U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised to 'High'

The U.S. government on Sunday raised the national terror alert level to orange, the second-highest level on the five-point scale. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says terrorists may be plotting attacks larger than those of Sept. 11, 2001. The warning comes as millions of Americans prepare for holiday travel. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.