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Libya Attack Not Just ‘Mob Action,’ Obama Says

Libya Attack Not Just ‘Mob Action,’ Obama SaysABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Asked Monday by the hosts of ABC’s The View if the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a “terrorist attack,” President Obama said that “there is no doubt that the kind of weapons...

Counterterrorism Chief: Libya Attack Was Terrorism but Not Pre-planned

Counterterrorism Chief: Libya Attack Was Terrorism but Not Pre-plannedHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen became the highest-ranking member of the Obama administration to claim that last week's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was an act of terroris...

Man Believes His Bar Was Targeted by Teen in Alleged Bomb Plot

Man Believes His Bar Was Targeted by Teen in Alleged Bomb PlotABC(CHICAGO) -- The FBI has yet to name the Chicago bar that an 18-year-old suburban teen was allegedly trying to blow up with a car bomb, but one bar owner says his establishment was the target. Mike Feirstein, the co-owner of Cal's Bar and Liquors, t...

Obama: Terror Will ‘Not Dim the Light’ of US Values

Obama: Terror Will ‘Not Dim the Light’ of US ValuesBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(GOLDEN, Colo.) -- As his campaign rival accuses him of “apologizing” for America, President Obama today sought to project an unabashed commitment to the nation’s values, telling supporters in Colora...

GAO: Hospitals’ Failure to Secure Radioactive Materials Ups Terrorism Risk

GAO: Hospitals’ Failure to Secure Radioactive Materials Ups Terrorism RiskiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Government Accountability Office has released a report saying that hospitals have been negligent in securing the radioactive materials they use to tre...

Ft. Hood Bomb Plotter Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ft. Hood Bomb Plotter Sentenced to Life in PrisoniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WACO, Texas) -- The young serviceman convicted of plotting a massacre of his fellow soldiers near Fort Hood in Texas received dual consecutive life sentences today. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, sat in a Texas court today in a bizarre ma...

Sharp Decline in Terror Attacks After Bin Laden Death

Sharp Decline in Terror Attacks After Bin Laden DeathJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The number of worldwide terror attacks fell to 10,283 last year, down from 11,641 in 2010 and the lowest since 2005, the State Department reported Tuesday.What’s made the difference? The State Departmen...

US Resident Could Face Death Penalty in Sudan

US Resident Could Face Death Penalty in SudanRudwan Dawod is shown at a Sudan Sunrise school in Sudan. Sudan Sunrise(NEW YORK) -- Rudwan Dawod, a permanent U.S. resident currently in a Sudanese jail facing charges including involvement in a terrorist organization, could now also face the death p...

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get UnderwayMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info...

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get UnderwayMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info...

Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?

Flight Schools Still Unknowingly Training Terrorists?Chris Rank/Bloomberg via Getty Image(WASHINGTON) -- More than a decade after the Sept. 11 terror attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, thousands of foreign flight students are still not subject to terror database screening until aft...

Israeli PM Points to Iran in Deadly Bulgaria Blast

Israeli PM Points to Iran in Deadly Bulgaria BlastSTR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he suspects Iran was behind a deadly explosion aboard a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria today.“All the indications are that Iran is behind this deadly atta...

Senate Probe Finds HSBC Allowed Terrorists, Criminals to Launder Billions

Senate Probe Finds HSBC Allowed Terrorists, Criminals to Launder BillionsSimon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One of the world's largest banks, HSBC Holdings Plc., for years ignored warning signs that violent drug gangs in Mexico, suspected terrorist financiers in the Middle East, and other rogue character...

Exclusive: The Airplane Mystery Wire that Triggered Delta Scare

Exclusive: The Airplane Mystery Wire that Triggered Delta ScareABC News(WASHINGTON) -- New details emerged Monday about the two mysterious pieces of wire encased in straws that triggered a short-lived but widely-reported terror scare on a Delta flight last week from JFK airport in New York to Madrid. A government ...

2012 London Olympics: Officials Acknowledge Surprising Security Gaps

2012 London Olympics: Officials Acknowledge Surprising Security GapsMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- With less than two weeks before the Olympic torch is lit in London, British officials are offering public assurances that despite high-profile media reports on potential cracks in the $2 billion Olympic securit...

How the Delta ‘Air Scare’ Happened

How the Delta ‘Air Scare’ HappenedDelta Airlines(NEW YORK) -- Thursday night's terror scare on a Delta Airlines flight from New York to Madrid began when an air marshal became suspicious of a passenger of Pakistani descent who had just left a lavatory, and ended with a heavily armed SW...

Massachusetts Man to Plead Guilty in Model Plane Terror Plot

Massachusetts Man to Plead Guilty in Model Plane Terror PlotiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A Massachusetts man accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol building with model planes filled with C-4 explosives will plead guilty to two terror charges, say prosecutors, and serve a 17-year fe...

Would Al Qaeda’s Wildfire ‘Ember Bomb’ Really Work?

Would Al Qaeda’s Wildfire ‘Ember Bomb’ Really Work?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Al Qaeda’s plan to attack America by using an “ember bomb” to ignite wildfires is so impractical that the terror group would be better off armed with a cigarette lighter, according to California f...

Terror Suspect Tagged, Tracked, Nabbed Near Olympic Park

Terror Suspect Tagged, Tracked, Nabbed Near Olympic ParkSteve Rose/Getty Images(LONDON) -- An accused terrorist was re-arrested for repeatedly getting too close to London’s Olympic Park thanks to a GPS monitoring device. British authorities have used the device in special cases to track terror suspect...

Seven Men Arrested in UK on Suspicion of Terrorism

Seven Men Arrested in UK on Suspicion of TerrorismPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Seven men with suspected ties to terrorism were arrested this week in Britain following a routine vehicle stop, police said on Friday.The men, ranging in age from 22 to 43, were detained between Tuesday mo...

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