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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/20/2014

Rockland County Legislator Aaron Weider talks with CBS2's Lou Young about a piece of hate mail that showed his face superimposed on a photo of an ISIS beheading victim. (Credit: CBS2)

Rockland County Exec: Hate Mail Directed At Legislator Is ‘Vile,’ ‘Despicable’

Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Friday called a piece of hate mail targeting a county legislator “one of the most vile and despicable renderings” he has ever seen.

12/19/2014

Rockland County Legislator Aaron Weider talks with CBS2's Lou Young about a piece of hate mail that showed his face superimposed on a photo of an ISIS beheading victim. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Rockland Legislator Shocked By Hate Mail Referencing ISIS Terror

An unknown person tapped into ISIS terror imagery to intimidate a Rockland County politician, in a delivery with criminal implications.

12/18/2014

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey speaks during a conference on "Todays Terrorism: Todays Counterterrorism" in New York on November 3, 2014. US faces an increasing number of homegrown violent extremists radicalized online and inspired by jihadists in Syria to carry out acts of violence, Comey warned during the conference. Comey said the danger was witnessed "in a very real way" by attacks that killed two soldiers in Canada in recent weeks. In a speech in New York, Comey said tracking down those inspired by the so-called Islamic State group in Syria was "extremely difficult and something we spend every single day working on." (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Director Visits Newark, Warns Of Threat From Homegrown ISIS Terrorists

The head of the FBI spent the day in Newark Monday, meeting with federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

11/17/2014

Peter Kassig (credit: CBS2)

US Review Of ISIS Video Confirms Death Of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Kassig was captured in eastern Syria while delivering relief supplies to refugees whose lives had been upended by war, and for a year, his family and friends quietly worked to secure the former U.S. Army ranger’s release

11/16/2014

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid speaks at a news conference outside City Hall on Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Imams In NYC Denounce Violent Extremism

About a dozen imams from mosques in all five of New York City’s boroughs have gathered Tuesday to denounce violent extremist acts around the world.

10/14/2014

FILE -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (credit: Getty Images)

Madeleine Albright On John Kerry: He’s ‘Eminently Suited’ For Challenges Of Job

When she served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of state under President Bill Clinton, Albright faced crises in Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda.

10/08/2014

Alan Henning

UN Security Council Condemns Alleged ISIS Beheading Of British Aid Worker Alan Henning

The United Nations Security Council late Friday sharply condemned a new video that purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, calling the killing a “heinous and cowardly murder.”

10/03/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Christie Talks 2016, Blasts Obama Handling Of ISIS Threat

Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll run for president.

10/01/2014

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Says ISIS, Hamas ‘Branches Of Same Poisonous Tree,’ Mentions Derek Jeter In UN Address

“To say Iran doesn’t practice terrorism, is like saying Derek Jeter never played shortstop for the New York Yankees,” Netanyahu said.

09/29/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: CBS 2)

Obama: US ‘Underestimated’ Islamic State Threat

In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama admits United States intelligence underestimated the threat from ISIS.

09/29/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Meets Soldiers, Gets Briefed In Afghanistan

In a conference call Sunday, Cuomo said much progress has been made in Afghanistan, but Islamic State extremists are now spreading a new “virulent strain of terrorist activity and culture.”

09/28/2014

Tighter security is seen at Penn Station after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an increase in police presence in New York City transportation hubs due to the threat of terrorism. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton, De Blasio Reassure New Yorkers They’re Safe Following Alleged ISIS Subway Terror Plot

Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.

09/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

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

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