Eight years ago, Timothy A. Payne was an Army sergeant who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
Four years ago, he was an honored veteran saluted on the field before a Buffalo Bills game and also spoke at a veterans banquet in Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
Tuesday, Payne was charged with felony weapons possession after police found his van – loaded with guns, ammunition and what police believed to be a bomb – in the parking lot of the North Tonawanda, New York city hall
The bodies of a U.S. Air Force servicewoman and her two small children were found inside their smoke-filled Staten Island home in an apparent triple murder, with her husband taken into custody Saturday while wandering the streets of Brooklyn, police said.
PROVIDENCE — A clothing and goods wholesaler from Brooklyn pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a conspiracy to sell more than $20 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit goods to the U.S. military and other government purchasers and suppliers.
Suspected of pointing a laser at an Army National Guard helicopter on Wednesday night, Robert Simione, 72, of Mount Sinai, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for reckless endangerment, Suffolk County police said.
Only a few have gone through the extensive background checks needed to access Plum Island, where a secretive branch of the U.S. government runs exercises to prepare for all-out cyber war.
The speck of land in the Long Island Sound, owned by the Department of Homeland Security, is largely deserted. The main attractions are a defunct lighthouse and a center that studies infectious animal diseases.
It is also the perfect setting for the U.S. government to stage mock cyber attacks on the power grid.