Canadian border crossings delayed by 'code orange'
Tight security will delay Canadian border crossings starting this weekend as the U.S. government braces for a new attack by al-Qaeda terrorists. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a “code orange” alert on Friday, warning Americans there is “specific” intelligence that al-Qaeda is planning assaults on hotels, apartment buildings and other “lightly secured” targets. A spokesman for Canada Customs Minister Elinor Caplan said the alert will cause border delays as trucks are checked at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor, in Ontario. Full Story