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U.S. Navy photo/Released(NEW YORK) -- The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis has been located more than 70 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes during World War II

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Saturday that the research team from his company, Vulcan, searched 600 square miles of ocean using information discovered by a Navy historian who found records of the last recorded sighting of the Indianapolis. 

Important chapter of WWII history concludes--I hope survivors/families gain some closure. Anchor and ship's bell seen here. #USSIndianapolis pic.twitter.com/Kk1YrcaeN1

— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) August 19, 2017

The sinking of the Indianapolis in July 1945 was one of the worst naval disasters in American history.
Torpedoed by a Japanese submarine after delivering atomic bomb components, the ship sank in only 12 minutes, so was unable to call for distress or deploy lifesaving equipment, according to a Navy press release.

Only 316 members of the crew survived while the other 880 sailors and Marines died either when the boat sank or after spending days in the water.

Survivors from the Indianapolis told harrowing stories about the days they spent in the water after the ship sank. Former Marine Corp. Edgar Harrell told the Indianapolis Star that many of the survivors were hurt, badly dehydrated, and that some were killed by sharks.

The story has inspired several books and movies and was the subject of a speech by Robert Shaw's character in the movie Jaws.

Allen's research team found the wreckage 18,000 feet underwater in the North Pacific Ocean using a specialized submarine-like research vessel and has located several other historic ships. Allen has been called one of the world's top philanthropists for his contributions to research and conservation, according to his website.

The research team will continue to survey the site in collaboration with the Navy but the location will not be released, according to the Navy. It is being treated as a sunken war grave and the team will work with the Navy on plans to honor the families and the 22 surviving crew members.

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iStock/Thinkstock(TURKU, Finland) -- A stabbing in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday that left two people dead and eight others injured is now being investigated as acts "with terrorist intent," Finland's national police announced Saturday morning.

The suspect -- whom police identified as an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen but did not release his name -- stabbed the 10 individuals with a weapon, police said.

Authorities fired a single shot that hit the suspect in the thigh. The suspect is in police custody and is being treated at the hospital, police said.

Finnish police later declared that it's "now safe to be in the city."

Police announced Saturday morning that the deceased victims were Finns, while the injured included one Italian and two Swedes.

Finland's interior minister said security is being stepped up across the country.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the case, including the suspect’s identity and motive.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and one person was injured in a stabbing attack in the German city of Wuppertal-Elberfeld on Friday, according to police. Wuppertal police are still searching for the suspects related to the stabbings.

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Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images(FRANCE) -- French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old president.

"There are times in your life where you need to make vital choices," Brigitte, 64, tells Elle France's September issue of her relationship with her husband, whom she first met about 20 years ago and married in 2007. "And for me, that was it. So, what has been said over the 20 years -- it's insignificant."

#ELLEenKiosque "Le seul défaut d’Emmanuel, c’est d’être plus jeune que moi" #BrigitteMacron dans ELLE cette semaine https://t.co/8t3mFaRfq3 pic.twitter.com/W9wE7XT56o

— ELLE (@ELLEfrance) August 16, 2017

She added, "Of course, we have breakfast together -- me and my wrinkles, him with his youth -- but it's like that. If I did not make that choice, I would have missed out on my life. I had a lot of happiness with my children and, at the same time, felt I had to live 'this love,' as Prévert used to say, to by fully happy."

Brigitte Macron appears on the cover of Elle France wearing a cream-colored Dior blazer over a white T-shirt, faded blue Saint Laurent jeans and a pair of pointy-toe blue suede stilettos. She was photographed by Mark Seliger at the Élysée Palace.

The age difference between the Macrons is similar to that of President Donald Trump, 71, and wife Melania Trump, 47.

Brigitte Macron told Elle France that she had a tough time with the criticism her marriage received during the French election.

"I ended by telling myself, 'OK, I do not take it well, but I have to deal with it. After, it will pass,' " said Brigitte Macron, in her first major interview since her husband became France's leader.

