February 14th, 2019

Texas man sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of 3-D printed gun, ‘hit list’ of U.S. lawmakers

A Texas man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday after being found with a gun, partially made from a 3-D printer, and a “hit list” of U.S. lawmakers, prosecutors said.


February 14th, 2019

Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations is scheduled in Qatar by the end of this month.


February 14th, 2019

British teen Shamima Begum who fled to join ISIS wants to come home

A British teenager who fled her home and joined Islamic State in Syria says she now wants to come home — not because she is remorseful for joining the violent extremist group but so her unborn child will be safe.


February 13th, 2019

Taliban name negotiating team before new talks with US

The Taliban has named a 14-member team of negotiators, including five former Guantanamo Bay inmates and a high-profile jailed leader, for the second round of talks with the United States.


February 13th, 2019

Local Cyber Security Expert Warns about Thieves Targeting Keyless Cars

Cyber security experts are warning about a tactic criminals are using to target keyless cars.


February 13th, 2019

A close call makes clear that ISIS won’t give up its last stronghold easily

The unmistakable sound of automatic machine gunfire pierced the early morning, sometime before 7 am. While it was not unusual to wake up to the cacophony of war — be it coalition bombing from airstrikes or gunfire — this was different.


February 13th, 2019

How long could it take police to get to a school shooting? Response times boost argument to arm teachers

The idea of arming Pennsylvania teachers as a defense against a school shooter gained momentum in 2018 before eventually fading.

But the idea seems destined to arise again. And a possible winning argument came to life in 2018.


February 11th, 2019

Terrified of school shootings, N.J. now wants prison guards to protect kids

First there were the school lockdown drills, followed by the buzzer systems and fortified entrances. Now comes the next step in the escalating hardening of schools: ex-prisons guards and retired Fish and Wildlife officers patrolling the campus with their guns.


February 11th, 2019

Cybersecurity researchers repeatedly targeted by undercover operatives

When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens.


February 11th, 2019

US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat ISIS in Syria

U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces said Saturday they have launched a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists hold in eastern Syria.