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Updated at 11:15 p.m. ET

At least eight people were killed and "more than a dozen" were injured Tuesday afternoon after a motorist drove onto a busy pedestrian and bicycle path in Manhattan. Police have arrested a 29-year-old man identified by law enforcement officials as Sayfullo Saipov. Authorities have said there are "no others outstanding" in the incident, which unfolded near the World Trade Center.

Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

May 23, 2017

Updated at 5:55 p.m. ET

One day after a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, killed at least 22 victims and wounded dozens more, police have identified a suspect: Salman Abedi, 22, who also died in the attack. The Greater Manchester Police says it's investigating whether anyone helped to carry out the attack.

Updated at 4:30 a.m. ET

Police in Manchester, England, confirm 22 people dead at Manchester Arena following an explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande. Nearly 60 people have been injured.

Authorities say they believe one man detonated an improvised explosive device, and was killed in the explosion. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police said in a news conference,

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With the State Legislature set to end its session on Thursday, State Senator Patrick Gallivan is hoping his proposed terrorist registry bill - which was passed by his peers - will come up for a vote in the Assembly.

Lackawanna man asks for terrorist charges to be dropped

Jun 9, 2016
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A Lackawanna man, accused of making plans to join the Islamic State group in Syria, wants the charges against him dropped.

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TORONTO — The lawyer for an Ontario man arrested under an anti-terrorism law says it's not clear if his client will face any actual terrorist charges.

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Fighting terrorism at home is a "tremendous priority," that word from U-S Attorney William Hochul who notes the region dealt with three terrorism cases in 2015, including the December 30th arrest of a 25-year-old Rochester man accused of supporting ISIL. 

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A 1974 graduate of the University at Buffalo is bringing lessons of immigration and refugees into his music classroom.


Local Muslims explore remedies to terror fears

Dec 13, 2015

More than 100 people gathered in Getzville over the weekend for a retreat sponsored by the Islamic Society of Western New York that addressed terrorism.

UB student fearful in wake of Paris attacks

Nov 15, 2015

Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris have left a few University at Buffalo students frightened for their well-being.

The terrorist attack in Paris has left residents fearful and uneasy. One resident, Elizabeth Kish describes her experience Friday night.

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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.


Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

Jul 29, 2015
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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

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The man now serving as Special-Agent-In-Charge at the Buffalo office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation previously served with the FBI in Oklahoma City, where he worked in collaboration with many who were on the scene of one of the nation's biggest tragedies 20 years ago this Sunday.

Canadian leaders respond to Ottawa attack

Oct 23, 2014

"This is going to be a huge wake up call for Canada," said correspondent Dan Karpenchuk, who covers news out of Ontario for WBFO. Karpenchuk offered perspective on Wednesday's gun attack in Ottawa, which claimed the life of a Canadian solider and created turmoil within the nation's capital.

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A key piece of the region's anti-terrorism task force is facing elimination by the Department of Homeland Security, according to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

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As early as Monday, we may find out if two Canadian residents had help in their alleged plot to blow up a train between New York City and Toronto.

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The Ontario government wants to beef up security on passenger trains following the arrests of two men accused of planning a terror attack. The train that was allegedly targeted runs through western New York.