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An American flag flies outside the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Anti-terrorism police in Milan say the city's U.S. Consulate has been evacuated after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

An American flag flies outside the U.S. Consulate in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Anti-terrorism police in Milan say the city's U.S. Consulate has been evacuated after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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