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  • Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist'

    01/06/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Jan 6, 2017
    Official: Airport shooting suspect could be 'home-grown violent extremist' Suspect identified as Esteban Santiago By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer Posted: 4:15 PM, January 06, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Within hours of a shooting that left 5 dead and many injured at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, details emerged about the alleged suspect. Sen. Bill Nelson was first to identify the suspect as Esteban Santiago, 26. Santiago was apprehended without a fight and suffered no injuries. The FBI and Broward Sheriff's Office are interrogating Santiago at the airport and trying to determine his motives. A former member of the military,...
  • With GOP nomination looming, Trump is slated to take witness stand in fraud trial

    02/23/2016 11:48:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 23, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    Here's a part of the political calendar that nobody in the Republican Party seems to have noticed: This spring, just as the GOP nomination battle enters its final phase, frontrunner Donald Trump could be forced to take time out for some unwanted personal business: He's due to take the witness stand in a federal courtroom in San Diego, where he is being accused of running a financial fraud. In court filings last Friday, lawyers for both sides in a long-running civil lawsuit over the now defunct Trump University named Trump on their witness lists. That makes it all but certain...
  • Bill Clinton Campaigns, And His Sexual Baggage May Tag Along

    01/06/2016 2:34:13 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies ^ | 01/04/2016 | Andrew Malcolm
    Political News & Commentary Bill Clinton Campaigns, And His Sexual Baggage May Tag Along BY THOMAS MCARDLE 01/04/2016 01:53 PM ET Considering how unexpectedly well she's weathering the ServerGate scandal (with an invaluable assist from dead-on rival Bernie Sanders), the search for Hillary Clinton's Achilles' heel may be fruitless. But what about her other heel -- as in "a contemptibly dishonorable or irresponsible person"? Former President Bill Clinton, who goes solo on the New Hampshire campaign trail on behalf of his wife for the first time this week, is supposedly the ex-first lady's secret weapon. His speech to the 2012...
  • Hidden cameras show airport workers stealing

    04/14/2015 1:21:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 14, 2015 | By Scott Zamost, Drew Griffin and Curt Devine CNN
    MIAMI (CNN) - Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely onto planes. "It's a problem we all face," said police Lt. Pete Estis. "We will continue to be proactive until we can see that the claims of pilfering through luggage will actually decrease."And these insider...
  • Airlines collected record baggage fees in 2012

    05/14/2013 1:44:55 PM PDT · by oxcart · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/14/13 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year - the highest amount since the fees became common five years ago. Passengers shouldn't expect a break anytime soon. Those fees - along with extra charges for boarding early or picking prime seats - have helped return the industry to profitability. Airlines started charging for a first checked suitcase in 2008 and the fees have climbed since. Airlines typically charge $25 each way for the first checked bag, $35 for the second bag and then various extra amounts for...
  • Exclusive: The Stunning JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day

    03/28/2012 6:10:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012 | CBS New York staff
    Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate. It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively
  • The Stunning JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day

    03/27/2012 6:15:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 65 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012
    Baggage Handlers, Jetway Workers, Security All In On Ongoing ScamNEW YORK (CBS 2) — Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate. It’s happening as a result of inside jobs that aren’t being stopped, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports exclusively. All Rita Lamberg has left is an empty jewelry drawer and pictures of the $160,000 worth of watches, rings and necklaces that were stolen from her baggage at JFK Airport.“I am so sick. This is a lifetime, a lifetime...
  • The Iowa results: Santorum's baggage

    01/05/2012 6:40:43 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 64 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 5 January 2012 | Tribune Editorial
    Just how unserious are Republicans about defeating Barack Obama in November? So unserious that, in Iowa, at least, they came painfully close on Tuesday night to making Rick Santorum their putative standard-bearer. Mr. Santorum, the former congressman and senator of Pennsylvania, came within eight votes of defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It was the closest finish in the history of the Hawkeye State caucuses. Santorum bills himself as the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney. But saying you're a conservative doesn't mean you are one. (Think John McCain.) Oh, indeed, the Virginian (ne Pennsylvanian) has the corner on the theological...
  • What About Newt?

    11/16/2011 7:44:16 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 21 replies ^ | 11-16-11 | Ben Shapiro
    With all the chaos surrounding the Republican nomination race, one thing is very clear: somewhere along the way, Mitt Romney made a Damn Yankees-like pact with Satan to score this group of individuals to run against. It is certain that a vast majority of Republican primary voters do not like Mitt Romney. In fact, we can go further – they can’t stand him. That’s why he’s never broken 30 percent in any national poll of Republican primary voters. That’s why Tea Party support has shuffled from Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to Herman Cain. Sadly, though, none of those candidates...
  • TSA: Worker Who Wrote ‘Freak On’ Note No Longer Checking Baggage

    10/26/2011 6:31:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | 10/26/11
    NEW YORK - A Transportation Security Administration employee responsible for a passenger’s ‘freak’ out earlier this week is no longer checking luggage, according to the agency. Jill Filipovic, of Brooklyn, who flew from Newark Liberty Airport to Dublin over the weekend opened her luggage Monday morning to discover a personalized note on an official TSA form, reading “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL.” Filipovic, a lawyer and blogger, believes the note stemmed from the small vibrator that was packed in her suitcase. On Wednesday, the TSA said that it had “quickly launched an investigation and identified the employee responsible.”
  • Saudi Man Arrested at New York Airport With Bag Full of Weapons

