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Terrorist Attack

ISIS sparks $50 billion boost in Europe's defense spending

LONDON — Europe's defense industry is set to reap a $50 billion windfall as the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris prompt governments to ramp up spending on military capabilities spanning cyber security to fighter jets, armored vehicles and drones in an effort to defeat Islamic...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Business Wire

From Pearl Harbor to Paris, we’ve seen these tragedies before

On that terrible Friday the 13th, when ISIS attackers murdered at least 129 people in Paris, I tried not to watch. Instead of going home to a night of cable news, I went to Seattle to hear a musician friend play a live...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

American, 19 others die in attack by terrorists in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali — Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people, including one American,...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World

Americans fearful of a major terror attack in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Fear among Americans about terrorist attacks on U.S. soil have risen sharply a week after a major assault in Paris killed 130, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which finds a majority believing that the country is at war with “radical Islam.”

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World

20 killed in attack at Mali hotel; 2 jihadis also killed

BAMAKO, Mali — Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people, including one American,...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Nation & World

Talking to your children about terrorism

Recent events in Paris, Beirut and Egypt disturb our sense of security and safety. It's impossible not to experience the impact of these terrible and senseless acts of violence.Adults are glued to news stations, the Internet, and radio, reading and hearing about the events...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Life

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in U.S. 2016 politics

WASHINGTON — The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

ISIS waged ‘act of war,’ French president says

PARIS — French authorities Saturday said the horrific rampage of bullets and explosions that left 129 dead in Paris on Friday was carried out by suicide bombers connected to the Islamic State who broke into three groups with a single objective: to kill as many people as...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman cancel events in Paris

NEW YORK — The Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman, U2 and other entertainers have canceled events in Paris following deadly terrorist attacks in the city.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Entertainment

Dem candidates clash on domestic, foreign policy

DES MOINES - A Democratic presidential debate here Saturday that began with a sobering discussion of the escalating terrorist threats from Islamic State militants quickly turned to a sharp ideological clash on domestic issues that included regulating the banking industry and gun...

Date: 11/14/2015 | Nation & World

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Nation & World

Big day ahead for Benghazi committee, Clinton

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 spent $1,847 on printing this year. It spent $1,077 on bottled water. And it spent $570 on cabs and parking.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Nation & World

Nobel Peace Prize honors groups working to save Tunisia

BERLIN — The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize on an alliance of four Tunisian civil society groups for their efforts to foster democracy in the nation that gave birth to the Arab Spring.The quartet of groups, including a labor union...

Date: 10/10/2015 | Nation & World

McCarthy comments on Benghazi a gift to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming appearance before the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi was supposed to be a crucible: a chance for Republicans to prosecute the former secretary of state for her handling of the 2012 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans as well as for her...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Nation & World

9/11 is remembered in Edmonds at new memorial park

EDMONDS — The sculpture is subtle, simple and steel.The sun on Friday morning shone through the panels of stained glass in the sculpture, washing the image of the American flag over a one-ton beam. It was just as the firefighters envisioned.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

A week to remember: 9/11 events to be held throughout county

EDMONDS — After years of work, the 9/11 memorial park in Edmonds is expected to be completed soon.An opening ceremony is planned for 9:11 a.m. Friday, and marks 14 years since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Local News

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

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