(POSTED 5:20 p.m.) A former University of Toledo basketball player has been charged by a federal grand jury in Detroit with accepting bribes in an attempt to shave points on UT basketball games. The charge against Sammy Villegas, a native of Puerto Rico, stem from the Rocket's 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. The point guard made the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman team for the 2002-2003 season and was named Freshman of the Year.
If convicted, the charges carry a $250,000 fine or five years in prison.
A UT spokesman said the university will cooperate with the investigation "if we're asked to."
(POSTED 4:20 p.m.) Army scientist Bruce Ivins was the only person responsible for anthrax attacks in 2001 that killed five and rattled the nation, the Justice Department said Wednesday. This declaration backs up the claim with dozens of documents all pointing to his guilt.
Documents made public alleged that Ivins, who committed suicide last week, had sole custody of highly purified anthrax spores with certain genetic mutations identical to the poison used in the attacks.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (UPDATED 11 a.m..) A jury of six military officers at Guantanamo Bay reached a split verdict Wednesday in the war crimes trial of a former driver for Osama bin Laden, clearing him of some charges but convicting him of others that could send him to prison for life. The Pentagon-selected jury deliberated for about eight hours over three days before convicting Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. He was cleared of the conspiracy charge.