Latest Terrorism News

Former Alabama woman charged with supporting al-Qaida

Oct. 23, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a former Alabama resident with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and helping others to do the same. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release that Alaa Mohd Abusaad was charged Tuesday in...

AP FACT CHECK: Pence flubs federal statistics on terrorists

Oct. 23, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence misstated federal statistics Tuesday when trying to help President Donald Trump make the case that terrorists are among thousands of migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border. Trump himself acknowledged he's got no proof terrorists are in the mix. A...

London imam's conviction for supporting terror is upheld

Oct. 23, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to a London imam for supporting terrorism. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there was overwhelming evidence against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 60. The court also ruled that Mustafa's 2012 extradition...

Mnuchin announces sanctions against 9 individuals

Oct. 23, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Tuesday that the United States and six other Middle East countries are taking action to expose and disrupt terrorist activities being conducted by the Taliban and Iran to undermine the government of Afghanistan. In the announcement from Riyadh,...

Deputy chief of IS-linked group in Somalia killed: Officials

Oct. 23, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say the deputy leader of an Islamic State-affiliated extremist group based in northern Somalia has been killed in the capital. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters told The Associated...

Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US

Oct. 23, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. The caravan's numbers have...

The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

Oct. 23, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The first waves of Central Americans in a huge migrant caravan have begun arriving in the southern Mexico town of Huixtla after an exhausting eight-hour walk. The first to...

The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown prince

Oct. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:08 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The meeting took place as the...

The Latest: Caravan leader denies any terrorists

Oct. 22, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A Honduran-born leader of the migrant caravan trying to make its way through Mexico says U.S. President Donald Trump should stop accusing the caravan of harboring...

'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

Oct. 22, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a detachable bowl for...