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Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard US airliners
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:16:26 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening. Thompson's comment came as he described a case brought against five people, including an airline baggage handler who was charged a day earlier by federal authorities in Atlanta. The prosecutor said Henry was given the guns, sometimes in airport restrooms, by Eugene Harvey, 31, an Atlanta baggage handler who worked for Delta before he was fired as a result of the investigation. Investigators videotaped him in the Atlanta airport prior to a morning flight to Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was videotaped leaving the airport and was followed to his residence in Brooklyn. The prosecutor said investigators believe he has been transporting guns on planes for at least five years, using companion passes available because his mother had worked for airlines for years before retiring. The Transportation Security Administration, which is responsible for screening airline passengers, said in a statement that it takes "potential for insider threats at airports very seriously."

3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:07:48 UT
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1sWAvPc ) reports that when police arrived at the trailer park on Sunday evening, they found two women and one man dead outside of different residences.

Syrian activist, daughter found dead in Turkey
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:01:19 -0500
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul.

Panel weighs governor request to move Confederate monuments
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:58:16 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The location of three Confederate memorials standing on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds for over a century could depend on a panel of professors and historic preservation boosters asked by the governor to move the monuments…

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A ‘dotard’
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:45:42 -0500
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the…

Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea
oaoa.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:52:11 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advanc

Losing battle on wrong side of history
tdtnews.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500
My great-great-grandfather, a captain in the Confederate army, died at the Battle of Antietam. He was eventually buried in a grave in his home state of South Carolina.

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel’s take on health care harder to refute
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:20:13 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to believe when it comes to the Republican health care bill?

Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop ‘Rocky’ steps
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:53:27 UT
Stallone made the art museum's steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them as part of his training regimen. Thousands of people now visit the steps each year to re-create the run and to take pictures with a Rocky statue, which originally was a prop in "Rocky III." What are the chances of meeting him, that celebrity, right there?" he said of the Stallone encounter, calling it "an unreal experience.

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.

Transcript reveals how Texas teacher was charged with solicitation of a minor
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:22:01 UT

A Texas middle school teacher was arrested Thursday after police say he tried soliciting what he believed was a 15-year-old girl.


Ebola: How it spreads
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:04:21 UT
Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. The World Health Organization says blood, feces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, while the virus is found in saliva mostly once patients are severely ill and the whole live virus has never been culled from sweat. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Sunday that a health-care worker who provided hospital care for the first patient to die from Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the virus. Hospitals with a suspected case call their health department or the CDC to go through a checklist to determine the person's level of risk.

Evacuated inmates about to be moved due to heat issues
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00:17 UT
It's been a busy summer for prison bus drivers in Texas. First a federal court order prompted Texas prison officials to move vulnerable inmates at a geriatric unit into air conditioned facilities, and only weeks later an epic hurricane triggered evacuations at three prisons along the swollen Brazos River. Now, a new court order has caused the Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials to hit the roads again. Beginning Friday, officials said they'd move the majority of a Rosharon facility's inmates who were housed during Hurricane Harvey in a non-air-conditioned facility in Navasota, to a third site in Beaumont. More than 700 heat-sensitive evacuees were expected to be transferred.

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