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  • U.S. Supreme Court bans aid to terror groups

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court upheld the government’s authority Monday to ban aid to designated terrorist groups, even when that support is intended to steer the groups toward peaceful and …


  • High court upholds anti-terror law

    The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.


  • Congress: U.S. repeated 9/11 failures in Christmas plot

    Despite a top-to-bottom overhaul of the intelligence community after the 2001 terrorist attacks, security officials repeated some of the same mistakes nearly a decade later and allowed a would-be bomber …


  • Times Square bomb suspect charged with terrorism

    A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was charged today with terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the botched Times Square bombing. The government said he confessed to …


  • Terror suspect pleads guilty

    NEW YORK – A former airport shuttle driver accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he agreed …


  • Court: Term too lenient for millenium terrorist

    A federal appeals court said Tuesday a 22-year prison sentence was too lenient for an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year’s Day …


  • Bin Laden claims responsibility for bombing attempt

    CAIRO (AP) — Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas in a new audio message released Sunday threatening more attacks on the …


  • Detroit flight chosen at random, House panels told

    WASHINGTON – The man accused of trying to blow up Flight 253 on Dec. 25 apparently selected the Detroit-bound flight at random, members of Congress briefed by Obama administration intelligence …


  • Linda P. Campbell: Listless terror list puts U.S. at risk

    At the end of the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” after swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones has retrieved the fabled Ark of the Covenant from the evil Nazis, the treasure, …


  • Obama orders security steps

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday declined to fire anyone for the lapses that allowed a suspected terrorist carrying explosives to board a plane for Detroit on Christmas Day, …


  • Obama says anti-terror ’buck’ stops with him

    President Barack Obama declared Thursday “the buck stops with me” for the nation’s security, taking responsibility for failures that led to the near-disastrous Christmas attack on a Detroit-bound airliner and …


  • Obama blisters security agencies

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to …


  • Obama briefed on prelim reports on airline attack

    President Barack Obama was briefed Thursday on how a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist ties almost succeeded in a Christmas Day airline bombing and how to prevent it from happening …


  • Froma Harrop: Air security begs naked truth

    U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz proudly championed a measure last spring that bans whole-body imaging as a primary screening technique at airports. “You don’t have to look at my wife and …


  • Dutch to use full body scanners for US flights

    The Netherlands announced today it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing …


  • President decries ‘failure’ to stop airline plot

    WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence agencies had enough “bits and pieces” of information to thwart the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing, a senior administration official said Tuesday, but they failed to …


  • President pledges offensive against extremists worldwide

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. would press ahead with its offensive against terrorist cells worldwide, just minutes after an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Yemen claimed responsibility …


  • Plane incident prompts reviews

    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the suicide bomber who tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas apparently was not part of a …


  • Suspect may have Yemen ties

    WASHINGTON – U.S. counterterrorism officials on Saturday were looking at possible connections between al-Qaida-linked militants in Yemen and a 23-year-old Nigerian man charged with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines …


  • Airliner plot thwarted

    A Nigerian man, claiming to be linked to al-Qaida, allegedly tried to set off an incendiary device aboard a trans-Atlantic airplane Friday as it descended toward Detroit’s airport in what …


  • Terrorist attempt likely won’t affect “passenger experience” in Spokane

    Increased security in response to the attempted terrorist bombing of a plane landing in Detroit likely won’t require much extra passenger time at the Spokane International Airport.


  • Cal Thomas: Trial will convey weakness

    The Obama administration has chosen the wrong New York venue to try five co-conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Instead of a Manhattan courtroom …


  • Terrorism suspect studied at Eastern

    A Somali-American indicted in an international terrorist plot lived in Cheney and attended Eastern Washington University. Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 25, is in federal custody, accused with Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, …


  • Accused terrorist lived in Cheney

    A Somali-American indicted in an international terrorist plot lived in Cheney and attended Eastern Washington University.


  • Pakistan bombing targets hotel

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide truck bombing at an upscale Peshawar hotel late Tuesday killed at least 11 people and injured 50 others, the latest in a series of bloody …


  • Supermax prisons already hold terrorists

    WASHINGTON – In news conferences, speeches and debates this week, lawmakers from both parties, as well as the director of the FBI, have sounded alarms about moving Guantanamo Bay detainees …


  • Sri Lankan rebel leader ran ruthless movement

    NEW DELHI – Reclusive Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran had escaped death several times during the past three decades even as his obsession with security ensured that untold other assassins …


  • Somali extremists may be radicalizing Americans

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. counterterrorism officials are stepping up warnings that Islamist extremists in Somalia are radicalizing Americans to their cause, citing their successful recruitment of the first U.S. citizen …


  • Memos reveal post-9/11 power play

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration Monday made public a series of long-secret legal memos setting out an extraordinarily broad interpretation of presidential power that was used by the Bush White …


  • Popular Cairo bazaar struck in bomb attack

    CAIRO – A homemade bomb exploded in a 650-year-old bazaar packed with tourists Sunday, killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreigners. Within an …

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