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  • Your Scene: Amsterdam by night

    Connie Harrington and her husband, Bernie, came across this scene during an after-dinner stroll in Amsterdam. On their three-week European trip this summer, the couple also took an eight-day Rhine River cruise. "It was thrilling to look out our...
  • 'The Tourist,' by Olen Steinhauer

    It was a pleasure to watch events unfold and Olen Steinhauer's skills evolve over the five-novel series he set in an unnamed Soviet bloc nation -- from the police procedural "The Bridge of Sighs" (2003), in which the idealistic cops of the First...
  • Passenger Tried to Blow Up Airliner, Al-Qaida Linked.

    Passenger Tried to Blow Up Airliner, Al-Qaida Linked.
    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane Friday as it was preparing to land in Detroit, but travelers who smelled smoke and heard what sounded like firecrackers rushed to subdue...
  • White House Says Apparent Terror Attempt

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says it appears to be "an attempted act of terrorism." Law enforcement and national security officials say a Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria tried to blow up the plane as it was landing in Detroit...
  • UPDATE: Terrorism Probe Spreads From Detroit To 3 Continents

    UPDATE: Terrorism Probe Spreads From Detroit To 3 Continents
    Counterterrorism officials on Saturday are trying to figure out how a would-be bomber managed to get an explosive mixture on board a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day. Authorities have identified the suspect as Nigerian native Umar Farouk...
  • Source: U.S. Knew of Terror Suspect

    Source: U.S. Knew of Terror Suspect
    An official briefed on the attack on a Detroit airliner said Saturday the U.S. has known for at least two years that the suspect in the attack could have terrorist ties. The official told The Associated Press that the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab,...
  • Dutch Tourist Says He Stopped Plane Attack

    Dutch Tourist Says He Stopped Plane Attack
    They heard a pop that sounded like fireworks. They saw a glow of flame followed by a rush of smoke. And that was enough for passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to pounce. From several seats away, Dutch tourist Jasper Schuringa says he jumped to...
  • President Obama Orders Security Review After Airline Attack

    President Obama Orders Security Review After Airline Attack
    The Obama administration promised Sunday to review security procedures at airports and the government's system for checking suspicious travelers after an alleged terrorist bent on destroying a jetliner came close to succeeding. An apparent malfunction in...
  • Dutch Implementing Full Body Scans For US Flights

    Dutch Implementing Full Body Scans For US Flights
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing a "professional" al-Qaida...
  • U.S. learned intelligence on airline attack suspect while he was en route

    U.S. learned intelligence on airline attack suspect while he was en route
    U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday....
  • Miep Gies, Anne Frank's Protector, Dies at 100

    Miep Gies, Anne Frank's Protector, Dies at 100
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Without Miep Gies, the story of Anne Frank might never have been known. The former office secretary who helped hide the Jewish teenager from the Nazis for two years gathered up the scattered diary pages after the Frank family...
  • 34 dead in Ethiopian jet crash

    34 dead in Ethiopian jet crash
    An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore. At least 34 bodies were...