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  • Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • NY judge strikes down terror law scholars fear

    NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-terrorism law was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who said she saw legitimate fears in claims by journalists, scholars and political activists that …


  • Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force. Instead, the 50 Marines …


  • Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …


  • Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • Members of Congress hold 9/11 ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House and Senate have filled the steps on the east front of the Capitol to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On …


  • Biden: Country hasn’t forgotten 9/11 families

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and a western Pennsylvania field are a reminder that the nation hasn’t forgotten the victims of the worst terrorist …


  • Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and …


  • Obama: US safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at Arlington National Cemetery visiting the graves of service members killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The visit to …


  • Obamas observe 9/11 anniversary moment of silence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon, one of several observances marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, …


  • 11th anniversary ceremony of 9/11 begins in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time …


  • For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the sun rose over the World Trade Center site Tuesday, the neighborhood around ground zero seemed more like a normal weekday than in previous years …


  • Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum’s completion

    NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary …


  • 9/11 WTC health program adds 50 types of cancer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a …


  • At ground zero, can there be a politics-free 9/11?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first …


  • Obama commemorates anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since that day. …


  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is another question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer …


  • Tough task for those compensating ill 9/11 workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the “queen of torts” for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. But she may …


  • Key facts about the 9/11 Health, Compensation Act

    Some key information about the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which went into effect a year ago to aid ground zero responders and others who became ill after …


  • US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall …


  • US designating Haqqani network as terrorists

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Obama administration has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. officials said Friday, in a complicated political decision as the …


  • US faces deadline on Haqqani network decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faces a weekend deadline to decide whether the Pakistan-based Haqqani network should be declared a terrorist organization, a complicated political decision as the U.S. …


  • Clinton decries violence in northwestern Pakistan

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on an Asian tour, condemned a suicide bomber for ramming his car into a U.S. government vehicle in northwestern Pakistan …


  • First since ‘52: No talk of war in GOP speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party’s nomination without mentioning war. Three election cycles …


  • SEAL’s book shows bin Laden raid up close

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL’s firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American …


  • Official: Lindh, other Muslim inmates are defiant

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslims housed at a special federal prison unit in Indiana have used the guise of religion to show defiance …


  • US official: Al-Qaida No. 2 killed by US drone

    A U.S. drone strike has killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command, an American official said Tuesday, a significant blow to the terror network that has lost a string of top leaders since the …


  • French terror suspect shot by police

    PARIS — An Islamic extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died after being shot in the head by police as he jumped out of …


  • ‘Millennium bomber’ sentence overturned

    A federal appeals court has overturned the 22-year sentence for convicted “millennium bomber” Ahmed Ressam, calling it unreasonably lenient.


  • Report: TSA body scanners ‘badly flawed’

    It was the end of a four-hour congressional hearing, and Florida Rep. John Mica was fuming at Transportation Security Administration officials.


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