back in custody
A Tennessee inmate who escaped from a work detail and has been accused of rape is back in Tennessee and held in the Sullivan County Jail.
Bird, allegedly raped a woman at knifepoint and stole her car after escaping, crimes to which Bird has confessed.
Twenty-five-year-old James Daniel Bird was brought back to Tennessee on Tuesday.
He had been working at Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport when he escaped state custody.
Bird now faces fresh charges of felony escape, aggravated burglary, two counts of especially aggravated rape, especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He’s being held on $1 million bond.
An indictment against terrorist suspect who has been accused of plotting to detonate a “dirty bomb” charges him with conspiring to kidnap and murder and for conspiring to provide material support for terrorists abroad.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a press conference that Padilla had traveled abroad to train as a jihadist.
The case against Padilla and four co-defendants—Kifah Wael Jayyousi, Adham Amin Hassoun, Mohammed Hesham Youssef and Kassem Daher—is expected to go to trial next September.
Padilla has been in U.S. custody since his apprehension in 2002. These are the first charges to be brought against Padilla since then.
Ted Koppel makes final appearance
Long-time “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel made his final appearance on the ABC news program Tuesday night.
Koppel held the anchor’s chair for the program since 1980 and has worked at the ABC network for 42 years.
Tuesday’s broadcast featured clips from his 1995 interview with Morrie Schwartz, a terminally ill college professor of whom the best-selling book “Tuesdays with Morrie” is based.
Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran will be taking over as co-hosts for the program beginning on Monday, November 28. Moran will report from Washington while McFadden and Bashir report from New York.
Zarqawi may have been killed
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could be among the dead following a U.S. military offensive in Mosul against a suspected al-Qaida hideout.
Counter-terrorism officials are currently working to identify the dead and determine if the terrorist leader is among them.
As many as eight suspected al-Qaida members were killed in the offensive in which eleven Americans were wounded.