domestic terrorism

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>

Man Busted for Plot to Bomb 48 Churches

Mentally ill man targeted Oklahoma churches

(Newser) - A 23-year-old from Illinois has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to blow up 48 churches in northeast Oklahoma. Gregory Weiler, who has a long history of mental illness, was arrested after motel workers in the town of Miami spotted suspicious items in a garbage bin, CNN reports.... More »

On FBI List, Most Domestic Terrorists Are Women

Five of seven on most-wanted list

(Newser) - Not all terrorists are foreigners, and not all terrorists are men. The FBI keeps a list of the most-wanted domestic terrorists, defined as "Americans attacking Americans based on US-based extremist ideologies." And five out of the seven people on the list are women, notes Business Insider . A sampling: More »

'Hundreds' of Hezbollah Agents in US: Peter King

And they've been trained as terrorists by Iran, Homeland Security chair says

(Newser) - The US is crawling with Hezbollah agents, many of whom have been trained as terrorists, Rep. Peter King said in a CNN appearance today. "The American intelligence community … believes we are very much at risk for an attack by Iranian operatives, which would be Hezbollah," King said,... More »

Bombs Found Near Kansas Statehouse

Man arrested in tunnel leading to Capitol

(Newser) - Police in Topeka may have foiled an attack on government offices. Homemade bombs were found in a pickup truck near the Kansas capitol after cops spotted an empty holster in the vehicle, AP reports. The truck had a Florida license plate only issued to US military paratroopers. Its driver was... More »

Feds Nab Man in Tampa Bomb Plot

US citizen from Yugoslavia suspected extremist

(Newser) - Federal agents have arrested a suspected Islamic extremist who allegedly planned to attack Tampa hotspots. Sami Osmakac, 25, a naturalized US citizen from the former Yugoslavia, allegedly plotted attacks using explosives and an assault rifle, the AP reports. Osmakac was reportedly caught buying weapons from an undercover agent; he's... More »

4 Senior Citizens Busted in Plot to Attack Atlanta

Militia members aimed to use guns, bombs, ricin to kill officials, citizens: authorities

(Newser) - Four members of a renegade Georgia militia have been busted in a plot—which they reportedly shared with an FBI informant—to use guns, bombs, and a toxin to kill government officials and citizens. One of the men, who are all over the age of 65, discussed a plan to... More »

Palin: Obama a Hypocrite on Terrorist Rhetoric

If Tea Partiers were terrorists, he'd want to pal around with us, she says

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has resurrected her 2008 " palling around with terrorists " line of attack on President Obama for use in today's controversy. The Alaskan, defending the Tea Party from comparisons to terrorists , told Sean Hannity that "if we were really domestic terrorists, President Obama would want to... More »

Oslo Station Evacuated in New Terror Scare

Suspicious baggage left by 'nervous' man on bus headed for airport

(Newser) - Oslo's central train and bus station was evacuated today and traffic halted after a suspicious suitcase was left behind on a bus. "There is some baggage that was left on a bus and the police bomb squad is checking it out," a firefighter told Reuters . "All... More »

Massacre Manifesto Linked to US Muslim-Bashers

Anders Breivik cites Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller

(Newser) - An American right-wing extremist is cited some 64 times in the crazed manifesto written by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik in a bid to justify his terror attack. Robert Spencer, co-founder of the Jihad Watch and Stop Islamization of America (recently hacked) blogs denied any responsibility for the attack,... More »

Post-9/11, FBI Tracks Some Unlikely Terrorists

Without much 'real' terrorism, FBI targets government critics

(Newser) - The FBI has combed through Scott Crow's email, phone records, and garbage, installed a camera across the street from his home, and infiltrated his political meetings with at least five informants. His crimes? A few trespassing charges stemming from political demonstrations. But in the wake of 9/11 and the... More »

247 on Terror Watch List Bought Guns in 2010

They passed the background check and everything

(Newser) - Guns were legally sold to 247 people on the government's terror watch list last year—and that's after all of them passed a background check, according to FBI figures. That's because it's not illegal to sell guns to people on the terror watch list, the AP... More »

Bomb Found On MLK Parade Route

Spokane bomb was capable of causing multiple casualties

(Newser) - A backpack bomb capable of causing multiple casualties was found along the route of Monday's Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, the FBI says. City workers discovered the bomb before the parade and it was neutralized by the city's explosives disposal unit. Authorities say the bomb was placed on... More »

New al-Qaeda Terror Plot: Poison US Buffets

Homeland Security uncovers plans to spike food with ricin, cyanide

(Newser) - Homeland Security has uncovered a terrorist plot to spread ricin and cyanide into American salad bars and buffets, CBS reports. Select corporate security officers from the restaurant and hotel industries have already been briefed on the threat, which a major intelligence source described as “credible.” The terrorists appear... More »

US Agencies Link Up to Spy on ... You

Thousands deemed 'suspicious' appear on giant database: WaPo probe

(Newser) - Aiming to fight home-grown terrorism, the US is linking local, state, FBI, and military resources to gather information about American citizens: It’s “the largest and most technologically sophisticated” domestic intelligence system the country has ever assembled, write Dana Priest and William Arkin after a Washington Post investigation that’... More »

Next Big Threat: Home-Grown Terrorists

Counterterror head speaks following Portland plot

(Newser) - The US is facing a major threat from inside: as home-grown terror plots abound, authorities may not be able to foil every plot, said a leading counterterrorism official in a Washington speech. Amid “a more complicated threat, a more diverse threat, and lower-scale attacks to include individuals who have... More »

US Having Tough Time Detecting Terror Threats

Thanks to the rise of homegrown terrorists, says report

(Newser) - It has become far harder for the US government to detect upcoming terrorist threats in the years since 9/11, as terrorist networks spread and attract more Americans to their ranks, according to a new report from the former leaders of the 9/11 Commission. “It’s a much more complex... More »

Obama: 'We Will Not Cower'

Obama urges resolve in face of Times Square attack

(Newser) - President Obama commended New Yorkers today for not freaking out about the attempted Time Square bombing, and in a brief statement about the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, he promised to follow their example. Obama called the failed attack a “sobering reminder of the times in which we live” and... More »

Times Square Attack Proves Cheney Wrong

Treating terrorists like criminals works just fine

(Newser) - The foiled Times Square bombing proves yet again that Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and the other conservatives who argue that terrorism is “an act of war” that can't be treated like a normal crime are dead wrong, writes Fred Kaplan for Slate . Police caught Faisal Shahzad the old-fashioned way:... More »

Cops Find Owner of Explosives-Laden SUV

But he's not considered a suspect in the bombing

(Newser) - Police have found the owner of the black Nissan SUV that was found filled with explosives in Time Square on Saturday, but after speaking with him, they have ruled him out as a suspect. Still, the discovery is considered a significant breakthrough, and authorities remain optimistic, the New York Times... More »

Feds Nab Militia Leader's Son

Stone's wife, adult sons among the indicted

(Newser) - Authorities have apprehended Joshua Matthew Stone, the last of the nine Hutaree militia members indicted yesterday for an alleged plot to kill law enforcement officials. Stone, son of Hutaree leader David Brian Stone, was found hiding in a home yesterday with five adults and a toddler. There was a standoff,... More »

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.