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San Bernardino Shooters Disappeared for 18 Minutes

And the FBI wants to know where they went

(Newser) - The FBI is trying to figure out what the San Bernardino shooters were doing during an 18-minute stretch after killing 14 people and wounding 22 others at a California holiday party on Dec. 2, the Press Enterprise reports. According to ABC News , the FBI has accounted for most of Syed...

Obama Back in Hawaii for Annual Christmas Vacation

President expresses optimism for the upcoming year

(Newser) - After a somber start to his vacation, President Obama arrived in Hawaii on Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president. Air Force One carrying Obama and his family landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the wee hours of the first day of his annual...

Farook&#39;s Friend Arrested
 Farook's Friend Arrested 

Farook's Friend Arrested

Enrique Marquez hit with terrorism-related charges

(Newser) - The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts. The FBI arrested Enrique Marquez, 24, on charges of conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook to commit terrorist attacks in 2011 and 2012 that they never carried out. Marquez...

Farook's Friend Will Be Charged: Officials

Gun charges against Enrique Marquez expected Thursday

(Newser) - Enrique Marquez will indeed face charges . Federal prosecutors say gun charges are expected against Syed Farook's friend and former neighbor on Thursday, per the Washington Post ; a press conference is scheduled for later in the day. Police allege Marquez purchased the two guns used in the San Bernardino shooting...

San Bernardino Shooters Are Buried in Secret

Lawyers: It took a week to find cemetery willing to accept them

(Newser) - San Bernardino shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik have been buried in southern California, but it isn't clear exactly where. The attorneys representing the couple's families say only that it took about a week to find a cemetery willing to accept the bodies and that the pair...

FBI: California Couple Didn't Post About Jihad Publicly

'That's a garble'

(Newser) - During the GOP debate Tuesday in Las Vegas, Ted Cruz criticized the government for not noticing public social media posts from the San Bernardino shooters showing their commitment to jihad, the Washington Post reports. "[Tashfeen Malik] made a public call to jihad, and they didn’t target it,"...

Before Coming to US, Malik Praised Jihad on Facebook

Legislation may force review of applicants' social media posts

(Newser) - Tashfeen Malik pledged her support for Islamic jihad in private Facebook messages sent before she entered the United States on a K-1 fiancee visa in July 2014. Malik, who wrote that she hoped to eventually become a jihadist, sent the messages written in Urdu "to a small group...

The Cost of Terror in San Bernardino: Just $4.5K

Analysis provides breakdown of costs

(Newser) - It cost Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik less than $5,000 to build the arsenal used for the Dec. 2 terror attack in which they killed 14 people and injured 22 others in San Bernardino, Calif., according to an analysis by NBC News . Materials to make more than 20 pipe...

My Dad Killed 20 People in a McDonald's

Zelia Huberty explains what it's like for families of mass shooters

(Newser) - The San Bernardino rampage was the deadliest mass shooting on US soil since Sandy Hook. But it stands out for another reason. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik left behind a 6-month-old daughter . Few people know what it's like to be the child of a mass shooter because, as...

Officials: Farook's Friend Bragged of Pipe Bomb Skills

Local bar patron says Enrique Marquez also spoke about sleeper cells

(Newser) - The man who allegedly bought the guns used in the San Bernardino rampage was a "goody two shoes type kid," not someone you'd expect to be involved in terrorism, says his former boss. Enrique Marquez worked as a bouncer at Morgan's Tavern in Riverside, Calif., for...

Source: Extremist Groups Rebuffed Calif. Shooters

Farook, Malik discussed jihad online before meeting

(Newser) - San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik tried to join Islamic extremist groups in the months before the massacre only to get the cold shoulder, according to law enforcement sources. Those sources tell Reuters that the groups appear to have ignored Malik because she was completely unknown to them and they feared...

Gun Buyer Plotted With Shooter: Cops

Enrique Marquez was long-time friend of Syed Rizwan Farook

(Newser) - Enrique Marquez didn't just purchase two guns used in the San Bernardino shooting. Officials tell CNN the long-time friend and next-door neighbor of Syed Rizwan Farook has also admitted to plotting an attack with Farook in 2012. They allegedly put the plan on ice after four people in the...

'Repel Evil': Muslims Raise $122K for Shooting Victims

In just 5 days, donations for victims' families have poured in

(Newser) - An alliance of Muslim groups has raised $122,000 for the families of victims of the San Bernardino shooting in just five days, and donations are still pouring in. Muslims United for San Bernardino, led by southern California's MiNDS Network, originally planned to raise $50,000 to cover short-term...

California Shooter 'Planned Attack in 2012'

Workers died in room where they trained for active-shooter scenario

(Newser) - San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook may have been planning mass murder even before he married accomplice Tashfeen Malik, according to sources close to the investigation. Officials tell CNN that Farook plotted to carry out an attack with somebody else in California in 2012, though it's not clear how...

$28.5K Deposited Into California Shooter's Account

The FBI is investigating the mid-November deposit

(Newser) - The FBI is investigating a deposit of $28,500 made into Syed Farook's bank account approximately two weeks before he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, Fox News reports. The deposit came from Utah's WebBank.com, which describes itself...

Shooter's Dad: He Was 'Obsessed With Israel'

FBI seems more interested in Farook's mother

(Newser) - Syed Rizwan Farook supported ISIS and was obsessed with Israel, his father told Italian newspaper La Stampa in a frank interview that has apparently now been retracted. The elder Farook said his son had been a good, studious boy, but too shy and conservative in his views, and fixated on...

Obama Made an Error in Oval Office Speech

He misspoke on how San Bernardino shooting suspect entered the US

(Newser) - In his Sunday night Oval Office address , President Obama may not have covered much new ground on overcoming terrorism, but he did note that he's seeking answers about how San Bernardino shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik ended up in the US. "I've ordered the departments of State and...

Obama: We Will Not Give In to ISIS &#39;Thugs&#39;
 Obama: We 
 Will Not Give In 
 to ISIS 'Thugs' 
OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS

Obama: We Will Not Give In to ISIS 'Thugs'

Reassures Americans against terrorism in 3rd Oval Office address of presidency

(Newser) - In a rare Oval Office address, President Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a terror threat that has entered a "new phase" as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California. "I know that after so much war, many Americans...

Trump: No End to Terror til Obama 'Gets the Hell Out'

'Until he admits that this is a problem, we're never gonna solve the problem'

(Newser) - The world is stuck with terrorism at least for another year, says Donald Trump, who lays the blame for attacks like those in San Bernardino and Paris at the door of President Obama, who he blames for not even using the term "radical Islamic terrorism." "Until he...

'I Got You': San Bernardino Victim Shielded His Colleague

Woman salutes selfless co-worker who died

(Newser) - Denise Peraza and Shannon Johnson sat next to each other at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday morning joking that the clock must be broken, as co-workers are wont to do. Minutes later when bullets starting spraying the room meant to host a holiday banquet, both dove under a table...

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