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  • new storyPolice: 9/11 memorial visitor carried 2 loaded handguns 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:41 pm

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a tourist has been arrested on charges she carried two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City.

  • new storyTurkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:38 pm

    LICE, Turkey - The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire - igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.

  • FBI names counterterrorism veteran to lead Philadelphia 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:40 am

    PHILADELPHIA - The head of the FBI's counterterrorism unit in New York has been tapped to run the agency's operations in the Philadelphia region.

  • Detroit FBI chief Abbate moving to Washington Field Office 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:16 am

    DETROIT - Special Agent in charge of the FBI in Detroit Paul Abbate has been promoted to assistant director in charge of the bureau's field office in Washington.

  • German ex-jihadi says he'll tell 'truth' on Islamic State 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:56 am

    BERLIN - A 26-year-old German ex-jihadi says he plans to reveal details about the inner workings of the Islamic State group "so that the world knows the truth."

  • US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 8:31 pm

    CAIRO - Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

  • Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 3:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

  • 2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:40 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • UAE prosecutor refers 41 people to trial on terror charges 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 8:50 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates' top prosecutor referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an extremist state, according to a statement released Sunday.

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

  • No bail for man charged with trying to join Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:50 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - Arafat Nagi had made an oath to the Islamic State group, outfitted himself to fight and had a one-way ticket to the Middle East at the time of his arrest, federal authorities said Friday.

  • Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians.

  • Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

  • US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.

  • Space center gets World Trade Center beam for 9/11 memorial 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:43 am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - A beam from the World Trade Center will be added to a 9/11 memorial at the Kennedy Space Center.

  • Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:21 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.

  • Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:11 am

    CHIRAN, Japan - As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.

  • FSB: US, Georgia helped prevent attacks at Sochi Olympics 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:58 pm

    MOSCOW - The head of Russia's domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year's Winter Olympics.

  • The Latest: Trial begins in Virginia for terror suspect 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:15 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the trial of terror suspect Irek Hamidullin (all times local):

  • Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:14 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.

  • Saudi Arabia asks NY judge to drop it from Sept. 11 lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:00 pm

    NEW YORK - Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks and should be dismissed as a defendant in lawsuits brought by victims' families, a lawyer for the kingdom told a judge Thursday.

  • Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:51 pm

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday.

  • Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:31 pm

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:11 am

    NEW DELHI - Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.

  • India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 pm

    NEW DELHI - Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.