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  • Dulles Toll Road Fee Projected to Increase to $4.75 in 2019, $6 in 2023

    10/22/2017 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Reston Now ^ | October 18, 2017 | Dave Emke
    Users of the Dulles Toll Road can expect to pay more in 2019, according to a 2018 draft budget presented to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board today.No increase from the $3.50 toll ($2.50 at the plaza and $1 at the ramp) is planned in 2018; however, it is expected to jump to $4.75 the following year. Numbers presented by the Board’s Finance Committee show that is only the beginning of the hikes.In 2023, the toll is projected to go up to $6. Additional jumps of $1.25 or more are projected every five years for the following two decades, resulting...
  • Opposition Rising Against Plan To Study Second Potomac River Crossing in Montgomery County

    09/22/2017 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 11, 2017 | Andrew Metcalf
    Opposition is beginning to build against a regional transportation group’s plan to study a second Potomac River crossing in Montgomery County. On Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner introduced a resolution that would formally put the council in opposition to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board’s plan to study the feasibility of a bridge that would help connect Virginia Route 28 to the Intercounty Connector in the county. Supporters of the proposed bridge say the connecting route would help ease traffic on I-270 and the American Legion Bridge on the Beltway and provide better connectivity to Dulles...
  • 13 pounds of horse genitals concealed in woman's luggage

    02/17/2017 4:59:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 58 replies
    ABC 2 - Baltimore ^ | 2/16/2017 | Jeff Herman
    Customs agents have seen all sorts of things come through travelers' baggage. And what they seized from two women at Washington Dulles International Airport last month may take the cake. On January 29, two women arrived from Mongolia. Customs and Border Protection officers sent them for a routine agriculture examination. What was found inside might turn your stomach. The women had a combined 42 pounds of horsemeat concealed inside juice boxes. That includes 13 pounds of horse genitals that one of the women claimed were for medicinal purposes.
  • Fake News Pic of 5-Year-Old Handcuffed due to Trump Immigration order was from 2015

    02/03/2017 5:41:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Two days ago Yahoo News claimed a 5-Year-Old American citizen was handcuffed at the Dulles Airport for hours. The Independent in the UK made the same unfounded accusation. The accusation flew around the Internet. I suspected fake news. Let us see the pictures of the handcuffed 5 year old. Everyone has phones and cameras today. We have seen plenty of examples of fake accusations. It did not take me long. It was fake news. Snopes found a picture that was used in this accusation, that was from 2015. http://www.snopes.com/small-child-handcuffed-at-dulles/ A 5-Year-old was detained for four hours at Dulles,...
  • Appeals court rules against Ashcroft in 9/11 case

    09/04/2009 2:47:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,784+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/09 | Rebecca Boone - ap
    BOISE, Idaho A federal appeals court delivered a stinging rebuke Friday to the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 detention policies, ruling that former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after 9/11. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government's improper use of material witnesses after Sept. 11 was "repugnant to the Constitution and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history." The court found that a man who was detained as a witness in a federal terrorism...
  • Flight Grounded At Dulles After Unruly Passenger Charges Toward Cockpit

    03/17/2015 9:03:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 62 replies
    DCist ^ | Mar 17, 2015 9:40 am | Matt Cohen
    A Denver-bound United Airlines flight had to turn back and return to Dulles International Airport after an unruly passenger allegedly charged toward the cockpit. According to multiple reports, the passenger was subdued by several passengers near first class before he made it to the cockpit, the Post reports. A Reddit user whose father was on the plane posted pictures and a video of the incident and says that the passenger in question "was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit" before he was tackled and subdued by "several large passengers." A government official with "direct knowledge of the incident" told CNN...
  • Jet returns to Dulles after passenger disregards instructions from the crew

    03/16/2015 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Local Blog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Martin Weil
    A United Arlines jetliner returned to Dulles International Airport on Monday night after takeoff when a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, the airline said. Local law enforcement officers met the plane at the gate at Dulles and detained the passenger, the airline said. No passengers were injured and no weapons were found, said a spokeswoman for Dulles....
  • Jan. 12, 1954: Dulles announces policy of "massive retaliation"

