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Threats, jail breaks may blunt Obama plan to empty Guantanamo

Threats, jail breaks may blunt Obama plan to empty Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama's push to close the U.S. prison camp in Cuba has been jeopardized by threats and jailbreaks that freed hundreds of terrorists, officials say.
Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- An American overseas is linked to acts of terror in the United States. He repeatedly calls for more American killings. On the run in a foreign desert, he is beyond the reach of the U.S. justice system. So the president, acting to protect the country, orders him killed. A CIA drone strike takes him out in Yemen. Simple, right?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Writer

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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'Underwear bomber' moved to Colo. supermax

'Underwear bomber' moved to Colo. supermax

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber, was moved from Detroit to Colorado's supermax prison, an official said.
Americans' private data to be kept 5 years

Americans' private data to be kept 5 years

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The Obama administration eased rules on how counter-terrorism analysts may use data collected about Americans for reasons other than national security threats.
Holder defends killing of terrorists

Holder defends killing of terrorists

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday defended the use of "lethal force" against terrorists abroad, even U.S. citizens.

AQAP wants WMD, official says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- It's unlikely the United States will be attacked with weapons of mass destruction though al-Qaida affiliates are pursuing that objective, an official said.
Underwear bomber gets four life sentences

Underwear bomber gets four life sentences

DETROIT, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Convicted terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced to four life terms Thursday by a federal judge in Detroit.

Underwear bomber had ties to al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government released documents that detailed a months-long correspondence between a failed plane-bomber and an al-Qaida leader.

Michigan militia jurors to be chosen

DETROIT, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The case against so-called Christian militia who allegedly plotted to kill police officers in Michigan is set to begin in Detroit.
'Underwear bomber' denied new lawyer

'Underwear bomber' denied new lawyer

DETROIT, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is not entitled to a new standby lawyer, a federal judge in Detroit said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
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U.S. argues terrorist can't get new lawyer

U.S. argues terrorist can't get new lawyer

DETROIT, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- It's too late for confessed terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to seek new counsel before he is sentenced, federal prosecutors said in papers filed in Detroit.

Underwear bomber has traits of terrorists

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The so-called "underwear bomber" shares traits with other terrorists, including a sharp focus and sense of purpose, a Detroit area handwriting expert said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
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'Underwear bomber' wants new lawyer

'Underwear bomber' wants new lawyer

DETROIT, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The man who admitted trying to blow up a plane as it approached the Detroit airport has asked a federal judge to appoint a male Muslim to represent him.
'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty

'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty

DETROIT, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The "underwear bomber," Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, unexpectedly told a Detroit court Wednesday he was pleading guilty in his terror trial.
Prosecutor: Would-be bomber ready to die

Prosecutor: Would-be bomber ready to die

DETROIT, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with explosives in his underwear was prepared for martyrdom, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Legal adviser blasts jury selection

Legal adviser blasts jury selection

DETROIT, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The legal adviser for the alleged "underwear bomber" criticized the racial makeup of the Detroit jury for his client's trial, which is to start next week.
Jury picked in 'underwear bomber' trial

Jury picked in 'underwear bomber' trial

DETROIT, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A final jury was selected Thursday for the trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a plane over Michigan.

'Underwear Bomber' jury pool completed

DETROIT, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A pool of possible jurors was filled Wednesday for the trial of a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a plane over Detroit using explosives in his underwear.
Jury selection begins for underwear bomber

Jury selection begins for underwear bomber

DETROIT, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of accused "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who allegedly tried to blow up a plane over Michigan.
Obama: al-Awlaki death a blow to al-Qaida network

Obama: al-Awlaki death a blow to al-Qaida network

JOINT BASE MYER HENDERSON HALL, Va., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The death of U.S.-born Yemeni cleric and al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki is evidence the network is losing its safe havens, U.S. President Obama said Friday.
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