Thursday , 25 May 2017

National News

New TSA procedures target electronics, food

The Transportation Security Administration is testing new screening procedures that require travelers to remove electronics bigger than cellphones and some food items from their bags and place them in bins to be screened separately, ABC News has confirmed. If passengers don’t comply, their bags may be opened for manual inspection. There is no specific threat associated with these items that …

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Long Island cesspool collapses, trapping man

A cesspool collapsed on Long Island, New York, this afternoon, leaving a man trapped, according a spokesperson for the town of Huntington. The cesspool was being built, and dirt collapsed on top of a man who was working inside, according to A.J. Carter, the spokesperson. Multiple police and fire units are on the scene, fighting to save the man, Carter …

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An arrest warrant is issued for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

A judge in Los Angeles, California, has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the founder of “hot” yoga who was ordered in 2016 to pay more than $7 million in a sexual harassment suit. Choudhury has not paid the judgment. Authorities believe that he has hid his assets and left the country. According to ABC station KABC-TV, the warrant …

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Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns. At the time, the agents didn’t know if Jordan Hamlett had been successful — and they feared a public release of Trump’s tax returns could influence the U.S. presidential …

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Family of Boston Marathon-bomber's friend sue agents over death

The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Orlando by the estate of Ibragim Todashev and Todashev’s parents against two Massachusetts state troopers, an FBI agent and …

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