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2006-08-16 16:24:06

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family members of September 11 victims listened on Wednesday to the dying words of a woman trapped in the World Trade Center from newly released audio tapes and demanded more information and steps to avoid future disasters. "I'm going to die, aren't I?" Melissa Doi, a 32-year-old financial manager for IQ Financial Systems, asked an emergency services operator in a call from the 83rd floor of the World Trade Center's south tower just before it...

2006-07-28 10:52:08

LONDON (Reuters) - A cleric jailed in Britain and wanted in the United States on terrorism charges won the right on Friday to challenge his convictions for inciting racial hatred and soliciting murder. Egyptian-born Abu Hamza al-Masri, 48, was jailed for seven years in February after being found guilty of 11 of 15 charges he faced at a London court. The charges mostly referred to sermons he delivered in the late 1990s. Three of Britain's most senior judges at the Court of Appeal in...

2006-07-28 07:50:06

LONDON (Reuters) - A British-based cleric wanted in the United States on terrorism charges renewed his legal challenge on Friday against convictions in Britain for inciting racial hatred and soliciting murder. Egyptian-born Abu Hamza al-Masri, 48, was jailed for seven years in February after being convicted on 11 of 15 charges he faced at a London court. His lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, asked three of Britain's most senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London for permission to...

2006-06-23 13:57:46

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has suffered enough legal setbacks in its war on terrorism to suggest the conviction of seven men accused of a plot to attack America's tallest building is anything but certain. Officials said the seven arrested this week were part of a domestic terrorism cell plotting to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago. They also said any plot was at an early stage; the men did not have the weapons needed to carry...

2006-06-13 02:18:18

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi militant killed in 2004 was due to have been the 20th suicide plane hijacker in the September 11, 2001 attacks, al Qaeda's media arm said in a statement on the Internet on Tuesday. "Turki bin Fheid al-Muteiri -- Fawaz al-Nashmi -- may God accept him as a martyr (was) the one chosen by Sheikh Osama bin Laden to be the martyrdom-seeker number 20 in the raid on September 11, 2001," the statement said. "The (September 11) operation was brought forward for some...

2006-05-24 08:09:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An audio recording in which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden says convicted September 11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui played no role in the attacks is authentic, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday. "Following a technical analysis it has been revealed that the voice is indeed Osama bin Laden," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. In the audiotape, posted on a Web site often used by al Qaeda, bin Laden also said he had personally...

2006-05-23 16:26:48

By Inal Ersan DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court for the September 11 attacks, had nothing to do with the operations, according to a Web site audiotape released on Tuesday. Bin Laden said he had personally assigned tasks to the 19 hijackers who staged the attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. which killed about 3,000 people. "The truth is that he has no connection whatsoever with the events of September 11. I...

2006-05-16 17:04:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Video images of a hijacked airliner slamming into the Pentagon taken by two security cameras on September 11 were released for the first time by the U.S. government on Tuesday. The video, released by the government in conjunction with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Judicial Watch legal activist group, was a longer, more complete version of still-frame images that were leaked to the news media in 2002. The front of the hijacked...

2006-05-13 09:47:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Convicted September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui has been transferred to the maximum security prison in Colorado where he will begin serving his life sentence, U.S. officials said on Saturday. Moussaoui was removed from an Alexandria, Virginia, detention center on Friday night and flown to Florence, Colorado, accompanied by U.S. Marshals, the Justice Department said in a statement. Moussaoui, 37, was sentenced last week to life in prison for conspiracy in...

2006-05-12 17:41:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Convicted September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Friday appealed the life sentence he received earlier this month and a federal judge's denial of his request for a new trial. In a one-paragraph statement, Moussaoui's lawyers said he wanted the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the final judgment and sentence issued on May 4 and a court ruling denying his request to withdraw his guilty plea and set a new trial. Earlier this week, U.S. District...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'