Articles by Lara Jakes Jordan

U.S. Raises Threat Level to First-Ever Red Alert

  • 11 August 06
  • The Associated Press
The U.S. government raised its threat warning to the highest level for commercial flights from Britain early Thursday, in response to a terror plot thwarted in London. Terrorists had targeted United, American and Continental airlines, two U.S. counterterrorism officials said.

Brown Shifts Blame for Slow Katrina Response

  • 29 September 05
  • The Associated Press
A combative Michael Brown blamed the Louisiana governor, the New Orleans mayor and even the White House of U.S. President George W. Bush that appointed him for his agency's dismal response to Hurricane Katrina in a fiery appearance before Congress on Tuesday.