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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

Number of Americans Trying to Join ISIS Doubles: DOJ

Number of Americans Trying to Join ISIS Doubles: DOJ

The number of Americans fighting with ISIS overseas or trying to join the group has more than doubled in the last year alone, a leading Justice Department official says, a concerning statistic as overseas...

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Al-Qaida Terrorist in Brooklyn Gets 22 Years in Prison

Al-Qaida Terrorist in Brooklyn Gets 22 Years in Prison

A Nigerian terrorist who joined with al-Qaida operatives in Yemen was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Al-Qaida Operative Who Helped LIRR Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty

Al-Qaida Operative Who Helped LIRR Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty

A Yemeni al-Qaida operative who helped a Long Island man who plotted to bomb the Long Island Rail Road has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

LIRR Bomb Plotter Had Help From 2 Yemeni Terror Suspects: Feds

LIRR Bomb Plotter Had Help From 2 Yemeni Terror Suspects: Feds

Two Yemeni terror suspects were flown to New York for trial amid allegations they had helped a Long Island man who plotted to bomb the Long Island Rail Road meet al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan, federal agents...

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014

Man Pleads Guilty in NYC Bomb Plot

Man Pleads Guilty in NYC Bomb Plot

A man accused of building homemade bombs to wage holy war in New York City pleaded guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.

Monday, Oct 21, 2013

L.I. Man Accused of Conspiring to Help al-Qaida

L.I. Man Accused of Conspiring to Help al-Qaida

Federal agents and local police say a Long Island man has been arrested on terror-related charges for allegedly conspiring with several associates, including an 18-year-old former Long Island high school...

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Man in Plot to Blow Up NY Fed Reserve Gets 30 Years

Man in Plot to Blow Up NY Fed Reserve Gets 30 Years

A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

Aspiring Terrorist: Met With Others on L.I. to Talk Killings

Aspiring Terrorist: Met With Others on L.I. to Talk Killings

An admitted aspiring terrorist from Long Island told authorities he met with other people locally to discuss going overseas to kill Americans, court documents show, although the teenage suspect is the only...

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013

Long Island Teen, Inspired by Bin Laden, Admits Helping al-Qaida

Long Island Teen, Inspired by Bin Laden, Admits Helping al-Qaida

An 18-year-old Long Island high school student inspired by Osama bin Laden tried to travel to Yemen and join al-Qaida operatives in waging “violent jihad,” federal authorities said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Man Charged in NY Linked to Canadian Terror Suspects

Man Charged in NY Linked to Canadian Terror Suspects

A Tunisian man has been charged in New York for lying about his work visa because he wanted to facilitate "an act of terrorism" and authorities say he had connections to the thwarted terror plot that involved...

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