Homeland security budget dollars are critical to protecting large US metropolitan areas, like New York City. The proposed fiscal year 2012 federal budget for homeland security would see significant dollars headed to the Big Apple.
Islamic leaders are concerned that the increasingly heated debate over the mosque near ground zero is stirring up anti-Muslim rhetoric that could incite violence and hate crimes.
Ahmed H. Sharif, a cab driver attacked in an apparent hate crime will visit with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of the mosque project.
A New York City community board has given approval to a plan that would build a mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center twin towers destroyed on September 11, 2001.
Video cameras, fingerprints, and chemical clues could all come into play as authorities try to identify who drove an explosives-laden vehicle into Times Square. The bomb plot left behind plenty of evidence.
Transit systems across Europe and the US increased security Monday following the Moscow subway bombing that killed nearly 40. But experts say long-term measures are what's needed.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision was bound to raise sharp responses. Those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks are weighing in along with politicians and pundits.
Mayor Bloomberg moves to expand high-tech surveillance to midtown Manhattan. But civil liberties groups are concerned, and some security experts question its value.