    09/24/2011 12:43:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2011 | foxnews
    New York – A Saudi man was busted at New York's JFK Airport after Transportation Security Administration officials spotted a stun gun and four other weapons in his checked bag, the New York Post reported Saturday.
  • Delta baggage kerfuffle not the airline's fault

    06/12/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker Bolg ^ | June 12, 2011
    Liberals are using the Pentagon bureaucracy's mistake to attack Delta, and other, airlines. You've probably heard how Delta charged some servicemen returning from Afghanistan huge fees for extra luggage. Many people including Barbara "don't call me ma'am" Boxer are all upset about how poorly the soldiers were treated. Apparently Boxer thinks only liberal Senators can be nasty to people who put their lives on the line to protect the country. Everyone can agree that telling soldiers coming back from Afghanistan that they have to pony up $200 because they brought 4 bags rather than 3 is insane. But what most...
  • Chameleon: The long-buried liberal history of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 10:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    After many feints in this direction dating back to 1996, Newt Gingrich seems to be finally preparing a run for president. Generally, he is not being taken as seriously as potential candidates like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—or even D.C. insider heartthrobs such as Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. I agree with this assessment of Gingrich’s potential, to an extent; he’s the opposite of a fresh new face, and the guy’s baggage rivals Charlie Sheen’s. Yet having carefully watched Gingrich up close since he was a Rockefeller Republican in the 1970s, I also know that he...

    10/07/2010 11:00:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies · 2+ views ^ | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "According to police, three baggage handlers were loading luggage on to a flight bound for Bermuda around 10:56 a.m. when two of the handlers noticed a third was not wearing an identification badge. When questioned about it, the third man took off and has yet to be found by police." SNIPPET: "Investigating agencies include the Philadelphia Police, the F.B.I. and Homeland Security."
  • Spirit Airlines to Charge for Some Carry-On Bags

    08/01/2010 11:11:39 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 5+ views
    KYW Newsradio ^ | Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Jim Melwert
    Most airlines are charging for checked bags, but starting today, one discount air carrier will begin charging for some carry-on bags. KYW’s Jim Melwert reports Spirit Airlines is now charging for carry-on bags that have to be stowed in the overhead compartments. Spokeswoman Misty Pinson: “The whole idea behind Spirit’s philosophy is that we give the customers the purchasing power, and they have the power to pick and choose what options they do and don’t want to pay for.” Bags that fit under the seat will be free, and there’s no charge for purses, laptops or umbrellas. But any bag...
  • Airlines bag big bucks from fees

    07/22/2010 5:21:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2010 | Julie Johnsson
    U.S. airlines are world-beaters when it comes to finding creative ways to boost baggage fees, onboard food sales and other revenues that aren't rolled into airfares, financial data show. United, American and Delta led global carriers in collecting ancillary revenues in 2009, according to a new study by airline consultancy IdeaWorks and Amadeus, a giant clearinghouse for airline transactions. Airlines worldwide collected $13.5 billion in 2009, a 43 percent jump from 2008 totals, according to the study of financial filings made by 96 airlines.
  • American Airlines Charges Soldier for Heavy Bag [video]

    06/17/2010 10:39:29 AM PDT · by sthguard · 42 replies · 1,222+ views
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2010 | CNN Staff
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  • Report: Hundreds of bags loaded on flights bypassed security scanners at Denver airport

    03/08/2010 1:44:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 62+ views ^ | 3/8/10 | AP
    Denver airport officials say hundreds of bags were loaded onto airplanes in late December without being run through security scanners. Denver Airport Manager of Aviation Kim Day told KMGH-TV in Denver that the incident involved "a couple thousands of bags over a couple of days." The breach was first reported by the station. The Transportation Security Administration said it is investigating, but that it appeared the incident was an unintentional human error.
  • U.S. airlines increase traveller baggage fees

    01/25/2010 12:36:20 PM PST · by Willie Green · 45 replies · 1,077+ views
    Bermuda Sun ^ | 1/22/2010 | Don Burgess
    Air travellers will have to pay higher baggage fees from February 1. A string of U.S. airlines have hiked charges on luggage - and the move will earn them $1.8 billion this year, according to airline consultancy firm IdeaWorks. The U.S.'s nine major airlines lost more than $3 billion last year. Fees on baggage and other items are increasing because airlines do not want to raise fare prices while traveller demand is already low due to the recession. American Airlines was the last major U.S. airline to resist increasing baggage fees but they announced a rise on Monday. Kim Every,...
  • Guns soon could be checked in on Amtrak

    12/10/2009 4:17:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 470+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 December, 2009 | S.A. Miller
    Gun-toting Amtrak passengers are one giant step closer to being allowed to travel with firearms in their checked luggage, as lawmakers included a measure to lift a railroad gun ban in a catch-all spending bill for fiscal 2010. The omnibus spending bill, which combines six annual appropriations bills for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, is considered must-pass legislation, and that makes the new Amtrak gun rule as close to a sure bet as there is on Capitol Hill. Travelers with firearms have long faced disparate treatment on trains and airplanes. Airline passengers can transport firearms in checked baggage,...