Delay granted in resentence of Fla. terror plotter

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges.

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Tuesday delayed Padilla's sentencing from Aug. 4 until Sept. 9. Federal prosecutors and Padilla's defense lawyer sought more time to go through classified evidence Padilla wants to use at a sentencing hearing.

An appeals court ruled that Padilla's original prison sentence of more than 17 years was too lenient.

Padilla was arrested by the FBI in 2002 on what authorities said was an al-Qaida mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the U.S. But he was never charged with that.

Before trial, Padilla was held without charge as an enemy combatant for over three years.