After Failing 95 Percent of Airport Security Tests, TSA Gets a New Director
In one case, an agent set off a metal detector, but TSA agents failed to detect the fake bomb taped to his back during the ensuing pat down. Though strapping an explosive to your back sounds It's not like they're using a cartoonish bundle of ...
Readers sound off on cops, crimes and pipe dreams
That was the real crime in this case. Stan Rosenson. Up and at 'em. Staten Island: So Mayor de Blasio says all his travel is necessary to get his message across. Well, for Some advice: Get a decent alarm clock and start showing some respect for us....
May 26, 2015
House parties offer weapons for sale, empowerment for women
There are alarms that go in the door of a hotel or dorm room in case someone tries to come in. The pepper “It's a creepy feeling when you're traveling alone and going into a hotel room alone at 11 o'clock at night, looking over your shoulder.” “The ...
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
The train company once sold a travel watch with a fold-away blue leather case, and its descendant now offers a holder on the walls of its train staterooms for the traveler who wants to hang an old family pocket watch, maybe even to tell time. “In the ...
March 18, 2015
One Bag, 439 Days: What to Pack for a Round-the-World Trip
Setting out on a round-the-world trip is an exciting endeavor, even when it's met with a mundane mile-long task sheet — getting visas and immunizations, booking flights, telling your boss you're outta here, explaining to your eyebrow-raising folks ...
April 30, 2015
Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. — By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit. So when he ...
April 22, 2015
3.4-magnitude earthquake hits near Carson, no damage reported
A 3.4-magnitude earthquake erupted about 7 miles beneath the Carson area early Thursday, jolting residents but causing no reported damage, police and fire officials said. Seismologists believe the 7:01 a.m. temblor struck near or along the ...
April 30, 2015
The same year, then-TSA administrator John Pistole told Congress that since the Red Team knows bureau policies they can get past security in ways "not even the best terrorists would be able to do. ". But this time, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh... DHS said that Johnson took action "immediately" after learning of the findings in the inspector general's report last week, and on Monday evening the secretary announced that Melvin Carraway, the TSA's acting administrator, has been reassigned ,... Johnson called on the Senate to confirm President Obama's nominee for TSA administrator, Coast Guard Vice Admiral Pete Neffenger, and in the meantime Acting Deputy Director Mark Hatfield will hold the position. Pistole retired in December and it took the Obama administration four months to find a nominee who may be able to make it through the Republican-controlled Senate. Congress tangled with the TSA last month during a hearing titled "TSA: Are Airports Safe. " House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz kicked off the panel by complaining that acting administrator Melvin Carraway wouldn't attend because DHS "felt it was demeaning to have the acting director sit on the same panel as a private...
Society turns on police. : I’m the proud mother of two New York City police officers. They were brought up to treat everyone the same, and lived and went to school with every nationality and religion. It breaks my heart to see how society is now treating them. My son said, “Hi, buddy,” and went to give him a high five when the mother yanked him away, telling her son: “You don’t talk to them. Moore remembered. Brian Moore. My heart aches for Moore and his whole family. Brooklyn: Again, a young police officer has been murdered in cold blood by a low-life career criminal. Officer Brian Moore was laid to rest by his heartbroken family and community in a peaceful, respectful manner. May he rest in peace. Mahopac, N. Y. : Juror Adam Sirois’ bias against the police made him unqualified to be an impartial juror at the Etan Patz trial. : By noting that in 2013, 123 African Americans and 312 whites were killed by police officers, Voicer Robert Mitchell makes it seem like cops were doing a fair and balanced job — until you factor in that there are 245. 5 million white Americans... If the cops were really doing a fair job, by the percentages there should have been only 53 African Americans killed.
“We don't try to make it look like a man's tool,” said Melissa Blackmon. Blackmon is with Damsel in Defense, a self-defense company started by two moms in Idaho in 2011. They were looking for non-lethal ways to protect themselves and their families. She says the goal of the company is to make women comfortable and confident so they're not someone a criminal is looking to attack. She says all this while casually holding her own stun gun. “I have broken down on the side of the road where I had to pull over next to two men who were also broken down. They both slowed down a bit and looked at me and said, ‘What is that. ' and I said, ‘Oh, it's a stun gun. She said a police officer then arrived and told her more women should have them. “Criminals are like cockroaches,” she said. They don't like the light and they don't like attention. With this, I don't look like an easy target. There are also flashlights that act as a seat belt cutter and glass breaker in case of an accident. There are alarms that go in the door of a hotel or dorm room in case someone tries to come in. The pepper sprays come in a glove-like contraption so joggers can have the spray easily accessible. Blackmon says it is legal for you to have any of these weapons in North and South Carolina. There are currently restrictions for carrying or purchasing pepper sprays and/or stun guns in Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut,.
FEATURE: Drifting to unlikely survival from sunken ship
Zhang, who works for a Shanghai-based travel agency ... he heard of very few cases where a boat does not even have time to send out a distress call before going underwater. The rescue center received an alarm call from the crew of another boat, who ...
June 2, 2015
Rescuers race against clock to find survivors of China ship
Here are other major cases of cruise ships, ferries and migrant vessels capsizing ... including 406 Chinese passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members. The vessel was owned by a firm that operates tours in the scenic Three Gorges dam ...
June 3, 2015
Goshen welcomes Karen Pence for Indiana's 200th birthday
Memorial Day is historically one of the busiest travel days across our country ... The best part of waking up...is your olfactory alarm clock.SensorWake is a new alarm clock which wakes you up with familiar scents that are delicious, delightful and ...
May 31, 2015
MTA chief sounds 'alarm' on half-funded capital plan
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast made a rare visit to the City Council Monday to "sound the alarm" about the need to fully ... train capacity and delays, countdown clocks, the Second Avenue subway, you name it—it all ...
May 31, 2015
SAP: Why the Apple Watch is just a piece of the devices puzzle
Wearables are just starting to find use cases. How will you encourage those customers whose ... detecting you’ve had half an hour of light sleep, or would you like an alarm clock that goes off at 6 o'clock in the morning? There’s an increased awareness ...
May 31, 2015
iLuv Debuts Phone-Controlled SmartShaker Alarm
iLuv Creative Technology has debuted its newest SmartShaker alarm clock product- and the first that can be controlled from a smartphone. The product pairs with smartphones, and works through an iOS app. “The addition of Smart Phones in our daily lives ...
May 19, 2015
New Sympathetic Alarm Clock Just Lets You Sleep
NBC 8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CDT In this heart-wrenching episode, Detectives Ollie West and Bailey Swan are forced to arrest a kid who is so addicted to marijuana-smoking that he was rejected by every college he applied to and got caught up in shoplifting.. ...
August 25, 2012