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Federal and State Courts Reporter — New York Times

NYT reporter by day, covering Brooklyn courts; novelist by very early day (EVERYBODY RISE, coming Aug. 18 from St. Martin's Press).

Teenager Whose Stray Bullet Killed Man on Brooklyn Bus Goes on Trial — Sitting at the back of the B15 bus on a Thursday evening in March 2014, Kahton Anderson, then 14, pulled a gun from his backpack, shot once and killed a father of two who was heading home from his job as a fruit vendor.

4th Brooklyn Man Indicted in Plot to Assist ISIS Pleads Not Guilty — A fourth Brooklyn man indicted in a plot to aid the Islamic State pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of attempt and conspiracy to support the terrorist group. The man, Dilkhayot Kasimov, 26, appeared in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. The three other men were arrested in February.

Judge Drops 2 Terror Attacks From Arab Bank Case — A federal judge has dropped two of the 24 terrorist attacks that a jury found Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for in September. The judge granted a motion by Arab Bank that argued that the plaintiffs had not sufficiently demonstrated that the terrorist group Hamas had committed two of the 24 attacks - a September 2004 mortar attack in the Gaza Strip, and a January 2004 bus bombing in Jerusalem.

4th Brooklyn Man Is Charged in Plot to Join ISIS — A defendant has been added in the case of a group of Brooklyn men charged with trying to support the Islamic State. Dilkhayot Kasimov, 26, was named in a court document filed on Monday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.

Two women charged with bomb plot in N.Y. — NEW YORK - Two New York City women have been charged with planning to build a bomb, in a plot revealed by a monthslong undercover investigation that found the women had discussed the merits of various types of bombs and had obtained four propane gas tanks.

Two New York women charged with plotting to detonate fertiliser bomb — In this courtroom sketch, defendants Noelle Velentzas, centre left and Asia Siddiqui, center right, appear in federal court with their attorneys on Thursday. Photo: AP New York: Two women living in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb they wanted to detonate in the United States.

Texas-Born Man, Flown Back From Pakistan, Is Held on Terror Charge — A Texas-born man who had apparently joined Al Qaeda in Pakistan has been flown back to the United States, where he was arraigned in Brooklyn on Thursday on a charge of providing material support to terrorists.

Two Queens Women Charged in Bomb Plot — Two female roommates in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb that they wanted to detonate in the United States. The roommates, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, both United States citizens, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.

Damion Hardy’s Murder Trial Begins, After 10 Years of Sanity Arguments — In the decade since federal authorities arrested Damion Hardy and charged him with leading a Brooklyn drug crew and ordering six murders, lawyers have argued over one main issue: Is Mr. Hardy mentally competent to stand trial? Mr. Hardy, 40, a charismatic neighborhood presence who dated the rapper Lil' Kim, was found to be schizophrenic after his 2004 arrest.

9 New York Doctors Indicted in Medicaid Fraud Using Homeless Patients — Nine New York doctors were indicted on Tuesday on charges that they participated in a Medicaid fraud in which homeless people were given free shoes as a way to entice them to be subjected to a raft of unnecessary medical tests and equipment prescriptions.
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Apr 18, 2015

Wine "is like a Jane Austen novel..pair with lavender-infused goat cheese." @csittenfeld is this what to do w/Austen?

Apr 18, 2015

Wild rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of Vivian Nicholson; musical based on her titled "Spend, Spend, Spend." Obit:

Apr 17, 2015

Near Amazon HQ, where building growth is enormous. Just got handed this flier for new condo development:

Apr 17, 2015

Millions of bees swarm Seattle highway as truck carrying hives overturns. Beekeepers trying to capture runaways:…

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