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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 [...]

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

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The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence indicates may actually hold ingredients that could be used to construct a bomb aboard a plane, a senior U.S. official told ABC [...]

Russian teen charged with possessing weapon of mass destruction, Pennsylvania authorities say

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A teenage Russian national was arrested late Friday on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction, police in Altoona, Pa. said. Blair County Prison confirmed to Fox News that Vladislav Miftakhov, 19, is in custody. He is charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe, possessing instruments of crime, prohibited offensive [...]

Suspected Shooter Among Three Dead in Shooting at Maryland Mall

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A shooting at a Maryland mall has left at least three dead, including the suspected shooter, the Howard County Police Department said.The Mall in Columbia in Columbia Md., was put on lockdown after reports of a shooting this morning.It was unclear how many others might have been injured in the shooting and whether the shooter [...]

Feds Disrupt Jihad Homicide Bomb Plot at Wichita Airport

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A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with illegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.avionics technician arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials [...]

Exclusive: FBI Video Shows Al Qaeda in Kentucky Handling Heavy Weapons – ABC News

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An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a [...]