WASHINGTON — The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the men's luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terrorist attack, a U.S. official said Tuesday, casting doubt on earlier suggestions even as Dutch authorities held the pair on suspicion of conspiring to commit a terrorist act.
The U.S. does not expect to charge the men, a law enforcement official said. The two men arrested in Amsterdam — both traveling to Yemen — did not know each other and were not traveling together, a U.S. government official said.
Murkowski concedes Alaska primary race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski |has conceded her Senate primary race to Joe Miller, who never has held elected office but enjoyed the backing of former Gov. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express.
Murkowski made the concession speech Tuesday night, a full week after the primary.
Murkowski trailed Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, by 1,668 votes after last week's primary. Election officials began counting absentee and outstanding ballots Tuesday. Murkowski made slight gains but was never able to get Miller's lead below 1,100 votes.
She said she informed Miller shortly before making the announcement on live television.
Miller did not immediately return messages from the Associated Press.