Obama says packages appeared to have explosives

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Posted: Oct 29, 2010 4:30 PM
Obama says packages appeared to have explosives

President Barack Obama says initial examination of two packages bound for the U.S. determined that they apparently contained explosive materials.

Obama says the packages, which were intercepted overseas, originated in Yemen and were apparently bound for places of Jewish worship in Chicago.

The president said the American public should be confident in the government's counterterror efforts.

Obama spoke to reporters Friday hours after details of the potentially al-Qaida-linked plot emerged.