UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Monday Jan. 4, 2021, whether he can be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military documents. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Monday whether he can be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military documents. U.S. prosecutors indicted the 49-year-old Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. His legal team argued that Assange would, if extradited, likely face solitary confinement that would put him at a heightened risk of suicide. Assange and his legal team will be hoping that developments in the U.S. bring an end to his ordeal if the judge grants the U.S. extradition request.
Almanac: The Unabomber
Twenty years ago today, the FBI arrested Theodore Kaczynski, the suspected Unabomber at his cabin in rural Montana. For years, the only clue to the mysterious series of bombings across the country that killed three people and wounded 23 others was a single sketch of a shadowy hooded figure - until his manifesto was printed by the Washington Post, and Ted Kaczynski's brother grew suspicious. Charles Osgood reports.cbsnews.com