26 Jun 2011

Authorities: 6 die in truck-train crash in Nevada

“Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into a Chicago-to-California Amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing east of Reno, Nevada, authorities said late Saturday. The death toll was released just as federal authorities said they were trying to account for passengers missing from the passenger train that

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25 Jun 2011

FBI says terrorism cases on upswing

“In 2002, Joseph Anthony Davis held up a 7-Eleven in Bremerton with two plastic toy guns. Nine years later, he sat on the floor of his SeaTac apartment to plan a terrorist attack with machine guns and grenades against a Seattle military recruiting station, according to tape-recordings made by an

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24 Jun 2011

2 men accused in plot to attack Seattle recruiting station

“Two men were arrested Wednesday night and accused of plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting station with machine guns and grenades, federal officials said. Federal prosecutors identified the two as Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los

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23 Jun 2011

Officials monitoring rising floodwaters at Nebraska nuclear plants

“U.S. nuclear regulators say two Nebraska nuclear power plants have protected critical equipment from the rising waters of the Missouri River even though flooding has reached the grounds of one of them. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is confident those safeguards will prevent a disaster at either plant even though the

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23 Jun 2011

Cellphone Offers Clues of Bin Laden’s Pakistan Ties

“The cellphone of Osama bin Laden’s trusted courier, which was recovered in the raid that killed both men in Pakistan last month, contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, senior American officials who have been briefed on the findings say. “ Source:

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23 Jun 2011

Nuclear terrorism can cause another Fukushima

“Global action to protect the nuclear industry against possible terrorist attacks is urgently needed, a leading expert said, as are safety steps to prevent any repeat of Japan’s Fukushima accident. “Both al Qaeda and Chechen terrorist groups have repeatedly considered sabotaging nuclear reactors — and Fukushima provided a compelling example

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22 Jun 2011

60 al Qaeda Prisoners Escape From Yemeni Jail

“More than 60 al Qaeda prisoners escaped from a southern Yemeni jail Wednesday after they clashed with guards, killing one and wounding two others, security and medical officials said. The prisoners fled the central jail in al Mukalla, the capital of Hadramawt province, into the nearby mountains after they overpowered

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21 Jun 2011

Sectarian rioting rocks Belfast

“Sectarian rioting broke out in eastern Belfast late Monday, with leaders from both Catholic and Protestant communities reporting attacks on homes overnight. Police reported Molotov cocktails were being thrown as a large crowd gathered on the streets that separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods in the area, a longstanding Northern Ireland

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20 Jun 2011

Mexican reporter, his son and wife are shot to death inside their home

“A journalist, his wife, and their 21-year-old son were shot to death inside their home in this Gulf coast city Monday, authorities said. Journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco and his family were shot with a 9 mm handgun, said Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Yunis.” (Mexican reporter, his son and wife

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20 Jun 2011

Russian jet crash kills 44, authorities report

“At least 44 people died when a Russian jetliner crashed onto a highway outside the northwestern city of Petrozavodsk late Monday, emergency management officials said.” (Russian jet crash kills 44, authorities report – CNN.com)

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