Federal authorities plan to ban laptops, tablets and other electronic devices from the cabins of certain international flights to the United States, according to Reuters. The new measure, expected to be announced on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, was in response to an unspecified terrorist threat and would affect about a dozen airlines, Reuters reported.

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