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Trial of Blackwater Guards Charged with Killing Iraqis to Open in US

After seven years of delays and legal wrangling, four former guards with the security firm once known as Blackwater go on trial in Washington Wednesday, charged with killing Iraqi civilians in 2007.   The trial begins with jury selection.   The four defendants allegedly shot Iraqi civilians trying to flee from a traffic circle in downtown Baghdad after a car bombing that apparently targeted a U.S. State Department official.   The defense plans to argue that the guards...

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