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9:45 AM ET, August 10, 2006

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BBC:
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  —  A terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.  —  It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage.  —  Police have arrested about 18 people …
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Sky News:
Plane Terror Plot Thwarted  —  Police say they have disrupted a major plot to blow up planes in mid-flight with explosive devices smuggled aboard as hand luggage.  —  Sky News has been told the plan was to hit around a dozen planes over UK and US cities.  —  Police are said to have arrested 20 people …
CNN:
UK airport delay after plot foiled  —  LONDON (CNN) — Major delays are expected at all UK airports after the nation's threat level was raised to "critical" when police disrupted a plot to blow up planes in mid-flight.  —  The British Home Office on Thursday raised the country's alert level to …
Malkin / Michelle Malkin:
"Imminent," "massive" jihad UK plot foiled; goal: "mass murder on an unimaginable scale"  —  I went to bed last night after blogging about the Dearbornistan terror arrests and the still missing 8 Egyptians.  Twenty minutes after I went to sleep, the news broke about a massive terrorist plot …
Discussion: Macsmind and It Shines For All
Pajamas Media:
Sky Terror in UK: US Security Alert to ORANGE (High).  May Go RED — Fox  —  News Items (Blogs & Opinion below)  —  PJM Tel Aviv editor Allison Kaplan Sommer liveblogs secretary of Homeland Defense press conference at 05:05 PDT: … Unconfirmed media reports said anywhere from six …
Guardian:
UK airports on high alert as terrorist plot uncovered  —  Mark Oliver and agencies  —  A major terror plot to kill hundreds of people by detonating explosives in the cabins of passenger aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean was disrupted overnight, the home secretary, John Reid, said today.
Times of London:
'We have foiled mass murder on an unimaginable scale'  —  A major terrorist plot to commit mass murder on an unimaginable scale by exploding up to nine aircraft in mid-flight between Britain and America has been thwarted, Scotland Yard announced this morning.
Discussion: BBC and Power Line
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scotland Yard busts "major plot" to blow up airplane (Update: A dozen planes?)  —  Just across on CNN International.  —  Al Qaeda, do you think, or our new friends the Shiites?  —  Or maybe the Presbyterians?  —  Standby.  —  Update: Freedom Folks tips me to the news breaking at the Beeb:
Discussion: CNN.com
CNN:
Security chief: Airline terror plot 'close to execution'  —  'We cannot be sure ... plot completely thwarted'  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Terrorists were in the final stages of planning to blow up planes heading from the United Kingdom to the United States, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.
BBC:
'Airlines terror plot' disrupted  —  A terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.  —  It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on to as many as 10 aircraft in hand luggage.
Washington Post:
British Police Thwart Major Terror Plot  —  Britain and the U.S. Raise Security Threat Levels  —  British authorities said today they had disrupted a "major terrorist plot" to blow up passenger flights between the United Kingdom and the United States, prompting a full-scale security clampdown …
Danica Kirka / Associated Press:
British Police Thwart Aircraft Bomb Plot
Discussion: Attytood
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:   Aircraft Bomb Plot Thwarted in Britain
Fox News:
London Police Disrupt Terrorist Plot to Blow Up Aircraft in Mid-Flight
Discussion: The Corner
Walid Phares / Counterterrorism Blog:   London: The "Shoe Bomber Factory" again?
Mike Allen / Time:
Why the Republicans Are Loving the Lieberman Loss  —  At a time when the GOP should be back on its heels, Connecticut voters' rejection of a centrist Senator gives the party a potentially powerful new weapon to use against the Democrats this fall  —  From Washington State to Missouri to Pennsylvania …
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Mark Pazniokas / Hartford Courant:   One Of The Fold  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman began life …
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace Says Iranian President an 'Impressive Fellow'  —  NEW YORK — Twenty-seven years after a chilling sit-down with Ayatollah Khomeini that was one of Mike Wallace's most memorable, the CBS newsman snagged an interview this week with current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.
Discussion: CBS News
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Paul J. Gough / Hollywood Reporter:
Wallace out of retirement for interview with Iran's president
Agence France Presse:
September 11 — what year? 30 percent of Americans don't know  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.
Brendan Bernhard / laweekly.com:
REUTERS' IMAGE PROBLEM  —  L.A. blog unmasks Hezbollah propaganda  —  It's been a good week for Los Angeles' most controversial political Web site, Little Green Footballs, widely reviled by some because it takes global Islamist terrorism more seriously than, say, a Dick Cheney hunting accident.
Michael Widlanski / Front Page Magazine:
Israeli Leaders Still Not Sure They're At War  —  Most wartime leaders look for "an exit strategy," but in the case of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, many Israelis are wondering if there is an "entry strategy."  —  Indeed, in a striking statement that surprised reporters yesterday …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
At a Makeshift River Crossing in South Lebanon, Guerrillas Come Out in the Open  —  The wounded men moved slowly across the hot patch of cratered earth.  Some limped.  One used crutches.  Two carried their own intravenous bags.  —  The secret war being waged by shadow militia fighters …
Brenda Goodman / New York Times:
Democrat Says G.O.P. Voters Led to Her Loss  —  Her cheering supporters were clearly surprised by Representative Cynthia McKinney's defeat in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff, but those who follow this city's changing demographics were not.  —  Over the past few years …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Counterintelligence Officials Resign  —  David A. Burtt II, director of the Counterintelligence Field Activity, the Defense Department's newest intelligence agency whose contracts based on congressional earmarks are under investigation by the Pentagon and federal prosecutors …
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