Al-Qaida

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press The gunman in a deadly attack at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, last December was meticulous in his planning and had been radicalized overseas for at least five years, U.S. officials said Monday. The FBI learned of the contacts between the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, and an al-Qaida […]

Trump says U.S. operation killed terrorist leader who claimed NAS Pensacola attack

Trump says U.S. operation killed terrorist leader who claimed NAS Pensacola attack

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors.Al-Rimi […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. EXTOLLING A ‘GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK’ President Trump stands before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and uses his State of the Union address to make a campaign-style case for another four-year term. 2. ‘A MANIFESTO OF MISTRUTHS’ That’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Trump’s speech after she tore it up […]

Al-Qaida in Yemen claims deadly Florida naval base shooting

Al-Qaida in Yemen claims deadly Florida naval base shooting

By Samy Magdy Associated Press Cairo (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen claimed responsibility Sunday for last year’s deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia.The shooter, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was a member of the Saudi Air Force in training at the base. He opened fire […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ODDS SEEM AGAINST TRADE WAR BREAKTHROUGH U.S. and Chinese negotiators begin talks aimed at settling a half-year dispute that has weakened both sides, rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. 2. LAWMAKERS HOPEFUL OF PACT THAT WOULD PREVENT SHUTDOWN Capitol Hill negotiators say they could easily reach a deal on a homeland […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S BODY HEADING TO WASHINGTON The capital will recall the 41st president’s lifetime of public service, which began in the Navy during World War II and continued with one term as commander in chief. 2. TRUCE DECLARED IN TRADE WAR Asian stock markets cheer Trump’s agreement to postpone U.S. tariff hikes on […]