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'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty in terror plot


'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty in terror plot

Colleen LaRose, the suburban Philadelphia woman known as "Jihad Jane," pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a terror plot to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims. LaRose, 47, of Pennsburg has been in custody since October 2009 and faces a possible life sentence under the four charges to which she pleaded guilty. She and co-defendant Jamie Paulin-Ramirez of Leadville, Colo., are the rare U.S. women charged with terrorism. Paulin-Ramirez pleaded not guilty after being arrested in Ireland with other terror suspects.


FBI briefed banks on al-Qaida threat

The FBI has told financial institutions in New York that they face a potential threat from al-Qaida, Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the bureau's New York office, said Tuesday. The banks were given briefings last month on the nonspecific threats from al-Qaida after published reports surfaced focusing on those businesses, he said.


Court bars release of U.S. official

A Pakistani judge on Tuesday barred authorities from releasing an American consulate official accused of double murder despite the U.S. government's insistence that diplomatic immunity shields him from prosecution. Five days after Raymond Davis, 36, shot to death two Pakistani men in the eastern city of Lahore in what he said was self-defense during a robbery attempt, authorities showed no signs of bowing to demands from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad that he should be freed because he is a diplomat.


Iraq: Security forces controlled directly by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki continue to torture detainees in secret jails despite his vows last year to end such practices, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. An Iraqi official disputed the allegation.

Switzerland: A 54-year-old man has admitted sexually abusing more than 100 mentally disabled children and adults in care homes in Switzerland and Germany during almost three decades, police said Tuesday.

Afghanistan: The U.S. military said Tuesday that a service member died after a noncombat-related injury in eastern Afghanistan. The member was not identified.

Times wires

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