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NEWS
May 4, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suspect in the failed Times Square bombing told authorities he trained at a terrorism camp in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday as they worked to unravel the events leading up to the nearly catastrophic attack. Faisal Shahzad was arrested late Monday and charged with trying to blow up an SUV in crowded Times Square on Saturday evening. Attorney General Eric Holder said Shahzad was cooperating with authorities and would face terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges.
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NEWS
April 23, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York man who authorities say plotted with an admitted al-Qaida associate to set off homemade bombs in the city's subway system pleaded guilty Friday to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of destruction. Zarein Ahmedzay said in court in Brooklyn that he had received orders from leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network to carry out the foiled plot in September 2009 to bomb Manhattan subway lines. He also pleaded guilty to providing material support to al-Qaida.
NEWS
October 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) -- A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans -- in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps -- were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said.
NEWS
September 26, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Does the expansion of terrorism warnings from transit systems to U.S. stadiums, hotels and entertainment complexes make you more vigilant? o "I will be more vigilant, but I will not live my life in fear.
NEWS
September 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Counterterrorism officials are warning police departments around the country to be on the lookout for evidence of homemade bombs following raids on several New York City apartments in a hunt for explosives and possible links to al-Qaida operatives. Investigators issued warrants to search the residences early Monday for explosives material but did not find any, according to a person briefed on the matter who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama put his own clear stamp on U.S. national security policy on Thursday, ordering Guantanamo prison camp closed within a year, naming new envoys to the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan and welcoming Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help forge new global strategies. "We intend to win this fight, we are going to win it on our terms," Obama said of pursuing the campaign against global terrorism. On his second full day in office, Obama took a series of steps overturning some of his predecessor's most contentious war-on-terrorism policies.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | November 9, 2008
History books have long written that the American Civil War ended in 1865, soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse near Lynchburg, Va. But in his nonfiction work, "The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox," author Stephen Budiansky explains that the wounds of the Civil War never had a chance to heal after both sides laid down their weapons. For the next 10 years, racist organizations led by ex-Confederates wreaked havoc below the Mason-Dixon Line.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 31, 2008
TRI-STATE -- Apparently, ghosts don't like me. Two years, two ghost-hunting adventures and I've seen not one Thing That Goes Bump in the Night. This year, I went on three ghost tours in three states and saw, heard and felt nothing out of the ordinary. Last October, I spent the night at the Pry House at Antietam Battlefield, a hospital during the Civil War where people claim to see ghosts. I didn't. I'm taking it personally because I'm told ghosts were with us during my final tour Tuesday night at the Old Jail in Chambersburg, Pa. A woman on the tour reported she saw not one, but two. They warn you on these tours that sometimes sensitive people become overwhelmed by the "energy" of a particular place and must leave that area.
NEWS
September 16, 2008
Do you agree with President Bush's decision to secretly approve U.S. military raids inside anti-terrorism ally Pakistan? Yes 319 votes (71 percent) No 128 votes (29 percent) Results as of 2 p.m. Monday of votes received at www.herald-mail.com.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | June 20, 2008
FORT LOUDON, Pa. - We call it, dryly, the French and Indian War. Residents of Colonial America called it by a more gripping name: the Terror in the Back Country. In 1756, frontier families in the Conococheague River valley feared for their livelihood and for their lives. For several months, French soldiers and their American Indian allies attacked homesteads, villages and forts. Hundreds were killed or captured. Livestock was slaughtered. Farms and businesses were burned. The attacks horrified surviving settlers, who fled or clustered around British forts for safety.
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