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Ailsa Chang

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With Furloughs On Hold, Paterson Won't Rule Out Layoffs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson is not ruling out layoffs as a way to get savings from the state's workforce after a federal judge last week blocked the governor's plan to furlough workers one day a week.

The state is facing a $9.2 billion deficit and Paterson says ...

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Should Terror Suspects Be Read Miranda Rights?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When American citizen Faisal Shahzad was arrested for the attempted car bombing of Times Square this month, some politicians, like Sen. John McCain, said he shouldn’t have been read his Miranda rights. And this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he plans to ask Congress to change the ...

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Should Terror Suspects Be Read Miranda Rights?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When American citizen Faisal Shahzad was arrested for the attempted car bombing of Times Square this month, some politicians, like Sen. John McCain, said he shouldn’t have been read his Miranda rights. And this week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he plans to ask Congress ...

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Cause of Ferry Crash Still Undetermined

Monday, May 10, 2010

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say they still cannot determine what caused a Staten Island ferry to slam into a pier Saturday morning, injuring nearly 40 passengers. WNYC's Ailsa Chang has more.

REPORTER: Board member Robert Sumwalt said right now, they're not ruling anything ...

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Holder Claims Link Between Times Square Bomb, Pakistani Taliban

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last Saturday's failed car bombing attempt in New York City’s Times Square was orchestrated by the Pakistani Taliban. Holder said mounting evidence shows that the group directed, facilitated ...

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Latest on Investigation and Interrogation of Faisal Shahzad

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The question everybody is asking this week has been, who is 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, the man held and accused of placing a car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend? After two days of intense interrogation efforts, news continues to trickle in about the motives and connections behind the attempted attack.

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Court: Lawsuit Challenging NY Public Defender System Can Proceed

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New York's highest court is allowing a class action lawsuit to proceed in challenging New York's system of providing public defenders. The state's chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, ruled the suit could proceed because it poses fundamental questions about the fairness of the system. Donna Lieberman, ...

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Bomb Suspect Waives Right to Speedy Arraignment

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Terror suspect Faisal Shahzad has waived his right to a speedy arraignment. That means it could be a while before Shazad sees a judge for the first time. The decision could have legal costs for Shahzad -- and legal benefits.

Federal prosecutors first announced Shahzad ...

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Alleged Bomber to Arrive at New York Courthouse

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang is at the Manhattan federal courthouse where the alleged Times Square bomb suspect, Faisal Shahzad is expected to arrive. The courthouse is mobbed with news cameras all waiting for his arrival.

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In Case of Emergency, Is Times Sq. Ready?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

For the hundreds of stores, hotels, companies and theaters that populate Times Square, Saturday's failed car bombing raises the question - are businesses prepared to deal with a real emergency in the middle of one the busiest districts in the world?

Tim Tompkins is president of ...

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How Times Square Businesses Prepare for Emergencies

Monday, May 03, 2010

Policemen and street vendors have been applauded for their quick reaction to Saturday's bomb scare, but how did the shops and businesses in Times Square respond? WNYC's Ailsa Chang has been talking to officials at hotels and businesses in the area to answer some questions about what kind of security ...

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Bloomberg in Times Square: 'We're Not Going to Let Them Win'

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Police are still investigating the failed bomb attack in Times Square Saturday night and who might be responsible for parking the SUV filled with explosives. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says even though New York is such a prominent target, people should feel safe living here because ...

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Betting on a New Demographic for OTB

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow. For more than 125 years, that race has meant seersucker suits, fancy hats, and frosty mint juleps. But that’s not the scene at the Off-Track Betting parlors here in the city, where bettors watch the horses. These bankrupt parlors feature ...

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Jury to Hear Case Against Queens Man Accused of Supplying al-Qaida

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The trial of a former Queens student accused of sending equipment to al-Qaida fighters begins Wednesday in Lower Manhattan. Syed Hashmi, 30, faces four counts of providing support to the terrorist organization.

A federal judge ruled Monday that the jury for Hashmi will remain anonymous and ...

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Deal Reached Between Doormen and Building Owners

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Negotiators for building workers and real estate owners agreed on a tentative four-year contract shortly after midnight, averting a strike by some 30,000 doormen, porters, concierges, and handymen that was set to begin Wednesday morning.

The new contract gave the building workers nearly everything they demanded: wage increases, full employer-paid ...

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Deal Reached to Avert Strike by Doormen

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Negotiators for New York City building workers and real estate owners reached agreement on a tentative four-year contract, averting a strike by some 30,000 doormen, porters, concierges, and handymen that was set to begin Wednesday morning.

The deal was reached shortly after midnight, as negotiations at ...

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OTB Avoids Shutdown, but Faces Major Cuts

Monday, April 19, 2010

Workers at the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation say they're relieved operations did not shut down over the weekend, but about half of the 1,300 employees could lose their jobs by the end of the year.

OTB worked out an emergency plan over the ...

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No Deal for Doormen Yet

Friday, April 16, 2010

Intensive contract negotiations are underway to avert a strike next week of nearly 30,000 doormen, porters, concierges and other apartment workers in the city. The workers say they will strike if building owners try to reduce health and retirement benefits and sick days.

Contract negotiations resumed ...

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Queens Imam in Zazi Case Faces Deportation

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered Queens imam Ahmad Afzali to leave the country in 90 days after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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New York 9/11 Trial Is 'Not Off the Table'

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder says New York City is still "not off the table" as a place to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. His remarks came during a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

Holder says he'll consider the concerns of ...

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