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  • Video shows airline bombing suspect training

    WASHINGTON – A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obtained and broadcast Monday by “ABC World News,” shows …


  • Detroit flight chosen at random, House panels told

    WASHINGTON – The man accused of trying to blow up Flight 253 on Dec. 25 apparently selected the Detroit-bound flight at random, members of Congress briefed by Obama administration intelligence …


  • Obama orders security steps

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday declined to fire anyone for the lapses that allowed a suspected terrorist carrying explosives to board a plane for Detroit on Christmas Day, …


  • Obama blisters security agencies

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to …


  • Obama briefed on prelim reports on airline attack

    President Barack Obama was briefed Thursday on how a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist ties almost succeeded in a Christmas Day airline bombing and how to prevent it from happening …


  • President decries ‘failure’ to stop airline plot

    WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence agencies had enough “bits and pieces” of information to thwart the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing, a senior administration official said Tuesday, but they failed to …


  • President pledges offensive against extremists worldwide

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. would press ahead with its offensive against terrorist cells worldwide, just minutes after an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Yemen claimed responsibility …


  • Plane incident prompts reviews

    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the suicide bomber who tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas apparently was not part of a …


  • Suspect may have Yemen ties

    WASHINGTON – U.S. counterterrorism officials on Saturday were looking at possible connections between al-Qaida-linked militants in Yemen and a 23-year-old Nigerian man charged with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines …


  • Airliner plot thwarted

    A Nigerian man, claiming to be linked to al-Qaida, allegedly tried to set off an incendiary device aboard a trans-Atlantic airplane Friday as it descended toward Detroit’s airport in what …

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