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Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: An Al Qaeda sleeper cell hitching explosives onto a ski boat and plowing into the dam at the head of the lake. More

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This time, mostly praise for mayor on storm response
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was a ubiquitous scold, appearing on camera four times in 24 hours to tell grizzled urban dwellers that, yes, they had to take the threat of dangerous weather seriously. He was a decisive crisis manager, demanding that 370,000 people evacuate their homes long before the first raindrops fell. More

Detroit Public Schools leads way in school security with high-tech scanning system
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When high school students return to Detroit public schools, they'll pass through high-tech detection machines akin to airport security systems that snap a photo and indicate the location of any metal objects on their bodies. More

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Tallahassee, Fla., airport gets stellar ratings on federal inspections
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Exemplary performance by the Tallahassee Regional Airport's operations and maintenance units has allowed it to receive the highest possible acclaim during recent federal inspections. Both the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration completed inspections Aug. 22-26, with the airport receiving no citations from either agency. More

Lawsuit accuses CPS guard of handcuffing first-grader
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The mother of a Chicago Public Schools elementary school student is accusing an on-campus security guard of handcuffing her son and detaining him for more than an hour while he was a first-grader last year at Carver Primary School on the city's far south side. More

Leagues, clubs deal with perception of rise in fan violence
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After a near-fatal beating in baseball and this month's mayhem at an NFL preseason game, experts warn the perception of a rise in fan violence will give Americans reason to attend fewer games if leagues and clubs do not take action. More

TSA worker, City of Buffalo, N.Y., employee plead guilty to federal charges
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U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Minnetta Walker, 43, an officer with the federal Transportation Security Administration, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Regina R. McCullen, 53, a Customer Assistant with the City of Buffalo Clerk's Office, pleaded guilty before Judge Arcara, to conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with identification documents. More

Security threat at San Jose City Hall in California interrupts Vanity Fair photo session of Mayor Chuck Reed
San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Call it a photo finish, of sorts. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed was done with the first half of a photo session for Vanity Fair magazine recently when he got word from an aide that an email threat had surfaced at City Hall. Never one to panic, Reed proceeded to his next portrait where he wrapped up his shoot with national cachet, only to spend the next hour cooling his heels outside the office tower alongside a few dozen staffers and janitors who had been told to evacuate the buildings. More

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