FBI: Shooter at Pensacola military base linked to al-Qaida

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ERIC TUCKER Associated Press The gunman in a deadly rampage late last year at a military base in Florida communicated with al-Qaida operatives about the attacks in the months leading up to it, U.S. officials said Monday as they laid out new details of a shooting that killed three American sailors. The FBI learned of the contacts between Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani and operatives of al-Qaida after breaking the encryption on cellphones that had previously been locked and that the shooter, a Saudi Air Force officer, had tried to destroy before being killed by law enforcement. "We now have a clearer understanding of Alshamrani's associations in the years, months and days leading up to his attack," Attorney General William Barr said at a news conference in which he sharply chastised Apple fo
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