Judge to determine damages against neo-Nazi website operator

U.S. 06/12/19, 04:47

A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday for the amount of monetary damages a Muslim-American radio host can recover against a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism.SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah (oh-bee-DAHL'-ah) is seeking more than $1 million in damages against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew ...

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

World 05/21/19, 01:38

New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings.The new charge comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction ...

Judge to weigh freeing Coast Guard officer called terrorist

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:18

A federal magistrate judge may decide Tuesday whether to order the release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists. Prosecutors have portrayed 50-year-old Christopher Hasson as a domestic terrorist and a racist extremist intent on carrying out ...

APNewsBreak: Feds limited in prosecution of juvenile terror

U.S. 05/06/19, 23:19

The Justice Department's ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision, forcing prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local authorities in a state without anti-terrorism laws.The court's decision in a case unrelated to terrorism opened a loophole ...

Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 years in foiled al-Qaida plot

New York 05/02/19, 16:06

A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in prison, effectively time he has already served. Najibullah Zazi, a ...

Update: Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 year prison term

New York 05/02/19, 14:18

The Latest on the sentencing of the ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system (all times local):3:15 p.m.A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways and then switched sides and helped the U.S. prosecute terrorists after his arrest has been sentenced to ...

South Asian security experts downplay Islamic State threat

Asia & Pacific 05/01/19, 07:51

Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that safety measures and surveillance are adequate to keep militants from carrying out a Sri Lanka-style attack elsewhere in South Asia. Al-Mursalat Media released a poster on Tuesday featuring a ...

US raises travel warning after Sri Lanka suicide bombings

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:50

The U.S. State Department has issued a heightened travel warning for Sri Lanka after last Sunday's suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. The department is urging Americans to "reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to terrorism." The U.S. has also ordered the departure of all school-age family members of U.S. ...

Huge gap in sentences requested in Chicago terrorism case

U.S. 04/26/19, 18:57

Prosecutors and defense lawyers on Friday recommended starkly different punishments in a long-running Chicago terrorism case before a multiday sentencing hearing that starts Monday and will focus on the 25-year-old defendant's mental health.Adel Daoud was arrested in a 2012 FBI sting after trying to detonate what he believed was a ...

Syria: West practicing economic ‘terrorism’ against Damascus

Europe 04/26/19, 10:24

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has blasted the United State and the European Union for imposing sanctions on his country, describing them as "economic terrorism." Bashar Ja'afari made his comments Friday in the Kazakh capital of Astana where Russia, Turkey and Iran held a new round of talks with the ...

Release approved for Coast Guard officer accused of terror

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:03

A federal magistrate says a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist is entitled to be released from custody before his trial.U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Day noted on Thursday that 50-year-old Christopher Hasson hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses. Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 and is ...

Interview: Sri Lanka’s PM says potential bombers at large

Asia & Pacific 04/25/19, 10:32

Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives.Some of the suspects "may go out for a suicide attack," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press.Wickremesinghe spoke frankly about ...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Tech 04/24/19, 00:48

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.Ardern said she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief executives of technology companies ...

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 13:35

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others. The executions were likely ...

Update: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Europe 04/23/19, 02:54

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):8:50 a.m.The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act.An Irish Republican Army splinter group ...

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