Full Coverage: San Bernardino terror attack
For victims of San Bernardino terrorist attack, conflicting views about Trump policy in their name
Abraham Amanios’ younger brother Isaac was killed in 2015 when a husband and wife stormed into the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino and opened fire.
Julie Swann-Paez got only a few words out before she began crying.
In a dark year of terrorism and record homicides, San Bernardino also showing signs of hope
Year after year the homes fell around her. Abandoned to squatters, stripped bare, gutted by fire.
Because Times photographer Gina Ferazzi likes golf, she captured an important moment during last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
We may never know why the San Bernardino terrorists targeted a Christmas party. Here’s what we do know
A year ago today, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
A year after the San Bernardino terror attack, the FBI is still struggling to answer key questions
In the year since Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, authorities have conducted more than 600 interviews, gathered more than 500 pieces of evidence and served dozens of search warrants.
After a heavily armed San Bernardino County employee and his wife attacked a county holiday event last Dec. 2, killing 14 people and wounding 22, county leaders sounded a clear message of support for their workers.
‘The worst thing imaginable:’ Bodies and blood everywhere after San Bernardino terrorist attack, DOJ report shows
When a masked, black-clad gunman stormed into a training session and holiday party for San Bernardino county health workers in December, only a handful knew instantly to run for the exits.
Tracie Thompson focused hard on a row of shopping carts as she approached the supermarket, her brain struggling to stave off a memory, when the crack of a gunshot echoed in the distance.
Should a terrorist’s family collect insurance money after he killed 14 people in the San Bernardino attack?
The federal government is suing to stop the family of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook from collecting more than $250,000 in life insurance payments from his death.
Aurora Godoy was two classes shy of earning an associate’s degree when she became the youngest victim in the San Bernardino terror attack.
One question has persisted in the months since the San Bernardino terrorist attack: Could authorities have foiled the shooters’ plot before they opened fire?
FBI says it might be able to unlock San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s help
The U.S. government made a dramatic about-face Monday, announcing it may not need Apple’s help unlocking an iPhone belonging to an assailant in last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, bringing an abrupt halt — and possibly an end — to its high-stakes legal showdown with the technology giant.
San Bernardino police Lt.
Moments after armed assailants stormed the Inland Regional Center, a San Bernardino police officer broadcast an urgent message.
Among those debating Apple’s stance against the Justice Department are a handful of people who know from experience what it is like to have a terrorist’s gun aimed at them or their loved ones.
For San Bernardino shooting victim, the hardest part of recovery is fully conveying her gratitude
She spread her sneakers the width of her shoulders as she struggled to take a step just inches from the security of her walker.
FBI agents were executing a federal search warrant at the Corona home of the brother of San Bernardino terror attack gunman Syed Rizwan Farook on Thursday.
Unlike his predecessor Steve Jobs, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has never shied away from taking a political and social stand.
Four numbers hardly seem like a foolproof way to protect a smartphone.
Setting up a pitched battle between Silicon Valley and the counter-terrorism community, Apple’s chief executive said Wednesday that his company would fight a court order demanding the tech giant’s help in the San Bernardino attack investigation, turning what had been a philosophical dispute into a legal skirmish that could have major ramifications for the tech industry.
Cybersecurity experts warned Wednesday that the battle over a court order requiring Apple to help the FBI access encrypted data on a cellphone belonging to the couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino will have far-reaching consequences for the tech industry.
Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why helping the FBI in terror phone probe is ‘threat to data security’
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has issued a detailed statement explaining his company’s reasons for declining to help federal investigators unlock encrypted data hidden in a phone used by one of the San Bernardino terror suspects.
After San Bernardino shooting, one doctor seeks ways to turn the ‘golden hour’ of treatment into minutes
Alex Jabourian wrapped up his presentation on neurological disorders with a surprise: a slide showing an image captured by a 13-week ultrasound.
FBI technicians have been unable to unlock encrypted data on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, the FBI director said Tuesday.
Trial delayed for Enrique Marquez Jr., accused of supplying 2 guns in San Bernardino attack
The trial for Enrique Marquez Jr., the man accused of supplying two rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, has been pushed back until this summer.
