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Tina Susman

Prison Escape Clouds Daily Routine For New York Community

They are at highway rest stops, where the killers’ faces peer out from “wanted” posters. They are at checkpoints dotting the winding, forested roads, where troopers stand guard with rifles ready.

June 15, 2015

Investigators Studying Cellphone Of Engineer In Fatal Amtrak Crash

Investigators trying to determine why an Amtrak train barreled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit are studying the engineer’s cellphone to see if he was distracted before the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday.

May 20, 2015
Infrastructure, Diary, Farming, Upstate New York, Immigration, Undocumented Workers, Chobani, National News, Jobs

Dairy Farmers, In Dire Need Of Workers, Feel Helpless As Immigration Reform Sours

In the dirty business of dairy farming, finding employees has led some farmers to hire undocumented workers.

April 1, 2015

Snowfall Begins In New York As City Is Warned To Prepare For The Worst

New York City is preparing for the worst as snow begins to accumulate.

January 26, 2015

De Blasio On New York Police Turning Their Backs: ‘Disrespectful To The Families’

The tension between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD continues to rise.

January 6, 2015

Another Arrest In Officers’ Assault As NYPD Prepares For Cop’s Funeral

New York City police have arrested a suspect in the assault of an officer during last month’s protests.

January 2, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo: ‘Time For A Societal Deep Breath’ After Cop Slayings

Governor Cuomo is calling for a halt to angry rhetoric in the wake of this weekend’s attack on police.

December 22, 2014

Activists Responding To Police Killings See Potential For A New Civil Rights Era

The protests breaking out across the nation could be the start of something big.

December 5, 2014
People attend a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York

New York Officials Urge Calm After Grand Jury Declines To Indict Cop In Chokehold Case

New York City officials are trying to avoid a repeat of the violence that erupted in Ferguson.

December 3, 2014

New York To No Longer Arrest For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

New York City police will no longer make arrests for possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana, starting on November 19.

November 11, 2014

N.Y. Doctor With Ebola Is Stable; Health Care Protocols Under Scrutiny

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times (MCT) A doctor who tested positive for Ebola was in stable condition at a New York hospital on Friday, as federal officials face heightening scrutiny over protocols for health care workers who have treated Ebola victims. The ill doctor, Craig Spencer, 33, became feverish in his Manhattan apartment on […]

October 24, 2014

Bears Are On The Ballot In Maine As Hunting Methods Are Debated

Voters in Maine are facing the question of how to manage the bear population in a way that satisfies animal rights groups who are lobbying to ban hunting methods.

October 22, 2014

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Drops Ban On Openly Gay Marchers

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, appeared to have bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year’s event. “NBCUniversal’s LGBT Employee […]

September 3, 2014

Uneasy Calm In Ferguson As Holder To Meet With Leaders

By Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — After a night of uneasy calm in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been rocked by unrest since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the county prosecutor was expected Wednesday to begin presenting evidence in the case to a grand jury, which would decide whether […]

August 20, 2014

Before Ferguson: Deaths Of Other Black Men At Hands Of Police

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown. All of them were black men who died at the hands of law enforcement officers. They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man standing in […]

August 14, 2014

Ebola’s Reach Is Felt In New York’s Little Liberia Community

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — It used to be the civil war back home that worried Oretha Bestman-Yates, who came to the United States in 1987 from the West African nation of Liberia. Now it is Ebola, a threat quieter than the automatic weapons that once rattled her homeland, but killing […]

August 8, 2014

2nd American Ebola Patient Arrives In Georgia

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times A second American aid worker with the Ebola virus was back in the United States on Tuesday after a medical air ambulance flew her from the West African nation of Liberia to Georgia, where she will join a colleague receiving treatment for the often lethal illness. The plane carrying […]

August 5, 2014

American Missionary Battling Ebola To Arrive In United States On Tuesday

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The air ambulance that […]

August 4, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling On Prayer At Board Meetings Still Reverberates

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times GREECE, N.Y. — The letter arrived in Sue Galloway’s mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to “be careful.” It was signed “666.” Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a verbal suggestion from a neighbor […]

July 18, 2014

Hacker-Turned-Informant Is A Free Man After New York Sentencing

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets but who turned government informant after his arrest. Hector Xavier Monsegur, 30, who became known among online followers as “Sabu,” […]

May 27, 2014

Museum A Tribute To 9/11’s Lost

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — “Listen, I’m on an airplane that’s been hijacked.” The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die. The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by […]

May 15, 2014

NYPD Limits Use Of Condoms Seized From Sex Workers As Evidence

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Condoms no longer will be seized from sex workers for use as evidence in prostitution cases, police announced Monday in a move that officials say should help prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among people at high risk of infection. The policy change […]

May 13, 2014

Terrorism Conviction Revives Debate On Trial Venue

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — It took less than 13 months for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to be arrested, put on trial and convicted of terrorism charges for being the fiery mouthpiece of al-Qaida in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It has been 11 […]

March 27, 2014

Presumed 9/11 Mastermind Rejects Claims About Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The self-proclaimed architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks says a former al-Qaeda spokesman on trial in New York may have been “an eloquent, spell-binding speaker” who urged attacks on America, but he was not the high-level terrorist that prosecutors allege. In fact, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, […]

March 17, 2014

9/11, Al-Qaeda Invoked As Lawyers Begin Arguing Terror Trial

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Prosecutors portrayed an alleged al-Qaeda spokesman as a member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle Wednesday as they began trying to convince a jury that he knew in advance of terrorist plots against U.S. targets, even if he did not plan or take part in them. […]

March 5, 2014