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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

Settlement reached in anthrax death

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The wife of a Florida journalist who died from exposure to anthrax will get a $2.5 million settlement in her long-running lawsuit against U.S. government.
U.S. settles anthrax lawsuit for $50M

U.S. settles anthrax lawsuit for $50M

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Florida woman whose husband died in a 2001 anthrax attack will receive $50 million from the U.S. government, her attorney said.
U.S. questions 2001 anthrax accusation

U.S. questions 2001 anthrax accusation

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is questioning the case against an Army scientist accused of sending anthrax in the mail in 2001, court papers show.

Feds close case in 2001 anthrax attacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An investigation into 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people is formally over, representatives of the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI said Friday.

Anthrax suspect left no suicide note

FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army researcher found dead before formal charges were filed against him for the 2001 anthrax attacks left no suicide note, officials said.

Anthrax suspect said he solved case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Suspected Washington anthrax killer Bruce Ivins claimed to have solved the case in an e-mail message to himself, newly released court documents say.

FBI skeptics seek anthrax probe answers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Significant doubt remains about the FBI's conclusions that U.S. Army scientist Bruce Ivins was the long-sought anthrax killer, skeptics say.

Anthrax suit aided by mental illness

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Reports of mental illness suffered by a U.S. anthrax researcher have boosted the outlook for a Florida attorney suing the federal government.

Clues pointed to Ivins, review indicates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. agents in the 2001 anthrax mailings missed or ignored clues pointing to the man they eventually said was the suspect, a review of records indicates.

Hair at post office not anthrax suspect's

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hair recovered from a mailbox in Princeton, N.J., doesn't match the lead suspect in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, federal investigators said.
Anthrax case could cost U.S. millions

Anthrax case could cost U.S. millions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Washington legal expert says the government may have to pay millions of dollars in negligence claims due to the anthrax case against scientist Bruce Ivins.

Security angers anthrax victim's widow

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The wife of the first victim of the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks said Thursday she is shocked that a mentally ill scientist could work with the deadly disease.
Officials say Ivins' guilt could be proven

Officials say Ivins' guilt could be proven

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The FBI said Wednesday Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001anthrax letter attacks and the government could have proven his guilt if a case had gone to trial.
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Bruce Edwards Ivins (April 22, 1946 – July 29, 2008) was a microbiologist, vaccinologist, senior biodefense researcher at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland and a key suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

He died of an overdose of Tylenol in an apparent suicide after learning that criminal charges were likely to be filed against him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an alleged criminal connection to the 2001 anthrax attacks. No formal charges were ever actually filed against him for the crime, and no direct evidence of his involvement has been uncovered.

At a news conference at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on August 6, 2008, FBI and DOJ officials formally announced that the Government had concluded that Ivins was likely to have been solely responsible for "the deaths of five persons, and the injury of dozens of others, resulting from the mailings of several anonymous letters to members of Congress and members of the media in September and October, 2001, which letters contained Bacillus anthracis, commonly referred to as anthrax." On February 19, 2010, the FBI released a 92-page summary of evidence against Ivins and announced that it had concluded its investigation. The FBI conclusions have been contested by many, including senior microbiologists, the widow of one of the victims, and several prominent American politicians. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who was among the targets in the attack, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), former Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA), Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) all argued that Ivins was not solely responsible for the attacks. While not outright rejecting the theory of Ivins' involvement, Leahy has asserted that "If he is the one who sent the letter, I do not believe in any way, shape or manner that he is the only person involved in this attack on Congress and the American people. I do not believe that at all."

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