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Topic - Jose Padilla
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Production of thousands of classified documents sought by the attorney for convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is holding up his resentencing in the case, a federal judge was told Wednesday.
A South Texas sheriff says he returned two $5,000 campaign contributions that his second-in-command hand delivered in 2011 and 2012 from a man arrested last year for drug trafficking.
A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government for what it says are violations of the rights of convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.
Health officials say it's the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen more than half of the country's deaths from the virus this year.
An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of "enemy combatants."
The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who has a long, violent criminal history and trained to kill at an al Qaeda camp, a federal appeals court ruled Monday as it threw out the sentence.
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted yesterday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks.
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted today of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to clamp down on terrorism.
MIAMI — Attorneys for three South Florida terror defendants yesterday called the prosecution's case against the trio overreaching and accused federal attorneys of failing to present credible evidence that the men provided material support to Islamic extremist groups abroad.
MIAMI — A trio of South Florida terror suspects supported radical Muslim groups that killed and maimed presumed enemies of Islam in places such as Bosnia, Somalia and the Russian breakaway province Chechnya, federal prosecutors said yesterday in closing arguments to the months-long trial.
MIAMI — After months of testimony about mujahedeen fighters, FBI wiretaps and Islamic jihads waged in Bosnia and Chechnya, attorneys yesterday rested their defense of three men accused of supporting terrorism abroad.
MIAMI — Jurors in the terror trial of Jose Padilla yesterday watched a video about aid provided to Muslims caught in the Chechen war, which lawyers for co-defendant Kifah Jayyousi said illustrates their client's passion for helping his religious brethren.
MIAMI — Federal prosecutors rested their case yesterday against suspected terrorist Jose Padilla and his two co-defendants after nine weeks of testimony about al Qaeda training camps and code words for waging Islamic holy war.
However Mr. Padilla denied spending time in neighboring Afghanistan, where prosecutors contend he trained at an al Qaeda terror camp in combat and explosives.
He told the agents that he also had traveled to Saudi Arabia for the hajj, or Islam"s holy pilgrimage, as well as Pakistan.