Good evening. Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.
The White House is not publicly discussing plans for the prosecution of a terror suspect captured in Libya over the weekend. Abu Anas al-Libi was indicted in 2000 for links to the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa. Law enforcement officials say al-Libi is being held under the laws of war, which means he can be detained indefinitely as an enemy combatant.
A series of evening bombings in Baghdad have capped a day of attacks that have left at least 45 dead around Iraq. More than 5,000 people have been killed since violent attacks began accelerating in April.
Crews have successfully lowered a 13,000 lb. load that had been left dangling about 40 stories above street level at a Midtown Manhattan construction site after a crane failure. The construction site is the same place where a crane partially collapsed during Hurricane Sandy a year ago. Officials say this is not the same crane. West 57th Street has been re-opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The threat of strong thunderstorms and gusting winds had New York City, New Jersey and southeastern Connecticut under a tornado watch for much of the afternoon, but no twister emerged from the swiftly-moving cold front. The storms were powerful enough in some parts of the Tri-State area to knock out electricity. Con Edison reports about 700 customers without in Staten Island. About 10,000 customers are in the dark in New Jersey.
Cloudy, cooler, low of 57 tonight. Tomorrow, Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy, high 68.