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  • Ex-Los Alamos Scientist, Wife Indicted in Alleged Atomic Weapon Conspiracy

    09/17/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/17/10 | AP
    A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level U.S. energy laboratory were arrested Friday after an FBI sting operation and indicted on charges of conspiring to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought U.S. secrets.
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says

    09/09/2010 2:34:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/09/2010 | Kevin Fallon
    While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD." He was there to talk about the changing journalistic business model and to touch on the Times' upcoming metered paywall for online content, but it was his concession about the bleak outlook for the print edition of the paper that's become the major news. Henry Blodgett, CEO of Business Insider, predicts the repercussions of suspending the printed version...
  • A second mosque near Ground Zero at 23 Park Place?

    08/29/2010 2:17:23 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 August 2010 | Aaron Klein
    While the nation has been focused on a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero, a mosque has been functioning just four blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks with rumored plans to build even closer to the spot that once housed the World Trade Center. The mosque, the Masjid Manhattan, recently boasted of plans to construct a "House of Allah" next to the World Trade Center, exclaiming on its website, "Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAHA ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan!" The Masjid Manhattan has been holding classes at 20 Warren Street, four blocks from Ground Zero....
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Protest rally organized at Empire State Building on birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa

    08/06/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- Responding to the Empire State Building's refusal to display lights in honor of Bl. Mother Teresa's 100th birthday later this month, the Catholic League is organizing a protest at the national landmark. Media attention spotlighted the controversy caused by Empire State Building manager Anthony Malkin's refusal of a request by the Catholic League to light the iconic facility with the blue and white colors of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity on August 26.“The Empire State Building (ESB) celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings,...
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • Ice Chunk Larger Than Manhattan (four times the size) Breaks Off Greenland Glacier

    08/07/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies ^ | 8/7/10 | Live Science
    A chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, scientists announced today. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962. "In the early morning hours of August 5, 2010, an ice island four times the size of Manhattan was born in northern Greenland," said Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware. Satellite imagery of this remote area at 81 degrees north latitude and 61 degrees west longitude, about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of the North Pole, reveals...
  • Queen Elizabeth to Visit Manhattan on Tuesday(Ground Zero)

    07/05/2010 10:11:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2010 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    She was a vivacious young queen when she first saw New York City in 1957, regal in white gloves but as dazzled as any tourist. 'snip'“Nearly two decades later, in 1976, the 50-year-old queen made her second visit to New York, marking the Bicentennial of America’s Declaration of Independence from Britain. Now, in the twilight of a reign that has spanned 58 years, one of the longest of any British monarch, the 84-year-old queen is to visit New York on Tuesday for a third time, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 'snip'In contrast to her first...
  • Leader of Diamond Hijacking Crew Sentenced in Federal Court to 32 Years in Prison

    05/22/2010 6:43:46 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 20, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HECTOR RIVERA was sentenced today to 32 years in prison for leading a robbery and extortion crew that targeted diamond businesses and shipments from the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan. United States District Judge HAROLD BAER, JR., also ordered RIVERA to forfeit $2.93 million in criminal proceeds. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial: RIVERA was the leader of a robbery and extortion crew that operated primarily in the Diamond District in midtown Manhattan from at least 2003 through December...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Bomb Squad Called to Vehicle Containing Gas Containers in NYC

    05/13/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 56 replies · 3,145+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/13/2010 | FOX News
    NEW YORK -- Police and the fire department are investigating a suspicious vehicle parked with gas canisters inside it near Union Square in Manhattan late Thursday, reported.
  • Suspect Sought in Foiled Times Square Bomb Plot

    05/02/2010 3:21:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 69 replies · 2,492+ views
    A failed car bomb smoked, popped and shut down Times Square, causing panic, evacuations and confusion Saturday on one of the tourist spot's busiest nights. Most of the streets in the area were reopened Sunday morning, though a heavy police presence remained in the area. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are heading to a town in Pennsylvania to talk to a man who believes he may have recorded a bombing suspect on his video camera. Police are looking a for a white male in his 40s who was seen shedding a dark shirt with a red shirt...
  • Report from the New York City Tea Party

