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Bin Laden spokesman caught in Jordan

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded not guilty to plotting against Americans in his role as al-Qaida spokesman.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith entered the plea through a lawyer Friday to one count of conspiracy to kill Americans in federal court in New York. A judge said he would set a trial date early next month.

Prosecutors say Abu Ghaith praised the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and warned there would be more.

Authorities say the Kuwaiti-born Abu Ghaith was captured in Jordan over the last week.

President Barack Obama's administration has sought to charge senior al-Qaida suspects in U.S. courts instead of military tribunals, but Republicans in Congress don't want high-threat terror suspects brought into the country.

 

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