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Feds: Two New York men plead guilty to supporting al Qaedaupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 10:27:00

Two New York men pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to providing material support to al Qaeda, according to a statement from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

3 charged in NATO domestic terror plotupdated: Sat May 19 2012 16:45:00

Police say 3 terror suspects at NATO summit were plotting to hit Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Emanuel's home.

Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distributionupdated: Tue May 15 2012 17:04:00

A former supervisory FBI agent has been arrested and jailed on child pornography charges.

Alleged plot to blow up bridge foiledupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:19:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a plot to destroy a bridge near Cleveland that was foiled by authorities.

Homegrown terror isn't just Islamistupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:19:00

Monday's arrest of five men accused of aiming to bomb an Ohio bridge raises disturbing questions about the attraction to violence of some contemporary anarchists. But it also offers critical lessons to Americans about the nature of the domestic terrorist threat they face?a threat more diverse in its ideological origins than commonly appreciated.

French politics and Toulouse suspectupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 06:24:00

An Agnes Poirier op-ed links the Toulouse shootings with French policies.

Will shootings affect French election?updated: Fri Mar 30 2012 06:24:00

Re-election to the Elysée Palace was looking like mission impossible for President Nicolas Sarkozy: Trailing far behind the socialist candidate François Hollande in the polls for months, Sarkozy had only just recently narrowed his rival's lead, but only at the price of a pugnacious and robust few weeks of campaigning, exploiting the extreme right's favorite themes, immigration and halal meat.

Michigan militia leader, son admit guilt on gun chargesupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 12:38:00

A Michigan militia leader and his son pleaded guilty Thursday to federal gun charges two days after a federal judge in Detroit dropped the more serious charges of sedition and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against the government.

Michigan militia members acquitted of conspiracy; leader faces lesser chargesupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 20:55:00

The trial against members of the so-called Hutaree militia resumes Thursday as the Michigan-based group's leader David Stone Sr. and his son, Joshua, face weapons charges.

Three men sentenced in North Carolina terrorist ring updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 19:11:00

Three men received sentences Friday ranging from 15 to 45 years for their roles in a homegrown terrorism ring based in North Carolina.

35 Southern California fires rock citiesupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 21:23:00

A joint task force Saturday was investigating a string of 35 fires across several Southern California communities, and one mayor called them a "new form of domestic terrorism."

Measuring the homegrown terrorist threat to U.S. militaryupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 11:46:00

On Wednesday, the Senate and House homeland security committees held their first-ever joint hearing, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to address what has become a familiar theme for both committees -- the threat from "homegrown" terrorists.

Lawmaker wants Pakistan to police fertilizer used in IEDsupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 22:35:00

Pakistan needs to do more to implement safeguards that would control a fertilizer that is being used in explosive devices in Afghanistan, according to an American lawmaker who recently visited the country.

1996: Andy Rooney reflects on criticismupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 11:44:00

In 1996, Larry King interviewed Andy Rooney about his "60 Minutes" segment and accepting criticism.

'Grouch-in-chief' Andy Rooney, 92, signs off from '60 Minutes'updated: Wed Oct 05 2011 11:44:00

Legendary and curmudgeonly TV commentator Andy Rooney offered his final remarks Sunday on the news show "60 Minutes," capping a career that has spanned more than six decades.

Study reveals the many faces of terrorismupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 12:25:00

The credible but as yet unconfirmed reports that three men directed by al Qaeda have plans for an attack on the United States to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11 reminds us of the persistence of the threat from Islamist terrorists.

CNNMoney: The 9/11 fund: Putting a price on lifeupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:38:00

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were unprecedented, not only in their intensity and devastation, but in the way Washington responded.

New rules would govern fertilizer ingredient that can be used in bombsupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 13:11:00

The Obama administration is proposing rules to govern the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate, a potentially explosive substance that was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and reportedly was a component in the July bomb attack on a government building in Oslo, Norway.

Al-Shabaab has recruited more than 40 Americans, congressman saysupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:51:00

Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia, has recruited more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians, U.S. Rep. Peter King said Wednesday as he opened a third congressional hearing on Muslim-American radicalization.

Norway shooter's explosive legacyupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:28:00

Norwegian shooter Anders Behring Breivik may have left an additional murderous legacy.

