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Underwear bomber trial to open in Detroit

The trial of a young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 in one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest failed plots is due to begin with opening statements Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” is contesting charges that he tried…

U.S. ‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 was due in court Tuesday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors will be chosen this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” contests…

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