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  • NSA collected thousands of US communications

    August 21, 2013 2:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nations' top intelligence official is declassifying three secret U.S. court opinions showing how the National Security Agency scooped up as many as 56,000 emails annually over three years and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism, how it revealed the error to the court and... more »
  • La. National Guard employees furloughed

    July 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    CARVILLE- Half of the state's full-time National Guard employees are being furloughed. It is related to the national government sequestration. Employees, including guardsmen, could get a 20% reduction in their pay because of the unpaid days off. It started in July and continues until September. Leadership at... more »
  • Letters mailed from La. contained ricin, sent to NYC mayor

    May 29, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State homeland security authorities said Wednesday, they are aware of threatening letters containing ricin sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg from an address in Louisiana and will assist in an investigation if needed. The letters were postmarked in Shreveport and were also sent to Bloomberg's gun... more »
  • FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

    May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
  • Sources: Bombing suspects not tied to terror groups

    April 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two U.S. officials say slain Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda in the run-up to last week's marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded 180. Authorities believe neither Tamerlan nor his younger brother Dzhokhar had links to terror... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • FBI releases photo of backpack containing bomb

    April 16, 2013 9:36 PM

    BOSTON- The FBI released the first image of one of the shredded backpacks agents believe contained one of the explosive devices in the attacks at the Boston Marathon. Details were released in an unclassified bulletin, according to ABC . The bomb inside the bag was an "improvised explosive... more »
  • 2 Alabama men named in terror charges

    December 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Federal prosecutors say two Alabama men who they say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested on terrorism charges. Authorities say Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson are both named in terrorism charges filed Monday in Mobile. Both are 25 and from Mobile. Prosecutors... more »
  • AP sources: al-Qaida leader in Yemen killed

    September 10, 2012 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. officials are confirming that the No. 2 al-Qaida leader in Yemen has been killed, dealing a major blow to the terror group. The officials said Saeed al-Shihri was killed, but could not confirm any U.S. involvement in the airstrike Monday that Yemeni leaders say killed the... more »
  • No statement from Assad in aftermath of attack that killed 3

    July 18, 2012 4:00 PM

    BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad hasn't yet issued any statements on today's bomb attack that killed three top officials of his regime -- including his brother-in-law -- during a high-level security meeting in Damascus. Fighting between rebels and government troops has raged in the capital for four days in... more »
  • Obama bemoans 'barbaric' terror attack in Bulgaria

    July 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is strongly condemning a "barbaric terrorist attack" against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and he calls the attacks against innocent civilians "completely outrageous." He says the U.S. will stand with its... more »
  • Israel: Bus blast in Bulgaria caused by bomb

    July 18, 2012 3:57 PM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - Israel's Foreign Minister says the deadly bus explosion in Bulgaria that has killed at least six people was caused by a bomb placed on the vehicle. Avigdor Lieberman says he was briefed by his Bulgarian counterpart Wednesday evening. He said seven people died, but Bulgarian authorities have... more »
  • Jihadist group claims tie to French killings

    March 22, 2012 11:43 AM

    PARIS- The SITE Intelligence Group is reporting that a lesser-known jihadist group is claiming responsibility for three shootings in southern France that left seven people dead. The reported claim Thursday by Jund al-Khilafah, a group that has also claimed past attacks in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, comes after Mohamed Merah -... 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 »
  • "Tire terror" to be repaired Play Video

    January 25, 2012 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The stretch of Government Street between East Boulevard and St. Joseph's is due for a face lift in the next few weeks. The road had to be torn apart to allow crews to work on sewer lines. Since then a temporary patch was laid down, but DPW... 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 »
  • Obama: 'Credible' terrorist threat being probed

    October 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the terror probe into suspicious packages believed to be linked to a plot by Yemen's al-Qaida branch is a "credible terrorist threat." The president spoke at the White House. He was first briefed about the terror probe Thursday night. Authorities are investigating a... more »
  • White House says Iraq drawdown "truly remarkable"

    August 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    The White House is hailing the Iraq troop drawdown as a "truly remarkable achievement." White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan gave that assessment to reporters Tuesday as the U.S. troop level in Iraq sank below 50,000 for the first time since the U.S.-led invasion over seven years ago. Brennan was... more »

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