Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center reopens at lastDecember 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after a tiny Greek Orthodox church in lower Manhattan was destroyed by the falling south tower of the World Trade Center, that church's far grander replacement opened to the public this week in an elevated park overlooking the rebuilt trade center's memorial plaza.
US condemns shooting at Pakistan’s embassy in AfghanistanDecember 3, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation.
After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacksDecember 2, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan's southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country.
Russians work to restore power in occupied city of KhersonNovember 7, 2022 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-appointed authorities say they are working to partially restore power in the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson following what they called a Ukrainian “terrorist attack” on power lines.
US orders diplomats’ families to leave Nigeria’s capitalOctober 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday ordered the families of U.S. embassy staffers in the Nigerian capital to leave due to heightened fears of a terrorist attack as it repeated a warning for all Americans to reconsider traveling to any part of the country and not to visit Abuja at all.
Russia military range shooting leaves 11 dead, 15 woundedOctober 15, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Two men fired at soldiers on a Russian military firing range near Ukraine on Saturday, killing 11 and wounding 15 before being slain themselves, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The ministry said in a statement that the shooting took place in the Belgorod region in southwestern Russia that borders Ukraine.
20 years after Bali bombings, ‘the ache does not dim’October 12, 2022 GMT
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds gathered Wednesday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali to commemorate 20 years since a twin bombing killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, including 88 Australians and seven Americans.
High court will hear social media terrorism lawsuitsOctober 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks. The cases are seen as an important test of the federal law that generally makes internet companies exempt from liability for the material users post on their networks.
Man killed in Belgian raid on suspected far-right extremistsSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-terror raids targeting a group of suspected far-right extremists left one person dead in Belgium after police exchanged gunfire with a man at one location Wednesday, justice officials said.
Biden to commemorate anniversary of 9/11 attacks at PentagonSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday by delivering remarks and laying a wreath at the Pentagon, the White House said Tuesday.
The day will commemorate the 2001 terrorist attacks when hijackers took control of commercial planes in order to use them as missiles, crashing into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
Small Sept. 11 museum known for ground zero tours closesAugust 17, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A small museum near New York's World Trade Center dedicated to preserving the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks is closing after Wednesday, the victim of financial pressures made worse by COVID-19.
Attacks in central Mali kill 3 civilians, 15 soldiersJuly 28, 2022 GMT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least three civilians and 15 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in central Mali, the army said, the latest round of attacks as insecurity worsens in the West African nation.
Jihadi rebels attack key military base near Mali’s capitalJuly 22, 2022 GMT
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadi rebels have attacked Mali's Kati military base on the outskirts of the capital city Bamako, the ruling junta confirmed Friday.
It's the first time Kati, Mali's largest military base, has been hit by extremist rebels in their more than 10-year insurgency in the West African country.
LIV tees off in Oregon amid criticism over Saudi fundingJuly 1, 2022 GMT
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — The Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf tour's second event teed off Thursday, angering a group of families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11 and want the Saudi government held to account for the terrorist attacks.
Portrait fills last vacancy on Sept. 11 memorial photo wallJune 29, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, concluding the almost 16-year-long project to memorialize the hundreds killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of 2001.
20 convicted in Paris terrorist attacks trial: Who they areJune 29, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A total of 20 men were convicted Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium.
Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in UkraineJune 28, 2022 GMT
KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian long-range bombers struck a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk with a missile on Monday, raising fears of what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called an “unimaginable” number of victims in “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.”
Pakistani court sentences militant linked to Mumbai attacksJune 27, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan sentenced one of the militants linked to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India to 15 years in prison for terror financing unrelated to the assaults, according to court documents viewed by The Associated Press on Monday.
US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 yearsJune 24, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the U.S.
DA: 9/11 conspiracy fueled San Francisco airport stabbingsJune 23, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man may have been motivated by a conspiracy theory related to the 9/11 attacks when he stabbed and wounded three people with a machete earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport, prosecutors said.
Denmark charges 3 with planning to carry out terror attackJune 20, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three people have been charged with planning terrorist acts by acquiring weapons and bomb-making materials ”to be used in a terrorist attack in an unknown place in either Denmark or abroad,” a Danish prosecutor said Monday.
Florida mom channels grief into fight against vet suicidesJune 4, 2022 GMT
Janos “John” Lutz was 19 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school, aiming to do his part for his country in the aftermath of the 911 terrorist attacks.
