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Advisory: Al Qaeda planning new U.S. attacks

Laundry list of possible attack scenarios. A Department of Homeland Security advisory issued Thursday warns that al Qaeda is working on plans to hijack airliners flying between international points that pass near or over the continental United States. A Department of Homeland Security official said most of the flights fitting this description originate in Canada, and that U.S. officials have been working with Canada over the past month to ensure it is improving screening and other security measures. One government official noted, however, the United States has no authority to require security measures of non-U.S. carriers whose flights originate outside the United States. The advisory was issued because of concerns about the coming second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a recent uptick in intelligence information, and threats to aviation that continued through the summer. Full Story

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