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Bombing Underscores New York Subway System's Vulnerability

New York City's subway system: A 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders. And, it's vulnerable to terror attacks.

Federal Authorities File Terrorism Charges Against New York Bombing Suspect, Say He Taunted Trump First

Federal charges were filed against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, stating that he posted a taunt online aimed at President Trump.

Sessions, Homeland Security Chief Describe Efforts To Crack Down On Gangs And Illegal Immigration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the new DHS chief linked Monday's subway bombing in New York City to what they said were misguided immigration rules.

CBP Has To Hire 5,000 New Border Patrol Agents; It's Paying A Private Company $297 Million To Help

Customs and Border Protection awarded a $297 million contract to a private company to help recruit and hire the new agents and other workers.

Trial Begins Against Suspects In Istanbul Nightclub Attack

A trial began Monday in Turkey against dozens of suspects, including the alleged shooter in the New Year's Eve attack that left 39 people dead in Istanbul.

Former Police Officer Argues FBI Pushed Him To Support Terrorism

A police officer on trial this week claims that he was pushed into trying to help the Islamic State by federal agents pretending to be his friend.

The Latest: Subway Bomb Suspect Charged

The New York Police Department says the man accused of the subway bombing has been charged with supporting an act of terrorism.

Jailed Saakashvili Calls for Ukraine President's Impeachment

From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike.

Microbes by the Ton: Officials See Weapons Threat as North Korea Gains Biotech Expertise

The gains have alarmed U.S. analysts, who say North Korea – which has doggedly pursued weapons of mass destruction of every other variety – could quickly surge into industrial-scale production of biological pathogens if it chooses to do so.

US Nobel Laureate Fears US Politics Could Undermine Science

An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.