The Macrons are also currently under scrutiny, as they are experiencing resistance to Emmanuel Macron's push to formalize his wife's role as first lady.

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Pau Barrena/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- American Jared Tucker was among the 13 people killed in Thursday's vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, his family has confirmed.

A spokesperson for Tucker's family said in a statement Friday, "At present Jared's wife Heidi is not issuing a statement and will issue a formal statement tomorrow. For now, she asks that the community and media hold their family up in prayer and asks for the privacy during this difficult time."

Tucker's father later revealed in an emotional interview with ABC News how the family learned of his death.

Dan Tucker said his son was vacationing with his wife Heidi in Barcelona where they were staying with a good friend. All three were out walking along the city's Las Ramblas boulevard when Jared separated from them to find a bathroom. Minutes later, a white van veered onto the crowded street and mowed down pedestrians.

Heidi and the friend weren't injured in the attack, Dan said, but Jared was nowhere to be found. Later, the Tucker family saw a video of a person laying on the ground after the attack who was wearing a blue shirt and tan pants, and Heidi told them that's what Jared was wearing at the time.

"There was a person kneeling beside him and so we thought, 'That's a good sign. He's probably hurt but not seriously injured,'" Dan told ABC News with tears in his eyes. "But ... it became more and more obvious that Jared couldn't be found."

The Tucker family learned Friday morning that Heidi had been called into the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona where officials showed her pictures of a body and she confirmed it was her husband Jared.

"Now she's on her way over to the morgue," Dan said.

The grieving father told ABC News he and his son were "really close," and their family is struggling to make sense of the tragedy.

"It's been hard, it's been bitter. But I don't know what my feelings are," Dan said." I'm not angry so much, I just don't understand it. And my wife's in shock; it's a lot harder for her."

Dan said he and his wife are grateful to be surrounded by family, friends and members of their church who are helping them get through this difficult time.

"I don't know how people handle something like this when they don't have a support group," he told ABC News. "We've got a huge support group and it's been really nice to have that."

Earlier Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that the Department of State had "received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attack in Spain." U.S. officials are "still confirming the injuries and deaths of others," he added.

"Hate is not an American value," Tillerson told reporters.

Spanish authorities said they have detained four people in connection to both the incident in Cambrils early Friday that killed at least one person and the vehicle attack Thursday in Barcelona that killed 13. More than 100 others were injured.

A State Department official told ABC News another American citizen was injured in Spain.

"The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to U.S. citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambril. At this time, we can confirm that one U.S. citizen was killed," the official said in a statement Friday. "We also can confirm that another U.S. citizen sustained a minor injury. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties who are not yet identified. Out of respect for the families’ privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment."

According to a preliminary assessment by Spanish authorities, those injured and killed in the attacks represented at least 34 different nationalities.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed solidarity with the victims and their families, describing the attack in Barcelona as "jihadist terrorism."

Those responsible for the rampage will be brought to justice, he said, stressing that the response to terrorism must be global.

Rajoy said Barcelona residents are suffering "the same pain and the same uncertainty" as their neighbors in Madrid, Paris, Nice, Brussels and London, referencing other European cities that have also been subject to deadly terror attacks.

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@Vil_Music/Twitter (BARCELONA) -- Fourteen people are dead, including one American, and more than 100 others are injured following a series of terror attacks in Spain.

Police have linked four events in Spain to the same group of individuals: a home explosion in the town of Alcanar; a driver who mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona; an attack in the coastal town of Cambrils; and an abandoned vehicle that was recovered by police.

Five suspects are dead and four people have been detained in connection with the attacks, police said.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday morning announced that one American was among the dead.

"We express our deepest love and sympathy to the loved ones of this individual and obviously to others who have suffered loss of life," he said.

He added, "We offer our thoughts and prayers to their families as they're going to be dealing with very very tough few days ahead of them."

