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  • 9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK - Dozens of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks.

  • Maine man killed in Afghanistan suicide attack laid to rest 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:58 pm

    EXETER, Maine - A civilian contractor who was killed in a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Afghanistan was remembered Wednesday as a family man who served his community and defended his country.

  • AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:59 pm

    JERUSALEM - A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.

  • Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:49 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Massachusetts man appeals terror conviction 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:22 am

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction.

  • Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 am

    ISLAMABAD - A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

  • Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:28 pm

    TORONTO - Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.

  • Ex-Mo. lawyer takes plea deal in Utah brochure theft case 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:01 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A man who once ran for Congress in Missouri and was accused of commercial terrorism in Utah has agreed to a plea deal.

  • Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:02 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • Kansas man faces likely 20-year sentence for bomb plot 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:38 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport is expected to get 20 years in prison under the terms of a plea deal.

  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:59 am

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:37 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas man's odyssey into terrorism culminated when he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita airport where he worked, an attack prosecutors say was aimed at causing "maximum carnage" during which Terry L. Loewen would die as a martyr.

  • Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:49 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.

  • The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am

    CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:28 am

    PARIS - In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.

  • Army chaplain wins prize to give 9/11 sermon by ground zero 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:48 pm

    NEW YORK - An Army chaplain has won a national prize for an original sermon that he will deliver on Sept. 11 at a chapel near ground zero that became a sanctuary of consolation after the terrorist attacks.

  • Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:43 pm

    PARIS - Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.

  • School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:41 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.

  • Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:57 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with an angry rival who controls the possibility of impeachment proceedings against her.

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 am

    BEIJING - Chinese courts in the restive, western region of Xinjiang have jailed 45 people on terrorism-related charges, including 18 convicted of organizing illegal border crossings, state-run media reported Thursday.

  • Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:31 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home.

  • Moogalian recounts train attack in French magazine interview story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 pm

    PARIS - The first inkling Mark Moogalian had that something was amiss on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris was when he saw a man dragging his suitcase into the bathroom.

  • Gunman in French train attack charged with terrorism story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:22 am

    PARIS - The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train in France is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers - but his family defended him Wednesday, saying he was in a desperate situation.

  • Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:46 am

    WASHINGTON - A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:31 am

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.