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Purple Hearts in question after Chattanooga attack

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after the attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killed five U.S. service members, the U.S. government is still grappling with whether to call the event terrorism. Potentially at stake: Purple Hearts for the service members killed and wounded, and the...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World


Ex-911 NYC firefighter wins $5M in lottery

NEW YORK — A retired New York City firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 has won $5 million on a lottery scratch-off ticket.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World


Deliveryman in France arrested for explosions at American-owned factory

SAINT-PRIEST, France — Yassin Salhi was another extremist who fell through the cracks.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Nation & World


Charleston will need time to mourn tragedy

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.These are all...

Date: 06/21/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Militants attack Egypt’s famed Luxor temple

CAIRO — Militants with explosives battled Egyptian security forces outside the ancient Karnak temple in Luxor on Wednesday, striking one of Egypt’s most famous tourist sites and raising fears over the potentially expanding reach of the country’s Islamist insurgency.

Date: 06/10/2015 | Nation & World


Rand Paul vows to force expiration of Patriot Act

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowed that he would force the Patriot Act to expire Sunday when the Senate reconvenes after not taking action last week to extend or replace a controversial surveillance program.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Nation & World


Saudi Arabia: No evidence its agents helped in 9/11 attacks

NEW YORK — Attorneys for Saudi Arabia say a judge should reject claims by families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks that new evidence — including an interview with the man who became known as the “20th hijacker” — shows agents of the kingdom “directly and knowingly” helped the hijackers.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Nation & World


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston bombing

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Nation & World


Kenyan warplanes attack suspected militant positions

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in Somalia following an extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people, a military spokesman said Monday.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Nation & World


Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official’s son

GARISSA, Kenya — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own...

Date: 04/05/2015 | Nation & World


Militants kill 147 in Kenya; Christians were target

GARISSA, Kenya — Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group's deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World


Islamic State claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Islamic State group issued a statement Thursday claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia’s national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists.

Date: 03/19/2015 | Nation & World


19 die in terror attack on Tunisia museum

TUNIS, Tunisia — Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia's capital and killed 19 people, "shooting at anything that moved," a witness said.

Date: 03/18/2015 | Nation & World


Congress OKs bill to fund U.S. security for a week

WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President...

Date: 02/27/2015 | Nation & World


What was Saudis' role in Sept. 11 attacks?

WASHINGTON — For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say document links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 attacks.Other officials, including the executive director...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World


Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Nation & World


Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Nation & World


Purported IS message says Japan, Jordan hostages will die soon

CAIRO — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than “24 hours left to live.”

Date: 01/27/2015 | Nation & World


High-value Gitmo detainees phone home

For almost a decade, the 15 detainees considered to be the most dangerous at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been locked in a special top-security facility, deprived of some of the privileges granted to other prisoners, such as communal living, live television and periodic...

Date: 01/25/2015 | Nation & World


Store employee honored for heroism, given French citizenship

PARIS — French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship.

Date: 01/20/2015 | Nation & World


European police arrest 2 dozen in anti-terrorism sweeps

BRUSSELS — French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.

Date: 01/16/2015 | Nation & World


France cracks down on hate speech; sends carrier to Mideast

PARIS — France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Nation & World


Chicago mom to Islamic State: ‘Leave our children alone!’

CHICAGO — The suburban Chicago mother of a 19-year-old American facing a terrorist charge for trying to join the Islamic State militants accused the group on Tuesday of brainwashing youths into joining their ranks via social media. And she declared, “Leave our children alone!”

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


French premier calls for hard line on terror

PARIS — France’s prime minister demanded tougher anti-terrorism measures Tuesday after deadly attacks that some call this country’s Sept. 11 — and that may already be leading to a crackdown on liberties in exchange for greater security.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


Defiant Charlie Hebdo draws more threats

PARIS — Charlie Hebdo released a new version of its irreverent and often offensive newspaper Tuesday, defiantly putting a caricature of the Prophet...

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


Charlie Hebdo to print 3 million copies with Muhammad cover

PARIS — Charlie Hebdo will print 3 million copies of a special issue of the satirical magazine, depicting the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, a week after an attack at its headquarters left a third of its journalists dead.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


France extends airstrikes in Iraq on Islamic State

Associated PressPARIS — France’s lower house of Parliament has approved extending French airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


French PM calls for tough ‘war’ on radical Islam

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is urging tighter surveillance and other anti-terrorism measures as part of a “war” against radical Islam, after France’s worst terrorist attacks in decades.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Nation & World


As many as 6 Paris terror suspects may be at large, police say

PARIS — As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


Obama team: We should have sent top official to Paris rally

WASHINGTON — Under fire for seemingly snubbing one of its closest allies, the White House conceded Monday that it should have sent a high-ranking U.S. official to Paris over the weekend to demonstrate U.S. support in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


In Nigeria, survivors describe Islamic militants’ butchery

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed a large number of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered "like insects."The accounts were given...

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


White House: U.S. should have sent high-level officials to Paris

WASHINGTON — The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


Paris gunman said he was underwear bomber’s roommate

CAIRO — One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troops

PARIS — France ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World


Al-Qaida member in Yemen says group directed Paris attack

CAIRO — A member of al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen says the group directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World


French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

PARIS — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World


French cops close in on massacre suspects

PARIS — A pair of heavily armed brothers suspected in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper were cornered inside a printing house near Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday and appear to have taken a hostage, officials said.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World


12 die in terror attack on Paris paper, gunmen at large

PARIS — Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack.

Date: 01/07/2015 | Nation & World


Pakistan school massacre victims buried

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.But as the dead bodies — mostly children — started coming in from a school massacre this...

Date: 12/21/2014 | Nation & World


Sony cancels release of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

Date: 12/17/2014 | Entertainment


Taliban steps up attacks in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents have intensified their attacks on this besieged capital with a flurry of brazen bombings and afternoon raids targeting foreigners and Afghans, bringing the war into this city in a way not seen in any other year since the radical Islamists were ousted from...

Date: 11/30/2014 | Nation & World


Osama bin Laden's shooter is revealed

In 15 years of dangerous missions — from midnight raids on al-Qaida safe houses in Iraq to battling Somali pirates from the deck of a heaving Navy ship on the high seas — there had never been one so shadowed by dread. As Robert James O'Neill contemplated his jump from a...

Date: 11/07/2014 | Nation & World


Canada's Parliament honors a hero in their midst

OTTAWA, Ontario — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their...

Date: 10/24/2014 | Nation & World


Gunman attacks Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second...

Date: 10/23/2014 | Nation & World


Parliament shooting was terrorism, Canada PM says

 shooting rampage was terrorism JEREMY HAINSWORTH, Associated PressROB GILLIES, Associated Press 

Date: 10/22/2014 | Nation & World


5 terrorists killed, car bomb recovered in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan and Somali soldiers killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and six suicide vests, a Kenyan military spokesman said Sunday.

Date: 10/19/2014 | Nation & World


Can Obama wage war without Congress?

WASHINGTON — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to...

Date: 09/13/2014 | Nation & World


Ceremonies honor victims of 9/11

NEW YORK — The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.The familiar...

Date: 09/12/2014 | Nation & World


County's 9/11 events mark 13th anniversary of attacks

Events are planned around Snohomish County on Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The city of Arlington is set to unveil and dedicate its 9/11 memorial at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Date: 09/09/2014 | Local News




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