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June 29, 2017 9:36 AM U.S. Sets New Air Security Measures in Place of Broad Laptop Ban

Requirements will include enhanced screening of passengers and belongings at foreign airports The Department of Homeland Security mandated new security measures for airlines flying to the U.S., stepping back from a broader ban on traveling with laptops. DHS officials said Wednesday that new requirements will include enhanced screening of passengers and their 33

June 29, 2017 12:21 AM U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops, but an airline trade group said the changes might cause more disruptions. The measures, which European and U.S. officials said would begin taking effect within three weeks, could require 59

June 28, 2017 8:15 PM US demands more security on international flights to US

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a ban on laptops and other large electronics already in place 67

June 28, 2017 8:05 PM DHS announces enhanced security measures for all flights to U.S. but won’t expand laptop ban

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices — unless airlines and airports refuse to comply with the new rules. “The good news is we found a way to raise the bar worldwide, but at same time not inconvenience 56

June 28, 2017 12:55 PM 'Gotham's' Donal Logue tweets, then deletes message saying his teen son is missing

"Gotham" actor Donal Logue tweeted Tuesday his son had been missing since Monday. "Missing - yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue. 6'2" 180 lime green hoodie dark green military parka," he tweeted with a picture of his 16-year-old son. Logue has since deleted the tweet and has not updated his fans with news about 80

June 27, 2017 12:43 AM A 20-Pound Lobster Impresses Airport Security, but It’s No Record Breaker

On a conveyor belt of bags, purses and laptops at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, one meaty package was clamoring for an additional security screening. Next to the rest of the luggage that morning, it was a fish out of water and appeared overstuffed, perhaps too big to fit under an airplane seat. “I don’t know what would have triggered 88

June 26, 2017 9:51 PM TSA Catches Live Lobster At Boston's Logan Airport

Transportation Security Administration agents at Logan Airport's Terminal C in Boston snapped to attention Sunday, when they came across a live 20-pound lobster lurking in a cooler among the checked luggage. "The lobster was screened and allowed to continue on its way," TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy tells NPR in an email. He tweeted about it Monday 46

June 24, 2017 9:17 PM TSA officer steals money from passenger during pat down, police say

TSA officer Alexander Johnson, 22, was arrested after police said he stole money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport. A pat down became a shakedown when a Transportation Security Administration officer stole money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport, police said. Kathleen Duddleston was pulled aside for additional screening 87

June 24, 2017 1:02 AM Why Medical Groups Hate the GOP Health Care Plans

Groups representing pediatricians, cancer specialists, heart doctors and family physicians all agree: Both the House and the Senate offerings for fixing health care in the U.S. would make things worse, not better. Within hours of its release, groups representing medical professionals were denouncing the Senate version, called the Better Care Reconciliation 134

June 23, 2017 5:17 PM White House Condemns Johnny Depp's Assassination Joke, Calls It "Sad"

"I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly," the White House statement read. Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president 124