    04/16/2010 7:36:56 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 35 replies · 1,171+ views
    The crowd of more than 1,000 that turned out for a Tax Day Tea Party in New York had the last laugh on the smattering of left-wing counterprotesters accusing them of racism. "We're supposed to be a bunch of racists. The guy in charge is an African American," said KT McFarland, a Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administration official who ran for Senate in New York as a Republican in 2006. She was referring to the Tea Party's organizer, David Webb. In case the audience missed the point when Ms. McFarland made it, Mr. Webb, a radio host, reiterated it later...
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • The Mount Vernon Statement vs. The Manhattan Statement

    02/19/2010 4:40:51 AM PST · by mattstat · 2 replies · 243+ views
    I can’t get excited about the Mt. Vernon statement, yet I am passionate about the ideas behind them. Surely, it must be possible to retell our founding principles without strangled or purple prose. Let’s try. The Manhattan Statement A truth once known does not become false due to the passage of time. An agreement is not made null because it has been neglected. A promise once made cannot be broken by arrogance. We have not forgotten the self-evident truths and unalienable rights upon which this country was founded. No one is above the law. All have the right to life,...
  • Chaplain Is Found With Blades at City Jail (Muslim ex-convict)

    02/03/2010 9:53:50 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies · 1,119+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | AL BAKER
    A Muslim chaplain for the city’s Department of Correction showed up for work on Wednesday as he routinely does — entering the city jail in Lower Manhattan to minister to some of the roughly 900 male inmates there. But when the chaplain, Imam Zulqarnain Abu-Shahid, flung his shoulder bag onto an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Manhattan Detention Complex, at 125 White Street, officers were alerted to the presence of metal. They found a pair of scissors and three metal blades, the kind used in box cutters, in the bag’s outer flap, the authorities said. Imam Abu-Shahid was...
  • White House holds out hope for 9/11 trial in New York (Barry and Eric still working on it)

    01/31/2010 7:08:43 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies · 595+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/31/2010 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON — White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the accused author of the 9/11 attacks would "meet his maker" after being convicted, and said the US administration still hopes the trial can be held on American soil.... Gibbs said the White House is still hoping to bring Sheikh Muhammed and other alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks to trial in New York, despite recent reservations expressed by officials there. "We are talking with the authorities in New York," he said. "We understand their logistical concerns and their security concerns that are involved. We have been discussing that...
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more:
  • Coyote caught in Manhattan

    01/21/2010 9:26:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,237+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 21, 2010
    NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New York parks officials say a coyote captured in the Harlem neighborhood was the third one spotted in the borough of Manhattan in the past decade. Police said they received a call about the coyote wandering the streets about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. An emergency service unit tranquilized the animal and took it to the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, CNN reported Thursday. "The coyote is under evaluation and observation," society spokeswoman Mary Dixon said. Dixon said the animal, a female between 1 and 2 years old, will eventually be sent to a...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' ... Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool

    01/14/2010 5:31:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 772+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Updated July 14, 2010, 3:17 pm | ALISON GENDAR
    SNIPPET: ""If they have a Zionist or Israeli background...they are all mad at me," said Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-trained neuroscientist charged with attempted murder. "I have a feeling everyone here is them - subject to genetic testing....They should be excluded if you want to be fair," she told Manhattan Federal Judge Richard Berman." SNIPPET: "Berman ruled the jury can hear about the target list and other handwritten notes but tossed as evidence the chemicals and mass-produced documents from "how-to" terror manuals. Prosecutors also are barred from bringing up Siddiqui's alleged ties or sympathies with Al Qaeda because they would create...
  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' trial: Suspected terrorist Aafia Siddiqui tossed from courtroom after outburst

    01/14/2010 4:31:05 PM PST · by Velveeta · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/2010 | Alison Gendar
    A jury was chosen Thursday in the "Lady Al Qaeda" trial - but not before the defendant interrupted the process with more outbursts and was tossed from the courtroom. A day after she demanded Jews be excluded from the jury, Aafia Siddiqui went to deliver more rants about Jews and the 9/11 terror attacks. "I have nothing to do with 9/11," she said when a potential juror who cited her personal experience on Sept. 11 was dismissed. Siddiqui is on trial in Manhattan federal court for attempted murder. She was arrested by Afghan police after being caught in July 2008...