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At synagogue targeted by violence, vision for transformation

May. 15, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was working on the master plan for the post-9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City, architect Daniel Libeskind confronted a dilemma much like the one he will now face in helping revive another target of terrorist violence, the Tree of Life synagogue in...

US joins global push against violent extremism online

May. 14, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two years after a white supremacist in New Zealand livestreamed the slaughter of 51 Muslim worshippers on Facebook, French President Emmanuel Macron says the internet continues to be be used by terrorists as a weapon to propagate hate. ...

House to vote soon on bills to protect Capitol after Jan. 6

May. 14, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to vote next week on two bills aimed at preventing more attacks on the U.S. Capitol, with one seeking to establish a 9/11-style commission to study what went wrong on Jan. 6 and the other allocating $1.9 billion to address the security problems...

US warns extremists may strike as virus restrictions ease

May. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. The alert does not cite any specific threats. But it warns of potential danger from an increasingly...

Radical rabbi's followers rise in Israel amid new violence

May. 14, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting...

Radical rabbi's followers rise in Israel amid new violence

May. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting...

The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

Brooklyn man gets 20 years in prison in subway terror case

May. 12, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man who prosecutors say twice pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and encouraged deadly “lone-wolf” attacks in New York City’s subways and elsewhere was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison. Zachary Clark's penalty was...

Officials give Congress few answers on Afghanistan pullout

May. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials had few solid answers Wednesday as frustrated lawmakers sought details on how the United States will keep the terrorist threat from reemerging in Afghanistan after American and coalition troops leave later this year. Under persistent...

Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive

May. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map — as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's...