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Yemen says it foiled major al-Qaeda plot

Yemen’s government said Wednesday that it thwarted an al-Qaeda plot to to take over strategic ports and attack oil pipelines in the latest threat to foreign interests by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. More suspected U.S. drone strikes struck terrorist targets Wednesday in the country’s south. The strikes killed seven suspected al-Qaeda terrorists, according to [...]

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Yemen says it foiled major al-Qaeda plot

Al Qaeda Threat: Officials Fear ‘Ingenious’ Liquid Explosive

There are growing concerns that an al Qaeda affiliate could use a new generation of liquid explosive, currently undetectable, in a potential attack, according to two senior U.S. government officials briefed on the terror threat that has prompted the closing of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies. Though the Transportation Security Administration has long been concerned [...]

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Al Qaeda Threat: Officials Fear ‘Ingenious’ Liquid Explosive

San Francisco on high-alert after government agencies report of terror threat

The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens. Local authorities are not going into specifics but ...

Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Significant’

On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard [...]

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Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Significant’

Source: Terrorists behind embassy threat in place

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports. Intelligence officers have reportin...

US to temporarily shut down embassies around the world Sunday amid security concerns

The United States will temporarily shut down its embassies and consulates around the world Sunday — including those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt — as a precautionary measure over terror-related concerns, State Department officials said. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf did not say how long the international installations would stay closed — only that the [...]

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US to temporarily shut down embassies around the world Sunday amid security concerns

Threats from self-proclaimed Islamist jihadist prompt Fort Collins police to caution religious organizations

Fort Collins police have asked local religious organizations to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior after a self-proclaimed “Islamist jihadist” threatened Mormons and Catholics “would be destroyed” in the next two weeks, a memo sent by authorities said. The man hadn’t been seen in the Fort Collins area as of Sunday, and there is [...]

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Threats from self-proclaimed Islamist jihadist prompt Fort Collins police to caution religious organizations

Boston bomb suspect seeks 2nd death penalty lawyer

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is asking to have a second prominent death penalty expert added to his defense team. In April, chief federal public defender Miriam Conrad asked a judge to appoint Judy Clarke and David Bruck to help defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv). The judge approved Clarke, a San Diego [...]

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Boston bomb suspect seeks 2nd death penalty lawyer

Napolitano leaves, but DHS problems remain

When Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her resignation Friday, President Obama praised her management, saying: “The American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks.” Read More This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is [...]

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Leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel captured

  Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, a U.S. federal official said Monday. Several Mexican media outlets reported that Trevino Morales [...]

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Leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel captured

LAPD ambush a ‘blatant attempt to assassinate’ cops, Chief Beck says

The shooting ambush of two undercover detectives outside the Wilshire Division station Tuesday morning “was a blatant attempt to assassinate two of the people who protect this community,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said. Police stations across Los Angeles beefed up security after the detectives were fired upon. The officers are in “good spirits” and have [...]

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LAPD ambush a ‘blatant attempt to assassinate’ cops, Chief Beck says

$1.2M missing from NYC-bound Swiss jet

FBI agents were investigating a report that about $1.2 million disappeared from a shipment of cash flown from Switzerland to New York City as part of a banking transaction, authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. currency — all $100 bills — was reported missing on Monday after a count of the money at the Federal Reserve [...]

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$1.2M missing from NYC-bound Swiss jet

How Police and FBI Averted Holiday Bomb Plot

It was one of those cases like you might see on TV or in the movies—where the FBI and its partners work feverishly behind the scenes, racing to stop bombs from going off and lives from possibly being lost. But this was real—and the stakes were high. The target was one of the nation’s largest retailers [...]

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How Police and FBI Averted Holiday Bomb Plot

French police arrest six ‘radical Islamists’ near Paris

Anti-terror police in France have arrested six people accused of belonging to a radical Islamist cell and preparing attacks in the country. The suspects, aged 22 to 38, were arrested in the Paris region on Monday. “They were planning to commit terrorist acts targeting well-known figures in France,” an unnamed source told the news agency [...]

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French police arrest six ‘radical Islamists’ near Paris

Did NSA leaks help al Qaeda?

Obama administration officials and congressional lawmakers over the past two weeks have condemned Edward Snowden for admittedly leaking classified information on national security surveillance programs. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke of “changes we can already see being made by the folks who wish to do us harm, and our allies [...]

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FBI Launches Active Shooter Webpage

Recent active shooting incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated and consistent law enforcement response to these incidents. And two recent actions—the passage of the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act and an administration initiative targeting violent crime—have enhanced FBI efforts to better assist its law enforcement partners who are almost always the first [...]

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FBI Launches Active Shooter Webpage

Flight from Los Angeles to Texas diverted to Phoenix after phone bomb threat

The FBI says they found no threats aboard a Southwest Airlines flight that was diverted to Phoenix Monday after a telephone bomb threat. The plane was traveling from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas when authorities in Los Angeles requested authorities in ...