Correction: London 2012-Security story

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 22 at 5:31 AM

LONDON (AP) — In a story July 19, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the threat to the Olympic Games was pegged at "severe," which means that a terrorist attack is "highly likely." While Olympic officials are planning security for the games as if the threat were severe, the threat for Britain as a whole remains "substantial" — meaning that an attack is only a "strong possibility." Britain has five levels of threat, from "low," meaning an attack is unlikely, to "critical," meaning an attack is imminent. The threat to Northern Ireland remains pegged at severe.

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