AP sources: New location eyed for 9/11 trial

WASHINGTON - (AP) - Officials say the Obama administration isconsidering moving the trial of the accused Sept. 11 mastermind outof lower Manhattan. Two administration officials, speaking on condition ofanonymity, said Friday the Justice Department is drawing up plansfor possible alternate locations to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed andfour alleged accomplices. The two officials are speaking on condition of anonymity becausethey were not authorized to discuss the deliberations. Attorney General Eric Holder announced last year that the trialwould be held in Manhattan federal court, generating stiffopposition in Congress and in New York. The courthouse is in thesame area of the city where the World Trade Center was destroyed inthe 2001 attacks.

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