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Terror threat prompts weekend US embassy closings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert […]

08/03/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Al-Qaida: We will try to free Guantanamo inmates

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida’s leader said in remarks posted Wednesday that a prisoners’ hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the “odious” face of America and claims that the terror network will spare no effort […]

07/31/2013

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Manning acquitted of most serious charge, but still faces up to 136 years in prison

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — a charge that carried a potential life sentence. […]

07/30/2013

In this undated frame grab from video posted on a militant-leaning Web site provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group)

Al-Qaida branch confirms its No. 2 killed in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group’s No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. The announcement, posted on militant […]

07/17/2013

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Feds: NY student wanted to join al-Qaida

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York high school student secretly pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing him of trying to join an offshoot of al-Qaida in Yemen so he could die fighting jihad, authorities […]

06/26/2013

Feds: Traditional probe used in Ill. terror case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors haven’t denied that an expanded U.S. phone and internet surveillance program triggered an investigation that led to terrorism charges against a Chicago-area teenager, a defense attorney said Thursday. Thomas Durkin told […]

06/13/2013

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Text of President Obama speech on terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech on the fight against terrorism at the National Defense University, as provided by the White House: It’s an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at […]

05/23/2013

US President Barack Obama

Obama: Congress briefed on every drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders. In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all […]

05/23/2013

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Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train in an al-Qaida supported attack.

04/22/2013

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CA woman gets prison in terrorism funding case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for wiring money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel.

03/29/2013

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Bin Laden spokesman pleads not guilty to plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, captured in Jordan in the past week, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in New York to plotting against Americans in his role as the terror network’s top spokesman.

03/08/2013

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Memo gives basis for drone strikes vs US citizens

NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff spoke about the Justice Department’s legal defense over drone warfare with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett this morning. Click here to hear a replay of the interview.

02/05/2013

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