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VIDEO: NYPD Official Testifies About Bin Laden Interview

VIDEO: NYPD Official Testifies About Bin Laden Interview
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A top New York Police Department official who once worked as a TV news correspondent has testified at a terrorism trial about interviewing Osama bin Laden. John Miller told a Manhattan jury he was required to meet another man accused of being an al-Qaida operative in London before he could interview bin Laden in 1998. He testified Khaled al-Fawwaz was involved in negotiating the ground rules for the ABC News interview at a terror network hideout in Afghanistan. Al-Fawwaz has pleaded not guilty in a ...

Far Rockaway / Five Towns: Blizzard 2015 Update From Achiezer Organization [6:30PM EST] (1 opinions)

Far Rockaway / Five Towns: Blizzard 2015 Update From Achiezer Organization [6:30PM EST]The following email is Joint Message #2 from: Hatzalah, JCCRP, Villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, NYPD, NCPD, RNSP, Scott M. Stringer NYC Comptroller's Office, Phil Goldfeder's Office, Joe Addabbo's Office, Donovan Richard's Office, Todd Kaminsky's Office, Chaverim and Achiezer. We have all been monitoring the storm updates as closely as possible.  Please read the following bullets that we felt necessary to disseminate at this time: The roads have been and continue to get more slippery and slick by the hour.  Try to head to your ...    Full Story »

Subways, Roads Close At 11PM - Here Are All The Details (1 opinions)

Subways, Roads Close At 11PM - Here Are All The DetailsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo this afternoon announced a travel ban on all state and local roads in thirteen downstate counties effective at 11 p.m. tonight. All MTA and Port Authority public transit systems will also be suspended beginning at 11 pm. until further notice. The Governor urged commuters and motorists to get home well in advance of the 11 p.m. closures as the storm intensifies throughout the evening and travel conditions worsen. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the greater New York City ...    Full Story »

NYC Supermarket Shelves Empty Out Ahead Of Storm

NYC Supermarket Shelves Empty Out Ahead Of StormAcross New York City, supermarket shelves were emptying out as shoppers hustled to buy last-minute supplies. Shopping cart gridlock descended Monday at Fairway, the gourmet grocery on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The meat shelves were all but bare. Nervous, annoyed customers shoved past each other. One frustrated woman muttered, “I can’t take this.” Outside on Broadway, the checkout line stretched for a block as the wind and snow picked up. Myriam Zecco wasn’t there because of the storm. She was on her regular Monday ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Message From NYPD [4:00PM EST]

Blizzard Message From NYPD [4:00PM EST]As a result of the large winter storm expected to hit the New York City region this evening, the following closures and alerts have been announced: Beginning at 11:00 pm tonight, January 26th, New York City streets will only be available to emergency vehicles. Beginning at 6:00 pm tonight, January 26th, all New York City Parks will be closed. New York City schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 27th. New York City Residents experiencing problems with heat or hot water should call 311. Use 911 for emergencies. Watch the ...    Full Story »

Far Rockaway / 5 Towns: Blizzard Message From Achiezer Organization

Far Rockaway / 5 Towns: Blizzard Message From Achiezer OrganizationDear Community Member, Though we have previously experienced many snowstorms and other types of storms, with the media and NWS predicting that this will be a historic mega storm like we've never seen before, we felt compelled to send out this bulletin with some very important safety items. After meeting together this morning, this joint message is from: Hatzolah, JCCRP, Villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, NYPD, NCPD, RNSP, NYC Comptroller's Office, Phil Goldfeder's Office, Joe Addabo's Office, Todd Kaminsky's Office, Chaveirim and ...    Full Story »

NYC: National Grid Prepared for Major Winter Storm

NYC: National Grid Prepared for Major Winter StormA winter storm system is expected to hit our area and forecasters are calling for potentially heavy snow across New York City and Long Island Monday into Wednesday. Forecasters warn that this storm could bring blizzard conditions with high winds, freezing temperatures and moderate coastal flooding. National Grid field crews and support personnel are prepared in the event the weather causes damage to our region's natural gas network. We are increasing staffing, and will have additional field and support personnel ready to address any service ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Update From NYC Mayor de Blasio At 3:00PM EST

