29 Oct 2010

DoD Alert: Marine Marathon Could Be Target

“Senior officials are worried that the person responsible for at least three military-related shootings near the nation’s capital could target Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, saying in an alert Friday morning that the recent shootings ‘are a cause for concern’ and could be build-up to a Sunday attack. The

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29 Oct 2010

Suicide bomb kills 25 at crowded coffee shop

“A bomb attack at a crowded coffee shop in Iraq on Friday evening killed 25 people, according to Interior Ministry officials. “ (Suicide bomb kills 25 at crowded coffee shop – CNN.com)

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29 Oct 2010

Suspicious packages ‘contain explosive material,’ Obama says

“Suspicious packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States ‘apparently contain explosive material,’ President Barack Obama said Friday, calling the discovery ‘a credible threat against our country.’ The packages led to increased searches of cargo planes and trucks in several

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29 Oct 2010

Fire forces massive evacuation order in Boulder

“Hundreds, if not thousands of residents of west Boulder were forced to flee their homes Friday as a wind-fueled wildfire burned in the foothills The Dome Fire, burning roughly ¼ mile west of Boulder Canyon, was estimated at 20 acres as of noon. It was first reported shortly after 8

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29 Oct 2010

TSA moves planes after reports of suspicious cargo

“Authorities were responding to reports of suspicious items on cargo flights that landed Friday in Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Planes ‘were moved to a remote location … out of an abundance of caution,’ the Transportation Security Administration said.” (Source: TSA moves planes after reports of suspicious cargo –

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29 Oct 2010

Report: North Korea, South Korea exchange gunfire

“North Korean and South Korean military units exchanged gunfire near their border Friday, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported. The exchange happened after North Korean forces fired two shots at a South Korean military guard post near the border in Hwacheon, South Korea, about 73 miles (118 km) northeast

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28 Oct 2010

6 young men killed in shooting in Mexican capital

“Gunmen killed six young men Thursday in a gritty neighborhood of the Mexican capital, an alarming attack in a city that has largely been spared the kind of mass shootings common in drug trafficking hot spots. Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said he did not know if drug

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28 Oct 2010

Two teenage girls executed by Somali militants

“A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls. ‘Those two girls were evil and they were spies for the enemy (the Somali government), but the

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28 Oct 2010

Whooping cough continues to climb in California

“California is in the middle of the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 60 years. According to the state health department, there are now 6,257 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of the disease. Ten people have died. ‘Unfortunately and tragically we have had 10 deaths, all in infants under 2

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28 Oct 2010

UK spy boss: Nukes a wider threat than terrorism

“Britain’s top spy, in the first public speech by a serving UK espionage chief, said Thursday terrorists might hit the West again ‘at huge human cost’ but nuclear proliferation by states was a more far-reaching danger. Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) chief John Sawers, in an address to the Society of

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