Suspects In NY Synagogue Plot To Be Held In Jail
WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - Four Muslim men suspected of a plot to blow up two New York synagogues and shoot down military planes were ordered to remain in jail on Thursday in what police called homegrown terrorism.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Smith ordered James Cromitie, 55, to remain in jail along with David Williams, 28, Onta Williams, 32, and Haitian citizen Laguerre Payen, 27. Read more.
Obama And Cheney's Remarks On Terrorism
Los Angles Times
President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney both addressed the war on terrorism in remarks delivered Thursday in Washington. Obama spoke at the National Archives, Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute. Some brief excerpts:
On the Constitution:
Obama: I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution as commander in chief, and as a citizen, I know that we must never -- ever -- turn our back on its enduring principles for expedience sake.
I make this claim not simply as a matter of idealism. We uphold our most cherished values not only because doing so is right, but because it strengthens our country and keeps us safe.
Cheney: Torture was never permitted. And the methods were given careful legal review before they were approved. Interrogators had authoritative guidance on the line between toughness and torture, and they knew to stay on the right side of it. Read More.
Dems Block Bishop Move to Investigate Nancy Pelosi
Salt Lake Tribune
Washington » House Democrats batted down an attempt by Utah Rep. Rob Bishop on Thursday to create a committee to investigate Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding terror suspects in 2002.
The move by the Utah Republican is the latest turn in a growing political spat over Pelosi's knowledge about what former President George W. Bush called "enhanced interrogation techniques" and what President Barack Obama considers "torture." Read more.
Steven Green Gets Life Without Parole
PADUCAH, Kentucky (CNN) -- Jurors on Thursday told a judge they could not reach a decision on whether a former U.S. soldier should be sentenced to death for war crimes -- including rape and murder -- he committed in Iraq.
The lack of a unanimous decision means Steven Green will be sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to instructions given to jurors as they began deliberations on the sentence Wednesday. Read more.