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U.S. Says No Plans to Ground New Flights

Terror threats that led to cancellation of one domestic and six trans-Atlantic flights have passed, and the government has no plans to ground more planes, officials said Monday. No arrests were made nor weapons seized in relation to the cancellations, and law enforcement officials acknowledged they are unsure whether the steps taken disrupted attacks. But Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and other Bush administration officials said the cancellations were warranted because of the “specific information on when and what flights” the al-Qaida organization had planned to target. “We didn’t quite have the specificity with regard to the nature of the attacks,” Ridge said. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said there are no plans to ground any more flights. Full Story

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