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  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

    May 1, 2015 3:33 AM

    WASHINGTON- A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida overseas, while only 13 percent are opposed. About 24 percent don't feel strongly either way. By a wider margin, nearly three-quarters of Americans say... more »
  • 6 people arrested in 2 states in terrorist probe

    April 20, 2015 3:51 AM

    ST. PAUL, MN - Federal authorities say six people have been arrested in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism investigation. A spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office says the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. Spokesman... more »
  • UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John'

    February 27, 2015 11:02 AM

    LONDON - A former head of Britain's National Counterterrorism Security Office says police and intelligence agencies lack the resources to monitor a growing number of terror suspects. Chris Phillips says the fact that a young Londoner can travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" shows... more »
  • Egypt stages 2nd wave of airstrikes against ISIS

    February 16, 2015 7:08 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Security officials say Egyptian warplanes have staged a second wave of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State group in neighboring Libya. The officials said the warplanes struck on Monday in Darna, an extremist stronghold in eastern Libya. The first wave of airstrikes also targeted Darna. The... more »
  • Pope denounces latest ISIS executions

    February 16, 2015 5:03 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has denounced the slaying by the Islamic State of Egyptian Copts in Libya, saying they were "assassinated just for being Christian." Francis spoke off-the-cuff Monday during an audience with a Scottish ecumenical delegation. He said: "They only said 'Jesus help me ...' The blood of... more »
  • Jordan's king vows 'harsh' war against Islamic State

    February 5, 2015 2:00 AM

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's king has vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the Islamic State group after the militants burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing. The images have sent waves of revulsion across the region. King Abdullah II consulted with... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • Bodies of 4 Jewish victims of Paris attack arrive in Israel

    January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The bodies of four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket have arrived in Israel for burial. The bodies were brought by plane that landed early Tuesday morning at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. The burial was to take... 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 »
  • Kerry going to Paris for talks on extremist violence

    January 12, 2015 1:59 AM

    AHMEDABAD, India - Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence. Kerry will be in France on Thursday and Friday. The announcement of the trip comes as the Obama administration faces sharp criticism for not sending a senior official... more »
  • French security forces kill gunmen, end hostage sieges

    January 9, 2015 10:39 AM

    PARIS - With explosions and gunfire, security forces on Friday ended a three-day terror spree around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. The worst terrorist... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »
  • Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

    January 8, 2015 2:03 AM

    PARIS, France - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says there were "several arrests" overnight in the hunt for two suspects in the deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper. In an interview with RTL radio Thursday, Valls said preventing another attack "is our main concern," as he explained why authorities released... more »
  • More people flee Sydney hostage-crisis building

    December 15, 2014 4:55 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Two more people have run out of a Sydney building where a hostage situation has been unfolding. Both women appeared to be employees of the chocolate shop and cafe where the hostage situation has been ongoing since Monday morning. They were both wearing aprons bearing the cafe's... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Poll: Americans worry can government protect us?

    October 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security. It's a sign that people's widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics. More than half of those questioned say Washington can't... more »
  • Poll: Most Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

    October 3, 2014 4:13 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes to combat Islamic extremists and half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil. Americans surveyed for an Associated Press-GfK poll are split on whether they approve of the way President Barack... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • Obama to address UN amid new Mideast strikes

    September 24, 2014 2:31 AM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama will address the United Nations on Wednesday as a commander in chief overseeing a war against militants in two Middle Eastern nations, a striking shift in trajectory for a presidency that had been focused on ending conflicts in the region. Administration officials say Obama... more »
  • US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    September 13, 2014 11:22 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The U.S. embassy in Uganda has warned American citizens in the country to stay indoors overnight Saturday because Ugandan authorities have warned of a terrorist plot. The embassy in a message Saturday on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot... more »
  • Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point

    September 12, 2014 2:08 AM

    DENVER, CO - Retired Gen. David Petraeus says President Barack Obama's decision to intensify the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is a good start. Speaking in Denver at a 9/11 commemoration Thursday, Petraeus said Obama made a forceful case for battling militants who control large... more »
  • Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    September 1, 2014 7:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers are warning that the United States and Western Europe are likely to be future targets of Islamic State militants. They say President Barack Obama needs to take action. Without offering specifics on threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of intelligence committees in... more »
  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2014 4:50 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Just last summer Obama was barreling toward strikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at... more »
  • Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

    August 21, 2014 2:09 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Hamas says in a text message sent to media that the three - Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    July 23, 2014 2:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... more »
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:14 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60. He says shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department. He says 30 of the... more »
  • Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

    July 9, 2014 5:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli army is intensifying its offensive on Hamas in the Gaza Strip today. The army says it's attacked more than 160 sites in Gaza, including 118 concealed rocket launch sites, six Hamas compounds and 10 militant commander centers. Since the offensive began Tuesday, Israel says it's... more »
  • Al-Qaida fighters attack airport in southern Yemen

    June 26, 2014 4:03 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida militants have attacked an airport in the country's south and bombed the facility's air control tower. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three different directions early on Thursday. The officials... more »
  • Officials say Iraq pullout hurt US spying

    June 26, 2014 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Current and former officials say CIA officers in Iraq have been hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011. They say that's a big reason the U.S. was caught flat-footed by the recent offensive by a Sunni-backed, al-Qaida-inspired group... more »
  • 9/11 museum counts 300K visitors since May opening

    June 25, 2014 2:08 AM

    NEW YORK - Organizers say over 300,000 people have visited the Sept. 11 museum since it opened little more than a month ago, and that has exceeded their expectations. President Joe Daniels said this week that attendance has topped projections by about 5 percent since the museum opened to the... more »
  • Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2014 2:10 AM

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil war. Kerry's scheduled to meet Monday with Iraq's Shiite prime minister and top Sunni and Kurdish leaders.... more »
  • Another extremist attack in Kenya: 9 dead

    June 17, 2014 2:31 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A police official says extremists killed nine people overnight in the Kenyan coastal area where a swarm of attackers carried out a slaughter on Sunday night. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said Tuesday that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the... more »
  • US forces move into Iraq with security mission

    June 17, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces. The U.S. and Iran also held an initial... more »
  • Obama heads back to Washington facing Iraq choice

    June 16, 2014 2:17 AM

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - President Barack Obama is returning to Washington faced with a choice on Iraq. Obama was wrapping up a four-day weekend in the Palm Springs area Monday. The White House says Obama got several updates on a violent insurgency bringing chaos to Iraq during his getaway with... more »
  • Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2014 3:11 AM

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - An al-Qaida-inspired group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq. A spokesman for the Islamic State of Iran and the Levant says the group has old scores to settle with the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. The spokesman, Abu Mohammed... more »
  • Obama: No act of terror can match strength of US

    May 15, 2014 9:28 AM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, "Nothing can ever break us." Obama is speaking at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. He says this museum tells... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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" check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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