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  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    September 23, 2014 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Homeland Security Department say there is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States. But they say airstrikes in Syria may have temporary disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets. The five-page Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued... more »
  • US terrorism database doubles in recent years

    August 5, 2014 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that a U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years. The National Counterterrorism Center says there were 1.1 million people in the database at the end of 2013. Of those, 25,000 are U.S. citizens or legal permanent... more »
  • State gets Homeland Security money Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state is set to receive millions in grant money just in time for hurricane season. The money is part of an annual Homeland Security fund from the federal government. This year Louisiana is in line to receive about $3 million more than last year, for... more »
  • US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

    June 18, 2014 2:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gives U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to redouble efforts to catch others... more »
  • Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria

    June 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    DAMATURU, Nigeria - Witnesses say a suicide bomber in tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers say the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically wounded and casualties still coming in at Damaturu, state capital... more »
  • 3 dead in train station attack in China

    April 30, 2014 1:34 PM

    BEIJING - An explosion rocked a railway station in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang, and the state broadcaster said three people were killed and 79 people were injured. CCTV is reporting that assailants attacked crowds with knives and set off explosions at the same time at the Urumqi South... more »
  • Court orders drone attack info must be released

    April 21, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - A ruling in a federal appeals court says the Obama administration must release its legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas with drone attacks. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act... more »
  • 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 »
  • State police chief briefed on global travel alert

    August 2, 2013 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Louisiana State Police says he's been briefed by the FBI and federal homeland security officials about the global travel alert that was issued by the United States. Col. Mike Edmonson said Friday that he's been assured there's no indication of any threat to Louisiana.... more »
  • X-Ray weapon plot

    June 20, 2013 8:42 PM

    ALBANY, NEW YORK- Two men in New York who tried to build a portable X-Ray weapon to kill Muslims and enemies of Israel will stay in jail. A federal magistrate determined that Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight are a threat and will be held without bail until their... more »
  • Obama: New guidelines in place for drone strikes

    May 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday. He says Thursday in a national security speech that the... more »
  • NY marks 20th anniversary of World Trade bombing

    February 26, 2013 7:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A noontime ceremony is planned to honor the six people who died in the 1993 blast in a garage below one of the twin towers. More than 1,000 people were injured.... more »
  • 2 Tioga High students face terrorism charges

    February 6, 2013 6:52 AM

    TIOGA - Authorities say two Tioga High School students are facing terrorism charges in the case of emails sent to the school on Jan. 31 that resulted in a lockdown and extra security. Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies tell The Town Talk the 17-year-olds face 10 counts of terrorism. Both were... more »
  • Man who scaled Vatican talked down safely

    January 1, 2013 11:55 AM

    VATICAN CITY - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. After a few hours... more »
  • Man scales Vatican scaffolding in message to pope

    January 1, 2013 8:09 AM

    VATICAN CITY - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. Witnesses say uniformed... 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 »
  • Britain terror arrest

    November 12, 2012 7:23 PM

    A man was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of terrorist activity. Scotland Yard says the 24-year-old was arrested by counter-terrorism officers after immigration first stopped him when he arrived on a flight from Bahrain. Authorities say he was taken... more »
  • Ill. man faces terrorism charge in Okla. bomb plot

    October 8, 2012 3:06 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An Illinois man faces terrorism charges in Oklahoma where police say he was assembling Molotov cocktails as part of a plot to blow up dozens of churches. An affidavit filed Friday in Ottawa County District Court says 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village,... more »
  • Bird flu study released, delayed by terrorism concern

    June 21, 2012 7:50 PM

    A study about bird flu once considered too risky to release due to terrorism is now published. Its the second of two papers delayed by concern it could help terrorists create a bioweapon. People get bird flu from infected poultry but it is rare. The two papers talk about the... more »
  • More than Accountant

