| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Prosecutors portrayed an alleged Al Qaeda spokesman as a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle Wednesday as they began trying to convince a jury that he knew in advance of terrorist plots against U.S. targets, even if he did not plan or...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:56 PM
NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.
He had laughed with other Al...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NEW YORK -- Jurors in the trial of a former Al Qaeda spokesman charged with conspiring to kill Americans will not hear testimony from the alleged architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a judge ruled Tuesday.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK - Jurors on Tuesday begin deliberating the fate of a former Al Qaeda spokesman portrayed by lawyers as either a hardened terrorist buoyed by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or an innocent cleric accidentally drawn into Osama bin Laden's orbit....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
NEW YORK — A cleric who gave a rousing speech urging jihad against "Jews, Christians and America" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks testified at his terrorism trial Wednesday that he was speaking for Muslims, not for Al Qaeda, even though he...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — As many as half of Guantanamo Bay's 158 detainees could be transferred from the U.S. prison to their home countries under a provision in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress was expected to approve late...
| Jan 9, 2014
It has been more than a year since the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the detention and interrogation practices of the George W. Bush administration. But the 6,000-page document remains under wraps, even as defenders of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:20 PM
In an unprecedented move, a federal judge Wednesday ordered prosecutors to turn over confidential court filings that launched the terrorism sting operation against a young west suburban man who was ultimately charged with plotting to set off a bomb...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors say they will bring a captured Libyan terrorism suspect before a judge in New York on Tuesday in a test of the Obama administration's stepped-up effort to use criminal trials, not drone strikes and military prisons,...