War on Terror

Spicer 'meant Orlando' when he cited an Atlanta terror attack 3 times

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confounded many Americans when he referred to an Islamist terror attack in Atlanta as he defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban aimed at mostly Muslim countries.While discussing the ban with the press, Spicer grouped a mysterious Atlanta incident in with the...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:43pm

Kellyanne Conway explains her 'Bowling Green massacre' claim

Kellyanne Conway is defending her claim of a "Bowling Green massacre" that was quickly debunked as never happening as an honest mistake.The counselor to the president, appearing on MSNBC's “Hardball” on Thursday night, referred to a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump’s ban on nationals and...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:02pm

Police Foundation receives $463K to fight violent extremism

In an effort to combat violent extremism, the Boston Police Foundation will receive $463,185 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security.“In this age of self-radicalization and terrorist-inspired acts of violence, domestic-based efforts to counter violent extremism have become a homeland...

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 2:40pm

WATCH: Pennsylvania woman captured by Taliban pleads for family's freedom

A chilling video released by the Taliban Monday shows a Pennsylvania woman, her husband and their two sons pleading for help from the U.S. government to free them.Caitlan Coleman, of York County, and her husband Joshua Boyle, from Toronto, Canada, were captured in October 2012, while backpacking...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 6:52pm

Brooklyn man charged with supporting ISIS, helping plan aborted Times Square attack: Officials

A Brooklyn man who allegedly supported ISIS and traveled to Yemen to join the militant group was arrested at his home Monday on terrorism charges, officials said.Mohamed Rafik Naji, a permanent U.S. citizen who was born in Yemen, faces charges he gave material support to the Islamic State....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:20pm

Saddam Hussein reportedly had secret torture chamber in NYC

An Upper East Side mansion that houses the Iraqi diplomatic mission once featured a basement chamber where political enemies of Saddam Hussein were tortured, according to anexposé by the New York Post.The newspaper cited annonymous sources in describing the torture chamber inside the mansion, which...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:37pm

Suspicious device prompts evacuation of Rittenhouse Square

Police evacuatedRittenhouse Square Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious device was reported in the Center City park.Police told Metro that the bomb squad was called in after a beeping device was reported in the north side of the park.After a short, yet tense investigation that closed the area to...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:50am

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: History of Bombings in New York

Three bomb-related incidents took place over the weekend, two in New Jersey and one in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, but New Yorkers have an unfortunate, long history with bombs by terrorists and other anarchists.Anarchists Bungle Bomb Intendedfor John D. Rockefeller, 1914Labor leaders were...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Four garbage hunters 'saved hundreds of lives' in Chelsea and Elizabeth, NJ

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and four individuals seemingly following this creed “probably saved hundreds of lives” in New York City and Elizabeth, New Jersey, over the last two days, officials said.Two scavengers were caught on video unknowingly handling a pressure cooker bomb on...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:01am

PA woman pleads for US gov't help in new Taliban video

Chilling new video released by the Taliban shows a York County woman who is believed to have given birth twice while in captivity, but the State Department is still evaluating the authenticity of the film.Caitlin Coleman, of York County outside Philadelphia, and Canadian husband Joshua Boyle are...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:25pm

NYPD illegally spied on Muslim groups as recently as 2015: Report

The New York City Police Department illegally spied on Muslim political organizations, according to a government report released on Tuesday.The 67-page report from the city's Office of the Inspector Generalsays between 2010 and 2015 undercover NYPD officers spied on political organizations – mostly...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 4:28am

Orlando shooter may have frequented gay clubs

Reports are emerging that the shooter who killed 49 in an Orlando gay nightclub frequented the club and may have used gay dating apps.One man told the Canadian Pressthat Omar Mateenhad been frequenting Pulse, the club where he opened fire early Sunday,for years."It's the same guy," Chris Callen...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:46am

Man arrested trying to bring loaded gun onto plane: TSA

A man was arrested trying to bring a gun onto a plane at John F. Kennedy internationalairport through the X-ray machine, officials have announced.The suspect, of Wallkill, New York, was caught with the weapon on April 7, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Monday."The TSA...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:02am

CIA director's UPenn talk interupted by anti-drone protesters

Protesters at a UPenn talk by the director of the CIA repeatedly interrupted the high-ranking U.S. official before the talk was ended early.Shouting "Drones kill kids" and holding banners that read "Drone Strikes Breed Terrorism," protesters interrupted CIA director John Brennan's talk on Friday...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:55am

Pakistani boy cuts off own hand after mistaken blasphemy charge: Reports

A mix-upin a Pakistani village 75 miles outside of Lahoreled to a 15-year-old boy chopping off his own hand.Local police told CNN that Mohammad Anwar took the shocking action after he "misheard the words of Shabbir Ahmed during a sermon. Ahmed had asked those present to raise their hands if they...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:19am

Terrorism investigation turns into child porn bust

A federal investigation of a North Carolina college student led to the arrest of the 18-year-old on child pornography charges.Ameer Abu-Hammad drew the attention of authorities last fall when he posted to his Facebook account several time suggesting that he planned to travel to the Middle East to...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:47pm

NYPD detective killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

An NYPD detective died Monday while serving his thirdtour of duty with the U.S. Air National Guard.Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15 year veteran of the NYPD who served the city in the Bronx Warrant Squad. Over the course of the past decade, Lemm was deployed three times, serving active duty once in...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 7:24am

Most US millennials support sending ground troops to fight ISIS: Poll

A majority of U.S. young adults support sending ground troops to fight Islamic State militants, though fewer than one in five would be willing to serve themselves, according to a Harvard University poll released on Thursday.Some 60 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 told Harvard's Institute of...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:02pm

President Obama to deliver Oval Office address on terrorism this Sunday night

In the wake of theSan Bernardino shootings,President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Officeon Sunday night, reports said.The Oval Office speechwill be only the third of Obama's presidency.Obama will speak on theshooting that killed 14 earlier this week that is being investigated...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 5:37am

New ISIS video shows Times Square, Herald Square as targets

New York City police officials assuaged worries over an Islamic State-produced video released Wednesday that depicts both Times Square and Herald Square as potential targets of attack.NYPD Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis said in a statement that there is no current or specific threat to either...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:00am