Blizzard Update From NYC Mayor de Blasio At 3:00PM ESTMayor de Blasio today updated New Yorkers on the approaching winter storm, warning people to refrain from travel as the storm’s intensity worsens this afternoon and through Tuesday. The mayor will issue a local Winter Weather Emergency Declaration restricting travel in all cases except emergencies beginning at 11 PM Monday. The latest forecasts anticipate approximately two feet of snow and near-blizzard conditions across New York City. “Our message to New Yorkers is to not underestimate this storm. Make preparations to get home this ...    Full Story »

NYC Councilman Greenfield's Tips for Blizzard Safety

NYC Councilman Greenfield's Tips for Blizzard SafetyDear Neighbor, A huge snowstorm is due to hit New York City this afternoon through Tuesday night. A Blizzard Warning is now in effect as a projected two feet or more of snow will fall over the next thirty-six hours. Here are some tips and advisories: DO NOT DRIVE AFTER 5PM TODAY! The reason is simple: 1) the roads will be treacherous 2) the Sanitation Department needs clear roads to do their job. Mayor de Blasio has actually declared it illegal to drive after 11pm tonight. But you should get off the roads earlier! Track whether ...    Full Story »

NYS Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In All Downstate Counties

NYS Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In All Downstate CountiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for the following counties ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester and contiguous counties. In addition, the Governor announced a tractor trailer ban will be in effect on major state highways beginning at 4:00 p.m., and the State is considering a full travel ban on roads and bridges as well as the potential closing of public ...    Full Story »

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast Snow

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast SnowAirlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule. Airlines cancelled 2,194 flights Monday, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. More than 2,000 additional flights have been scrapped for Tuesday. Problems in the Northeast are rippling outward, however. In West Palm Beach, Florida, where temperatures ...    Full Story »

Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And Misaskim (1 opinions)

Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And MisaskimIn anticipation of the upcoming blizzard we have collaborated and prepared the necessary resources to help those in need. Please take note of the following important information: 1- We urge you to not take your car out once the storm hits-- you will not be able to park it properly. By the last big storm the plows couldn't get through and ambulances could not get around because of stuck vehicles, and unfortunately resulted in deaths. We are begging everyone in the strongest possible terms to please think of others before leaving your car ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM Monday

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM MondayA blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area from lunchtime Monday until midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the storm is starting with light snow Monday morning. About 1 to 3 inches are possibly by sunset. The intensity of the snow will pick up after that. The agency says 2 to 4 inches per hour are expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. Accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon. The agency says winds will be from the north, gusting up to 55 mph. They will strongest ...    Full Story »

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker Duties

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker DutiesThe speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges. A spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver says the Manhattan Democrat plans to brief Democratic members of the Assembly on his intentions Monday. Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says the speaker is not stepping down but plans to appoint the lawmakers to take on responsibilities including state budget negotiations. He would not name the specific lawmakers. Whyland says the arrangement will ...    Full Story »

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For Snowstorm

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For SnowstormAirlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Around 700 flights scheduled for Monday are expected to be cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Most major airlines are allowing customers whose flights are canceled in the next few days to book new flights without paying a penalty. Customers ticketed on flights to at least two dozen Eastern airports are generally eligible for the allowance, though specific terms ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow (2 opinions)

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of SnowMayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for the worst as a major storm threatens to blanket the city with more than two feet of snow. At a news conference on Sunday, de Blasio said it "could be one of the top two or three largest storms in the history of the city." The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas starting Monday night. Forecasters say a massive storm could drop two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut. The mayor urged New ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit City (5 opinions)

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen. The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas starting Monday night. Forecasters say a massive storm could drop two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut. Boston is expected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow, and Philadelphia could see 14 to 18 inches. At a news conference Sunday De Blasio held up a list of the city's top 10 ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet Forecasted (2 opinions)

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet ForecastedGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for possible utility outages due to high winds downing power lines and tree limbs. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard watch for the greater ...    Full Story »
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