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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 in August from St. Martin's Press). sclifford@nytimes.com.

Stolen Picasso 'art-craft' seized in New York mail

smh.com.au — Art-craft: 1911 painting "La Coiffeuse" or "The Hairdresser," by Pablo Picasso. Photo: AFP A Picasso painting missing from Paris for more than a decade resurfaced in the United States, where it had been shipped under false pretenses as a $47 holiday-themed "art craft."

Stolen Picasso Work Is Seized in Newark

cnbc.com — U.S. Department of Justice | AP A Picasso painting missing from Paris for more than a decade resurfaced in the United States, where it had been shipped under false pretenses as a $37 holiday-themed "art craft." The 1911 painting, "La Coiffeuse," which translates to "The Hairdresser," was unearthed in December in a FedEx shipment from Belgium to Newark.

Stolen Picasso Work Is Seized in Newark

nytimes.com — A Picasso painting missing from Paris for more than a decade resurfaced in the United States, where it had been shipped under false pretenses as a $37 holiday-themed "art craft." The 1911 painting, "La Coiffeuse," which translates to "The Hairdresser," was unearthed in December in a FedEx shipment from Belgium to Newark.

Testifying in His Own Defense, Terror Suspect Starts Strong Before Faltering

nytimes.com — Abid Naseer, charged with terrorism, presented himself on Wednesday and Thursday as a studious, middle-class Pakistani, a suburban teenager who enjoyed American movies and was a semiprofessional cricket player. But Mr. Naseer is accused of being a Qaeda operative who moved to Manchester, England, and organized a bombing plot there.

For Brooklyn Men, Plans to Aid ISIS Were Recorded Online and in Private

nytimes.com — Like countless 19-year-olds, Akhror Saidakhmetov lived much of his life online. But it was some of the darkest corners of the Internet that most compelled him, according to the authorities. On websites sympathetic to the Islamic State, he could find videos of the group's beheadings, mass executions and crucifixions, carried out in a campaign to seize territory in Iraq and Syria and establish a fundamentalist Muslim caliphate.

3 New York men accused of ties to Islamic State

twincities.com — By Marc Santora and Stephanie CliffordNew York Times Posted: 02/25/2015 12:01:00 AM CST Updated: 02/25/2015 09:49:04 PM CST NEW YORK -- Two men were arrested Wednesday and charged with plotting to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, and a third was charged with helping organize and fund their activities.

3 Men in Brooklyn Charged With Supporting ISIS

nytimes.com — Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight.

In Disguises, Spies Testify of Watching Terror Suspect

nytimes.com — Federal prosecutors presented the testimony of British intelligence officers as some of the most important evidence in the trial of Abid Naseer in Brooklyn, saying it was "essential" to proving the terrorism charges and insisting that the officers be allowed to wear disguises and that their faces be blurred by courtroom artists.

Terrorism Suspect Tries to Foil a Witness at His Trial

nytimes.com — A federal jury in Brooklyn on Wednesday watched a defendant who is accused of planning a terrorist attack question a government witness who has admitted to working with Al Qaeda. Abid Naseer, the man on trial, is representing himself in Federal District Court, and a day after delivering his opening statement, he was doing his best to undermine the testimony of the witness, Najibullah Zazi.

In a Logistical Riddle for the Court, a Terrorism Suspect Is His Own Lawyer

nytimes.com — Abid Naseer, who is accused of being a Qaeda operative and planning an attack in Manchester, England, stood at a table on Tuesday for opening statements in his trial. It was Mr. Naseer who laid out the defense's case: He has elected to be his own attorney.
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Feb 28, 2015

How to relive Gilded Age New York: seances, bars, architecture, sepia-toned humans: nyti.ms/1C6CAOx via @nytimestravel

Feb 27, 2015

Al Qaeda memos read like McKinsey's "Establish structure for operations,” “Information is on a need-to-know basis.”: nytimes.com/2015/02/27/nyr…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @MarcusWohlsen: How long til someone can send me a picture of the white/gold/blue/black dress on a llama?

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