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Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim convert, was convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder, and weapons charges for plotting to bomb a restaurant packed with US soldiers in Killeen, Tex. The AWOL soldier said he planned the attack to seek "justice" for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Obama administration is working on a plan to monitor the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels from Arab states. A senior US intelligence official said that al Qaeda has an operational capability in Syria. The US, which is providing nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition, is concerned that military assistance could fall into the wrong hands.
A US Airways jet bound for Charlotte, N.C., from Paris was diverted to Bangor, Me., after a woman passed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically implanted device. Two F-15s were scrambled to escort the airliner to Bangor. Authorities examined the plane and the woman, a French citizen from Cameroon, but found no suspicious devices. The woman is being questioned.