    01/12/2014 2:41:14 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies
    In a speech at a Council on Foreign Relations dinner in his honor, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announces that the United States will protect its allies through the "deterrent of massive retaliatory power." The policy announcement was further evidence of the Eisenhower administration's decision to rely heavily on the nation's nuclear arsenal as the primary means of defense against communist aggression. Dulles began his speech by examining communist strategy that, he concluded, had as its goal the "bankruptcy" of the United States through overextension of its military power. Both strategically and economically, the secretary explained, it was unwise...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Report of Terminal closing at Dulles - suspicious package

    09/10/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    CNN just reported that an explosive-sniffing dog alerted to a package at Dulles Airport resutlting in closing of one of their terminals. Nothing more at this time
  • Suspicious Pkg: Dulles Airport

    01/06/2011 2:46:25 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 20 replies
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  • Passengers spooked when men removed from Tampa flight

    08/31/2010 8:14:55 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 122 replies
    wtsp ^ | 31AUG10 | Mike Deeson
    Tampa, Florida -- An incident aboard a United Airlines flight to Tampa resulted in nine foreign-born people being removed from the airplane and left several passengers shaken. In fact, several thought the incident was serious enough that they asked to be booked on another flight. At least 15 passengers who arrived in Tampa Monday on a United flight were supposed to be here Sunday night. However, the incident involving the nine men changed everything.
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with preparation of a terrorist attack, U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said the investigation is ongoing. He said the arrests were made at the request of American authorities. The two were allowed to board the flight at OHare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • $20 MILLION SPENT ON STIMULUS SIGNS?

    07/14/2010 8:43:30 PM PDT · by kcvl · 30 replies
    On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov. However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign a single sign announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for...
  • Bomb threat diverts plane to Greensboro airport

    04/28/2010 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 1,144+ views
    TheTimesNews.com ^ | April 28, 2010 12:22 PM
    A plane on its way to Dulles International in Washington, D.C. was diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport Wednesday morning after a bomb threat. According to reports from multiple media outlets, Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Continental Airlines flight 3006 from Houston, Texas to Washington, D.C. landed in Greensboro at 10:45 a.m. after a bomb threat was called in at 10:20 a.m. According to sources, a the bomb threat was written on the mirror in the plane's bathroom. All 45 passengers were safely removed from the plane in Greensboro.
  • Incident: United Airlines A320 near Denver on Jan 23rd 2010, unruly passenger

    01/24/2010 3:01:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 2,185+ views
    THE AVIATION HERALD ^ | Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z, last updated Sunday, Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z | y Simon Hradecky
    http SNIPPET: "A United Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N449UA performing flight UA-223 from Washington Dulles,DC to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 129 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL360 24nm northeast of Denver International Airport,CO, when a male passenger attempted to open the aircraft door prompting other passengers to jump up and subdue the unruly. The crew decided to divert to Denver and requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft. The airplane landed safely about 20 minutes later. The unruly passenger was taken into custody by police." SNIPPET: "The FBI reported, that the man will undergo mental evaluation. The man...
  • Four Men

    02/14/2009 6:20:04 AM PST · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 277+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 2/13/09 | Russell Shaw
    Four Men In the space of less than six weeks, from mid-December to late January, four men died who played crucial roles in the shaping of American Catholicism as it stands today. The four were Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., the leading American Catholic theologian of the postconciliar era, who died December 12 at the age of 90; the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, the most visible American Catholic public intellectual of his day, who was 72 when he died January 8; Pio Cardinal Laghi, papal representative in the United States from 1980 to 1990, who was 86 at the time of...
  • Cardinal Avery Dulles, R.I.P.

    12/17/2008 10:58:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 373+ views
    NationalCatholicRegister ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA
    On Sept. 11, 2001, Cardinal Dulles was scheduled for the daily Mass at the chapel of Fordham University in the Bronx. Only hours after the terror attacks a few miles south in Manhattan, he was reluctant to preach that day, thinking that someone else might better address the enormous congregation of students expected....
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...