Latest Terrorism News

Officials: Louisiana student wields stapler mistaken for gun

Nov. 12, 2019 3:38 AM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Officials for a Louisiana public school district say a high school was placed on lockdown after a student brandished a stapler mistaken for a gun. St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools posted on Facebook that East St. John High had been placed on lockdown Monday morning when a...

Vietnamese court finds Australian guilty of terrorism

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced a 70-year-old Australian to 12 years in jail on terrorism charges, state media reported. The Tuoi Tre newspaper said Chau Van Kham, a Sydney resident of Vietnamese origin, was found guilty of "terrorism to oppose the people's administration" in a...

Plaque commemorating pilot of hijacked 9/11 plane missing

Nov. 9, 2019 9:13 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A plaque commemorating a New Hampshire man who was piloting one of the planes that was hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001 is missing from the Portsmouth tree where it had been chained for 17 years. The plaque honors Tom McGuinness, the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, which was...

Greek counterterror operation yields 3 arrests, arms cache

Nov. 9, 2019 8:50 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities announced Saturday they had arrested three people and detained a further 15 in a "wide sweep" by the police's counterterrorism squad on suspected left-wing extremists that also yielded an arms cache. Another person is at large, police announced Saturday, adding that...

Police say California home deaths were murder-suicide

Nov. 9, 2019 1:30 AM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man fatally shot his visiting mother, a dog and himself in a Southern California home where a written bomb threat triggered an evacuation of neighbors, police said Friday. The killings took place at a house in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley on Thursday. Police believe it...

FBI translator whose own voice was intercepted pleads guilty

Nov. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former FBI translator charged with altering transcripts after his own voice was caught on intercepts with terrorism suspects has pleaded guilty to making false statements. Abdirizak Wehelie (wuh-HEEL'-ee) of Burke, Virginia, struck a plea bargain Friday in federal court in...

The Latest: Police: 2 dead in California murder-suicide

Nov. 8, 2019 1:06 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two people found dead in a Southern California home where there was a bomb threat (all times local): 10 a.m. Police say the deaths of two people in a suburban Southern California home are the result of a murder-suicide. Cmdr. Steve Shorts says Friday that a man...

UN court says it has jurisdiction in Ukraine-Russia case

Nov. 8, 2019 11:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a legal victory for Kyiv, the United Nations' highest court ruled Friday that it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine alleging that Russia breached treaties on terrorist financing and racial discrimination in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The decision by the...

UN's top court says it has jurisdiction in terror financing and discrimination case brought by Ukraine against Russia

Nov. 8, 2019 9:56 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN's top court says it has jurisdiction in terror financing and discrimination case brought by Ukraine against Russia.

NRA drops lawsuit over San Francisco's 'terrorist' label

Nov. 7, 2019 8:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its lawsuit against San Francisco over the city's resolution labeling the gun-rights group a "terrorist organization." The notice filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California was heralded by City Attorney Dennis Herrera,...