A 19-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia is accused of attempting to blow up a van filled with explosives. The detonation site? A crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Mohamed Osman Mohamud had been on the FBI's radar for months. His arrest came after a long undercover operation. Mohamud is due in court Monday.
Planning to fly somewhere over the holidays? Even if you've already made your reservations, there are things you need to do before you head to the airport. Personal finance experts Ken and Daria Dolan join us this Saturday at 2pm ET with some money-saving tips. Post your questions here and we'll read them live on the air!
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In this country we're all about the pat downs and body scans, but it's much different around the world. Would you trade a pat down for profiling? Keep your shoes on but be forced to go through multiple checkpoints? What do you think of how airports overseas handle security?
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On today's Big I, we talked to the folks at MIT about new researcher to help keep US troops safe from IED explosions. They have developed a face shield for helmets.
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The United Nations is out with its annual global AIDS report. And the news is looking good! The UN says the AIDS epidemic is slowing down and actually beginning to reverse. New HIV infections have also decreased worldwide. HIV infections are down by almost 20% in the last decade.
To read the entire UNAIDS Global Report 2010, click here.
Last year, nearly 30% of US families were classified as "food insecure" meaning they lived on little or no food. That's more than 50,000,000 people! 17,000,000 are children. Today we highlighted a program called Why Hunger.
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We are less than 24 hours away from what has been deemed national opt out day. With a daunting travel forecast across the country tomorrow tempers could flare as patience will be short and lines will be long. Those who are participating in opt out day could cause long lines and delays in security lines causing some to miss flights. People who are flying Delta might be able to avoid the long lines and lengthy delays.Delta will be giving refunds to those who wish not to deal with the TSA and the new security procedures on an individual basis.
Have you encountered long security lines and been subject to a pat down or additional screening procedures during your travels this week? Have you changed your travel plans because of the TSA?
We want to hear from you! Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses during the 10 o’clock hour.
Lisa Wu Hartwell, a former cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ visits Don Lemon in the CNN studio to talk about her experience as a reality television star. She dishes about drama on the ‘Housewives’ set and her view of Bristol Palin.