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  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled, French police say

    07/10/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Fox News
    French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported. French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien....
  • Climate change endangers historic US landmarks

    05/21/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/21/14 | Kerry Sheridan - afp
    Washington (AFP) - Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic US landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA's coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said. "The range and scale of impacts are alarming," said the report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that listed more than two dozen landmarks endangered by wildfires, coastal erosion and flooding -- events scientists say are being made worse by global warming. They include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor, which was the entry point for 14 million immigrants from 1886 to...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns

    12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 25 replies · 691+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday. There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered...
  • Obama's childhood home might become landmark

    04/06/2009 3:39:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,133+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-04-06
    HONOLULU (AP) — It's no Mount Vernon, but the Honolulu apartment building where President Barack Obama grew up might become a national landmark. Hawaii lawmakers are pushing to put the 12-story, 1960s-era building on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Park Police Rebuked For Weak Security Widespread Flaws Put U.S. Landmarks At Risk, Report Says

    02/04/2008 5:29:01 PM PST · by Marc Tumin · 5 replies · 105+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Michael E. Ruane
    The U.S. Park Police have failed to adequately protect such national landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument and are plagued by low morale, poor leadership and bad organization, according to a new government report. The force is understaffed, insufficiently trained and woefully equipped, the report by the Interior Department's inspector general concludes. Hallowed sites on the Mall are weakly guarded and vulnerable to terrorist attack, the inspector general's office found. The report includes a photograph of what it says is an officer apparently sleeping in a patrol vehicle at the Jefferson Memorial. It...
  • British Terror Suspect Had Images of Capitol, U.S. Officials Say

    11/04/2005 5:26:20 PM PST · by ncountylee · 4 replies · 402+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A terror suspect arrested in England had images of the Capitol and other Washington landmarks on his computer, according to federal authorities who were skeptical that an attack on the capital was being planned. Younis Tsouli, 22, was one of three men charged with a variety of terrorism offenses. One of the charges against Tsouli alleges that a video stored on the hard drive of a computer in his bedroom showed how to make a car bomb and another showed a number of places in Washington. The charge sheet did not name the places. However, a U.S....
  • View's no longer quite so religious (Destruction of Superman's Krypton)

    07/04/2005 12:43:45 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 289+ views
    geelonginfo.com ^ | Monday, July 4 | Peter Begg
    ONE of Great Ocean Road's iconic Twelve Apostles collapsed spectacularly yesterday morning, leaving only eight of the giant rock formations still standing. The Twelve Apostles are the major attraction along the Great Ocean Road, bringing world fame to the rugged southwest Victorian coastline. Only a handful of tourists were at the site when the 50-metre tall sea stack collapsed at 9.18am. )Earlier article - Move over Lex Luthor, it's the ... 12 Apostles Saturday, July 3 Rebecca Tucker THE 12 Apostles will become Kryptonite as Superman returns to Earth. The Great Ocean Road's internationally iconic rocks will feature in the...
  • Piece of famous Australian landmark crumbles before onlookers [Twelve Apostles]

    07/04/2005 2:03:22 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 35 replies · 1,973+ views
    Yahoo & AFP ^ | 04 July 2005
    Photo shows rubble left after the collapse of one of the largest rock stacks of one of Australia's most recognisable landmarks, the Twelve Apostles rock formation in the Southern Ocean and visible from the Great Ocean road in Victoria.(AFP) Piece of famous Australian landmark crumbles before onlookers SYDNEY (AFP) - One of Australia's most famous sights, a set of 12 peaks which sit in the sea off the Victorian coast and are known as the Twelve Apostles, has been irrevocably damaged with the collapse of one of its limestone pillars. After withstanding the pounding of the sea for an...
  • 2 'TAPE' WORMS BOOTED (Iranian Spies)

    06/30/2004 1:56:23 AM PDT · by kattracks · 27 replies · 633+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/30/04 | MURRAY WEISS and NILES LATHEM
    <p>June 30, 2004 -- Two security guards working at Iran's U.N. mission were kicked out of the country for spying last week after they were caught videotaping New York City landmarks, authorities said yesterday. It was the fifth incident in less than three years involving Iranian guards.</p>
  • Two Iranian Guards at U.N. Expelled for Filming New York Sites

    06/29/2004 6:03:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 686+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2004 | WARREN HOGE
    NITED NATIONS, June 29 - The United States has expelled two security guards at Iran's United Nations mission after they were seen filming and photographing New York landmark buildings and parts of the city's transportation system, American officials said Tuesday. "They were asked to leave because we were very concerned about their activities, which weren't compatible with their stated duties," said Richard A. Grenell, the spokesman for the American mission. The language is common diplomatic wording for espionage cases. The two men were ordered out last weekend after pairs of Iranian guards had been seen for the third time in...
  • Ligonier Fountain will be repaired or replaced

    03/14/2003 9:12:54 AM PST · by Willie Green · 24 replies · 270+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Friday, March 14, 2003 | Angel Brownawell
    <p>The 82-year-old Ligonier drinking fountain that was broken during a snowstorm will be replaced or repaired.</p> <p>The exact cost of the project isn't known yet, Ligonier Borough Council President Dale Show said at Thursday night's borough council meeting.</p> <p>Whatever the cost, it won't be paid by the borough. Show said the fountain is covered by the borough's insurance policy, and the state also agreed to pay the full cost of its repair.</p>
  • Al-Qaida suspect who videotaped U.S. landmarks freed on bail

    09/25/2002 5:37:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 276+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-25-02 | JEROME SOCOLOVSKY
    <p>MADRID, Spain (AP) --  An al-Qaida suspect who shot videotapes of U.S. landmarks believed to have been used to prepare the Sept. 11 attacks may go free once he posts bail, a defense lawyer's firm said Tuesday.</p> <p>Spain's top terrorism judge, Baltasar Garzon, set bail at $146,550 each for Ghasoub Al-Abrash Ghalyoun and two other al-Qaida suspects. They had previously been held in preventative custody -- meaning no bail was set.</p>