Stories tagged: terrorism
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Survivors of Paris attacks mark first anniversary
Nov. 13, 2015, has already gone down as the darkest day in French history since World War II, when 130 people were killed here in an Islamic State assault on …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Orlando to buy nightclub that was site of mass shooting
The city of Orlando has reached a deal to buy the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million and plans to eventually transform the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks
Authorities have identified a Belgian named Oussama Atar as the possible organizer of deadly Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels over the past year.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
Islamic State car bombs in Syria hit U.S.-backed forces aiming for stronghold Raqqa
Islamic State fighters launched a wave of car bombs in northern Syria Monday as U.S.-backed forces made the first moves in a long-awaited push to retake the militant’s de facto …
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:57 A.M.
Iraq’s army launches long-awaited assault to reclaim Mosul
Meeting fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters, Iraqi troops pushed their way into Mosul’s eastern outskirts on Tuesday, commanders said, marking the start of a difficult and dangerous new phase …
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Pulse gunman calls must be released, judge rules
A judge on Monday ordered the city of Orlando to release audio recordings of the Pulse nightclub gunman talking to police dispatchers and negotiators. But she won’t rule on releasing …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas
Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 9:58 A.M.
Police find new ‘suspicious item’ in probe of subway alert
Counterterrorism police investigating a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train say they have found another suspicious item in a property 200 miles away.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:21 A.M.
Cascade Mall shooting charges delayed
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Syrian forces prepare to open corridors out of Aleppo
Syrian government forces and their Russian counterparts prepared Wednesday to open corridors out of the besieged districts of Aleppo, in the hope that fighters and civilians will evacuate the contested …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: One of Spokane’s torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before trial
Spokane’s torture doctors have been battling for months to pry information out of the CIA as they try to defend themselves against a federal lawsuit. Now one of them is …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
Guantanamo prisoner who published diary set free
A former al-Qaida militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was released Monday, and returned to …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
Reports: Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?
JOHANNESBURG – Conflicting reports emerged Friday about whether the first negotiated release of some Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 7:26 A.M.
German police arrest man wanted in alleged Islamic State bomb plot after Syrians detain him
BERLIN – Three Syrians in Germany recognized a terror suspect from a police wanted poster, tied him up in their apartment and called police early Monday, ending a nearly two-day …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 1:14 P.M.
Schools ban clown costumes amid investigation
A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 5:40 P.M.
Obama vetoes 9/11 bill veto, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Syria’s Assad blames U.S. for collapse of Syria truce
He’s been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. But in his power base in the Syrian …
UPDATED: MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings
NEW YORK – An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 6:54 A.M.
Naturalized Afghanistan citizen sought in Manhattan blast
Associated Press NEW YORK – Authorities are looking for a naturalized Afghanistan citizen for questioning in a weekend explosion in a Manhattan neighborhood that injured 29 people as the governor …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 9:44 P.M.
France warns of threats as boy arrested in feared attack
PARIS – French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy at his Paris home to thwart what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned on Sunday …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism
Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 3 A.M.
Spokane-area high schoolers talk about how 9/11 has shaped their lives
Students from East Valley, Medical Lake and Ferris High Schools share what 9/11 means to them, and how the date has shaped their lives.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
High school students have never known a world before 9/11
Most teenagers in high school today weren’t able to walk on Sept. 11, 2001. Some couldn’t talk. Others weren’t even born. They didn’t (or couldn’t) understand what was happening then. …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Flow of foreign fighters plummets as Islamic State loses its edge
The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State – once a mighty current of thousands of radicalized men and women converging on Syrian and Iraqi battlefields …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
San Antonio mattress store apologizes after its ad for 9/11 sale spoofs towers falling
A San Antonio mattress store says it will donate 30 percent of its sales this weekend to a 9/11 charity after drawing widespread criticism for an advertisement promoting a “Twin …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:36 A.M.
House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms
The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Syrian government forces capture more areas in Aleppo
Syrian government forces and their allies captured new ground on the edge of the contested northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the city, …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed
Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
9/11 flag believed to be lost found in Washington state
EVERETT – A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 …