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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, mourners place flowers in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

Jan. 19, 2021 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said. Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, was in custody on charges...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced the senior militant leader Lakhvi to five years in jail in a case of terror financing, the country's counter-terrorism department in the eastern Punjab province said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistani court sentences militant leader to 5 years in jail

Jan. 8, 2021 6:26 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday convicted and sentenced a senior militant leader to five years in jail in a case of terror financing, the country's counter-terrorism department in the eastern Punjab province said. The court ruling comes after authorities arrested Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi,...

Ex-NYPD sergeant charged with fraud in 9/11 collection scam

Jan. 7, 2021 2:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department sergeant was charged Thursday with lying to cheat a fund set up to reimburse victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Sally Spinosa awaited an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court after her arrest on charges of submitting false claims, wire...

Citing complexities, judge delays Islamic State support case

Jan. 5, 2021 7:36 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted the lawyer for a man charged with helping the Islamic State group maintain an online presence almost a year to prepare for a complicated trial involving classified information. Hawazen Sameer Mothafar, whose trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Pakistani police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's security forces arrested Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistan arrests key militant on terror financing charges

Jan. 2, 2021 7:04 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces arrested Saturday an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. An official with the Pakistani counterterrorism police, Shakil Ahmed, said that Zaikur Rehman Lakhvi was seized in the eastern city of...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, multiple security details are seen outside of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. A Portland area man accused by federal authorities of helping Islamic State extremists maintain a

Oregon case reflects extremists' need of online presence

Dec. 22, 2020 7:48 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man supported the Islamic State group for years from a Portland, Oregon, suburb by helping the extremists maintain an online presence that encouraged attacks and sought recruits, federal agents and prosecutors said. Hawazen Sameer Mothafar, who was arrested in November and whose trial...

Alleged Boogaloo member pleads guilty to terrorism charge

Dec. 17, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A North Carolina man and self-described member of an anti-government extremist group who authorities say traveled to Minnesota during protests following the death of George Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge. Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, North Carolina,...