As he hoped, he was deployed to the front lines in Iraq.
A look at acts of public violence in NYC over past 40 yearsApril 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The shooting this week of 10 people by a man who deployed smoke grenades and fired at least 33 shots in a commuter-packed Brooklyn subway car was hardly the first time New Yorkers have grappled with an act of violence.
Pakistan sentences anti-India militant leader to 31 yearsApril 8, 2022 GMT
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced a militant leader linked to the Mumbai terrorist attacks to 31 years in prison on charges of terror financing, his lawyer said.
The sentence is the latest for Hafiz Saeed, who was arrested in 2019.
Death toll in Iran stabbing attack at holy shrine rises to 2April 7, 2022 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The death toll from a stabbing attack at the most revered Shiite shrine in Iran rose to two on Thursday after another cleric succumbed to his wounds, Iran's state TV reported.
The victim, identified only by his last name, Daraei, died at a hospital in the holy northeastern city of Mashhad, after being stabbed at the city's Imam Reza shrine on Tuesday.
Yemeni officials: Car bomb killed military commander in AdenMarch 23, 2022 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A car bomb rocked Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Wednesday, killing a senior military official and at least four others, officials said.
Plea discussions launched in stalled 9/11 case at GuantanamoMarch 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Prosecutors have initiated discussions on a potential plea agreement to resolve the long-stalled case of five men held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who have been charged with planning and providing assistance for the Sept.
Idaho House OKs some cybersecurity records remaining secretFebruary 28, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the House on Monday approved exempting some government cybersecurity records from public disclosure in a measure backers say is needed to thwart terrorist attacks.
The House voted 48-20 to approve the bill that would exempt disclosing the nature, location and function of cybersecurity devices, systems or programs used by a government entity to thwart terrorist attacks.
Ex-Afghan president: Biden order on frozen funds an atrocityFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's former president on Sunday called a White House order to unfreeze $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of 9/11 victims an atrocity against the Afghan people.
Argentina protests Iranian suspect at Nicaragua eventJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presence of a senior Iranian official at the investiture of Nicaragua’s president has angered Argentina, which alleges the official was involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.
Cruz apologizes for describing Jan. 6 attack as terrorismJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had desperation written on his face.
The conservative ideologue and potential 2024 presidential contender appeared on Fox News Channel's “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show Thursday to apologize for describing the Jan.
Americans do not remember Jan. 6 Capitol riot as one peopleJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Side by side at ground zero on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Republican governor read from the Gettysburg Address and a Democratic governor read from the Declaration of Independence as Americans everywhere mourned and remembered as one people.
Suit: Anti-terrorism center collects protester intelligenceDecember 15, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several environmental, Indigenous and social justice advocates are suing the Oregon Department of Justice, alleging the state’s TITAN Fusion Center for intelligence gathering has unlawfully spied on demonstrators fighting the $10 billion Jordan Cove pipeline.
Lavatai runs for 2 TDs, Navy’s D dominates in win over ArmyDecember 12, 2021 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Navy had its way with Army. It was good, aggressive, lucky and most of all angry with the idea the Black Knights had turned the tables in one of college football's biggest rivalries.
Judge deciding what US should pay for Texas church shootingNovember 30, 2021 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that might have prevented the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting.
UN says many lives lost daily in Africa’s Sahel CrisisNovember 12, 2021 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping chief warned Friday that the crisis in Africa’s Sahel region remains volatile, with insecurity and instability seriously undermining prospects for development and many lives lost every day as a result of terrorist attacks.
Officials: Journalist, child killed in explosion in YemenNovember 9, 2021 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist and her child were killed in an explosion that targeted her family’s vehicle Tuesday in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, officials said. The blast was the latest to rock the seat of the internationally recognized government.
Orthodox patriarch blesses shrine near 9/11 memorialNovember 2, 2021 GMT
The spiritual leader of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christians gave his formal blessing Tuesday to an ornate shrine that will replace a small parish church destroyed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.
Yemeni officials say car bomb near Aden’s airport kills 8October 30, 2021 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least eight people were killed by a car bomb in Yemen's southern city of Aden Saturday, officials said. The blast was the latest to hit Aden, the seat of the country's internationally recognized government.
Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with AfghanistanOctober 27, 2021 GMT
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack in Lakki Marwat, a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.
UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slainOctober 19, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works.
Father of suspect in UK lawmaker’s slaying is ‘traumatized’October 17, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws.
Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six othersOctober 10, 2021 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday in Yemen's port city of Aden by a car bomb that targeted two senior government officials who survived, an official said.
The explosion targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s Gov.
Argentina court drops cover-up claim against ex-presidentOctober 8, 2021 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Thursday dismissed a legal action against former President Cristina Fernández charging she sought to cover up the alleged involvement of Iranian operatives in a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
U.S. Steel Tower stands tall 50 years after its dedicationOctober 2, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fifty years later, it’s still the king of the Downtown skyline.
The U.S. Steel Tower remains Pittsburgh’s tallest building as it marks the golden anniversary Thursday of its dedication, still sitting on one of the most prestigious addresses in the city — 600 Grant St.
After knife attack, New Zealand criminalizes terror plottingSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand politicians on Thursday passed a law that makes plotting a terrorist attack a crime, fixing a legal loophole that was exposed earlier this month by a violent knife attack.
Jury convicts again in 2007 fatal Luxor bombing in Las VegasSeptember 18, 2021 GMT
A new trial in a fatal bombing case that terrified Las Vegas in 2007 has reached the same verdict: guilty.
9/11 bravery award given to woman who helped drowning manSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who helped save a drowning man this summer has been awarded a civilian bravery award honoring a local flight attendant who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mets, Yankees and more pay tribute on 9/11 20th anniversarySeptember 12, 2021 GMT
Jacob deGrom stood next to Gerrit Cole along the first-base line, and Brandon Nimmo wedged between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on the other side.
Shoulder to shoulder and interspersed, players from the New York Mets and Yankees shared the diamond during the national anthem Saturday night at Citi Field with first responders, former players and a giant ribbon imprinted with the American flag.
Travis Mills breaks ground on health, wellness centerSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
ROME, Maine (AP) — A foundation created by a soldier who lost four limbs in a blast in Afghanistan is breaking ground on a new health and wellness center.
Retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills kicked off his foundation to help others like himself who were injured in wartime.
Media outlets recall country’s unity after Sept. 11 attacksSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the media outlets that explore the country's differences, pausing Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, recalled almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath of that day.
For World Trade Center cook, surviving 9/11 led to activismSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after 9/11, Sekou Siby still feels the pangs of survivor's guilt. A cook and dishwasher at the World Trade Center's Windows on the World restaurant, Siby had swapped shifts that day with a co-worker who ended up dying in the terrorist attacks.
Maine, a 9/11 footnote, pauses to remember 20th anniversarySeptember 11, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A wreath-laying ceremony in Maine's largest city was among the events marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The event featuring city officials, firefighters and police officers at Fort Allen Park was followed by a moment of silence Saturday morning.
Pirates remember emotional post-9/11 game against MetsSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Kendall remembers straining to hear the audio through a cell phone that, as the former Pirates catcher put it, “wasn’t exactly an iPhone 12.” Technology lacked on Sept. 13, 2001, two days after four coordinated terrorist attacks changed our world forever.
Wyoming troop deaths 20 years apart bookend Afghanistan warSeptember 11, 2021 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — When news came that a 20-year-old Wyoming soldier was one of the last casualties of the two-decade-long U.S. war in Afghanistan, it arrived as a tragic bookend: A 20-year-old soldier from Wyoming was among the first to die in the same war.
20th anniversary of terrorist attacks marked by NY teamsSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Zeile thought back 20 years, to the night baseball returned in New York following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“We put a small Band-Aid on a big wound for a couple of hours,” the retired Mets infielder said Friday.
Garber: Calling off MLS games after 9/11 was right moveSeptember 10, 2021 GMT
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has a framed photo on the wall of his office showing two pillars of blue light piercing the night sky from the spot where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood.
Families of Connecticut Sept 11 victims gather for memorialSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Margaret Eckert lost her brother-in-law, Sean Rooney, on Sept. 11, 2001.
She lost her sister, Beverly, eight years later in a plane crash as she flew to Buffalo, New York, to present a memorial scholarship in her husband's honor.
Giants O-coordinator Jason Garrett remembers 9/11 attacksSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett walked out to the patio of New York Giants headquarters expecting to talk about the season opener against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.