Feds arrest man heading to US Capitol for suicide mission


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Feds arrest man heading to US Capitol for suicide mission

Authorities have arrested a man on his way to the US Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation’s most symbolic landmarks, FOX News Channel has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It’s unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of al Qaeda. Read More: New York Post

Singer Robin Thicke nabbed for smoking a joint: cops

R&B crooner Robin Thicke was busted for allegedly smoking a joint in the East Village this morning. The 34-year-old singer was given a desk appearance ticket after police spotted him getting high in the passenger seat of a car on Bowery, cops said. A desk appearance ticket means Thicke, whose albumn “Love After War,” was released in December, wasn’t caught with a significant amount of marijuana. Possession of small amounts of pot in New York is only a violation, similar to a trafic ticket. Read More: New York Post

Woman shot in chest outside Brooklyn school

A woman was shot in the chest this afternoon across the street from an Brooklyn elementary school, police said. The unidentified woman was struck in the chest next to PS 384, on Cooper Street in Bushwick at 2:15 p.m. The woman was rushed to Kings County Hospital. Her condition is not known. Cops took the gunman into custody at the scene and have recovered the weapon. Read More: New York Post

 

Time Warner Cable and MSG Resolve Dispute

The 48-day standoff between the MSG Network and Time Warner Cable ended Friday, according to two people aware of the resolution who were not authorized to speak publicly. The end of the impasse will be announced Friday afternoon by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and executives of both companies. A settlement had been urged by Eric T.  Read More: New York Times

 

Electonics installer prison bound for $1 million rare books theft from Vanderbilt heir

The home-electronics installer who stole more than $1 million in priceless books from the widow of a Vanderbilt heir was carted off to prison like a craven common crook this morning — insisting despite a mountain of evidence and his own guilty plea that he was not really a thief. Timothy Smith, 41, will spend only between one and three years in prison, a sweetheart deal he earned by returning the precious tomes, which included a $500,000 first edition F. Scott Fitzgerald signed by the author. Read More: New York Post