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Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014

$21.6 million in counterfeit NFL goods seized ahead of Super Bowl

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Phony NFL merchandise and tickets worth $21.6 million have been seized and 50 people arrested in a crackdown on counterfeiting ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Thursday.

Standing beside stacks of knock-off Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks jerseys and sweatshirts they said had been seized mostly at U.S. ports, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the National Football League warned that bogus tickets are also a particular threat for fans.

Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014

Attack on mass transit seen as top Super Bowl security risk

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Bomb attacks of the kind that tore through mass transit sites in Russia ahead of the upcoming Sochi Olympics are a top concern of security officials preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl, the head of the New Jersey State Police said on Wednesday.

While law enforcement officials said they were not aware of any specific threats targeting the Feb. 2 NFL championship in East Rutherford, New Jersey, attacks like those that killed 34 people in two days in Russia late last year are their biggest worry.

Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014

Attack on mass transit seen as top risk to Super Bowl security

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bomb attacks of the kind that tore through mass transit sites in Russia ahead of the upcoming Sochi Olympics are a top concern of security officials preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl, the head of the New Jersey State Police said on Wednesday.

While law enforcement officials said they were not aware of any specific threats targeting the February 2 NFL championship in East Rutherford, New Jersey, they regard attacks of the kind that killed 34 people in two days in Russia late last year as their greatest concern.

Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
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