Tag Archives: terrorism

ORLANDO: Pulse Owner To Unveil Memorial Plans

The Orlando Sentinel reports: As the one-year anniversary of the Pulse terror attack nears, the nightclub’s owner, Barbara Poma, next week will announce details about plans for a permanent memorial at the scene of the nation’s largest mass shooting. “Pulse has always been a part of me, but after this tragedy which took 49 lives, it became a part of ...

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FRANCE: Partner Of Slain Paris Police Officer Delivers Moving Remarks At Memorial Ceremony [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The two candidates in France’s hotly contested presidential election called a brief truce Tuesday to honor a police officer gunned down last week on the Champs-Elysees. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen attended an emotional memorial ceremony for Xavier Jugele, a 37-year-old officer who was gunned down Thursday while sitting in a ...

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FRANCE: Cop Killed In Last Night’s Paris Terror Attack Was Member Of French LGBT Police Officers Group

The Independent reports: The police officer killed by a gunman in Paris has been identified as a man who responded to ISIS’ previous attacks on the French capital in November 2015. Xavier Jugelé, 37, was one of hundreds of officers deployed to the Bataclan as militants massacred 90 people with guns and suicide vests. He returned to the concert hall ...

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REPORT: Up To 36 ISIS Militants Killed By “MOAB”

The Guardian reports: Up to 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. To target what the military described as a “tunnel complex” used by the Isis’s Afghanistan affiliate, the US for the first time used what the military colloquially ...

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Trump Refuses To Say If He Personally Authorized “Very, Very Successful” Bombing Of Afghanistan [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday lauded the bombing of ISIS targets in Afghanistan with one of the United States’ most powerful weapons but declined to say whether he authorized the strike. “We have [an] incredible military. We are very proud of them and this was another very, very successful mission,” Trump told reporters after a meeting with first ...

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CANADA: Lesbian Toronto City Council Member Gets Letter Threatening Attack On Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Toronto City News reports: “God says it best. Homosexuality is a sin.” Those are the first few lines of a homophobic letter sent to Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s office on Wednesday morning. The letter is riddled with derogatory language describing gay people, with one line reading, “Now with the police not at your f*g parade, it makes it easy ...

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ORLANDO: Wife Of Pulse Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Date Set For One Week Before Attack Anniversary

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: The wife of the gunman in the Pulse nightclub massacre has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting her husband and obstruction of justice. Noor Salman, wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, made a brief appearance before a judge in the Orlando federal courthouse Wednesday. Salman’s attorney waived the reading of an indictment ...

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BREAKING: At Least Ten Dead, 50 Injured In Terror Bombing Of Two St. Petersburg Subway Stations

The Independent reports: At least 10 people are believed to have died after two explosions on the Saint Petersburg subway. Pictures posted on social media show the door of a Metro train has been blown out in an explosion, which is reported to have involved shrapnel-filled devices. Other images showed passengers lying on the ground of a station platform. A ...

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REPORT: Terrorist Groups Are Using Stolen Airport Screening Machines To Test Undetectable Bombs

CNN reports: US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to ...

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LOS ANGELES: Man Pleads Not Guilty In Possible Terror Plot Against 2016 West Hollywood Pride Parade

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, Indiana, was also charged Tuesday with possessing a destructive device. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Admitted White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism In Murder Of “Random” Black Man

The New York Daily News reports: The Baltimore man who selected a black man at random and stabbed him to death in Midtown has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism. James Harris Jackson, 28, faces life without parole if convicted of the charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office Monday. Jackson allegedly stabbed bottle-collector Timothy Caughman, ...

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BRITAIN: Eight Arrested After Terror Attack [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Eight people were arrested in overnight raids across Britain following a terror attack outside Parliament that left four people dead, including a police officer. Dozens more were injured, including one American, Prime Minister Theresa May announced. While the attacker’s identity has yet to be disclosed, May said the British-born man was once on the intelligence community’s radar – ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting right now. Via Death & Taxes: It’s time for the highlight of everyone’s day, when the world’s greatest living prop comic (sorry, Carrot Top), White House press secretary Sean Spicer, fields questions about the Trump administration from reporters and basically craps his pants on live television. Feel free to watch along with us as Spicer berates members of the ...

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BREAKING: At Least A Dozen Injured After Shots Fired Outside Parliament, Policeman Stabbed Inside [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London. Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings. Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds and reported seeing a man with a knife in the grounds. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their ...

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US And UK Restrict Personal Electronic Devices On In-Bound Flights From Eight Muslim Nations [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Passengers on foreign airlines headed to the United States from 10 airports in eight majority-Muslim countries have been barred from carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone under a new flight restriction enacted on Tuesday by the Trump administration. Officials said the new directive was not based on information pointing to a credible, specific threat ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Families Of Hundreds Of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia For “Complicity” In Attack [VIDEO]

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: In a stunning action seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi officials who are said ...

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Feds Grant $8.5M To Pulse Massacre Victims

Reuters reports: The victims of a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub in June 2016 will receive nearly $8.5 million for emotional and financial support for victims’ families, those wounded in the attack and responders, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. In a statement, the department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) said the funds would be granted ...

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FLORIDA: Federal Court Revokes Bond For Wife Of Pulse Massacre Killer, She’s Now Remanded Until Trial

Courthouse News Service reports: The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub last June will remain behind bars while she awaits trial in Florida, according to a court order. Although a California magistrate judge earlier this month authorized Noor Salman’s release from an Alameda County jail on a $500,000 bond, a federal judge in Florida ...

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Today’s Ridiculous Lie From Hair Furor

The New York Daily News reports: Blaming Obama and tweeting false facts — it’s Tuesday morning on Twitter with President Trump. Trump in a tweet inaccurately blamed former President Obama for releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from Guantanamo Bay — something the previous President did not even come close to doing. In fact, U.S. intelligence data shows it is former President ...

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INDIANAPOLIS: Police Charge Man With Threatening To “Shoot Everyone” At Local Gay Bar “Like In Orlando”

The Indy Channel reports: Before walking into Downtown Olly’s bar Sunday night, Indiana State Police say Brandon Savage called them, saying he was “getting ready to go into a gay bar and shoot everyone. It’s going to be like Orlando.” According to a probable cause affidavit, Savage told police he was armed with a Glock, a Derringer and a machete. ...

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