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Police in U.S. cities on alert after bin Laden's death

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some local law enforcement agencies say an abundance of caution is prompting them to add security measures following Osama bin Laden's death.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will add more police today at airports, bridges and the World Trade Center site itself. Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia are also increasing vigilance.

The top Los Angeles counterterrorism commander says police will be stepping up intelligence monitoring to foil possible reprisal attempts on U.S. soil.

With its numerous tourist attractions famed worldwide, Los Angeles has been pinpointed as a top target for possible terrorist actions.

And in New York, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is reminding his commands that while there's no information indicating a specific threat, officers should remain alert.

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