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Man takes golf cart on wild ride into Florida Walmart store

Aug. 9, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

GIBSONTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 56-year-old Florida man took his golf cart on a wild ride through a Walmart store, terrorizing shoppers and ignoring deputies' orders to stop before crashing into a cash register. Hillsborough County Sheriff's investigators say they were summoned to the store near...

FBI: California gunman had list of possible targets

Aug. 6, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the mass shooting at a California food festival after it discovered a "target list" compiled by the gunman whose relatives apologized Tuesday and said they were "horrified" by his actions. The FBI disclosure came during a funeral...

Shooting shows challenges for FBI in probing domestic terror

Aug. 5, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy. Federal investigators looking to prevent acts of domestic terrorism, like the massacre of 22...

Trump signs Sept. 11 victims' compensation fund extension

Jul. 29, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund helping those impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses mounted....

US citizen charged with training Islamic State group members

Jul. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan facing terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group once boasted that he supports "the worst terrorist organization in the world," authorities said as they announced his arrest Friday. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov,...

The Latest: US citizen charged with training IS detained

Jul. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who's been charged with terrorism crimes (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group has been detained without bail. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov appeared Friday in...

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Jul. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from the...

Treasury chief: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use

Jul. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came out strongly Monday against Facebook's ambitious plan to create a new digital currency, as the Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

Trump's July Fourth event drains DC security fund

Jul. 11, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's July Fourth event has drained a special fund used to provide security and protect the nation's capital from terrorist threats. The Washington Post reports the celebration cost the District of Columbia about $1.7 million, not including police expenses for related...

Trump gives warm welcome to Qatar amid Persian Gulf disputes

Jul. 9, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave a warm White House welcome Tuesday to the leader of Qatar amid a bitter rift between the tiny, energy-rich nation and its fellow American allies in the Persian Gulf and rising tensions with Iran. Trump clasped hands with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin...