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  • Underwear bomber's 2009 guilty plea will stand

    An appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction and life sentence of a Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with a bomb in his underwear on Christmas 2009.


  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    MCCAUL: Inviting more Boston-type massacres

    The tragedy in Boston was a wake-up call for Americans. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, many have moved on from the fear of another imminent terrorist attack. However, the blasts at the Boston Marathon were reminiscent of that day more than a decade ago.


  • ** FILE ** TSA agents check passenger identification at a security gate on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Terror watch list grows to 875,000

    The number of names in a secret U.S. database of suspected terrorists has swollen to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago, in part because of rule changes introduced after al Qaeda's failed underwear bomb plot in 2009.


  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (U.S. Marshals Service via Associated Press)

    Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison

    A federal judge ordered life in prison Thursday for a Nigerian Muslim who turned away from a privileged life and tried to blow up a packed international flight with a bomb concealed in his underwear.


  • Feds release new details about underwear bomber

    A Nigerian who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane began his path to terrorism with a text message from a top al-Qaida figure in Yemen, the U.S. government said Friday in a court filing that discloses new details about their relationship.


  • Nigerian pleads guilty to underwear bomb attack

    DETROIT | A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear, defiantly telling a federal judge that he acted in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide and referring to the failed explosive as a "blessed weapon."


  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (U.S. Marshals Service via Associated Press)

    Nigerian man pleads guilty in underwear-bomb attack

    A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear, defiantly telling a federal judge that he acted in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide and referring to the failed explosive as a "blessed weapon."


  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Associated Press)

    Judge: Airline attack prosecutors can say 'bomb'

    The federal judge refused Tuesday to prevent prosecutors from using the word "bomb" as the trial of a Nigerian man charged with trying to destroy a Detroit-bound airliner on behalf of al Qaeda got under way.


  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (U.S. Marshals Service via Associated Press)

    Defendant's 'rituals' on plane outlined

    The young Nigerian on a terrorist mission for al Qaeda prayed, washed and put on perfume moments before trying to detonate a bomb in his underwear to bring down an international jetliner on Christmas 2009, a prosecutor told jurors as the man's trial opened Tuesday.


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