NEW YORK (AP) — In a courtroom surprise, Al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks took the witness stand on his own behalf Wednesday at his terrorism trial, testifying that Osama bin Laden asked him in 2001 to lecture to training camp recruits.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger paid poignant tribute to his late companion, designer L'Wren Scott, on Tuesday, calling her his "lover and best friend" and saying he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in New York federal court against charges that he conspired to kill Americans. Abu Ghaith, a former al Qaeda spokesman, is one of the highest profile people to face terrorism-related charges in a civilian court in the United States. The U.S. government contends that Abu Ghaith, 48, became a leader of al Qaeda militants after the September 11, 2001, attacks as a spokesman and recruiter of fighters, and that he knew of planned attacks against the United States. Abu Ghaith is also accused of providing material support and resources to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The sentencing hearing for an Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates is expected to wrap up Wednesday after testimony by friends and colleagues who praised his leadership.
SEATTLE (AP) — The news helicopter had just stopped at a helipad to refuel on its way to another assignment when it crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., concluding a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, according to a person close to the investigation.