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4 years 5 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...

4 years 10 months ago

Official: NYC bomb suspect looked at other targets

A law enforcement official says the Times Square bomb suspect had considered bombing New York's Grand Central station or other targets before settling on Times Square. The official tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad first considered Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the World Financial Center in New...

4 years 10 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...

4 years 10 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...

4 years 10 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...

4 years 10 months ago

Acts of terrorism come in many forms

The terrorist plot in Times Square shows our nation's vulnerability. "A car bomb today is maybe a cyanide issue tomorrow. They're very creative. They're working very hard to hurt us, so we have to be even more creative to be one step ahead," says Michael Perini, executive director of...

4 years 10 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...

5 years 5 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...

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