Man pleads guilty in terrorism case
NEW YORK - A certified public accountant from New York pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges that he used his technical skills to help al-Qaeda.
Sabirhan Hasanoff had been arrested in 2010 in Dubai and brought to the United States to face charges of providing material support to the terror network. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his July 23 sentencing.
Before his arrest, prosecutors say, Hasanoff recently visited countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Malaysia, Yemen, and Oman.
An indictment alleged that Hasanoff and another man charged in the case met with a third man in 2008 to discuss how to help al-Qaeda. It said the third man paid Hasanoff $50,000 to transfer money and do other tasks for the terror network. - AP
2 firefighters die in plane crash
RENO, Nev. - A firefighting aircraft crashed into rugged terrain near the Utah-Nevada border as it dropped retardant on a 5,000-acre wildfire, killing the two Idaho men on board.
The air tanker went down Sunday afternoon in the Hamblin Valley area of western Utah, Bureau of Land Management officials said.
The two pilots were fighting the fire, which was sparked Friday by lightning in eastern Nevada. It has spread into Utah, though most of the blaze remains in Nevada, about 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
There was no immediate word on what caused the crash. - AP
Obama campaign sues over logo
WASHINGTON - President Obama's reelection campaign is suing a website that sells goods with the campaign's signature "O" logo, claiming trademark infringement.
In a lawsuit filed Friday in Washington, the committee said Demstore.com is illegally selling products with two of its logos. The first is the campaign's so-called "rising sun" logo, a blue "O" with red and white stripes at the bottom. The other is a 2012 logo that includes the "O."
Steve Schwat, the owner of Washington Promotions & Printing Inc., which runs Demstore.com., said he was disappointed by the suit. He said hundreds of companies make similar products. - AP