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Ailsa Chang

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Judge Bars Key Prosecution Witness from Testifying at Ghailani Trial

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee was delayed Wednesday after a Manhattan federal judge barred prosecutors from calling one of their most important witnesses.

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Judge Bars Testimony of Key Prosecution Witness in Guantanamo Trial

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee was delayed Wednesday after a Manhattan federal judge barred prosecutors from calling one of their most important witnesses. T...

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Failed Times Square Bomber Sentenced to Life In Prison

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Pakistani immigrant who tried to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square in May and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. The judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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Failed Times Square Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Pakistani immigrant who tried to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square in May and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. The judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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Closing Arguments Underway in Trial of Accused Bronx Synagogue Bombers

Monday, October 04, 2010

The six-week trial of the four Newburgh men accused of planning to bomb Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes last May has largely focused on a single question: were the ...

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Jury Selection Begins For Guantanamo Detainee

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More than a thousand New Yorkers have been whittled down to 60 to 70 prospective jurors for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee.

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City Board of Elections Director Says Give Us More Money And 'Leave Me Alone'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Executive Director of the City Board of Elections says the main reason for voting problems on Primary Day is chronic underfunding. George Gonzalez says if the Board had millions of dollars more, it could have hired more workers and conducted better public education campaigns about the new voting system.

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First Guantanamo Detainee Trial Set To Begin

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee begins Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. But legal experts warn not to draw too many parallels between the trial of Ahmed Khalf...

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Public Advocate: Board of Elections Not Solely Responsible for Primary Day Problems

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says the city Department of Education and the Police Department share responsibility with the City Board of Elections for the widespread voting problems on Primary Day.

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Journey of the Umbrella: From Trash to Fashion

Monday, September 27, 2010

The city will get a lot of rain this week and chances are you'll be caught on a street, desperate to buy the first cheap umbrella you can find. And chances are that umbrella will br...

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No Security Disruptions As Lower Manhattan Prepares For First Guantanamo Detainee Trial

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jury selection is under way in the trial of the first Guantanamo detainee transferred to the civilian system. But residents around the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan say they haven't noticed any increase in security in their neighborhood.

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New York Lawyers Get Green Light To Snoop Around Facebook

Friday, September 24, 2010

People do dumb things on Facebook, and that's why lawyers love it. Now the New York State Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour Facebook and other social media Web sites to get dirt in lawsuits.

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Pakistani Scientist Found Guilty of Attempted Killing in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Pakistani neuroscientist has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill FBI agents and military officers while she was in custody in Afghanistan.

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New York City Expecting $18M from Homeland Security for Dirty Bomb Detection System

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New York City will be getting $18.5 million in federal funding to maintain its dirty-bomb detection system, according to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. 

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City Board of Elections: Don't Make Us the Scapegoats for Primary Day Mishaps

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Everybody's ganging up on the New York City Board of Elections -- and it's just not fair.  That's what Executive Director George Gonzalez and Board commissioners say.

At the Board's first public meeting since widespread problems were reported at polling places across the city on Primary Day,  Gonzalez vented about how many of the voting mishaps last Tuesday were simply out of his control.  The commissioners seated around him nodded and murmured, reassuring each other at various points during the hearing that they are not bad people nor political hacks.

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New Law Mandates Polling Places Be Accessible to Disabled Voters

Monday, September 20, 2010

Governor Paterson has signed into law a new bill ensuring that all polling sites be uniformly accessible to disabled voters by 2012, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law prevents County Boards of Elections from obtaining temporary waivers for sites that are currently inaccessible.

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Hundreds of City Workers Still Focused on Tornado Recovery

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg said Monday that nearly four hundred people from the city's police, fire, sanitation and parks departments are still working everyday to help the city recover from last week's tornados. The mayor said the city's first priority has been to remove trees blocking streets. He expects all streets to be clear by the end of Tuesday.

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Police Now Monitoring 500 Subway Cameras Round the Clock

Monday, September 20, 2010

For the first time, the city police department now has instant access to almost 500 video cameras installed in New York's busiest subway stations. Cameras located above turnstiles, platforms and entrances at Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central are now feeding into a police database being monitored 24 hours a day at a location near Wall Street.

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Police Department Providing Millions of Dollars Worth of Security Detail for UN General Assembly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city spends between five to seven million dollars each year protecting dignitaries who attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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Defense Lawyers In Bronx Synagogue Terror Case Call FBI Informant a Lifelong Liar

Thursday, September 16, 2010

If you're paid to lie, you have to be a skillful liar to do the job right. A natural.

That's how defense lawyers want to portray Shahed Hussain -- the confidential FBI informant at the center of the trial for four Newburgh men accused of trying to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes in May 2009. Hussain is the government's main witness, and defense lawyers say he was a lifelong liar -- someone who could hardly be credible on a witness stand now.

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