Man accused of selling gun to Colleyville synagogue hostage-taker to stay in jail

Authorities say Malik Akram contacted Henry Williams looking to buy methamphetamine, cocaine and a machine gun with numerous bullets. He explained he was looking to intimidate someone who owed a debt. Federal investigators confirmed the gun, which was stolen, had been fired during the standoff in Colleyville and was recovered at the scene.

Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis was a hate crime and act of terrorism, FBI says

The FBI was more emphatic on Friday that last weekend’s act of terrorism at a Colleyville synagogue was also a hate crime. They said no other people have been arrested locally, though they think they know everyone he’d been around. However, they still don’t know how Akram got the gun he used to take the synagogue members hostage.

US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport.