Terrorism

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit […]

08/20/2014

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

  BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience. The […]

08/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to […]

08/20/2014

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US terrorism database doubles in recent years

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, The Associated Press has learned. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often […]

08/05/2014

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9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be […]

04/24/2014

Afghans walk by the Serena hotel in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Taliban kill 9 in Afghan hotel, shoot kids in head

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The luxury hotel was considered one of the safest spots in the Afghan capital Kabul. Yet, four gunmen walked in, made their way to the restaurant, pulled out hidden pistols and […]

03/21/2014

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California man arrested in plot to attack Los Angeles

A college student who allegedly discussed attacking the Los Angeles subway system has been arrested on suspicion with attempting to provide material assistance to a foreign terrorist organization — al-Qaida. Paul and Penny discussed this […]

03/18/2014

This image made from video provided by by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

Bin Laden’s son-in-law goes on trial in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was introduced to prospective jurors Monday at the start of his trial on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as […]

03/03/2014

Frame grab from "Two Seconds To Breach" posted on YouTube.

Video purports airline cockpits not safe

What some are calling a chilling new video shows how a terrorist could breach an airliner’s cockpit in just two seconds and lock its reinforced door behind him. Basically terrorists would hang out near the […]

02/28/2014

A photo of a police leaflet of Ruzanna Ibragimova stating that she is at large in the city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Natalya Vasilyeva)

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen […]

01/21/2014

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