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Times Square Bomber Gets 6 Consecutive Life Sentences

Pakistani American Faisal Shahzad who pleaded guilty to parking a bomb loaded SUV in New York's Times Square and leaving it to explode was sentenced to 6 consecutive life terms at the Federal Courthouse in lower Manhattan today. US Marshals escorted Shahzad into the courtroom and removed his handcuffs. He was wearing a white Muslim skull cap, blue prison garb and a brown t-shirt.‪ He had longer then usual ... read more

October 5, 2010

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David Lee Miller

June 18, 2010 12:15 PM

Times Square Bomber Terror Connection

According to a government indictment Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad received training and funding from Tehrik e Taliban, an umbrella group for the Pakistani Taliban. Soon after the failed bombing on May 1, 2010, many authorities believed the attack was the work of a “lone wolf” and all but dismissed a claim of responsibility by the group. As the ... read more



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Chris Laible

May 18, 2010 8:41 PM

Times Square Bomb Suspect Appears in Court

Suspected Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared in a Manhattan federal courtroom for the first time since his arrest on May 3. He is facing 5 counts related to a failed plot to detonate a car bomb in the center of the cross roads of America. A non-handcuffed Shahzad entered a packed courtroom wearing a gray sweatsuit and sat down next to his attorney. He appeared ... read more



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Mike Levine

May 11, 2010 8:15 PM

Official: Bomber Could Lose US Citizenship

  [/caption]   In this midst of a debate over whether Americans suspected of engaging in terrorist activities overseas could be stripped of their U.S. citizenship, the nation's top citizenship official said on Tuesday that the alleged Times Square bomber should face losing his own U.S. citizenship. During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. ... read more



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Mike Levine

May 11, 2010 3:37 PM

Feds Phoned Some Airlines About Bomber

  [/caption]   Minutes after the alleged Times Square bomber was added to the no-fly list last week, several airlines received calls from U.S. officials telling them to check the no-fly list immediately, but the airline that sold Faisal Shahzad a one-way ticket to Pakistan did not receive such a call, according to an administration official and an FBI ... read more



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David Lee Miller

May 10, 2010 7:25 PM

Terrorism’s New Rules

You can call Faisal Shahzad a lot of bad names.   The one causing the latest controversy is Amateur.  He is an Amateur with a capital A.  And that’s the problem. Moments after his failed incendiary device was dismantled it was clear Shahzad had little idea how to construct a workable bomb.   Soon after the failed attack New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, ... read more



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Mike Levine

May 7, 2010 10:12 PM

Not Every Lead Pans Out In Car Bomb Probe

  "Every lead has to be pursued." That's what Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday, two days after federal authorities, led by the FBI, launched an investigation into who abandoned a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square. As FBI agents tried to track down their suspect, they discovered something: Faisal Shahzad, now 30, had been arrested last year ... read more



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David Lee Miller

May 6, 2010 7:57 PM

Embarrassing the Pakistani Taliban

If failed Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad was a card carrying member of the Pakistani Taliban it seems likely that he would have left his ID behind at the crime scene. His repeated mistakes would be comical if the potential consequences of his act were not so tragic. New York’s Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Shahzad’s plan was hatched last March. ... read more



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David Lee Miller

May 5, 2010 5:22 PM

A Hollywood Ending

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly joked that  the capture of Faisal Shahzad compared favorably to the heroics of  fictional TV government agent Jack Bauer, who always gets the bad guys in “24” hours. Kelly said it took investigators only 53 hours and 20 minutes to take Shahzad into custody after he tried to blow up New York’s, Times Square. The real ... read more



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David Lee Miller

May 4, 2010 5:34 PM

Terror Suspect Talks and Talks and Talks…

Outside the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan there are dozens of reporters, camera crews and beefed up security. It’s all in anticipation of the arrival of Faisal Shazad. After his ... read more



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Eric Shawn

May 2, 2010 1:19 PM

NYC Car Bomb: Not the First Time

The last person convicted of parking car bombs in New York City is now a free man. The Nissan Pathfinder loaded with explosives that was discovered in Times Square on Saturday night was not the first time terrorists have apparently tried to target New Yorkers with a car bomb that fortunately, did not detonate. In 1973, three car bombs were parked in New York City, ... read more