Oklahoma and Texas had costliest natural disasters in 2013

John Wagley Top Priority Sector:  disaster_preparedness_emergency_response The state of Oklahoma last year had the highest natural disaster related insurance payouts, totaling about $2 billion, a figure caused mainly by tornadoes, according to the Insurance Information Institute.One tornado, in May, struck the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore and adjacent areas with…

Feds say Silk Road suspect’s computer shows he (thought he) plotted 6 murders

  New court filings against Ross Ulbricht, the young Texan accused of being the mastermind behind the notorious Silk Road website, show new and compelling evidence that he was the man at the helm. Documents formally introduced Thursday morning in a Southern District of New York federal court includescreenshots of Ulbricht’s computer as it…

CBP officer charged in Texas alien smuggling scheme

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption:  Pharr Port of Entry A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, his girlfriend and an associate have been charged in Brownsville, TX, in an alleged bribery and alien smuggling operation along the U.S./Mexico border that prosecutors said operated between 2009 and 2011.…
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