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Omar Abdel-Rahman

Will President Obama Give Up The Blind Sheik? Some Say It’s Possible

The sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, inspired the 1993 World Trade Center attack, a plot to blow up local landmarks and issued the Islamic ruling that Osama bin Laden used to justify 9/11.

09/20/2012

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention - Charlotte, NC - Sep 6, 2012 (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Obama, Biden Speak At DNC

Today, WCBS 880’s Lynda Lopez spoke with factcheck.org’s Lori Robertson, who is still in Charlotte going over last night’s Democratic National Convention speeches by the President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

09/07/2012

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: We Are Better Off Than We Were Four Years Ago

Tonight, when Vice President Biden and President Obama address the country the question before them is an obvious one: are we better off than we were four years ago? The answer is equally obvious: YES!

09/06/2012

Vice President Joe Biden (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden Addresses West Point Cadets At Graduation Ceremony

Biden addressed the 972 U.S. Military Academy cadets in a ceremony on Saturday morning. He said that a nation emerging from a decade of war has greater flexibility.

05/26/2012

Ibrahim al-Asiri (credit: Handout)

Officials: Would-Be Al-Qaeda Bomber Was Double Agent Loyal To U.S.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.

05/08/2012

Terror suspect Ibrahim al-Asiri. (credit: Handout)

CIA Thwarts New Al-Qaida Underwear Bomb Plot

The plot is said to have involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009.

05/07/2012

FILE - Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protesters Interrupt Mitt Romney’s Speech At Engine 24/Ladder 5 In NYC

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tried to make political points on Tuesday, meeting members of a lower Manhattan fire house that lost 11 men on 9/11.

05/01/2012

Osama bin Laden

Upcoming Anniversary Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Prompts FBI, DHS Bulletin

Rep. Peter King told WCBS 880 that there may be a noticable increase in security.

04/26/2012

(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Government Leak Too Many Secrets To Hollywood About Bin Laden Death?

Investigators are probing whether the Obama administration divulged too many details of the secret raid on to Hollywood filmmakers.

01/05/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The 11 Most Talked About Stories Of 2011

From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.

12/26/2011

Exiled al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is seen in this April 1998 picture in Afghanistan. American officials said they are looking at Bin Laden for involvement in the Friday, Aug. 7, 1998 Kenyan and Tanzanian U.S. embassy explosions. He has threatened a holy war against U.S. troops and Americans, and is suspected of backing other terrorist acts, including the 1996 attack in Saudi Arabia. (credit:AP Photo)

Judge Says Al-Qaida Owes Businesses $9.3 Billion For 9/11 Damage

Companies had sued various defendants, seeking damages for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that demolished the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

10/14/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund To Accept Applications Starting Monday

The fund is intended to help people who became ill after working at Ground Zero and others whose sicknesses can be tied to the site.

10/02/2011

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

1010 WINS 9/11 Series: Feds, Police & Companies Remain Extremely Vigilant

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the need for vigilance and precaution remains paramount.

09/09/2011

Firefighters are seen at the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Ron Agam/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Fallen Fire Lt. Kevin Dowdell’s Sons Remember Him

The stories of those who survived on 9/11 and the families of those who didn’t are varied and emotional.

09/09/2011

Surveillance Cameras (file / credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Exclusive: Elaborate New York City Post-9/11 Security

The latest terror threat has come out just as a brand new CBS/New York Times poll shows 1 out of 3 New Yorkers still thinks about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at least once a week. Here’s an exclusive look at the city’s post-9/11 security.

09/08/2011

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