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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo security stand outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. A live mortar round was found in a vehicle late Tuesday at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. A base spokesman said that he doesn't know what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

3 who brought mortar round to gate at Pearl Harbor released

Jan. 15, 2020 5:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A mortar round was found in a vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base, shutting down the base for hours and leading three people to be taken into custody, military officials said Wednesday. It's not clear what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go when...

Virginia teen charged in 'swatting' ring linked to neo-Nazis

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology. John William Kirby Kelley, 19, was charged last week...

Man charged in Christmas Eve Oklahoma airport bomb threat

Jan. 7, 2020 6:42 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of calling Tulsa International Airport on Christmas Eve and reporting that a drive-up nuclear bomb would be detonated there is facing a criminal charge, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Anthony John Michalski, 64, was charged Monday with one count of...

FILE — In this Jan. 19, 2019 file photo the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini is seen, just outside of Tehran, Iran. The ancient and rich cultural landscape of Iran has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran stumble toward a possible open conflict. Iran, home to 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, has in the past reportedly guarded the sprawling tomb complex of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, with surface-to-air missiles. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Pentagon rejects Trump threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

Jan. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will “follow the laws of armed conflict.” When...

FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, an Iranian vendor stands in front of his goods at Qeisariyyeh old bazaar, in Imam Square in the city of Isfahan, Iran. The ancient and rich cultural landscape of Iran has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, that if Iran targets any American assets to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general, the U.S. has 52 Iranian sites it will hit, including ones “important to Iran & Iranian culture.

Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

Jan. 6, 2020 11:45 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict. President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday evening that if Iran attacks any American assets...

Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Soleimani's death Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

Jan. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil. The twin developments could bring...

FILE - In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2016. The U.S. airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general in Baghdad raises tensions even higher between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats across the wider Middle East. (Amir Kholousi, ISNA via AP)

AP Explains: Rising Iran, US tension after general's killing

Jan. 3, 2020 4:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general in Baghdad raises tensions even higher between Tehran and Washington, after months of trading attacks and threats across the wider Middle East. How Iran will respond remains in question as well, though its...

Naked man who made airport bomb threat gets probation

Dec. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran naked through Daytona Beach International Airport screaming about a bomb threat was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation and told to pay restitution to airlines affected by an evacuation that stranded scores of travelers. Volusia County Circuit Judge Matt...

Police conduct searches at Ramsingvej in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Police in Denmark police say they have carried out “a comprehensive and coordinated police action” across the country based on suspicions of preparations

6 to remain jailed in Denmark for alleged terror attack plot

Dec. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six people who were arrested as part of what Danish authorities alleged was an Islamist-inspired attack plot have been ordered held in pre-trial custody for four weeks. Police in Denmark arrested 22 suspects in a series of raids across the Scandinavian country earlier this week,...

Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools

Nov. 25, 2019 8:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and Britain. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on...