5 Miami men convicted of plot to topple Chicago’s Sears Tower, bomb FBI offices; 1 acquitted

5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot

MIAMI — It took three trials, three juries and nearly three years, but federal prosecutors finally succeeded Tuesday in convicting five Miami men of plotting to start an anti-government insurrection by destroying Chicago’s Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices. One man was acquitted.

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Man in Fla. gets life plus 85 years in hijacking, quadruple killings aboard ‘Joe Cool’ boat

Life plus 85 years for ‘Joe Cool’ boat killings

MIAMI — A judge sentenced a former security guard Wednesday to five consecutive life prison sentences plus 85 years for taking part in the 2007 hijacking of the “Joe Cool” charter boat and killings at sea of its captain, his wife and two crew members.

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Man in Fla. gets life plus 85 years for hijacking, quadruple killings aboard ‘Joe Cool’ boat

Life plus 85 years in ‘Joe Cool’ boat killings

MIAMI — A former security guard has been sentenced to life plus 85 years in prison for the 2007 hijacking of the “Joe Cool” charter boat and killings of four people aboard.

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Judge boots problem juror, deliberations start again in Fla. ‘Liberty City 6′ terrorism case

Judge boots problem juror in Fla. terrorism case

MIAMI — An uncooperative juror has been replaced on the panel in Miami deliberating the case of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower and attack FBI offices.

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Republican former Fla. House Speaker Rubio will run for US Senate seat vacated by Martinez

Former Fla. House Speaker will seek US Senate seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s former Republican House Speaker Marco Rubio will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez.

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Judge denies defense request for 3rd mistrial in Fla. terrorism trial

Judge in Fla. terror trial denies mistrial

MIAMI — A judge has denied a request for a mistrial in the Miami case of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices.

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Defense in Fla. terrorism trial seeks third mistrial, says jury problems causing unfair trial

Defense in Fla. terror trial seeks third mistrial

MIAMI — Jury problems have prompted defense lawyers to ask for a third mistrial in the Miami case of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago’s Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices.

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Colombian drug finance chief to learn prison sentence at Miami hearing before US judge

Colombian drug finance chief faces US sentencing

MIAMI — A man who admitted running finances for Colombia’s North Valley cocaine cartel is facing sentencing before a Miami federal judge.

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