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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

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A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was [...]

ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

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The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]

NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks

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New York News Police say operators flew a drone too close to an NYPD helicopter that was on patrol at the George Washington Bridge and forced the chopper to change its course to avoid a collision early Monday morning. As a result, the two men were arrested. Daniel Rose is an aviation lawyer. He points [...]

Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled – Report

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France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]

Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state

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At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages – stuck together by sand and water – and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from Al Qaeda. Discarded in shrubbery in the mountains of southern Yemen, it covers everything from the [...]

House passes bill to boost DHS use of social media in emergencies

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Legislation to establish Department of Homeland Security standards for emergency responses on social media during terrorist attacks passed in the House on Tuesday.Passed 375-19, the bill would create a working group within DHS to provide guidance on the use of social media before, during and after terrorist attacks. Rep. Susan Brooks R-Ind., the bill’s sponsor, [...]

Border crisis could provide cover to ISIS operatives, say experts

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he border crisis could be the perfect opportunity for Islamic terrorists looking to sneak sleeper cells into the U.S., say experts. Patrols on the Mexican border have been stretched to the breaking point in recent weeks by a tidal wave of immigrants from Central America. Among the estimated 60,000 people who have streamed across is [...]

Man Arrested With Knife in Shoe at Detroit Airport

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Authorities say an airline passenger has been arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of one of his shoes. The Transportation Security Administration says the knife was found Sunday morning during security screening at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus. The TSA says airport police responded, took possession of [...]

TSA Cracks Down on Uncharged Electronic Devices

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented tighter security measures for overseas passengers carrying electronic devices onto U.S. bound flights.  Passengers who attempt to bring cell phones and other electronic devices onto aircraft will be asked to power on those devices, and powerless devices will not be permitted onto planes.  The announcement prompted concerns that [...]

US increases security at foreign airports, focus on cellphone, other electronic devices

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Passengers taking international flights into the United States now must have their cell phones and other electronic devices pass additional inspection before boarding planes, as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s most recent strategy to protect against the threat of a new type of terror attack. The TSA said Sunday it is requiring only some [...]

Grid Terror Attacks: U.S. Government Is Urged to Takes Steps for Protection

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Two research groups urged the federal government to take action to protect the electric grid from physical attacks, rather than leave security decisions in the hands of the utility industry. The Congressional Research Service recommended that Congress examine whether a national-level analysis of the grid’s vulnerabilities is needed or if individual power companies’ internal security [...]

Fears of undetectable bombs implanted in terrorists’ flesh prompt heightened security at European airports

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Passengers on U.S.-bound flights from Europe endured lengthy security checks Friday amid new fears terrorists could sneak high-tech bombs aboard in cell phones, shoes or even implanted in their flesh. In Paris and London passengers encountered additional screenings that caused delays of 30 minutes to an hour. Olivier de France, a European security expert at [...]

Race to find Al-Qaeda human bomb mastermind Ibrahim Al-Asiri

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The hunt is on to find Al-Qaeda’s ‘evil genius’ – an explosives expert believed to be behind a terrifying plot to target trans-Atlantic flights using human bombs. Ibrahim Al-Asiri, who has survived numerous assassination attempts, is understood to have perfected a device which can be sewn into a human body making it almost impossible to [...]

Two suicide bomber of al-Qaeda blow themselves up in southern Saudi Arabia

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Two suspected al-Qaeda militants blew themselves up on Saturday after being trapped inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said, following an attack on a border post with Yemen that also killed four security men. An Interior Ministry spokesman said they were a part of a group of six al-Qaeda militants, who [...]

“Suspicious device” explodes at Nogales power plant

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A makeshift bomb exploded at a Nogales, Arizona power plant Wednesday, rupturing a large fuel tank and prompting the FBI and federal bomb experts to respond. Local officials were alerted at 9:30 a.m. to a call of “suspicious activity” at the UniSource Energy Services Valencia Plant. An explosion had ruptured a diesel storage tank and [...]

FBI issues nationwide alert for San Francisco man

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The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives. FBI spokesman Peter Lee said Sunday that 42-year-old Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II was last seen in a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt and jeans.Multiple agencies, [...]

At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

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A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting.Law enforcement sources said four people were dead, including the gunman, who died of [...]

FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’

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The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad. According to the article, ” [...]

Stolen European passports on missing plane

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Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Read Story

Department of Homeland Security alerts airlines to possible shoe bomb threat

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The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot. Intelligence collected by the United States and other countries has [...]