June 8, 2012 1:21 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Chicago taxi driver to 90 months in prison for trying to send money to a terrorist with links to al-Qaida. Pakistani-born Raja Lahrasib Khan spoke before U.S. District Judge James Zagel imposed the sentence Friday. The bald, bearded Khan told the courtroom... more »
September 14, 2011 6:02 AM
DETROIT (AP) - An Ohio woman who was one of three people taken off an airplane at Detroit's airport and questioned on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, says she was shocked when armed officers stopped at her row and ordered her off.
Thirty-five-year-old Shoshana Hebshi... more »
September 11, 2011 12:08 PM
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... more »
September 9, 2011 11:41 PM
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... more »
September 9, 2011 5:38 PM
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... more »
August 31, 2011 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A hidden network of U.S. companies headed by a prominent defense contractor played a key role in secret post-9/11 flights that transported terror suspects to overseas prisons.
Documents filed in a New York court case show that the firms aiding in the "extraordinary rendition" flights ranged... more »
July 6, 2011 11:08 AM
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... more »
October 19, 2010 8:41 AM
A 20-year-old Jordanian man who tried to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper could take the stand as a federal judge considers his sentence.
Attorneys for Hosam Smadi say he may testify Tuesday during the second day of his sentencing hearing.
A day earlier, his father testified that Smadi... more »
October 5, 2010 10:44 AM
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... more »
August 31, 2010 10:19 AM
Dutch prosecutors say two Yemeni citizens who arrived in Amsterdam on a flight from the United States are suspects in a conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.
Prosecutors said the two men flew in from Chicago on Monday and were bound for Sana'a, the Yemeni capital. They were detained... more »
August 9, 2010 5:30 PM
(AP) - In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hijacking over the Pacific Ocean. The exercise began Sunday over the Pacific Ocean and involved commanders at the... more »
July 27, 2010 7:19 PM
The new top man for the Transportation Security Administration the TSA spent time in Pueblo Tuesday. John Pistole talked about the governments need to improve our country's railroad security against terrorists. Pistole became the Administrator of the TSA in June. He says he's aware an attack on our country's railway... more »
July 12, 2010 8:21 AM
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... more »
May 19, 2010 1:44 PM
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... more »
May 13, 2010 11:17 AM
The FBI says agents are searching several locations in the Northeast in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb.
An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday that there is "no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot against the United States." FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz would not... more »
May 8, 2010 12:12 PM
U.S. counterterrorism officials say the Times Square plot is a possible signal that militant leaders in Pakistan have shifted focus to targets in the U.S. and the West instead of sticking to their home base. The officials are warning that the failed attack in New York City could be only... more »
May 7, 2010 8:22 AM
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... more »
April 13, 2010 9:51 AM
President Barack Obama says the risk of nuclear attack has increased, calling it a "cruel irony" after the end of the Cold War. In his opening address to the first full day of the Nuclear Security Summit, the president notes that the risks of nations going to war with nuclear... more »
March 29, 2010 10:10 AM
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... more »
March 11, 2010 5:26 PM
An official in Yemen is confirming that counterterrorism authorities have captured a U.S. citizen who is accused of being a terrorist.
A spokesman for Yemen's embassy in Washington says 26-year-old Sharif Mobley was arrested after he shot his way out of a hospital, where he was being held after... more »
March 10, 2010 9:06 AM
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... more »
March 9, 2010 5:06 PM
A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. Authorities say the case shows how terror groups are looking to recruit Americans to help carry out their goals.
A federal indictment charges Colleen R. LaRose with agreeing to kill a... more »
February 22, 2010 10:34 AM
A law enforcement official says a Colorado air shuttle driver accused of a homemade-bomb plot against New York City has agreed to enter a guilty plea. The official tells The Associated Press that Najibullah Zazi reached the plea deal after cooperating with authorities over the past few weeks. The official... more »
January 29, 2010 10:12 AM
An Amtrak passenger who alarmed fellow passengers by talking about terrorist threats was pulled from the train and is being held in Colorado.
Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, was arrested Tuesday on an Amtrak passage from Los Angeles to Chicago. Passengers on the train alerted authorities after hearing the man... more »
January 27, 2010 1:21 PM
Two law enforcement officials say the uncle of a Colorado airport driver charged in a terror plot against New York City has been indicted.
The officials tell The Associated Press that Naqib Jaji was indicted on a single felony charge and was arraigned in a sealed proceeding in Brooklyn... more »
January 3, 2010 8:25 AM
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... more »
November 16, 2009 8:49 AM
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... more »
October 13, 2009 11:00 AM
A warship built with 7 1/2 tons of steel from the World Trade Center site is heading to its namesake city.
The USS New York left south Louisiana, where it was built, on Tuesday. The Navy will officially commission it in New York in early November.
Organizers of... more »
October 6, 2009 12:25 PM
President Barack Obama says the United States is making real progress in its efforts to fight terrorism. Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center on Tuesday and told officials that their work is keeping the United States safe and more united than at any other time in the nation's history. He... more »
October 6, 2009 7:03 AM
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... more »
September 29, 2009 9:26 AM
An Afghan immigrant has pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City using common chemicals. Najibullah Zazi'slawyer entered the plea Tuesday in Brooklyn. Zazi was ordered held without bail during the brief hearing. Defense attorney J. Michael Dowling says what he's seen so far "does not... more »
September 26, 2009 11:58 PM
Colorado Springs lawyer Lisa Gibson sat down with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Wednesday to discuss the current state of Libya. Her brother was one of 270 killed in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. Libya has always been blamed for the attack. Gibson says she feels that she was... more »
September 26, 2009 9:28 AM
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... more »
September 25, 2009 2:22 PM
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... more »
September 23, 2009 6:02 PM
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... more »
September 22, 2009 7:32 AM
There's a reminder from federal officials that rail and transit systems can be vulnerable to terrorist attacks. The reminder is being sent out to law enforcement around the country. The FBI and the Homeland Security Department warn that improvised explosive devices are the most common method used to blow up... more »
September 21, 2009 4:22 PM
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... more »
September 21, 2009 7:43 AM
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.... more »
September 20, 2009 6:47 AM
Federal authorities have arrested a 24-year-old airport shuttle driver and his father as part of terrorism probe in New York and Colorado, a spokeswoman for the younger man's defense team says. Najibullah Zazi and his father were taken into custody at his suburban Denver apartment by FBI agents at 9:55... more »
September 18, 2009 3:12 PM
The defense team for a man being investigated in a terrorism probe in New York and Colorado says the FBI has asked the man's father to come in for questioning. A spokeswoman for attorney Arthur Folsom said Friday that FBI agents didn't say why they want to talk to the... more »
September 17, 2009 4:32 PM
A man identified by law enforcement as having a possible link to al-Qaida has arrived at the FBI's Denver office for a second round of questioning. Najibullah Zazi was accompanied by his attorney, Arthur Folsom, as they drove up to the building housing the FBI office Thursday. Agents questioned Zazi... more »
September 17, 2009 12:26 AM
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,... more »
September 16, 2009 5:26 PM
FBI agents are searching the home of a Colorado man identified by law enforcement as having a possible al-Qaida link. FBI agents and sheriff's deputies entered the home of Najibullah Zazi in Aurora on Wednesday, and took out several boxes. They also are searching his aunt's home. FBI special agent... more »
September 15, 2009 5:00 PM
A New York City man says FBI investigators who raided several city apartments in an anti-terrorism probe questioned him about a childhood friend who lives in Denver who stayed with him last week. Naiz Khan says he didn't know of any connections his friend had to terrorism. He referred to... more »
September 11, 2009 5:11 PM
Pancho Lopez of Pueblo lost his older brother 8 years ago in the September 11 attacks. Maclovio "Joe" Lopez was on one of the planes that hit the Twin Towers. Pancho Lopez and his wife attended a memorial ceremony in Pueblo on Friday, to pay tribute to all the victims... more »
September 8, 2009 9:49 AM
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... more »