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Stories with subject: Terrorism
  • Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:02 pm

    POTISKUM, Nigeria - A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am

    LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm

    CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:36 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:17 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

  • Court rejects bid by victims' kin to clear Lockerbie bomber 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:26 am

    LONDON - Judges at a Scottish court ruled Friday that relatives of people killed in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland cannot launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the attack.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • Seattle man charged with murder, terrorism in New Jersey 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:29 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A Seattle man was indicted on murder and terrorism charges Thursday for allegedly shooting a New Jersey college student last year in a fit of rage over the U.S. government's role in the Middle East, which authorities said is the first time a terror charge has been brought in the state in connection with a murder case.

  • Public space to honor first responders in Sept. 11 attacks 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:07 pm

    BENTON HARBOR, Michigan - A public space is being created in southwestern Michigan to honor first responders involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as local rescuers.

  • Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:13 pm

    BAMAKO, Mali - Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso.

  • Ex-firefighter who responded on Sept. 11 wins $5M in lottery 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:08 pm

    NEW YORK - A former firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket.

  • US drone strike kills Islamic State leader 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:46 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.

  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:39 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics.

  • The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am

    CAIRO - The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).

  • South Dakota joining national anti-terrorism campaign 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota is joining a national anti-terrorism effort and officials at the state's Homeland Security Office are encouraging citizens to report suspicious activity.

  • Arkansas soldiers receive Purple Hearts after 2009 attack story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:53 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - After more than six years of letters, appeals and finally a change in federal law, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in a 2009 shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday.

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.

  • Italy detains 10 accused of preparing to fight in Syria 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    ROME - Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.

  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:07 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy.

  • Pope's visit to NYC includes service at 9/11 museum 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:44 am

    NEW YORK - Pope Francis will lead an interfaith service at the September 11 museum during his visit to New York City in late September.

  • UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:23 am

    LONDON - Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms.

  • Airline ops manager working on 9/11 is charged in sex sting 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:57 am

    PITTSBURGH - An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • Judge tosses feds' terrorism allegation against Florida imam 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:33 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - A federal judge says prosecutors took snippets of information out of context to create a nonexistent terrorism plot by an Islamic scholar in Florida.