- Italy's anti-terror chief: nabbed quartet were 'dangerous' Updated: Apr-29-16 8:05 am
ROME - Italy's top anti-terror prosecutor says four suspects arrested in northern Italy were "very dangerous."
- China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
BEIJING - China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.
- Former defense secretaries push for trade pact Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.
- Settlement in lawsuit by Muslim homeland security agent Updated: Apr-28-16 1:43 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle allegations by a homeland security agent that police illegally raided his home in part because he is Muslim.
- British officials deny reports of security breach Updated: Apr-28-16 12:22 pm
LONDON - British officials have admitted that a computer system used to screen for extremists crashed briefly but deny newspaper claims that national security was compromised.
- Ohio's Strickland lays out security plank in US Senate race Updated: Apr-28-16 11:26 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland is supporting increased "aggressive" air attacks and drone strikes, targeted U.S. special forces operations and improved intelligence coordination as part of an enhanced campaign to defeat the Islamic State group.
- After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am
MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.
- Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.
- Washington State Patrol dog dies after sudden illness Updated: Apr-27-16 7:02 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington State Patrol says that once of its police dogs has died after undergoing emergency surgery.
- Trump struggles to explain 'America first' foreign policy Updated: Apr-27-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his "America first" foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. national security failures.
- House backs bill to use testimonials to combat terrorism Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and other militant groups to recruit new members.
- The Latest: Candidates for US Senate meet for first debate Updated: Apr-26-16 12:12 am
STOCKTON, California - The Latest on the U.S. Senate debate (all times local):
- Belgium urges EU to help gather sensitive social media data Updated: Apr-25-16 10:14 am
BRUSSELS - Belgium has urged the European Union to help anti-terror investigators gather electronic data from social media to prevent attacks like those in Brussels last month.
- Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.
- Israel says Istanbul bomber did not target Israelis Updated: Apr-24-16 8:11 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's counterterrorism bureau says the suicide bomber who killed three Israeli tourists in Istanbul last month did not specifically target Israelis but was taking aim at tourism in Turkey in general.
- AP Exclusive: Color index for US border security is rejected Updated: Apr-22-16 11:27 pm
SAN DIEGO - Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule. So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?
- The Latest: Sen. Ron Johnson criticizes border-index effort Updated: Apr-22-16 6:05 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Latest on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's rejection of a color-coded system to measure border security. All times local:
- Head of the CIA arrives in Bosnia for anti-terrorism talks Updated: Apr-22-16 7:31 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnia government officials said Friday that U.S. intelligence director John Brennan had arrived in Sarajevo on an unannounced visit to meet anti-terrorism officials.
- GOP senator blocks nominee responsible for terrorism fight Updated: Apr-20-16 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator on Wednesday blocked an effort to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee for a key Treasury post responsible for leading the battle against terrorism and financial crimes.
- German court rules anti-terror powers too broadly defined Updated: Apr-20-16 9:15 am
BERLIN - Germany's highest court ruled Wednesday that some of the powers granted to the country's federal police to fight terrorism are too broadly defined, but said they can largely still be used while the government makes revisions.
- Kosovo passes anti-terror funding law Updated: Apr-20-16 8:19 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo - The Kosovo government says draft measures against terror funding and money laundering have been given the go-ahead to go to Parliament for approval.
- Thailand wants foreigners social media, bank account details Updated: Apr-20-16 6:28 am
BANGKOK - Want to live in Thailand? No problem, say Thai authorities. Just be prepared to reveal your social media habits, bank account information and the restaurants and night clubs where you hang out.
- China warns of foreign spies with 'Dangerous Love' Updated: Apr-19-16 10:36 pm
BEIJING - China is marking National Security Education Day with a poster warning young female government workers about dating handsome foreigners, who could turn out to have secret agendas.
- Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to headline Rutherford GOP event Updated: Apr-19-16 12:12 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the chairman of presidential candidate Donald Trump's national security advisory team, is scheduled to headline a Rutherford County Republican Party fundraiser next month.
- UN rights expert sees threats to press independence in Japan Updated: Apr-19-16 2:46 am
TOKYO - A U.N. rights expert warned Tuesday of "serious threats" to the independence of the press in Japan, including laws meant to protect coverage fairness and national security that he said could work as censorship.