New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery charges.
FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.
The FBI is working to determine the source of telephone threats that prompted the evacuation and search of two planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The parents of an Ohio man accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol and shoot lawmakers are coming to his defense, saying he was just lost and misguided.
Days after NYPD officials warned of a threat against police officers and soldiers by Islamic State militants, federal authorities charged an Ohio man with plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol inspired by the militant group.
In the “virtual kidnapping” scheme, a caller claims that the victim’s loved one has been kidnapped or that the person was involved in some kind of accident with a gang member and is now in danger.
The hack apparently started at 12:30 p.m. with a message that read “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back. ISIS.”
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.
Before joining the FBI, Diego Rodriguez graduated from St. John’s University and worked as a teacher in New York City.
The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group is known, included a message warning that people should stay away from places where “The Interview” will be shown, including the upcoming premiere. Referencing 9/11, it urged people to leave their homes if located near theaters showing the film.
Both the NYPD and FBI are searching for two suspects in connection with a robbery in Little Neck, New York.
Authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport said they found nothing dangerous Sunday on an American Airlines plane after a bomb threat was phoned in and the aircraft arrived from Spain.
Federal authorities in New York say they’ve brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.
The head of the FBI spent the day in Newark Monday, meeting with federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
County police said the school calls came in within 15 to 20 minutes of each other, and their bomb technicians and K-9 units were dispatched to investigate.