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2 months ago

FBI Director Wray says he fears domestic terror attack

Christopher Wray told the House Appropriations Committee Thursday there has been a heightened level of threats toward the U.S.
2 months ago
Christopher Wray told the House Appropriations Committee Thursday there has been a heightened level of threats toward the U.S.
2 months ago

FBI director concerned about lone wolf attack

FBI Director Christopher Wray says he's concerned a lone wolf or small groups will draw "twisted inspiration" from events in the Middle East or Russia.
2 months ago
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifying during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the "Annual Worldwide Threats Assessment" in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Mar. 11, 2024.
2 months ago

Idaho man arrested for planning attacks on churches in support of ISIS

The Justice Department announced the arrest of a man they say planned to carry out attacks on churches over the weekend after pledging support to the terror group ISIS.
2 months ago
Alexander Mercurio, 18, was arrested, April 6, 2024, on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
2 months ago

Idaho man charged in alleged terror plot

The FBI claims 18-year-old Alexander Mercurio was on the verge of conducting an alleged terror plot involving attacks on multiple churches in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Idaho man charged in alleged terror plot
3 months ago

FBI director warns of 'dangerous individuals' coming across southern border

The six intelligence chiefs testified about "worldwide threats" on Monday.
3 months ago
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifying during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the "Annual Worldwide Threats Assessment" in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Mar. 11, 2024.
3 months ago

Intel chiefs warn about new threats

The U.S.' top intelligence officials warned about Russia's war in Ukraine and expressed concerns China may use AI to interfere with U.S. elections, among other issues, at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Intel chiefs warn about new threats
8 months ago

US on heightened alert for Halloween

The NYPD is on high alert for the annual Halloween parade. The event is a particular concern for security as Israeli forces attack Gaza.
8 months ago
VIDEO: US on heightened alert for Halloween
8 months ago

Hamas militants 'may potentially' try crossing southern border, US officials warn

Hamas and Hezbollah militants associated with the Israel-Hamas war “may potentially be encountered at the southwest border," U.S. Customs and Border Protection warned
8 months ago
A member of the Texas National Guard stands guard on the banks of the Rio Bravo River, the border between the United States and Mexico as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Oct. 17, 2023.
8 months ago

Law enforcement remains on high alert across the country

Despite no credible threats, law enforcement officials have not been taking any chances since the beginning of the Israel-Gaza conflict.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Law enforcement remains on high alert across the country
8 months ago

Heightened security in US

Officials are on alert for any fallout after Israel declares war with Hamas. Security is ramping up at sensitive sites, including synagogues from New York to Los Angeles.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Heightened security in US
9 months ago

To help curb terrorism and violence threats, DHS awards $20M to local communities

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced $20 million in grant funding aimed at preventing targeted violence and terrorism in the United States.
9 months ago
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seal hangs on a wall at the agency headquarters in Washington, D.C on July 6, 2018.
10 months ago

Urgent manhunt for Proud Boys member

Christopher Worrell disappeared just days before his sentencing for pepper spraying a police officer during the Jan. 6 riot.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Urgent manhunt for Proud Boys member
1 year ago

Michigan AG sounds alarm on domestic terrorism after militia members are sentenced

The Michigan AG says domestic terrorism is one of the biggest threats in the U.S. after last week's sentencing of two men who plotted to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
1 year ago
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks at an event, Oct. 16, 2022, in East Lansing, Michigan.
2 years ago

House to vote on domestic terrorism bill

It's not clear if the bill has enough Republican support to pass the Senate.
2 years ago
 It's not clear if the bill has enough Republican support to pass the Senate.
3 years ago

'Rise of the Moors': What to know about the group

Eleven people armed with long guns who claimed to be a part of group called "Rise of the Moors" were arrested following a standoff with Massachusetts police Saturday.
3 years ago
Massachusetts state police respond to group of armed men blocking Interstate 97 in Wakefield, Mass., July 3, 2021.
3 years ago

Timothy McVeigh inspiring new generation of hate-filled 'monsters': FBI records

In several recent FBI investigations, the Oklahoma City bomber has appeared.
3 years ago
In this April 19, 1995, file photo, the north side of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is pictured after an explosion that killed 168 people and injured hundreds.
3 years ago

DHS alert warns of domestic terror threat

The Department of Homeland Security warns of more possible violence in wake of the Capitol siege.
3 years ago
VIDEO: DHS alert warns of domestic terror threat
4 years ago

DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

The DOJ's inspector general released a report identifying significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations into so-called 'homegrown violent extremists.'
4 years ago
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies about the Inspector General's report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, Dec. 11, 2019.
4 years ago

New Jersey facing 'high' level of threat from extremist groups in 2020, officials say

Homeland security officials in New Jersey are warning residents of the potential terrorism threats the state faces from extremist and white supremacist groups.
4 years ago
4 years ago

Woman sentenced for plotting bomb attack inside US

A Queens woman who pleaded guilty last August to plotting to build a bomb for a terrorist attack inside the U.S. was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday.
4 years ago
Defendants Noelle Velentzas, center left and Asia Siddiqui, center right, appear in federal court with their attorneys, April 2, 2015, in New York.
5 years ago

Truck driver arrested after allegedly threatening to commit church mass shooting: FBI

A truck driver, Thomas McVicker, was arrested for threatening to commit mass shooting at a Memphis church.
5 years ago
An F.B.I agent is seen here.
5 years ago

7 key questions about the threat of domestic terrorism in America

The El Paso mass shooting and other attacks deemed "domestic terrorism" have renewed questions about the threat and whether U.S. authorities have the tools to stop it.
5 years ago
A Texas State Trooper walks back to his car while providing security outside the Walmart store in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, , Aug. 4, 2019.