NEW YORK - The New York Times, a leading American newspaper, has failed in its latest attempt to seek Obama administration’s legal justification for the drone attacks and other methods it has used to kill terrorism suspects overseas. US District Judge Colleen McMahon Wednesday said the administration did not violate the law by refusing the paper’s Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request for materials relating to the administration’s targeted kllings of terrorists, including American citizens. David McCraw, the Times’ assistant general counsel, announced the paper’s intention to seek an appeal.