With their daughter suffering from a terminal illness, the Hollins family is hoping for a miracle, but at the very least, they want their daughter’s only living grandparent to meet her before the child dies.
The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The alert cautions Americans about the continued threat posed by al-Qaida and other groups.
The family of Ilan Grapel was able to speak with the 27-year-old man on Sunday and said he told them he was being treated well. Meanwhile, the State Department indicated that its ability in the case was limited.
The first commercial flight to land in the United States from Egypt since anti-government protests erupted there arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport Monday night.
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Cmte. said the disclosure of classified State Dept. documents undermines U.S. credibility with the rest of the world.
The State Departments travel alert was one step below a travel warning and did not advise Americans to cancel their European travel plans.
“Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks,” the warning said.
The imam who has become a public face of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero has returned to the United States following a tour of the Middle East.