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USS Cole Murder Trial Hearing Opens Today

Posted On May 28, 2014

(Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba) -- Three days of hearings begin today ahead of the trial for the accused mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole. Saudi national Abdel al-Rahim al-Nashiri is scheduled to go on trial early next year. He's charged with plotting the suicide bombing that killed 17 American sailors and injured…

Underwater Search For Missing Plane On Hold

Posted On May 28, 2014

(Undated) -- The underwater search for signs of a missing Malaysian jetliner is on hold for at least two months. The unmanned drone that's been scouring the floor of the southern Indian Ocean is completing its final mission today. Search officials are now developing plans to use more advanced equipment, including towed sonar, to hunt…

Hagel Embarks On 12 Day Trip Overseas

Posted On May 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is about to begin a 12-day trip overseas. Hagel's tour begins Wednesday with a brief stop in Alaska, where he'll be briefed on missile defense. Hagel then travels to Singapore for a conference on security in the Asia-Pacific region. After that he'll attend a meeting of NATO defense…

New Space Station Crew Launches Today

Posted On May 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Another NASA astronaut is heading up to the International Space Station today. Reid Wiseman is making his first trip into outer space. He'll be joined by two others on board a Russian spacecraft. Wiseman and his colleagues are expected to reach their destination, 260 miles above the Earth, in less than six hours.

China Cracking Down On Instant Messaging Apps

Posted On May 28, 2014

(Undated) -- China is cracking down on mobile instant messaging apps. The crackdown announced Tuesday is aimed at content the government considers "unhealthy, illegal, or harmful." That includes rumors, terrorism and pornography. This latest campaign comes after a terrorist attack in northwest China killed 43 people. Police arrested more than 200 suspected militants and China's…