22 Jul 2011

Oslo Norway attacks: Blast hits government buildings; shooter opens fire at Labour youth camp

“The official death toll as a result of Friday’s explosion in Oslo stands at 7 and 90 people have been hospitalized, a spokesman for the city’s mayor said. Police have finished searching damaged buildings for dead and injured, spokesman Erik Hansen said. One of the city government’s chief concerns overnight

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22 Jul 2011

House Speaker Boehner calls off debt talks with Obama

“House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that he has ended debt talks with President Barack Obama’s administration. “In the end, we couldn’t connect. Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country,” he wrote in a letter to fellow Republicans. Boehner said that “a deal was

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22 Jul 2011

DEA nabs nearly 2,000 in cartel crackdown

“The Drug Enforcement Administration arrested nearly 2,000 people in the United States as part of a 20-month strike against Mexico’s La Familia Michoacana cartel, law enforcement officials said. In a statement Thursday, DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said the strike, called Project Deliriium, netted 1,985 arrests and $62 million in

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21 Jul 2011

Napolitano: Domestic Terrorists Central to Threat

“The killing of Usama Bin Laden in May by Navy SEALS may have damaged the al Qaeda organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but the terror group’s franchise in Yemen, its American-born leader Anwar al-Awlaki and homegrown threats are the next wave of terrorism, according to a new government report.” (Source:

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21 Jul 2011

Euro leaders hammer out Greek rescue deal

“European leaders were holding an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday to attempt to thrash out a deal to resolve Greece’s debt crisis and prevent it triggering a euro meltdown and a new global economic slump. Ahead of the meeting, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel buried

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20 Jul 2011

Sydney Opera House pictured in terrorism guide

“Counter-terrorism experts say the appearance of the Sydney Opera house in a terrorist magazine is concerning.” Source: Sydney Opera House pictured in terrorism guide – ABC New South Wales – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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20 Jul 2011

Terror Warning Warns of Insider Threat to Infrastructure

“Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. officials. A new intelligence report from the Department of Homeland

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20 Jul 2011

Pacific hurricane builds to Category 4 power

“Heavy swells were expected along Mexico’s Pacific coast as Hurricane Dora strengthened into a Category 4 storm Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.” Source: Pacific hurricane builds to Category 4 power – CNN.com

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20 Jul 2011

Nearly half U.S. population facing extreme heat

“The dangerous heat wave blamed for as many as 13 deaths spread into the eastern United States on Wednesday, extending its reach across nearly half the U.S. population, officials said. About 141 million people in a 1 million-square-mile area were under heat advisories and warnings, Justin Kenney, spokesman for the

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19 Jul 2011

Alleged Pakistani Agents Charged in U.S. Lobbying Scheme

“The Pakistani government, including its notorious intelligence agency, used unregistered agents on U.S. soil to funnel millions of dollars and illegally influenced the U.S. government, the Justice Department said today. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, an American citizen, was arrested this morning in Virginia by the FBI and charged with moving

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