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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

NYC Concerts, Subways Targeted in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot

NYC Concerts, Subways Targeted in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot

Three men living outside the U.S. planned to attack concerts, Times Square and crowded subways in 2016 in an ISIS-inspired attack that one of the suspects said he hoped would be "the next 9/11," authorities...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Major Drug Ring Flew Coke, Heroin on Flights to JFK: Pros.

Major Drug Ring Flew Coke, Heroin on Flights to JFK: Pros.

More than a dozen people have been charged with operating a drug enterprise that transported cocaine and heroin on commercial flights flying from Arizona to Kennedy Airport and “pumped huge quantities” of...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

$600K in Political Donations Eyed at Menendez Bribery Trial

$600K in Political Donations Eyed at Menendez Bribery Trial

Prosecutors at the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez have presented evidence that a wealthy donor on trial with him contributed $600,000 to organizations that supported the New Jersey Democrat. They...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

Meeting With Sebelius Is Focus of Menendez Trial

Meeting With Sebelius Is Focus of Menendez Trial

The bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is focusing on a 2012 meeting with then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Woman Gets 90 Days in Eliot Spitzer Blackmail Scheme

Woman Gets 90 Days in Eliot Spitzer Blackmail Scheme

The 27-year-old woman who tried to extort money from former Gov. Eliot Spitzer by threatening to expose her relationship with him and relay sordid details to his wife and the media was sentenced to 90 days...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Woman Arrested in Alleged MS-13 Stature Slaying: Police

Woman Arrested in Alleged MS-13 Stature Slaying: Police

A third suspect has been charged with murder in the death of a Long Island man who police said was lured into to a car with promises of marijuana and sex only to be killed by MS-13 members hoping to boost their...

Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Juror Remark Forces Mistrial in Case of Deadly NYC Crash

Juror Remark Forces Mistrial in Case of Deadly NYC Crash

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of the driver who allegedly mowed down a couple walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk in 2015, killing the woman.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Staffer Used Menendez's Name to Lobby for Doctor: Official

Staffer Used Menendez's Name to Lobby for Doctor: Official

A former health administrator has testified a staffer to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez used Menendez's name to lobby for a Florida eye doctor in a multimillion-dollar Medicare dispute.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Disciplinary Trial of Cop in James Blake Arrest Concludes

Disciplinary Trial of Cop in James Blake Arrest Concludes

The internal disciplinary trial of a police officer who tackled retired pro tennis player James Blake concluded Tuesday, but the public - and even Blake - might never learn the details of any punishment.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Manslaughter Charge Against Ex-Mayoral Aide's Son Is Dropped

Manslaughter Charge Against Ex-Mayoral Aide's Son Is Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a manslaughter charge against the son of a former aide to Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in New Jersey.

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