US deports Palestinian activist in terrorism case

US Federal authorities decided on Friday to deport a former Florida professor and Palestinian rights activist after failing to convict him on charges he helped finance terror attacks in Israel. Sami Al-Arian, who had met with US presidents and other political leaders before his terrorism indictment in 2003, has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge and be deported, two lawyers familiar with the case said Friday. The deal requires the approval of a judge. It was not clear where Al-Arian would be sent. He is a Palestinian, born in Kuwait.