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Cheat Sheet: August 5, 2013

Officials fear liquid explosive threat from al Qaeda

There are growing concerns that an al Qaeda affiliate could use a new generation of liquid explosive, currently undetectable, in a potential attack. Through the TSA has long been concerned about liquid explosives being used in potential devices, the new tactic allows terrorists to dip ordinary clothing into the liquid to make the clothes themselves into explosives once dry. A senior official says the tactic would not be detected by current security measures. The new technique is believed to have been developed by the Yemen-based al Qaeda affiliate al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, home to notorious bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri, who is suspected of being the mastermind behind several devious explosive devices including the underwear bomb and surgically implanted body bombs. (Source)

A-Rod hit with 211-game drug suspension by MLB

Alex Rodriguez took his place in baseball history today when Major League Baseball suspended him for 211 games for multiple violations of the sport’s drug policy. Rodriguez will fight the suspension for his role in the Biogenesis doping scandal. The ban goes into effect Thursday and will be stayed until the completion of his appeal. (Source)

6-year-old accidentally shoots toddler

Police say a 22-month-old girl is in stable condition after being accidentally shot by a 6-year-old child at a Danville residence. Police say the 6-year-old found the gun in the residence and accidentally fired it. The bullet went through a bedroom wall and hit the toddler, who was playing in another room. According to police, a man who lives at the residence owns the gun. Four adults and two other children were in the residence when the shooting occurred. (Source)

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