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  • Terrorist sentenced to 37 years in millennium plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium. …


  • White House told of Libyan attack claim Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence …


  • Informant: NYPD paid me to ‘bait’ Muslims

    NEW YORK (AP) — A paid informant for the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double …


  • GOP pounces after news of CIA cable on Libya raid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack Obama’s administration could have known early on that militants, not …


  • CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was …


  • Conflicting images emerge of NY terror suspect

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don’t believe in violence. That image …


  • Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Nearly three years after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, many of those affected are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying …


  • Terror suspect’s family says he asked to go to US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was a terrible student in his native Bangladesh, and his middle-class parents say he persuaded them to send him off to …


  • Minn. man convicted of aiding Somalia terror group

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of helping send young men through a terrorist pipeline from Minnesota to Somalia was convicted Thursday on all five terrorism-related charges he faced, …


  • AP source: Obama was considered potential target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car …


  • Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised …


  • Man held in NYC plot to blow up Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • Man arrested in Federal Reserve bomb plot

    NEW YORK — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting today after attempting to blow up a fake …


  • Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • Defense: Case against Somali terror suspect faulty

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia says the government’s case is built on the testimony of …


  • Feds: Suspect sent ‘cannon fodder’ to Somalia

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota terrorism suspect used young men as “cannon fodder” when he helped send them from Minneapolis to their native Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab, …


  • Disgraced NYPD chief surfaces at perjury trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmate No. 84888-054 has saluted victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on his blog. He’s also used it to lend his opposition to an …


  • After Clinton, Obama takes Benghazi responsibility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama assumed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly terror attack in Libya last month that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham …


  • Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …


  • White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but …


  • Clinton says consulate security her responsibility

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where an assault by extremists on the anniversary …


  • Clinton in Peru amid questions about Libya

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday embarked on her first overseas trip since last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, traveling …


  • White House mulls how to strike over Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to …


  • Sec’y Clinton: Still no clear picture of Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans heap criticism on Vice President Joe Biden for claiming “we weren’t told” about requests for extra security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Secretary of …


  • Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail …


  • State Dept: Security at Libya consulate adequate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department officials are telling Congress that security levels at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya were adequate for the threat level on the anniversary of 9/11. …


  • US official meets with Libyan president on attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser has met with Libya’s president and discussed ways that Libya can better help the United States track down …


  • Ex-head of military team in Libya: security weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, …


  • State: never felt Libya attack due to film protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


  • US officials: We didn’t link Libya attack to video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about …