Spain is now holding three national days of mourning.

Here is how the tragic events unfolded:

A home explodes in Alcanar, Spain

On Wednesday a house exploded in Alcanar, a town about 200 kilometers from Barcelona, killing one person, injuring others and causing part of the building to collapse.

Pedestrians mowed down in Barcelona

On Thursday, 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when a driver in a white van mowed down pedestrians on La Rambla, a Barcelona boulevard popular with tourists and locals.

Brendon Sissing, a tourist who witnessed the attack, told ABC News he heard screams of people to his left, and when he looked up, he saw a van driving at what he estimated to be 50 to 60 miles per hour.

The van knocked people over, and some people were under the van, but the driver "just kept going," Sissing said. The driver stopped opposite to where Sissing was standing, he said, and then kept driving.

Sissing ran into a shop, he said. When he left, he heard about five gunshots, so he ran into a second building where there were construction workers.

Witness Alec Rugo said when he saw "stampede of people" running toward him. He said he "ran with the crowd" until he found a place to take cover.

"I had no idea what was happening, I just saw people running and screaming, and saw this one girl with a huge gash on her leg," Rugo said. "It was something out of a movie scene."

The driver eventually abandoned the car and ran, police said.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack.

Another car attack in Cambrils, Spain

Hours after the Barcelona attack, one person died and several others were injured when five suspects, armed with knives and fake suicide vests, tried to run people down in an Audi A3 in Cambrils, a coastal resort town about 140 kilometers from Barcelona.

The car hit several people, and one woman was killed. A police officer was also injured.

The five attackers died from a shootout with police.

Authorities said the phony suicide vests were only determined to be fake after a controlled explosion.

The aftermath

Police said they believe these incidents, including an abandoned vehicle that was recovered, are all connected to the same group of people.

Police say the attacks were planned for some time in Alcanar, and they could have been much worse. Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police official with regional Catalan police, implied that the explosives that demolished the house would have likely been used in an attack.

Trapero said the attackers may have been planning at least one more attack.

Trapero said Friday police have still not conclusively identified the driver of the van in the Barcelona attack, who is believed to be at-large, but he added that one of the five attackers in Cambrils could be the Barcelona driver.

Officials say the Barcelona van was rented in the name of 28-year-old Moroccan-born Driss Oukabir, who was taken into custody within hours of the attack. Oukabir claimed his license had been stolen. Multiple Spanish law enforcement sources told ABC News Driss has been released, and the investigation is now focused on his younger brother as the possible driver.

Police have already identified three of the Cambrils attackers and say they hope to identify the others soon.

So far those identified have no known ties to terror, but do have criminal records, police said.

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Staff Sgt. Steven Schneider/U.S. Army (SEOUL) -- U.S. and South Korean forces are preparing for a joint military exercise just weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch missiles toward Guam.

For months, the U.S. and South Korea have been planning for Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual exercise that will involve 14,500 U.S. service members stationed on the Korean Peninsula and an additional 3,000 who will travel to participate. It is a "computer simulated defensive exercise designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula," the Pentagon said on Friday.

The exercise, which begins on Monday, will occur amidst heightened rhetoric between Kim and President Donald Trump over the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

On August 8, Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen," touching off a war of words between the two governments.

Kim said he would consider sending missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam in "mid-August." Guam is a U.S. island territory that is home to two American military bases.

But, after reviewing those plans, Kim ultimately decided he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees," seeming to walk back an imminent threat to the island and de-escalating tensions on the Peninsula -- at least for now.

In the week following the conclusion of Ulchi Freedom Guardian in 2016, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test. After this year's exercise concludes, the U.S. will most certainly be keeping a close eye on what the regime chooses to do.

Several U.S. officials told ABC News recently that the U.S. has not seen any activity in North Korea that would indicate an imminent missile launch. North Korea has already launched eleven ballistic missile tests so far in 2017.

