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Police officers launch an assault as smoke rises from a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper on January 9, 2015. (credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD On Watch, U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert After Paris Standoffs, Shootings

Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed Friday along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands of French security forces.

01/09/2015

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

Security Expert: ISIS, Al Qaeda In A Race To See Who Can Attack New York City First

From the French consulate to synagogues to transit hubs to news organizations in Times Square, the NYPD has visibly increased security in New York City following the attack on a newspaper in Paris.

01/09/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Victims Of Terror Attack On Paris Newspaper

Extra officers have been stationed at various locations throughout the city, including the French Consulate, since the attack Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

01/07/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on airstrikes against Islamic State and Khorasan Group targets in Syria from the White House South Lawn on Sept. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Talks Airstrikes, Says U.S. Will ‘Do What’s Necessary’ To Stop Terrorists

Does the U.S.’s go-it-alone attack in Syria on the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda offshoot, raise the terrorism threat to New York City?

09/23/2014

In this courtroom sketch, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan addresses Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, right, in federal court in Manhattan on Sept. 23, 2014. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Sentenced To Life In Prison

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said he saw “no remorse whatsoever” from the 48-year-old imam.

09/23/2014

Courtroom sketch of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (left), as the verdict is read at his terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court, March 26, 2014. (credit: Court art/ Jane Rosenberg)

Prosecutors Call For Life Sentence For Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law On Terror Conviction

Prosecutors said Monday that Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks, which involved he made “bone-chilling threats” against America.

08/25/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Police: Al Qaeda Magazine Suggesting Attack On US Open

Rebecca Weiner, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, warned that Inspire magazine is instructing would-be terrorists on how to make bombs and where to set them off.

07/16/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

Security has  been tightened at international airports amid concerns about a terror threat involving undetected explosives. (Credit: CBS 2)

Worries About Undetected Bombs Prompt Tighter Security In Foreign Airports

The concern is that al Qaeda in Yemen is developing a bomb that could get around traditional airport security, outside of the U.S.

07/03/2014

Iraqi Shiite fighters parade with their weapons on June 21, 2014, in Karbala, Iraq. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraqi Conflict

But the senator said he does believe in protecting the United States by using drones.

06/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Sending Military Advisers To Iraq

President Barack Obama said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency.

06/19/2014

People enter the subway at Union Square (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Would-Be Subway Bomber

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected Adis Medunjanin’s claims that his 2012 trial was unfair because statements he made to FBI agents and police detectives should have been suppressed.

05/20/2014

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Islamic Cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa Found Guilty In NYC Terrorism Trial

An Egyptian Islamic preacher brought to the United States on charges that he supported terrorism around the world from his perch at a London mosque has been found guilty.

05/19/2014

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Closing Arguments Made In Mustafa Kamel Mustafa Terrorism Trial

A prosecutor warned jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial not to be fooled by the testimony of the defendant, a London imam charged with supporting al Qaeda.

05/14/2014

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Muslim Cleric Accuses Prosecutor Of Taking Comments Out Of Context

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was cross-examined by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Cronan in federal court in Manhattan

05/13/2014

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