- Making News: Moussaoui Lashes Out at His Defense Lawyers
After the jury heard yesterday's gut-wrenching audio files from the cockpit recorder of United Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, today they hear from the defendant himself. On the stand this morning, Zacarias Moussaoui defiantly berated his own legal team, accusing them of criminal non-assistance. Defense attorney Richard Jaffe calls Moussaoui's resolve to become a martyr an attorney's "worst nightmare."
- Reporter's Notebook: Ethanol Fuels Brazil toward Energy Independence
Americans suffering steadily climbing gas prices will welcome Brazil's success in shifting away from imported oil. The country converts sugar cane to ethanol alcohol and produces flex-fuel engines that run on alcohol as well as gas. So, when they fill up, Brazilians often have a choice---a pump marked "G" for gas and one marked "A" for alcohol. From Rio de Janeiro, the New York Times' Larry Rohter reports on the 30-year experiment.
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