Terrorism
Associated Press/Photo by Mohammad Hannon, File

CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack

Libya
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/19/12, 09:07 am

WASHINGTON (AP)—The CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a spontaneous mob upset about an American-made video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, U.S. officials have told The Associated Press.

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Associated Press/Photo by Elizabeth Williams

Obama was considered potential target in terror plot

Terrorism
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/18/12, 09:13 am

NEW YORK (AP)—A law enforcement official says the high-ranking U.S. government official who was allegedly considered for assassination during a terrorism plot has been identified as President Barack Obama.

The official stresses that the suspect never got beyond the discussion stage.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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Associated Press/Nueces County Sheriff's Office

Man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Terrorism
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/17/12, 01:59 pm

NEW YORK (AP)—A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he thought was a drug dealer in Mexico last year for $1.5 million to carry out the attack with explosives at a Washington restaurant.

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