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Najibullah Zazi: Terror Suspect May Have Told Accomplices To Buy More Bomb Materials

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — An Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terror attack in New York City contacted accomplices there while making a cross-country d...

Najibullah Zazi Had Senior al-Qaida Contact

AP | LOLITA BALDOR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is touting the case of an al-Qaida-linked Afghan immigrant who allegedly plotted an attack in New York as pr...

Najibullah Zazi In Court

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — Federal authorities expect to file more charges in an alleged plot by an al-Qaida associate to attack New York City with homemade bom...

Najibullah Zazi Terror suspect could have killed scores :Experts

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Afghan immigrant accused of buying large quantities of hair dye and nail polish remover to make explosives had the goods to kill ...

Najibullah Zazi Case Illustrates Al Qaida On Its Way Out: Analysis

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By C.M. Sennott NEW YORK -- The image of Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan-born bus driver from Denver and now a terror suspect, embodies the ...

Terror Suspect Was Committed To Using Explosive Device: Prosecutors

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — As a suspected al-Qaida operative pleaded not guilty Tuesday to plotting a bomb attack in New York, the city's police commissioner pr...

Arthur Folsom Looking For An Intern

The Wall Street Journal | Ashby Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's an unconventional job opportunity, to say the least, one with a fairly big downside and a fairly big upside. The bad: it doesn't pay. The good: i...

The NYPD's Divisive Intelligence Division

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Under the guise of protecting the city, Intel appeared to have disrupted an FBI investigation into perhaps the most serious terrorism threat to New York City since 9/11.

NYC Terror Plot Accomplices Known

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After interrupting what they believed was a terrorist plot on New York City with a series of raids and arrests, authorities have inte...

NYC Terror Probe: Mayor Bloomberg, Ray Kelly Press For Federal Security Funds

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The arrest last week of former coffee vendor Najibullah Zazi on charges of plotting to attack New York City gives added urgency to th...

The Bankrupt Terrorist

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

The media reports of the plot being hatched by Najibullah Zazi offer tantalizing glimpses into his life. The two Zazi's that emerge, and eventually collide, represent two cultures and two identities trying to co-exist.

Najibullah Zazi: Terror Suspect Was 'The Donut Guy'

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, he was a fixture in Lower Manhattan, as regular as the sunrise. Every morning, Najibullah Zazi would be there on Stone Street with his past...

Najibullah Zazi Bought Bomb Supplies At Beauty Stores (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The AP is reporting that Najibullah Zazi has been taken by plane from Denver to New York where he will stand trial for conspiracy to use weap...

Obama Team Stops Another 9/11, Gets Help From Unlikely Source (Najibullah Zazi's Lawyer)

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

I don't know Arthur Folsom despite my having practiced law in Denver for 30 years. For three days he held exhaustive meetings with the FBI. That resulted in an arrest for, you guessed it, lying to the FBI.

Najibullah Zazi: Feds Searching For Terror Accomplices

AP | IVAN MORENO and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DENVER — An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off a...

Terror Attack Was Planned For 9/11

AP | IVAN MORENO and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DENVER — An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off a...

Ahmad Wais Afzali, Iman In Terror Probe, Freed On $1.5 Million Bail

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City imam who is charged with lying to investigators in a terrorism investigation has been ordered freed on $1.5 million b...

Hundreds Of Cops Search Queens For Terror Suspects

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Casting a wide net in a neighborhood where high-profile raids prompted nationwide terror warnings, investigators searched for anyone who might have been behind the alleged terror plot beyond an airport shuttle driver and two others, authorities said.

The driver, Najibullah Zazi, his father and New York City imam Ahmad Wais Afzali all were scheduled to be in court for detention hearings later Thursday in Denver and New York. Authorities say they found bomb-making instructions on a hard drive on Zazi's laptop computer but still were unsure of the specific target or scope of a possible terrorist attack.

The 24-year-old Zazi – whom authorities have linked to al-Qaida – his father and Afzali have been charged with lying to FBI investigators trying to uncover the terror plot. Zazi met with his attorneys in Colorado on Wednesday. His father, Mohammed Zazi, was expected to be freed on $50,000 bail after Thursday's hearing.

The arrests came after the raids of several apartments in the Queens neighborhood, where Zazi had driven from Denver to visit earlier this month, and were followed by a flurry of nationwide warnings of possible strikes on transit, sports and entertainment complexes.

On Wednesday, hundreds of federal agents and NYPD investigators again fanned out in the neighborhood where apartments were searched – and backpacks and cell phones removed – over a week ago, to re-interview "people previously encountered" during previous raids there, and to locate others who know them, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the probe.

Investigators Still Hunting For Bomb Materials of NY Terror Suspect, Officials Say

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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FBI, State Law Enforcement Don't Foresee Any More Colorado Arrests In Terror Investigation

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

No additional arrests are expected in Colorado as part of the federal investigation targeting an Afghanistan-born Aurora airport-shuttle driver, a sta...

Terror Bombshell: Alleged Al Qaeda Plotter Indicted

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An Afghan immigrant who received explosives training from al-Qaida went from one beauty supply store to another, buying up large quan...

FBI, NYPD, Other Law Enforcement Agencies' Failure To Cooperate Complicated Zazi Investigation

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — If Najibullah Zazi had any doubts he was a prime suspect in a terror investigation, authorities say, they were quickly erased by a lo...

Hundreds Of Cops Search Queens For Terror Suspects

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Casting a wide net in a neighborhood where high-profile raids prompted nationwide terror warnings, investigators searched for anyone ...

Feds: Suspect hit beauty stores for bomb supplies

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has been indicted on a charge of conspiring to detonate bombs in the United States.

Zazi is to appear Thursday in court in Denver on a count of lying to terrorism investigators. The new charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction was filed in New York.

The two-page indictment offers few details, but a separate document – a government motion seeking to deny bail to the 24-year-old Afghan immigrant – lays out evidence gathered by investigators.

The document says that on Sept. 6 and 7, Zazi tried on multiple times to communicate with another individual "seeking to correct mixtures of ingredients to make explosives."

"Each communication," the papers say, was "more urgent than the last."

Terror Investigation: Feds Investigating Najibullah Zazi's Contacts In Queens

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three suspects charged in a wide-ranging terror probe are going to court in New York City and Denver.

Colorado air shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) and his father have detention hearings later Thursday in Denver. A New York City imam, Ahmad Afzali (AKH'-mahd ahf-ZAH'-lee), has a hearing in New York City.

The three were charged last week with lying to FBI investigators trying to uncover a possible plot to detonate homemade bombs. Officials remain unsure of the scope or target of a possible terror attack.

They're casting a wide net to try and determine who might be connected to Zazi, who authorities have linked to al-Qaida. Hundreds of investigators are back at a Queens neighborhood that was the site of antiterror raids over a week ago.