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The Latest: NY El Chapo trial prompts intense security

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ABC News By The Associated Press - NEW YORK The latest from the New York trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" (all times local):Noon:A lawyer for the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" says he's ready to defend his client and has nothing to prove.Eduardo Balarezo spoke to journalists on Tuesday while entering the highly secured Brooklyn federal courthouse where Joaquin Guzman (wah-KEEN' gooz-MAHN') is being tried.One of the jurors was excused shortly before opening statements were set to begin. The reason was unclear.The lawyers and judge have been working to select a replacement. It's not known how long that will take.———11:20 a.m.Opening statements in the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" have been delayed because of a problem seating a full jury.One of the jurors selected for the New York City trial of Joaquin Guzman (wah-KEEN' gooz-MAHN') was excused shortly...
Click 2 Houston FBI arrests man for allegedly showing undercover agents how to make bomb Arizona man faces court hearing on Friday (CNN) - The FBI has arrested an Arizona man for demonstrating how to build a bomb and teaching others how to do so, according to recently unsealed court filings.Ahmad Suhad Ahmad of Tucson, Arizona, faces one count of distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction for showing FBI associates in Nevada how to build a bomb to be detonated in Mexico, according to the filing. Ahmad is scheduled for a detention and preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. Friday before Magistrate Judge Eric Markovich in US District Court of Arizona, according to the docket."We look forward to our day in court," said Walter I. Gonçalves, the public defender representing Ahmad, when reached by CNN. "Mr. Ahmad is presumed innocent and we look forward...

UK police arrest man, woman in terrorism crackdown

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Madison.com LONDON (AP) — British police say two people have been arrested in north London on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act.Police said Friday a 57-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman are being questioned at a London police station. They have not been charged or identified.Police say the man was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts and the woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing money or property for "the purposes of terrorism."Addresses in north London and Luton, north of the city, are being searched in connection with the arrests.London's official terrorism threat is judged to be severe, indicating that intelligence analysts believe an attack is highly likely. Read more: https://madison.com/news/world/uk-police-arrest-man-woman-in-terrorism-crackdown/article_21b4cc00-f2a2-5a44-aad6-4a4b83d7d42b.html...

Michigan: Flint airport attacker convicted of terrorism

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Detroit Free Press Associated Press A man who drove to Michigan from Montreal and stabbed an airport police officer has been convicted of terrorism and other crimes.It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors: Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the Flint airport and wrestled him to the ground.Ftouhi was convicted of three crimes Tuesday. He's a Tunisian who was living in Montreal at the time of the June 2017 stabbing.Investigators say Ftouhi wanted to stab Neville , take his gun and start shooting people in the airport. He legally drove into the U.S. at Champlain, New York, and arrived in Flint five days later. He tried but failed to buy a gun at a gun show and instead bought a large knife.Neville survived. Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/11/13/flint-airport-attacker-amor-ftouhi/1990504002/...
Dayton Daily News By Mark Gokavi, Staff Writer In the hours before Laith Alebbini went to the Cincinnati airport to allegedly fly overseas to join ISIS in April 2017, he argued with family members who begged him not to go, a prosecutor said during Tuesday’s opening statements of Alebbini’s terrorism trial in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.In a purported text conversation with his sister, shown to U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice via television display, Alebbini’s sister Lina told her brother that she has a class on terrorism and that regarding ISIS, “I swear to God, this is terrorism.” In his final response, Alebbini texted back:“Do you think I am a criminal?“I am a terrorist.“I am mujahid.” Read more: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/terrorism-trial-prosecution-cites-texts-defense-says-isis-communication-never-happened-opening-statements/bPSeDgmydRpOTZqmcCpG6K/...