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Trump to Declare North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

White House cites killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother as one example

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the US "maximum pressure campaign" against Pyongyang, per the AP . North Korea was last on the US list of state sponsors of... More »

Alleged NYC Attacker Wanted ISIS Flag in Hospital Room: FBI

Sayfullo Saipov charged Wednesday in New York City

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's talk of a military trial , Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a civilian court in New York City, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bicycle and pedestrian path Tuesday, killing eight people. According to USA... More »

NYC Attack Suspect Was Questioned by Feds in 2015

Trump is considering sending 'animal' Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo

(Newser) - President Trump says he may send Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old who allegedly killed eight people Tuesday in New York City, to Guantanamo Bay as the first step in getting "much tougher" on terror suspects, the Washington Post reports. The president called Saipov, who arrived in the US from Uzbekistan... More »

Rough Weekend for 'Broken' Freed Family

Joshua Boyle says he and his wife didn't think the adjustment to freedom would be so hard

(Newser) - After five years in captivity, freedom is a lot harder than Joshua Boyle expected. The Canadian man tells CNN he and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three children are suffering. "We're pretty broken and we didn't expect this," he says. After arriving in Toronto... More »

Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot Against NYC Revealed

The alleged plot was foiled by the FBI in 2016

(Newser) - An alleged plot to attack New York City—detonating bombs in Times Square and the subway system while shooting civilians at concert venues—in the summer of 2016 "in the name of ISIS" was stopped by the FBI, according to newly unsealed records. "Three men allegedly plotted to... More »

Terror in Marseille: Man With Knife Kills 2 at Train Station

Assailant shot and killed by paramilitary police during Sunday attack

(Newser) - A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before paramilitary soldiers fatally shot the assailant, officials said. French police warned people to avoid the Saint Charles train station, tweeting that an operation was underway.... More »

Trump's Call After London Attack: Get 'Proactive & Nasty!'

Attacks shows need for tough travel ban, he says

(Newser) - Rarely reticent after overseas incidents, President Trump spoke up early Friday after news streamed across the pond of a rush-hour explosion in the London Underground that injured at least 18 people. He railed on Twitter against the "loser terrorists," calling those responsible "sick and demented people who... More »

Death Toll Rises in Barcelona Attacks

51-year-old German woman has died of injuries

(Newser) - Health authorities in Catalonia say a 51-year-old German woman has died from injuries suffered in the Aug. 17 attack in Barcelona, raising the death toll in attacks there and the nearby coastal town of Cambrils to 16. The woman died Sunday in the intensive care unit of Barcelona's Hospital... More »

Finnish Police Treating Deadly Stabbing as Possible Terrorism

18-year-old suspect and 4 others in custody

(Newser) - A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday. The dead from the apparent indiscriminate attack on Friday are Finnish citizens, while the eight wounded include... More »

CIA 'Architects' of Terror to Face Trial

Sept. 5 trial date set in case of detainee who died in custody after interrogation

(Newser) - A federal judge has ruled that two CIA psychologists who devised brutal interrogation tactics used to extract information from terror suspects can stand trial. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU contended three former detainees were subjected to extreme physical abuse, the AP reports. Spokane US District Judge Justin Quackenbush on... More »

Terrorist Attack Foiled in Brussels: Authorities

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

(Newser) - Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday night, the AP reports. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and established a wide perimeter near the city's... More »

Chilling New Twist in London Investigation

Cops say assailants tried to rent a large truck

(Newser) - The London Bridge attack could have been far worse. Aiming to kill even more people, the terrorist trio tried to rent a 8.3-ton truck on the morning of the attack, Reuters reports. The bid failed when ringleader Khuram Butt failed to provide payment information. The chilling new details came... More »

UK's Theresa May: 'Enough Is Enough'

Most parties temporarily suspend campaigning as toll climbs to 7

(Newser) - Prime Minister Theresa May says of terror attacks in London and Manchester that "enough is enough"—and tougher measures are needed as "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other. May was speaking a day after three attackers left seven dead in an onslaught in the London... More »

Ariana Makes Surprise Visit to Injured Fans

Pop star will headline all-star benefit concert on Sunday

(Newser) - Pop star Ariana Grande stunned young fans when she popped into Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to say hello on Friday, the Telegraph reports. The surprise visit, ahead of Grande's benefit concert Sunday, cheered kids recovering from injuries from the May 22 suicide bombing at Manchester Arena. Social media... More »

Bomber Said to Have Pleaded 'Forgive Me' Before UK Blast

Salman Abedi was reportedly upset over killing of Muslim friend in 2016

(Newser) - The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me." Salman Abedi was particularly upset by the killing last year... More »

Cops: Chicago Men Conspired to 'Drench Syria With Blood'

ISIS sympathizers charged with terrorism, police say

(Newser) - Two suburban Chicago men who posed for photos holding a black Islamic State flag at a Lake Michigan beach park were arrested Wednesday on federal terrorist charges, reports the AP . An FBI sting begun in 2015 compiled evidence that Joseph D. Jones and Edward Schimenti sought to provide material support... More »

FBI Reviewing 3 Years of Terrorism-Related Tips

It wants to make sure no red flags were missed

(Newser) - The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, the AP has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were once on the FBI's... More »

No Longer My Son: Indian Dad Won't Take Body of 'Traitor'

Police say son bombed a train, may be linked to ISIS

(Newser) - A father in India wants nothing to do with a son accused of terrorism, even in death. "Look, someone who's a traitor cannot be our son," says the father of 23-year-old Mohammad Saifullah, who was killed Wednesday in a standoff with police in Lucknow. "We will... More »

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 »

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