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Threats Ground Southwest Flights at California, Arizona Airports

Threats Ground Southwest Flights at California, Arizona AirportsJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesUPDATE: An all clear has been called at both John Wayne Airport and Skyharbor Airport after authorities declared the threats affecting two Southwest Airlines flights to be bogus. (SANTA ANA, Calif.) --  Authorities have...

DHS: Hackers Mounting Organized Cyber Attack on US Gas Pipelines

DHS: Hackers Mounting Organized Cyber Attack on US Gas PipelinesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For the past six months, an unidentified group of hackers has been mounting an ongoing, coordinated cyber attack on the control systems of U.S. gas pipelines, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to issue ...

Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Thwarted; Aimed to Coincide with Bin Laden Anniversary

Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Thwarted; Aimed to Coincide with Bin Laden AnniversaryComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. and European officials say that even though an al Qaeda bomber was stopped before he could board a plane for the U.S., the threat is far from over -- there are believed to be several other would-be bombers with s...

Secret Terrorism-Espionage Wiretaps Increased in 2011

Secret Terrorism-Espionage Wiretaps Increased in 2011iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department sought 1,745 secret wiretapping warrants in 2011, an increase of 239 over 2010, according to correspondence sent to Congressional leaders and oversight committees posted on the Justice Depart...

Osama Bin Laden Letters: Kill Obama to Make Biden President

Osama Bin Laden Letters: Kill Obama to Make Biden PresidentAFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Osama bin Laden asked that Al Qaeda create hit squads to kill President Obama and General David Petraeus, but that Vice President Biden be spared because Biden is "totally unprepared for the presidency" and making him pr...

President Obama Hails ‘Light of New Day’ in Afghanistan

President Obama Hails ‘Light of New Day’ in AfghanistanThe White House(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- In a dramatic, live address to the American people from inside Afghanistan, President Obama on Tuesday hailed a new milestone in his effort to end the nearly 11-year Afghan war. He also marked the anniversary of t...

NYC Increases Security Amidst Concerns of Body Bombs on Osama Anniversary

NYC Increases Security Amidst Concerns of Body Bombs on Osama AnniversarySaudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. (Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov)(NEW YORK) -- As officials in the U.S. and overseas are stepping up airport security fearing terrorists could use a "body bomb" to target a U.S.-bound plane on the anniversary of t...

Obama Says No Excessive Celebrating About Bin Laden’s Death

Obama Says No Excessive Celebrating About Bin Laden’s DeathPete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Monday denied Republican criticism that he has turned the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden into a pep rally for his reelection campaign.It was one year ago t...

Scandal Brings New Secret Service Rules

Scandal Brings New Secret Service RulesHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- No more exotic strip clubs and nights of heavy drinking for Secret Service personnel on foreign trips. And inviting foreign nationals back to the hotel room is now definitely off-limits. In the wake of a scandal involvi...

New US Stealth Fighters Now at Iran’s Back Door

New US Stealth Fighters Now at Iran’s Back DoorU.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kasey Close(WASHINGTON) -- America's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters have been quietly deployed to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran's mainland, according to an industry report. Still, the Air Force adama...

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement Surge

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement SurgeMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While U.S. officials say publicly there is no specific threat of a terror attack, behind the scenes law enforcement officials tell ABC News there are plans for a major security surge at airports and transp...

FBI: ‘No Specific Threat’ One Year After Bin Laden Killing

FBI: ‘No Specific Threat’ One Year After Bin Laden KillingAFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- American law enforcement agencies say they have "no credible information" of a terror attack in the United States tied to next week's one year anniversary of the May 2 raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.Even ...

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking SchemeHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Multiple airport screeners have been arrested for allegedly taking handsome bribes to look the other way while loads of illegal drugs slipped through security at Los Angeles International Airport, federal officials anno...

Are the Secret Service Getting Special Treatment in Prostitution Scandal Investigation?

Are the Secret Service Getting Special Treatment in Prostitution Scandal Investigation?Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Secret Service is investigating itself in the Colombia prostitution scandal, rather than turn the probe over to the independent Inspector General who typically looks into allegations of misconduct by Department...

President Obama is ‘Angry’ About Secret Service Scandal, Carney Says

President Obama is ‘Angry’ About Secret Service Scandal, Carney SaysSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Now that the allegations against the dozen U.S. Secret Service agents and officers have been investigated and proven accurate, President Obama is “angry,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told...

Bradley Manning: Judge Denies Dismissal, Sets Trial Date

Bradley Manning: Judge Denies Dismissal, Sets Trial DateMark Wilson/Getty Images(FORT MEADE, Md.) -- The judge overseeing the hearings of the alleged WikiLeaker PFC Bradley Manning denied a defense request Wednesday to dismiss all charges with prejudice.Manning’s lawyers had argued that they didn&rsqu...

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for KnivesJohn Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Transportation Security Administration has become a necessary inconvenience for most travelers as the list of prohibited items has increased and the lines for screenings continue to serpentine through many airpo...

Bradley Manning Judge to Rule on Request to Drop Charges

Bradley Manning Judge to Rule on Request to Drop ChargesMark Wilson/Getty Images(FORT MEADE, Md.) -- An Army judge said she will rule Wednesday on a defense request to drop the charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, and set deadlines for various government agencies to provide assessments of the impact of Man...

Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Case: Court to Weigh Dismissal

Bradley Manning WikiLeaks Case: Court to Weigh DismissalMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Alleged WikiLeaker Army PFC Bradley Manning is back in a Ft. Meade, Md., courtroom Tuesday for the third time this year, where a judge is expected to decide whether to dismiss charges against him.Manning is accus...

New York Subway Bomb Plotter Breaks Down on Witness Stand

New York Subway Bomb Plotter Breaks Down on Witness StandiStockphotos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Najibullah Zazi, the admitted ringleader of a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway, broke down in tears Thursday, during his third day of testimony against his alleged co-conspirator.When asked by the prosecut...

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