Authorities Uncover Credible Terrorist Threat

Plus: Philly floods again, SEPTA's back to normal, the Phils win again, and more of what the city is talking about today

Authorities Discover 9/11 Anniversary Bomb Plot. Overseas intelligence has led American authorities to information regarding the possibility of an al Qaeda terrorist attack in New York or Washington D.C. on or near the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The information regarding the car bomb plot is believed to be credible, but is yet unconfirmed. [FOX 29]

Rain, Floods Hammer Philly. So, it’s rained a bit recently. Rivers and creeks have spilled over their banks, mudslides and property damage have been more than rarities, and streets all over the region have been closed for periods of time creating nightmare-inducing traffic and bringing new meaning to the term hell on wheels. [Inquirer]

SEPTA Has All Major Rails in Operation. Wednesday saw the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line closed due to a fallen tree, and then flooding in many portions of the area caused delays and cancellations to many SEPTA rails and routes. Now, all major routes are operating normally, though some buses have detours due to high water. Shouldn’t they have a fleet of Duck Boats for occasions like this? [CBS 3]

Phils Win Behind Another Hamels Gem. Hamels gave up two runs on four hits as he and the Phillies beat the Brewers without Rollins, Utley, Howard and Ibanez. Not a bad way to start a four-game set with NL’s number-two playoff contender. [The 700 Level]

Ku Klux Klan Recruiting in Philly? Phone calls placed by folks over at FOX 29 confirm that the KKK is looking to move into the Wilmington area—with plans to build a large compound and hold rituals to accommodate its growing contingency in the area. Additionally, they report that a man called FOX 29’s Marc Eichler and left a message in a distorted voice. [FOX 29]

Philadelphia Collection 2011 Is Under Way. With New York’s fashion week starting just to the north, Philly has a series of events on the docket over the next 12 days to demonstrate the city’s style prowess with a focus on fall collections. Hey, GQ—are you taking note? [Inquirer]