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WAMC News
6:26 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston

Rick Mathews

For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rick Mathews, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.

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New England News
3:16 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line

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BOSTON (AP) — Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. 

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New York News
9:05 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Al Qaeda in Syracuse

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Syracuse on Monday afternoon, telling reporters that 26 small businesses have  been hacked.  At least two are being sued by their phone companies for not paying their bills.

CNY Central is reporting that compromised phone numbers in Syracuse are being linked to telephone accounts in Somalia and the Philippines traced back to Al-Qaeda.

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Hudson Valley News
4:15 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Security Strengthened At 5 Hudson River Bridges

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

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New York News
8:12 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida

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.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:28 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Lives

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.

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New England News
8:25 am
Fri April 13, 2012

MA Man with Terrorism Ties Sentenced to 17 ½ Years in Prison

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.

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New England News
8:18 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Prosecutors Recommend 25-Year Prison Sentence in MA Terrorism Case

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

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New England News
9:13 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence in Terror Case

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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