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Ailsa Chang

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NJ Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Menendez Recall

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Jersey's Supreme Court is considering whether a Tea Party group can try to remove Sen. Robert Menendez from office through a recall vote.

In oral arguments Tuesday, a lawyer for the Committee to Recall Robert Menendez said states have the power to decide whether federal ...

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Is it FYE-zl or FEH-sl?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One goal of mine when I went to the courthouse for the appearance of suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was to hear how he pronounces his own name. There's been some debate in the public sphere, and in the WNYC newsroom, about this. But all Shahzad said was "yes" ...

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How Faisal Shahzad's Lawyer Got Assigned His Case

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The man accused of driving a car bomb into Times Square has finally been appointed a lawyer -- after spending two weeks in custody while cooperating with federal investigators. It was an accident of timing that landed Shahzad's file in Julia Gatto's lap on Tuesday, ...

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Terror Suspect Shahzad Appears in Court, Briefly

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of driving a car bomb into Times Square, appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since his May 3 arrest.

He walked in quietly dressed in a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants. His hair was a bit longer than it has ...

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Paterson Won't Rule Out Layoffs

Monday, May 17, 2010

Governor 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.

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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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