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Dec 12, 2012

U.S. judge orders 9/11 suspects’ CIA experience kept secret

MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. military judge overseeing the Guantanamo prosecution of five alleged conspirators in the September 11 attacks has issued an order maintaining secrecy over the defendants’ experiences in clandestine CIA prisons.

The protective order safeguarding classified information in the case was signed on December 6 by the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, and unsealed on Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2012

U.S. prisons could safely hold Guantanamo prisoners, report says

By Jane Sutton

(Reuters) – Federal and military prisons in the United States could securely hold the remaining 166 Guantanamo prisoners, according to a U.S. report that assessed the logistics but not the politics of closing the controversial detention facility.

The prisoners were captured during counterterrorism operations overseas and have been held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, most without charge for more than a decade.

Nov 29, 2012

Hurricane center pushes to improve storm surge warnings

MIAMI (Reuters) – Friday marks the end of an Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane season where the greatest devastation was caused by water rather than wind, U.S. National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said.

Accordingly, the center is ramping up efforts to develop new warnings that better convey the threat from the deadly storm surge pushed ashore by monsters like Sandy, which slammed the U.S. Northeast in October.

Nov 29, 2012

U.S. hurricane center pushes to improve storm surge warnings

MIAMI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Friday marks the end of an
Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane season where the greatest
devastation was caused by water rather than wind, U.S. National
Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said.

Accordingly, the center is ramping up efforts to develop new
warnings that better convey the threat from the deadly storm
surge pushed ashore by monsters like Sandy, which slammed the
U.S. Northeast in October.

Nov 20, 2012

Florida Congressman Allen West concedes defeat

MIAMI (Reuters) – Republican Representative Allen West, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, conceded defeat on Tuesday after two weeks of challenges and partial recounts that only widened his Florida congressional opponent’s victory in the November 6 election.

West, a former Army lieutenant colonel who quickly became a controversial figure in his two years in Congress, acknowledged that Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy had won the election after the recounts he requested widened his margin of defeat.

Nov 20, 2012

Florida’s West to fight defeat in U.S. House race

MIAMI (Reuters) – Republican Representative Allen West, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, conceded defeat on Tuesday after two weeks of challenges and partial recounts that only widened his Florida congressional opponent’s victory in the November 6 election.

West, a former Army lieutenant colonel who quickly became a controversial figure in his two years in Congress, acknowledged that Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy had won the election after the recounts he requested widened his margin of defeat.

Oct 24, 2012

Guantanamo defense wants records from drone strike in Yemen

NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Oct 24 (Reuters) -
L awyers for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of masterminding the
deadly attack on the USS Cole asked on Wednesday for government
records about a U.S. drone strike that killed another man
identified as the mastermind of the attack.

The request came in a pretrial hearing in the case against
Yemeni defendant Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, who is accused of
sending suicide bombers to ram a boat full of explosives into
the hull of the USS Cole off Yemen in October 2000, causing a
blast that killed 17 U.S. sailors and injured dozens more.

Oct 24, 2012

September 11 mastermind’s beard mystery solved: he dyes it with berries

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mohammed first showed up for his April arraignment hearing with his long, scraggly beard tinted a rusty red, and it remained dyed the same hue when he returned last week to the courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

Oct 19, 2012

Defense wants 9/11 trial televised globally from Guantanamo

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – The death penalty trial of five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks is so important that it should be televised to the public, defense lawyers argued on Friday.

The issue was discussed on the final day of a week-long pretrial hearing for the alleged mastermind of the hijacked plane attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants accused of providing money, training and travel assistance to the hijackers.

Oct 18, 2012

Judge in 9/11 case weighs whether Constitution applies at Guantanamo

NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – The Guantanamo tribunal judge should deal with constitutional challenges individually as they arise rather than make a blanket presumption the U.S. Constitution applies in the trial of five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks, a U.S. prosecutor argued on Thursday.

The matter arose in a pretrial hearing for alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Pakistani, Yemeni and Saudi captives facing charges that could lead to their execution.

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      "I'm a correspondent in Miami. Since January 2002, I've made dozens of trips to the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval base to cover the detention operations and ongoing war crimes tribunals. I've covered hurricanes, crimes and corruption, elections and topics ranging from orange crop diseases to shark attacks. I joined Reuters in 1994 as a municipal bond and public finance reporter."
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