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ABC 13 Officials say an American man from Keyes accused of trying to enter Libya to join ISIS has been arrested.A law enforcement official told ABC News Bernard Raymond Augustine, 20, was returned to the US from Tunisia on charges of attempting to provide material support to terrorism and was expected to make his first appearance in federal court in Brooklyn Tuesday. Court records revealed he told US customs officials upon departure he was intending to travel to Tunisia for vacation. Officials said someone who lives in Augustine's Keyes home near Modesto told authorities "there was no legitimate reason for Augustine to travel to Tunisia."A search of his computer revealed a song that extols ISIS and messages Augustine allegedly sent praising the terror group.Watch Video: http://abc13.com/officials-california-man-accused-of-attempting-to-join-isis/3149746/...
ABC News Associated Press Jurors were being selected Wednesday to hear the terrorism trial of a man accused of killing four people in two states in revenge for U.S. policy in the Middle East.Ali Muhammad Brown, 33, of Seattle, is the first person in New Jersey to be charged with terrorism connected to a homicide case, prosecutors said.Brown was charged with fatally shooting 19-year-old college student Brendan Tevlin of Livingston, New Jersey, at a traffic light in nearby West Orange in 2014. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case.Tevlin's father, Mike Tevlin, has said his son had not settled on a college major when he was killed."He was a great kid who was just coming home, and he didn't deserve to die like that," Mike Tevlin said in 2016.Brown is also awaiting trial in three killings in Washington state from earlier in the same year. Prosecutors...

Gruesome Things ISIS is Doing in Areas It Still Controls

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The Clarion Project Gruesome Things ISIS is Doing in Areas It Still Controls By Meira Svirsky ISIS stoned a woman to death in Al-Shajara, Syria, a city they still control in the southern part of the country. Even though she lived with her husband, the terror group accused her of adultery.Abu Mohammed, who lives in Al-Shajara related the circumstances of her death as well as the whipping of two young men to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, “The army of Khalid ibn al-Walid, an ISIS organization, burst into an apartment five days ago, shooting and arresting all the people inside. [Later], in the main square, ISIS presented two youths and a woman who were in the apartment at the time, saying they were all arrested for adultery. They stoned the woman to death because she was married and the youth were whipped, each of them 80 times without mercy because they are single.“The...
The Verge By  Shannon LiaoToday Apple formally transferred its Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm in southern China. It also began hosting its iCloud encryption keys in China, instead of the US, for the first time. The move has been expected since last year when Apple announced its partnership with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), a Chinese firm supervised by a board ran by government-owned businesses, with close ties to the government and Chinese Communist Party.Apple users with iCloud accounts registered in China will now have their data hosted by the GCBD center. Users who don’t want their data handed over can choose to delete their Chinese iCloud accounts. Apple has told Reuters that it won’t transfer accounts over to the new data center unless users first agree to the updated terms of service.Since the news was first announced, security experts, lawyers, activists like China’s Chen Guangcheng, and multiple nonprofit organizations...

Terrorism: US slams sanctions on Nigeria, others

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Today - Nigeria By Yemisi Adeolu The United States Treasury Department has added one organisation in Nigeria and other six organisations in Africa and Asia to its sanctions list for global terrorism.Two individuals — including Abu Musab Al-Barnawi of Nigeria and Mahad Moalim of Somalia — were also added to the list for their connection to the Islamic States, the US Treasury said on Tuesday.The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said on its website that at the group level, Bangladesh, Egypt, the Philippines, Somalia, Nigeria and Tunisia were on the list.“The additions include ISIS-Bangladesh, ISIS-Egypt, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Somalia, ISIS-West Africa, Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia, also known as ISIS-Tunisia, and the Philippines-based Maute Group, also known as Islamic State of Lanao,” Reuters quoted the OFAC to have said.The US State Department said in a separate statement that, including the latest additions, it had designated 40 Islamic State leaders and operatives dating back to...