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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.