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  • 2 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

    April 27, 2017 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Afghanistan-based Islamic State group in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country. He says the U.S. is gathering further details.... more »
  • Trump willing to work with Russia against ISIS

    January 23, 2017 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration says it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group. In his first daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump has been "very clear" that he will "work with any country committed to... more »
  • Italian foreign minister calls for unity to combat terror

    January 1, 2017 11:24 AM

    ISTANBUL - Italy's foreign minister says unity among countries and continents is needed to combat terror. Minister Angelino Alfano in tweets Sunday says the Istanbul New Year's nightclub attack that killed 39 people "reminds us that the fight against terror doesn't stop for any holiday or celebration." He says "tears... more »
  • Balloons released in sign of hope in Paris

    November 13, 2016 11:56 AM

    PARIS - Some people cried, others simply lit candles or laid flowers at the Paris sites where Islamist extremists struck a year ago, killing 130, in coordinated attacks. After a solemn and somber anniversary ceremony led by President Francois Hollande, people have paid respects to the dead at the Bataclan... more »
  • String of armed robberies, burglaries in Tigerland area over the weekend Play Video

    October 3, 2016 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A string of crimes committed in the Tigerland area over the weekend have police investigating to determine if the cases are connected. The list of crimes, including two armed robberies, left one LSU student with seven stitches after being robbed at gun point. That student, Hunter... more »
  • Security beefed up ahead of "Nutcracker" ballet

    December 18, 2015 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you plan to attend a Baton Rouge Christmas tradition Saturday night, you will likely need to leave a little earlier this year. Heightened security measures will be in place at the River Center for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker - A Tale... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Pentagon says airstrike killed terror leader in Somalia

    December 7, 2015 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. The Dec. 2 strike that killed three was announced Monday by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. Davis identified the targeted al-Shabab senior leader as Abdirahman... more »
  • Homeland Secretary: US to roll out new terror alert system

    December 7, 2015 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is announcing a new terror alert system. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says details about the new system will be announced soon. He says the change is needed to better inform Americans about the country's security posture. This will be the third terror alert... more »
  • Explosive vest had type of explosives used in Paris attack

    November 23, 2015 5:31 PM

    PARIS - A French police official says that an explosive vest found in a suburb on the southern edge of Paris contained bolts and the same type of explosive used in explosive vests in the Paris attacks. The official said the vest - without a detonator - was found Monday... more »
  • Bush calls for US ground forces to fight Islamic State

    November 18, 2015 7:09 AM

    CHARLESTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the United States must commit U.S. ground forces to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. In a speech in South Carolina, Bush says "air power is essential" but cannot by itself rid Syria and Iraq of the extremist Islamic group.... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • France's president seeks 3 month state of emergency

    November 16, 2015 11:08 AM

    PARIS - France's president says a bill to extend the country's state of emergency for three months will be presented to parliament on Wednesday. Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency following Friday night's attacks across the capital and at the Stade de France. Parliament must approve extending it.... more »
  • Boston Police Commissioner: 'Lives were at threat'

    June 3, 2015 1:36 PM

    BOSTON - The Boston police commissioner says "military and law enforcement lives were at threat" from a Boston terror suspect who was fatally shot by authorities. Commissioner William Evans spoke Wednesday after showing clergy leaders and civil rights advocates a police video of terror investigators' encounter with 26-year-old Usaama Rahim... more »
  • Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

    May 6, 2015 4:43 PM

    GARLAND, Texas - The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through social media. Trying to gauge which individuals in the United... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... 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 »
  • Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed distribution of the newspaper to proceed on Wednesday after verifying that the... more »
  • Charlie Hebdo plans unprecedented 3 million run of new issue

    January 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    PARIS, France - The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo is putting out an unprecedented 3 million copies of its upcoming issue. According to the newspaper Liberation, which loaned out office space to the satirical weekly whose staff was decimated at the beginning of three days of terror attacks last Wednesday,... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • President: we can not turn blind eye to genocide Play Video

    August 7, 2014 11:01 PM

    WASHINGTON- In an address to the nation that interrupted television shows Thursday, the president said he authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the critical city of Irbil, where the U.S. has a consulate and a military operations center. ... more »
  • It's over! Boston mayor's Tweet eases a nation

    April 19, 2013 10:36 PM

    WATERTOWN, Mass.- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so-called "Suspect No. 2" in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, was captured Friday night, hiding in a boat behind a house near Boston. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in an attempt to escape police. Dzhokhar, 19, was last reported in serious condition after... more »

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