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Jury Selection Resumes for Underwear Bomb Trial

This December 2009 file photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich. A judge on Wednesday denied the Nigerian man's request to be judged by Islamic law as he defends himself against charges of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009.

This December 2009 file photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich. A judge on Wednesday denied the Nigerian man's request to be judged by Islamic law as he defends himself against charges of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009.  (AP/U.S. Marshals Service)

DETROIT -- A second day of jury selection has started in Detroit with no outbursts from a man charged in a failed Christmas 2009 terrorist attack on a plane.

Selection resumed Tuesday with 20 people in the jury pool and more were being added first thing. A federal judge wants three dozen or more for final selection Thursday.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to destroy an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight with a bomb in his underwear.

He is acting as his own lawyer but only questioned one potential juror Tuesday. He has left the task to his court-appointed standby attorney, Anthony Chambers.

Abdulmutallab called the U.S. a "cancer" Tuesday but was silent when he entered court Wednesday.