NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of New York City's sex crimes unit is not only a veteran police investigator, but also a forensic nurse who has conducted the physical exams and evidence collection...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving life in prison for a bombing in New York City was sentenced Friday to an additional life term for a shootout with police in New...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic terrorist already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City was convicted Tuesday of multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Opening statements got underway in the New Jersey trial of a man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly firing at police...
NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local):
Police have released a flyer asking people to help them find a man who was recorded...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 16 years in...
NEW YORK (AP) — A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion.
The blast prompted a brief fire at a sprawling Con Edison facility in Queens — but no injuries — and a spectacular illumination of the New York skyline that generated a flurry of online commentary.
NEW YORK (AP) — A week of mail bombs started with a single suspicious package in a billionaire's mailbox. In the days that followed, at least a dozen more suspected explosive devices were found, all of them targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. On Friday, as still more suspected devices were being investigated, authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, who they say had used social media and the exterior of his van to rail against Democrats and CNN.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local):
Federal authorities have captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats.
NEW YORK (AP) — A week of mail bombs started with a single suspicious package in a billionaire's mailbox. In the days that followed, at least a dozen more suspected explosive devices were found, all of them targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. On Friday, as still more suspected devices were being investigated, authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, who they say had used social media and the exterior of his van to rail against Democrats and CNN. Here are key moments in the investigation, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local):
The New York Police Department says a report of two unattended packages at the Time Warner Center was a false alarm.
The NYPD had said it had evaluated the packages "as a precaution" on Thursday night.
NYC mayor hails quick work of security guard
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others (all times local):
The FBI is confirming that two additional suspicious packages, addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, have been intercepted that are similar in appearance to five others that were received.
The FBI updated its tally in a tweet Wednesday night.
NYPD: Live explosive, powder sent to CNN
NEW YORK (AP) — An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Manhattan steam pipe explosion (all times local):
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has directed the Department of Public Service to conduct a full investigation into the cause of the steam pipe explosion in Manhattan.
The Democratic governor also said the probe would determine whether any utility activities contributed to the explosion early Thursday, which caused the evacuation of 49 buildings.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Twenty-one-year-old Gregory Lepsky pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The Point Pleasant man answered basic yes-or-no questions during Tuesday's appearance in federal court in Trenton.
EWING, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey state troopers who successfully deactivated two improvised explosive devices following a terrorist attack have received the 2017 Trooper of the Year awards.
Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Making Bombs
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison by a judge who repeatedly called it a miracle nobody was killed.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was criticized by a prosecutor for failing to show remorse and was scolded by a victim for not apologizing to the 30 people he injured.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local):
A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison, telling him she's an immigrant too.
NY Bombing Suspect Sentenced To Life
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admitted to scheming to help the Islamic State extremist group has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case that prosecutors say involved plotting a never-realized bombing in New York City.
NEW YORK (AP) — An unrepentant New Jersey man who injured 30 people in a Manhattan bombing and then promoted his extremist ideology to other prisoners deserves the mandatory life in prison as required by his conviction, prosecutors told a judge on Tuesday.
The government said Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi carried out bombings in New Jersey and New York City on Sept. 17, 2016, after following the propaganda of Osama bin Laden and groups including the Islamic State and al-Qaida.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year's New Year's Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018.
New York Says It’s Prepared For New Year’s Eve
Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Here's a look at some of the plots that succeeded and fizzled.
2003: Iyman Faris, a former Ohio truck driver, is arrested for a never-implemented plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge by severing its suspension cables. He later pleads guilty.
NY Mayor: Blast ‘an Attempted Terrorist Attack’
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit buses have resumed normal service into New York City after the Port Authority Bus Terminal reopened following a "terror-related" subway pipe-bombing.
NJ Transit on Monday diverted buses to Newark, Secaucus and Hoboken. From there, passengers could take trains or PATH into the city.
