terrorism http://kut.org en AP Twitter Account Hacked; Tweet About Obama Shakes Market http://kut.org/post/ap-twitter-account-hacked-tweet-about-obama-shakes-market A Twitter account from The Associated Press was hacked Tuesday afternoon and the <a href="https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews/status/326744876018458625" target="_blank">erroneous message</a> — to be perfectly clear, <strong>it WAS NOT TRUE</strong> — sent stocks down sharply for a few moments.<p>The false message claimed there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Obama had been injured. Again, none of that happened.<p>Just after 1 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 130 points, around 1 percen. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:03:05 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 7463 at http://kut.org In Al-Qaida Document, 22 Tips To Avoid Drones Strikes http://kut.org/post/al-qaida-document-22-tips-avoid-drones-strikes As al-Qaida extremists streamed out of Timbuktu, they left behind a curious document and <a href="http://world.time.com/2013/02/21/al-qaeda-tipsheet-on-avoiding-drones-found-in-mali/">the Associated Press got its hands on it</a>.<p>It's written by Abdallah bin Muhammad, a senior commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni arm of the group, and it includes 22 bulleted tips on how to evade drone strikes.<p>Some tips are obvious: No. 10: "... Hide under thick trees because they are the best cover against the planes." Or No. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Eyder Peralta 6717 at http://kut.org In Al-Qaida Document, 22 Tips To Avoid Drones Strikes 5 Questions About Justice Department Memo On Targeted Killings http://kut.org/post/five-questions-about-justice-department-memo-targeted-killings A confidential Justice Department memo obtained by <a href="http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans?lite" target="_blank">NBC News</a> outlines legal theories the Obama administration has used to justify killing American citizens abroad. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:28:22 +0000 6473 at http://kut.org Photos: Urban Shield, Austin’s Terrorism Preparedness Exercise http://kut.org/post/photos-urban-shield-austin-s-terrorism-preparedness-exercise <p>Today, Austin began the first exercises of <a href="http://www.urbanshield.us/">Urban Shield</a>, a full-scale regional preparedness training.</p><p>Over the next forty hours, Central Texas public safety agencies will assess the region's ability to successfully respond to and manage multiple terrorist events and emergencies throughout Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties. It’s a massive event with over a dozen scenarios; earlier this month, the City of Austin was looking for 1,000 volunteer “victims” to take part in the demonstrations.</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:17:24 +0000 Tyler Pratt & Filipa Rodrigues 5792 at http://kut.org Photos: Urban Shield, Austin’s Terrorism Preparedness Exercise McCaul to Be Named Chair of Homeland Security Committee http://kut.org/post/mccaul-be-named-chair-homeland-security-committee <div class="content"><p>U.S. Rep. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/michael-mccaul/">Michael McCaul</a>, R-Austin, will be named the chairman of the powerful <a href="http://homeland.house.gov/">House Committee on Homeland Security</a>&nbsp;later today, Republican sources have confirmed.&nbsp;</p><p>McCaul, who currently chairs the subcommittee on <a href="http://homeland.house.gov/subcommittee-oversight-investigations-and-management">Oversight, Investigations and Management</a> and is also a member of the subcommittee on <a href="http://homeland.house.gov/subcommittee-1">Border and Maritime Security</a>, will replace Congressman Peter King, R-New York, who announced just days ago that he was leaving the post. King has chaired the committee since 2005, the same year the U.S. House granted the committee permanent status. It was created in 2002.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:19:34 +0000 Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune 5737 at http://kut.org McCaul to Be Named Chair of Homeland Security Committee Taliban Attack on Young Girl Shows Plight, Promise of Women in Pakistan http://kut.org/post/taliban-attack-young-girl-shows-plight-promise-women-pakistan <p><em>Samreen Ghauri is a visiting journalist from Pakistan. KUT News asked Samreen to share her thoughts on the Taliban’s attack on a young Pakistani girl who was fighting to educate girls in her region.</em></p><p>The Taliban’s attack on 15-year-old Malala Yusuf Zia is symbolic of the battle between liberal, democratic forces and religious fundamentalism in Pakistan. Pakistani civil society – common people, liberal and bright-minded – stand together and strongly condemn this barbaric crime.