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US officials warn terrorism threat remains post-bin Laden
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As Americans reacted to the news of Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. commandos, officials warned that the al-Qaida leader's death in a firefight in Pakistan does not remove the threat of terrorist attacks. Bin Laden's killing by American elite forces closes a chapter in the war on terrorism, but officials say the battle against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups will continue. More

Washington D.C., adds security to religious sites and public transportation, but no 'specific threats'
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Washington, D.C., will have increased security near and around Metro stations and mosques and synagogues in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing, according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray and police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. But the city has not received any "specific threats at this time," the mayor and chief said during the mayor's monthly online chat with The Washington Post. More

Rahm Emanuel names top cop, fire chief, public safety team
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Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel recently named Chicago's next public safety team. These strong, innovative and experienced leaders bring top talent to the city and believe that teamwork is critical to their collective mission: To serve and protect the people of Chicago. More

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US issues travel alert after bin Laden killing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The State Department issued a travel alert Monday, warning Americans traveling or living abroad to be cautious about anti-American violence in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death. President Obama announced late Sunday that bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, was killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, about 31 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. More

State hospital safety bill moves ahead in California    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
California's Assembly Committee on Public Safety voted unanimously to approve AB 366, a bill by Assemblymember Michael Allen, D–Santa Rosa, to address safety issues at state hospitals in California. Allen, a former psychiatric registered nurse who chairs the Assembly Select Committee on State Hospital Safety, is one of several lawmakers pushing for changes to enhance safety and security at the hospitals. More

Homeland security conference attracts hundreds
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The 2011 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference and Expo began in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, with organizers saying the death of Osama bin Laden will not lead to any changes in this year's event. More

Oklahoma lawmakers require pension COLAs to be funded
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A legislative plan to shore up Oklahoma's underfunded pension systems by requiring any cost-of-living increases to be funded by the Legislature recently received final approval and is heading to the governor's desk. The Oklahoma House voted 64-25 for the bill that is expected to immediately reduce the state's total unfunded liability among its five largest pension systems by more than $5 billion. More

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