As was the case in 2016, the North Koreans are expected to be informed of the "non-provocative" nature of Ulchi Freedom Guardian prior to its start.

In March, the U.S. and South Korea conducted another annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle, which included air, naval, and special operations field exercises. In response to that exercise, North Korea threatened a "merciless attack."

There are more than 28,000 U.S. service members stationed in South Korea. Their motto is "Fight Tonight," reflecting their commitment to help defend South Korea from North Korean aggression at a moment's notice.

"While our State Department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on earth," Defense Secretary James Mattis said last week. "The DPRK regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates."

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ABC News(BARCELONA, Spain) -- American tourist Shari Weise was walking along the popular Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday when she suddenly heard the sound of banging metal.

A white van was mowing down pedestrians, and Weise saw "bodies fly up into the air" and a sea of people fleeing for their lives, she told ABC News' David Muir in an interview Friday on Good Morning America.

Weise was about to jump out of the vehicle's deadly path when she saw a teenage boy standing "like a deer in the headlights."

"He just froze, and I could tell in his face he didn't know what to do," Weise said. "I pulled him with me, and we crouched down together on the ground."

Another witness, Brendon Sissing, who was also on Las Ramblas at that time, told ABC News he heard some commotion before turning to see a vehicle barreling through the crowd.

"I heard screams of people to my left and when I looked up saw the white van, and it must have been doing 80 to 100 kilometers [about 50 to 60 miles] an hour down a pedestrian walkway, and just knocking people over at high speed," Sissing said in an interview soon after the attack.

"I heard the loud hum of like an engine. It sounded like the driver was flooring it. Basically before I saw the van, I heard it," Shirazinia said. "And then I saw this white van, looked like a utility vehicle, kind of going as fast as it could down the promenade in a zigzag motion, basically aiming for whatever that was in its path. I just saw it plow into everyone."

"It was like being an extra in a Hollywood movie, except it was real," he said. "When I witnessed the aftermath, then it sunk in ... I'll never forget some of the images."

At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the Barcelona vehicle rampage, according to Spanish authorities.

Weise, a 54-year-old mother from California who was in the city with her brother, said she didn't have much time to think when she saw the vehicle racing toward her.

"There's a car coming at me, there's people everywhere. I almost didn't have time for emotion," she said in the interview on GMA. "All I thought about was, 'I don't want to get killed, I have kids, I have to get out of the way.'"

Weise said she decided to cut short her European vacation and return home following the attack.

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ABCNews.com(SEOUL) -- The motto of the more than 28,000 U.S. forces stationed in South Korea -- "fight tonight" -- emphasizes their readiness to mount a defense against a North Korean threat at any time.

ABC News' Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz saw how seriously U.S. forces take that saying while accompanying service members on a F-16 flight along the North Korean border this week.

Raddatz participated in a training operation with the 36th Fighter Squadron, a part of the 51st Fighter Wing, which simulated a North Korean invasion into South Korea.

The F-16 crew practiced giving backup to ground troops in need of close air support by conducting fake strikes on air defenses and tanks from a restricted air space known as P-518, which is just 10 miles from the North Korean border and as close as U.S. pilots can get to the regime's territory.

While no bombs were dropped during the simulation, a real Army unit was on the ground calling in the fake airstrikes.

The purpose of the restricted air space is to control aviation operations and prevent “inadvertent overflight of non-friendly borders,” according to U.S. Forces Korea.

"It must be strange, we're not really in a war zone, but it could happen at any time," Raddatz said to the pilot, call sign "True" Daniels, during the flight mission.

"I'll tell you, it definitely gives you a real purpose for waking up in the morning," Daniels responded, adding, "And that's our mission here, is to be ready to fight at a moment's notice."

The 36th Fighter Squadron flies approximately 170 sorties, or flight missions, from Osan Air Base in South Korea every week.

