- Newsmaker: US Citizen Arrested as Dirty Bomb Plotter
The US has arrested an American citizen, charging him as an al Qaeda terrorist plotting to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." Jos- Padilla, a convicted Chicago gang member who had taken the name Abdullah al Muhajir, was arrested May 8 when he arrived from Pakistan. Mark Hosenball, investigative correspondent for Newsweek, says the arrest demonstrates stepped-up cooperation between the FBI and CIA.
- Reporter's Notebook: Solar Eclipse
Tonight marks the last solar eclipse visible from the US until 2005. Depending on one's location, the moon will blot out anywhere from one-fifth to three-fourths of the sun. But for astronomers, the real action is in Mexico. Jay Pasachoff, a professor of astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has traveled from New England to Puerta Vallarta, at the tip of Baja California, view today's partial eclipse.
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