WASHINGTON (AP) _ The State Department announced Tuesday a reward of up to $5 million for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of people responsible for last October's attack on the USS Cole.

Spokesman Richard Boucher said information about the reward will be disseminated in Yemen, elsewhere in the Middle East and in other areas as needed.

The Oct. 12 attack on the Cole killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 30 others.