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NSA Boss Says Surveillance Has Disrupted Dozens Of Terror Plots | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, defended his agency's surveillance of millions of Americans' Internet an...

Bomb Plot Details Settle Little

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration declassified a handful of details Tuesday that credited its PRISM Internet spying program with intercepting a k...

Court Documents Contradict Claim Email Spying Foiled Terror Plot

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Defenders of the American government's online spying program known as "PRISM" claimed Friday that the suddenly controversial secret effort had saved N...

How The 'Bigger Than The FBI' NYPD Overstated Their Counterterrorism Record

Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the c...

The NYPD's Najibullah Shuffle

Len Levitt | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Let's get this straight, readers. The NYPD did not -- repeat, did not -- undermine the FBI's investigation of Najibullah Zazi's 2009 plot to blow up the New York subways. At least, that's what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says.

Bomb-Maker In NYC Subway Terror Plot Testifies

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 06.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — An admitted al-Qaida recruit testified Wednesday that he and two friends were determined to "weaken America" by strapping on suicide ...

Subway Bomb Plotters On Terror Trial Witness List

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two would-be suicide bombers who targeted New York City subways in 2009 are on a list of potential witnesses for the upcoming trial of a t...

Dad Of Subway Bomb Plotter Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of destroying evidence and lying ...

New York Subway Bomb Plotters Questioned In Norway

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND and KARL RITTER | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- Security officials investigating a terror plot in Norway will seek testimony in New York this week from three American al-Qaida recrui...

WATCH: New NYPD Super Dogs Will Hunt For Explosives In Crowds

Posted 08.02.2011 | New York

If this dog jumps on you while you're walking to the train, you're in some serious trouble. NBC New York recently caught up with the NYPD's newest ...

New York City's Topsy-Turvy Terrorism War [Con't]

Len Levitt | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

This recent disagreement between the NYPD and the FBI reflects a level of distrust that has only deepened over the past decade. Yet distrust is only part of the problem.

Homeland Security Director Reassures Denver Crowd After Japan Catastrophe

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — U.S. emergency agencies constantly rehearse for a disaster like the one unfolding in Japan, and American first responders will learn fr...

Congressman King: The Yahoo Has a Point

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Maybe only a wild and crazy congressman would hold hearings on this subject, one so sensitive that King has been verbally stoned for daring to raise it.

Kelly vs. the FBI: Round 17,000

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly really going to close the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, as he has threatened? He appears to be hesitating.

A Timeline Of Recent Terror Attack Attempts In The U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Saudi engineering student who sought to make a bomb targeting including former President George W. Bush's home is due to appear in federal court tod...

Mohammed Wali Zazi, Father Of Would-Be Denver Terrorist, To Face NY Judge

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — His son may have pleaded guilty and told investigators what they wanted to know about foiled suicide attacks on the New York City sub...

Counterterror NYC Ignores Inconvenient Truths

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Counterterror NYC, a National Geographic special, blindly and uncritically endorsed NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's high-tech approach to fighting terrorism. It failed to address Kelly's fatal flaw: his ego.

Mohammed Wali Zazi Charged With Obstruction Of Justice In Failed NYC Terrorist Attack

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have brought additional charges against the father of an al-Qaida associate who plotted to use homemade bombs for...

Lawyers For Terror Plotter's Father Say Colo. Family Has Betrayed Him

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after pleading guilty in a foiled terror plot targeting the New York City subways, al-Qaida associate Najibullah Zazi hasn'...

Ray Kelly: Runnin' Scared?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD chief Ray Kelly's appointment of three outsiders to investigate alleged police downgrading of crime statistics "the real deal," as he himself might say?

Terror Plot Imam's Last Words: 'God Bless America'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The imam entangled in the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations left the U.S. Monday on court ...

A Tale of Two Terrorists

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Gude

Government prosecutors had a good day Wednesday, breaking major ground in two terrorism cases -- the Najibullah Zazi subway bombing case, and Osama bin Laden's chef. No seriously, bin Laden's chef!

Zazi's Al-Qaeda Bomb Plot Likely Part Of Larger Operation

AP | TOM HAYS and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — A failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway system last year was part of a larger al-Qaida terrorist conspiracy that includ...

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

Adnan Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Operative, Linked To New York Subway Plot

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New Y...