Manifesto suggests massacre suspect troubled, not insane, experts sayupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 19:29:00

Norwegian massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik's purported 1,500-page manifesto paints a picture of a deliberative, driven killer -- not a rambling crazy person, criminologists said Tuesday.

What we can learn from Norway attacksupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 23:34:00

Oslo, Norway, is learning how to cope after a homegrown terrorist attacked the city.

Far right domestic terrorism on par with foreign threat, experts sayupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 23:34:00

The threat of domestic terrorist attacks in the United States similar to last week's fatal bombing and assault in Norway is significant and growing, analysts said Monday.

Tragedy of Oklahoma City echoes in Norwegian terror attacksupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 14:27:00

A clean-cut young man buys tons of fertilizer, which he uses to create a huge bomb. He puts it into a box truck, brings it into the middle of the city, and then sets off a massive, and deadly, blast.

Norway shooting survivors reactupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 14:27:00

CNN's Diana Magnay talks to survivors of a shooting spree that left dozens dead at a political camp for youth in Norway.

CNN exclusive: Counterterrorism center head offers unique perspectiveupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 16:41:00

The National Counterterrorism Center based in Virginia was created to better integrate and analyze intelligence in hopes of preventing another 9/11. For Michael Leiter, who steps down as the center's director on Friday after 4½ years at the helm, there has been a very personal aspect to the job.

Terror plot against New York synagogue bustedupdated: Thu May 12 2011 18:49:00

Two men suspected of planning an attack on a Manhattan synagogue with guns and a grenade were arrested Wednesday, marking the end of a seven-month undercover operation by New York police officers.

Is the U.S. safer today than before the 9/11 attacks?updated: Tue May 03 2011 05:47:00

The United States has adopted numerous measures to make itself safer since al Qaeda slammed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Jan. 2011: FBI probes backpack bombupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 08:22:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann looks into the investigation of a backpack bomb found along an MLK Day parade route.

Suspect in attempted bombing at MLK Day parade accused of hate crimeupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 08:22:00

A superseding indictment in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Washington state accuses the suspect of a hate crime, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

What is it about mid-April and violence in America?updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:21:00

Mid-April marks the anniversaries of several horrendous attacks in recent U.S. history:

Listen to FBI negotiations with Koreshupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 10:21:00

The FBI tries to convince Branch Davidian leader David Koresh to release the children from his Waco compound.

Questions raised about FBI-journalist link after OKC bombingupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 21:36:00

In the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the FBI received a tip from an ABC journalist the FBI viewed as a potential informant, according to a law enforcement official.

Senate hearing looks at anti-Muslim bigotryupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 10:36:00

When Sen. Richard Durbin called a hearing on anti-Muslim bigotry, his office insisted it was not a response to a controversial House hearing that recently examined the threat of home-grown terrorism.

Suspect in attempted bombing at MLK Day parade pleads not guiltyupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 21:18:00

A suspect in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Washington state pleaded not guilty to the crime in U.S. Magistrate Court Wednesday, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Hearing on radicalization in Muslim community makes senseupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 06:23:00

If a presidential candidate running for office in 2012, or for that matter in years past (say, 2004 or 2008), said "there is no radical Muslim threat in America," it would immediately disqualify that candidate. It would be a worse gaffe than President Gerald Ford saying, "There is no Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe."

Rep. King: Hearings not 'un-American'updated: Fri Mar 11 2011 06:23:00

Rep. Peter King says al Qaeda's tactics have changed and "radicalization" hearings are crucial to keep America safe.

Experts, Muslims worry about fallout from hearing on radicalizationupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 11:08:00

Rep. Peter King's goal is to thwart Muslim radicalization, but some people fear his hearings could have exactly the opposite effect.

U.S. Muslim groups slam radicalization hearingsupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 19:39:00

Leading American Muslims on Wednesday strongly criticized this week's planned congressional hearing into the alleged radicalization of members of their community, calling it an unfair attack on loyal citizens and a dangerous break from the traditional U.S. embrace of tolerance and pluralism.

Mosques are a positive force in Americaupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 14:23:00

In 2004, Rep. Peter King stated that 80% to 85% of mosques in America were controlled by Islamic fundamentalists and amounted to "an enemy living amongst us." In 2007 he said, "Unfortunately we have too many mosques in this country" and called for FBI surveillance and infiltration of mosques because that's where terrorists were being "homegrown."

