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    Explosive found in Dubai, part of US terror probe
    By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO
    The Associated Press
    Friday, October 29, 2010; 4:37 PM


    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that authorities had uncovered a "credible terrorist threat" against the United States following the overseas discovery of U.S.-bound packages containing explosives aboard cargo jets.

    Obama said both had been addressed to Jewish organizations in the Chicago area.

    The events "underscore the necessity of remaining vigilant against terrorism," the president said. The packages both originated in Yemen, but Obama did not assign blame to al-Qaida, which is active in the Arab nation and long has made clear its goal of attacking the United States.

    The events unfolded four days before national elections in which discussion of terrorism has played almost no role.

    [​IMG]A jet lands near a United Parcel Service jet that is seen isolated on a runway at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Law enforcement officials are investigating reports of suspicious packages on cargo planes in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke - AP)

    [​IMG]Authorities respond to the United Parcel Service staging area at Newark Liberty International Airport where a cargo plane was searched and a suspicious package removed Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein) (Joe Epstein - AP)

    [​IMG]Police, fire, rescue and bomb squad personnel respond to the United Parcel Service staging area at Newark Liberty International Airport where a cargo plane was searched and a suspicious package removed Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein) (Joe Epstein - AP)

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    [​IMG]Activity around UPS containers in the cargo area of East Midlands Airport, near Nottingham central England late Friday Oct. 29, 2010. A suspicious package on a cargo flight at a British airport sparked a security alert in at least two United States cities . Police were called to a freight distribution centre at East Midlands Airport after officials raised concerns during a routine search. (AP Photo/ David Jones/PA) (David Jones - AP)

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    This handout photo provided by the White House shows President Barack Obama briefed by members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/White House, Pete Souza) (Pete Souza - AP)