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2 years 10 months ago

Obama praises SEAL hostage rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message. Unknown to a global television audience watching the speech moments later, a bold hostage rescue operation had played out half a world away with an...

3 years 6 months ago

President Obama to visit Ground Zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to visit New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The White House says Obama will visit ground zero, the site of al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of...

4 years 8 months ago

No-fly list nearly doubles since attack

An intelligence official says the government has nearly doubled the number of people on the no-fly list since the attempted Christmas Day attack near Detroit. The official says that in the two months since a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane, the government's list of suspected terrorists...

4 years 9 months ago

Are you kidding? Al-qaida exploding breasts

A British intelligence service says it's discovered that gel and saline implants may be used by al-Qaida to terrorize innocent people. British spy satellites have reportedly intercepted terrorist communications from Pakistan and Yemen, talking about women suicide bombers getting explosives put inside breast implants. Former Houston FBI Director...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Al-Qaida agent sentenced to 8 years in prison

A former al-Qaida agent has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization. Ali al-Marri had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years, but U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm imposed a shorter sentence of eight years and four months Thursday. Al-Marri's...

5 years 1 month ago

Obama focusing on al-Qaida, not Taliban

President Barack Obama will meet with his top aides again today as he tries to formulate a strategy for the Afghan war going forward. It's one of a series of meetings this week on the war. A senior administration official says Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in...

5 years 1 month ago

AP Sources: NYC suspect contacted senior al-Qaida

Intelligence officials familiar with the investigation say an Afghan immigrant who allegedly planned a New York terror attack also had contact with a senior al-Qaida operative. The officials tell The Associated Press the CIA learned about Najibullah Zazi through one of its sources and alerted domestic agencies. The intelligence and...

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