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Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

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A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace [...]

Man shot dead after striking cop in the head with ax

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A hatchet-swinging man turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping one cop in the back of the head and slicing a second cop in the arm before two other officers shot him dead on the spot. The cop struck in the head is in serious condition at Jamaica Hospital, [...]

Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada

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Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Update: 1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa. Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec. Report of additional shot fired near Chateau Laurier [...]

Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS

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ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration’s continued airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video. In [...]

Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

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Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, ministry says

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A Pegasus Airlines plane landed at an Istanbul airport on Friday after a passenger “said that there was a bomb on board,” a representative of Turkey’s Transportation Ministry said. The plane sent a hijacking signal, and after landing it was being held in a safe zone at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkish state media outlet [...]

TSA: No Carry-On Liquids on Russia-Bound Flights After Sochi Toothpaste Bomb Threat

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The Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning travelers from bringing any amount of liquid, gel or aerosol in their carry-on luggage aboard flights between the U.S. and Russia, following a warning from the Department of Homeland Security that terrorists could target the Olympic Games with explosive components hidden in toothpaste tubes. “As always our security [...]

Threat to the grid? Details emerge of sniper attack on power station

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Newly reported details about a 52-minute sniper attack on a central California electrical substation last year are raising concerns from Capitol Hill and beyond, amid questions over whether it was the work of terrorists. The April 16, 2013, attack had not been widely publicized until The Wall Street Journal reported new details in a story on [...]