WASHINGTON — President Obama visited CIA headquarters Friday to praise employees for their role in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, but cautioned that al-Qaida remains a potent threat despite the demise of its leader.
"You made it possible for us to achieve the most significant victory yet in our war to defeat al-Qaida," Obama said in his first appearance at the agency since bin Laden was killed this month in Pakistan.
Obama spoke before a packed crowd in the CIA's main lobby in Langley, Va., and his remarks were carried by video feed to other U.S. intelligence agencies.
Woman held in moon rock sale attempt
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LOS ANGELES — A woman who tried to sell a rare hunk of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her prospective customer turned out to be an undercover NASA investigator, officials said Friday.
It is illegal to sell moon rocks, which are considered national treasures. The gray rocks can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.
NASA planned to conduct tests to determine whether the rock came from the moon as the woman claimed.
Wrestler 'Macho Man' killed in Fla. accident
Randy "Macho Man" Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandannas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.
A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler — whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo — was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. and hit a tree.
Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate.