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8:30 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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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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
BRITISH THWART MEGA-TERROR PLOT TO BLOW UP SIX UK-US AIRPLANES  —  SCOTLAND YARD: "PUT SIMPLY, THIS WAS TO BE MASS-MURDER ON AN UNIMAGINABLE SCALE" … Note: this post was live-blogged as information came in.  Not all information below remains accurate at this time.
Times of London:   'We have foiled mass murder on an unimaginable scale'
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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Perry Bacon, Jr / Time:
The Unmaking of a Senator: How Bloggers Pulled It Off  —  With Lieberman's primary loss, the netroots movement has established itself as a power center among Democrats.  But will its influence haunt the party in November?  —  Now that it has played a major role in helping to defeat Joe Lieberman …
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
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Reuters:
Iranians among Hizbollah combat dead: TV  —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been found among Hizbollah guerrillas slain by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, Israel's Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday citing diplomatic sources.
James Poniewozik / Time:
Reuters' Altered Photos: Overhyped?  Dangerous?  Both  —  Every time a straight-news journalist alters a fact—even something as picayune as the color of a bomb blast—it convinces people that the media must lie about big things as well  —  When I saw the doctored Reuters photograph …
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Aluf Benn / Haaretz:
ANALYSIS: Olmert is unsure on how to bring conflict to an end  —  The defense establishment's proposal to expand the Israel Defense Forces operation in Lebanon was approved by a large majority of cabinet ministers on Wednesday: Nine ministers backed the proposal, while three abstained.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Amygdala
ohio.com:
2 held on terror charge involving purchase of phones  —  MARIETTA, Ohio - Two men were charged Wednesday with money laundering in support of terrorism after authorities said they found airplane passenger lists and information on airport security checkpoints in their car.
Little Green Footballs:
Multi-Use Buildings  —  Unbelievable.  —  The building that we saw in two different photos on July 24 and August 5 ... was actually photographed first on July 18: … Here's another July 18 photo.  (Hat tip: hcq.)  —  The two later photos with their captions:
 
 
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Michelle Malkin:
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