- Making News: What Do We Do with Orange?
Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today an increase in the national terrorism threat level from -elevated- to -high.- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge spoke about government action and FBI Director Robert Mueller asked citizens to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. Security expert Brian Jenkins says officials face a daunting task in raising public awareness without revealing covert intelligence data.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hajj Pilgrimage at Its Height amid Concerns of War
Today-s increased terrorism alert was timed in part to coincide with the Hajj, the once-in-a-lifetime journey that has brought millions of Muslims from all over the world to Saudi Arabia. Attorney General John Ashcroft said intelligence points to the end of the Hajj as a time of possibly increased danger. Photographer Reza, who is in Saudi Arabia for National Geographic magazine, has twice made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
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