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Obama’s Birthday Weekend: Golf, Terror Updates and Camp David

Obama’s Birthday Weekend: Golf, Terror Updates and Camp David

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama, who turns 52 on Sunday, spent Saturday playing golf with friends at Joint Base Andrews, but before he hit the links, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 U.S. embass…

Change to Security Policy for Statue of Liberty Visits Proposed

Change to Security Policy for Statue of Liberty Visits Proposed

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — The National Park Service intends to change its security screening plan for the Statue of Liberty and several prominent New Yorkers are up in arms.
Currently, visitors to Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is…

DOD: Ft. Hood Massacre Likely ‘Criminal Act of Single Individual,’ Not International Terror

DOD: Ft. Hood Massacre Likely ‘Criminal Act of Single Individual,’ Not International Terror

U.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences via Getty Images(FORT HOOD, Texas) — More than three years since a deadly domestic assault on American troops — the 2009 Fort Hood massacre that claimed 13 lives, including that of …

London Attack: Man Hacked to Death Was a British Soldier

London Attack: Man Hacked to Death Was a British Soldier

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — British authorities are debating whether to raise the country’s threat level one day after a British soldier was hacked to death by suspects shouting jihadist slogans in southeast London.
Britain’s top leaders held an …

New Terrorist Magazine Targets Obama, Drones

New Terrorist Magazine Targets Obama, Drones

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Barack Obama appears with a bull’s-eye on his head in a new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, who also urge Muslims around the world to try to hack an…

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — After years of security briefings and thwarting terrorist plots, national security still keeps Eric Holder awake.”I still worry at night,” the U.S. attorney general told ABC’s Pierre Thomas in a wide-rangi…

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Broward County Sheriff Dept.(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A Florida terrorism suspect arrested along with his brother last month was planning a lone wolf attack in New York City, according to Justice Department officials.At a detention hearing in Ft. Laud…

Former Roommate of Wanted Terrorist Among Two Charged in Terror Case

Former Roommate of Wanted Terrorist Among Two Charged in Terror Case

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two men from Alabama have been arrested in a terrorism case, including the former roommate of a man on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list.Randy Wilson, a.k.a. Rasheed Wilson, and Mohammad Abdul Rahma…

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Two South Florida men were charged Friday with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, federal officials said.The suspects are brot…

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

File photo. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three …

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group, FBI Says

File photo. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three …

Jordan Foils ‘Major Terrorist Plot’

Jordan Foils ‘Major Terrorist Plot’

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(AMMAN, Jordan) — Eleven men have been arrested by Jordanian intelligence services which accuse them of planning a “major terrorist plot” involving an attack on shopping centers, residential buildings and…

Guantanamo Court Chaos Replaced by Order

Guantanamo Court Chaos Replaced by Order

Comstock/Thinkstock(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants charged in the 9/11 terror attacks were back before a military judge in Guantanamo Monday, and the proceedings bore little resemblance to their last, chaotic …

Indonesia: Terror Warning Issued Ahead of Bali Bombing Anniversary

Indonesia: Terror Warning Issued Ahead of Bali Bombing Anniversary

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(LONDON) — Indonesia has issued a terror threat warning, ahead of a somber national anniversary.Indonesian police are warning of a possible terrorist threat targeting dignitaries planning to commemorate the 10th anniversary o…

Did the CIA Have a Double Agent Inside al Qaeda?

Did the CIA Have a Double Agent Inside al Qaeda?

Jyllands-Posten(VIBY J, Denmark) — A Danish man claims he worked with the CIA to infiltrate al Qaeda as a double agent for years and helped track radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki until the prominent al Qaeda figure was killed in an American drone strike…

Accused Terrorist Abu Hamza en Route to US

Accused Terrorist Abu Hamza en Route to US

Abu Hamza in 2004. Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(LONDON) — Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, the man authorities said tried to set up a terrorist training camp on American soil, is finally on his way to stand trial in the U.S. after an eight-year delay….

Iranian Group Dropped from US Terror List After Political Push

Iranian Group Dropped from US Terror List After Political Push

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A controversial Iranian group that the U.S. declared a terrorist organization nearly 15 years ago has been taken off the terror list in the wake of a high-profile political campaign aimed at Washington, D.C. decision…

National Intelligence Office Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi

National Intelligence Office Tries to Explain Evolving Intelligence on Benghazi

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement Friday trying to explain the changing explanations of what happened after the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was attacked, an …

Some Administration Officials Had Early Concerns Benghazi Attack Was Act of Terrorism

Some Administration Officials Had Early Concerns Benghazi Attack Was Act of Terrorism

US Department of Defense Photo by Glenn Fawcet(WASHINGTON) — Obama administration officials told ABC News they had early concerns the attack in Benghazi, Libya was the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, off…

Phoenix Filmmaker Arrested After Allegedly Staging Terrorist Hoax

Phoenix Filmmaker Arrested After Allegedly Staging Terrorist Hoax

ABC News(PHOENIX) — A Phoenix filmmaker has been arrested for allegedly videotaping his nephew dressed in a sheet while pointing a fake grenade launcher at passing cars in an apparent terrorist hoax to test police-response time after the Aurora, Colo….

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