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Detroit flight plot may prove boon for security firms

NEW YORK — The failed attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit flight last week could prove a bonanza for airport security firms, especially the makers of full-body scanners. “It might put some pressure to buy more full-body scanners… The US Congress will probably do something to increase the funding,” Michael…

TSA strong-arms bloggers who published new airport procedures

Transport agency ‘more aggressive with this reporter’ than with alleged bomber, fmr. official says The Transportation Security Administration threatened two travel bloggers with jail if they didn’t reveal the source who provided them with temporary screening procedures issued in the aftermath of the Flight 253 incident, the bloggers and news…

Top Democrat suggests suspected bomber complicates Gitmo plan

A key Democrat believes that the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas day could complicate the Obama administration’s plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. “I’d, at a minimum, say that whatever we were about to do we’d at least have to scrub it again from…

Napolitano: No evidence of wider terror plot

Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN’s Candy Crowley there was no evidence that an attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane was part of a larger terror plot. “Right now, we have no indication that it’s part of anything larger, but obviously the investigation continues,” said Napolitano. From Agence…

Nigerian man attempted to blow up US airliner

Updated: Police raid premises connected to alleged bomber The FBI probed Saturday an attempt to blow up a US airliner landing in Detroit as British police raided premises linked to the Nigerian suspect and airport security was stepped up worldwide. Questions mounted over how the suspect, identified in the US…

US airplane incident was attempted terror attack: US media

WASHINGTON — A man who attempted to light an explosive aboard a US airplane as it landed in Detroit on a flight from Amsterdam told investigators he was affiliated with Al-Qaeda, US media reported Friday. CNN, citing a federal bulletin, said the man told investigators he had acquired the explosive…

Schumer regrets muttering b-word about stewardess

Nearly three months ago, after Sen. Charles Schumer (NY-DEM) claimed that Democrats were making great progress with health care reform, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart famously called him a “f*cking idiot.” Today, Schumer might agree with that assessment. “Sen. Chuck Schumer loves the sound of his own voice, but it carried…

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