Online Forums Provide Key Havens for Terror Plots
In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks, including a threatened plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.
Feds: Internet Influenced Boston Bombing Suspect
A federal indictment accusing Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the April bombings says the teenager had the information he needed to make explosives with a pressure cooker easily accessible on the Internet in jihadist files.
“Underwear Bomber” Gets Life
DETROIT (AP) — A Nigerian who tried to blow up an international flight near Detroit on behalf of al-Qaida has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The mandatory punishment Thursday for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was never in doubt after he pleaded guilty in October. The 25-year-old…