- Lawyer wants Ohio terror plot suspect to review tapes alone Updated: May-04-15 7:53 pm
CINCINNATI - The attorney for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building asked a federal judge Monday to allow the defendant to privately review video and audio files in the case against him.
- Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture Updated: May-04-15 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.
- The Latest on Texas attack: Abbott calls it 'heinous crime' Updated: May-04-15 2:08 pm
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- US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.
- Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push Updated: May-04-15 12:07 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.
- In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger Updated: May-04-15 9:13 am
CAIRO - When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.
- Airport contract worker charged with making terrorist threat Updated: May-03-15 3:23 pm
SYRACUSE, New York - Police say a contract worker at Syracuse Hancock International Airport has been charged with making a terrorist threat after co-workers said he threatened to get a gun and "kill everybody."
- Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala Updated: May-03-15 11:05 am
NEW YORK - Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week's PEN American Center gala after six authors withdrew in protest of an award being given to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
- Florida judge refuses to dismiss terror case against Kenyan Updated: May-03-15 2:14 am
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge has refused to dismiss terrorism support charges against a Kenyan man.
- Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30 Updated: May-02-15 3:32 pm
BAGHDAD - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings across the country killed at least 30 people.
- Pakistan military says strikes kill 44 suspected militants Updated: May-02-15 11:49 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says airstrikes have killed 44 suspected militants in the tribal region near the Afghan border.
- Germany: Couple suspected in attack plan had extremist video Updated: May-02-15 10:34 am
BERLIN - German authorities say they found violent Islamic extremist videos on a computer belong to a couple suspected of preparing an attack on a cycling race.
- Some Muslim groups concerned about terror prevention program Updated: May-01-15 7:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - About 40 Muslim groups in Minnesota are voicing concern about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting, according to a statement sent out Friday by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
- US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing "very great concern" about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida's affiliate there.
- AP-GfK Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on Americans Updated: May-01-15 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Most Americans support using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups overseas, and a large majority think it's acceptable to target American citizens if they are members of terrorist organizations, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes Updated: May-01-15 6:51 am
ISLAMABAD - People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington.
- AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists Updated: May-01-15 3:22 am
WASHINGTON - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying Updated: Apr-30-15 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom.
- Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack, officials say Updated: Apr-30-15 2:25 pm
BERLIN - German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache of weapons, including a pipe bomb, and chemicals that can be used to make explosives in a raid on a suspected Islamic extremist's home outside Frankfurt.
- Port Authority marks milestone with meeting at trade center Updated: Apr-30-15 1:38 am
NEW YORK - The view from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's new offices at 4 World Trade Center encompasses the new and the old, the real and the imagined.
- More than 30 writers sign letter of protest over Hebdo honor Updated: Apr-29-15 5:24 pm
- Obama increasing help to France in African terror fight Updated: Apr-29-15 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is increasing the emergency Pentagon funding to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.
- Judge's rebuke highlights use of covert searches in Kansas Updated: Apr-29-15 11:41 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas judge who publicly rebuked prosecutors for ignoring legal requirements for spying on suspects offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the surge of covert warrants, allowed under a law passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that was intended to fight terrorism and not for routine crime.
- Cyprus, Egypt, Greece to boost ties on combatting terrorism Updated: Apr-29-15 10:52 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Wednesday to step up cooperation on combatting terrorism amid fears that worsening security conditions in neighboring countries such as Libya could threaten the region.
- French troops budget boosted to sustain anti-terror mission Updated: Apr-29-15 5:25 am
PARIS - French president Francois Hollande says he has decided to increase the military budget by 3.8 billion euros ($4.2 billion) between now and 2019 to allow troops to fulfill their anti-terror mission.