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Jury Convicts Man in Shoulder-fired Missile Case

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a former British clothing merchant of attempting to sell shoulder-launched missiles to what he believed was a terrorist group planning to shoot down airliners.

The sting operation involving undercover agents from several nations became the first terrorism prosecution in New Jersey ...


Police Crack Down on Monthly Bike Protest

Monday, March 28, 2005

Bicyclists participating in the monthly Critical Mass rides accused the police of trying to suppress their protests.

Police arrested 37 people involved in Friday night's ride and charged them with disorderly conduct. The also seized 50 bicycles that were locked nearby. The group's lawyer, Norman Seigal, ...


WTC Remnants to be Preserved

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has drafted a plan for conserving column bases and other remnants of the World Trade Center at a new transit hub at the site.

The plan, issued Tuesday, would preserve "to the maximum extent possible" 84 column ...


Wiretap Results in Weapons Charges

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

US authorities have charged 18 people with weapons trafficking. Officials say the scheme was to smuggle grenade launchers, shoulder-fired missiles and other Russian military weapons into the country.

US Attorney David Kelly says the arrests resulted from a year-long wiretap investigation that used a confidential informant ...


Minorities Represent 19% of Top City Jobs

Monday, March 14, 2005

Minority groups are complaining that they are locked out of high-ranking positions in almost every agency in city government.

City personnel records show that top positions in most city agency, African-Americans, Latinos and Asians make up about 57 percent of the city's workforce but only ...


Mistrial Declared in Zongo Case

Monday, March 07, 2005

A mistrial was declared Monday at the manslaughter trial of an undercover police officer who shot unarmed art restorer Ousmane Zongo in a Manhattan warehouse.

"After careful and considerable deliberations, we, the jury, cannot reach a unanimous verdict," said the note read by state Supreme Court ...


Red Sox Crush Yankees' World Series Hopes

Thursday, October 21, 2004

NEW YORK, October 21, 2004 (AP) - Hard to believe this could happen.

Hard to believe the fabled New York Yankees could come apart in such an epic collapse.

Right here, at their hallowed home, in the shadow of all that history, all the monuments, all the championship ...


Domestic Dispute

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

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TEMPE, Ariz. October 13, 2004 (AP) - Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday night that President Bush bears responsibility for a misguided war in Iraq, lost jobs at home ...


Gloves Come Off in Second Debate

Friday, October 08, 2004

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St. Louis October 8, 2004 (AP) - In a testy debate rematch Friday, Sen. John Kerry derided President Bush as the first leader to preside over job losses ...


Debate Excerpts

Thursday, September 30, 2004

CORAL GABLES, Fla. September 30, 2004 (AP) - Excerpts from Thursday's presidential debate at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.


"I believe I'm going to win, because the American people know I know how to lead. I've shown the American ...


Bush, Kerry Square Off on Foreign Policy

Thursday, September 30, 2004

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. September 30, 2004 (AP) - Sen. John Kerry accused President Bush Thursday night of a "colossal error in judgment" by ordering the invasion of Iraq. ...