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WNYC News

FBI Releases New Footage of 2008 Times Square Bombing

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The FBI released new video on Tuesday of the bike-riding bomber who set off an explosion at the armed forces recruiting center in Times Square in 2008.

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WNYC News

Money Broker Seeks Leniency in Times Square Bomb Case

Friday, November 25, 2011

The money broker who unwittingly provided $7,000 to Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad said his life has been plunged into emotional and financial chaos, and he hopes he can avoid jail time for his family's sake.

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The Takeaway

What Profession Should Get a Hero Award?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Each year in New York City, the Vendy Awards go to food vendors, usually for the quality of their cuisine. Now the Venydy's have a new category: The hero award. It was announced this week to honor the food vendor in Tunisia who sparked the revolution there when he set himself on fire. And it was street vendors who first told the authorities about the attempted Times Square bombing last year.


We'll talk about this on the air soon, but we're asking you now, what other professions should get a hero category?

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WQXR News

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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WQXR News

Times Square Bomb Suspect Indicted in New York City

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad has been indicted in the botched May 1 car bombing.

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The Takeaway

Faisal Shahzad Linked to Pakistani Major

Friday, May 21, 2010

There's a new lead in the case of Faisal Shahzad, the man allegedly behind the Times Square bomb attempt. It is being reported that a Pakistani major was aware of Shahzad's plans to attack a U.S. target and that the Pakistani military major may have helped finance the bomb attempt.

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WQXR News

Link Found Between Terror Suspects

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A government attorney says a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bomb plot had the primary suspect's phone number.

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The Takeaway

With Raids in Mass., Arrest in Pakistan, Times Square Bomber Case Expands in Reach

Friday, May 14, 2010

The case of the failed Times Square bombing and its accused perpetrator, Faisal Shahzad, is rapidly expanding in reach. Late Thursday the Pakistan government said it had arrested a man who claims to have acted as an accomplice to Shahzad. And here at home, federal agents raided homes in suburban Massachusetts and Long Island, New York. The details of the Massachusetts and New York raids are still developing.

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The Takeaway

Watching Surveillance Cameras on the Streets of New York

Friday, May 07, 2010

Our conversation about surveillance cameras touched a nerve among our listeners, as many wrote and called in. Takeaway digital editor Jim Colgan took to the New York streets to ask people whether they knew they were being observed...

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The Takeaway

Alleged Pakistani Taliban Involvement in Times Square Almost-Bombing

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Pakistani Taliban are sending conflicting messages regarding their involvement with Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad. A Taliban spokesman on Thursday denied the group's involvement with Shahzad, but said the Pakistani Taliban will expand their focus to include western targets, including the U.S.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Taliban in Pakistan, This Morning's Headlines

Friday, May 07, 2010

Terrorism expert and professor of security studies at Georgetown University, Bruce Hoffman, looks further into the transformation of Faisal Shahzad from family man to terrorist; headlines.

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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: The Taliban and Times Square, This Morning's Headlines

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times' Washington bureau, on the ties between the Pakistani Taliban and the Times Sq. bomber; headlines.

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The Takeaway

'Did you know there's a camera?' Considering Terror, Surveillance and Security

Thursday, May 06, 2010

For this week's tech segment, we're looking at surveillance as an aid to terror investigations. How effective are video cameras and other surveillance technologies in catching criminals after the fact (or preventing crime in the first place)? And are some surveillance methods better than others? We talk with two experts.

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The Takeaway

Times Square Bomber Arrested on Commercial Flight to Dubai

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

In a dramatic scene that could have been pulled from TV’s "24," federal agents arrested 30-year-old Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad on the tarmac of New York’s Kennedy Airport for an alleged connection with Saturday’s attempted Times Square car bombing.

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The Takeaway

Combatting Homegrown Terrorism: Lessons From the UK

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The attempted bombing of Times Square by a naturalized U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin got the attention of the world, but has uncomfortable echoes for Britain in particular. The London underground bombings in July 2005 were committed by UK citizens of Pakistani descent and the UK has been dealing with many attempted acts of “home-grown terrorism” since then.

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The Takeaway

Who is Faisal Shahzad? Clues to Times Square Bomber's Past

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Fascinating details are emerging on Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistan-born, U.S. citizen who authorities say confessed on Tuesday to an attempted terror attack in New York City's Times Square. Michael Schmidt, reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us with some insight into Shahzad's life.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Gulf Oil Spill Threatens Democrat's Climate Bill, Listener Responses

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

  • Washington Takeout:  Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains how the oil spill that threatens the business and environment of the Gulf Coast region is also threatening Congressional Democrats who hoped to pass a sweeping energy and climate reform bill. 
  • Listener Responses: We hear what you had to say about the Times Square bomb attempt and what you think about surveillance cameras in public places in the wake of the incident.

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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

NYPD Spokesman on the Arrest of the Alleged Times Square Would-Be Bomber

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Federal authorities arrested a suspect allegedly responsible for a car bomb that was left to detonate in New York's Times Square on Saturday. The 30-year-old man, Faisal Shahzad was apprehended while trying to board an airplane to Dubai. NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne explains the arrest.

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