San Bernardino police are praised for attack response but know not everything went smoothly
San Bernardino police have been widely commended for their quick and effective response to the Dec. 2 terrorist attack.
An Islamic State propaganda magazine praised the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terrorist attack as martyrs for killing 14 people, and suggested that the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 was inspired -- but not directed -- by the organization.
The FBI’s top investigator in the San Bernardino terrorist attack said Friday that the husband and wife who shot and killed 14 people on Dec. 2 intended to detonate an explosive device inside the room, though the exact timetable of the plot remains unclear.
The widow of a victim in the Dec. 2 San Bernardino terror attack has filed four claims against San Bernardino County seeking a total of $58 million in damages.
Boyfriend of San Bernardino victim will bring a message of tolerance to the State of the Union
Touched by the kindness of Muslim neighbors after his boyfriend was killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack last month, Ryan Reyes became an unplanned spokesman against religious intolerance.
California lawmakers on Thursday took time from budget talks to memorialize the 14 people killed when two terrorists opened fire last month on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
The man accused of providing two rifles used in the Dec. 2 mass shooting in San Bernardino pleaded not guilty to charges against him in federal court Wednesday.
The dark sport utility vehicle with tinted windows traced a haphazard path through the streets of San Bernardino.
A month after the shooting rampage that killed 14 people, the effect of the violence on San Bernardino is still profound.
The Inland Regional Center complex in San Bernardino, the site of a terror attack last month that left 14 dead, reopened on Monday, just hours before a memorial for the shooting victims was expected to begin.
The Rose Parade got underway Friday amid tightened security and in the shadow of a terrorist attack less than a month ago that left 14 dead in San Bernardino.
Inland Regional Center reopening with heightened security, one month after San Bernardino attack
The Inland Regional Center complex in San Bernardino will reopen Monday with heightened security for the first time since a mass shooting there last month that left 14 people dead.
Enrique Marquez Jr., the man who purchased two weapons used to kill 14 people inside a San Bernardino social services center earlier this month, was indicted Wednesday on additional charges related to the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
Four weeks after the San Bernardino terror attack, most of the injured have improved enough to leave the hospital.
None of the remaining victims of the San Bernardino shooting is in critical condition, Loma Linda University Medical Center officials said Tuesday.
San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik said she was pregnant when she sought U.S. green card
Tashfeen Malik apparently claimed she was pregnant when she was interviewed by a visa officer after she had applied for permanent U.S. residence in the fall of 2014.
Eight-year-old Caden Wetzel had been looking forward to Sunday’s memorial concert all week, so much so he even told his mom he wanted to fast-forward past Christmas.
Among the immigrant salespeople at Montebello Town Center, the two sisters from western Russia hardly stood out.
Every year around this time, people from across the western United States gather at the Bait ul Hameed Mosque in Chino to discuss and deepen their Ahmadiyya Muslim faith.
The true spirit of Islam will be the focus of an annual Islamic Convention in Chino on Saturday that’s expected to draw at least 1,500 people, including local officials and law enforcement representatives.
At first, the San Bernardino massacre left the nation’s poet laureate at a loss for words.
After children lose their mother in the San Bernardino attack, a community tries to soften the blow
Colin and Ethan Verdehyou grabbed red shopping carts and headed directly to the toys and electronics sections of the Redlands Target.
The FBI is constructing a detailed timeline of the still-hazy years between when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik became self-radicalized on the Internet and when they launched the deadly attack in San Bernardino.
Goofy, friendly guy, or aspiring terrorist: Clashing portrayals of Enrique Marquez, friend of San Bernardino shooter
To the people around him, Enrique Marquez Jr. seemed like a straightforward guy with a silly streak and a shaky laugh.
Local and federal authorities are stepping up security measures at this year’s Rose Parade and Rose Bowl after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino rattled the region.
They had only met online — first on a matrimonial website, and then in what he called “several weeks of emailing” — when Syed Rizwan Farook first sat down with Tashfeen Malik during his pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, in October 2013.
There are few places where Southern Californians feel more trapped than on a freeway in gridlocked traffic.
