E-mail this image
Osama bin Laden
This 1998 file photo shows Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Federal authorities dropped terrorism charges against bin Laden in court papers filed Friday, formally ending a case against the slain al-Qaida leader that began with hopes of seeing him brought to justice in a civilian court. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan approved a request made by federal prosecutors to dismiss the charges - a procedural move that's routine when defendants under indictment die.