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  • South Carolina Senate committee OKs bill to track refugees

    January 27, 2016 4:01 PM

    COLUMBIA - A bill requiring state police to track refugees coming to South Carolina and to hold their sponsors liable for damages if they commit an act of terrorism is on its way to the floor of the state Senate. A Senate committee approved the measure on Wednesday. A spokesman... more »
  • Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack faces arraignment

    January 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    RIVERSIDE - The friend who bought the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino attack faces arraignment on gun, immigration and terrorism-related charges. Enrique Marquez Jr. is due in a Riverside courthouse Wednesday to answer to five counts that could keep him behind bars for up to 50 years if... more »
  • Police in Munich warn of 'imminent threat' of terror attack

    December 31, 2015 5:29 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Munich are asking people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood because of "serious, imminent threat" of a terror attack. Munich police say on Facebook that according to "serious information, there will be... more »
  • On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

    December 25, 2015 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - In their fight against Republicans who call for a war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama is citing his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash between Islam and the West.... more »
  • Family ties can help shield terrorists from detection

    December 19, 2015 7:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The San Bernardino terror attack represented a type of extremist plot authorities consider exceedingly difficult to detect: a conspiracy between close family members. The husband and wife who killed 14 people appear to have dropped precious few clues to what they were planning. Security experts say a... more »
  • Buyer of guns in attack faces terror charges

    December 17, 2015 5:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre has been charged with terrorism-related counts. Federal prosecutors say Enrique Marquez was charged Thursday with conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to commit terrorism in 2011 and 2012. Marquez also was charged... more »
  • Obama aims to allay concerns about terror-fighting strategy

    December 13, 2015 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Fears of terrorism are hanging over America's holiday season, and President Barack Obama is trying to allay concerns about his strategy for stopping the Islamic State group. White House officials say Obama's visits this coming week to the Pentagon and the National Counterterrorism Center are part of an... more »
  • Obama calls California shootings 'act of terror'

    December 5, 2015 3:18 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - President Barack Obama says this week's deadly California shootings were "an act of terror" carried out by attackers who were possibly radicalized to commit it. The president's comments came during his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, a day after the FBI said it was investigating Wednesday's... more »
  • FBI investigating killings as 'act of terrorism'

    December 4, 2015 2:52 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - The FBI says it is investigating the deadly mass shooting in California as an "act of terrorism." David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, made the declaration at a news conference Friday in California. He also said the shooters attempted to destroy evidence, including... more »
  • Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

    November 25, 2015 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says there's currently no specific, credible intelligence that would indicate a potential terrorist plot in the U.S. during the holidays. Obama says his administration is taking "every possible step" to keep the country safe. He says that if there were to be a credible threat,... more »
  • BR pediatrician on talking to kids about the threat of terrorism Play Video

    November 19, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the world still shaken up after recent terrorist attacks in France, local pediatrician Dr. Mindy Calandro came onto News 2 at 4 to give parents some advice on discussing the threat of terrorist attacks, and disasters in general, with their children. Talking about the news... more »
  • LSP says no threats to Louisiana from Syrian refugee

    November 19, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Col. Mike Edmonson took to Facebook Thursday to give a point-by-point breakdown of how the Louisiana State Police responded to last week's terror attacks in France and give people an idea of the threats facing Louisiana. The short answer: there aren't any , according to Edmonson.... more »
  • French diplomat: Paris bloodshed an attack on humanity

    November 19, 2015 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The general consul of France in New Orleans has called the terrorist attacks in Paris an attack on humanity. Gregor Trumel, who is based in New Orleans, called the attackers "cowards" and said their attack targeted "Paris at its heart" and was an attack on humanity,... more »
  • French hunt 2nd fugitive involved in attacks

    November 17, 2015 12:49 PM

    PARIS - French officials say they are seeking a second fugitive directly involved in the Paris attacks. Three officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide details about the ongoing investigation, said Tuesday that an analysis of the series of attacks on Nov. 13... more »
  • Capitol Police: No specific threat to Capitol but be careful

    November 16, 2015 11:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police are telling congressional offices that while there are no specific threats against the Capitol following the Paris terrorist attacks, lawmakers and their aides should take precautions and be vigilant. A memo the police emailed to lawmakers' offices Monday says that "out of an abundance... more »
  • Moments of silence mark 14 years since 9/11 attacks

    September 11, 2015 11:33 AM

    NEW YORK - Bells are tolling as New York City observes a moment of silence to observe the time the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Families of victims of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks began reading names... more »
  • Suspicious, early morning fire damages Planned Parenthood

