District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan declined on Friday to assign a court-appointed attorney to al-Liby until he had been formally arrested by law enforcement. It was not immediately known whether al-Liby cooperated with U.S. interrogators or provided them with intelligence of any value. He was in military custody for about 10 days. SENATOR LEAHY APPLAUDS MOVE Shortly after al-Liby was captured, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham suggested he should be held as an enemy combatant and interrogated at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which President Barack Obama has vowed to close. In the past, local authorities in New York and national politicians expressed concern that the imprisonment and trial of high-level al Qaeda suspects in New York or other U.S. cities could provoke retaliatory attacks against the U.S. mainland. Over the past year, however, other high-level al Qaeda suspects, including a close associate of the late Osama bin Laden and a notorious London-based preacher known as Abu Hamza al Masri, have been extradited to New York to face federal court trials with little apparent impact on security. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded the decision to try al-Liby in a civilian court.
The Guardians of the Galaxy and the original X-Men team up for a big Marvel Comics crossover in January. (Photo: Marvel Comics) X-Men and Guardians join forces in January ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ is back DC Comics prepares for Stephanie Brown’s ‘New 52′ debut SHARE 31 CONNECT 40 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE As New York’s annual Comic Con wraps up its three-day run today at the Javits Center, it’s bringing together two of Marvel Comics’ hottest superhero teams for the first time. A January crossover between writer Brian Michael Bendis’ All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy series was among several high-profile projects announced at the East Coast’s largest pop-culture fest. In “The Trial of Jean Grey” story line, folks around the cosmos find out that Grey a superhero who, when possessed by a cosmic force, once cut a destructive swath through the universe as the powerful Dark Phoenix is back on Earth as part of the original X-Men, who have time-traveled to the present. Many in the galaxy still are looking for justice, so to keep Jean safe the X-Men will team with the colorful Guardians crew that includes Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon five characters who will hit the big screen in August in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. “This is going to be hugely epic in scope, so big that the All-New X-Men lineup will be different after the event than it was at the start of it,” says X-Men group editor Nick Lowe. “To me, as a fan, that level of character change is really the measure of how important a story is.” Over the weekend Marvel rolled out several new titles as part of its 2014 “All-New Marvel NOW” campaign, including Avengers World, with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the company’s A-list good guys; Avengers Undercover, starring young heroes getting in deep with the Masters of Evil; All-New Ghost Rider, starring an updated version of the bike-riding, flame-headed antihero; Silver Surfer, featuring the return of the coolest galactic herald in space; and Iron Patriot, which features James Rhodes in the red, white and blue armor fighting domestic terrorism. While fans saw him played by Don Cheadle in the past two Iron Man films and teaming with Tony Stark, “Rhodey” goes solo with the new book. And writer Ales Kot (Zero, Wild Children) is looking forward to writing an African-American character in a position of power but also his family dynamic. “You will understand James Rhodes much better than ever before. And then something very, very unexpected happens.
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embassies in Africa in 1998. U.S. special operations forces snatched Al-Libi during a raid in Libya on Oct. 5. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara confirmed that al-Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody in New York over the weekend. Al-Libi was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Baharara said. A law enforcement source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that al-Libi was brought into Stewart Air Force base just outside of New York City accompanied by New York FBI agents. The source said that al-Libi did answer some questions posed to him by interrogators. A second source described al-Libi’s demeanor as matter of fact. President Barack Obama’s administration took criticism years ago when it decided to prosecute admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York, rather than at the naval prison at Guantanamo Bay. After reversing course, however, the government has successfully prosecuted several terrorism cases in civilian courts.
Suspected Al Qaeda Leader al-Libi Arrives In New York
He’s a great veteran who gives you 15 minutes a night of great defense and intensity. There’s a lot to like about this group and the versatility of the Knicks roster as a whole. “We’ve got to assemble all of these pieces together and make sure that it works,” said Woodson. “I like the guys we’ve assembled. We’ve got some versatility.” COACHING: Woodson finished third in NBA Coach of the Year voting last season. Before the start of this one, the Knicks picked up his contract option for 2014-15. The fact is this – Woodson is 72-34 in the regular season as skipper of the Knicks. He is the right man for this job, right now. Woodson preaches defense and has the personnel to really cause havoc for the opposition. He has some juggling to do with a ton of minutes-worthy guys. Plus, Woodson has some potential headaches in Smith and World Peace. OUTLOOK: The Knicks are going to the postseason.