Stories tagged: terrorism
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Obama vetoes 9/11 bill veto, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Syria’s Assad blames U.S. for collapse of Syria truce
He’s been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. But in his power base in the Syrian …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings
NEW YORK – An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Naturalized Afghanistan citizen sought in Manhattan blast
Associated Press NEW YORK – Authorities are looking for a naturalized Afghanistan citizen for questioning in a weekend explosion in a Manhattan neighborhood that injured 29 people as the governor …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
France warns of threats as boy arrested in feared attack
PARIS – French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy at his Paris home to thwart what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned on Sunday …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism
Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.
Spokane-area high schoolers talk about how 9/11 has shaped their lives
Students from East Valley, Medical Lake and Ferris High Schools share what 9/11 means to them, and how the date has shaped their lives.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
High school students have never known a world before 9/11
Most teenagers in high school today weren’t able to walk on Sept. 11, 2001. Some couldn’t talk. Others weren’t even born. They didn’t (or couldn’t) understand what was happening then. …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Flow of foreign fighters plummets as Islamic State loses its edge
The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State – once a mighty current of thousands of radicalized men and women converging on Syrian and Iraqi battlefields …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
San Antonio mattress store apologizes after its ad for 9/11 sale spoofs towers falling
A San Antonio mattress store says it will donate 30 percent of its sales this weekend to a 9/11 charity after drawing widespread criticism for an advertisement promoting a “Twin …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms
The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Syrian government forces capture more areas in Aleppo
Syrian government forces and their allies captured new ground on the edge of the contested northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the city, …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed
Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state
EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
IS car bombing kills at least 12 civilians in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD – A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group struck a bustling commercial area of central Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, Iraqi officials said on Tuesday. …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6 a.m.
Congress pressured by 9/11 families to let them sue nations that funded terrorism
Marge Mathers, 75, is a 9/11 widow from New Jersey who “fled to Texas” in 2002 after her husband was killed in the World Trade Center.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
Past opinions provide perspective
Military draft, Sept. 7, 1956 Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson caught the ire of the editorial board.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
U.S.-Russia trust issues hinder Syria talks, Obama says
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Dallas police chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire
Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by police unions that at one time demanded his resignation and by widespread praise …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria
The Islamic State group said Tuesday that its spokesman and senior commander has been killed while overseeing military operations in northern Syria, and threatened to avenge his death.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
False reports made LAX scare hard to avoid
A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
U.S. intelligence indicates a weaker Islamic State
The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey
A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
Suicide attack targets lawyers at Pakistan hospital, 70 dead
QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed at least 64 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
IS claims Belgium machete attack that wounded 2 policewomen
The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a weekend machete attack that wounded two policewomen in the Belgian city of Charleroi, calling it an act of reprisal carried …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Police: London stabbings that killed US woman not terrorism
A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman and wounding five other people.