Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody
LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.
LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who killed almost two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two years ago appeared in court Thursday to face 22 charges of...
LONDON (AP) — A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police...
Ariana Grande to play Manchester, 2 years after arena bomb
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city.
Injured UK cop: ‘Instinct took over’ during terror attack
LONDON (AP) — The British police officer stabbed while subduing a suspect on New Year's Eve said Wednesday that "instinct took over" when he heard people screaming at a Manchester train station.
British Transport Police Sergeant Lee Valentine and several officers managed to bring down the knife-wielding suspect with a stun gun and pepper spray after he stabbed two people.
The Latest: Manchester police quiz alleged knife attacker
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of three people in Manchester (all times local):
8: 15 p.m.
Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about what they call the "terror-related" stabbings of three people at a train station on New Year's Eve.
Manchester stabbings: UK police raid house, quiz suspect
LONDON (AP) — Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the "terror-related" stabbings of three people at a train station on New Year's Eve.
The attack Monday night by a knife-wielding man yelling Islamic slogans brought terrorism back to Manchester after a 19-month hiatus. It took place at a key transport hub right next to the Manchester Arena, where 22 people were killed in an attack on an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
Parliament committee find security services problems
LONDON (AP) — A major British parliamentary report found Thursday that shortcomings by security services led to missed opportunities to possibly prevent last year's lethal extremist attack at Manchester Arena.
The Intelligence and Security Committee, which investigated five terror attacks that took place in 2017, said there were problems with the handling of the case of 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
IS supporter gets 30 years for plot to kill British leader
LONDON (AP) — A supporter of the Islamic State group who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge who called him "a very dangerous individual."
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman was convicted last month in London of planning to bomb the entry gates to the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street. Prosecutors said he intended to then kill the guards there and to attack May with a knife or gun.
UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive
LONDON (AP) — Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism.
With the driver in custody, counterterror detectives were working to uncover the motive behind what they suspect is the fourth vehicle attack in Britain — and the second on Parliament — in 18 months.
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Navy rescued the Manchester Arena suicide bomber and his younger brother from the civil war in Libya three years before he killed 22 people at the Ariana Grande pop concert.
Britain's Daily Mail reported Tuesday that the HMS Enterprise picked up Salman Abedi and more than 100 other British citizens from the Libyan coast and took them to Malta, where they flew back to the U.K.
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande says she has been struggling with some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following last year's suicide bomb attack at the end of her concert at Manchester Arena.
The 24-year-old pop star told British Vogue she does not like to talk about her experiences because so many people suffered much worse fates in the May 22, 2017 attack that claimed 22 lives.
UK Remembers Victims of London Bridge Attack
LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors, victims' families and emergency workers at a memorial service Sunday to mark a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack brought terror to London Bridge on a warm Saturday night.
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday as dignitaries, survivors, first responders and the people of Manchester gathered to mark the anniversary of the concert bombing that killed 22 people.
The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was "thinking of you all today and every day."
LONDON (AP) — Manchester's mayor said Friday the city's firefighters do not need to apologize for the delayed response to the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.
Mayor Andy Burnham said front line firefighters were "desperate to help" victims but were kept away by their superiors in the crucial hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured scores more at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.
LONDON (AP) — Firefighters were not allowed to go to the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing for more than two hours because of confusion about whether an attacker was still on the loose, according to a report released Tuesday.
Senior British civil servant Bob Kerslake, who headed the inquiry, said "a valuable resource was not available to assist at the scene" because fire service workers were "out of the loop."
The Latest: Brits pays tribute to Manchester bomb victims
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local):
Liam Gallagher has performed at the Brit Awards in tribute to victims of last year's Manchester Arena bombing.
Twenty-two people were killed when a bomber blew himself up as concertgoers were leaving an Ariana Grande show in the northwest England city on May 22.
Grande had been due to perform at Wednesday's awards show in honor of the victims and survivors, but was forced to cancel on medical advice.
Manchester Arena concert attack thief handed prison sentence
LONDON (AP) — A British judge handed a prison sentence Tuesday to a homeless man who admitted stealing from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing while pretending to help them.
