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Three Accused Of Planning Attacks Ahead Of NATO Summit

Three men have been charged with plotting to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and throw Molotov cocktails at police on the eve of a NATO summit.

Police insisted there were no imminent threats to the leaders of more than 50 countries that will meet at the two-day summit in Chicago.

At a May 19 hearing, prosecutors said the three young men were self-described anarchists who had boasted weeks earlier about the damage they would do in Chicago.

The men allegedly bought fuel at a gas station for the makeshift bombs and poured it into beer bottles before being arrested by police.

If convicted on all counts -- conspiracy to commit terrorism, material support for terrorism, and possession of explosives -- the men could get up to 85 years in prison.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP