25 Apr 2015

FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but

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24 Apr 2015

Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package

“Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from New York’s Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island as a precaution due to a bomb threat and suspicious package. A 911 caller said ‘they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty’, the National Park Service said. Federal police arrived and when sniffer

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23 Apr 2015

Mexican Authorities Recover Stolen Radioactive Material

“A container of highly radioactive material stolen last week in the southeastern state of Tabasco was recovered intact and unopened Wednesday, Mexican authorities said. The industrial X-ray machine containing iridium-192 was found abandoned beneath a highway overpass about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from where it was stolen, the state government

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21 Apr 2015

Homeland Security to Open Office in Silicon Valley

“The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing plans to open a ‘satellite office’ in Silicon Valley that will work with tech companies to improve cyber security and recruit people to work for the government, Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday. ‘We want to strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and

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20 Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack

“Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday. ‘There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to

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19 Apr 2015

FBI makes arrests in MN, CA in counterterrorism action

“The FBI arrested several people in Minneapolis and San Diego, Calif., on Sunday as part of a joint terrorism task force investigation, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger confirmed Sunday evening. A Somali woman who said she was the mother of two men who were arrested told MPR News

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19 Apr 2015

Today’s most wanted domestic terrorists

“The FBI’s goal, of course, is to prevent ‘homegrown attacks’ before they happen. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. When acts of domestic terror do occur, the FBI investigates and tries to catch those responsible. From McVeigh and Nichols to Eric Rudolph to Ted Kaczynski, the FBI is often successful, but

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19 Apr 2015

Network to nab rising domestic terrorism failing

“‘They didn’t realize that there are people at war with this country who are not international terrorists,’ said Bob Paudert, then West Memphis police chief and father of one of the slain officers. ‘These people are willing to kill and be killed for their beliefs. And they are more dangerous

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17 Apr 2015

Ohio man accused of planning U.S. terror strike

“An Ohio man trained with Islamic militants abroad and came to the U.S. hoping to carry out a deadly assignment – the latest potential terrorist wannabe to be nabbed by federal authorities. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, trained in Syria with weapons and explosives, hand-to-hand combat and breaking into houses. He

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16 Apr 2015

‘Dangerous’ radioactive material stolen in Mexico

“Mexican authorities have issued an alert for five states after the theft of potentially dangerous radioactive materials. A container of Iridium-192 used for industrial radiography was taken from a truck in the town of Cardenas in Tabasco state.” Source: ‘Dangerous’ radioactive material stolen in Mexico – BBC News

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