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2 years 11 months ago

Stranded subway riders forgotten

NEW YORK (AP) - A transit official has admitted that subway passengers left stranded on a train for hours during last year's blizzard had been forgotten. New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast testified Tuesday at a City Council hearing on winter preparedness. Among other things, he...

4 years 4 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....

4 years 7 months ago

NYC beefs up transit security after Moscow blast

The nation's largest transit agency has beefed up security as a precaution following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. A spokesman for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Kevin Ortiz, says the agency has a "heightened security presence" as a result. He declined further comment. The agency is in charge...

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