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Zuckerberg Issues New Facebook Manifesto

It's all about 'building social infrastructure'

(Newser) - Welcome to 2017, when toasters have internet access, taxis drive themselves, and social media sites issue manifestos. Mark Zuckerberg set out his 5,500-word vision for the future in a Facebook post Thursday, setting out his plans to build "social infrastructure" that can help the world deal with issues... More »

2 Parents to Trump: No, Our Kids Didn't Die in Terror Attack

With no evidence, Trump includes deaths on terrorism list

(Newser) - Two Australian parents are blasting President Trump for including the incident that killed their children on his list of 78 terror attacks he contends weren't properly covered by the media, USA Today reports. British tourists Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 20, and Tom Jackson, 30, were stabbed to death at an Australian... More »

US Slaps Sanctions on bin Laden Son

'Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism'

(Newser) - The Obama administration imposed sanctions on a son of Osama bin Laden on Thursday, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to US national security. The State Department said Hamza bin Laden was added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list after he was "determined to have committed,... More »

Video Shows Berlin Suspect Vow to Fight 'Crusader Pigs'

Anis Amri pledges allegiance to ISIS' leader

(Newser) - A video released by the Islamic State shows the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin truck attack pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and vowing to fight against what he calls "the Crusader pigs," the AP reports. The video, which appeared to have been taken by Anis... More »

Germany Arrests 2 Over Mall Terror Plot

Kosovo-born brothers accused of plotting attack

(Newser) - Police say that two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion that they were planning an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany. The men, ages 28 and 31, were detained in Duisburg in the industrial Ruhr region early Friday, the AP reports. Authorities suspect that they may have... More »

Syrian Terror Suspect Asks Syrian for Shelter, Gets Tied Up

Police arrest suspect after 2-day manhunt

(Newser) - German police searched for a Syrian terror suspect for almost two days—and found him Sunday night tied up in another Syrian national's apartment. Jaber Albakr, 22, came to Germany last year as an asylum seeker. After German officials got a tip from the country's intelligence service, they... More »

Bombing Suspect's Dad Told Cops His Son Was a Terrorist

And then he took it back shortly after his 2014 statement

(Newser) - The father of the suspect accused of two separate bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, as well as planting bombs in a third location, reportedly told cops two years ago that his son, Ahmad Rahami , was a terrorist, two senior law enforcement officials tell the New ... More »

NPR Editor's Scary Find: 'Hey, There's a Pressure Cooker'

Petra Mayer saw unexploded device in Chelsea

(Newser) - NPR editor Petra Mayer was visiting a friend in New York City on Saturday night and found herself in an unusual place: as part of a news story. As she explains in an essay , they were heading back to her friend's place when the radio reports began talking about... More »

Man Sought in NYC Bombing Taken Into Custody

Ahmad Kahn Rahami captured after shootout in Linden, NJ

(Newser) - The 28-year-old sought for questioning in this weekend's bombings and near-bombings in New York City and New Jersey is in custody, reports CNN . The network says Ahmad Khan Rahami—a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan—was captured after a shootout with police, and AP reports the same. Images... More »

FBI Looking for 28-Year-Old in Connection to NYC Bombing

Afghan native Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted for questioning

(Newser) - Authorities have released their first "wanted" name in connection to Saturday night's Manhattan bombing. The FBI is looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is described as a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, NJ, where five more devices were found... More »

5 Questioned After NYC 'Vehicle of Interest' Stopped

FBI suspects there is link to Manhattan blast

(Newser) - There may have been a breakthrough in the Manhattan bombing case: The FBI says it is questioning five people brought in late Sunday after authorities stopped a vehicle that had crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn. Law enforcement sources tell the New York Times that all or... More »

Family IDs Assailant in Minnesota Mall Attack

Father says it was 22-year-old Dahir Adan

(Newser) - Authorities have not revealed the name of the man who stabbed nine people in a Minnesota mall on Saturday, but his family has identified him as 22-year-old Dahir Adan, reports the Star Tribune . Adan's father said he was a student at a local community college, adding that he had... More »

Cops Investigate Tumblr Post Claiming Credit for NYC Blast

Governor says there's no evidence of international terror links

(Newser) - The one piece of good news in the wake of Saturday night's explosion in Manhattan is that all 29 people who suffered injuries in the blast are out of the hospital. Beyond that, authorities are still struggling to figure out who planted the device that NYPD chief James O'... More »

Man Faces Felony Terrorism Charges Over YouTube Video

Bryce Cuellar said he couldn't wait to start killing people

(Newser) - A Las Vegas man is being held on felony terrorist charges after posting a YouTube video of himself holding a sniper rifle and AR-15-type rifle and threatening to kill government officials, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Bryce Cuellar, 24, posted the video July 1. According to KTNV , Cuellar shows off... More »

FBI Chief: a 'Terrorist Diaspora' Is Coming

Defeat of ISIS in Syria will bring new challenges: Comey

(Newser) - Don't expect terror attacks to end with the Islamic State's defeat in Iraq and Syria. Though that defeat is on the horizon, "through the fingers of that crush are going to come hundreds of really dangerous people and they are going to flow primarily to Western Europe"... More »

Teen Charged With Terrorism Attacked in Arizona Jail

Mahin Khan suffered minor injuries and is being kept in segregated housing

(Newser) - An Arizona teen charged with plotting terrorist attacks in his home state was attacked in jail earlier this month, NBC News reports. Eighteen-year-old Mahin Khan suffered minor injuries when he was attacked by fellow inmates July 2—the day after his arrest. According to KNXV , Khan was being held in... More »

Nice-Style Vehicular Terrorism Is Easy to Do, Hard to Stop

And authorities have been worried about it for years

(Newser) - Authorities are hoping Thursday's attack in Nice, France, doesn't lead to a wave of similar vehicular attacks that are both easy to pull off and incredibly difficult to prevent. Back in 2010, the Department of Homeland Security warned of terrorists using vehicles to kill civilians at "sporting... More »

US Dad, 11-Year-Old Son Killed in Attack in France

Sean and Brodie Copeland of Texas are dead

(Newser) - Among the more than 80 people killed in Thursday's assault in Nice, France , were an American father and his 11-year-old son, reports the Austin American-Statesman . The family of Sean and Brodie Copeland of Lakeway, Texas, have confirmed their deaths. "We are heartbroken and in shock over the loss... More »

Family: Venezuela Cops Framed Son, New Bride

Weapons found in wife's apartment were planted: witness

(Newser) - Until June 30, Joshua Holt and his wife, Thamara Caleño, were living a fairy tale. The Mormons—Holt from Utah, Caleño from Venezuela—had fallen in love online before meeting in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. Holt then traveled to Venezuela on June 11 to marry Caleñ... More »

Trump Praises Saddam at Campaign Rally

'Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism'

(Newser) - In scenes that would probably have confounded time travelers from as recently as last year, the presumptive GOP nominee for president praised Saddam Hussein in front of an enthusiastic crowd Tuesday night. Saddam was a "really bad guy," Donald Trump told a rally in Raleigh, NC, per the... More »

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