12 people arrested over London attack

  LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 1:15 p.m. British police say they have arrested 12 people in east London over the attack in the London Bridge area. Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers. […]

UK steps up military patrols; probes attacker’s Libya ties

JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country’s law-and-order chief said it’s “likely” he did not act alone. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people […]

Trump defends sharing terrorism ‘facts’ with Russians

VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his right to share “facts pertaining to terrorism” and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has “an absolute right” as president to do so. Trump’s tweets did not say whether he revealed classified […]

London attacker born in Britain, previously investigated 

JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The man who mowed down pedestrians on a London bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer on Parliament’s grounds was born in Britain and was known to intelligence services, the prime minister said Thursday. Theresa May, who didn’t disclose the man’s name, said that […]

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry 

GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a […]

IS ’emboldened’ in Pakistan, say analysts, officials 

KATHY GANNON, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday. Pakistani security forces have carried out […]