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The Latest: Lawmakers seek reforms on domestic terrorism

Aug. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on domestic terrorism summit in New Mexico in response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Leading New Mexico state legislators and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham want to write new definitions and possibly penalties related to domestic terrorism into state...

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

Aug. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The confidential informant, who helps the FBI...

Czechs blame foreign state for Foreign Ministry cyberattack

Aug. 13, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A parliamentary committee in the Czech Republic says a national security agency told its members that a foreign country state is believed to be behind a cyberattack on the Czech Foreign Ministry. The committee of the upper house of parliament said it received the findings of the National...

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogue or LGBTQ bar

Aug. 9, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a Las Vegas synagogue or a bar catering to LGTBQ customers, officials said Friday. Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday by an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force, U.S....

Trump picks new acting national intelligence director

Aug. 8, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation's top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same day that...

The Latest: Trump names new acting intelligence director

Aug. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has named Joseph Maguire, the current director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as acting national intelligence director. In a tweet Thursday, Trump...

Experts push for domestic terrorism law after attacks

Aug. 8, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seven days, three mass shootings, 34 dead. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks , at a Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism — acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. But the bureau hasn't gone that far...

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...

The Latest: Gunman's family 'horrified' by festival attack

Aug. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Family members of the gunman in a mass shooting at a California food festival say they are "deeply shocked and horrified" by his actions. They said in a statement Tuesday that they...

Law enforcement official: FBI is opening domestic terrorism investigation into the attack at California food festival

Aug. 6, 2019 1:43 PM EDT
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement official: FBI is opening domestic terrorism investigation into the attack at California food festival.