Enrique Marquez Jr., the man accused of purchasing weapons used by the couple who carried out this month’s deadly San Bernardino attack, will remain in custody as his criminal case proceeds, a U.S. magistrate judge ruled Monday.
Bill Whittle scanned the crowd of more than 200 Redlands Tea Party Patriots and Unite Inland Empire members gathered for the yearly Christmas party.
Pastor delivers fiery eulogy at service for San Bernardino shooting victim; two other victims mourned
Nicholas Thalasinos was an outspoken conservative who railed on social media against radical Islam, liberals and political correctness.
Family members of the shooters involved in the San Bernardino attack removed furniture and other items Saturday from the couple’s Redlands home.
Memorial services for three victims of the San Bernardino massacre are scheduled Saturday.
At the shooting range, Miguel Alejandro Santana selected an M4 assault rifle.
President Obama said he was inspired after meeting the families of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Scrutiny of Tashfeen Malik’s fiancee visa fell short, congressional investigators say
Immigration officials failed to sufficiently scrutinize Tashfeen Malik’s petition to enter the U.S. to get married, allowing her in with an unverified assertion from her fiance and untranslated Arabic passport stamps as the only evidence that the couple had spent time together, congressional investigators said Friday.
Continuing grim tradition, President Obama, first lady meet families of San Bernardino shooting victims
It has become a sobering pattern of his presidency: Air Force One touches down in a heartbroken town and President Obama rushes toward the grief.
Enrique Marquez Jr., 24, was charged Thursday with conspiring with Syed Rizwan Farook in 2011 and 2012 to commit crimes of terrorism, as well as unlawfully purchasing two assault rifles used in the San Bernardino massacre and defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage.
Syed Rizwan Farook’s Riverside home was a storage locker of twisted inspiration.
San Bernardino shooter’s friend Enrique Marquez accused of fraud in $200-per-month marriage
Enrique Marquez Jr. walked into a Riverside bar in 2014 and beamed as he made a big announcement: They were now looking at a married man.
Here is a timeline of the relationship between two key figures in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, as alleged in a federal criminal complaint: 2004: Enrique Marquez moves from El Monte to Riverside, next door to Syed Rizwan Farook. 2007: Under Farook’s influence, Marquez converts to Islam and is later introduced to radical ideology. 2011: Farook and Marquez begin plotting terrorist attacks on a community college and the 91 Freeway. 2012: Marquez begins to distance himself from Farook and the terrorism plot. 2014: Marquez marries a woman whose sister is married to Farook’s brother. 2015: After Farook carries out the massacre, Marquez admits that he bought two guns that were used in shooting.
They were soft-spoken teenagers — next-door neighbors growing up in a suburban tract in Riverside.
San Bernardino gunman’s terrifying plot to bomb, shoot freeway motorists revealed in court records
Four years before he launched the San Bernardino massacre, Syed Rizwan Farook and his friend Enrique Marquez hatched an elaborate plot to attack Riverside City College and the 91 Freeway, according to charges filed Thursday by federal prosecutors.
President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has no “specific and credible” information about a terrorist threat over the holidays but he also urged Americans to be vigilant against a strain of terrorism that is harder to predict, the kind of lone-wolf attack unleashed in San Bernardino two weeks ago.
As a college student in Pakistan, she was known as a “Saudi girl,” her face shrouded in a black veil in the conservative style typical of women in the Persian Gulf kingdom where she spent most of her childhood.
The bodies of a husband and wife behind the California shootings that killed 14 people have been released by authorities and buried.
Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik did not make open posts on social media regarding radical Islamic jihad or martyrdom before the Dec. 2 terror attack in San Bernardino, FBI Director James B.
President Obama will travel to San Bernardino on Friday to join in mourning the 14 victims of the Dec. 2 mass shooting that he has called an act of terrorism, the White House said Wednesday.
Much of California’s delegation stood behind Rep.
Enrique Marquez, who allegedly purchased the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino mass shooting, could face a variety of charges, including lying on his application to buy the guns and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism, legal experts said.
Officials in San Bernardino, which has been struggling to recover from bankruptcy over the last three years, are hopeful that added costs from its response to the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 will not further erode the city’s delicate finances.
The massacre in San Bernardino provoked not just alarm but also anger that simmers to this day.
