The following information was released by the United States Fleet Forces Command:
Charges were sworn against âAbd al-Rahimal-Nashiri, alleging that he participated in the planning andpreparation for the attack on USS Cole in the Port of Aden, Yemen,on October 12, 2000. The charges allege that two men dressedas civilians piloted what appeared to be a small, garbage bargenext to the ship. The two men made friendly gestures toseveral crewmembers aboard the ship before detonating explosivesconcealed within the boat, according to the charges. Theattack killed 17 Sailors, wounded 47 others, and severely damagedthe ship.
The Department of Defense is developing plans to provide accessto commission proceedings for victim family members at NavalStation Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Victim family members will bechosen equitably based on a random selection process.
Because only a limited number of victim family members mayattend the pre-trial or trial events in person, arrangements arebeing made for closed circuit television feed to a selected U.S.site to allow victim families to view trial proceedings.
"We are committed to helping the USS Cole families duringthis difficult time," said Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, Deputy Chief ofStaff for Global Force Management and Joint Force Operations atU.S. Fleet Forces Command. "It has been nearly eight yearssince this attack, and we recognize that the ability to observe thejustice process is an important element of bringing closure tothese Navy families."
Hearings in the case could begin within the next month.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.
An Amtrak train carrying more than 40 passengers was involved in an accident with a car Thursday morning in Waverly. The driver of the car is facing multiple charges.