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1 year 11 months ago

Terrorism fight takes friends to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senior aides advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation are longtime friends who met during the shock and confusion of the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco have been leading the fight against...

1 year 11 months ago

Terror Plot foiled in Canada

Canada has prevented an alleged terror plot. It involve al-Qaeda and Iran, and police say Canadians would have died. Two men have been arrested: Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto. They were allegedly planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train with the help...

2 years 11 months ago

Germany: loner terrorists are greatest threat

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's top security official says the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or "lone wolf" perpetrators. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told The Associated Press on Friday that terrorist activities by Muslim extremist organizations...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs remembers 9/11

A citizen lead 9-11 Commemorative Ceremony is about to begin at America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs. The event aims to solemnly and respectfully mark the 10 year anniversary of the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the skies above Pennsylvania. ...

3 years 10 months ago

"Deep concerns" about U.S. raid on bin Laden

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan says it is deeply concerned over what it said was an "unauthorized" American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The government statement Tuesday said the raid should not serve as a precedent for future U.S. actions in the country. Washington says it did not inform Islamabad...

3 years 10 months ago

U.S. looking for final bin Laden recording

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon. It's unclear whether the tape is audio or video, but a U.S. official says that intelligence indicates it's already working its way through al-Qaida's media...

3 years 10 months ago

Speaking with a terrorism expert

This evening on News First 5 we'll sit down with former soldier, author and terrorism expert Joe Ruffini. He will speak about the ramifications of Osama bin Laden's death on our national security and on the world as a whole.

3 years 10 months ago

Update: Bin Laden killed by U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation ledby the United States. A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains,...

4 years 5 months ago

US Warns Americans To Be Vigilant When In Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning Americans about potential terrorist threats in Europe and urging U.S. citizens to be extra vigilant when they're in public places such as tourist spots and transportation hubs. The State Department on Sunday came out with a travel alert for Europe that advises...

4 years 9 months ago

Five Americans convicted in Pakistan

SARGODHA, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court has convicted five young American men on terror charges and sentenced them each to 10 years in prison. The five Muslims from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., were arrested in December. Prosecutors say e-mail records and witness statements prove they had...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 10 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot. The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the...

5 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

Travelers cautiously confident at airport

Even in the midst of yesterday's emergency landing in Colorado Springs, it's still business as usual at the airport. Most passengers are thinking about what could happen. "You first of all pray it never happens to you but again there's a certain amount of confidence that you have in the...

5 years 2 months ago

More suspected terrorists moved to watch lists

Counterterrorism officials have moved the names of dozens of people onto the terror watch list and the no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. An intelligence official says the government scrubbed thousands of names in its database after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-found airliner on...

5 years 4 months 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 5 months ago

Fort Carson mourns fallen soldiers

The Mountain Post remembers the 9 men who sacrificed their all over the weekend while serving our country in the war in Afghanistan. "As we mourn the loss of these great Americans, we remember their dedicated service and heroic actions as they fought along their comrades to preserve our freedom."...

5 years 5 months ago

NYC to expand its high-tech counterterror system

A network of security cameras, license plate readers and weapons sensors designed to protect lower Manhattan from terrorist threats is now expanding to New York City's midtown area. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly say the city will extend the counterterrorism system into an area that includes Grand...

5 years 6 months ago

Aurora terror suspect admits to terror ties

NBC (Denver)-- NBC reports Najibullah Zazi has admitted to ties to al-Qaeda and has admitted attending a terror training camp in Pakistan. NBC says Najibullah Zazi denies planning to stage attacks in the United States. This comes as Zazi continued his third day of FBI questioning, Friday. FBI agents...

5 years 6 months ago

Expert says terrorist threat in Colorado real

Najibullah Zazi isn't under arrest, and no charges have been filed. Still it begs the question, are terrorist cells operating in Colorado? Without the public becoming paranoid about every little thing they see and hear, terrorism in our state really should be a concern according to nationally recognized terrorist expert,...

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