The Riverside County district attorney’s office has declined to file domestic violence charges against the brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters, a spokesman said Monday.
Terrorism investigators have completed for now their recovery effort at a lake where officials believe the San Bernardino shooters may have dumped electronics and other evidence.
San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik sent at least two private messages on Facebook to a small group of Pakistani friends in 2012 and 2014, pledging her support for Islamic jihad and saying she hoped to join the fight one day, two top federal law enforcement officials said Monday.
The light turned green, and the black Ford Expedition pulled away. Not too fast, not too slow.
At memorial services for San Bernardino victims, ‘a different kind of grief in people’s faces’
As he stood next to the casket Friday, and then near another Saturday, Bob Kirk studied faces in the crowd.
Perhaps it’s unfair that a politician’s response to crisis will forever be measured against that of New York Mayor Rudolph W.
Women peered at candy-colored revolvers in glass cases.
FBI hunts for electronic trail that could link San Bernardino shooters to foreign terror groups
As FBI divers continue to paddle the murky waters of a lake in San Bernardino, the federal investigation into the massacre at a county health department gathering is reaching a critical juncture: With whom were the two shooters in contact?
Ten days into the San Bernardino massacre investigation, Enrique Marquez has emerged as a focus of both intrigue and mystery.
Nicholas Thalasinos wasn’t shy about his beliefs.
As terrorist attacks fueled by extreme Islamist ideology convulsed cities in the U.S. and Europe over the last 15 years, Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs were spared.
Trying to stay focused during finals week hasn’t been easy for Salma Mahmoud, who was walking across a dimly lighted section of the UC Riverside campus on a recent weeknight when a man approached and spit out the word “ISIS.”
Images of police in armored vehicles and tactical gear confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., led to a backlash against what critics have termed the militarization of law enforcement.
FBI investigators on Friday recovered several items from a San Bernardino lake as they looked for electronics and other items left by the shooters in the most deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, according to law enforcement sources.
Damian Meins was “one of the good guys” — a smart, kindhearted public servant who liked working in environmental health enough that he returned to it in San Bernardino County even after retiring from decades of work in Riverside County, friends recalled at a memorial service in Riverside.
If devices found in lake, strong chance San Bernardino attack investigators could recover data
FBI investigators on Friday were expected to continue their days-long search of a lake in San Bernardino for electronics discarded by the shooters in last week’s deadly terrorist attack.
Brother of San Bernardino killer Tashfeen Malik says family in Saudi Arabia is devastated
The brother of San Bernardino killer Tashfeen Malik said members of his family in Saudi Arabia are devastated by the attack last week that left 14 people dead and several wounded.
Tributes and memorial services for the victims of last week’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino continued Friday as investigators spent yet another day searching a park lake for possible evidence left by the attackers.
The brothers were a study in contrasts.
FBI investigators are expected to continue their search of a San Bernardino lake and surrounding areas Friday looking for electronics and other items left by the shooters in the most deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
“This is what gun violence looks like,” Christian Heyne said, holding up a photo of his mother, Janice, his voice breaking at times.
An examination of digital equipment recovered from the home of the couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last week has led FBI investigators to believe the shooters were planning an even larger assault, according to federal government sources.
In rural Calimesa, a single mom risks losing her job because she can’t arrange care for her seizure-prone daughter.
It wasn’t supposed to end this way.
A single bad loan would be of little concern to most lenders — but not if the recipient is a suspected terrorist who has killed 14 Americans.
San Bernardino shooter used friend to dodge gun check, may have planned larger attack, sources say
Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in last week’s massacre at a San Bernardino social services center, asked a friend to buy two rifles used in the attack so he could dodge a federal background check and also may have been planning an even larger assault, according to government sources familiar with the ever-widening investigation.
In the wake of a San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 dead, members of a Placentia-based group said they have added the victims’ names to a traveling memorial that honors those who have died in the war against terrorism.
The father of one of the San Bernardino shooters has condemned last week’s act of terror that killed 14 people.
Enrique Marquez, who bought rifles used in San Bernardino attack, had deep ties to gunman
The ties between San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and his shy, younger neighbor ran deep long before last week’s massacre at the Inland Regional Center.
