Ashland man to plead guilty to terrorism charges
Rezwan Ferdaus faces up to 17 years in prison on charges that he plotted to crash remote-controlled planes loaded with plastic explosives into the Pentagon.
(Photo courtesy of WBZ-TV)
Mehanna receives 17 1/2-year sentence
- Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man convicted in December of supporting Al Qaeda, was sentenced today in federal court after delivering a defiant speech.
Nuclear security effort faces uncertain future
- Obama administration officials, citing fiscal restraints and a need to reassess the campaign, want to cut funding for a major nuclear smuggling detection project by 65 percent.
Belgian Navy to deploy more AUVs
- Hydroid Inc., a Bourne-based manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs, said that the Belgian Navy is adding two of the company’s AUVs to its fleet.
(Photo of REMUS 100 taken from Hydroid press release.)
Mehanna’s father grew worried, witness says
- Tarek Mehanna had told a friend in 2006 that his father prohibited him from giving any more sermons at Friday prayers after he delivered a controversial speech at a Sharon mosque, according to testimony yesterday in Mehanna’s terrorism trial in US District Court in Boston.
Mass. boosts patrols, heightens security
- Authorities in Massachusetts plan a visible police presence and vigilant security for today’s anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
9/11: 10 YEARS ON
Little noted or known, they bear scars of that day
- At the ticket counter, baggage ramp, tarmac, and beyond, Logan workers were left to come to terms on their own, or to try, after the hijacked flights roared into history. (Memorial at Logan Airport to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Photo by Pat Greenhouse.)
At Logan, a new office dedicated to fighting terrorism opens
- The FBI and Massport today announced the first airport-based office in the nation dedicated to fighting terrorism has opened at Logan Airport, the site of two aircraft hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001.
OP-ED: Conflict resolution is part of Norway’s national DNA
- IT SEEMS so unfair that Norway should become a target of terrorism. Once the scourge of Europe, when Vikings pillaged their way across the continent, Norway is the world’s number one exporter of peace and reconciliation. Wherever there is a conflict you may find a Norwegian up to his elbows trying to solve it.