- Making News: Terror Alert Based on Old Information
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today dismissed suggestions that recent terror alerts are based on outdated intelligence. He was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge at the Citigroup Center, one of the financial institutions named as a potential al Qaeda target. Josh Meyers, who covers terrorism for the Los Angeles Times' Washington Bureau, says the nature of classified information complicates reporters' investigations into the developing story.
- Reporter's Notebook: Insurgents Bomb Christian Churches in Iraq
Iraq-s Christian population has dwindled since the fall of Saddam Hussein. There have been increased attacks on Christian-owned liquor stores, beauty salons and shops that sell Western music. But yesterday, political leaders and Muslim clerics condemned the bombings of 5 Christian churches, which killed ten people last weekend. Fawaz Gerges, author of The Jihadists: Unholy Warriors, looks at the nature of this changing insurgency.
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