A 24-year-old Wal-Mart security guard, known to friends as a shy cycling enthusiast who wanted to join the military, has emerged as a key figure in last week’s terror attack at a San Bernardino social services center.
Federal law enforcement officials believe Syed Rizwan Farook considered a terror plot as early as 2011 or 2012 but abandoned his plans after another scheme to kill Americans in Afghanistan was foiled by a law enforcement task force in nearby Riverside, according to a government official briefed on the matter.
San Bernardino killers Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik began scheming to carry out a terrorist attack long before they were engaged or he moved her to the United States on a fiancee visa in July 2014, a widening and increasingly complex FBI investigation has found.
One brother was responsible for the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
A San Bernardino County mosque will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday in honor of the victims of last week’s attack at the Inland Regional Center.
Pakistanis question teachers, students at seminary attended by San Bernardino shooter
Pakistani security officials on Wednesday questioned teachers and students at the Islamic seminary that Tashfeen Malik attended in 2013 in an effort to trace the San Bernardino shooter’s path to radicalism.
As police officers kicked open doors in the Inland Regional Center in the search for the armed assailants who had just massacred 14 county employees, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan was outside scanning the terrain for a safe place to coordinate the sweeping emergency response.
The deadly rampages in Paris and San Bernardino have added new urgency to Obama administration efforts to prevent fighters who trained with Islamic State or other extremist groups in Iraq and Syria from launching terrorist attacks when they return home.
After Gun Boss Armory opened for business Monday morning in a Redlands strip mall, Matt Nicholson was among those who walked through the door.
As the water raining down from the overhead sprinklers pooled in rivers of blood and the smell of gunpowder hung in the air Wednesday, Ryan Starling remembered his training.
In the weeks before the San Bernardino massacre, the husband-and-wife assailants obtained a $28,500 loan — an advance that authorities believe may have helped them acquire last-minute firearms, ammunition and components to build explosives, two federal officials said Tuesday.
San Bernardino officer who said ‘I’ll take a bullet before you do’ doesn’t feel like a hero
“I’ll take a bullet before you do, that’s for damn sure,” an officer assured people last Wednesday as he ushered them out of the Inland Regional Center, where a mass shooting had just taken place.
Could a terrorist organization have funneled money to the San Bernardino shooters through an online lending platform?
Attacks on mosques appear to have become more frequent and threats against Muslims more menacing since the terrorist attacks in Paris and the shooting in San Bernardino.
American Muslims raise more than $100,000 for families of San Bernardino shooting victims
Faisal Qazi had no idea the shooters who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino last week were Muslims, like himself.
Cal State San Bernardino class on Islamic world grapples with students’ questions about shooting
Professor Dany Doueiri stood at the front of a lecture hall dressed in jeans, with a red polo shirt peaking out of a dark sweater.
There was anger. There was disbelief. And there was outright ridicule.
Moments after San Bernardino massacre, the grim task of distinguishing the living from the dead
San Bernardino Fire Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell was on duty at 11:02 a.m.
Police in Corona are investigating an allegation of domestic violence by the brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Trump’s pursuit of ban on Muslims entering U.S. is ‘morally reprehensible,’ White House says
The White House weighed in Tuesday on Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration, saying it made him unfit to serve as president and challenging Republicans to condemn his rhetoric or risk being “dragged into the dustbin of history” with him.
Analysis: Republicans condemn Trump but won’t rule out backing him if he becomes the nominee
Donald Trump may be an imperfect candidate — he is coarse, impetuous, antagonistic — but he presents the Republican Party with a perfect dilemma.
After Gun Boss Armory opened for business Monday morning in a Redlands strip mall, Matt Nicholson was among those who walked through the door.
On Friday, in a mosque not far from the site of the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, spoke in sympathy for the victims of the violence.
A portrait is slowly beginning to emerge of the couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino on Wednesday.
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized “for quite some time” and practiced shooting at a gun range days before they opened fire on a San Bernardino holiday party, authorities said Monday.
We are asking readers to help us tell the stories of the 14 people killed in Wednesday’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino.
