US Terror Alert Raised to High

(NY Times) - The Bush administration raised the nation's antiterrorism alert status a notch on Sunday, indicating a newly heightened concern about the possibility of an attack in coming days. Tom Ridge, the secretary of homeland security, said the danger of an attack in the "near term," possibly in the U.S., was "perhaps greater now than at any point since Sept. 11, 2001." The alert level was raised from "elevated" to "high," from yellow - the midpoint on the five-color scale - to orange.

2003-12-22 00:00:00

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