Author: Luke Barr ABC News

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Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — After extremists praised last month’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and called for at least one copycat attack, the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned of a “heightened” threat environment. Law enforcement uses the term “domestic violent extremist” to label those from a broad swath of the ideological […]

Xavi Lopez/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Paramount Pictures was hit with a lawsuit Monday over the blockbuster hit, Top Gun: Maverick. The widow and son of Ehud Yonay, who wrote a 1983 article in California Magazine titled, “Top Guns,” about fighter pilots and the Navy’s elite Top Gun program, is suing the […]

Carol Yepes/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Zola, the online wedding planning and registry site, was hacked over the weekend, the company said in a statement Monday evening. “Over the weekend, our site & apps came under a cybersecurity attack known as credential stuffing,” the statement read. Credential stuffing, the company said, is a kind of […]

Ryan Collerd/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An Ohio man was charged with aiding and abetting a plot to kill former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, an Iraqi citizen who lived in Columbus, was arrested early Tuesday by the FBI. Shihab allegedly exchanged money […]

David Crespo/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — When a disgruntled employee opened fire in the parking lot of a FedEx distribution facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April 2021, the shooter did so because he wanted to commit “suicidal murder,” an FBI report released Monday concludes. That incident, according to the FBI, was one of deadliest mass […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday announced the Justice Department is taking action to combat hate crimes through the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, mentioning how last weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo is being investigated as such a crime. DOJ is investigating whether the shooter who gunned down 10 Black people […]

Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty to scheming thousands of people out of money from his Fyre Festival, was moved to a halfway house this week, according to Bureau of Prison records. McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison for defrauding investors. Customers and investors […]

slobo/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A ’90s actor who starred in the hit TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has been charged with perpetuating a scheme to defraud the U.S. government of CARES Act funds, according to the Department of Justice. Austin St. John, who played the red Power Ranger on the show, which aired […]

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Officials from the Department of Homeland Security warned that domestic violent extremists have been infiltrating the national abortion debate “to incite violence amongst their supporters,” a senior DHS official told state and local partners on a phone call Monday afternoon, according to a source familiar with the matter. […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, then-top Department of Homeland Security official Alejandro Mayorkas saw a picture of a Federal Emergency Management Agency analysis as part of the investigation — and realized the equipment used, to illustrate what happened on the day of bombing and lay out a plethora […]

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