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  • NSA 'taking more risk' handling Islamic State threat post-Snowden

    Constraints created when National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spilled U.S. secrets add new risk to the agency's work when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other threats are making the world more dangerous, intelligence community leaders say.

  • Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. A...

  • Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb and mortar shell attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 36 people, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in an assault that underscored the threat posed to the Iraqi capital by marauding Islamic militants that have seized large parts of country. At least 15...

  • Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad.

  • WH: U.S. 'vigilant' against threat to airliners

    The White House declined to comment directly on reports of a terrorist threat to U.S. airlines from another band of extremists in Syria called Khorasan, saying that the intelligence community remains "vigilant" about all threats from Syria.

  • New intelligence strategy acknowledges damage from Snowden's leaks

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday introduced a new national intelligence strategy that acknowledges the damage done to the nation's spy activities by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and pledges greater ethics and transparency in its work.

  • White House weighs Syria travel restrictions

    The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State.

  • Obama: House vote a 'step forward' in combating Islamic State

    President Obama praised House lawmakers Wednesday for authorizing his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces, calling the lower chamber's action an "important step forward" in fighting the Islamic State.

  • Manchin will vote no on funding bill that authorizes arming Syrians

    Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • US hones in on homegrown ISIS threat

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says at least one foreign fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has already traveled in and out of the United States before committing a suicide bombing overseas.

  • Trey Gowdy: New Benghazi panel vital to finding truth about attacks

    "I am willing to reconsider previously held beliefs, in light of new facts and evidence, and I would encourage my colleagues and others to do the same," the South Carolina Republican said.

  • Islamic State crisis reveals Obama administration has a serious communication problem

    The rise of the ultra-violent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has revealed an unsettling truth: Top Obama administration officials do not appear to be communicating with each other as they scramble to address the growing terrorist threat.

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen, for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans.

  • NYPD boss: Islamic State group threat expanding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information...

  • Two senators: Why the president must seek congressional approval for war

    President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.



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