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Ailsa Chang

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Plan for Appeal in Russian Spy Case

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The U.S. government announces a plan to appeal the decision that releases Russian spy suspect, Vicky Palaez on bail.

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Al Qaeda Leader Charged in Bomb Plot

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A new indictment says the failed New York City bomb plot was led by Al Qaeda.

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Al Qaeda Leader Charged in Subway Bomb Plot

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Federal prosecutors say a failed plan to blow up New York City subways last fall was planned and directed by Al Qaeda leaders, and had connections to another plot in Manchester, England.

In a new indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors added four defendants to the case, including ...

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Defendant in Russian Spy Case to be Released on Bail

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The U.S. government announced on Tuesday that it plans to appeal a decision in the Russian spy case that releases a prominent Spanish language journalist on bail. The El Diario journalist is Vicky Pelaez. She is accused of passing letters to the Russian Intelligence on ...

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U.S. and Russia Planning Spy Swap?

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ten of the 11 accused Russian spies arrested last week will be appearing in federal court in Manhattan Thursday to hear charges a federal grand jury has returned against them. Five of these defendants were originally facing charges in Boston and Virginia.

The eleventh suspect, who ...

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Spy Games: How KGB Tried to Recruit NYPD Spokesman Paul Browne

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

One person who has been following the recent arrest of the 11 suspected Russian spies is a New Yorker with his own spy story to tell. Deputy New York City Police Commissioner Paul Browne was himself recruited to be a secret Soviet agent nearly 40 ...

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Stores Running the AC? Then Shut the Door!

Monday, July 05, 2010

As the heat wave continues to pound New York City, stores are blasting their air conditioners as a way to lure in overheated customers. Councilwoman Gail Brewer of the Upper West Side says her office hopes to conduct surveys during this week's heat wave to ...

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Alleged Russian Spies Due Back in Court

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Nine of the 11 people arrested for allegedly serving as secret Russian spies will be appearing in federal court again today.

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Federal Appeals Court Voids Death Penalty for Killer of 2 NYPD Officers

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out the first federal death sentence given in New York in five decades.

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Two Accused Russian Spy Couples Appear in Federal Court

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Yonkers and Montclair couples accused of being secret Russian spies are appearing in federal court in Manhattan Thursday afternoon for their bail hearing. They are four out of the 11 accused after being arrested in an FBI operation earlier this week.

In a letter to ...

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Bronx Landlord Jailed for Continued Housing Violations

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Bronx landlord continues to sit in jail for failing to make necessary repairs.

In an extremely rare move, the Bronx Housing Court last week ordered Sam Suzuki to be held behind bars until he corrects the nearly 700 open housing violations at his five-story building ...

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Spies Among Us: How Common is Espionage?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

As more details emerge about the 11 people accused of being secret Russian spies, many are wondering ... are there others out there?

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Court Voids Death Penalty for Killer of 2 NYPD Officers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out the first federal death sentence given in New York in five decades. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Ronell Wilson needs to be re-sentenced because prosecutors improperly advised the jury that Wilson's failure to plead ...

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Spies Among Us: How Common Are Espionage Rings?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As more details emerge about the 11 people accused of being secret Russian spies, many are wondering ... are there others out there? And how many? Espionage and intelligence experts say the answer is, "More than you think."

In fact, the U.S. government keeps a running ...

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Kagan's Family Watching Senate Supreme Court Hearings

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday afternoon in Washington for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

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City’s Tough Handgun Laws Could be Challenged by Supreme Court Ruling on Chicago

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Supreme Court has ruled that cities and states cannot violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms when they enact gun control laws. By a 5-4 vote, the Court held that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, ...

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Kagan's Family in NYC: 'Just Incredibly Proud'

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday afternoon in Washington for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Her brother Irving Kagan will be seated behind her while she testifies.

For weeks, the White House has recommended that Irving Kagan and his brother Marc avoid talking to the media, but ...

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Trial Begins for Contractor Accused in Crane Collapse

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The manslaughter trial has begun for the contractor accused of causing the March 2008 crane collapse in midtown Manhattan that killed seven people.

In their opening argument, prosecutors say the case comes down to four polyester security straps that defendant William Rapetti relied on to support ...

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Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty to 10 Terror-Related Charges

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born American citizen who attempted to blow up a car in Times Square, pleaded guilty yesterday to ten terror-related charges. “I want to plead guilty 100 times over,” said Shahzad in Manhattan federal court. He went on to describe his training in Pakistan and the events leading up to the attempted bombing.

We talk with WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, who was in the courtroom.

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Times Square Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty

Monday, June 21, 2010

The man charged with the failed car bomb attack in Times Square pleaded guilty on Monday to all 10 terror-related charges against him.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, nodded calmly and cordially during the entire one-hour court proceeding as Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum read each ...

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