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Counterfeit iPhones can include toxic chemicals and catch fire, experts say. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Counterfeit Electronics Can Be Dangerous, Fund Illegal Activity

Counterfeit electronics are flooding the market. While the items might be more affordable, they also can be dangerous and their sales could help fund terrorism and gangs.

03/31/2014

Courtroom sketch of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, testifying at his own terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court, March 19, 2014. (credit: Court art/ Jane Rosenberg)

Day 1 Of Deliberations End Without Verdict In Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning after federal Judge Lewis Kaplan read the law that will guide them toward a verdict in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

03/25/2014

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)

Closing Arguments Under Way In Terrorism Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, an imam from Kuwait, delivered fiery videotaped sermons in Arabic that were intended to drive “more men to al Qaeda and its mission. Al Qaeda needed these young men to be its next generation of terrorists.”

03/24/2014

Inspire Magazine cover

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

The latest edition of al Qaeda’s English language online magazine labels urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square.

03/19/2014

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)

Judge Rejects Statement From 9/11 Mastermind at Terrorism Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected a request by defense lawyers. They’d sought to call Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as a witness at the terrorism trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

03/18/2014

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)

Defense Opens In Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law; Judge To Rule If KSM Testimony Can Be Used

A pair of FBI agents were the first witnesses called by the defense on Monday. The agents testified that they first met Sulaiman Abu Ghaith a year ago on the tarmac in Jordan as he stood beside the plane that would fly him to New York to stand trial.

03/17/2014

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows Osama bin Laden sitting between his Egyptian lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri (L) and Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the spokesman of his al-Qaeda network, in an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)

Terrorism Expert Testifies In Trial Of Osama Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

The government’s charge that he provided material support to the terrorist group is based on the fact that when Osama bin Laden summoned him on the very day of the attacks to videotape a speech that would let the world know al Qaeda was responsible, he agreed.

03/14/2014

The two missing Malaysia Airlines flight passengers who were onboard with stolen passports have raised concern about the widespread, worldwide failure to screen for false documents. (Credit: CBS 2)

Stolen Passports In Malaysia Airlines Flight Raise Major Security Concerns

The stolen passports used by two passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing last week has cast a troubling spotlight on a major gap.

03/11/2014

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)

N.Y. Man Testifies He Met Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law While Training For Al Qaeda

A western New York man convicted of terrorism charges a decade ago testified Monday that he met Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law when he first in Afghanistan intending to join al Qaeda.

03/10/2014

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)

Jury Selection Continues In Terrorism Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith will be tried on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.

03/04/2014

Ari Halberstam

Family Remembers Terror Shooting That Killed Ari Halberstam 20 Years Later

It has now been 20 years since a shooting near the Brooklyn Bridge killed a Jewish teenager, in a case that sparked a conversation on the definition of terrorism.

03/01/2014

Airport Security (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Warns Of New Terror Chatter About Explosives In Shoes

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was warning airlines Wednesday to be aware of new chatter about explosives placed in shoes.

02/19/2014

Jose Pimentel appears in a courtroom in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

Jose Pimentel Pleads Guilty In NYC Pipe Bomb Terrorism Plot

Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.

02/19/2014

FILE -- Terrorism suspect Jose Pimentel appears in Manhattan Criminal Court. (credit: Getty Images)

Prosecutors Seek To Protect Witnesses’ Identities In Jose Pimentel Terrorism Trial

Prosecutors want to keep testimony of three key witnesses out of public view at the trial of a New York man charged with plotting terror attacks with homemade bombs.

01/29/2014

A sample of the six tons of ivory confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, as seen in Colorado, Nov. 14, 2013 (credit: by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That ‘Support Organized Crime And Terrorism’

The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.

01/16/2014

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