Osama bin Laden - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Osama bin Laden Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition. Al-Qaida's leader meanwhile urged his followers and other militants in Syri... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:26:00 GMT 2017-04-24T17:26:00Z Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment, authorities said. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week ordered the "denaturalization" of Khaled Abu al-Dahab, 57, f... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-04-23T22:43:00Z Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her first try: 'I love it' NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers' Shoes," an eight-minute, 360-degree plunge into th... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:03:00 GMT 2017-04-22T12:03:00Z Hunt for kidnapped Chibok girls may take years, general says YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — It may take years to find all the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, the country's defense minister warned Tuesday. Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014. Some escaped and 21 were released last year after negotiations with Boko Haram... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:03:00 GMT 2017-04-18T13:03:00Z Bid to strip terrorist's citizenship may mark new Trump way CHICAGO (AP) — The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted terrorist of his U.S. citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under President Do... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:55:00 GMT 2017-03-21T23:55:00Z As Trump touts Guantanamo, civilian prosecutors notch wins NEW YORK (AP) — Admitted al-Qaida operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun is just the type of "bad dude" that Donald Trump has said should be locked up at Guantanamo Bay. Maybe in the future, that's where people like him will once again end up. But under an Obama-era policy that favored trial in civilian courts for anti-American fighters captured overseas, Harun was sent inst... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-03-17T04:56:00Z Al-Qaida confirms deputy leader killed in US strike in Syria CAIRO (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this week killed the deputy leader of al-Qaida, known as Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the group confirmed on Thursday. The death brings a significant blow to the terror network and points to the central role Syria has taken in its operations. Al-Masri, a veteran Egyptian militant, was the deputy of al-Qaida's leade... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:26:00 GMT 2017-03-02T18:26:00Z "Blind Sheik" guilty of 1990s terror plots dies in US prison The so called Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, blind since infancy from diabetes, had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, said its acting executive assistant,... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-02-19T07:37:00Z Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, died Saturday at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-02-19T02:03:00Z Colleagues say judge in Dakota pipeline case is even-handed BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal judge who will decide whether oil flows through the disputed Dakota Access pipeline has shown sympathy for the historical plight of American Indians, but has also made clear that he doesn't think that should play a role in judicial decisions. U.S. District Judge James "Jeb" Boasberg is overseeing a lawsuit filed by the St... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-02-10T21:47:00Z Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian district kill 9 civilians BEIRUT (AP) — A series of airstrikes on an opposition-held district in the Syrian city of Homs, presumably carried out by Russia or Syria, killed at least nine civilians on Wednesday, local activists said. Pro-government forces shelled the city's al-Waer neighborhood with tank and artillery fire in conjunction with the airstrikes, the Local Coordination C... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:55:00 GMT 2017-02-09T00:55:00Z Pentagon: Airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaida operatives WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaida operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders. A spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said a single airstrike on Feb. 3 killed 10 operatives in a building used as an al-Qaida meeting site. A second strike the next ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:38:00 GMT 2017-02-08T22:38:00Z Correction: Supreme Court Nominee-Ratings story LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 33 million viewers watched President Donald Trump reveal his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The sizeable audience may reflect how Trump handled Tuesday's announcement, using his skills honed as a reality TV host on "The Apprentice" to showcase Neil Gorsuch. Unlike past such announcements, this one wasn'... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-02-02T19:56:00Z US watchdog offers bleak statistics for Afghan progress KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his first report to the new Trump administration, a U.S. watchdog that monitors billions of dollars in aid to Afghanistan issued a bleak progress report, saying the Afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are on the decline and drug production is on the rise, while eradication is down. T... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:05:00 GMT 2017-02-01T06:05:00Z Former SEAL who says he killed bin Laden has book deal NEW YORK (AP) — The Navy SEAL who has said he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden has a memoir coming out this spring. Scribner told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Robert O'Neill's "The Operator" will be published April 25. According to Scribner, O'Neill's book will "vividly recount" a career that included some 400 missions, notably the May 2011 raid on bin Lad... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:29:00 GMT 2017-01-31T16:29:00Z Trump admin pursues rethinking of national security policy WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embrace of Guantanamo Bay as a jail for terror suspects represents a repudiation of the Obama administration's longtime push to prosecute captured militants in the U.S. court system. A draft order spelling out a tougher line in the fight against terror dramatically rethinks how the U.S. should detain and prosecut... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:49:00 GMT 2017-01-27T02:49:00Z The Latest: Ryan says Congress will front money for wall WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 7:10 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress will front the money for President Donald Trump's newly announced wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. He confirms in an interview on MSNBC that a suggested price tag between $8 billion and $14 billion is "about right.... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:15:00 GMT 2017-01-26T00:15:00Z Rep. Liz Cheney backs up Trump on interrogations move PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney applauded President Donald Trump's plan to review interrogation techniques, stepping into a charged debate in which her father played a central role. The Wyoming Republican, who was elected in November, is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, known for advocating enhanced interrogation techniques in the George W. Bush adminis... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:42:00 GMT 2017-01-25T23:42:00Z El Chapo's new home: a jail that held mobsters, terrorists NEW YORK (AP) — In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country's most secure federal lockups — and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Guzman, who pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he ran one of the world's biggest drug-trafficking operations, can expect to be kept in a special unit inside the drab 12-story Metropolitan Correc... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:16:00 GMT 2017-01-21T05:16:00Z El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists NEW YORK (AP) — In a scene U.S. authorities had dreamed of for decades, Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was hauled into an American courtroom Friday and then taken away to an ultra-secure jail that has held some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and mobsters. Holding his unshackled hands behind his back, a dazed-lookin... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-01-21T00:05:00Z Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons WASHINGTON (AP) — Secluded in his hideaway in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden suspected Iranian officials might implant tracking devices in his sons, according to a document released Thursday in a batch of materials seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. "If they inject you with a shot, this shot might be loaded with a tiny chip," bin Laden wrot... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-01-19T19:39:00Z Obama ends US economic embargo of long-estranged Sudan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged African government and build on positive signs of counterterrorism cooperation. A week before leaving office, President Barack Obama signed an executi... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-01-13T19:09:00Z In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom WASHINGTON (AP) — At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called "the finest vice president we have ever seen." The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the nation's highest c... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-01-13T01:35:00Z APNewsBreak: Obama to ease Sudan sanctions on way out WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is set to ease sanctions against Sudan and broaden now limited talks with the long estranged African government, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on war crimes charges, The Associated Press learned Thursday. The change in policy is a response to positive actions by the Sudanese g... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:23:00 GMT 2017-01-12T21:23:00Z 13 years for ex-high school student in plot to join al-Qaida CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A man who as a teenager was seen on surveillance video proclaiming his commitment to jihad was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 years in prison despite his tearful pleas to a judge that he was a disillusioned and immature high school student at the time he plotted to join al-Qaida. "I am not the monster that the government says I am,"... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:36:00 GMT 2017-01-10T22:36:00Z FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein leads airport case FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader's capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five and is being blamed on an Iraq war veteran. George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office, was Saddam's sole i... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:23:00 GMT 2017-01-09T09:23:00Z US imposes terrorism-related sanctions against bin Laden son WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national security. The State Department said Hamza bin Laden has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list after he was "determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:04:00 GMT 2017-01-05T18:04:00Z Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks WASHINGTON (AP) — As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House's aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed. Not included in the modernization plans? A courier service. But that delivery method of a bygone era ... 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