&nbsp;</p><p>NPR reports that the Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack against Malala. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/09/162573135/taliban-say-they-shot-14-year-old-pakistani-girl-who-exposed-their-cruelty">NPR writes</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://dawn.com/2012/10/09/malala-yousufzai-injured-in-gun-attack-on-school-van-in-swat/">Pakistan's Dawn newspaper says</a>&nbsp;it has been told by a spokesman for the Taliban that the girl was targeted for spreading "anti-Taliban and 'secular' thoughts among the youth of the area." Malala,&nbsp;<em>Dawn</em>&nbsp;says, was "hit by couple of bullets to her neck and head." While hospitalized, she is said to be "out of danger." She may, though,&nbsp;<a href="http://dawn.com/2012/10/09/malala-yousufzai-injured-in-gun-attack-on-school-van-in-swat/">need to be sent overseas for treatment</a>.</p><p>The Taliban reportedly say they'll&nbsp;<a href="http://tribune.com.pk/story/449070/national-peace-award-winner-malala-yousufzai-injured-in-firing-incident/">target her again</a>.</p></blockquote><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:23:26 +0000 Samreen Ghauri 5303 at http://kut.org Taliban Attack on Young Girl Shows Plight, Promise of Women in Pakistan CIA Thwarts New, More Sophisticated Underwear Bomber http://kut.org/post/cia-thwarts-new-more-sophisticated-underwear-bomber The CIA has thwarted a new plot that sought to blow up an American airliner using a new, more sophisticated underwear bomb. The plot was hatched by an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=152206077">The Associated Press was the first to report the story</a> and Reuters, CNN and NPR are now confirming. Mon, 07 May 2012 21:13:03 +0000 4178 at http://kut.org Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized http://kut.org/post/bin-laden-papers-show-him-frustrated-marginalized Documents found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan reveal an al-Qaida leader who had come to feel marginalized and frustrated with actions taken by affiliated terror groups he had helped inspire.<p>The man responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks is seen struggling to limit attacks that killed mostly Muslims, and to keep the international jihad movement focused on what he viewed as the main target: the United States.<p>The glimpse inside this secretive organization comes just after the first anniversary of the killing of bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan, by a Navy Seal team.<p>That team Thu, 03 May 2012 21:55:45 +0000 Larry Abramson 4158 at http://kut.org Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized Looking Back: How the World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death http://kut.org/post/looking-back-how-world-quickly-learned-about-bin-ladens-death One year ago today, we learned that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been located and killed by U.S. Tue, 01 May 2012 16:01:52 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 4131 at http://kut.org Looking Back: How the World Quickly Learned About Bin Laden's Death Saudi Resident Arrested in Lubbock http://kut.org/post/saudi-resident-arrested-lubbock <p>A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student residing in Lubbock was arrested late Wednesday and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.</p><p>The Justice Department says Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a student&nbsp;at&nbsp;South Plains College,&nbsp;was accused of purchasing chemicals to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and conducting online research of potential targets inside the United States.</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:58:36 +0000 Brad SeungJin Ryu 846 at http://kut.org Saudi Resident Arrested in Lubbock All is Cool at Austin Airport Despite Security Panic Elsewhere http://kut.org/post/all-cool-austin-airport-despite-security-panic-elsewhere <p>President Obama is scheduled to speak at 3:15 pm CST today about a potential terrorism plot being investigated on three continents. The scare involves suspicious packages shipped on cargo planes from Yemen to the United States, <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&amp;id=7753346">reports </a>Philadelphia&#39;s ABC affiliate WPVI.</p><blockquote><p>The investigation included two planes at Philadelphia International Airport. Officials tell Action News that a total of six packages were removed from the planes there.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:06:56 +0000 Nathan Bernier 154 at http://kut.org All is Cool at Austin Airport Despite Security Panic Elsewhere