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France unusually rattled as reports of Europe terror plots emerge
The Christian Science Monitor Share
In what is being described as a "commando-style" attack akin to the 2008 Mumbai massacre, Al Qaeda militants reportedly had planned to carry out spectacular strikes on cities in Britain, France and Germany, according to European security officials. More
Gunfire at UT highlights colleges' response
The Associated Press via Yahoo! News Share
Yet another campus shooting, this one at the University of Texas in Austin, provided a terrifying test of how colleges respond at a time when universities nationwide have bolstered efforts to prevent bloodshed and respond decisively. More
Factbox: Islamist militant attacks in Europe
A militant plot to stage coordinated attacks in Europe has been disrupted in its early stages but it is not clear if the threat has been completely eliminated, security sources said. Here are some recent militant attacks and plots in Europe. More
India locks down Delhi Commonwealth Games
with 100,000 policemen, snipers
India began to lock down its capital ahead of this weekend's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, deploying 100,000 police, roof-top snipers and helicopters amid warnings of terrorist threats. More
Nigerian president orders police to rescue kidnapped children
Voice of America Share
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has sent a special police unit to find and rescue dozens of children kidnapped in the southeastern city of Aba. The unit has also been directed to arrest members of the unidentified gang who abducted the children. More
Schools face paying all security costs
The Charlotte Observer Share
School officials are concerned about a plan by the city to phase out funding of school resource officers. The change will require the school system to pay for all of its security needs within three years. More
Security bulletins called 'unsubstantiated gossip'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Share
At best, security bulletins provided by a state contractor were useless compilations of news reports and Internet postings. At worst, they were inflammatory memos that wasted police officers' time, confused recipients, provided inaccurate information and branded peaceful activists as potential threats to public safety. That's what panelists and lawmakers said during a three-hour hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. More