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{FD} US hits ‘Beatles’ cell member, 6 more with terror sanctions

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The United States is imposing sanctions on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, including a member of the IS cell dubbed “The Beatles.” The State Department is declaring El Shafee Elsheikh as a global terrorist. Continue reading

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{FD} Coalition: US service member dies in Syria of natural causes

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The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq says that a U.S. service member has died of suspected natural causes in northern Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri governor says Trump might intervene on Real ID Act

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Tuesday that President Donald Trump may be considering whether to halt or delay a federal identification requirement that could soon prevent residents from Missouri and some other states from using their driver’s licens… Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life

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Family members of 9/11 families and others harmed in the terrorist attacks are on a fresh quest to hold Saudi Arabia responsible. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge seeks common ground in 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia

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A federal judge in New York is trying to bring order to the legal process after a new law opened the floodgates to 9/11 lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for the 2001 terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: US pilot describes challenges of bombing IS

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The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the bombing campaign has told The Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio court rejects media request for autopsies of 8 slain

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An appeals court has rejected a newspaper’s request for access to coroner’s office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

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AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. Continue reading

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{FD} Movie of Vince Flynn’s ‘American Assassin’ to debut Sept. 15

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The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September. Continue reading

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{FD} Q&A: A look at the electronics ban on some flights

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The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on b… Continue reading

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{FD} Bid to strip terrorist’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

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The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of trying to strip a convicted terrorist of U.S. citizenship in what some critics say could mark a new, tougher line under President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Sept. 11 families sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 attacks

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Hundreds of relatives of those killed on Sept. 11 have sued Saudi Arabia, joining many others who have tried to hold the kingdom responsible for the attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Blind cleric jailed for life in US dies

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Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} US lawmakers want North Korea added to terrorism blacklist

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The apparent assassination of the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother is strengthening bipartisan calls for the U.S. to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation lifted nine years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Trump Israel pick talks tough on Palestinians

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David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, displayed an exhaustive knowledge of Israeli-Palestinian affairs during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, but at times glossed over intricacies of the famously co… Continue reading

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{FD} Critics: Trump should not ignore domestic terrorist threats

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President Donald Trump and his supporters say the nation’s greatest security risk lies in attackers who potentially sneak into the U.S. from abroad. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

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Pope Francis said that “no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud at a conference on economic inequality that opened Thursday in the small farming city in California. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Guilty plea made involving San Bernardino attack

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The Latest on guilty plea on charges related to the San Bernardino terror attack (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists

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A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline is comparing pipeline opponents to terrorists. Continue reading

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{FD} Memorial service held for Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

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A private memorial has been held for the Navy SEAL who was killed during a raid against al-Qaida in Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} New York man admits seeking to help Islamic State group

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Another New York City man has admitted to plotting to help the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: Undercover FBI agent was near gunmen before attack

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An undercover FBI agent who was investigating terrorism was driving past two Arizona men just before they opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas in 2015, court records show, raising questions about whether authorities… Continue reading

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{FD} New York City man admits to plotting to help Islamic State

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A New York City man has admitted to plotting to help the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Spicer: ‘Clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack

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President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Citing Trump, 3rd nonprofit rejects funds to fight extremism

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A third nonprofit group will reject nearly $400,000 in federal grant money intended to fight violent extremism under President Donald Trump’s administration amid concerns over his rhetoric, The Associated Press has learned. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s assertions echo site filled with tales of dark plots

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President Donald Trump’s assertion that the media often fails to cover terrorist attacks is false, but he’s hardly alone in making the claim. The statement is just the latest by Trump to echo a website known for trafficking in dubious allegations of pl… Continue reading

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{FD} Company accused of scamming 9/11, NFL concussion victims

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New York and federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey-based company that they say scammed sick 9/11 responders and NFL players who are receiving payouts for concussion-related injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claim terrorism ignored unsupported

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President Donald Trump made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going unreported. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Trump says terrorism acts ignored. Evidence?

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President Donald Trump made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going unreported. Continue reading

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{FD} US spy alliances may be tested by unpredictable Trump

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Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper longstanding U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or … Continue reading

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{FD} Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances

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Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper long-standing U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump blames ‘Islamic terrorist’ in Paris attack

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury convicts man in Florida Keys bomb plot

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A federal jury has convicted a man of a plot to detonate a bomb on a Florida Keys beach that prosecutors said was inspired by Islamic State extremists. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump reaffirms NATO commitment to France

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 7 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Refugees wish more focus on Syria, less on closing US doors

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Ahmad Alabood, whose family was the first to be resettled in America as part of the “surge” refugee program, wishes President Donald Trump would help topple Syria’s regime rather than press to close off U.S. borders to those fleeing a torn homeland. Continue reading

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{FD} Man to be sentenced for plotting New Year’s machete attack

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An ex-convict with a history of mental illness faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced for plotting a New Year’s Eve machete attack at a New York restaurant in the name of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump draft order seeks review on interrogations

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s talk of keeping Iraq’s oil sparking concerns

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No one knows how seriously to take President Donald Trump’s threat to seize Iraq’s oil. Continue reading

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{FD} Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

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Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} US government releases final batch of bin Laden documents

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The Obama administration is releasing the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were found in the terrorist’s secret compound in Pakistan in 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

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Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial

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The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died has testified at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

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Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court takes up suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

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Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} US to ease sanctions against Sudan, broaden outreach efforts

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The Obama administration is set to ease, but not eliminate, sanctions against Sudan and broaden now limited talks with the long estranged African government, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on war crimes charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Testimony by NY man’s family may be key at terrorism trial

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The outcome of Manhattan’s first Islamic State-related terrorism trial may hinge on the testimony of family members of a New York college student who died in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} US imposes WMD sanctions on Syrian tech company

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The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a Syrian tech company it accused of helping Syria’s ballistic missile program. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge sets trial for Ohio man charged in alleged ISIS case

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A judge has set an August trial date for an Ohio man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 3 years for lying about Islamic State group contact

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A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for lying to the FBI about his social media exchanges with Islamic State group recruiters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man gets 13 years for plotting to join al Qaida

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The Latest on the sentencing of a New York man for plotting to join al-Qaida (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Continue reading

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