Stories tagged: terrorism
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 7:40 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 7:22 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 5:52 A.M.
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, …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 5:48 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:21 A.M.
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 …
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 4:56 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 1:43 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 11:07 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 3:09 A.M.
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. …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 12:22 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 10:47 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 10:22 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 8:23 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 6:47 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:06 A.M.
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. …
MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 6:49 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 11:17 A.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 9:34 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 6:11 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 11:37 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012, 7:41 A.M.
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 …
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012, 11:20 A.M.
‘Millennium bomber’ sentence overturned
A federal appeals court has overturned the 22-year sentence for convicted “millennium bomber” Ahmed Ressam, calling it unreasonably lenient.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011, 7:53 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011, 9:16 A.M.
Rare attacks on Afghan Shiites kill 60
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers who packed a Kabul mosque today to mark a holy day, killing at least 56 people, and a second bombing in …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011, 3:17 P.M.
U.S. ties Iran to plot to assassinate Saudi diplomat
The Justice Department says it has disrupted an Iranian government plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011, 9:14 A.M.
Feds: Airline attack suspect sought martyrdom
DETROIT — A young Nigerian on a terrorist mission for al-Qaida prayed, washed and put on perfume moments before trying to detonate a bomb in his underwear to bring down …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2011
Five years ago, fraternal twin brothers from Hauser Lake realized their lifelong dream of enlisting in the U.S. Marines. They were eager to “see action” in Iraq or Afghanistan and …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011
Terrorist activity festers in region
The Sept. 11 attacks a decade ago transformed America’s terrorist tracking network. But across the Inland Northwest, where white supremacists and anti-government groups have been linked to fire bombings and …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011, 7:33 P.M.
Norway camp shooting toll rises to 80
A powerful bomb tore into the heart of Norway today, killing at least two people and injuring 15 as it ripped open buildings including the prime minister’s office. It was …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011, 2:28 P.M.
Two arrested in alleged Seattle terror plot
The Justice Department says two men have been arrested in a plot to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known …