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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.

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.

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.

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.

Oklahoma voters face question on Islamic lawupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:13:00

Oklahoma voters are considering an unusual question that will appear on their ballots this Tuesday: whether Islamic law can be used in considering cases in state court.

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.

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

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

Clinton draws parallels between 'upheaval' of 1995, todayupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 15:34:00

Former President Clinton said he sees parallels in the mood of the country now and on April 19, 1995, when the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 people while he was in the White House.

Dog's nose knows explosivesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:05:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve introduces the next generation of explosive detecting dogs being used by Amtrak.

Special dogs can catch 'wake' of explosivesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:05:00

A man walks through Washington's Union Station with a backpack and puts it down by a potted plant. No one notices him.

Homeland security chief apologizes to veterans groupsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 11:39:00

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday after some veterans groups were offended by a department report about right-wing extremism.

Right-wing extremismupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 17:11:00

The DHS issues an assessment about right-wing extremism that isn't pleasing everyone. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Napolitano defends report on right-wing extremist groupsupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 17:11:00

The Department of Homeland Security will never monitor ideology or political beliefs, the head of the agency said Wednesday, responding to criticism of a recent report on right-wing extremist groups.

Colombian rebels blamed for second deadly blast in a weekupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 14:05:00

Colombian officials are blaming the FARC guerrilla group for a car bombing late Sunday at a police station in Cali that killed two people and wounded at least 14. A Supreme Court Boost for Suicide?updated: Thu May 15 2008 16:00:00

Viewpoint: The court's recent ruling that lethal injection is legal will give a boost to one growing category of death-row inmates: those who volunteer to die

Terror on Trial: Timothy McVeigh executedupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:17:00

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who killed 168 people in the nation's worst act of domestic terrorism, was put to death by lethal injection at 8:14 a.m. ET Monday.

Terror on Trial: Who was Timothy McVeigh?updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:15:00

When we first saw him, the bombing suspect was gaunt and slender in handcuffs and orange jail skivvies, his hard eyes unlit by the faintest flicker of emotion. Tim McVeigh. The name didn't mean much then but the image did. He was a poker-faced killer in a crewcut, and all across America people were asking the same question: Who is this guy?

Terror on Trial: Strange but true facts about Tim McVeigh updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:15:00

The below statements were taken by Court TV "American Terrorist," a book about Timothy McVeigh by Buffalo News reporters Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck:

Terror on Trial: Life in Supermax's 'Bombers Row'updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:15:00

Like soldiers in a foxhole, the residents of Supermax's Unit D developed the kind of bonds that come when your days are no longer your own.

Terror on Trial: Journey to Terre Haute: From cradle to graveupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:14:00

On the eve of Timothy McVeigh's execution,'s Andy Brooks and Catherine Quayle take a trip from McVeigh's childhood home in upstate New York to Terre Haute, Indiana, where the bomber is to be executed June 11, 2001. They talk to people along the way about the deeds and death of an American terrorist.

Terror on Trial: Author talks about McVeigh bookupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:14:00

Journalist Lou Michel, author of "American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing" talked with Court TV in a 2001 online chat.

Terror on Trial: Nichols brief seeking separate trialsupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:13:00

Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry Nichols is arguing that his trial should be separated from that of his codefendant, Timothy McVeigh. In this brief filed September 5, 1996, portions of which are blacked out per the court's order not to reveal evidence, Nichols contends that he and McVeigh have antagonistic defenses -- to prove their innocence, each one must blame the other -- so trying them together will aid the prosecution. Nichols also proffers a novel argument: The jury in this death penalty trial will not be able to distinguish his case from McVeigh's, thus violating their 8th Amendment right to individualized sentencing.

Passenger profiling: Your viewsupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 09:40:00

The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports. CNN is appealing for e-mails on the subject. The following are a selection of your replies, some of which have been edited for length and spelling:

Profiling plan angers UK Muslimsupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 04:51:00

The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.

McVeigh co-conspirator to be freedupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 21:07:00

Michael Fortier, the prosecution's star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing trials, will be freed this week after serving less than 11 years behind bars, a move that drew mixed reaction from victims.

Domestic terror: Who's most dangerous?updated: Wed Aug 24 2005 10:07:00

Watching Eric Rudolph be sentenced to life in prison this week for his terror bombings, I wondered whether he and his followers represent the future of domestic terrorism or the past.

Some defining moments of CNN's first 25 yearsupdated: Tue May 31 2005 09:23:00

Since first signing on the air June 1, 1980, CNN has reported on an ever-changing world, shaped by events of great tragedy and triumph. To mark the quarter-century anniversary, CNN looks at some of the moments and people that define history over the past 25 years.

Caught on tapeupdated: Tue May 03 2005 16:26:00

The hooded man rushed up to the doorway of Temple Bnai Israel, a Molotov cocktail in his hand. Seconds later, he threw the firebomb and ran off.

Then & Now: Brian Espeupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 09:01:00

On April 19, 1995, Brian Espe was working in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City when a deadly bomb ripped through the facility. Ten years later, the survivor still thinks about the people lost that day.

Eric and the Islamistsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 06:58:00


Lone wolvesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 10:12:00

Wolves run in packs. They hunt that way. They live that way. The lone wolf is the exception. When it comes to the world of domestic terrorism that might not be the case.

Oklahoma taxpayers paid $4 million in Nichols defenseupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 09:26:00

Oklahoma taxpayers spent almost $4.2 million to provide a defense for bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, paying for such things as books, seminars, lawn care, coffee sweetener and an alarm system.

Juror: Sympathy spared Nicholsupdated: Sat Jun 12 2004 09:26:00

Some of the jurors who voted to spare Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols the death penalty did so because they felt sorry for him, another juror who supported the death penalty told CNN Saturday.

Jury deadlocks, sparing Nichols from death penaltyupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 10:42:00

Convicted of 161 counts of murder in the Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols was spared the death penalty for a second time Friday.

Nichols' sentence still being deliberatedupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 10:56:00

Jurors Thursday ended a second day of deliberations without deciding whether Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols should be sentenced to death or life in prison for his role in the 1995 attack that killed 168 people.

Closing arguments begin in Nichols penalty phaseupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 14:56:00

Closing arguments in the life-or-death penalty phase of the Terry Nichols bombing trial were under way Tuesday with a prosecutor urging jurors to sentence Nichols to death.

Nichols convicted in state murder trialupdated: Wed May 26 2004 16:21:00

A state jury found Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols guilty on 161 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday in a verdict that came nearly 10 years after what was then the deadliest attack on U.S. soil.

Nichols' defense challenges state's key witnessupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 12:18:00

A lawyer for bombing conspirator Terry Nichols tried Wednesday to deflate testimony from Michael Fortier -- the third former Army buddy in the Oklahoma City bombing plot -- that suggested Nichols participated in planning the 1995 attack.

Nichols participated in bomb plans, Fortier saysupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 12:21:00

Timothy McVeigh identified Oklahoma City's federal building as the target of his bomb plot in December 1994 and said he planned to destroy it "to get people's attention," the prosecution's key witness against co-conspirator Terry Nichols testified Tuesday.

Sources: FBI looking at handling of OKC evidenceupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 22:06:00

The FBI is looking into a report that documents related to the Oklahoma City bombing may have been destroyed and others may never have been turned over to the head of the FBI probe or to the defense, government sources told CNN on Saturday.

Money Magazine: The Big Fixupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

Controversy erupted as soon as then SEC chairman Harvey Pitt began pushing for William Webster, former director of the FBI and CIA, to head the new accounting oversight board in late October. Many ...

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