Chris Parker, 33, received worldwide acclaim when he said he helped comfort people who were injured or dying after the suicide attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Twenty-two people were killed in the May 22 bombing.
‘Hero’ in Manchester blast admits stealing from victims
LONDON (AP) — A homeless man characterized as a hero after the Manchester Arena bombing has admitted stealing from victims of last year's extremist attack.
Closed-circuit TV footage played in court showed 33-year-old Chris Parker stealing a purse and mobile phone from victims of the May attack that claimed 22 lives.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday at Manchester Crown Court to theft and fraud.
Queen Honors Those Struck by Terror
Queen Elizabeth II, Markle, royals attend Christmas service
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the British royal family — along with newcomer Meghan Markle, an American actress engaged to Prince Harry — attended a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered.
Markle smiled and gave a brief wave in her first public appearance with the queen. She and Harry stopped to talk with several locals on their way back to the queen's residence.
4 arrested in UK suspected of plotting terrorist attacks
LONDON (AP) — British police sent a bomb disposal team to a house in northern England Tuesday after officers carried out pre-dawn raids to arrest four men on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks.
Counter-terrorism police detained the four men at their homes in Sheffield and Chesterfield in the early morning. Officers then cordoned off one of the houses and evacuated local residents as bomb experts arrived and searches were carried out.
UK concert attack might have been stopped, review says
LONDON (AP) — The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday.
The review by lawyer David Anderson, ordered by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, said the May 22 attack that killed 22 people might have been thwarted "had the cards fallen differently."
The diplomatic flap over American officials divulging details of a British terrorism investigation lit a fire Thursday under U.S. investigators of intelligence agency leaks, an issue that had been on a back burner when the primary victim of leaks was President Trump.
UK seeks extradition of Manchester concert bomber’s brother
LONDON (AP) — British police are seeking the extradition from Libya of the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber on murder charges stemming from the attack.
Hashem Abedi, the brother of the bomber, is in custody in Libya. Sky News said Thursday that the armed group holding him indicated it would cooperate with the request if the Libyan attorney general approved it.
Police said Wednesday night that an extradition request was given to Libyan authorities earlier Wednesday.
Noel Gallagher has branded the terrorist who attacked Ariana Grande's Manchester concert this year an "Islamic goon" and admits he doesn't feel safe travelling in London because of the threat of terrorism.
The former Oasis guitarist saw his song 'Don't Look Back In Anger' become an anthem of defiance in the wake of the suicide bombing outside the Manchester Arena in May which took the lives of 22 people and injured many more.
UK plans jail sentences for streaming extremist content
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The British government says it will make streaming extremist content an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Currently it's illegal to download or store material that encourages violent attacks. But Home Secretary Amber Rudd says the law should be toughened to include "people who repeatedly view terrorist content online."
‘I’m going to die’: fear grips Vegas strip; gunman kills 59
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean hustled off stage.
"That's gunshots," a man could be heard saying emphatically on a cellphone video in the nearly half-minute of silence and confusion that followed. A woman pleaded with others: "Get down! Get down! Stay down!"
Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.
Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May said internet companies are making progress but need to go "further and faster" to keep violent extremist material from spreading online.
LONDON — The two suspects detained over last week’s London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports.
UK threat level raised to “critical” after subway bombing
LONDON (AP) — A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to "critical," meaning another attack may be imminent.
The early morning blast sparked a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year.
Noel Gallagher was very "nervous" about his performance of 'Don't Look Back in Anger' at the We Are Manchester benefit concert.
The former Oasis guitarist headlined the re-opening of the Manchester Arena, which has been closed since a horrific terrorist attack took place at an Ariana Grande concert in May, on Saturday night (09.09.17) and he admits he was worried his emotions would get the better of him when he had to play the anthem.
Harry Styles met with a teenage victim of the Manchester terror attack on Wednesday (08.30.17).
The 'Two Ghosts' singer dedicated a performance of his song 'Sign of the Times' to 14-year-old Freya Lewis - who suffered multiple fractures, lacerations and burns after a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in May - while filming his BBC concert special, reducing the teenager and her family to tears.
