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High Court Won't Hear Hatfill Suit

NY Times off the hook for columns on 2001 anthrax attacks

(Newser) - The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of Steven Hatfill’s defamation suit against the New York Times, Bloomberg reports. Hatfill, who was once suspected of masterminding the 2001 anthrax attacks, has long maintained that the paper's coverage—specifically, columns by Nicholas Kristof—damaged his reputation. But lower... More »

FBI Missed Anthrax Clues

Investigators were fixated on wrong suspect

(Newser) - The FBI's obsessive focus on the wrong anthrax suspect caused the agency to miss some important clues pointing to Bruce Ivins, the Los Angeles Times reports. Records of key-card swipes show that Ivins, who killed himself last month before being charged, spent hours in a "hot suite" with access... More »

Anthrax Case Scientist Commits Suicide

Microbiologist took drug overdose as investigators closed in

(Newser) - A government scientist in Maryland about to be charged in the 2001 anthrax attacks has apparently committed suicide, the Los Angeles Times reports. Microbiologist Bruce Ivins was questioned after the attacks for failing to report anthrax contamination at his workplace, but the investigation soon switched focus. Colleagues say Ivins became... More »

Ex-Army Doc to Get $5.8M in Anthrax Case

Feds settle with Hatfill, once named 'person of interest' in attacks

(Newser) - The Justice Department will pay nearly $6 million to an ex-Army scientist for naming him in an anthrax probe 7 years ago, the AP reports. The feds settled out of court today for calling Steven Hatfill a "person of interest" in the still-unsolved case, but continued to "deny... More »

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