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Frank James, NYC subway shooting suspect, pleads not guilty

NEW YORK - Frank James, who is accused of opening fire in an NYC subway train last month has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and other charges.James entered the plea Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.He's charged with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a violent crime. Both counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.Ten people were shot in the incident.U.S, District Judge William F.

Kuntz began the proceeding by asking James, "How are you doing today?""Pretty good," James responded.Authorities say that James drove from Philadelphia and unleashed smoke bombs and dozens of bullets in a train full of morning commuters as it approached a Brooklyn station. The shooting victims ranged in age from 16 to 60; all survived.Authorities said James’s bank card, phone, and a key to a van he had rented were found at the shooting scene.

Police also said they found the 9mm Glock semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting and traced it to James.Defense attorney Mia Eisner-Grynberg had cautioned at the time of James' arrest not to rush to judgment and noted that James alerted police to his whereabouts. He was arrested in Manhattan’s East Village after he called a tip line saying he was at a fast food restaurant in that section of the city.Eisner-Grynberg declined comment outside court Friday.James was arrested about 30 hours after the attack.His attorneys previously said his rights were violated by the FBI after his arrest.

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NEW YORK - Frank James, who is accused of opening fire in an NYC subway train last month has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and other charges.James entered the plea Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.He's charged with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a violent crime. Both counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.Ten people were shot in the incident.U.S, District Judge William F.
New York City firefighter and a civilian died Sunday in a Brooklyn house fire where a ceiling partially collapsed, injuring several other firefighters, authorities said.Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, had been on the job six years and his father and other relatives were also members of the Fire Department of New York, Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said.“I cannot describe the heartbreak of the FDNY today to have lost a member doing what our members do best: putting their lives on the line to save others,” Kavanagh said.A person’s body was recovered from the scene, an FDNY spokesperson said late Sunday. Earlier, the department said a person was unaccounted for after the fire, however a medical examiner will need to confirm the identity of the person found in the building.Eight firefighters were injured in the blaze and another resident sustained minor injuries, the spokesperson said.

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