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2 years 7 months ago

NYC to halt subways and buses ahead of Irene

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...

3 years 6 months ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Swank NYC stores hunt for bedbugs

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Feds pull off huge Medicare fraud bust

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Ship buried in 18th century unearthed in NYC

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...

3 years 9 months ago

NYC subway plot was al-Qaida conspiracy

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....

3 years 11 months ago

Four held in Times Square bomb probe

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Fireworks store has video of NYC bomb suspect

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...

3 years 11 months ago

NYC Mayor confident bomb case will be solved

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...

4 years 3 months ago

NYC asks food manufacturers to hold the salt

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...

4 years 3 months ago

FBI arrests 2 in NYC terror investigation

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...

4 years 3 months ago

NYC soup kitchen serves caviar

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...

4 years 6 months ago

NYC to expand its high-tech counterterror system

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado terror suspect arrives in New York

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Probe involving Colorado terror suspect widens

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado terror plot suspect appears in federal court

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...

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