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FBI investigating 1,000 white supremacist, domestic terrorism cases

The FBI is conducting about 1,000 investigations of suspected white supremacists or other types of domestic terrorists who might be planning violence, top federal officials told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

Sticker saying ‘The KKK Wants You’ found in Portland school

A Portland student says he found a sticker in one of his school’s bathrooms that reads, “The KKK Wants You.”

London police release 3 men in subway attack; 1 still held

British police have released all but one of the seven suspects they arrested over the recent attack on a London subway train.

Leaders to tech firms at U.N.: Remove terror posts in 2 hours

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.

Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack

British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.

Suspect arrested in London subway ‘bucket bomb’ attack revealed by British media

British media reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude – but potentially deadly – bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring …

Russia condemns bomb hoaxes as ‘telephone terrorism’

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that hundreds of bomb threats made by anonymous telephone callers against major public buildings in Russia this week amount to …

Thousands evacuated across Russia after wave of bomb threats

Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russia, including an iconic department store on Red Square, amid a wave of fake bomb threats that …

Three high school students arrested in fake shooting threat

Three Tennessee high school students who posted a fake shooting threat on social media have been arrested.

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Militants attack convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, kill 18 police

Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

U.S. commemorates 9/11 with solemn, personal ceremonies

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

U.S. steps up Qatar crisis diplomacy, lauds Kuwait’s mediation

The Trump administration on Friday ramped up diplomatic efforts to help resolve Qatar’s crisis with its Arab neighbors, which risks implications for America’s military presence in the Middle East and …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

U.S. says drone strike kills 3 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

A U.S. military drone strike has killed three members of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Wednesday.

U.S. begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor’s approach of supporting the Afghans’ fight …

Seeking help with Afghanistan, U.S. holds up $255 million to Pakistan

The Trump administration is holding up $255 million in military assistance for Pakistan until it cracks down on extremist groups that destabilize Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul bank ahead of holiday rush, killing 5

A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank not far from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing five people Tuesday as government employees lined up to withdraw salaries …

Police arrest second man in Buckingham Palace terror incident

London police arrested a second man Sunday in connection with a suspect who drove up to a police van not far from Buckingham Palace then reached for a 4-foot sword, …

Man with sword arrested near Buckingham Palace

Counterterrorism police are investigating after a 26-year-old man armed with a sword was arrested near Buckingham Palace late Friday, London’s Metropolitan Police said Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Iraqi military finds gravesites of ISIS victims

Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former Islamic State group prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies of 500 IS victims.

10 civilians, including kids, dead in U.S.-backed Somalia raid

Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday as officials displayed victims’ …

At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital

Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshipers killed and another …

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an …

Islamists behead 11 in attack on checkpoint in central Libya

At least 11 people were beheaded on Wednesday in an attack by Islamist fighters on a checkpoint controlled by forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar in central Libya, according …

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

An extremist cell in northeastern Spain was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …

Three Afghan prison workers missing during training in Colorado

Colorado officials say three Afghan prison workers in the United States for training are missing after failing to return from an organized trip.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

U.S. adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists. The designation blocks any assets the group …

Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a …