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Times Square Bomber Gets Life

Cops used replicate bomb blast to seek stiff sentence for Faisal Shahzad

(Newser) - The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing today in Manhattan federal court. An FBI video... More »

Times Square Bomber Planned a Second Attack

Feds try to get failed terrorist sentenced to life in prison

(Newser) - Prosecutors are throwing the kitchen sink at Faisal Shahzad, in an effort to get the would-be Times Square bomber put away for life. In a legal brief released today, feds allege that Shahzad had planned to launch a second attack after hitting Times Square. The failed terrorist also told authorities... More »

Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Bomb Plot

(Newser) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Pakistani Taliban was "intimately involved" and "directed this plot" in the failed Times Square bombing. Speaking on Meet the Press and This Week today, Holder said the Taliban perhaps financed the plot carried out by Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani... More »

What We Know About the Times Square Bomb Suspect

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad 'seemed like a nice guy'

(Newser) - Details are starting to emerge on the man suspected of driving an explosive-laden SUV into Times Square, who will appear in court later today on as-yet-unknown charges. Faisal Shahzad, 30, is a naturalized US citizen born in Pakistan who had been raising a family in Bridgeport, Conn., for years before... More »

Times Square Bomb Plot Has Foreign Links: Officials

Administration calls failed attack terrorism

(Newser) - The failed Times Square bombing was likely the work of more than one individual and may have been organized by people living abroad, the Washington Post reports. Administration officials won't say the incident was the work of an international organization— despite what the Pakistani Taliban claim s—but were examining... More »

Cops Say Letters a Coincidence

Envelopes sent to lawmakers not related to Times Square bombing

(Newser) - A hundred members of Congress got envelopes yesterday stuffed with a political rant, a photo of a man in front of the Times Square military recruiting station, and the bold taunt, “We did it.” But, bizarrely, they weren't  connected to the blast that damaged the landmark yesterday morning,... More »

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