More than 1,000 people were injured in the 1993 blast in an underground garage below one of the towers. The bomb planted in a parked Ryder van left a crater half the size of a football field in the trade center garage, causing more than a half-billion dollars in damage.
A Silicon Valley engineer was found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting three executives at a semiconductor startup the same day he was fired. The Nov. 14, 2008, shooting at SiPort Inc. is one of the worst workplace shootings to have taken place in the high tech region south of San Francisco.
The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.The rifles were purchased to address the "critical vulnerability" of an active shooter on campus wearing body armor or equipped with a rifle. The 14 officers currently carry handguns, according to police officials.
New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a stricter assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.
The debate now under way underscores how different guns are from other social issues -- how this topic is not just about you, but about us. In a world of weaponry unimaginable to the people who came up with the Second Amendment, how do you strike the right balance between the individual's right to bear arms and the government's role in protecting the public?
The rising tide of insider and advanced persistent threats, mounting regulatory pressure, and the impact of big security data on an organization’s operational efficiency have led many progressive organizations to adopt a “risk-based” approach to security.
The shooting spree that happened about 11 a.m. Sunday triggered chaos in the commercial area around the spa. Believing Haughton had fled, police began a massive, six-hour search that locked down a nearby mall, country club and hospital.
Federal investigators, often accused by defense attorneys of entrapping and leading would-be terrorists along, said the 21-year-old Nafis made the first move over the summer, reaching out for accomplices and eventually contacting a government informant, who then went to federal authorities.
The state moved Thursday to reverse a wrongful death verdict in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech while the parents of two students killed want the university's president to stand trial for failing to alert the campus when the first gunshots rang out.
As facilities director, Thomas Cancelliere alerted his bosses that the water in the memorial's signature fountains carried illness-causing bacteria, the exit gates were too narrow and could hinder an evacuation, and there were no security checks at a public parking garage directly below the off-site room where the memorial's millions of visitors are screened, the lawsuit said.
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In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, October 29-30, 2012 at The Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, Robert Noonan, Managing Director for Business Continuity at Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank, discusses the steps organizations should take to address workplace violence, active shooter events and the more common types of workplace violence.
A man burst into a sign-making business in Minneapolis, fatally shooting the owner and three others in the office before turning the gun on himself, family and officials said Friday. A police summary describes a chaotic scene with multiple 911 calls from the business and one caller saying someone had been shot.
In addition to failing to have alarmed exit doors, the lawsuits claim Cinemark was negligent in failing to hire extra security for the midnight showing or generally protect patrons who were sitting in a darkened theater. They also say Cinemark failed to help evacuate the theater even after the shooting ended.
The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. A police statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency said 5,000 officers were dispatched to the scene.
The laid off clothing designer who shot his former colleague to death outside the Empire State Building last week told his landlord he was leaving — and not returning, police said Thursday. Jeffrey Johnson left his keys and said he wouldn't be back after Friday, the day his former co-worker Steven Ercolino was fatally shot.
Dramatic security video of the Friday morning confrontation shows Johnson pointing the weapon at the officers, other pedestrians scattering and the two officers firing — one from very close range, the other while retreating. The police volley instantly killed Johnson, who never returned fire. Stray bullets, ricochets and fragments caused nonlife-threatening gunshot and graze wounds to nine civilians.
Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fire on others near the Empire State Building. The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The bald, heavily tattooed bassist trained in psychological warfare before he was demoted and discharged more than a decade ago. After leaving the military, he became active in the obscure underworld of white supremacist music, playing in bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.
Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online.
Authorities say a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a northern N.J. Wal-Mart store, but no explosive devices were found there. Authorities believe it is related to numerous similar threats at other U.S. Wal-Mart stores in recent days.
Continuity Insights speaks with Ed Gleason, Regional Director with the Department of Homeland Security's Protective Security Advisor program, about the security products and services available to private businesses, the "very real" cyber threat, critical infrastructure and the shift from "protection" to "resiliency."
President Obama acknowledged that not enough had been done to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and pledged to work with lawmakers from both parties to move forward on the matter.
The effect of Australia's strict gun control laws and gun buyback following the Port Arthur massacre is a highly contentious topic, with experts and scientists offering varied interpretations of research data. However, one very compelling statistic has emerged.
His hair dyed a shocking comic-book shade of orange-red, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem to be there at all.
Calls from some Democrats for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the Colorado shooting rampage have run smack into the political reality that Congress hasn't passed strict legislation in more than a decade and has no plans to act this election year.