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With commutes that took hours, half-mile lines at suburban gas stations and city buses stuffed beyond capacity, the transportation systems in most of the region slowed to a crawl on Wednesday, amid promises that some subway and commuter rail services would be restored by the Thursday morning commute. On Wednesday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo […]

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In New Jersey, where flooding destroyed large parts of areas like Hoboken and Mantoloking, above, over two million people were without power on Wednesday New York faced the reality of life after Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday: horror in still-waterlogged neighborhoods, where rescue workers pulled bodies from wreckage, and exasperation elsewhere as more than 3.75 million […]

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Presidential campaign kicked back into action, with US president touring area ravaged by superstorm Sandy. Barack Obama, the US president, is paying a visit to the state of New Jersey to see the damage done by superstorm Sandy, as the East Coast picks up the pieces in the wake of widespread destruction. Obama, campaigning for re-election, landed in New Jersey on Wednesday to start a […]

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By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on […]

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Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don’t believe in violence. That image seemed startlingly at odds with the Bangladesh native’s arrest in an FBI sting this week on charges of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank […]

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Reuters, New York US authorities said a man arrested in San Diego on child pornography charges was linked to plot by a Bangladeshi man to set off a bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York Times reported. The newspaper said Howard Willie Carter II was suspected of being an accomplice […]

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Quazi Ahsan Ullah shows a photo of his son, Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, at his residence in the capital’s Jatrabari yesterday. Just a few hours before he was arrested in an FBI sting operation, a Bangladeshi man accused of trying to blow up New York’s Federal Reserve building calmly spoke via Skype with his parents back […]

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NY Stock Exchange also his target, He wants to ‘destroy America’ The Federal Reserve Bank in New York was the apparent target of a terror plot, officials said Wednesday.  US officials arrested a Bangladeshi man on Wednesday on charges of plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building, housing the US central banking organisation, in […]

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Assailants in the US have shot dead another Bangladeshi, the third Bangladeshi to be so killed there over the last one month. In the latest incident, 26-year-old Shafiqul Islam Sohel was killed in a shop at Pine Bluff near Little Rock of Arkansas State on Tuesday night. The Rangpur boy worked for Big Red Food […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The official said […]

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Former President George Bush was given a series of direct warnings throughout 2001 about the possibility of a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda – but failed to take them seriously, it The New York Times revealed yesterday. On the eleventh anniversary of the atrocity, the paper reported that the White House received multiple briefs between May […]

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Officials investigate the scene of a shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Friday. Photo: APAP, Trenton, New Jersey An official says a New Jersey supermarket employee killed two people at the store early Friday and then fatally shot himself. Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan says the 23-year-old man opened […]

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