CNN reports that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man who allegedly tried to blow up an airplane bound for Detroit last Christmas, has pleaded not guilty today to two new charges:

A Nigerian man accused of attempting to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a flight to Detroit last Christmas pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges, according to a law enforcement official.

Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab was indicted on two new counts -- conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries and possession of an explosive device in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on the new charges and on six counts brought against him in early January.

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