- Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US Updated: Nov-25-15 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters Updated: Nov-24-15 11:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 percent through family members.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
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- Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody Updated: Nov-24-15 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.
- Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State Updated: Nov-23-15 11:07 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who've exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was possible under the right circumstances.
- Kenya president declares corruption national security threat Updated: Nov-23-15 9:43 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president on Monday declared corruption a national security threat and he presented a raft of measures to fight the graft that is endemic in East Africa's largest economy.
- NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill Updated: Nov-22-15 6:14 pm
NEW YORK - Hundreds of emergency responders simulated a subway terror attack on Sunday, days before one of the city's biggest public events: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- Russia: 11 allied with IS group killed in North Caucasus Updated: Nov-22-15 10:19 am
MOSCOW - Russian law enforcement officers on Sunday raided a hideout in the North Caucasus of armed militants allied with the Islamic State group, killing all 11 of them in an exchange of fire, the counter-terrorism agency said.
- Ex-Navy admiral McRaven says US must act against extremists Updated: Nov-21-15 2:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The former Navy admiral credited with coordinating the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden says the U.S. and its allies should prioritize fighting Islamic extremists, or else the American people "should not be surprised when the barbarians are at our gate."
- UN approves resolution urging action against Islamic State Updated: Nov-20-15 11:05 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a French-sponsored resolution Friday calling on all nations to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups.
- Judge allows warrantless evidence in Denver-area terror case Updated: Nov-20-15 2:23 pm
DENVER - The National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance programs have the potential for abuse but did not violate the constitutional rights of a suspect in a Denver-area terror case who argued that government spying has gone too far, a federal judge ruled.
- Rubio and Cruz compete for Iowa evangelicals Updated: Nov-20-15 11:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been sparring over national security and immigration policy as their rivalry intensifies in the Republican presidential primary race. Now their conflict is moving to Iowa and a powerful evangelical constituency that Rubio is making a play for, months after rivals sank roots.
- Kentucky refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in US Updated: Nov-19-15 3:35 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - From a Kentucky college town, two Iraqi refugees plotted to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops. The scheme was foiled and both are in prison, but the case has left jitters about whether extremists might slip in among Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.
- Rubio says Cruz hurt US intelligence programs with stance Updated: Nov-18-15 7:48 pm
MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says his rival Ted Cruz worked with Democrats to harm U.S. intelligence programs by restricting the federal government's bulk phone records collection program.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Nov-18-15 6:26 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Homeland Security recommends increased security for Cat-Griz Updated: Nov-18-15 5:53 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Montana State University is enacting extra security measures for Saturday's Cat-Griz game in Bozeman based on guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- 2016 Senate contenders in Ohio differ on Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 12:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Candidates in Ohio's closely watched 2016 U.S. Senate race favor different approaches to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
NEW YORK - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful possibility of terrorist attacks on "soft targets" in the U.S. such as restaurants, bars and other ordinary gathering spots.
- Appeals court delivers setback to Obama's immigration plan Updated: Nov-10-15 8:52 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.
- Judge issues narrow ruling in challenge to USA Patriot Act Updated: Nov-09-15 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Washington says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans is likely unconstitutional, even as the program is set to expire at the end of November.
- Swiss gov't: Authorities facing 70 'jihadi terrorism' cases Updated: Nov-02-15 9:26 am
GENEVA - The Swiss government says the terrorism threat has increased this year, and police and intelligence services are now handling about 70 cases involving "jihadi-motivated terrorism."
- Anti-terrorism grant awarded to Marysville-Pilchuck victims Updated: Oct-31-15 11:01 am
MARYSVILLE, Washington - A federal anti-terrorism grant of more than $2 million has been awarded to organizations providing support for victims, witnesses and first responders involved in the October 2014 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
- Gov't: No damages for US official injured in office shooting Updated: Oct-30-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - A Homeland Security Department employee, Kevin Kozak, rarely sleeps through the night and when he does, he sometimes wakes in a sweat. During the days, he can't forget - flashing back to the smoke-filled room where a disgruntled federal agent fired 23 times at him inside a government office building, shattering his hand and left leg.
- Court rejects ACLU's request to stop phone record collection Updated: Oct-29-15 4:03 pm
NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union cannot stop bulk collection of its phone records before a more limited collection system is put in place next month, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
- Maldives law allows monitoring of suspected IS sympathizers Updated: Oct-29-15 12:48 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Maldives' foreign minister defended a new anti-terror law on Thursday that gives the government wide powers, including the ability to install cameras in the homes of people suspected of sympathizing with the Islamic State group and to declare any group a terrorist organization.