Suspected terrorist nabbed in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- The FBI believes authorities disrupted a terrorist attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota city after converging on a mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday.
Buford Rogers, 24, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He made his first court appearance Monday.
Rogers appeared in court wearing a construction company T-shirt, jeans and work boots. He answered "yes sir" and "no sir" to questions from U.S. Magistrate Tony Leung.
Leung ordered Rogers held pending a detention hearing Wednesday, citing "serious concerns" raised in the criminal complaint.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven declined to elaborate about the location of the alleged target, other than to say it was believed to be in Montevideo, a city of about 5,000 people about 210 kilometres west of Minneapolis.
Buddy of alleged bomber released
BOSTON -- A friend of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was released from federal custody Monday amid a swell of support from family and friends as a Massachusetts funeral director tried to find a place willing to bury a second suspect who was killed after a gun battle with police.
Robel Phillipos, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was released on $100,000 bond while he awaits trial for allegedly lying to federal investigators probing the April 15 bombings.
Meanwhile, a Worcester funeral home director said he was still trying to find a cemetery to bury Tsarnaev's brother, Tamerlan, who died four days after the bombings. Peter Stefan said he has been turned down by several cemeteries in Massachusetts. He planned to ask the city of Cambridge, where the Tsarnaev brothers lived for the past decade, to allow Tamerlan to be buried in a city-owned cemetery.
On Monday, Stefan said he is looking outside of Massachusetts and does not believe Russia will take the body.
Auschwitz guard, 93, arrested: police
BERLIN -- German authorities say they have arrested a 93-year-old alleged former Auschwitz guard who once lived in the United States on suspicion of accessory to murder.
Hans Lipschis was taken into custody Monday after prosecutors concluded there was "compelling evidence" he was involved in crimes at Auschwitz while there from 1941 to 1945.
Lipschis acknowledges he served with the Nazi SS in the notorious death camp but claims he was only a cook. Lipschis was deported from the U.S. in 1983 for lying about his Nazi past when he immigrated to Chicago in the 1950s.
-- from the news services