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  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot

    July 28, 2015 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in... more »
  • 15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

    January 16, 2015 4:50 AM

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday that a dozen searches had... more »
  • US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    September 13, 2014 11:22 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The U.S. embassy in Uganda has warned American citizens in the country to stay indoors overnight Saturday because Ugandan authorities have warned of a terrorist plot. The embassy in a message Saturday on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot... more »
  • Oklahoma teen found guilty in school shooting plot

    September 25, 2013 9:08 AM

    TULSA, Okla. - A teenager has been convicted of plotting to kill students and teachers in a mass shooting at a northeastern Oklahoma high school. The Washington County jury on Tuesday found 19-year-old Sammie Chavez guilty of planning to cause bodily harm and recommended a 30-month prison term. The... more »
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    August 7, 2013 12:09 PM

    SANAA, Yemen - A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities. Rageh Badi said Wednesday that the terror network planned to target the southern cities of Mukalla,... more »
  • 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

    April 22, 2013 2:54 PM

    TORONTO- Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were conspiring to carry out an al-Qaida supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no imminent threat.... more »
  • No evidence of broader plot tied to Boston

    April 16, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there is no evidence that the bombings at the Boston Marathon are part of a wider plot. Napolitano says DHS will maintain what she called "enhanced security measures at transportation hubs" as a precaution. Two people briefed on the investigation say that a... more »
  • Fed plot suspect expected to plead guilty in NYC

    February 7, 2013 6:40 AM

    NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
  • Bond set for teen in school bomb plot

    January 7, 2013 7:22 PM

    A teen who called himself a white supremacist was waiting for his parents in Alabama to post his $75,000 bond on charges he planned to attack classmates and a teacher with a bomb. Seventeen year old Derek Shrout did not speak during his initial court appearance on Monday in Seale.... more »
  • Cops: Man plotted attack during 'Twilight' movie

    November 16, 2012 3:58 PM

    BOLIVAR, Mo. - A southwest Missouri man is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater during a screening of the new "Twilight" film. Twenty-three-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar was charged Friday with three felony counts, including making a terrorist threat. Bolivar police say his mother contacted authorities... more »
  • Feds: 1 indicted in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    October 17, 2012 2:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A 21-year-old man arrested on charges he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City has appeared in federal court and been ordered held without bail. Quazi Nafis was arrested Wednesday morning after a sting operation. Authorities say he parked a van filled... more »
  • Arraignment set in alleged embezzlement plot

    October 15, 2012 3:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A landfill executive and his brother-in-law are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on new charges stemming from an alleged plot to embezzle nearly $1 million from a New Orleans-based construction management company. Dominick Fazzio, chief financial officer of the River Birch landfill, and Mark Titus were indicted... more »
  • Ex-bondsman charged in plot to free defendants

    April 17, 2012 5:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans bail bondsman has been charged with conspiring with a former employee of the Orleans Parish sheriff's office to illegally release criminal defendants from the sheriff's custody without a judge's authorization. A federal court filing Tuesday claims 56-year-old Willie J. Irons Jr. paid Gilishia... more »
  • Accused terrorist goes on trial

    April 16, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors say a New York City man accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative discussed bombing movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways. Adis Madunjanin went on trial Monday in Brooklyn in connection with the alleged... more »
  • La. couple charged in plot to forge documents

    February 15, 2012 6:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Prairieville man who owns a personal care business has been indicted on charges he conspired to forge CPR and First Aid training certification documents for his employees. State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says 43-year-old Dwaine Woods and his company, Millennium Health Care Services, were indicted... more »
  • Uzbek man to plead guilty in Obama terror plot

    February 10, 2012 7:25 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A defense lawyer says an Uzbek national charged with supporting terrorism in a plot to kill President Barack Obama will plead guilty in federal court in Alabama. Court records show 22-year-old Ulugbek Kodirov is scheduled for a hearing Friday afternoon in Birmingham. Kodirov was indicted last year... more »
  • Woman charged in beheading plot to appear in court

    February 3, 2012 4:45 AM

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Nevine Aly Elshiekh is scheduled to appear today. She was arrested last month after FBI agents tracked her to a meeting in... more »
  • Brothers in alleged NC terror ring face sentencing

    December 20, 2011 5:36 AM

    NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to support terrorists will learn their sentences Tuesday in North Carolina for their roles in a home-grown terror cell federal prosecutors say plotted attacks under their father's leadership. Twenty-five-year-old Dylan Boyd and 22-year-old Zakariya Boyd could be... more »
  • School shooting plot suspect pleads to charges

    December 14, 2011 2:25 PM

    COVINGTON, La. - A confession of his role in the conspiracy to shoot up a St. Tammany Parish high school by a 15-year-old boy has drawn a three-year juvenile prison sentence. The boy, described as the ringleader in the alleged plot to shoot up Lakeshore High School, pleaded "true" -... more »
  • Obama blames plot to kill Saudi diplomat on Iran

    October 13, 2011 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. can support all the allegations of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi Arabian diplomat and show the world that it was reckless behavior on the part of the Iranian government. There will not be a dispute over what happened, Obama... more »
  • US officials: Iranian plot serious but amateurish

    October 12, 2011 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the alleged plot against the Saudi ambassador was unusually amateurish for Iran's foreign action unit, the Quds Force. By the U.S. account, the force's agent turned to a woman he met while working as a used car dealer to find a Mexican drug dealer-assassin, and... more »
  • Clinton: Plot a dangerous escalation by Iran

    October 12, 2011 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response. Speaking to a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Clinton urged the rest... more »
  • Treasury imposes penalties linked to alleged plot

    October 11, 2011 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department says it is imposing economic penalties against four people who are linked to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Two of them have been charged in New York federal court. They are Manssor Arbashiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen... more »
  • Iran rejects charge in plot to kill Saudi envoy

    October 11, 2011 2:36 PM

    TEHRAN - Iran is rejecting U.S. claims that Iran was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington. IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, calls the accusations by the U.S. Justice Department as "America's new propaganda scenario" against Iran, without elaborating. The Justice Department accuses agents... more »

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