U.S. Heightens Security, Fears bin Laden Backlash

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U.S. law enforcement and intelligence have increased security following the death of Osama bin Laden. Although there's been no sign of a retaliation terror plot, the U.S. fears a backlash could still be possible.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will add more police to airports, bridges and Ground Zero. "This response is not based on a current threat, but out of an abundance of caution until we have the chance to learn more," said the agency.

Intelligence monitoring is expected to increase in Los Angeles as well. Philadelphia police are on high alert, checking mosques and synagogues every hour, while Washington, D.C., residents can expect to see more uniformed officers in the Metro transit system.

The State Department released a worldwide travel alert shortly after the president's speech, warning travelers of an "enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counterterrorism activity in Pakistan." Depending on conditions, embassies and consulates were advised to temporarily close or suspend public services.

Wait, wasn't the capture of Public Enemy No. 1 supposed to make us feel safer? This just sounds like 9/11 all over again.

Read more at Fox News.

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