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US Rocker at Paris Massacre Wants Guns for Everybody

'I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead,' says Jesse Hughes

(Newser) - The lead singer of the California band playing at Paris' Bataclan theater when terrorists stormed the building says everybody should have a gun. In an interview with French TV station iTele , Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal argues that restrictions on gun ownership in France have helped rather than...

Video Allegedly Has Last Statements of Paris Attackers

Men are seen killing captives in Syria

(Newser) - A chilling video released by ISIS shows men believed to have carried out the Paris terror attacks beheading captives and making threats against the West. The video released on Sunday shows some of the attackers in a desert location, probably in Syria, and contains what a narrator says are "...

Inside 'Bomb Workshop,' Paris Fugitive's Fingerprint

Salah Abdeslam may have returned to Brussels apartment

(Newser) - Belgian authorities say they've found a hideout visited by Paris-attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam. Police found traces of the explosive powder acetone peroxide, three handmade belts that could carry explosives, and Abdeslam's fingerprint in a third-floor apartment on Rue Bergé in Brussels' Schaerbeek district during a raid on Dec....

Cops, Soldiers May Have Had Orgy During Hunt for Terrorists

The alleged sex party took place while Brussels was locked down on high alert

(Newser) - Soldiers and police officers in Belgium may have held an orgy in the midst of the hunt for terror suspects in the weeks following the Paris attacks, the BBC reports. According to the New York Times , the orgy was allegedly held sometime between Nov. 21 and Nov. 26—when the...

ISIS Leaders Connected to Paris Attacks Killed in Airstrikes

One 'was actively planning additional attacks against the West'

(Newser) - In the past month, the US and fellow coalition members have killed 10 ISIS leaders—including two linked to the deadly Paris attacks—with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Reuters reports. Charaffe al Mouadan was killed Dec. 24. He had a connection to the suspected leader of the Paris attacks,...

Paris Attacker's Father Would Have Killed Own Son

He says he didn't even know his son was back in France

(Newser) - The father of newly identified Paris attacker Foued Mohamed-Aggad says he didn't know his son had returned to France—and if he had known what he was planning, he would have killed his own son to prevent it. "I would have killed him myself beforehand," Said Mohamed-Aggad...

U2 Brings Surprise Guest to Paris Stage

Eagles of Death Metal start with a Patti Smith song

(Newser) - Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than a month after suicide bombers stormed the band's Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater and killed 89 people. U2 on Monday night...

First of the Paris Targets Reopens Its Doors

A La Bonne Biere's doors open once again after 5 died there on Nov. 13

(Newser) - Three weeks after the deadly terror attacks in Paris, one of the targeted venues has opened its doors again, making it the first of the targets to do so. Customers filtered Friday into A La Bonne Biere—where five people perished at the hands of Islamic State gunmen on Nov....

After Attacks, French Flock to Join the Army

Injured survivors stretchered in to memorial service

(Newser) - Among ordinary French people, the response to the Paris terror attacks has been remarkably similar to the US response to 9/11. The number of people applying to join the French military has quintupled, with people of all ages descending on recruitment offices, the New York Times reports. "I've...

Eagles of Death Metal Give 1st Interview on Paris Horror

'At first I thought it was the PA cracking up'

(Newser) - The band that was on stage at Paris' Bataclan when it was attacked on Nov. 13 has given its first emotional interview on what happened that night. Vice founder Shane Smith opens the video, released late Wednesday, by explaining that Eagles of Death Metal has worked with Vice "many...

Paris Attackers May Have Been Fueled by This Drug

Captagon suppresses the need to eat, sleep

(Newser) - How does one massacre scores of people? Drugs may help. French media are reporting that the Paris attackers may have taken Captagon, a synthetic drug that suppresses hunger and reduces the need for sleep. Also known as the "jihadist's drug," it's a favorite of ISIS fighters,...

Official: Man Behind Paris Attacks Was Planning More Carnage

He reportedly planned to bomb a Paris business district the following week

(Newser) - The man believed to have planned the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district. Abdelhamid Abaaoud and an accomplice are believed to have been planning to attack La Defense...

Obama: Turkey Has Right to Defend Its Airspace

Also: 'Nous sommes tous Francais'

(Newser) - President Obama and French President Francois Hollande met Tuesday in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, with perhaps the most newsworthy moment coming when they were asked about Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet. "Turkey, like every country, has the right to defend its territory and...

Paris Fugitive May Have Had Cold Feet

Police believe abandoned suicide belt belonged to Salah Abdeslam

(Newser) - Authorities say Salah Abdeslam should have been the eighth suicide attacker in Paris on Nov. 13, but he either got cold feet or his suicide belt failed. Police say the explosive belt found without a detonator in the suburb of Montrouge may have been discarded by Abdeslam before he escaped...

Sister of Paris' Female Terrorist: 'She Was Sad'

Relatives describe a party girl turned troubled woman

(Newser) - The sister of the woman killed during a raid on an apartment outside Paris last week says Hasna Aitboulahcen wasn't a die-hard terrorist but was "manipulated by her cousin," alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Speaking with NBC News , 25-year-old Myriam Aitboulahcen—who last spoke...

4th Suspect Charged in Paris Attacks

But Salah Abdeslam remains on the run

(Newser) - An alleged perpetrator of the Paris terror attacks remains at large, but authorities in Belgium may have nabbed one of his helpers. Prosecutors on Monday charged one of the people arrested in raids on Sunday with "participating in activities of a terrorist group and with [a] terrorist attack,"...

Yes, a Paris-Style Attack Could Happen in US

Former NYPD official warns against false sense of security

(Newser) - Could terrorists pull off an attack in the US along the lines of what happened in Paris? The answer is an unequivocal yes, writes a former director of intelligence analysis for the NYPD in the Wall Street Journal . While it's true that the US "has—in absolute numbers...

Protective Suits Go MIA at Paris Hospital

As French PM warned of potential biological weapons attack

(Newser) - The authority for the Paris public hospitals says a number of protective health outfits, similar to those worn by people dealing with the Ebola virus, have gone missing from a locked room in one of the city's hospitals. Following the incident in the Necker hospital, a formal complaint was...

Brussels Still on Alert, Seeking 'Several Suspects'

As brother of suspect Salah Abdeslam urges him: 'Surrender'

(Newser) - Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says "several suspects" tied to the Paris attacks could be at large in the country. Jambon told Flemish broadcaster VRT this is why Belgium has put so many security resources in place in the past few days. Authorities have previously said Salah Abdeslam, who...

Russia Shows Solidarity With France With Adorable Puppy

Russia hopes little Dobrynya can replace a police dog that died earlier this week

(Newser) - Russia is sending a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya to France in the cuddliest show of international solidarity possible, the Independent reports. In Russian folklore, Dobrynya was "the personification of strength, kindness, bravery and selflessness," according to Sky News . In a statement, a Russian official called the puppy...

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