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2 years 11 months ago

Possible attacks from al-qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser says the administration is taking seriously the intelligence tip of a possible al-Qaida plot tied to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The terror network has long sought to attack the U.S. again, and Obama adviser John Brennan says...

2 years 11 months ago

Two terror suspects may be US citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials say at least two of the men suspected of being involved in a possible al-Qaida attack to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are believed to be U.S. citizens or have U.S. traveling documents. The officials say the information comes from...

2 years 11 months ago

NORAD and USNORTHCOM remembers 9/11

Many gathered in front of the 9/11 Memorial at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters for a wreath laying ceremony on Friday morning. The memorial is made up of several elements including soil from Pennsylvania, a mangled beam from the remnants of the World Trade Center, and both are embedded in...

3 years 1 month ago

Government concerned about exploding implants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is warning airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks. There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. has shared this information with executives at domestic and international carriers. The Transportation Security...

3 years 10 months ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

4 years 1 month ago

American killed in Uganda World Cup explosion

Officials in Uganda's capital, Kampala, say 64 people died in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds. Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. At least one American was killed. Several other Americans were among the...

4 years 3 months ago

Official: NYC bomb suspect looked at other targets

A law enforcement official says the Times Square bomb suspect had considered bombing New York's Grand Central station or other targets before settling on Times Square. The official tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad first considered Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the World Financial Center in New...

4 years 3 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot. The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the...

4 years 4 months ago

NYC beefs up transit security after Moscow blast

The nation's largest transit agency has beefed up security as a precaution following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. A spokesman for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Kevin Ortiz, says the agency has a "heightened security presence" as a result. He declined further comment. The agency is in charge...

4 years 5 months ago

No-fly list nearly doubles since attack

An intelligence official says the government has nearly doubled the number of people on the no-fly list since the attempted Christmas Day attack near Detroit. The official says that in the two months since a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane, the government's list of suspected terrorists...

4 years 7 months ago

US and Britain close their embassies in Yemen

Both the U.S. and Britain have closed their embassies in Yemen, with American officials citing threats by the al-Qaida group linked to the failed bombing of a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day. In London, Britain's Foreign Office says the embassy in Yemen was closed Sunday for security reasons. She said...

4 years 9 months ago

Gitmo detainees finally get day in court

In courtrooms barred to the public, dozens of terror suspects are pleading for their freedom from the Guantanamo Bay prison, sometimes even testifying on their own behalf by video from the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Complying with a Supreme Court ruling last year, 15 federal judges in the...

4 years 10 months ago

AP Sources: NYC suspect contacted senior al-Qaida

Intelligence officials familiar with the investigation say an Afghan immigrant who allegedly planned a New York terror attack also had contact with a senior al-Qaida operative. The officials tell The Associated Press the CIA learned about Najibullah Zazi through one of its sources and alerted domestic agencies. The intelligence and...

4 years 10 months ago

Guantanamo may not close by January

White House officials say President Barack Obama's goal of closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by next January is in doubt. They are facing a number of difficult issues, including setting up new rules for military trials, finding a location for a new prison to house the detainees...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado terror suspect arrives in New York

Colorado terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has arrived in New York City, where he is charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. Marshals Service plane left the privately run Centennial Airport south of Denver at 12:05 p.m. mountain time, a little more than an hour after a...

4 years 10 months ago

Probe involving Colorado terror suspect widens

Hundreds of investigators have widened their probe of a potential terrorist bomb plot by questioning more residents of a New York City neighborhood raided last week. A law enforcement official familiar with the probe says investigators are re-interviewing people already questioned in Queens. The apartments were searched after a visit...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado terror plot suspect appears in federal court

A judge ordered an Afghanistan-born Colorado man who allegedly received al-Qaida training and had bomb-making instructions on his computer to be held pending a detention hearing Thursday. Investigators say Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old airport shuttle driver, played a direct role in an alleged terror plot that unraveled during a trip...

4 years 10 months ago

Terror plot suspect due in federal court

A Colorado man arrested as part of a terrorism investigation who admitted to receiving training from al-Qaida will be in court to hear the charges against him. Najibullah Zazi will be in federal court today after being arrested late Saturday on charges of making a false statement to the government....

4 years 11 months ago

Expert says terrorist threat in Colorado real

Najibullah Zazi isn't under arrest, and no charges have been filed. Still it begs the question, are terrorist cells operating in Colorado? Without the public becoming paranoid about every little thing they see and hear, terrorism in our state really should be a concern according to nationally recognized terrorist expert,...

4 years 11 months ago

Study: Terrorists shifting to softer targets

Bombing hotels abroad is becoming more attractive to terrorists -- because it's easier. As military and government targets get harder to hit, the global intelligence company STRATFOR says terrorists are content to strike hotels and other soft targets instead. STRATFOR says the number of attacks on hotels has more than...

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