Andrew Peterson heard that British authorities had thwarted a massive terrorist plot when he turned on The Today Show in his Fort Greene apartment Thursday morning. A recent graduate of the New York University Law School, where, as a research assistant at the Center on Law and Security, he analyzed topics such as terrorism trials Read More
Mayor Bloomberg presented the 2007 Executive Budget in the Blue Room this morning, and, as is true whenever Mike finds himself pointing a little red laser at a flat screen full of charts and numbers, he seemed especially relaxed, on his game and in his element.
He spoke in a knowing, breezy manner about Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A federal jury spared al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui from execution Wednesday and decided he will be sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Read More
By 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, four news vans, an immensely long red carpet and a gaggle of conspiracy theorists had gathered around the Ziegfeld Theater for the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of United 93. People calling themselves part of the 9/11 Truth Movement distributed leaflets—they were quickly banned across the street—and yelled at Read More
In mid-June, F.B.I. director Robert Mueller III and several senior agents in the bureau received a group of about 20 visitors in a briefing room of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The director himself narrated a PowerPoint presentation that summarized the numbers of agents and leads and evidence he and his people Read More
We know how Tarheels will be commemorating 9/11. The University of North Carolina, like many schools, requires all incoming freshmen to read one book. This year the class of 2006 will be reading a collection of excerpts from the Koran, which they will discuss in groups. A Virginia-based Christian organization, the Family Policy Network, protested Read More
The defense of Zacarias Moussaoui, the Frenchman of Moroccan origin who allegedly was meant to be the 20th hijacker, got off to a bad start in a Virginia courtroom last week. Mr. Moussaoui assailed “pagans, Jews, Christians and hypocrites,” and said that he prayed for “the destruction of the United States” and of “the Jewish Read More