Islam emerges as key issue for GOPupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 13:21:00

A conservative activist who served in George W. Bush's White House, Suhail Khan has lately found himself at odds with certain figures who should be allies, like fellow activists on the right and some leading lights of the Republican Party.

FBI: 'Sovereign citizens' fraudulently taking over foreclosed homesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 22:40:00

Members of an anti-government movement that doesn't believe banks can own property are increasingly moving into foreclosed homes in the Atlanta area, according to the FBI.

Film in works about Oklahoma City bombingupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 02:32:00

Veteran director Barry Levinson has been tapped to direct a "political thriller" based on the 1995 bombing of a federal courthouse in Oklahoma City.

This is my son's America, tooupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 11:10:00

I was appalled when I learned that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King planned to hold hearings on the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism. (The hearings are scheduled for next week.)

Napolitano defends proposed Homeland Security budgetupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:36:00

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her department's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget Wednesday, saying cuts proposed by House Republicans would hurt the nation's security.

FBI: Bomb along MLK Day parade route could have been 'pretty lethal'updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 16:53:00

The bomb-carrying backpack found along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, is being investigated "as an act of domestic terrorism," the FBI said Wednesday.

What if Jared Loughner were a Muslim?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 05:49:00

When the news first broke that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot at a political event, all Americans were united in our response of shock and outrage.

The tone of Obama's Tucson speechupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:57:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at what tone President Obama will take during his speech at a memorial for shooting victims.

Speeches to nation in shock meant to comfort, move country forwardupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:57:00

President Obama on Wednesday will assume the delicate role of comforting a nation still in shock in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings while also transcending the tragedy to move a grieving nation forward.

Giffords advocated 'mindful' rhetoricupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 11:17:00

Communications director for Rep. Giffords, C.J. Karamargin, talks about how this event could the national tone.

The wrong way to prevent homegrown terrorismupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 08:25:00

Following the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, the attempted car bomb in Times Square in May and a number of other domestic cases, including the recent arrest of a Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon, U.S. security agencies are sharply focused on the potential "radicalization" of American-Muslims and how to prevent it.

The WikiLeaks media dilemmaupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 02:34:00

CNN's Howard Kurtz talks to Jeff Jarvis, Rick Stengel and Mark Mazetti about the the media reaction to WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks cables assess terrorism funding in Saudi Arabia, Gulf statesupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 02:34:00

"Terrorist funding emanating from Saudi Arabia remains a serious concern." So states a cable prepared for the visit of U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke to the kingdom earlier this year.

NPR chief apologizes to staff over handling of Williams firingupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 10:49:00

National Public Radio's chief executive apologized to the network's employees Sunday for the way she handled the firing of news analyst Juan Williams.

Fired NPR analyst slams former employerupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 03:28:00

Fired NPR news analyst Juan Williams slammed his former employer Sunday, saying it had engaged in "character assassination" against him and calling comments from the company's president about him "despicable."

Juan Williams: Victim of changing media standards?updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:22:00

The uproar surrounding National Public Radio's decision to terminate Juan Williams' contract is partly a reflection of changing standards in journalism and an evolving understanding of the line between news analysis and commentary, according to one former media insider.

NPR head says analyst was dropped for repeatedly crossing into opinionupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 01:19:00

NPR's president and CEO defended Thursday the network's decision to terminate the contract of Juan Williams after the news analyst made remarks elsewhere that she said veered from analysis into opinion, adding that it was not the first time.

4 found guilty in NYC synagogue bomb plot caseupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 19:32:00

Four men were found guilty Monday of planning to bomb a synagogue and Jewish center in New York and plotting to shoot military planes with missiles.

Fort Hood shooting hearing opens, then adjournsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 15:03:00

The military opened a hearing Tuesday for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of last year's Fort Hood shootings, then adjourned it almost immediately.

Is al Qaeda growing or weakening?updated: Sat Sep 11 2010 16:14:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks to Fareed Zakaria and Peter Bergen about the threat of terrorism and the U.S. response.

Report: al Qaeda poses changing threat to Americaupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 16:14:00

Nearly nine years after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Americans still face a serious threat from al Qaeda, but the nature of the threat has changed, according to a new report from a panel of top national security experts.

Canadian domestic terror investigation snares fourth suspectupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 15:51:00

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said authorities Friday took a fourth person into custody in their ongoing investigation into domestic terrorism.

