposed to discuss a medical topic during gave a presentation to senior Army doctors in June 2007. Instead, he lectured on Islam, suicide bombers and threats the military could encounter from Muslims conflicted about fighting wars in Muslim countries.