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March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Feds: Man arrested in Blaine sought to join al-Qaida

Update at 2:55 p.m.:| The Associated Press SEATTLE — A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., an unincorporated area…

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October 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Ahmed Ressam sentenced to 37 years in prison

Algerian Ahmed Ressam, the would-be “millennium bomber” who was arrested with bomb-making materials in Port Angeles in December 1999, was sentenced this morning in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 37 years in prison. The government had sought a sentence of 65 years to life, much longer than the previous two 22-year sentences Ressam had been given. However, U.S. District…

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