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France: Person arrested in Sept. 11-style attack threat

Oct. 18, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A young man flagged for Islamic radicalism is in French custody on preliminary terrorism charges after threatening a Sept. 11-style plane hijacking and attack, authorities said Friday. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the man's arrest late last month marked the 60th time that French...

Parole denied again for inmate in 1976 school bus hijacking

Oct. 8, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials again rejected parole Tuesday for the last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of children for $5 million ransom more than four decades ago. State parole officials decided that Frederick Woods, 67, can try again in five years. It's the 17th...

Lebanese man back home after mistaken for hijacker in Greece

Sep. 25, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese journalist returned home to Beirut on Wednesday after being mistakenly detained last week in Greece on suspicion of involvement in a 1985 TWA airline hijacking. A Greek police statement said the name on the man's passport came up on a European police computer system as that of a...

Egypt court sentences plane hijacker to life in prison

Sep. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land in Cyprus to life in prison. Alexandria Criminal Court on Tuesday served up Seif Eddin Mustafa's sentence after he was convicted of hijacking a civilian plane and taking passengers hostage....

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Sep. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "Eighteen...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

Sep. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America's longest war, in Afghanistan. Trump's 9/11 speech on Wednesday came just five days after he called off...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "As long as...

"The Only Plane in the Sky" is compelling history of 9/11

Sep. 10, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

"The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11" (Avid Reader Press), by Garrett M. Graff People born at least a quarter-century ago probably remember the exact details of what they were doing on that beautiful blue September day when terror was unleashed across the country. Now, 18 years later, the memories...