By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.
A senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday described as a "big mistake" a decision to shut down the interrogation of the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber before the FBI had completed its questioning so he could be read his Miranda rights.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were headed to New York City to "party" in the hours after the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured nearly 200, police said Wednesday.
One of New York's biggest names in hip-hop music has launched a campaign to get guns off the streets by trading weapons for concert tickets.
The first attack on the World Trade Center that left six dead and more than 1,000 injured took place 20 years ago Tuesday, just past noon.
Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.
Hundreds of thousands of revelers crowded into New York City's Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in the start of 2013.
As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year.
When revelers pack Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration Monday night, police will observe a tradition of their own: Giving them lots of company.
Jeffrey Hillman shambles along the streets of New York City looking quite unkempt, drab and hopeless. He panhandles sometimes and mutters to himself. Frankly, he looks a wreck and apparently often is in need of a pair of shoes.
Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by superstorm Sandy waited with dread Wednesday and heard warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer.
The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home as it filled with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy.
In Internet chats as breezy as they were bizarre, a police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat as many as 100 women was once cautioned not to be wasteful when cooking a victim because "there is nearly 75 pounds of food there."
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 in New York with what he thought was a 1,000-pound car bomb.
The high-ranking U.S. government official who allegedly was considered for assassination during a terrorism plot has been identified as President Obama, a law enforcement official says.
"It's a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a half away from where we stand," he said. "So, sure, it brings back terrible memories to anyone who was here or who was involved in that event."