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"New York is at the top of terrorist target list in this country," says New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
A bomb plot in New York City, just blocks away from the World Trade Center, has some folks on edge.
"I don't like it," says Staten Island resident Eileen McMahon, who works nearby. "I was here for 9/11 and my building was, you know, we were affected that whole day, so I didn't want to relive any of that."
Authorities arrested 21 year old Quazi Nafis on Wednesday in what the FBI calls an elaborate sting operation. Officials say the Bangladeshi man has ties to a terrorist organization.
"He was a very strong supporter of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula which operates our of Yemen," says Congressman Peter King (R-NYC). "He did reference himself to knowing people in Al Qaeda."
Police say Nafis set out to detonate a car bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, but as it turns out, the device was a fake, planted by undercover agents. The FBI has released a statement that reads, in part:
"It is important to emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case, because 2 of the defendant's accomplices were actually an FBI source and an FBI undercover agent. The FBI continues to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism."
Nafis appeared in federal court to face charges of Attempting to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Attempting to Provide Material Support to Al Qaeda. He was ordered held without bail and did not enter a plea. His court appointed defense attorney is keeping tight lipped about the case. If convicted on all charges, Nafis faces a maximum punishment of life in prison.
Friday, October 19 2012, 02:35 AM CDT
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.