BREAKING: Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law found guilty in terror trial

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A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as an al Qaeda spokesman after Sept. 11.

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Abu Anas al-Libi, captured in Libya, brought to US to face charges in 1998 terror attack

A suspected al Qaeda operative who was captured in Libya and held aboard an American warship for interrogation has been taken to New York to face charges that he played a role in the bombings of two African embassies in 1998, federal authorities said Monday.


Two N.Y. men plotted to build 'Hiroshima light switch' weapon, feds say

Two upstate New York men, one of them said to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan, plotted to build a truck-mounted, industrial-strength X-ray weapon to kill “enemies of Israel” by poisoning them with radiation, federal authorities said Wednesday.


Are ‘lone wolf’ attacks the new path to terror?

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The slaying of a soldier in London, as well as the Boston bombings, points to the possible emergence of a new trend — unsophisticated attacks that are almost impossible to prevent.

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Boston bombing suspects’ mother was in U.S. terror database

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The mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was placed in a U.S. terror database in the fall of 2011, a counterterrorism official confirmed to NBC News.

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Slick al Qaeda online magazine aims to train a generation of killers

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It is as slickly designed as any magazine you would find at the supermarket checkout line, or in the seat pocket in front of you on an airplane. It even has snappy cover headlines — teasing articles like “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”

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Muslims helped foil alleged Canada train bomb plot

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Muslims helped foil an alleged al Qaeda-backed plot to blow up a rail line between the United States and Canada, according to a community leader and police.

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Terrorists kill at least 19 in Somali capital during brazen court-house attack

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At least 19 people were killed in Somalia’s capital Sunday after fighters linked to al-Qaeda stormed the city’s main law courts, firing a barrage of bullets and setting off two explosions, according to reports.

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Bail set at $3 million for former Texas justice charged with making ‘terroristic threat’

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A former justice of the peace in the North Texas county where a district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home in March has been arrested and charged with making a “terroristic threat,” authorities said Saturday.

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Federal Reserve terror suspect pleads guilty, expresses regret


A Bangladesh native pleaded guilty to terror charges in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday for attempting to bomb the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan last fall.

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Turkish far-left group claims responsibility for US Embassy attack

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The Turkish far-left group DHKP-C claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, according to a statement on a website linked to the group, news agencies reported.

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US Embassy compound in Turkey hit by ‘terrorist’ attack, 3 feared dead

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A suicide bomber blew himself up at an entrance to the U.S. Embassy compound in Ankara on Friday, killing at least three people, Turkish police sources said.

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Intelligence officials: We knew attack in Benghazi was terrorist act from beginning

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Top intelligence officials told NBC News Monday night that they have known the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was a terrorist act from the beginning.

White House and intelligence officials meanwhile are denying charges by Republicans that there was an attempt to whitewash the origins of the Benghazi attack to protect the president politically. In the months since the attack, Republican lawmakers have focused on comments by Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who said what transpired was a “spontaneous reaction to a hateful and offensive video.”  

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