    June 4, 2012 7:41 PM

    An American accountant who traveled the world pleaded guilty in New York to giving technical support to al-Qaida. Sabirhan Hasanoff faces up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say he was paid $50,000 to use his computer skills to do various tasks for al-Qaida. A second man is accused of... more »
  • 5 arrested in alleged bombing plot

    May 1, 2012 9:37 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Justice Department said five men were arrested in a plot to bomb a bridge outside of Cleveland. A department official said the five men are self-described anarchists and are not tied to international terrorism. The men were taken into custody as part of an undercover operation... more »
  • NC terrorism beheading plot suspect in court

    March 8, 2012 8:56 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina special education teacher will be in court to face charges she was involved in a plot to behead witnesses who helped convict a homegrown terrorist. A federal judge in Raleigh will hear evidence Thursday in the case of 46-year-old Nevine Aly Elshiekh. She could be... more »
  • 2 arrested in plot to kill Saudi ambassador to U. S.

    October 11, 2011 1:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Two people have been accused of conspiracy to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. A federal criminal complaint in New York says the two also are charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. It says the ambassador was in the United... more »
  • US: bin Laden death ups terror risk for Americans

    July 27, 2011 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Obama administration says Osama bin Laden's death has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide. The State Department said in a global travel warning Tuesday that Americans should take precaution and maintain vigilance about terrorist threats, demonstrations and the possibility of violence against U.S. citizens. It said al-Qaida... more »
  • Obama condemns Russia airport blast as terrorism

    January 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning an explosion that killed at least 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport, calling it "an outrageous act of terrorism against the Russian people." Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, said it looked like a terror attack. A state news agency says the blast... more »
  • Official: FBI tipped off to investigate teenager

    November 27, 2010 1:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says federal agents began investigating the suspect in the Christmas tree bombing plot in Portland, Ore., after receiving a tip from someone who was concerned about the teenager. The official tells The Associated Press that Mohamed Osman Mohamud was acting on his own -... more »
  • Obama: Potential for more 'mail bombs.'

    October 31, 2010 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser said Sunday that authorities "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates. The foiled plot "certainly bears the hallmark" of al-Qaida's Yemen branch, known as al-Qaida in the... more »
  • Times Square attempted bomber gets life sentence

    October 5, 2010 10:19 AM

    The Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, a mandatory penalty that left him defiant as ever. The judge who sentenced him determined to send a message to anyone who might want to follow in his... more »
  • Audit: stronger security needed at U.S. nuclear plants

    October 4, 2010 10:03 AM

    A federal audit calls for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to improve nuclear power plant security against infiltration by potential terrorists. The audit set to be released today recommends additional training in identifying suspected terrorists, greater access to criminal databases by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, stepped up "re-screening" of power plant... more »
  • Report says doctors helped refine harsh methods

    June 7, 2010 7:08 AM

    The government is denying a medical group accusation that human research was done on terrorism detainees to refine waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. The allegation was made by a group known as Physicians for Human Rights, which charged that the research was done under the guise of safeguarding detainees'... more »
  • Holder to speak at intelligence sharing conference

    February 23, 2010 4:55 AM

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visits New Orleans for a conference where law enforcement officials are discussing how to better share information and intelligence to prevent acts of terrorism. Holder will speak Tuesday at the fourth annual National Fusion Center Conference. The Department of Justice declined to say what the... more »
  • Terrorism Case Moves Forward

    October 5, 2009 8:22 PM

    A federal judge in Texas ruled there's enough evidence for prosecutors to pursue a terrorism case against a Jordanian teen accused to trying to blow a skyscaper in Dallas. An FBI agent testified the teen had researched ways to use a cell phone to set off a bomb. He also... more »
  • New FBI security bulletins sent to local authorities

    September 22, 2009 8:05 PM

    Stadiums, hotels, subways and other places where large groups gather are a new source of concern for possible terrorism attacks. The FBI and other counter-terrorism agents are broadening an investigation into backpack bombs. The memos sent to local authorities and police come after a recent terror raid in Flushing,... more »

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