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Investigators scour Islamic State group documents

Counterterrorism investigators say they are beginning to pore through a cache of documents detailing what could be the most comprehensive look into the recruiting networks luring fighters into the Islamic …


Islamic State detainee tells U.S. about chemical weapons plans

The U.S. military is questioning an Islamic State militant who allegedly has helped lead the extremist group’s nascent effort to acquire and use illicit chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, …


Gunmen kill 16 people in attack on nursing home in Yemen

At least 16 people were killed Friday in an attack by suspected al-Qaida insurgents on a nursing home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, a security official said.


Gulf nations declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terrorist group

A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Wednesday, ramping up the pressure on the Lebanese militant group fighting on the side of …


FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers

The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.


Judge scolds U.S. in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

A New York judge is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers’ iPhones.


Osama bin Laden worried wife had tracking device in filling

In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth – the bulk of which he wanted to be used “on jihad, …


Apple’s Tim Cook to shareholders: Taking on FBI is right thing to do

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook defended his hard-line stance against the FBI and a court order over consumer privacy as “the right things to do” during …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

Police: 14 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia

A Somali police official says gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.


Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs

Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.


U.S. accuses Apple of ‘repudiating’ order on phone access

The Justice Department is firing back at Apple for refusing to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino attack.


Grisly ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ torture scenes screened at Guantanamo war court

Defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 case screened grisly scenes of torture from the Hollywood movie “Zero Dark Thirty” at the war court Thursday in their bid to argue that …


FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother

FBI agents on Thursday searched the California home belonging to a family member of the husband-and-wife killers who massacred 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, but the relative …


Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …


Islamic State, facing a budget crunch, kills perks and slashes salaries

Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American …


Iraq building wall, trench around capital

Iraq said Wednesday it has begun building a wall and a trench around Baghdad in a bid to prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the …


Trump unconcerned about role in terrorist video

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Donald Trump brushed aside concerns Sunday about a recruitment video released by an al-Qaida affiliate in Africa that showed the Republican presidential front-runner’s call to close …


Shea says student-tracking bill poses terror risk to military families

OLYMPIA – Terrorists could use data from school report cards to track American soldiers and their families if a bill that passed the House on Monday becomes law, a Spokane …


Guantanamo trial of 9/11 plotters gets the go-ahead

MIAMI – The Pentagon on Wednesday cleared the way for a death penalty trial against five Guantanamo Bay captives charged with engineering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Retired Navy …


High court upholds anti-terror law

The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.


Times Square bomb suspect charged with terrorism

A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was charged today with terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the botched Times Square bombing. The government said he confessed to …