Crime and Incidents

New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 Years

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Haroon Aswat, center, sits next to his attorney Peter Quijano, left, while Assistant US Attorney Ian McGinley, right, speaks during Aswat's guilty plea sentencing in federal court, Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Haroon Aswat, center, sits next to his attorney Peter Quijano, left, while Assistant US Attorney Ian McGinley, right, speaks during Aswat's guilty plea sentencing in federal court, Monday, March 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and...

  • U.S. Marshals stand outside U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn during the arraignment on terrorism charges of two Queens women, identified as 28-year-old Noelle Velentzas and 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, as well as American citizen and accused Al Queda member Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh, 29, April 2, 2015 in New York City. (Victor J. Blue/Getty Images)

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  • Firefighters on scene in the East Village on March 26, 2015, after a fiery building collapse. About 250 firefighter dealt with the explosion that caused a dozen injuries and the adjacent building to collapse. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • As firefighters walk along East Seventh Street, a pile is rubble is seen Sunday March 29, 2015 at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)  MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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  • Attorney Scott Rynecki, left, and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and the mother of his toddler daughter, at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in New York City. The NYPD officer who shot and killed Gurley inside a Brooklyn housing project stairway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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