US jurors acquit 1, deadlock on other 6 defendants in terror plot

One of seven defendants was acquitted Thursday of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and wage war against the US, and a mistrial was declared for the remaining six after the federal jury deadlocked. The seven men were accused of plotting with al-Qaida to destroy the Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in Miami and elsewhere. They had faced up to 70 years in prison if convicted of four terrorism-related conspiracy charges.