    September 4, 2015 5:07 PM

    PULLMAN - A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in the college town of Pullman, Washington and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but FBI Special Agent Frank Harrill said federal agencies... more »
  • Governor offers national guard to protect military facilities

    July 17, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The governor is making the Louisiana National Guard available to protect military facilities in Louisiana. The move was announced late Friday, in an executive order by the governor's press staff. The governor was not in the state , but campaigning for president in Iowa where he... more »
  • Obama: Fight against IS progressing, but still a long slog

    July 6, 2015 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama concedes that confronting and destroying the Islamic State group will be a long-term effort, but he says the U.S. and its allies are making progress and have reduced the militants' foothold in Iraq. Obama made his remarks after a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday... more »
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    April 14, 2015 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries. The White House says on Twitter that Obama has submitted to Congress required reports and... more »
  • 2 appear in NY court on charges they sought to join IS group

    February 25, 2015 11:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Two men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S. have appeared in federal court in New York City. Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev were ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges of attempt and... more »
  • Kerry: Fighting extremism requires more than military action

    February 19, 2015 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is decrying a "silly" media debate over what must be done to fight violent extremism. He says all approaches from killing extremists on the battlefield to improving living conditions and opportunities for disaffected youth are required. Speaking Thursday to a White House conference... more »
  • At summit, Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

    February 18, 2015 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. is not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion. Some have criticized the White House for avoiding linking terrorism directly to Islamic extremism. But Obama says those fighting for the Islamic State group and al-Qaida are not... more »
  • Prime minister: Japan won't succumb to terrorism

    January 24, 2015 2:18 PM

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, says Japan will not succumb to terrorism and will continue to cooperate with the international community in the fight against it. The prime minister spoke after an online posting claimed that one of two Japanese hostages has been killed and demanded a... more »
  • France cracks down on hate speech; defiant paper sells out

    January 14, 2015 3:18 PM

    PARIS - France is ordering prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism. The Justice Ministry says 54 people have been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week, including three gunmen. Several have already been convicted under... more »
  • Official: France unity rallies attract at least 3.7 million

    January 11, 2015 6:54 PM

    PARIS - The French Interior Ministry says 3.7 million marched throughout France for an unprecedented rally to show unity in the face of terrorism after attacks that killed 17. The Interior Ministry said that an estimated 2.5 million marched across France in cities and towns Sunday, and between 1.2 and... more »
  • French president urges nation to stay united after attack

    January 7, 2015 6:27 PM

    PARIS - France's president has urged the nation to stay united as it hunts gunmen who killed 12 people at the office of a satirical newspaper. Speaking on national television Wednesday night about the slain journalists, Francois Hollande said, "They are today our heroes." The attack at the offices of... more »
  • French police identify 3 suspects in attack that killed 12

    January 7, 2015 4:19 PM

    PARIS - French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects in a deadly attack against newspaper offices that killed 12 people and shook the nation. Two officials named the suspects as Frenchmen Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, in their early 30s, as well as 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad,... more »
  • House passes bill to renew terror insurance program

    January 7, 2015 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed long-sought legislation to renew the federal program that props up the private market for insurance against terrorist attacks. The 416-6 vote revives the government's terrorism risk insurance program. The program provides a backstop in which the government steps in to cover the bulk of... more »
  • 12 dead in terror attack on Paris paper, including editor

    January 7, 2015 8:04 AM

    PARIS - Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor and a cartoonist, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security... more »
  • Report: Torture leaves long-term psychological scars

    December 23, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neuroscientists say the harsh techniques the CIA used to interrogate terrorism suspects can leave long-term psychological scars. The Senate torture report released earlier this month describes how interrogators sought to make detainees passive and powerless. They used techniques from sleep deprivation to stress positions to waterboarding to... more »
  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    October 22, 2014 7:00 PM

    DENVER - School officials say three teenage girls under investigation for possibly trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel to Syria. U.S. officials on Wednesday were still trying to determine how they made it to Europe unnoticed and... more »
  • In Baton Rouge, USS Cole Commander comments on terrorism Play Video

    October 21, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, acts of terror were the topic of discussion at a campaign rally where the captain of the U.S.S. Cole when it was targeted by terrorists in 2000 discussed what happened and the state of international affairs today. Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold was stumping in... more »
  • US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit

    October 18, 2014 10:28 AM

    BOSTON - The U.S. and China are pledging to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combating terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus ahead of President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to the Chinese capital. Meeting in Boston on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry... more »
  • US: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses

    October 4, 2014 10:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the Islamic State group is using images of beheadings to maintain its edge in a propaganda war even as it suffers losses on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq. Within days of U.S. airstrikes in August, militants released a video of the beheading of American... more »
  • 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 »

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