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AP sources: No sign of al-Qaida entry to US for 9-11 anniversary attack but US remains alert

WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. officials say there's no evidence that anyone linked to al-Qaida has entered the country to carry out an attack on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The officials insisted on anonymity to discuss the investigation.

A heavily armed Port Authority police officer stand guard next to the North Pool at the World Trade Center memorial site Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in New York. Just days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A heavily armed Port Authority police officer stand guard next to the North Pool at the World Trade Center memorial site Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in New York. Just days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to use a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Police and FBI agents remain on alert as investigators look for proof of a plot against Washington or New York.

Since late Wednesday, counterterrorism officials have chased a tip that al-Qaida may have sent three men to detonate a car bomb. At least two of those men could be U.S. citizens.

By Saturday, there was still no intelligence backing that up and officials continued to question the validity of the initial tip.

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