Midnight In The Desert — terror

One World Trade Center is Open for Business

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One World Trade Center is Open for Business

After years of costly delays and political infighting, the crown jewel of the new World Trade Center complex will finally be open for business Monday, welcoming its first wave of workers. About 175 employees from anchor tenant and publishing giant Condé Nast — whose employees include Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and the New Yorker’s David Remnick — will move into offices on floors 20 through 44 of the 104-floor “Freedom Tower,” officially 1 World Trade Center. Although they won’t have access to the 1,776-foot skyscraper’s breathtaking 102nd-floor observation deck before it opens in the spring, the new...

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Wi-Fi Terror Network Name Delays Flight for Four Hours

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Wi-Fi Terror Network Name Delays Flight for Four Hours

Someone at the Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people's days on Sunday night. They named a Wi-Fi network "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn't take off until 1pm as a result. The plane was taxiing to the runway, when the one passenger reported the suspicious Wi-Fi network, and the airline told passengers that they were being delayed due to some sort of maintenance issue. After they landed, they learned from the local news that said maintenance issue was actually someone trying...

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UK terror threat level raised to "severe"

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UK terror threat level raised to "severe"

The morning after U.S. President Barack Obama told the world he has “no strategy” for dealing with the Islamic State, the United Kingdom raised its terror threat level to “severe,” which means the authorities believe an attack is “highly likely.” The next highest level, “critical,” would mean a specific attack was considered imminent. If you’re going to have verbal descriptions for threat levels, I don’t know why you wouldn’t simply call them “Attack Likely” and “Attack Imminent.” Then again, we went with an even more inscrutable color-coding system in the United States. I sometimes wonder if all of these systems...

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