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Aug 28, 2014 — Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.
Aug 28, 2014 — Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.
Aug 27, 2014 — Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
Aug 27, 2014 — Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.
Aug 26, 2014 — The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.
 
A Monsanto phosphate plant near Soda Springs, Idaho. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/5261073563">arbyreed</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.
A Monsanto phosphate plant near Soda Springs, Idaho. arbyreed, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

Government fails to vet chemical plants for terror risk

WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities.

A year-long investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a picture of inspection delay, government errors in risk assessment and industry loopholes in a $595 million terror prevention program. A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press.  Go to full article
The HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting will air Monday at 9 p.m. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newburgh_Sting#mediaviewer/File:The_Newburgh_Sting_poster.jpg">Wikipedia</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Documentary examines NY terrorism case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new documentary examines what led to the 2009 arrests on terrorism charges of four Hudson Valley men.

The men were approached by an FBI informant and asked to join his plans to bomb a Jewish synagogue and shoot down U.S. military planes.  Go to full article
Specialist Terry J. Hume of Merced, CA. Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died Monday in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

According to a press release from Fort Drum's public affairs office, 34-year-old specialist Specialist Terry J. Hurne, of Merced, California, was a utilities equipment repairer. He was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  Go to full article

Schumer urges reward for return of Nigerian girls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276...  Go to full article
Jack Burke won't be traveling to Sochi to watch Olympic competitions. Instead, he spent time in Europe watching his son Tim compete on the World Cup circuit. Photo: Brian Mann

For Olympic families, anxiety about Sochi

In these final weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, there's growing of anxiety about safety and the threat of terrorism in Russia. The state department has issued a...  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Reaper drone crashes in Lake Ontario

The search for an unmanned drone aircraft that went down in the waters of Lake Ontario yesterday, is expected to continue today. There were no reports of any injuries or...  Go to full article
NY Congressman Bill Owens at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Drum's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex in May 2012. Photo: Army Medicine, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

What Owens still needs to know before Syria vote

North Country Congressman Bill Owens says he needs more information before deciding whether to vote for or against military action against Syria.

The Democrat says...  Go to full article
Banford Elementary School in Canton. Photo: Canton Central School

School leaders seek answers on bomb hoaxes

The Newtown shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings have left all of America asking questions about security. But schools have been particularly on edge.
...  Go to full article
The Via Rail/Amtrak train "Maple Leaf" (shown here near Niagara Falls) makes the Toronto to New York City run. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3336/5313641895/">Diego Torres Silvestre</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Canada disrupts Al Qaeda-supported "major terror plot"

Canadian officials say they have disrupted a "major" terror plot involving two men in Montreal and Toronto who were planning to derail a VIA passenger train.
...  Go to full article
Laura and Pat Monroe-Duprey on the way to yesterday's Boston Marathon.

Canton marathoner turned back by bombs

Federal investigators say no one has claimed responsibility for the Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and wounded more than 140.

Officials say the...  Go to full article

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