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Josep Lago/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) -- Five alleged terrorists were killed in a shootout with police in Spain's Catalonia region early Friday following deadly attacks there that killed at least 14 people and injured more than 100 others, according to Spanish authorities.

Among the victims who died is an American citizen, the U.S. Department of State confirmed Friday.

Spanish officials announced Friday evening that they have identified the nationalities of seven more victims from the attacks. In the Barcelona attack, one Italian victim, one Portuguese victim, and four Spaniards -- one with dual Argentinian citizenship -- were killed. In Cambrils, one Spaniard was killed, Catalan Emergency Services said.

All five of the people who were killed in Cambrils overnight have been identified, police said, but they would not confirmed if the alleged driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack was among those killed in Cambrils.

Catalan police said the alleged terrorists, who wore fake suicide vests and were armed with knives, were killed in the coastal town of Cambrils early Friday after striking pedestrians and police there with an Audi A3. Four people, including a police officer, were injured in the vehicle-ramming attack and one civilian, a woman, was killed, according to Catalonia's emergency services.

Another 13 people were killed in Barcelona on Thursday when a white van mowed down a crowd of pedestrians along the city's famous La Rambla boulevard, a popular tourist destination that was packed with people at the time. At least 100 others were injured, according to police.

As of Saturday, a total of 53 victims from the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils remain hospitalized, including 13 in critical condition and 22 in serious condition, according to Catalonia's Civil Protection Office.

Catalan police official Josep Lluis Trapero said at a press conference Friday that investigators still have not conclusively identified the driver, who was at large after fleeing on foot. But one of the five alleged terrorists killed in Cambrils could potentially be the driver in Barcelona, Trapero added.

Catalan police released a notice on Friday saying they are searching for four individuals in connection to the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The wanted individuals were identified as 24-year-old Moroccan citizen Mohamed Hychami; 22-year-old Moroccan Younes Abouyaaqoub; 18-year-old Moroccan Said Aalla; and 17-year-old Moussa Oukabir, who was born in Spain but is a Moroccan citizen.

Catalan police believe the incident in Cambrils is related to Thursday's vehicle attack in Barcelona as well as Wednesday's huge explosion at a house in Alcanar, where a terror cell allegedly planned their attacks.

The blast, which killed one person, injured others and caused part of the house to collapse, was initially dismissed by authorities as a gas explosion. Now, after the deadly incidents in Barcelona and Cambrils, police are looking again at the Alcanar explosion.

"We work on the hypothesis that the terrorists killed in Cambrils would be related to the events in Barcelona and Alcanar," Catalan police said.

The terror cell appears to be composed of about a dozen young men, a number of whom are of Spanish and Moroccan descent, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation. The cell members would include the five men killed in Cambrils, the four others who were detained and potentially those killed in the house explosion, the officials said.

The FBI is sending a team of agents to Spain following the confirmed death of an American citizen.

Catalonia Interior Minister Joaquin Forn said at a press conference Thursday night that authorities are still working to identify those who died in the Barcelona attack, and the number of dead and injured could rise.

Forn declared three days of national mourning and said a moment of silence will be held on Friday at Barcelona's Catalonia Square where the deadly attack unfolded.

Those injured and killed in the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks represented at least 34 different nationalities, according to a preliminary assessment by Catalan police.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said at a press conference Friday that four Australians were injured. Meanwhile, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders said one Belgian national was killed.

U.S. citizen Jared Tucker was among the 13 people killed in Thursday's vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, the family confirmed.

A spokesperson for Tucker's family said in a statement Friday, "At present Jared's wife Heidi is not issuing a statement and will issue a formal statement tomorrow. For now, she asks that the community and media hold their family up in prayer and asks for the privacy during this difficult time."

Earlier Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that the Department of State had "received word and confirmed the death of one American citizen in the terrorist attack in Spain." U.S. officials are "still confirming the injuries and deaths of others," he added.

"Hate is not an American value," Tillerson told reporters.

