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  • Security chief seeks federal aid

    Newly appointed Illinois security coordinator Matt Bettenhausen on Thursday pressed congressmen and regulators for new federal rules and cash to better protect the state's nuclear power plants, water systems and people from terrorist attacks. Meeting...
  • Web could be new front for U.S. enemies

    When a Web user clicks onto the site of the Muslim Hackers' Club, the sound of an explosion crackles from the computer speakers while a ball of flame appears on the screen. Under the headings "Hacking" and "Viruses," the site contains hundreds of pages...
  • New storm, more misery

    As Marylanders struggled to recover from Isabel's destruction, another storm hit early yesterday, dumping heavy rain on an already soaked region, renewing fears of flooding, forcing the closure of more roads and setting back efforts to restore power....
  • Md. battens down for Isabel

    Beneath deceptively clear, blue skies, Marylanders pushed their preparations for Hurricane Isabel yesterday, securing homes, businesses and boats, and rushing their harvests to beat the heavy rains and gales expected tomorrow. Isabel, which had packed...
  • Homeland Security post not new idea

    When President Bush announced the creation of a new Office of Homeland Security and named Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to direct it last night, he was not rolling out a fresh idea. The plan, in the works for some time, took on disturbing new importance...
  • Officials widen hunt for anthrax

    Investigators offered new details about the anthrax used in the deadly mail attacks yesterday, as the bacteria sickened a State Department mail worker and federal officials widened the hunt for contamination to hundreds of mailrooms and post offices along...
  • Extent of storm damage growing

    Tropical Storm Isabel destroyed or severely damaged thousands of Maryland homes and businesses, government officials said yesterday as the full extent of the storm's toll began to emerge. More than 3,300 homes were damaged or destroyed in eastern...
  • 2 cases challenge beliefs on who may get anthrax

    Federal health officials said yesterday that they are investigating the possibility of the anthrax threat spreading to homes, because of disturbing questions raised by infections in a New York hospital worker and a New Jersey accountant. The new...
  • When President leads, the world will follow

    THE PRESENCE of British Prime Minister Tony Blair made clear that President Bush addressed not only Congress and the American people last night, but the world. The leadership he put on display was measured, not impetuous. Because Mr. Bush rose to the...
  • U.S. spokesmen stumble through verbal minefield

    If the U.S. assault against Osama bin Laden and the Taliban were strictly a war of words, we might be in worse trouble than we'd like. Since President Bush vowed to "whip terrorism," we have been forced to backpedal verbally on an alarming number of...
  • Secrecy, turf wars hinder intelligence agencies

    When Khalid Almidhar and Nawaq Alhamzi arrived at Dulles International Airport on Sept. 11 to board American Airlines Flight 77, airline officials were unaware their names were listed on an Immigration and Naturalization Service watch list of people...