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Aug 21, 2014 — The secretary of defense says the extremists are well funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.
Aug 21, 2014 — Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.
Aug 21, 2014 — Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.
Aug 21, 2014 — Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.
Aug 20, 2014 — The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.
 

NYS Legislature Passes Anti-Terrorism Bills in Special Session

At the request of Governor Pataki, the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed anti-terrorism legislation in a special session held Monday morning. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Flying Home

David Sommerstein returned from vacation in New Mexico over the weekend. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle at airports, he found a subdued and alert type of air travel. Crowds were quiet and sold-out flights had empty seats.  Go to full article

People: Jonathan Slater, professor?on a Student Bus to NYC

Martha Foley talks with Jonathan Slater, a Plattsburgh State professor, who accompanied three charter busloads of students heading to New York City last weekend for their first visit home of the year.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the...  Go to full article

People: Abul Knondker, North Country Muslim Leader

Martha Foley talks with a leader of the Muslim community in Potsdam. Abul Khondker remains hopeful there will be no retribution in the North Country.  Go to full article

Pataki Addresses Joint Session of Legislature

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders addressed a joint session of the legislature yesterday. They vowed to recover from the terrorist acts of Tuesday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
More than 100 St. Lawrence University students and faculty gathered Thursday afternoon for a "Peace Circle" on campus.

Students Respond to the Terrorist Attacks

Todd Moe visited St. Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam to see how student communities were coping with and responding to the terrrorist attacks. St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready.  Go to full article

People: Phil Wagner, St. Lawrence County Red Cross Director

Martha Foley talks with Phil Wagner, Director of the St. Lawrence County chapter of the American Red Cross.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh: New York Will Rebuild

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are "unparalleled in our nation's history". But, McHugh says New...  Go to full article

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