The Summer Night Lights program, started in July, combats gang and gun violence during the summer months by keeping parks and recreation centers in Los Angeles's highest-crime districts open until midnight.
A mixed verdict against Salim Ahmed Hamdan has his defense lawyers preparing to appeal to federal civilian courts.
The attack highlights security threats posed by China's extremist groups in the run-up to the Olympics.
Leading bio-defense researcher Bruce Ivins died Tuesday from an overdose of prescription drugs after learning he would be charged for the 2001 anthrax attacks.
The attack has raised concerns in Pakistan about the United States' increased willingness to take unilateral action in the war on terror.