August 26, 2011 1:57 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Commuter transit systems in New York, New Jersey and outside Philadelphia will shut down because of Hurricane Irene.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in New York City will shut down Saturday at about noon. According to the governor's office, the Metropolitan Transit... more »
October 5, 2010 10:44 AM
The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison.
A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.
The... more »
August 19, 2010 10:02 AM
Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater in Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.
The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and reopened Wednesday.
A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater also reported a bite in late July. Spokesman... more »
August 13, 2010 8:59 AM
It's not what you expect to bring home from a New York shopping spree.
High-end New York city retailer Bergdorf Goodman has hired a beagle to hunt for bedbugs - just in case.
Store spokeswoman Ginger Reeder says there have been no reported cases of the pesky bugs... more »
July 16, 2010 9:58 AM
Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects.
Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36... more »
July 15, 2010 8:51 AM
Workers excavating at the World Trade Center site have unearthed the 32-foot-long hull of a ship likely buried in the 18th century.
Archeologists say the vessel probably was used along with other debris to fill in land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River. Archeologists Molly McDonald and... more »
July 7, 2010 12:57 PM
Federal prosecutors say the failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway last year was part of a larger al-Qaida conspiracy that also targeted England.
In a terrorism indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors added several al-Qaida figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, an FBI most-wanted terrorist.... more »
June 1, 2010 8:28 AM
Police say the 40-year-old son of former ABC anchor Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment.
Detective John Sweeney said Andrew Koppel was declared dead at around 1:30 a.m. Monday in a Washington Heights apartment in Manhattan. The cause of death has not yet... more »
May 14, 2010 8:38 AM
Four people are now being held in the investigation of the attempted bombing at New York's Times Square.
Three men believed to have given money to the suspect were arrested today, two in the Boston area and the third in Maine. Investigators say it's not yet clear whether the... more »
May 7, 2010 11:03 AM
Gen. David Petraeus says the Times Square bombing suspect is a "lone wolf" terrorist who did not work with others.
The general who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan tells The Associated Press that alleged bomber Faisal Shahzad was inspired by militants in Pakistan, but didn't have direct... more »
May 7, 2010 8:22 AM
A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot.
The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the... more »
May 5, 2010 1:42 PM
A Pennsylvania store says it has video of the suspect in the failed Times Square car bombing buying fireworks there.
Bruce Zoldan is president of Ohio-based Phantom Fireworks. He says Faisal Shahzad bought fireworks from the company's showroom in Matamoras, Pennsylvania, within the last eight weeks. Zoldan said Wednesday... more »
May 3, 2010 11:29 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's a "high probability" that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square.
Bloomberg says there is no evidence that the attempted attack was tied to international terrorism. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is cautioning against... more »
February 25, 2010 9:37 AM
Two comrades of foiled New York City subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi are scheduled to make their first court appearances since he pleaded guilty.
Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin went to high school with Zazi in Queens and are accused of traveling with him to Pakistan in 2008.
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February 22, 2010 10:34 AM
A law enforcement official says a Colorado air shuttle driver accused of a homemade-bomb plot against New York City has agreed to enter a guilty plea. The official tells The Associated Press that Najibullah Zazi reached the plea deal after cooperating with authorities over the past few weeks. The official... more »
February 13, 2010 11:19 AM
An interior designer is suing CNN anchor Anderson Cooper after she took an unusual fall at an old New York City firehouse that he is converting into a new home. Killian O'Brien, of Brooklyn, says in her suit that she plunged 17 feet through the hole that once held the... more »
February 1, 2010 2:29 PM
A federal grand jury has charged the father of an airport driver accused in a terrorism plot with conspiring to obstruct a criminal investigation of the matter.
A newly unsealed indictment says Mohammed Wali Zazi conspired to conceal and destroy chemicals, glasses and masks in a terrorism probe. His... more »
January 11, 2010 11:24 AM
New York City health officials have battled trans fats and high-calorie fast food. Now, they're taking on salt.
The health department released draft guidelines Monday recommending a maximum amount of salt that should be in a wide variety of manufactured and packaged foods.
Seventeen national health organizations and... more »
January 8, 2010 8:27 AM
The terror threat involving a Denver man has widened to two more arrests. The men were arrested in connection with the investigation of a bomb plot against New York City. FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko says Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay were arrested early Friday in New York. Medunjanin's attorney... more »
December 30, 2009 12:11 PM
There was something special on the menu at a New York soup kitchen Wednesday. Those eating lunch at the Broadway Community Inc. facility in Manhattan got a taste of the luxury life - thanks to a gift of caviar from an anonymous donor. The caviar was served along with sour... more »
November 18, 2009 12:40 PM
When it comes to prosecuting 9/11 suspects in federal court in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder says, "Failure is not an option." He was asked at a Senate hearing today what might happen if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the others are acquitted. Holder said, "These are cases that have... more »
November 5, 2009 9:33 AM
New York City will host a ticker-tape parade and ceremony in honor of the World Series champion New York Yankees. The parade, scheduled for Friday will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall Plaza where Mayor Michael... more »
October 5, 2009 6:27 PM
A network of security cameras, license plate readers and weapons sensors designed to protect lower Manhattan from terrorist threats is now expanding to New York City's midtown area. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly say the city will extend the counterterrorism system into an area that includes Grand... more »
September 25, 2009 2:22 PM
Colorado terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has arrived in New York City, where he is charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. Marshals Service plane left the privately run Centennial Airport south of Denver at 12:05 p.m. mountain time, a little more than an hour after a... more »
September 25, 2009 11:47 AM
A federal judge has taken the first step in sending a Colorado man to New York to face terrorism charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer dismissed a charge accusing Najibullah Zazi of lying to federal authorities. Zazi was arrested on that charge Saturday. Shaffer was considering Friday whether to authorize... more »
September 25, 2009 8:13 AM
An Afghan immigrant accused of a plot to build bombs for attacks on U.S. soil is due back in federal court in Denver. Najibullah Zazi is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a hearing on whether he can be detained without bail. The hearing was postponed Thursday after the... more »
September 23, 2009 6:02 PM
Hundreds of investigators have widened their probe of a potential terrorist bomb plot by questioning more residents of a New York City neighborhood raided last week. A law enforcement official familiar with the probe says investigators are re-interviewing people already questioned in Queens. The apartments were searched after a visit... more »
September 21, 2009 4:22 PM
A judge ordered an Afghanistan-born Colorado man who allegedly received al-Qaida training and had bomb-making instructions on his computer to be held pending a detention hearing Thursday. Investigators say Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old airport shuttle driver, played a direct role in an alleged terror plot that unraveled during a trip... more »
September 21, 2009 3:40 PM
A New York City imam accused of lying to officials investigating a terrorism plot has been ordered held without bail.
Ahmad Afzali smiled and waved at relatives as deputy marshals led him out of federal court Monday in Brooklyn.
His attorney, Ron Kuby, says he'll seek bail for... more »
September 15, 2009 5:00 PM
A New York City man says FBI investigators who raided several city apartments in an anti-terrorism probe questioned him about a childhood friend who lives in Denver who stayed with him last week. Naiz Khan says he didn't know of any connections his friend had to terrorism. He referred to... more »