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Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, half a dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials said. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by actors with an ...

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

Jul 28, 2016

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead. The ...

Vegas judge orders swastika face tattoos covered for trial

Jul 26, 2016

Vegas judge orders swastika face tattoos covered for trial

A Las Vegas judge has ordered a cosmetologist to cover up a defendant’s neck and facial tattoos that include a swastika and the words “Most Wanted” on each day of his robbery trial. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that District Judge Richard Scotti decided ...

Jul 26, 2016

Ring trafficking people into Western Europe from Hungary smashed

Austrian police said Monday that an international operation smashed an alleged people-smuggling ring suspected of illegally bringing more than 1,000 people from Hungary into Western Europe over the past year. More than 100 officers in Austria, Germany, Poland and Hungary raided 12 properties last ...

FBI probing DNC email leak amid allegations of Russian hacking

Jul 26, 2016

FBI probing DNC email leak amid allegations of Russian hacking

The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is “investigating a cyber intrusion ...

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Jul 24, 2016

Munich gunman was fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on ...