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world lead

February 5th, 2014
06:05 PM ET

Airlines warned about possible toothpaste bombs ahead of Olympics

(CNN) - The United States is advising airlines with direct flights to Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, according to a law enforcement source.

The source emphasized on Wednesday that there was no known threat to the United States, but the notice to U.S. and international carriers is based on new intelligence information ahead of the start of the Olympics in Sochi this week.

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national lead

December 3rd, 2013
05:58 PM ET

Sources: Train engineer said he was 'in a daze' before crash

(CNN) - Results from alcohol breath tests for the train engineer of the New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning were negative, and both the brake and signal systems in the deadly Metro-North accident appeared to be working, National Transportation Safety Board representatives said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, while two law enforcement sources told CNN that engineer William Rockefeller reported being in a "daze" before the crash.

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national lead

May 22nd, 2013
05:50 PM ET

Community devastated by tornado lacked safe rooms

When a tornado with the force of an atomic bomb slams into a community as it did in Moore, Oklahoma, safe rooms can mean the difference between life and death.

That is why a lot of questions are being raised about why so many homes and buildings in Moore lacked safe rooms, including the two schools directly hit by Monday's tornado.

Jeff Rodgers had an $11,000 tornado safe room installed at his Shawnee, Oklahoma, house just a week ago. Four days later, the tornado passed by his backyard.

"From seeing the destruction at Moore, and seeing the destruction half a mile from us, you need to have a safe place to go in Oklahoma," said Rodgers.
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May 22nd, 2013
11:23 AM ET

Tornado survivors crowded into underground shelters

Jerry Mosley was the general manager of an oil rig business obliterated by Monday's tornado. Mosley and ten others, mostly employees, crowded into two underground shelters to survive. They knew that things were going badly when insulation from an adjacent house flew into the bunkers' vents.

"It was scary, and I'm glad I'm a Christian, but it was scary," said Mosley.
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