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National Football League to Ban Purses in Stadiums Next Season

National Football League to Ban Purses in Stadiums Next Season

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The National Football League is banning all purses in its stadiums this coming season. The decision is meant to increase safety at the games, but many fans, particularly women and families with young children are crying f…

Change to Security Policy for Statue of Liberty Visits Proposed

Change to Security Policy for Statue of Liberty Visits Proposed

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — The National Park Service intends to change its security screening plan for the Statue of Liberty and several prominent New Yorkers are up in arms.
Currently, visitors to Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is…

DOD: Ft. Hood Massacre Likely ‘Criminal Act of Single Individual,’ Not International Terror

DOD: Ft. Hood Massacre Likely ‘Criminal Act of Single Individual,’ Not International Terror

U.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences via Getty Images(FORT HOOD, Texas) — More than three years since a deadly domestic assault on American troops — the 2009 Fort Hood massacre that claimed 13 lives, including that of …

17 Air Force Officers Have Nuke Launch Keys Revoked

17 Air Force Officers Have Nuke Launch Keys Revoked

Hemera/Thinkstock(MINOT, N.D.) — An Air Force commander has temporarily stripped 17 officers of their authority to control and launch nuclear-armed Minuteman III missiles after he found their performance lacking during a recent inspection.  The u…

Why Are Social Security Cards Still Easy To Fake?

Why Are Social Security Cards Still Easy To Fake?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHIGNTON) — A goal of the Senate in a new immigration bill is to make Social Security cards less venerable to fraud, but one of the most secure options for doing this faces some controversy.
The idea of creating a secure card …

FBI Searching Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Home

FBI Searching Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Home

Glenn DePriest/Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — FBI agents returned Sunday to the Cambridge, Mass., apartment where deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived, searching the Norfolk Street home to learn as much as they can about …

FBI Searching Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Home

FBI Searching Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Home

Glenn DePriest/Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — FBI agents returned Sunday to the Cambridge, Mass., apartment where deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived, searching the Norfolk Street home to learn as much as they can about …

Homeland Chair: Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law ‘Cooperating’

Homeland Chair: Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law ‘Cooperating’

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, has been “cooperating” and has already revealed “key intelligence” about the current status, personnel and finances of al Qaeda even before he was secretly spirited to New…

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — After years of security briefings and thwarting terrorist plots, national security still keeps Eric Holder awake.”I still worry at night,” the U.S. attorney general told ABC’s Pierre Thomas in a wide-rangi…

Pentagon Announces New Medal for Drone, Cyber Warriors

Pentagon Announces New Medal for Drone, Cyber Warriors

DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, US Air Force(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s keeping up with the times.  Now that cyberwarfare and drone strikes are part of modern combat, Defense Secretary Panetta has approved a new Distinguished War…

Senate Intel Committee Probes Bin Laden Movie Torture Scenes

Senate Intel Committee Probes Bin Laden Movie Torture Scenes

COLUMBIA PICTURES(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched a new probe to determine how much the CIA may have influenced the portrayal of torture scenes shown in Zero Dark Thirty, the Hollywood dramatization of the decade-long hunt…

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Florida Terrorism Suspect Planned New York Attack, Feds Say

Broward County Sheriff Dept.(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A Florida terrorism suspect arrested along with his brother last month was planning a lone wolf attack in New York City, according to Justice Department officials.At a detention hearing in Ft. Laud…

Former Roommate of Wanted Terrorist Among Two Charged in Terror Case

Former Roommate of Wanted Terrorist Among Two Charged in Terror Case

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two men from Alabama have been arrested in a terrorism case, including the former roommate of a man on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list.Randy Wilson, a.k.a. Rasheed Wilson, and Mohammad Abdul Rahma…

New Report: Zombies Partly to Blame for Government Waste?

New Report: Zombies Partly to Blame for Government Waste?

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to the dilemma of government spending, a zombie apocalypse hasn’t been a part of the discussion – until now.In his latest report on government waste, “Safety at Any Price,&rdqu…

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Two South Florida Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Two South Florida men were charged Friday with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, federal officials said.The suspects are brot…

American Rapping Jihadi Added to FBI’s Most Wanted

American Rapping Jihadi Added to FBI’s Most Wanted

FBI(WASHINGTON) — An Alabama-born rapping jihadi fighting half a world away is among the new entries on the FBI’s infamous Most Wanted List, the bureau announced Wednesday.Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, has been fighting with…

Student Handed Life Sentence for Attempted Bomb Plot

Student Handed Life Sentence for Attempted Bomb Plot

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A judge in Texas sentenced a Saudi Arabian man Tuesday for attempting to make bombs in an attempt to target several sites and former President George W. Bush.Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a Saudi Arabian citizen living in L…

Pre-Trial Hearings for 9/11 Plotters End with Few Decisions

Pre-Trial Hearings for 9/11 Plotters End with Few Decisions

FBI/Getty Images(FORT MEADE, Md.) — A week’s worth of pre-trial motions hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 plotters at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demonstrated just how complex and long the trial wil…

Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities

Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration is taking so-called body scanners that use a specific type of technology out of major airports and moving them to less-busy ones. But it is not making the change because o…

Border Patrol Kills Rock-Thrower at Border Fence

Border Patrol Kills Rock-Thrower at Border Fence

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Local police have confirmed that one person is dead after a Border Patrol agent fired his gun at a crowd throwing rocks across the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., late last Wednesday night, and Mexican media report…

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