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Honey, Airline’s Bag Cause Airport Scares

Seemingly suspicious pieces of luggage delayed flights at two airports Tuesday, prompting evacuations in Minneapolis and closing a California airport where authorities discovered what turned out to be soft drink bottles filled with ... honey.

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Britain to Start Full-Body Scans at Heathrow

Despite ongoing privacy concerns, authorities will start using full-body scanners at Heathrow Airport, one of the world's busiest, in about three weeks, the British government announced Tuesday.

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Attempted Bombing Now Confirmed as Al Qaeda Attack

Image ImageThe attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 by an Al Qaeda operative continues to be near the top of the priority list for the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. President Obama on Sunday said that Al Qaeda was behind the plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why the attack has become a political issue as well as the need for whole body imaging security screening.

 

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Embassies in Yemen Remain Closed

The United States and British Embassies in the capital of Yemen remained closed for a second day Monday because of continuing threats from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group linked to the attempt to bring down an international flight into Detroit on Christmas.

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TSA withdraws subpoenas of travel bloggers

Just days after serving subpoenas to two travel bloggers, the Transportation Security Administration withdrew the subpoenas late Thursday, saying its investigation into how the bloggers received a sensitive security directive "is nearing a successful conclusion."

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Reassessing Terror Watchlists After Christmas Day Attack

Image ImageIn the wake of an attack on a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, federal authorities met to reassess the US system of terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the lapse that allowed a man with explosives to board the flight in Amsterdam even though he was flagged as a possible terrorist. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why Al Qaeda is determined to bring down an aircraft in flight as well as the latest airport screening technologies designed to disrupt an in flight terrorist attack.

 

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