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Walmart's Mystery Deodorant Licker Is Allegedly Found

Cody Pfister of Missouri charged with making terrorist threats

(Newser) - A Missouri man who allegedly filmed himself licking a bunch of deodorant for sale at Walmart is now charged with making terrorist threats. Police in Warrenton, 55 miles west of St. Louis, said they received reports about the March 11 video from as far away as the Netherlands before arresting... More »

Airlines Abruptly Suspend Flights to Egypt

British Airways and Lufthansa ground flights, with BA citing 'heightened risk of terrorism against aviation'

(Newser) - British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security, reports the AP . The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week, amid what it calls a "heightened risk of terrorism against... More »

TSA Issues Order Over 'Persistent Threats to Aviation'

Affects flights headed to the US from 5 Mideast countries

(Newser) - US authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in response to "persistent threats to aviation," TSA said... More »

Thousands Evacuate Music Festival Over 'Terrorist Threat'

Germany's Rock am Ring was shut down by police Friday

(Newser) - A "possible terrorist threat" shut down Rock am Ring, one of Germany's biggest music festivals, Friday near Nuerburg, AFP reports. Police say they have "concrete elements, in the light of which a possible terrorist threat cannot be ruled out." But no other details were released. According... More »

Report: Intel Officials Warn of Potential Terror Attack Monday

CBS says no targets named, but lists New York, Texas, Virginia as possibilities

(Newser) - Intelligence officials are worried about a possible al-Qaeda attack Monday in the US, reports CBS News . The story, based on anonymous sources, says intel officials have warned terrorism task forces to be on particular alert the day before the election. The story notes that such warnings often surface before big... More »

Man With 'Suicide Belt' of Cookies Nabbed in Brussels

He claimed to have been enlisted by ISIS

(Newser) - A man wearing a fake explosive belt filled with salt and cookies sparked a major security alert outside a downtown Brussels shopping center and an emergency meeting of government ministers Tuesday. Police say the man—known to police and thought to have had psychiatric problems, according to prosecutors—claimed to... More »

LA Schools Will Reopen Wednesday

Hoax threats linked to online message board

(Newser) - Some 640,000 kids in the nation's second-largest school district won't be getting a second terror-related day off from school. Officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District say all 900 schools have been inspected following an emailed threat that has now been discredited by the FBI and... More »

Congressman: LA School Terror Threat Was a Hoax

The threat sent nearly 700K students home for the day

(Newser) - The emailed threat that closed hundreds of schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday is now being called a hoax, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The preliminary assessment is that it was a hoax or something designed to disrupt school districts in large cities," Rep.... More »

Obama Plans 1st Oval Office Address Since 2010 Sunday

President will talk about San Bernardino shootings, terror threat

(Newser) - President Obama will address the nation Sunday night from the Oval Office, using perhaps the best bully pulpit at his disposal to speak about the San Bernardino shootings, as well as the terror threat faced by the United States and steps Uncle Sam is taking to safeguard against it, reports... More »

Brussels Still on Alert, Seeking 'Several Suspects'

As brother of suspect Salah Abdeslam urges him: 'Surrender'

(Newser) - Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says "several suspects" tied to the Paris attacks could be at large in the country. Jambon told Flemish broadcaster VRT this is why Belgium has put so many security resources in place in the past few days. Authorities have previously said Salah Abdeslam, who... More »

The US Would Like You to Avoid This Street

US, Australian embassies say there is 'credible threat' in Malaysian capital

(Newser) - The US and Australian embassies in Malaysia have warned of a potential terrorist attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur. The US Embassy issued an advisory saying it has credible threat information and urged its citizens to avoid Alor Street, located in a shopping belt in the city... More »

Germany Cancels Big Parade Over 'Concrete Threat'

Braunschweig Carnival parade axed at last second

(Newser) - Rattled in the wake of twin attacks in Denmark , police in the German city of Braunschweig have canceled a popular Carnival street parade because of fears of an imminent Islamist terror attack. Police spokesman Thomas Geese said police received credible information that there was a "concrete threat of an... More »

Masked LA Bus Rider's Threat: 'I Have Ebola!'

Driver quarantined amid terror investigation

(Newser) - In what authorities are investigating as a possible terrorist threat, a masked man on a Los Angeles bus announced yesterday afternoon: "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" The passenger's warning—which officials think was a hoax—prompted the driver to be quarantined as officials try... More »

Girl, 14, Arrested After Terrorism Joke on Twitter

Pro tip: Not a good idea to send a fake threat to an airline

(Newser) - A 14-year-old Dutch girl found out the hard way that it's not a good idea to tweet a "joke" about terrorism ... when she got arrested after doing so. The teen, who went by " QueenDemetriax_ " on Twitter and is apparently named Sarah, tweeted to American Airlines yesterday:... More »

Feds Warn Airlines of Bomb Threat in Toothpaste Tubes

Warning specific to flight to Russia for Olympics

(Newser) - Homeland Security officials say airlines flying to Russia ahead of the Olympics ought to pay special attention to passengers' toothpaste tubes because they could contain explosives to make a bomb, reports ABC News . Authorities say they passed along the threat "out of an abundance of caution" and know of... More »

5 Olympic Teams Receive Threat Letters

But Olympic bosses say they're fake

(Newser) - More terror concerns are plaguing the Sochi Olympics following threatening letters sent to at least five teams—but authorities say they're a hoax. The letters, written in Russian, went to Olympic committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, and Slovakia, Reuters reports. The letter to Hungary said "persons attending... More »

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger... More »

Sharp-Eared FBI Agent Nabs Suspect in Water Threat

Man said KC supply was going to be poisoned

(Newser) - Authorities in Kansas City, Mo., have arrested a 69-year-old man accused of phoning in threats to the municipal water supply, reports Reuters . But how they caught him is kind of remarkable: An FBI agent recognized his voice from three years ago—when he threatened to bomb the federal courthouse in... More »

Watch Out for Terrorist 'Dry Runs': Pilots' Memo

Union says they're testing to see how crews react

(Newser) - An internal memo from the US Airline Pilots Association suggests would-be terrorists are conducting "dry runs" during airplane flights to see how crews react to threatening situations, reports Tampa's WTSP . The memo cites "several" such incidents, the most recent on a Sept. 2 flight from Washington to... More »

TSA Agent in LAX Threat Previously in Public Spat

LAX terminals evacuated, 9/11 related note found in man's home

(Newser) - Federal authorities arrested an ex-TSA employee just before midnight last night, on suspicion that he'd made terrorist threats against Los Angeles International Airport. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, resigned his post as a screener yesterday, the LA Times reports, leaving behind a "suspicious package." That package turned out... More »

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