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Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation’s top threat

Iraq’s highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation’s most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to …


Shawn Vestal: Conservatives who cross line to violence sound a lot like those who don’t

An all-too-familiar tale flew under the radar last week while everyone was talking about you-know-who: A disgruntled yahoo, devoted to his guns and apocalyptic anti-government views, went from talking about …


Extremist groups burgeon

The number of militias and other extremist movements in the Inland Northwest and across the country continues to rise, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. …


CdA agents help search for ex-militia leader in Montana

FBI agents from Coeur d’Alene are in Montana to help search for a former militia leader who officials say fired on deputies and previously told police “he wasn’t going to …


Idaho man admits gun charges

A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., 58, discussed …


George Curry: Hate groups, their profile growing

A plot to kill police officers in Michigan, along with racist and homophobic attacks on members of Congress, are among the painful recent reminders that hatred is still far too …


Christian militia members charged

DETROIT – Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that claimed to be girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer …


FBI stages multiple raids in Midwest

ADRIAN, Mich. – The FBI said Sunday that agents conducted weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and arrested at least three people, and a militia leader in Michigan said …