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  • Delgado crawfishes on Al Qaeda statement

    April 3, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro Councilman John Delgado apologized for comments he made connecting St. George supporters to terrorists. "I regret that my choice of words has become an issue and distracted us from the real debate. It was not my intention to offend anyone," Delgado said. The harsh words... more »
  • Veterans demand apology over terrorist comment Play Video

    April 2, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans and leaders of the St. George effort to breakaway and create their own city are demanding an apology from Metro Councilman John Delgado, who posted a comment to Facebook Wednesday that compared people trying to pull away from the city of Baton Rouge to terrorists. ... more »
  • Yatsenyuk flight checked after terrorism threat

    March 7, 2014 6:50 AM

    BERLIN - Authorities say they received a threat that a terrorist attack was planned on a plane carrying Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk home after he had addressed European Union leaders in Brussels. Austria's Interior Ministry said Friday that after receiving a security warning from German flight controllers, SWAT teams... 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 »
  • NSA director defends surveillance program

    June 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world. Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are critical in the terrorism fight.... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
  • US declaring Syrian rebel group as terrorist body

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is declaring a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a terrorist organization. It's an effort to blunt the influence of extremists as the U.S. steps up cooperation with the Syrian opposition. The State Department's action blocks Jabhat al-Nusra's assets in the U.S.... more »
  • Texas judge expected to rule in JetBlue pilot's case

    November 9, 2012 9:14 AM

    AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas is expected today to decide whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free. A ruling in Amarillo will come months after Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by... more »
  • Hospital: Visitors probably curious, not a threat

    October 16, 2012 2:34 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, England - An official at the British hospital treating a Pakistani teen activist says the people who showed up asking about the girl were probably just "over-curious," not a threat to her safety. Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, says several people turned... more »
  • 9/11 kin watch Gitmo hearings from Army bases

    October 15, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Military installations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland are welcoming families of 9/11 victims this week to watch pretrial hearings in Cuba for five men charged in the terrorist attacks. Seven family members were viewing the Guantanamo proceedings Monday via closed-circuit television at Fort Hamilton,... more »
  • Task force holds river counterterrorism drill Play Video

    October 11, 2012 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Joint Task Force 7 held a counterterrorism drill on the Mississippi River to test their inter-agency skills, while neutralizing a simulated terrorist threat. The drill had sheriff's deputies from seven different agencies working together to find a mock bomb strapped to a pillar on the Mississippi... more »
  • St. George Fire remembers 9/11 attacks Play Video

    September 11, 2012 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George firefighters took time today to remember the more than 400 first responders who died eleven years ago in New York. Chris Brown was working that day, and remembers seeing the second World Trade Center tower collapse on television. "We just thought about all... more »
  • SPLC: Two suspects have ties to "sovereign citizens" Play Video

    August 17, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - Two suspects in the deadly shooting of four sheriff's deputies in LaPlace have ties to a domestic terror movement called the "sovereign citizens", according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Terry Smith and Kyle Joekel were among seven people arrested in connection with a pair of shootings... more »
  • Remains of some 9-11 victims went to landfill

    February 28, 2012 12:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new Pentagon report reveals that partial remains of some 9-11 victims were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified. The victims were among those killed when a terrorist-hijacked airplane struck the Pentagon, killing 184, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40. The report... more »
  • Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    September 9, 2011 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing an unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to attack New York or Washington in a plot timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Officials said the intelligence came in late Wednesday night and indicated al-Qaida planned to use car bombs to blow... more »
  • Linchpin in hunt for bin Laden back with al-Qaida

    June 15, 2011 4:47 AM

    WASHINGTON- Former and current U.S. intelligence officials say the terrorist described as the linchpin in the hunt for Osama bin Laden has rejoined al-Qaida. The Bush administration had released him from a secret CIA secret prison under pressure from Pakistan. The CIA returned al-Qaida operative Hassan Ghul to his native... more »
  • Student appears in court on terror charge

    February 25, 2011 2:20 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas - The lawyer for a college student accused of plotting to blow up key U.S. targets says his client will plead not guilty. In a statement, attorney Rod Hobson says in America, "everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence" and a "fair trial." Khalid Ali-M... more »
  • Proposed Miss. license plate to honor KKK leader

    February 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A fight is brewing over a proposed Mississippi specialty license plate that would honor an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans says it wants to sponsor five state-issued license plates to commemorate the 150th anniversary of what... more »
  • Va man charged in fake bomb plot against DC subway

    October 27, 2010 1:24 PM

    A Virginia man has been arrested and indicted on charges he tried to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations in and around the nation's capital. The FBI says the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man's... more »
  • Interpol warns of terror threat from Somalia

    September 30, 2010 1:01 PM

    Interpol's secretary general says that militants in Northern Africa and Somalia will soon pose more of a terrorist threat than those based in Afghanistan. Ronald K. Noble tells The Associated Press that al-Qaida's North African branch and Somali Islamists will eclipse Afghanistan in terms of terror threats in the... more »
  • Fort Polk bells to toll on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:28 AM

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will hold a ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony will also honor all military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors who have died in service. The ceremony starts... more »
  • New al-Qaida threat: Somali group claims blast

    July 12, 2010 12:49 PM

    East Africa saw the emergence of a new international terrorist group Monday, as Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked militia claimed responsibility for the twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people during the World Cup. The claim by al-Shabab, whose fighters are trained by militant veterans of the conflicts in... more »

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