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Man charged in terrorist support case pleads guilty

Pitts could face 14 years in prison.

“Open Mosque Day” in Lexington in response to New Zealand shootings

The Masjid Bilal, or Masjid Mosque, in Lexington is inviting all community members to join a prayer service Friday afternoon, in solidarity with victims of two mosque shootings in New Zealand last week.

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act an imam told the crowd of thousands that had left the country broken-hearted but not broken.

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

New Zealand’s prime minister declared Tuesday she would do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views, after the man dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at his trial in the killings of 50 people.

Christchurch gun shop sold rifles online to accused shooter

A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as among the world’s most tolerant and safe nations.

40 killed in New Zealand mosque shootings; 4 held

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 40 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.

Kenya’s president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

Kenya’s security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 “innocent lives,” the country’s president said Wednesday.

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted “God is great!” in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market, officials said.

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level.

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.

Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said.

Man convicted on terrorism charges will keep life sentence

Judge Thomas Russell in a Wednesday ruling denied the motion from 29-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.

Rupp Arena/Lexington Center statement on Manchester Arena incident

The Lexington Center Corporation releases statement about venue safety following the bombing at the arena in Manchester, England.

Official says suspect’s dad contacted FBI in ’14

A law enforcement official says the father of the man suspected in bombings in New York City and New Jersey had contacted the FBI following a 2014 stabbing to express concerns that his son was a terrorist.

New details in FBI arrest of Maysville woman

More information is being released about a Kentucky woman arrested by the FBI last week.

Man arrested on terrorism charges wants sentence vacated

A former Bowling Green resident serving a life sentence on terrorism-related charges wants to have his sentence vacated.

Gray calls on Congress, Paul to close loophole in gun sales

Mayor Jim Gray held a press conference Wednesday morning outside of Senator Rand Paul's Lexington offices calling on Congress, and Senator Paul specifically, to close a loophole that allows people on terrorist watch-lists lists to purchase firearms.

FBI investigating San Bernardino attack as act of terrorism

The FBI said Friday that it is officially investigating the mass shooting in California as an act of terrorism, while a U.S. law enforcement official revealed that the woman who helped her husband carry out the attack had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader on Facebook under an alias.

Kentucky refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in US

A plot a few years ago by two Iraqi refugees in a college town in Kentucky to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops has bolstered fears extremists could slip in among Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.

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Governor blasts Wildlife Commission’s legal move, lack of oversight

Commission contracts with Cameron to sue governor over director.