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Navy veteran in Utah charged after toxic letters sent to Trump, other leaders

A Navy veteran in Utah was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground …


Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say

A Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, authorities said in court …


Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump.


Packages with suspected ricin sent to Pentagon, Navy chiefs

Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the FBI for further analysis, …


French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and handed preliminary terrorism charges to a young Egyptian man arrested in Paris, officials said Friday.


Ricin-laced mail sent in stolen law firm stationery

A letter laced with the lethal toxin ricin arrived at the Thomas S. Foley Courthouse last May in a stolen envelope emblazoned with the name of a major law firm …


Judge in Spokane ricin case recuses self

U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko recused himself from the federal case against Matthew Buquet, the man accused of sending a ricin-laced letter to one of Suko’s colleagues in May. …


Ricin-letter suspect Buquet pleads not guilty

A Spokane man pleaded not guilty today to developing and sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obabma and a federal judge.


Tests being developed to aid ricin, toxin investigations

As federal prosecutors build a case against a Spokane man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president, the CIA, a federal judge and Fairchild Air Force Base, one of …


Spokane man charged with sending ricin-laced letters

Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged a 38-year-old Spokane man with developing and sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and a federal judge in Spokane. The court documents say Matthew Ryan …


FBI locates fifth letter in ricin case

The FBI says investigators have located a fifth letter sent from Spokane in connection with a ricin investigation. Workers at a Spokane post office discovered the letter Saturday after it …


Fifth letter in Spokane ricin case recovered; none hurt

The FBI says investigators have located a fifth letter sent from Spokane in connection with a ricin investigation.


FBI: Fairchild letter contained ricin

The deadly poison ricin was present in a letter sent from Spokane to Fairchild Air Force Base earlier this month, the FBI confirmed today.


Spokane man indicted in ricin threat

A 38-year-old janitor was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in connection with mailing two ricin-laced letters in Spokane. Matthew R. Buquet is accused on one count of mailing …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2013

Suspect in Spokane ricin letters indicted

A suspect is in custody in connection with the two ricin-laced letters mailed to federal officials in Spokane.


FBI: No arrests in case of Spokane ricin letter

The FBI says it still has not made any arrests after searching a downtown Spokane apartment as part of an investigation into the discovery of a pair of letters containing …


Apartment raided in ricin investigation

Federal agents searched a Spokane apartment Saturday morning in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted last week at a Spokane post office processing facility. Neighbors woke up to the sound of …


FBI, Spokane police swarm Browne’s Addition

About two dozen police and federal agents are executing a search warrant this morning in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted this week at a Spokane post office processing center.


Ricin-laced letters intercepted at postal facility

Two ricin-laced letters were seized this week at a postal facility in Spokane – one addressed to a federal judge and another to the Spokane post office, postal officials have …


Mississippi man charged in poison letters case

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — An ex-martial arts instructor made ricin and put the poison in letters to President Barack Obama and others, the FBI charged Saturday, days after dropping similar …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2013

Preliminary test indicates ricin in letter to Obama

WASHINGTON — The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field …


Poison conviction contested

A Spokane Valley man serving 10 years in federal prison for making a deadly chemical poison is asking to have his conviction overturned because one of the government’s expert witnesses …


Valley man challenges 2003 conviction for making ricin

Kenneth Olsen argues his conviction and sentence should be overturned because of problems with prosecution’s expert witness