By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers on Tuesday had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Wednesday. Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, who was shot to death by police officers after allegedly confronting them with a large knife, had told David Wright "I'm just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue," an FBI agent involved in the investigation said in an affidavit. Rahim had ordered several large knives from online retailers and had joked in wire-tapped phone conversations with Wright about "thinking with your head on your chest," which Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Joseph Galietta described as "a reference of some foreign terrorist organizations to behead targets and place their heads on their chests in propaganda videos." Wright, who was arrested late Tuesday in the Boston suburb of Everett, advised Rahim to destroy his computer and smartphone to ensure there was no record of the plot, the affidavit said.
CAIRO (AP) — French telecoms giant Orange SA would end its relationship with an Israeli operator that pays to use its name "tomorrow" if it could, but to do so would be a "huge risk" in terms of penalties, its CEO said Wednesday.