NEW YORK: ‘ Flights out of New York & Washington delays due to computer glitch on air-traffic control ‘

#AceNewsReport – Post Update:NEW YORK:Aug.15: Flights in and out of New York and Washington, D.C., area airports are affected by an automation problem at an air traffic control center Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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VIDEO: #Update ‘ Search for escaped murderers enters 7th day in northern NY ‘

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DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) – Squads of law enforcement officers on Friday began a seventh day of trying to track down two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and could be hiding out in swampy terrain swarming with blood-sucking insects.

Armed officers in body armor boarded New York state prison system buses soon after dawn in the village of Dannemora, where…

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NEW YORK: ‘ COLLEGE PROFESSOR BRUTALLY BEHEADED BY SON BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – A college professor has been brutally beheaded by her mentally-ill son, who left her body in the middle of the street before taking his own life. 

Pictured: The language professor who was beheaded by her son and dragged into the street before he jumped in front of a train

Pictured: The language professor who was beheaded by her son and dragged into the street before he jumped in front of a train

Patricia Ward, 66, was a much-loved teacher of language arts for 28 years at Farmingdale State College, a colleague told Mail-Online today.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Patrick Calabria, said: ‘Patricia Ward was a member of the campus for 28 years. She was well-known, well-liked, and well-respected. The campus is a very sad place today.’

She was found by residents, decapitated in front of her apartment building in Farmingdale, New York on Tuesday night.

Neighbours initially thought the body was part of a Halloween prank. The suspect, believed to be the victim’s son, kicked her head 20 feet and then jumped in front of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train minutes later.

Beheading victim Patricia Ward taught language arts for 28 years at Farmingdale State College in New York.

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Brutal killing: Police were investigating on Tuesday after a man beheaded a woman and kicked her head 20 feet down a Long Island street

Brutal killing: Police were investigating on Tuesday after a man beheaded a woman and kicked her head 20 feet down a Long Island street

The female victim's body lay in the street on Tuesday night as horrified residents looked on from their homes

The female victim’s body lay in the street on Tuesday night as horrified residents looked on from their homesA police officer surveys the horrific scene in Farmington on Tuesday night where a mentally-ill son beheaded his college professor mother 

The 35-year-old suspect jumped in front of the train a mile away and died around 8.15pm, half an hour later.

He was identified as Derek Ward by the Daily News. The 35-year-old had a criminal history and psychiatric problems spanning a decade. 

He was found to be carrying a pistol and 100 valiums when he died. 

Ms Ward was believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds and broken ribs were among her injuries before she died.

She was an assistant professor of language arts at the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center on campus where she worked with high school students who need help to become prepared for college, Mr Calabria added.

Neighbours told the Post that they initially believed the headless corpse, dressed only in a bra and pants, was a Halloween joke – only to lift the body and find out it was real.

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NEW YORK: ‘ UN HUMAN RIGHTS RAPPORTEUR CALLS TO REFER NORTH KOREA TO ICC ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – October 29 – The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea’s human rights situation called Tuesday for referring the communist nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to show that the international community takes the issue seriously.

“This would send an unequivocal signal that the international community is determined to take the follow-up to the work the Commission of Inquiry on the DPRK (North Korea) to a new level,” Marzuki Darusman, the special U.N. investigator, said during a presentation of his latest report to the U.N.

He also urged the U.N. General Assembly to submit a U.N. Commission of Inquiry report to the U.N. Security Council for further action. That report, issued early this year, concluded that the ICC should handle human rights abuses in the North as “crimes against humanity.” 
   Darusman’s presentation came a day after he held the first-ever meeting with North Korean officials on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The two sides discussed the possibility of the U.N. investigator visiting the North.

The meeting came as North Korean diplomats have been struggling to spare the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, from a U.N. General Assembly resolution, led by the European Union, which calls for referring North Korean leaders responsible for violations to the ICC.

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‘ Government-Enforced Medical Quarantines Just Went From ‘Conspiracy Theory’ to Official Policy in NJ and NY ‘

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK – October 27 – State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.

The two governors late Sunday night emphasized separately that their policies permit home confinement for medical workers who have had contact with Ebola patients if the workers show no symptoms.

Are you awake yet? Government-enforced medical quarantines just went from ‘conspiracy theory’ to official policy in NJ and NY

They will receive twice-daily monitoring from health officials.

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NEW YORK: ‘ NURSE QUARANTINED IN NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL RAISES CONCERN OVER PROGRAMME ‘

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK – October 26 – The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program.

' UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine '

‘ UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine ‘

Kaci Hickox, the first traveller quarantined under Ebola watches in New Jersey and New York, wrote the first-person account for the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1w4Vi4J), which was posted on the paper’s website Saturday.

Her preliminary tests for Ebola came back negative. 

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‘ FBI ANNOUNCES EXTRADITION OF HAROON ASWAT IN CONNECTION WITH TERRORIST CHARGES ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – October 26 – Assistant Attorney General for National Security  John Carlin, United States Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director-in-Charge George Venizelos of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Commissioner William J. Bratton of the New York City Police Department (NYPD):

' Haroon Aswat  is Extradited to United States on Charges of Terrorism '

‘ Haroon Aswat is Extradited to United States on Charges of Terrorism ‘

Announcement of the extradition of Haroon Aswat from the United Kingdom to face charges of conspiring to provide and providing material support to al Qaeda and terrorists for attempting to establish a terrorist training camp in the United States. 

Aswat was arrested in Zambia in July 2005, and in August 2005, Aswat was deported from Zambia to the United Kingdom, where he was arrested pursuant to a provisional warrant that was issued in response to a request by the U.S. government in connection with this case. 

On Sept. 4, 2014, the United Kingdom ordered Aswat extradited to the United States on the charges described below: 

In coordination with British authorities, Aswat was extradited from the United Kingdom to the Southern District of New York on Oct. 21, 2014.  Aswat will make his first court appearance later today before U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest.

According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, statements made at related court proceedings, and evidence presented at prior trials:

In late 1999, Aswat, along with co-defendants Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, aka Abu Hamza (Abu Hamza), Ouassama Kassir, and Earnest James Ujaama, attempted to create a terrorist training camp in the United States to support al Qaeda, which has been designated by the United States Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization. 

Aswat conspired with Abu Hamza, Kassir and Ujaama to establish the terrorist training camp on a rural parcel of property located in Bly, Oregon.  The purpose of the Bly, Oregon, camp was for Muslims to receive various types of training – including military-style jihad training – in preparation to fight jihad in Afghanistan. 

As used by the conspirators in this case, the term “jihad” meant defending Islam against purported enemies through violence and armed aggression, including, if necessary, by using murder to expel non-believers from Muslim holy lands.

In a letter faxed from Ujaama, in the United States, to Abu Hamza, in the United Kingdom, the property in Bly was described as a place that “looks just like Afghanistan,” and the letter noted that the men at Bly were “stock-piling weapons and ammunition.”  

Haroon Aswat, accused of conspiring to launch a terrorist training ...

Haroon Aswat, accused of conspiring to launch a terrorist training …

In late 1999, after transmission of the faxed letter, Abu Hamza directed Aswat and Kassir, both of whom resided in London, England, and attended Abu Hamza’s mosque there, to travel to Oregon to assist in establishing the camp. 

On Nov. 26, 1999, Aswat and Kassir arrived in New York, and then traveled to Bly.

In September 2002, special agents from the FBI recovered a ledger, among other items, from an al Qaeda safe house in Karachi, Pakistan.  The ledger listed a number of individuals associated with al Qaeda, including Aswat.

The al Qaeda safe house was used by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda’s chief operational planner and the alleged planner of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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