The trial of Osama bin Laden’s son- in-law, accused of plotting with the al-Qaeda leader to kill Americans, was delayed after a U.S. judge said he could submit questions to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, for use as a potential defense witness.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych moved to quell a growing insurgency by granting sweeping powers to the army and police after a region declared independence from his government, risking wider conflict.
The U.S. won commitments from 25 countries and the World Health Organization to work together on systems to better detect and combat outbreaks of infectious diseases such as H7N9 avian flu and Ebola virus.
Butanol, the gasoline substitute promoted by billionaire Richard Branson, is headed for its debut at U.S. pumps as soon as next year in a challenge to ethanol’s domination of the $26 billion renewable fuels market.
All around the world, people use GPS to get driving directions in their cars, find nearby restaurants on their smartphones and geotag tweets sent from their tablets. The technology, created and operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, has become ubiquitous and indispensable.