Correction: Massachusetts Terror Charge story

By the Associated Press | November 22, 2011 | 1:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about the trial of an American accused of plotting to help terrorists, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date authorities said defendant Tarek Mehanna and alleged co-conspirators contacted trial witness Daniel Maldonado about getting automatic weapons for planned mall attacks. Authorities made the statement in October 2009, not Nov. 16 of this year. The story also should have made clear that Mehanna was never indicted on charges related to planned mall attacks.