Tillerson didn't specify which attack the U.S. citizen was killed. However, a State Department official told ABC News the American was killed in Barcelona. The official also confirmed that that another American citizen was injured.

"The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona continues to work with local authorities to identify and provide assistance to U.S. citizens affected by the terrorist attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambril. At this time, we can confirm that one U.S. citizen was killed," the official said in a statement Friday. "We also can confirm that another U.S. citizen sustained a minor injury. Spanish authorities report that there are still several casualties who are not yet identified. Out of respect for the families’ privacy in their time of grief, we have no further comment."

Catalan police have said there is no proof that the van driver in Barcelona was armed, but they described the incident as a terror attack that attempted to kill as many people as possible.

In a separate incident Thursday, police said a driver attempting to get past a Barcelona checkpoint struck an officer and another individual. One person died and the officer suffered a broken leg.

The man driving the car died of a knife wound. There is still no evidence that this incident is connected to the attack on La Rambla boulevard, police said.

Spanish authorities told ABC News the white van used in the Barcelona attack was rented in the name of 28-year-old Driss Oukabir, who was taken into custody within hours of the incident. However, Oukabir claimed his license was stolen.

Multiple Spanish law enforcement sources told ABC News that Driss has since been released, and the investigation is now focused on his younger brother as the possible driver.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona through its Amaq News Agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed solidarity with the victims and their families, describing the attack in Barcelona as "jihadist terrorism."

Those responsible for the rampage will be brought to justice, he said, stressing that the response to the terrorism must be global.

Rajoy said Barcelona residents are suffering "the same pain and the same uncertainty" as their neighbors in Madrid, Paris, Nice, Brussels and London, referencing other European cities that have also been subject to deadly terror attacks.

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Louai Beshara/GEtty Images(LA JOLLA, Calif.) -- A banned amphetamine-type stimulant linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be favored by ISIS is more potent than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.

Fenethylline, also known by its brand name Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine; a stimulant; and theophylline, a drug traditionally used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma. The latter greatly enhances the former's psychoactive properties, making the co-drug a powerful amphetamine, according to scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, who published their findings in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

“It boosts the overall stimulant activity,” Cody Wenthur, the study's co-author and a postdoctoral research associate at the Scripps Research Institute, said in a statement. “You get a faster onset than other amphetamine drugs and a stronger effect than just amphetamine alone.”

Captagon has been around for a while, Wenthur noted. It was used therapeutically before it became illegal in the United States and most countries in the 1980s. But the study's findings may explain why the illicit stimulant has gained popularity in recent years and is abused by young people in the Middle East.

Kim Janda, who co-led the Scripps Research Institute team on the study, said he first became interested in Captagon after it had made headlines around the world as a potential performance-enhancing stimulant and source of "pharmacological morale" for ISIS fighters.

The synthetic psychoactive stimulant is said to make fighters more alert, focused and resistant to fatigue. Moreover, production and global trafficking of Captagon, which is relatively cheap and easy to make, as well as counterfeit tablets are reported to be a source of revenue for militant groups in Iraq and Syria.

Although using amphetamines to energize soldiers is nothing new, Janda said he wondered why Captagon was becoming the drug of choice in war zones in the Middle East. Typical amphetamines are simpler to synthesize, he added. So Janda's team developed a scientific technique they call a "dissection through vaccination," which allowed them to comb through the drug's chemical properties and test each component for its effects on the brain, while also determining a way to stop its rapid onset.

That's how Janda's team discovered that Captagon produces its combat-boosting effects from a functional synergy between amphetamine and theophylline.

As a result, the scientists developed a potentially effective vaccine that can neutralize the drug's effects in mice -- a substance that could be developed further for use in humans.

"This discovery also provides a path for combating Captagon's abuse," Janda said in a statement.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One person was killed and one person was injured in a stabbing attack in the German city of Wuppertal-Elberfeld Friday, according to police.

