Monthly Archives: November 2007

DHS Publishes Final Appendix to Chemical Facility Antiterror Standards

On November 20, the Homeland Security Department published the final Appendix A to its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. If a facility possesses a chemical listed in the appendix at or above the quantity noted, it must complete and submit to … Continue reading

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Virtual Alabama Links Emergency Responders

“State government officials and emergency responders have a new Internet-based tool available to them that will enhance public safety,” reports the Advertiser. Virtual Alabama “pools huge amounts of information and makes it accessible to state and local public safety personnel … Continue reading

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Mass. Roundup Didn’t Violate Rights, Says Appeals Court

1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by immigrants arrested in a factory raid, saying their constitutional rights were not violated—though it noted that government bungling allowed children of some detainees to … Continue reading

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Terrorists Targeted Fort Huachuca, Arizona

“Fort Huachuca, the nation’s largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility.… possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to … Continue reading

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FEMA Sets Date for Closing Katrina Trailer Camps

“Almost 3,000 families [in] Louisiana will have to leave their government-supplied trailers over the next few months under a new schedule prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” reports the New York Times. FEMA plans “to close all the trailer … Continue reading

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Arab Immigrants Riot Again in France

On Monday “a mob of angry youths torched the library in” Villiers-le-Bel “during a second night of rioting,” reports the Washington Post. Youths “went on a rampage after two teenagers were killed Sunday night when the motorbike they were riding … Continue reading

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Slovakia Arrests Three for Selling Uranium

“Two Hungarians and a Ukrainian arrested in an attempted sale of uranium were peddling material enriched enough to be used in a radiological ‘dirty bomb,’” reports the Associated Press. “… the three suspects, who were arrested Wednesday afternoon in eastern … Continue reading

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In Germany, Assault on a School and a Plot Against Another

“German police say they have thwarted a plot by two students to carry out a massacre at” Georg-Buechner high school in Cologne, reports the British Broadcasting Corporation. Rolf B., “aged 17, committed suicide after being questioned about the plot and … Continue reading

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‘Awakening’ in Iraq Signals Citizens’ Rise Against al-Qaeda

“Determined to rise up against al Qaeda terrorists, concerned local citizens, working together with coalition forces, have started neighborhood watch programs in” northern Iraq, reports the American Forces Press Service. “The citizens are calling the movement ‘Sahwa,’ an Arabic term … Continue reading

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Raid Finds List of Foreign al-Qaeda Fighters in Iraq

As many as 60 percent of the foreign fighters who entered Iraq in the past year have come from Saudi Arabia and Libya, according to documents discovered in a raid in September near the Syrian border,” reports CNN. “… The … Continue reading

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