Official: Libya probe of brother of concert bomber underway
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's prosecutor general says an investigation of the brother of the suicide bomber in a deadly concert attack in Manchester, England is still underway.
Prosecutor General Al-Sadiq al-Sour tells The Associated Press on Thursday that a trial date for Hashem Abedi will be determined after the probe is completed.
Manchester Arena to reopen next month with memorial concert
LONDON (AP) — Noel Gallagher will headline a concert in honor of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, as the venue reopens next month for the first time since the deadly attack.
The former Oasis frontman's band High Flying Birds will be joined by The Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley at the Sept. 9 We Are Manchester show.
The lineup also includes poet Tony Walsh, known as Longfella, whose poem "This is the Place" has become a defiant symbol of the city.
Manchester bombing ‘hero’ charged with stealing credit card
LONDON (AP) — A homeless man who was praised for helping victims of the Manchester concert bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from someone caught up in the attack.
Chris Parker made headlines around the world after describing how he helped comfort people wounded in the May 22 bombing.
A fundraising page set up to help him raised more than 50,000 pounds ($64,000).
Milo Yiannopoulos on Trump, Ariana Grande and Russia
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos calls himself the "most fabulous supervillain on the internet" and that's probably not an exaggeration. He's angered everyone from liberals to the alt-right with his controversial comments.
Ariana Grande to become Manchester honorary citizen
LONDON (AP) — Manchester officials say they are making U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city because of her response to the deadly concert attack in May.
City council leader Richard Leese proposed the move, describing the 23-year-old singer as "a young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again."
PNC Arena officials said Monday that the venue has hired a Southern Pines firm to provide bomb-sniffing dogs for all major public sports and entertainment events.
The partnership between the arena and K2 Solutions Inc. will start Tuesday, when New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men perform at PNC.
K9 teams will search the arena property and interact with people as they enter and exit the venue, arena President Don Waddell said.
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man over the Manchester concert bombing, as the hunt continues for accomplices of attacker Salman Abedi.
The Greater Manchester Police force says the man was arrested Friday at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport on suspicion of terrorism offenses. He is being held in custody.
Twenty-two people were killed May 22 when Abedi, a Briton of Libyan heritage, detonated a homemade knapsack bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.
LONDON (AP) — The attacker who bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester wasn't part of a large network, but other people involved in the crime may still be at large, a senior police officer said Thursday.
Russ Jackson, head of counterterrorism policing for northwest England, said police may make more arrests in the investigation into the attack.
Shaun Ryder says cycling got him off drugs.
The Black Grape frontman - who previously admitted his heroin habit was out of control by 1992 - has been clean for over 15 years and credits cycling with helping him to kick drugs completely.
LONDON (AP) — Mariah Carey sent a video message and the stars of the long-running British TV show "Coronation Street" were among the mourners at a funeral for Manchester concert bombing victim Martyn Hett.
The music-loving 29-year-old was a self-professed "superfan" of the Manchester-set soap opera.
Hett was one of 22 people killed May 22 when a suicide bomber struck concertgoers leaving an Ariana Grande show in the city in northwest England.
Liam Gallagher: Don’t Look Back In Anger is the ‘song for the moment’
Liam Gallagher performed 'Don't Look Back In Anger' at Glastonbury because he believes it's the "song for the moment".
The former Oasis frontman surprised crowds at the annual music extravaganza in Worthy Farm, Somerset, over the weekend when he launched into a rendition of the classic Oasis track usually performed by his brother and rival Noel Gallagher.
LONDON (AP) — The rash of deadly terror attacks that has rattled Britain in recent months took an ominous new turn on Monday as Muslim worshippers became targets during the holy month of Ramadan, mowed down by an attacker who plowed a van into a crowd leaving prayers at two mosques in north London.
London police plead for calm after attack at mosque
LONDON (AP) — London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured.
Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident.
A van slammed into Muslim worshippers near a mosque in north London early this morning, killing at least one and injuring 10, British police and Islamic officials said.
Police are investigating the crash as a potential terrorist incident.
The driver of the van, 48, has been arrested and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He will be given a mental health evaluation.
He was detained by the crowd at the scene until police arrived.