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Jose Padilla

Judge Imposes New 21-Year Sentence For Terror Plotter Padilla

Padilla — a former Chicago resident — was convicted in 2007 on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy. The new sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, who originally gave Padilla more than 17 years in prison.

09/09/2014

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Shaker Masri, 29, of Chicago. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

Chicago Man Gets 10 Years In Suicide-Bomber Plot

A Chicago man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for plotting to attend a Somalia training camp with dreams of becoming a suicide bomber for al-Qaida and another terrorist group, al-Shabab.

12/11/2012

Smoke and flames billow out from The Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai on Nov. 29, 2008. Indian commandos have killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel. (Credit: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury To Begin Deliberating In Mumbai Attacks Trial

Attorneys in the high-profile terrorism trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks offered the same final advice Tuesday to jurors: Use your common sense.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Chicago-Bound Mail Bomb Could Have Exploded Over U.S.

British police say a mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010

Cutting The Fuse

Terror Expert Sees More Plots Ahead As Ground Troops Stay

With troops on the ground in Middle East, he says the United States is creating more terrorists than it is killing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2010

A Cargo Plane Is Loaded At The Fedex Distribution Center At The International Cargo Airport In Cologne, Germany. (AP Photo)

Packages from Yemen in Sept. Eyed as Dry Run

Officials say 3 packages of Chicago-bound books, papers were innocuous, but likely used to scope logistics for cargo bomb plot.

11/02/2010

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Yemen Official: Arrested Woman Didn’t Mail Bombs

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Yemeni official says authorities in Yemen no longer believe a woman arrested Saturday was the person who mailed two powerful bombs to the U.S. The official in Washington tells The Associated […]

10/31/2010

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Officials: Bomb Plot Narrowly Averted

The mail bomb plot stretching from Yemen to Chicago may have been aimed at blowing up planes in mid-flight and was only narrowly averted, officials said Sunday.

10/31/2010

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

Yemeni Arrested, al-Qaida Bomber Eyed In Mail Plot

Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane.

10/30/2010

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder.  (CBS)

US-Bound Bomb Could Have Exploded, Downed Plane

Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a a new al-Qaida terror attack.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2010