Terrorism

In this June 19, 2019, photo, Diane Foley, mother of journalist James Foley, who was killed by the Islamic State terrorist group in a graphic video released online, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 05, 2019 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diane Foley learned her son's fate not from any government official but from a sobbing journalist who asked if she'd been on Twitter. Foley had not, but the ghastly images weren't hard to find. President Barack Obama soon confirmed the news to the world: James Foley, a 40-year-old...
Read More
Notre Dame cathedral is silhouetted as environmental groups and unionists attend a news conference to warn against lead particles polluting the air in the area, and ask for a regularly updated chart showing pollution levels in Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hundreds of tons of toxic lead in Notre Dame's spire and roof melted during the April fire. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 05, 2019 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Environmental groups and one of France's largest labor unions called Monday for stronger measures to ensure cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and nearby residents to unsafe levels of lead. The Paris regional administration suspended the job of...
Read More
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash said they would seek the death penalty in the mass shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas during a press conference Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at the Office of Emergency Management. Patrick Crusius was booked on charges of capital murder. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo is at left. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they cannot apply the same terrorism law that prosecutors have used for years against supporters of the Islamic State and al-Qaida. The federal government defines domestic terrorism...
Read More
August 02, 2019 - 9:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has convicted a German-Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group by helping members communicate on social media and sentenced him to four years in prison. The Stuttgart state court said the 34-year-old, whose name it didn't release, was convicted Friday of...
Read More
FILE - In this June 15, 2012, file photo, an al-Qaida logo is seen on a street sign in the town of Jaar in southern Abyan province, Yemen. Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Arabic on the logo reads: "There is no god but God," and "Muhammad is the messenger of God." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
August 02, 2019 - 7:39 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in Yemen's southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops and setting off hours-long clashes that lasted into early morning Friday, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said. The attack began around midnight, with militants firing...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey speaks during a hearing on Iran before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. officials say the Islamic State remains a global threat despite losing the once vast territory it held in Syria and Iraq. Jeffrey, now the State Department envoy to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, told reporters that thousands of the extremist organization's fighters are scattered around Syria and Iraq, where officials see a “persistent, resilient, rural terrorist level of violence” in that country. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 01, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State remains a global threat despite losing the once vast territory it held in Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said Thursday in warning about persistent violence from underground cells and an expansion of militants into new areas. Ambassador James Jeffrey, the State...
Read More
A solider guards the site of a deadly attack inside the Sheikh Othman police station in Aden, Yemen, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Yemen's rebels have fired a ballistic missile at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden as coordinated suicide bombings targeted the police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least 51 people and wounded dozens. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
August 01, 2019 - 8:15 am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile Thursday at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least 51 people and wounded dozens, officials said. The missile...
Read More
August 01, 2019 - 4:51 am
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Yemen (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A Yemen health official and witnesses say at least 40 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a missile attack and coordinated suicide bombings in the southern port city of Aden. The official says the...
Read More
FILE - In this April 25, 2006, file court sketch, terror probe defendant Hamid Hayat, right, and his attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi listen as U.S. District Judge Garlend E. Burrell Jr. reads the jury's guilty verdict at the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. A federal judge has overturned the conviction of Hayat, a California man accused of plotting an attack in the United States after attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. Federal prosecutors did not immediately say Tuesday, July 30, 2019, whether they will seek to retry 36-year-old Hayat. (AP Photo/ Vicki Ellen Behringer, File)
July 30, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday overturned the 2006 conviction of a California man accused of plotting an attack in the United States after attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. Federal prosecutors were reviewing the decision and did not immediately say whether they...
Read More
President Donald Trump holds up the signed H.R. 1327 bill, an act ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 29, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund helping those impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses...
Read More

Pages