Wuppertal police are still searching for one or more suspects related to the stabbings.

No information has been released about the possible motive of the attack.

This marks the second reported stabbing attack in Europe Friday, as one person was killed in Finland during a stabbing attack that left several others injured.

It also comes one day after a deadly ISIS-claimed attack in Barcelona in which 13 people were killed and at least a hundred others injured after a van plowed into crowds in a busy tourist area.

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David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An attacker killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more in Barcelona on Thursday using what has become a hallmark of recent terror attacks: a vehicle.

Local police say a rented van jumped the curb and plowed into pedestrians in the city’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, and two people, one from Morocco, the other a Spanish national, are in custody in connection with the attack. Authorities say neither of them was the driver of the vehicle.

Asked if the driver remains on the loose, a Catalonia police official replied, “That is right. He is neither of the two detained.”

For more than a year, ISIS has urged its followers to carry out such vehicle attacks, even providing specific instructions on choosing the ideal vehicle and the ideal targets, including large outdoor festivals and pedestrian-congested streets.

According to John Cohen, the former principal deputy coordinator for counterterrorism at the Department of Homeland Security and an ABC News contributor, attacks on so-called “soft targets” are difficult to prevent and relatively easy to carry out.

“ISIS promotes these types of attacks because they're easy,” Cohen told ABC News. “You can take people who have received no training, who are using items that are easy to acquire. And they can still commit mass murder.”

Thursday’s attack is the just the latest in a string of deadly incidents throughout Europe in which terrorists have drawn from that playbook, using vehicles to inflict casualties.
In August of last year, 86 people were killed on by a speeding truck driven by an ISIS follower in Nice, France. In December, 12 people killed in a vehicle attack on the Christmas markets in Berlin. And 14 people were killed in two separate incidents in London this year, one on the Westminster Bridge and the other on the London Bridge.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, ISIS took responsibility for the Barcelona attack, calling those involved “soldiers of the Islamic state” in a statement released by its ‘Amaq News Agency
“Security source for ‘Amaq Agency: The executors of the Barcelona attack were from the soldiers of the Islamic State, and the operation came in response to calls to target coalition states,” the message reads.

U.S.-backed fighters have recently driven ISIS militants from their strongholds in Raqqa and Mosul. As ISIS continues to struggle on the battlefield, Cohen says, the group could increasingly turn to these kinds of attacks.

“We have seen a dramatic increase in attacks by individuals who are inspired by ISIS or are loosely connected to ISIS in Europe and even in the U.S.,” Cohen told ABC News. “As ISIS suffers more defeats in Iraq and Syria we can only expect to see more attacks.”

The events in Barcelona have put American law enforcement officials on high alert for similar attacks, especially in New York, where the challenge of protecting the city’s many popular pedestrian walkways, like Times Square, is particularly daunting.

Nicholas Casale, a retired NYPD detective, former deputy director of counterterrorism for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and an ABC News contributor, said preventing a similar attack in Times Square would be extremely difficult.

“You can put up concrete barriers, you can have cameras all over the place and officers with heavy weapons, but the bottom line is Times Square, 7th Avenue, is filled with traffic, and if you have just one operator who has a sympathy, who is a lone wolf, who is an independent actor, it’s all but impossible to stop them from crashing into a crowd,” Casale told ABC News.
James Waters, the NYPD’s chief of counterterrorism, said his office is ready to meet the challenge.

“We consider NYC a target all the time,” Waters told ABC News. “We’re always ready and prepared to responds to anything that we face. We know that we’re in the crosshairs of the terrorists all the time.”

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JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) -- A tourist who witnessed the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday that left at least 13 dead and more than 50 injured, told ABC News he saw a driver "knocking people over at high-speed."

In the incident local police called a "terror attack," a van slammed into pedestrians near Catalunya Square in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, a busy tourist area.

