A British terror convict flew from Pakistan to London wearing a shoe-bomb that he was supposed to detonate on a US passenger jet, a New York trial heard Tuesday. Star prosecution witness Saajid Badat, testifying at the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on Tuesday, revealed he flew via the Netherlands wearing the bomb. Once back in Britain he was supposed to fly across the Atlantic and bomb a domestic US flight but a reunion with his parents, after three years in Afghanistan, changed his mind. He said he met bin Laden one-on-one to discuss the plot and admitted that he "envied" the 9/11 hijackers.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed — but with a very modern twist.