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Hero in Paris Train Attack Will Compete on DWTS

Alek Skarlatos, American who helped foil terror attack, will compete on ABC

(Newser) - Paula Deen and Gary Busey (who made his announcement on a horse last night) were the latest celebs to be revealed for this season's Dancing With the Stars roster, but there's an even newer entry who only recently became a star: Alek Skarlatos, one of the three... More »

Obama Personally Thanks Americans Who Foiled Train Attack

Spencer Stone, injured while stopping the shooter, is released from French hospital

(Newser) - The three Americans credited with stopping a terrorist attack on a high-speed train yesterday in Belgium received a phone call from President Obama today thanking them for their heroism, the AP reports. Obama also received a grateful phone call today, with French President Francois Hollande thanking him for the "... More »

US Military Personnel Stop Shooter on Train

3 people are injured in apparent terrorist attack in France

(Newser) - Off-duty US military personnel subdued a gunman aboard a high-speed French train, stopping what some are calling a terrorist attack that could have been much worse, CBS News reports. Current reports are conflicting about whether two or three American servicemen—rumored but unconfirmed to be Marines—were involved in the... More »

19 Dead in Attack on Tunisia Museum

2 attackers, 17 tourists among the dead

(Newser) - Gunmen opened fire today at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, leaving at least 19 people dead, including two gunmen and 17 foreign tourists, Tunisian PM Habib Essid said. "Two were engaged in the operation and were killed," said Essid, per the BBC . "As I speak,... More »

Paris Market Where 4 Died in Siege Re-Opens

'Being here now is an act of conscience,' says shopper

(Newser) - The kosher supermarket in France where four people were killed in the Jan. 9 siege that followed the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris has re-opened. A small throng, including reporters, gathered outside the doors of the Hyper Cacher market yesterday before the 9am opening, as employees completed last-minute preparations, the... More »

Terror Suspect Calls Reporter, Admits US Attack Plan

Christopher Cornell, 20, says he's 'with the Islamic State

(Newser) - An alleged terrorist may have undermined his not-guilty plea by saying he's "with the Islamic State" and planned lethal attacks against the US Capitol and the Israeli embassy, Fox19 NOW reports. Christopher Cornell, arrested by the FBI in January in Ohio, apparently said that and more when he... More »

French Comic Arrested for 'Defending' Paris Terrorist

Dieudonne held for controversial Facebook post: cops

(Newser) - Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has been accused of hate speech by his government before. Now the controversial French comedian has been arrested for "defending terrorism" after a Facebook post in which he appeared to be sympathizing with the man who killed four people in a kosher supermarket and... More »

Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue

3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover

(Newser) - "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time . The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More... More »

'This Is Not How We Wanted to Welcome You to Israel'

4 victims of Paris terror attack buried in Jerusalem

(Newser) - "I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am Israeli, I am French, I'm fed up." This was just one of the signs visible at a Jerusalem cemetery this morning as Israelis gathered to mourn four French Jews killed in last week's Paris terror attacks, the New ... More »

Khorasan Threat Was Kept Secret for Months

Al-Qaeda cell was cause of recent air security warnings

(Newser) - Not many people had heard of the Khorasan terror group until it emerged that many of the US-led airstrikes in Syria targeted the group—but some lawmakers say they've known about the threat for months, BuzzFeed reports. Rep. Peter King says he is surprised the name of the "... More »

Olympic Fears Mount as 2nd Blast Rocks Russia

Officials believe Volgograd bombings linked

(Newser) - A second major terrorist attack in the space of 24 hours has shaken the Russian city of Volgograd, less than six weeks before the start of the Sochi Olympics. Authorities say at least 14 people were killed in an apparent suicide attack on an electric trolleybus close to a hospital... More »

Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Russia Train Station

Scores wounded in Volgograd attack; no one has claimed responsibility

(Newser) - At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded today by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in Sochi. The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the explosion at the central railway station in the city... More »

Al-Qaeda: Sorry About Yemen Hospital Attack

AQAP says assault that killed 52 was work of fighter who disobeyed orders

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda, not necessarily the first organization one thinks of when one thinks of remorse, is apologizing for an assault on a hospital in a Yemeni defense ministry complex that killed 52 people, al-Jazeera reports. "Now we acknowledge our mistake and guilt," says al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula chief... More »

Kenya Mall Attack Rehearsed, 'Meticulously Planned'

Plus: Gunshots still ringing out

(Newser) - Some of the terrorists who attacked Kenya's Westgate Mall are said to have used G3 assault rifles, cumbersome guns carried by Kenyan security officers, and "you don't bring something like a crew-served weapon through the door," an American official tells the New York Times . "Those... More »

NYPD Staging Fake Bio-Terror Subway Attack

Releasing harmless gas to track its movement

(Newser) - Don't worry: The gas the NYPD will be releasing into the New York City subway system in July is totally harmless. The "per fluorocarbons" will be released as part of a $3.4 million-dollar study looking at airflow in the subway system, with the aim of helping authorities... More »

Feds Might Not Certify Boston as 'Act of Terror'

Property damage too low for certification, but health care costs could top $9M

(Newser) - President Obama has called the Boston Marathon bombings terrorism, but apparently insurance companies aren't inclined to agree. After 9/11, Congress enacted the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program to help stabilize terrorism insurance premiums, and under that federal law, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew must certify violent incidents as an "act... More »

One Guy Could Have Pulled Off Boston Bombing: Expert

FBI takes lead on investigation

(Newser) - As investigators follow up on leads in the Boston Marathon bombing , the Boston Herald talks to security experts who say the attack may have been nearly impossible to prevent. That's because the use of an IED is "hard to stop ... in a free and open society," one... More »

Federal Official: It's a 'Terrorist Attack'

And early reactions to Boston bombings appear online

(Newser) - A federal law enforcement official called today's fatal explosions in Boston a "terrorist attack" but said it wasn't clear whether the responsible party was foreign or domestic, CNN reports. Meanwhile speculation, dread, and political agendas are swirling around the Internet as the story unfolds. Slate notes the... More »

Portland City Worker Busted in Pakistan Terror Attack

Reaz Qadir Khan charged with aiding terrorist in attack that killed 30

(Newser) - FBI agents yesterday arrested a Portland city worker on allegations that he provided support to a suicide bomber who participated in a 2009 attack in Pakistan that killed about 30 people and injured another 300. Reaz Qadir Khan, a 48-year-old wastewater treatment plant operator, was arrested at his home and... More »

American Mumbai Plotter Gets 35 Years

David Coleman Headley scouted targets for 2008 hit in India

(Newser) - An American was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for the key role he played in a 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that has been called India's 9/11. David Coleman Headley's meticulous scouting missions facilitated the assault by 10 gunmen from a Pakistani-based militant group. The attack... More »

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