Cal State University San Bernardino alumnus Brian Walker was back on campus with his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers.
The K-1 immigration visa, issued to men or women seeking to enter the U.S. to marry a citizen, is receiving a lot of scrutiny this week.
San Bernardino County government offices reopened for the first time Monday with heightened security and a pledge by officials to “embrace the ordinary again” after a mass shooting last week that killed 14 people.
Like a devastating earthquake, last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino continues to produce aftershocks that keep Southern Californians in a state of unease.
The attack in San Bernardino has put technology firms under new pressure to do more to fight terrorist recruitment, propaganda and plotting online, alarming Silicon Valley companies that have previously succeeded in blocking government efforts that they say would undermine privacy.
Readers React: Why glorify the San Bernardino shooters by printing their photos on the front page?
To the editor: Why do The Times and other news outlets insist on immortalizing terrorists by displaying their photos repeatedly?
One of the San Bernardino attackers practiced firing a military-style weapon at a Riverside County gun range, according to an employee who described him as a “normal guy.”
The widow of a man killed in last week’s rampage in San Bernardino said Monday that she believed the two shooters targeted her husband, and possibly other victims, because of their divergent religious beliefs.
Authorities have been fielding numerous tips since the San Bernardino massacre, including at least one in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Trump’s call to bar Muslims pushes the political debate far beyond usual bounds of discourse
Once more, with his unparalleled ability to provoke, the unsinkable Donald Trump has thrust himself to the fore of the 2016 presidential campaign, stoking a fierce debate over immigration, tolerance and the best means to fight terrorism.
About a year ago, employees of San Bernardino County’s Environmental Health Services division underwent an “active-shooter training.”
Her bespectacled face hidden behind a black veil, Farhat Hashmi’s voice is measured and confident as she mixes motherly advice about diet and child-rearing with solemn guidance about how to be a proper Muslim.
In the sanctuary of the Azure Hills Church on Friday evening, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is at the third vigil in her district in as many days.
Following the deadly San Bernardino and Paris terrorism attacks, the Department of Homeland Security will revamp how the government informs the public about the threat of such an attack.
In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, Gov.
Robert Garcia and Trish Hughes have been residents of San Bernardino for 16 years.
Analysis: How the San Bernardino attack has reshaped the political debate — and the 2016 election
The massacre in San Bernardino, now being investigated as a terrorist attack, has reshaped the political debate in an election that strategists in both parties had thought would be fought primarily over domestic policy.
Federal authorities continued Sunday to scour the backgrounds of the assailants in the San Bernardino shootings to determine what sparked their radical turn and whether they received any outside financial support to carry out the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday night hoping to reassure anxious Americans that his administration has a strategy to defeat Islamic State overseas, and to protect Americans from the threat of homegrown terrorism.
President Obama is taking the rare step of addressing the nation from the Oval Office to discuss his administration’s counter-terrorism policies in the wake of the massacre in San Bernardino last week.
On a tidy cul-de-sac in San Bernardino, Robert Garcia and Trish Hughes took their seats in their living room Sunday evening and fixed their eyes and ears on the flat-screen television above their fireplace.
It was three years ago this month that Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Assn., enraged gun-control advocates with his defiant assertion that more firepower was the solution to America’s wave of mass shootings.
President Obama addressed the nation Sunday, calling the attack in San Bernardino “an act of terrorism,” calling on Congress to act on an authorization for use of military force against Islamic State and to prevent people on the no-fly list from obtaining guns.
At hospitals across the Inland Empire, nurses constantly monitor computer screens on which ambulance calls typically stream in one by one.
President Obama on Sunday called the San Bernardino massacre “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.”
President Obama hasn’t lacked for opportunities recently to try to reassure Americans that he has a strategy for countering the danger posed by Islamic State at home and abroad.
Investigators trying to understand what motivated the San Bernardino shooters are digging into Tashfeen Malik’s background in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, and are trying to determine if the couple had financial support from elsewhere, a top U.S. lawmaker said Sunday.
Tashfeen Malik studied at Al Huda, a chain of religious institutes that teach a fundamentalist strain of Islam, while she was enrolled in a university in Pakistan’s Punjab region several years ago, according to two fellow students.