The AP is now reporting confirmation from the FBI that Abdo had "items that could be identified as bomb-making components, including gunpowder" when he was arrested.
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An AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood. Army Pfc. Naser Abdo was being held Thursday, a day after his arrest by local police at a motel in the central Texas town.
A Libyan rebel fighter flashes a victory sign as an aircraft carrying supplies for the rebels departs along a guarded mile-long stretch of road being used as runway, outside of Rhybat in western Libya, on July 19.
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For several months, opposition troops have squared off against Moammar Gadhafi's forces on the ground in Libya. But for the most part, there's been only incremental movement along the front lines.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall runs the ball during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Mendenhall received criticism after tweeting his opinion about reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden.
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Mike Tillery, writer/founder of the sports blog The Starting Five, has contributed to SLAM and Sacramento magazines.
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst. His writing has appeared in <em>The New York Times </em>and<em> Foreign Affairs</em>, among others. <em>The Longest War</em> is his third book.
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Is al-Qaida planning an attack to coincide with the tenth anniversary of September 11?
"Of course they'd like to," says national security analyst Peter Bergen. "And some of the materials recovered in the [Osama] bin Laden compound indicate a desire to do something. But a desire to do something is quite different than actual implementation. I think that this is a group that that has not only suffered the loss of its leader, but was already in very bad shape before that happened."