U.S. Citizen Charged in Mumbai Attack

The Justice Department has charged an American citizen with helping to plot last year's Mumbai attack, saying that the suspect used his American passport to visit the city and scout the sites of the two-day massacre. David Headley, a U.S. citizen already under investigation for his role in an alleged plot to attack the Danish newspaper that published a controversial 2005 cartoon spread with depictions of the prophet Muhammad, is said to have conspired with notorious Pakistani militant Ilyas Kashmiri, and is now cooperating with authorities. Headley—born Daood Gilani—is the son of a Pakistani diplomat and a Philadelphia socialite, and has been arrested before for smuggling heroin into the U.S.; he avoided a long jail sentence by cooperating.