Federal authorities on Wednesday announced a terrorist case against a metro Atlanta resident accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other Washington D.C. government buildings.

Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County and appeared briefly in court in downtown Atlanta in the case brought the FBI.

Authorities said all threats have been neutralized and the suspect was believed to have been acting alone.

Facebook on Wednesday distanced itself from the "10 Year Challenge" after an article set off speculation that the social media giant could be secretly mining data from the photos to improve its facial recognition algorithms. It's a scenario that those who have studied social media companies don't rule out, despite Facebook's denials.

Laura Falin

QUESTION: If you HAD to move to another country, which would be your top choices and why?

Play along...where would you go?

Ken LaCorte

TRUE FACT: In 2012 Taylor Swift held an online contest where she would perform at a high school. Internet goofballs hijacked the contest making the winner a school for the deaf.

She didn't perform but arranged a $50,000 donation for the school instead.


Meanwhile in Denver

Three men were arrested in the killing of a rookie Louisiana police officer outside her own home, including her live-in boyfriend and father of her child who allegedly "concocted" a story of her being shot by a mystery gunman, officials said Wednesday

Ken LaCorte

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She will not attend scheduled talks in the upcoming weeks in Los Angeles and New York, following her surgery in December, after she missed Supreme Court arguments earlier this month, the event hosts said.