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Orlando medical examiner kept shooter in a separate morgue from victims: 'It's just what I felt was right'

Walking into the Pulse nightclub hours after a gunman opened fire Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Stephany was struck by the magnitude of the task before him.<p>Nine victims had already died at a hospital. At the club he found dozens more, surrounded by untouched drinks, unpaid bills and at …

Police: Armed man took hostages, fatally shot at Texas Wal-Mart

Officers fatally shot an armed man inside a Wal-Mart store in Amarillo on Tuesday after he took two people hostage, including a manager with whom he had a work-related dispute, according to police.<p>Amarillo police identified the suspect as 54-year-old store employee Mohammad Moghaddam and said …

Orlando Gunman's Wife Gave No Warning to Cops Before Attack

U.S. news<p>The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.<p>Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was …

Afghanistan

British Islamic cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar leaves Australia before visa cancelled over anti-gay controversy

A British Muslim cleric who once preached that gays should be put to death has had his Australian visa cancelled and has left the country, with authorities saying on Wednesday that it is unlikely he will ever be allowed back.<p>Farrokh Sekaleshfar was in Sydney as the guest speaker of Imam Husain …

German court convicts imam for seeking IS recruits

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has sentenced an imam to 2 ½ years in prison for a video and interview glorifying the Islamic State group and for …

Judiciary

"ISIL fighter" is gunned down by commandos after murdering a senior police officer near Paris

French police have launched an anti-terror investigation after shooting dead a man thought to be responsible for the murder of a senior police officer and his partner.<p>The assailant who died when commandos stormed a house in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, is believed to have claimed allegiance to …

Inside the hate-filled mind of a mass murderer

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Whether the words come from politicians, pundits or the general public, they've all been been heard before -- in Oklahoma City and Charleston, S.C., in Sandy Hook, Conn., and San Bernardino, Calif. And …

Psychology

French cop-killer says he was answering Isil's call for lone wolf attacks during Ramadan

A suspected Islamist who stabbed to death a police commander and his wife in France claimed he was following Isil’s call for lone wolf attacks during Ramadan, in a video posted online after the killing.<p>Larossi Abballa, a 25-year-old known to French security services, pledged allegiance to the …

Wolf dens, not lone wolves, the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Omar Mateen acted alone in plotting the massacre of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, he would be the exception rather than the rule in U.S. cases involving suspected Islamic State supporters.<p>Sunday’s worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history prompted renewed …

Orlando shooting: Wife of Omar Mateen 'knew he was planning massacre and tried to talk him out of it'

Omar Mateen's wife has told US law enforcement officers that she tried to stop her husband from carrying out his bloody attack on an Orlando gay club, it has been reported.<p>Nour Salman, 30, is said to have been with Mateen when he bought ammunition and a holster as he prepared for the attack that …

France’s latest ‘terrorist attack’ exposes dark side of social media

By Rick Noack<p>Rick Noack<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Shortly after French police responded to a hostage situation on Monday night, the country's national police department posted a warning on Twitter: "Do not participate in sharing hostile …

Social Media

The Latest: Facebook working with French authorities

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of two police officers in an apparent extremist attack in France (all times local):<p>7:30 p.m.<p>Facebook says it is …

Extremism

French terror attacker threatened Euro 2016 in Facebook video, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who killed a police commander and his romantic partner in Magnanville, France, on Monday night threatened the Euro 2016 soccer championship in a Facebook video posted from the scene, a police source told CNN.<p>Larossi Abballa was a 25-year-old Islamic extremist convicted earlier for …