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In the interest of public safety, the security of five key bridges over the Hudson River is being tightened - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida

May 7, 2012

Two high-value government cooperators have offered an unprecedented firsthand account of how al-Qaida operated in the decade following the September 11 attacks.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The pair testified at the trial of Adis Medunjanin.  A Brooklyn jury convicted him last week on charges he plotted with former high school classmates to attack Manhattan subway lines in 2009.

When the most recent Iraq war began, I was serving as student rabbi at a wonderful little synagogue in New England.  One of the regulars at our monthly Torah study was a World War II veteran – let’s call him Sam.  Sam would always bring consideration and deep insight to text study.  But more than that, Sam was – and is – a mensh.

A Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida has been sentenced by a federal judge in Boston to 17 and a half years in prison.

Federal prosecutors are recommending a 25-year prison sentence for a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida.

Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence in Terror Case

Apr 10, 2012

Prosecutors are set to make their sentencing recommendation for a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury was convicted in December of traveling to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp with the intention of going on to Iraq to fight U.S. soldiers.

His lawyers say he should not be sentenced to more than 6 ½ years in prison. They say he never ended up receiving terrorist training, never provided any funds or weapons to al-Qaida and never actually threatened U.S. security interests.

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