Those charged, all jailed a week ago, are Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis; Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of nearby Lakewood; Connor C. Stevens, 20, of suburban Berea; and Joshua S. Stafford, 23, and Anthony Hayne, 35, both of Cleveland.
One defense attorney called it a case of entrapment, with the informant guiding the way. Mr. Stafford’s lawyer told U.S. Magistrate Greg White on Monday that his client had been duped and asked that the charges be dismissed, The Plain Dealer reported.
The men could face life in prison if convicted of trying to bomb the soaring bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at Brecksville, south of Cleveland. The bridge crosses a scenic railway line and a canal towpath popular with joggers and bikers.
The men allegedly acted out of anger against corporate America and the government, authorities said. They considered blowing up the bridge at night or clearing it of traffic by pretending to be a construction crew to limit casualties, authorities said in court papers.
Wayward dolphin leaves wetlands for open sea
HUNTINGTON BEACH — A wayward dolphin that spent more than a week in a Southern California wetlands channel has made its way back to sea.
Marine mammal rescue specialist Peter Wallerstein said a volunteer watched the dolphin leave the Bolsa Chica wetlands and swim into adjacent Huntington Harbour on Friday. It hasn’t been seen since.
The 5-foot-long, 250-pound common dolphin was spotted circling in the shallow waters of Bolsa Chica on April 27. Experts said it appeared healthy and may have entered the channel while chasing fish.
A day after it was spotted, the animal was coaxed toward the ocean but apparently became spooked by a pair of fellow dolphins and swam back into the channel.
However, Mr. Wallerstein said the dolphin has left - and he thinks it will do just fine.
Mother seeking return of child from Dubai
CLARKSVILLE — A woman in Tennessee is asking that her husband return their 14-month-old daughter to the U.S. from the United Arab Emirates, where he is living.
Stacy Peters went to a court in Clarksville to argue Monday that her husband, a former Army officer who had been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., should be held in contempt for ignoring a court order to bring her child home to Tennessee.View Entire Story
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