NJ Transit says its trains will continue to cross-honor bus tickets all day. Ferries will accept bus tickets until 8 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a city shaken by its deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, police are promising an unprecedented security effort to try to secure a soft target spanning five boroughs and 26.2 miles: the New York City Marathon.
City officials have sought to calm the nerves of more than 50,000 runners and huge crowds of onlookers expected to line the marathon route by insisting it will go off Sunday without a hitch only days after a truck attack killed eight people in lower Manhattan.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the deadly truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center (all times local):
President Donald Trump says the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead in New York City should get the death penalty.
NEW YORK (AP) — The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man charged with setting off two bombs in Manhattan, injuring 30 people (all times local):
The U.S. attorney's office says the crimes of a New Jersey man convicted of planting two bombs on New York City streets have been met with "swift and resolute justice."
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury said Friday it was near consensus but won't deliver a verdict before Monday on charges that a man planted bombs on New York City streets, including one that detonated and injured 30 people last year.
The Manhattan federal jury deliberated just over two hours before telling Judge Richard M. Berman that it wants to return on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The government used a tearful final witness and a closing argument to urge a jury Thursday to convict a New Jersey man in last year's New York bombing, saying he meant to kill Americans but "by some miracle" instead injured 30 people.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove stood behind Ahmad Khan Rahimi as he told jurors evidence including dozens of videotapes, scores of witnesses and Rahimi's fingerprints and DNA were all they needed to know what happened on Sept. 17, 2016.
Trail of Video Evidence in NYC Bomber Trial
NEW YORK (AP) — There's one video of a man walking to and from the scene of a bombing in a Manhattan's bustling Chelsea neighborhood. Another shows him minutes later planting another homemade explosive a few blocks away. A third has him in a backyard in New Jersey, apparently testing an incendiary device.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in the case against a man accused of detonating a homemade bomb in the heart of Manhattan were given a firsthand look on Thursday at a hulking piece of evidence that the government says shows the defendant's determination to do harm: a dumpster destroyed by the blast.
NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that shook Manhattan's busy Chelsea neighborhood last year caused a panic that felt like "doomsday," a partially paralyzed man testified Wednesday at the trial of an alleged bomber.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury on Tuesday watched video footage of a man with a backpack dragging two small suitcases down a street last year before a bomb went off, injuring dozens of people.
The cameras in Penn Station and on the street outside trailed Ahmad Khan Rahimi as he walked downtown toward the Manhattan location where the bomb exploded. They are among thousands of surveillance cameras that routinely capture the city's streets.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of setting off a pressure cooker bomb in New York City that injured 30 people was a "soldier in a holy war" bent on carrying out a murderous plot with maximum carnage, federal prosecutors said Monday at the start of his trial.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi researched online, bought ingredients and assembled bombs after watching how-to videos, they said.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in New York City that injured 30 people (all times local):
The man accused of setting of a pressure cooker bomb in New York City that injured 30 people last year interrupted the start of his trial because he wanted to speak with the judge about being unable to see his wife.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of runners came out Saturday for a Marine Corps charity race on the New Jersey shore, a race run without incident one year after pipe bomb detonated at the event site and forced its cancellation.
Security was beefed up for this year's Semper Five race, with trash cans removed along the race route in Seaside Heights and manhole covers sealed.
The race also saw a sharp increase in registrants, with nearly 2,000 runners taking part.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local):
The president of Amtrak's police labor committee says the attack in London highlights the need to make sure that officers in the United States responsible for protecting rail systems are prepared to help prevent such incidents.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Organizers of a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey marred by terrorism a year ago say they were forced to move Saturday's event to a neighboring town because of a sharp increase in registrants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors can hear about New Jersey bombs at the October trial of a man charged in a 2016 New York bombing that injured 30 people, but they will not be told that he was arrested after a shootout with police, a judge ruled Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in Manhattan identified evidence that can be offered at Ahmad Khan Rahimi's trial.