Brendon Sissing told ABC News he heard screams of people to his left, and when he looked up, he saw a white van driving at what he estimated to be 50 to 60 miles per hour down a pedestrian walkway.

The van knocked people over, and some people were under the van, but the driver "just kept going," Sissing said.

The driver stopped opposite to where Sissing was standing, he said, and then the driver kept going.
Sissing ran into a shop, he said. When he left, he heard about five gunshots, so he ran into a second building where construction workers took him in.

One witness told a Spanish television station that after the suspect ran over people in his van for nearly 1,000 feet, the suspect fled into a nearby Turkish restaurant.

Police said one man is in custody in connection with the attack.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered condolences for the "loss of life and injuries" of "so many innocent people, yet again."

Tillerson said this incident has "the hallmarks, it appears, of yet another terrorist attack."

To terrorists around the world, Tillerson said, we are "resolved to find you and bring you to justice."

Tillerson added that the U.S. stands ready to assist authorities in Barcelona.

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Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump tweeted a condemnation of the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday.

 

The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017

A van drove into pedestrians on a boulevard and public square popular with tourists in Barcelona earlier in the day on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people dead and 50 more injured. Law enforcement in the city labeled the incident an act of terror.

The president faced criticism over the weekend for not labeling a similar incident in Charlottesville, Virginia as "terrorism." In Virginia, one woman died and 19 were injured when a car drove into a crowd during protests in the city.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told ABC News Monday, that that incident met "the definition of domestic terrorism."

Trump's tweet follows comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who offered U.S. condolences and assistance in remarks earlier Thursday.

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Josep Lago(WASHINGTON) -- As an attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered condolences for the "loss of life and injuries" of "so many innocent people, yet again."

In the incident local police called a "terror attack," a van slammed into pedestrians near Catalunya Square in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district, a busy tourist area.

Two people have been detained, police said.

Tillerson said this incident has "the hallmarks, it appears, of yet another terrorist attack."

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack. To terrorists around the world, Tillerson said we are "resolved to find you and bring you to justice." He added that the U.S. stands ready to assist authorities in Barcelona.

Here's what other politicans said on Twitter following the incident.

President Donald Trump

The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence

Sickened by horrific terror attack in Barcelona. U.S. will work w/ allies to find those responsible & bring to justice. Praying for victims. https://t.co/Z4YcbtwRcy

— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 17, 2017

Pence said on Thursday while on a trip to Panama, "Whatever inspired today's terror attack, the United States stands ready to assist the people of Spain and find and punish those responsible.

"On this dark day," Pence added, "our prayers and the prayers of all the American people are with the victims, their families and the good people of Spain."

First lady Melania Trump

Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona

— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 17, 2017

Former President Barack Obama

Michelle and I are thinking of the victims and their families in Barcelona. Americans will always stand with our Spanish friends. Un abrazo.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 17, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan

Pure evil in #Barcelona. We stand with the people of Spain, and send our prayers to the victims of this horrible terrorist attack.

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 17, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise

Jennifer and I are praying for those killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. This evil has no place in our world.

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 17, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

My thoughts are with all suffering after the terror attack in #Barcelona. Praying for the victims, their loved ones and the people of Spain.

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 17, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Heidi and I send our deepest condolences to the victims of this horrific terror attack in Barcelona and their families.

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 17, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

I condemn today's horrific terrorist attack in #Barcelona. My thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families.

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 17, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Praying for the victims of the #BarcelonaAttack & their families - the US stands with the people of #Spain

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 17, 2017

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

We must destroy evil & #terrorism wherever it exists. Tonight we stand w/ our allies in #Barcelona & pray for the victims & their families.

— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) August 18, 2017

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

Praying for the victims, families and first responders in Barcelona.

— Jim Inhofe (@JimInhofe) August 17, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Our thoughts are with the people of Barcelona right now. The NYPD is closely monitoring the incident.

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 17, 2017

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