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Suspect Targets Federal Reserve in Foiled Terror Plot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.

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The Takeaway

Foiled Terrorist Plot Reveals Disturbing New Garment Bomb

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The headlines this morning are all about underwear bombs but the man behind this terrorist device, Ibrahim al Asiri, the bomb maker for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, may be the bigger story. The FBI in Washington is picking apart a bomb it says was central to a foiled al-Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner bound for the United States. The garment bomb triggered by chemicals alone, no metal parts, and was found in Yemen where Ibrahim Al Asiri and al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula are based. Joining us now is Tom Finn, correspondent for Reuters based in Sana, Yemen.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn Terror Trial

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the trial of Adis Medunjanin, accused of plotting to bomb the subway.

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The Takeaway

The "Threateners" Responsible for More Than 100 Bomb Threats at the University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 26, 2012

There have been over 100 bomb threats in the past few months at the University of Pittsburgh by a group calling themselves the "Threateners." The threats have turned university life upside down in the weeks leading up to graduation. Andrew Shull is the News Editor at The Pitt News, the independent student newspaper at the University of Pittsburgh. He joins us to discuss the threats and how student life has been affected on campus.

 

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WNYC News

Mom of Accused Bomb Plotter: 'This Is Not the Way I Raised My Son'

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Manhattan mother of suspected bomb plotter and al Qaida sympathizer said the allegations against her son have left her devastated.

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The Takeaway

Boston Man Accused of Bomb Plot in Washington

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Law enforcement officials accused a 26-year-old man from a town west of Boston of plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the Capitol Building with a remote-controlled aircraft fitted with explosives. Officials said Rezwan Ferdaus, who has a physics degree from Northeastern University, has also provided resources to Al Qaida to aid in attacks on American soldiers overseas.

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WNYC News

Bomb Plot Suspects Arraigned

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Three of the four suspects alleged to have plotted to blow up two Riverdale synagogues and shoot down military planes based at Stewart Airport have been arraigned in federal court in White Plains.

At the arraignment, Assistant US Attorney ...

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