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Terror Plot

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith , the alleged spokesman of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Admitted Shoe Bomb Plotter Testifies In Bin Laden Son-In-Law’s Terrorism Trial

Saajid Badat, a 34-year-old United Kingdom resident, is expected to testify all day Tuesday by video hookup from London. He refuses to testify in the United States because he faces terrorism charges in Boston that could send him to prison for life.

03/11/2014

Smoke rises from the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. (credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities: ‘Dangerous And Influential’ Members Of Al-Shabab Face Brooklyn Court Appearance

Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.

09/23/2013

Fort Dix Army Base (credit: CBS 2)

Fort Dix Terror Plotters Want Convictions Tossed

Two brothers convicted of planning to attack military personnel on installations in New Jersey and elsewhere are asking a judge to vacate their convictions, saying their lawyers made key mistakes in their defense.

06/19/2013

Al Qaeda Terror Suspect Abid Naseer (credita: CBS 2)

Extradited Al Qaeda Terror Suspect Arrives In New York Ahead Of Arraignment

Abid Naseer, 26, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday afternoon from England to stand trial in Brooklyn. He will be arraigned on Monday.

01/03/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holding up GAO report on "sham universities" that issue student visas Oct. 18, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Calls For More Oversight Of Student Visas In Wake Of Foiled Terror Plot

Schumer said the student visa Nafis obtained from a Missouri university is legitimate, but said his quick transfer to a university in the city should have raised a red flag.

10/18/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Terror Plot Is Reminder That ‘Freedom Is Fragile’

Bloomberg said this incident should remind New Yorkers to not become complacent.

10/18/2012

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (inset) is accused of plotting to bomb to the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City. (credit: Personal Photo | Getty Images)

Authorities Paint Disturbing Picture Of Federal Reserve Bank Suspect

According to a federal complaint, Quazi Nafis was aware a bomb planted outside the Federal Reserve Bank would likely cause the deaths of many people, including women and children.

10/17/2012

(credit: Image via CBS 2)

Feds Arrest Suspect In Terror Plot Targeting Federal Reserve Bank

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He is currently being held without bail and, if convicted, faces life in prison.

10/17/2012

Jose Pimentel, Carmen Sosa (CBS 2)

Mother Of Suspected ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist Apologizes To City

“I want to apologize to the city,” Carmen Sosa said. “I love New York and I’ve been here since 1987. I’m very disappointed by what my son is doing.

11/21/2011

Photo released by officials of suspected terror suspect Jose Pimentel. (Credit: Kristen Artz/Flick/NYCMayorsOffice)

Sources: Terror Suspect Wanted To Blow Up A Bomb On The USS Intrepid

Jose Pimentel was behind bars Monday night, being held without bail because, officials say, he had grandiose plans to blow up people and places in the metropolitan area, including the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.

11/21/2011

Authorities say Rezwan Ferdaus allegedly wanted to use remote-controlled aircraft like this to attack the Capitol and Pentagon. (credit: USDOJ)

New Yorkers Wary After Alleged Terror Plot Against Pentagon

The arrest of a Massachusetts man who allegedly plotted to fly remote-control planes into the Pentagon has New Yorkers talking.

09/29/2011

Fuel tanks at JFK Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Final JFK Terror Plot Suspect Convicted

Kareem Ibrahim was convicted of several conspiracy counts. Two other people were convicted last year of conspiracy charges and are serving life in prison. A fourth pleaded guilty to providing material support and was sentenced to 15 years.

05/27/2011

Khalid Aldawsari

Kelly: We Don’t ‘Pooh-Pooh’ On Terror Threats

Prosecutors said Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari planned to come to NY to remotely detonate bombs in rental cars, and Police Commissioner Kelly said this is another indication that the city is the nation’s number one terrorist target.

02/25/2011

This courtroom sketch shows Russell Defreitas, second  left, at his arraignment at federal court in Brooklyn , Saturday, June 2, 2007. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Knox, left, attorney Andrew Carter, second from right, and U.S. Magistrate Kiyo A. Matsumoto are also shown in the sketch.  (AP Photo/Christine Cornell)

Ex-Cargo Handler Gets Life Sentence In Foiled Kennedy Airport Terror Plot

A former cargo handler has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a foiled terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport.

02/17/2011

Russell Defreitas (L) and Abdul Kadir (R) (Photo/Associated Press)

Jury Convicts 2 Men in JFK Tank-Blast Plot

Two men accused of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at JFK Airport have been convicted of conspiracy charges. A federal jury reached the verdict Monday in Brooklyn.

1010 WINS–08/02/2010