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Prosecutors branded Muse the ringleader of a band of four pirates who provoked a deadly drama by targeting the Maersk Alabama on April 8, 2009, as it transported humanitarian supplies about 280 miles off Somalia. He faces a minimum 27 years in prison. Sentencing was set for Oct. 19.

-- Associated Press


Car bomb suspect held without bail

The suspect in the botched car bombing in Times Square, appearing in court Tuesday for the first time since his arrest two weeks ago on terrorism and weapons charges, muttered one word about an affidavit on his finances.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, said "yes" when asked to confirm the affidavit.

Shahzad, 30, his hair a bit longer than in photos splashed around the world, was led out of the Manhattan courthouse in a gray sweat suit after a 10-minute hearing.

He did not enter a plea to any of the five felony charges and was ordered held without bail.

-- Associated Press

Teacher uses presidential assassination as math problem: The Secret Service questioned an Alabama teacher after school officials said he used a hypothetical example of shooting at the president to teach geometry. Authorities on Tuesday declined to identify the teacher, who works at Corner High School in Birmingham. The Secret Service determined there was no credible threat and closed the investigation. School officials said the teacher showed poor judgment but will not be fired.

Concentration camp guard to be deported: A former Nazi concentration camp guard living in Pennsylvania was ordered deported to Austria, authorities said Tuesday. Anton Geiser, 85, admitted serving as an armed guard at the Sachsenhausen and the Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II.

-- From news services

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