Revelers gathered at the fence on the north side of the White House, posed for photographs, chanted “USA! USA!” and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” as President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden late Sunday in the East Room of the White House. Bin Laden had been killed in a mansion near Islamabad, Pakistan, almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and his body was buried at sea. A DNA match confirmed the terrorist leader s identity. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The death of Osama bin Laden
Information from detainees in CIA prisons key to success
Adam Goldman and Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press
Posted: 05/02/2011 07:54:12 PM PDT
WASHINGTON – After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific Sept. 11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s ground zero.