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2006-08-29 12:39:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday moved to freeze U.S. assets of an Islamic fundraising organization it called a key supporter of the militant religious political group Hizbollah. The Treasury said the Lebanon-based Islamic Resistance Support Organization solicits donations in support of Hizbollah terrorist activities, including purchase of rockets and other arms for Hizbollah fighters. The designation, under an executive order issued by President George...

2006-08-14 18:11:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Colombian brothers have been sentenced to more than eight years in U.S. prison for their part in a multimillion-dollar international drug-money laundering ring, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Nicolas Otalvaro-Ortiz and his brother Gabriel were extradited from Colombia last year after a joint operation by authorities in the United States, Canada, Colombia and Britain dismantled a ring that laundered millions of dollars of drug money. "Operation White...

2006-01-18 16:28:08

MIAMI (Reuters) - The son of a former head of Colombia's Cali cocaine cartel, accused of keeping its drug business going while his father was in jail, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a long list of criminal charges in federal court in Miami. The brief court appearance by William Rodriguez Abadia, son of once feared Cali cartel kingpin Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, came two days after he surrendered to U.S. authorities in Panama. Clad in blue jeans, a light blue shirt and ankle...

2006-01-17 13:43:16

By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The son of a former head of Colombia's Cali cocaine cartel, accused of keeping the drug business going while his father was in jail, has surrendered to U.S. agents in Panama and been sent to the United States, a Panamanian official and a relative said on Tuesday. William Rodriguez Abadia, son of former Cali cartel boss Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, who was extradited from Colombia to the United States last March, negotiated his surrender and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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