Stories tagged: terrorism
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Sophisticated attackers hacked Ukrainian electric grid, U.S. says
A U.S. investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria
A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
President Obama said to conceal Guantanamo alternatives to avert showdown
The Obama administration withheld from Congress the names of 10 potential mainland U.S. sites to house detainees now at the Guantanamo Bay prison out of concern that the disclosure would …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Police: 14 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia
A Somali police official says gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Nusra Front leader rejects Syria truce
The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battle field.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Analysis: Putin can cash in on Syria gains with cease-fire
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a chance to cash in on his gains in Syria by scaling down his bombing blitz when a cease-fire takes effect Friday night so he …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Apple asks judge to vacate order on locked iPhone
Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking “dangerous …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Apple encryption ‘hardest question I’ve seen’ in government, FBI boss says
The policy issues raised in the Justice Department’s dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the “hardest question I’ve seen in government and it’s going to require negotiation …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs
Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case
Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Congress will take legal steps to stop Guantanamo closure, Paul Ryan says
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide
Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Apple: Feds want to circumvent security on other phones, too
Apple says it’s challenging government efforts to overcome encryption on at least 14 devices nationwide in addition to the phone of a San Bernardino, California, shooter.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Escalating Syrian war fueled by major powers, U.N. says
In a swipe at the U.S., Russia and their allies, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the international powers and regional countries ostensibly pushing for a peaceful …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Anti-refugee protesters descend on Montana Capitol
A group opposed to granting safe haven to Muslim refugees staged a rally that drew nearly 100 demonstrators to the Montana Capitol.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians
The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Syria cease-fire set for Saturday under new US-Russia plan
The United States and Russia agreed Monday on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday, U.S. officials said, even as major questions over enforcing and responding to …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Apple tells employees why it won’t help hack shooter’s phone
WASHINGTON – Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that “it does not feel right” to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016
Big tech companies are joining Apple in its encryption fight
The stage is set for a legal clash that could determine whether tech companies or government authorities get the final say on just how secure devices like smartphones can be.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
U.S. accuses Apple of ‘repudiating’ order on phone access
The Justice Department is firing back at Apple for refusing to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino attack.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Grisly ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ torture scenes screened at Guantanamo war court
Defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 case screened grisly scenes of torture from the Hollywood movie “Zero Dark Thirty” at the war court Thursday in their bid to argue that …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother
FBI agents on Thursday searched the California home belonging to a family member of the husband-and-wife killers who massacred 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, but the relative …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners
The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact
An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Germany revives calls for no-fly zone in northern Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal for a no-fly zone in Syria where civilians would be protected, a suggestion that was promptly rebuffed by Moscow that said …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Airstrikes hit “hundreds of millions” in ISIS cash, U.S. says
A series of U.S. airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part of a broader campaign aimed at squeezing the extremist …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Pentagon plans huge, swift upgrade to Windows 10
The Department of Defense is embarking on a program to update millions of its computers to Windows 10, an unusually quick move for one of Microsoft’s massive government customers.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Train hero Alek Skarlatos wins Oregon medal
Gov. Kate Brown has presented the Oregon Distinguished Service Medal to Alek Skarlatos, the Oregon National Guard specialist who helped subdue a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train last …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Iraqi officials: IS downs military helicopter, 2 killed
Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants shot down a military helicopter west of Baghdad, killing both crew members.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Explosion in Ankara kills at least 28, wounds 61 others
At least five people died and 10 others were injured in a large explosion in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, believed to have been caused by a car bomb, Ankara’s …