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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD Following Developments In UK ‘Closely’ After Britain Raises Terror Threat Level To Severe

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the NYPD is “following developments in the U.K. closely” after Britain raised its terror threat level Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.

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Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama: ‘Battle-Hardened’ Militants Pose Threat To United States

The Obama administration is considering tighter security measures in airports amid worries that Islamic militants are creating a new arsenal of hard to detect weapons to target the U.S.

06/30/2014

President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama Welcomes Signs Of Iranian Moderation

President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime.

09/24/2013

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U.N. Concludes ‘War Crime’ Was Committed In Syria

United Nations inspectors said Monday that they have clear and convincing evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.

09/16/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Despite Skepticism Of Putin, Schumer Welcomes U.S.-Russia Deal On Syria

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he does not trust Vladimir Putin, but he also welcomes any help the Russian president can provide in removing chemical weapons from Syria.

09/15/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry holds a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 14, 2013 (credit: Getty Images)

U.S., Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Weapons

John Kerry and Russia’s foreign minister announced they have agreed upon the framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons.

09/14/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Putin: U.S. Military Strike In Syria Could ‘Unleash New Wave Of Terrorism’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his case against U.S. military intervention in Syria directly to the American people.

09/12/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An Option

From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.

09/11/2013

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Sides With Diplomacy On Syria, But Promises U.S. Will Watch Closely

Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad (credit: CBS 2)

Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Syrian President Bashar Assad says, “You should expect everything.”

09/09/2013

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.

09/08/2013

Anti Syria Intervention Rally Held In Times Square

Hundreds Head To Times Square To Protest Military Strike In Syria

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square Saturday before marching to Union Square, protesting President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes To Sell Congress On Idea Of Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama has plunged into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike, ahead of a crucial vote on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Notes Split Over Syria Attack

Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”

09/06/2013

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