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Police raid suspected Islamic extremists across Germany

Jun. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police conducted raids across the country Tuesday targeting individuals and premises believed to be linked to a banned Islamic extremist group. Authorities say the group’s goal is to establish an Islamic state in Germany that rejects democracy and uses...

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional...

Study: Facebook fails to catch East Africa extremist content

Jun. 15, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new study has found that Facebook has failed to catch Islamic State group and al-Shabab extremist content in posts aimed at East Africa as the region remains under threat from violent attacks and Kenya prepares to vote in a closely contested national election. ...

German, Swiss authorities detain 4 accused of supporting IS

Jun. 14, 2022 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Swiss authorities have carried out a joint operation to detain four people who are accused of membership in or support of the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. One man was detained in Germany on Monday. He is accused of having prepared a serious...

Hearings guide: What to know as the Jan. 6 panel goes public

Jun. 09, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will hold the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year. With the...

Big campaign question for Democrats: Focus on Jan. 6 or not?

Jun. 08, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he prepares for a daunting reelection fight in the sprawling New Jersey suburbs, Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski points to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and argues that Republican control of Congress could fuel further extremism in politics. In...

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms

Jun. 07, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The U.S. was in a...

Online pro-gun extremism: 'Cool for active shooter stuff'

Jun. 04, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

The young man in the jeans and sunglasses proudly shows off his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers how to fit extra ammo on his belt, and offers a chilling observation. “Pretty cool for active shooter stuff, if you need extra mags.” ...

Biden talks gun control, extremism with New Zealand's PM

May. 31, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday for her success in curbing domestic extremism and guns as he tries to persuade a reluctant Congress to tighten gun laws in the aftermath of horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New...

'We don't have food': African leaders meet as crises grow

May. 27, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

DJIBO, Burkina Faso (AP) — African leaders gathered for a summit Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent extremism, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders called for...