Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen 10 hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that he could have killed Osama Bin Laden. Sky News Australia claimed that only 10 hours before the first plane struck the World Trade Center, Clinton told a business group in Melbourne that he had a chance to kill Bin Laden but passed on it because the operation would have also killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan. "Osama Bin Laden -- he's a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly got him once," Clinton says on a never-before-released audio recording of his remarks. "I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him." Hear the recording on Sky News Australia's Paul Murray Live. read more
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to leaders of the Senate intelligence committee after an investigation found his agency inappropriately searched congressional computers.
The Central Intelligence Agency's inspector general concluded that agency personnel searched the computers "in a manner inconsistent" with an agreement with the committee, CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said today in an e-mailed statement. read more
A gallery in Beverly Hills, California, is hoping someone might be willing to spend $10,000 on a piece of crap. A lumpy fossil -- billed as possibly the longest known specimen of ancient excrement -- will hit the auction block next week at the I.M. Chait Gallery. Measuring "an eye-watering 40 inches in length," the so-called coprolite could be up to 33 million years old, according to the auctioneers, who estimate that the fossilized specimen could fetch between $8,000 and $10,000. read more