Canadian terrorists chargedupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 15:51:00

Canadian officials say terrorists planned to construct and use IEDs as part of terror plot in Ottawa.

Britain facing home-grown terrorist threat, report saysupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:34:00

Britain is facing an increasing threat from lone home-grown terrorists, especially among radicalized Muslims in the prison system, a report from a security think tank said Friday.

40 years later, FBI still hunts alleged bomberupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 07:49:00

Do you know where Leo Burt is? If you do, you could earn $150,000, the FBI says.

Alaska man pleads guilty to terror-related chargeupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 06:31:00

An Alaskan man who is a follower of a radical Muslim cleric pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents who were conducting a terrorism investigation, federal authorities said.

Virginia man accused of trying to go to Somalia to join terror groupupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 22:44:00

A 20-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested Wednesday, accused of attempting to travel to Somalia to join the designated terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

Anti-terrorism chief: U.S.-born cleric had major role in airline bombing tryupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 17:44:00

The director of the National Counterterrorism Center says the U.S. government believes that U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had "a direct operational role" in the attempt to bring down an airliner bound for Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day.

Indonesian police think they've captured wanted terror suspectupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 10:33:00

Police in Indonesia captured a man believed to be one of the most wanted terrorists in the country on Wednesday, authorities said.

Obama's Gulf address should be 'battlefield report'updated: Tue Jun 15 2010 14:34:00

President Obama must angle his address to the nation on the Gulf oil disaster as more of a "warlike update" than the kind of addresses given by past presidents on national tragedies, a top presidential historian said.

Previewing Obama's address to the nationupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 14:34:00

CNN's John Roberts talks to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on what to expect from President Obama tonight.

New Obama security strategy targets Americans radicalized by al Qaedaupdated: Thu May 27 2010 14:24:00

Vowing to continue to "underwrite global security" -- but not alone -- the Obama administration Thursday released its first National Security Strategy, a 52-page outline of the president's strategic approach and priorities.

Homegrown terrorist threat to be part of National Security Strategyupdated: Thu May 27 2010 09:05:00

When the Obama administration unveils its National Security Strategy Thursday, it will be the first time a president explicitly recognizes the threat posed to the country by radicalized individuals at home.

Analysis: The spread of U.S. homegrown terrorismupdated: Thu May 13 2010 09:09:00

Nearly a decade ago, a group of Saudis and other men from the Middle East came to the United States to carry out the worst terrorist attack on the U.S.

Making of an American al-Qaedaupdated: Thu May 13 2010 09:09:00

CNN's Nic Robertson talks about how a young American from Long Island, New York, became an al-Qaeda terrorist.

Police: News reports may have spurred Times Square suspect to fleeupdated: Wed May 12 2010 01:51:00

Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad may have headed to the airport on the night of his arrest after hearing media reports, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.

Remembering Oklahoma Cityupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 19:14:00

Friends and family members mourn the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombings.

15 years later, victims, residents remember Oklahoma City bombingupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 19:14:00

Fifteen years ago, a bomb ripped through a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the worst homegrown terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

'Heavy-handed' government fuels extremism, lawmaker saysupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 16:19:00

Oklahoma state Rep. Charles Key never bought the official version of what happened 15 years ago Monday at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Scott Roeder's tumultuous sentencingupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 23:03:00

After being sentenced to life in prison for murder, Scott Roeder shouted "The blood of babies is on your hands!"

Doctor's killer sentenced to life in prisonupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 23:03:00

The man convicted of killing Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole eligibility for 50 years.

Anti-government hate militias on the riseupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 10:34:00

At least 10 death threats have been leveled against members of Congress since the health care vote. Windows at four district offices or county party headquarters have been shattered with bricks.

Extremists of any color or belief can commit terrorismupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 15:46:00

Within the last month, our country has witnessed two senseless, high-profile acts of criminal violence that would have been labeled terrorism if brown-skinned Arab Muslim men with foreign-sounding names had committed them.

Widow of Austin plane crash victim sues pilot's widowupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 12:22:00

The widow of an Internal Revenue Service employee killed when a disgruntled taxpayer flew his plane into a seven-story building in Austin, Texas, last week is suing the pilot's wife, according to court documents.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: September 11 Attacksupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 22:08:00

Students will examine the historical significance of the September 11 attacks.

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